Eddie Izzard to visit Derry

British comedian, Eddie Izzard.
British comedian, Eddie Izzard.
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British stand-up comedian, Eddie Izzard, will give a talk in the Glassworks in Derry on Friday, June 3rd, giving reasons why he thinks the United Kingdom should remain within the European Union .

The event is part of the ‘Standing Up For Europe’ tour that will see Izzard visit 31 cities inside 31 days; the tour started yesterday at Aston University in Birmingham.

Fifty-four year-old, Izzard is using the tour to encourage young people to make their vote count when the Referendum takes place on Thursday, June 23.

“We know the overwhelming majority of young people want to stay in Europe because of the opportunities it presents to work, to study and to travel. I share their positive view of Europe – I am a British European who has performed in German, French and Spanish,” said Izzard.

“If young people are not registered, they can’t vote and opportunities will be taken away without them getting to have their say. It only takes two minutes to register on a smartphone and it must be done by June 7.

“I got chances from Europe that the generation before me never got – just imagine what benefits young people will get in the future. This could be the biggest decision of their lives and I want to help make sure they get their chance to have their say,” he added.

Eddie Izzard’s ‘Standing Up For Europe’ tour will take place in Derry at the Glassworks, Cultúrlann Uí Chanáinat 2.00 p.m.