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25/09/2021

Calling all witches! Appeal issued for local covens to come forward for massive Halloween photoshoot taking place in Derry tomorrow

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Hundreds of local witches are expected to gather at the Guildhall this evening for the launch of the city’s 2018 Halloween programme, and to celebrate 400 years of the city’s historic ramparts. Derry City and Strabane District Council is putting a call out to witches across the region to don their best hats and cloaks and join the massive coven for a bewitching photocall to mark the launch of this year’s event. Jennie Peoples, Marketing Manager with Council, said the gathering of 400 witches on the walls is a quirky way of getting people excited about the Halloween celebrations planned for later this year. She said: “This is going to be a fun event where we are inviting people across the city - young or old - to get involved. All you have to do is get your witches hat on top of the wardrobe and come down to the Guildhall Square to take part in this special event that will really showcase our city as the Halloween capital of Europe and also promote our fantastic City Walls. “We will be using this event as an opportunity to promote our Halloween celebrations and our historic Walls to a global market and really show how much the people of Derry and Strabane love Halloween and their city.” Those wishing to take part are urged to register in advance to assist with crowd numbers by via – www.derryhalloween.com/joinus Everyone taking part is asked to come along in costume and to gather at the Guildhall where there will be facepainting and fun from 4pm -6pm. The photocall will take place at 6pm followed by a post-launch party hosted by the Mayor. Details of this year’s Halloween celebrations will be launched in the coming days. In the meantime you can get updates via our website www.derryhalloween.com and our social media platforms -DerryHalloween on Facebook and Twitter.

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