Walled City Tattoo: Minister welcomes return of show

No Fee for Reproduction''Performers and organisers from the Walled City Tattoo pictured with the Deputy Mayor Councillor Gary Middleton at the launch of this years event which will take place at Ebrington Square from the 27th to the 30th of August. Included are,Jonathan Burgess, Director,  Derek Reaney, Ulster Scots Agency, Mel Higgins, ILEX, Joanna McConway, DCAL, Ida Fisher, Ulster Scots Agency, James Kee, Producer. Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 10.04
No Fee for Reproduction''Performers and organisers from the Walled City Tattoo pictured with the Deputy Mayor Councillor Gary Middleton at the launch of this years event which will take place at Ebrington Square from the 27th to the 30th of August. Included are,Jonathan Burgess, Director, Derek Reaney, Ulster Scots Agency, Mel Higgins, ILEX, Joanna McConway, DCAL, Ida Fisher, Ulster Scots Agency, James Kee, Producer. Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 10.04

The Walled City Tattoo returned to Derry this week for a four night show in Ebrington Square.

Following the success of the Tattoo in 2013, as part of the City of Culture programme, Culture Minister Carál Ní Chuilín is pleased to welcome the event back to the Maiden City.

The Minister said: “I am delighted to support the return of the Walled City Tattoo to Ebrington Square. DCAL is the main funder of the event, as part of my commitment to continue to support community and cultural development in the North West after the tremendously successful City of Culture year in 2013.

“Sollus Cultural Promotions, who have brought the Tattoo back to Derry for the second year in succession, have been working hard to engage communities across the City and wider North West, cementing partnership working and sharing of knowledge and capacity building which is key to the North West realising its full potential.

“This is a truly cross-community event and an exciting showcase of local talent as well as an important visitor attraction, drawing people to the City from far afield for a wonderful evening of unique entertainment in a spectacular setting.”

DCAL is continuing to work with stakeholders and community organisations in the North West as part of the ongoing legacy of the 2013 City of Culture year.

The Department provided legacy funding between January and March for a range of projects and hosted an all Ireland Creative Industries Conference in the city in May.

The Minister said: “My officials continue to work closely with partners in the North West as part of my commitment to target need and tackle poverty, social exclusion and inequality and I am looking forward to a number of other exciting projects which my Department will be supporting in the next six months in the North West of Ireland.”