VISITORS' RESPONSES 

Norwich Cathedral

3-25 November 2017

  • Truly stunning exhibition

  • Very powerful

  • Wonderful exhibition!

  • Visiting from Ireland – really impressed at the honest portrayal of the conflict, well done.

  • A very moving tribute to the troubled times through which people lived at the time

  • Good to see this exhibition travelling on mainland

  • Moving – outstanding – important

  • Faith under Fire – I was inspired at ordinary people struggling to rise above sectarianism – people of courage and hope.

  • Absolutely brilliant exhibition. Powerful photos well mounted vividly recalling that dreadful time

  • Wonderful exhibition which every schoolchild should see and understand

  • Speechless

  • Brilliant – very moving

  • A most informative and well-arranged exhibition – one of the best we’ve had in the cathedral.

  • Extremely moving – brings back memories of all the harrowing TV coverage we saw then.

  • Excellent murals and very informative

  • I thought this exhibition was deeply moving

  • Moving and very thought provoking

  • Really glad we made the journey to see this stunning exhibition – so thought provoking and informative

  • Peace and reconciliation achieved against all the odds … All the murals are of the highest quality.

  • Powerful story telling through art.

  • My heart was breaking as I walked the exhibition, and tears flowed, for all the loss on all sides.

  • I can hardly believe I lived through all this (in London). Will now research some books about living through this dreadful time

  • An amazing exhibition especially the video. I thought I knew what was going on at the time, and my brother was in the forces there in the early days before the deterioration. However, this exhibition has thrown new light on this period.

  • I was born in Derry, my granny owned a pub in the Bogside and I saw a great deal of the ‘Troubles’. … Great exhibition. I brought my granddaughter (13) to see it.

  • An absolutely fascinating exhibition. Before this I had not even known about the Troubles previously but this exhibition was delightful and very interesting. Thank you!

  • Very powerful, very important!

  • An extremely powerful exhibition

  • Very thought provoking. It is important to know the Troubles started not with religious conflict but with a civil rights movement. Thank you.

  • A remarkable, moving and socially significant piece of community art and remembrance.

 

A handful of people were  not happy with the exhibition and wrote that they felt ‘offended’ and ‘disgusted’ by the fact that is was shown in a cathedral as ‘the house of God.’