A Reading with Novelist Bernard MacLaverty

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Bernard MacLaverty Web

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).

Opening Address by Baroness Helena Kennedy

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Dame Helena Kennedy Web

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.

Sectarianism – The Ghost of the Peace Process

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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.”

Once Alien Here 2017

Read more on our community writing programme Established in 2015, ‘Once Alien Here’ is a cross-community creative writing programme, working with participants from the top 10% of NI’s most deprived urban areas. The programme encourages diverse … Read More

The John Hewitt Birthday Poetry Reading

The John Hewitt Birthday Poetry Reading Alan Gillis, Iggy McGovern & Emma Must *With special guest Frank Ormsby*   Wednesday 26 October John Hewitt Bar 8pm 8pm, £8/£7 concession in association with Ulster Bank Belfast … Read More

JHS Bookish Pub Quiz

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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 … Read More

NatureWatch with Simon King

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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 … Read More

National Poetry Day with Armagh City Chapter

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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 … Read More