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Spoken word is all about having a voice

At Lingo, we believe there is something brave about being this kind of poet –an artist alone, in front of a crowd, offering their contribution from the contents of their memory. There is no lectern, notes, or marked pages. It is a bare communion between artist and audience. Spoken word is a constantly evolving thing…

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.…

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 art form. It’s not so common to have people share it in such a public space. That cocktail of intimacy and vulnerability and applause is pretty potent. The most amazing thing I’ve ever seen or…

Saul Williams – Tickets selling extremely fast!

We are thrilled to see the huge response to Saul Williams performing at Lingo Festival 2015, with tickets for the headline set from the legendary US artist zipping out the digital door. If you want to catch Saul for a very special spoken word performance on October 18th, then hurry up and grab a ticket now at…

“Hello Lingo!” – Listen back to an audio snapshot of LINGO 2014

The mighty radio producer and all-round gentleman, Colm Coyne, has crafted a superb audio snapshot of last year’s LINGO festival (Oct 17-19 2014). Click and listen to lovely interviews with performers & audience members, as well as short, sharp performances from a broad spectrum of LINGO spoken word artists (incl. Abby Oliveira, Polarbear, Karl Parkinson, TemperMental…