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Westbühne: To the Waters and the Wild – Celebrating St. Patrick’s Week 2023

Westbühne: To the Waters and the Wild – Celebrating St. Patrick’s Week 2023

Allschwilerstrasse 90, 4000 Basel

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The Basel Irish Club proudly presents a broad range of content and styles from the mysticism of Yeats through the unique insights of Brendan Behan and the comic genius Brian O’Nolan in the guise of Flann O’Brien as well as a selection of brilliant women poets.

Each presentation will be preceded by a synopsis of the author and the context of the works.

  • W. B. Yeats – the beautifully poignant poems “The Second Coming” and “The Stolen Child”
  • “A jar with Brendan Behan” – insights into Dublin history, life and culture
  • Flann O’Brien (aka Myles na gCopaleen): excerpts from “The Brother”, a hilarious series of conversations (Held in the Snug of a Dublin Pub, of course!)
  • Pillars of the House: Irish Women’s Poetry both past and present, exploring themes related to gender, language, emigration and the environment with readings from 19th/20th century poets Katherine Tyne and Eva Gorebooth, as well as contemporary poets Eavan Boland and Mary O’Malley.

The readings will be interspersed with Irish music and followed by an apéro. Free entry.

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Datum
14.03.2023 19:30 - 21:00