Your very own national portrait gallery

An amazing collection of images of writers, artists and composers goes up for auction at Bonhams on 3 Oct. The Guardian’s James Fenton picks out his favourites here. But I’ll highlight some locally connected lots – Seamus Heaney portrait in oil on canvassTed Hughes, Charles Causley and Seamus Heaney photographed togetherSamuel Beckett [back] portraitphotograph of WB Yeats, with a Joycean connection – not to mention a Shakespeare print from 1685, a photograph of Charles Darwin.. there’s a lot more there.. Decisions, decisions..

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Upcoming Slugger Events

The Mccluskey Civil Rights Summer School – Guest Speaker Bernadette McAliskey
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 |  Dungannon
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Inez McCormack Civil Rights Women’s Conference
10am, Saturday, 8 September 2018 | Public Records Office Belfast
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Madge Davison Lecture – ‘Inequality and Unfairness in 2018: What Would Madge Have Said?
7pm, Tues 25 Sept 2018 | Queen’s University Belfast
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The End Of Catholic Ireland?
7pm, Tues 6 Nov 2018 |  Belfast
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