A modernist take on Homer’s epic, James Joyce’s ‘The Odyssey’ revolves around a day in the life of its central character, Leopold Bloom. Joyce once said that if Dublin were destroyed his novel could be used as a blueprint to rebuild it. Read aloud, Joyce’s Dublin comes to life in the variously hilarious, bawdy and poignant episodes of the novel.
Annual Bloomsday celebrations are a regular feature of cultural events offered in cities around the world and this year a group of Irish and Australian actors and musicians will be offering an evening of Bloomsday celebration at the Library.
Performers for the evening include seasoned Irish and Australian actors and musicians including Clíona Molins (Irish harp), Brendan O’ Reilly (musician) and members of the Aisteoirí Theatre Company.
This event is presented with the support of the Irish Consulate and the Irish National Association.