Sunday, 26 February 2012

Excitement builds for Beckett Festival

There are only a few months left to the first annual Happy Days Festival celebrating Samuel Beckett and as the performers are being named the booking are rolling in for 23 - 27 August 2012.

Officially know as "the World's First Annual Festival celebrating Samuel Beckett Happy Days Enniskillen International Beckett Festival", the events will take place at various venues around Enniskillen including Portora Royal School, Ardhowen Theatre & Enniskillen Castle.

There will be a wide range of events which will include the work of Samuel Beckett, influences of Samuel Beckett and events reflecting Samuel Beckett's favourite sports.

The full line up is being announced in April 2012 but already some highlighs have been mentioned; Robert Wilson with Krapp's Last Tape; Ian Bostridge singing Schubert's Winterreise and world class writers like Melvyn Bragg, Enda O'Brien and John Banville.

Happy Days is funded by Arts Council Northern Ireland, Fermanagh District Council & Northern Ireland Tourist Board. The founder and artistic director is Sean Doran.
With so much happening now's the chance to book your room to visit Enniskillen during this exciting time.

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