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UK City of Culture

Expect an influx of social energisers and culturally curious tourists in 2013 … as well as the G8 leaders

Wed 5 December 2012, 6:08pm
Niall Gibbons Arlene Foster

Tweet Slugger readers in Great Britain who fall into the marketing segments of “social energisers” and “culturally curious” should expect to see adverts tempting them across the shuck Irish Sea in 2013 to “explore the landscapes, history and culture we have on offer”. social energisers = 18-34, no kids; heavy social networkers; often living in […] more »

‘Derry is a better place’

Mon 30 January 2012, 11:01am

Tweet   This little quote may not be the answer to everything but is part of a quite uplifting overview in the Guardian from a Derry women of the younger generation, Jeananne Craig, “a Derry journalist now living and working in London.” Bloody Sunday was not a talking point when I, a Catholic, moved on […] more »

Derry Essay: The Protestants of Londonderry

Mon 9 August 2010, 11:53am

Tweet First there is a generational difference. Older people who came through the 1969 – 72 experience, many of whom moved across the river from the Cityside to the Waterside and further afield have vivid memories of that time and perceptions have been formed as a result of it. Then there is the younger generation […] more »

Decision time for the Derry/Londonderry City of Culture bid…

Thu 15 July 2010, 1:29pm

Tweet Over at Listenderry, Mark’s calling for volunteers to cover the unveiling of the winner of UK City of Culture… Whether you are in Derry/Londonderry or just plain old London get in touch with him via email or the Listenderry Facebook group… As Brian noted on Monday the Mail says they are favourites (but it […] more »

Londonderry SF councillor still confused

Wed 7 July 2010, 12:44pm

Tweet Sinn Féin councillor, Maeve McLaughlin, who doesn’t believe Londonderry [And Northern Ireland? - Ed] is still part of the UK, is now complaining that she can’t search the National Archives of Ireland for ‘Derry’.  As the Derry Journal reports Sinn Féin councillor Maeve McLaughlin said a number of local people had raised concerns about the […] more »

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