Quiz challenge from Bands Forum

pictured during the Pageant which tells the story of the Siege of Londonderry which took place from 1688 to 1689 and lasted 107 days. The event, held ahead of the annual Apprentice Boys Relief of Derry parade on saturday in which 7000 members of the organisation took part accompanied by 144 bands and marked the end of the week long Maiden City Festival. Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 09.08.14

pictured during the Pageant which tells the story of the Siege of Londonderry which took place from 1688 to 1689 and lasted 107 days. The event, held ahead of the annual Apprentice Boys Relief of Derry parade on saturday in which 7000 members of the organisation took part accompanied by 144 bands and marked the end of the week long Maiden City Festival. Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 09.08.14

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The Londonderry Bands Forum is sponsoring the Wednesday night quiz ‘Membrains’ during this year’s Maiden City Festival.

They are issuing a challenge to all clubs, lodges, bands, political parties and other interested members of the PUL community to show how much they actually know about their culture and the historical facts surrounding the various commemorations that we celebrate in pursuit of our cultural heritage.

Coordinator of the Londonderry Bands Forum Derek Moore told the Sentinel that sections of questions would be integrated into the main general knowledge quiz to find out if we actually know as much as we think about the Orange Order, Apprentice Boys Of Derry, Rangers FC and general aspects of our cultural history.

During outreach work with the Grand Orange Lodge of Ireland and the Londonderry Bands Forum it has emerged that some of the young people and some not so young have a restricted and rose-tinted view of the reality and factual history of our past.

One group of young people actually thought the Battle of the Somme had something to do with the Williamite Wars of 1690.

Although the questions will not be overly difficult Derek feels that the results of this part of the quiz will be of great interest given that the GOLOI, ABOD and other cultural groups are working in all sections of the community to raise awareness of all aspects of the past and our part in this history.

The results will also give the GOLOI and the ABOD ideas of how to move forward as they have both now have opened new multi-million Pound interpretive and museum facilities in Belfast, Loughgall and Londonderry.

So, for a fun filled night the Memorial Hall is the place to be on Wednesday, August 5, at 8.30pm.