Visitor details announced as Temple site revealed

FabLab technician Paul McCay and student Aaron Millar. Aaron is one of ten students so far who have gained an OCN qualification in Digital Fabrication during the design phase of 'Temple'. Photo Lorcan Doherty Photography
FabLab technician Paul McCay and student Aaron Millar. Aaron is one of ten students so far who have gained an OCN qualification in Digital Fabrication during the design phase of 'Temple'. Photo Lorcan Doherty Photography

The unique Temple structure, which is the vision of Californian artist David Best, is be a ticketed event.

This extraordinary edifice will be built in Corrody Road Country Park (‘Kelly’s Field’), Bards Hill, Top of the Hill on the Waterside.

It will be visible across the city and will open to the public from Saturday 14th March.

Entry to the site on the evening of the burn will be ticketed in order to manage the expected crowds safely and effectively and to ensure that the audience can enjoy the spectacle in comfort.

Tickets are available from the Millennium Forum, in person, online or by phone.

Tickets are priced at £3, or £8 for a family ticket (two adults and up to three children). The price includes a booking fee and under-sixteens must be accompanied by an adult.

Artichoke will be making a donation to Foyle Search and Rescue from the proceeds.

Temple will be closed to visitors all day on Saturday 21st March, while it is being prepared for the burn.

Temple will be free for everyone to visit during the week leading up to the burn.

The structure will be a space for contemplation and reflection, and visitors will be able to spend as long as they like inside leaving their personal messages and mementos.

Artichoke has launched a dedicated website for Temple and announced details of opening times for people wanting to visit the building on the Temple website: www.templederry-londonderry.com