Sinn Féin MLA Karen Mullan has welcomed the launch of the Gasyard Féile 2018 and encouraged people to attend the many festival events.
The Foyle MLA said:
“Today marked the launch of the Gasyard Féile 2018, one of Derry’s largest and longest running community festivals, now in its 26th year.
“The Gasyard Féile symbolises everything positive about the city and celebrates community, empowerment and achievement.
“It also provides a platform to challenge attitudes, stimulate debate, and raise awareness of important social, political and environmental issues.
“Most of all, it is a chance for the community to get together and have some fun.
“In the past week we have also seen the launch of the New Gate Fringe Festival in the city which also adds to our rich cultural offering in Derry.
“So it promises to be a great number of weeks for locals and visitors alike and I would encourage people to attend as many events as possible.”