Wonderful memories were made this Halloween with Féile Derry! We had a fantastic afternoon of faceprinting, arts and crafts, games, performances and all kinds of fun at Féile and SureStart Edenballymore‘s Halloween family fun day in Long Tower YC, and we were delighted to support New Gate Arts and Culture Centre on their brilliant event, Conquer The Dragon, as part of Derry Halloween Awakening The Walled City. Thousands of people from across the city converged on the Fountain neighbourhood over the last three nights to see dancers from Sollus Highland Dancers tame a huge dragon that had invaded the city.
On 12th – 19th August, Féile returned for its 31st year with a packed programme including music, literature, film, sport, history, comedy, art, carnival, fun days, tours and events for children, young people and older people. What began as a one day festival in 1993 has since grown into the biggest community arts festival in the North West, attracting over 20,000 people annually to the programme of events.
Féile 2023 would not have been possible without the support of our funders at The Executive Office, (Urban Villages & Communities In Transition), Department of Foreign Affairs and the collaboration of our many partners, groups, initiatives, volunteers and residents from throughout the Bogside, Brandywell, Creggan, Bishop Street and Fountain areas who came together to shape and manage this year’s programme of events!
What We Do
The Féile involves numerous other organisations including:
Each year, they all come together to deliver a fantastic and productive programme of events, which can be in the form of music, sport, education, literature, visual arts, carnivals, fun days, health, discussions, lectures & conferences, community consultation and tours. The Féile therefore is only possible thanks to the commitment and hard work of a multitude of groups, volunteers and initiatives who come together each year.
You can see updates, information and photos & videos about the work we do on our blog and film pages!
You can find plenty of information about the Féile and our events on this website, but we also recommend following us on our social media platforms. You can find these located here on our contact page!
The latest film from Féile videographer Ruairi Campbell, “Freedom & the Sesh: A Squarebear Joint” will finally receive its online debut tonight at 7pm on our YouTube channel, Féile Media! The documentary is a close Read more…
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Square Amongst the Busies ‘Freedom & The Sesh: A Squarebear Joint’ has its online debut in 3 days time on https://www.youtube.com/@FeileDerry/ & https://www.youtube.com/@squarebearderry1 Take a glimpse into the world of Squarebearderry and the process behind Read more…