Seamus Heaney HomePlace Opening Events

The Seamus Heaney HomePlace celebrates it's opening with a weekend of music, theatre, poetry, song, readings and talks from the 30th September to 3rd October.

Seamus Heaney HomePlace Opening Weekend

The long awaited Seamus Heaney HomePlace is celebrating it’s opening with a wonderful weekend of performances honouring the Late Nobel Laureate, Seamus Heaney. The HomePlace is hosting an incredibly diverse range of curated performances covering music, poetry readings and discusions with some of Seamus Heaney’s closest friends from over the years.

Here is a comprehensive list of the events taking place during the opening weekend:

Friday 30th September:

  • 30th September, 1:10pm: Something to Write Home About –  A Special Guest Reader will perform a reading of Seamus Heaney’s essay “Something to Write Home About” detailing Seamus’ experiences growing up in Northern Ireland. Click here for further information and bookings
  • 30th September, 5:30pm: Incertus – A staged reading performance of Heaney’s early work, read by young university poets inspired by Heaney. Click here for further information and bookings
  • 30th September, 7:30pm: The Given Note: A Life Cycle (World Premier) – Nine world class traditional musicians will perform a one-off occasion piece to honour the poet. Click here for further information and bookings
  • 30th September, 9:30pm: The Home Key: Paul Brady – The first in the Home Key series of concerts taking place over the next year at HomePlace. Irish singer/songwriter Paul Brady will kick off the series of concerts. Click here for further information and bookings

Saturday 1st October:

  • 1st October, 11:00am: The Helicon Inaugural Poetry Reading: Michael Longley and Sinead Morrissey – The inaugural reading of poetry at the Helicon will be performed by winners of the T S Eliot prize and acquaintances of Seamus Heaney, Michael Longley and Sinead Morrissey. Click here for further information and bookings
  • 1st October, 12:30pm & 3:00pm: Felt Making Workshop – A fun and creative workshop for kids from 7-11  using the fabrics and the wet felt technique to create their own pieces of art. Click here for further information and bookings
  • 1st October, 12:30pm, 2:00pm & 3:45pm: Fighting Words Workshop – A fun workshop aimed at unlocking the imagination and creative writing skills of 6-12 year olds. Click here for further information and bookings
  • 1st October, 2:00pm:  Remember Seamus: Tom Paulin, Christopher Reid and Julie Callaghan – An intimate discussion between three friends of Seamus Heaney, reflecting on his life and works. Click here for further information and bookings
  • 1st October, 4:00pm: All Through The Night – The launch of “All Through The Night”, an anthology of night time poems and lullabies edited by Marie Heaney. There will be a number of readings and performances during this event. Click here for further information and bookings
  • 1st October, 8:00pm: Beowulf: A Dramatic Reading – A dramatic performance of Seamus Heaney’s translation of Beowulf; directed by Lynne Parker, the piece is performed by a cast of three women. Click here for further information and bookings

Sunday 2nd October:

Sunday 3rd October:

  • 3rd October, 7:30pm: The Burial at Thebes – The Off The Cuff cross-community drama group will be performing a Northern Irish adaptation of “The Burial at Thebes” originally written by Sophocles almost 2500 years ago. Click here for further information and bookings

Sunday 1st October 2017:

  • 1st October 7:30pm: Bach to Broagh: A Recital (Suites 4, 5, 6) – A performance of Cello Suites 4, 5 & 6 with readings of Heaney’s poetry between suites celebrating a year of the HomePlace. Click here for further information and bookings

 

For more information:

A copy of the event programme can be viewed and downloaded from here

Visit the HomePlace website at: seamusheaneyhome.com

E-mail enquiries can be sent to: seamusheaney@midulstercouncil.org

or alternatively, call: 028 7938 7444

 

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