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School workshops in Illustration and Creative Writing
Evening events in Laurel Villa
Stanzas and Scones with guest poets
Exhibition by Colin Davidson
Laureate na nÓg visit Eoin Colfer
Discussions and poetry readings
Reading Rooms
Illustration and Creative Writing workshops open to the public
Music performance by Gary Lightbody from Snow Patrol
Closing event Liam O'Flynn and guests








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Thursday 11th September

Exhibitions

Painting Heaney

At the end of 2012, Seamus Heaney sat for a portrait by Colin Davidson in the poet's Dublin home. The resulting painting was unveiled in June 2013, just two months before Heaney's death. This small exhibition gives a unique insight into the artist's working practice, showing some of his drawings of the Nobel Laureate alongside the finished portrait itself. The exhibition will also include a short BBC film, which documents Colin Davidson's progress, from start to finish, with what would be the last portrait of Seamus Heaney.

Venue: Laurel Villa

Times: Daily from 12noon - 8pm


FREE event

Thursday 11th September

Exhibitions

Heaney On Air - A BBC Tribute

Heaney on Air is a tribute to Seamus Heaney's work for the BBC. It will include a selection of archive screenings and an illustrated talk by Pat Loughrey on Seamus Heaney's programmes for local schools and our Nobel Laureate's skills as a writer of scripts and presenter. It promises to be a memorable event, unlocking the archive and celebrating Seamus Heaney as one of our most gifted broadcasters - a public intellectual whose voice was familiar (and immediately recognisable) to BBC audiences at home and around the world. 

Venue: Laurel Villa

Times: Daily from 10am The Stables, Laurel Villa


FREE event

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Saturday 13th September

Exhibitions

Dis-ease

A collaboration between Moyra Donaldson (Poet) and Victoria J. Dean (Visual Artist) curated by Abridged Magazine.

The poet, Moyra Donaldson, and photographic artist, Victoria J. Dean, met in 2010, the inaugural year of the ACNI's Artist Career Enhancement Scheme for which they were both selected.

Interested in each other's work, and in expanding and challenging their individual practices through a collaboration across the disciplines of poetry and the visual arts, they decided to work together.

The exhibition consists of a series of images combined with poems or extracts from poems. Supported by Gregory McCartney, Editor of Abridged Magazine (in its 10th Anniversary year), the Verbal Arts Centre and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.


Venue: The Bridewell

Times: Launch, 1pm


FREE event

Admission free