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Yoga - Asana Pranayama Relaxation

Echo Echo Studios

Thu Weekly

Beginners welcome to this new weekly lunchtime yoga session with Marta Knapik-Konopka

12.30pm-1.30pm
£5/class

Water's Edge by Kate Wilson

Echo Echo Studios

6th Nov - 22nd Dec

...

free

Santa Claus at Richmond

Richmond Centre

11th Nov - 24th Dec

Meet the big throughout the festive season

Centre Hours
Varied

Santa Claus at Foyleside

Foyleside Shopping Centre

11th Nov - 24th Dec

Meet the big throughout the festive season

Centre Hours
Varied

Film Makers Exhibition

Nerve Visual Gallery

14th Nov - 14th Jan

The exhibition invites insights into past and present production methods and demonstrates the liberating force of new ideas and impulses that can emerge from the archives

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

Santa's Grotto at Destined

Foyle Valley Railway Museum

27th Nov - 17th Dec

...

2-7pm
£5

JACK & THE BEANSTALK

Millennium Forum

1st Dec - 31st Dec

...

Various
Various

Festive Nights at Creggan Country Kitchen

Creggan Country Park

Sat, Sun Weekly

...

7-10pm
£18.95

Bubbles in a boat

Creggan Country Park

2nd Dec - 24th Dec

Includes boat tour, art activity, candy cane, refreshments. Boat tour is for children only. Suitable for ages 5+ BOOKING ESSENTIAL: 028 71363 133 OR email

Noon-4pm
£8

Santa Sundays

Waterfoot Hotel

3rd Dec - 17th Dec

Treat the little ones to a Santa Sunday & even get to meet the main man! Booking is essential - call 02871 34550. 5 Course Carvery

from 12.30pm
£7.95 & £18.95

Santa Sunday Buffet Lunch

Everglades Hotel

3rd Dec - 24th Dec

With a treat for every child and Mulled Wine on arrival for the adults. Live music on 3rd, 10th and 17th December from Allegri. Children's entertainer from 2 - 4pm. Reserve on 028 7132 1066

from 12.30pm
Adults £26 Children U12 £13

Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs

Waterside Theatre

8th Dec - 20th Dec

...

Various
From £6

Xmas Party Night

Sugar Nite Club

Fri Weekly

On Friday 15th, it's Xmas Jumper Night - Free Entry for those in Xmas Jumpers

10pm
£3

Winterland Market

Guildhall Square

14th Dec - 17th Dec

With food stalls, festive bar serving craft and artisan drinks, live music and for the kids-a special appearance from arctic polar creature Bjorn the Bear!

Noon-6pm
free

Wonder Windows Trail

City Centre

15th Dec - 17th Dec

Lighting up some of Derry’s most prominent shop fronts with performances led by local theatre company In Your Space Circus. Every Fri & Sat: 5.30-7.30pm & Sun: 4-6pm

5.30-7.30pm/ 4-6pm
free

Bjorn the Bear

Waterloo Place

16th Dec - 17th Dec

Meet Bjorn the Bear – a life-sized magical Polar Bear! Playful, mischievous and huggable, this friendly bear is just about kept in check by Arctic Explorer Ursula.

2pm, 3pm & 4pm

Lost in Frost

Echo Echo Studios

16th Dec - 17th Dec

Echo Echo's magical winter fairytale for children of all ages returns this December

Sat 1pm, 4pm; Sun 1pm, 4pm
free

Wonder Windows Trail

City Centre

16th Dec - 17th Dec

Wonder Windows will capture the magic of Christmas by lighting up some of Derry’s most prominent shop fronts with performances led by local theatre company In Your Space Circus

5.30-7.30pm
free

Live Music

The Gweedore

17th Dec

...

from 7pm
free

Christmas & Multicultural Arts Extravaganza

Studio 2

17th Dec

Magical fun-filled two hours of Mystical Storytelling, Mischievious Elves, dancers, singers and Arts & Crafts.

3-5pm
£3

Bennigans Jazz Club: John Leighton Tro

Bennigans

17th Dec

...

5.30pm
£5

Live Music

DaVinci's

17th Dec

...

10pm
Free

Christmas Tales & Trails in Brooke Park

Brooke Park

17th Dec

Join the festive fun at the Outer West Christmas Tales & Trails event in Brooke Park. Meet the elves and use the map to follow the trail of footsteps through the park to find Santa.

Noon-4pm
Donations Welcome

Sharon Graham

The Sandwich Company (The Diamond)

17th Dec

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

10.30am-12.30pm
free

Live Music

The Grand Central

17th Dec

...

from 8pm
free

Live Music

The Bentley Bar

17th Dec

With Daniel McColgan followed by Jamie Noonan

from 6pm
free

Live Music

Rocking Chair Bar

17th Dec

...

10pm
free

Nightheat

Silverstreet

17th Dec

12 Piece Live Band

9.30pm-Midnight
Free

Live Music

Derry City Social Club

17th Dec

...

6.30pm
free

Tara Gi

Brickwork Lounge

17th Dec

...

10pm
free

Robodisco #2 - Sundays - Stephen Porter (Jika Jika)

Diplomat

17th Dec

...

8pm-1am

I AM

St Columbs Hall

17th Dec

Tickets from at Veritas.

7pm
£10

Live Music

Blackbird

17th Dec

...

from 3.30pm
free

Live Music

Guildhall Taphouse

17th Dec

...

10pm
free

Bennigans Film Club:

Bennigans Bar

17th Dec

...

10pm
free

Phyllis Curran

Cosh Bar

17th Dec

...

7-9pm
free

Retro Sundays

The Metro

17th Dec

With Gerard C

10pm
free

Live Music

Granny Annies (Diamond)

17th Dec

With Peter Thorogood, Paul Ward, Jordan O'Keefe, Hard 2 Handle

8pm
free

Live Music

Quays Bar

17th Dec

...

From 3.30pm
free

Live Music

Jacks Bar

17th Dec

...

10pm
free

Traditional Sessions

Sandinos

17th Dec

...

5pm-9pm
free

Live Music

The Metro

18th Dec

Followed by DJ Denis Frisco

11pm
free

Tony's table quiz

Pheonix Bar

18th Dec

With prizes for the winning team.

free

Open Mic Night

Bennigans

18th Dec

Hosted by Luke McLaughlin

10pm
Free

Fitness 101

Prehen Lifestyle Centre

18th Dec

Light activity session and education on how your body works and how to fuel it. Cost : First Session FREE then £3

6.30-7.30pm
Free / £3

Live Music

Blackbird

18th Dec

...

10pm
free

Charity Pub Quiz

The 7 Twenty

18th Dec

...

9pm
£1pp

Live Music

The Dungloe

18th Dec

...

10pm
free

Eric's Table Quiz

Sandinos

18th Dec

...

9.30pm
free

Monday Night Quiz

Rocking Chair

18th Dec

General knowledge, music, picture round.

10.30pm-1am
free

Live Music

Guildhall Taphouse

18th Dec

...

10pm
free

Unplugged

Jacks Bar

18th Dec

With Jack Craig. Free pint for performers

from 10pm
free

The Craic's 90

Quays Bar

18th Dec

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

10pm
£3/£5

Live Music

Granny Annies (Diamond)

18th Dec

With Tim Glenn, Luke O'Loan followed by DJ Scoop

8pm
free

Game Night

Guildhall Taphouse

19th Dec

Brand new games night, loads of retro games, tunes & promos

from 9pm
Free

Live Music

Quays Bar

19th Dec

...

10pm
free

live music

The Bentley

19th Dec

followed by live DJ

from 9.30pm
free

Live Music

The Metro

19th Dec

followed DJ Smitty

10pm
free

The Revival Open Mic

Sandinos

19th Dec

Hosted by Jack Craig

10pm
free

Gay McIntryre & John Trotter

Rocking Chair Lounge

19th Dec

...

10.30pm-1am
free

Quiz Night

The Grand Central

19th Dec

...

10pm
free

Musicians Staff Do Jam Session

Bennigans

19th Dec

...

10pm
free

Adult Ballet Class

Fireworks DDTA, Pennyburn Ind Est

19th Dec

with Yoga every last Tuesday of the month

6.30-7.30pm
£5

trad Tuesdays

The Diplomat

19th Dec

...

9.30pm
free

Karaoke Night

Envy Nightclub

20th Dec

...

10pm
Free

Diva Night

Sandinos Venue

20th Dec

...

10pm
£5

Circuit City

Prehen Lifestyle Centre

20th Dec

Session 1: 6.30 - 7 / Session 2: 7:15 - 7:45. Cost: First Time - Free. 2 sessions for the price of 1 - £3

6.20pm
Free / £3

DECLAN O’ROURKE - CHRONICLES OF THE GREAT IRISH FAMINE

The Glassworks

20th Dec

Fifteen years in the making, this epic song cycle combines the best of traditional Irish music and the heart of modern song-writing

8pm
£20/£15

Lets Get Quizzical

Bennigans Bar

20th Dec

...

11pm
free

Trad Sessions

Guildhall Taphouse

20th Dec

...

9.30pm
free

Live Music

Blackbird

20th Dec

...

10.30pm
free

Alternative Christmas Stories with the MakeyUppers

Echo Echo Studios

20th Dec - 21st Dec

An evening of guaranteed hilarity, festive fun and Christmassy craic with lots of surprises along the way...

8pm
£8

Live Music

Quays Bar

20th Dec

...

10.30pm
free

Cheryl Ann

The Dungloe

20th Dec

...

10.30pm-12.30am
free

Quiz Night

The Argyle

20th Dec

Spot prizes throughout the night and a case of beer for Phil's Big Quiz winners

10pm
free

live music

The Metro

20th Dec

...

10pm
free

David Keenan + Special Guests TBA

Sandinos

20th Dec

...

10pm
TBA

Joe's Rabble Rousers

Sandinos Main Bar

20th Dec

A nice mix of Blues/Jazz/Folk and Traditional tunes from 'The Boss' Joe Mulheron

10pm
free

Felix & Yvonne

Rocking Chair Lounge

20th Dec

...

10.30pm-1am
free

Quiz Night

The Anchor Bar

20th Dec

...

10pm
free

Club Night

Bentley Bar

20th Dec

...

10.30pm
free

Nine Lessons and Carols

Christ Church

20th Dec

...

7pm

Live Music

Granny Annies

20th Dec

...

11pm
free

Evening of carols with Kerry Stamp and Stewart Smith

The Guildhall

20th Dec

...

7-8PM

Acoustic Sessions

Silver Street

20th Dec

With Fabienne McCormick and Alban Norby

from 9.45pm
Free

Mrs Claus Experience and Elf Workshop

The Guildhall

20th Dec - 23rd Dec

...

2pm, 3pm, 4pm
£3

Karaoke & Disco

The Diplomat

20th Dec

Prizes will be WON on the night,

10.30pm
free

Open Mic Night

Jacks Bar

20th Dec

Hosted by Jack Craig

10pm
Free

The Dance Factory presents Ho Ho Ho!

Sandinos Venue

21st Dec

Chris Hurley [The Dance Factory] / Ramsey & Senna [Intergalactik Disko] / Luke Hasson & Arthur Henry

10pm-2am
£5

Winter Solstice Celebration

Garden of Reflection

21st Dec

With live carols from Voices of the Foyle. Light sculptures will have been created by REACH Across. Refreshments will be served and complimentary Lanterns will be available on the night.

5pm – 6:30pm
free

Acoustic Sessions

Silver Street

21st Dec

With Caolan and Dennis McLaughlin

from 9.45pm
free

Monsters of Rock Xmas Party

FIFTY SEVEN Waterloo St.

21st Dec

POWERAGE (ACDC Tribute), KINGS CALL (Thin Lizzy Tribute), EL DIABLO (ZZ Top Tribute)

9pm
£5

Tribute Night

Sandinos

21st Dec

Hosted by the band One Man Town with Special Guests... ROE, Steven Mc Cool (PORTS), Emma Gallagher (Making Monsters) Susie-Blue, and much more

9pm
£5.71

Live Music

Blackbird

21st Dec

...

from 8.30pm
free

live music

Rocking Chair Bar

21st Dec

Karaoke in the Lounge, Trad Sessions in the bar

10pm
Free

Hip Hop Thursday

The Diplomat

21st Dec

With DJ Kev

from 10pm
free

Bennigans Barcade

Bennigans

21st Dec

Cash Prizes and BBQ

10pm
free

Live Music

Granny Annies (Diamond)

21st Dec

With Wilco, Peter Thorogood, Oisin, The Whistlin Donkeys

from 8pm
Free

open mic night with Kevin Brown

Jacks Bar

21st Dec

...

10pm
free

Beginner Jive & Social Dancing Classes

City of Derry Rugby Club

21st Dec

All classes run in rolling blocks of five weeks. No partner required for the Jive class. Social Dance class requires a partner. Contact Davy 07722913083.

from 7pm

#Throwback thursdays

Guildhall Taphouse

21st Dec

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

The Dungloe

21st Dec

...

10pm
Free

Dusty Grooves

Sandinos Main Bar

21st Dec

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

10.30pm
free

Rooms of Sound

The Metro

21st Dec

DJ Cory Colhoun (Upstairs) DJ Smitty (Downstairs)

10pm
free

Live Music

The Gweedore

21st Dec

...

10.30pm
free

Karaoke with Joe Mac

The Oakgrove Bar

21st Dec

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

10pm
Free

NWHH Presents: Danny Diatribe, DBMCs & Waking Android

Bennigans

21st Dec

...

9pm
free

CO-MA Presents Bontan [ALL NIGHT LONG]

Nerve Centre

21st Dec

...

9.30pm
£6/ £8/ £10

Club NIghts

Grand Central

21st Dec

...

10pm
free

Club Nights with DJ Jazzy M

The Bentley

21st Dec

...

10pm
free

The Inishowen Gospel Choir

Echo Echo Dance Theatre Company

22nd Dec

featuring Neptune M., Great White Lies, Comrade Hat and Velvet Alibi.

7.30pm
£8/£6

Christmas Party Nights at The Belfray

The Belfray

22nd Dec

With the Lee Roy Brown Band. Enjoy a 4 course dinner and entertainment. Followed by DJ Gerard Dillion

from 7pm
from £39.95pp

Live Music

Granny Annies (Diamond)

22nd Dec

With jim Millar, Freeway, Mr Men

8pm
free

Codetta Sings Christmas

First Derry Presbyterian Church

22nd Dec

featuring Codetta, Codetta Youth Choir and Codetta Junior Choir. Tickets available on the door

8pm
£10/£5

One Man Town's Nutcracker Ball

Bennigans

22nd Dec

plus support

10pm
free

Snow Flex

The Glassworks

22nd Dec

...

10pm-1.30am
from £9

Wonder Windows Trail

City Centre

22nd Dec - 23rd Dec

Wonder Windows will capture the magic of Christmas by lighting up some of Derry’s most prominent shop fronts with performances led by local theatre company In Your Space Circus

5.30-7.30pm
free

All I want for Xmas is 80s

Sandinos Venue

22nd Dec

...

10pm
£5

BEKUZ | MISTLETOE & GRIME

The Cellar

23rd Dec

...

10pm
*SOLD OUT*

Peter Reardon Anderson(NYC) with the John Leighton Trio

Bennigans Bar

23rd Dec

...

10.30pm
Free

pól óg

Gainsborough Bar

23rd Dec

Irish folk night

10.30pm
free

Ard Ri Band's Ten Years Bash

Sandinos

23rd Dec

...

9pm
£6.86

jika jika presents denis sulta

Sugar Niteclub

23rd Dec

...

9pm

Raw Presents..Touts Big Fat Christmas Show pt2

Nerve Centre

23rd Dec

...

8pm

Ard Ri Band's Ten Years Bash

Sandinos

23rd Dec

...

9pm
£6.86

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