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LECTURE - ROY FOSTER ON SEAMUS HEANEY

FRIDAY 9 OCTOBER 2020, 7.30PM

Roy Foster is Emeritus Professor of Irish History at the University of Oxford and Professor of Irish History and Literature at Queen Mary University of London. He has published widely on Irish political, social and literary history and is notably the author of the influential work Modern Ireland 1600-1972 as well as an acclaimed biography of W.B. Yeats in two volumes. He is currently preparing a publication on Seamus Heaney and will speak tonight about the poet’s commanding position in contemporary Irish literature as well as the unique relationship Heaney built up with his reading public - based in part upon his readiness to explore the darker sides of history, antagonism and identity in Ireland.

€15 + booking fee, includes complimentary drinks.
Friends Scheme Members €12 + booking fee.
Advance booking essential.

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HALLOWEEN FILM SCREENING - UNDER THE SKIN

FRIDAY 30 OCTOBER 2020, 7.30PM

From visionary director Jonathan Glazer comes a masterpiece of existential science fiction that journeys to the heart of what it means to be human, extraterrestrial--or something in between. A woman of unknown origin (Scarlett Johansson) combs the highways in search of isolated or forsaken men, luring a succession of lost souls into an otherworldly lair. Under The Skin examines human experience from the perspective of an unforgettable heroine who grows too comfortable in her borrowed skin, until she is abducted into humanity with devastating results.

Enjoy popcorn and a beer to make a night of it in the atmospheric Pugin Hall.

€15 + booking fee, snacks & complimentary soft drinks included.
Friends Scheme Members €12 + booking fee.
Pay bar available for wine and beer. Over 18s event!
Advance booking essential.