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Derry people will be given the opportunity to record their memories of the day the truth of Bloody Sunday was revealed to the world.

As the first anniversary of June 15th approaches, the Bloody Sunday Trust and the Bloody Sunday Weekend Committee, have invited people to take part in a video diary project to put their memories of the day on film.

It is one of a series of events which have been organised to mark the first anniversary of the publication of the report and British Prime Minister David Cameron’s comments that the events of January 30 1972 as “unjustified and unjustifiable.”

An open-air concert will also be held in Glenfada Park, the site where a number of those killed were shot dead by British paratroopers. Irish folk troubadour Damien Dempsey will headline the show, which will also feature a number of local performers. The concert will take place between 4pm and 8pm on June 15th.

The digital video diary project is designed to record the memories of June 15th 2010 for future generations. As well as relatives and supporters of those killed on Bloody Sunday, the organisers also hope to record the thoughts and feelings of other local people, both young and old.

Adrian Kerr from the Museum of Free Derry said; “Participants will be asked to answer one simple question on the day, “What are your memories, thoughts and feelings concerning 15 June 2010?”

An essay competition will also be held for year 10 and 11 pupils and the winning entries collected in a booklet.