News Archive: 2012

  • City stakeholders review One Plan

    13th December 2012

    Ilex, the urban regeneration company for Derry~Londonderry, along with the Strategy Board and key stakeholders in Derry~Londonderry, will review the city’s regeneration plan, the One Plan, at a workshop in St Columb’s Park House on Friday.Speaking ahead of the event,...

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  • Help Santa save Christmas!

    12th December 2012

    Ilex, the urban regeneration company for Derry~Londonderry, is inviting children to Ebrington Square from 17-23 December to help Santa as he prepares for Christmas.The free event, which will consist of interactive workshops, pyrotechnic shows, fire performers and walkabout characters from...

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  • Playhouse launches Stephen Rea Productions in enhanced theatre

    3rd December 2012

    Field Day Theatre Company will return to the city this evening to tread the boards once more in an enhanced Playhouse Theatre thanks to funding from the Department for Social Development with support from Ilex. Originally established here in 1980...

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  • Centre for Contemporary Art opens new gallery

    1st December 2012

    Located on Artillery Street, the gallery will host work from local and international artists and will work in partnership with community groups to provide a facility for educational programmes.Social Development Minister Nelson McCausland MLA said: “The UK City of Culture...

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  • Creggan celebrates opening of new Digital Arts Studio

    30th November 2012

    The people of Creggan will benefit from greater access to the arts through a new digital arts studio at the Ráth Mór Centre.The project, which is being led by Creggan Enterprises, was made possible through £176,950 in funding from the...

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  • People have their say on City's Regeneration

    19th November 2012

    Ilex, in partnership with the University of Ulster and Social Capital North West, will survey residents in the Derry City Council area to get their views on what they want for the future of the city.Over 500 households will be...

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  • Ilex supports St Columb's Park House transformation

    16th November 2012

    Ilex, the urban regeneration company for Derry~Londonderry, has helped St Columb’s Park House Activity and Reconciliation Centre to enhance their audio-visual, ICT and conferencing facilities to enable additional cultural activities to take place in the facility for City of Culture...

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  • Ilex helps put new Heritage Trail on the map

    13th November 2012

    Ilex, the urban regeneration company for Derry~Londonderry, is assisting the city’s four main churches to develop a new Christian Heritage Trail.The Churches Trust Ltd was awarded £255,000 under the City of Culture Capital Fund to develop a trail linking Carlisle...

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  • Ilex helps give Forum a makeover

    23rd October 2012

    Ilex, the urban regeneration company for Derry~Londonderry, has supported The Millennium Forum in revamping their theatre ahead of the City of Culture celebrations.£60,000 was given to Derry Theatre Trust to carry out refurbishment works to the Millennium Forum including the...

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  • Local Schools Go Digital

    19th October 2012

    Ilex, the urban regeneration company for Derry~Londonderry has announced the launch of The Nerve Centre’s Creative Digital Classrooms project which has seen the installation of digital media equipment and suites in 17 special and primary schools across the city. The...

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  • Making Digital Media more accessible

    12th October 2012

    Ilex, the urban regeneration company for Derry~Londonderry has helped Eden Place Arts Centre improve facilities in the Pilot’s Row Community Centre and purchase digital equipment.The centre, which was awarded £39,248 under the City of Culture Capital Fund, plans to run...

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  • Peace Bridge recognised at British Construction Awards Ceremony

    11th October 2012

    The Peace Bridge was highly commended at the 25th AnnualBritish Construction Industry Awards in London on Wednesday night.The bridge, which has won a string of prestigious engineering and design awards was recognised for its outstanding contribution to the regeneration of...

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  • Caw/Nelson Drive residents celebrate opening of New Community and Cultural Centre

    4th October 2012

    Ilex, the urban regeneration company for Derry~Londonderry has announced the completion of the refurbishment of a community and cultural centre in the Caw/Nelson Drive estate.The centre, which will open its doors today (Thursday), is now a fully accessible cultural base...

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  • Is the Peace Bridge changing attitudes?- Have Your Say!

    2nd October 2012

    Since its opening on 25 June 2011, the Peace Bridge has changed the daily movement of people in Derry~Londonderry.Having announced the one millionth crossing of the Peace Bridge last month, Ilex, the urban regeneration company, is now surveying the public...

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  • Peace Bridge - One In A Million!

    10th September 2012

    Ilex, the urban regeneration company for Derry-Londonderry today announced that the total pedestrian and cycle movement on the Peace Bridge has now reached one million since its launch on June 25th 2011.Aideen McGinley, Chief Executive of Ilex said: “This is...

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  • CultureTECH Festival

    23rd July 2012

    CultureTECH is a four-day festival of all things digital.Part tech/media conference, part music and arts festival, creating a new kind of festival that blends work with play and encourages exploration and discovery across film, TV, animation, gaming, music, publishing, advertising...

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  • Ilex Chief Executive appointed BBC Trustee for Northern Ireland

    19th July 2012

    Urban regeneration company Ilex today announced that Chief Executive, Dr Aideen McGinley, has accepted the position of BBC Trustee for Northern Ireland and will leave the company later this year. She took up the post of Chief Executive of Ilex...

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  • McCausland announces Outline Planning Application for Fort George

    19th July 2012

    Minister Nelson McCausland has announced that Ilex Urban Regeneration Company has lodged an outline planning application for the re-development of the 14 acre Fort George site in Londonderry.Welcoming the application, Minister McCausland said: “The outline planning application foresees major mixed...

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  • Traffic and travel information for Clipper Concerts

    5th July 2012

    To facilitate the Clipper evening concerts on Thursday 05th and Friday 06th July the following traffic and travel arrangements are in place: Pedestrian access to Ebrington Square is restricted on Thursday 05th and Friday 06th July with through pedestrian traffic...

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  • Learning The Heming.. Way

    2nd July 2012

    The Clipper Homecoming Festival is shaping up to be one of the largest marine events the North West has ever seen and one person that has a festival accolade to be reckoned with is Wayne Hemingway MBE.As part of the...

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  • Peace Bridge celebrates 1st Birthday!

    Peace Bridge celebrates 1st Birthday!

    25th June 2012

    Today sees the significant first anniversary of the opening of the Peace Bridge. Already in its first year, the bridge has become a new iconic symbol for the city and a destination in its own right. Aideen McGinley, Chief Executive...

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  • Derry’s CultureTECH Festival announces £20,000 Startup Competition

    Derry’s CultureTECH Festival announces £20,000 Startup Competition

    20th June 2012

    The team behind Derry~Londonderry’s Culture Tech festival has this week announced a £20,000 competition for digital startups, alongside a range of new speakers and acts for the August event. Culture Tech, a four-day festival of digital culture, music and technology,...

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  • Peace One Day Information

    19th June 2012

    Traffic and pedestrian access information for Peace One Day Concert and terms and conditions of entry Please be advised that there will be no pedestrian access across the Peace Bridge between 6.30am on Thursday 21st June and 6.30am on Friday...

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  • Peace Bridge scoops major International Award

    14th June 2012

    At a prestigious ceremony in Pittsburgh, USA, the Peace Bridge has won the Arthur G. Hayden Medal for The International Bridge Conference Awards.The award recognises globally a single recent outstanding achievement in bridge engineering demonstrating vision and innovation in special...

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  • Maintenance work to Peace Bridge

    22nd May 2012

    Essential maintenance work will be carried out on the Peace Bridge starting this Thursday, May 24th.It is estimated that the work will take a maximum of two weeks depending on the weather. If it is still under way by the...

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  • 550,000 cross The Peace Bridge!

    20th April 2012

    Ilex, the urban regeneration company today announced that the total pedestrian and cycle movement on the Peace Bridge has now reached 550,000 since its launch on June 25th last year.Matt McNulty, Acting Chairman of Ilex commented: “This is great news...

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  • Cookery Live Culinary Extravaganza

    16th April 2012

    Ebrington Square will be the venue for the city’s first ever Cookery School Live, a fun-filled weekend of free Masterchef style events which are set to showcase the culinary expertise and high quality of local produce currently on offer in...

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  • Cracking family fun at Ebrington Square on Easter Monday

    Cracking family fun at Ebrington Square on Easter Monday

    3rd April 2012

    The latest event at Ebrington Square takes place on Easter Monday when a free family fun day takes place.  ‘Eggspo 2012’ runs for 11am-5pm. Families can enjoy a host of inflatable and giant board games and entertainment, an historical Treasure...

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  • Jazz and Big Band Festival

    29th March 2012

    The City of Derry Jazz and Big Band Festival is set to return for its 11th installment in 2012 and this year brings with it another exceptional year in terms of international jazz and blues and showcasing local and up...

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  • Sir Ken Robinson returns to the City

    22nd March 2012

    Ilex, the urban regeneration company in partnership with Foyle Learning Community, Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure, Culture Company 2013, The Pushkin Trust and Digital Derry, is delighted to announce that Sir Ken Robinson is returning to the City as...

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  • Major Planning Awards for Peace Bridge and Ebrington Square

    17th February 2012

    At a prestigious ceremony in Dublin this afternoon the Peace Bridge and Ebrington Square won two National Planning Awards – the Place Making Award and the Overall Planning Award. The Peace Bridge and Ebrington Square were entered as a single...

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  • Love is in the Square!

    15th February 2012

    Ilex, the urban regeneration company today officially opened the newest shared space in Derry~Londonderry, with First Minister the Rt. Hon. Peter Robinson MLA; deputy First Minister, Martin McGuinness MP MLA and the Mayor, Alderman Maurice Devenney. Outlining the importance of...

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  • Traffic announcement - Launch of Ebrington Square, 14th February 2012

    14th February 2012

    In the lead up to the launch of Ebrington Square, February 14th, Ilex urc would advise the following: Traffic arrangements:  Traffic delays are expected in and around Limavady Road from 5.30pm until 10pm on Tuesday, Feb 14th. Parking: On site...

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  • Love In The Air At New City Square

    2nd February 2012

    Ilex, the urban regeneration company today announced the launch of the programme for the official opening of Ebrington on the evening of February 14th. Caoimhín Corrigan, Ilex’s Cultural Broker explained: “The new public realm at Ebrington will be officially opened...

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  • Schedule of Events

    2nd February 2012

    TimeAct6pmThe Codetta Choir6.40pmOfficial opening6.50pmLighting and Projection Show7pmBronagh Gallagher & Band8pmLighting and Projection Show8.10pmInishowen Gospel Choir8.35pmFuture Chaser9.05pmLighting and Projection Show9.15pmThe Wonder Villains9.55pmFinal Lighting and Projection Show

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  • Make a date with the City - Ebrington Square opens!

    17th January 2012

    Ilex, the urban regeneration company today announced that the city’s new shared space, Ebrington Square, will be officially opened on February 14th 2012.  Ilex is adding the finishing touches to the programme which promises to be a special Valentine’s Night...

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