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Philip Hoare - The Haunted Sea20190927

The annual Arts Over Borders festival reaches into rural and urban communities on both sides of the Irish border. Curated with a strong sense of place and extending across four counties – from Fermanagh to Donegal, Tyrone to Derry/Londonderry- the border itself looms large in the festival.

Recorded in front of live audiences at the 2019 Arts Over Borders festival in Enniskillen and Derry/Londonderry, five writers explore the theme of boundaries.

At the Royal Grammar School, Enniskillen, the author Philip Hoare transcends the elements and talks about being shaped and reshaped by the sea.

Producers: Ophelia Byrne & Cathy Moorehead

Author Philip Hoare transcends the elements and talks about being reshaped by the sea.

Essays from leading writers on arts, history, philosophy, science, religion and beyond.

Sinead Gleeson - Pain, Borders and Averting Our Gaze20190923

The annual Arts Over Borders festival reaches into rural and urban communities on both sides of the Irish border. Curated with a strong sense of place and extending across four counties – from Fermanagh to Donegal, Tyrone to Derry/Londonderry- the border itself looms large in the festival.

In this series of The Essay, recorded in front of live audiences at the 2019 Arts Over Borders festival in Enniskillen and Derry/Londonderry, five writers explore the theme of boundaries.

At the Royal Grammar School, Enniskillen, Irish writer and broadcaster Sinéad Gleeson talks about the ways in which pain, inequality and borders can separate us.

Producers: Ophelia Byrne & Cathy Moorehead

Irish writer Sinead Gleeson talks about how pain, inequality and borders separate us.

Essays from leading writers on arts, history, philosophy, science, religion and beyond.

Sinead Gleeson - Pain, Borders And Averting Our Gaze20190923

The annual Arts Over Borders festival reaches into rural and urban communities on both sides of the Irish border. Curated with a strong sense of place and extending across four counties – from Fermanagh to Donegal, Tyrone to Derry/Londonderry- the border itself looms large in the festival.

In this series of The Essay, recorded in front of live audiences at the 2019 Arts Over Borders festival in Enniskillen and Derry/Londonderry, five writers explore the theme of boundaries.

At the Royal Grammar School, Enniskillen, Irish writer and broadcaster Sinéad Gleeson talks about the ways in which pain, inequality and borders can separate us.

Producers: Ophelia Byrne & Cathy Moorehead

Irish writer Sinead Gleeson talks about how pain, inequality and borders separate us.

Essays from leading writers on arts, history, philosophy, science, religion and beyond.

Stephen Sexton - The Tory Islanders20190924

The annual Arts Over Borders festival reaches into rural and urban communities on both sides of the Irish border. Curated with a strong sense of place and extending across four counties – from Fermanagh to Donegal, Tyrone to Derry/Londonderry- the border itself looms large in the festival.

Recorded in front of live audiences at the 2019 Arts Over Borders festival in Enniskillen and Derry/Londonderry, five writers explore the theme of boundaries.

At the Guildhall in Derry/Londonderry, poet Stephen Sexton is prompted by a description of a traditional Tory Island wedding, to talk about the margins between language and image.

Producers: Ophelia Byrne & Cathy Moorehead

Poet Stephen Sexton talks about the margins between language and image.

Essays from leading writers on arts, history, philosophy, science, religion and beyond.

Wendy Erskine - Knock Knock, Who's There?20190925

The annual Arts Over Borders festival reaches into rural and urban communities on both sides of the Irish border. Curated with a strong sense of place and extending across four counties – from Fermanagh to Donegal, Tyrone to Derry/Londonderry- the border itself looms large in the festival.

Recorded in front of live audiences at the 2019 Arts Over Borders festival in Enniskillen and Derry/Londonderry, five writers explore the theme of boundaries.

At the Royal Grammar School, Enniskillen, the writer Wendy Erskine takes us through doorways as portals into other worlds in art, literature and life.

Producers: Ophelia Byrne & Cathy Moorehead

Writer Wendy Erskine takes us through doorways that open up portals into other worlds.

Essays from leading writers on arts, history, philosophy, science, religion and beyond.

Wendy Erskine - Knock Knock, Who's There?20190925

The annual Arts Over Borders festival reaches into rural and urban communities on both sides of the Irish border. Curated with a strong sense of place and extending across four counties – from Fermanagh to Donegal, Tyrone to Derry/Londonderry- the border itself looms large in the festival.

Recorded in front of live audiences at the 2019 Arts Over Borders festival in Enniskillen and Derry/Londonderry, five writers explore the theme of boundaries.

At the Royal Grammar School, Enniskillen, the writer Wendy Erskine takes us through doorways as portals into other worlds in art, literature and life.

Producers: Ophelia Byrne & Cathy Moorehead

Writer Wendy Erskine takes us through doorways that open up portals into other worlds.

Essays from leading writers on arts, history, philosophy, science, religion and beyond.

01Sin\u00e9ad Gleeson - The Pain Threshold20190923

The annual Arts Over Borders festival reaches into rural and urban communities on both sides of the Irish border. Curated with a strong sense of place and extending across four counties – from Fermanagh to Donegal, Tyrone to Derry/Londonderry- the border itself looms large in the festival.

Recorded in front of live audiences at the 2019 Arts Over Borders festival in Enniskillen and Derry/Londonderry, five writers explore the theme of boundaries.

At the Royal Grammar School, Enniskillen, Irish writer and broadcaster Sinéad Gleeson describes her artistic and personal attempts to set limits on the subject of physical pain.

Producers: Ophelia Byrne & Cathy Moorehead

Writer and broadcaster Sin\u00e9ad Gleeson talks about the pain threshold.

Essays from leading writers on arts, history, philosophy, science, religion and beyond.

02Stephen Sexton - The Tory Islanders20190924

The annual Arts Over Borders festival reaches into rural and urban communities on both sides of the Irish border. Curated with a strong sense of place and extending across four counties – from Fermanagh to Donegal, Tyrone to Derry/Londonderry- the border itself looms large in the festival.

Recorded in front of live audiences at the 2019 Arts Over Borders festival in Enniskillen and Derry/Londonderry, five writers explore the theme of boundaries.

At the Guildhall in Derry/Londonderry, poet Stephen Sexton is prompted by a description of a traditional Tory Island wedding, to talk about the margins between language and image.

Producers: Ophelia Byrne & Cathy Moorehead

Poet Stephen Sexton talks about the margins between language and image.

Essays from leading writers on arts, history, philosophy, science, religion and beyond.

The annual Arts Over Borders festival reaches into rural and urban communities on both sides of the Irish border. Curated with a strong sense of place and extending across four counties – from Fermanagh to Donegal, Tyrone to Derry/Londonderry- the border itself looms large in the festival.

Recorded in front of live audiences at the 2019 Arts Over Borders festival in Enniskillen and Derry/Londonderry, five writers explore the theme of boundaries.

At the Guildhall in Derry/Londonderry, poet Stephen Sexton is prompted by a description of a traditional Tory Island wedding, to talk about the margins between language and image.

Producers: Ophelia Byrne & Cathy Moorehead

Poet Stephen Sexton talks about the margins between language and image.

Essays from leading writers on arts, history, philosophy, science, religion and beyond.

03Wendy Erskine - Knock Knock Who's There?20190925

The annual Arts Over Borders festival reaches into rural and urban communities on both sides of the Irish border. Curated with a strong sense of place and extending across four counties – from Fermanagh to Donegal, Tyrone to Derry/Londonderry- the border itself looms large in the festival.

Recorded in front of live audiences at the 2019 Arts Over Borders festival in Enniskillen and Derry/Londonderry, five writers explore the theme of boundaries.

At the Royal Grammar School, Enniskillen, the writer Wendy Erskine takes us through doorways as portals into other worlds in art, literature and life.

Producers: Ophelia Byrne & Cathy Moorehead

Writer Wendy Erskine takes us through doorways that open up portals into other worlds.

Essays from leading writers on arts, history, philosophy, science, religion and beyond.

04Ed Vulliamy - Forever Young20190926

The annual Arts Over Borders festival reaches into rural and urban communities on both sides of the Irish border. Curated with a strong sense of place and extending across four counties – from Fermanagh to Donegal, Tyrone to Derry/Londonderry- the border itself looms large in the festival.

Recorded in front of live audiences at the 2019 Arts Over Borders festival in Enniskillen and Derry/Londonderry, five writers explore the theme of boundaries.

At Derry's Guildhall, the writer and journalist Ed Vulliamy talks about the musicians transgressing perceived frontiers between youth and age, from John Cale and Bob Dylan, to Leonard Cohen and Joan Baez.

Producers: Ophelia Byrne & Cathy Moorehead

Writer and journalist Ed Vulliamy asks if there's a music frontier between youth and age.

Essays from leading writers on arts, history, philosophy, science, religion and beyond.

At Derry's Guildhall, the writer and journalist Ed Vulliamy talks about the musicians transgressing the perceived barriers between youth and age, from John Cale and Bob Dylan, to Leonard Cohen and Joan Baez.

Writer and journalist Ed Vulliamy talks about the musicians crossing the age barrier.

05Philip Hoare - The Haunted Sea20190927

The annual Arts Over Borders festival reaches into rural and urban communities on both sides of the Irish border. Curated with a strong sense of place and extending across four counties – from Fermanagh to Donegal, Tyrone to Derry/Londonderry- the border itself looms large in the festival.

Recorded in front of live audiences at the 2019 Arts Over Borders festival in Enniskillen and Derry/Londonderry, five writers explore the theme of boundaries.

At the Royal Grammar School, Enniskillen, the author Philip Hoare considers the transformative power of the sea and how it became a place where he could break boundaries.

Producers: Ophelia Byrne & Cathy Moorehead

Author Philip Hoare on how the sea became a place where he could break boundaries.

Essays from leading writers on arts, history, philosophy, science, religion and beyond.

At the Royal Grammar School, Enniskillen, the author Philip Hoare transcends the elements and talks about being shaped and reshaped by the sea.

Producers: Ophelia Byrne & Cathy Moorehead

Author Philip Hoare transcends the elements and talks about being reshaped by the sea.