Star Wars heroes come to Millennium Forum for CultureTech

Tue, 11/08/2015 - 16:02 -- Editor

Ireland’s premier Star Wars costuming club, The Emerald Garrison, invades Derry for a weekend of fantastic celebrations and photo opportunities in Invasion Derry. 

A fan run show, by fans for fans, it is an award winning family event that features full size replicas of favourite characters, spaceships and creatures based on the hit film series.  It arrives at the Millennium Forum on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th September as part of the CultureTech festival.

This hugely popular event gives visitors of all ages the chance to meet with dozens of costumed characters including legions of Storm Troopers, Jedi Knights, Bounty Hunters, Clone Troopers, Darth Vader, Wookies and many, many more!   Local fans will also be keen to learn that actor, Jack Klaff, who featured in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, will be making an appearance at the event.

Paul Mason, General Manager of the Millennium Forum, is delighted to be bringing this unique event to the City. 

“This is such a prestigious award winning family show.  As a Star Wars fan I have introduced my kids to Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader and for them to now get the chance to meet some of these costumed heroes and villains, promises to be an excellent family day out.  Our main auditorium will be transformed into an interactive exhibition that will feature 3D sets of some of the most popular Star Wars scenes including: The Hoth Station, Jabba The Hut, Tattooine, Endor Scene and Yoda’s Hut, to name a few.”

Young visitors will have the opportunity to experience Force Training with the Emerald Garrison’s Jedi and Sith instructors.  The Invasion Derry event will give local Jedi apprentices another opportunity to become strong in the ways of the Force.

Invasion Derry arrives at the Millennium Forum on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th September as part of the CultureTech festival.  Tickets are £6.50 and are now available from the Box Office.  Telephone 71 264455 or visit www.millenniumforum.co.uk for details.