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October 2018

Troubling the Classics – 29 Oct

October 29 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Bloomsbury Hotel, 16-22 Great Russell St
London, WC1B 3NN United Kingdom
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For our October event we're bringing together a poet, a novelist and a dramatist to reflect on their work and its place in a rich seam of Irish literature inspired by the Greeks. The continuing interest of Irish writers in Greek and Latin classical literature as a model and source for inspiration is somewhat surprising given the almost complete disappearance of the teaching of classical languages in Irish schools over the last 50 years. Yet the myths and stories of the…

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November 2018

On the Pavement Grey: WB Yeats in Utopian Bedford Park – 19 Nov

November 19 @ 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
The Embassy of Ireland, 17 Grosvenor Pl, London
London, SW1X 7HR
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The ILS is delighted to be back at the Irish Embassy for this year's Yeats lecture. The poet Cahal Dallat will talk on the influence of London on Yeats. Nobel prize-winning poet W B Yeats, though much inspired by Irish legend, landscape and longing, spent half his youth in London, the majority of that time in Bedford Park, the Utopian/aestehtic garden-suburb/artists'-colony whose diverse inhabitants fostered his literary talent and endeavours. Dallat has lived within a few blocks of the Yeats…

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