The Oslo Bloomsday Celebrates It’s 10th Year at the Nordic Theatre

The Oslo Bloomsday Celebrates It’s 10th Year at the Nordic Theatre
Sunday 16th June 2019 at 18.00

Entrance fee: Adult 200 kr. – Students 150 kr.
Pre-Ticket sales –
Tickets also available on the door – cash or VIPPS only

We are delighted to present the programme for the Oslo Bloomsday Celebrations 2019. This will be our tenth year on the go! Our gracious hosts this year is the Nordic Black Theatre in Grønland as the Ibsen Museum is closed due to building work. We hope that you like what we have on offer and remind you that while Bloomsday costume is not obligatory, we do encourage you to join in in the fun.


Opening address
His Excellency Karl Gardner, Ambassador of Ireland

Dotters and Babbos
Bryan and Mary Talbot talk about their first collaboration, Dotter of her Father’s Eyes. Produced through an intense collaboration seldom seen between writers and artists, their book became the only British graphic novel to win a major literary prize: the 2012 Costa Biography Award. Part personal history, part biography, it contrasts two coming-of-age narratives: that of Lucia, the daughter of James Joyce, and Mary, the daughter of the eminent Joycean scholar James S. Atherton. Social expectations and gender politics, thwarted ambitions and personal tragedy are played out against two contrasting historical backgrounds, poignantly evoked by Bryan’s atmospheric visual storytelling.


A Little Cloud
Adapted and performed by actor Edwin Mullane. Directed by Hillary Dziminski. Presented by Corps Ensemble.
A new adaptation of a much loved short story from Joyce’s Dubliners. Irish Nationalism is at its peak, and a search for a national identity and purpose is raging; we meet Little Chandler and Ignatius Gallagher as the latter briefly returns to Dublin from London regaling tales of his career and bawdy international exploits.

‘Mullane is a Master Storyteller’ – The Stage UK

About Bloomsday
Bloomsday celebrates the day on which the action of James Joyce’s novel Ulysses takes place on 16 June 1904. Joyce chose this date as a gift to his partner and later wife, Nora – to commemorate the day on which she first went for a romantic stroll with him, and changed his life forever.
The day is named after Leopold Bloom, the central character in Ulysses. The novel follows the life and thoughts of Leopold Bloom and a host of other characters – real and fictional – from 8 a.m. on 16 June through to the early hours of the following morning. It is considered to be one of the most important works of modernist literature.

Kids Halloween Party 2018

The Norwegian Irish Society is organising the annual Kids’ Halloween Party!

Date: Sunday, 28 October 2018

Time: 14:00-16:00
Venue: Ullern Menighetshus, Holgerslystveien 22, 0280 Oslo
Admission: 60 kr per person (adults and children). Payment in advance by Vipps.

As always, we would greatly appreciate if you could bring along a cake!

Please RSVP to by 19 October providing the following information:

  • Family name:
  • Number of children:
  • Number of adults:
  • Bringing cake: (Yes or No)

The programme will be distributed to those who register closer to the date. Needless to say, we will have games with prizes, lots of music and dancing. We hope that you all dress up and join us for some ghastly fun!

The Halloween Committee

Bloomsday at the Ibsen Museum

The 9th Oslo Bloomsday will be celebrated once again at the Ibsen Museum on Saturday 16th June
This year we start at 16.00 and have a very exciting programme.
For more info see –   
Tickets cost 200kr for Adults and 150kr for Students.
For pre-paid tickets contact –
Tickets available at the door – Cash or VIPPS only
Bloomsday costumes welcome but not required.