Goodbye from Lingo

Goodbye from LINGO For those of you wondering what’s going to happen with LINGO this year, we have some news. We have decided to call a halt to the LINGO festival. This is not a spur of the moment decision – it was one we made after a serious amount of discussion and reflection. LINGO…

LINGO presents SHANE KOYCZAN – MAY 15th 2017!

Spoken-Word Superstar Shane Koyczan to perform in Workmans Club May 15th Shane Koyczan, most celebrated for his performance at the Opening Ceremony of the 2010 Winter Olympics and for his epic poem To This Day (20 million views and counting), will perform in The Workmans Club, Dublin this May 15th. This will be Shane’s only show in Ireland, as part of…

Thank you!

LINGO is over for another year. We simply want to say thank you to everyone who supported the festival, from the incredible volunteers, the warm, supportive audiences, the extraordinary artists, and our soulful core crew of founders. This year was all about amplifying the voices calling for change and it reverberated and resonated throughout the…

2016 LINGO Slam Champion is Jason Ashford

Last night we crowned our third LINGO festival slam poetry champion and the winner was Jason Ashford. It was an extraordinary competition with an incredible pedigree of performers, which saw a final composed of Jason Ashford, Niall Donnelly, Clara Rose Thornton, Brian McMahon Gallagher, Elizabeth McGeown and Kevin P. Gilday. After a hard fought final round, it…

Get your LINGO tickets here!

TICKETS NOW ON SALE AT EVENTBRITE AND WHELANS! We’re a little independent festival run by volunteers. Every one of us is passionate about spoken word as an artform and believe that it can open minds and drive change. Please support great independent artists and pick up a ticket to a show or two. These gigs are…

Listen back to LINGO on Tom Dunne show on Newstalk

Our founders Kalle Ryan and Erin Fornoff stopped by the Newstalk offices this past Tuesday to have a chat about LINGO to the mighty Tom Dunne. Our headliner Sage Francis also called in, all the way from Reykjavik, to chat about being an artist, his hip-hop inspiration and the power of rejection & acceptance. A great piece that you…

Listen back: LINGO on the RTE Poetry Programme

LISTEN BACK TO THE EPISODE RIGHT HERE On October 8th, our very own LINGO Programme Manager Erin Fornoff appeared on the RTE Poetry Programme, hosted by Rick O’Shea, where she spoke about the many highlights in this year’s festival. She also gave folks a glimpse of what to expect in our extraordinary charity show in aid of Help Refugees…