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Tripping the light fantastic in Derry at Halloween

BY CLAIRE WILLIAMSON

An array of colour, art and dance invaded the City of Culture last night as crowds gathered in Londonderry to start the build-up to Tomorrow's Halloween Festival climax.

Crowds were mesmerised by an acrobat performing in the sky.

Ebrington was transformed into Inferno, a theatrical otherworld of light, fire and dance.

Families who braved the cold October evening enjoyed a spectacular experience as they were led through the specially-created world courtesy of landscape theatre company LUXe.

Young and old took part by walking through an otherworld of beautiful illuminated sculptures including fiery mechanical sculptures and automatons.

The stunning visual performance was full of bright colour with those taking part dressed in shimmering costumes and make-up to entertain the crowds at the Peace Bridge.

There was live music, fire performances, fire drawing as well as shadowplay and some of the province's finest street and night circus performers.

This event is on right up until Halloween night.

Other festival-goers took part in a different type of walk called Awakening The Walls, an evening tour which took a crowd around the signature walls of Derry.

Part of the tour included an illuminated blue angel with its head bowed at St Columb's Cathedral.

The Banks of the Foyle Halloween Carnival events continue all week and promise a host of treats and tricks for all taking part.

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