British Council's work in arts creates new relationships between artists, organisations and audiences to develop stronger creative sectors around the world.
We work in partnership with the Arts Council of Northern Ireland across a range of creative programmes supporting Northern Ireland artists and arts organisations to engage internationally.
British Council is honoured to be working with our colleagues at the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and the Jaipur Literature Festival to deepen the existing literature connections that we have with India, to welcome authors from India to Northern Ireland and share Indian writing and publishing with our audiences at the inaugural Belfast JLF pop-up in June 2019.
"The Arts Council of Northern Ireland is the main support for arts organisations and artists, distributing public funding to help bring great art within reach of everyone. Northern Ireland is the home of Nobel Laureate poet Seamus Heaney, the film actor Liam Neeson, the internally-acclaimed musicians Barry Douglas and James Galway and the Booker Prize winner Anna Burns. On the weekend of 21-23 June 2019, the largest city Belfast will host an edition of the world-famous Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF@Belfast). The event is organised in partnership with the British Council. We are delighted to have built this relationship with the festival - possibly the largest event of its kind in the world.
We look forward to the many cultural parallels between Ireland and India - borders, languages, gender, nationality - being explored in a partnership of enduring value and importance."
Seamus Heaney HomePlace
Seamus Heaney HomePlace is dedicated to celebrating the life and literature of one of Ireland’s, and indeed the world’s, most celebrated writers. HomePlace was developed with the support and involvement of the Heaney family and their input and donations has resulted in a remarkably personal insight into the Nobel prize awarded poet, his life and family, and provides visitors with a unique and authentic experience.
HomePlace is located at the heart of the rural area where Seamus Heaney was born, spent his formative years and to where he returned both physically and through his work, throughout his life. The building also reflects Seamus Heaney’s lifelong expression of the value of place and houses a permanent exhibition, delivers extensive arts and education programmes, each contributing to Seamus Heaney’s legacy and ensuring his work continues to inspire.
"Seamus Heaney HomePlace is delighted to partner with the Jaipur Literary Festival to bring JLF to Bellaghy on Sunday 23rd June. To link with a festival of Jaipur's standing and reputation in the literary world is further evidence of the global ambition and reach of HomePlace, and we look forward to help deliver a world class series of events across the programme. With so many exciting speakers and contributors, we are ensuring our programme maintains world class content for our audience, and once again uses Seamus Heaney’s great work as a platform for discourse." Brian McCormick
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