A programme of City of Culture events for the Top of the Hill area was launched by the Mayor of Derry, councillor Kevin Campbell. this week.
The events, which will include family fun days, outdoor music events, community festivals and open air cinema events, was launched at Sacred Heart Primary School, Trench Road, on Tuesday.
The mayor was joined at the launch by local community workers, children from the school, members of Pearses GAA club, Top of the Hill Celtic, Fr Chris Ferguson, and colourful characters who will take part in a community pantomime event later in the year.
Colr. Lynn Fleming, chair of the Top of the Hill Community Forum, said the programme of events will link the area to the wider citywide celebrations. “All of the groups, workers, and volunteers have worked hard to put together a number of showcase events for the wider Top of the Hill community. We are excited that as a community we will not only be part of City of Culture through the citywide events but that the very talented residents that live in our community will be able to take part and host a range of arts and culture events never before seen in this area,” she said.
Karen Mullan, manager of Hillcrest House, said; “There are many exciting programmes to get involved in. The one we are most excited about at Hillcrest House is Portrait of a City, which will look at the history of the wider Top of the Hill area throughout the years. This project will involve many local people and bring together all ages and different groups. The final result will be a digitised history of the area which will be available for years to come.”
The organisers of the events will be holding an open night for volunteers on Tuesday April 9 at Hillcrest House to recruit volunteers to help out at the events.
For more information contact Hillcrest House on 71347515.