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Liming: Carnival Meets Spoken Word


We host the acclaimed ‘Liming’ events, which fuse spoken word and music performances with a Caribbean carnival sensibility. We have produced ‘London Liming' events since 2004 at the GE Club (Great Eastern Hotel), Southbank Centre, Carnival Village, Kings Place, the British Library, The Great Barn and Rich Mix and taken Liming Spoken Word to various parts of England, including Liverpool, Leicester, Ilkley, Nottingham, Sheffield, and Bestival on the Isle of Wight.

In September 2017 we presented a special Hull Liming at Kardomah 94 as part of the BBC's spoken word festival Contains Strong Language.

 

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Liming: Carnival Meets Spoken Word


We host the acclaimed ‘Liming’ events, which fuse spoken word and music performances with a Caribbean carnival sensibility. We have produced ‘London Liming' events since 2004 at the GE Club (Great Eastern Hotel), Southbank Centre, Carnival Village, Kings Place, the British Library, The Great Barn and Rich Mix and taken Liming Spoken Word to various parts of England, including Liverpool, Leicester, Ilkley, Nottingham, Sheffield, and Bestival on the Isle of Wight.

In September 2017 we presented a special Hull Liming at Kardomah 94 as part of the BBC's spoken word festival Contains Strong Language.

 

Acclaimed Guyanese poet and Tilt's patron, John Agard, gives a characteristically eloquent lesson in 'liming' (noun and verb) before his performance at Tilt's London Liming: Independence! special at Rich Mix

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Liming GOES TO HULL: CITY OF CULTURE


Liming GOES TO HULL: CITY OF CULTURE


SHAME AND SCANDAL


SHAME AND SCANDAL


Tobago Crusoe (Paddington and Paddington 2) and Melanie Abrahams sing the classic calypso Shame and Scandal at Hull Liming as part of the BBC's spoken word festival Contains Strong Language

Calypso and Kaiso remains the daily newspaper of our times.
— Tobago Crusoe

 

videos & photos


videos & photos


Here are some of the artists who will be featured at Hull Liming on 29 September at Kardomah 94:

Grace Nichols

Grace Nichols

John Agard

John Agard

Wai Wan (Producer/Artist/DJ)

Wai Wan (Producer/Artist/DJ)

Chiedu Oraka, Rapper and storyteller

Chiedu Oraka, Rapper and storyteller

Jay Bernard, Poet and performer

Jay Bernard, Poet and performer

 
 

Calypsonian Tobago Crusoe, along with fellow calypsonian Alexander D Great, singer Melanie Abrahams and musician James Ingham reignite the passion of calypsonian Lord Kitchener's urban love song, "London Is The Place For Me". Part of Renaissance One's celebration of diversity and orality in a 2014 festival of the same name, the video will grow and change as different performers add their own contributions to the song.