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Highlights of Foyle Maritime Festival 2016

Thanks to all who have managed, directed, delivered, assisted, promoted, supported or simply attended and enjoyed this year’s festival. You have all helped to make this our most successful maritime Festival to date.

Over 160,000 people enjoyed the packed programme of nautical themed activities during the Foyle Maritime Festival which took over the city from July 9-17. Continue reading “Highlights of Foyle Maritime Festival 2016”

Bishop’s Gate Hotel Derry

The exquisite Grade B1 listed Bishop’s Gate Hotel is perfectly positioned within the historic city walls in the heart of Derry City’s Cathedral Quarter. Continue reading “Bishop’s Gate Hotel Derry”

New Mayoral Fob

Derry City and Strabane District Council have a new Mayoral fob – designed in Derry by Faller

Rivers & Salmon – Derry City & Strabane District Region encompasses a large part of the River Faughan and the Foyle Fishery System, rivers that are renowned for their Atlantic salmon. Continue reading “New Mayoral Fob”

Two Pay Cheques Away

A song written and performed by Noel Sweeney to raise awareness and much needed financial support for the Northwest Simon Community.

In October 2014 during a driving lesson in Dublin Noel Sweeney passed a homeless man sitting Continue reading “Two Pay Cheques Away”

A look back at this year’s spectacular Fashion Fest 2015

Key events include a spectacular Gala Fashion Show, pre-season Designer Showcase, Junk Kouture Catwalks & Schools Programme, Creative Retailer Workshops, Continue reading “A look back at this year’s spectacular Fashion Fest 2015”

Above and Beyond the Warehouse

It’s only 20 days until Christmas ….. and we’ve had a very special visitor doing his shopping at Above and Beyond the Warehouse! Have a look and start making your Christmas wishlist!  Continue reading “Above and Beyond the Warehouse”

Late Evening Light Over The Foyle

As I was walking along the Foyle in the late evening of 3rd December there was a red glow in the sky over the city centre. The surface of the river was calm and most buildings already had their lights on. I’d often seen people sitting on this bench, but there were none this evening. It is a great vantage point to observe the life of the city.

Conflict Textiles Exhibition

Conflict Textiles is home to a large collection of international textiles, exhibitions and associated events, all of which focus on elements of conflict and human rights abuses. Conflict Textiles is an ‘Associated Site’ of CAIN (Conflict Archive on the INternet) at Ulster University, Northern Ireland.

Continue reading “Conflict Textiles Exhibition”

A Look Back at 2013

But beneath the surface of cultural prestige, the resounding achievement of Derry’s year as city of culture lies in the way it not only refused to airbrush the Troubles and Bloody Sunday with arty-farty gloss, but engaged in a reckoning with the recent past, beyond the politicians’ patois of reconciliation.

Continue reading “A Look Back at 2013”

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