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Mayor launches Illuminate Herstory Light Festival.

05 January 2018

Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Councillor Maolíosa McHugh, has officially launched the local section of the worldwide Illuminate Herstory Light Festival.

From January 5th – 8th the Tower Museum will be illuminated with projections of pioneering local women while the Guildhall clock will be lit in pink and orange as part of the celebration womanhood.

The event, which was first held in Ireland last year, aims to light up the world with images of women and visions of equality and is being backed by similar events in the UK and all four Irish provinces as well as internationally in Europe, New Zealand, Canada, USA, Palestine and Oman.

The local women included in the projections on the Tower Museum are lifelong housing and civil rights campaigner Bridget Bond, ground breaking archaeologist Mabel Colhoun and the city’s first Lady Mayor Marlene Jefferson.

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