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Culture Night at the James Joyce Centre
September 22, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm| Free
We’re delighted to be participating in Culture Night once again this year and we have an excellent schedule of events lined up! We’re particularly excited to be hosting the guys from NearFM, who’ll be broadcasting from the yard with some special guests and musical acts. On top of opening the exhibition for free as usual, we’ll also be running the following talks and tours:
The Poppie Joyce Tapes
6pm & 7:30pm
In 1909 James Joyce’s sister, Margaret Alice ‘Poppie’ Joyce, migrated to New Zealand as a young nun, never to return to her homeland. Only two years younger than her brother, she experienced the hardships of a chaotic and tragic family life – the very stuff that Joyce mined for his great fictional projects. She spoke about her life, her brother and his works shortly before her death in 1964 in interviews with the Australian Franciscan priest, Godfrey Ainsworth. Now these recently re-discovered tapes are being preserved and made available to the public by the James Joyce Centre in 2017 in partnership with the School of English, Trinity College Dublin.
This short talk and broadcast presented by Joyce Centre Director Mark Traynor will explore the evocative memories of this extraordinary woman who left her family to find a new life at the other end of the world.
Introducing James Joyce
5:30pm & 7pm
Don’t know the first thing about Joyce? Wondering what all the fuss is about? Or do you just want to expand your knowledge of Ireland’s most recognisable literary figure? The James Joyce Centre are proud to present Introducing James Joyce, a short, informative and entertaining overview of the life and work of one of Ireland’s most celebrated authors.
Consisting of a short in-house presentation followed by a quick tour to some key locations in the neighbourhood, this accessible offering will hopefully have you enthused and ready to either tackle Joyce for the first time or dip back in for another reading.
Book places for Culture Night Events below or call us on 01 878 8547. We look forward to seeing you then!