Prepare for the street carnival this Bloomsday by embracing your inner Edwardian with help from burlesque star Bella A GoGo and Maite López from At it Again! You’ll discover the significance of style and dress in Ulysses as well as meeting some of the colourful characters that pepper its pages. Be inspired to dress up as the zombie-like Paddy Dignam, the flamboyant Buck Mulligan or flirty Gerty MacDowell. Discover why people dress up as bars of lemon soap or cheese sandwiches.
Enjoy a glass of prosecco while you are guided through dress up ideas and tips for hair and make-up that will have you cleaning up at the Bloomsday best-dressed competitions. Your complimentary goodie bag will be bursting with objects to help you celebrate Bloomsday, including a copy of Romping Through Ulysses.
Bella A Go Go is a vintage fashionista well-loved on the cabaret and vintage scene in Dublin, who has danced and performed internationally. Maite López is a vintage make-up artist and one of the founding members of At it Again!, who bring Irish literature to life with their playful pocket guides. Originally from Cologne with a passion for carnival, she loves to bring a splash of colour to Joyce's cheeks on the streets of Dublin!