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Fang-tastic turnout for Belfast and Derry Halloween extravaganzas

By Staff Reporter

Thousands came out to Titanic Slipways last night to watch a spectacular firework display light up Belfast.

The pyrotechnic display came at the end of the Monster Mash event, which included street theatre, fire shows, jugglers, fairground rides and live music for an afternoon of fantastic fun for youngsters.

Meanwhile, tens of thousands of visitors flocked to Londonderry over the weekend for the Awakening the Walls supernatural illuminated animation trail which lit up the city's historic walls to mark the beginning of one of the biggest Halloween celebrations in the world.

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Over 21,000 people were at the Titanic Slipways for Belfast City Council’s Halloween Monster Mash and firework display
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Over 21,000 people were at the Titanic Slipways for Belfast City Council’s Halloween Monster Mash and firework display

Bringing echoes of Victorian circus to the modern age, performers in elaborate dress danced with fire and light, hung from trapezes and squeezed into giant birdcages to entertain thousands of families from near and far who filed around the city's walls to witness the impressive illuminated spectacle after night fell.

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Over 21,000 people were at the Titanic Slipways for Belfast City Council’s Halloween Monster Mash and firework display

Saturday night marked the beginning of this year's four-day festival celebrations.

Monday will see the final performance of Awakening the Walls from 6-8.30pm. For full details of the events taking place today and Tuesday, culminating with the crowds gathering on Halloween night to release the Samhain Moon, visit www.derryhalloween.com

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Over 21,000 people were at the Titanic Slipways for Belfast City Council’s Halloween Monster Mash and firework display
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Spark make their way through Castle Gate in Derry during the annual parade and fireworks display
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Jenna Sweeney at the Museum of the Moon

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