Durkan showcases Walled City Tattoo at Westminster

Pictured at this week's parliamentary event at Westminster showcasing the Walled City Tattoo 2014 are, from left, East Derry MP Gregory Campbell, Bridget Madden, choreographer,  Foyle MP Mark Durkan, Darren Milligan, assistant producer, Georgina Kee-McCarter, choreographer, James Kee, producer, and Strangford MP Jim Shannon.
Pictured at this week's parliamentary event at Westminster showcasing the Walled City Tattoo 2014 are, from left, East Derry MP Gregory Campbell, Bridget Madden, choreographer, Foyle MP Mark Durkan, Darren Milligan, assistant producer, Georgina Kee-McCarter, choreographer, James Kee, producer, and Strangford MP Jim Shannon.

Foyle MP Mark Durkan has attended a parliamentary event at Westminster showcasing the upcoming Walled City Tattoo (August 24-27) in Derry and highlighting the incredible success of the city as the first ever UK City of Culture.

Mr Durkan said: “This was a great opportunity to highlight some of what was achieved during Derry’s City of Culture year and, in particular, to promote the Walled City Tattoo 2014.

“Although our year as City of Culture may have officially ended, a three year ‘Legacy Promise’ has been put in place to continue its momentum and the transformation it brought to our streets.

“I am delighted to support this year’s Walled City Tattoo – which represents a further stage of that legacy. Indeed, this was one of the highlights of the City of Culture year and it is great to see it established in the calendar.

“I have no doubts it will be a huge success again – attracting thousands of visitors and entertaining a huge audience with fantastic sound and spectacle.

“The Tattoo will once again allow us to share our stage with nationally and internationally acclaimed musicians, singers and dancers.

“The stunning cityscape backdrop and the traditions it showcases helps to put Derry-Londonderry confidently on the map.”