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Illuminate Event To Showcase 'Story Of Derry' Through Light Displays, Animations And Music Sessions

By Dave Simpson

An event called Illuminate that will showcase the "Story of Derry" through a trail of light displays, animations and music sessions in intimate venues, culminating in a series of live illumination experiences that will turn buildings of Derry city into pieces of art, starts today (Thursday 17 February).

Event Details

The festival will run over two weekends from 17 February to 20 February and from 24 February to 27 February, and will feature a series of gigs with artists such as Kila, Neil Cowley and The Henry Girls.

Series Of Events

Illuminate kicks off a series of events that will see carnivals and festivals taking place each month through to the summer. In the coming months, Derry city will also host events such as the St Patrick's Day Carnival on 17 March, the City of Derry Jazz Festival from 28 April to 2 May, and the Clipper Festival and Foyle Maritime Festival from 20 July to 24 July.

Other Upcoming Derry Events

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Other upcoming events in Derry include a live show and multimedia installation called About Us (UNBOXED: Creativity in the UK) from 15 March to 21 March, which will celebrate our connections to everything around us and take audiences on a journey through 13.8 billion years of history from the big bang through to the present day; a 10km interactive trail showcasing our solar system and life on Earth called Our Place in Space (UNBOXED: Creativity in the UK) from April to May; and a temporary exhibition of objects and archives relating to Amelia Earheart in the Learning Space of the Tower Museum in May, as well as a series of onsite/online lectures linked to women in aviation, Earheart’s story and objects linked to the history of the landing, to mark the 90th anniversary of Earheart becoming the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic on 20 May, 1932, landing in Ballyarnett.

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