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April 2016

Poetry of the Easter Rising – One Performance Only

Bloomsday in Melbourne presents “A Terrible Beauty – Poetry of the Easter Rising”, intimate poems about the Rising from the point of view of its executed leaders and their peers. There will also be music on the evening. Book early to avoid disappointment. Bookings and enquiries: (03) 9898 2900.

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Date: April 15, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Venue: Celtic Club Melbourne,

316-320 Queen Street
Melbourne , Victoria 3000 Australia
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Andrew Maxwell – Sydney

Ireland’s own Andrew Maxwell is back in Australia in 2016 with his new show Yo Contraire, which he’ll take to the Perth and Sydney Comedy Festivals in April and May. Ireland’s own Andrew Maxwell is back in Australia in 2016 with his new show Yo Contraire, which he’ll take to the Perth and Sydney Comedy Festivals in April and May. Yo Contraire is the latest live show from this two-time Edinburgh Fringe Fosters Comedy Award-nominee. Maxwell reads the internet from…

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Date: April 27, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Venue: The Factory Theatre,

105 Victoria Rd
Marrickville, NSW 2204 Australia
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May 2016

Symposium on the Easter Rising

FT5S+1916+Rising+GPO+Easter+risingThe National Library of Australia in Canberra is hosting a symposium that aims to combine academic discussion with music and poetry to explore the 1916 Rising in a cultural and historical context.

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Date: May 1, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Cost: Free

Venue: National Library of Australia,

Parkes Place
Canberra, ACT 2600 Australia
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The Irish Rising curator talk

state-library-of-victoria-4Join curator Dr Anna Welch in viewing highlights of the free Irish Rising: ‘A terrible beauty is born’ display.

Works include a 1917 reprint of the proclamation of Irish independence; a first edition of WB Yeats’ influential poem ‘Easter 1916’; handcuffs worn by Edmond McGrath, an Irish independence activist imprisoned in England; and footage of the 1920 St Patrick’s Day parade in Melbourne where 100,000 Australians demonstrated their support for Irish independence.

Tours are 45 minutes long. Bookings are required.

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Date: May 3, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am

Cost: Free

Venue: State Library of Victoria,

328 Swanston St.
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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The Irish Rising curator talk

state-library-of-victoria-4Join curator Dr Anna Welch in viewing highlights of the free Irish Rising: ‘A terrible beauty is born’ display.

Works include a 1917 reprint of the proclamation of Irish independence; a first edition of WB Yeats’ influential poem ‘Easter 1916’; handcuffs worn by Edmond McGrath, an Irish independence activist imprisoned in England; and footage of the 1920 St Patrick’s Day parade in Melbourne where 100,000 Australians demonstrated their support for Irish independence.

Tours are 45 minutes long. Bookings are required.

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Date: May 3, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm

Cost: Free

Venue: State Library of Victoria,

328 Swanston St.
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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Wherever Green is Worn

State_Library_of_New_South_WalesThe evening of music and song, starting at 6pm,will weave together a selection of songs from before, during and after the Easter Rising to expertly narrate and recall the events of Easter week 1916.

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Date: May 6, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Venue: State Library of NSW,

Metcalfe Auditorium, Macquarie Street Wing, Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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September 2016

Gavin James in Brisbane

Dublin born Gavin James, named as a “Spotify Spotlight Artist of 2016” will be in Australia as part of his World Tour. His debut album Bitter Pill was awarded Platinum certificate for sales in Ireland and the title track has recently won the Choice Music Prize for Best Single of 2015. Gavin  has supported Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift and toured with Sam Smith. Australian fans are in for a treat as he brings  his heartfelt songs to our shores this…

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Date: September 22, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Venue: Black Bear Lodge,

Level 1, 322 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley
Brisbane, QLD 4006 Australia
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Gavin James in Sydney

Dublin born Gavin James, named as a “Spotify Spotlight Artist of 2016” will be in Australia as part of his World Tour. His debut album Bitter Pill was awarded Platinum certificate for sales in Ireland and the title track has recently won the Choice Music Prize for Best Single of 2015. Gavin  has supported Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift and toured with Sam Smith. Australian fans are in for a treat as he brings  his heartfelt songs to our shores this…

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Date: September 23, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Venue: Plan B Small Club,

53-55 Liverpool Street
Sydney, Australia
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Gavin James in Melbourne

Dublin born Gavin James, named as a “Spotify Spotlight Artist of 2016” will be in Australia as part of his World Tour. His debut album Bitter Pill was awarded Platinum certificate for sales in Ireland and the title track has recently won the Choice Music Prize for Best Single of 2015. Gavin  has supported Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift and toured with Sam Smith. Australian fans are in for a treat as he brings  his heartfelt songs to our shores this…

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Date: September 24, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Gavin James in Perth

Dublin born Gavin James, named as a “Spotify Spotlight Artist of 2016” will be in Australia as part of his World Tour. His debut album Bitter Pill was awarded Platinum certificate for sales in Ireland and the title track has recently won the Choice Music Prize for Best Single of 2015. Gavin  has supported Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift and toured with Sam Smith. Australian fans are in for a treat as he brings  his heartfelt songs to our shores this…

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Date: September 26, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Venue: The Boston,

205 James Street
Northbridge, Western Australia 6003 Australia
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