Joe Horgan – 26 Jan

The Bloomsbury Hotel The Bloomsbury Hotel, 16-22 Great Russell Street, London

For the first ILS lecture of 2015 Joseph Horgan discusses his book, The Song at Your Backdoor, and recites poems from his prize-winning collections. In The Song at Your Backdoor he sets out to follow Patrick Kavanagh’s maxim that ‘all great civilisations are based on parochialism. To know fully even one field or one land is a lifetime’s experience.’ The ...

Border Walk: Garrett Carr and Iain Sinclair – 21 May

Irish Cultural Centre, Hammersmith 5 Black’s Road Hammersmith

First this three-hundred-mile line demarcated counties, then countries and will next be the frontier of the European Union. As the uncertain agreements and 'statements of intent' are confirmed and disavowed by the UK and EU representatives over the Irish border we look at the topography of this line on the map and consider the human geography of borderlands. Cartographer, artist ...


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