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Paddington Conservative Association

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Let us propel us for the frey of the fray! Us, us, beraddy!



Finneganight will take place on Saturday 4th May (the actual publication date of James Joyce's Finnegans Wake in 1939).

This is a gathering of enthusiasts, sceptics and the well-disposed uncommitted who would all like to celebrate the world's most difficult book.

This is emphatically not an academic bunfight. Finneganight is a one-off pop-up Dadaist cabaret, created to mark the 80th anniversary of the publication by Faber & Faber of Joyce's astonishing masterpiece. It's an antidote to the garish commercial cavortings of Bloomsday but is nevertheless likely to get a bit rowdy. There will be live music, songs, readings, performance, film, and an all-woman panel discourse.

It's a wonderful venue but space is limited. Tickets will be issued on a first-come first-served basis. There is no reserved seating and some of you will have to stand some of the time. There is no access for wheelchair users and you'll need to be able to manage stairs.

Taking part will be an illustrious cohort of poets and performers, musicians, artists, publishers and literary luminaries from Dublin, Paris, the United States and London. Confirmed names are:

Alba Arikha London-based writer and musician. Her latest novel is Where to Find Me (Alma Books, 2018).

Jessica Boyd is a professional violinist based in London.

June Caldwell Irish author whose debut short story collection is Room Little Darker (New Island Books, 2017).

David Collard London-based reviewer, critic and author of About a Girl (CB editions).

David Henningham Artist, writer, performer and publisher, one half of Henningham Family Press.

Jen Hodgson Editor of The Unmapped Country: Stories and Fragments by Ann Quin (andotherstories, 2018).

Michael Hughes Actor and author of Countenance Divine and Country (Hodder & Staughton, 2018).

Dan O'Brien American poet and playwright. His most recent poetry collection is Scarsdale (CB editions).

Alex Pheby author of Lucia (Galley Beggar Press), joint winner of the 2019 Republic of Consciousness Prize.

Jessica St Clair American actress and improvisational comedian from the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre.

Susan Tomaselli Founder and editor of gorse magazine, Ireland's leading literary journal.

* Other names to be announced*



Your ticket covers admission, a souvenir programme designed by Henningham Family Press, unlimited drinks (within reason, and you can always bring your own booze if you don't like whiskey or stout) and sandwiches. Possibly cake also, and bragging rights for years to come about being in the audience for the inaugural Finneganight.

Your ticket does not include entry to the raffle, so do bring some cash. Raffle tickets are a quid each, or 12 for a tenner. The prizes are all covetable Joyce-related items. Proceeds will be donated to the envirnmental campaigners Extinction Rebellion Scotland.

The venue is Paddington Conservative Association 1 Hormead Road, London W9 3NG. (It's not a Conservative Association any more. It's something else entirely. Wait till you see.)

Doors open at 6:30pm and we have to leave at 9pm. There's a good sticky carpet pub nearby.

FAQs

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

The venue is not suitable for children.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

The nearest tube station is Westbourne Park (Hammersmith & City Line). Five minutes' walk from the venue.
Buses serving Westbourne Park 7, 18, 23, 28, 31, 36, 70, 224 and 328.
Parking is available on the street but it may be hard to find a space.


What can I bring into the event?


There will be whiskey, Guiness, strong tea, proper sandwiches and perhaps cake.
Anything else you'll need to bring yourself. Bottle openers and corkscrews will be available.
If it's a chilly evening you should dress warm.
No smoking inside but there's space outside for that sort of thing.
Do bring some cash for the raffle - there are some covetable items as prizes. Tickets a quid each or 12 for £10.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

email finneganight@gmail.com

What's the refund policy?

No refunds - sorry.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Yes - but confirm in advance by emailing the organisers at finneganight@gmail.com

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Now don't get fancy.

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