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Witches call out call to mark 400 Walls Halloween celebrations

01 August 2018

To mark the 400th anniversary of the historic City Walls, Derry City and Strabane District Council is putting a call out to witches across the region to come out of their coven to take part in the official launch of this year’s Halloween celebrations.

Witches across Derry and Strabane are being urged to don their best witches hat and cape and join officials from the Council to take part in a celebratory photocall to mark the start of our legenderry Halloween promotional campaign.

Jennie Peoples, Marketing Manager with Derry City and Strabane District Council said the gathering of 400 witches on the walls is a quirky way of getting people excited about the Halloween celebrations planned for later this year.

She said: “This is going to be a fun event where we are inviting people across the city -  young or old - to get involved. All you have to do is get your witches hat on top of the wardrobe and come down to the Guildhall Square to take part in this special event that will really showcase our city as the Halloween capital of Europe and also promote our fantastic City Walls.

“We will be using this event as an opportunity to promote our Halloween celebrations and our historic Walls to a global market and really show how much the people of Derry and Strabane love Halloween and their city.”

Those wishing to take part are urged to register in advance to assist with crowd numbers by via  – www.derryhalloween.com/joinus

Everyone taking part is asked to come along in costume and to gather in Guildhall Square on Thursday, 16 August at 6.00pm.

Details of this year’s Halloween celebrations will be launched in the coming weeks. In the meantime you can get updates via our website www.derryhalloween.com and our social media platforms -DerryHalloween on Facebook and Twitter.