Tag Archives: spoken word

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…

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…

LINGO Live on Near FM!

There are still a bunch of tickets left for our opening night extravaganza at LINGO in the Workman’s Club in Dublin on Friday 21st October, but for those of you who are far away or unable to make it, we’re happy to say that you’ll be able to catch some of it on Near FM. They will…

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…

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…

What a lineup we have! Have you got a ticket yet?

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE OFFICIAL 2016 LINGO PROGRAMME 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…