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Educational Trips to Derry & North-West of Ireland with McNamara Tours

(Education + Excursion) is an educational programme designed with dual objectives to sensitise the students of schools and colleges towards an experience of "on-the-spot learning with pleasure" and exploring the spectrum of environmental, geographical, historical, biological, scientific, social and cultural facts.

Target Audience

  • 2nd Level Students
  • 3rd Level Students (History Students)
  • Nature, History Groups/Societies
  • Youth Group Tours


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Some of the upcoming events in 2023

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Exhibition Re_sett_ing_s

March 4, 2023 - June 3, 2023

Void Gallery is delighted to present Re_sett_ing_s.

4 Mar 2023 to 3 June 2023Various Opening Times

Exhibition - Inspired Drawing Booklets

Our drawing booklets offer an opportunity to explore Locky Morris and Jaki Irvine’s exhibition in a fun and experimental way during your visit to the gallery.

4 Mar 2023 to 3 June 2023

LMS presents 9-5 The Musical

LMS are a local amateur group who have just celebrated their 60th Anniversary! Their last three shows have earned them a multitude of awards from AIMS (Association of Irish Musical Societies) and 9-5 is set to be another hit!

29 Mar 2023 to 1 Apr 2023

BEYOND BELIEF- The Life and Mission of JOHN HUME


Beyond Belief will present John Hume’s life and his odyssey for peace, the right to decent life, and the right to hope.

31 Mar 2023 to 7 Apr 2023

Walled City Markets

Derry City & Strabane District Council is delighted to welcome back the Walled City Market on the first Saturday of the month.

1 Apr 2023

The Curiosity Club


The Curiosity Club is a self-directed creative space in Void Gallery which is filled with various materials, activity prompts and mediums, inspired by our current exhibition, seasonal holidays and public programming for all ages to use freely.

1 Apr 2023 Open 12:00 - 16:00 6 Apr 2023 to 7 Apr 2023 Open 12:00 - 16:00 15 Apr 2023 Open 12:00 - 16:00 13 May 2023 Open 12:00 - 16:00 20 May 2023 Open 12:00 - 16:00

Orchestra NorthWest presents Ready...Set...Works!

Live Music

Orchestra NorthWest delivers a performance of a selection of GCSE, AS and A2 syllabus set works and listed composers.

3 Apr 2023 Open 19:00 - 21:00

Opry le Daniel - New & Classic Country

Live Music

Presented by Daniel O’Donnell. TG4’s hit country music series comes back to Derry for three nights, starring the best of country music.

3 Apr 2023Open 19:45 -
4 Apr 2023Open 19:45 - Celtic & Contemporary Country
5 Apr 2023 Country 'n' Irish & songs of Patsy Cline

Samohi Wind Ensemble & Chamber Orchestra Concert

All the way from sunny California comes Santa Monica High School's Band & Orchestra to perform for one night only in the Waterside Theatre!

5 Apr 2023Open 19:00 -

Walled City Passion

Easter Events

The Walled City Passion returns for 2023!

Are you ready to experience the Easter story in a whole new way? Get ready for "Walled City Passion" - the experience that reimagines the Easter story like never before!

6 Apr 2023 to 8 Apr 2023

Easter Egg Workshop

LockNLoad Easter Egg Workshop

Hop, Hop, Hop into LockNLoad's EGGSTRA-SPECIAL Easter Event this April! Come meet Easter Bunny & Friends ( including SPIDERMAN) as they take you along the hunting trail in the hopes of finding chocolate treats.

7 Apr 2023Open 16:00 - 17:30 8 Apr 2023 Open 10:00 - 11:30

Celtronic 2023 

Live Music

Celtronic returns for the 23rd year this Easter with some of the best international electronic music artists converging on Derry to play alongside the best local DJs, producers and live acts at venues across the city.

7 Apr 2023 to 10 Apr 2023

Celtronic Festival - The Fully Automatic Model

Live Music

Visitors are invited to listen to this performance by The Fully Automatic Model in response to our current exhibition Re_sett_ing_s by Locky Morris and Jaki Irvine.

8 Apr 2023 Open 14:00 - 17:00

Cirque: The Greatest Show


Escape the ordinary and enter the world of the extraordinary!
8 Apr 2023 to 9 Apr 2023

Feis Doire Colmcille 2023

The north west’s premier cultural event will return to the Millennium Forum between 11-14 April 2023.

11 Apr 2023 to 14 Apr 2023

A Celebration of The Eagles - Take It To The Limit

Live Music

Take It To The Limit - a celebration of The Eagles- is a masterclass of vocal talent and musicianship.

15 Apr 2023 Open 20:00

Sister Clare Retreat

59A Longtower Street, Derry

Religious Event

Brandywell born Sister Clare Crockett, aged just 33, died on April 16, 2016, when an earthquake struck the home and school of Servant Sisters of the Mother in Playa Prieta, Ecuador, where Clare had been working for two years helping the poorer

17 Apr 2023 Open 07:00 - 21:00

Moves and Melodies


Moves and Melodies is an age friendly project in the Millennium Forum that includes song and dance workshops for 60 people.

20 Apr 2023 18 May 2023 15 June 2023 20 July 2023 24 Aug 2023 21 Sept 2023 19 Oct 2023 23 Nov 2023

Void Tots 


These relaxed, fun sessions with artist Sinead Crumlish are always a hit with children aged 1-3 years old.
Come along and get messy with your little ones!

22 Apr 2023 Open 09:30 - 10:15 22 Apr 2023 Open 10:30 - 11:15 19 May 2023 Open 09:30 - 10:15 19 May 2023 Open 10:30 - 11:15

Childrens Animation Workshop with Grace Fairley

As part of our Void Explorers programme; a series of bookable workshops at Void Gallery aimed at children and young people aged 4-14 years old.

22 Apr 2023 Open 14:00 - 16:00 29 Apr 2023 Open 14:00 - 16:30

‘Mujeres Disruptivas / Disruptive Women’: Hands-on textile workshop


The ‘Mujeres Disruptivas’ arpillera exhibition, on display in three locations, introduces us to women who have pushed the boundaries and challenged human rights abuses.

27 Apr 2023Open 14:00 - 16:30

Jaydee Brass Band

Live Music

27 Apr 2023 Open 17:45 -

Hyde Park Brass Band performing a masterclass at Foyle College for the Jazz Festival

Gay McIntyre Brass Masterclass with Hyde Park Brass Band

Live Music

A Masterclass focusing on saxophone skills and skills on other woodwind and brass instruments hosted by Hyde Park Brass Band. This popular masterclass returns again this year hosted by Foyle College.

27 Apr 2023 Open 13:00 -

City of Derry Jazz & Big Band Festival

Live Music

Northern Ireland’s biggest and best Jazz Festival returns for May Bank Holiday weekend, 27th April - 1st May 2023!

27 Apr 2023 to 1 May 2023

Jaydee Brass Band

Live Music

28 Apr 2023 Open 19:15 -

Hyde Park Brass Band

28 Apr 2023 Open 18:00 -


Family Fun

Following on from the success of our Energy of Light Over 15 disco, The Millennium Forum is delighted to announce our Energy of Light Sensory Disco for Kids (Ages 0 to 8 and Ages 9 to 14)!

29 Apr 2023 27 May 2023 24 June 2023

City of Derry Jazz & Big Band Festival

Ireland's Biggest Jazz Festival
Harry Connolly Band
Live Music

29 Apr 2023 Open 13:00 -

The Garage Boys

Live Music

30 Apr 2023 Open 15:00 -

Hyde Park Brass Band

Live Music

Check out Hyde Park Brass Band as they parade around the city centre: Shipquay Street, Castle Street, Waterloo Street, Waterloo Place
30 Apr 2023 Open 14:00 -

Jaydee Brass Band

Live Music

30 Apr 2023 Open 16:30 -

 Strictly Ballroom


Strictly Ballroom the Musical, based on the award-winning world-wide film phenomenon, is heading out to tour the UK and Ireland, starring Strictly Come Dancing’s Kevin Clifton!

22 May 2023 to 27 May 2023

Live @ The Square presents SECOND SOUNDS with Derek Ryan, Mike Denver, Johnny Brady

26 May 2023 Open 18:00 - 22:45

Live @ The Square presents Gavin James

Live Music

The second headliner for #SecondSounds, is Gavin James coming to St Columb's Park this May

27 May 2023 Open 18:00 - 22:45



Dolly and Shania Tribute Show at hte Everglades Hotel

3 June 2023 Open 07:30 - 11:30

Every Voice Festival

Live Music

The Every Voice Festival returns 12th - 18th June 2023
Allegri and Orchestra NorthWest will present a wonderful mix of live music events across Derry City & Strabane District Council.

12 June 2023 to 18 June 2023

Hard As Oak Sport

Located in the picturesque Faughan Valley and incorporating all its finest features this really is a challenge like no other. Over 50 man-made and natural tests for those willing souls ready to give it their all.

24 June 2023 Open 09:00 - 17:30

Hard as Oak - Teen & Mini Oak Sport

A 5km challenge for all those teens who want to test their grit on our amazing course. This 2km obstacle course challenge is perfect for the smaller folk!

25 June 2023 Open 09:30 - 15:30

The Celtic Classic - Ireland's No.1 Motoring Event

Show / Display

The Celtic Car Classic is a celebration of motoring combining some of the most amazing drives Ireland has to offer including the Causeway Coast and the Wild Atlantic Way. It also features a static car display in Ebrington Square overlooking Derry.

29 June 2023 to3 July 2023

O'Neills Foyle Cup


O'Neill's Foyle Cup is back for 2023.

17 July 2023 to 22 July 2023
Derry Centre of Excellence in Owenbeg

2023 GAA World Games

Dungiven - Sporting Event

Derry has been confirmed as the host city for the 2023 GAA World Games!

The five-day event will feature matches over four days in the Derry Centre of Excellence in Owenbeg from July 24-27 next summer, with a day of finals taking place at GAA HQ .

24 July 2023 to 27 July 2023

Daniel Sloss - Can't


The all-new, 12th solo show by Scotland's international comedy superstar

4 Aug 2023 Open 19:30 - 22:00

Beyond The City: Ryan McMullan

Live Music

25 Aug 2023 Open 18:00 - 22:45

Dirty Dancing 


Dirty Dancing returns to Derry following a season at London’s Dominion Theatre. Exploding with heart-pounding music, breath-taking emotion and sensationally sexy dancing.

19 Sept 2023 to 23 Sept 2023

City of Derry International Choir Festival


The 11th City of Derry International Choir Festival will take place from 18 - 22 October 2023.

18 Oct 2023 to 22 Oct 2023

Derry Halloween


Derry Halloween 2023 returns Saturday 28th - Tuesday 31st October.

28 Oct 2023 to 31 Oct 2023

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