This year sees Féile come of age, celebrating it’s eighteenth birthday with the theme Past, Present, Future. In 1993 residents of the Bogside and Brandywell came together with community organisations to organize a community festival that has become the biggest community celebration in the North West. Now 18 years since it’s inception, Féile is taking the opportunity to look at its history, celebrate its achievements and look confidently to a better future.
As always, Féile features an extensive Political Talks and Debates section. Highlights include lectures from two of Ireland’s most respected political/historical writers, Fintan O’Toole and Tim Pat Coogan.
Féile 2011 takes place at various venues in Derry from Friday August 5th – Monday August 15th. Tim Pat will deliver a lecture ‘Ireland. Yes We Can?’ at An Cultúrlann on Wednesday, August 10.
For more information or to request a programme, contact the Féile office on 02871262812.