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 will be 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.
There will be online tutorials in turning everyday household items into stunning costumes, and producing your very own Halloween lantern that will help ward away ghosts and spirits. Keep an eye out on our Facebook page for details as a limited amount of lantern making packs will be available for free.
So get involved, have fun, look after each other and burn your beacons bright… for after the darkness, comes the light.