Filtering by: Beyond Bloomsday (Fringe)

Jun
18
2:30 PM14:30

A Short Reading from Ulysses by David Norris at the Olivier Cornet Gallery

 

You are invited to a short reading from Ulysses by Davis Norris in the Oliver Cornet Gallery.

You will be able to see the exhibition 'There's a touch of the artist about old Bloom' running till 25th June. Ulysses is about the relationship between individuals and the city they inhabit, it deals with memory and meaning, the mundane and the fantastical. The exhibition creates a dialogue around these ideas through the personal visions of the artists involved.

The exhibition is a visual response to Ulysses through sketching on location in the Parnell Square Cultural Quarter and explores the fabric of the James Joyce’s Dublin, real or imagined. Participating artists are drawn from a number of disciplines where drawing and sketching are an important aspect of their work; either as an end in itself, as a way to develop ideas, or as part of their creative process.

 
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Jun
17
1:00 PM13:00

Misses Liffey - O Let Me Tell You About Anna Livia!

 

Following the success of their award winning show 'Songs of Joyce', Darina Gallagher and Sinead Murphy have created a new Joycean musical, Misses Liffey. Through words and music, Anna Livia Plurabelle brings us on a riverrun journey through the city of Dublin introducing us to many of James Joyce’s women characters that live, work, sing and laugh along her banks. We hear from Nuvoletta and the Washerwomen from Finnegans Wake, the Morkan Sisters and Eveline from Dubliners and the Siren barmaids, Dilly Dedalus and the seaside girls in Ulysses. Anna finally bids us farewell as she meets her cold, mad father - the sea, only to fin again, begin again…


"a brilliant new Joycean-themed musical" The Irish Times

 
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Jun
16
to Jun 25

There's a Touch of the Artist About Old Bloom (16 - 25 June)

 

"From day to day, their molecules shuttled to and fro, so does the artist weave and unweave his image"

Ulysses, James Joyce.

Ulysses is about the relationship between individuals and the city they inhabit, it deals with memory and meaning, the mundane and the fantastical. The aim of the exhibition is to create a dialogue around these ideas through the personal visions of the artists involved.

‘There's a Touch of the Artist About Old Bloom’ is a visual response to Ulysses through sketching on location in the Parnell Square Cultural Quarter of Dublin. Curated by the Olivier Cornet Gallery, Jessica Peel-Yates and Marie-Hélène Brohan Delhaye, this four day live sketching event will explore the fabric of the James Joyce’s Dublin, real or imagined. Participating artists are drawn from a number of disciplines (fine art, illustration, architecture, animation, fashion and graphic design) where drawing and sketching are an important aspect of their work; either as an end in itself, as a way to develop ideas, or as part of their creative process.

The exhibition opens at 7:00 pm on Bloomsday 16 June at Olivier Cornet Gallery, 3 Great Denmark Street. It will run until 25th June with further evening events at the Gallery during the week.

 
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Jun
16
to Jun 17

The Dubliners Dilemma (16 & 17 June)

 

From Oslo to Mayo to Moscow, Declan Gorman's evocation of James Joyce's Dubliners has enthralled audiences and critics nationally and internationally since its previous Bloomsday Dublin showing in 2014. Back now for 5 performances over the festival weekend, this is an unmissable slice of Dublin and Joyce's world by one of Ireland's outstanding theatre makers.

It begins in London shortly before WW1, in the basement workroom of publisher Grant Richards. Richards previously rejected Dubliners out of worry it might breach strict obscenity laws. Now he re-reads the manuscript and recalls his uncomfortable correspondence with the truculent young genius. Should he reconsider and publish now? In all their magical glory, the stories of Dublin come to vivid life around him.

“Gorman holds the audience enraptured... a truly mesmerising performance” Metro Herald. “Ingenious” Mail on Sunday.

“A compelling performer… animated and intelligent.” Irish Theatre Magazine.

Presented by Co-Motion Media. Directed by Gerard Lee.

Friday 16 June: 1.30pm, 6pm and 8pm

Saturday 17 June: 3pm and 8pm

Cost: €15/€12

 
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Jun
16
to Jun 18

Merrion Square Artists on Bloomsday (16 - 18 June)

 

Merrion Square Open-Air Art Gallery is held every Sunday on the external railings of the beautiful Georgian Square in Dublin's city centre. Founded in 1985, this weekly exhibition is organised by Dublin City Council and provides a colourful pleasant opportunity for visitors to not only view and purchase paintings but also to meet with the artists and learn about their work. The artists have decided to join in the celebrations of Bloomsday 2017 with specially painted themed canvasses at a very special price of under €100. Open 16th to 18th of June 10 am to 5pm, there will be art demonstrations and blooming good humour – do come and join in the fun!

 
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Jun
16
to Jul 16

Otium cum Dignitate ~ Leisure with Dignity - Anne Maree Barry (16 June - 16 July)

 

Anne Maree Barry’s most recent film work Otium cum Dignitate ~ Leisure with Dignity combines her own psychogeographic walking tours of the 'Monto' area to create a film and exhibition that reflects historical events, whilst at the same time presenting a complex portrait of female empowerment. Four characters: Madam May Oblong, Kitty D, Countess Aldborough and The Custom House establish a dialogue between locality, history, architecture and the independence of women in a specific time.

"An archway with a faded green gate, residue of previous colours. Brick upon brick. Stone upon stone. 10 vertical white bricks four horizontal - an embedded white cross. Nighttown juxtaposed with a Magdelene. Circe. Circe who could turn men into animals. In her presence, the woods moved, the ground rumbled, and the trees around her turned white."

Gallery open 10am to 6pm Friday

10am to 5pm Saturday and Sunday

 
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Jun
11
to Jun 18

Strolling Through Ulysses! (11 - 18 June)

 

Written and performed by Robert Gogan, Strolling Through Ulysses! tells the fun-filled story of Joyce’s modernist masterpiece, guiding you through the curious events and quirky characters of the novel in a humorous, entertaining and informative manner. Drawing on extracts from the novel which best illustrate the various aspects of Joyce’s writing - the comical, the descriptive and the complex – this show helps make this notoriously dense book accessible without compromising its integrity.

Bawdy, irreverent and great fun!

OVER 16’S ONLY

11 June: The Stag’s Head Pub Theatre, Dame Court, Dublin 2 – 1.30pm & 5.30pm

14 June: Café du Journal, Monkstown Crescent, Monkstown – 8pm

15 June: Axis Theatre, Ballymun – 8pm

18 June: The Stag’s Head Pub Theatre, Dame Court, Dublin 2 – 1.30pm & 5.30pm

Cost: €15

 
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Jun
5
to Jun 24

Cyclops: A New Play by Peter Reid Based on James Joyce's Ulysses (5 - 24 June)

 

Based on episode twelve of Ulysses, this new pay by Peter Reid is set in Barney Kiernan’s pub, where an opinionated, one-eyed nationalist known as the Citizen gets confrontational with the unfortunate Leopold Bloom. Molly’s liaison with Blazes Boylan sits heavy on his mind. The pub’s patrons dislike Bloom and all are aware of Molly’s infidelity. Bloom and the Citizen row about race and nationality while the others snigger about Bloom’s inability to satisfy his wife’s needs.

A play full of drunkenness, song, history, infidelity and the everlasting question of who belongs where. Using the chapter as a framework to hang the story Bloom’s troublesome day, it’s a tragi-comic slice of Dublin life that holds more than enough resonances for the Ireland of today.

This show runs from 5 - 24 June. Performance begins at 7:30pm.

Cost: €16/€12.50

 
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Jun
1
to Jun 30

IFI Archive at Lunchtime : The Joys of Joyce (1 - 30 June)

 

Free screenings presented daily throughout June. Two programmes alternate daily with double bill on Saturday. Check www.ifi.ie for times.

Programme 1

Pitch and Putt with Beckett and Joyce

Col/3 mins/Donald Clark / 2001

Faithful Departed

Kieran Hickey’s portrait of Dublin on June 16th 1904. 10 mins/B/W/1968

A Sense of Poetry: The Poem as Irony (1975)

Part of a Canadian educational series, this is a filmic illustration of a poem by renowned Canadian poet, Alden Nowlan. It follows a visitor to Dublin as he embarks from a plane and wanders the streets of Dublin.

1975 / Colour / 12 mins

Programme 2

Amharc Éireann: Eagrán 159 - Joyce Tower Opened!

B/W/ 3 mins/ Gael Linn / 1962

Three Weeks in a Tower

Joyceans and others will be intrigued by this curiosity – a dramatised account, directed by Maurice O’Kelly, of the time in September 1904 when James Joyce (Chris Curran), Oliver St. John Gogarty (Pat Daly) and Samuel Trench (John O’ Neill) lived in the Martello Tower in Sandycove.

Col/25 mins/ 1972

 
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