Posts Tagged ‘ Derry ’

Derry: one of the best cities in the world

Nov 8th, 2012 | By

Derry has been named the fourth best city in the world

Derry-Londonderry Prepares for 2013

Jan 22nd, 2011 | By

In 2013 Derry-Londonderry becomes the first UK City of Culture but with still two years to go the city is preparing for the event. Planning is all important as it takes time to get us visitors accustomed to know where to look. Take a little thing like a website that just lists the events for example. As CD-Traveller knows from compiling its own events listings, it can take a while to just get all the organisers of those events to let you know about them, – if they do at all.

Londonderry/Derry is British Capital of Culture

Jul 16th, 2010 | By

Hot on the heels of the Ulster Museum winning the Art Fund Prize of £100,000 (see CD-Traveller 3rd July) comes the news that Londonderry is to be the first British Capital of Culture in 2013. Beating off competition from Birmingham, Norwich and Sheffield, (see CD-Traveller 22nd March), Londonderry-Derry, as the winning city was called, was announced on BBC’s The One Show last night.
Prior to the announcement, Norwich was thought to be the favourite until the final week but not having the unerring accuracy of Paul the Octopus, many people got it wrong. So congratulations to Londonderry-Derry.
What will the award mean?

Silver Anniversary of Capitals of Culture

Mar 22nd, 2010 | By

It doesn’t seem that it has been 25 years since the Greek actress, Melina Mercouri, and the French culture minister of the time, Jack Lang jointly conceived of the idea of having, each year, a European Capital of Culture. Starting tomorrow, the European Union will be celebrating the idea with a conference in Brussels to consider the achievements and what might be done in the future.
This year there are three capitals of culture per year, Essen in Germany, Istanbul in Turkey and Pecs in Hungary. The idea has been copied in the Middle East, where Alexandria in Egypt is this year’s beneficiary, and the Americas where this year Santa Domingo in the Dominican Republic is the winner. As British Tourism Week has ended what next to celebrate tourism? Margaret Hodge our minister for culture, has announced that we will have our own British capital of culture from 2013.