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Each night of the festival we invited illustrators from Ireland’s Stray Lines artist collective to capture the words, performers and ideas on stage. The results were absolutely stunning. Below is a selection of the quirky, beautiful, powerful and playful sketches from the fantastic and varied artists.  Our thanks to them all for their time, artistry and participation. Special shoutout to Paddy Lynch for coordinating with us to bring the Stray Lines together for Lingo! [Click each thumbnail below to see detail in larger images]

Friday October 16th – LINGO Launch Night with Tongue Fu

Debbie Jenkinson and Sarah Bowie were the Stray Lines artists in residence on LINGO opening night at Workman’s Club. Both really different styles, but both capturing the verve, energy and happy mood of the night.

 

Saturday October 17th – THE WORD WORKS

Elida Maiques was at our special youth showcase in Smock Alley Theatre to capture the freshest new voices of spoken word with her unique eye.

Saturday October 17th – HOLLIE MCNISH AND ELAINE FEENEY

Debbie Jenkinson and Elida Maiques were in the room to capture the magical moments from our extraordinary show with UK artist Hollie McNish and Galway poet Elaine Feeney

SATURDAY OCTOBER 17TH – LINGO POETRY SLAM

Paddy Lynch and Elida Maiques were at our remarkable slam event hosted by Lords of Strut. The verve and energy of the poets and their performances was masterfully captured below.

SUNDAY OCTOBER 18TH – THE HERO HOUR, FLYING SOUTH & CITYSONG

Gus Hughes and Elida Maiques captured a few moments from three of our Sunday afternoon shows – The Hero Hour, our charity event in aid of Fighting Words; Citysong, our Lingo New Work Commission by Dylan Coburn Gray; and Flying South, our mental health themed spoken word showcase. Contrasting and fascinating styles to capture radically different events.

SUNDAY OCTOBER 18TH – THE RED PILL AND MONDAY NIGHT CURE & WORDS WITH TEETH

Our Northern Ireland showcase featuring Red Pill (Belfast) and Monday Night Cure (Derry) was captured in a playful comic style by Phil Barrett. He was also in place to capture the quirky fun at Words with Teeth.

SUNDAY OCTOBER 18TH – SAUL WILLIAMS

Our epic finale to LINGO featured spoken word legend Saul Williams, with support from LINGO slam winner Abby Oliveira, Irish spoken word phenomenon John Cummins and UK viral sensation Mark Grist. On the night, Gus Hughes and Phil Barrett were in the room to capture a slice of the electric energy in the room. Great art to capture great artists