Events 2009

DUBLIN: ONE CITY, ONE BOOK PROGRAMME

Watch out for Dracula flitting in and out on Luas, Dublin Bus, DART and in bookshops throughout month of April

THURSDAY 2ND APRIL 6pm
St. Ann’s Church, Dawson St., Dublin 2
Wedding of Bram Stoker - When Bram Stoker stole the girlfriend of Oscar Wilde, married her and whisked her out of the country he could have set the town ablaze with scandal! Join us for the wedding of the century as we bring history to life at the original site of this astonishing story.
Admission Free. Booking not necessary

Stoker Wedding Announcement from Irish Times 5th December 1878

Stoker wedding announced from Irish Times 5th Dec 1878


SATURDAY 4TH APRIL
Dublin City Library & Archive, 138-144 Pearse St., Dublin 2,  9.30 am - 12.30 pm
Dracula’s Irish and Literary Heritage – a seminar

  • The Family Stoker: what shaped Bram with Douglas Appleyard
  • Dracula’s ancestry: some black letter forebears . A paper by Dr Albert Power on the influence of Bram Stoker’s novel of the vampire tradition, the gothic tradition and the mystery tradition in literature, focusing on key examples of each.
  • Dracula – the early translations with John Moore

Followed by panel discussion with the speakers and special guest Noel Dobbs, great grandson of Bram Stoker

Douglas Appleyard is a local historian and author who is avidly interested in genealogy. Ever since he was told that he ‘was related to Bram’, he has followed up on all known Stokers who lived in Ireland. His search has brought him to every major repository in Ireland, as well as some in London. In addition, he is in contact with approximately 25 descendants of Irish Stokers. Out of all this, he has endeavoured to provide links between many of the families.

John Moore is an engineer and management consultant by profession whose work has brought him to many parts of the globe. A keen researcher of the gothic, his quest for Stoker started some thirty years ago when he started to assemble one of the largest and most comprehensive collection of works by, and relating to this Dublin born author. In the recently published updated Stoker Bibliography by Dalby & Hughes, he is acknowledged among the leading bibliophiles in the field as "the paramount Stoker collector" and a major contributor to Stoker bibliography'.

Dr. Albert Power is a founder member of the Bram Stoker Society and was editor of its annual journal from 1996 to 2001. He has written and published extensively on gothic and supernatural literature, including on such writers of macabre fantasy (in addition to Bram Stoker) as William Beckford, Ann Radcliffe, Sheridan Le Fanu, Wilkie Collins and August Derleth. With the late Leslie Shepard, he co-edited the centenary essay collection, Dracula Celebrating 100 Years (Mentor Books, 1997).

Admission free. Booking essential on 01 6744873    email: dublinpubliclibraries@dublincity.ie 

St. Ann's Church

St. Ann’s Church, Dawson St., Dublin 2,  2pm
Wedding of Bram Stoker - When Bram Stoker stole the girlfriend of Oscar Wilde, married her and whisked her out of the country he could have set the town ablaze with scandal! Join us for the wedding of the century as we bring history to life at the original site of this astonishing story.
Admission Free. Booking not necessary

Temple Bar Book Market, Temple Bar Sq., Dublin 2 .12 noon
Dracula reads from Dracula. Hear the man himself read and browse the stalls for vampire books, DVDs etc.
www.templebar.ie

GhostbusMansion House, Dawson St., Dublin 2, 12-2pm
Visit the Ghost Bus but beware – there may be scary stories! Suitable for 5-12 year olds
Admission Free. Booking not necessary
Ghost Bus courtesy of Dublin Bus
www.dublinbus.ie/en/tourist-information/siteseeing-tours
 


SUNDAY 5TH APRIL  6pm
In Dracula’s Shadow
–a guided walk around Bram Stoker’s Dublin. Meet at statue of Wolfe Tone, St. Stephen’s Green (opposite Shelbourne Hotel). Led by Pat Liddy, duration approx 2 hours.
Admission free. Booking not necessary.

Sunday 5th April 8.30pm
Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2.
Outdoor showing of Francis Ford Coppola’s 1992 film Bram Stoker’s Dracula starring Gary Oldman, Keanu Reeves, Anthony Hopkins and Winona Ryder. Seating is on a first come-first served basis so come early – bring a coat!
Admission free. Booking not necessary


MONDAY 6TH - THURSDAY 9TH APRIL each day at 1pm
Central Library, Ilac Centre, Dublin 1
 I Created Dracula – showing of the documentary by Ian Graham. Explores the life and work of Dubliner Bram Stoker & features Aidan Grennell as Count Dracula. Duration 40 minutes.
Admission free. Booking not necessary

MONDAY 6TH APRIL 
Central Library, Ilac Centre, Dublin 1, 6.30pm
Dracula as Gaeilge  - bilingual talk about the ‘masterful’ 1933 translation by Sorcha de Brun.
Admission free. Booking not necessary


TUESDAY 7th APRIL
Cabra Library, Navan Rd., Dublin 7 at 11am
Blood curdling fun – hands on involvement for children aged 8 –12. Michael Moylan takes his audience into the world of vampires, Dracula and Vlad the Impaler.
Admission free but numbers limited.
Booking essential
Tel: 01 8691414       email: cabralibrary@dublincity.ie

Tuesday 7th April 2pm
The Streets where They Lived
– a guided walk around the childhood homes of some famous Dublin writers. Meet outside The Barge Pub, Charlement St., D.2. Charlement LUAS stop nearby. Led by Pat Liddy, duration approx 2 hours.
Admission free. Booking not necessary.

City Hall, Dublin 2.  2.30pm
Blood curdling fun – hands on involvement for children aged 8 –12. Michael Moylan takes his audience into the world of vampires, Dracula and Vlad the Impaler.
Admission free but numbers limited.
Booking essential
Tel: 01 2222918     email: cityhall@dublincity.ie


THURSDAY 9th APRIL
Around Trinity College – 11am -  a guided walk around the alma mater to a great literary heritage. Meet at the front entrance to Trinity College, College Green, Dublin 2. Led by Pat Liddy, duration approx. 2 hours.
Admission free. Booking not necessary


Temple Bar Book MarketSATURDAY 11th  APRIL 12 noon
Temple Bar Book Market
, Temple Bar Sq., Dublin 2
Dracula reads from Dracula. Hear the man himself read and browse the stalls for vampire books, DVDs etc.
www.templebar.ie

 


WEDNESDAY 15th APRIL 6.30pm
Raheny Library, Howth Rd., Dublin 5
Bram Stoker and Dracula - a talk by Denis McIntyre.
Admission free. Booking not necessary


THURSDAY 16th APRIL 12noon
Rathmines Library,
Lr. Rathmines Rd., Dublin 6
Blood curdling fun – hands on involvement for children aged 8 –12. Michael Moylan takes his audience into the world of vampires, Dracula and Vlad the Impaler.
Admission free but numbers limited.
Booking essential
Tel: 01 4973539     email: rathmineslibrary@dublincity.ie

Central Library, Ilac Centre, Dublin 1.
6.30pm
Strange Truth - Gothic with an Irish Twist.
A woman's body is found in a shallow grave in Tipperary. A policeman cycles down from Dublin... Written by Rathmines Writers' Workshop (www.rathmineswritersworkshop.com); performed by Rathgar Dramatists. Admission free, booking not required.
 

The Coach HouseThe Coach House, Dublin Castle, Dublin 2. 2.30pm
Blood curdling fun – hands on involvement for children aged 8 –12. Michael Moylan takes his audience into the world of vampires, Dracula and Vlad the Impaler.
Admission free but numbers limited.
Booking essential
Tel: 01 2222918      email: cityhall@dublincity.ie
www.dublincastle.ie

 

Thursday 16th April  5.30pm
Swift and His Liberties
– a guided walk aound the Dublin of Jonathan Swift. Meet at St. Patrick’s Park, Patrick St., Dublin 8 (entrance beside the cathedral). Led by Pat Liddy, duration approx 2 hours.
Admission free. Booking not necessary. 

Crux ancient musicFollow the walk by absorbing the atmosphere at the cathedral event:

Thursday 16th April  7.30pm
St Patrick’s Cathedral,
Dublin 8 – an atmospheric evening of gothic readings and music by candlelight with Bill Golding, Lawrence Foster, Crux Ensemble and visiting organist Simon Weale
Admission free. Booking not necessary.
www.stpatrickscathedral.ie




SATURDAY 18th APRIL12 noon –2pm
Mansion House,
Dawson St., Dublin 2 
visit the Ghost Bus but beware – there may be scary stories! Suitable for 5-12 year olds.
Admission Free. Booking not necessary
Ghost Bus courtesy of Dublin Bus
www.dublinbus.ie/en/tourist-information/siteseeing-tours

Saturday 18th  April 12 noon
Temple Bar Book Market
, Temple Bar Sq., Dublin 2
Dracula reads from Dracula. Hear the man himself read and browse the stalls for vampire books, DVDs etc.
www.templebar.ie

Saturday 18th April 3pm
Gallery of Writers, Dublin Writers’ Museum, Parnell Sq., Dublin 1

Dracula: from novel to comic book.  Moore & Reppion’s The Complete Dracula is a new comic book series from Dynamite Entertainment which aims to be the most faithful adaptation of Stoker’s novel to date. Join the writers for an illustrated talk on the genesis of the project and the process of adapting Dracula into comic book.
 Hear and see how the project came about and the process by which the novel was adapted into comic book form.
Admission free to illus. talk (€7.50 to visit museum ) Booking not required.
www.writersmuseum.com

Irish Film Institute logoGothic Film Weekend
Irish Film Institute,
6 Eustace St., Dublin 2
Booking essential for all IFI events
Tel: 01 679 3477 or online www.irishfilm.ie

Friday 17th April
Cinema 1
9:00 pm  Nosferatu with a new score written & performed by 3epkano
Originally released in 1922 as Nosferatu, Eine Symphonie Des Grauens and directed by F.W. Munarau. A silent film, it is an eerie adaption of Bram Stoker's Dracula - a masterpiece of terror.

Saturday 18th April
Cinema 1
11:00 am Twilight hit movie based on the young adult vampire romance novel by Stephenie Meyer. email vampires@irishfilm.ie to get involved in a special post screening event
Cinema 2
1:15 pm Dracula (1931) classic horror film starring Béla Lugosi (introduced by Albert Power / Bram Stoker Society) 
Cinema 2
2:45 pm Dracula (1958) Hammer Horror film starring Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing. (introduced by Robert J.E. Simpson / Queen's University Belfast)

Sunday 19th April
Cinema 1
11.30am  - Panel discussion (to be confirmed)
Cinema 2
1:00 pm Countess Dracula 1971 Hammer Horror film starring Ingrid Pitt
3.00pm 'Dracula in the Movies', a public talk by Kim Newman
4:00 pm Blacula  1972 directed by William Crain and starring William marshall(introduction: Ed King / Horrothon)

Last 2 weeks April
On-street theatre performances of Dracula
check www.dublinonecityonebook.ie for details.


TUESDAY 21st APRIL 7pm
Rathmines Library, Lr. Rathmines Rd., Dublin 6
I Created Dracula – showing of the documentary by Ian Graham about the life of Dubliner Bram Stoker. Explores the life and work of Dubliner Bram Stoker & features Aidan Grennell as Count Dracula.
Duration 40 minutes. Admission Free. Booking not necessary


WEDNESDAY 22nd APRIL – 6.30pm
Rathmines Library, Lr. Rathmines Rd., Dublin 6
Dracula - An appreciation and discussion of the novel with artist and illustrator Jonathan Barry.
Admission free. Booking not necessary


SATURDAY 25th  APRIL
12 noon –2pm
Mansion House, Dawson St., Dublin 2 – visit the Ghost Bus but beware – there may be scary stories! Suitable for 5-12 year olds
Admission Free. Booking not necessary
Ghost Bus courtesy of Dublin Bus
www.dublinbus.ie/en/tourist-information/siteseeing-tours

12 noon
Temple Bar Book Market,
Temple Bar Sq., Dublin 2
Dracula reads from Dracula. Hear the man himself read and browse the stalls for vampire books, DVDs etc.
www.templebar.ie


National Art GallerySUNDAY 26th APRIL 3pm
National Gallery,
Merrion Sq., Dublin 2
The Varied Life of Bram Stoker (1847-1912), author of Dracula
A talk by Paul Murray, author of From the Shadow of Dracula - a life of Bram Stoker
Admission free. Booking not necessary
www.nationalgallery.ie



MONDAY 27 APRIL  7pm
National Library of Ireland,
Kildare St., Dublin 2
"Dracula's Myth: from facts to tourism marketing - Mitul lui Dracula: de la fapte reale la marketing turistic. - Dracula as a Travel Agent".  Dr. Bogdan Florin Popovici, Archivist with the National Archives of Romania  will present this paper written by Dr. Popovici and Mr. Nicolae Pepene Director of the Rasnov Museum in Romania . A short film on this subject will then follow. Admission free. Booking not necessary.
www.nli.ie


TUESDAY 28th APRIL 2.30pm
Writers in Residence – a guided walk around the Georgian homes of literary notables. Meet at the entrance to St. Stephen’s Green which faces Leeson St/Earlsfort Tce. Led by Pat Liddy, duration approx 2 hours.
Admission free. Booking not necessary.

National LibraryTuesday 28th April 7pm
National Library of Ireland,
Kildare St., Dublin 2
Bram Stoker's Dracula: from Notes to Novel 
A talk by Elizabeth Miller, Professor Emerita, Memorial University of Newfoundland.
Admission free. Booking not necessary
www.nli.ie


THURSDAY 30th APRIL  7.30pm
Donaghmede Library, Donaghmede Shopping Centre, Dublin 13

I Created Dracula – showing of the documentary by Ian Graham about the life of Dubliner Bram Stoker. Explores the life and work of Dubliner Bram Stoker & features Aidan Grennell as Count Dracula. Duration 40 minutes.
Admission free. Booking not necessary


SATURDAY 9th MAY, 3 – 4pm
Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Parnell Sq., Dublin 1
Art workshop for 6 – 10 year olds - join artist Sinead McGeeney in creating a bat cave installation in this Bram Stoker Dracula inspired workshop
Admission free but numbers limited. Booking essential
Tel: 01 2225564 email: katy.fitzpatrick@dublincity.ie


Exhibitions

Count Dracula by Jonathan Barry2nd April – 18th April
Dublin City Library & Archive, 138-144 Pearse St., Dublin 2

Exhibition of Dracula & other gothic paintings by Jonathan Barry supported by material from the Leslie Shepherd Collection.

From Wednesday 1st April
National Library of Ireland, Kildare St., Dublin 2

An exhibition of material on Bram Stoker’s Dracula, from the collections of the National Library of Ireland.



Marsh's LibraryMarsh's Library, St. Patrick's Close, Dublin 8.
Visit the first public library in Ireland, open since 1701. Famous Irish writers who used the library include Charles Maturin who wrote gothic novels in the library, Bram Stoker, author of Dracula, Jonathan Swift (Gulliver's Travels) and James Joyce who mentions Marsh's in Ulysses. Bram Stoker used the library several times while he was a student in Trinity College. He read travel books, geographies, books on theology and popery, and the poetry of Spencer, Dryden, Chaucer and Ben Jonson. One of the books he consulted was Montesquieu's Considérations sur les causes de la grandeur des Romains et de leur décadence (1735). It is tempting to speculate that Stoker might have known that Charles Robert Maturin wrote his classic gothic horror Melmoth the Wanderer (1820) in Marsh's.
www.marshlibrary.ie


Note: Guided walks are part of DCC Community Dev Section’s Literary Historical Walks for month of April see www.dublincity.ie/community/letswalkandtalk for more information.
 

Dublin City Council wishes to acknowledge the support of Dublin Bus, Dublin Castle, Dublin City Gallery Hugh Lane, Dublin Tourism, Dublin Writers' Museum, Failte Ireland, Ian Graham documentary maker, Irish Film Institute, National Gallery, National Library of Ireland, St. Ann's Church, St. Patrick's Cathedral, Temple Bar Cultural Trust.

For futher information contact:
Jane.alger@dublincity.ie
alastair.smeaton@dublincity.ie