A Creative Networking Event held at Brooke Park Leisure Centre on Tuesday night has been hailed a a huge success.
Hosted by C.R.A.F.T. (Cultural Renewal and Arts for Tomorrow), the new culture delivery agent for Outer West Partnership Area, the event was an opportunity for local arts and culture groups to network with a range of city –wide creative projects.
Cathal Crumley, Community Engagement Officer for Outer West, explained: “The evening provided an informal opportunity for participants to discuss future skill-sharing, cooperation, maximising public participation in events, and how best to build upon the City of Culture legacy.’
C.R.A.F.T. Chairman Dermot O’Hara welcomed the participants and highlighted the importance of local people participating in any emerging legacy proposals.’
Participants and guests were then treated to a range of entertainment including outstanding performances from Darwin Spencer, Kristine Donnan, Shonagh Lyons and Sine, and the moving Bloody Sunday scene from Brian Foster’s ‘Maire, A Woman of Derry’ performed by Carmel Mc Cafferty.
The event was attended by a range of providers from the creative life of Derry including The CultureTech Festival, City of Derry International Choral Festival, Walled City Tattoo, Nerve Centre, Echo Echo Dance group, Rosemount Historical Society, Time 2 Choose, Dunluce Family Centre, Fest In the West, Glen Women’s Group, Glen Development Initiative, Ballymagroarty/Hazelbank Community Partnership, Rosemount Resource Centre, CEP, DCAL, Greater Glen Women’s Group, Comhairle Na Gaelscoileachta, Pulse Centre, Ad-Man, Lifestart, Fashion–Hub, Super-Nova Productions, Walled City Music, Link Academy CIC, Do-RE Music, Henna Tattoo, WELB, Tours and Trails, and Culturlann.