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MoLI hosts a programme of events across the museum, including performances, readings, talks and workshops. Join our newsletter below to hear about upcoming events, or become a member to benefit from advance booking.

Upcoming events at MoLI

Ulysses 2.2

2 February 2022 - 31 December 2022 | 00.00 | Various venues

To mark a century of Ulysses, three of Ireland’s most innovative arts organisations and practitioners – ANU, Landmark Productions and MoLI – have joined together to present Ulysses 2.2, a year-long, nationwide odyssey of creative responses to the 18 episodes that chronicle an ordinary day in the life of Leopold Bloom.


Previous events at MoLI

Bright Sparks presents: Chirp! Tweet! Tooraloo!

15 May 2022 | 11.30 13.00 | Learning Room, MoLI.

Join us for Bright Sparks presents: Chirp! Tweet! Tooraloo! – a family story and sound workshop with writer and illustrator Mary Murphy. Hear Mary read from her new book Chirp! – then you can join in and create your own dawn chorus soundscape!

11.30am - 12.10pm Workshop for children aged 0 to 4 

1pm - 1.40pm Workshop for children aged 4 to 7

May First Fridays

6 May 2022 | 18.00

Join us on Friday, 6 May, from 6pm for First Fridays. We have free admission from 6pm until 9pm (last admission 8pm). This month promises to be an exciting one, with a reading by writer Olivia Fitzsimons, whose debut novel has been described by the Irish Times as ‘powerful and uncompromising’, as well as a performance by internationally acclaimed Nigerian/Irish b-boy and hip-hop freestyle dancer Tobi Omoteso. Explore our exhibitions, including our brand new exhibition Literary Cities: Edinburgh. The Commons Café is also open late!

Myth/Story/Song – Local Tales and Legends

5 May 2022 | 20.00 | MoLI – Riverrun of Language

To coincide with our new exhibition Literary Cities: Edinburgh, MoLI is delighted to announce a series of four events at the museum in April, May, September and October, featuring some of the most important established and up-and-coming names in Irish and Scottish writing and music.  Our second event, Local Tales and Legends, taking place on 5 May at 8pm, will explore the contemporary resonance of folk myth from both countries, and the enduring artistic inspiration of local legend. Irish language author Máire Zepf will join Deirdre Sullivan and Donald S. Murray for a discussion on language and the power of mythology to capture the imagination of readers of all ages. The event will also feature performances from Brigid Mae Power and Alasdair Roberts.

Kindly supported by the Scottish Government in Ireland, the British Embassy, and Ebow, the digital agency.

Eoghan Smith in conversation

20 April 2022 | 17.00 | Online

For our next Director's Book Club – on Wednesday, 20 April – we will be reading Eoghan Smith's new book, A Provincial Death, with the author joining us to discuss the book. Check the latest MoLI Members' Bulletin for details, or become a member today to join the book club. We also have a number of copies of the book available in the MoLI shop

All softly playing

17 April 2022 | 13.30 | Old Physics Theatre, MoLI

Was James Joyce Ireland’s first early music enthusiast? Join tenor Conor Prendiville and harpsichordist Malcolm Proud in a special Easter Sunday exploration of Joyce’s passion for music of the 16th and 17th centuries, including music by composers such as John Dowland, William Byrd, Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck – and Claudio Monteverdi’s aria ‘Tu se’ Morta’, which was sung at Joyce’s funeral.

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