Point St. Charles Walking Tour Infromation

For those people who were on the walking tour of Point St. Charles with Ruth Rigby yesterday here is a document that gives you lots of great information about the area with links to other websites…

Handout Walk Tour of Pointe St Charles

 

 

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BLOOMSDAY HAS ARRIVIED!!

OK FOLKS! THIS IS THE REAL DAY AT LAST: 110 YEARS AGO ON THIS DAY (JUNE 16, 1904) LEOPOLD BLOOM SET OUT ON HIS TREK THROUGH DUBLIN IN THE NOVEL “ULYSSES” BY JAMES JOYCE.

HERE ARE THE EVENTS WE ARE OFFERING ON THIS IMPORTANT DAY:

Monday, June 16th, 2014
12:30-4:30
Bloomsday Live: Annual Bloomsday Readings from Ulysses –
Westmount Library
4574 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Westmount
Admission: free

A tradition occurring in dozens of cities around the world on June 16th- the event that started it all. Come out and hear Montrealers, well-known and not, read from Joyce’s masterwork “Ulysses”. Come for an hour, stay for the afternoon! Readings in English, French and Italian.

Monday, June 16th, 2014
6:00-7:30
Storytelling Event with Chris Joyce and Other Montreal Storytellers
Librairie Paragraphe Bookstore
2220 McGill College Avenue, Montreal
Admission: Free

Our closing event this year is held at Bloomsday’s official bookstore and will feature Christopher Joyce, great grand nephew of James Joyce now living in Montreal. Joyce will recount tales of growing up Joyce in Ireland and how the family has maintained the Joyce legacy and been instrumental in the inception of the original Bloomsday. Several other notable Irish Montreal storytellers will regale the audience in the traditional seanchaí tradition. A reception will close out this unique event and our festival for the 2014 season.

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BLOOMSDAY MONTREAL EVENTS FOR SUNDAY JUNE 15TH

Sunday, June 15th, 2014
10:00-12:00
Walking Tour with Ruth Rigby
Pointe Saint-Charles
Meet at Charlevoix Metro 9:45am
2600 rue Centre, Montréal
Admission: $10.00

Local historian Ruth Rigby returns as tour leader of this popular event. This year she will bring participants on a journey through Montreal’s history and Irish heritage in the Pointe Saint-Charles neighbourhood.

Sunday, June 15th, 2014
2:00- 3:30
Documentary Film and Lecture
“Votes for Women” (2014, Keith O’Grady, in English and Irish with English subtitles). Introduced by Seaghan Mac an tSionnaigh
Bombardier Theatre, McCord Museum
690 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montréal
Admission: $5.00

The story of how Irishwomen obtained the vote is a story of organization and bravery in the face of ignorance, indifference and hostility. In this decade of political anniversaries in Ireland it provides a very different understanding of Home Rule, World War I and the Irish revolutionary period. The film will be introduced by Concordia Irish language scholar Seaghan Mac an tSionnaigh, who will speak about the state of the Irish language in the time of Joyce.

Sunday, June 15th, 2014
5:30-6:30
Dramatic Reading and Pub Supper
Kathleen Fee as Molly Bloom
Irish Embassy Pub
1234 Rue Bishop, Montréal
Admission: $10.00

An annual Bloomsday tradition, celebrated local actress Kathleen Fee reads the “Penelope” chapter that closes “Ulysses” as the irrepressible Molly Bloom. Enjoy a pint or a pub supper during or after Fee’s lively performance.

Sunday, June 15th, 2014
7:00-8:30
Pub Quiz
Hosted by Larissa Andrusyshyn
Irish Embassy Pub
1234 Rue Bishop, Montréal
Admission: free

Test your knowledge of all things Irish in a convivial atmosphere. Beer, prizes, and team spirit with award-winning local author and quiz master Larissa Andrusyshyn.

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BLOOMASDAY MONTREAL EVENTS: SATURDAY JUNE 14TH

Saturday, June 14th, 2014
10:00-onward
Bloomsday Irish Breakfast
EVOO Restaurant
3426 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal
Price: Prix-Fixe Restaurant Menu $23.00
(Call EVOO for reservations, Bloomsday Irish Breakfast prix-fixe also available on Sunday)

For the second year in a row, EVOO in Saint-Henri is your Bloomsday weekend host for a traditional Irish breakfast. Dublin-born chef Peter Saunders will have a meal fit for a Bloom on offer all weekend. Call 514-846-3886 for reservations.

Saturday, June 14th, 2014
1:00-3:00
Annual McGill Interdisciplinary Academic Dialogue
Bombardier Theatre, McCord Museum
690 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montréal
Admission: Free

One of the hallmarks of the always interdisciplinary and creative Bloomsday ethos, this annual lecture brings together ascademic from diverse disciplines from neuroscience to philosophy, creative writing to sociology, all to discuss Joyce and his works from creative new pathways.

Saturday, June 14th, 2014
3:30-4:30
Documentary Film and Lecture: “The Irish Pub” (2014, Alex Fagan), introduced by Concordia English professor Adam Lawrence.
Bombardier Theatre, McCord Museum
690 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montréal
Admission: $5.00

A recent hit on the festival circuit, “The Irish Pub” takes both a whimsical and serious look at the pub as institution in Irish life, and at the consequences for traditional culture from its decline in an increasingly globalized world. Dr. Adam Lawrence will introduce the film with a discussion of the pub in the works of Joyce- not least the “Cyclops” chapter of “Ulysses”.

Saturday, June 14th, 2014
7:30-9:30
James Joyce: A Musical Gala
Victoria Hall
4626 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Westmount
Admission: $20.00

Bloomsday 2014 celebrates the musical life of James Joyce in style. As Joyce was immensely passionate about all things musical, this concert celebrates the musical inspiration in his life and works. This exciting event will be “hosted” by Mr. Joyce himself. Join him as he discusses his musical interests, shares stories from his life and presents an eclectic mixture of exciting performances- including the one and only musical composition he himself composed. Featuring The Bloomsday Chorale, the acclaimed Montreal Celtic folk band Solstice, this evening will also include stellar performances of Elizabethan lute songs, Italian opera arias, Irish dancing, and some good old Irish songs by some of Montreal’s top musical talent. Directed by conductor/pianist Kris Epps, this will be the gala of galas for all literary and music lovers area-wide!

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Video: Meet Chris Joyce and learn more about Bloomsday Montreal

 

View this short video about Bloomsday and meet Chris Joyce:  the great grand nephew of James. As well there are some brief insights into Ulysses by Dr. Michael Kenneally the principal of Concordia’s Canadian School of Irish Studies..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24KeJuOfiag&feature=youtu.be

 

 

 

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Bloomsday Montreal: STARTS TODAY!

Events for today: 

12:30-1:30 p.m.
Bloomsday Cabaret
“I’ll Sing Thee Songs of Araby”
Atwater Library
1200 Avenue Atwater, Westmount
Admission: free

2:30-4:00 p.m.
Documentary Film with Introduction: “The Derry Walls”/”Ballaí Dhoire” (2013, Keith O’Grady. In English and Irish with subtitles.)
Bombardier Theatre, McCord Museum
690 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montréal
Admission: $5.00

4:30-6:00 p.m.
Documentary Film with Introduction by Chantal Pontbriand: ¨The Joycean Society¨, in its North American debut (2013, Dora Garcia).
Bombardier Theatre, McCord Museum
690 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montréal
Admission: $7.00

7:30-9:00 p.m.
Keynote Lecture, Dr. Marilyn Reizbaum
“Joyce, Ulysses, and the Jews”
Jewish Public Library
5151 Chemin de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine,

Admission:  $15 including reception after.  Call JPL for tickets:  514-345-2627

As usual – for events please register at www.mcgill.ca/bloomsday so that a place can be reserved for you. BUT tickets will be available at the door for each event.  Thanks

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Article from the Canadian Jewish News

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Come and hear Marilyn Reizbaum on Thursday evening at 7:30 p.m.

Jewish Public Library
5151, Côte Ste-Catherine
Members*/students $10
General admission $15
Tickets + Info: (514) 345-6416
Irish style reception follows

 

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