Michael Palin in Conversation February 07, 2020 On Saturday 15th February Seamus Heaney HomePlace is delighted to welcome Michael Palin to The Helicon stage for a very special event. It has been 50 years since Michael Palin burst on to our television screens as part of the anarchic comedy show Monty Python’s Flying Circus. Since then, Palin has become a national treasure through his writing, acting and documentary making. His travel writing and broadcasting has been acclaimed for the last 30 years and since his ground-breaking Around the World in 80 Days series, he has travelled from North Korea to the Sahara and from Pole to Pole. Having been awarded a CBE for services to television in 2000, Michael Palin received a knighthood in 2019 for services to travel, culture and geography. Exhibition late night opening Seamus Heaney HomePlace Exhibition opening hours will be extended on the night (15th February only) for ticket holders of Michael Palin in Conversation giving visitors more time to experience the award winning Exhibition and at a special rate of £5 per person. Within the Exhibition, visitor take a journey through the world of Nobel Prize winning poet Seamus Heaney, and explore, through his words and imagination, the people and place that so inspired him; his mother, his father, his brother Hugh, Barney Devlin at The Forge, and many more friends and neighbours from the local area. The Man and Boy Exhibition is available for ticket holders from 10am on the 15th February with last admissions at 6.15pm. Please note we recommend at least 1hr 15mins for the Exhibition. Please call us to book on 02879387444. HomePlace Café Relax in the HomePlace café and bar before the event and take advantage of the late night menu: Thai green chicken curry served with fluffy white rice or wedges £6.95 Thai green vegetable curry served with fluffy white rice or wedges £6.95 HomePlace Irish stew served with wheaten bread £5.50 Lentil, sweet potato and squash stew (Vegetarian and Vegan friendly) £5.50 Soup of the day served with Irish wheaten £3.95 Cheese board available at the counter £5.95 Last food orders will be 6.30pm. Michael Palin in Conversation will start promptly at 7.30pm.