Background

Dublin: 21 Oct - 23 Oct 2016

A Spoken Word Festival

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News

Open Submissions now being accepted for 2016 festival!

LINGO 2016 - Open Submissions Lingo is kicking off again -- this year we have our sights set on 21-23 October.…

25 May 2016

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Stunning illustrations of LINGO performers

Each night of the festival we invited illustrators from Ireland's Stray Lines artist collective to capture the words, performers and…

26 Oct 2015

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Abby Oliveira is the 2015 Lingo Slam Winner! See her…

Last night we crowned our LINGO festival slam poetry champion and for the second year in a row, the winner…

18 Oct 2015

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What is Spoken Word? - Dylan Coburn Gray (LINGO 2015…

You probably know already what spoken word is, so I won't explain. You've seen a video that someone shared, or…

17 Oct 2015

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Headstuff interviews our headliners Hollie McNish, Elaine Feeney and Inja

"In terms of reading or hearing poetry, it’s an amazing way to be uplifted, to see other people’s points of…

15 Oct 2015

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Saul Williams Interview in Irish Examiner

“If ever a poem succeeds in winning over an audience it is a beautiful miracle. Poetry is such a personal…

15 Oct 2015

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LINGO Special on Soho London Radio with Chris Redmond

Chris Redmond, MC and host of the inimitable Tongue Fu, did a LINGO special on his regular Soho Radio show…

15 Oct 2015

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LINGO Festival recommended as top tip for the weekend in…

Our thanks to the many wonderful online and offline publications who have highlighted LINGO as a top destination for the…

15 Oct 2015

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Saul Williams interview in Irish Times

"Much of my work in music, poetry and performance is intuitive. It is not the product of thinking or overthinking,…

14 Oct 2015

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Dublin Inquirer and Dublin Creative Review: Audio profiles of LINGO…

The friendly folks at Dublin Inquirer did some audio profiles of artists at our festival. Have a listen here to…

14 Oct 2015

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LINGO Live on Near FM this Friday!

In an exciting addition to this year’s festival, LINGO is delighted to announce Near FM will be broadcasting live from…

14 Oct 2015

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Eight Wordsmiths You'd Be Mad To Miss At Lingo This…

We are getting pretty giddy here at LINGO central. With less than a week to go until we celebrate this golden…

10 Oct 2015

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