Culture Night launched in Craft Village

Pictured at the launch of Culture Night in the Craft Village are from left, the Mayor, Councillor Kevin Campbell, singer songwriter Paul Casey, Rachel McClure from Stravaganza and Elaine Griffin from Derry City Council. Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 21.9.12

Pictured at the launch of Culture Night in the Craft Village are from left, the Mayor, Councillor Kevin Campbell, singer songwriter Paul Casey, Rachel McClure from Stravaganza and Elaine Griffin from Derry City Council. Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 21.9.12

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Culture Night was launched at lunchtime in the Craft Village to the sounds of gentle jazz and conversation in the Craft Village.

Those enjoying the sounds and the snacks included the Foyle MP Mark Durkan and some SDLP colleagues, and also in the crowd former SDLP Councillor Helen Quigley - very much involved in the rejuvenation of the Craft Village these days as managing director of the Inner City Trust.

There really is a fantastic programme of events on in the city tonight. Here’s a quick summary from our Facebook page, and there’s more elsewhere on the website and at www.whatsonderrylondonderry.com for more) -

Bedlam vintage and antiques market in the Old Convent on Pump Street, lots happening; Apprentice Boys Mem Hall is free admission; Void involved in Craft Village event 8pm - midnight; arts shows all over, including Melita Denaro at Gordon on Pump Street; Cow Parade Ebrington; culture treasure trail from Tower Museum; Irish House Party at the Culturlann; free guided tour of First Derry; kids’ stuff at Central Library all day; music Guildhall Square 4.30pm to 9pm; Freemasons Hall, tour! 6pm-10pm; lots at Nerve Centre, including ‘The Boys of St Columbs’; stuff happening at the lovely St Augustine’s Church of Ireland, 7pm - 9pm; one of the UK’s top organists Martin Neary (he was musical director at the funeral of Princess Diana) at St Columb’s at 7.30pm as well as the chance to see wonderful Chapter House; Playhouse busy; video games at Verbal Arts; Walled City market; Tribal Fire on the Walls at 10pm . . . how can you resist it!