John Hewitt: His Chosen Ground

John Hewitt: His Chosen Ground

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Details

Location

Antrim, Antrim Glens, Cushendall

Year

1990

Source

Digitised as part of the UTV Archive Partnership Project (ITV, Northern Ireland Screen and PRONI)

Format

Betacam

colour

Length

25min 45sec

Audio

sound

Courtesy

Department for Communities, ITV, PRONI, UTV, UTV Archive

Rights Holder

ITV

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Description

John Hewitt's close friend Jack McCann remembers the poet and discusses the summer school established in his honour, with footage of its inaugural proceedings. Also celebrating Hewitt's towering legacy are Sam Burnside, Roy McFadden, Michael Longley, and Seamus Heaney. Longley and Heaney both read poems written for Hewitt, and we see musical performances from notables such as David Hammond. Archival footage of Hewitt allows us to hear, in his own words, why the Antrim glens became his chosen ground and to see the "thirties socialist who wanted the vigour, the ground level energy [of the place], to come up," as Heaney describes Hewitt's unique poetic voice. 

Notes

Features a multitude of poetry, including Hewitt's own. 

Credits

Digitised as part of the UTV Archive Partnership Project (ITV, Northern Ireland Screen and PRONI)  

Produced by John Martin and Paul Yates.

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