Champions

Anne Robinson

Anne Robinson

You know you’re doing something right when you have Anne Robinson singing your praises. Television’s ‘Queen of Mean’ might be best known for her barbed comments on ‘The Weakest Link’ but she has given Derry-Londonderry’s bid to become UK City …read more

Brendan Gleeson

Brendan Gleeson

Emmy award-winning actor, Brendan Gleeson has become the latest cultural icon to lend their support to Derry-Londonderry’s bid to become UK City of Culture 2013. The star of hit Hollywood movies such as Braveheart, Gangs of New York and the …read more

Bronagh Gallagher

Bronagh Gallagher

Bronagh Gallagher, Derry’s very own star of the silver screen, has expressed her ‘commitment’ to the Derry-Londonderry bid to be named UK City of Culture 2013. Bronagh first hit the big time, in Alan Parker’s story of Dublin soul band, …read more

Ciaran McMenamin

Ciaran McMenamin

The Derry-Londonderry bid to become UK City of Culture 2013 received a timely boost and a sprinkle of star-dust at the weekend when movie actor Ciaran McMenamin visited the city to give his support to the campaign. The Fermanagh man’s …read more

Darron Gibson

Darron Gibson

Manchester United star backs bid to net City of Culture Status. Manchester United star Darron Gibson has become the latest high-profile personality to back Derry – Londonderry’s campaign to be named UK City of Culture 2013. The 22-year-old midfield maestro …read more

First and Deputy First ministers

First and Deputy First ministers

First Minister Peter D. Robinson MLA and deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness MP, MLA have lent their support to the Derry/Londonderry bid to become UK City of Culture in 2013. Speaking at event hosted by Derry City Council in Belfast …read more

Former Taoiseach, Mr Brian Cowen

Then Taoiseach, Mr Brian Cowen TD, gave his support to the bid by Derry to become the UK City of Culture in 2013 during the campaign stage of the process. The former Taoiseach said: “Derry and its hinterland have a …read more

Gabriel Byrne

Gabriel Byrne

Golden Globe winning actor Gabriel Byrne is the latest high-profile cultural champion to throw his weight behind the Derry-Londonderry bid to be named UK City of Culture 2013, describing the city as a ‘unique place of talent, creativity and warmth.’ …read more

James Nesbitt

James Nesbitt

As James Nesbitt waits to see how his acclaimed drama ‘Occupation’ fairs at the up-coming BAFTA television awards he’s taken time out of his busy schedule to give his backing to Derry-Londonderry’s bid to become UK City of Culture 2013. …read more

Meadbh McGinley

Meadbh McGinley

One of the Derry’s brightest young musicians believes that a successful bid to become UK City of Culture 2013 would create massive opportunities for young talent in the city. Fourteen-year-old, Meadbh McGinley is one of the city’s most promising performers, …read more