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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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…

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 7 May

Sun 4 Jun

Sun 2 Jul

…and 5 more dates until 3 Dec

Dorothy Cross: Performance Reflections on Seeing Things

The 'Performance Reflections' series at Seamus Heaney HomePlace sees a leading artist invited to respond - in whatever way they choose - to a Heaney poetry collection. On Saturday 20 May, one of Ireland's leading visual artists, Dorothy Cross, lends her unique vision to Seamus Heaney's 'Seeing Things'. Speaking…

Dorothy Cross: Performance Reflections On Seeing Things By Seamus Heaney

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 staging will enjoy a unique combination of elements - including music, visuals, lighting and…

The Faerie Thorn

The Faerie Thorn recreates Talbot's dark, imaginative and bewitching tales.

Tue 23 May

The Helicon

Prices to be confirmed / 028 7938 7444

The Flaggy Shore With Gordon D'Arcy Conor Keane Brian Murray Katie Theasby

Set in the magical stretch of coastline in County Clare known as The Flaggy Shore, 'Postscript' is the poem with which Seamus Heaney liked to end his readings. To celebrate one of the best-loved pieces in The Spirit Level, HomePlace presents an evening devoted to the landscape that 'Postscript' celebrates.

Futherances: The Publishing Life Of Seamus Heaney A Lecture By Rand Brandes

Dr Rand Brandes, Seamus Heaney's authorised bibliographer, will chart the rise of the Nobel Laureate from his first publications in QUB's student journals Q and Gorgon to his internationally awardwinning final volumes. Along the way, Brandes will share his many personal and professional interactions with the poet as he…

Helen Vendler In Conversation Via Live Link From The US

Helen Vendler is one of the most distinguished literary critics of our time. A professor in the Department of English at Harvard for many years, she has written acclaimed studies of Yeats, Herbert, Keats, Stevens, Shakespeare and Dickinson, and long championed Seamus Heaney's work. Seamus Heaney, her dazzling and…

The Home Key: Lisa O'Neill

Lisa O'Neill is one of Ireland's most original talents. In just a few years the singer-songwriter has built a devoted following on the back of her distinctive songwriting and remarkable voice. Her second album was nominated for a Choice Music Award while her latest, Pothole in the Sky, was released earlier this year to…

Fri 5 May

The Helicon

£15 / 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 7 May

Workshop 15

Prices to be confirmed / 028 7938 7444

Sun 4 Jun

Workshop 15

Prices to be confirmed / 028 7938 7444

Notebook-Making With Lucy Turner

During this one-day workshop you will be able to create your own unique notebooks, for jotting down lines of poetry, reminiscing on your childhood, or making lists of your favourite books! Join artist Lucy Turner as she leads this fun and engaging day. All materials are provided

Sat 10 Jun

£15 / 028 7938 7444

Notebook Making Workshop

During this one day workshop you will be able to create your own unique notebooks, for jotting down lines of poetry, reminiscing on your childhood, or making lists of your favourite books! Join artist Lucy Turner as she leads this fun and engaging

Sat 10 Jun

Nuala O'Connor In Conversation With Jan Carson

Following the successes of The Closet of Savage Mementos and Miss Emily, Nuala O'Connor, one of Ireland's greatest short story writers, returns to the form with a startling new collection, Joyride to Jupiter. Taken together, these stories display O'Connor's singular brilliance at making the intimate universal, the tragic…

Olwen Fouere: Performance Reflections On The Spirit Level By Seamus Heaney

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 staging will enjoy a unique combination of elements - including music, visuals, lighting and…

Paul Durcan In Conversation

Seeing Things marks a significant turn in Seamus Heaney's poetry, from the earthy brilliance of his early collections towards the more visionary tones of later work. It's fitting, then, that the programme of events focused on Seeing Things includes an appearance from Paul Durcan. Since his first collection, Endsville, in…

Sat 6 May

The Helicon

£10 / 028 7938 7444

Poetry Masterclass with Maria McManus

This experiential poetry workshop, led by award-winning poet Maria McManus, will be a practical and inspirational approach to developing new work in a supportive learning environment. Themes explored will include developing your writing process, playing with ideas, synergies between poetry and other art forms and…

Sam Miller & Blake Morrison

The relationship between fathers and sons lies at the heart of Seamus Heaney's work, and this event brings together two award-winning writers whose work explores similar terrain. When Karl Miller - the great literary critic, editor, and founder of the London Review of Books - died in 2014, his son Sam set about capturing…

Sat 6 May

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…

Mon 1 May

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

Tue 2 May

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

Wed 3 May

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

…and 241 more dates until 31 Dec

Seamus Heaney LifeCycle Tour With Eugene Kielt

Coach departs from HomePlace. Tour duration approximately 2 hours This guided coach tour of the landscape made famous by Seamus Heaney's poetry is led by local man, accredited tour guide and Heaney specialist Eugene Kielt. This is a wonderful way to explore the 'home ground' in which Heaney was rooted and which so…

Seeing Things: An Illuminations Introduction David Wheatley

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

Seeing Things Recital

Seeing Things is a collection infused with a sense of revelation and the fragility of the threshold between the living and the dead. For this recital HomePlace gathers four internationally renowned musicians to perform two pieces that capture that sense of the visionary in Heaney's collection. Rarely performed due to its…

Sun 7 May

The Helicon

£15 / 028 7938 7444

Songwriters In The Round Featuring Anthony Toner, Matt Mcginn & Brendan Murphy

HomePlace is delighted to present a unique evening of acoustic music in the company of three of Northern Ireland's foremost songwriters: Anthony Toner, Brendan Murphy and Matt McGinn. One of our leading songwriters and guitarists, Anthony Toner is currently touring to promote his seventh album of originals songs, Ink.

The Spirit Level: 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 artistic response to the work, each Illuminations Introduction explores the themes and techniques underlying a specific collection, setting the poems in context. In this talk…

There And Back Again: An Odyssey: Lyngo Theatre

Lyngo Theatre presents an adaptation of the classical Greek epic, The Odyssey, by Patrick Lynch.

Windows Publications Launch: Authors & Artists Introductions Series 11

Based in County Cavan, Windows Publications have been publishing poetry for the past 25 years, promoting literature and the visual arts internationally and nationally as well as locally. This new anthology - Authors & Artists Introductions Series 11 - will feature the work of new voices and emerging talent in poetry…

Sun 28 May

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