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Mindfield Review + Brilliant Cartoons and Illustrations of the Slam Poets


 What a gorgeous sunny Bank Holiday weekend here in Dublin. Hope you all enjoyed the sweet weather. We had an absolutely wonderful weekend and one of the true highlights was the brownbread mixtape showcase on Friday evening at the Mindfield Festival in Dublin.

“Kalle Ryan – 7 Deadly Facts” (Apr 29th 2011)
Artist: Colm Mac Athlaoich
 

The south end of leafy Merrion Square had been magically transformed into a mini Electric Picnic and on Friday night, our very own wordsmith Kalle Ryan took to the stage with Erin Fornoff to represent the poetic prowess of the brownbread mixtape at The Word at Mindfield.

“Erin Fornoff – Stephen James Smith” (Apr 29th 2011)
Artist: Colm Mac Athlaoich

Chief rhyme-slinger and MC, Marty Mulligan, was on hand to guide proceedings in his trademark poetic, rhythmic, shamanic way. In addition to our own night being showcased, The Glor Sessions and TongueBox, two of the other giants of the spoken word/poetry scene in Dublin were there too. The energy in the room was warm and engaged (with the notable exception of the gargled bowsy who had to be chaperoned out) and the audience were effusive and enthusiastic in their praise afterwards.

“Marty Mulligan – Kalle Ryan – Erin Fornoff”
Artist:  Philip Barrett

In addition to the wonderful words being bandied about, there were several really gifted artists, illustrators and cartoonists attending the event who dashed down artistic depictions of people and concepts as they happened. As you can see from the selections here, they are witty, wicked, weird and wonderful. (You can see an entire Flickr feed of the work they did at the festival here)

“Kalle Ryan – 7 Deadly Facts” (Apr 29th 2011)
Artist: Paddy Lynch

It was such a cool and innovative idea to bring these artists on board to document the event and the results were truly excellent. Super little slices of the people and soundbites of a weekend dedicated to ideas and words.

“Kalle Ryan – Do’s and Don’ts” (Apr 29th 2011)
Artist: Colm Mac Athlaoich

Maximum respect to all of the artists, performers & speakers and to the Mindfield organisers for staging such an intelligent, interesting event. A really great showcase of the thinkers and thought-provoking people amongst us.  Long may it continue!

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The brownbread mixtape is a free monthly poetry, comedy & music show in The Stag’s Head pub in Dublin, Ireland. Each month’s show has a theme and we all have loads of fun. Simple as that.

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Brownbread Mixtape poetry showcase at Mindfield Festival today!

The Brownbread Mixtape will proudly be showcasing poetry by our very own Kalle Ryan and the mighty poetess Erin Fornoff at the MindField Festival in Dublin today (Friday April 29th). We are thrilled, honored and delighted to be part of such an inspiring and cool event. Our particular event (The Word)  has been chosen by the hip and cool State magazine as one of the picks of the weekend, so you surely can’t argue with them, they are the arbiters of cool!

The maestro of metre and rhyme, Mr Marty Mulligan will host this spectacular night of spoken word which will also feature performance poetry by the fine folks at Tongue Box and The Glór Sessions. All for only 10 EUR. And that, my friends, is a bloody bargain. It will be brilliant!

We really need your support for this shows to ensure that more events like them will happen in the future. So, if you would consider sending on this blogpost link we would be most grateful. Support live art and live poetry!

Come along and get a ticket on the door or book them in advance right here, clickety click .

We are really looking forward to the show and can’t wait to see you there!
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The brownbread mixtape is a free monthly comedy, poetry & music show in The Stag’s Head pub in Dublin, Ireland. Each month’s show has a theme and we all have loads of fun. Simple as that.

We can be followed & liked in these places:
YouTube | Facebook | Twitter | Ustream

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The Rising Irish – Poetry Showcase at Nuyorican Poets Cafe in New York City

If you find yourself in New York next week (or indeed if you know anyone in New York) please head along to the legendary Nuyorican Poets Cafe on Wednesday April 20th for a showcase of the very best and blazingly original, contemporary Irish poets. Culture Ireland/Imagine Ireland in association with The Glor Sessions will host this unique show and it promises to be an absolute belter. Our resident MC and spoken wordmeister Kalle Ryan will be proudly performing alongside the monstrously talented Stephen James Smith, Dave Lordan, Sarah Maria Griffin, John Cummins and Karl Parkinson (see their past performances at the brownbread mixtape below). The show starts at 6pm and is a mere ten bucks to get in. (Culture Ireland event listing here).They need all the support they can get, so please spread the word to anyone who might be interested. COME ON IRELAND!

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Kalle Ryan – The Reformartists

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Stephen James Smith – The Gardener

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Dave Lordan – Fearless

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John Cummins – Stagefright

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Karl Parkinson – The Positivity Manifesto

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