Wednesday, 05, October 2016

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All Through the Night: Poetry Anthology Launch at The Westbury

Book of poetry edited by Marie Heaney

All Through the Night a Poetry Anthology was launched at The Westbury, with special guest stars.

The Doyle Collection has long had a commitment to supporting the arts in Ireland. The latest project to be supported is Poetry Ireland’s latest anthology, All Through The Night, which was edited by Marie Heaney. The launch for this anthology was held in The Westbury on 17th September, and was a roaring success.

Lisa Hannigan performed at the launch of the All Through the Night Poetry Anthology at The Westbury

Lisa Hannigan

A number of guest readers held court throughout the afternoon, including Marie Heaney, Moya Cannon, Peter Fallon, Bill Caddick, Gerard Smyth and Peter Sirr, who all recited pieces from the anthology. There was a musical element too, with the beautiful Irish singer/songwriter Lisa Hannigan performing a selection of her songs in The Grafton Suite.

The anthology includes night poems and lullabies by WH Auden, William Blake, Eavan Boland, Emily Dickinson, Paul  Durcan, Seamus Heaney, Ted Hughes, John Keats, Derek Mahon, Paula Meehan, Paul Muldoon, Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin, Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill, Sylvia Plath, William Shakespeare, Dylan Thomas, WB Yeats and many more.

It wouldn’t be a Westbury event without exceptional food, and this was certainly true at the launch. Guests tucked into treats themed for the evening, like Chamomile Tea and Lavender Macaroons, as well as savoury canapés, all created by Executive Chef Sandeep Singh.  

Pat King, Marie Heaney and Maureen Kennelly at the launch of All Through the Night at The Westbury

Pat King, Marie Heaney and Maureen Kennelly

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