Hewitt would delight at the success of summer school
John Hewitt was a man whose horizons were broad, describing his identity as Ulster, British, Irish and European, and the poet, no doubt, would be delighted at the breadth of the cast appearing at the international summer school named after him, which is being held all this week in Armagh.
The ideals of Hewitt, including his desire that the various traditions on this island could co-exist in harmony and respect, will be reflected in the wide-ranging programme of prose, poetry, music and debate. Topics include the Battle of the Somme, the Easter Rising and how women were largely written out of the history books. The festival's enduring appeal is set to continue.