Bloomsday in Canada

British Columbia
Victoria
Join a cast of thousands (tens?) as we launch a brand new website, announce the winner of our Bloomsday Photo Contest, and kick off the “Year of Ulysses.”

World-renowned artist and Joyce devotee Robert Amos will be in attendance to announce a new contest for the coming year as we make a major announcement about our digital publishing initiative. (Hint: it involves Ulysses.)

There will be abundant Guinness, lively conversation, short speechifying, and a presentation of the new website along with some sample pages from the 1922 Ulysses on display. All are welcome!

When: Year of Ulysses – Modernist Versions Project Launch – June 15, 2012, 9pm
Free!

Where:
Peacock Billiards
1175 Douglas St.
Victoria, B.C.
V8W 2E2
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More? Dr. Stephen Ross (Department of English) at saross@uvic.ca or 250-415-6585
Dr. Jentery Sayers (Department of English) at jentery@uvic.ca or 250-721-7274
Tara Sharpe (UVic Communications) at 250-721-6248 or tksharpe@uvic.ca

Follow the mvp @mvp1922 on Twitter.
Our Facebook contest page is here http://www.facebook.com/events/415964535091177/
www.modernistversions.com
mvp1922@uvic.ca

Montreal:
What:
Festivities will be held all over the city, including McGill University, the McCord Museum, Atwater Library, and many of the city’s Irish pubs. Music of all types, storytelling and dramatization, dancing, talks on James Joyce, films on Bloomsday and the Irish, a Ulysses/Joyce trivia contest, and public readings of Ulysses in many of the languages of Montreal’s cultural communities. This event will be an occasion to celebrate the universality of this great novel, both its themes and the people who love it.

Cette année, Montréal se joint aux plus de 60 villes à travers le monde qui célèbrent l’évènement culturel qu’est Bloomsday. Parmi les célébrations qui auront lieu du 14 au 16 juin, notons de la musique de tout genre, des contes et des pièces de théâtre, de la danse, des conférences sur James Joyce, des films sur Bloomsday et les Irlandais, un jeu-questionnaire sur Ulysse et James Joyce ainsi que des lectures publiques d’Ulysse dans les nombreuses langues parlées dans les diverses communautés culturelles de Montréal. C’est l’occasion idéale de célébrer l’universalité de ce grand roman, tant pour ce qui est des thèmes qu’il traite que pour les personnes qui l’aiment.

Where:
Montreal (Downtown) Quebec, Canada
McGill University and environs.

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When:
Thursday 14 June – Saturday 16 June 2012 — See http://www.mcgill.ca/conted/milr/bloomsday for event details and times.

More?
Web page: http://www.mcgill.ca/conted/milr/bloomsday

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bloomsday-2012-Montreal-Celebration/268211049917457

Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/BloomsdayMTL

Email: bloomsdaymontreal@gmail.com

Telephone: 514-398-8234

Ottawa
Expect the Unexpected.
Celebrants and Ignoramuses of Joyce and Leopold Bloom’s Dublin Walkabouts and Mental Meanderings on 16 June, 1904.
Actors, musicians, young, old, undecided, horses, and possibly a Dog.

When and What?
BLOOMSDAY OTTAWA 2012

SATURDAY, 16 JUNE 2012

13.00 “Bloomsday Explict…BDX”,
Dramitizations Scripted and Directed by Padraig Finlay
Inspired by James Joyce’s “Ulysses” and other 1904 Dublin Characters
At Saint Brigid’s Centre
16.30 Bloomsdsay Procession
through the ByWard with horsed caleches and Edwardian costumes
17.00 “ReJoyce Dubliners”
Dublin themed music and song medleys by the
“Bloomin’ Dublin Jackeens” and organized spontaneity
With a Special “Bloom Bites” menu, nice pints, and Craic Almighty

Where:
Saint Brigid’s Centre for the Arts, Ottawa, 310 St. Patrick St. Ottawa
ByWard Market Ottawa
Aulde Dubliner Upstairs, 62 William St. Ottawa

More? Padraig Finlay
pgfinlay@gmail.com
1 613 986 5855

One thought on “Bloomsday in Canada

  1. We are working on a series of events for our second Bloomsday in Montreal for June 2013. Events will be on June 13-14-15-16th. How can be update the info for your site regarding Bloomsday events in Canada? BTW – The McGill website is still out-of-date and will be updated soon.

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