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Richard Hayward's East Antrim

Richard Hayward (1892-1964) was raised and educated in Larne, a place that always held a special affection in his heart.

Hayward became one of Ireland’s leading cultural figures and in a busy career, he was a writer, singer, actor and film-star, as well as a broadcaster, tour guide and folklorist. In his poetry and travel books, his films and singing, he celebrated the East Antrim coast and was inspired by the landscape, its people and its history. In this talk Paul Clements, travel writer, broadcaster and former BBC journalist, will focus on the significance of the area in Richard Hayward’s work and how he helped to promote tourism in County Antrim in the middle decades of the 20th century.

This is free event, however places are limited and should be booked in advance. Light refreshments provided.

This talk forms part of the programme around 'Richard Hayward's East Antrim', an exhibition looking at the life of Richard Hayward which will be on display from Friday 15th November until Tuesday 31st December.

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19:30 - 21:00

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  • Free (parking charges may apply)
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Richard Hayward's East Antrim

Larne Museum & Arts Centre 2 Victoria Road
County Antrim
BT40 1RN
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T: (028) 2826 2443
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