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1 Business Information Session City Hotel Wednesday 01 st May

2 Mayors Welcome

3 Welcome & Overview John Kelpie, Derry City Council


5 Overview of City of Culture Events Gareth Stewart & Claire McDermott




9 A Celebration of the Saint and the City 7 th and 8 th of June 2013

10 Spectacular awaits... This June, Walk the Plank create their most ambitious project to date – The Return of Colmcille. A centrepiece to the first ever UK City of Culture in Derry~Londonderry, this two day spectacular will see us work with London 2012 Opening Ceremony writer Frank Cottrell Boyce and hundreds of local participants, to celebrate the return of the iconic patron saint, Colmcille who founded the city. We welcome Colmcille back to his city, to his people, and to the remarkable tales that he’s missed whilst he was away. Expect storytelling on a grand scale, as processions, music, performance, and more flood the streets for this once in a lifetime weekend.


12 Glowing Babies

13 Participation Looking to engage 500 – 1000 Participants of all ages from across the City and surrounding regions to: Contribute stories referencing the themes of the event. Take on a role within the parade. Be part of the soundtrack in one of the Choirs (in association with The Music Promise) Another 18,000 expected to join the celebrations over the two days with many thousands more following the story online and via media. Monks and the Skeleton

14 The 18 th Century Debutantes

15 21 st Century Majellas

16 Dopey Dick

17 …..with the German U-Boat Commanders and the Vikings

18 The Shirt Factories


20 A Celebration of the Saint and the City 7 th and 8 th of June 2013

21 Timings & Locations Friday 7 th June: 7.30pm, Arrival of ‘Colmcille Currach’ Quayside & Guildhall Square Saturday 8 th June 2pm, What’s in the Box? Guildhall Square 2pm – 5pm, Performance hubs and satellite locations across the city inc Guildhall Sq, Ebrington Sq, Gasyard, Pump St, Long Tower Church & The Railway Museum. 9pm, People’s Procession, A defined route, viewing areas on the embankment for audiences. Also opportunities to see procession from Harbour Square, Strand Road & Queens Quay. 10.30pm, Showdown on the Foyle, Audiences view from Queens Quay


23 Footfall Visitor Estimates: Friday: 4,000 – 8,000 Saturday: Free flow from 2pm onwards so hard to estimate. Saturday evening: Anticipating up to 18,000 for the procession and showdown events. DCC estimated 13,000 attended the New Year’s Eve show at the Embankment. High Footfall expected : Embankment, Queens Quay and Guildhall Sq. Along procession route from 9pm: Harbour Sq, Strand Road, Queens Quay 10.30 onwards – Embankment & Strand Road.

24 Visitor Profile Predominantly attract young families during the day More varied groups and individuals by the evening including older families PR and Marketing has focused on: Local Derry~Londonderry residents and the surrounding area Residents who have a friend or family member participating in the events Visitors in a one hour driving distance of city - Northern Ireland. Visitors from the Republic of Ireland Scottish diaspora and media Visitors from the rest of the United Kingdom Media from across the UK and Republic of Ireland. Some key groups: Culture seekers wanting to experience a cutting edge cultural event People already engaged in attending arts events across Northern Ireland Families – wanting to attend events in their area and who hold pride in civic events (Women aged between 25 – 44 with children)

25 Business Opportunities


27 Opportunities Large scale outdoor arts events create short term and long term business opportunities. Retail, Bars, Restaurants etc - Take-away offerings - Additional staffing - Alternative opening times Supply of Services - Majority of contractors have been appointed following tender process. - Keen to know about your services in case of unforeseen requirements arise Outdoor Trading - Managed by DCC - Awaiting confirmation

28 Thank You Kathy Hayes – Associate Producer Muireann Kyeyune – Communications Manager

29 @rtnofcolmcille

30 Overview of Fleadh Cheoil Gerry Ó hEára


32 Fleadh Cheoil Clip

33 FleadhLive – a series of ground-breaking, high quality live streaming music shows that will be broadcast live on from 14 th – 18 th August

34 3 x 1 Hour Lunchtime Concerts from The Guildhall (14 th, 15 th & 16 th August) 5 x 3 Hour Evening Shows from The Craft Village & Guildhall Square (14 th – 18 th August) Each FleadhLive show will be hosted by top Irish television personality, Síle Ní Bhraonáin

35 Clip

36 FleadhLive shows will be broadcast live to a huge international audience as well as having massive coverage locally throughout the city in Fleadh venues, pubs, clubs, restaurants and on Big Screens in Guildhall Square, Waterloo Place and The Craft Village

37 TARGET AUDIENCES –Live Audience – 300,000 – Giveaways, Competitions & Social Media Campaigns –Citywide – Pubs, Clubs & Businesses carrying Live Broadcast (Video & Audio options / Info Pack) –Broadcast Partners – Broadcasting, Tourism, Media –Social Media Campaigns / Community


39 Legenderry Warehouse No.1 Gavin Killeen

40 Open Session & Lunch

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