Give a Poem, Get a Poem

  • 20th Dec
  • All Day Event
  • Droichead Arts Centre
Theatre
For more information on this event please contact 041 98 33946

          Give a Poem, Get a Poem

Droichead are delighted to announce a new poetry programme GIVE A POEM, GET A POEM, a special children's project for Christmas 2021. Devised by our Literature Audience Development Officer, Dani Gill, as part of the LIVE Network, with network partners, Ramor Theatre (Cavan) and the Backstage Theatre (Longford)

Poet Dagogo Hart will facilitate poetry workshops with students from Aston Village ETNS. Each student will write their own poem, that will be handwritten onto a special card, and then printed and distributed around their community leading up to Christmas. Each young person will also receive a poem, written by a student in one of the other counties, so that  all students receive a poem as well as giving one away. 

This powerful exchange of writing is about celebrating life, expression and creativity.

Dagogo Hart is a Dublin based poet, writer, playwright, performer and spoken word artist,  who performed as part of our  SOLO Series in 2021. Originally from Lagos, Nigeria, Dagogo started working with words at the age of 13. Since then he has performed for festivals like Mother tongues, St. Patricks, Dublin Fringe, Drogheda literary festival, Spirit of Folk, Body and Soul, Loud Poets Scotland and First fortnight. In 2018, he co-founded a poetry collective called WeAreGriot; A poetry collective that curates art events around poetry, with FeliSpeaks. Dagogo’s poetry is inspired by his hometown in Lagos and his experiences since moving to Ireland. He writes on personal as well as societal issues and always strives to dispense truth in all his works. His short film,  Uruemu's Home, the first of The Home Project series of poetry films commissioned by Poetry Ireland, written/created/directed by Dagogo Hart, premiered this week.