Zone One: The Whispering Wharf
QUEENS QUAY & FOYLE EMBANKMENT
As the chilling winds rise from the sea to greet her, Cailleach, Queen of Winter, Goddess of the Cold and Winds will lead visitors through Samhain storytelling and the ghost stories that haunt both our World and the World Beyond the Walls. Picture Martin McKeown. 26.10.20
ZONE TWO: The City of Bones
GUILDHALL SQUARE & THE DIAMOND
Prepare yourself to meet Walter de Burgh and his ancestors as they haunt the confines of the Walled City, turning it into their very own ‘City of Bones’. With installations and guises to chill even the coldest of hearts, the spirit of this starved knight will be welcomed by the people of Derry as they embrace Samhain. (Photo Lorcan Doherty)
Photo: ©Lorcan Doherty
ZONE 3: The Awakening & The Forest of Shadows
EBRINGTON SQUARE & ST. COLUMB’S PARK • FREE
As the veil between this world and the next decays, the days of Samhain and Hallowe’en open the door for an Awakening. Portals emerge allowing eager crowds to move through the Samhain circle. As ominous spirits appear... waiting.
Drifting along the banks of the Foyle, nothing is what it seems as you enter the lair of Phantom Queen Morrigan.
Welcoming you with dancing flames and hypnotic, mesmerising displays, luring you into the depths of the forest. Beware of paths lined with shape-shifting creatures and shadows that disguise whatever Queen Morrigan desires. (Photo: Martin McKeown)
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ZONE four: The Lost World
STRABANE - VARIOUS LOCATIONS
Spooky shenanigans are set to return to Strabane this autumn as Hallowe’en descends on the town once again. A gruesome programme of animation and festivities will occur around the town. Explore the unknown through Strabane town centre, but remember to keep your guard as you may discover some strange unwanted characters lurking that have got lost on their way to the Awakening and come through the wrong portal, landing in Strabane. Stories and tall tales to be told! Start at the Alley Theatre Courtyard and follow the trail with interesting characters along the way through the spooky streets of Strabane. DER4419GS - 057