Bloomsday Readings and Songs is a long-standing and treasured tradition, and this year, Bloomsday 2020 will keep the tradition of Bloomsday alive by bringing us all together online.
Going from stage to page will be chanteuse Camille O’Sullivan, Jess Kavanagh of BARQ, spoken word artist Sasha Terfous and Glen Hansard. While joining us from TV, film and the stage will be Aidan Gillen, Kate Stanley Brennan, Emmet Kirwan, performance artist Bonnie Boux and writer and director Gerard Stembridge. Bafta winner and four-time Golden Globe nominee actress, Caitriona Balfe, will be reading from Molly Bloom's soliloquy.
Writers taking part this year include Colum McCann (who has said ‘the book that I return to, when I return to Ireland, is always Ulysses), Booker Prize nominee Donal Ryan, Paul Lynch, winner of the Kerry Group Novel of Year, crime writer Tana French, Mary Costello, recently shortlisted for the Dalkey Literary Award, Christine Dwyer Hickey, author of Dublin’s most recent One City One Book and newest winner of the Walter Scott Prize, and Peter Murphy, novelist and vocalist with Cursed Murphy & the Resistance. International best-selling author Douglas Kennedy will be reading with his actress daughter, Amelia Kennedy.
Readings and Songs will take place at 7pm on Youtube Live on the James Joyce Centre channel on June 16th.
This is a free event but we hope that those who watch will consider donating to one of our chosen charities: World Child Cancer, Focus Ireland and Age Action.
Bloomsday’s flagship event is kindly sponsored by Dublin City Council, Failte Ireland, Dublin Unesco City of Literature and the Department of Arts Culture, Heritage & the Gaeltacht.
Bloomsday Events 2020
We have put together a handy overview of the Live Events happening during the Festival. Since the last newsletter even more events have been added to make your Bloomsday at home as diverse as we can.
One of these new events is the Bloomsday Breakfast. Over the years, it has become one of the festival’s most established traditions and we are delighted to keep it alive with the help of Dublin - UNESCO City of Literature. So take a leaf out of Bloom’s book and enjoy a hearty meal before setting out on your virtual travels this Bloomsday! It starts at 8pm on Facebook/YouTube with performances and songs from Ulysses with Sinead Murphy, Darina Gallagher, Les Doherty and Elaine Reddy
Find the full overview of live events on our homepage at www.bloomsdayfestival.ie. Just scroll down to the bottom.
Free Bloomsday Fun
Don't forget to download the free Bloomsday fun our friends from At it Again! and us have put together for you to help you celebrate Bloomsday at home with the whole family. The Romping through Bloomsday Activity Guide, JamJoy Children’s Activity Pack and the Joyce Dublin Map are available for free until 16 June 2020.
We would love to see how you are celebrating Bloomsday at home this year. Share pictures of your outfits and activities on social media using #bloomsdayathome or send it to [email protected].
INVITACION :BLOOMSDAY EN MÁLAGA
Las personas interesadas en la celebración del "Bloomsday" están invitadas como lectoras y asistentes al acto que tendrá lugar el 16 de junio de 2020, a las 12:00 horas, en los BAÑOS DEL CARMEN DE MÁLAGA.
El Bloomsday es un evento anual que se celebra en honor de Leopoldo Bloom, personaje principal
de la novela Ulises (1922) del escritor irlandés James Joyce (1882 - 1941).
Se celebra todos los años el día 16 de junio desde 1954.
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