Awakening Our Communities

Community is, and always will be, at the heart of Derry Halloween.
This Samhain we won’t be taking to the streets in our multitudes like we usually do, but the North West Carnival Initiative – the team behind the annual parade – will be working with local people across Derry and Strabane to keep the spirit of Halloween alive.  
A series of activities were held in the five neighbourhood renewal areas to awaken the community’s creativity – from light-based installations to prop support and Halloween window displays in several care home and community settings.
So get involved, have fun, look after each other and burn your beacons bright… for after the darkness, comes the light.  ​


Make sure to check out our  Time to Prepare Tutorials   to find out how to turn everyday household items into stunning costumes, and producing your very own Halloween lantern that will help ward away ghosts and spirits.