Archive for June 16th, 2010

Bloomsday 2010

16th June 2010

James JoyceIt’s June 16: the day the events took place in James Joyce’s novel Ulysses, and honoured as Bloomsday.

The James Joyce Centre has been organising readings and tours for several days, with a final series of events today:

8, 9.30, 11am at the James Joyce Centre, 35 North Great George’s St.

Our breakfast is the hallmark of our Bloomsday Festival. Partake of a ‘full Irish’ at the James Joyce Centre whilst actors entertain with readings from Joyce’s Ulysses. Feel free to come in your own c.1904 costume!

11am-3pm at Meeting House Square, Temple Bar

Alan Stanford, our Master of Ceremonies hosts a star-studded afternoon of readings and songs from Ulysses. Joyceans of all ages and backgrounds are welcome to join in, so come one, come all, and read your favourite few words from the book of the day! We’ll be treated to music of the era as soprano, Deirdre Masterson, pianist, Dearbhla Brosnan and other guest soloists sing a variety of songs drawn from Ulysses, while Eileene McLoughlin performs a neo-classical dance to ‘Marble Halls’. And don’t miss Senator David Norris perform an extract from his marvelous one-man Joyce show, ‘Do you see what I’m hearing?’ at 1pm.

Look who’s coming so far…Minister of State, Dr Martin Mansergh, Senator David Norris, Lord Mayor Emer Costello, Councillor Mick Rafferty, Maureen O’Sullivan, TD

Lynne Parker, Phelim Drew, Gavin Fullam, Donna Dent, Marty Rea, Louis Lovett, Aoibheann O’Hara, Eamonn Owens, Mark O’Regan, Beth Cooke, Andrew Whipp, and others…

Free and open to the public, limited seating available, no bookings.

4pm and 6.30pm screenings, Cineworld, Parnell Sq

Enjoy Bloomsday on the big screen in Sean Walsh’s recent adaptation of Joyce’s love story of Molly and Leopold Bloom. ‘… bawdy, irreverent, lyrical, compassionate, anguished, earthy, profound and deeply humane …’ (The Sunday Tribune)