Staten Island OutLOUD presents
our 10th annual Bloomsday OutLOUD -- 

Saturday, June 16 (8pm)
4 St Pauls Cafe
4 St Pauls Avenue
Staten Island, NY  10301

We'll read excerpts from Ulysses with live music by Guy Klucevsek, reknowned avant-garde musician.


The event is free and open to the public.

 
 
12th Annual Rattlin’ of the Joists: Celebrating
the Life and Work of James Joyce
with the Bloomsday Celebration
at the Irish American Heritage Center

Saturday, June 16 (8pm)

Donations accepted.

Irish American Heritage Center
4626 N. Knox Ave.
Chicago, IL   60630

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Celebrate the life and works of writer James Joyce with the Irish American Heritage Center’s annual Bloomsday Celebration, Rattlin’ of the Joists this June. Josephine Craven directs.

The annual event includes performances with readings, music and song, presented by notables from Chicago’s theatre and music community, including Brad Armacost, Brendan Gregg, Vera Kelly, Brigid Duffy Gerace, Kevin Cassidy and Mark Piekarz.

On June 16, 1904, writer James Joyce met his future wife, Nora Barnacle and immortalized the date in his monumental epic, Ulysses. Modern Joyce aficionados have denoted June 16 "Bloomsday"; a day set aside throughout the world to honor the great man and his controversial and thought-provoking works. 

The 12th annual Rattlin’ of the Joists is Saturday, June 16 at 8pm at the IAHC and is a benefit for the IAHC. Donations are accepted. For more information, call the IAHC 773-282-7035.

Programming at the Irish American Heritage Center is supported, in part, by generous grants from The Illinois Arts Council, CityArts grants, from the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and the Illinois Humanities Council.


The Irish American Heritage Center, which occupies an 86,000 square foot building on the City's northwest side, near Wilson Avenue and the Edens Expressway, at 4626 North Knox, fosters the practice, study and celebration of Irish, Celtic, and Irish-American cultural traditions. For more information, call 773-282-7035, or visit www.irish-american.org.

 
 
 Hong Kong International Literary Festival

Saturday, 16 June 2012 (noon-10pm)

Culture Club, G/F, 15 Elgin Street, SoHo

Admission: HK$50


The Hong Kong International Literary Festival plans to hold a 10-hour session of readings from James Joyce's Ulysses. There will also be Joyce music, Joyce chat, Jameson whiskey sponsored by Pernod Ricard, prizes ... and much more!

We are organizing this festival to celebrate Joyce's work and to raise funds to sponsor writers to come to Hong Kong for the Hong Kong International Literary Festival (5 to 14 October 2012).

How (can I take part)?
A) Readers: 20 readers will each read a section of the book for up to 20 minutes. Sponsored readers need to raise HK$2,000 (...four friends, a brown note each?). If possible bring along your own copy of Ulysses (Penguin edition), but we'll have a few copies on hand. If you want to reserve a place to read, email events@festival.org.hk by 5 June.

B) Listeners: Come along and join in the fun (all day if you like). 

 
 
BLOOMSDAY AT THE BOTTOM OF THE WORLD

June 16 (7.30-10.30pm)

Thirsty Dog Tavern
Karangahape Rd
Auckland, New Zealand


The first ever Māori Stephen Dedalus will be appearing in this year's Bloomsday celebrations in New Zealand. George Henare, from the tribes of Ngati Porou and Ngati Hine, is one of the most distinguished actors in the country. He has performed in film and television, but he is best known for his stage work.
photo of George Henare

He's in for a busy night. Not only is he playing Stephen Dedalus but he is also doubling up -- trebling, in fact -- as Gerty MacDowell and Bella Cohen. 
Hershal Herscher and Linn Lorkin
in front of the Thirsty Dog Tavern

Bloomsday in Auckland is the only Hiberno-Hebrew Bloomsday in the world, with Bloom played by New Yorker Hershal Herscher and klezmer music provided by the Jews Brothers Band. 

Jews Brothers' Bloomsday: a night of quick change and fast music!


Email dean@pl.net for more info. 

 
 
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. 

vk.com/zotow

 
 
31st Annual Marathon Celebration of James Joyce’s Ulysses

MUSIC IN BLOOM!

Hosted and Staged by Isaiah Sheffer

Symphony Space in partnership with the Irish Arts Center

Saturday, June 16 -- 7pm until after midnight

There’s no better way to greet summer than with Symphony Space’s 31st annual BLOOMSDAY ON BROADWAY, celebrating the life, love, and language in James Joyce's ULYSSES.  This year we pay tribute to the music and songs throughout Ulysses with “Music in Bloom.”  For the first time in Bloomsday on Broadway history, listen to a reading of the entire “Sirens” episode with full performances of the music central to the drama. 
Broadway star DAVID MARGULIES performs the role of Mr. Bloom and director-host ISAIAH SHEFFER narrates.  And, of course, no Bloomsday on Broadway would be complete without FIONNULA FLANAGAN bringing down the house with the final “yes” of the entire uncensored Molly Bloom monologue. 


Tickets:  $25; Members $20;

UNDER 30 (with ID) only $15

Visit the Irish Arts Center website to find out more. 
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A Bloomsday performance happens during the 2012 What You Will Festival of Improvised Music. Click here to find out more about the performers, audio recordings and photos. 
photo of a sculpture by Dale Johnson
& What You Will Festival location (2011)
photo credit: Dan Focht
 
 
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.

 
 


The Paris Bloomsday group

presents songs and readings
from James Joyce's Ulysses

Bloomsday, 16 June 2012 (8 pm)

The Highlander
8 Rue de Nevers, 75006 Paris


Declan McCavana, Jean O’Sullivan & Michael Gradwell
working on the Bloomsday programme in a Paris café. 


The Paris Bloomsday group is a Paris-based trio of Irish academics and editors (Michael Gradwell, Declan McCavana and Jean O’Sullivan) who have been meeting regularly for over a decade to read from Joyce's work.
Bloomsday at 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 Jean and Chantal de Barra. Lyrics are provided for the audience to sing the choruses of everything from "Those lovely Seaside Girls" to "Love's old Sweet Song".




Instructive and amusing, the performance aims to appeal to both neophytes and confirmed Joyceans of all backgrounds. 


For more information contact the Paris Bloomsday group by email: bloomsdayparis@gmail.com