The official launch of this year’s Allingham Arts Festival takes place this Saturday, September 14 at 1pm in the Craft Village, Derry.
The launch is part of the Derry/Londonderry, City of Culture ‘Culture Tech’ event. The launch will feature a secreening of ‘A Walk with Allingham’, a short film produced and directed by a team of students and lecturers from the University of Ulster at Magee.
Several notable connections have been established between Allingham’s beloved Ballyshannon, the Maiden City and the City of Trondheim in Norway, all significant trading ports in the 19th Century. The Allingham Arts Festival 2013, November 7-11, will celebrate these links.
The festival will be opened by the Norwegian Ambassador to Ireland, His Excellency, Mr Roald Naess, on Thursday, November 7 at 7pm in the Abbey Arts Centre, Ballyshannnon.