The Bloomsday Garden Party
This year, At it Again! were invited to the President of Ireland’s Bloomsday Garden Party in Áras an Uachtaráin! A ball was had by all in stunning surroundings under a beautiful blue sky. We enjoyed performances by the best of Irish literary and musical talent, including a rousing rendition by Mrs President, Sabina Higgins of the Citizen from Ulysses. Continue reading
James Joyce’s novel Ulysses is set on the 16th June 1904 and has become known as Bloomsday, after the book’s anti-hero Leopold Bloom. Both he and Stephen Dedalus journey across Dublin, experiencing all of life in one day. Meanwhile, Bloom’s wife Molly is in bed entertaining man-about-town Blazes Boylan.
Here are our top 5 tips to celebrate Bloomsday across the world. Continue reading
Romping through Gulliver’s Travels by At it Again! Launch
Join At it Again! to celebrate the launch of their new book, Romping through Gulliver’s Travels, in the wonderful setting of Books Upstairs Cafe on Thursday, 2nd March at 6.30pm.
Spend a fun evening with At it Again! who are the creative heads behind the Romping through Irish Literature series of pocket guides and related goodies which take you on a literary adventure, exploring Irish writers, their works and the places that inspired them.
Their new title celebrates Jonathan Swift’s 350th birthday this year. It is based on his mad trip Gulliver’s Travels. It’s a fun way to discover Dublin and follow Gulliver’s journey. Dip into it if you are embarking on Gulliver’s Travels for the first time or even if you are at it again! It distills the stories and features maps, things to do and see, titbits and great quotes.
Entry is free, but places are limited. Please RSVP by sending an email to email@example.com.
Date & Time: Thursday, 2nd March 2017, 6.30pm
Location: Books Upstairs, 17 D’Olier St, Dublin 2
Visit At it Again! at Showcase 2017
After being awarded a Highly Commended in the Best Gift category for graphic book last year, we are back for our third consecutive year at Showcase Ireland 2017 at the RDS in Dublin from 22-25 January. Come by our stand C16 in Design Ireland to see our new collections.
Here at At it Again! we love stories that are closely linked to a city or place. It’s fascinating to be able to walk the same streets as the characters and imagining meeting them. Have you seen our graphic guide Romping through Dubliners, a fun and interactive take on Irish writer James Joyce’s fifteen short stories. The stories in Dubliners are fresh however many times you read them, never losing their power to unnerve you as they unfold.
At the moment, my favourite story from Dubliners is After the Race. It’s the one in the fast lane, where a Frenchman, a Canadian and a Hungarian take an Irishman for a ride. The boy racers are joined by an Englishman for dinner in a fancy hotel. Staggering out into the night, they bump into an American who invites them to his yacht for supper, dancing and cards. The stakes get higher as they drink a toast to the last big game. The Irishman knows he’s losing but he can’t stop… Continue reading