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Romancing Ireland at The Linen Hall Library 8th Dec 2022

th December – 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm RICHARD HAYWARD: ROMANCING IRELAND – AN EVENING WITH MAURICE LEYDEN, JANE CASSIDY AND PAUL CLEMENTS Linen Hall Library 17 Donegall Square North, Belfast For decades Richard Hayward (1892 – 1964) was a household name in Ulster and one of Ireland’s best loved cultural figures. Local folk-singers Maurice Leyden and Jane Cassidy team up with Hayward’s biographer Paul Clements to present a show celebrating Richard Hayward’s fascinating career and contribution to the cultural life of the island of Ireland, through anecdote and folk–song.

Belfast songs at The Banana Block with Kabosh Theatre

Maurice and Jane sing Belfast songs illuminating Belfast’ industrial history interspersed with readings from local writers performed by actors from the Kabosh Theatre Company in the cool surroundings of The Banana Block – a former weaving factory which was once also used to grow bananas commercially in the early 20th century.