Events / workshops

Join Lucy Brennan Shiel for a relaxed and engaging introduction to this important work. Lucy will share her trials and tribulations with reading this difficult and challenging novel and open a conversation to help understand its context and relevance today. If you’ve never heard of it, are curious about it, it’s on your reading list or you’d like to reconnect with it, come along to this inspiring morning event.

Each introductory event will have different content, so you are most welcome to come to more than one.
DC1 Gallery & Café Eastbourne
Tuesday 14 January 11am - 1pm
Tuesday 11 February 11am - 1pm
Tuesday 10 March 11am - 1pm

£20 per workshop

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AN INTRODUCTION TO ULYSSES
Join Lucy to explore the text, look at some well-known passages, grapple with some perplexing words, highlight Joyce’s experimentation and enjoy the naughtiness!

Lucy has been running a Ulysses reading group in Hastings since 2017 and she has organised annual Bloomsday events in Hastings. (Bloomsday commemorates the 16th June 1904 – the day on which the events of James Joyce’s Ulysses take place in Dublin.)

Lucy is an Irish artist living and working in Hastings since 2010. Lucy has been exploring Joyce’s Ulysees as part of her creative practice for a number of years. She is inspired by its experimentation, universality, immense positivity and generosity. Lucy believes that Ulysees is best explored and enjoyed by reading it aloud in a friendly gathering and is passionate about sharing its magic.
James Joyce (1882-1941) was an Irish novelist, short story writer, poet, teacher and literary critic. He is regarded as one of the most influential and important authors of the 20th Century. He is best known for his novel Ulysses (first published in 1922) – a landmark work in which the episodes of Homer’s Odyssey are paralleled in a variety of literary styles – most famously – stream-of-consciousness.
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Tuesday 14 January 11am - 1pm
DC1 Gallery & Café
67-69 Seaside Road, Eastbourne BN21 3PL
£20
buy tickets: ulysses14jan.eventbrite.co.uk
(no booking fee)
Tuesday 11 February 11am - 1pm
DC1 Gallery & Café
67-69 Seaside Road, Eastbourne BN21 3PL
£20
buy tickets: ulysses11feb.eventbrite.co.uk
(no booking fee)
Tuesday 10 March 11am - 1pm
DC1 Gallery & Café
67-69 Seaside Road, Eastbourne BN21 3PL
£20
buy tickets: ulysses10march.eventbrite.co.uk
(no booking fee)
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Ulysses reading workshops 2020
Lucy will be starting a course of 6 weekly workshops in April.
In the introductory workshops we covered some chapters and an overview of Ulysses. In this course we will study more of the text in greater detail with a view to celebrating Bloomsday on 16 June.

Bloomsday commemorates the 16th June 1904 – the day on which the events of James Joyce’s Ulysses take place in Dublin.
Tuesdays 11am - 1pm
21 April
, 28 April, 5 May, 12 May, 19 May, 2 June
DC1 Gallery & Café Eastbourne

More information and booking details to follow.