Boetry in Motion
The second edition of 'Boetry in Motion' will dock on Culture Night 2022 in the shadow of Croke Park on the Royal Canal. It will follow the same format as our very successful event at Phizzfest (see below). It is an open mike with migrant and local poets and musicians. We look forward to meeting you all and sharing the linguistic and cultural diversity of Dublin's north inner city.
Boetry at Phizzfest 2022
Boetry in Motion is designed to raise intercultural awareness and sow solidarity by showcasing the voices of refugees sharing their poems and songs from a boat on the Royal Canal at the Phizzfest 2022. A fleet of barges sailed into Phizzfest with these poets and musicians on board to perform first on the canal from 6 – 8 pm and then at the Bernard Shaw with more spoken word and live music from 8 – 11 pm. Local charity, Intercultural Language Service (ILS), which has been providing free language & integration training for refugees for over six years in Ballybough, is this event will help raise much needed funds and volunteers to deal with the growing demand for their services. Much of the poetry and some of the music will be delivered by the students of ILS.
We had a fantastic evening and well done to all our poets from around the world. We hope to keep repeating this event around Irish waterways through the summer and Autumn!