A cast of over 500 performers is getting ready to bring Ebrington Square to life with the Walled City Tattoo.
The large theatrical event, which will be staged in Derry~Londonderry as part of the UK City of Culture 2013, will run Wednesday 28 – Saturday 31 August. Irish and Highland dancers, drummers, pipers, acrobats – there is something in this unique variety show for everyone.
The production is Ireland’s first Tattoo and will combine the pomp, ceremony and grandeur of traditional tattoo events with a special Derry~Londonderry twist in a show which will tell the story of the history of the city’s industry and culture.
33 Highland and Irish dance schools are represented in the Walled City Tattoo and the bringing together of these two distinct styles of dancing will contribute to creating a vivid reflection of our rich history and culture in the show. The dancers make up only a small proportion of the 500-strong cast of performers from Denmark, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Republic of Ireland, Switzerland, Tanzania, Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK.
A showcase of international and local talent, The Walled City Tattoo will give audiences the chance to watch the world’s leading drums corps, Top Secret from Switzerland, perform their phenomenal routine as part of a 90 minute production. The event’s line-up will also feature The Crossed-Swords Pipe Band, Afrikan Warriors, Sontas, brass and melody flute bands and Highland and Irish Dancers.
For more information visit www.walledcitytattoo.com. To book visit www.millenniumforum.co.uk or call 028 7126 445
Now the Ballymoney and Moyle Times has a pair of VIP tickets to the Walled City Tattoo on Ebrington Square Derry – Londonderry on the evening of Wednesday 28th August. The value is £100 and includes tickets, buffet and meet the cast as well as a goodie bag to take home.
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