I am now writing a book based on the wanderings of Ulysses. The (Homer) Odyssey, that is to say, serves me as a ground plan… It is an epic of two races and at the same time the cycle of the human body as well as a little story of a day… It is also a sort of encyclopedia.

JAMES JOYCE on Ulysses.

SING TO US O MUSE: An artists’ blessing to launch ULYSSES European Odyssey.

SINGERS Liam Ó Maonlaí and Chrysoula Kechiagioglou PHOTO Alan Gilsenan

LOCATION Eleusis, Greece

PRODUCED by ARTS OVER BORDERS

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Sept/Nov 2022 Athens Youth, citizenship & democracy TELEMACHUS ONASSIS Stegi
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3rd October 2022 Trieste Weight of history NESTOR Comune di Trieste
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October 2022 Vilnius Urban renewal and the reinvention of the city PROTEUS Vilniaus miesto muziejus, Critical+XWhy Agency
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September 2022 Budapest The role of neighbourhood communities in post-Covid Europe. Calypso Budapest Brand nZrt
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October 2022 Marseille Migration, porosity and integration Lotus Eaters gethan&myles and Collectif ildi ! eldi
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February 2022 Paris Our creative dialogue with the dead Hades
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April 2023 Berlin Commodity fetish, warehouse logistics, and torn dreams of the 21st Century. Aeolus Rimini Protokoll
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May 2023 San Sebastian Our modern day relationship with food – production, distribution & consumption. Lestrygonians
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May 2023 Copenhagen Education reform Scylla and Charybdis Blaagaard Teater
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June till August 2023 Istanbul Coexistence in modern day Europe Wandering Rocks Gulen Guler
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07 – 16 July 2023 Cluj What are the dangers that a future Europe must navigate? Sirens Asociatia Create.Act.Enjoy, Teatrul National Lucian Blaga din Cluj-Napoca
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July 2023 Zurich Is being a European citizen more important than being a citizen of an individual nation? Cyclops
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SEPT – OCT 2023 Leeuwarden Sexual identity in modern day Europe Nausicaa Stichting Fotografie Noorderlicht
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September 2023 Eleusis The ecological challenges facing our sacred seas and shores. Oxen of the Sun Chorus Non-Profit Civil Partnership, Eleusis European Capital of Culture 2023, Brave New World Producties
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17 – 19 November 2023 Oulu Highlighting mental well-being in Europe today Circe Oulun Kaupunki
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09 – 16 June 2024 Lisbon Europe’s ageing population: a crisis or an opportunity? Eumaeus Arena Ensemble
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10 – 11 June 2024 Dublin What is home? Ithaca Museum of Literature Ireland
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14 June 2024 Derry-Londonderry The future: a female vision Penelope ARTS OVER BORDERS

Joyce proposed in his Ulysses Schema a different colour for each of his 18 episodes, except two.

Each city is presented according to Joyce’s colour schema for his book.

The UEO project’s colour logo is a combined artistic vision of James Joyce’s choice of blue from the Greek flag (Homer) for his book cover and his ‘snot green’ description of the Irish Sea in the novel’s opening.
The word YES is highlighted echoing the last words of the novel.

More information on the cities, their themes and events will be posted shortly.
Our Act I brochure will be available for download shortly. There you can discover the full ACT I programme.