LIMERICK is set to buzz with the vibrant sights and sounds of hip-hop and street art this week as part of the Make A Move festival.
Running over four days from Thursday, the youth festival will celebrate hip-hop culture and boasts a packed programme of events, from gigs to workshops, performances to street art, plus seminars and exhibitions.
Over 100 kids from communities around the city are set to take part in workshops during the four days of Make A Move, including a special hip hop workshop in the Learning Hub on Friday with top rapper Voice, from New Orleans.
The origins of the festival arose from the coming together of community groups from St Munchinâ€™s, Moyross, Kingâ€™s Island, St Maryâ€™s and Southill who formed a community arts committee, facilitated by the Paul Partnership and City Council.
With funding secured from the Arts Council and Limerick Regeneration, the idea for the Make A Move festival was born.
Among the many highlights are the â€˜Tackie Jamâ€™ in St Johnâ€™s Church - the Daghdha Space - an all ages gig that will feature a host of acts including Voice, DJ P.U.D.G.E from LA and Stevie G from Red FM, that takes place Friday night.
There are also panel discussions on hip-hop and graffiti, master classes and live music showcases, plus a Block party in Bedford Row on Saturday and a special outdoor stage beside King Johnâ€™s Castle on Sunday.
A Park Paint Parade will also take place in Peopleâ€™s Park on Saturday, while renowned filmmaker Brian Cross will screen some of his work in St Johnâ€™s Church on Saturday evening.
For a full programme and schedule, see the website MakeaMove.ie.