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Derry Girls become Scary Girls for Halloween 25.10.19

THE much-loved Derry Girls are set to become jaw-droppingly Scary Girls as a mural of the cast comes to life for the city’s Halloween celebrations.
Street art organisation UV Arts, who created the tribute to the Channel 4 show on the wall of a local pub, are teaming up with Edinburgh-based arts collective Projector Club to devise an exciting projection mapped installation – where pieces of video and animated content are overlaid onto the wall – for three nights during Derry Halloween.
The Derry Girls mural on the gable of Badger’s Bar.
The installation outside Badgers Bar on Orchard Street will be in place from Monday 28th October to Wednesday 30th October as part of Awakening the Walls, a spectacular free trail of illuminated animations, performances and more along the 400-year-old Derry Walls.
The projection art will reflect this year’s Derry Halloween theme, The Other World Awakens, and is expected to draw on an eclectic range of influences, from the Irish legend of the Morrigan to the Mexican Day of the Dead.
Further details are a closely guarded secret, but the tens of thousands of local and international revellers who descend on the city for the weeklong Halloween festival can expect to see Erin, Michelle, Clare, Orla and ‘the wee English fella’ as never before.
Donal O’Doherty of UV Arts said: “We’re taking the Derry Girls mural and dressing it up in true Halloween style. It will feature all things Halloween, and a few surprises, but we don’t want to give too much away. It’s mesmerising what can be done with video mapping.”
Derry Halloween, which runs from October 26th to November 1st, will see supernatural beings and the souls of the dead flood into the city for a week of revelry – and demonstrate why the event has been voted best Halloween destination in the world.
This year, Derry Girls (or perhaps Derry Ghouls) are expected to be one of the most popular costumes.
Highlights of the Derry Halloween Festival include the Awakening the Walls trail around the city centre, a Carnival Parade, the Legenderry Halloween food event and of course the fireworks finale.
For more information on Awakening the Walls and Derry Halloween, visit www.derryhalloween.com and to view Derry Halloween Traffic & Travel click the link.
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