Farouk Alao is a multi-disciplinary visual artist born in Lagos Nigeria and raised in Dublin Ireland and is currently working as an Art Director at Stink Studios in London
Farouk is a recent graduate of Graphic Design Communication at Limerick School of Art and Design and you can find more of his work here.
FELISPEAKS is a Nigerian-Irish Poet, Performer, Playwright from Co. Longford currently based in Dublin City. Nominated ‘Best Performer’ by Dublin Fringe Festival Sep. 2018 and a Member of the Poetry Ireland Board of Directors, she is a member of the Poetry Collective, WeAreGriot. Her poem: ‘For Our Mothers’ is in the English Ordinary Level Leaving Cert Curriculum for examination year 2023. FELISPEAKS is currently enjoying creating poetry and performance pieces that always promise to introduce her audience to the journey of emotion in every story. Honoured to share her thought processes about life’s experiences and her passions on stage; FELISPEAKS hopes to inspire thought, excitement and perspective.
She has graced some prestigious stages including National Concert Hall, Dublin Castle, opening for THISISPOPBABY’S RIOT show and Kate Tempest on the Vicar St stage, and Saul Williams at the Sugar Club, Olympia Theatre in response to Repeal the 8th, Theatre Stage at Electric Picnic, Smock Alley Theatre. She has participated in festivals such as Mother Tongues Festival (Talkatives, February 2020 Tallaght); Women and Children First in Ghent, Belgium, March 2020: St. Patrick’s Festival 2018, 2019, 2020; First Fortnight Festival, Dublin 2018, 2020; Dublin Fringe Festival 2018, 2019; Wexford Literary Festival 2019, Cuirt International Galway Festival 2019, Electric Picnic 2018, O’Bheal Winter Warmer Festival Cork 2018, and Waterford Writers Weekend 2020.