Academic and populist activities: reading Ulysses, walking tours, academic conference and giving papers

16 June 2012 (Saturday) Zagreb
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences:
09:00-11:00- Joseph Strick’s Ulysses (1967)
11:00 – Official Welcome
11:15 – The Devil reJoyced: on illustrating James Joyce’s “The Cat and the Devil”
11:45 – Opening of Tomislav Torjanac’s exhibition of paintings from The Cat and the Devil
12:15 – “Joyce’s tropes and narrative strategies: gnomon, epiphany, montage and hypermnesia” – Professor Ljiljana Ina Gjurgjan
12:45 – 2nd speaker TBA
13:15 – “The Possibilities of Translating Ulysses into Film” Igor Jurilj
13:45 – “The Female Ulysses – James Joyce and Queer Melancholia In Emma Donoghue’s Hood” – Ana Tomčić
Main Square:
16:00 – Reading of Ithaca (episode 17 of Ulysses) – Main Square
16:30 – Walking tour – “With The Book Around Zagreb”
21:00 – Reading of Penelope (ep 18 of Ulysses)
21:30 – Singing and Drinking (location TBA)

17 June 2012 (Sunday) Pola
15:00 – Reading of Wandering Rocks
15:30 – Walking tour – in Joyce’s footsteps around Pola
Ulysses Cafe
18:00 – Joyce and writing Dubliners in Pola – Claire Culleton
20:00 – Reading of Calypso (episode 4 of Ulysses)

All activities are free of charge

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (Zagreb)
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Main Square – Josip Jelačić Square (Zagreb)
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Giardini (Pola)

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The event on this special Bloomsday marks the 50`th anniversery of The Danish James Joyce Society.
There will be several readings: 2 new translations into Danish of Ulysses are underway and there will be some short examples of those. Furthermore there will be a reading from a part of the Danish translation of The Portrait. One of Denmarks best accordian players will accompaigned by a singer play ” Joyce Music “.

As it is a special day the event will take place at the venue, where Joyce himself drank a glass of milk, when he visited Denmark in 1936.

When: Saturday 16`th of June at 6.30 pm
Dinner charge 390
Members only

Where: Restaurant Josty
Pile alle, 2000 Copenhagen F.

More? E-mail : [email protected]
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The Bloomsday group is a Paris-based trio of Irish academics and editors (Michael Gradwell, Declan McCavana and Jean O’Sullivan) who have been meeting to read from Joyce’s work for over a decade

A celebration of James Joyce’s first copyright-free birthday, the evening in the Highlander café/théatre will be presided by poet Derry O’Sullivan. Michael, Declan and Jean will read eight key excerpts from Ulysses interspersed with six songs from Chantal de Barra and Jean O’Sullivan. Lyrics are provided for the audience to sing the choruses of everything from “Those lovely Seaside Girls” to “Love’s old Sweet Song”. The entertainment is intended to be instructive and amusing and appeal to both neophytes and confirmed Joyceans of all backgrounds.

The Highlander.
8 Rue de Nevers, 75006 Paris
01 43 26 54 20
The Paris Bloomsday group presents Songs and readings from James Joyce’s Ulysses Bloomsday, 16 June 2012 at 8 pm

Jean O’Sullivan, Declan McCavana, Michael Gradwell, Chantal de Barra and M.C.: Derry O’Sullivan.

no cover charge
participation optional

For further information contact the Paris Bloomsday group at [email protected]

Ernesto Ragionieri Library
“Bloomsday 2012 – Walking with Joyce”
11 a.m. – introduction by Riccardo Michelucci, journalist
11,15 a.m. – Giulio Giorello, philosopher, University of Milan
12 a.m. – Enrico Terrinoni, editor of the new italian translation of “Ulysses”
Lectures by Emanuele Levantino, actor
Free entrance

Saturday, June the 16th 11 a.m.

Where: Ernesto Ragionieri library
piazza della biblioteca 4
Sesto Fiorentino (Florence)

More? info: [email protected]

The Fiddlers’ Elbow

We , the oldest and first Irish pub in this city,22yrs, together with the renowned ‘British Institute of Florence’..will host an afternoon of readings…from 4 till 6 in the afternoon.

Bloomsday afternoon readings. 16th of June, 16.00, free entrance.

‘The Fiddlers’ Elbow’ . Piazza Santa Maria Novella 7r. Florence, Italy

More? 0039.055.215056,

The Embassy of Ireland in Vilnius is delighted to bring “Bloomsweek” to Lithuania this year. All events – films, lecture and readings – are free to enter and are accessible to non-experts.

Come early to secure your seat!
Monday 11 June: Film: The Dead (1987)
Wednesday 13 June: Film: Nora (2000) (note: This film is classified in Ireland as suitable for persons aged 15+)

Thursday 14 June: Lecture: “James Joyce and Ulysses: The Great Human Odyssey” – Dr. Regina Rudaityte, Vice-Dean at Vilnius University

Friday 15 June: Public Readings: Extracts from Ulysses (various readers)

Saturday 16 June (Bloomsday): Film: Bloom (note: This film is classified in Ireland as suitable for persons aged 18+)

Where: Vilnius, Lithuania

Kino Pasaka (Films): Sv. Ignoto g. 4/3, Vilnius

Embassy of Ireland (Lecture): Gedimino pr. 1, Vilnius

Studio 9 (Readings): Gedimino pr. 9, Vilnius

More? Films: Kino Pasaka
Šv. Ignoto St. 4/3, Vilnius
Tel. + 370 673 16864

Lecture and Readings: Embassy of Ireland
+370 5 262 9460

The Netherlands
The Hague
Zaterdag 16 juni 2012
Aanvang 20.00 uur
Entree: gratis

Door de Irish Theatre Group in samenwerking met de afdelingen Letteren, Film en Theater en Muziek van de Haagse Kunstkring
Zang: Tiziana Chessa

Regie en script: Ruud Hisgen, Frank Power en Petra Veenstra

Sinds 1982 kent de Denneweg de traditie van Bloomsday, de tweede nationale feestdag van Ierland. Het burgermannetje Leopold Bloom is net zo mythisch geworden als de heilige Patrick die zijn naam geeft aan de eerste nationale Ierse feestdag. Bloom is de hoofdpersoon van de magistrale roman uit 1922 Ulysses. Deze roman speelt zich af op donderdag 16 juni 1904 van acht uur ’s ochtends tot diep in de nacht.

Ook dit jaar kruipen “native” Ierse acteurs in de personages van Ulysses. U maakt kennis met de joodse advertentiecolporteur Leopold Bloom die ruim zestien uur ontheemd door de straten van Dublin zwerft. Met zijn vrouw, de sopraan Molly Bloom die op deze dag haar huwelijk op het spel zet door vreemd te gaan met haar impresario Blazes Boylan. Met Stephen Dedalus, de jonge pretentieuze dichter, die zich maar niet kan verlossen van het provinciale Dublin en steeds wordt achtervolgd door de schim van zijn overleden moeder. En met al die andere nationalisten, idioten, alcoholisten, juristen, barmeiden, kunstenaars, ambtenaren, kortom met de Dubliners van 1904.

Muziek en literatuur op Bloomsday. Mis het niet.


The Oslo Bloomsday Celebrations are organised by the Norwegian Irish Society and for the the last three years are centred around the Bloomsday Lectures at the Ibsen Museum.

At the Ibsen Museum
Entrance fee: 150 kr
Limited tickets for sale at

The Bloomsday Lectures Programme

Opening address
by Her Exellency Ambassador Angela O`Farrell, Ambassador of Irland

“Our native Doric”:
Joyce, music and modernism
Dr Katherine O`Callaghan, NUIM/UCD

“Arise my beautiful Dove”
Stig N. Børsheim
Songs from his album of poems from Chamber Music by James Joyce

Intermission and wine reception

Epiphany: an adaptation of James Joyce`s Dubliners
Adapted and performed by Edwin Mullane

In line with world-wide Bloomsday tradition, we encourage guests to dress in period costume to mark the occasion. In true Irish celebratory fashion, we end the evening with a party afterwards which takes place this year at The Dubliner Folk Pub, Rådhusgt. 28, 0151 Oslo.
Free entry – All welcome.

When: Saturday 16th June, at 18.00

Where: OSLO – Norway

The Ibsen Museum, Henrik Ibsens gate 26, Oslo

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More? Limited tickets for sale at
Or contact: John Fitzgerald – [email protected]

H.E. Mr. Oliver Grogan, Ambassador of Ireland to Romania is delighted to announce the first celebration of “Bloomsday in Bucharest”.

This year Bucharest will – for the first time – join the more than 40 cities across the world in celebrating Bloomsday. The Embassy is planning a cultural event with readings from the novel Ulysses interspersed with music associated with the work of James Joyce.

The Embassy is particularly pleased that the celebrated actor and director Mr. Ion Caramitru will be a special guest reader at “Bloomsday in Bucharest“, and he will be joined by actors from Bucharest National Theatre ‘I. L. Caragiale’ and musicians from the National University of Music Bucharest.

The event will be opened by Ambassador Grogan who notes that “James Joyce will be familiar to many Romanians and we encourage the general public to join in this celebration and learn more about this renowned Irish writer”.

Bloomsday in Bucharest“ Piaţa Valter Mărăcineanu (outside The James Joyce Pub) on Saturday 16 June 2012 @ 5.00pm.

Where: Piaţa Valter Maracineanu (outside the James Joyce Pub)
Bucharest. Map it >>

More? Diana Cartacai
Embassy of Ireland
50-52 Buzesti Street
Bucharest 011015

[email protected]
+40 (21) 310 2131

Bloomsday in Saratov 2012. Rejoice!

Irish Rejoicing dedicated to Ulysses written by James Joyce

Ladies and gentlemen!

• If you are enamoured with literature and James Joyce and all thro’ your life you’ve been craving to fete good and proper Bloomsday – videlicet a frivolous rejoicing of Leopold Bloom correlated with the Novel’s events
• If your life lacks hot times in the jolly clique of poetry saturnalias, juicy adventures and other follies.
• If you want to visit the city if kind hearts and big shoulders – Dublin – embodied artistically on paper by a remarkable Saratov artist or just visually as some artefacts kindly provided by Sergey Khoruzhiy

Go on the razzle-dazzle! Rejoice in the honour of James Joyce!

The great hedonistic feast of arts, love and life!

On June 16 we’re going to have something EPIC! We need you – participants, assistants and funders.

Audience is organised by previous appointment.

Don’t hesitate!

*+ grilled pork kidneys, scrotumtightening sea of Irish alcohol and lots of other interesting things inspired by the novel ‘Ulysses’ by James Joyce

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Saturday, June 16, 5 pm

On permanent display: artworks by Natasha Krassilnikova
5 pm – Bombastic Bloomsday Speech
5:30 pm – Bloomsday Ulysses Readings
6 pm – Juice Ulysses U.p.: A stage performance of readings
7 pm – Poetry readings
8 pm – Music, please
9 pm – Prose readings; Russian translations of Joyce’s ribald letters
10 pm – Bloomsday Mystery Horseplay (with audience participation)
11 pm – Irish Pub revelry: time for dinner and ale
2 am – afterparty

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Join fellow Joyceans in Fuengirola for a Bloomsday Bathe on the Beach, followed by informal readings from Ulysses by James Joyce in English, Spanish, Swedish, Finnish or any language and a Continental Breakfast.

This event will consist a non-intellectual, fun get together providing the opportunity to become fully immersed in – sea water.

This event is FREE. You want to eat or drink? – That´s up to you!

Un hombre Joiciano en Fuengirola para un Bloomsday un Baño en la Playa, seguido por lecturas informales de Ulysses por James Joyce, en inglés, español, sueco, finlandés o cualquier idioma y un Desayuno Continental.

Este evento consistirá en un no-intelectual,

Diversión informal y reunión que proporcionara la oportunidad de divertirse y darse un chapuzón en el agua del mar.

Este evento es GRATIS. Si quiere comer o beber dependerá de usted!

Where: Hotel Florida, cerca de Paseo Marítimo, Rey de España, Fuengirola

Bloomsday Bathe on the Beach – Saturday 16th June 2012

07.45: Beach assembly. On the beach in front of the Hotel Florida.

08:00: Divest and dive into “the snot green scrotum tightening sea” – heated by the Spanish summer sunshine.

08:30: Readings lead off by those present followed up by voluntary readings by like-minded female and male participants in their own language wearing varieties of various costumes, hats and beachwear.

09:00- 9:30: Had enough? OK, then lets Swim, Dip or Paddle again before adjourning to a local Chiringito (La Cepa Playa) for toast, olive oil, coffee and chat.

07.45: R. En frente del Hotel Florida.

08:00: desinvertir y sumergirse en “el mar verde moco escroto apretando” – habiendo sido calentado por el sol del verano español. 08:30: Lecturas realizadas por los presentes seguidos de lecturas voluntarias por aquellos participantes masculinos o femeninos en su propio idioma usando diferentes variedades de trajes, sombreros y ropa de playa.

09:00-09:30: Suficiente? OK, entonces vamos a nadar, inmersión o paleta antes de marchar al Chiringuito (La Cepa Playa) para tostadas con aceite de oliva, café y charlar.


Roger Cummiskey,
tel. +34 666 78 26 42
e. [email protected]


United Kingdom
BLOOMSDAY CABARET is a 2 hour long event devised by Abbey Theatre trained actress Nora Connolly. With lively chronological selections from ULYSSES -readings and songs, pitched at such a level that pleases the aficionados & informs the newcomer! With a quiz! and opportunity for the audience to come in costume & participate in the ‘jump up’ section.

Performers – Nora Connolly, Oengus MacNamara, Teresa Jennings.

Amongst other venues- it comes highly recommended by The Liverpool Irish Festival 2008 City of Culture.

When: Saturday June 16th 2012


£12 – £10 concessions

Where: The London Irish Centre
50-52 Camden Square – London NW1 9XB

0207 916 2222


London Institute of Contemporary Arts
Here at the ICA, to celebrate Bloomsday we are screening director Joseph Strick’s controversial and humanistic adaptation of Joyce’s classic modern novel set in 1960s (rather than Joyce’s 1904) Dublin which leaves much of Joyce’s stream-of-consciousness prose intact.

When it was released in 1967 the BBFC requested 29 cuts to remove sexual references from Molly’s final soliloquy in Ulysses, but relented following Strick’s resubmission which replaced all offending scenes with a blank screen and high-pitched shrieking sound. Ulysses was, however, banned in Ireland until 2000. Strick was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Screenplay for the film.

Film: Ulysses
16 June 2012
2:30 pm
£10 / £8 Concessions / £7 ICA Members

Institute of Contemporary Arts
The Mall, London SW1Y 5AH


Tickets and Information
020 7930 3647

9th Annual Bloomsday 2012 – WEAR YOUR BRIGHTEST COLOURS

A Celebration of Literature – Words – Wit – Wisdom – Where?

James Joyce’s book ‘Ulysses’ depicts the events of one day when Stephen Dedalus and Leopold Bloom took their epic journey through Dublin.

What: To celebrate that special day, known as Bloomsday, the Irish Community Arts Project will present a reading by invited literary figures at the graveside of Joyce’s daughter, Lucia Anna Joyce who died in Northampton in 1982. Like many of us the Joyce family are part of the Irish Diaspora and as such we remember this family. The Triskelion Theatre Company will perform in period costume.

Where & When: The event will take place at 3pm on Saturday 16th June 2011 at Kingsthorpe Cemetery, Northampton.

More? Contact Peter Mulligan, Project Co-ordinator, NCA Arts Project, Northampton Connolly Association,
5 Woodland Avenue, Abington Park, Northampton NN3 2BY
Tel. 01604-715793
e-mail: [email protected]


Falmouth, Cornwall 
What: We’re a group of students from the University of Exeter down in Cornwall, ranging from casual Joyceans to fairly avid readers. This is a very casual event and will likely be small in size; just a chance to gather Cornish Joyce fans. Bring along a particular passage you want to read, or we can select a chapter together on the day (and pray our weather co-operates!).

Where: Falmouth, Cornwall – The Tower On Pendennis Point
Meet outside Gylly Beach Café: Click for Google Map>>

When:Bloomsday Reading – Meet 11am at Gylly Beach to walk to the tower.
Drinks afterwards at Finn’s in town. No charge, but bring along your lunch!

More Info: E-mail [email protected] for more details or to register your interest.


What: You are very welcome to attend a day of Celebration of the novel Ulysses written by James Joyce and published 90 years ago in Paris. It was a book that shocked the authorities in Britain & the USA – it was banned by the Church – but despite this and litigation later, it is now established as the Novel that is most important in the story of the Modern (where we all live – whether we like it or not)

In the morning there will be a programme of short Readings from the novel and Songs which Joyce uses in the novel

Carol Birch will talk about the influences of Joyce on her work and to conclude the celebration, an introduction to the novel with illustrations of locales used by Joyce.

Poulton Players are a group of like minded friends that meet to read, discuss and explore a wide range of subjects.

When: Saturday 16th June 2012
From 10am Readings and Music by Poulton Players – all Bloomsday related

1.30pm – Talk by Carol Birch
Local 2011 Man Booker Prize short listed author

2.30pm – Introduction to Ulysses by Derek Noonan – born in Dublin now living in the UK

This is a FREE event.

Where: Morecambe Library
Central Drive
Morecambe, Lancashire LA4 5DL

Geographical Postcode for SatNav LA4 5JX

More? [email protected]

07866 466 062

01524 413378 (UK)