Brighton Bomber and victim to give talk on conflict resolution (From East London and West Essex Guardian Series)
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Former IRA activist Patrick Magee and the daughter of MP Sir Anthony Berry killed in the 1984 blast will talk about conflict resolution
The public are to be given a unique opportunity to hear the story of a daughter who came face-to-face faced with the man responsible for killing her father in the Brighton bombing.
Former IRA terrorist, Patrick Magee, is best known for planting the time-delayed bomb in Brighton's Grand Hotel which killed five and injured 31 during the Conservative Party conference on October 12 1984.
One of the most high-profile fatalities was that of Sir Anthony Berry, MP for Enfield Southgate and Tory whip.
Mr Magee was given eight life sentences in 1986, but was released under the Good Friday Peace Agreement in 1999.
Determined to face her father's killer, Jo Berry met with Magee in 2000.
This led to several further meetings and a series of talks all over the world.
On Thursday, the talk, entitled Facing The Enemy, will be held at St Peter in the Forest Church in Woodford New Road, Walthamstow, from 7pm to 8:30pm.
Organised by IMPART, a specialised therapeutic mental health team at North East London Foundation Trust (NELFT), the talk will focus on overcoming personal conflicts.
It will cover themes such as shock, loss, grief, anger, trauma, desire for vengeance, shame and compassion, healing and forgiveness.
The intensive management of personality disorders assessment recovery team (IMPART) at Thorpe Coombe hospital support people aged over 18 with a range of disability disorders.
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