Tips on how to have fun Ulysses world wide


To mark Bloomsday 2022 (June 16) and the centenary 12 months of James Joyce’s “Ulysses,” Eire’s Division of International Affairs (DFA) and its world community of Embassies and Consulates have collaborated with dozens of companions worldwide to current their largest world Bloomsday celebration so far.

“Maintain to the Now,” a brand new quick movie for Bloomsday, is a collaboration between the DFA and the Museum of Literature Eire (MoLI) with 35 Irish Embassies and Consulates worldwide.

Filming befell throughout 5 continents, from Cairo to Kyiv, Austin to Abuja, Singapore to Santiago, and Berlin to Brasilia. Performers embrace actors Stephen Fry and Glenn Keogh (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”), main Irish artist Amanda Coogan, and one of many world’s most outstanding Joyceans, 94-year-old Dr. Fritz Senn, President of the James Joyce Basis in Zurich. 

“Maintain to the Now,” with an authentic rating composed and carried out by Cormac Begley, is now obtainable to view right here:

Eire’s Minister for International Affairs and Minister for Defence, Simon Coveney, commented: “Our 2022 Bloomsday marketing campaign is a worldwide celebration of Joyce on this centenary 12 months of the publication of ‘Ulysses’, embracing not solely literature however movie, visible artwork, performing arts and Irish research.

“World Eire’s persevering with innovation in cultural diplomacy connects new audiences worldwide with Irish concepts and inventive excellence by way of the various partnerships solid by our diplomatic community.”

Irish Embassies and Consulates are additionally marking Bloomsday 2022 with numerous occasions in collaboration with native companions. Joycean followers worldwide can get pleasure from an isiZulu efficiency of Molly Bloom’s soliloquy in Johannesburg, a Vietnamese model of “Dubliners” in Hanoi, newly commissioned Ulysses murals by acclaimed Irish artist Aideen Barry in Hungary, and by 18 universities throughout Brazil, a jazz-inflected Joycean track cycle in San Francisco, and far more.

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To succeed in new world audiences as a part of DFA’s Bloomsday marketing campaign, Irish Embassies and Consulates have additionally organized a second annual World Joycean Ebook Giveaway. Over the Bloomsday interval, over 3,500 copies of “Ulysses,” “Dubliners,” and “A Portrait of the Artist as a Younger Man” are being distributed throughout 4 continents in 12 languages starting from Vietnamese, Indonesian and Japanese to Portuguese, Hungarian and Croatian. To ship this, the DFA’s diplomatic community has partnered with nationwide and public libraries, secondary faculties, universities, bookshops, literary cafés, and cultural centres, together with distant libraries within the Australian outback and avenue cafés in Indonesia.

In Dublin, the Museum of Literature Eire is internet hosting a programme of occasions all through Bloomsday on June 16, whereas the Bloomsday Competition, introduced by the James Joyce Centre, embraces an in depth vary of programming from June 12-18, together with movie screenings, artwork exhibitions, and walking-and-sketching excursions of the town. Discover out extra at,, and

Bloomsday’s “Maintain to the Now” Performers (so as of location)

  • Abuja: Osasogie Efe Guobadia, actress and Member of the Jos Repertory Theatre
  • Amman: Rayan Almasri, enjoying the lead function in a Stability Fund funded movie challenge between Cinemagic (Northern Eire) and Generations For Peace (Jordan)
  • Austin: Brian Taylor, BFA Appearing scholar at College of Texas
  • Belfast: Amanda Coogan, efficiency artist
  • Berlin: Sarai Cole, opera singer
  • Brasilia: Amanda Pessoa Bandeira, scholar at College of Brasilia
  • Budapest: Claire Jacobs, actor and member of the Irish group in Hungary
  • Cairo: Farida Abdelaziz, poet and poetry reader
  • Dar es Salaam: Dariah Clemence, Irish Embassy employees
  • Dublin: Nadia Dobryanska, Ukrainian lawyer and human rights activist
  • Dublin: Adam Mohamed, author, performer, musician, poet and educator
  • Dublin: Prof Regina Uí Chollatáin, Head of College of Irish, UCD
  • Freetown: Salamatu Laggah, Youth Champion of the Nationwide Secretariat for the Discount of Teenage Being pregnant in Sierra Leone and advocate for individuals with disabilities
  • Harare: Chimwemwe Chipidza, actor, musician, and author
  • Helsinki: Greta Lignell, performing scholar at Theatre Academy Helsinki
  • Jakarta: Trinity, journey blogger and author
  • Johannesburg: Hlengiwe Lushaba Madlala, actor
  • Kyiv: Tanya Maksymovich, challenge supervisor
  • Lilongwe: Tamanda Kanjaye, author, poet, senior editor with Africa in Dialogue, lecturer at College of Malawi
  • Lisbon: Inês Lapa Lopes, actress
  • Ljubljana: Gašper Kvartič, actor and educational
  • London: Stephen Fry, actor, broadcaster, comic, director and author
  • Los Angeles: Glenn Keogh, actor
  • Luxembourg: Sophie Cotter, Irish/Luxemburgish scholar
  • Madrid: Sara Cantó, founding father of the Bloomsday Society Madrid
  • Manchester: Hannah Donelon, actor, musician, award-winning sean-nós people singer, and clown
  • Manila: Nicole Mempin, assistant to the Irish Ambassador
  • Mexico: David Alejandro Ramírez Carrera, dancer
  • New York, PMUN: Geraldine Byrne Nason, Everlasting Consultant of Eire to the United Nations
  • Nicosia: Lily Michailides, poet
  • Ottawa: Rory Woodland, performer
  • San Francisco: Tongo Eisen-Martin, San Francisco’s eighth Poet Laureate and founding father of Black Freighter Press
  • Santiago: Emilio Antilef, poet and author of Mapuche origin
  • Singapore: Malcolm Leoi
  • Sofia: Hristo Tenchev, actor
  • Tartu: Professor Raili Marling, Head of the Division of English Research at Tartu College
  • Valletta: Dr. Maria Frendo, educational within the Division of English on the College of Malta
  • Washington: Christina Sevilla, Picnic Theatre and Workplace of america Commerce Consultant
  • Zurich: Dr. Fritz Senn, President of the James Joyce Stiftung, Zurich, and Joycean scholar
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