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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Room to Rhyme
24 January

Room to Rhyme

Join us for Room to Rhyme! This is our new, weekly half hour session

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One Day Experience
24 January

One Day Experience

Visit Seamus Heaney HomePlace and be welcomed at our Café with a morning tea

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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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Starting Your Crime Fiction Novel
29 January

Starting Your Crime Fiction Novel

With James Murphy Ever wanted to write the perfect whodunnit? Come along to this

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The HomePlace Book Club
06 February

The HomePlace Book Club

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

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Steel Chest, Nail in the Boot and the Barking Dog: with Neil Martin & Damian Gorman
10 February

Steel Chest, Nail in the Boot and the Barking Dog: with Neil Martin & Damian Gorman

Film Screening: With Damian Gorman and Neil Martin In conversation with Aislinn Clarke HomePlace

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An Afternoon with Michael Longley
12 February

An Afternoon with Michael Longley

Michael Longley, a close friend and contemporary of Seamus Heaney, was the first poet

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Hearth Language: From Aftergrass to Yellow Boots
13 February

Hearth Language: From Aftergrass to Yellow Boots

Maura Johnston in conversation with Bernie McGill ‘bedding the locale in the utterance, reed

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Three Words for Light
17 February

Three Words for Light

With Anselm McDonnell and Martin Johnson This programme is centred on a new work

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Kerri Ní Dochartaigh and Manchán Magan in Conversation
18 February

Kerri Ní Dochartaigh and Manchán Magan in Conversation

In conversation with Myra Zepf Language, nature and origins are at the heart of

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Farming in Contemporary Irish Literature & the Poetry of Seamus Heaney
19 February

Farming in Contemporary Irish Literature & the Poetry of Seamus Heaney

‘and sky and ground are running naturally among his arms that grope the cropping

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HomePlace Table Quiz
24 February

HomePlace Table Quiz

Seamus Heaney HomePlace Table Quiz Join us at Seamus Heaney HomePlace and take part

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A Laureate Reading with Simon Armitage
26 February

A Laureate Reading with Simon Armitage

‘A poet whose work is ambitious, accomplished and complex as well as popular.’ Sunday Telegraph

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Silver Linked Bracelet-Making
26 February

Silver Linked Bracelet-Making

With Diane Lyness Make a unique silver linked bracelet under the guidance of goldsmith

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A Wintering Out Celebration with Simon Callow and Charles Owen
05 March

A Wintering Out Celebration with Simon Callow and Charles Owen

'a bite and a sup,we hug our little destinies again''For Michael Longley and David

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Ulster Orchestra: On Your Doorstep
12 March

Ulster Orchestra: On Your Doorstep

Members of the Ulster Orchestra make a welcome return to Bellaghy, as part of

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Caoilinn Hughes and Conor O’Callaghan in Conversation
18 March

Caoilinn Hughes and Conor O’Callaghan in Conversation

In conversation with Emma Warnock Conor O’Callaghan and Caoilinn Hughes are two of Ireland’s

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‘In the Dark Times There Will Also Be Singing’ Poetry Writing Workshop
19 March

‘In the Dark Times There Will Also Be Singing’ Poetry Writing Workshop

POETRY WRITING WORKSHOP with Maureen Boyle Join poet Maureen Boyle in this one-day workshop

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Eleanor McEvoy in Concert
19 March

Eleanor McEvoy in Concert

Eleanor McEvoy achieved star status in Ireland in 1992 when her song ‘A Woman's

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Lucy Caldwell and Jan Carson in Conversation
26 March

Lucy Caldwell and Jan Carson in Conversation

In conversation with Hugh Odling-Smee HomePlace is delighted to welcome two of Northern Ireland’s

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A Not-So-Horrid Afternoon with Francesca Simon!
27 March

A Not-So-Horrid Afternoon with Francesca Simon!

In conversation with Myra Zepf While reading stories to her son, Francesca Simon was

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Andrew O’Hagan In Conversation
30 March

Andrew O’Hagan In Conversation

In conversation with John Self ‘Mayflies is one of those novels to press into the

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Stockton’s Wing in Concert
31 March

Stockton’s Wing in Concert

Since their inception in 1977, Stockton’s Wing have always been a band who defied

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Woven Willow Hare Making
02 April

Woven Willow Hare Making

With Clive Lyttle of Welig Crafts ‘The man the hare has met will never

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Hiraeth: Yearning for Home? With Michael Smiley and Miranda Sawyer
02 April

Hiraeth: Yearning for Home? With Michael Smiley and Miranda Sawyer

Hiraeth: (n) a homesickness for a home to which you cannot return, a home

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Man of Aran: Film Screening with Live Soundtrack
08 April

Man of Aran: Film Screening with Live Soundtrack

FILM SCREENING WITH LIVE SOUNDTRACK performed by Síle Denvir, Úna Monaghan & Ceri Owen

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Creative Writing for Young Adults (14-18 years old)
19 April

Creative Writing for Young Adults (14-18 years old)

Are you an avid reader, and keen to develop your writing? This creative writing

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Armistead Maupin in Conversation
20 April

Armistead Maupin in Conversation

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

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Patrick Kielty: Borderline
23 April

Patrick Kielty: Borderline

‘Kielty is fabulous’, The Times Borderline is a brand new show from County Down's

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Jeanette Winterson in Conversation
30 April

Jeanette Winterson in Conversation

With Gail McConnell One of the most original voices in British fiction to emerge

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The Lost Brothers in Concert
21 May

The Lost Brothers in Concert

“What I love about The Lost Brothers is how their songs often seem quite

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