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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.
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. This family is part of the Irish diaspora and we remember Lucia as such. The event will take place at 7pm on Wednesday 16th June 2010 at Kingsthorpe Cemetery. The Masque Theatre Company will perform in period costume.
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NCA Arts Project
Northampton Connolly Association
5 Woodland Avenue
Northampton NN3 2BY