Forthcoming Irish activities in Nottingham and East Midlands
Sunday 22 September: Irish poems about health and wellbeing.
Discussion led by Deirdre O’Byrne of Nottingham Irish Studies Group. Deirdre teaches literature at Loughborough University.
The poems range from W.B. Yeats and Seamus Heaney to more recent work by Moya Cannon and Colette Bryce.
How does poetry connect with our emotions? From loneliness to heartbreak and loss, humans turn to poetry to find comfort and solace, strength and inspiration .
Saturday 28 September
Irish poet Colette Bryce will read with Nafeesa Hamid at West Bridgford Library, as part of Inspire Poetry Festival
7.30 – 9.30pm, £10
Thursday 3 October
There’s an Irish segment included in the next Sockful of Porridge event, @ The Barley Twist pub on Carrington Street – storyteller Deirdre will tell an old Irish tale or two.
This gig is in aid of charity, raising funds for the Woodland Trust
Tuesday 15 October
Roddy Doyle in conversation with Jon McGregor (University of Nottingham)
Roddy Doyle, from Dublin, has won the Booker and several other awards for his writing.
Peggy’s Skylight, 3 George Street, Nottingham, NG1 3BH.
£7, interview only.
Stage event 8pm.
Seated dining from 6pm (see ticket + food deal £15)
Check here for further details.
Monday 4 November
Nottingham Irish Centre 7.30pm
THE COMMITMENTS (1991)
The Commitments, based on Roddy Doyle’s novel and directed by Alan Parker, is one of the most popular and successful Irish-themed films of the last thirty years and has achieved cult status. Nominated for an Academy Award, it tells the story of a group of young working-class Dubliners who try to break into the music business by forming a band, The Commitments.
” The Commitments is one of the most immersive, delightful, feelgood movies of all time.” Angela Clarke
Nottingham Irish Centre is a registered charity