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Who was John Hewitt?

Venue: The Market Room, The Courthouse
Time: 3.30pm
Tickets: Free | book here

A Freeman of the City of Belfast, John Hewitt was born in 1907 at 96 Cliftonpark Avenue. A renowned poet, art historian and collector and political activist, Hewitt’s poetry addressed issues of identity in divided Northern Ireland, as well as his love for the Ulster countryside and landscape.

Hewitt famously declared himself to be `Ulster, Irish, British, and European’, insisting an individual could embrace multiple forms of national identity.

Tony Kennedy, Chair of The John Hewitt Society, discusses John Hewitt’s life, work and ideals and their continuing relevance today.