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July 2016
£7

Troubled Belfast – The 7th Annual Irish Pages Lecture

29th July 2016 @ 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm BST
The Market Place Theatre & Arts Centre, Market Street
Armagh,ArmaghBT61 7BWUnited Kingdom
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Chris Agee

Chris Agee is editor of Irish Pages and has published three poetry collections, including Next to Nothing (Salt: 2009), nominated for the Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry. In his talk, Chris distils 37 years as an immigrant in Belfast, focussing on the aftermath of the Good Friday Agreement and drawing on pan-European parallels. He reflects on the dynamics that continue to “trouble” Belfast and speculates that the now-multicultural Belfast may be the most momentous of all the…

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£9

An Evening of Poetry with Paul Durcan

29th July 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm BST
The Market Place Theatre & Arts Centre, Market Street
Armagh,ArmaghBT61 7BWUnited Kingdom
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Paul Durcan

Paul Durcan was born in Dublin in 1944 & is one of Ireland's most prominent & cherished poets. He has more than twenty poetry collections, including The Berlin Wall Café (Poetry Book Society Choice), & Daddy, Daddy (Whitbread Award for Poetry). He was Ireland Professor of Poetry 2004-2007, is a member of Aosdána, & in 2014 he was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Irish Book Award. Sponsored by Poetry Ireland

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£12

Percy French: Melodies of Unforgotten Years (Friday)

29th July 2016 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm BST
The Market Place Theatre & Arts Centre, Market Street
Armagh,ArmaghBT61 7BWUnited Kingdom
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Percy French

Written & performed by Sam McCready & directed by Joan McCready. Musician: Kyle Riley. Percy French is brought to life in Sam McCready’s witty & lively one-man show, which celebrates the music & life of one of Ireland’s best loved entertainers. McCready is joined by singer/guitarist Kyle Riley who brings a fresh interpretation to the songs. The show premiered in 2015 to sell out audiences in Northern Ireland.

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£15

How to Build an Audience and Sell More Books

30th July 2016 @ 9:45 am - 12:15 pm BST
The Market Place Theatre & Arts Centre, Market Street
Armagh,ArmaghBT61 7BWUnited Kingdom
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How to Build an Audience and Sell More Books

How to Build an Audience and Sell More Books with Stephen Gordon. Tim O'Reilly famously said 'The problem for most artists is obscurity.' Many new writers feel social media cures that problem for them but thousands of followers, likes, shares, or retweets doesn't pay the bills, and working only for exposure will not put you on the best-seller lists. No matter how you plan on making your money as a writer — self-publishing, crowdfunding, signing to a small press, joining…

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£15

Getting Past the Blank Page Workshop with Martin Tyrrell

30th July 2016 @ 9:45 am - 12:15 pm BST
The Market Place Theatre & Arts Centre, Market Street
Armagh,ArmaghBT61 7BWUnited Kingdom
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Martin Tyrrell Workshop

Getting Past the Blank Page Workshop with Martin Tyrrell A creative writing workshop for beginners and improvers. Martin is a published and prize winning author with an MA in Creative Writing from Lancaster University. His Writing Fiction class is a regular and popular feature of the Queen’s University, Belfast Open Learning Programme and he has twice received an award under the Arts Council of Northern Ireland’s Support for the Individual Artist Programme.

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£15

Editing Your Manuscript for Submission Workshop with Helen Wright

30th July 2016 @ 9:45 am - 11:30 am BST
The Market Place Theatre & Arts Centre, Market Street
Armagh,ArmaghBT61 7BWUnited Kingdom
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Helen Wright Editing Workshop

Saturday Morning Workshop - Editing Your Manuscript for Submission with Helen Wright Helen has worked in publishing for almost sixteen years in editorial roles, with publishing houses such as Harper Collins and Ebury Press. Helen is Senior Editor at Blackstaff Press (Belfast), and will be discussing how to (and how not to!) best present your work to a potential publisher.

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October 2016
Free

National Poetry Day with Armagh City Chapter

6th October 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm BST
Armagh City Library, 2 Market Street
Armagh,ArmaghBT61 7BUUnited Kingdom
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National Poetry Day with Armagh City Chapter: Iggy McGovern & Kate Newmann Among Kate’s awards are the Allingham Poetry Prize, the Swansea Roundyhouse Poetry Competition and the Listowel Poetry Prize in 2009, and she has been commended in the UK National Poetry competition. Well-known for his witty, playful yet emotionally engaged poems, Iggy is the recipient of the McCrae Literary Award, the Hennessy Literary Award for Poetry, and the Ireland Chair of Poetry Bursary. His most recent publication is A…

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£10

NatureWatch with Simon King

8th October 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm BST
Roe Valley Arts & Cultural Centre, 24 Main Street
Limavady,County LondonderryBT49 0FJUnited Kingdom
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Simon King

Simon’s passion for the natural world is well known to television viewers worldwide through his work as a presenter and award-winning cameraman. He has been instrumental in some of the best known award-winning natural history television of recent years, including presenting Springwatch, Big Cat Diary, Planet Earth, Blue Planet and the Life series plus more recently African Cats for Disney. For the first time, Simon’s profound knowledge of the techniques and tricks needed to find and watch our most beautiful…

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£5

JHS Bookish Pub Quiz

12th October 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm BST
The John Hewitt Bar, 51 Donegall Street
Belfast,AntrimBT1 2FHUnited Kingdom
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JHS Bookish Pub Quiz - In association with Belfast City Council’s Positive Ageing Month The second annual Hewitt bookish quiz returns, hosted by the irrepressible Bill Jeffrey. Trivia, conundrums, opening lines, and a few other treats we’ll keep up to ourselves for now are all bring lined up. We’ll have some raffle prizes on the night and snacks to keep your brain fuelled.

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April 2017
Free

Sectarianism – The Ghost of the Peace Process

26th April @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm BST
Canada Room, Queen’s University, University Road
Belfast,BT7 1NNUnited Kingdom
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Marianne Elliott

The first of the anniversary talks will take place in the Canada Room, Queens University from 10.30am to 12 Noon on Wednesday 26th April 2017. Professor Marianne Elliott will speak on the topic “Sectarianism - The Ghost of the Peace Process.”

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