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JHISS: The John Hewitt Lecture: John Hewitt and the Irish in Coventry

Marketplace Theatre
028 3752 1821
24/07/2018
24/07/2018
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John Hewitt Society

The John Hewitt Lecture: John Hewitt and the Irish in Coventry

Ciaran Davis

9.45am | £7.00

In 1957, John Hewitt left Belfast to become director of Coventry’s Herbert Art Gallery and Museum. During the late 1950s many Irish people migrated to Coventry to work in factories, hospitals and schools. This talk will explore the role that Hewitt played in Coventry’s cultural scene and examine his complex relationship with other Irish people in the city. Project Officer Ciaran Davis attended the JHISS in 2017 to interview people who knew Hewitt and this footage will be shown in the talk.

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