The James Joyce Centre in Dublin has a truly impressive lineup of events for Bloomsday 2014. The festivities will begin on June 10 and culminate on Bloomsday. Events leading up to Bloomsday include walking and bus tours tracing locations from Joyce’s works, a literary pub crawl, a streetside brunch, and public talks featuring Irish authors and other experts. There will also be exhibitions of work from American photographer Lee Miller, Robert Berry’s illustrations of “The Dead,” and a showing of John Huston’s The Dead at the Irish Film Institute. This year’s observance of Bloomsday is of particular importance because it coincides with the centenary of the publication of Dubliners. There has already been a myriad of events related to this anniversary, and during the week leading up to Bloomsday, the Joyce Centre will participate in several others, highlighted by several showings of Declan Gorman’s theatrical portrayal of Grant Richards and Dubliners’ fraught publication history. Finally, on Bloomsday The Joyce Centre will host a full Irish breakfast, participate in public readings MC’d by Peter Sheridan, and then complete the scheduled events with a showing of Romping Through Ulysses—James Joyce meets Rocky Horror and a Bloomsday Festival Wrap Party. View the Centre’s itinerary here to see the full schedule and a detailed description of each event. Also note that many of these events require advance booking and are located throughout the city. You can plan your Bloomsday celebration and purchase tickets all on the Centre’s page.
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