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The Lyric Lounge (2009)

The Lyric Lounge (2009)

From 25th Ė31st July, The Y Theatre was transformed into a unique performance space celebrating the power of live literature - as part of the cultural programme for the Special Olympics.  Around 1300 people attended the Lyric Lounge festival, which featured workshops, performances, debate, open mic opportunities and exhibitions. The focus was on poetry, spoken word, rap and monologue, with strong elements of visual art and music.  The Lyric Lounge included a wide-reaching youth programme, encouraging young people to read, write and perform.  The project also reached out to users of mental health and learning disability services with a range of projects and performances. Another prominent feature of the festival was the use of museum artifacts to inspire new poetry and spoken word material. For more information and online poetry, visit www.lyriclounge.co.uk.

The Lyric Lounge was funded by a range of partners, including Renaissance East Midlands and Arts Council England.  For a full list of supporters, please visit the Lyric Lounge website.

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