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May 2015

An Post Yeats Tour of Sligo 2015

May 3, 2015
Sligo Sligo, Ireland + Google Map

Sunday May 3, in scenic Sligo, Yeats spiritual home

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Yeats2015 Event at Coole Park

May 10, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Coole Park, Coole Nature Reserve
Gort, Galway Ireland
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Free
Coole Park

Visit Coole Park for a walk through the magical landscape that Yeats loved so well and celebrated in his poetry.

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Breac: A Digital Journal of Irish Studies celebrates the work of WB Yeats

May 13, 2015
University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556, United States United States + Google Map

What Yeats Altered Author: Howard Keeley (Georgia Southern University)   Read More HERE

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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 Family Event at Coole Park

May 24, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Coole Park, Coole Nature Reserve
Gort, Galway Ireland
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Free
Coole Park

Coole Park, in the early 20th century, was the centre of the Irish Literary Revival. William Butler Yeats, George Bernard Shaw, John Millington Synge and Sean O' Casey all came to experience its magic. They and many others carved their initials on the Autograph Tree, an old Copper beech still standing in the walled garden today. At that time it was home to Lady Gregory, dramatist and folklorist. She is perhaps best known as a co-founder of the Abbey Theatre…

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‘Yeats Secret Garden in Sligo’ at Bloom

May 28, 2015 - June 1, 2015
Bloom, Phoenix Park
Dublin, Ireland
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Lorely Forrester is a founder member of the charity garden trail, Secret Gardens of Sligo, and has been gardening ‘forever’ – her earliest horticultural memory is planting a tiny hedge around her own small plot in the Barbados garden of her childhood. Gardening has always been her passion, hobby and ‘therapy’. Lorely is a designer, writer and editor. She enjoys designing gardens but this is her first show garden. ‘Yeats’s Secret Garden in Sligo’ is a Yeats2015 initiative, part of…

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Yeats and Nature Art workshop at Coole Park

May 30, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Coole Park, Coole Nature Reserve
Gort, Galway Ireland
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Free
Coole Park

Visit Coole Park on Saturday May 30th for a Yeats and Nature Art workshop with Gordon D’Arcy

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June 2015

Poetic Prints

June 4, 2015 @ 10:00 am - June 27, 2015 @ 5:30 pm
Graphic Studio Gallery, Through the Arch, Off Cope St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
Dublin 2,
FREE

'Come away, O Human Child'... and pay a visit to Graphic Studio Gallery during June 4th - 27th, when we will be hosting a literary-themed show with 'Poetic Prints' inspired by the works of W. B. Yeats, James Joyce, Seamus Heaney, Oscar Wilde and more... These works weave together our nation's visual abundance and rich literary heritage in time for Bloomsday and Yeats2015, celebrating 150 years since the birth of one of Ireland's greatest poets.

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Yeats and Coole – A Guided Walk

June 7, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Coole Park, Coole Nature Reserve
Gort, Galway Ireland
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Coole Park

Coole Park, in the early 20th century, was the centre of the Irish Literary Revival.

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A Celebration of W.B. Yeats’s 150 birthday, with films about the poet

June 9, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park S
New Yoprk, NY 10003 United States
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Yeats Birthday Celebration Tue, 9 June, 18:00 – 21:00 The National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park S, New York, NY 10003, United States (map) Short films about the poet. At the National Arts Club, free; followed by a "literary dinner," $49. Details to be announced. Further information is available WB Yeats Society of New York  

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The Nobel Dinner at the Radisson Blu in Sligo

June 11, 2015 @ 8:00 pm
Radisson Blu Sligo, Ballincar
Sligo, Ireland
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Thurs 11. June, 8pm

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Contemporary Whitework Workshop: Bernadette Gallagher & Theresa Kelly – Sligo

June 12, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Nazareth Care Village, Church Hill
Sligo, Ireland
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Using a variety of textured white/off-white fabrics, netting, ribbons, threads etc combined with hand embroidery techniques learn how to create unique textiles.

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Opening of Lily Lolly Craftfest – Sligo

June 12, 2015 @ 5:00 pm
Yeats Memorial Building, Douglas Hyde Bridge
Sligo, Ireland
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The Lily Lolly Craftfest looks to our heritage and is inspired to revive the undoubted legacy that Susan and Elizabeth Yeats left to Irish craft.

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Afternoon Tea & Poetry Reading at the Merrion

June 13, 2015
Merrion Hotel, Merrion Street Upper
Dublin 2, Ireland
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In celebration of the 150th anniversary of the birth of Ireland’s most famous poet and first Noble Prize winner, W.B. Yeats, The Merrion Hotel has announced a special “Yeats Season” for the entire month of June that includes offerings from a Yeats-inspired Afternoon Tea and new Clover Club cocktail to a celebratory accommodation package called ‘150 Years of Yeats’ which includes the tea, the cocktail, an overnight stay and optional private guided tour with a Yeats enthusiast. On June 6th,…

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Luas celebrates #Yeats2015

June 13, 2015 - July 31, 2015
Unnamed Venue Dublin, Ireland + Google Map

Walking Tour – Yeats on Bloomsday

June 13, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Unnamed Venue Dublin, Ireland + Google Map

Yeats on Bloomsday, Dublin June 13th

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Celebrating Yeats’ Birthday at Kiltartan Gregory Museum, Galway

June 13, 2015 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Kiltartan Gregory Museum, Kiltartan Cross
Gort, Co. Galway Ireland
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Kiltartan Gregory Cultural Society is hosting a picnic in the Millennium Park at Kiltartan Gregory Museum to celebrate Yeats' birthday on June 13th. Bring your choice of picnic, enjoy a recital by Coole Music Ensemble, poetry reading by local school children, face painting for the younger generation and a Trad session with Gaillimh Theas Comhaltas. ' Mr Yeats ' is on the guest list. Come in period costume. Time. 12.30 to 2.30 pm.

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‘Seatrails’ WB inspired trail for Yeats2015 Sligo.

June 13, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Rosses Point Sligo, Ireland

Sligo company Seatrails is offering visitors to Sligo a very special WB inspired trail for Yeats2015. On this short guided walk with marine archaeologist Auriel Robinson you will visit pretty Rosses Point, a small, historic, maritime village just 10 minutes drive from Sligo town. Here you will soak up stunning scenery and breathe in fresh Atlantic air. This is the place where Yeats and his siblings used to spend their summers. Jack has painted many beautiful scenes from here. Ships would have…

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Celebrating Yeats Day in Helsinki Finland

June 13, 2015 @ 2:00 pm
Molly Malone’s Irish bar, Kaisaniemenkatu 1
Helsinki, Finland
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Free

To mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of Ireland’s celebrated poet, W.B. Yeats, the Finnish- Irish Society, supported by the Embassy of Ireland, presents two exciting events: a performance by Irish actor and long-time resident in the Irish community, Frank Boyle, based on the life and works of Yeats and the launch of an original digital sculpture of Yeats by local Irish artist David Flood. Where: Molly Malone’s Irish bar (upstairs), Kaisaniemenkatu 1, Helsinki When: 13 June 2015 at…

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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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St Angela’s College – Prize Giving Ceremony – Sligo

June 13, 2015 @ 3:00 pm
creative yeats

St Angela's College Creative Yeats National Secondary School Competition - Prize giving ceremony Yeats Memorial Building 3pm Further details on the Competition are available HERE  

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W B Yeats 150th Celebration at Carnegie Arts Centre Kenmare

June 13, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
Carnegie Arts Centre Kenmare, Kenmare
Kerry, Ireland
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Saturday 13th June 2015 @ 7pm Tickets: €10 - includes Tea & Coffee A celebration of the life and works of W B Yeats Further Information from Carnegie Arts Centre Kenmare  

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Yeats & Joyce in Music, Poetry and Story

June 13, 2015 @ 7:30 pm
The James Joyce Centre Dublin, 35 North Great George's Stree
Dublin 1, Ireland
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To mark the 150th anniversary of Yeats’ birth, the James Joyce Centre is very pleased to present this special evening celebrating the lives and works of two giants of modern Irish literature. Yeats was one of Joyce’s earliest supporters and Joyce in turn acknowledged Yeats as among the greatest of modern poets. They each plotted their own course and established themselves as the leading voices of their generations at a time of great change in Ireland, but theirs was a…

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Poetry Programme Yeats Special

June 13, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The final episode of this season of the Poetry Programme on RTÉ Radio One celebrates the work of WB Yeats on the day of the 150th anniversary of his birth (13 June 1865). Professor Nicholas Grene of TCD and Dr Lucy Collins of UCD discuss his work and reputation with the programme’s presenter, Rick O’Shea. Members of a long-running Poetry Society read and discuss his work, poet Martin Dyar chooses a favourite poem, and we end with a reading of…

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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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The Model Family Day Sligo

June 14, 2015 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
The Model, The Mall
Sligop, Sligo Ireland
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Free

The Model is holding a very special Yeatsian themed Family Day in association with Yeats Day, the LilyLolly Craftfest and Só Sligo

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‘Seatrails’ WB inspired trail for Yeats2015 Sligo.

June 14, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Rosses Point Sligo, Ireland

Sligo company Seatrails is offering visitors to Sligo a very special WB inspired trail for Yeats2015. On this short guided walk with marine archaeologist Auriel Robinson you will visit pretty Rosses Point, a small, historic, maritime village just 10 minutes drive from Sligo town. Here you will soak up stunning scenery and breathe in fresh Atlantic air. This is the place where Yeats and his siblings used to spend their summers. Jack has painted many beautiful scenes from here. Ships would have…

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Yeats and Coole – A Guided Walk

June 14, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Coole Park, Coole Nature Reserve
Gort, Galway Ireland
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Coole Park

Coole Park, in the early 20th century, was the centre of the Irish Literary Revival. William Butler Yeats, George Bernard Shaw, John Millington Synge and Sean O' Casey all came to experience its magic. They and many others carved their initials on the Autograph Tree, an old Copper beech still standing in the walled garden today.

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WB Yeats Poems on the Underground, London

June 15, 2015 - July 13, 2015
Unnamed Venue Lodon, United Kingdom + Google Map

A new set of Poems on the Underground will be posted in tube cars for four weeks from June 15th. The six poems continue our year-long celebration of the 150th anniversary of the great Irish poet W B Yeats, with one of his best-loved early poems, ‘When You Are Old’, reflecting his lifelong love of the actress Maud Gonne. As part of our related display of Irish poetry, we are also featuring ‘Had I not been awake’, the opening poem…

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Felt Workshop with Brigitta Varadi

June 16, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Ballymote Community Library, Ballymote
Sligo, Ireland
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Felt Workshop for adults with artist Brigitta Varadi, places limited to 12 people.

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Embassy event to celebrate Bloomsday & Yeatsday, 16 June

June 16, 2015 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Dupont Circle Washington DC, + Google Map
Free

On Tuesday 16 June, the Embassy of Ireland will host a public lunchtime event at Dupont Circle to celebrate two of Ireland’s greatest writers, W.B. Yeats and James Joyce.   The open air concert will take place from 12.30 to 1.30pm featuring music and readings from the works of both Joyce and Yeats. Bloomsday, on 16 June, is celebrated in Dublin and around the world each year. It marks the date, 16 June 1904, on which James Joyce’s literary masterpiece Ulysses…

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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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Puppet making workshop for children with Recreate

June 19, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Lisadell Centre & Church, Lissadell
Sligo, Ireland
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Creative Puppet Making Workshop with Anna Vahey.

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Puppet making workshop with Marilyn Reilly

June 19, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ballymote Community Library, Ballymote
Sligo, Ireland
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School children’s mixed media puppet making workshop with artist Marilyn Reilly.

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Embellish, Embroider and Re-Invent Workshop with Sara O’Hara

June 20, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Lisadell Centre & Church, Lissadell
Sligo, Ireland
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Embellish, Embroider andRe-Invent Workshop with Sara O’Hara. Learn or practice your fine sewing skills to Upcycle and embellish a favourite garment.

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Knit, Wrap and Bind Workshop with Lesley Stothers

June 20, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Lisadell Centre & Church, Lissadell
Sligo, Ireland
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Knit, Wrap and Bind Workshop with Lesley Stothers. Bring a personal object and some treasured odds and ends to embellish. Create 2D-3D sculptural piece using textile techniques with wire.

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Puppet Making with Marilyn Reilly and Marcella Ferguson

June 20, 2015 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Lissadell House, Carney
Sligo, Ireland
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Puppet Making with Marilyn Reilly and Marcella Ferguson at Lissadell House

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Yeats Inspired Watercolours Workshop at Lissadell House

June 20, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Lissadell House, Carney
Sligo, Ireland
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Lissadell House

The workshop in Lissadell House courtyard is themed on the Watercolour books written By Elisabeth Yeats

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Watercolours with Fiona Gillan

June 20, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Lissadell House, Carney
Sligo, Ireland
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Watercolours with Fiona Gillan. The workshop is themed on the Watercolour books written By Elisabeth Yeats.

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Letterpress Workshop with Mary Plunkett

June 20, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Hamilton Gallery, 4 Castle Street
Sligo, Sligo Ireland
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Free

Designer and Letterpress Printmaker, Mary Plunkett will instruct a small group of participants to set and print a piece of text. Each participant will get a chance to 'pull a print' and take it away as a keepsake.

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Walking tour: W.B. Yeats’ Howth with historian Pat Liddy

June 20, 2015 @ 2:30 pm
Howth, Howth
Dublin, Ireland
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Saturday 20th June at 2.30pm Meeting at Howth DART Station William Butler Yeats spent some of his early years in Howth, living in a house above the cliffs on the Balscadden Road.  Join local historian Pat Liddy and Minister of State for Culture Aodhán Ó Ríordáin on a walking tour of Yeats’ Howth, followed by a cup of cocoa (Yeats’ favourite) and readings from his works at 3.30pm in Wright’s Findlater.   Hosted by Minister of State Aodhán Ó Ríordáin…

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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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Land of Heart’s Desire: a W.B. Yeats walk with C.L. Dallat

June 21, 2015 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Ravenscourt Park Tube Station, West Hammersmith
London, United Kingdom
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Poet and critic Cahal Dallat, who has lectured on Yeats for the Poetry Society, at the Yeats International Summer School in Sligo, and for the W.B. Yeats Society of New York at NYU, walks the walk and talks the literary talk. Sublimely inspired, poets nonetheless need a world of publishing, poetry groups, and literary connections in which to develop. Join our Sunday stroll (2.30-5 pm, starts Ravenscourt Pk Tube, ends Turnham Grn Tube) by way of Upper Mall, Old Chiswick Churchyard…

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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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July 2015

Yeats Poetry in Krakow

July 1, 2015 - July 31, 2015
Braka Street Krakow, Poland + Google Map

Yeats poem which were projected onto a wall on Bracka Street in the centre of Krakow for the month of July. This is part of a poetry project run by Krakow UNESCO City of Literature in partnership with all the UNESCO Cities of Literature. This was Dublin's contribution.

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The Lady Gregory Yeats Heritage Trail

July 5, 2015 - September 30, 2015

The Lady Gregory Yeats Trail incorporates historical sites between the towns of Loughrea and Gort associated with Lady Gregory and W.B.Yeats. These sites include St. Brendan's Cathedral, Woodville Walled Garden, Roxborough Gates, Killinane Graveyard, Thoor Ballylee, Kiltartan Museum, Coole Park and Kilmacduagh.

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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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Yeats on the High Seas

July 19, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sligo Sligo, Ireland + Google Map
Free

Celebrations for 150th birthday of WB Yeats will continue on the high seas in Sligo this weekend. A special event will be held as part of Yeats2015 on board the ’Spirit of Oysterhaven’ yacht on Sunday July 19th at 10am at Sligo Port. Yeats poetry will be performed on board this beautiful 70 Foot classic schooner which will berth at the pontoon over the weekend.  Members of public are being invited to attend this free event. Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann, which runs from August…

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“The Cat and The Moon” Animated Short Film

July 20, 2015
Rosses Workshop, Cleveragh Industrial Estate
Sligo,
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“The Cat and The Moon” This short animation was created by Service Users in R.S.W., Cleveragh Industrial Estate, Sligo in their Digital Media Class which was funded by The National Lottery in conjunction with tutor Ms. Marion Conboy to mark “Yeats 150th Birthday”. "RSW (Rosses Workshop )were delighted to celebrate  W.B. Yeats 150th birthday in RSW, Cleveragh Industrial Estate, Sligo on Monday 20th July, 2015 with Tánaiste Joan Burton and Senator Susan O’Keeffe.(Chair of Yeats 2015)   Service Users put on…

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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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Sligo Rowing Club Yeats Rowing Regatta

July 25, 2015
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Yeats Rowing Regatta on the Garavogue, Doorly Park.

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Recording of RTE’s Sunday Miscellany: Drumcliffe Church

July 25, 2015 @ 9:10 am - July 26, 2015 @ 10:00 am

Sunday Miscellany Its new radio essays and occasional poetry followed by complementary music capture our times, passions and curiosities. The contributor led content is selected from open submission and commissioned writing presented by new voices and established names. Reportage, appreciations, memory pieces, poetry, travel writing and personal accounts of events and happenings are the stuff of Sunday Miscellany. The programme is part of Sunday mornings since 1968. It is essential listening to thousands across Ireland and the world. Details of…

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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

Yeats 150 Walk (Fleadh Cheoil Sligo)

August 13, 2015 @ 2:30 pm
Unnamed Venue Sligo, Ireland + Google Map

13 August @ 2:30 pm In honour of the Yeats 150th birthday celebrations, this walk visits places in Sligo town associated with the Yeats family. Further Information from Fleadh Cheoil Sligo website

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September 2015

Beautiful Lofty Things: An evening with WB Yeats

September 12, 2015 @ 8:00 pm
National Concert Hall, Earlsfort Terrace
Dublin 2, Ireland
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yeats lofty things

Saturday 12 September, 8.00pm National Concert Hall, Dublin Tickets: €25/€30 (ticket bundle including "Poetry Ireland Review: A WB Yeats Special Issue" €36/€41) Celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of WB Yeats with a landmark event from the team that brought you Celebrating Seamus Heaney in 2014. Written and hosted by Roy Foster, one of the country’s best-known historians and author of an acclaimed two-volume biography of WB Yeats, Beautiful Lofty Things will illuminate both well-known and more surprising aspects…

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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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Coole Park

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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WB Yeats: The Last Romantic, conference in Malta

September 28, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
University of Malta, Msida MSD 2080,
Malta, Malta
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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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A Celebration of the Life of W. B. Yeats at l’Université de Lausanne

October 5, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 6:30 pm
University of Lausanne, 1015 Lausanne
Lausanne, Switzerland
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Workshops, guest lectures, concert and apéritif for the opening of the William B. Yeats exhibition Lundi 5 octobre 2015 (14h00 - 18h30)  -  Grange de Dorigny UNIL - Dorigny Program 14h: Introductions - Dr Patricia Ronan, Prof Rachel Falconer, Dr Roelof Overmeer (University of Lausanne) 14h30: Reading workshops - Led by Prof Simon Swift (Geneva), Dr Ronan, Dr Overmeer, Prof Falconer, Rachel Nisbet and Philip Lindholm (Lausanne); participants will discuss and analyse a selection of poems by W. B. Yeats…

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‘Dance Like a Wave of the Sea’ – Yeats on the Metro in Shanghai

October 31, 2015 - December 18, 2015
Shanghai Metro Shanghai, China + Google Map

A Yeats2015 exhibition commenced On the Metro in Shanghai, running from 31 October-18 December organised by the Consul General in partnership with the Shanghai Metro and the Shanghai People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries. Entitled “Dance Like a Wave of the Sea / 舞 动 波 涛” - a line from The Fiddler at Dooney - it features quotes in Chinese and English from six of Yeats’s best known poems in China, along with information on his life and work.…

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November 2015

JAPAN The Influence of Japan on WB Yeats 10-12 November

November 10, 2015 - November 12, 2015
Ireland + Google Map

10 November 2015 A Skein Unwound A contemporary performance inspired by Yeats Trevor Knight (composer), Alice Maher (visual artist) & Gyohei Zaitsu (butoh dancer) The Model 11 November 2015 Yeats & Noh Hone-no-yume: Japanese opera based on W.B. Yeats The Dreaming of the Bones Video (subtitled in English) & Commentary Masaru Sekine (Director) & Noriko Kawahashi (Producer) The Factory Performance Space 12 November 2015 Japan for Sligo via Yeats & Fenollosa Multimedia exploration of links between the Yeats family, Sligo…

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Yeats & Noh @ The Factory Performance Space

November 11, 2015 @ 8:00 pm

Yeats & Noh  Hone-no-yume: Japanese opera based on W.B. Yeats The Dreaming of the Bones Video (subtitled in English) & Commentary Masaru Sekine (Director) & Noriko Kawahashi (Producer) The Factory Performance Space Hone-no-yume: Japanese opera based on W.B. Yeats The Dreaming of the Bones Video (subtitled in English) & Commentary Masaru Sekine (Director) & Noriko Kawahashi (Producer)  

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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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‘When You Are Old’ Poetry Concert in China

November 22, 2015

The Embassy of Ireland in Beijing and A Poem for You celebrate Yeats2015 in China. On November 22, the Embassy of Ireland and Poem for You jointly organised a poetry concert entitled ‘When You Are Old’ which was held at the brand new Tianqiao Performing Arts Centre in Beijing. An audience of over 1,000 people attended the ticketed event and over 50,000 people accessed online coverage on the organisation’s Wechat platform which included videos recorded at the event. Before the concert…

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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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December 2015

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

December 2, 2015
Unnamed Venue Dublin, Ireland + Google Map

“The Fiddler of Dooney” and “Sailing to Byzantium” on DART and Commuter services during November and December. 

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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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Launch of Abbey Theatre Minute Books from years 1904-1939 online

December 14, 2015 @ 12:30 pm
Abbey Theatre Bar, 26 Lower Abbey Street
Dublin, Ireland
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Launch of Abbey Theatre Minute Books from years 1904-1939 online  - the first digitised content from the Abbey Theatre/NUI Galway Digital Archive Partnership. Date: Monday, 14 December 2015 Time: 12.30 pm Venue: Abbey Theatre Bar, 26 Lower Abbey Street, Dublin 1 Previously unseen, seven Abbey Theatre minute books from the period 1904 to 1939 will be available to view online from next Monday, 14 December. This is the first digitised material to be published from the Abbey Theatre/NUI Galway Digital…

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UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland, WB Yeats ‘When You are Old’

December 18, 2015
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William Butler Yeats is one of the most renowned Irish poets in China.His popular poetry “When you are old ” is translated into Chinese and often quoted when people want to express the sacred and deep love. Please enjoy the moving song composed out of the poetry “When you are old” at this Friday night. https://www.facebook.com/ucdcii/videos/536836376479484/ Find out more at UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland Facebook Page    Courtesy of  UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland

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