Derry-Londonderry in County Londonderry, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Verbal Arts Centre
The Former First Derry Primary School was established on the city walls as a Blue Coat School in 1773 and moved to this site in 1894. The (listed) building was purchased in 1996 and then renovated by the Verbal Arts Centre: it has been designed to provide Ireland's first home for the literary arts.
The Centre offers a range of unique resources in its support of verbal creativity - library; children's storytelling theatre; debating chamber; exhibition, lecture and performance spaces; coffee-house; writer's studio; archive and sound studio.
The Verbal Arts Centre contains commissioned work by some of Ireland's leading visual artists and craftspersons, as well as numerous references to our poets, prose writers, dramatists and traditional storytellers.
Promoting literature in all its forms
Erected by Visual Arts Centre.
Location. 54° 59.636′ N, 7° 19.533′ W. Marker is in Derry-Londonderry, Northern Ireland, in County Londonderry. Click for map. Marker is near the southwest corner of the former First Derry Primary School building, along Stable Lane, inside the City Wall. Marker is in this post office area: Derry-Londonderry, Northern Ireland BT48 6PU, United Kingdom.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other Double Bastion (a few steps from this marker); George Farquhar (a few steps from this marker); Demi-culverin Cannon (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Double Bastion (a few steps from this marker); The Walled City (a few steps from this marker); Bishop's Gate (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Bishop's Gate (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Walled City (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Derry-Londonderry.
Also see . . . History of the Verbal Arts Centre, Derry. (Submitted on December 31, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Arts, Letters, Music • Education • Man-Made Features •
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