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Clipper - The definitive guide to what’s happening where during the next nine days

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Derry has been getting itself shipshape this week as it prepares to welcome tens of thousands of visitors for a spectacular nautical celebration at the LegenDerry Maritime Festival.

As the crews of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race battle the Atlantic Ocean, the city is planning a homecoming party to remember for the Derry-Londonderry-Doire boat, which has been blazing a trail in the epic global journey.

Here’s our guide to the nine day programme of events

LegenDerry Maritime Festival: What’s On

Saturday June 21

Music City Day:

4am-6am: Dawn Chorus at Grianan of Aileach

10am-8pm: Guildhall Square: Choirs, bands including The Clameens, The Rambling Boys of Pleasure and The Jeremiahs

10am-10pm: Walled City Market at the Festival Village

10am-10pm: Continental Market at Queen’s Quay

10am-6pm: Navy Ships at Queen’s Quay

10am-6pm: Heritage Tent at Queen’s Quay

10am-3pm: Water sports taster session at Prehen Boathouse

10.30-5.30pm: Crab and fish plate puppets at the arts and crafts tent in the Festival Village

10.30am-5.30pm: Face painting at the arts and crafts tent in the Festival Village

11am: Loughs Agency keel boat sailing taster session at Foyle Marina

11am-3pm: Treasure Island at Inishtrahull Island

11am, 12.30pm and 2pm: Stinky Pirates Trail at The Playhouse

12.45-4.30pm: Roaring Meg Busking competition

1pm: Guildhall Square: Mass performance of Danny Boy

1pm-9pm Craft Village: Singer-songwriter stage

1pm-5pm City Walls: Choirs, flute bands and classical music on the 400-year-old walls

1pm: Minehaha: The Princess and the Maiden City at the Tower Museum

9pm: Salsa Celtica at The Glassworks, Great James Street

Sunday June 22

1pm-10pm: Ubuntu Festival at the Festival Village

10am-3pm: Water sports taster sessions at Prehen Boathouse

2pm: Foyle Maritime Festival bus tour departing from Guildhall Square

12pm-6pm: Multicultural paper doll chain workshop at the arts and crafts tent in the Festival Village

11am, 12.30pm and 2pm: Stinky Pirates Trail at The Playhouse

Monday June 23

Arrival of the Clipper Round the World Race Fleet. Time subject to weather

10am-10pm: Walled City Market at the Festival Village

10am-10pm: Continental Market at Queen’s Quay

10am-6pm: Navy Ships at Queen’s Quay

10am-3pm: Waters ports taster sessions at Prehen Boathouse

10.30am-5.30pm: Nautical Bags at the arts and crafts tent in the Festival Village

10am-6pm: Education and Heritage Tent at the Festival Village

11am-2pm, 3pm-6pm, 6.30pm-8.30pm: Keel boat sailing taster sessions at Foyle Marina

Tuesday June 24

10am-10pm: Walled City Market at the Festival Village

10am-10pm: Continental Market at Queen’s Quay

10am-6pm: Navy Ships at Queen’s Quay

11am-2pm, 3pm-6pm, 6.30pm-8.30pm: Keel boat sailing taster sessions at Foyle Marina

10am-6pm: Education and Heritage Tent at the Festival Village

1.30pm-6.30pm: Pirate masks and sword a the arts and crafts tent

7.15pm: Foyle Maritime Festival canoe river tour leaving from Prehen

Wednesday June 25

9.30am-5pm: LegenDerry Leadership workshop at the City Hotel

10am-10pm: Walled City Market at the Festival Village

10am-10pm: Continental Market at Queen’s Quay

10am-6pm: Navy Ships at Queen’s Quay

11am-2pm, 3pm-6pm, 6.30pm-8.30pm: Keel boat sailing taster sessions at Foyle Marina

10am-6pm: Education and Heritage Tent at the Festival Village

1.30pm-6.30pm: Funky Sunshades at the arts and crafts tent in the Festival Village

6.30pm: Clipper Race Crew recrutiment at McFarland Quay

6.30pm: Walking tour of Derry’s maritime past, leaving from Guildhall Square

7pm: Loughs Agency and Lough Foyle Yacht Club sailing punt race from Culmore Point

9.30pm: Celtronic: Ben UFO and Pearson Sound at Sandinos

Thursday June 26

10am-10pm: Walled City Market at the Festival Village

10am-10pm: Continental Market at Queen’s Quay

10am-6pm: Navy Ships at Queen’s Quay

10am-6pm: Heritage and Environment tent at the Festival Village

11am-2pm, 3pm-6pm, 6.30pm-8.30pm: Keel boat sailing taster sessions at Foyle Marina

10am-6pm: Education and Heritage Tent at the Festival Village

1.30pm-6.30pm: Crab and fish plate puppets at the arts and crafts tent in the Festival Village

3pm: Loughs Agency and Moville Boat Club cruiser race on Lough Foyle

8pm: The Beach Boys at Ebrington Square

9.30pm: Celtronic: Kolsh at the Gweedore.

Friday June 27

10am-10pm: Walled City Market at the Festival Village

10am-10pm: Continental Market at Queen’s Quay

11am-2pm, 3pm-6pm, 6.30pm-8.30pm: Keel boat sailing taster sessions at Foyle Marina

1.30pm-6.30pm: Nautical Bags at the arts and crafts tent in the Festival Village

1pm-7pm: Stand up paddleboarding sessions public pontoon (+12 age limit) Free sessions on the hour.

9.30pm: Celtronic: Karenn/Max Cooper/Space Dimension controller at the Nerve Centre

Saturday June 28

10am-10pm: Walled City Market at the Festival Village

10am-10pm: Continental Market at Queen’s Quay

10am-6pm: Navy Ships at Queen’s Quay

10am-6pm: Heritage and Environment tent at the Festival Village

10.30am-5.30pm: Pirate masks and swords at the arts and crafts tent in the Festival Village

10.30am-5pm: Face painting at the arts and crafts tent in the Festival Village

11am, 12.30pm and 2pm: Stinky Pirates Trail at the Playhouse

9.30pm: Celtronic: Ame - Magic Mountain High at St Columb’s Hall

10pm: Farewell Finale at Queen’s Quay: Fireworks display

Sunday June 29

10am-10pm: Walled City Market at the Festival Village

10am-10pm: Continental Market at Queen’s Quay

10am-6pm: Navy Ships at Queen’s Quay

10am-6pm: Heritage and Environment tent at the Festival Village

10.30am-5.30pm: Jelly fish and oyster plate puppets at the arts and crafts tent in the Festival Village

11am, 12.30pm and 2pm: Stinky Pirates Trail at the Playhouse

1pm-5pm: Closing clebration at Queen’s Quay

3pm-8.30pm: Music at Masons

3pm Music at the Craft Village with various guests

4pm: Celtronic: Move D at the Craft Village

12pm: Clipper Yachts farewell Parade of Sail at McFarland Quay

2.45pm: Red Arrows Display at Greencastle and Magilligan

8pm: Celtonic: Derrick Carter at Sandinos

 

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