What a great night at Bugler’s Pub

by thebloom on April 30, 2015

What a brilliant night in Bugler’s Pub! The show went down very well with some great comments afterwards. Here is the comments flipchart page.

It went so well that we’ve been invited back to perform again on June 16th – Bloomsday!

The people at Bugler’s plan to make a night of it, with a ‘Bloomsday Costume’ competition and  snacks (Gorgonzola cheese and Burgundy wine perhaps?). I’m really looking forward to it.

we’re off tonight for the Bookworm Bookshop in Thurles for more fun!

Comment from some of the audience at Bugler's Pub Comment from some of the audience at Bugler’s Pub

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Back in Action!

by thebloom on March 19, 2015

We’re back in action following our holidays and looking forward to the two performances of Strolling Through Ulysses next week: Swenys Chemist, Lincoln Place (Mon 23rd) and The Midland Bookshop, Tullamore (Wed 25th).

Swenys Chemist - a gem! Swenys Chemist – a gem!

 

Midland Bookshop Tullamore Midland Bookshop Tullamore

 

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Days Bazaar last Monday

February 8, 2015

Here are a few images from Days Bazaar Bookshop on Monday last. It’s just been confirmed that I’ll be performing the show in the Midlands Bookshop in Tullamore on Wednesday 25th March next. More about that later. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Days-Bazaar-Bookstore/183238281711546  

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James Joyce baptised today

February 5, 2015

Today, February 5th, back in 1882 James Augustine Joyce was baptised in St. Joseph’s Church Terenure just around the corner from Brighton Square where he was born. He is now three days old.

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Strolling Through Ulysses on Joyce’s birthday

February 3, 2015

That was a busy day yesterday! To mark the celebration of Joyce’s birthday, and the publication of ‘Ulysses’ I really wanted to perform my ‘Strolling Through Ulysses’ somewhere. It turned out that I performed it twice – at lunchtime in Joyce’s Tower in Sandycove, and in the evening in Days Bazaar bookshop in Mullingar. In […]

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Strolling Through Ulysses at The Valley House, Achill

January 28, 2015

It’s just been confirmed that I’ll be performing Strolling Through Ulysses on July 24th and 25th next at The Valley House hostel & bar on Achill Island. Now THAT will be fun!

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Shakespeare & Co.

January 27, 2015

Anne and myself went to Paris recently and visited the famous bookshop of Shakespeare & Company, the offspring of the original bookshop which, under the direction of Sylvia Beech, first published ‘Ulysses’ back in 1922. They have tons of stuff about Joyce in the bookshop. Unfortunately they don’t have any copies of my ‘Ulysses Remastered’ […]

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Strolling Through Ulysses in Joyce’s Tower!

January 21, 2015

It has just been confirmed that I will be performing my “Strolling Through Ulysses” in the James Joyce Tower in Sandycove at lunchtime on February 2nd. I’m really excited about that! More about that later. I’m looking forward to performing in the Gutter Bookshop, Temple Bar, this evening at 6.30. Never a dull moment!

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Strolling Through Ulysses in Mullingar

January 19, 2015

I’m happy to announce that on February 2nd next – on the 92nd anniversary of the publication of Ulysses, and also Joyce’s birthday – I will be performing Strolling Through Ulysses in Days Bazaar bookshop in Mullingar. This is part of my Nationwide Bookshop Tour. I hope to add many more bookshops over the next […]

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James Joyce passes away

January 13, 2015

On this day in 1941, at 2.15am, James Joyce passed away in Zurich. The Joyces had moved from France to Zurich at the outbreak of World War II. He had been suffering with stomach pains for many months and his doctor put them down to nerves. Joyce was taken ill with severe stomach pains on […]

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