Takin the Mic with Guest Host Lewis Kenny
March 30, 2018
Friday 30 March 2018
Suggested donation: €5
Our host this month will be poet Lewis Kenny, who will be welcoming poets, prose writers, songwriters and musicians, comedians and anyone else who wants to have a go at our monthly open mic night. Sign up to perform over on Eventbrite.
Lewis Kenny is a poet and playwright hailing from the north inner city of Dublin. His works draw on urban experience and youth culture, bringing to light social and economic situations that the youth of our day face.
He is the founder of the Inter-Varsity Poetry Slam and OutStraight, a collective of poets and street artists. He is the poet in residence for Bohemians football club. Has made numerous television and radio appearances including RTÉ One’s art show ‘The Works’, ‘Soccer Republic’, The John Murray Show and the Breakfast Republic. He has written and starred in several advertisement campaigns, such as Euro 2016, Dublin Chamber of Commerce’s ‘Dublin 2050’ project and has been a featured performer on BBC One’s Euro Football Show. His video shot with RTE entitled ‘Cabra’ was featured in Zebra Poetry Film Festival 2014 in Berlin. His work has seen him share the stage with the likes of Hozier, Saul Williams and Akala to name a few.
A few things to note:
– Five mins per performer
– Slots are on a first come, first served basis
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