Ballymun’s cultural calendar wouldn’t be the same without the annual LiFT Youth Arts Festival, taking place in axis: Ballymun, with activities for, featuring and by young people.

From 9th-17th April, the streets and venues of Ballymun will be hopping as young people aged 13-23 showcase and experience the very best in youth arts. The Little LiFT programme will also be back for younger festival-goers aged 10-12 years.

This year’s festival will feature workshops and performances in illusion with magician Shane Gillen, master classes and showcases in rap, meditation, dance with the hilarious Ponydance, fashion, photography, film, computer gaming, craft, stilt-walking, parkour for beginners, studio recording workshops, singing and more.