The Playhouse in association with Holywell Trust presents The Annesley Malley Inaugural Annual History Lecture "Derry before Londonderry, the history of the Hill of Derry, 600-1600" By Dr Brian Lacey, The Discovery Programme, Dublin Tuesday 7th February 2012 8pm

Our individual and community identity is shaped by the rich history of the special place in which we live. As a city, we are indebted to an army of professional and amateur historians, who continuously mine repositories of this great knowledge. To bring fresh insights on the history of the Hill of Derry to the widest possible audience, the Playhouse and Holywell Trust have instituted this annual lecture, dedicating it to the memory of the late Annesley Malley.
The 2012 lecture will be delivered by eminent historian Dr Brian Lacey. The building of plantation Londonderry was a seismic historic shift. Subsequently many factors influenced the development of the city that we know today, only a few of which could be traced to what had been there before. This lecture will have two themes; what was the history of Derry before the plantation and, since the latter, what retrospection on its medieval settlement influenced the modern city?

The lecture will be introduced by local historian, writer and broadcaster, Ken Mc Cormack. Both Ken and Brian were close friends of Annesley.

This event is free, made possible by the Heritage Lottery-funded Walled City DiverseCity Project. This project seeks to unpack the legacy of the City Walls (on place, history and identity), contributing to the "purposeful inquiry" theme of the Derry~Londonderry UK City of Culture year.

Reception and Exhibition 7.30pm
Refreshments will be served.


Performance Extras

Tickets for this event will not be make available online. To book contact (028)71268027. (Maximum of four tickets per customer)

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