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Celebrating Louis MacNeice

Friday 20th September 2013 at 9am

Celebrating the legacy of poet Louis MacNeice, four of Northern Ireland’s celebrated poets, Michael Longley, Ciaran Carson, recently appointed poet laureate for Belfast, Sinead Morrissey and Leontia Flynn took part in a very special reading marking the 50th anniversary of his death. 

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Poets Sinead Morrissey, Michael Longley, Leontia Flynn and Ciaran Carson take part in a special celebration to mark the 50th anniversary of

Northern Ireland – A Land of Giants

Tuesday 4th June 2013 at 10am

The Legacy Trust and Cultural Olympiad programmes, culminating in the London 2012 Festival, touched the lives of an unprecedented number of people and brought the Games to vivid life for audiences across Northern Ireland.

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The beauty of the great Northern Ireland outdoors provides the perfect setting for concerts and festivals

Creative Industries – ‘An idea whose time has come’

Friday 24th May 2013 at 2pm

Northern Ireland is witnessing an irresistible shift in power from our declining traditional heavy industries to our creative sector and its range of cultural products. Our Creative Industries are fast becoming a major source of competitive strength, wealth and job creation. 

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Northern Ireland artists are contributing to the growing level of animated short and feature films produced each year

Northern Ireland on screen

Friday 24th May 2013 at 12pm

A stunning visual showcase of Northern Ireland's most famous locations which have been used in some of Hollywood's biggest blockbusters

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Poetic Nation

Friday 24th May 2013 at 12pm

Northern Ireland is renowned throughout the world for its contribution to poetry, with poets such as Seamus Heaney, Michael Longley and Ciaran Carson established at the very forefront of contemporary poetry. 

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Seamus Heaney reads his favourite poem by John Hewitt

Happy Days are here again

Friday 24th May 2013 at 11am

The HAPPY DAYS Enniskillen International Beckett Festival is the world’s first annual, multi-arts celebration of the great Irish Nobel Prize winning writer, Samuel Beckett. After a hugely successful first outing in 2013 the festival returns in August with another spectacular international line-up.

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Gavin Bryars performs in St Macartin's Cathedral Enniskillen as part of the first Happy Days International Beckett Festival

Derry~Londonderry UK City of Culture 2013

Friday 24th May 2013 at 11am

With a high-profile programme of events that includes the return of Field Day theatre, Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann and the Turner Prize, the arts are transforming the image of Derry~Londonderry from ‘city of conflict’ to ‘city of culture’.

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Legendary musician and composer, Phil Coulter performs in his home city as part of the 2013 City of Culture celebrations.

Willie Doherty

Friday 24th May 2013 at 11am

Northern Ireland produces influential artists from across the arts, many of whom enjoy worldwide recognition.  Willie Doherty is one of Northern Ireland’s highest-profile artists and an established name in the international contemporary visual art scene

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Michael Longley - Poet

Friday 24th May 2013 at 10am

Michael Longley is a central figure in Northern Ireland poetry, renowned for his use of classical allusions to bear witness to contemporary concerns, including the Northern Ireland Troubles.

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Michael Longley at home in Belfast. Photograph by Paul Mc Erlane for the Observer

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