Lyric Lounge is the celebrated, pop-up live literature festival for the East Midlands which is now entering its sixth year as one of the region’s most spoken about spoken word events.

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Audiences of all ages come to Lyric Lounge to enjoy a cleverly-curated mix of international, national and local performance poetry, spoken word, live literature and music, and to join in with open-mics and a range of workshops led by professional writers and artists. For writers in the East Midlands, Lyric Lounge provides a supportive, inspiring space to test, develop and perform new work whilst working alongside some of the most celebrated names on the circuit. Lyric Lounge is delivered by Writing East Midlands, the writer development organization for the East Midlands, with the support of Arts Council England.


photo credits: Pamela Raith Photography, Martin-P-Wilson-M-dash, Martin Parker at Silbercow