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About the project

National Lottery funding was instrumental in transforming Derry from ‘city of conflict’ to City of Culture. More than £2 million has been used to stage an action packed programme of high profile events and provide financial support to enable a host of community groups across Northern Ireland to play their part in the year-long celebrations.

Highlights have included hosting the Turner Prize, one of the world’s most prestigious awards for contemporary arts, outside England for the first time, the opening of Derry’s first permanent dance academy and the staging of Undertones-inspired ‘Teenage Kicks – the Punk Musical’ – all thanks to National Lottery players.



For more information about Derry UK City of Culture Programme visit the website.

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