Granby Park is now up and running. I went along to the official launch on Thursday and found the vibe quite amazing. The space looks and feels incredible - beautiful, welcoming and edgy at the same time - while the surrounding area has been infused with new vitality & an air of possibility. I'm really happy and proud to be one of the many people helping bring it to life.
For my second contribution to the project I'm putting together a spoken word event called 'Vice Versa' in which poets will perform "covers" of each other's work in pairs.
Intended both as an experiment in re-interpretation and a celebration of the diverse strands of the poetry and spoken word scene in Dublin (and beyond) the event also chimes with the project's overall spirit of community/collaboration/exchange.
Kevin Higgins & Dimitra Xidous
Kit Fryatt & Cah-44
Eileen Casey & Anne Fitzgerald
Eleanor Hooker & Christodoulos Makris
Máighréad Medbh & Patrick Chapman
Enda Coyle-Greene & Susan Connolly
Raven & Temper-Mental MissElayneous
Alan Jude Moore & Anamaría Crowe Serrano
The date is this coming Sunday 1 September. We start at 3pm. Weather permitting our venue will be the park's wonderful makeshift amphitheatre. This promises to be a fascinating event: come along if you can! Like everything at Granby Park, admission is free and everyone is welcome.