The massive Riversaurus creature struck awe, wonder and occassionally the fear of God into young and old alike as they arrived for Derry’s Hallowe’en celebrations on Thursday.
The massive beasts with their echoing cries roamed and lumbered their way through the city centre, towering above the crowds, and occassionally swooping to peck or be petted by unsuspecting children and adults.
The prehistoric creatures were raised from their slumber by Derry’s premier rockers Triggerman and kept in check by their Jedi like master, in a major new addition to Derry’s Halloween programme this year.
Hailed as one of the finest walkabout acts in Europe, the Saurus shows are being be accompanied by fire performances at night.
The free open air shows will take place again on Friday 30 October at 3.30pm to 4pm; 6pm to 6.45pm and 7.45pm to 8.30pm. The final Friday night’s show will feature live music by Triggerman.
Guildhall Square will also host the Armagh Rhymers with their Tales Of the River Gods relayed through trad music, poetry, comedy, visual arts, with folk and children’s songs on Friday October 29 and 30 at 5.15pm and again at 7pm each day.
There will also be monster Walled City Night-time Markets on Friday and Saturday from 12noon to 9pm each day, and a Wonder Wagon caravan where stories are woven, Screaming Selfies, and Bruce Airhead shows all in Guildhall Square.