Entries by Yeats2015

Poetry in Motion, WB Yeats on the Dart & Irish Rail

Iarnród Éireann partnered with Yeats2015, displaying some of Yeats’ best known and some lesser known poetry on DART trains for the month of June and again in November and December .“The Fiddler of Dooney” and “Sailing to Byzantium” are displaying on DART and Commuter services during November and December.

Carlos Museum of Emory University Yeats Celebration

June 13th of 2015 marked the 150th anniversary of the birthday of W.B. Yeats. In honor of that occasion, the Yeats Foundation and the Irish Consulate of Atlanta collaborated to present a beautiful program of readings, commentaries and music before a distinguished audience at the Carlos Museum of Emory University. The contributors included former American Poet Laureate […]

“The Cat and the Moon” at Kobe Gakuin University, Japan

World premiere of a Kyogen performance of “The Cat and the Moon”, translated by Professor Tetsuro Sano, Kobe Gakuin 10 November. Professional kyogen actor, Kaoru Matsumoto directed a performance of “The Cat and the Moon using professional kyogen actors—Masakuni Shigeyama as a blind beggar, Shigeru Shigeyama as a lamed beggar and Senzaburo Shigeyama as Saint.  […]

‘SQUARE MOON’ on Lake Isle of Innisfree 25th November 2015

The winning design of Yeats2015 International Architecture Competition, inspired by WB Yeats’ poem ‘The Lake Isle of Innisfree’, is to alight on the Island of Innisfree on the last full moon cycle of Yeats year of celebration in 2015, 25th November. ‘Square Moon’ will hopefully remain on Lake Isle of Innisfree throughout December. Installation in […]

A Yeats poetry collection dating from 1895

The paper parchment boards are pictorially gilt and an angel graces the cover Typifying the Arts and Crafts Movement is this first edition of WB Yeats’s Poems, published by Fisher Unwin in 1895. Number 11 of 25 copies on Japanese vellum, the paper parchment boards are pictorially gilt and an angel graces the cover. On […]

‘Dance Like a Wave of the Sea’ WB Yeats in Shanghai

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 […]

Japan for Sligo via W.B. Yeats and Ernest Fenollosa

Embassy of Japan in Ireland Yeats Foundation   04  November 2015 Japan for Sligo via W.B. Yeats and Ernest Fenollosa With the support of the Japan Foundation and the Embassy of Japan in Ireland, and in collaboration with Blue Raincoat Theatre Company, The Model, the Centre for East Asian Studies & Research of the Universitat […]

Crater on the planet Mercury named after WB Yeats

Did you know that in 1976 a crater on planet Mercury was named after the poet WB Yeats? According to Wikipedia, Yeats is an impact crater on the planet Mercury, 100 kilometers in diameter. It is located at 9.2°N, 34.6°W, south of the crater Li Po and southwest of the crater Sinan. Its rim is […]

The Magic Within: Yeats Amongst Schoolchildren as part of Yeats2015

The Magic Within, a key publication as part of Yeats2015, was launched today, Tuesday 29th September, by Minister Jan O Sullivan, TD, in Leinster House. The outcome of a national competition among Primary School children to present a response to Yeats’ poetry, this unique legacy publication is being distributed to all primary schools and libraries nationwide. The Magic […]