No room in Derry for QI star Davies!

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It’s not the kind of full house Derry-bound comedian Alan Davies is used to - the funnyman is struggling to find somewhere to stay while he’s here.

“Seriously? All hotels in Derry are booked up for Nov 30. What’s going on that day? It’s the last night of my tour & I’m going to be homeless,” the comedian tweeted.

Perhaps the answer is that the comedian’s Derry appearance coincides with an event that is expected to attract thousands into the city.

Lumiere - a festival that uses neon lights to transform buildings and landmarks - drew a crowd of around 175,000 to Durham last weekend. It comes to Derry for four days from November 28-30.

Helen Marriage, Artistic Director of Artichoke, the company behind Lumiere, has promised a very special weekend.

“We believe that this family-friendly event has the potential not only to temporarily transform the city, but also to give residents and visitors a joyful and unifying shared experience they will remember forever. Derry is a very special city and Lumiere here will be absolutely unique.”

You can get more details online at To book for Alan Davies (hope he’s get somewhere!) visit