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August 2015

I Am Of Ireland: WB Yeats London Event

August 20, 2015 @ 7:30 pm
London Irish Centre,
50-52 Camden Square,
London NW1 9XB, United Kingdom
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On 20th August 2015, the Irish community in London will gather at the London Irish Centre to celebrate the 150 birth anniversary of WB Yeats. The event, organised by Orna Ross in partnership with the London Irish Centre will focus on the question of what it means to be Irish — especially when one lives away from Ireland, as did Yeats, a long-time Londoner.  More than any other writer, WB Yeats established the idea of Ireland as an internal, magical imaginative space, a refuge…

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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 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 Gallery, McPherson Library-Mearns Centre for Learning Courtesy of Celebrating W.B. Yeats…

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WB Yeats & James Joyce by Anthony J. Jordan

August 25, 2015 @ 6:30 pm
Pembroke library,
Anglesea Rd
Dublin, Ireland
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Yeats as an established writer admired and sought to assist the younger Irish writer.

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Harp Festival of Moons (August – The Lightening Moon)

August 29, 2015 @ 8:30 pm
Lissadell Church,
Drumcliffe Sligo Ireland
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Harp Festival of Moons (August – The Lightening Moon)

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September 2015

Mapping Yeats: An Interdiscplinary Symposium

September 3, 2015 - September 4, 2015
Crown Center,
2450 Grand Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64108, United States
Kansas,
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Yeats Society

In celebration of Yeats's sesquicentennial, the University of Missouri at Kansas City, Rockhurst University, Ottawa University, and the Kansas City Irish Festival are hosting an interdisciplinary academic symposium, "Mapping Yeats," at the Crown Center in Kansas City, Missouri, on September 3 and 4. The symposium will feature keynote lectures by Professors Declan Kiberd and Vicki Mahaffey, and performances of Cathleen Ní Houlihan and Spreading the News by the Central Standard Theatre. The symposium will also showcase archival artifacts from the…

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Mr Yeats and Us – Graham Gingles & Lisa Gingles

September 3, 2015 @ 10:00 am - September 26, 2015 @ 5:00 pm
Hamilton Gallery,
4 Castle Street
Sligo, Sligo Ireland
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The Hamilton Gallery is located on the first floor of No. 4 Castle Street, a listed Victorian building in the heart of  Sligo. The gallery was established by Martina Hamilton in 2010, to present art exhibitions by emerging & established Irish artists to collectors and art lovers in the region. The gallery hosts monthly exhibitions, which are open to the public from 10am to 5pm, Monday to Saturday. In addition to their exhibition calendar, they present an extensive collection of…

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Free

Public tours: The Life and Work of William Butler Yeats at NLI

September 3, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
National Library of Ireland,
Kildare Street
Dublin, Ireland
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The Life and Works of William Butler Yeats Exhibition on the first Thursday of each month from March - October 2015. As this year marks the 150th anniversary of the poet's birth in 1835, the tour will introduce the life and work of the poet. Tours will take place on March 5th, April 2nd, May 7th, June 4th, June 11th, June 18th, June 25th, July 2nd, August 6th, September 3rd, October 1st. Tours commence at 2pm. Booking is not required…

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Lily and Lolly: Yeats and his Sisters

September 11, 2015 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
NUI Galway,
University Road
Galway, Ireland
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Lily and Lolly: Yeats and his Sisters  Written and performed by Sinead Murphy and Darina Gallagher  Reception and Performance: Friday 11 September 2015 – 3.30-5.00pm – All Welcome!! Venue: Room G006, Institute for Lifecourse and Society, NUI Galway  Lily and Lolly is a new work of theatre that looks at the life of poet W.B. Yeats through the eyes of his sisters Lily and Lolly Yeats. Set in their Dublin printing company Cuala Press, it explores the poetry and plays they publish for their…

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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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Beautiful Lofty Things: An evening with WB Yeats

September 12, 2015 @ 8:00 pm
National Concert Hall,
Earlsfort Terrace
Dublin 2, Ireland
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Saturday 12 September, 8.00pm National Concert Hall, Dublin Tickets: €25/€30 (ticket bundle including "Poetry Ireland Review: A WB Yeats Special Issue" €36/€41) Celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of WB Yeats with a landmark event from the team that brought you Celebrating Seamus Heaney in 2014. Written and hosted by Roy Foster, one of the country’s best-known historians and author of an acclaimed two-volume biography of WB Yeats, Beautiful Lofty Things will illuminate both well-known and more surprising aspects…

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Blood and The Moon: A Provocation on Yeats

September 13, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - September 14, 2015 @ 8:00 pm
National Concert Hall,
Earlsfort Terrace
Dublin, Dublin D2 Ireland
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Contemporary artists will be invited to create new settings for Yeats work

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Reading of Yeats’ “A Vision” Berlin Embassy

September 16, 2015
Embassy of Ireland, Berlin,
Jägerstraße 51
10117 Berlin, Germany
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A new translation into German by Axel Monte of Yeats’ “A Vision” was published late last year. Axel Monte will read and discuss this work Free by Registration Embassy of Ireland, Berlin

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Crazy Jane Exhibition at Clifden Arts Festival

September 17, 2015 - September 27, 2015
West Connemara Leisure Centre,
Clifden
Galway, Ireland
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Clifden Arts Festival proudly presents a world premier, the complete, 53 works in all, of Crazy Jane, an exhibition of paintings and prints by Pádraic Reaney based on poems WB Yeats wrote in his later years based on an eccentric old woman, ‘Crazy Jane’. In the poems Jane’s chance for love is ruined by an interfering bishop, who conspired to keep her and her lover Jack apart – after Jack’s death Jane’s spindly figure is seen walking through dense woodlands,…

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The Yeats International Literary Residency 2015

September 18, 2015 @ 9:00 am - October 11, 2015 @ 9:00 pm
Kultivera Residency,
Västrajärnvägsgatan 13
Tranås, Sweden,
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2015, it is one hundred and fifty years ago Ireland's most internationally known poet, WB Yeats was born. In celebration of this Literature Centre Tranås with Write4word and Wexford Arts Centre as part of the Coracle Europe partnership have organised an international literary residence in his honour.

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€10 - €15

Celebrating Yeats at Shorelines Arts Festival 2015, Portumna, Co. Galway

September 20, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Irish Workhouse Centre,
Portumna, Co. Galway,

2015 is the 150th anniversary of WB Yeats birth. To celebrate, Shorelines Arts Festival, Portumna, Co. Galway, a niche arts festival in the midlands, is hosting events focused on his life and work. On Sunday, September 20th, the festival will host two events; a talk entitled 'Yeats, the love poet' with the poet and scholar Bernard O'Donoghue and a play entitled 'The Muse and Mister Yeats' presented by the Curlew Theatre Company, both in the atmospheric surrounds of the Irish…

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The Model Lecture Series: The Yeats Family with Clare O’Gara

September 24, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Model Niland,
The Mall
Sligo, Ireland
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To celebrate Yeats2015, The Model hosts a special lecture series once a month which will explore the life and work of the Yeats family. The starting point in this series will focus on the life of John B. Yeats and will examine how his bohemian lifestyle affected not only his own life but also the lives of his family. Understanding John B. Yeats is the key to understanding the formative years and adulthood of his very talented family. Clare O’Gara…

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John Banville to open The Lady Gregory – Yeats Autumn Gathering

September 25, 2015 - September 27, 2015
Coole Park,
Coole Nature Reserve
Gort, Galway Ireland
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Coole Park

Yeats Autumn Gathering: 25-27 September 2015 Described as “one of the most imaginative literary novelists writing in the English language today,”John Banville will open The Lady Gregory – Yeats Autumn Gathering!  It is fitting that Banville, whose stated ambition is to give his prose “the kind of denseness and thickness that poetry has”, should do the honours at this special 21st Gathering which celebrates poet W.B.Yeats.  His novels include The Book of Evidence, The Sea, which won the 2005 Man…

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Yeats: At The Fringe

September 25, 2015 @ 11:00 am - October 4, 2015 @ 9:00 pm

2015 is the 150th anniversary of Ireland's most internationally famous poet - WB Yeats birth. To celebrate this Literature Centre Tranås would like to invite you to 10 days of WordFest! All over the town there shall be events held to celebrate words, language, music and most importantly of all W B Yeats. Välkommen!

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An Evening with Irish poet WB Yeats in Zurich

September 25, 2015 @ 7:30 pm
Karl der Grosse Centre,
Switzerland
Zurich, Switzerland
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Friday September 25th: Friends of Celtic Spirit and The Embassy of Ireland Berne present An Evening with Irish poet WB Yeats to celebrate the 150th year since his birth. Karl der Grosse Centre, Zurich at 19.30 The event is in English with German translations and features a presentation of song poetry and music by internationally popular Irish cultural group Tale of the Gael guest singer Deirdre Starr. Tickets 35 CHF Reservations: 044 2520918 info@irish-culture.ch  

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Free

Down by the Salley Gardens

September 27, 2015 @ 1:10 pm - October 15, 2015 @ 2:00 pm
Saint Botolph’s Hall,
St. Botolph without Bishopsgate, Bishopsgate, London EC2M 3TL
London,
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2015 marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of W.B. Yeats and Song in the City are celebrating with a series of free London concerts celebrating his legacy based around two of his most famous poems; Down by the Salley Gardens and Aedh Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven. For more information, please visit http://songinthecity.org/this-seasons-concerts/

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Celebrating Yeats, Afternoon Tea & Recital in Lausanne, Switzerland

September 27, 2015 @ 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm
CPO, multicultural and social center of Ouchy,
Beau-Rivage 2
1006 Lausanne, Switzerland
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Relive the charm and elegance of a bygone age in Ireland with afternoon tea and home made cakes... followed by a recital of poetry and music  with Tale of the Gael to celebrate the 150th birthday year of Irish poet WB Yeats. Sunday, September 27th, in CPO Lausanne. Afternoon tea from 15.45 ( booking essential) Recital at 17.00 Afternoon Tea and recital: CHF 35 Recital only: CHF 20 Reservations: 021 6162672 /info@cpo-ouchy The event is supported by The Irish Embassy…

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WB Yeats: The Last Romantic, conference in Malta

September 28, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
University of Malta,
Msida MSD 2080,
Malta, Malta
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Harp Festival of Moons (September – The Singing Moon)

September 28, 2015 @ 9:00 pm
Renvyle House,
Connemara
Co. Galway,
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Harp Festival of Moons (September – The Singing Moon)

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October 2015
Free

Public tours: The Life and Work of William Butler Yeats at NLI

October 1, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
National Library of Ireland,
Kildare Street
Dublin, Ireland
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The Life and Works of William Butler Yeats Exhibition on the first Thursday of each month from March - October 2015.  As this year marks the 150th anniversary of the poet's birth in 1835, the tour will introduce the life and work of the poet. Tours will take place on March 5th, April 2nd, May 7th, June 4th, June 11th, June 18th, June 25th, July 2nd, August 6th, September 3rd, October 1st. Tours commence at 2pm. Booking is not required although…

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Carnival Ballyshannon celebrates WB Yeats

October 3, 2015 @ 7:30 pm
Unnamed Venue,
Ballyshannon
Donegal, Ireland
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W.B. Yeats Family and Influences @ Crawford Art Gallery Cork

October 5, 2015 - October 31, 2015
Crawford Art Gallery,
Emmett Place
Cork, Ireland
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Family and Influences W.B. Yeats' interest in the visual arts was not just an early phase ending when he left art school, but rather a lifetime concern that affected him in many ways. Not only did artists and art critics have a shaping influence on his aesthetic but printing and sculptures and their creators provided him with scenes and symbols for his poetry. Drawn from the permanent collection of the Crawford Art Gallery to celebrate the one hundred and fiftieth…

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A Celebration of the Life of W. B. Yeats at l’Université de Lausanne

October 5, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 6:30 pm
University of Lausanne,
1015 Lausanne
Lausanne, Switzerland
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Workshops, guest lectures, concert and apéritif for the opening of the William B. Yeats exhibition Lundi 5 octobre 2015 (14h00 - 18h30)  -  Grange de Dorigny UNIL - Dorigny Program 14h: Introductions - Dr Patricia Ronan, Prof Rachel Falconer, Dr Roelof Overmeer (University of Lausanne) 14h30: Reading workshops - Led by Prof Simon Swift (Geneva), Dr Ronan, Dr Overmeer, Prof Falconer, Rachel Nisbet and Philip Lindholm (Lausanne); participants will discuss and analyse a selection of poems by W. B. Yeats…

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Sligo Drama Circle Yeats by CandleLight

October 7, 2015 @ 8:00 pm
Lissadell Church,
Drumcliffe Sligo Ireland
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Sligo Drama Circle is delighted to announce a further four evening performances of the show this October. These will take place in three different venues over four nights: * Wednesday October 7th, Lisadell Church, 8pm * Thursday and Friday, October 8th & 9th, Methodist Church, Sligo * Saturday October 10th, Kilmacowen Hall The show details the life and loves of W.B. Yeats in a 55 minute presentation with a special focus on the women in his life. The show begins…

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Sligo Drama Circle Yeats By Candlelight

October 8, 2015 - October 9, 2015
Methodist Church,
Wine Street
Sligo,
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Sligo Drama Circle is delighted to announce a further four evening performances of the show this October. These will take place in three different venues over four nights: * Wednesday October 7th, Lisadell Church, 8pm * Thursday and Friday, October 8th & 9th, Methodist Church, Sligo * Saturday October 10th, Kilmacowen Hall The show details the life and loves of W.B. Yeats in a 55 minute presentation with a special focus on the women in his life. The show begins…

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Yeats 150 at Waseda University & IASIL Hiroshima

October 9, 2015
Waseda University,
1st Fl., Bldg.3, 1-6-1, Nishi-Waseda, Shinjuku-ku,
Tokyo 169-8050, 169-8050 Japan
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As part of the global celebration of the 150th anniversary of the birth of W.B. Yeats, the ICC is holding this special evening event where you can hear a speech from the Irish Ambassador, an introductory lecture to Irish Culture & Literature and finally there'll be a reception with live Irish music performances and refreshments. Don't miss this rare chance to discover Irish culture and literature! Program Details are available HERE or at Yeats150 in Japan Facebook Page

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The Abbey Theatre: A Reading of W.B. Yeats’ Oedipus Rex

October 9, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Abbey Theatre,
26 Abbey Street Lower
Dublin, Dublin D1 Ireland
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To celebrate the 150th anniversary of our founder’s birth the Abbey Theatre will present a reading of W.B. Yeats elegant adaptation of Sophocles' Oedipus Rex. First performed at the Abbey Theatre in 1926, this iconic version would later go on to become a landmark film, directed Tyrone Guthrie. Now is your opportunity to hear this magnificent drama performed on the Abbey stage by the current cast of Wayne Jordan’s new version of Oedipus.

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The Muse Of Yeats Weekend Festival at Rossnaree House

October 10, 2015 - October 11, 2015
Rossnaree House,
Slane
Meath, Ireland
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The Muse Of Yeats weekend festival is on October 10 - 11 2015 at Rossnaree House, hosted by Aisling Law - the great granddaughter of Maud Gonne. The programme of events will include poetry readings, talks by Yeatsian scholars, artists and family members, theatre, music and a special exhibition of previously unseen artwork by Maud Gonne from the family's private collection and photographs of Maud Gonne and her daughter, Iseult. A dinner will be held on Saturday 10 October. Further…

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Sligo Drama Circle Yeats by Candlelight

October 10, 2015
Kilmacowen Hall,
Kilmacowen,
Sligo, Ireland
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Sligo Drama Circle is delighted to announce a further four evening performances of the show this October. These will take place in three different venues over four nights: * Wednesday October 7th, Lisadell Church, 8pm * Thursday and Friday, October 8th & 9th, Methodist Church, Sligo * Saturday October 10th, Kilmacowen Hall The show details the life and loves of W.B. Yeats in a 55 minute presentation with a special focus on the women in his life. The show begins…

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A Writer Young and Old: Yeats at 150

October 15, 2015 - October 18, 2015
University of Limerick,
Castletroy
Limerick, Ireland
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The First Conference of the International Yeats Society Scoil an Chultúir agus na Cumarsáide, Ollscoil Luimnigh School of Culture and Communication, University of Limerick 15–18 October 2015 It has been a century and a half since the birth of W. B. Yeats. With the completion of major biographies and textual series, and in the context of technological and economic changes to global literary studies, Yeats studies finds itself at a critical juncture. This conference will gather scholars, critics, and creative…

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Down by the Salley Gardens

October 15, 2015 @ 1:10 pm - 2:00 pm
Saint Botolph’s Hall,
St. Botolph without Bishopsgate, Bishopsgate, London EC2M 3TL
London,

2015 marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of W.B. Yeats and Song in the City are celebrating with a series of free London concerts celebrating his legacy based around two of his most famous poems; Down by the Salley Gardens and Aedh Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven. For more information, please visit http://songinthecity.org/this-seasons-concerts/

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The Yeats Family with Clare O’Gara – the Model Lecture Series

October 15, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Model Niland,
The Mall
Sligo, Ireland
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To celebrate Yeats2015, The Model hosts a special lecture series once a month which will explore the life and work of the Yeats family. The starting point in this series will focus on the life of John B. Yeats and will examine how his bohemian lifestyle affected not only his own life but also the lives of his family. Understanding John B. Yeats is the key to understanding the formative years and adulthood of his very talented family. Clare O’Gara…

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Manchester Literature Festival: True Harmony – Yeats at 150

October 15, 2015 @ 7:30 pm
Whitworth Art Gallery,
Oxford Road
Manchester M15 6ER, United Kingdom
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15 October, 7.30pm. £10, Booking Essential At the 150th anniversary of the birth of WB Yeats, this event celebrates the great Irish poet’s interest in music, poetry and performance, whose high point may well have been his 1903 sell-out performance in The Whitworth, which led The Guardian to declare: ‘if we are ever to find a way back to a true harmony between music and poetry, it will almost certainly be by consulting the poet.’ Returning Yeats to the gallery, this one-off…

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Yeats & Son – John and Jack Butler Yeats Exhibition @ Wexford Arts Centre

October 18, 2015 - November 21, 2015
Wexford Arts Centre,
Cornmarket
Wexford, Ireland
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Wexford Arts Centre, Wexford County Council and Visit Wexford are delighted to present an exhibition featuring work from two of Ireland’s major artists, Jack and John Butler Yeats. This exceptional collection of work is presented in collaboration with The Model, home of The Niland Collection in Co. Sligo, and offers some of the finest examples of work from members of the Yeats family. The Niland Collection was named after Nora Niland, the County Librarian, who began collecting this critical body…

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Belgravia Gallery Exhibition: The Year of Yeats, Bettina Seitz, Patrick Hall & Nick Miller

October 19, 2015 - November 9, 2015
Belgravia Gallery,
23 Maddox Street, Mayfair,
London, United Kingdom
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An exhibition by three renowned Irish artists for The Year of Yeats 2015, presented at Belgravia Gallery, 23 Maddox Street, Mayfair, London from the 19th of October to the 9th of November 2015 as part of the yearlong, global  celebrations of the 150th anniversary of the birth of the poet and Nobel prize winner W.B. Yeats. Bettina Seitz, Patrick Hall, and Nick Miller all live and work in Co Sligo in the North West of Ireland, regarded by Yeats as…

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WB Yeats celebration at University of Cyprus

October 19, 2015 @ 8:30 pm
University of Cyprus,
1678 Nicosia, Cyprus
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Celebrating W.B. Yeats 150th anniversary Monday 19 October at 8.30 pm – University of Cyprus Axiothea Cultural Centre – Professor Dionysis Kapsalis The School of Modern Greek of UCY promotes Literature and the cultural heritage. Members of the teaching staff participate at the event commemorating to the Nobel Prize-winning Irish poet and playwright, who was one of the greatest literary figures of the 20th century. Yeats’s life and oeuvre will be presented by the renowned poet, translator and director of…

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Yeats2015 events at Sligo Live

October 21, 2015 - October 26, 2015
Unnamed Venue,
Sligo, Ireland
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Sligo celebrates WB Yeats' 150th birthday in 2015 and as the year draws to a close the Sligo Live Music Festival pays a musical homage to the famous poet who was so inspired by the Sligo landscape with a number of events taking place throughout the weekend. When Peace Comes Dropping Slow   Michael Rooney and Sligo Academy of Music Director, Niamh Crowley, will lead 20 of the region’s spirited young classical and traditional musicians in the premiere of a new piece of…

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Lady Gregory a Galway Life at Thoor Ballylee

October 21, 2015 @ 8:00 pm
Thoor Ballylee,
Gort Galway Ireland
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Pentameters Theatre/London Irish Theatre presents: LADY GREGORY: A GALWAY LIFE Lady Gregory was the driving force behind the Irish Literary Revival at the turn of the twentieth century and was a central figure in the founding of Ireland’s Abbey Theatre. She was also a major influence on W.B. Yeats, J.M. Synge, Sean O’Casey and many of the Irish writers of the day. Written by Phil Mason Directed by John Dunne Produced by Léonie Scott-Matthews Starring Maura Judges as Lady Gregory Thoor Ballylee…

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The Cloths of Heaven

October 22, 2015 @ 1:10 pm - 2:00 pm
Saint Botolph’s Hall,
St. Botolph without Bishopsgate, Bishopsgate, London EC2M 3TL
London,

2015 marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of W.B. Yeats and Song in the City are celebrating with a series of free London concerts celebrating his legacy based around two of his most famous poems; Down by the Salley Gardens and Aedh Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven. For more information, please visit http://songinthecity.org/this-seasons-concerts/

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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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Harp Festival of Moons (October – The Harvest Moon)

October 27, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thoor Ballylee,
Gort Galway Ireland
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Harp Festival of Moons (October – The Harvest Moon)

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Public lecture: Yeats and the Occult: the Unchristened Heart

October 28, 2015 @ 6:30 pm
University of Limerick,
Castletroy
Limerick, Ireland
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Venue: Room GEMSO-016, Medical School Building, University of Limerick Date: Wednesday 28 October at 18:30 Booking essential as places are limited. The lecture shall commence at 18:30.  It will be preceded by a reception at 18:00. In this year, the 150th anniversary of W.B. Yeats’ birth, Professor Margaret Mills Harper will give a lecture on the subject of Yeats and the Occult, organised by the Academy’s Committee for the Study of Languages, Literature, Culture and Communication, in association with the…

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The Poetry of W.B. Yeats @ Hatfield College

October 29, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Hatfield College,
United Kingdom
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The Poetry of W.B. Yeats - Birley Room with Michael O'Neill and Stephen Regan Birley Room Hatfield College Thursday October 29th October 5 to 6pm

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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
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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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November 2015

Cascais celebrates 150 years since the birth of W.B. Yeats

November 2, 2015

Cast a cold eye - Olha Friamente 02/11/2015 The Irish Association of Portugal in association with the Faculdade de Belas-Artes, Universidade de Lisboa with the support of the Embassy of Ireland and Fundação D. Luis I, presented an art exhibition and evening to mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of the great Irish poet, W.B. Yeats at Museu Condes de Castro Guimarães Cascais. https://www.dfa.ie/irish-embassy/portugal/news-and-events/  

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Allingham & Yeats – the Allingham Lecture with Jessica Traynor

November 5, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dorrian’s Imperial Hotel,
Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal,

The Allingham Festival, Ballyshannon, invited Jessica Traynor (poet, writer and Literary Manager of the Abbey Theatre, Dublin) to research the connection between Yeats & William Allingham for this year's Allingham Lecture. Jessica will deliver her lecture in Dorrian's Imperial Hotel, Ballyshannon, on Thursday the 5th of November 2015.

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Yeats Poetry @ Irish Embassy Tallinn, Estonia

November 6, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
Irish Embassy Tallinn,
Rahukohtu 4-II
10130 Tallinn, Estonia
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‘When you are old’ – Yeats at 150

November 9, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
Redhouse Cymru,
High St, Merthyr Tydfil CF47 8AE
Wales, United Kingdom
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2015 is the 150th anniversary of the birth of the Irish poet and Nobel Prize winner, W.B. Yeats (1865-1939). Literature Wales and the Welsh Government are pleased to announce a special event to mark the occasion with a talk by the Ambassador of Ireland, Daniel Mulhall, who is a lifelong admirer of the poet’s work. ‘When you are old’ – Yeats at 150  will be open to the public and will take place at the historic Redhouse in Merthyr Tydfil…

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Literature Wales and the Welsh Government present – When you are old: Yeats at 150 –

November 9, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
REDHOUSE,
Old Town Hall
Merthyr Tydfil, Wales, Wales United Kingdom
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Mon 9 Nov 15 When you are old: Yeats at 150 7.30 pm (refreshments from 7.00 pm) REDHOUSE, Old Town Hall, Merthyr Tydfil Tickets: £5.00 2015 is the 150th anniversary of the birth of the Irish poet and Nobel Prize winner, W.B. Yeats (1865-1939). Literature Wales and the Welsh Government are pleased to announce a special event to mark the occasion with a talk by the Ambassador of Ireland, Daniel Mulhall. Professor Damian Walford Davies, Chair of Literature Wales, will…

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JAPAN The Influence of Japan on WB Yeats 10-12 November

November 10, 2015 - November 12, 2015
Ireland
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10 November 2015 A Skein Unwound A contemporary performance inspired by Yeats Trevor Knight (composer), Alice Maher (visual artist) & Gyohei Zaitsu (butoh dancer) The Model 11 November 2015 Yeats & Noh Hone-no-yume: Japanese opera based on W.B. Yeats The Dreaming of the Bones Video (subtitled in English) & Commentary Masaru Sekine (Director) & Noriko Kawahashi (Producer) The Factory Performance Space 12 November 2015 Japan for Sligo via Yeats & Fenollosa Multimedia exploration of links between the Yeats family, Sligo…

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Performance of Japanese kyogen style “The Cat and the Moon.”

November 10, 2015
Kobe Gakuin University,
Hyōgo Prefecture
Hyōgo Prefecture , Japan
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Akiko Manabe, Professor of Shiga University, Japan attended the 1st International Yeats Conference in Limerick and gave a paper in the session “Yeats and Japan” together with two other members from Japan.  Akiko Manabe talked about Yeats’ encounter with  Japanese traditional theatrical repertoire Nogaku, especially Kyogen  which is comedy or sort of farce.   Yeats’ own note to “The Cat and the Moon” says he wrote the play  as a kyogen but it has never performed  in Japanese kyogen style. On…

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‘A Skein Unwound’ @ The Model

November 10, 2015 @ 8:00 pm
The Model Niland,
The Mall
Sligo, Ireland
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This collaboration brings composer Trevor Knight, Japanese Butoh dancer Gyohei Zaitsu and visual artist Alice Maher together to present an improvised live butoh performance with lightning and costume, which will respond to the Yeats line, ‘A skein unwound’. Butoh is an avant-garde dance movement born in the late 1950’s in Japan. The founder of Butoh Tatsumi Hijikara and Kazuo Ohno focused on the abandoned part (dark side) of our body in the process of their work. They considered that all…

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“Counting on the Past: Yeats and Irish Romanticism” at Boston College

November 11, 2015 @ 4:30 pm
Connolly House Boston College,
300 Hammond Street
Chestnut Hill, MA, United States
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University College Cork Professor Claire Connolly will present “Counting on the Past: Yeats and Irish Romanticism” on Nov. 11 at 4:30 p.m. in Connolly House, 300 Hammond St. Connolly’s research and teaching interests include Irish writing; the novel in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries; romanticism in Ireland, Scotland and Wales; Welsh-Irish cultural exchanges, and Ireland and cultural theory. She is the author of A Cultural History of the Irish Novel, 1790-1829 (Cambridge University Press, 2014). She has been a visiting…

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Carlow Writers’ Co-Operative – ‘A Response to Yeats’,

November 11, 2015 @ 7:30 pm
The George Bernard Shaw Theatre,
Old Dublin Road,
Carlow, Ireland
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You are invited to join the Carlow Writers’ Co-Operative for their ‘A Response to Yeats’, an evening of poetry and story, accompanied by music, wine and cheese. The Co-Operative have worked with U.S. visitor to Carlow College in this first term, Pat Parks, in developing new work which responds to the themes and forms, preoccupations and obsessions of one of Ireland’s outstanding literary artists, in this anniversary year of William Butler Yeats' birth. Pat Parks is the retired Director of…

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Yeats & Noh @ The Factory Performance Space

November 11, 2015 @ 8:00 pm

Yeats & Noh  Hone-no-yume: Japanese opera based on W.B. Yeats The Dreaming of the Bones Video (subtitled in English) & Commentary Masaru Sekine (Director) & Noriko Kawahashi (Producer) The Factory Performance Space Hone-no-yume: Japanese opera based on W.B. Yeats The Dreaming of the Bones Video (subtitled in English) & Commentary Masaru Sekine (Director) & Noriko Kawahashi (Producer)  

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Japan for Sligo via Yeats & Fenollosa

November 12, 2015 @ 8:00 pm

Japan for Sligo via Yeats & Fenollosa Multimedia exploration of links between the Yeats family, Sligo and Japan Sean Golden The Factory Performance Space  

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27th Sligo International Choral Festival 2015

November 13, 2015 - November 15, 2015
Various,
Sligo, Ireland
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Sligo International Choral Festival 13th-15th November, 2015 Choirs from Ireland and abroad in Sligo to compete in competitions from sacred music to barbershop with some wonderful singing. Beginning with a concert on the opening night, the choirs entertain the crowds in various venues in Sligo as well as the streets. Choirs sing at all the services in every church in the town. Venues Gillooly Hall Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception Sligo Park Hotel

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Yeats 150. Through the cinema with “Million Dollar Yeats”

November 16, 2015 @ 6:30 pm

https://inoltreilblog.wordpress.com/2015/11/06/yeats-150-anche-attraverso-il-cinema-con-million-dollar-yeats/  Il 16 novembre a MIlano si annuncia un  pomeriggio yeatsiano particolarissimo. La chiave infatti non è esclusivamente letteraria ma anche e soprattutto cinematografica, come si evidenzia già a partire dal titolo: “Million Dollar Yeats“. L’idea di Enrico Reggiani e di Geraldina Colombo docenti alla Cattolica di Milano è di dimostrare quanto della figura del poeta irlandese e dei suoi singoli componimenti sia penetrato nella cultura popolare attraverso il grande schermo. Nel testo in calce a questa introduzione i due…

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Fairies & Folklore – Celebrating 150 Years of W.B. Yeats

November 16, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - November 18, 2015 @ 9:30 pm
Toners Pub,
Baggot Street
Dublin 2,

An evening of fairy poetry, story and song selected from the works of W.B. Yeats and performed in the surroundings of his favourite Dublin watering hole. Featuring Aislinn Ní Uallacháin, Noel Aungier, Steven Masterson and Hilary Bowen Walsh Scripted by Aislinn Ní Uallacháin Directed by Amy Flood

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‘WB Yeats: No Country for Old Men’ , Irish Film Festival London

November 18, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Regent Street Cinema,
London, W1B 2UW, W1B 2UW United Kingdom
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Festival Opening Night ‘WB Yeats: No Country for Old Men’ Wednesday, November 18, 2015 8:00pm – 10:00pm Festival Opening Night ‘WB Yeats: No Country for Old Men’ — Irish Film Festival London Plus Q&A with director Maurice Sweeney hosted by the Irish Ambassador to the UK, His Excellency Dan Mulhall 8pm, Regent Street Cinema, W1B 2UW 2012 / 55 mins / Dir: Maurice Sweeney / This fascinating documentary explores the unknown history of one of Ireland’s most renowned literary geniuses,…

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“W. B. Yeats at 150: A Celebration” at St. John Fisher College, N.Y.

November 19, 2015 - November 20, 2015
St John Fisher College,
3690 East Avenue,
Rochester,, NY 14618 United States
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“W. B. Yeats at 150: A Celebration,”“Year of Yeats” This year marks the 150th birthday anniversary of W.B. Yeats, and St. John Fisher College is commemorating the year with a two-day conference, “W. B. Yeats at 150: A Celebration,” held on Thursday, Nov. 19 and Friday, Nov. 20. Scheduled in conjunction with the 13th annual World Philosophy Day, the program explores one of Ireland’s most notable literary and historic figures. The conference includes 13 sessions featuring lectures and readings by…

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The Yeats Family with Clare O’Gara – the Model Lecture Series

November 19, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Model Niland,
The Mall
Sligo, Ireland
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To celebrate Yeats2015, The Model hosts a special lecture series once a month which will explore the life and work of the Yeats family. The starting point in this series will focus on the life of John B. Yeats and will examine how his bohemian lifestyle affected not only his own life but also the lives of his family. Understanding John B. Yeats is the key to understanding the formative years and adulthood of his very talented family. Clare O’Gara…

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The Reform of the Theatre: Yeats, Craig, Hevesi, Stanislavsky

November 20, 2015 @ 12:00 pm

This one-day Symposium commemorates the 150th anniversary of the birth of W.B. Yeats by examining his ideas for the reform of the theatre in relation to developments in theatre in London, Budapest and Moscow in the early 20th century. The keynote address on Yeats and Chekhov will be delivered by Professor Anthony Roche of the School of English, Drama and Film, University College Dublin. The Symposium will be accompanied by the launch of Professor Roche's book, 'The Irish Dramatic Revival,…

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Study Morning: ‘John Butler Yeats: An Artist in an Artistic Family’

November 21, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
National Library of Ireland,
Kildare Street
Dublin 2, Ireland
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Saturday 21/11/2015 10:00 13:30 Study Mornings NLI Lecture Theatre €12 A special study morning focusing on John Butler Yeats as a public and private figure, and as an artist who had a life-long passion for portraiture. 10am - Welcome, Sean Rainbird, Director 10.10am - John Butler Yeats and the Irish Revival Dr P. J. Mathews, Author and Senior Lecturer, School of English, Drama & Film, University College Dublin 10.50am - At a Glance-The Portraits of John Butler Yeats Niamh MacNally, Assistant…

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AN CAT AGUS AN GHEALACH (The Cat and the Moon)

November 21, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Leabharlann na Ceathrú Rua (Carraroe library),
An Scailp Chultúrtha, An Cheathrú Rua,
Co Galway, Republic of Ireland ,
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An Cat agus an Ghealach Cast: Donncha Crowley, voice of Macdara Ó Fátharta, Micheál Ó Gruagáin, Macdara Yeates The Cat and the Moon translated into Irish by Gabriel Rosenstock Two beggars travel to Gort, Co Galway to find the well of St Colman. Upon arrival, they question whether they will ultimately be better off if cured of their lameness and blindness, and whether the saint will decide to appear to them: as neither have any Latin, nor are they particularly…

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‘When You Are Old’ Poetry Concert in China

November 22, 2015

The Embassy of Ireland in Beijing and A Poem for You celebrate Yeats2015 in China. On November 22, the Embassy of Ireland and Poem for You jointly organised a poetry concert entitled ‘When You Are Old’ which was held at the brand new Tianqiao Performing Arts Centre in Beijing. An audience of over 1,000 people attended the ticketed event and over 50,000 people accessed online coverage on the organisation’s Wechat platform which included videos recorded at the event. Before the concert…

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Yeats Commemoration 2015 @ Magdalene College Cambridge

November 23, 2015
Magdalene College,
Cambridge,
Cambridge CB3 0AG, CB3 0AG United Kingdom
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The Embassy of Ireland and Magdalene College, Cambridge, are pleased to announce a day of talks, readings and discussions commemorating the work of celebrated Irish poet W B Yeats. Taking place at Magdalene College, Cambridge, on Monday 23rd November 2015, this programme draws together renowned academics and poets in a celebration of his work. Speakers include: Dr Rowan Williams, Dr Peter McDonald, Professor Angela Leighton, Professor David Moody, Dr Chris Morash, Professor Patricia Coughlan, Professor Edna Longley, Professor Fran Brearton,…

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Harp Festival of Moons (November – The Dark Moon)

November 25, 2015
To Be Confirmed,
Ireland

Harp Festival of Moons (November – The Dark Moon)

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A Lonely Impulse of Delight

November 26, 2015 - January 28, 2016
SO Fine Art Editons,
10 South Anne Street
Dublin, Dublin D2 Ireland
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'A lonely impulse of delight' WB Yeats 150 Years SO Fine Art Editions celebrates the 150th anniversary of Yeats' birth with a prestigious exhibition titled ‘A lonely impulse of delight’ featuring original works from Ireland's top writers and artists. This exhibition is part of the official ‘Yeats 2015’ celebrations and incorporates the works of 30 artists and writers. Inspired by the poetry of W.B. Yeats, these visual artists and authors have created original works in fine art print, photography, sculpture…

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Ireland Embassy Nigeria celebrates Yeats 150

November 26, 2015
Ireland Embassy Nigeria,
Maitama
Abuja, Nigeria
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To mark 150 years since the birth of W.B. Yeats, Nigerian poet Dike Chukwumerije performed a reading of "The Lament of the Masks" by Christopher Okigbo in the Irish Embassy in Abuja in November 2015. The Lament of the Masks was first published in Nigeria to mark Yeats' centenary fifty years ago. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rcU5CqnCQHY

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Western Worlds: a Yeats & the West symposium

November 27, 2015
NUI Galway,
Galway
Galway, Ireland
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Western Worlds: A Yeats & the West Day Bridge Seminar Room, Hardiman Research Building, NUI Galway Friday 27th November 2015 10.45am Welcome & Kisses Adrian Frazier  Yeats & Maud Gonne: The Meaning of Their Kisses 12pm   Memories Brian Arkins    W.B.Yeats & G.M. Hopkins Barry Houlihan   ‘Suffering Spirits and Remorseful Dead’: Remembrance and Re-enactments in the plays of W.B.Yeats 1pm       Lunch 2pm       Arts                                                                       Deirdre Ní Chonghaile  ‘Listening to this rude and beautiful poetry’:…

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W.B. YEATS AND THE INDIA CONNECTION

November 28, 2015 @ 6:00 pm
C.D. DESHMUKH AUDITORIUM,
40, Max Mueller Marg, Lodhi Gardens, Lodhi Estate,
New Delhi, Delhi 110003, , 1100033 India
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As we celebrate W. B. Yeats’ 150th birth anniversary, it is time to reconsider the continued significance of his life and works for India and the world at large. The two-day event would focus Yeats, the influence of Indian spiritual, intellectual and creative traditions upon his work, and his own impact upon the Indian cultural and literary scene.  Through academic lectures and discussions, film screenings, readings and music, the programme would highlight Yeats’ continued importance for the world we inhabit…

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Madrid celebrates 150 years since the birth of W.B. Yeats

November 29, 2015
Sala de Exposiciones,
Prado 19 of the Ateneo de Madrid
Madrid, Spain
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To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of William Butler Yeats, the month of June will see the Yeats Society Madrid organise a series of cultural events in Madrid, in close collaboration with the Embassy of Ireland. The centrepiece of the festivities will be a major new art exhibition featuring 26 paintings and sculptures by eight contemporary Irish visual artists. This unique exhibition, entitled “Of this Place”, sees the artists draw inspiration from the very landscapes that helped shape…

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The Irish Hellenic Society celebrates Yeats 150

November 29, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Unnamed Venue,
Dublin, Ireland
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Wednesday 11th November at 7.30pm – W.B. Yeats 150th year To mark WB Yeats 150th Anniversary year, Ms Stella G Mew, former CEO Yeats Society Sligo, will give a talk entitled‘Willy and Lily and Lollie and Jack’’ which will deal with the Yeats siblings and their individual achievements and relationships to each other. Courtesy of the Irish Hellenic Society

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Irish Ambassador’s talk on 30 Nov – The Yeats Family of Bedford Park

November 30, 2015 @ 8:15 pm
Andrew Lloyd Webber theatre of the Arts Educational Schools,
14 Bath Road,
Chiswick, London W4 1 LY, W4 1 LY United Kingdom
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The Bedford Park Society is delighted to announce that the Irish Ambassador, Daniel Mulhall, will give the 2015 Betjeman lecture on 'The Yeats Family of Bedford Park'. Daniel Mulhall has maintained a lifelong interest in Irish history and literature, with a special enthusiasm for the work of W.B.Yeats. During this year, the 150th anniversary of the birth of W.B.Yeats, he has been speaking frequently about Yeats and tweeting a daily quote from his poems. He has been Ireland's Ambassador in London…

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December 2015

Zegreb, Yeats Poetry Poetry reading to mark the 150th anniversary of W.B. Yeats.

December 1, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Café u dvorištu,
Ulica Jurja Žerjavića 7/2, Zagreb,
Grad Zagreb, Croatia (Local Name: Hrvatska)
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Poetry in Motion, WB Yeats on the Dart & Irish Rail

December 2, 2015
Unnamed Venue,
Dublin, Ireland
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“The Fiddler of Dooney” and “Sailing to Byzantium” on DART and Commuter services during November and December. 

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Irish Poet Colette Bryce in Kenya to celebrate Yeats Centenary

December 3, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
PAWA 254,
Africa Alliance of YMCAs Building, State House CRE,
Nairobi City, , Kenya
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Irish National poet, of International renown, Nobel Laureate, Senator and founding member of the Abbey Theatre ( the National Theatre of Ireland) , WB Yeats occupies a special place at the heart of Irish Literature. Irish poet , Colette Bryce ( winner of the Cholmondeley Award for Poetry 2010 and the special Ewart-Biggs Prize in memory of the poet Seamas Heaney in 2015) will visit Nairobi to celebrate with Kenyan poets the 150 centenary of Yeats. This trip is being funded by the Irish Government and facilitated by…

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Hong Kong Celebration of Yeats 150

December 3, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Consulate General of Ireland-20-F,
33 Des Voeux Road
Central Hing King , Hong Kong
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Thursday, 3 December 2015 from 19:00 to 21:00 (CST) - Consulate General of Ireland - 20F, 33 Des Voeux Road, Central Hong Kong HK 2015 marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of the Nobel Prize-winning Irish poet, William Butler Yeats. Events have been organized around the world to commemorate Yeats’ life and works. We hope you will join us on Thursday, 3 December in the new Consulate General premises on Des Voeux Road, for a celebratory & informal evening of…

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Living / Writing Irish and Greek Poetry Symposium, Athens

December 4, 2015 - December 5, 2015
ritish School at Athens, Upper House,,
Upper House, 52 Soudias St
Athens, Greece
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Programme: In memoriam Spyros Iliopoulos  (Professor at the University of Athens, Greek translator of W. B. Yeats) Friday, 4 Dec 2015  9:00-14:30 : academic session (British School at Athens, Upper House, 52 Soudias St.) 9:00 – welcoming addresses: H.E. The Ambassador of Ireland to the Hellenic Republic, Noel Kilkenny Director of the British School at Athens, Prof. John Bennet 9:15-10:00 Harry Clifton (poet, former Ireland Professor of Poetry) "Reacting to Yeats" (lecture marking the Yeats Year) 10:00-10:30 Prof. William Schultz (University…

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Celebrating 150 Years of W.B. Yeats at Leuven Centre for Irish Studies, Belgium

December 4, 2015 @ 8:30 pm
The Leuven Institute for Ireland in Europe,
Janseniusstraat 1,
3000 Leuven, Belgium
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Friday 4 December 2015 at 20.30 Celebrating 150 Years of W.B. Yeats To end the celebrations of Yeats2015 with a flourish the Leuven Centre for Irish Studies is honoured to host a major and multifarious Yeats event in Leuven with music, recitals, a talk by Meg Harper, Chair of the International Yeats Society, and the book launch of Yeats Reborn, the result of a Europe-wide translation project, involving twenty languages. Speakers and singers from Limerick and Sligo, Belgium, the Netherlands…

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“Why Commemorate Yeats?”: A Public Lecture and Poetry Reading at Trinity College Dublin

December 8, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Trinity Long Room Hub, Neil Lecture Theatre,
Trinity College Dublin
Dublin 2,

The School of English, Trinity College Dublin and Trinity Journal of Literary Translation welcome you to a public lecture and reading in celebration of W.B. Yeats. In one of his best-known poems, “Among School Children” (1927), W.B. Yeats imagines himself as he must appear, “A sixty-year-old smiling public man”. While Yeats spent much of his life as a public figure, is poetry shows that he also recognised a certain dissonance between that life, and “the brightening glance” of his work…

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‘A lonely impulse of delight’ WB Yeats 150 Years

December 10, 2015 @ 10:00 am - January 30, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
Hamilton Gallery,
4 Castle Street
Sligo, Sligo Ireland
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SO Fine Art Editions celebrates the 150th anniversary of Yeats' birth with a prestigious exhibition titled ‘A lonely impulse of delight’ featuring original works from Ireland's top writers and artists. This exhibition is part of the official ‘Yeats 2015’ celebrations and incorporates the works of 30 artists and writers. Inspired by the poetry of W.B. Yeats, these visual artists and authors have created original works in fine art print, photography, sculpture and the written word. Among the participants are: John…

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Book Launch – Art, Architecture and Place: The Lake Isle Innisfree

December 12, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Model,
The Mall
Sligop, Sligo Ireland
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Yeats Book Launch

A publication embodying the main ideas of the Yeats2015 International Architecture Competition and Liminal Spaces Exhibition will be launched on the Saturday 12 December 2015 in The Model. Poet, writer, editor and screenwriter Theo Dorgan will MC the event and guest speaker is Professor Michael McGarry, School of Architecture, Queens University, Belfast. Mulled wine and seasonal treats will be served at the launch and Liminal Spaces will be open to the public on the afternoon. Title: Art, Architecture and Place,…

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Launch of Abbey Theatre Minute Books from years 1904-1939 online

December 14, 2015 @ 12:30 pm
Abbey Theatre Bar,
26 Lower Abbey Street
Dublin, Ireland
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Launch of Abbey Theatre Minute Books from years 1904-1939 online  - the first digitised content from the Abbey Theatre/NUI Galway Digital Archive Partnership. Date: Monday, 14 December 2015 Time: 12.30 pm Venue: Abbey Theatre Bar, 26 Lower Abbey Street, Dublin 1 Previously unseen, seven Abbey Theatre minute books from the period 1904 to 1939 will be available to view online from next Monday, 14 December. This is the first digitised material to be published from the Abbey Theatre/NUI Galway Digital…

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Talk at Yeats & the West: ‘W.B. Yeats and the act of dying’

December 15, 2015 @ 5:00 pm
NUI Galway,
University Road
Galway, Ireland
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Talk at Yeats & the West: ‘W.B. Yeats and the act of dying’ presents Prof. Kevin Barry (NUI Galway) ‘The throats of birds: W.B. Yeats and the act of dying’ Room G011, Hardiman Research Building, NUI Galway 5pm Tuesday 15 December W.B. Yeats was determined to die with style, as if his reputation depended on it. From the many available genres, he chose one of the most difficult to sustain: death in infamy. This talk analyzes Yeats’s deliberate curation of…

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‘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
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‘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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The Yeats Family with Clare O’Gara – the Model Lecture Series

December 17, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Model Niland,
The Mall
Sligo, Ireland
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To celebrate Yeats2015, The Model hosts a special lecture series once a month which will explore the life and work of the Yeats family. The starting point in this series will focus on the life of John B. Yeats and will examine how his bohemian lifestyle affected not only his own life but also the lives of his family. Understanding John B. Yeats is the key to understanding the formative years and adulthood of his very talented family. Clare O’Gara…

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UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland, WB Yeats ‘When You are Old’

December 18, 2015
Ireland
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William Butler Yeats is one of the most renowned Irish poets in China.His popular poetry “When you are old ” is translated into Chinese and often quoted when people want to express the sacred and deep love. Please enjoy the moving song composed out of the poetry “When you are old” at this Friday night. https://www.facebook.com/ucdcii/videos/536836376479484/ Find out more at UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland Facebook Page    Courtesy of  UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland

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Celebration of Tagore-Yeats Friendship

December 18, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
Albert Campbell Library Auditorium,
496 Birchmount Rd,
Scarborough, , ON M1K 1N8, Canada
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On the occasion of 150th birth anniversary of the renowned poet Nobel Laureate W. B. Yeats, Bangladeshi Novels (An website of Bangladeshi novels) celebrates the friendship of poet Rabindranath Tagore and William Butler Yeats on 18 December 2015 at 7 pm at Albert Campbell Library Auditorium (496 Birchmount Rd, Scarborough, ON M1K 1N8, Canada). The program will include talks by eminent scholars, Tagore songs and recitation from Yeats’ poems. Find out more HERE

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Worldwide Recitation of The Lake Isle of Innisfree

December 19, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Ireland
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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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Harp Festival of Moons (December – The Cold Moon)

December 25, 2015
Drumcliffe Graveyard,
Drumcliffe Sligo Ireland
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Harp Festival of Moons (December – The Cold Moon)

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January 2016

Royal Irish Academy Discourse with Roy Foster

January 11, 2016 @ 6:00 pm
Royal Irish Academy,,
Academy House, 19 Dawson Street,
Dublin 2, Ireland
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Royal Irish Academy Discourse with Roy Foster. Knowing their dream? Yeats’ response to Easter 1916 Roy Foster will deliver a lecture on W. B. Yeats and Easter 1916 as a joint commemoration marking the ending of 2015 - the year of Yeats’ 150th anniversary, and the commencement of 2016 - the year of 1916 commemorations. The holding of this Academy Discourse will also honour W. B. Yeats who was a past member of the Royal Irish Academy. Roy Foster Hon…

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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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