Bloomsday 2017 was a hit!
Thanks to everyone who made this year’s festival a Joy(ce)ful week!
2018 Festival Bloomsday Montréal set for June 13-16
“These heavy sands are language tide and wind have silted here.”
“Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better. We are all born mad. Some remain so. You’re on earth. There’s no cure for that.”
“Read your own obituary notice they say you live longer. Gives you second wind. New lease of life.”
“The human heart, at whatever age, opens only to the heart that opens in return.”
“We are all the heroes and heroines of our own lives. Our love stories are amazingly romantic; our losses and betrayals and disappointments are gigantic in our own minds.”
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Festival Bloomsday Montréal in Photos
(Photography by Thomas Bock – Thomas Bock Creative)
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With Love From Dublin: Bloomsday Montréal Greeting
In 2016 Montreal’s Mayor Coderre declared Montreal and Ireland as ‘twin cities’. In this spirit of fellowship the Lord Mayor of Dublin and Dublin City Council, have gifted us at Festival Bloomsday Montréal 2017 with this lovely video greeting.
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Jo Baker’s A Country Road, A Tree (2016) is an exciting and moving novel detailing Samuel Beckett’s experiences in occupied France during World War Two. Though it is a fictionalized account, Baker did extensive research before writing the book, and the final product is a strange and beautiful mixture of historical events and imagined or inferred encounters.read more
This production has gone through 3 iterations that began with a performance in the Champlain College (St. Lawrence Campus) cafeteria about 4 years ago. It had a 3-day run – mostly in the form of a play – and then in March 2016 was presented twice at the Palais Montcalm in Quebec.read more
On November 29, 2017 over thirty people representing various sectors of the Irish community met under the auspices of Dr. Michael Kenneally to hear an update on the discussions to create a memorial park to commemorate the 6,000 victims of the typhus epidemic among those fleeing the famine in Ireland in 1847.read more
I met my sister in Dublin. We were two Kelley girls getting together in the land of our ancestors for four days of Joyce—my aim—she didn’t know more than the name and my interest. But I never expected to find that the stage version of Ulysses would be on at the Abbey Theatre! The Abbey Theatre about which I had read so much!read more
Plusieurs vous diront que de marcher dans la ville de Dublin sur les pas de Léopold Bloom vous permettra de découvrir cette cité dans la version de Joyce. Je leurs rappellerai que Dublin appelle à la déambulation naturellement avec les canaux et les rivières qui se jettent dans le fleuve Liffey, avec les immeubles construits en granite dont les portes présentent le style Georgien à son meilleur.read more
The Ferryman is set on the 50-acre Irish family farm of Quinn Carney, and tells the story of an extended family celebrating the annual harvest in 1981 (an important year in Ireland’s contemporary history). It is an epic story of love, family and betrayal, exploring the intersection of the politics of the day with the private life of one family on a farm.read more
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