Big Oaks Literary Festival reveals line up

Now in its second year the Big Oak Literary and Arts Festival at Prehen House have announced their line up.

The festival organisers are bringing together some of the best established and up and coming names in local music, literature, comedy and much for one weekend from Friday, September 9 - Sunday, September 11.

Among those due to attend are Garbhan Downey, Owen O’Neill, Paddy Nash and the Happy Enchiladas, Anita Robinson, John Deery and the Heads and many more.

A spokesperson for the festival said: “We are proud to announce that, this year, we are expanding the festival to three days with four extra events in the city centre as well as our established Saturday Garden Party event at Prehen House.

“The Festival commences on Friday 9th of September with the acclaimed Little John Nee in The Derry Boat plus a poetry event in the Central Library.

“We are delighted to welcome Owen O’Neill actor, poet and master comedian for two shows (Prehen House & Millennium Forum) and we are so looking forward to the return of our great friend and supporter, the hilarious, Kevin McAleer (Prehen House & Millennium Forum).

“Despite the bitter fiscal winter we have managed to attract a brilliant line up this year in all the categories and can boast 14 poets, 17 comedy/satirical acts, 10 musical acts 6 authors and a full series of debates, workshops and childrens activities at our Garden Party event.”

More details are available at www.bigoaksartfest.com Tickets are priced at £10.