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Finnegans Wakeshop

Bloomsday Festival 2024

12 June 2024 at 1pm

Image from Art of the Wake by Carol Wade

Come join us at the James Joyce Centre on Wednesday, 12 June 2024 at 1pm for a unique experience at the Finnegans Wakeshop during the Bloomsday Festival.

Join Carol Wade of Art of the Wake and Des Gunning of Joyceborough for a lookback at ‘FW85,’ the 85th anniversary of the publication of Finnegans Wake and a headsup on plans to mark ‘Mamalujo 101’ in 2025. Des Gunning has been running the Joyceborough Finnegans Wake Reading Group for fifteen years and Carol Wade has been illustrating the Wake for as long. This year, they and others combined forces for the first time to mark the occassion of FW85.

In Finnegans Wakeshop, they will reflect in that experience and look ahead to the coming 15 years, which will bring us to FW100. A copiously-illustrated with live performance of the text and plenty of audience participation. A short film, ‘On the Calends of Mars,’ will be screened.

The event is free but booking is essential. For tickets, click this link.

No previous Wake-reading experience required. Come enjoy this uniquely Joycean experience!

The Bloomsday Festival is organised by the James Joyce Centre in partnership with Fáilte Ireland, Dublin UNESCO City of Literature, and the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media.

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