LiFT BALLYMUN YOUTH ARTS FESTIVAL
LiFT Youth Arts Festival that takes place around March/April each year. The week-long festival gives
young people aged 13-23 years an opportunity to showcase and experience the very best in youth
Taking place in axis, youth projects and other venues across Ballymun, the festival programme offers
7 days of free shows, workshops, exhibitions, master classes and longer lead in projects. We also deliver a Little LiFT programme for younger festival goers (10-12 years).
Here’s a taste of the kind of workshops LiFT programmes: circus/aerial silks, computer gaming,
documentary radio making, rap/song writing, meditation, ballroom dancing, fashion photography,
creative writing, silent film making, stilt-walking, parkour for beginners, studio recording sessions,
vocal training etc.
LiFT is brought to you by the Ballymun Festival Steering Committee, a multi-agency organisation
made up of representation from axis:Ballymun, Dublin City Council, Ballymun Regional Youth
Resource, Poppintree Youth Project, The Aisling Transition Project and the wider Ballymun
2016 marks the 11th year of LiFT.