Celebrating
the art of storytelling…

2D, the Northern Ireland Comics Festival is an annual event programmed by the Verbal Arts Centre celebrating and promoting comic book culture and all aspects of sequential art and storytelling.

This year’s festival, features a range of sessions, workshops and events across four jam-packed days at venues across the city. Check out the brochure here

Festival Highlights

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At A Glance…

Thursday 30th May
Day 1

Schools workshops at Verbal Arts Centre.

Saturday 1st June
Day 3

2D Comics Fair featuring ‘Heroes & Legends’ show at the Millennium Forum / 2D Evening Sessions: Panel Discussions at Sandinos.

Friday 31st May
Day 2

Schools & Public workshops at Verbal Arts Centre / 2D Evening Sessions: Panel Discussions at Sandinos.

Sunday 2nd June
Day 4

2D Comics Fair featuring ‘Heroes & Legends’ show at the Millennium Forum / 2D Evening Sessions: Panel Discussions at Sandinos.

Venues

  • Photo of Verbal Arts Centre
    The Verbal Arts Centre is an educational charity founded in 1992 for the promotion of all aspects of the spoken and written word in Ireland. Based at the beautifully refurbished First Derry School building which occupies a prime location on the city’s walls, the centre itself hosts a range of events and activities for a variety of audiences.

    Stable Lane and Mall Wall, Bishop Street Within, Derry/Londonderry
    BT48 6PU

    028 7126 6946

  • Photo of Millennium Forum
    The North West’s top Entertainments Venue & Conference Centre, it was the first purpose built theatre in Derry and opened in 2001 with a seating capacity of 1000 and the largest theatre stage in Ireland.

    For the very first time, the Millennium Forum will be hosting this year’s Comics Fair as well as the amazing Heroes and Legends tour…

    3 Newmarket St, Derry/Londonderry
    BT48 6EB

    028 7126 4455

  • Photo of Sandinos
    Popular with visiting students, artists, musicians and chess players, Sandinos is a major live music venue in the city ranging from traditional through jazz to world music and the best DJs in town. Sandinos is once again this year home to our popular Evening Sessions…

    Sandinos Café Bar, Water Street, Derry/Londonderry
    BT48 6BQ

    028 7130 9297