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Visiting Artists

Since opening in 2016 The Helicon has welcomed some of the very best local and international talent, from literature, music, theatre and more.

Milena Simovic
"I cannot thank you enough for the outstanding hospitality and care I received from literally everyone in the past several days. These things are priceless, particularly to someone who travels so much, every detail looked after makes the world of difference. Thank you. I am deeply honoured that I have been a small part of such an incredible event. It is humbling the say the least, and I miss all of it already."

Red Grape Music
"I want to say a huge THANK YOU to you for such a lovely evening at Seamus Heaney HomePlace last week.  It was a real pleasure to do the show and everything went so smoothly it can only be as a result of your superb organisation and professionalism." 

Tara Gandhi Bhattacharjee
"Seamus Heaney HomePlace is like an Ashram. It also has the sanctity of a temple of prayer, meditation and inspiration."

Maria McManus
It was a lovely event - I love all of the women I was reading with and love their work. I have worked with each of them before, but not in this combination and it was gorgeous. 
As is always my experience, the HomePlace staff are utterly warm, welcoming and professional. It is an exceptional place to engage with.

Brendan of Holy Show (Minor Monuments)
Staff were absolutely lovely, really helpful, and helped us sell our books and mags which we weren't expecting. Thanks so much for having us.