Make A Move > Schedule > Workshops


Workshops have always been a vital part of the Make a Move Festival and we are delighted to be running workshops in art and music again this year. An important aspect of the Festival is making sure that those who take part in the workshops also get to display their new skills or work during the Festival.

Monday 27th to Friday July 1st

FREE One day Workshops. Age 9-13

1-2.30 pm

The art workshops will focus on practical work and will be held in conjunction with Limerick City Gallery of Art, Pery Square from Monday 27th June to Friday 1st July, 1pm to 2.30 pm each day. Each workshop is a one day standalone event and places remain for older children (9-13) on a number of days.

There will be practical hands on work and all materials will be provided. Following brief discussion on street art in Limerick, participants will get a demonstration of the Silkscreen process and be invited to print their own t-shirt with images and text relevant to the subject matter of the workshop.

After they have printed their t-shirt the group will be introduced to Letter press and in this activity the group will be able to come up with phrases and words related to topics discussed

The workshops are delivered by street artist, Eoin Barry Email for more details or to book place.

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Thursday 30th June

FREE Workshop. Age 15+

Making a difference

11 am – 4pm

Making a difference and having your voice heard has often involved street activism and poster making. This workshop will focus on exploring themes of resistance and activism and will involve participants discussing current issues affecting young people and their relationship to Limerick both past and present.

The workshop will look at the example of one man Pat O Connor (1948-2015) who was closely involved in popularising the story of the Limerick Soviet and was life long activist for the working class of the city.

This workshop facilitated by the LSAD (Limerick School of Art and Design) Clare St will see the participants work with digital artist Ken Coleman and artist Paul Tarpey.  They will use photography and post production to produce a series of posters. They will be taken through the design process of image manipulation. Posters from the workshop will be on view over the weekend.

No experience in art necessary

Limited numbers Email for more details or to book place.

Friday 1st July

FREE Workshop. Age 15+

Lyricism and Empowerment

2.30 pm to 4.30 pm

Award winning slam poet Clara Rose Thornton presents this workshop which gives an intertextual  presentation of verse as a force in our everyday lives, as opposed to a dry notion that students are forced to study in schools and think of as separated from their lives and reality. The interactive, multimedia workshop examines how poetry is inherent all around us, from household objects, to advertisements, to painting, to music, to our memories. Poetry is removed from its lofty academic pedestal, and youth recognize how they are already poets, and that poetry lives within. The Lyricism and Empowerment version focuses on identity struggles, and how hip-hop and poetry connect to validate and explore identity, smashing any confines imposed.  This workshop has been taught in Asia, North America, and Europe by  Clara Rose Thornton, who hails from Chicago, the birthplace of slam poetry. This workshop is being run in conjunction with Stanzas

Limited numbers Email for more details or to book place. Alternatively leave name in comments on workshop event page.


Saturday 2nd July

FREE Workshop

Music Generation presents – SertOne, production workshop

11am– 1pm

Liverpool-based DJ/producer SertOne has made a name for himself in the hip-hop scene over the last decade with a slew of forward-thinking productions and DJ mixes. Originally from Portadown in Armagh, Sert is one of the driving forces behind Fly High Society, a European-wide collective of beatmakers, DJs and promoters that has garnered plaudits since inception with its particular brand of esoteric, electronic hip-hop music.

Sert joins us for a look inside his production methods and a chat about his journey so far as an independent musician. The session will also include a beat clinic and cipher, offering producers the chance to share their productions and get valuable feedback and advice from an expert in the field.

This workshop is especially suitable for young beatmakers but should also be of interest to anyone involved in music making with a digital element. Admission is free but places are limited so leave your name in the comments on workshop event page to ensure a place for you. Alternatively you can contact the Music Generation Limerick facebook page or email unscenelimerick(at)gmail(dot)com.