Journal readers needed to capture our longest day

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What ingredients do you have to mix together to get a typical day in Derry?

Which places have to feature, what noises would you have to hear and what sights do you need to see to know that you are here?

The Derry Journal will be marking the longest day of the year on Friday, June 21, with a unique project – and we would love a bit of help from you.

On Friday, our journalists and photographers will be out and about recording some aspect of life across the region – which may mean capturing life as Music City brings the sound of music to our streets, tourists walking the walls, an ice-cream in Fiorintinis, a stroll across the Peace Bridge, or a fry in Swanky Frankies!

Some may record a few seconds’ footage as they are out reporting on a job for the website and our paper while others might pick something closer to home.

What we would like you, our army of readers, to do is join in and throughout the day send us your own short clip. It could be from your work place, favourite chippy, a charity or a park bench – if it means Derry to you then let us share it.

Send us your clips which we will combine to make a visual montage summing up the longest day in our, which we will upload to our website on Friday.

You can also send us photographs which we will use for an accompanying slideshow. And if you just want to get in touch with a suggestion for clips you would like to see, feel free to get in touch.

Send your photos and 15 second (maximum) video clips to as soon as possible. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @derryjournal and use the hashtag #longestlocalday