The poetry collection Human Chain of the Known World, published in Arhipelag publishing house from Belgrade near the end of 2019, presents a selection from Seamus Heaney’s late poetry. The selection features poems from Heaney’s last three collections of poetry: Electric Light, District and Circle, and Human Chain, which were not translated to Serbian so this is Heaney’s first collection in Serbian to appear after the year 2000. The collection was published with financial aid from Literature Ireland and Stefan Pajović is the translator.
Stefan Pajović, Ph.D. is an independent post-doc researcher in English, Irish and American literature. He got his degree from the University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Philosophy, the English Department in 2017. The title of his thesis is “Poetic Toponymy of Seamus Heaney,” completed under the mentorship of Prof. Zoran Paunović, Ph.D.
BELGRADE IRISH FESTIVAL CONTINUES WITH ONLINE SCREENING AND OUTDOOR PROGRAM!
The fascinating exhibition of The Great Book of Ireland is held on the beautiful Savamala Promenade, while Belgrade joins the world's metropolises in Greening tonight - next to New York, London, Boston, Sydney and Moscow and our capital will shine green in honor of the celebration St. Patrick's Day!
Wherever you are in Serbia, this year we’d like to see your pictures on the themes of
1. GREENING IT UP - What does greening say to you this Spring?
2. CELTIC CONNECTIONS - Share your photo that illustrates Celtic connections between Serbia and Ireland.
DUE TO NEW COVID -19 WEEKEND MEASURES ANNOUNCED BY CRISIS RESPONSE TEAM, ALL BELGRADE IRISH FESTIVAL CULTURAL EVENTS PLANNED FOR THIS WEEKEND ARE CANCELED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
NEW DATES OF THE EVENTS WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT A LATER DATE
The Great Book of Ireland – Leabhar Mór na hÉireann, is a vellum manuscript and modern illuminated book, produced in Dublin between 1989 and 1991. It incorporates the work of Irish poets (144), artists (121) and composers (9). All the contributors worked directly onto the large (handmade) vellum pages and their work was unified by calligrapher Denis Brown.
The European Union is Serbia’s n°1 supporter: main political and economic partner, largest trade actor, first investor and biggest donor.
This is also true for creative industries, which are essential for our economy and society. In Serbia, they have the potential to boost competitiveness, productivity, employment and sustainable economic growth, enabling Serbian entrepreneurs to participate in a growing global economy.
I am delighted to introduce and support the Belgrade Irish Festival on behalf of the Embassy of Ireland. This has been an exceptionally strange, difficult, and sometimes sad year. The crisis has had a particularly harsh impact on the arts and on creative artists, with long periods when audiences were unable to gather. But this year has also made us value art and performance all the more, as a comfort and an inspiration, a welcome distraction from our fears, and as a way to help us understand the experiences we have been through.