How do you celebrate James Joyce's great modernist novel Ulysses in a time of plague? This year we are creating 18 short films, one for each of the book's episodes, and streaming them on Facebook. Directed by Jennifer Sarah Dean (founder of Melbourne Shakespeare Company), with an Australian and international cast, the virtual festival will be narrated by Max Gillies and will run from 8am until late on 16 June 2020.
During the month of May, BAIS will facilitate an online month-long Irish Studies ‘Conference’ on Twitter. We welcome speakers from anywhere in the world, at any stage of their careers, on any topic as long as it is related to Ireland or the Irish diaspora.
Readings from the works of Flann O'Brien. Master of Ceremonies: Deirdre Gillespie & Guest Readers. 21 March 2020, The Quiet Man, Flemington, Melbourne. EVENT CANCELLED. Organisers hope to rescheduled at a later date.
Fintan O'Toole Lecture, 11 March 2020 6.45-8pm, University of Melbourne. Brexit is altering the "totality of relationships" on the British-Irish archipelago, perhaps in fundamental ways.
February 11, 2020. Dr Darragh Gannon, Queen's University, Belfast.2020 O'Donnell Irish Studies Fellow. Making Mannix global, 1919-1923: a Melbourne reader. Newman College, Melbourne
Irish Concert – bushfire recovery fundraiser. Aisling Vaughan Band & The Celtic Tones. Gaelic Club, Sydney. Doors open 6.00, concert at 7.30. $20 entry.
All proceeds to Cobargo Community Bushfire Recovery Fund
St Brigid’s Celebration, Gaellic Club, Sydney.