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January 2015

The Yeats Family: ‘Life in Ireland’- James Madison University

January 12, 2015 @ 12:00 am
Lisanby Museum, Harrisonburg
Virginia 22807, 22807 United States
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Mon, 12 Jan 2015 12:00 am Fri, 27 Feb 2015 5:00 pm January 12-February 27 - LISANBY MUSEUM (in Festival) James Madison University In a land of ruggedness and beauty, both solidarity and internal struggles are reflected in the art, poetry and business ventures of the Yeats family. Beautifully hand-colored prints by Jack B. Yeats are brought to life with poetry readings from the literary works of his brother Wiliam Butler Yeats. Exhibition curated by Melanie Brimhall. For information on hours and…

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Yeats interview on BBC Radio 4

January 19, 2015
Free
World at One Yeats2015

Yeats interview by Ambassador Daniel Mulhall on BBC Radio 4’s leading political radio programme World At One.

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Washington, DC: Politics and Prose

January 23, 2015
Politics & Prose Bookstore, 5015 Connecticut Ave
Washington, United States
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Celebrating W.B. Yeats at 150 January 23, 30, February 6, 13th   We are celebrating W. B. Yeats’s 150th birthday in 2015. Yeats is a winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature and perhaps the greatest poet of the 20th century. His poems are among the most memorable in the English language and his words have become part of our language, with “A terrible beauty is born” and “Things fall apart” just two well-known examples. In these four sessions we…

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February 2015

Ottawa – Yeats Celebration & Exhibition

February 1, 2015 - April 18, 2015
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Free

The National Irish Canadian Cultural Centre was established to advance Irish culture in all its forms in Canada. An enthusiastic audience enjoyed a celebration of Yeats on the occasion of Saint Brigid’s Day at the Irish Canadian Centre for the Arts in Ottawa on Sunday 1 February. Readers of Yeats’ poetry included CBC Radio One presenter Alan Neal and Canadian poet David O’Meara, and local musicians included sean nos singer Ellen McIsaac. Visitors enjoyed the Department of Foreign Affairs Yeats exhibition.…

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A celebration of Yeats: at the Irish Canadian Centre for the Arts in Ottawa

February 1, 2015
irish canadian centre for the arts, 310 St. Patrick Street
Ottawa ON K1N 5K4, ON K1N 5K4 Canada
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A celebration of Yeats on the occasion of Saint Brigid’s Day at the Irish Canadian Centre for the Arts in Ottawa on Sunday 1 February.  Readers of Yeats’ poetry include CBC Radio One presenter Alan Neal and Canadian poet David O’Meara, and local musicians included sean nos singer Ellen McIsaac. Visitors can also enjoy the DFAT Yeats exhibition. Further information from http://saintbrigidscentre.com/niccc/ 

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Yeats Lecture & Exhibition: Prince Edward Island

February 19, 2015
Irish Cultural centre, Charlottetown
Prince Edward Island, Canada
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Irish Cultural Centre, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island Dr. Brendan O’Grady lecture on the Life and Poetry of W.B. Yeats on 19 March together with Yeats Exhibition and the Society’s St. Patrick’s Day Dinner and Ceili. Organised by The Benevolent Irish Society of PEI, together with Embassy of Ireland, Ottawa

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Poems on the Underground

February 22, 2015 - April 19, 2015
The Underground London, London United Kingdom + Google Map
Free

22nd Feb - 19th April

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Yeats Poetry Reading in Aix-en-Provence, France.

February 27, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Book in Bar, 4 Rue Joseph Cabassol
Aix en Provence, Aix en Provence France, Metropolitan
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Free

Yeats Poetry Reading: 5.30 to 8.00 pm, Book in Bar, 13100 Aix-en-Provence, 4 Rue Joseph Cabassol, Aix en Provence, France

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March 2015

Sligo in the City – Networking Event

March 5, 2015
London Capital Club, 15 Abchurch Lane, London EC4N 7BW, United Kingdom
London, United Kingdom
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London Capital Club

Sligo Business Network event.

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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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Nothing But The Poem: WB Yeats

March 14, 2015
The Saltire Society, 22 High Street
Edinburgh, EH1 1TF United Kingdom
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£4 - £5

Nothing But The Poem poetry reading session, with poet Kate Hendry, will take place on March 14th next at the Saltire Society in Fountain Close.

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Irish Wave 2015 : Poetic Vision at Irish Festival, Beijing & Shanghai

March 15, 2015
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A SERIES OF COLLABORATIVE CONTEMPORARY ART EXHIBITIONS CELEBRATING IRELAND’S PRESENCE IN CHINA Irish Festival, Beijing & Shanghai March 2015 Sponsored by Culture Ireland, Dubin City Council, Embassy of Ireland Supported by Inter Art Center and the Dong Yue Art Museum, Shanghai Grand Theatre SUBSEQUENTLY TOURING TO LONDON & BELFAST AT The Leyden Gallery http://leydengallery.com/ The James Wray & Co Gallery http://jameswray.ie/ IRISH WAVE 2015 POETIC VISION has at its heart a conversation between artforms & cultures: a discourse between visual art &…

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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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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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Celebrating the 150th anniversary of the birth of WB Yeats in Moscow

March 16, 2015

The State Library of Foreign Literature, Moscow The 150th anniversary of the birth of WB Yeats was celebrated in Moscow with a lecture by Charles Ivan Armstrong, Professor of the University of Agder, on “W.B. Yeats, and being Irish”. This was accompanied by recitals of Yeats’ poetry in Russian and English, and of traditional music from Yeats’ period by a trio of Irish musicians.

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University of Sao Paulo: Commemoration of the 150th anniversary of W.B. Yeats

March 17, 2015 @ 9:00 am - March 19, 2015 @ 9:00 pm
University of Sao Paulo, Av. Prof. Almeida Prado
São Paulo - SP, 05508-070, Brazil
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University of Sao Paulo: Commemoration of the 150th anniversary of W.B. Yeats Programme March 17: Venue: Anfiteatro da História  9am to 9.40am Ann Saddlemeyer (University of Toronto, Canada) "W.B. Yeats as a collaborative poet" 10am -10.50am Margaret Mills Harper (University of Limerick and Chair of International Yeats Society). "The Rhythm of A Vision" 11am-11.30am Official opening by Minister Jan O'Sullivan T.D., Minister for Education and Skills 12.00-14.00 - Lunch 14.00-15.10 Christine Greiner (Pontificia Universidade Católica - PUC/SP) "O encontro de William…

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Shanghai – ‘Small World’ Exhibition

March 21, 2015 - March 28, 2015
San Wei Gallery, San Wei Gallery, M50 Art District, Shanghai
Shanghai, China
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Free
Small World

An exhibition of Irish and Chinese contemporary art inspired by the love poetry of Yeats.

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Shanghai – ‘Small World’ Salon Discussion

March 23, 2015
Shanghai Grand Theatre, 300 Renmin Ave, Huangpu, Shanghai, China
Shanghai, China
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Shanghai Grand Theatre

A salon discussion on the Small World exhibition of Irish and Chinese contemporary art inspired by the love poetry of Yeats

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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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Shanghai Grand Theatre: A Salon Discussion

March 23, 2015
Shanghai Grand Theatre, 300 Renmin Ave
Huangpu, Shanghai, China
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  A Salon Discussion on Small World exhibition of Irish Chinese contemporary arT inspired by the love of Yeats Poetry. Curated by Fionn Gunn, Niamh Cunningham, Brendan Jamison and Mark Revels Supported by the Consulate General of Ireland, Shanghai, and Culture Ireland and The Shanghai Grand Theatre Opening speech by Consul General Austin Gormley Embassy of Ireland, People’s Republic of China http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/913769.shtml 

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‘Such Friends’: Yeats, Yeats and Quinn

March 23, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Birmingham & Midland Institute, 9 Margaret Street
Birmingham, B3 3BS United Kingdom
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‘Such Friends’:  Yeats, Yeats and Quinn - A lecture by Dr. Kathleen Dixon Donnell In the early years of the 20th century, the painter John Butler Yeats, father of William Butler Yeats, moved to New York city for a short holiday but never came back.  Despite his family's entreaties for him to come home to Ireland, he absolutely refused. He had some exhibitions, but was mostly supported by his poet-playwright son and an Irish American friend, John Quinn, an interesting character…

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Beijing – An Evening of Poetic Vision

March 25, 2015
Inter Art Center / Gallery, Sevenstar Main Street, 798 Art Zone, No. 4 Jiuxianqiao Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China
Beijing, 100015 China
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Free
An Evening of Poetic Vision

An evening discussion of the links between poetry and painting, and between Yeats and the visual arts

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A Meditation in a Time of War: Beijing – Dongyue Temple Museum

March 28, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dongyue Temple, 141 Chaowai Dajie
Chaoyang District, China
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Irish Wave: An exhibition of Irish and Chinese contemporary art inspired by the Yeats poem ‘A Meditation in Time of War’ Curated by Fion Gunn, Niamh Cunningham, Brendan Jamison and Mark Revels Supported by Culture Ireland and Embassy of Ireland, Beijing Exhibition opened by Minister Alan Kelly Curated by Fion Gunn, Niamh Cunningham, Brendan Jamison and Mark Revels Supported by Culture Ireland and Embassy of Ireland, Beijing Further Information from: http://www.thebeijinger.com/events/2015/mar/meditation-time-war-irish-wave-2015

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April 2015

‘Around The Fire at The Club’ Recital in Finland

April 7, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Arkadia International Bookshop, Nervanderinkatu 11
Helsinki, Finland
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W.B. Yeats recital performed by Irish actor Frank Boyle

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Celebrating Yeats150 in Braga, Portugal

April 9, 2015

“A terrible Beauty is born” Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Birth of W.B. Yeats at the Faculty of Letters Auditorium in Braga, north of Portugal April 9th 2015. One full day on W.B.Yeats at the Faculty of Letters in Braga. The program will include, writing workshop in English: Recreating Ireland Workshop, Poetry translation Workshop, Opening Session with Dean of Institute, Ambassador of Ireland in Portugal, and Irish Literature Professors, Poetry reading, Skype intervention with Professor specialized in Yeats and…

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Chicago – ‘Meet Mr. Yeats’

April 9, 2015
Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603, United States
Chicago, United States
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Art Institute of Chicago

A cast of well-known local actors will bring to life the dramatic biography and gripping words of WB Yeats on the occasion of the 150th anniversary year of his birth and the exhibition Ireland: Crossroads of Art and Design, 1690–1840.

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Yeats at Le Moyne, New York

April 9, 2015 - May 11, 2015
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Yeats at 150 : Books from the Collection of Pat Keane On April 9, from 3:00 - 4:00 pm in the Bernat Room, as part of Le Moyne College’s commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the birth of William Butler Yeats, Professor Emeritus Pat Keane will discuss some rare editions of books on display in the Noreen Reale Falcone Library, offer a few observations on Yeats as a Muse-inspired poet, and recite several of those Muse poems. Refreshments will be…

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Meet Mr. Yeats – Art Institute of Chicago

April 9, 2015 @ 6:30 pm
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Art Institute Chicago

A cast of well-known local actors brings to life the dramatic biography and gripping words of Irish poet, William Butler Yeats, on the occasion of the 150th anniversary year of his birth. Son of a well-known Irish painter, Yeats was one of the greatest poets of the twentieth century. Meet Mr. Yeats, written by Bernard Sahlins, uses seminal poems, ranging from the serene “The Lake Isle of Innisfree” to the terrifying “The Second Coming.” The performers will delve into the details…

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Yeats Interview with Cerys Matthews on BBC Radio 6

April 12, 2015 @ 10:30 am
Cerys on 6 Yeats2015

To mark the 150th anniversary year of WB Yeats' birth, Ireland's Ambassador to Great Britain, Daniel Mulhall, shares his life-long love of the poet's work and why he is considered one of history's greats.

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Yeats’ Hearts Desire – New York City

April 12, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Irish Arts Centre New York, Manhattan
New York, NY NY 10019 United States
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Sunday, April 12, 2015, 1-4:30 pm at the Irish Arts Center,* Manhattan (NYC, USA)

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The Muse & Mister Yeats at The Callan Theatre, Catholic University of America

April 16, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Callan Theatre, Catholic University of America, 620 Michigan Ave
Washington, WA DC 20064 United States
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Thursday, April 16 2015, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Callan Theatre, Catholic University of America, Washington

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WB Yeats and his Books Exhibition at Wake Forest University

April 18, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wake Forest University, 1834 Wake Forest Road
Winston-Salem, NC NC 27106, United States
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In celebration of the 150th anniversary of William Butler Yeats’s birth, Z. Smith Reynolds Library’s Special Collections department has opened an exhibit of materials from its extensive Yeats collection. The exhibit traces Yeats’s multifaceted career and his involvement with the design and illustration of his books. Venue: Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections & Archives (Room 625), Wake Forest University. Curated by Megan Mulder: The W. B. Yeats and his Books exhibit will remain on display through July 2015. The exhibit…

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The Smithsonian Associates Washington: Celebrating Yeats2015

April 21, 2015 @ 6:45 pm - 8:45 pm
Smithsonian S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Drive, S.W.
Washington, WA DC 20560 United States
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WB Yeats: Western Ireland’s Poet Extraordinaire: Evening Seminar with Light Reception Presented by: The Smithsonian Associates Venue: Smithsonian S. Dillon Ripley Center Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. $35-$45 buy tickets Call 202-633-3030 to order The trees are in their autumn beauty, The woodland paths are dry, Under the October twilight the water mirrors a still sky. . . . --from “The Wild Swans at Coole” William Butler Yeats (1865–1939), whose hauntingly beautiful poetry is imbued with…

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Singapore Exhibition – The Life and Works of WB Yeats

April 23, 2015
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Daily until June 30, 2015
LASALLE College of the Arts, 1 McNally Street, Singapore 187940 187940 Singapore + Google Map
Free

The exhibition will be launched in the library of LASALLE College of Arts. There will be a reading from Yeats’ works by students.

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