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March 2015

Harp Festival of Moons (March – The Wind Moon)

March 5, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Kiltartan Church Gort, Galway Ireland + Google Map

Kiltartan Church, Gort, Co. Galway. 5th March

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Human Child – A Children’s Theatre Show from Collapsing Horse Theatre Co.

March 6, 2015 @ 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Hawk’s Well Theatre, Temple Street
Sligo, Sligo Ireland
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Collapsing Horse Theatre Company presents Human Child Hawk's Well Theatre, Sligo Friday March 6, 2015 6pm €8/6 u 12s /€25 Family Human Child is Lelia’s story. Lelia is a bold child. She doesn’t eat her dinner. She never goes to bed when she’s told. Her Dad says she’s a worry. Her teacher says she’s a pain. She’s the kid who, from the end of her garden, hears a song that takes her on a wondrous journey to a place where…

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Coole Music Orchestra Festival

March 7, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Gort Community Centre, Ennis Road
Gort, Galway Ireland
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Ceiliúradh - Coole Music Orchestra Festival, Saturday 7th March, 1pm & 6pm
Gort Community Centre, Galway

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Yeats Lecture with Roy Foster at City Hall London

March 10, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
City Hall London, The Queen's Walk
London, London SE1 2AA United Kingdom
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Free

“The Fascination of What’s Difficult”: W.B. Yeats and Irish History Lecture,10th March at 7.30 p.m. London

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I Will Arise and Go Now Festival

March 13, 2015 - March 21, 2015
Gort Library, Main Street
Gort, Galway Ireland
Free

I Will Arise and Go Now Festival Gort Library, Co. Galway This new festival marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of WB Yeats in the area of Galway WB Yeats made his home. The festival opens on Friday 13 at 7pm with the launch of an exhibition by the Kinvara Association of Visual Artists and a performance by Sonic Strings. 'A Little Aloud with Yeats’, a casual coffee morning, will take place on Wednesday March 18 at 11am, where people are…

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Yeats poetry at St Patrick’s Day Parade – London

March 15, 2015
Trafalgar Square, Trafalgar Square
London, WC2N 5DN United Kingdom
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Free
St Patricks London

Yeats as part of St Patrick's Celebrations London, Sunday, 15th March, 2015

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Beijing – ‘A Meditation in a Time of War’

March 16, 2015 - March 27, 2015
Interart Gallery, 4 Jiuxianqiao Rd, Chaoyang, Beijing, China
Beijing, China
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Free
A Meditation in Time of War

Irish Wave: An exhibition of Irish and Chinese contemporary art inspired by the Yeats poem ‘A Meditation in Time of War’

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Golden Fleece Exhibition – Beijing

March 16, 2015
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Daily until March 27, 2015
Interart Gallery, 4 Jiuxianqiao Rd, Chaoyang, Beijing, China
Beijing, China
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Free
Golden Fleece Yeats2015

An exhibition of Irish and Chinese contemporary art inspired by the Yeats poem ‘Sailing to Byzantium’

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Yeats Themed Gort Parade

March 22, 2015 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Unnamed Venue, Gort
Galway, Galway Ireland
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Free
Yeats gort

A Yeats themed parade will take place on Sunday 22nd March in Gort, Co. Galway.

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Daniel Mulhall Lecture at Oxford Literary Festival

March 23, 2015
Weston Lecture Theatre,, Broad Street
Oxford, London OX1 3BG United Kingdom
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'WB Yeats and the Ireland of his Time' Monday 23rd March, Weston Lecture Theatre, Oxford

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April 2015

A Celebration of Yeats at Cúirt International Festival of Literature

April 21, 2015
Thoor Ballylee, Gort Galway Ireland + Google Map
Cuirt Yeats

Cúirt International Festival of Literature Yeats2015 Events

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May 2015

Harp Festival of Moons (May – The Bright Moon)

May 4, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Slish Wood, Ballintogher
Sligo, Sligo Ireland
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Free

Harp Festival of Moons (May - The Bright Moon), Slish Wood, Sligo - Monday May 4th 2015

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Harold’s Cross – Poetry at Rosies

May 7, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Rosie O’Gradys, Harold's Cross
Dublin, Ireland
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Free

Harold's Cross Community Festival 2015, Thursday evening 7th May at 8pm

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ILF Dublin presents ‘Dance Marathon – Bodies That Can Never Tire’

May 21, 2015 @ 12:00 pm
Henry Street Dublin, Ireland + Google Map
Free

The Whole City Must Dance – The Whole City Must Bid! The first of two events in honour of WB Yeats’ 150th birthday – and inspired by his famous lines, ‘That he follow with desire/Bodies that can never tire’ Bodies That Can Never Tire: The Whole City Must Dance – the Whole City Must Bid! is an all-day dance marathon taking place on Henry Street, one of Dublin’s major shopping streets. Part of Dublin’s bid to be European Capital of Culture 2020, this event…

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Bodies That Can Never Tire – International Literature Festival Dublin

May 22, 2015 @ 6:00 pm
Smock Alley Theatre, 6/7 Exchange Street Lower
Dublin 8, Ireland
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€15
Yeats Dublin

Bodies That Can Never Tire gathers some of Ireland’s most remarkable figures to explore what Yeats’ vision means to them.

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ILF presents ‘Bodies That Can Never Tire’

May 22, 2015 @ 6:00 pm
Smock Alley Theatre, 6/7 Exchange Street Lower
Dublin 8, Ireland
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“That he follow with desire Bodies that can never tire” In celebration of Yeats’ 150 birthday, ILF Dublin presents the second of two special events inspired by Yeats’ words. Bodies That Can Never Tire gathers some of Ireland’s most remarkable figures – from community activists to hip-hop artists, social justice campaigners to poets – to explore what Yeats’ vision means to them. Featuring readings, music and poetry, Bodies That Can Never Tire is a unique celebration of the legacy of Ireland’s great national poet. We are…

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May Festival: Yeats in Scotland

May 29, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Linklater Rooms, University of Aberdeen
Aberdeen AB24 3FX, United Kingdom
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yeats scotland

Linklater Rooms, University of Aberdeen Friday May 29th - 3.00pm to 4.00pm Marking 150 years since the birth of writer W.B. Yeats, Professor Cairns Craig, Head of School of Language and Literature, will give an insightful lecture on Yeats in Scotland, including the influence Sir Herbert Grierson, Professor of English at the University of Aberdeen, had on the Irishman’s mature poetry. Further information from Aberdeen Performaing Arts website

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June 2015

Harp Festival of Moons (June – The Horse Moon)

June 2, 2015
Ireland
Free

Harpers and harpists all over the world to pay their own tributes under the June full moon.

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Yeats2015 at Borris House Festival of Writing and Ideas

June 5, 2015
Borris House Carlow, Ireland + Google Map

Borris House Festival of Writing and Ideas on Friday June 5th Historian Roy Foster opens the festival with a keynote on WB Yeats, interweaving a series of readings by special guests such as Aoife Duffin (Girl is a Half Formed Thing, Fear of Flying, What Richard Did), Ian Kelly ( Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows), Flora Montgomery (Quirke, Goldfish Memory, When Brendan Met Trudy), and Dylan Haskins (‘Other Voices’ broadcaster and ‘Soundings’ presenter). Readings of the most of the following…

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Lily Lolly Craftfest

June 12, 2015 - June 20, 2015
Yeats Memorial Building, Douglas Hyde Bridge
Sligo, Ireland
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Orla Kiely

The Lily Lolly Craftfest invites you to celebrate the legacy of Susan and Elizabeth Yeats affectionately known as Lily and Lolly. The festival provides an opportunity to learn more about the history of craft in Ireland and encourages participants to increase their skills through a series of craft workshops. We promote artists and craft workers in the region through a series of exhibitions. The festival strives to build Sligo’s tourism offering, making Sligo a hub for art and craft in…

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Yeats Day at Dalkey Book Festival

June 12, 2015 - July 13, 2015
Dalkey Book Festival, 20 Railway Road
Dublin, Ireland
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Gabriel Byrne

Dalkey Book Festival, described by Salman Rushdie as “the best little festival in the world”, takes place every year in June. It will feature a series of special events for Yeats Day on 12-13 June.

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Happy Birthday Mr Yeats – Sligo

June 13, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Ireland + Google Map
Yeats Day

A day long street celebration in honour of Yeats 150th birthday. Live music, street performance, Lily Lolly Craftfest demonstrations, carnival and one giant birthday cake.

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Where Benbulben Sets the Scene – Hawk’s Well Theatre – Sligo

June 14, 2015 @ 8:00 pm
Hawk’s Well Theatre, Temple Street
Sligo, Sligo Ireland
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Hawkswell Theatre, Sligo, 14th June

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A Country Under Wave: The Theatre of WB Yeats

June 21, 2015 - August 8, 2015
Unnamed Venue Sligo, Ireland + Google Map

Blue Raincoat presents A Country Under Wave - the theatre of W. B. Yeats. Blue Raincoat Theatre Company have assembled a range of events inspired by Yeats’s theatre from productions of his dance work to performed readings of all 26 of his plays. There are full productions of Yeats’s plays on beaches and mountains, exhibitions, and talks relating to his work and the landscape that inspired him. Noh master, Ryoki Aoki, will also give a lecture demonstration on the Japanese theatre form Noh that…

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July 2015

Harp Festival of Moons (July – The Calm Moon)

July 2, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Glen Folk Village, Glencolmcille
Donegal, Ireland
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Harp Festival of Moons (July – The Calm Moon) Thursday 2nd July, 2015, Glencolmcille Folk Village, Donegal, Time: 8.00pm

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Tread Softly… Sligo’s Annual Festival of Yeats

July 26, 2015 - August 8, 2015
Unnamed Venue Sligo, Ireland + Google Map
Tread Softly

Now in its fourth year, the Tread Softly… Festival celebrates the life and work of the Yeats family in their beloved Sligo.

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The Cat and the Moon Family Day

July 29, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Hawk’s Well Theatre, Temple Street
Sligo, Sligo Ireland
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Free
Cat and Moon

Free family day at the Hawk's Well Theatre as part of the Tread Softly Festival

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August 2015

Fleadh Cheoil Opening Ceremony Pageant: ‘Under Bare Benbulben’

August 9, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 4:40 pm

A community-led pageant on the streets of Sligo which will kickstart the Opening Ceremony to the 2015 Fleadh Cheoil in Sligo - Sunday, August 9th. It starts at 3pm from Sligo City Hall. A colourful parade will weave its way through the streets of Sligo before reaching the Fleadh Gig Rig at Stephen Street Car Park. There, the pageant 'Under Bare Benbulben' will be performed. This is a free event.

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Yeats at the Fleadh Cheoil

August 14, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free
cillian rogers

And when the folk there spy me, They will all come up to me, With ‘Here is the fiddler of Dooney” And dance like a wave of the sea. Okay okay, he couldn’t play an instrument to save his life and is reputed to have been tonally deaf… but it’s still his 150th birthday … and Sligo is Yeats country … so he simply has to make a special guest appearance where “the merry love to fiddle and the merry…

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Harp Festival of Moons (August – The Lightening Moon)

August 29, 2015 @ 8:30 pm
Lissadell Church, Drumcliffe Sligo Ireland + Google Map

Harp Festival of Moons (August – The Lightening Moon)

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September 2015

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,
€10 - €15

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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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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October 2015

Carnival Ballyshannon celebrates WB Yeats

October 3, 2015 @ 7:30 pm
Unnamed Venue, Ballyshannon
Donegal, Ireland
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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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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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Yeats2015 events at Sligo Live

October 21, 2015 - October 26, 2015
Unnamed Venue Sligo, Ireland + Google Map
mike scott

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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Harp Festival of Moons (October – The Harvest Moon)

October 27, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thoor Ballylee, Gort Galway Ireland + Google Map
Free

Harp Festival of Moons (October – The Harvest Moon)

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November 2015

Allingham & Yeats – the Allingham Lecture with Jessica Traynor

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

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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Harp Festival of Moons (November – The Dark Moon)

November 25, 2015
To Be Confirmed Ireland
Free

Harp Festival of Moons (November – The Dark Moon)

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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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December 2015

Harp Festival of Moons (December – The Cold Moon)

December 25, 2015
Drumcliffe Graveyard, Drumcliffe Sligo Ireland + Google Map
Free

Harp Festival of Moons (December – The Cold Moon)

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