Monday 6 Aug
£10 / £8 concession
(in association with the Seamus Heaney Centre)
In the run up to the centenary of the Armistice in November, the Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen’s presents an evening of poetry and music from the war years and in commemoration of the lives lost and affected by World War One.
Poets: Gerald Dawe, Stephen Sexton, and Jean Bleakney.
Musicians: folk singer, Susan Davey, and Geoff Hatt.
Thursday 9 August
Falls Road Library, Falls Rd, Belfast BT12 4PD
Afternoon with the Authors – Giant at my Shoulder: An Afternoon with poet and writer, Gerald Dawe on Van Morrison’s Belfast and the early days of Astral Weeks.
Gerald Dawe, renowned poet, is the author of In Another World: Van Morrison & Belfast, published by Merrion Press in 2017. In this talk, Dawe reflects on music’s indelible position in memory and its potential to project upon a lived space – the reciprocity in which Belfast, where Morrison’s songs and music thrived and inspired some of his greatest work, oversaw a deep and lasting artistic heritage for music lovers worldwide.