Derry set to come alive during Maiden City Festival 2014

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Derry’s historic Walls will come to life for a week at the start of August as a wealth of talent, including musicians, dancers and actors, take to the streets for the 2014 Maiden City Festival.

Since its inception in 1998, the Festival has developed steadily over the years and it is hoped that up to 15,000 people will enjoy some aspect of what is on offer during this year’s event.

Organised by the Apprentice Boys of Derry, the Maiden City Festival aims to make a positive contribution to the life of the city.

The Festival runs from August 2-9 at various venues and features more than 20 different events including live music, dance, living history, tours and exhibitions.

Festival Director Jonathan Burgess says: “This year promises another jam-packed Festival and we would encourage everyone to come into town and soak up the atmosphere. We’ll have something for everyone and have events running from mid-morning on Saturday, August 2, right through until the traditional Pageant and celebrations the following Saturday.

“The city will truly come to life and we are hoping for the sun to shine on the town for the whole week! If the rain does make an appearance, it won’t dampen our spirits though. Lots of the performances take place indoors.”

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