Exhibition and Upcoming Events

Exhibition and Upcoming Events

If you have any questions about the exhibition, an upcoming event or anything else happening at HomePlace, get in touch. We’re here to help.

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Summer Sundays Afternoon Tea Experience
14 August

Summer Sundays Afternoon Tea Experience

Feed all your senses with our special Summer Sundays Afternoon Tea experience. Enjoy the aroma

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Creative Zone Workshops
15 August

Creative Zone Workshops

Join us in the Creative Zone for three days of exciting workshops. Children will explore

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Seamus Heaney Exhibition
Flexible Dates

Seamus Heaney Exhibition

Immerse yourself in the extraordinary world of Seamus Heaney, and explore through his words and

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Play in the Back Yard
18 August

Play in the Back Yard

Join us in the Back Yard for outdoors, explorative play. Enjoy our sand and

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Open Ground Guided Experience
18 August

Open Ground Guided Experience

Open Ground is a unique visitor experience centred on five locations.

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Creative Zone Craft and Play
26 August

Creative Zone Craft and Play

Visit us this summer for a range of arts and crafts activities suitable for

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Summer Sundays in the Back Yard: Jack Warnock & Donal O’Connor
28 August

Summer Sundays in the Back Yard: Jack Warnock & Donal O’Connor

Following on from the success of last year’s Summer Sunday performances in The Back

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Enoch Arden: Featuring Julius Drake and Rory Kinnear
04 September

Enoch Arden: Featuring Julius Drake and Rory Kinnear

A musical setting by Richard Strauss of the poem by Alfred Lord Tennyson Seamus

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The HomePlace Book Club
04 September

The HomePlace Book Club

  With Carol O’Doherty and Patricia Broderick   A story is always better if

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Dana Masters in Concert
10 September

Dana Masters in Concert

‘Dana’s wide-ranging musical influences are evident through her own unique sound. Her vocal dexterity

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Drawing from the Well
12 September

Drawing from the Well

Seamus Heaney HomePlace is delighted to host this touring show from the Irish Traditional

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The Whole Nine Yarns with Owen O’Neill
16 September

The Whole Nine Yarns with Owen O’Neill

‘These are real life stories from the gut. His poetry is like an ambush.

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WB Yeats, Samuel Beckett & Fine Art: A Lecture by John Brown
17 September

WB Yeats, Samuel Beckett & Fine Art: A Lecture by John Brown

HOW AND WHY TWO IRISH WRITERS WERE INFLUENCED BY PAINTING & SCULPTURE: A LECTURE

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‘Scullionspeak’: Writing in Dialect with Angeline King
17 September

‘Scullionspeak’: Writing in Dialect with Angeline King

Join Ulster University's Writer in Residence Angeline King for a hands-on dialect workshop. Examples

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Creative Writing Masterclasses with Eric Ngalle Charles
20 September

Creative Writing Masterclasses with Eric Ngalle Charles

As Poet-in-Residence at HomePlace in May, Eric Ngalle Charles will host a series of

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Donal Ryan in Conversation
24 September

Donal Ryan in Conversation

With Paula Shields 'A life-enhancing talent'  Sebastian Barry Following his appearance in our online

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Armistead Maupin in Conversation
30 September

Armistead Maupin in Conversation

With Rick O'SheaPLEASE NOTE: IN A CHANGE TO THE PRINTED PROGRAMME, THIS EVENT WILL

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Dr John Cooper Clarke: I Wanna Be Yours
02 October

Dr John Cooper Clarke: I Wanna Be Yours

With special guest Mike GarryJohn Cooper Clarke shot to prominence in the 1970s as the

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Zoë  Conway and John McIntyre
07 October

Zoë Conway and John McIntyre

‘Simply one of the best folk duos on the planet’ BBC With an exciting blend

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Lies Where it Falls
08 October

Lies Where it Falls

Written and Performed by Ruairí Conaghan Directed by Patrick O’Kane Award-winning Broadway, West End

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Silver Necklace OR Earrings Workshop
15 October

Silver Necklace OR Earrings Workshop

With Diane Lyness Following on from her incredibly popular linked bracelet-making workshop last season,

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Imagined Lives: Nuala O’Connor & Martina Devlin in Conversation
16 October

Imagined Lives: Nuala O’Connor & Martina Devlin in Conversation

With Bernie McGill Join writers Nuala O'Connor and Martina Devlin for a discussion about

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The West Ocean String Quartet
21 October

The West Ocean String Quartet

With Neil Martin, Séamus McGuire, Niamh Crowley and Ken Rice The West Ocean String

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Song of the Sea: Film Screening
22 October

Song of the Sea: Film Screening

A Film Screening in Partnership with Cinemagic and Magherafelt Foodbank Seamus Heaney HomePlace is

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Festive Botanical Printing
05 November

Festive Botanical Printing

With Ruth Osborne Explore the customs, folklore and traditions of winter in a workshop

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Powerstone presents After Melissa by Jane Coyle
10 November

Powerstone presents After Melissa by Jane Coyle

Written by Jane Coyle Directed by David Grant Following its successful rehearsed reading of

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‘In Bursting Air’: Maureen Boyle, Victoria Kennefick & Jessica Traynor
12 November

‘In Bursting Air’: Maureen Boyle, Victoria Kennefick & Jessica Traynor

Celebrating the female voice in contemporary Irish poetry, HomePlace is delighted to welcome Maureen

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Fidelio Trio featuring Cillian Vallely
19 November

Fidelio Trio featuring Cillian Vallely

We are delighted to present the wonderful Fidelio Trio as they perform a suite

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Kevin Barry in Conversation
26 November

Kevin Barry in Conversation

With John Self Kevin Barry is a novelist and short story writer whose linguistically

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‘A Heard Melody’: A Celebration of The Translations of Seamus Heaney
03 December

‘A Heard Melody’: A Celebration of The Translations of Seamus Heaney

‘whatever is given, can always be reimagined’ Seamus Heaney Seamus Heaney's translation of Beowulf, published

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Conversations on Impermanence
10 December

Conversations on Impermanence

As the tectonic plates of our culture, society, politics and climate move and shift,

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Christmas Wreath Making
10 December

Christmas Wreath Making

Join Clive Lyttle from Welig Heritage Crafts at this special time of year to

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Christmas at the HomePlace Hearth
17 December

Christmas at the HomePlace Hearth

  With Anthony Toner, Neil Martin and guests   The festive season just wouldn’t

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So Sing On with Lisa Hannigan
28 January

So Sing On with Lisa Hannigan

In a world of contemporary singer-songwriters, Lisa Hannigan has carved a path all of

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