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June 2015

“Down by the Salley Gardens” in Tawang, North East India.

June 9, 2015
Unnamed Venue Tawang, India + Google Map

"Down by the Salley Gardens" sung by Manjushree Vidyapith, School and Orphanage Tawang, North East India. Class 8 - English poetry lesson  with Grainne Ni Fhoighil.   Posted by Grainne Ni Fhoighil on Tuesday, June 9, 2015 April 2015. with Grainne Ni Fhoighil. Manjushree Vidyapith,  View Video HERE

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Singapore Exhibition – The Life and Works of WB Yeats

June 10, 2015
LASALLE College of the Arts, 1 McNally Street, Singapore 187940 187940 Singapore + Google Map
Free

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

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In the Deep Heart’s Core – Chief O’Neill’s Pub, Chicago

June 10, 2015 @ 8:00 pm
Chief O’Neill’s Pub, 3471 N Elston Ave
Chicago, IL 60618, IL United States
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In the Deep Heart’s Core” at Chief O'Neill's Pub, Chicago on June 10.

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Celebrate Yeats at The Linen Hall Library, Belfast

June 11, 2015 @ 6:00 pm
Linen Hall Library, 17 Donegall Square North
Belfast, BT1 5GB United Kingdom
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yeats pavilion

To mark the 150th anniversary of WB Yeats’ birth, join us as we present a smorgasbord of the Nobel prizewinning poet’s work in recital, anecdote and in a variety of musical settings by harpists Marie and Ursula Burns. Featuring Roma Tomelty, Centre Stage Youth Theatre, Eugene Dunphy and more. Further Information from Linen Hall Library Belfast

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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 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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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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Singapore Exhibition – The Life and Works of WB Yeats

June 12, 2015
LASALLE College of the Arts, 1 McNally Street, Singapore 187940 187940 Singapore + Google Map
Free

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

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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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Candlelit Salon at The Model Yeats Day 2015 – Sligo

June 12, 2015 @ 9:00 pm
The Model, The Mall
Sligop, Sligo Ireland
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12th June at 9pm

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Dawn to Dusk Yeats – Sligo

June 13, 2015
Digital Hub, Stephen Street
Sligo, Ireland
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Free

Sligo Drama Circle’s marathon of Yeats

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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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WB Yeats Poetry Prize for Australia

June 13, 2015
State Library of Victoria, 328 Swanston Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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WB Yeats Poetry Prize for Australia at The State Library of Victoria, Melbourne, on Yeats Day June 13

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Singapore Exhibition – The Life and Works of WB Yeats

June 13, 2015
LASALLE College of the Arts, 1 McNally Street, Singapore 187940 187940 Singapore + Google Map
Free

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

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Yeats Day Celebrations at Sandymount Green

June 13, 2015
Sandymount Green, Sandymount Green
Dublin, Dublin D4 Ireland
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Free
Sandymount Yeats

The Love Story of Maud Gonne & WB Yeats, Saturday 13th June at 11.30am, Sandymount Green, Dublin

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Yeats Day Poetry Train, Dublin to Sligo

June 13, 2015 @ 11:00 am
Ireland + Google Map
Free
Poetry Train

The Poetry Train will leave Connolly Station in Dublin for Sligo at 11am on Yeats Day. Passengers will be able to enjoy some of the poet's finest work on their journey.

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Of Clay and Wattles Made at London Festival of Architecture

June 13, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Vision Olympia, Central Hammersmith
London, W14 8UX United Kingdom
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Of Clay and Wattles Made . Saturday 13th June, 11.00am To coincide with the poet’s 150th birthday, architects read selected works by WB Yeats. In association with the British Council. Booking: design.britishcouncil.org Venue: Vision Olympia Central Hammersmith Road Kensington London, W14 8UX. View full programme at London Festival of Architecture  

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Yeats Choral Poetry – Sligo

June 13, 2015 @ 12:00 pm
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Free

Yeats Choral Poetry. Children from Eily Kilgannon School of Drama and Anne Carton Creche perform Yeats’ poetry at Sligo County Library, 12noon.

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Will & Jack’s Tent of Tales – Sligo

June 13, 2015 @ 12:00 pm
The Hamilton Gallery, 4 Castle Street
Sligo, Sligo Ireland
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Free

Will & Jack’s Tent of Tales The Hamilton Gallery, 12 Noon Join the Yeats’ brothers William & Jack who will entertain us with stories of beauty and magic for the young and young at heart. Drawing inspiration from the work of WB Yeats, performer John Carty and illustrator Wayne O’Connor have created a delightful interactive storytelling experience for children 5+. Further information from The Hamilton Gallery  

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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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Yeats Birthday celebration: Celebrate the birthday at NLI!

June 13, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street
Dublin 2, Ireland
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Free

Saturday 13 June, 2-5pm 2 – 4pm: Music in the front hall with Denise Kelly- McDonnell harp, Ellen Cranitch flute, Jane Hughes cello. Niall MacMonagle will introduce a selection of Yeats’s poems read by students from the Poetry Aloud competition. Follow the Yeats trail to find the places in the library that are associated with the poet. 4.00pm: ‘The Poet and the Library: Yeats and the National Library of Ireland’ – this short talk by Katherine McSharry of the NLI explores Yeats's links with the National Library. Visit the…

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Yeats Pop-up Poetry – Sligo

June 13, 2015 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Sligo Sligo, Ireland + Google Map

Yeats Pop-up Poetry.Poetry readings will take place at various venues.

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Poetry at Drumcliffe Church – Sligo

June 13, 2015 @ 4:00 pm
Drumcliffe Graveyard, Drumcliffe Sligo Ireland + Google Map
Free

Feis Yeats Cup winners and local poets gather to read poetry, at Yeats’ grave, Drumcliffe.

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Songs from the Swans at Coole at The Pavilion Theatre Dun Laoghaire

June 13, 2015 @ 8:00 pm
Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire
Dublin,
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yeats pavilion

To mark the 150th Birthday of W.B. Yeats in 2015, Michael Scott has composed a new song cycle exploring his poetry focusing on the development of the Irish state and his unrequited love for Maude Gonne. Poems include Innisfree, Sailing to Byzantium, When You are Old, The Sorrow of Love, No Second Troy, September 1913. Deirdre Donnelly and Des Cave will read a selection of poetry and singers Yvonne Brennan (Soprano) and Anthony Norton (Tenor) will sing the new musical…

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Graz Austria, An Evening of Poetry, Song and Music.

June 13, 2015 @ 8:00 pm
Universalmuseum Joanneum, Paulustorgasse 13a
8010 Graz, Austria
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An evening of music, song, poetry and anecdote, to celebrate the 150th birthday of WB Yeats. This 90 minute original production, “The Poet and The Harper: Turlough O Carolan and WB Yeats” presented by Tale of the Gael (Ireland) looks at the lives and works of W.B. Yeats (1865-1939) and Turlough O’Carolan, Irish harper (1670-1738) Catherine Rhatigan harp, Dave Aebli bouzouki/ bass, Robert Tobin flute/whistle, Deirdre Starr voice, John Tuohy uilleann pipes. After the concert, guests are invited to raise…

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Singapore Exhibition – The Life and Works of WB Yeats

June 14, 2015
LASALLE College of the Arts, 1 McNally Street, Singapore 187940 187940 Singapore + Google Map
Free
LASALLE College of Arts

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

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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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Bloomsday at Yeats Day – Sligo

June 14, 2015 @ 2:00 pm
Yeats Memorial Building, Douglas Hyde Bridge
Sligo, Ireland
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Free

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

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

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London Poet Laureate to read at Kiltartan Gregory Museum

June 15, 2015 @ 3:00 pm
Kiltartan Gregory Museum, Kiltartan Cross
Gort, Co. Galway Ireland
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To  mark Yeats 2015 Young Poet Laureate for London, Aisling Fahey, will read at Kiltartan Gregory Museum on Sunday June 15th at 3pm. All welcome to attend. For Information on Aisling Fahy visit www.spreadtheword.org.uk Organised by Kiltartan Gregory Cultural Soc. Kiltartan Gregory Museum , Kiltartan Cross, Gort, Co Galway. Tel 091632346/0868252164

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Songs of Joyce and Yeats Washington DC

June 15, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
First Congregational UCC Church, 945 G St NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20001,
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$20.00

John Feeley, Irish classical guitarist, and Fran O’Rourke, singer and Associate Professor of Philosophy at University College Dublin, perform Irish songs with a James Joyce and William Butler Yeats connection. John Feeley and Fran O'Rourke will perform songs of Joyce and Yeats Monday, June 15 @ 7pm First Congregational United Church of Christ 945 G Street NW, Washington, DC Purchase tickets.

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Berlin – Yeats Day/Bloomsday Celebration

June 16, 2015
Embassy of Ireland, Berlin, Embassy of Ireland Jägerstraße 51 10117 Berlin
Berlin, Germany
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Free
Bloomsday

The Embassy’s Bloomsday Celebration will include a reading of Yeats’ poetry to mark Yeats Day.

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Songs From The Swans At Coole (Draiocht)

June 16, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Draiocht, The Blanchardstown Centre
Dublin, Ireland
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This new cycle of songs featuring the poetry of WB Yeats has been composed by Michael Scott to mark Yeats 150th Birthday in 2015.

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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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Yeats 150th Birthday and Bloomsday Celebrations Texas

June 16, 2015 @ 6:00 pm
Angela’s at the Crosswalk, Plano
Texas, United States
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Angela's at the Crosswalk in Plano Texas 6pm Special Yeats 150th birthday and Bloomsday celebration in Dallas, TX area today. Great literature readings of the works of W.B Yeats and James Joyce's Ulysses, along with great songs and music by Innsfall, and wonderful food and drink specials. Further information at Celtic Events Dallas Facebook Page

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Museum of Literature Warsaw, An Evening of Poetry

June 16, 2015 @ 6:00 pm
Museum of Literature, rynek Starego Miasta 20
Warsaw, Poland
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Free
yeats pavilion

Tuesday, June 16 at 18.00 - The Museum of Literature, Warsaw An evening of poetry of William Butler Yeats prepared in cooperation with the Embassy of Ireland. Museum of Literature at the Old Town Square 20 in Warsaw. Free entry. Further Information from Museum of Literature Warsaw 

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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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Tread Softly: Favourite Poems in Celebration of WB Yeats with Fergal Keane

June 17, 2015 @ 8:00 pm
St Michael & All Angels Church, Barth Road, Chiswick
London W4 1TX, United Kingdom
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Favourite Poems in Celebration of WB Yeats with Fergal Keane.

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Songs from the Swans At Coole -Town Hall Theatre Galway

June 18, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Town Hall Theatre Galway, 1 Courthouse Square
Galway, Co. Galway Ireland
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A new musical setting for a series of songs/poems by W.B. Yeats. Town Hall theatre, Galway, June 18th at 8.00pm.

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‘Sojourn The Sneak Preview’ an Evening of Poetry & Film

June 18, 2015 @ 8:00 pm
Tullamore Library, O Connor Square, Tullamore
Offaly, Ireland
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We would like to invite you to an evening of poetry and film inspired by WB Yeats, in celebration of his 150th birthday. This event will feature a sneak preview of Offaly filmmaker Paddy Slattery's film Sojourn. Sojourn is a visual, musical and poetic meditation, about a writer named Aedh (Tristan Heanue) who finds a new muse. Her name is Aislinn (Nichola MacEvilly); a beautiful, playful and mischievous distraction. He falls in love and falls hard but with his routine…

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St Michael’s Irish Centre Liverpool: A Celebration of the 150th Anniversary of W.B. Yeats

June 19, 2015 @ 8:00 pm
St Michael’s Irish Centre, 6 Boundary Lane
Liverpool, L6 5JG United Kingdom
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An Evening of Poetry & Song at St Michael's Irish Centre - June 19th at 8pm A Celebration of the 150th Anniversary of W.B. Yeats An evening of songs, poetry and readings Limited number so booking essential Further Information from St Michael's Irish Centre, Liverpool

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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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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 – The Cúchulainn Cycle 5 Plays

June 22, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - June 26, 2015 @ 6:00 pm
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Free

Blue Raincoat Theatre Company - The Cúchulainn Cycle 5 Plays Monday 22 June - Friday 26 June 6pm - Hargadon’s Pub A number of Yeats's plays focus on legendary Irish folk hero Cúchulainn, renowned for his heroism. The ‘hound of Cullan’ triumphed over several armies in his short life, before he eventually martyred himself, bound to a stone with his face to his enemies. Yeats's Cúchulainn Cycle is five plays - At the Hawk's Well, The Green Helmet, On Baile's Strand, The Only Jealousy…

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Songs from the Swans at Coole at NLI

June 24, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street
Dublin 2, Ireland
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Wednesday 24 June, 7pm Artistic Director of the City Theatre Dublin, Michael Scott, presents his recently composed new song cycle exploring the poetry of Yeats focusing on the development of the Irish State and his unrequited love for Maude Gonne. Deirdre Donnelly and Des Cave will read a selection of poetry and singers Kathleen Tynan (Soprano) and Anthony Norton (Tenor) will sing the new musical settings of selected poems in an operatic and classical style with a traditional Irish ‘orchestra’. Tickets €20. Book at: https://civictheatre.ticketsolve.com/shows/873533945/events?show_id=873533945 Further Information from…

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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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Free

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 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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“The Cat and The Moon” Animated Short Film

July 20, 2015
Rosses Workshop, Cleveragh Industrial Estate
Sligo,
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Free

“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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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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Harp Festival of Moons (July – The Blue Moon)

July 31, 2015 @ 8:30 pm
St. Columba’s Church, Drumcliffe
Sligo, Sligo Ireland
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Friday 31st  July, 2015 Harp Festival of Moons (July – The Blue  Moon) Time: 8.30 pm St. Columba’s Church, Drumcliffe Friday, July 31st is the second full moon in July. Normally, there is a full moon once a month, when there are two in a month, this is a ‘blue moon’ hence the saying, once in a blue moon. The next blue moon is in 2018. Interestingly, the blue moon for 2015, Yeats’ 150th birthday year falls during the Yeats…

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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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National Library of Australia Celebrating 150 Years of WB Yeats

August 2, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
National Library of Australia, Parkes Place
Sydney, ACT 2600 Australia
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An afternoon of poetry and song to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Irish poet William Butler Yeats. MC for the afternoon will be Professor Ronan McDonald, Director of the Global Irish Studies Centre UNSW and the Australian Ireland Fund Chair in Modern Irish Studies, who will contextualise the works performed. Presented by The Friends of the National Library of Australia Inc, in association with the Friends of Ireland and the Embassy of Ireland Enquiries: 02 6262 1698 or…

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“In the Deep Heart’s Core” at The Model Sligo

August 5, 2015 @ 1:00 pm
The Model, The Mall
Sligop, Sligo Ireland
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"In the Deep Heart's Core: A Mystic Cabaret" "Celebrate the marriage of great poetry, great music, storytelling. . . "In the Deep Heart's Core."  Described by Hedy Weiss of the Chicago Sun-Times as ". . . A rapturous weave of the irresistible sounds of Irish music and the steely but lyrical magic that animates the words of one of Ireland's most celebrated poets, W. B. Yeats," this cycle of songs and spoken pieces by Joseph Sobol from the verses and…

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Pádraig Meehan: W. B. Yeats & the Mythic Landscapes of County Sligo

August 5, 2015 @ 7:30 pm
Factory Performance Space, Lower Quay Street
Sligo, Ireland
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He knew the Place Well W. B. Yeats & the Mythic Landscapes of County Sligo A multi-media based presentation involving spoken word, music and visuals. It is an exploration of the influence of mythic Sligo on the work of the Irish poet William Butler Yeats. Composer, lyricist, researcher and tour guide Pádraig Meehan organises performance-archaeology, art and music events. His research has been presented in academic journals and popular publications. Illustration by Domhnal Bric Wednesday 5 August 7:30: bookings blueraincoat.com | 071 9170431

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“In the Deep Heart’s Core: A Mystic Cabaret” at Thoor Ballylee

August 9, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Thoor Ballylee, Gort Galway Ireland + Google Map
Yeats NYC

Joseph Sobol Kathy Cowan Conceived, Composed, Scripted, and Directed by Joseph Sobol “In the Deep Heart’s Core: A Mystic Cabaret” From the Works of W. B. Yeats At once a poet’s autobiography, a theatrical song cycle, and a journey through the romantic imagination and the national soul of Ireland, “In the Deep Heart’s Core” follows the life of the Celtic visionary poet and activist William Butler Yeats, moving through dreams and heartbreaks toward ultimate spiritual triumph. “In the Deep Heart's…

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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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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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W.B Yeats – A Tribute – Ryans, Friary St, Kilkenny

August 13, 2015
Ryans, Friary Street
Kilkenny, Ireland
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W.B Yeats - A Tribute - Ryans,Friary St.Kilkenny - 13.Aug.2015.(4)

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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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I Am Of Ireland: WB Yeats London Event

August 20, 2015 @ 7:30 pm
London Irish Centre, 50-52 Camden Square,
London NW1 9XB, United Kingdom
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On 20th August 2015, the Irish community in London will gather at the London Irish Centre to celebrate the 150 birth anniversary of WB Yeats. The event, organised by Orna Ross in partnership with the London Irish Centre will focus on the question of what it means to be Irish — especially when one lives away from Ireland, as did Yeats, a long-time Londoner.  More than any other writer, WB Yeats established the idea of Ireland as an internal, magical imaginative space, a refuge…

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Harp Festival of Moons (August – The Lightening Moon)

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

Harp Festival of Moons (August – The Lightening Moon)

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September 2015

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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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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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 Yeats International Literary Residency 2015

September 18, 2015 @ 9:00 am - October 11, 2015 @ 9:00 pm
Kultivera Residency, Västrajärnvägsgatan 13
Tranås, Sweden,
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2015, it is one hundred and fifty years ago Ireland's most internationally known poet, WB Yeats was born. In celebration of this Literature Centre Tranås with Write4word and Wexford Arts Centre as part of the Coracle Europe partnership have organised an international literary residence in his honour.

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Celebrating Yeats at Shorelines Arts Festival 2015, Portumna, Co. Galway

September 20, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Irish Workhouse Centre Portumna, Co. Galway,
€10 - €15

2015 is the 150th anniversary of WB Yeats birth. To celebrate, Shorelines Arts Festival, Portumna, Co. Galway, a niche arts festival in the midlands, is hosting events focused on his life and work. On Sunday, September 20th, the festival will host two events; a talk entitled 'Yeats, the love poet' with the poet and scholar Bernard O'Donoghue and a play entitled 'The Muse and Mister Yeats' presented by the Curlew Theatre Company, both in the atmospheric surrounds of the Irish…

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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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An Evening with Irish poet WB Yeats in Zurich

September 25, 2015 @ 7:30 pm
Karl der Grosse Centre, Switzerland
Zurich, Switzerland
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Friday September 25th: Friends of Celtic Spirit and The Embassy of Ireland Berne present An Evening with Irish poet WB Yeats to celebrate the 150th year since his birth. Karl der Grosse Centre, Zurich at 19.30 The event is in English with German translations and features a presentation of song poetry and music by internationally popular Irish cultural group Tale of the Gael guest singer Deirdre Starr. Tickets 35 CHF Reservations: 044 2520918 info@irish-culture.ch  

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Down by the Salley Gardens

September 27, 2015 @ 1:10 pm - October 15, 2015 @ 2:00 pm
Saint Botolph’s Hall, St. Botolph without Bishopsgate, Bishopsgate, London EC2M 3TL
London,
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2015 marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of W.B. Yeats and Song in the City are celebrating with a series of free London concerts celebrating his legacy based around two of his most famous poems; Down by the Salley Gardens and Aedh Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven. For more information, please visit http://songinthecity.org/this-seasons-concerts/

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Celebrating Yeats, Afternoon Tea & Recital in Lausanne, Switzerland

September 27, 2015 @ 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm
CPO, multicultural and social center of Ouchy, Beau-Rivage 2
1006 Lausanne, Switzerland
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Relive the charm and elegance of a bygone age in Ireland with afternoon tea and home made cakes... followed by a recital of poetry and music  with Tale of the Gael to celebrate the 150th birthday year of Irish poet WB Yeats. Sunday, September 27th, in CPO Lausanne. Afternoon tea from 15.45 ( booking essential) Recital at 17.00 Afternoon Tea and recital: CHF 35 Recital only: CHF 20 Reservations: 021 6162672 /info@cpo-ouchy The event is supported by The Irish Embassy…

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Harp Festival of Moons (September – The Singing Moon)

September 28, 2015 @ 9:00 pm
Renvyle House, Connemara
Co. Galway,
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Harp Festival of Moons (September – The Singing Moon)

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October 2015

Carnival Ballyshannon celebrates WB Yeats

October 3, 2015 @ 7:30 pm
Unnamed Venue, Ballyshannon
Donegal, Ireland
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The Muse Of Yeats Weekend Festival at Rossnaree House

October 10, 2015 - October 11, 2015
Rossnaree House, Slane
Meath, Ireland
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The Muse Of Yeats weekend festival is on October 10 - 11 2015 at Rossnaree House, hosted by Aisling Law - the great granddaughter of Maud Gonne. The programme of events will include poetry readings, talks by Yeatsian scholars, artists and family members, theatre, music and a special exhibition of previously unseen artwork by Maud Gonne from the family's private collection and photographs of Maud Gonne and her daughter, Iseult. A dinner will be held on Saturday 10 October. Further…

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Down by the Salley Gardens

October 15, 2015 @ 1:10 pm - 2:00 pm
Saint Botolph’s Hall, St. Botolph without Bishopsgate, Bishopsgate, London EC2M 3TL
London,
Free

2015 marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of W.B. Yeats and Song in the City are celebrating with a series of free London concerts celebrating his legacy based around two of his most famous poems; Down by the Salley Gardens and Aedh Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven. For more information, please visit http://songinthecity.org/this-seasons-concerts/

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Manchester Literature Festival: True Harmony – Yeats at 150

October 15, 2015 @ 7:30 pm
Whitworth Art Gallery, Oxford Road
Manchester M15 6ER, United Kingdom
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15 October, 7.30pm. £10, Booking Essential At the 150th anniversary of the birth of WB Yeats, this event celebrates the great Irish poet’s interest in music, poetry and performance, whose high point may well have been his 1903 sell-out performance in The Whitworth, which led The Guardian to declare: ‘if we are ever to find a way back to a true harmony between music and poetry, it will almost certainly be by consulting the poet.’ Returning Yeats to the gallery, this one-off…

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WB Yeats celebration at University of Cyprus

October 19, 2015 @ 8:30 pm
University of Cyprus 1678 Nicosia, Cyprus + Google Map

Celebrating W.B. Yeats 150th anniversary Monday 19 October at 8.30 pm – University of Cyprus Axiothea Cultural Centre – Professor Dionysis Kapsalis The School of Modern Greek of UCY promotes Literature and the cultural heritage. Members of the teaching staff participate at the event commemorating to the Nobel Prize-winning Irish poet and playwright, who was one of the greatest literary figures of the 20th century. Yeats’s life and oeuvre will be presented by the renowned poet, translator and director of…

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The Poetry of W.B. Yeats @ Hatfield College

October 29, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Poetry of W.B. Yeats - Birley Room with Michael O'Neill and Stephen Regan Birley Room Hatfield College Thursday October 29th October 5 to 6pm

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November 2015

Yeats Poetry @ Irish Embassy Tallinn, Estonia

November 6, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
Irish Embassy Tallinn, Rahukohtu 4-II
10130 Tallinn, Estonia
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Carlow Writers’ Co-Operative – ‘A Response to Yeats’,

November 11, 2015 @ 7:30 pm
The George Bernard Shaw Theatre, Old Dublin Road,
Carlow, Ireland
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You are invited to join the Carlow Writers’ Co-Operative for their ‘A Response to Yeats’, an evening of poetry and story, accompanied by music, wine and cheese. The Co-Operative have worked with U.S. visitor to Carlow College in this first term, Pat Parks, in developing new work which responds to the themes and forms, preoccupations and obsessions of one of Ireland’s outstanding literary artists, in this anniversary year of William Butler Yeats' birth. Pat Parks is the retired Director of…

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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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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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‘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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Ireland Embassy Nigeria celebrates Yeats 150

November 26, 2015
Ireland Embassy Nigeria, Maitama
Abuja, Nigeria
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To mark 150 years since the birth of W.B. Yeats, Nigerian poet Dike Chukwumerije performed a reading of "The Lament of the Masks" by Christopher Okigbo in the Irish Embassy in Abuja in November 2015. The Lament of the Masks was first published in Nigeria to mark Yeats' centenary fifty years ago. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rcU5CqnCQHY

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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

Zegreb, Yeats Poetry Poetry reading to mark the 150th anniversary of W.B. Yeats.

December 1, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Café u dvorištu, Ulica Jurja Žerjavića 7/2, Zagreb,
Grad Zagreb, Croatia (Local Name: Hrvatska)
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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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Hong Kong Celebration of Yeats 150

December 3, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Consulate General of Ireland-20-F, 33 Des Voeux Road
Central Hing King , Hong Kong
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Thursday, 3 December 2015 from 19:00 to 21:00 (CST) - Consulate General of Ireland - 20F, 33 Des Voeux Road, Central Hong Kong HK 2015 marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of the Nobel Prize-winning Irish poet, William Butler Yeats. Events have been organized around the world to commemorate Yeats’ life and works. We hope you will join us on Thursday, 3 December in the new Consulate General premises on Des Voeux Road, for a celebratory & informal evening of…

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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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‘Yeats 2015 will be marked in Macau on 16th December

December 16, 2015 @ 6:30 pm
Irish Coffee House, 131 Rua de Coimbra Flores Macau MO Hong Kong + Google Map

‘Yeats 2015 will be marked in Macau on 16th December. The Consul General of Ireland & the British Honorary Consul will co-host an informal evening to mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of William Butler Yeats. We hope you will join us on Wednesday, 16  December in the Irish Coffee House in Taipa for an informal evening of poetry and song. Sincere thanks to Matthew of the University of Macau for working with us. Bring a friend or two…

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Celebration of Tagore-Yeats Friendship

December 18, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
Albert Campbell Library Auditorium, 496 Birchmount Rd,
Scarborough, , ON M1K 1N8, Canada
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On the occasion of 150th birth anniversary of the renowned poet Nobel Laureate W. B. Yeats, Bangladeshi Novels (An website of Bangladeshi novels) celebrates the friendship of poet Rabindranath Tagore and William Butler Yeats on 18 December 2015 at 7 pm at Albert Campbell Library Auditorium (496 Birchmount Rd, Scarborough, ON M1K 1N8, Canada). The program will include talks by eminent scholars, Tagore songs and recitation from Yeats’ poems. Find out more HERE

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Worldwide Recitation of The Lake Isle of Innisfree

December 19, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Ireland + Google Map
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Celebrate WB Yeats this Christmas. Join a worldwide recitation of The Lake Isle of Innisfree on 3pm, Saturday 19th December 2015 As part of the year-long international celebration of W.B. Yeats, Yeats2015 invites people around the world to recite one of his best-loved poems, The Lake Isle of Innisfree, at 3pm this Saturday 19th December. How to Get Involved: Upload an audio or video recording reading Yeats’ iconic poem to Soundcloud, YouTube or Vimeo or your preferred content hosting site.…

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Harp Festival of Moons (December – The Cold Moon)

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

Harp Festival of Moons (December – The Cold Moon)

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January 2016

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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