Celebration of words and music for Annsley

Lynne Edgar (poet), Elaine Forde, The Playhouse, The Very Rev Dr William Morton, Dean of St Columb's Cathedral, Felicity McCall (playwright and author) and presenter and writer Anita Robinson.
Lynne Edgar (poet), Elaine Forde, The Playhouse, The Very Rev Dr William Morton, Dean of St Columb's Cathedral, Felicity McCall (playwright and author) and presenter and writer Anita Robinson.

A celebration of music and the written word will be held in memory of the Late historian, Annesley Malley, as part of the annual International Women’s Day celebrations this month.

St Columb’s Cathedral will provide the magnificent and historic setting for this special event on Sunday, March 8, at 4pm, with a celebration of women’s words and music specially chosen to reflect the venue and the occasion.

Annesley Malley

Annesley Malley

Presented by St Columb’s Cathedral and The Playhouse Friends of Annesley, and hosted by writers Lynne Edgar and Felicity McCall, the evening will feature some of the north west’s most gifted women performers.

The event will be followed by light refreshments.

“Proceeds from the evening will go towards the purchase of a hand crafted seat in memory of local historian, writer and Cathedral member Annesley Malley in what we hope will be a fitting recognition of his incomparable contribution to the cultural life of the city as an authority on its history generously shared with us all,” a spokesperson for the Friends of Annesley Malley said.

Local writers and presenters taking part include Lynne Edgar (poet) and Felicity McCall (playwright and author), presenters and writers Anita Robinson and Freya McClements, as well as Julieann Campbell and Deidre Devine, with music by The Chamber Choir, the organist and choirmaster at St Columb’s Cathedral, Ian Mills, and guest artist Joanna Higgins.

Women’s Word and Music will be held at St Columb’s Cathedral on Sunday March 8 at 4pm, with a suggested entry donation of £10. To book contact The Playhouse on 02871 268027 or www.derryplayhouse.co.uk.