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Hewitt Exhibition

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Exhibition at PRONI
John Hewitt Home Words
Wednesday 9 July to 30 July 2014

This summer, PRONI will host an innovative temporary exhibition that illustrates the life and legacy of one of our most famous local poets, John Hewitt.

Images: Some examples from the Hewitt Papers kept at PRONI. On the left, a stylised postcard of Sir. Edward Carson sent by Hewitt in 1972 (D3838/5/10). On the right, jottings from Hewitt to Belfast botanist E.N. Carrothers (D3838/5/9).
PRONI is keeper of the John Hewitt Archive (PRONI Ref. D3838) and is delighted to welcome this excellent exhibition. Home Words will go on display in our atrium space, directly below the large-scale reproduction of Hewitt’s Ulster Names.

Image: The large-scale reproduction of Hewitt's Ulster Names, on display in PRONI
The Exhibition
This exhibition celebrates the life, work and legacy of John Hewitt by attempting to create wider access to his work; increase participation in the cultural traditions of Ulster; and facilitate in the learning of Ulster writing. It has been created by Frank Ferguson, Kathryn White and John McMillan from the University of Ulster in partnership with Tony Kennedy from the John Hewitt Society and Helen Perry from the Causeway Museum Service.
The project is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
WHEN: The exhibition will run from 9th July until end of July 2014.
HOW MUCH: Admisson is FREE.
The Heritage Café at PRONI will be open on the day for refreshments.
We are a 10-15 minute walk from Titanic Quarter Railway Station and can be reached via Metro 26 from Belfast City Centre.