LUXE to bring night circus ‘ring of fire’ spectacular to Ebrington Square
25 October 2022
This weekend’s Halloween celebrations will feature spectacular night time entertainment from Festival Favourites LUXE in Ebrington Square.
‘ELEMENTAL’ from Friday October 28th to Monday October 31st will feature an illuminated spectacular of fire, installation and processional performance.
On Friday and Saturday a ring of fire in the Square will announce the coming of a Samhain Spectacle, a processional performance that will awaken the walled city on Sunday and Monday.
“The performance on Sunday and Monday will include fiery sculptural pieces, mechanical puppetry, music and international circus and fire performers travelling around the square,” explained a LUXE spokesperson.
“Illuminated sculpture will surround the entrance route to the Ebrington site creating a gateway into ‘another world’.
“ELEMENTAL comprises several illuminated processional mechanical pieces and a team of experienced professional aerial and fire performers with intricate costume who will create cycles of itinerant ritual theatre throughout the evening.
“Ebrington Square will be filled with a large circle or Fire Mandala made up of countless stainless steel fire bowls arranged in a big pattern on the concrete”
“Their flames will illuminate the parade ground and mirror the geometry of the starlit in the sky”.
Over the weekend the city is set to magically transform from a Walled City into a City of Bones with lots to see and do.
With mesmerising projections, installations, characters and more to chill even the coldest of hearts, Derry's streets will catapult back in time as we tell the historical story of Walter de Burgh.
The lingering spirit of this starved knight will welcome locals and visitors and take them on a trail starting on Shipquay Street, through Bishop Street, into the Garden of Reflection and onto Pump Street, up to St Columb's Cathedral, down London Street and back onto Bishop Street.
Across the Foyle, a spell will be cast over St Columb's Park turning it into the Forest of Shadows for one weekend only.
The family-fun weekend will come to a close with the return of the legendary Halloween Parade on Monday 31st at 7pm, facilitated by the ever-talented North West Carnival Initiative, followed by the highly-anticipated firework finale show at 8pm.
Derry Halloween is organised by Derry City and Strabane District Council with support from Tourism Northern Ireland, Donegal County Council, the North West Development Fund and the NI Executive Office.
The full programme as well as Traffic and Travel information detailing all road closures and traffic restrictions is available at www.derryhalloween.com.