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Reel to Real: Writing in the Sky

April 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Writing in the Sky

Writing in the Sky | Garry Keane | 2010 | 54 minutes | Ireland

Sometimes the moon
gets caught in the high branches
of the No-tree,
and you have to shake
and shake the No-tree
to set it free.
Even this may never be enough.

Dermot Healy – The No Tree

A documentary on migration, poetry and humanity’s place in the natural landscape.

Writing in the Sky follows Dermot Healy’s process in creating his seminal work, A Fool’s Errand, an epic poem on the migration of barnacle geese, which pass over his home in Sligo, Ireland.

After the documentary, writer and poet David Borthwick will be sharing some of his knowledge and reflections on our local, migratory barnacle geese population.

Tickets: £4/2 on the door. Tickets are available in advance from the Stove cafe, or can be reserved online by emailing Katie<at>the stove.org

To maintain The Stove’s ethos of inclusivity, we are offering a concessionary price to students, any person claiming benefits and anyone that has contributed a significant amount of their time to volunteer with The Stove.
Reel to Real is the Stove’s ongoing film programme, screening topical and issue based films and documentaries exploring current issues such as activism, ethical consumerism, and land issues, both locally and internationally.


April 26
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Katie Anderson


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