Advertisement

We need your help now

Support from readers like you keeps The Journal open.

You are visiting us because we have something you value. Independent, unbiased news that tells the truth. Advertising revenue goes some way to support our mission, but this year it has not been enough.

If you've seen value in our reporting, please contribute what you can, so we can continue to produce accurate and meaningful journalism. For everyone who needs it.

The main Derry Girls characters - Erin, Orla, Clare, Michelle and James - will be painted onto a side of the Badgers Bar. Channel 4
derry girls

Cast of Derry Girls to be immortalised with mural in Derry City

Erin, Orla, Clare, Michelle and James will be painted on the side of Badgers Bar in Derry City.

A MURAL OF the cast of Derry Girls is to be painted in the city to celebrate the show’s return later this year. 

According to the Belfast Telegraph, main characters – Erin, Orla, Clare, Michelle and James – will be immortalised on the side of Badgers Bar, Orchard-street. 

The first series of the comedy was praised for its depiction of both family life and what it was like to be a teenager in 1990s Northern Ireland, becoming the most watched show ever in the North. 

The large mural is being developed by Channel 4′s creative agency who are working alongside not-for-profit social enterprise group, UV Arts. 

James Walker, Head of Marketing at Channel 4 told the Derry Journal that the artwork pays tribute not only to Derry City’s culture and people but also “brings the mischievous and funny characters of Derry Girls to life.”

Speaking to the Belfast Telegraph, Mayor of Derry City John Boyle said he was delighted to see the show’s success which he says has shone a spotlight on Derry’s humour and culture. 

There is great anticipation here for the next instalment of the Derry Girls series and this artwork is a real tribute to the cast which will no doubt be really well received by fans. 

The show’s show is set to return for its highly anticipated second season later this year. 

Readers like you are keeping these stories free for everyone...
A mix of advertising and supporting contributions helps keep paywalls away from valuable information like this article. Over 5,000 readers like you have already stepped up and support us with a monthly payment or a once-off donation.

Your Voice
Readers Comments
20
This is YOUR comments community. Stay civil, stay constructive, stay on topic. Please familiarise yourself with our comments policy here before taking part.
Leave a Comment
    Submit a report
    Please help us understand how this comment violates our community guidelines.
    Thank you for the feedback
    Your feedback has been sent to our team for review.

    Leave a commentcancel