Bloomsday in Melbourne’s Year of Centenaries

1916 Easter Rising Centenary Commemorations

Fundraisers for Bloomsday proudly supported by the Celtic Club



 Friday 15 April, 2016, 7.30pm:

A Terrible Beauty: The Poetry of the Rising. With Liam Gillespie and several readers and musicians. The most intimate response to the Rising you will ever be exposed to. Poems by executed men and their friends, in the first seismic shocks of those violent and game-changing events. A solemn and ceremonial occasion. One performance only. Online booking:, or phone 03 9898 2900.

Saturday 6 August, 2016, at 3pm and 8pm:


Roger Casement

Convicted on a Comma: The Trial of Roger Casement, written and directed by Brian Gillespie. The date in early August coincides with the centenary of Casement’s execution. Booking details to come in 2016.

This event is supported by the Embassy of Ireland, Canberra.


Bloomsday 2016

Proudly supported by The Embassy of Ireland and the Celtic Club.

Nature of event:images A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, directed by Wayne Pearn, to mark the centenary of the publication of Joyce’s first novel.

Where: fortyfivedownstairs, 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

When: Wednesday 15th -Sunday 19th June


Further information:; like us on Facebook: Bloomsday in Melbourne; follow us on Twitter @ReJoycingMelb; The Celtic Club, 
316-320 Queen Street, Melbourne, Vic 3000, 
or phone: 03 96706472

Tax-Deductible Donations via Australian Cultural Fund