Arts Festival





Film Morning

10:30am - 1pm
An Bronntanas
HOME, 2 Tony Wilson Place, Manchester, M15 4FN
£6 / £5 concessions

Our annual Film Morning presents a special screening of the Irish language thriller An Bronntanas and includes a bi-lingual post-screening discussion with lead actor from the film, Dara Devaney

The film has a 15 certificate and English sub-titles.

There will be music in the cafe beforehand, by Tara O’ Carolan branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Eireann.

Tickets are £6 full and £5 concessions. Visit the or ring 0161 200 1500

Poetry Evening

Irish World Heritage Centre, Cheetham Hill, M8 0AE

Irish poet Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill will read and discuss a selection of her work.

Ní Dhomhnaill’s writings focus on the rich traditions and heritage of Ireland and draw upon themes of ancient Irish folklore and mythology combined with contemporary themes of femininity, sexuality and culture. Her myth poems express an alternative reality and she speaks of her reasons for writing about myths as those that are an integral part of the Irish language and Irish culture. ‘Myth is a basic, fundamental structuring of our reality, a narrative that we place on the chaos of sensation to make sense of our lives’.

Although Nuala writes exclusively in Irish this will be a bi-lingual event. The cost includes light refreshments. To reserve a place contact Pat McGuinness (0161 225 0645).

Writing Competition Presentation

Irish World Heritage Centre, Cheetham Hill, M8 0AE

Announcement and presentation of the winners of the Manchester Irish Writing competition 2015. The entries this year will be judged by the visiting poet Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill. For more information about the competition head over to the 2015 Writing Competition page.

Intensive Irish Course

10:30am - 4:30pm
Irish World Heritage Centre, Cheetham Hill, M8 0AE
£15 per person

A day long course of intensive Irish language tuition, with both an advanced and an intermediate level class available.

The cost is £20 per person for the day. This includes tuition & a buffet lunch. For further details and / to reserve a place contact Pat McGuinness (0161 225 0645)

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