Seamus Heaney HomePlace

Seamus Heaney HomePlace
45 Main Street, Magherafelt, County Londonderry, BT45 8HT
  • Telephone 028 7938 7444
  • Opening times Mon–Sat 10am–5pm; Sun 1–5pm.
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  • Website www.seamusheaneyhome.com
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The Seamus Heaney HomePlace celebrates the life and literature of the poet and Nobel Laureate who was one of Ireland's greatest writers.

The bus from Belfast takes about an hour.

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1st Anniversary Talk: Peter Fallon

In a special talk to mark HomePlace's first anniversary, Peter Fallon, who was one of Seamus Heaney's closest friends, offers a personal perspective on Seamus' life and poetry, in particular the collection Human Chain. He celebrates the work and considers he importance to future generations of this extraordinary body…

Sun 1 Oct

The Helicon

£5 / 028 7938 7444

Bach to Broagh: A Recital (Suites 1, 2, 3: 2016 and 4, 5, 6: 2017)

Sunday 2nd October 2016: Cello Suites 1,2 and 3 Sunday 1st October 2017: Cello Suites 4, 5 and 6 Booking both concerts in 2016 and 2017 for �20 Christian Poltra plays the famous 300-year-old cello 'Mara', built at the time of J S Bach in 1711 by Antonio Stradivari. Featuring Fiona Shaw, Irish actress, theatre and…

Sun 1 Oct

The Helicon

£12 / 028 7938 7444

Book Club: Carol O'Doherty & Patricia Broderick

Dates: Continuing on first Sunday of the month starting from Sunday 2nd April from 3pm-4.30pm Cost: Places are free but must be booked in advance Maximum Places: 15 Venue: The Broagh Room at HomePlace A story is always better if you have someone to share it with and what better spot to meet and share stories than…

Sun 6 Aug

Free / 028 7938 7444

  • 15:00 – 16:30

Sun 3 Sep

Free / 028 7938 7444

  • 15:00 – 16:30

Sun 1 Oct

Free / 028 7938 7444

  • 15:00 – 16:30
…and 2 more dates until 3 Dec

District & Circle: An Illuminations Introduction

The ***Illuminations*** series aims to introduce each of Seamus Heaney's poetry collections to a wide audience. Taking place immediately before a staged reading of the work, each ***Illuminations Introduction*** explores the themes and techniques underlying a specific collection, setting the poems in context. In this…

Sat 19 Aug

The Helicon

£5 / 028 7938 7444

Electric Light: An Illuminations Introduction

' Next to Nothing is the most compelling book of poems I have read for years Bernard O'Donoghue The ***Illuminations*** series aims to introduce each of Seamus Heaney's poetry collections to a wide audience. Each ***Illuminations Introduction*** explores the themes and techniques underlying a specific collection…

Sat 29 Jul

The Helicon

£5 / 028 7938 7444

Family Rhymes!

Family Rhymes! A family poetry workshop with Colin Dardis and Geraldine O'Kane ★★★ ★★★ ★★★ ★★★ Join poets Colin Dardis and Geraldine O'Kane for this fun, family friendly poetry workshop which will focus on the theme of 'home'. Learn some basic creative writing and poetry skills and create your very own poem…

Sat 12 Aug

£10 / 028 7938 7444

The HomePlace Book Club

With Carol O' Doherty and Patricia Broderick A story is always better if you have someone to share it with and what better spot to meet and share stories than HomePlace? Join Carol and Patricia for this relaxed and friendly book club. Meeting monthly, the Club will choose accessible and entertaining books relating to…

Sun 3 Sep

Workshop 15

Prices to be confirmed / 028 7938 7444

Sun 8 Oct

Workshop 15

Prices to be confirmed / 028 7938 7444

Sun 5 Nov

Workshop 15

Prices to be confirmed / 028 7938 7444

Sun 3 Dec

Workshop 15

Prices to be confirmed / 028 7938 7444

Human Chain: An Illuminations Introduction

'one of Ireland's most distinguished scholars' Caoilfhionn Ni Bheachain The ***Illuminations*** series aims to introduce each of Seamus Heaney's poetry collections to a wide audience. Taking place immediately before a staged reading of the work, each ***Illuminations Introduction*** explores the themes and…

Fri 8 Sep

The Helicon

£5 / 028 7938 7444

Jean Butler: Performance Reflections on Human Chain

'Butler is an extraordinary dancer' The New Yorker Each month, HomePlace invites a leading artist to respond - in whatever way they choose - to one of Seamus Heaney's celebrated poetry collections. Specifically designed to take place in the intimate surrounds of The Helicon, each performance reflection will…

Fri 8 Sep

The Helicon

£20 / 028 7938 7444

Journal Your Journey

You can tell your story in a variety of ways and, in this class, Jacqui Milliken will show participants how to create a keepsake memory book which will include poetry, personal photographs and decorative embellishments. You will learn how to preserve your photos, create page design and integrate memory, poetry and imagery…

Sat 5 Aug

£15 / 028 7938 7444

Memoir Writing

So you want to write a memoir…? Do you know you have a story in you, but wonder how to go about writing it? This intensive introductory workshop will provide a supportive experiential environment for writers to find their form, and explore techniques to support and develop their personal writing process.

Sat 29 Jul

£15 / 028 7938 7444

Seamus Heaney Exhibition

Immerse yourself in the extraordinary world of Seamus Heaney, and explore through his words and imagination the people and place that so inspired him. Described by Michael Longley as "an echo chamber for the poet's beautiful lines", Seamus Heaney HomePlace features a fully interactive exhibition over two floors, filled…

Sun 23 Jul

£7 (£4.50; Children £0–£4.50) / 028 7938 7444

Mon 24 Jul

£7 (£4.50; Children £0–£4.50) / 028 7938 7444

Tue 25 Jul

£7 (£4.50; Children £0–£4.50) / 028 7938 7444

…and 159 more dates until 31 Dec

Songs of Work, Sport & Play from the Ulster Tradition

'those who know Len Graham's singing will recognize artistry' Ciarn Carson Ulster has a rich tradition of folk songs running the gamut of human experience, from love to murder. In this illustrated talk, traditional singer Len Graham draws on a lifetime's work to explore the rich musical heritage of the…

Sat 9 Sep

The Helicon

£5 / 028 7938 7444

Testing the Links: DNA and the Chain of Irish Ancestry

Where the Irish come from (and who exactly we are) has been a matter of fierce debate since the middle ages, when early scholars traced a wildly implausible path back to the ancient Scythians. In this fascinating talk, geneticist Professor Dan Bradley sets the record straight, drawing on his own research to trace the…

Sat 9 Sep

£3 / 028 7938 7444

The Uses of Criticism

Irish Pages is one of the finest literary journals in the English-speaking world - and certainly the best in Ireland' Angus McLeod It's sometimes forgotten that - aside from being a Nobel Prize-winning poet - Seamus Heaney was also a masterful critic: learned, witty and astute. To celebrate the launch of…

Sat 29 Jul

The Helicon

£6 / 028 7938 7444

World Premiere of The Lament for Art O'Leary

Caoineadh Airt U Laoghaire ('The Lament for Art O'Leary') is perhaps the greatest love poem in the Irish language. Composed at the time of his wake by O'Leary's widow, Eibhln Dubh Ni Chonaill, it tells the story of the young hussar's persecution and murder by a tyrannical British landowner, Abraham Morris. In this…

Sat 9 Sep

The Helicon

£15 / 028 7938 7444

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