On Sunday 2nd August Northern Irish author Tony Macaulay will be appearing at the Aperture Festival as part of Corrymeela’s 50th Anniversary celebrations. Tony will be reading from his books including a hilarious story from ‘Paperboy’ recounting his first visit to Corrymeela as a 12 year old boy.
Corrymeela is Northern Ireland’s oldest peace and reconciliation organisation. The reconciliation community began before “The Troubles” and continues on in Northern Ireland’s changing post–conflict society. The organisation grew organically from the original Community members, and today almost 40 full–time staff and dozens of volunteers work alongside the eleven thousand people every year who spend time in the residential centre on the North Coast of Northern Ireland.
Tony says, ‘I’m delighted to be a part of the Aperture Festival and the 50th anniversary celebrations at Corrymeela. I remember visiting Corrymeela with other children in the 1970s to get away from the tensions and violence in Belfast at that time. It was a place of safety and respite at the height of the Troubles and has led the way in peace and reconciliation for many years.’