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The Landis Museum

CCA Gallery

26th May - 28th Jul

Alex Impey, Alexandra Sukhareva, Bianca Baldi, Dorothy Hunter, Helena Hamilton, Irina Gheorghe, Kapwani Kiwanga, Katrina Sheena Smyth, Nina Liebenberg, Phillip McCrilly, Sarah Pierce

Tues - Sat, 12–6pm
free

Colin Davidson – Silent Testimony

Nerve Visual Gallery

23rd Jun - 16th Sep

...

Tues - Sat, 11am - 5pm & Sun, 12 - 6pm
free

Foods of the Foyle Tour with Far and Wild

Departs Culmore Point

14th Jul - 22nd Jul

Special Foodie Kayak tour, runs: 8am on 14th July / 1pm on 20th July / 2pm on 21st July / 3pm on 22nd July

Various
£10

Foyle Merchant Market

Queen's Quay

14th Jul - 22nd Jul

Taking patrons on a culinary voyage across Europe and beyond to experience the finest flavours and crafts from around the world.

from Noon
free

Maritime Melodies

Queen's Quay

14th Jul - 22nd Jul

MAIN STAGE, FESTIVAL VILLAGE* / STAGE 1, THE PICNIC ZONE* / STAGE 2, THE DOCKS AT SAINSBURY'S

from Noon
free

SEAFOOD TRAIL

Citywide

14th Jul - 22nd Jul

Seafood lovers are in for a treat with this popular trail returning to the festival once again. A host of award winning chefs will entice you into their domains

various

The Science of Water, Sponsored by DuPont™ Kevlar

14th Jul - 22nd Jul

A series of STEM shows, lectures and screenings that investigate and celebrate the science of water

Noon-6pm
free

Maritime Markets

Queen's Quay

14th Jul - 22nd Jul

...

from Noon
free

Honky Tonk Sail Catamaran

Queen's Quay

14th Jul - 22nd Jul

...

from Noon
free

The Phoenix Tall Ship

River Foyle

14th Jul - 22nd Jul

This festival favourite returns once again with the memory of its illuminated performance in the closing showcase event of the 2016 festival, Opens Thurs 19th July

noon-6pm
free

Family Fun & Arts Zone

Queen's Quay

14th Jul - 22nd Jul

...

from Noon
free

Stand Up Paddle Board Yoga Sessions with Far and Wild

River Foyle

14th Jul - 22nd Jul

3pm & 4pm on 14th July / 2pm, 3pm, 7.30pm and 8.30pm on 20th July / 3pm, 4pm, 7.30pm and 8.30pm on 21st July / 3pm, 4pm, 5pm, 6pm on 22nd July 2018

from Noon
£2

Canoe Taster Sessions with the Foyle Paddlers

Council Pontoon Derry City Council Car Park

14th Jul - 22nd Jul

...

from Noon
£2

Maritime Cemetery Tours

Derry City Cemetery

14th Jul - 22nd Jul

...

from 2pm
£5

Foyle Safari with Inish Adventures

Departs Loughs Agency at Prehen

14th Jul - 21st Jul

River Safaris in 2 large open canoes, accommodating up to 24 people. Take in the historic sights of Derry – from the river! Allow around 2½ hours for the trip.

9.30am, 12.30pm & 3pm
£2

Clipper 70 Experience

Foyle Marina

16th Jul - 19th Jul

Tour times: 10am-11am / 11.15am-12.15pm / 2pm-3pm / 3.15pm-4.15pm / 4.30pm-5.30pm

Various
£5

The Dunree Collection

Garden of Reflection

16th Jul - 31st Jul

The Dunree Collection by Patricia Spokes.

10am
free

Clipper 2017-18 Race Fleet Open Boat Tours

River Foyle

16th Jul - 20th Jul

Mon 16th July: 12noon-8pm / Tues 17th July: 12noon-8pm / Wed 18th July: 12noon-8pm / Thurs 19th July: 12noon-8pm / Fri 20th July: 12noon-6pm

Various
free

Foyle Bubble Challenge with the Driftwood Canoe Club

Foyle Marina

16th Jul - 21st Jul

From 12pm to 6pm Monday 16th and Tuesday 17th July with the Final on Saturday 21st from 6-8pm.

Various
£10 per team

The Kaskelot

The Docks at Sainsbury's

18th Jul - 21st Jul

Wed 18th July: 12noon-5pm / Thurs 19th July: 12noon-8pm / Fri 20th July: 12noon-6pm / Sat 21st July: 12noon-8pm

various
free

Bennigans Blues Club

Bennigans Bar

19th Jul

...

10.30pm
free

Rooms of Sound

The Metro

19th Jul

...

10pm
free

Live Music

Brickwork Lounge

19th Jul

...

10pm
free

open mic night with Kevin Brown

Jacks Bar

19th Jul

...

10pm
free

The Residency: The Cassettes

Grand Central

19th Jul

...

9.30pm
free

Live Music

The Gweedore

19th Jul

...

10.30pm
free

Sound & Vision Workshop

Nerve Centre

19th Jul

You will learn how to create your own Foley sound effects, discovering how music and sound can change the mood and feel of a movie or scene. AGE: 8-12

10am-Noon & 2-4pm
£3

Chickenbox Comedy Night

Bennigans Bar

19th Jul

...

8.30pm
free

Hip Hop Thursday

The Diplomat

19th Jul

...

from 10pm
free

Live Music

Granny Annies (Diamond)

19th Jul

...

from 8.30pm
Free

Live Music

The Dungloe

19th Jul

...

10pm
Free

live music

Whitehorse Hotel Lounge Bar

19th Jul

...

10pm
free

Live Music

Rocking Chair Bar

19th Jul

...

from 10pm
Free

Dusty Grooves

Sandinos Main Bar

19th Jul

Every Thursday Night :Dusty Grooves ,playing,Soul/Funk and Disco

10.30pm
free

#Throwback thursdays

Guildhall Taphouse

19th Jul

A night of cheesy classics, retro funk, rn'b, hip hop, 80's, 90's and a wee bitta modern tunes to boot! 10% off all drinks for students

10pm
free

Live Music

Blackbird

19th Jul

...

from 8.30pm
free

BarZu - w/ Foreign Owl, Alpha Twin and more

BarZu, Rosemount

19th Jul

...

from 9.30pm
£5

Gaming Night

Bennigans Bar (In the Yard)

19th Jul

...

10pm
free

Karaoke with Joe Mac

The Oakgrove Bar

19th Jul

Drinks Promotions, Great singing, Great Craic and Play Your Cards Right with Cash Prizes!

10pm
Free

Club Nights

The Bentley

19th Jul

...

10pm
free

TRAFFIC LIGHT PARTY

Electric Annies

19th Jul

BEAT THE CLOCK DRINK PROMOS - #GREEN #YELLOW #RED

from 8pm
£3 before 10pm /£5 After

Twlight Paddle with Foyle Paddlers

Foyle Port & Foyle Marina

19th Jul

Departs Foyle Port - 7pm & Foyle Marina - 8.30pm. Report times & locations will be confirmed at time of booking.

7pm & 8.30pm
£2

Acoustic Sessions

Silver Street

19th Jul

...

from 9.45pm
free

Flyboard Fun

The Docks at Sainsbury's

20th Jul - 21st Jul

...

from Noon

Live Music

Derry City Social Club

20th Jul

...

free

The "Brian Boru" - Sail Training Ireland Vessel

River Foyle

20th Jul - 22nd Jul

A number of tours will be facilitated by the crews and trainees throughout the weekend.

from Noon
free

Live Music

Blackbird

20th Jul

...

from 3.30pm
free

VOYAGES

Queens Quay / River Foyle

20th Jul

Journey through time in an evening spectacle of music, dance and theatre all along the Quayside culminating in an illuminated parade of light and fireworks display on the River Foyle

9-11pm
free

"Voyages" Parade of Light Spectacular

River Foyle

20th Jul

...

9-11pm
free

Live music

The Bentley

20th Jul

...

from 6pm
free

Live Music

Da Vinci's

20th Jul

...

10pm
free

Live Music

Silver Street

20th Jul

...

11pm
Free

Live Music

Quays Bar

20th Jul

...

from 8pm
free

So you can sing along

Envy Nightclub

20th Jul

With Lady Waye Why

10pm
Free

Friday Lounge Sessions

Sandinos Main Bar

20th Jul

With DJ Gerard C

from 6pm
Free

Live Music

City Hotel

20th Jul

...

from 5.30pm
Free

Club Night

Electric Annies

20th Jul

2 floors + 2 electric DJs

from 8pm
£5

James Spaite

Bennigans Bar

20th Jul

...

10.30pm
free

Joseph Leighton & Friends

Bennigans Bar

Fri Weekly

...

5.30pm
free

Live Music

The Dungloe

20th Jul

...

from 11pm
Free

Live Music

Rocking Chair Bar

20th Jul

...

10.30pm
free

Live Music

The Grand Central

20th Jul

With Mark Black & Jim Walker 6-9pm

from 6pm
free

Phuket’s it’s Friday

The Diplomat

20th Jul

...

free

Craics 90

Sugar Niteclub

20th Jul

...

10pm
£5

live music

The Gweedore

20th Jul

...

11pm
free

Joey Messenger

Cosh Bar

20th Jul

...

8pm
free

soundcheck. takeover

The Cellar

20th Jul

...

10pm-2am
from £4

Club Nights

The Metro

20th Jul

70's, 80's, 90's and 00's with Small Paul and Yer Man

10pm
free

Live Music

The Guildhall Taphouse

20th Jul

With The Ptagmatix 6-8pm, Gavin Corey 11pn-1am

from 6pm
free

Live Music

Granny Annies (Diamond)

20th Jul

...

from 8pm
free

Live Music

Three Mile House

20th Jul

...

from 8pm
free

Live Music

Brickwork Lounge

21st Jul

...

from 8pm
free

Live Music

The Oakgrove Bar

21st Jul

...

10pm
free

jika jika presents trance wax

Sugar Niteclub

21st Jul

...

10pm-2am
from £9

Canadian Drum Making Workshop

Nerve Centre

21st Jul

Immerse yourself in Aboriginal culture and craft your very own traditional Native Canadian drum with John Somosi of Sky Buffalo

1pm
£140/£175

Live Music

7 Twenty Bar

21st Jul

...

10.30pm
Free

Live Music

The City Hotel

21st Jul

...

10pm
free

Lush! Classical

Ebrington Square

21st Jul

Performed by: The Ulster Orchestra, Conducted by Cliff Masterson, Curated by: Brothers In Rhythm, (Dave Seaman & Steve Anderson), Col Hamilton With Very Special Guests (tba) Djs: Dave Seaman / Col Hamilton / Paul P + Special guest(tba)

6-11pm
£36

Gay McIntyre & the John Leighton Trio

Bennigans Bar

21st Jul

...

5-7pm
£10/£15

California Soul

Bennigans Bar

21st Jul

...

10.30pm
free

Live Music

Three Mile House

21st Jul

...

10pm
free

Lee Matthews Band

Cosh Venue

21st Jul

...

10.30pm
£7 (Pay at the door)

Lush! Classical feat. the Ulster Orchestra

Ebrington Square

21st Jul

...

6-11pm
£36+

Live Music

Derry City Social Club

21st Jul

...

10.30pm
Free

Live Music

Granny Annies (Diamond)

21st Jul

...

from 10pm
free

Live Music

Blackbird

21st Jul

...

from 3.30pm
free

Live Music

The Cosh

21st Jul

With Clarragh Connors followed by Jack Carlin

from 8pm
free

Little Legends Club

Easons Foyleside

21st Jul

...

11am
Free

Live Music

The Grand Central Bar

21st Jul

With Stevie Blues (Downstairs) and Alan Giff (Upstairs

from 10.30pm
free

live music

White Horse Hotel

21st Jul

...

10pm
Free

57 Saturday's

57 Waterloo

21st Jul

Over 23's Disco

10pm

Live Music

Quays Bar

21st Jul

followed by DJ Small Paul & Yer Man

from 8pm
free

Live Music

The Gweedore

21st Jul

...

from 8pm
free

Live Music

The Dungloe

21st Jul

...

from 11pm
Free

Live Music

Rocking Chair Bar

21st Jul

...

10.30pm
free

Rooms of Sound

The Metro

21st Jul

Upstairs - DJ Cush/ Downstairs - DJ Smitty

10pm
free

Prosecco Saturday's with DJ Cory

The Diplomat

21st Jul

...

10pm- 1.45am
free

Live Music

Jacks Bar

21st Jul

...

10pm
free

Live Music

Brickwork Lounge

21st Jul

...

10pm
Free

Live Music

Tracys Bar

21st Jul

...

11pm-1am
Free

DJs

Guildhall Taphouse

21st Jul

With Lounge Lizard 7-9.30pm, followed by Curntables 10.30pm-1am

from 7pm
free

Live Music

DaVinci's

21st Jul

...

10pm
free

Foyle Swim

Queen's Quay

21st Jul

Join Foyle Swim 2018 for an Open Water Swim on 21st July from 4pm and experience the roar of the famous Foyle Maritime quayside crowd

4pm
£25+ fees

Small Paul v Yer Man

Quays Bar

21st Jul

Ultimate Retro Night

from 10pm
Free

Live Music

The Bentley

21st Jul

...

from 7.30pm
free

Noella Hutton

The Sandwich Company (Diamond)

21st Jul

...

12.30-2.30pm
free

Silver Saturday's

Silver Street

21st Jul

With DJ B.M.C playing the best in commercial music past, present and future. Over 23's

10pm
free

Live Music

Sandinos Bar

21st Jul

...

from 5pm
Free

Saturday Revival

Electric Annies

21st Jul

DJ Type One Downstairs, DJ Double C Upstairs

10.30pm
free

Saturday Nights

Envy

21st Jul

With DJ Carl - all drinks £2 until 10pm

10pm-2.30am
free

Live Music

Blackbird

22nd Jul

...

from 3.30pm
free

Live Music

Cosh Bar

22nd Jul

With Sean Sands followed by Martin Healy

from 7pm
free

Live Music

Jacks Bar

22nd Jul

...

10pm
free

Parade of Sail

Queen's Quay

22nd Jul

This very special event attracts thousands of well-wishers to line the riverfront with live music and interviews as the boats sail up and down the river as they prepare for their final race from Greencastle.

All day
free

Karaoke Sundays

The Metro

22nd Jul

With Cash Prize up for grabs. Hosted by DJ Scoop

from 9pm
free

Bon Voyage

Ebrington Square

22nd Jul

With Bagatelle and lots lots more

3-11pm
SOLD OUT

Sharon Graham

The Sandwich Company (The Diamond)

22nd Jul

Live piano music every Saturday lunch time at the Sandwich Company in The Diamond from Sharon Graham

10.30am-12.30pm
free

Traditional Sessions

Sandinos

22nd Jul

...

5pm-9pm
free

Live Music

The Bentley Bar

22nd Jul

...

from 6pm
free

PARADE OF SAIL

River Foyle

22nd Jul

The festival will bid an emotional farewell to the Clipper Race yachts as they depart for their next official race start at Greencastle, Co Donegal

from Noon
free

Live Music

Quays Bar

22nd Jul

...

From 3.30pm
free

Pure Buzzin karaoke night.

Electric Annies

22nd Jul

...

from 10.30pm
free

Live Music

Granny Annies, The Diamond

22nd Jul

...

from 9.30pm
free

Derry City Junior 2K parkrun

Foyle Arena

22nd Jul

For kids aged 4- 14yrs. Register online

from 9.30am
free

Live Music

DaVinci's

22nd Jul

...

10pm
Free

Live Music

Derry City Social Club

22nd Jul

...

6.30pm
free

Live Music

The Gweedore

22nd Jul

...

from 7pm
free

Sunday Jukebox

Brickwork Lounge

22nd Jul

...

10pm
free

Mindbenders Duo

Silverstreet

22nd Jul

...

9.30pm-Midnight
Free

Live Music

The Grand Central

22nd Jul

...

from 7pm
free

Live Music

Three Mile House

22nd Jul

...

7pm
free

Live Music

Everglades Hotel

22nd Jul

...

9-11pm
free

Sunday's Best

The Diplomat

22nd Jul

With DJ Stephen Porter (JikaJika)

from 7pm
free

Live Music

Rocking Chair Bar

22nd Jul

...

10.30pm
free

Unplugged

Jacks Bar

23rd Jul

With Jack Craig. Free pint for performers

from 10pm
free

Live Music

The Dungloe

23rd Jul

...

10pm
free

Tony's table quiz

Pheonix Bar

23rd Jul

With prizes for the winning team.

free

The Craic's 90

Quays Bar

23rd Jul

Student Monday's with DJ Cush. All drinks 90p, excluding pints

10pm
£3/£5

Buzz'in Mondays

Electric Annies

23rd Jul

...

from 8pm
£3 before 10pm / £5 After

Monday Night Quiz

Rocking Chair

23rd Jul

...

10.30pm
free

Eric's Table Quiz

Sandinos

23rd Jul

...

9.30pm
free

Taphouse Karaoke

Guildhall Taphouse

23rd Jul

Free drink for every singer

10pm
free

Live Music

Blackbird

23rd Jul

...

10pm
free

Open Mic Night

Bennigans

23rd Jul

Hosted by Michael McCay

10pm
Free

Live Music

Granny Annies (Diamond)

23rd Jul

...

8pm
free

Gay McIntryre & John Trotter

Rocking Chair Lounge

24th Jul

...

10.30pm-1am
free

The Revival Open Mic

Sandinos

24th Jul

...

10pm
free

Live Music

Quays Bar

24th Jul

...

10pm
free

Live Music

Granny Annies (Diamond)

24th Jul

...

from 8pm
free

Club Nights

The Bentley

24th Jul

followed by live DJ

from 9.30pm
free

Club Nights

The Metro

24th Jul

...

10pm
free

North West Hip Hop

Bennigans Bar

24th Jul

...

10pm
free

Lip Sync Tuesday

Electric Annie's

24th Jul

Followed by live DJ

from 11pm
free

Songwriters Circle

Bennigans Bar

24th Jul

...

10pm
free

Quiz Night

The Grand Central

24th Jul

...

10pm
free

Pete Thorogood

Dungloe Bar

24th Jul

...

10.30pm
free

CATS

Millennium Forum

25th Jul - 28th Jul

The Millennium Forum’s Youth Musical is pleased to announce Summer 2018’s musical will be an Adult Amateur Production of the incredible ‘Cats’.

7.30pm
from £10

Bennigans Film Club:

Bennigans Bar

25th Jul

...

10pm
free

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