Double Oscar nominee Jude Law has visited Derry to inspect the site of the massive rock concert he will produce in the city next summer.
The Talented Mr Ripley star is one of the driving forces of the Cultural Olympiad - a cultural tie in with next year’s London Olympics - and will co produce a major open air concert in Derry’s newly revamped Ebrington site on June 21 2012.
Derry’s concert, produced by the Peace One Day movement for a global ceasefire, opens the 12-week cultural celebration running alongside the Olympics.
The actor and Peace One Day (POD) founder Jeremy Gilley, recently visited the Ebrington site to develop plans for the concert and to illustrate how important an opportunity it was for Peace One Day to speak to the world about its work.
“I’ve seen how Peace Day saves lives,” says the actor.
“POD is inviting all sectors of society to observe a Global Truce on Peace Day 21 September 2012. It’s up to all of us to get involved.”
Peace activist Jeremy Gilley says the Derry concert will be “ something really special.”
“We’re thrilled to be in Derry-Londonderry, and the way in which the people of the city have embraced this concert, and Peace One Day’s work, will make it all the more remarkable.
“The show in Derry-Londonderry marks the 3-month countdown to a Global Truce on Peace Day 2012, what we hope will be the largest reduction in global violence in recorded history, both domestically and internationally.
“Everyone can become involved in making the Global Truce a success.”
The concert is a special collaboration between Peace One Day, London 2012, Derry City Council and City of Culture 2013 company.
More information on the concert is available online at www.london2012.com/festival and at www.peaceoneday