The centre, built on the site of a fortified former Royal Ulster Constabulary station, features photos, personal artefacts and recordings of Heaney, who is buried in a nearby graveyard. The DUP leader, Arlene Foster, and the then Sinn Féin leader, Martin McGuinness, attended its opening in 2016, a rare display of bipartisanship before power-sharing collapsed. The centre has drawn more than 75,000 visitors and revived Bellaghy, which now boasts a Poets Corner cafe and a housing development called Poets Walk. It seems inoculated to Northern Ireland’s political toxicity. … [Read more...] about Seamus Heaney’s words heal wounds reopened on Ireland’s border
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Ashley’s father, George Tottenham, was landlord here at Blaney, a medium-sized rural estate eight miles outside Enniskillen, on the western bank of Lower Lough Erne. He and his family lived in the main house, while my grandfather, James McGullion, his cattle master, was housed in a small cottage near the entrance to their land. From the 1940s until his retirement 30 years later, his home housed as many as eight people: himself, his wife May, her mother Catherine, and the pair’s five children. The youngest of these was my mother Sheila, who died in 1991, shortly before I turned six. … [Read more...] about Who do you think you are? Séamas O’Reilly digs up his Irish past
EastSide Arts festival is presenting a variety of live outdoor performance and digital productions. That mix is mirrored in the Virtual Collaborators festival, which runs for two weeks online and culminates in a weekend of shows in the grounds of St John’s Church in Leytonstone, east London. The outdoor festival is funded by Waltham Forest council as part of an initiative to bring culture back to the borough. It is the latest phase of a project that Danusia Samal launched in the early days of lockdown to enable creatives to collaborate remotely on a series of films. The festival is co-produced by theatre company Part of the Main whose artistic director Olivia Munk had planned to direct an immersive clubbing experience, Populist, at Brighton fringe and has also had to postpone her Edinburgh show Bloody Mary: Live! (it’s also a podcast). … [Read more...] about ‘It’s a Herculean effort’: UK theatre festivals adapt for summer of Covid
But it warned that when transmission is as low as it currently is in the UK - less than 1,000 people are being diagnosed every day - the R is more volatile. This means it can be skewed upwards by local clusters of infections, which has been seen in Aberdeen in Scotland and in swathes of the North West of England. … [Read more...] about Boris Johnson announces £300million funding for NHS hospitals to adapt to Covid-19 rules in preparation for winter as he pleads with Britons NOT to avoid A&E departments
Guides to redundancy Conciliation service Acas (England, Wales and Scotland) Labour Relations Agency (Northern Ireland) Work and redundancy - Money and Pensions Service Leaving a job - Citizens Advice Redundancies, dismissals and disciplinaries - Gov.uk Guide to redundancy - TUC What happens to the tax I've paid?The first £30,000 of any redundancy pay is tax-free. … [Read more...] about What is redundancy, who can be made redundant and what are my rights?