This year promises to be an exciting one for Bloomsday celebrations in Oslo. As in previous years, the Bloomsday Lectures are being held at the Ibsen Museum which honours the connection between two literary giants, James Joyce and Henrik Ibsen. The event also serves to highlight the intimate artistic and cultural bond between Norway and Ireland.
The Oslo Bloomsday Committee, under the auspices of The Irish Norwegian Society (NIS), has arranged a programme that includes a lecture by Dr Katherine O’Callaghan of NUIM/UCD, a world premiere of up and coming Irish actor Edwin Mullane’s self penned Epiphany: an adaptation of James Joyce’s Dubliners. Stig N. Børsheim will also showcase songs from his new album, Arise my beautiful Dove, using the poetry from Joyce’s Chamber Music. The proceedings will be opened by Her Excellency Ambassador Angela O'Farrell.
Joycean fans in Oslo were the first worldwide to mark the end of copyright in January 2012. The “wake” held in Oslo commemorated the passing of Joyce’s literary texts into the public domain
Where: The Ibsen Museum, Henrik Ibsens gate 26, Oslo
When: 16 June at 18.00
Oslo achieved another world's first in 2011 with a Bloomsday FlashMob:
For further information visit the NIS website: www.irishsociety.no