Bloomsday in Durham (16th June)


Bloomsday

From Bloomsday poster by Matt Huculak, reproduced under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA licence.

Celebrate Bloomsday on 16th June, with this free afternoon of readings, music, and song. All welcome to St Cuthbert’s Society SCR, 12 South Bailey, Durham, from 15.00-17.00

Bloomsday is a celebration of the life and work of the Irish writer, James Joyce, whose famous novel Ulysses is set in Dublin on 16 June 1904. Joyce’s biographers believe that this is the date on which the novelist went walking on the outskirts of Dublin with his future wife, Nora. Bloomsday takes its name, however, from the fictional character of Leopold Bloom, whose wanderings in Dublin on 16 June 1904 parallel the epic journeys of the mythical Ulysses. In Dublin and throughout the world, Bloomsday is celebrated on 16 June with readings from Ulysses and other works of Irish literature, and with music, song, and stories.

You are warmly invited to this year’s Bloomsday celebrations at Cuth’s during the Arts and Culture Week. Please feel free to offer a recitation or a song! For more information, see the Facebook event.

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