The Lyric Lounge: 25th- 31st July 2009

Thursday, 16th July, 2009
The Y is about to be transformed into The Lyric Lounge for a week of events - a unique performance space celebrating the power of live literature. Opening next Saturday, 25th July, the Lounge will bring laughter, lyrics, music and visual magic to one of Leicester's finest live venues. As part of the cultural programme for the Special Olympics, Lounge events are expected to attract hundreds of artists, athletes, local families and literature fans alike.

By day there will be a chill out space in the bar, where visitors will be treated to coffee, books and films. It will also feature free workshops, Lyrical Lunchtimes, open surgeries with The Book Doctor and a fantastic poetry-writing competition.

By night there will be the Special Olympics Cabaret, an urban-slam, WORD and other evening headliners including quick-witted John Hegley, the Godfather of performance poetry.

Check out the exciting programme and find out more at: www.lyriclounge.co.uk
Book tickets on-line at: www.ytheatre.co.uk
Join Lyric Lounge on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/home.php?#/group.php?gid=50948213026

The Lyric Lounge is part of Renaissance East Midlands' contribution to the region-wide Igniting Ambition programme and is undertaken in partnership with Arts Council England East Midlands. 2Funky Arts and WORD have been developing and delivering The Lyric Lounge on behalf of local partners. www.2funkyarts.co.uk


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