Once again, Verbal will be joining the celebrations of Culture Night

This year's events take place on Friday, September 21 2018. We will be on the historic Walls of Derry and in the Verbal Arts Centre from 6.00 - 9.00pm.

What's on at Verbal?

'Once upon a time ... ' 

Collaborative story writing for all the family. Add to an unfolding tale by writing your words directly onto the Derry Walls. The team from Verbal, dressed as characters from their favourite books, will be there to help you. Suitable for all ages.

Studio light green backgroundGreen screen

Also known as chroma-keying. Come and use this technical video production tool. You will have the opportunity to use overlaying techniques to superimpose yourself into a background film. If you think that TV weather forecasters have an easy job, come and try it for yourself and watch the results. Suitable for all ages.



Circus skills

Run away to the circus (for one night only!). In collaboration with Derry's In Your Space, performers will bring their unique style of ridiculous humour to Verbal on Culture Night. Learn some circus skills and try clowning. Suitable for all ages.

      Girl with hula hoops               Clowning

Flash fiction

Story bombs that pack a powerful punch. Our Readings Rooms volunteers will reading an exciting mix of international flash fiction. Stories are fewer than 2000 words, and one is just six words long. Size isn't everything and these stories have the power to engage your imagination. Come along and listen to some short pieces read aloud, by Bertolt Brecht, Lydia Davis, Franz Kafka, Etgar Keret, Tove Jansson and many others. Suitable for older children and adults.

Flash fiction authors