Friday 21st July to Sunday 23rd July 2023
As part of the 10th That Beats Banagher Festival, this year’s festival will include a weekend of dedicated events celebrating Charlotte Brontë and her husband Arthur Bell Nicholls and their connections with Banagher.
The first event will be on Friday 21st July at 6:30 pm with the opening of an exhibition ‘The Legacy of the Brontës in Banagher’ and the showing of a related film by Maebh O’Regan. The exhibition shows through a variety of textile panels items connected with the Brontës and their association with Banagher. The work is a collaboration between the Banagher Crafting Group and Maebh O’Regan of the National College of Art and Design in Dublin.
Friday 21st July
7.20 p.m. Eileen Casey will read from her collections of poems Bog Treasure and Bogmen First and Last and speak of her love for the works of the Brontë sisters. Eileen is a highly acclaimed poet, winner of several literary awards, and a maker of short films.
Light refreshments will be served and everybody is very welcome!