Bloomsday in Santa Maria
June 16, 2012

Centro Cultural CESMA
(10:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.)

Ponto de Cinema
(3:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m.)

Cooperativa de Estudantes de Santa MariaPonto de Cinema, and Aguinaldo Medici Severino co-present Bloomsday 2012 in Santa Maria, Brazil. This will be the 19th annual Bloomsday celebration presented in Santa Maria. 
Bloomsday Dinner with The Queen of Luxuria, Molly Bloom and André Schürmann

Saturday, June 16 (7 p.m.)

Guerilla Smiles
1371 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago

You are invited to come to a Bloomsday Dinner, with performances by the Queen of Luxuria, Molly Bloom and André Schürmann. For dinner reservations please RSVP to
The Queen of Luxuria at the Jackson Junge Gallery (10/2011)
photos by Jamie Gannon
The First Annual TLN Bloomsday Garden Party

2012 is the 90th anniversary of the first edition of Ulysses..Bloomsday was first celebrated in 1954, though the novel takes place in 1904.
  • WHERE: NE PDX (details TBA)
  • WHEN: 3–7 PM wander in, picnic on
  • HOW: we're finalizing how to reserve (stay tuned)
3:00–4:30 ► Ulysses In An Hour: Wander among 30-odd readers to hear the fullness of Ulysses in an hourl! CALL FOR READERS: Be part of Bloomsday history (and get free admission). Get in touch.

4:30–6:00 ► SPECIAL GUESTS: ★ Chris Hagen of Powell's Books discusses his Ulysses collection (with show'n'tell) ★ Chuck Barnes does music from Ulysses and beyond on the banjo  and the proverbial more.

6:00–7:00 ► The first ever HugoBall Test Match: We're inaugurating a brand new avant-garde sport, HugoBall! Think Dada croquet. Sort of. Get in touch to participate. No experience possible.

Bloomsday in Melbourne is a mini-festival held every year on 16 June, and sometimes on the surrounding days. It celebrates James Joyce's novel Ulysses – its humour, its challenge to rethink the world, its experimentalism.
It aims to show that Ulysses is for everyone. Each year, we explore a different aspect of Ulysses. This is done using theatre, a seminar and (chatting over) dinner with readings or a song or both.
full troupe during Bloomsday in Melbourne (2011) photo credit: Maireid Sullivan
Words of literature…..spread the WORD….9th Annual Bloomsday 2012


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.

For millions of people, June 16 is an extraordinary day. On that day in 1904, Stephen Dedalus and Leopold Bloom each took their epic journeys through Dublin in James Joyce's Ulysses, the world's most highly acclaimed modern novel. 

"Bloomsday", as it is now known, has become a tradition for Joyce enthusiasts all over the world. From Tokyo to Sydney, San Francisco to Paris, Trieste to.... Northampton, dozens of cities around the globe hold their own Bloomsday festivities. The celebrations usually include readings as well as staged re-enactments and street-side improvisations of scenes from the story.
Peter Mulligan reading from Ulysses
at Kingsthorpe Cemetary during the 2011 Bloomsday celebration in Northampton. 
Photo credit: Gerry Molumby
Lucia Anna Joyce's grave
photo credit: Peter Mulligan

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 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 event will take place at 3pm on Saturday 16th June 2012 at Kingsthorpe Cemetery, Northampton. The Triskelion Theatre Company will perform in period costume.

Further details from
Peter Mulligan
Project Co-ordinator
NCA Arts Project
Northampton Connolly Association
5 Woodland Avenue
Abington Park
Northampton NN3 2BY

Tel. 01604-715793