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Hinterland Virtual Festival 2020

Sadly Hinterland 2020 has, in common with every Irish sporting and cultural event since mid-March, fallen victim to Covid-19. However, undaunted, we're offering a greatly scaled down online version of the festival, to give you a taste of some of the events we had planned. The line-up includes ...

  • Emer Martin (The Cruelty Men) the Irish novelist based in the Bay Area in conversation with Tony Bucher (director of Hinterland: West in San Francisco)
  • Liz Nugent (Our Little Cruelties), Ireland's foremost crime writer, in conversation with Deirdre Hurley of Hinterland and LMFM
  • Kellie Hughes and Matthew Spangler talk to Myles Dungan about Striking Back, their stage adaptation of Mary Manning's account of the 1984 Dunne Stores anti-apartheid dispute. The project began at Hinterland 2018.
  • A reading of Deirdre Kinahan's wonderful play for children Me, Molly and Moo from the 2019 festival's collaboration with Crinniu na nÓg
  • Excerpts from the powerful Mary Lavin tribute event In the Middle of the Fields
  • Children's author Nicola Pierce gives us a peek at her workspace
  • Author and illustrator Oisin McGann, a big hit at the 2019 festival, updates the tale of the 'Emperor's New Clothes'
  • We also have links to online exhibitions by three Meath artists, Dermot McNevin (Fragility of Culture), Bernadatte Tuite (Following Contours) and Kieran McNulty (Borderline)