Without doubt, the most fun you can have in the attic without finding Christmas presents! The day festival was amazing! From start to finish it felt like a celebration, Ligia, Sheamus and the Smock Alley crew were the best hosts. This was my first La Mansarda event and I was delighted I was asked to be part of the lemon party. Mostly because what I have seen from the events in the past, all the pictures and videos they share from all the gigs always looks like a great time and this one was no different.
The talent that graced the stage got better and better as the day went on. We stayed right till the end so not only did we get to see all these people share their talent with us, we were also rewarded with a tiramisu'! Where would you get it? At La Mansarda!
The energy of the day was off the charts, and the acts were so varied it had something for everyone. From Bollywood to Ballybrack and everything in between. Personally knowing the other artists I love seeing how far they have come since first meeting in the open mic scene.
I don't think there would be a better venue to showcase all the talent that the La Mansarda select few could perform in than the Smock Alley theatre, it truly is a magical place and everyone recognized that and raised the bar to match our surroundings.
To Ligia, Thank you! This was up there with my favorite gigs ever. Keep doing your thing, hopefully your mood doesn't sour on it and you decide to stop putting on these amazing events because that would leave a lot of people bitter!
Long Live La Mansarda 🍋
Video made by Henrique Sezara
About the author:
James William Dillon, fondly known as Jimbo, is a poet hailing from Coolock in Dublin Ireland. He is the 2022 Fingal poetry Slam Champion, a gifted wordsmith with a unique style that seamlessly blends humor and depth. Jimbo's poetry captures life in a relatable and often lighthearted way, but he is also capable of crafting thought-provoking pieces that tackle serious issues with poignancy and nuance. Jimbo is on a mission to "Make Ireland Grand Again". He uses his poetry as a means to shed light on the issues facing his nation and to inspire hope for a brighter future. Whether he is making people laugh or stirring their emotions, Jimbo's poetry always leaves a lasting impression."
This collection of blog posts is a firsthand account from artists who are an integral part of the La Mansarda community. Whether they took the stage or enjoyed the show from the audience, each post offers a unique perspective on our vibrant community.