“THIS THE WAY TO THE MUSEYROOM…” (FW9)
A Finnegans Wake Interpretive Exhibition at the Phoenix Park Visitors Centre, Ashtown Castle. Included is material from two acclaimed stage adaptations; The Wake (1990) and Riverrun ( 2013)
Runs from Sunday May 4th, 11.32am until Tuesday May 27th
HERE COMES EVERYBODY! SONGS FROM JOYCEBOROUGH
Here Comes Everybody! Songs from Joyceborough explores the musical pulse at the heart of Finnegans Wake evoking its comedy, irreverence and subversion through parlour song, music hall, nursery rhyme, folk song, street ballads, sea shanties, hymns, carols and the emerging influence of the American songbook. James Joyce filled his work with music and in Finnegans Wake there are almost 1000 song references and allusions. These songs create the dreamlike transformations of the Earwicker family and the rhythm and ambience of the city of Dublin.
Venue: Phibsborough Library Thursday 8th May at 7.00pm
. Rathmines Library Thursday 15th May at 6.30pm
. Drumcondra Library Thursday 22nd May at 6.30pm
Sinead Murphy and Darina Gallagher have been exploring music in the works of James Joyce for the last 4 years with their shows Songs of Joyce and Cafe Chantant. They have toured nationally and internationally to critical acclaim including tours to New York, Boston, Prague, Budapest and Moscow.
“AS WE THERE ARE WHERE ARE WE ARE WE THERE” (FW260)
A programme of events takes place at the James Joyce Centre, North Great George’s Street, including exhibitions and musical performance, celebrating both 75 years ofThe Wake and the centenary of Dubliners.
“TELL ME ALL. TELL ME NOW” ( FW196)
Dermot Bolger in conversation with Barry McGovern
Farmleigh, Wednesday 21 May 2014
Doors 7.00pm – includes guided tours of Farmleigh
(In association with Phizzfest)
“THREE SCORE AND TEN TOPTYPSICAL READINGS THROUGHOUT THE BOOK OF DOUBLENDS JINED” (FW20) Sweny’s of Lincoln Place hosts Finnegans Wake Reading groups every Sunday at 6pm (The Sunday Group) and every Monday at 1pm (The Monday Group). All welcome – no experience necessary!
“HENCE WHEN THE CLOUDS ROLL BY, JAMEY, A PROUDSEYE VIEW IS ENJOYABLE OF OUR MOUNDING’S MASS……..” (FW7)
In the Crypt of Christ Church Cathedral we have the perfect setting to explore the strange and fantastic work of Joyce’s last masterpiece. Though written in a style that poses undoubted challenges to any newcomer, once the sheer scale of JJ’s ambition in his brilliant and ambitious book opens itself to the reader, Finnegans Wake by James Joyce is a work that is there to provide delight, insight and entertainment to readers for a lifetime. Written not for the few but for everyone, the famous oft repeated Wakean phrase ‘Here comes Everybody’, calls not simply to all future readers of the Wake but to the epic panorama of history, poetry, mythology and everyday life that this comic masterpiece is filled with. This talk is designed to provide both an introduction to the work and to lead listeners into the underworld of night and day, to the new world of dreams and vast historical and mythological vistas that Joyce’s masterpiece provides. Joyce even mentions Christ Church in the Wake. A Proudseye view is for newcomers to the book and experienced readers of the epic alike. Lasts 50 mins. Tea/coffee provided. All welcome.
Oran Ryan is a writer living in Ireland. He has written novels: The Death of Finn(Seven Towers, 2006) Ten Short Novels by Arthur Kruger (Seven Towers 2007), and One Inch Punch (Seven Towers, 2012). He has written plays: Don Quixote has Been Promoted (2009, Ranelagh Arts Festival) for the Stage and radio: Preliminary Design For a Universe Circling Spacecraft (KRPN, San Francisco, California 2010) He has lectured on James Joyce, written and published short stories, poetry and literary critical articles, particularly on William Burroughs, Marcel Proust, Virginia Woolf, David Foster Wallace and Doris Lessing. He is currently working on his next novel called Hardcastle Dies Laughing.
“THIS NOONDAY DIARY, THIS ALLNIGHTS NEWSERYREEL” (FW489)
The Dublin UNESCO City of Literature office is leading a pioneering event which will bring all seven UNESCO world cities of literature together for the first time in a joint project; each contributing a filmed response to ‘The Wake’. Participating cities, as well as Dublin, are: Edinburgh, Iowa, Melbourne, Norwich, Krakow and Reykjavik.
“EVERY EVENING AT LIGHTING UP O’CLOCK” (FW219)“
Lighting up o’clock” is Dublin city’s contribution to the UNESCO Cities of Literature cycle of seven films celebrating 75 years of FW.
Film launch, Phoenix park Visitors Centre, Wednesday 14 May 2014
The FW thunderwords , nine of 100 letters and one of 101, will be displayed in a variety of ways around Dublin City and Environs.
“MAKE WAY FOR HIS VEHICLE” (FW 490)
Phizzfest, the Phibsborough Community Arts Festival celebrates its assocation with ‘The Wake’ where it is named variously as Fibs Burrow, Fivs Barrow ane Poghyogh.
“UNDE ET UBI” – THE ART OF MEMORY: PARNELL SQUARE IN FINNEGANS WAKE.
Des Gunning explores the place of
Parnell Square, Dublin’s newly designated
cultural quarter, in Finnegans Wake.
The James Joyce Centre, 35 North Great George’s Street.
Admission free. Booking essential
Wednesday 28 May 1.00pm
contact the Joyce Centre at 01-8788547 firstname.lastname@example.org