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Council Chair Welcomes Re-Opening Of Performance Venues

The Chair of Mid Ulster District Council has welcomed the re-opening of the Council’s performance venues, as Seamus Heaney HomePlace reveals the first event in its new programme for the autumn.

Councillor Paul McLean was speaking as the award-winning literary venue, which is owned and managed by the Council, announced the first event to take place in its performance space since March 2020, when the Coronavirus pandemic began.

A full 18 months after our theatres had to close, we are seeing live performances once again being programmed and we look forward to welcoming audiences back to Seamus Heaney HomePlace and the Burnavon in the weeks ahead.

Said Councillor McLean.

"While our venues adapted superbly to the pandemic by staging some amazing virtual events, there’s no substitute for the experience of being physically present in a performance space and with the quality of the programme in place, I have no doubt this will be a sell-out season for HomePlace.”

The autumn event programme for the Burnavon theatre in Cookstown will be announced shortly, while the Hill of The O’Neill and Ranfurly House in Dungannon will stage a series of performances in its outdoor events space during August and September.

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