Parade and funday at the Creggan Feile

Local people have been urged to come out in force for the Creggan Feile Carnivale Parade and Funday this Saturday.

The parade will move off from the Beechwood shops at 1.30pm tomorrow and make its way through the estate before finishing up at Bishop’s Field.

L-R Sam Doherty (CNP), Shauna Derry (CNP), Kevin Campbell (Triax), P�draig�n n� Mhaonaigh (CNP), Dierdre Nash (CNP) and Donna Hutton (Triax).

L-R Sam Doherty (CNP), Shauna Derry (CNP), Kevin Campbell (Triax), P�draig�n n� Mhaonaigh (CNP), Dierdre Nash (CNP) and Donna Hutton (Triax).

The family event will see children marching along in an array of colourful costumes and floats inspired by the World Cup.

Some of the costumes will be those created during a series of carnival workshops through the Bluebell Arts, and involving local youth worker Karen Cunnigham and the Over 50’s group, who have been creating headgear for the children to wear.

On arrival at Bishop’s Field at around 3pm, the Feile Family Funday will get under way. One of the main attractions is bound to be the new foam pit.

There will also be a petting zoo, swing boats, face painters and infatables on offer, all for free, while or the little kids there will a dedicated 0-5 section organised by SureStart.

Shauna Deery, co-ordinator with Creggan Neighbourhood Partnership, said: “All ages are accommodated for, and there has been great partnership work.”

The partners include Creggan Neighbourhood Partnership, Creggan Youth Drop-In, Triax Neighbourhood Management, St Mary’s Youth Centre, the Old Library Trust and Surestart, all of whom have helped develop a summer-long programme of events for local people, and children in particular. This will culminate on August 15th with the Feile Open Air Concert and FireWorks Display from 7pm, with The Clameens headlining on the night. For more info check out our video at www.derryjournal.com