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Nerve Centre

For the Love of Bands

Set against the backdrop of The Relief of Derry Parade, this short film focusing on the individuals, communities and families who support marching band culture. This event is free but booking is essential as spaces are limited.

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For the Love of Bands

Time & Location

05 Aug 2019, 12:30 – 13:00

Nerve Centre, 7-8 Magazine St, Londonderry BT48 6HJ, UK

About The Event

This short film focusing on the individuals, communities and families who support marching band culture.

Set against the backdrop of The Relief of Derry Parade, the film focuses on people who support and contribute to the culture in a variety of ways, including fundraising, hosting travelling bands and marchers, making regalia or providing a service on the day of the march. It also includes contributions from musicians and ABOD who talk of their appreciation for the support they receive. Often behind the scenes, this important contribution to the culture of marching bands is rarely represented in the media and perhaps unknown to many of the communities not traditionally connected with marching bands from the Unionist tradition.

The film, produced by The Droichead Project, was made as a way of highlighting and appreciating the support bands get from within their families and communities and as an educational resource to inform people about the unseen aspects of a culture that is often maligned and misrepresented.

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