This year the events to commemorate James Joyce’s Ulysses on 16 June are going digital. Highlights of this year’s festival include ‘My Little Ireland’ by Ciclopatas Theater, Brazil; All Dressed Up and Nowhere to Go: Bloomsday Portraits; Walking Into Eternity: Balloonatics; and ‘Blooms and Barnacles’ podcasts. Full details of all the Bloomsday events and how you can participate can be found at bloomsdayfestival.com.
RTÉ will be broadcasting its epic 30-hour production of Ulysses on its DAB and online worldwide channel RTÉ Radio 1 Extra to celebrate Bloomsday. The full dramatized production – originally broadcast in 1982 to celebrate the centenary of Joyce, and totalling 29 hours and 45 minutes in duration – will begin at the same time as both Stephen Dedalus and Leopold Bloom’s journey through Dublin begins in the book: 8 am on the 16th of June.
On the evening of 16 June at 7.00pm, RTÉ 1 will broadcast Making a Museum: the story of MoLI, a documentary charting the construction and opening of Dublin’s Museum of Literature Ireland (MoLI), which is home to many literary treasures including the very first copy of Joyce’s Ulysses.