glór is proud to present one of the most exciting and vibrant artists of our time Acclaimed Writer, Poet and Performer Stephen James Smith with guest artist Thunderclap Murphy in a unique performance of spoken word and music.
Stephen has performed his poetry at high profile events and festivals around the world and in 2012 he was invited to perform for the Irish Olympic team in London. In October 2018 Stephen appeared on a special edition of The Late Late Show live from London, where he recited his poem This Community to a TV audience of 1.1 million. Stephen has featured in several documentaries for television such as RTÉ’s IFTA Award Winning documentary WB Yeats: No Country for Old Men and has received numerous poetry video commissions from Listowel Writer’s Week, Creative Ireland and the London Irish Centre.
In 2017 Stephen was commissioned by St. Patrick’s Festival to write a new poem as a “celebratory narrative” of Ireland. The resultant piece My Ireland is accompanied by a short film by Director Myles O’Reilly, arranged and mixed by Conor O’Brien (Villagers), with music by Colm Mac Con Iomaire, Loah, Saint Sister, Eithne Ní Chatháin (aka Inni-K) and Ye Vagabonds. It has been viewed over 300,000 times online and was screened at London Film Festival in Trafalgar Square on March 17th. The poem was in many ways a follow on from Smith’s previous poetry video Dublin You Are, which itself clocked up in excess of 250k views.
He will be joined on stage by songwriter, performer and multi-instrumentalist Thunderclap Murphy. Thunderclap was the host of Dublin’s monthly poetry slam, Slam Sunday for five years, and his live performance combines poetry, songwriting, live looping and hip-hop.
Expect a truly special mix of high-energy spoken word and live music in this cabaret style gig
glór │ Friday 29 November │8pm │€20/€18 Conc.
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