Bloomsday Around the World
Irish Embassies and Consulates are marking Bloomsday 2022 with an extraordinary diversity of events in collaboration with local partners.
Joycean fans worldwide can enjoy an isiZulu performance of Molly Bloom’s soliloquy in Johannesburg, a Vietnamese version of Dubliners in Hanoi, newly commissioned Ulysses murals by acclaimed Irish artist Aideen Barry in Hungary and by 18 universities across Brazil, a jazz-inflected Joycean song cycle in San Francisco, and much more.
Highlights from Bloomsday 2022 around the world
Murals in Brazil
Embassy Brasilia and the Consulate General in São Paulo are partnering with 18 universities across Brazil on a competition for murals capturing an episode from Ulysses.
Murals in Hungary
Embassy Budapest is working with partners on a programme of events across Hungary, including a major art exhibition, a Bloomsday Festival in Szombathely, and public art, music and film commissions.
Bloomsday in Great Britain
Embassy London will host a special Bloomsday Centenary Celebration with Joycean readings, music, and song, hosted by Lisa Dwan.
Molly Bloom speaks in isiZulu
Embassy Pretoria will host a Bloomsday event in Johannesburg, including the first live performance of Molly Bloom’s soliloquy in isiZulu.
San Francisco celebrations
The Irish Consulate in San Francisco are supporting the production of an animation of Molly Bloom’s famous monologue and a performance of a jazz song cycle based on the 21 chapters of Ulysses.
Dubliners in Vietnamese
In Hanoi, the Irish Embassy will bring Dubliners to a Vietnamese audience and host an exhibition and documentary screening.
Bloomsday in Poland
Polish audiences are being treated to a series of events supported and hosted by Embassy Warsaw, including lectures, musical and video collaborations, and a Bloomsday garden party.
Bloomsday in Sydney
In Sydney, the Consulate General and the University of Sydney celebrate the lesser-known characters of Ulysses through music, spoken word and song.