James Joyce “Bloomsday” Festival Pula

Bloomsday 2013 was a great success in Pula including being part of the worldwide reading of Ulysses. We are looking forward to even more in 2014.

In the meantime, Igor Jurilj will be presenting James Joyce, who visited Fazana and Brijuni on his 23rd birthday with a special set of panels on Joyce’s life at the Istarsko – Irski (Istria – Ireland) Festival Fazana on Saturday the 14th of September 2013. With Bloomsday being such a pure Joyce festival we wanted to add our part by being a stepping stone or “Joyce for beginners” event along with traditional music and dance as our centre piece. The Joyce event will start at 10.30am and run until 12.00.

2013 Sees the second running of the Pula “Bloomsday” festival celebrating the life and seminal work of James Joyce – Ulysses. It is celebrated around the world on June the 16th by those who have a passion for the work of James Joyce – Joyceans. The festival was conceived and founded in 2012 by Zagreb based Joycean – Igor Jurilj. Paul was invited as an Irish writer to be part of the festival’s first year and now assists in bringing a wider range of cultural activities to the event including Irish dance workshops and performances.

Joyce lived and worked in Pula teaching English to Austrian military officers and with his wife Nora Barnacle, visited the Brijuni Islands on the occasion of his 23rd birthday in 1905.

Cvajner_Berry_PosterWEBsmallerImagery compliments of Igor Jurilj

Bloomsday Hrvatska 2013 Program


SUBOTA, 15/06/2013

Caffe Uliks
20:00 – Izložba Bloomsday CroatiaRoseBud (Iva Hrvatin)
20:15 – Kiklop– javno čitanje na engleskom, hrvatskom i turskom jeziku
20:30 – Nastup: Luka Belani

NEDJELJA, 16/06/2013

Trg Portarata i Caffe Uliks
08:00 – Globalno čitanje Uliksa – prijenos uživo putem YouTube kanala
09:00 –Otvorenje Bloomsdayja 2013 – Veleposlanik Republike Irske – H.E. Kieran Dowling
09:30 – kava s Joyceom
10:00 – radionica tradicionalog irskog plesa – Paul O’Grady
17:00 – Joyceovim stopama po Puli – turistička ruta na tri jezika
19:00 – Zločesta pisma Nori – učenici Talijanske srednje škole Dante Alighieri Pula
Galerija Cvajner
20:00 – Izložba 4 Chapters in 4 Cities – transkontinentalna izložba Roberta Berrya (Galerija Cvajner)
20:30 – Penelope –čitanje na engleskom jeziku – Lisa Ann Shannon
21:00 – Irish Maiden – nastup plesača tradicionalnog irskog plesa

PONEDJELJAK, 17/06/2013

Gradska knjižnica i čitaonica
09:00 – Izložba ilustracija “Mačak i vrag” Tomislava Torjanca

Find out more about Bloomsday at these places:

W: www.bloomsday-croatia.com
F: facebook.com/BloomsdayCro
T: twitter.com/BloomsdayCro

For more information about Joyce in Pula please contact Igor at:


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