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January 2015

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

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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Visualising the West – National Gallery of Ireland

February 28, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
National Gallery of Ireland, Merrion Square West
Dublin, Dublin Ireland
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Visualising the West Running from 10am to 1.30pm, this event will feature talks and panel discussions exploring the West of Ireland’s enduring attraction for artists. It will include a special series of poetry readings by actor Denis Conway to mark 150 years since the birth of WB Yeats (1865-1939). Visualising the West The West of Ireland’s enduring attraction for artists is partly due to the fact that traditional customs and ways of life were visible there long after they had…

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March 2015

WB Yeats’ September 1913 Lecture by Christa de Brun

March 3, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
New Ross Library, Barrack Lane
New Ross, Wexford Ireland
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WB Yeats' September 1913 Lecture by Christa de Brun at New Ross Library as part of Yeats2015

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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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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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World Poetry Day at Maynooth Community Library

March 21, 2015
Maynooth Community Library, Main Street
Maynooth, Kildare Ireland
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World Poetry Day at Maynooth Community Library Maynooth Community Library 2.30pm-3.30pm World Poetry Day Performance: Martin Dyar Martin Dyar is one of the best regarded young poets in Ireland and has won international acclaim for his electrifying public performances of his work. His debut collection Maiden Names was chosen as a book of the year in both the Guardian and the Irish Times. He won the Patrick Kavanagh Award and is a former writer in residence at the International Writing Program at…

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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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Yeats And His Long Legacy Literary Event

March 28, 2015 @ 12:15 pm - 4:00 pm
Courthouse Arts Centre, Tinahely
Wicklow, Ireland
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€6
Courthouse Yeats

An afternoon of exchange and open discussion 150 years on since the birth of W.B. Yeats this year’s Literary weekend will ask questions of both the man and his work and the legacy he left behind. Theatre, poetry, politics and the Senate – who was W.B. Yeats and how has his legacy shaped the arts and politics in Ireland. Discussion and exchange will also draw on the work of James Joyce and Samuel Beckett. Panel will be chaired by Hugh…

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April 2015

A Taste of Ireland’s Yeats Summer School in New York

April 11, 2015
The WB Yeats Society New York, National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park South,
New York, NY 10003-1796 United States
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A Taste of Ireland's Yeats Summer School in New York, Saturday, April 11, 2015, NYU Glucksman Ireland House, 1 Washington Mews, east side of Fifth Avenue 1 block north of Washington Square Arch, NYC

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Loughrea’s Contribution to 20th-Century Ireland

April 14, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Loughrea Library, Church Street
Loughrea, Co. Galway Ireland
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Free
Loughrea Library

A talk by Gerard McInerney, will take place in Loughrea Library on Tuesday, 14th April, at 7.30pm.

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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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The Hungarian Yeats Society – Yeats 150 Programme

April 29, 2015 - April 30, 2015

The Hungarian Yeats Society invites all to the YEATS 150 programme, which commemorates the 150th anniversary of the birth of the Irish poet, writer, playwright, statesman and Nobel-laureate. The two-day-long celebration will take place on 29-30 April, in the Petőfi Literary Museum. All programmes (Yeats conference, launch of the Yeats issue of the literary journal Napút, music performance, theatre performance) are supported an co-organised by the Embassy of Ireland, Napkút Publishing House and the Petőfi Literary Museum. Further Information is available…

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The Hungarian Yeats Society One Day Conference

April 29, 2015 @ 8:00 am - April 30, 2015 @ 5:00 pm

29th April 2015, at Petőfi Museum of Literature, Budapest, followed by the launch of the Yeats volume and musical recitals.

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May 2015

W.B. Yeats Under the Influence in the Irish Arts Center NYC

May 1, 2015 - June 30, 2015
Irish Arts Centre New York, Manhattan
New York, NY NY 10019 United States
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Yeats NLI

The poet and playwright William Butler Yeats was born in County Dublin in 1865. He died in 1939, the year that Alen MacWeeney – originally from Dublin and now based in New York – was born.

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Yeats Event at Liverpool Institute

May 6, 2015
University of Liverpool, Merseyside,
Liverpool L69 3BX, United Kingdom
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Prominent Irish academics, journalists, politicians and writers will reveal their favourite W.B. Yeats poems at a special event to mark the 150th anniversary of the poet’s birth. Organised by the University of Liverpool’s Institute of Irish Studies, and chaired by Dr Frank Shovlin, the event will feature a panel discussion with contributions from BBC Special Correspondent, and Professorial Fellow, Fergal Keane; Ireland’s Ambassador to London, HE Daniel Mulhall and high profile Irish poets, Tom French and Martin Dyar. Acting Institute Director…

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A Talk by the Ambassador of Ireland, Daniel Mulhall

May 12, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Shaw House, Newbury
Berkshire, United Kingdom
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Dan Mulhall

Newbury Spring Festival: 12th May 2015, A Talk by the Ambassador of Ireland, Daniel Mulhall

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The Art of a Nation Exhibition, London

May 13, 2015
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Daily until May 31, 2015
Mall Galleries, The Mall
London , SW1 United Kingdom
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Free

15 May 2015, 3:30pm at Mall Galleries a talk by the Ambassador of Ireland Mr Daniel Mulhall on W B Yeats

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Hazelwood Poetry Walk

May 14, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - May 23, 2015 @ 5:00 pm
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Join Hazelwood Heritage Society for a guided walk with stories and Yeats’ poetry.

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The Brothers Yeats: Irish Cultural Icons

May 15, 2015 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Mall Galleries, The Mall
London , SW1 United Kingdom
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Free
Daniel Mulhall

A talk given by the Ambassador of Ireland Mr Daniel Mulhall on W B Yeats and his artist brother, Jack B Yeats.

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Celebrating Yeats150 at University of Porto (FLUP)

May 18, 2015
University of Porto, Praça de Gomes Teixeira
4099-002 Porto, Portugal
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“A terrible Beauty is born” Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Birth of W.B. Yeats at the Faculty of Letters at University of Porto, May 18th 2015. All day Lecture followed by panel that will present tribute to W.B. Yeats through the poetry and creation in contemporary Irish women's poetry. Invited Professor Dr. Catriona Clutterbuck. Organised by Embassy of Ireland and Porto Faculty of Letters

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Yeats in Print 1889-1939 UCD James Joyce Library, UCD

May 22, 2015
University College Dublin, Belfield
Dublin, Dublin Ireland
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As part of the Yeats 2015 programme, a one-day symposium, "Yeats in Print 1889-1939", will be held at UCD Special Collections on May 22, 2015. Speakers include Professor Anthony Roche, Dr Joseph M. Hassett, Professor Alex Davis, Dr Nicola Gordon Bowe and Professor Anne Fogarty. Programme 9.45 Welcome 10.00 – 11.15 Keynote Lecture Chair: Professor Danielle Clarke Professor Anthony Roche, ‘Yeats and the Cuala Press: A Necessary Perspective’ 11.15 – 11.30 Break (tea/coffee) 11.30 – 1.30 Panel Chair: Dr Lucy Collins Professor…

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To the Waters & The Wild – A Free Guided Tour of Sligo’s Wild Places

May 22, 2015 @ 9:30 am - May 24, 2015 @ 4:30 pm
Sligo County Council, Riverside
Sligo, Ireland
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To celebrate International Biodiversity Day (22nd May), the Heritage Office, Sligo County Council in association with Woodrow Environmental Consultants will host a free guided tour of Sligo’s wonderful natural environment, visiting a variety of wild places while learning about the habitats and species that makes them so special.

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Yeats- a celebration Edinburgh Reads

May 22, 2015 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Central Library, Edinburgh United Kingdom + Google Map
Free

Friday, 22 May 2015 from 14:30 to 15:30 (BST) Edinburgh, United Kingdom Yeats' birthday event, Central Library, Friday 22 May, 2.30-3.30pm Edinburgh Libraries are proud to celebrate William Butler Yeats' 150th birthday – by hosting an Edinburgh Reads event AND exhibition in association with the Irish Consulate, Edinburgh. The exhibition, a 13 panel display about Yeats' life, is in the Reference Room, Central Library, from 5-25 May. Daniel Mulhall, Ambassador of Ireland to Great Britain since September 2013, talks about…

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Yeats & Redmond: parallels and divergencies: Europe House, Sofia

May 26, 2015 - May 27, 2015
American university in Bulgaria, 1 Georgi Izmirliev Sq
Blagoevgrad 2700,, Bulgaria
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Europe House, 124 Rakovski Street, Sofia 1000 Dermot Meleady the biographer of John Redmond the leader of the Irish Parliamentary Party at the time of the Easter Rising will give a series of talks in Sofia on the 26th. and 27th. May. Tuesday, 26th. May: Europe House, 124 Rakovski Street, Sofia 1000 at 7pm: Dermot will talk on the relationship between John Redmond and W.B Yeats. This will be the first of a series of talks to mark the 150th anniversary…

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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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Flying to Parnassus: W.B. Yeats in The Wild Swans at Coole.

May 30, 2015 @ 2:00 pm
Free

A Free Public Lecture by Martin Dyar Galway City Museum, Saturday May 30th 2015, 2pm. Join award-winning poet Martin Dyar as he discusses Yeats’ 1917 book The Wild Swans at Coole, a collection which contains some of the poet's most enduring poems. This centenary-themed lecture offers a special opportunity to engage with the richness of Yeats’s writing in the context of an individual book, as well as the historical events which surround it. It is also an opportunity to consider…

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W.B. Yeats & The Wild Swans at Coole

May 30, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Galway City Museum, Spanish Parade
Galway, Ireland
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Saturday 30 May, 2pm – 3pm This centenary-themed lecture offers a special opportunity to engage with the richness of Yeats’s writing in the context of an individual book, as well as the historical events which surrounded it. It is also an opportunity to consider Yeats’s life one hundred years ago: mid-career, masterful in his work, progressing steadily in occult practices, but increasingly dependent on moral and financial support from Lady Gregory in Galway, and bound as ever to the dream…

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June 2015

Yeats Room @ St. Brendan’s Cathedral Loughrea

June 1, 2015 - September 1, 2015
St Brendan’s Cathedral, Loughrea
Galway, Ireland
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Yeats Room @ St. Brendan’s Cathedral Loughrea. Exhibition of art and artifacts belonging to the Yeats Family. With guided talks each day between 3 to 6pm. Works from the Dun Emer Guild, established by Evelyn Gleeson with the aid of the two Yeats sisters Lily and Elizabeth.

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A Chinese Immortality? W.B. Yeats’s “Lapis Lazuli” at the NLI

June 3, 2015 @ 1:05 pm
National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street
Dublin 2, Ireland
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Free

Lunchtime talk: Wednesday 3 June, 1.05pm In this lecture, Professor Jerusha McCormack uses her experience of teaching in and about China to decode this poem as it moves from Western versions of immortality to the more elusive Chinese vision. Further information is available from NLI The National Library of Ireland Unless otherwise indicated, all events are free and no booking is required.

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The Life and Works of Yeats

June 10, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
Edenderry Library, JKL St, Edenderry
Offaly,
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The Life and Work of Yeats Date: Weds 10 June @ 7pm Location: Edenderry Library Talk given by Fidelma Mahon, MA NUI Maynooth on the Life and Work of Yeats Cost: Free (Booking Essential) Contact: 046 9731028

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Talk on WB Yeats in Gorey Library

June 11, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
Gorey Library, Gorey
Wexford, Ireland
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“Does ‘to set it out in a verse’, ‘risk blasphemy’?”: Reading W.B. Yeats’ ‘Easter 1916’ alongside Seamus Heaney’s ‘The Tollund Man.’ In this presentation and seminar by Dr. Derek Coyle, we will read two classic poems by Ireland’s Noble prize winning poets, W.B. Yeats’ ‘Easter 1916’ and Seamus Heaney’s ‘The Tollund Man’. There is more than one good reason to read them side by side, as both poems are born out of traumatic events in Irish history, the Easter Rebellion…

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The Joseph Hassett Yeats Lecture at NLI

June 11, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street
Dublin 2, Ireland
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Thursday 11 June, 7pm The Joseph Hassett Yeats Lecture: “Players and Painted Stage”: The Drama of Yeats’s Life. This year’s Joseph Hassett Yeats lecture will be given by Professor Roy Foster. Booking required. Reserve a place: http://yeatslecturenli.eventbrite.com Furtherinformation from NLI National Library of Ireland

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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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Yeats Day Talks at Pollexfen House Sligo

June 12, 2015 @ 2:00 pm
Pollexfen House, Wine Street
Sligo, Ireland
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Free

Pollexfen House, Fri June 12, 2pm

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History Ireland Hedge School at NLI

June 12, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street
Dublin 2, Ireland
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Free

Friday 12 June, 7pm Join history Ireland editor, Tommy Graham, for a panel discussion on Yeats 150 with Roy Foster, Catriona Crowe, P.J. Mathews with readings by Theo Dorgan. Further Information from NLI The National Library of Ireland

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Yeats, Gregory & Martyn

June 12, 2015 @ 8:30 pm
Loughrea Library, Church Street
Loughrea, Co. Galway Ireland
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Loughrea Library: June 12 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm On Friday the 12th of June at 8.30 pm Ms Stella Mew, CEO of the Yeats Society, Sligo, a TCD  graduate will deliver her talk on the topic of Yeats, Lady Gregory and Edward Martyn. All are welcome Further Information at Yeats Galway

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Yeats Anniversary Celebrations Seoul 2015

June 13, 2015
Dongguk University, South Korea, 서울특별시 중구 필동로1길 30
Seoul, Korea, Republic Of
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Dongguk University

The Yeats Anniversary Celebrations Seoul 2015 will include both an academic conference and a broader arts/performance dimension.

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Yeats Day in Melbourne, Australia

June 13, 2015 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
State Library of Victoria, 328 Swanston Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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The W B Yeats Poetry Prize for Australia Present Melbourne Yeats Day 2015

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Yeats Day Talks Pollexfen House – Sligo

June 13, 2015 @ 2:00 pm
Pollexfen House, Wine Street
Sligo, Ireland
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Yeats Day Talks, Pollexen House, 2pm-6pm, June 13

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Talk & Discussion: Yeats & The Wild Swans of Coole

June 13, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Galway City Museum, Spanish Parade
Galway, Ireland
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Free

Saturday 13 June, 2pm – 3pm TALK & DISCUSSION: Yeats & The Wild Swans of Coole Join award-winning poet and author Martin Dyar as he discusses Yeats and his 1919 book The Wild Swans at Coole, a collection which contains some of the poet's most enduring evocations of the West of Ireland, along with many of his classic negotiations of the tensions between art and politics and the human cost of war. Age 12+

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Tour of St. Brendan’s Cathedral

June 13, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
St Brendan’s Cathedral, Loughrea
Galway, Ireland
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Mr. Pat Sweeney will conduct a tour of St. Brendan’s Cathedral Loughrea. He is a lecturer of Art Education at N.C.A.D. Dublin. His topic will be on the art, craft and design of St. Brendan’s Cathedral.

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Crossover: The World of Textile – Talk with Brigitta Varadi – Sligo

June 14, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The Model, The Mall
Sligop, Sligo Ireland
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International textile artist Brigitta Varadi will talk you through her journey from Applied Textile to the realm of Fine Art and the organizations that pioneer and sustain this.

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Bloomsday at Yeats Day – Sligo

June 14, 2015 @ 2:00 pm
Yeats Memorial Building, Douglas Hyde Bridge
Sligo, Ireland
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A self penned performance which explores Paul Murray’s family relationship with Joyce. The piece includes song and readings from Ulysses, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and Finnegan’s Wake.

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A Public Talk at Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane

June 14, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Hugh Lane Gallery, Charelmont House, Parnell Square North
Dublin, Ireland
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A talk by Margarita Cappock, Deputy Director and Head of Collections, followed by a discussion about the paintings and people who inspired Yeats’ celebrated poem.

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Embassy of Ireland Cyprus & Soloneion Bookshop Irish Literature Night

June 16, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - June 19, 2015 @ 7:30 pm

Irish literary event taking place in a renowned bookshop. Original Yeats exhibition panels will also be on display  

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Mr WB Yeats Presenting Mr George Moore to the Queen of the Fairies by Max Beerbohm

June 17, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Hugh Lane Gallery, Charelmont House, Parnell Square North
Dublin, Ireland
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The Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin is presenting a talk on an insightful depiction of WB Yeats by the celebrated caricaturist Max Beerbohm.

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Yeats in Europe Symposium at University of Utrecht

June 19, 2015 - June 20, 2015
Kanunnikenzaal, University of Utrecht, Domplein 29, 3512 JE Utrecht, Netherlands
Utrecht, Netherlands
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Utrecht

Lectures looking at Yeats from a cultural biographical perspective and in particular his relationship with Europe.

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A Hundred Thousand Stages: The WB Yeats Anniversary Lecture

June 20, 2015 @ 2:00 pm
The Sdudio, 2a Blenheim Road, Chiswick
London,
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Sat 20 Jun, 2 pm, A Hundred Thousand Stages: The WB Yeats Anniversary Lecture with C.L. Dallat and Anne-Marie Fyfe Bedford Park Festival Though Hamlet rambles and Lear rages And all the drop-scenes drop at once Upon a hundred thousand stages (Lapis Lazuli: W.B. Yeats) From Bedford Park picnics & pageants, via Chiswick amateur dramatics, to a dramatic revival & a theatrical revolution… Poets Cahal Dallat & Anne-Marie-Fyfe (through talk, & excerpts from Yeats’ letters & writings) tell how Bedford Park neighbours…

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Letterpress talk & demonstration by Mary Plunkett & Benjamin van de Wetering

June 20, 2015 @ 4:00 pm
Lisadell Centre & Church, Lissadell
Sligo, Ireland
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Letterpress talk & demonstration by Mary Plunkett & Benjamin van de Wetering.

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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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Early and Late: Yeats and Orientalism

June 25, 2015
Chester Beatty Library, Dublin Castle
Dublin, Dublin Ireland
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Early and Late: Yeats and Orientalism A Public Talk by Dr. Joseph Lennon Chester Beatty Library, Dublin Castle 1.10 pm This talk will contrast WB Yeats' early fascination with Asian cultures, particularly Japan and India, with his later Asian-inspired works. Yeats' early Celticism had Orientalist influences, most notably his Irish Noh dramas.  His later work often referenced Asian religious and artistic traditions; he long admired what he saw as "changeless" in Japanese and other Asian cultures, Only an aching heart / Conceives a changeless…

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Blue Raincoat Theatre Company presents; Noh Master Ryoki Aoki

June 25, 2015 @ 7:30 am - 7:30 pm
Factory Performance Space, Lower Quay Street
Sligo, Ireland
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Noh MasterRyoki Aoki While most performers are born into Noh families, where the tradition is handed down from father to son, Ryoki Aoki was not born into a Noh family and practised classical ballet as a child. Impressed by a television programme, she began practising at the Kanze school in her hometown, Oita, before going on to specialise in traditional Japanese music, focusing on Noh plays. On discovering the challenges of her situation, being female without a Noh background, she became interested in…

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Performance by Noh theatre master, Ryoko Aoki at the Factory

June 25, 2015 @ 7:30 pm

Performance by Noh theatre master, Ryoko Aoki at the Factory (June 26) to delve into the major influence of this Japanese artform on the theatre of WB Yeats. 19.30, 25 June (Thurs), The Factory Performance Space, Sligo Lecture: “Noh from the past to the present – Noh and Contemporary Music -” Performance: – A part of Classical Noh play with tape – Federico Gardella “Voice of Wind” for Noh voice and bass flute (2012) – Valerio Sannicandro “Trois chants Noh”…

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Statements: Yeats UCD 2015

June 26, 2015
Newman House, St Stephens Green
Dublin 2, Ireland
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Statements: Yeats UCD 2015, a writers’ colloquium to mark the legacy of Yeats, took place in Newman House, Stephen’s Green, Dublin on 26 June 2015. Chaired by novelist Colm Tóibín, the speakers were poets Eavan Boland, Lavinia Greenlaw and John McAuliffe. The event was convened by Professor Margaret Kelleher, Chair of Anglo-Irish Literature and Drama, University College Dublin and the closing vote of thanks was given by Senator Susan O’Keeffe, chair of Yeats 2015. Funding for this event was provided…

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July 2015

Yeats Off the Page; Words for Music Perhaps

July 3, 2015 - July 4, 2015
Unitarian Chapel,, St Saviourgate,
York, United Kingdom
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Friday 3rd July 19.00 An Audience with Ronald Schuchard Waterstones, Coney Street, York £2 entry on the door Saturday 4th July 09.45 Talks from Matt Campbell and Emilie Morin 10.45 Panel Discussion  (William Brooks, Ronald Schuchard, Matt Campbell, Emilie Morin) The Hungry Artist, 7 Church Street, York. £3 entry on the door including a hot drink 1.00pm Late Music Lunchtime Recital: Songs and Miniatures Ana Beard-Fernandez (soprano) and Zöe Craven (percussion) of new duo PercusSing perform a selection of new…

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In memory of Yeats @ Kiltartan Museum

July 5, 2015 @ 2:30 am - July 26, 2015 @ 3:30 pm
Kiltartan Gregory Museum, Kiltartan Cross
Gort, Co. Galway Ireland
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Yeats as remembered by his neighbours in Kiltartan a personal dialogue as told by Sr. De Lourde Fahy every Sunday in July at 2.30pm.  

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Luton Irish Forum WB Yeats Lecture

July 14, 2015 @ 7:30 pm
Luton Irish Forum, Kathleen Connolly House, 102 Hitchin Road, Luton
London, LU2 0ES United Kingdom
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Dan Mulhall

Irish Ambassador Daniel Mulhall will be giving a presentation on W.B. Yeats at Luton Irish Forum at 7.30pm on 14th July 2015 celebrating the 150th anniversary of the birth of WB Yeats.

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International Association for the Study of Irish Literatures Conference – University of York

July 20, 2015 - July 24, 2015
University of York, Heslington
York YO10 5DD, United Kingdom
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The annual conference of the International Association for the Study of Irish Literatures comes to England on 20th-24th July 2015. It will take place at the University of York and in venues across the historic city of York itself. The theme for 2015 will be 'Reconciliations'. IASIL is an international association of students, teachers, scholars, and enthusiasts of Irish literature in English and in Irish. It is the premier international organization for scholars of Irish literatures and culture. Since 1970…

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Hidden landscapes The Mythology & Archaeology of Caves in Sligo

July 22, 2015 @ 7:30 pm
Factory Performance Space, Lower Quay Street
Sligo, Ireland
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€10

Dr. Marion Dowd: Hidden landscapes, The Mythology & Archaeology of Caves in Sligo Exploring the dark subterranean landscapes of caves in Sligo that have long impacted on humans. Not only for burial and ritual, caves were perceived as places of the feminine - dark landscapes associated with omnipotent women who posed a threat to mortal males. Caves belonged to the Otherworld, where super-natural events occurred and spirits resided. Dr. Marion Dowd lecturer in Prehistoric Archaeology at I.T. Sligo published her groundbreaking book, 'The Archaeology of Caves in Ireland', earlier this year. Wednesday 22 July…

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The 56th Yeats International Summer School: 26th July – 7th August 2015.

July 26, 2015 - August 7, 2015

The 56th Yeats International Summer School: 26th July – 7thAugust 2015. The 2015 Yeats International Summer School will be one of the highlights of the national year of celebration announced by the Irish Government to mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of W.B. Yeats. Programme of Events at a glance Sunday, 26 July 2.30pm Opening of the school at the Hawk’s Well Theatre followed by a tour of Yeats Country and Evensong at Drumcliffe Church. Monday, 27 JulyLectures take…

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August 2015

‘WB Yeats Readings & Discussions’ at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, Scotland

August 1, 2015 @ 2:00 pm
Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, Murdoch's Lone,
Alloway, Scotland, Ayr KA7 4PQ United Kingdom
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Crossroads Lifelong Learning Partnership and the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum are delighted to invite Kate Hendry, poet, to lead the event as we explore the poetry and life circumstances of one of Ireland's best loved poets. Kate is on a pre festival tour following the sell out of her Yeats reading workshop at the Edinburgh International Book Festival. Tickets available £10.00 Call or text 07477 503563 or emailcrossroadslllp@btinternet.com

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Sligo Drama Circle presents Yeats By Candlelight

August 11, 2015 @ 12:30 pm - August 14, 2015 @ 12:30 pm
Methodist Church, Wine Street
Sligo,
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€5

After the success of our Yeats Marathon in June, Sligo Drama Circle presents its next contribution to the celebrations to mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of the poet William Butler Yeats – Yeats By Candlelight. This lunchtime show will take place in the unique setting of the Methodist Church in Wine Street, right in the heart of Sligo from August 11th to 14th. The show details the life and loves of W.B. Yeats in a 55 minute presentation with…

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Yeats’ Byzantium Kilkenny Arts Festival

August 15, 2015
The Parade Tower Kilkenny, Ireland + Google Map

BYZANTIUM SERIES ALEXANDER LINGAS (CANADA/GREECE) The Lost Music of Byzantium Saturday 15 August 11AM The Parade Tower In parallel with the performances of Bastard Amber, co-commissioned by the Festival and inspired in part by Yeats’ great poem ‘Sailing to Byzantium’, two talks explore visions of that ancient city. In the first of these, Alexander Lingas uncovers the lost traditions of Byzantine music. When Constantinople fell to the Ottomans in 1453, sacred Byzantine chant (the eastern sibling of Gregorian chant) was…

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Celebrating Yeats at Edinburgh International Book Festival

August 16, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Royal Bank of Scotland Garden Theatre, Edinburgh
Scotland, United Kingdom
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In Praise of WB Yeats Sun 16 Aug 11:00am - 12:00pm Royal Bank of Scotland Garden Theatre It’s 150 years since the birth of W B Yeats, but the great poet’s ideas still resonate powerfully around the world. Today we welcome two poets to share verse by Yeats as well as new poems inspired by his ideas: Scot Robert Crawford and Paula Meehan from Ireland. They are joined by the Irish Ambassador to the UK, Dan Mulhall, a lifelong scholar…

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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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Free

Yeats as an established writer admired and sought to assist the younger Irish writer.

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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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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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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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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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October 2015

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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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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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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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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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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‘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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“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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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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‘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 + Google Map
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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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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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The Irish Hellenic Society celebrates Yeats 150

November 29, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Unnamed Venue Dublin, Ireland + Google Map

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

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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Free

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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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,
Free

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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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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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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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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