Bloomsday celebrations in Melbourn go down a storm
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People out and about in Melbourn yesterday may have been left confused when they saw punters dressed in early 20th century period costume re-enacting lines from Ulysses.
It was all in aid of Bloomsday – which celebrates the exact day, June 16, during which the action of the novel was set – and all money raised was donated to charity Water Aid, which provides clean water to poor countries.
Melbourn Parish Council chairman Bob Tulloch said: “We are delighted to be associated with Bloomsday.
“We value all such volunteer-led, community wide, cultural activities.
“I personally am very happy to launch and participate in this day of celebration.”
A crowded calendar of 16 free events was organised by the Melbourn Bloomsday Celebration Group, including many re-enactments of scenes from the novel – which follows a day in the life of protagonist Leopold Bloom as he walks around Dublin in 1904.
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