There’s plenty of news and lots of activity in the Joyce community as we gear up to celebrate his 131st birthday this week. Read below for some of the highlights…
Joyce’s Birthday at the JJC
To celebrate Joyce’s birthday we are opening our doors for FREE on Saturday 2nd of February! Also at 3pm there will be a special reading from A Portrait and ‘The Dead’ led by the volunteers from Sweny’s, followed by birthday cake and refreshments! Advanced booking is required for the reading as well as a small donation of €5 euro which will go towards keeping Sweny’s pharmacy up and running during these challenging times. To book your seat for this event please call 01-8788547 or email [email protected].
There has been tremendous interest in our Winter/Spring Lecture Series so far and we’re sorry to report that Sam Slote’s birthday lecture on the 4th of February is now fully booked. Please make sure to secure your place at the other lectures coming up this Spring by calling 01-8788547 or emailing [email protected]. As always, our talks are FREE – click here to view the schedule.
The Joyce Centre is hosting two new guest blogs on our website:
The fabulous 4 behind the Bloomsday Survival Kit are giving an insight into their method, motivation and own survival while working on their brand spanking new Survival Kit in time for Bloomsday 2013.
And The Fathers of Western Thought (John McGlade and Gordon Lee) will be publishing recordings and lyrics from their Joyce music project twice weekly in the lead up to Bloomsday. The first 6 songs (based on Dubliners) can be heard here.
Recital of ‘The Dead’ on 2nd February at the Seamus Ennis Centre
The always superb Balloonitics present a recital of ‘The Dead’ in the Seamus Ennis Centre in Naul, Fingal Co. Dublin. The recital combines a dramatised reading by Paul O’Hanrahan with an original piano score composed and performed by Michael Holohan and features arias and songs by soprano Niamh Browne. Click here for more information.
TeNTheater Berlin bring their James Joyce Cycle of plays to Dublin
From 6-9 of February you can see Lucia Joyce – La Macchina della Famiglia & Irishirisirischmurmelquietsch in the Samuel Beckett Theatre. On 13-16 February they will premiere their adaptation of Ulysses in Joyce’s alma mater Belvedere college at the O’Reilly Theatre. Click here for more information.
Flann O’Brien Conference this Summer
The 2nd International Flann O’Brien Conference, which will take place over three days from 19-21 June 2013, is now accepting paper and panel proposals. Closing date for submissions: 1 February 2013. ([email protected]).