Bloomsday in Melbourne Festival 2017

Getting Up James Joyce’s Nose

was directed by Wayne Pearn (14th-18th June 2017)

 A Steampunk Ulysses at the Spiegeltent… sniffing out Joyce’s darkest secrets!

 What happened for Bloomsday in Melbourne 2017…

  • Bloomsday in Melbourne’s brand new original play, ‘Getting Up James Joyce’s Nose‘ at The Melba Spiegeltent, was the venue for a Steam-Punk festival celebrating what’s on the nose in Joyce
  • The Seminar and the Dinner were at Mamma Vittoria’s upstairs room
  • And we inaugurated our brand new Patron, Barry Jones (or ‘Barry O’Jones’ as he was for the evening)

Want to know what we’re up to for 2018?

  • Book the date: Saturday 16th June 2018 (and the show will be running all that week)
  • We’re working on a brand new show. All will be revealed…
  • There’s an Advanced Course on James Joyce’s Ulysses: to book, click here
  • And a Beginner’s Course, too, happening in early 2018
  • To find out what’s happening, and get early access to tickets, join our mailing list by emailing Steve, steve.carey[at]11degrees.org (replace that [at] with @)





Every year around the world on 16th June readers of James Joyce celebrate his greatest masterpiece, Ulysses, first published in 1922. Why 16th June? Well, that’s the day in 1904 on which the action of the book is set… and, romantically, Joyce chose that date because it commemorates the day he first went out with Nora, the love of his life. Here in Melbourne, a group of Joyce readers, Bloomsday in Melbourne, celebrate this most famous of literary dates with dinner, a few drinks, a lot of talk and, always, a rip-roaring, rambunctious and racy theatrical production. We raise a toast to Joyce’s fiction – its humour, its challenge to rethink the world, its experimentalism. Come join us! We’re one of the most Joyce-literate communities worldwide.

To find out what’s happening, and get early access to tickets, join our mailing list by emailing Steve, steve.carey[at]11degrees.org (replace that [at] with @)


    1. Definitely, Montreal Bloomsday! We’d love to share them. And greetings to fellow travellers. I’ll email you separately.

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