Festival of the 'curious mind' takes place in Limerick

Popular Tiger TomCat Street Festival takes place this weekend

Alan Owens

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Alan Owens

Festival of the 'curious mind' takes place in Limerick

Margarita Bernal Arango, Colombia, with the Tomcat Tiger. The street festival returns this bank holiday weekend Picture: Ken Coleman

FROM short film screenings to Tibetan bowls, street theatre to Tai Chi, hip hop dancing to clown performance – the popular Tiger TomCat Street Festival has it all this weekend.

The city event – also boasting music, street art and dance, among a variety of family friendly activities – opens this Thursday night, running until Sunday, and is an initiative driven by businesses on the Thomas and Catherine streets that has run successfully for a number of years. 

The “festival of the curious mind” – as it is billed – boasts an even more jam-packed and creative line-up than ever before, organisers say, with “new and exciting projects across a broad spectrum of artistic expressions”.

It launches this Thursday, June 2, at 5pm in the Anne Street Garden.

“From musicians, to artists, crafts to sports, poetry to printing, the Tiger TomCat Street festival Limerick has something to offer to everyone,” said a spokesperson.

“The agenda for this year’s festival does not end there though, with plenty more activities and possibilities for all to get stuck into. There will be flash mobs, musicians and choreographers flooding the streets, shops, pubs and restaurants of Limerick all weekend. 

“The festival continues in true party style late into the night in the fantastic restaurants and pubs that the TomCat area has to offer with a broad selection of live music and DJs laid on for the weekend.”

In just a flavour of highlights, the Irish Chamber Orchestra will perform a micro concert at the launch party on Thursday evening, Kevin Kiely Jr and Seamus Martin perform a “beats and poetry lash” in Mickey Martins on Friday at 8pm, Baz Burke and his hip hop dancing crew perform on the street at 1pm on Saturday, Simon Thompson performs his “one man pied piper promenade clown play” at 3pm on Saturday and a drum dance family workshop and belly dancing showcase will take place in the Still House on Sunday at 5pm. 

See TomCat Street Festival on Facebook for more.