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.
  • Email
  • 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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There are 8 events at this location

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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…

The Home Key: Liam Ó'Maonlaí

Few artists could be better suited to The Home Key - our concert series in which singer-songwriters explore the idea of home - than Liam Maonla. Since Hothouse Flowers' last album in 2004, Maonla has taken on a dazzling range of projects, forming traditional Irish band R and exploring his musical heritage through…

Sat 10 Dec

James Kelman in Conversation

Wintering Out is a collection fascinated by language: the language of place and landscape, of elsewhere and home, of plants and animals, of English and Irish and the connections between them. One of the foremost contemporary novelists who shares Heaney's preoccupation with language is the great Scottish writer James…

Sat 10 Dec

Patrick Deeley and Donal Ryan

This event pairs two writers whose work, like Heaney's, maps the terrain of Irish rural life in luminous, heartbreaking prose. Patrick Deeley is one of Ireland's most respected poets whose latest book, The Hurley-Maker's Son, is an affectionate memoir of his County Galway childhood, and a tender portrait of his father…

Sun 11 Dec

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…

Tue 6 Dec

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

Wed 7 Dec

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

Thu 8 Dec

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

…and 385 more dates until 31 Dec 2017

Wintering Out: A Dramatic Reading

Each month, HomePlace invites a leading theatre company/director 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 employ a unique combination of elements - including music…

Fri 9 Dec

Sat 10 Dec

Wintering Out: An Illuminations Introduction

The Illuminations series aims to introduce Seamus Heaney's works 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. For this third talk in the series, Peter…

Wintering Out Closing Recital: Winterreise by Franz Schubert

Steeped in the rain-slashed winter landscape, the glow of lamplight, and soaked in foreboding, Wintering Out brilliantly captures the bitter days of winter. What more appropriate way, then, to round off our Wintering Out series than with that other great winter's tale, Schubert's Winterreise: one of the greatest song…

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