Prepare for Bloomsday with Dubliner and Joycean scholar Caroline Elbay and street carnival fan Maite López from At it Again! You’ll be taken on a whistle stop ride through the 18 episodes of Ulysses and learn about Joyce’s life and times. You’ll discover the origins of Bloomsday and hear stories about Dublin, its characters and buildings, that sit at the heart of Joyce’s writings. Joyce’s epic book has a reputation for being inaccessible and difficult, but Ulysses for All will show you that this perception is far from true. Ulysses is full of humour, insight and beauty.
Enjoy a glass of Prosecco while you are guided through Ulysses and the traditions that make the Bloomsday Festival so colourful. You will 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.
Along the way, you will pick up ideas 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.
Join us on our Dublin odyssey and put the YOU into Ulysses this Bloomsday.