Waterside St atrick’s Day celebrations

One of the performers taking part in last year's St. Patrick's Day Spring Carnival in Derry.
One of the performers taking part in last year's St. Patrick's Day Spring Carnival in Derry.

Community Festival

Representatives from Hillcrest House, Irish Street Community Centre, Talking to our Babies, Community Engagement Project, Peacewalls Programme and Waterside Neighbourhood Partnership have combined their resources to organise a Community Marquee which will be erected at Lisnagelvin pitches, Irish Street (opposite Altnagelvin Garden Centre).

A range of exciting events being planned over the weekend include the’ Big Band Night’ with ‘Undercover’, cultural celebrations with a ‘Traditions Meet’ event, a Science and Gadget Fair and lots more.

On Saturday 14th March there will be a family fun day featuring Parky the magician, arts and crafts, a soft play area and more!

This is a free and inclusive event starting at 11am followed by the Community Engagement Project’s Science and Gadget Fair at 2pm . The Science and Gadget Fair promises all sorts of interactive, fun and interesting gadgets and workshops for children, teenagers and adults to learn, enjoy and get their hands on! If you’re feeling lucky get your Bingo pens at the ready from 7pm then get into your glad rags and dancing shoes for our Big Band event headlined by ‘Undercover’ at 9pm!

Then if you’re feeling fit on Sunday 15th March or want to get fit, sports clubs from across the city are hosting boot-camps, taster sessions on GAA, hockey, football and more!

Under 10s are invited to participate in a football competition; for more information or to register in advance please contact Eamon on 07830213542.

A host of churches and communities will join together at 2pm for an Inter-Denominational Mother’s Day Service to celebrate all the ladies in our lives.

The evening programme of events then begins from 7pm, so please come along and join us for our ‘Traditions Meet’ event, featuring performances from St Joseph’s Brass Band, alongside William Kind Flute Band, world champion Irish Dancers, Highland Dancers and ‘Sontas.’

To finish off the night in style, we will then have a traditional Irish Ceilidh from 9pm.

This promises to be a night of wonderful performances, culture and traditional music, which is not to be missed!

The weekend celebrations are all inclusive and all are welcome to come along and particpate in what promises to be a fun filled weekend for all the family to enjoy.

Please contact Caroline at The Waterside Neighbourhood Partnership for more information about all the events on 028 71 342 959, or e-mail caroline-wnp@hotmail.com

You can also find out more about the Waterside Community Engagement Project on its Facebook page.