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Dame Helena Kennedy Web

Opening Address by Baroness Helena Kennedy

24th July @ 11:15 am - 12:30 pm BST

Helena Kennedy is one of Britain's most distinguished lawyers. She has spent her professional life giving voice to those who have least power within the system, championing civil liberties and promoting human rights.

Bernard MacLaverty Web

A Reading with Novelist Bernard MacLaverty

24th July @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm BST

Bernard MacLaverty was born in Belfast (14.9.42) and lived there until 1975 when he moved to Scotland with his wife, Madeline, and four children. He has been a Medical Laboratory Technician, a mature student, a teacher of English and occasionally a Writer-in-Residence (Universities of Aberdeen, Augsburg, Liverpool John Moore’s and Iowa State).

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Once alien here my fathers built their house, claimed, drained, and gave the land the shapes of use

Once Alien Here by John Hewitt