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Have your say on music legacy of Derry UK City of Culture 2013


A consultation on how Londonderry can maximize the long-term music legacy of the UK City of Culture 2013 will be held in St Columb's Hall in the city next week.

Worries have been expressed that once the year is over, it will be forgotten. The open consultation will reflect on the key music events and projects of the City of Culture.

It will examine how the city can continue to reap benefits of the year to maintain a strong legacy.

Encouraging people to register for the conference, Mayor Martin Reilly said it was the perfect opportunity for the public to voice an opinion.

He said: “We are extending an invitation to anyone who is interested in having their say on what they want to see as part of the music legacy for City of Culture.

“We all want to ensure that the city's rich musical heritage and exceptional music talent is embraced and promoted on the international stage.

“We are looking forward towards the final chapter of 2013 and on towards a 2014 year that will build upon the achievements of the work.”

Oonagh McGillion, director of Legacy with Derry City Council, said: “This is our once in a lifetime chance to make the most from this fantastic opportunity but we need the support of the local community.”

The conference is in St Columb’s Hall on November 6 from 7pm-9pm. Register in advance by contacting Colin Coyle at Derry City Council on telephone 028 7136 5151 Ext 6975 or email

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