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Derry-Londonderry UK City of Culture 2013

From history to heroics, the walls of Derry-Londonderry have seen it all. To celebrate their 400th year, you’re in for a treat. In 2013, Derry-Londonderry is the first ever UK City of Culture.

From history to heroics, the walls of Derry-Londonderry have seen it all. To celebrate their 400th year, you’re in for a treat. In 2013, Derry-Londonderry is the first ever UK City of Culture.

The walled city will host a year-long party. Trust us, with all this happening just over the water, you won’t want to miss a beat.

Named as ‘One of the Top Ten cities in the World to visit in 2013’ by the lonely Planet’s Best in Travel Guide 2013. Derry-Londonderry, is a city pulsing with life, resonant with centuries of heritage and passion.

A Feast Of Firsts
2013 will be a ground-breaking year, not just for Derry-Londonderry, but for culture. For the first time in its history, the Turner Prize is taking place outside of England. Never boring and always controversial, sharks in formaldehyde and epically messy beds have won past prizes.

The Fleadh Cheoil will take place in Northern Ireland. Think of it as the Olympics of traditional Irish folk music: hip youngsters play fiddles & flutes while seasoned pros send aged old tunes snaking through streets. In 2013, there will be all sorts of music in the Derry-Londonderry air.

Teenage Kicks
The Undertones’ songs weren’t only anthems for youth, they were anthems for the city. The band, their energy and their sound will be celebrated with the punk musical, Teenage Kicks. Of course, there’s no excuse for being idle between shows in Derry-Londonderry. Take time for a stroll along the historic walls or hop on to a boat tour and see the sights from a different perspective.

But we’re just skimming the surface. All this, and so much more, will be turning Derry-Londonderry into the cultural capital of the UK for 2013.

That city just across the water will be on the tips of tongues for an entire year.

You wouldn’t want to miss that now, would you?

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