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June 2015

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

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

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

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Being Mrs Yeats by Aisling Foster

June 3, 2015 @ 6:30 pm
Europe House, 32 Smith Square
London , SW1P 3EU United Kingdom
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Free

A two-act play set in London and Majorca in 1936. Inspired by real events, this comedy drama explores what happens when the 70 year old poet, William Butler Yeats, a possessive lady friend and a charismatic holy man embark on a rest cure to the sun. The arrival of an avenging bi-polar actress adds madness to the mix, requiring George, Yeats’s wife, to race to the rescue. But with things falling so badly apart, can the centre hold? You are…

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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 Poetry And Place, Group Exhibition at the Hyde Bridge Gallery, Sligo

June 4, 2015 @ 10:00 am - June 27, 2015 @ 5:00 pm
Hyde Bridge Gallery, Yeats Memorial Building, Douglas Hyde Bridge
Sligo, Sligo Ireland

Yeats Poetry and Place 2 June to 11 June 2015 | Opening Tuesday 2 June The writing of WB Yeats, Ireland’s most celebrated poet, continues to inspire and influence a world-wide readership while artists have always found a rich vein to be mined in the breadth and beauty of his work. To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of WB Yeats, the Hyde Bridge gallery is giving its annual small works exhibition a Yeats focus. From an open call,  artists…

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Public tours: The Life and Work of William Butler Yeats at NLI

June 4, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street
Dublin, Ireland
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Free

The Life and Works of William Butler Yeats Exhibition on the first Thursday of each month from March - October 2015. As this year marks the 150th anniversary of the poet's birth in 1835, the tour will introduce the life and work of the poet. Tours will take place on March 5th, April 2nd, May 7th, June 4th, June 11th, June 18th, June 25th, July 2nd, August 6th, September 3rd, October 1st. Tours commence at 2pm. Booking is not required…

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‘In the Deep Heart’s Core’ at Stage Left Café Woodstock I.L.

June 4, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
Woodstock Opera House Stage Left, 125 West Van Buren Street
Woodstock IL 60098, United States
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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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Sol Art presents – ‘Crazy Jane’ Exhibition by Pádraic Reaney 

June 5, 2015 - June 18, 2015
Sol Art, 8 Dawson Street
Dublin 2, Ireland
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A solo exhibition of paintings and prints by Pádraic Reaney in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the birth of WB Yeats CRAZY JANE Sol Art presents ‘Crazy Jane’, an exhibition of paintings and prints by Pádraic Reaney based on poems WB Yeats wrote in his later years based on an eccentric old woman, ‘Crazy Jane’. In the poems Jane’s chance for love is ruined by an interfering bishop, who conspired to keep her and her lover Jack apart –…

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Yeats2015 at Borris House Festival of Writing and Ideas

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

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

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Textile Collective “Vivid Cloths” exhibition in Sligo

June 5, 2015 - June 26, 2015
Teach Bán Art Gallery, Drumcliffe
Sligo, Ireland
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Teach Bán Gallery, Drumcliffe, Sligo, from June 5th to June 26th Members of the public are invited to make their mark with the Textile Collective’s exhibition “Vivid Cloths”, an innovative mixed media exhibition celebrating in part the 150th anniversary of the birth of W.B. Yeats. “Vivid Cloths” -a textile art showcase, will run at Teach Bán Gallery, Drumcliffe, Sligo, from June 5th to June 26th. During the exhibition visitors to Teach Bán Gallery, are invited to bring their creative flair…

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Wearable Yeats!

June 5, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - July 4, 2015 @ 5:00 pm
Gort Library, Main Street
Gort, Galway Ireland
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Free

An exhibition of hand painted silk scarves by Renata Hochmanova, inspired by the imagery of Yeats' poetry. Venue: Gort Library, Queen St., Gort, Co. Galway Launch: 7pm Friday 5th June with Prosecco toast & birthday cake for W.B. Dates: 5th June - 4th July during library opening hours Contact: Eileen O'Connor (091) 631224 or gort@galwaylibrary.ie

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Yeats Celebrated in Poetry and Art at Loughrea, Galway

June 6, 2015 - June 20, 2015
River Art Supplies, Loughrea
Galway, Ireland
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Yeats 150th Anniversary Exhibition at River Art Supplies As part of the events marking the 150th anniversary of the birth of W.B.Yeats, River Art Supplies presents an exhibition of work by local artists examining the life, poetry and continued relevance of W.B Yeats. Yeats has been a major influence in the development of Irish culture from the inception of the state to the modern day and the Artwork exhibited investigates this continued importance. The exhibition explores the relevance of Yeats…

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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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Three Plays by W.B. Yeats in the New Theatre Temple Bar

June 8, 2015 - June 20, 2015
The New Theatre, Temple Bar
Dublin, Ireland
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Saints & Sinners by W.B. Yeats - Three Plays by W.B. Yeats The Pot of Broth, An Cat agus An Ghealach and Purgatory (The World Premiere of The Cat and the Moon in the Irish Language, translated by Gabriel Rosenstock) Presented by Mouth on Fire Theatre Company in association with Dublin UNESCO City of Literature Mouth on Fire and The New Theatre Jun 8th - Jun 20th @ 7.30pm Preview Mon 8th. Opens Tues 9th June Tickets: €15 (€12 conc. €10…

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YEATS: The Celebration at New York’s Irish Repertory Theatre

June 8, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
Unnamed Venue, 132 West 22nd Street
New York , NY 10011 United States
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sjp yeats

The Irish Rep’s 2015 gala, hosted by Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick, celebrates the 150th anniversary of the birth of W.B. Yeats, the Nobel Prize-winning poetic voice of Ireland and co-founder of the renowned Abbey Theatre. Special guests, including Gabriel Byrne, Terry Donnelly, Olympia Dukakis, Melissa Errico,Peter Gallagher, Colum McCann, Bridget Moynahan, Ciarán Sheehan, John Slattery, J. Smith-Cameron and more still to be announced, will perform readings, dance, and music capturing the incredible beauty, wit, and poignancy of Yeats’…

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“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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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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Druid Shakespeare at The Hawkswell

June 9, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - June 13, 2015 @ 2:00 pm
Hawk’s Well Theatre, Temple Street
Sligo, Sligo Ireland
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An epic story of war, family and the making of nations. DruidShakespeare is the story of three men who would be king. It spans decades, chronicles rebellion, breeds armies and witnesses the rise and fall of great men and those who dare oppose them.

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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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‘Abbey Theatre in New York: Yeats on Stage – Down Off His Stilts’

June 10, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
The Morgan Library & Museum, 225 Madison Avenue at 36th Street
New York, NY 10016 United States
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Wednesday, June 10, 7 p.m. In celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the birth of Nobel Prize-winner William Butler Yeats, hear readings and dramatic re-enactments from a selection of his most compelling plays, poems and letters, edited and compiled by former Abbey Theatre literary director Aideen Howard and performed by Alison McKenna, Ciaran O’Reilly and Fiana Toibin from the Abbey Theatre, the national theatre of Ireland. Down Off His Stilts provides insight into Yeats’s life and work during the period…

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The Life and Works of Yeats

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

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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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Shared Visions – The Model Collects – Sligo

June 11, 2015 @ 10:00 am - June 14, 2015 @ 6:00 pm
The Model, The Mall
Sligop, Sligo Ireland
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Free

Thurs June 11 to Sunday June 14, 10 am to 6pm. Sat June 13th Tour at 2pm

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Public tours: The Life and Work of William Butler Yeats at NLI

June 11, 2015 @ 2:00 pm
National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street
Dublin 2, Ireland

The Life and Works of William Butler Yeats Exhibition on the first Thursday of each month from March - October 2015. As this year marks the 150th anniversary of the poet's birth in 1835, the tour will introduce the life and work of the poet. Tours will take place on March 5th, April 2nd, May 7th, June 4th, June 11th, June 18th, June 25th, July 2nd, August 6th, September 3rd, October 1st. Tours commence at 2pm. Booking is not required…

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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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Yeats 2015 Event in Slovakia

June 11, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Zichy Palace, Ventúrska 9
811 01 Bratislava, Slovakia (Slovak Republic)
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Free

The Embassy of Ireland, Slovakia presents an evening of Irish Music, Poetry and Song

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Talk on WB Yeats in Gorey Library

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

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The Joseph Hassett Yeats Lecture at NLI

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

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Sligo Orpheus Choir Premiere Yeats Choral Piece – Sligo

June 11, 2015 @ 8:00 pm
Radisson Hotel Sligo, Ballincar
Sligo, Ireland
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Radisson Hotel, Sligo on June 11th

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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 in Japan

June 12, 2015 - June 14, 2015
Unnamed Venue, Japan
Japan, Japan
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Irish Nobel Prize-winning poet William Butler Yeats (1865-1939) believed that the finest verse was the kind that gives its readers the urge to read it out loud. What better way to celebrate the 150th anniversary of his birth then, than to hear his own verse recited in Tokyo? As part of worldwide celebrations, the TheatreX CAI in Tokyo is hosting a three-day festival during which some of Yeats’ works — those strongly influenced by Japanese noh theater — will be…

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‘The Magic Within’ Yeats Among Schoolchildren book launch

June 12, 2015
Sligo Education Centre, Ballinode
Sligo, Ireland
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Yeats Among Schoolchildren

The Magic Within, a new book by primary school children inspired by the poetry of W.B. Yeats, will launch on June 12th, at the Clarion Hotel Sligo the day before Yeats’ birthday . This publication is part of Yeats2015, a yearlong programme of arts and cultural events and one of Ireland’s official decade of commemorations events .   The “Yeats Among Schoolchildren” competition, supported by Yeats2015, The Department of Education & Skills and The Association of Teachers’ Education Centres in Ireland…

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Vienna – The Poet and the Harper

June 12, 2015
University of Vienna, Universitätsring 1, 1010 Wien, Austria
Vienna, Austria
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Free

Performance by Tale of the Gael, to be hosted by the Centre for Irish Studies at the University of Vienna.

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Lily Lolly Craftfest

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

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

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Yeats Day at Dalkey Book Festival

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

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

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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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Galway City Museum Yeats Exhibition

June 12, 2015 - September 30, 2015
Free

Galway City Museum is holding a special Yeats exhibition in the Museum’s foyer, which charts and celebrates Yeats’ extraordinary breadth, depth and legacy – spanning early and mid-life literature, his interest in mysticism, theatre and performing arts, his involvement with politics and the senate and concluding with poignant moments from his latter years. The Yeats2015 installation also features historical images, illustrations, and references of note in relation to Yeats’ life and work. For more information see http://www.galwaycitymuseum.ie/?]

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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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Yeats Day Talks at Pollexfen House Sligo

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

Pollexfen House, Fri June 12, 2pm

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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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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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No Crows at Sligo Abbey

June 12, 2015 @ 7:30 pm
The Abbey, Abbey Street
Sligo,
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Sligo Abbey, Fri June 12, 7.30pm

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Yeats2015 Architecture Competition – Sligo

June 12, 2015 @ 8:00 pm
The Lake Isle of Innisfree, Lough Gill
Sligo, Sligo Ireland
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Art, architecture and landscape combine in a prestigious international competition to celebrate Yeats' Lake Isle of Inisfree

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Yeats, Gregory & Martyn

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

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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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The Model ‘Entwined Memories’ – Sligo

June 13, 2015 - July 12, 2015
The Model, The Mall
Sligop, Sligo Ireland
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The Design & Crafts Council of Ireland will co-ordinate the 5th exhibition of textiles in conjunction with member organisations, Guilds Associations Networks and Societies.

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Intergenerational Arts Project – Window Textile Exhibition – Sligo

June 13, 2015 - July 23, 2015
Ballymote Community Library, Ballymote
Sligo, Ireland
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The participants of the Ballymote Intergenerational Arts Project, Colaiste Muire Secondary School & Ballymote Nursing Unit invite you to view their window exhibition of textile art.

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Primary Colours Mixed Media Children’s Exhibition – Sligo

June 13, 2015 - July 27, 2015
Hyde Bridge Gallery, Yeats Memorial Building, Douglas Hyde Bridge
Sligo, Sligo Ireland
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Primary Colours is an exciting children’s arts education programme developed around the primary school visual arts curriculum.

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Fall of the Dew Exhibition – Sligo

June 13, 2015 - June 27, 2015
Hyde Bridge Gallery, Yeats Memorial Building, Douglas Hyde Bridge
Sligo, Sligo Ireland
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Fall of the Dew Exhibition of artworks by artists & craft practitioners in the Northwest. The work is inspired by Susan and Elizabeth Yeats and their love of plants & flowers, organic motif, textiles and books.

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The light and the half light Exhibition – Sligo

June 13, 2015 - July 31, 2015
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The light and the half light based on WB Yeat’s poem Cloths of Heaven by textile artists Bernie Gallagher and Theresa Kelly.

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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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Lucan Library exhibition by Maria Kampyli.

June 13, 2015
Lucan Library Dublin, Ireland + Google Map

In celebration of Yeats' 150 birthday on 13 June this year, Lucan Library has put on an exhibition by Maria Kampyli. It explores the Indian, Persian, Japanese and Chinese influences on Yeats' work and his collaboration with thinkers from those countries. On view during library opening hours. All welcome to come in and discover something new about one of Ireland's best-loved poets.

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Psychic Lighthouse at The Model

June 13, 2015 - August 30, 2015
The Model, The Mall
Sligop, Sligo Ireland
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Yeats Model

On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of WB Yeats, The Model is delighted to present Psychic Lighthouse, an exhibition that takes his interest in the practice of magic and the quest for enlightenment as it’s point of departure. Psychic Lighthouse features the work of a number of Irish and international contemporary artists, who investigate ritual, spiritualism and occult practices – to question the boundary between the metaphysical and material worlds. As a poet Yeats used charged talismanic symbols and images,…

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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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Great Yeats Birthday Party at Lissadell House Sligo

June 13, 2015
Lissadell House, Carney
Sligo, Ireland
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Lissadell House

Lissadell House will celebrate Yeats Birthday with poetry, poetry recitations, writers, musicians, speakers, talks, recitals, music, discussions and dancing.

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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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Sandymount Yeats

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

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Luas celebrates #Yeats2015

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

Sharing thoughts with Elizabeth Yeats – Grainne Cuffe and Bettina Seitz – Sligo

June 13, 2015 - July 8, 2015
Blue Raincoat Theatre, The Factory Performance Space, Lower Quay Street,
Sligo, Sligo Ireland
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Gráinne Cuffe draws a tulip, showing drawing to finished etching in several stages. Using traditional etching methods she has produced a series of tulips, in limited editions. Describing her work as 'loosely botanical', Gráinne shares a love for the graphic qualities of the tulip with Elizabeth Yeats. Bettina Seitz reflects in her sculptures in resin and fiberglass on the art manuals Elementary Brushwork and Brushwork studies of flowers, fruit and animals by Elizabeth Corbet Yeats and her influence on the…

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Impressions and Portraits of WB Yeats – Invited Artists

June 13, 2015 - August 29, 2015
Factory Performance Space, Lower Quay Street
Sligo, Ireland
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Free

2015 marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of W.B. Yeats. In 2014, Hamilton Gallery approached over 100 of Ireland's leading and emerging contemporary artists with an invitation to create a 20x20cm canvas inspired by the work of the poet and his work. Accordingly Impressions and Portraits of W.B. Yeats exhibition is a prescient comprehensive artistic response to the work of one of our literary giants in the 75 years since his death. Through the works contributed the vibrant legacy…

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Yeats Anniversary Celebrations Seoul 2015

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

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

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Breakfast on Lough Gill – Sligo

June 13, 2015 @ 8:00 am
Lough Gill Sligo, Ireland + Google Map
Rose of Innisfree

A boat trip across Lough Gill to the Lake Isle of Inisfree casts off Yeats Day with music, poetry and breakfast on board.

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Yeats Day in Melbourne, Australia

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

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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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Yeats Day Poetry Train, Dublin to Sligo

June 13, 2015 @ 11:00 am
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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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The Living Statue – Sligo

June 13, 2015 @ 11:30 am
Ireland + Google Map
Free

Installation by students of IADT at the famous statue of WB Yeats at Ulster Bank, Stephen St.

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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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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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Angels in the Park at Centre Culturel Irlandais Paris

June 13, 2015 @ 12:30 pm
Centre Culturel Irlandais, 5, rue des Irlandais
75005 Paris, France
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In conjunction with Yeats2015, Shiva Productions presents Angels in the Park Written by Graham Stull, Catherine Barry, Oliver McQuillan, Colum Kavanagh, Peter Sheridan Directed by Aoibhinn Marie Gilroy With Rynagh O’Grady, Pádraig Murray, Joseph  Purcell, Michael O'Sullivan, Ste Murray,Muireann D'arcy, Polly Lloyd, Charleigh Bailey and Eamon Murray (music) In a busy city, full of busy strangers, sometimes a quiet park is the only refuge... An inspiring series of five 10-minute plays, set in a park have been penned by new and…

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A London literary walk in celebration of Yeats’s 150th anniversary

June 13, 2015 @ 1:00 pm
Outside Yeats’s London flat, 5 Woburn Walk, London WC1H, UK
London,
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Yeats London

IPSISSIMUS YEATS Irish poet Niall McDevitt continues his Yeats explorations by leading a Central London walk from Yeats’s bachelor pad in Euston to the only known pub he was willing to frequent, Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese in Fleet Street. Though Yeats wrote designer Irish poetry in which there is little or no glimpse of London – apart from the pejorative ‘pavements grey’ – he was an avid Londoner who depended on the city for his intellectual, artistic and spiritual development.…

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Portaits and Impressions of W.B. Yeats Exhibition Opening

June 13, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:05 pm
Hamilton Gallery, 4 Castle Street
Sligo, Sligo Ireland
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Exhibition Opening by Professor Margaret Mills Harper. 2015 marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of W.B. Yeats. In 2014, Hamilton Gallery approached over 100 of Ireland’s leading and emerging contemporary artists with an invitation to create a 20x20cm canvas inspired by the work of the poet and his work. Accordingly Impressions and Portraits of W.B. Yeats exhibition is a prescient comprehensive artistic response to the work of one of our literary giants in the 75 years since his death.

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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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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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Happy Birthday Mr Yeats – Sligo

June 13, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Yeats Day

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

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Yeats Day Talks Pollexfen House – Sligo

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

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Talk & Discussion: Yeats & The Wild Swans of Coole

June 13, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Galway City Museum, Spanish Parade
Galway, Ireland
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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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W.B Yeats remembered on film at the IFI this June

June 13, 2015 @ 2:00 pm
Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace
Dublin, Dublin Ireland
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The Irish Film Institute presents a programme of films called ‘WB Yeats: Images from a Past Life’

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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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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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Yeats Birthday Celebrations at Coole

June 13, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Coole Park, Coole Nature Reserve
Gort, Galway Ireland
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autograph tree

The month of June at Coole will include many events celebrating the 150th anniversary of the birth of William Butler Yeats who spent twenty summers here and celebrated the beauty of this special place in his poetry. At sudden thunder of the mounting swan I turned about and looked where branches break The glittering reaches of the flooded lake. Coole Park and Ballylee, 1931 On Sundays 7th and 14th at 3pm guided walks will be offered through the magical landscape…

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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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Tour of St. Brendan’s Cathedral

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

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Coole Harmonies in the Cobbled Yard

June 13, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Coole Park, Coole Nature Reserve
Gort, Galway Ireland
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Coole Harmonies will perform in Coole Park. Yeats Birthday Celebrations at Coole Park from 3 pm to 5 pm on Saturday the 13th of June.

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The Land of Heart’s Desire by WB Yeats at City Hall in Sligo

June 13, 2015 @ 4:00 pm
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Sligo City Hall

A performance by Eily Kilgannon's School of Drama in City Hall

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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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Opening of Thoor Ballylee

June 13, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Thoor Ballylee, Gort Galway Ireland
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As part of celebrations marking the birth of W.B. Yeats 150 years ago, his former home Thoor Ballylee in Gort will open its doors  on Saturday 13 June. W.B. Yeats owned the tower from around 1916 and lived there during the 1920s. The Nobel Prize winner was inspired by the Norman tower in his poetry volumes The Tower (1928) and The Winding Stair (1933). When he and his family left, the tower became a ruin. Minister for Diaspora Affairs, Jimmy…

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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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“Here Still/Still Here,” 150th Birthday Celebration of W.B. Yeats in Atlanta GA

June 13, 2015 @ 7:30 pm
Carlos Museum of Emory University, 571 South Kilgo Cir NE
Atlanta, GA 30322 United States
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Saturday, June 13 at 7:30PM at the Carlos Museum of Emory University in Atlanta GA. "Here Still/Still Here," a 150th Birthday Celebration of the Life and Work of W.B. Yeats June 13, 1865 marks the birthday 150 years ago of the Irish poet W.B. Yeats. In honor of that occasion, the Irish Consulate of Atlanta under Consul General Paul Gleeson is partnering with the W.B. Yeats Foundation’s James W. Flannery to organize a gala program of poetry, music, song, drama…

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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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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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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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The Poet Laureate and National Poets Event – Sligo

June 13, 2015 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Knocknarea Arena, IT Sligo
Sligo, Ireland
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Poet Laureates

One of the Yeats Day highlights, this event features Chair of Irish Poetry, Paula Meehan; Poet Laureate of England, Carol Ann Duffy; the National Poet of Wales, Gillian Clarke; the National Poet of Scotland, Liz Lochhead; the London Laureate, Aisling Fahey and Northern Irish Poet , Sinead Morrissey in the presence of President Michael D. Higgin’s, patron of Yeats 2015. The evening will also feature young musicians and poets, a guest reading by award winning Sligo based poet Paul McMahon and…

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Learn an Irish Tune or Song at Yeats 2015 Weekend in Graz, Austria

June 14, 2015
European Centre for Modern Languages, Nikolaiplatz 4
8020 Graz, Austria
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June 14th, Graz, Austria, as part of the Yeats 2015 Weekend: Come and learn and Irish tune or and Irish Song with Tale of the Gael musicians! Singing workshop with Deirdre Starr ( Irl) Flute and whistle workshops with John Tuohy (Irl) and Robert Tobin (Irl) Beginners and intermediates welcome, Sunday, June 14th  11.00  --- 13.00 and 14.30 --- 16.00 Registration: 10.30 am European Centre for Modern Languages, Nikolaiplatz 4, 8020 Graz Austria   35 Euro per workshop, includes a tinwhistle…

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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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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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