WHAT’S ON FOR CULTURE NIGHT

g The Gordon Gallery stays open until 11pm tonight with its current show, the Richard Livingstone Retrospective ‘Minatures’. This diverse, colourful and intriguing exhibition features more than 80 framed works spanning forty years of output from Livingstone, one of Derry’s best-known artists, who died last year.

g Culture Night gives art lovers the chance to visit Tom Agnew’s Mill Pottery in Donemana. The former flax mill is worth the trip by itself, and Tom’s a master potter who plans to give visitors an insight into his work.

g Culture night at the Apprentice Boys Memorial Hall will offer local culture vultures and history buffs the opportunity to take free tours, dance and enjoy some. From 7pm to 10pm there is the opening of Memorial Hall Meeting Rooms and Museum. From

7pm – 8.30pm you can ‘Dance and Skirl,’ that is an exhibition of Ulster Scots Dancing. While from 7pm to 9pm you can enjoy a supper dance, an evening tea with music by Danny Feeney.

g At The Millennium Forum will host a special variety performance in the Piazza area, featuring some of the local groups who are based at the theatre. Commencing at 7pm are the hugely talented MacCafferty School Singers. Hot on their heels at 7.15pm is a performance from the Foyle Irish Harp School.

Laura Doherty’s Hip Hop Dancers strut their stuff in the Piazza from 7.30pm. Laura D’s dancers are followed by The Grove Theatre Group at 7.45pm. The Foyle School of Speech and Drama conclude the evening at 8pm.

g The Greater Shantallow Community Arts are to provide a spectacular night of free entertainment in the Guildhall Square 6.30pm.

Among the ‘Shanty performers’ who will be rocking this Friday night are The Clameens, The Grin, Balkan Alien Sound, The Mad Hatters, The Ronan Kearney Band, Danny Mc Gilloway , Danika, Betty Joyce, Aoife Mc Daid, Fiona Roberts, Mario Mick and many more performing live and free in the citizen’s of the City of Culture.

Artistic Director of Greater Shantallow Community Arts, Oliver Green, said; “We are delighted to be hosting the main stage in Derry Guildhall Square as part of Culture Night Ireland and to have the brilliant support of so many prestigious local performers who are prepared to come out and support this civic event and perform free of charge for the pleasure and enjoyment of their fellow citizens and visitors to our wonderful city.”

g The Grand Parade in the City Walls will host a Catwalk on the City Walls from 8pm. Culture and Couture collide and return to our historic walls to showcase looks of timegone by and those yet to come.

g Cafe Del Mondo in The Craft Village the internationally acclaimed flamenco guitarist, Fernando Guicciardi, plays live from 7pm. Booking is essential

g Come and learn how to use the wonderful ancestry websites at the Central Library Foyle St. staff will be on hand to help from 4pm. From 7.30pm -8.30pm the Janet Dowd Band performs while at 8.30pm there is a children’s story telling session. Chess lovers will flock to the library from 6pm. You can experience the ‘Art of Chess’ and learn from the chess masters with Alan Turnbull and his City of Derry Chess Club and friends.

g Artillery Street’s Context Gallery will offer extended opening hours in order to mark Culture Night. In fact drop in any time between 11am and 9pm.