A Guide to the Arts, Culture, and Literature of the Northwest

The wider Northwest has produced many great writers, from post-modernist Brian O’Nolan (better known as Flann O’Brien, or Myles na Gcopaleen, if you like) to Brian Friel, Seamus Heaney, Nell McCafferty and Seamus Deane, to name just a few.

Our local team of cultural nerds are investigating the artistic heritage of the Northwest, as well as exploring what is going on now, to provide insights to our cultural identity. Expect a wide range of cultural perspectives, often reflecting the complex histories of the region.

Northwest Art and Galleries Blog

Keith O’Grady (Director) – Saving Santa Private Screening

By |December 23rd, 2016|Categories: Art and Theatre|

I've recently had the privilege of attending a private cast/crew screening of  Saving Santa; Directed by local filmmaker Keith O'Grady, Saving Santa, is one of a number of short film screenings that has been held [...]

Foyle Film Festival – Shorts Programme; Closing Night Awards Announcement

By |December 11th, 2016|Categories: Art and Theatre|Tags: |

Filmmakers, local to Northern Ireland and beyond, this is the place to come with your films. All of your time, all of your money, all of your hard work that you put into them can [...]

Foyle Film Festival 2016 – From Shorts To Features

By |December 4th, 2016|Categories: Art and Theatre|

The Shorts to Features conference is held as part of the Foyle film Festival every year. It's a great opportunity for an in depth look of the film industry, centering on the journey from short [...]

Foyle Film Festival – Opening screening – A United Kingdom

By |November 22nd, 2016|Categories: Art and Theatre|

For the last three decades the Foyle Film Festival has become an ever growing event that has attracted high profile names such as Ray Winstone (The Departed, Hugo) Brendan Gleeson (Harry Potter, The Guard, Calvary) [...]

Colour Run in Derry

By |November 14th, 2016|Categories: Art and Theatre|Tags: , , , , |

Where it came from... This amazing event started in  2011 in Utah, USA, to promote two simple things: Happiness and Healthiness. From there on, it has expanded through out the world like South America, [...]

A local insight into the Void Art Gallery

By |November 8th, 2016|Categories: Art and Theatre|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Void Art Gallery is an ambitious contemporary art space. It’s situated within the Old City Shirt Factory of Derry and consists of three gallery spaces and a process room. About Void was launched [...]

Roy Arbuckle video interview on his new project – Shape Shifters

By |November 5th, 2016|Categories: Art and Theatre|

Roy Arbuckle’s career has brought him to many places and locales in his lifetime. From the early fifties during his youth Roy has had a fixture with playing the guitar. His father made him one [...]

Meet the owner of Revolve Comics

By |October 28th, 2016|Categories: Local Artisits|

by Danny McLaughlin Revolve Comics is a design and publication house, located in the heart of the city of Derry~Londonderry. Only opening their doors recently the local superheroes already have had an impact, they've worked [...]

Brian Farrell

By |October 24th, 2016|Categories: Local Artisits|Tags: , , , |

"My paintings and drawings provoke imagination and interpretation while seeking to capture the aesthetic and the beautiful. I am interested in work that involves solitary figures and faces in close up, suggesting introspection and [...]

Stephen Shaw (Artist)

By |October 24th, 2016|Categories: Local Artisits|Tags: , , , |

"I have been painting for a number of years on and off but only took it up seriously in 2015. My preferred medium is acrylic and my main body of work is landscapes. My [...]

Artwork at the Sandwich Company Cafe

By |October 20th, 2016|Categories: Art and Theatre|Tags: , , , , |

Sandwich Co- Creative artwork in Derry Cafe One of the first things you will notice when stepping into The Sandwich Co at the Diamond are the several pieces of incredible wall art, including a mixed [...]