Junk Kouture 2013

Junk Kouture 2013 – Creative students in Derry and Donegal are being urged to transform rubbish into high fashion as part of an Ireland-wide competition.

Second level students are in with the chance to win 20,000 euro in prizes at the grand final, including 2,500 euro in cash for the winning school, 1,000 euro of IT equipment, 500 euro cash and a one week course in the Grafton Academy of Design for the winning team, the chance to attend the Cannes Film Festival 2013 and attend the Royal Film Premiere in London.

The closing date for entries for the 2013 Junk Kouture Recycled Fashion competition – in association with the European Recycling Platform (ERP) – is January 31.

Created in 2010 by Buncrana entrepreneurs Elizabeth O’Donnell and Troy Armour, the Junk Kouture competition has seen thousands of teenagers’ work submitted over the past two years, with some spectacular and awe-inspiring pieces gracing the competition’s regional and national catwalks.

Junk Kouture website: www.junkkouture.com

Junk Kouture on Facebook: www.facebook.com/junkkouture

Sons and Daughters Live

Sons and Daughters Live – Viewers in Derry and Donegal will be able to watch the Sons and Daughters Concert on Sunday night via the red button on their tv.

Sons & Daughters, the opening concert and first major celebration of 2013, will be recorded on Sunday night at The Venue, Ebrington, to be shown on BBC One Northern Ireland on Saturday, January 26 at 10.30pm.

However television viewers can tune in on the night as the concert will be available live on the red button.

The concert can be accessed from 8pm by activating the red button and following the links to ‘Sons and Daughters’.

Those featuring in the line-up include Phil Coulter, Nadine Coyle, Gary Lightbody and Johnny McDaid (snow patrol) playing acoustic, Paul Brady and Neil Hannon.

Also appearing will be Dana, Damian McGinty, The Priests, Gerard McChrystal, Amanda Burton, James Nesbitt, Eva Birthistle, Codetta, SOAK, Mairead Carlin, The Wonder Villains, Best Boy Grip and Maeve McGinley.

The concert will reflect on the city’s cultural achievements through music, word and song. It will also be live on BBC Radio Ulster/Foyle co-presented by Marie-Louise Muir and Mark Patterson from 7.30pm.