The 12th Fermanagh Live Arts Festival (FLive) celebrated the work of writers, poets, artists, musicians and film makers through a range of events which took place at various venues across Enniskillen from October 2 to 10.

This year’s festival officially opened on the evening of Wednesday, October 2 as local film producer Brian J Falconer brought his award-winning film ‘The Dig’ to the Old Regal Cinema.

The film’s directors Ryan and Andy Tohill joined Brian for a Q&A led by Denzil McDaniel following the screening.

Lead actor Moe Dunford was unable to attend the event in person but made an appearance via Skype to answer audience questions during the post-film Q&A.

In honour of National Poetry Day, The Jolly Sandwich, Enniskillen Castle and Museums and Blakes of the Hollow played host to ‘Dawn to Dusk’, a day-long event involving poetry readings every hour from 8am to 8pm.

Friday night seen broadcaster and writer John Kelly return to his hometown to read poems from his book ‘Notions’.

He was joined on the night by his friend and acclaimed author Séamas MacAnnaidh and local musicians Gaby McArdle and Jim McGrath.

The rain did not dampen spirits as young smiling faces boarded the ‘Culture Express’ bound for Enniskillen Castle to enjoy the festivities of the FLive children’s event on Saturday. Costumed characters entertained throughout the afternoon as children enjoyed mural painting, magic shows and much more in the historic setting.

Speaking following the festival week, FLive Chairwoman Ann McDermott commented: “It was a great festival, with something for everyone! A wonderful visual arts trail - many exhibitions still open till the end of October, don’t miss them.

“Some highlights included; John Kelly’s event which sold out, Richard Pierce entertained a capacity crowd with his talk on Russian iconography. There was music to suit all tastes, dancing at Hillbilly Moon Explosion, Classical Russian music in the Cathedral, Baby Witch and Blues in the Ardhowen, and the wonderful Victoria Geelan singing jazz in a very atmospheric upstairs of Pat’s Bar on Sunday to round up and finish the weekend.”

“A big thank you to everyone who came out and supported us and as always to the volunteer committee who worked tirelessly to bring the festival to life! See you next year!” Ann concluded.