Peace Bridge Opening - The weekend as it happens

Derry's new peace bridge lights up the night sky as Derry prepares for it's opening next weekend. (1806SL01) Photo: Stephen Latimer

Derry's new peace bridge lights up the night sky as Derry prepares for it's opening next weekend. (1806SL01) Photo: Stephen Latimer

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A massive programme of live events and entertainment activities are planned for today, tomorrow and Sunday to coincide with the historic opening of Derry’s Peace Bridge at 2pm tomorrow.

Friday

6.00pm DJ Sipho World music, Craft Village

6.00 – 9.00pm International movies by Magic Lantern Film Society, Craft Village

7.00pm Launch of One World Festival by the Mayor of Derry, Craft Village

7.10pm and 9.00 – 9.30pm Inishowen Gospel Choir, Craft Village

7.30pm The Murder Balladeers. Folklore music, Craft Village

8.00pm Balkan Alien Sound. East European polka, Craft Village

9.00 – 11.00pm DJ Kwa. The mellow session, Craft Village

Saturday

11.00am – 6.00pm Walled City Market offering speciality goods, crafts and food, Guildhall Square

12.00 – 1.00pm Resident DJ World music, Craft Village

12.00 – 2.00pm Children’s Workshop, Craft Village

12.30 – 7.00pm Resident DJ Aidan Logan (MC entertaining between performances), Guildhall Square

12.30 – 1.00pm Harmonicity Drumming Circle, Guildhall Square

12.45 – 1.00pm Dr Singh and Indian Bangla, Craft Village

1.00 – 6.00pm Carnivale of Colours opens by day. Fabulous feast of fun – stilt walkers, live music, storytelling, Drum Circle, art workshops, pony rides and international food to tempt your grumbling bellies, St Columb’s Park

1.00 – 1.10pm Flash Dance Bollywood style Craft Village

1.10 – 1.20pm Flash Dance Bollywood style Guildhall Square

1.30 – 3.00pm Taste the World! Epicurean delights Craft Village

1.30 – 3.00pm Resident DJ Craft Village

1.30 – 5.30pm Face painting and balloon modelling St Columb’s Park

2.00 – 3.00pm The Barren Carousel. Aerial show in Circus Big Top * St Columb’s Park

2.00 – 6.00pm Arts, crafts and graffiti workshops St Columb’s Park

2.00 – 6.00pm Drumming Circle in the old church ruin St Columb’s Park

2.30 – 3.00pm Anyone for tennis? Street comedy performance St Columb’s Park

2.30 – 3.30pm Magwere. Seven piece funky band playing music from Zimbabwe Guildhall Square

2.30 – 5.30pm Our Pyramid Band stage – the best of local music on your doorstep! St Columb’s Park

2.00pm Official opening of the Peace Bridge

The centrepiece of our weekend! A chorus of 600 voices from across all schools in the Derry City

Council area will lead the opening celebration and ceremony, performing a new piece of music by

Ian Wilson. Our young people are the perfect ambassadors to mark this historic moment for our city.

They represent family, neighbourhood and community. They represent energy, talent and vitality while also representing the hopes and dreams of our city into the future. Supported by an orchestra and choir, this chorus will fan out from edge to edge across the Peace Bridge in a rainbow of colour as they

make the bridge their own and invite civic leaders and citizens to take the first steps across our

new bridge.

3.20 – 3.35pm Persian Dance Craft Village

3.00 – 3.20pm McGinley School of Irish Dance Craft Village

3.00 – 3.45pm The Lords of Strut. B-list celebrities in spandex! St Columb’s Park

3.35 – 4.00pm Harmonicity Drumming Circle Craft Village

4.00 – 4.30pm Merge – Fusion dance and music (Bulgaria, India, Ireland) Craft Village

4.00 – 4.45pm The Barren Carousel. Aerial show in Circus Big Top * St Columb’s Park

3.30 – 4.50pm Balkan Alien Sound. East European polka Guildhall Square

4.50 – 5.00pm Persian Dance Guildhall Square

4.00 – 6.00pm Storytelling and music with George Murphy & Failte featuring storytellers from around the world -Craft Village

4.00 – 6.00pm Balloon modelling and face painting. Children’s art workshop Craft Village

4.15 – 5.00pm Mr Spin. Australia’s finest juggler. Impossible feats and daredevil antics! St Columb’s Park

4.30 – 5.00pm Salsa Brothers Craft Village

5.00 – 5.30pm Anyone for tennis? Street comedy performance St Columb’s Park

5.00 – 5.25pm Solas flamenco dance Craft Village

5.25 – 5.30pm Persian Dance Craft Village

5.10 – 5.45pm Nalongo. Ugandan lead Fusion band Guildhall Square

5.30 – 6.30pm Mouss. East African soul music Craft Village

5.45 – 6.00pm Bollywood Flash Dance Guildhall Square

6.00 – 6.15pm Merge – Fusion dance and music (Bulgaria, India, Ireland) Guildhall Square

6.00 – 6.45pm The Lords of Strut. B-list celebrities in spandex! Ebrington

6.00 – 10.00pm Mr Wizz rolls up in town. Street performance on a giant tricycle! Ebrington

6.15 – 7.00pm Rassie-Ai. Reggae Caribbean-style fusion group Guildhall Square

6.30 – 6.40pm Bollywood Flash Dance Craft Village

6.30 – 7.00pm Resident DJ Craft Village

7.00 – 8.00pm Variety of In Your Space walkabout acts Ebrington

7.30 – 7.50pm MacCafferty School Singers Ebrington

8.00 – 8.45pm Mr Spin. Australia’s finest juggler. Impossible feats and daredevil antics! Ebrington

Sunday

8.00pm – 1.00am (subject to licence) Carnivale of Colours by night. World Cabaret night in the Circus Big Top!

The Carnivale of Colours and One World Festival under one roof! *St Columb’s Park

9.00 – 10.00pm Tribal Fire. Drum and fire performance

10.30pm Fireworks Extravaganza followed by the launch of Mute Meadow public artwork at Ebrington

1.00 – 5.00pm Walled City Market offering speciality

goods, crafts and food Guildhall Square

1.00 – 6.00pm Carnivale of Colours by day. Fabulous feast of fun – stilt walkers, live music, storytelling, Drum Circle, art workshops, pony rides and international food to tempt your grumbling bellies!- St Columb’s Park

1.00 – 1.30pm Resident DJ Craft Village

1.30 – 1.55pm Harmonicity Drumming Circle Craft Village

1.30 – 5.30pm Face painting and balloon modelling St Columb’s Park

1.55 – 2.00pm Mandarin Children’s Choir Craft Village

2.00 – 2.30pm Solas flamenco dance Craft Village

2.00 – 2.45pm The Barren Carousel. Aerial show in Circus Big Top * St Columb’s Park

2.00 – 6.00pm Drumming Circle in the old church ruin St Columb’s Park

2.15 – 3.00pm Mr Spin. Australia’s finest juggler. Impossible feats and daredevil antics! St Columb’s Park

2.30 – 3.15pm Anyone for tennis? Street comedy performance St Columb’s Park

2.30 – 3.15pm Ashiah and Anyah. Polish soul music Craft Village

2.30 – 5.30pm Our Pyramid Bandstage. The best of local music on your doorstep! St Columb’s Park

3.00 – 3.45pm The Lords of Strut. B-list celebrities in spandex! St Columb’s Park

3.15 – 3.35pm McGinley School of Irish Dance Craft Village

3.35– 4.00pm Global Fashion Show Craft Village

4.00 – 4.30pm Victor Henriquez. Chilean music Craft Village

4.00 – 4.45pm The Barren Carousel. Aerial show in Circus Big Top * St Columb’s Park

8.00 – 12.00pm (subject to licence) Carnivale of Colours by night in the Circus Big Top! The much anticipated

Gypsy Ball featuring the 10-piece spectacle that is The Urban Voodoo Machine

direct from Glastonbury + Ard Ri and support act *

St Columb’s Park