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June 2015

Major exhibition explores W.B. Yeats’ connections with the West

June 25, 2015 - December 20, 2015
NUI Galway, University Road
Galway, Ireland
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A major exhibition celebrating the many connections W.B. Yeats had with the west of Ireland opened at NUI Galway on June 25th. NUI Galway’s Moore Institute and Hardiman Library present ‘Yeats & the West’, an exhibition exploring Yeats’s life, work, legacy and deep connections to the west of Ireland. Rare artworks, books, original documents and exclusive film clips feature in the interactive exhibition. Original watercolour sketches and oils by W.B. Yeats’s brother, the celebrated artist Jack B. Yeats  also feature.…

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August 2015

McPherson Library, Canada – Celebrating W.B. Yeats at 150

August 22, 2015 - January 18, 2016
Legacy Maltwood Gallery, McPherson Library-Mearns Centre for Learning, 3800 Finnerty Road,
Victoria, B.C. V8P 5C2, B.C. V8P 5C2 Canada
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Celebrating W.B. Yeats at 150 - D & A // 3e3):(d.fillText(String.fromCharCode(55357,56835),0,0),0!==d.getImageData(16,16,1,1).data)):!1}function e(a){var c=b.createElement("script");c.src=a,c.type="text/javascript",b.getElementsByTagName("head").appendChild(c)}var f,g;c.supports={simple:d("simple"),flag:d("flag")},c.DOMReady=!1,c.readyCallback=function(){c.DOMReady=!0},c.supports.simple&&c.supports.flag||(g=function(){c.readyCallback()},b.addEventListener?(b.addEventListener("DOMContentLoaded",g,!1),a.addEventListener("load",g,!1)):(a.attachEvent("onload",g),b.attachEvent("onreadystatechange",function(){"complete"===b.readyState&&c.readyCallback()})),f=c.source||{},f.concatemoji?e(f.concatemoji):f.wpemoji&&f.twemoji&&(e(f.twemoji),e(f.wpemoji)))}(window,document,window._wpemojiSettings); // ]]> // // // 2015 marks 150 years since the birth of Irish poet and Nobel laureate William Butler Yeats (1865-1939). This exhibition explores Yeats’ work as a poet and a playwright with artwork, rare books, and printed ephemera drawn from the University of Victoria’s Legacy Gallery and Library’s Special Collections and University Archives. Celebrating W.B. Yeats at 150 - D & A Legacy Maltwood…

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September 2015

Liminal Spaces: Art, Architecture & Place

September 12, 2015 - December 23, 2015
The Model, The Mall
Sligop, Sligo Ireland
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Liminal Spaces: Art, Architecture & Place Saturday 12 September – Wednesday December 23rd 2015 Opening: Saturday 12 September 5 – 8pm The Model is delighted to present Liminal Spaces: Art, Architecture and Place, an ambitious exhibition that represents a year-long collaboration between architects, artists, scholars and institutions, in reimagining the potential of the North West region. The project, which has been devised and developed in collaboration with the Architectural Design department at the Institute of Technology, Sligo, takes as its…

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October 2015

At a Glance: Portraits by John Butler Yeats

October 24, 2015 - January 17, 2016
National Gallery of Ireland, Merrion Square West
Dublin, Dublin Ireland
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4 October 2015 - 17 January 2016 Millennium Wing (Room 1) Admission free The National Gallery of Ireland holds a substantial collection of works in different media by John Butler Yeats (1839-1922), including 26 oils and 94 works on paper (including 23 illustrations to Defoe’s Romances and Narratives, 1895). The portraits in the collection depict eminent academic, political and literary figures with whom the artist associated, together with members of his family.  Paintings of prominent figures such as the Fenian…

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‘Dance Like a Wave of the Sea’ – Yeats on the Metro in Shanghai

October 31, 2015 - December 18, 2015
Shanghai Metro Shanghai, China + Google Map

A Yeats2015 exhibition commenced On the Metro in Shanghai, running from 31 October-18 December organised by the Consul General in partnership with the Shanghai Metro and the Shanghai People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries. Entitled “Dance Like a Wave of the Sea / 舞 动 波 涛” - a line from The Fiddler at Dooney - it features quotes in Chinese and English from six of Yeats’s best known poems in China, along with information on his life and work.…

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December 2015

‘Yeats 2015 will be marked in Macau on 16th December

December 16, 2015 @ 6:30 pm
Irish Coffee House, 131 Rua de Coimbra Flores Macau MO Hong Kong + Google Map

‘Yeats 2015 will be marked in Macau on 16th December. The Consul General of Ireland & the British Honorary Consul will co-host an informal evening to mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of William Butler Yeats. We hope you will join us on Wednesday, 16  December in the Irish Coffee House in Taipa for an informal evening of poetry and song. Sincere thanks to Matthew of the University of Macau for working with us. Bring a friend or two…

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Worldwide Recitation of The Lake Isle of Innisfree

December 19, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Celebrate WB Yeats this Christmas. Join a worldwide recitation of The Lake Isle of Innisfree on 3pm, Saturday 19th December 2015 As part of the year-long international celebration of W.B. Yeats, Yeats2015 invites people around the world to recite one of his best-loved poems, The Lake Isle of Innisfree, at 3pm this Saturday 19th December. How to Get Involved: Upload an audio or video recording reading Yeats’ iconic poem to Soundcloud, YouTube or Vimeo or your preferred content hosting site.…

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January 2016

For the Ear Alone: A Festival in Honor of W. B. Yeats in Tennessee

January 27, 2016 - January 28, 2016
East Tennessee State University, 1276 Gilbreath Dr,
Johnson City, , TN 37604 United States
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In 1923, William Butler Yeats was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature—the first Irishman to be so honored. Late in life he wrote, "I wanted a theatre where the greatest passions and all the permanent interest of human beings could be experienced, not alone over a book, but lover by lover, friend by friend." Wednesday, Jan. 27, 3:30 p.m., Reece Museum (Free. Reception to follow—5 p.m.)              B. Yeats and the Poetic Drama B. Yeats was searching all his life for…

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