EVENT: BLOOMSDAY 100

That's right, James Joyce's masterpiece Ulysses turns 100 with celebration events aplenty, from the annual Bloomsday Festival to RTÉ's airing of the complete dramatisation of Ulysses on RTÉ Radio 1 Extra, along with the first streamed broadcast of Dubliners and a feast of Joycean treats via RTÉ Culture's Ulysses hub - try giving the 'auld book a read while you're at it (Thursday, June 16th).

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FESTIVAL: CORK MIDSUMMER

Cork's foremost cultural shindig kicks off its first fully-live festival since 2019 with a packed programme that features a whopping 25 world premieres over 12 packed days, from beatboxing and hip-hop celebrations, to city explorations after dark; warehouse dance and harbour cruises to intimate theatre and doorstep performances - highlights include new shows from Corkadorca, THISISPOPBABY, Anu, Loosysmokes, Louise White and a gig from US rocker Sharon Van Etten (Various venues, from 15th - 26th June)

MUSIC: CAMILLA GEORGE

Fusing African and Western music, this explosive London-based band led by award-winning Nigerian born saxophonist Camilla George features many of the leading lights of the UK jazz world, gathered for a national tour that takes in dates in Sligo, Newbridge, Kilkenny, Cork, Carrick-On-Shannon, Listowel, Dublin, Letterkenny, Belfast and Wexford (Various venues, from 15th - 26th June - find a venue near you here)

BOOKS: BORRIS HOUSE FESTIVAL OF WRITING AND IDEAS

The Borris bash has always attracted a formidable line-up, and its 2022 installment certainly doesn't disappoint, featuring everyone from Laurie Anderson, Radiohead's Colin Greenwood, Cormac Begley and Lenny Abrahamson to Ruth Wilson, Steve Coogan, Colm Meaney, Sharon Horgan and Jeremy Irons, not to mention Anne Enright, Mary Robinson, Dolly Alderton, Max Porter, Jay Rayner, Paul Muldoon, Michael Keegan Dolan, DBC Pierre and Chelsea and Everton footballer Pat Nevin... Oh, did we mention Richard Ford, Sinead Gleeson, Roddy Doyle, Lemn Sissay and Jon Ronson? We could keep going... (Borris House, Co Carlow, from 10th - 12th June).

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ART: POSSESSION

This eagerly-anticipated new work at the Hugh Lane gallery by performance artist Amanda Coogan (presented in collaboration with the Dublin Theatre of the Deaf and South East Technological University) is a living installation focusing on the female figure and the ideas of re-discovery of lost female artists, including Irish artist Teresa Deevy (Hugh Lane Dublin, from 14th – 18th June).

Amanda Coogan