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The Irish News: ‘James Joyce would have enjoyed Derry Girls’

Derry and Donegal say YES as James Joyce’s Ulysses is celebrated with four-day all-female festival

Singer Imelda May, former Irish president Mary Robinson and journalists Orla Guerin and Miriam O’Callaghan are amongst the leading figures from the worlds of entertainment, politics and the media who will join with scores of talented women from across Europe in an all-female festival in Derry and Donegal next month.

The inaugural YES Festival is inspired by Molly Bloom, James Joyce’s most famous female character in his powerful novel Ulysses.

Theatres, galleries, music venues, pubs and outdoor spaces will host photography, music, documentary film, DJs, visual and textile art, dance, circus, song and debate in a festive, cultural and spectacle-filled weekend.

YES is the culmination of the Ulysses European Odyssey, a multi-million pound project celebrating Joyce’s 1922 novel.

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