Tag: Peace Foundation

Blackburn with Darwen Community Voices

When Darwen residents got talking at a recent Community Voices event, a couple of them realised that they had lived in the same street for years, yet had never met or spoken before. They found that they had lots in common, and made a new connection. At another event in the Bank Top area of…Read more »


This year’s International Peace Day Conference on Friday 21st September is being hosted at The Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Peace Centre.  The distinguished panel of speakers at this year’s Conference are experts invested in delivering a message to uphold the ‘Right to Peace’, and support the need to create an international network of survivors who…Read more »


Tim – an extraordinary legacy #ForPeace ‘If my son becomes a symbol #ForPeace and gives everyone a new sense of hope after so much tragedy, then that will be Tim’s unique achievement’ – Colin Parry 1993 Saturday 1st September is Tim Parry’s birthday. When Tim fought for his life after the IRA bombing of Warrington…Read more »

Mother’s Day Premiere at the Peace Centre

Mother’s Day Premiere at the Peace Centre.  The 90-minute drama tells the story of two women living either side of the Irish sea, who are brought together following the tragic deaths of three-year-old Johnathan Ball and 12-year-old Tim Parry in the Warrington bombing on March 20, 1993. The star-studded cast from the BBC drama Mother’s…Read more »

Communities for Peace

Many of us have heard rhetoric about divided communities and rising tensions in the North West of England in response to change.  That change may be as a result of loss of local industry or significant jobs cuts or it may be in response to newcomers into a community who may come from different cultural…Read more »

Salford and Manchester stand together for peace

Salford and Manchester stand together for peace – Following the Manchester attack in May 2017, many initiatives have been taken to challenge hate, promote diversity and demonstrate that living a peaceful life is the way forward. In the days and weeks after the attacks, people took to social media with a call #WeStandTogether. This has…Read more »

I hope Tim and Johnathan are looking down…

‘I hope Tim and Johnathan are looking down on this place and feel proud about all the good things that happen here…’ A personal reflection by our Director of Programme, Kelly Simcock Saturday 20th March 1993 doesn’t feel like 25 years ago. As a 14 year old, the bombing of my town was an event that…Read more »

25 Years On – Tim and Johnathan’s Legacy

25 Years On – Tim and Johnathan’s Legacy is a Unique Achievement Tuesday 20th March, Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Peace Foundation will commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Warrington bombing The North-West town of Warrington will mark the 25th anniversary of the IRA bomb which killed two children and sent shockwaves throughout the UK and…Read more »