Bloomsday Montreal, Thursday June 14 – Saturday June 16On June 16th, Montrealers celebrate Bloomsday, the date made famous in James Joyce’s Ulysses, with an all-day roster of activities. Anyone interested in Ulysses, Joyce, or things Irish, please mark June 16 on your calendar! Festivities will be held all over the city, including McGill University, the McCord Museum, Atwater Library, and many of the city’s Irish pubs.
Bloomsday 2012 Montreal’s aim is to unite Montrealers with enthusiasts staging Bloomsday events in more than 60 other cities around the world.
| |Events from June 14-16 include: 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.
Visit the Bloomsday Montreal web page for more information.
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
artwork by Natasha Krassilnikova
Saturday, June 16, 5 pm
On permanent display: artworks by Natasha Krassilnikova, Julia Krassilnikova and Vasiliy Ryumshin
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:
• Irish folk dances from Mariya Melkova's studio
• classical music from The New Music Theatre
• blues jam from The Joyride
• a mini-gig of the band "Igra v biser"
9 pm – Prose readings; Russian translations of Joyce’s ribald letters
10 pm – Bloomsday Mystery Horseplay (with audience participation)
2 am – afterparty: time for dinner and ale
Email Sergey Zotov for more info.