Creggan Showcase to focus on ‘Neighbourhood Memories’

A Creggan football team as captured by photographer Billy Houston in the 1970s. Derry City fans might be able to pick out Kevin Mahon and Donal O'Doherty.
A Creggan football team as captured by photographer Billy Houston in the 1970s. Derry City fans might be able to pick out Kevin Mahon and Donal O'Doherty.

This Thursday sees the second in a series of special events celebrating Creggan’s unique heritage using film, photographs and interviews.

The showcase will take place at the Hive Studios, Rath Mor, this coming Thursday evening, November 7, at 7pm. Speakers at the ‘Neighbourhood Memories’ event will include teacher Kathleen Doherty, photographer Billy Houston and historian Michael McGuinness, all introduced and moderated by college lecturer Raymond Craig.

The showcase has been organised by Guildhall Press as part of their development of the Portrait of a City film and photographic archive, in association with the Big Lottery Culture for All programme. It takes place before a live audience, but will also be broadcast live online, thanks to the Hive Studios’ new simulcast facilities.

A packed house enjoyed last month’s fantastic ‘Creggan Sport’ showcase, featuring Tony O’Doherty and Charlie Nash with presenter Richie Kelly from BBC Radio Foyle.

Seating is limited, so come early to gain a seat or watch the event live on large TV screens on the Rath Mor mall downstairs. It will also be streamed live at: www.ustream.tv/channel/creggan-showcases.