Experience Bloomsday through acting workshop

The Citizens' breakfast - pic only

The Citizen’s Breakfast provides a unique opportunity to have fun learning the historical significance of Bloomsday.
Image provided by Tara Derrington.

TimeMachine Events is offering residents of Dublin 4 a chance to learn about the history and traditions of Bloomsday in a fun and free acting workshop. It gives the people of Ringsend, Sandymount and Irishtown the opportunity to discover Bloomsday’s significance to them while working with professional actors.

The workshops aim to produce writing and artwork that will contribute to a Bloomsday Community Play called The Citizen’s Breakfast. The public can take part simply for fun or they can take it further and be part of the performance on Bloomsday.

Classes will be spread throughout May and run for 90 minutes each, with between 5 and 25 participants being allowed to attend, though they must be over the age of 18. The sessions will be at an agreed-upon time that is suitable for the group, and it will be facilitated by Tara Derrington and Gráinne Nugent with all of the necessary materials provided.

Anyone wishing to take part in this or learn more about it should call Tara Derrington on 085 144 7914 or email her at timemachinehistory@gmail.com. Participants will need to be available for a full rehearsal day on June 13th, 14th or 15th, and then from 9am to 5pm on the 16th for the performance.

The Citizens Breaksfast is being produced by TimeMachine Events in association with Dublin City Council, The Aviva Stadium Community Fund and LADRA Residents Association.

By Kevin Carney