Youth to get lyrical at spoken word festival

Lincoln Drill Hall will be hosting a lyrical event for young people, involving internationally-known poets.

The free event, called Lyric Lounge, on August 27 will feature performances, music, writing workshops and open mic sessions.

In the evening, members of the Lincoln Youth Slam Group will get the chance to perform with author and poet Lemn Sissay, poet Jean ‘Binta’ Breeze, Tongue Fu creator Chris ‘Ventriloquist’ Redmond, Steve Cawte of Lincoln’s Writers’ Collective, Michael Brome and the Tongue Fu Band.

Other poets and rappers are welcome to join artists on stage to make the performance more spontaneous.

Lyric Lounge Lincolnshire co-ordinator Sara Bullimore said: “The Lyric Lounge will be taking over the Drill Hall for the day and creating an atmosphere of fun for all ages, with everything from carnival-inspired mask making to one of the world’s leading poets.

“All the daytime events are free and tickets for the evening session are just £3.

“The day is open to everyone and we’re particularly keen to see young people and families there.”

The daytime sessions begin at 11am, while the evening event starts at 7.15pm.

Tickets for the evening event can be bought online or by calling the Drill Hall on 01522 873894. To find out more about the event, visit its website.