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PHOTOS: Make a Move Festival Limerick returns for fifth year



Make a Move Festival Limerick. The performers at Shannon Rowing Club on Friday July 1.
Picture by Cian Reinhardt/ilovelimerick.

Make a Move Festival Limerick returned for its fifth festival from Friday, July 1 to Sunday, July 3. The festival held a number of workshops and events spread out through Limerick City.

The Make a Move project aims to display various disciplines linked to the hip-hop culture such as poetry, production and urban art, by engaging young people with the spirit and traditions of the culture.

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Make a Move Festival Limerick ‘Dolan’s All Dayer’ runs from 4pm on Saturday, 2 July.


This year’s festival kicked off with a workshop by the award-winning slam poet Clara Rose Thornton from Chicago, Illinois. The free two-hour workshop, entitled ‘Lyricism and Empowerment’ focussed on poetry, hip-hop and identity.

The aim of the workshop was to show people how poetry can be found all around us, breaking down the ideas of poetry being kept in classrooms.

The weekend included live performances in a number of venues. On Friday evening the Shannon Rowing Club hosted the 2016 Showcase in association with Learning Hub Limerick and Music Generation Limerick.

The showcase ran for almost two hours and featured many artists based in Limerick as well as special guests from the Music Generation Limerick City rap project.

On Saturday, Dolan’s pub was host to the ‘Dolan’s All Dayer’ from 4pm til late. The event saw 15 acts perform over two floors. The event aimed to display what the Make a Move Festival Limerick organisers call, “The myriad strands of hip-hop culture that have blossomed on this island over the past few decades.”

Sunday saw the Riverside Paint Jam and a return of ‘One Record, One Story’ panel event. The Riverside Paint Jam ran from 12pm and gave street artists the opportunity to display their talents in Limerick City as well as providing the public with a chance to see how street artists work in a public setting.

The ‘One Record, One Story’ panel event held in Mother Macs, where a number of guests shared a story and record that reminds them of a particular area or location of Limerick.

Make a Move Festival Limerick is now in its fifth year, provided workshops free of charge, more information can be found here.
You can read more stories about Make a Move here.

Pictures by Cian Reinhardt/ilovelimerick

Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.