Artists Wanted for Global Culture Event

Ubuntu Festival organisers call on musicians, performers and more to help deliver the celebration of diversity in Derry

Artists, performers and community groups are being sought for a celebration of global cultures taking place over St. Patrick's weekend in Derry~Londonderry.

The Ubuntu Festival of World Traditions 2017 returns to the city's Craft Village on Saturday, March 18, bringing together local communities for a multi-cultural carnival. Organisers are calling on those interested in taking part to register before Wednesday, February 1 at 5.00pm. Applications can be downloaded from the Derry City and Strabane District Council's website.

Speaking about what will be in store, Sharon Meenan, the council's Festival and Events Officer said: ‘From 12.00 noon until 4.00pm on March 18, what is known as the ‘hidden jewel in the city’s crown - the Craft Village’, will host the many different cultures, customs and traditions practiced by people living in the city and district.

‘The Ubuntu Festival of World Traditions aims to promote global diversity by allowing everyone an opportunity to experience some of the many different cultures that exist in our council area and beyond.

‘The family friendly event will feature a number of activities including music and performance, arts and crafts, storytelling, exhibitions and much more and Council is now seeking expressions of interest for participation in the programme of events and delivery of these activities.

‘Performances representing diverse ethnic cultures and British, Irish and Ulster Scots identities are welcomed as are musicians and DJ’s with skills and repertoire in world music. This is an opportunity for both paid, professional work and voluntary/community performances and all applications are welcome.'

Completed applications should be returned either by email to sharon.meenan@derrystrabane.com or by post to Sharon Meenan, Events officer, Derry City and Strabane District Council, 98 Strand Road, Derry, BT48 7NN.