Journey through an imaginary Dublin on the streets of Tufnell Park


For anyone unable to make it to Dublin, this year the Balloonatics offer you the chance to celebrate Bloomsday here in London.  Join us for a Joycean journey around the leafy streets of Tufnell Park in the footsteps of Leopold Bloom. We begin in front of Acland Burleigh school, opposite Tufnell Park tube station at 11.00– circling through Kentish Town and Dartmouth Park, we will finish up at the Dartmouth Arms in York Rise, doubling up for Davy Byrne’s ‘moral pub’ at around 12.30. Along the way we will run into the various chancers, neighbours and shopkeepers who populate Mr Bloom’s Day. The Dartmouth Arms have kindly agreed to offer the traditional Bloomsday lunch of gorgonzola sandwich and glass of burgundy. After your ‘mitey cheese’ and liquid refreshment, we will be presenting a theatrical celebration of Joyce’s work in St Mary’s Brookfield Church Hall in York Rise at 3.00– where the programme will include extracts from Dubliners, Portrait and (of course) Ulysses.  We promise a fun and convivial day out and a rambunctious recreation of Joyce’s text, with words, music and hats, live in 3-D!


All events are free, but we ask for your voluntary contributions to help cover our costs. For the afternoon show places will be limited, so please reserve your place via our Eventrbite page:

Note from Toby: This event is connected to the literary theatre group– led by the brilliant Paul O’Hanrahan–whom I have followed every year in Dublin for Bloomsday…and I will again this year…Chris Bilton and corp will bring Paul’s vision & Ulysses to life in London–great way to celebrate the Book and the heroics of one day in the life of an everyday artist….