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Seamus Heaney Lunchtime Reading

For those of you that couldn’t make the lunchtime reading with Seamus Heaney in the National Gallery – we have the entire reading on film. Visit our video archive to watch the full reading – or click below to hear Mid-term Break.

5 Responses to “Seamus Heaney Lunchtime Reading”


  1. [...] The link to the livecast is here. [...]


  2. Thanks for this. There´s no way I´d have got to see it otherwise. A perfect break during rewrites. Is it also recorded, for people to view later?


  3. Turned up for the SH reading told it was full, am disappointed and disgusted, I support the Gallery readings. Could have watched the live stream.


  4. Also failed to gain entry to SH although I arrived in what I thought was good time. Especially disappointed because I attended readings on previous two Wednesdays and some last year. Thanks for the video and congrats to you and the Gallery on the Readings initiative.


  5. Seamus Heaney’s poem about the child’s death was so moving and visual. The last line about the size of the coffin “a foot for every year” was particularly poignant.

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