Calling literary buffs and creatures of culture! In fact anyone inspired by the written word, curiosity about the Ireland of old, and good food. James Joyce captured this and more in his works. One of his most famous characters, Leopold Bloom from the novel Ulysses, is celebrated annually all over the country. Bloom’s Day has enthusiasts dressing up in period costume and wandering the Dublin streets where the fictitious man carved his reputation. Bloom was famous for his love of food. On Thursday 13th June, Joycean enthusiasts can enjoy readings from his works by actor Jim Roche. Food writings will be very much at the forefront of An Evening of Joyce and Food at Brooks Hotel on Drury Street. This is a free event for anyone, taking place in the Brook’s Café Lounge. Brooks is known for its fine boutique accommodation and select menu of Irish produce in Francesca’s Restaurant. In Bloom style – Gorgonzola sandwiches and Burgundy will feature on the evening menu for those who wish to dine.On Saturday 15th June, The Great Bloomsday Bake Off will take place at the hotel. Irish Soda Bread cookery demonstration by Brooks Executive Chef Patrick McLarnon. A chance to learn how to get it right, as they always do at the hotel! Participants get to take home their loaf after all the hard work. This is a ticketed event with limited space. Check out both Blooms Day events at Brooks in our Events listings.