Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Happy Bloomsday

Picture courtesy of Public Art Around the World, statue sculpted by: Marjorie Fitzgibbon.

If you're in Dublin today and want to partake of some of the Bloomsday celebrations, why not try this:

"Tuesday 16 June, 11am-3pm in Meeting House Square, Temple Bar.

Our MC, Leo Enright hosts a star-studded afternoon of readings and songs from 'Ulysses'. Joyceans of all ages and backgrounds are welcome to join in, so come one, come all, and celebrate the book of day!

Minister of State Dr. Martin Mansergh will officially launch the readings.

Among those taking part are:
Mia Dillon
Keir Dullea
Anne Doyle
Dustin
Len Cariou
Maureen O’Sullivan, TD & Councillor Mick Rafferty
Justice Adrian Hardiman
Fiona Bell
Cathy Belton
Fr Peter McVerry
Noel O’Grady

WITH MUSIC FROM 'ULYSSES' by tenor John Scott, soprano Clare Kavanagh, & Dearbhla Brosnan, on piano."

5 comments:

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

Happy Bloomsday to you too!! Nuala x

Dominic Rivron said...

And a happy Bloomsday to you, too. I'd forgotten until I turned on RTE Radio 1 in the car today. I can't imagine an English DJ waxing lyrical about an English Modernist writer the way this guy did. There was even a song I'd never heard about Blazes Boylan buying flowers.

Liam Guilar said...

A colleague of mine told his English department it was Bloomsday and they asked him why he was interested in gardening....
A great day to celebrate language and writing as well as THE BOOK

Colin Will said...

Happy Bloomsday Barbara.

BarbaraS said...

Thanks all, once a year we get to celebrate the big man of letters, and I thought I'd better mark it meself!