Ebrington Square will be transformed into a Magic Storytelling Garden as part of the city’s St. Patrick’s Day Spring Carnival weekend of activities.
The Magic Storytelling Garden will operate 12 noon to 5pm on Saturday 15th, Sunday 16th and Monday 17th March and will see Ebrington Square transformed into a magical storytelling kingdom of music, myth and magic
Mayor, Colr Martin Reilly said the Magic Storytelling Garden is a welcome addition to this year’s programme of events scheduled by Derry City Council for St Patrick’s weekend.
“This is a great event for families looking for things to do next weekend in the city and further enhances the fantastic range of activities we have in place for St Patrick’s festival in the city. I am delighted that the Ebrington site will be utilised over the weekend and that the city’s offering for St Patrick’s Day has been extended and enhanced for a better family city experience.”
Karan Leonard, from the Festival’s and Events team at Derry City Council explained that the Magic Storytelling Garden is being funded by Ilex.
“We are delighted that Ilex has provided us with the necessary funding to bring an event of this calibre to the city for St Patrick’s Day weekend and we are confident it will be a big hit with local families and those visiting the city for the weekend. The Magic Storytelling Garden will encourage children and their families to visit a unique world of magic where they will navigate their way through an eclectic mix of musical experiences, magical characters and mythical tales. They will meet dancing faeries, take part in various arts and crafts including basket weaving and mural painting and enjoy all the magical sights and sounds.”
Mel Higgins, Chief Executive of Ilex said: “Ebrington Square is the ideal venue for family events such as this. Children and parents will interact with magical characters and those who visit the Story Telling Garden will encounter magical characters, technicolour plants and flowers, giant frogs and talking birds. Ebrington will also host musicians, street performers and puppet story telling”.
Among the key events will be the LegenDerry Food Festival at Guildhall Square, the Trad Triangle outdoor stages and the Carnival Parade on Monday 17th March, details of which are all available on the Council website at www.derrycity.gov.uk/stpatricksday
Come along on the day and enjoy the fun.