After peace agreements have been signed and the military/paramilitary apparatus of hostilities removed often little visible remains in societies as evidence of the conflict that recently took place. But for many who lived through that experience, or had to flee from it, the scars they carry are all too real and ever-present. Regardless of what side they took in the conflict, or none, they now must make sense out of what happened and where they go from here.

The AFTERMATH Project uses discussion and creative, artistic approaches to story-telling and life stories to highlight the issues and needs of the participants drawn from the target groups. The AFTERMATH Project is not a campaigning or lobbying group on behalf of victims/survivors or displaced persons. It does not hold a view on the politics or morality of the conflict in and about Northern Ireland or in other countries. It is inclusive, and works with participants to highlight their issues and needs and to offer support and advice where possible.

Launched in 2013 the Exhibition component of the AFTERMATH Project proved so popular that additional dates were added in 2014. Currently the Exhibition is mounted in The Verbal Arts Centre in Derry / Londonderry, 12 - 14 August. On Thursday 14th the Centre will host a reception for the Exhibition at 6.30pm followed by a panel discussion at 7pm. The panel will include film-maker Margo Harkin, former RUC and PSNI officer Roger McCallum, and Dr Laurence McKeown the Coordinator of the AFTERMATH Project. Admission is free and all are welcome to attend.