Bright Brand New Day is an ambitious initiative comprising a series of monthly conversations addressing divisive issues at different venues on both sides of the River Foyle. The series will feature noteworthy national and international speakers and specialist panels throughout 2013.
Martin Luther King III – the eldest son of the Nobel Peace Prize winner – will be the keynote speaker at a public citywide event on Sunday, May 19.
The brainchild of local Presbyterian minister David Latimer, the event at Guildhall Square will include hundreds of school children joining with Derry-born singer-songwriter Phil Coulter to sing his new anthem for the city, “Bright, Brand New Day.”
Also on the programme is the unveiling of the ‘Derry-Londonderry Peace Flame’. International singing sensations, ‘The Priests’ – fronted by Derry-born clerics Fathers Martin and Eugene O’Hagan – are also on the bill for the event.