Celebrating James Joyce since 1994
The Bloomsday in Melbourne (Australia) festival occurs annually on 16 June.
It celebrates James Joyce’s novel Ulysses – its humour, its challenge to rethink the world, its experimentalism.
It aims to show that Ulysses is for everyone.
- Bloomsday 2016 – A Year of Centenaries, so what better than A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, at fortyfivedownstairs, 45 Flinders Lane, with Seminar and Dinner at Papa Goose – information to come.
- Bloomsday will mark the centenary of the Easter Rising of 1916 with
- a rehearsed reading of Sean O’Casey’s The Plough and the Stars at the Celtic Club on 27 February 2016 at 2pm and 7.30pm;
- a poetry reading, A Terrible Beauty, of poems about the Easter Rising by contemporaries and victims of it at the Celtic Club on 15 April 2016 at 7.30pm;
- a play, Convicted on a Comma: The Trial of Roger Casement on 5 August 2015. Venue to be advised.
All three events are supported by the Cultural Heritage Committee of the Celtic Club, and the Casement event, and Bloomsday itself, is supported by the Embassy of Ireland.
- Two intensive courses – one on A Portrait of the Artist on 12 March (noon- 6.30pm), and a second Advanced course on Ulysses on 26 March (noon- 6.30pm).