Thursday, June 11, 2009

Yeats Events

"Dance there upon the shore
What need have you to care
For wind or water's roar?"

This month sees the 70th anniversary of the death of W.B. Yeats. To mark the occasion the National Library of Ireland are presenting Summer's Wreath '09, a series of events throughout June celebrating his life and works.

All the events are free to attend (though it's advised to book early) and those involved in the readings, lectures and performances include Bob Geldof, Neil Jordan, Edna O'Brien and Roy Foster.

For a full listing of events click here. Their website also contains a wonderful online version of their acclaimed Yeats exhibition which is well worth a look - click here to see it.