Huge programme of events lined-up for Derry’s Féile festival


Féile, Derry’s biggest community arts festival, returns for the 31st year with a packed programme including music, literature, film, sport, history, comedy, art, carnival, fun days, health, discussions, tours and events and programmes 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 Derry, attracting over 20,000 people annually to the programme of events.

The 100+ events at Féile 2023 will take place across the Bogside, Brandywell, Creggan, Bishop Street, Fountain neighbourhoods and Derry City centre from Saturday August 12 to Saturday August 19.

Thirty one years since the first Féile, festival organisers said they were looking forward to celebrating everything that is great about these neighbourhoods “where we live, learn, play, work, and visit with our neighbours, friends and visitors to the city.”

A spokesperson said: “At Féile 2023, we will remember and pay tribute to Roisin Barton, Stephen Gargan and Donncha Mac Niallias, three significant community activists who passed away within the past year, who contributed massively not only to Féile but also to the transformation and development of these communities.”

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