Bloomsday on Bondi 2012

When:16 Jun 2012, 10am - 9:30pm
Venue:The Pavilion, Bondi Beach, Sydney
Who:Community event

In partnership with the Consulate General of Ireland Sydney, Waverley Council, the Irish Echo newspaper and O'Punksky's Theatre, the John Hume Institute for Global Irish Studies presents Bloomsday on Bondi for 2012.

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Ulysses comes to the iconic Bondi Pavilion for the first time ever

Since 1954, Bloomsday has been observed the world over to mark the 16th of June, 1904, the day Joyce chose for his modernist masterpiece.

Follow Stephen Dedalus along Dublin’s sandy shores, discuss astronomy with Leopold Bloom, and gossip about garters with Bloom’s frisky wife, Molly.

Joyce brought Dublin to the world through the eyes of ordinary people thinking extraordinary thoughts and changed literature forever.

Presented by UNSW (Global Irish Studies), The Consulate General of Ireland, O’Punsky’s Theatre and the Irish Echo, Bloomsday on Bondi features edited excerpts and rehearsed readings by luminaries of Australian cultural life including former federal minister Susan Ryan AO, writers Mark Dapin, Ursula Dubosarsky and Suzanne Leal, journalist Susan Wydham, poet Jamie Grant and actors Chris Haywood and Zoe Carides to name a few.

Actors from O’Punsky’s Theatre will perform moved readings from Ulysses, directed by Maeliosa Stafford (Abbey Theatre, Druid Theatre.)

Unapologetically intellectual, Ulysses is also raw, hilarious, passionate and bawdy. From morning ‘til midnight, Joyce’s Ulysses writes the sounds of the city with poetic precision. For the power of Joyce’s words, the audience is encouraged not only to read Ulysses – but to hear it!

The day’s events include two ticketed events and two free events:

10.00 - 12.00 :: Breakfast with Buck Mulligan (ticketed session, breakfast included*)

12.00 - 16.00 :: Individual and group readings from Ulysses (free session)

16.00 - 18.00 :: Film screening: Nora (2000) (18+, free session)

19.30 - 21.15 :: Readings by O’Punksky’s Theatre (ticketed event*)

Irish music played throughout the day. Bar open from 12pm. Guinness on tap.


*** Tickets numbers are limited so book today to ensure a place ***

Bloomsday Breakfast Session $15 - **** SOLD OUT ****

Bloomsday Evening Session with rehearsed readings with O'Punksky's Theatre Group $20 - *** online ticket sales for the evening session will be available until 5pm Friday 15th June 2012, and then on the day down at the Bondi Pavilion (upstairs)

Contact Details

Enquiries: Angela McLoughlin

Email: | Phone: 02 9385 7164

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