Bloomsday Festival

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Online, Friday 11th June - Wednesday 16th June

Bloomsday 2021 will be a celebration of Dublin City.

Once again events and activities will be primarily online but we hope to have a few intimate live elements too for those lucky people who will be in Dublin on June 16th!

This Bloomsday, comedian and performer Katherine Lynch will be our guide through the real places of Ulysses in a live broadcast of our Readings and Songs event. Join us throughout the festival for the Bloomsday Breakfast, A Ulysses Punk Cabaret, Bloomsday Film Festival screenings, Joyce Art exhibitions and drawing workshops. Download Bloomsday maps and children’s activity books, test yourself with the Bloomsday Quiz and learn how to dress and eat your way through Ulysses.

As part of our ‘Performing Joyce’ series – Actor Evanna Lynch will perform as Lucia Joyce in the Irish premiere of ‘Calico’ by Michael Hastings. The award winning Eilis Ni Dhuibhne will be this year’s Bloomsday poet and Sonny Condell has re-recorded his wonderful song ‘The Fruit Smelling Shop’ with Phillip King and Scullion based on the Wandering Rocks episode of Ulysses.

We will get another chance to hear Lisa Hannigan perform the poetry of Joyce in PomesPennyeach and the spoken word collective Word Up perform their extraordinary exploration of Joyce’s work in ‘Ulysses’.

Dublin City Libraries invite new readers to take a plunge and open up Ulysses with a fun introduction to the book in a Live lecture with music and readings.

Live ‘in person’ events include exhibitions in Lexicon Dún Laoghaire in association with the Joyce Tower, Ulysses street tours with historian Pat Liddy and live reading and street theatre with the incredible Balloonatics. Don’t forget to visit Moli and Epic too!

Bloomsday Festival takes place June 11th-16th, 2019. It celebrates Thursday 16 June 1904, the day depicted in James Joyce's novel Ulysses. The central character of which was, Leopold Bloom.

Friday 11th June - Wednesday 16th June


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