Saturday, 28 August 2010

Spoken Word recommendations at Electric Picnic

There is a fabulous line up yet again at Electric Picnic this year. How do they do it?

Obviously you WILL come and see the Poetry Divas Collective on Friday 3rd September at 7pm on the The Word Stage at Mindfield. Getting your picnic off to a diva-licious start.

Other highlights at The Word

The Word stage returns with the best of Irish, British and international poets and slam artists The Cuirt Literary Festival Slam Showcase, Poetry Ireland Presents, The Glor Sessions, The Gonzo Cabaret Club , The Big Smoke Writers Workshop, Poetry Smackdown, The Poetry Chicks, Stinging Fly Publications,  Dave Lordan, Stephen J Smith, Colm Keegan plus more to be announced

Literary Stage

Paul Muldoon with Philip King as well as Roddy Doyle, Dermot Bolger, Leanne O’Sullivan, Mary O’Malley, Gerard Smyth, Pat Boran, Rita Ann Higgins, Carlo Gebler, Chris Binchy and Claire Kilroy.  Declan Burke hosts a discussion on crime novels with Arlene Hunt, Declan Lynch and Gene Kerrigan.

Personally I want to see Novelist Julian Gough take part in an incendiary debate about Irish literature with fellow writers and critics.

Timings not yet announced.

Science Gallery Tent - Saturday 4th September
If you had five minutes on stage what would you say? What if you only got 20 slides and they rotated automatically after 15 seconds? Around the world geeks have been putting together IGNITE events to show their answers on science, technology, art and society. Fast-paced, fun, thought-provoking, social, local, global-Ignite is all of these and more. Talk titles include: 'Incest and Bestiality' by geneticist Aoife McLysaght, 'Mr Whippy Soundsystem' with Dermot McCabe and lots more!

** My son is doing a talk here. Should be fascinating

Expect drama, Obama, comedy, improv, DIY theatre, puppets, and theatre live where we will attempt to make a play in under an hour.
Acts so far include: Split Gin present Andy Warhol’s Nothing Special; Choke Comedy Improv; Obama Mia!; Wildebeest Theatre presents The Real World; Moonfish theatre present The Secret Garden; NUIG Players present The Last Days of Judas Iscariot; MOUTH PIECE Productions present Not I by Samuel Beckett. There’s also a dramatisation of Trevor White’s book about founding The Dubliner magazine at the height of the boom.

OK so

1 comment:

Summer Ross said...

Sounds like lots of stuff going on. I'm currently taking a college class called the emerging field of Scottish literature. They have a festival called the highland festival at the beginning of September in Colorado that I plan on attending.

I've only ever done one poetry slam- it was rough getting on stage and critiqued at the same time- but it was a really great experience too.

Thanks for posting