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A reading by Seamus Heaney

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  • Wednesday 26 June 2013, 7.30PM
  • £10
  • Central Hall, University of York (See locations page)

Event details

An exclusive and rare opportunity to hear Irish poet and Nobel Laureate, Seamus Heaney, read from a selection of his poetry.

York Festival of Ideas prides itself on being one of the only primarily free festivals in the UK, however, when we give out free tickets for events, we find that a high proportion of people do not turn up. In order to avoid this happening, and to give everyone who would like to hear Seamus Heaney speak a chance to do so, we therefore have decided to charge £10 per ticket for this event.

All ticket proceeds will go to support the University’s Jane Moody Scholarship Fund and Writers at York programme. Jane Moody was the co-founder of York Festival of Ideas and was a huge admirer of Seamus Heaney's work, as well as a passionate advocate of the humanities. Jane died in October 2011 just months after the first successful York Festival of Ideas. We hope you will understand this exceptional stance by the Festival organisers. 

Please note that tickets are no longer available online.  There will be a limited number of tickets available on the door this evening at £10 each (cash only).  First-come, first-served.  Thank you. 


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