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Lagos International Poetry Festival

Festival season has kicked off with the inaugural Lagos Poetry Festival. Set in a city whose pulsating rhythm has been fodder for countless poems, the Lagos International Poetry Festival, scheduled for the 28th of October – November 1st 2015, will be the first international poetry festival in West Africa, a region with rich contributions to the global literary landscape.

The theme of the Lagos International Poetry Festival 2015 is Borderless Words with emphasis on poetry’s capacity to bridge racial, ethnic, gender, language and cultural divides, and the imperative of creative collaborations on the continent. The five day festival will feature workshops/masterclasses, school outreaches, panel discussions, readings and performances in open spaces and enclosed venues across the city.

The Lagos International Poetry Festival Concert

All roads lead to the Muson Center andFreedom Park on the 30th of Oct and the 31st, as the Lagos International Poetry Festival hosts a one of a kind two day concert tagged: Borderless Words: The Concert.

Borderless Words will featuring some of the best spoken word talent from across the world including Inua Ellams (UK), Lebo Mashile (SA), Titilope Sonuga, Sage Hasson, Dike Chukwumerije, Natalia Moletbatsi (SA), Nick Makoha (UK), Wana Udobang and a host of other amazing voices, with music byNomoreloss, Aduke, Falana Music and a special guest.

The concert is part of the series of events marking the Lagos International Poetry Festival.  A ticket of 3,000 naira gives you access to both shows. Pretty exciting stuff.

Muson Center
Date: Friday, October 30th
Time: 7 PM

Freedom Park
Date: Saturday, October 31st
Time: 7 PM

The Lagos International Poetry Festival is supported by Nigerian Breweries, Freedom Park and the Muson Center. For tickets call: 08032815933, 08035289157.

Check out www.lagospoetryfestival.com for details on the festival.

 

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