Paul Hutchinson is a therapist, mediator, film-maker and story-teller. He is a member of the NI Parades Commission, and former Centre Director of Corrymeela Peace and Reconciliation Centre. He lives in Northern Ireland.

This lecture will explore the central role of story in how to understand and nurture a healthy and flourishing society.

What stories do you hear most in Halifax?

What stories remain largely untold?

What stories are welcome in Halifax?

What stories are difficult to hear?

Drawing on therapeutic, creative and mediative practices, the lecture will offer up

  • Inspiring examples from Northern Ireland
  • Unheard stories about the connections between Reconciliation, Halifax and Northern Ireland
  • A space to reflect on the role and function of story/storytelling in the personal, interpersonal and systemic.

Expect lots of stories – both tall and small!