Winter / Spring 2019 Events Programme Announced

December 04, 2018

Seamus Heaney HomePlace set to bring the very best of local and international talent to Bellaghy, from literature, music, theatre and more.

Seamus Heaney HomePlace is delighted to announce the launch of the brand new winter / spring programme running from January to April 2019.
The programme kicks off with some of Mid Ulster’s finest talent including singers Anne Tracey and Rob Arbuckle who will be supported by musicians Michael Corey, Edie O’Donnell and poet Maura Johnston.


Further into this packed programme, wonderful musician Willy Vlautin will join us in The Helicon to chat to David Torrans from No Alibis Bookstore about his music and writing career and will perform some of his best loved music. The musical theme runs on into February where David Kitt will take to the stage to perform songs from his new album, Yous.


Later in February, Booker Prize winner Anne Enright will talk about her work and career with novelist Paul McVeigh and Matthew Rice, Shannon Kelly, Scott McKendry and Caitlin Newby will be joined by Damian Smyth to read as four of the brightest poetic voices currently in Ireland.


Opening a busy March, the Ulster Orchestra will return to HomePlace with their On Your Doorstep tour quickly followed by Moneymore born poet Maura Johnston’s book launch – The Whetstone.
Carol Ann Duffy, a leading voice in British Literature and the first female Poet Laureate in the roles 400 year history, will join HomePlace in April followed shortly by The World Wife, a reading of arguably Carol Ann Duffy’s most famous work. The readings will be done by two of Ireland’s best known actresses, Bronagh Gallager and Susan Lynch.


Towards the end of this bursting programme is a weekend filled with music and literature. On Friday 26th April John Kelly will read from his new poetry, Saturday morning will see David Mitchell in conversation with john Kelly followed in the evening by So Sing On with Luka Bloom. These events are available at a package rate of £30.

Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased at box office on 02879387444 or online here.