Entries by Yeats2015

New Yeats2015 Video Showcases Stunning Sligo

Today we launch a new video to mark the end of the hugely successful Yeats2015 celebrations.   Be prepared to be enchanted as WB Yeats recites ‘The Lake Isle of Innisfree‘ against the backdrop of stunning Sligo aerial footage. Also included are scenes of the Yeats2015 winning architectural installation ‘Square Moon.’

Yeats2015: 15 poets read their favourite WB Yeats poems

Lagan Press have coupled with Poetry NI to ask fifteen poets to read their favourite WB Yeats, to help mark the 150 anniversary year of the poet’s birth. As part of the commemorations, Your Yeats is an ambitious project to create an extensive online archive of live recordings of the poems of W.B. Yeats. We’ve asked […]

Toronto Bengalis Celebrate Tagore-Yeats Friendship

On the occasion of 150th birth anniversary of the renowned Nobel Laureate poet William Butler Yeats, Bangladeshi Novels (an website of Bangladeshi novels) celebrated his friendship with the Bengali poet Rabindranath Tagore on 18 December 2015 at Albert Campbell Library Auditorium, Toronto. The celebration programme, presided over by senior Poet Asoke Chakravarty, featured discussion, Tagore’s […]

Unique Lady Gregory Portrait Joins ‘Yeats & The West’ Collection

NUI Galway ‘Yeats & The West’ Exhibition continues with the addition of a recently acquired portrait of Lady Gregory in 1912 Thursday, 10 December, 2015: William Butler Yeats, poet, playwright, politician, and Nobel prize-winner for literature, always looked west. Through rare books, art, music, drama, and film, the Yeats & the West exhibition at NUI […]

A Poem for You – Yeats2015 in China

The Embassy of Ireland in Beijing and A Poem for You celebrate Yeats2015 in China. A Poem for You is a well-resourced non-profit initiative to promote poetry in China, run by a company on behalf of a group of well-known Chinese cultural and business figures.  Their main public activity is the release of a poetry […]

Yeats and the India Connection

  Last weekend, the Embassy of Ireland New Delhi was proud to mark #Yeats150 with a two-day celebration of his work here in New Delhi. Dr. Keith Hopper, who lectures in Oxford but hails from Yeats country in Sligo, delivered the inaugural address, kicking off a weekend of lively discussion, readings and theatre.  See more […]