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Bogside artists head for China

Londonderry's Bogside Artists are off to China next week for an international exhibition.

Brothers Tom and William Kelly and Kevin Hasson have captivated tourists from around the world with their depictions of the city's Civil Rights movement on gable walls in the area and are now taking their work to a new stage.

They will be the only Irish artists taking part in the 2010 World Expo in the city of Shenzhen, in the Guangdong province.

Tom Kelly said they were "thrilled" to have been invited.

"The organisers actually contacted us, which was a real honour and shows that our reputation has now spread throughout the world," he said.

"We have been abroad before but this will be something entirely new for us.

"We are really excited and looking forward to it."

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