Literary Lunchtimes Bring Bookish Adventures To Life

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The Ulster Hall’s hugely popular Literary Lunchtimes are back with more must-see, literary showcases in the Group Space!

The hour-long Literary Lunchtimes beginning at 1pm represent a unique opportunity to put a spoke in the wheel of those predictable lunchtime routines as bookish adventures come alive, thanks to captivating readings by popular writers and poets, as well as specially-themed literary events.

[caption id="attachment_54745" align="alignright" width="270"]The Ulster Hall's hugely popular Literary Lunchtimes are back with more must-see, literary showcases in the Group Space! Trio of Poets on Wednesday 25 February features Jean Bleakney, Paula Cunningham and Moyra Donaldson (pictured).   The Ulster Hall’s hugely popular Literary Lunchtimes are back with more must-see, literary showcases in the Group Space! Trio of Poets on Wednesday 25 February features Jean Bleakney, Paula Cunningham and Moyra Donaldson (pictured).[/caption]

The Literary Lunchtimes have already brought an array of outstanding, award winning local, national and international writers to The Ulster Hall. Kicking off this new season is a wonderful hour of poetry in the company of three of Northern Ireland’s finest contemporary poets.

Trio of Poets on Wednesday 25 February features Jean Bleakney, Paula Cunningham and Moyra Donaldson. No strangers to literary awards or accolades, all three poets have proven their worth over already well-established writing careers and their recent collections are as fresh and exciting as ever.

People can discover the lost art of letter writing and spend an uninterrupted hour corresponding the old-fashioned way at The Bedford Street Letter Writing Club (Wednesday 18 March).

The latest in the series of popular Poetry Picnics, Poetry Picnic – Lunch with Bowie (Wednesday 22 April) promises an unmissable hour of music, prose and poetry, inspired by David Bowie, everyone’s favourite musical chameleon.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle at The Ulster Hall: The 1925 visit (Thursday 14 May) marks the 90th anniversary of Conan Doyle’s historic Ulster Hall lectures on spiritualism.

Introduction to Memoir (Wednesday 20 May) sees writers, Patricia Craig and Tara West read from memoirs they’ve worked on and give tips on reading or beginning to write a memoir.

Literary Lunchtimes – ticket prices: Trio of Poets: £4; The Bedford Street Letter Writing Club: free admission – pre-booking required; Poetry Picnic – Lunch with Bowie: £4; Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: free admission – pre-booking required; Introduction to Memoir: £4

Literary Lunchtimes – how to book: For Trio of Poets, Poetry Picnic – Lunch with Bowie and Introduction to Memoir, book online at www.ulsterhall.co.uk, phone: 028 9033 4455 or visit the Ulster Hall Box Office.

For The Bedford Street Letter Writing Club and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Phone 028 9033 4455 or visit the Ulster Hall Box Office. Tickets for free events are not available online.

There is a Credit/Debit card handling charge of £1 per ticket for bookings made by telephone. A fee of 50p per booking is payable for tickets forwarded by post. Online bookings attract a charge of just £1.50 per transaction.

It’s now even easier to book or pick up your tickets for Waterfront and Ulster Hall events. The main box office has now moved to The Ulster Hall.

Box Office opening hours are Monday – Saturday, 10am – 5pm.

Due to the ongoing construction work the Waterfront box office will now be available on event days only, opening 2 hours before a show if you need to pay for or pick up tickets.

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