Bloomsday Bathe on the Beach 2013

IMG_1034Bloomsday Bathe on the Beach, 2013.

Join us for a little reading of Ulysses and a paddle / swim on Bloomsday 2013.

Sunday, 16th June, 2013. On the beach in Fuengirola.

For the third year we are planning a simple reading, swim or paddle off the beach on Bloomsday this year. It conveniently falls on a Sunday.

What makes our event a little different is that the readers are encouraged to read their pieces in their own language. This is a fun, non intellectual, nor threatening event.

And it is FREE. All that is required is that you turn up in time to participate. It will be a memorable occasion. A fun get together providing the opportunity to become fully immersed in – sea water.

Bloomsday – June 16th – is an annual celebration among Joyce fans throughout the world, from Fuengirola to Melbourne. It is celebrated in at least sixty countries worldwide, but nowhere so imaginatively, of course, as in Dublin. The novel, Ulysses, by James Joyce recounts the hour-by-hour events of one day in Dublin – June 16, 1904 – as an ordinary Dubliner, Leopold Bloom, wends his way through the urban landscape, the odyssey of a modern-day Ulysses.

Bloomsday Bathe on the Beach, 2013.

Join us for a little reading of Ulysses and a paddle / swim on Bloomsday 2013.

Sunday, 16th June, 2013.

07.45: Beach assembly. In front of the Hotel Florida.

08:00: Divest and dive into “the snot green scrotum tightening sea” – heated by the Spanish summer sunshine.

08:30: Readings* lead off by those present followed up by voluntary readings by like-minded male and female participants in their own language wearing varieties of various costumes, hats and beachwear.

9:30: Had enough? OK, then lets Swim, Dip or Paddle again before adjourning to a local Chiringito (La Cepa Playa) for toast, olive oil, coffee and chat.

* all readings will be c. one page long.

“Mr Leopold Bloom ate with relish the inner organs of beasts and fowls. He liked thick giblet soup, nutty gizzards, a stuffed roast heart, liverslices fried with crustcrumbs, fried hencods’ roes. Most of all he liked grilled mutton kidneys which gave to his palate a fine tang of faintly scented urine.” ― James Joyce, Ulysses.

This video ( takes you on a walk through Dublin following the footsteps of the two main characters in Ulysses on 16th June 1904 – Mr Bloom and Stephen Dedalus. The presentation is 100 years later but some things have survived. Njoi A Stroll Through Ulysses.

For more information about Bloomsday Bathe on the Beach. please contact:

Roger Cummiskey
Phone: +34 666 782 642



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