Feile 2011 - A selection of this weekend’s events


Grow your own

outdoor kitchen

House in the Wells 2pm - 3pm

Cooking in the great outdoors, who says it’s just barbecues? Come along and take part in our food demonstration and have a taste. Food cooked on the day will come from our community garden where you can see how to ‘Grow Ur Own’ and learn how to plant herbs. Each attendee will be given a herb pot to take home. Contact Donna 028 71365330


Play Day

Bishop’s Field, Creggan 11am-1pm

On this national day for play we are calling on all parents, children and young people to help celebrate this wonderful day of play. In partnership with Youth First, Surestart celebrates children’s right to play and highlights the importance of play in children’s lives.

Lantern making


The Arts Factory, Gasyard, 2pm -4pm

Bring your own jars and glass containers and transform them into beautiful outdoor lanterns. Suitable for all ages 14 plus. Cost £3.

Charity Boxing

St Columb’s Hall 8pm

Featuring local ‘celebrities.’ All monies raised will go to Gasyard Féile and Oakleaf Boxing Club.


Pilot’s Row


Bustling with wit, energy and invention, Bouncers features four young actors playing over twenty different characters as we see them invited out for a night on the town in this outrageous and hilarious parody od the club abd pub scene. Adm £5


Annual Féile lecture

An Chultúrlann, Great James Street 7.30pm

Acclaimed writer/political commentator, Fintan O’Toole, will deliver this year’s Annual Féile lecture. In his latest publication, ‘Enough is Enough; How to build a new republic, O’Toole has written a different kind of polemic, not just a prescription for recovery, but a kind of manifesto for a new republic based on the founding ideals of decency, fairness and the pursuit of the common good.

Apron making


The Arts Factory, Gasyard 2pm-4pm

Take the opportunity to creat a modern twist on the traditional apron using bold pattern fabrics. Materials and refreshments provided. Cost £10

Destined barbecue and karoke

Teh Gasyard Park 2pm

Everyone is welcome to this day out provided by the members of Destined. Destined have an overall aim of integrating people with learning disabilities into the community.

The Pipe

Nerve Centre Cinema 3pm

Film presentation and talk - The Pipe by Risteard O’Dohmnaill - What do people do when the law prevents them from protecting themselves and their land? Award winning documentary film on the small Irish vilage that stood up to the big oil multinational! The director will be in attendance.


Childrens outdoor move screening

The Gasyard Park 4pm

Keep Her Knit Fundraiser

The Arts Factory, Gasyard 2pm

The Crochet Club meet twice weekly at the Arts Factory and over the last 5 months have produced an amazing array of work. Today is the last day of the Club before a short break before restarting in September. Cost £3

Intergenerational Football match

Brandywell 1pm

The Brandywell plays host to a community football mini tournament. All ages and sexes are invited to enter a team for what we hop will be a great tournament od skill, goals, but most of all, craic. Kick off is at 1pm with an apres match including refreshments organised later at Sean Dolans. Contact Seamus on 71365330 for any queries or to put your name down “for a side.”

The truth about


An Druma Mór

Gasyard Centre 7pm

The administration portrays Magahberry Prison as normal but, according to prisoners and their families, conditions are far from normal and the regime imposed there has led to political protests inside and outside. In this panel discussion thge families of the prisoners describe conditions and outline the demand of the prisoners for political status.