Arts and Cultural Events

Can I Kick It? Yes You Can!

A hip hop takeover of UCC main campus, featuring panel discussions and live dance, rap and music performances!

Free and open to all ages, this hip hop takeover of UCC’s Devere Hall and outdoor amphitheatre is a Cork Midsummer Festival event in collaboration with Union Black and Cuttin’ Heads Collective, featuring rappers, singers and musicians from The Kabin Studio/Music Generation Cork City and Ireland’s Got Talent Champions, Billie-Jean’s RDC. Hosted by Red FM’s Stevie G. Live DJing, Rapping, Graffiti Art, and B-Boy and B-Girl Dance performances will turn the centre of UCC’s campus into a celebration of hip hop arts. Two panel discussions supported by the British Council will focus on street knowledge, examining the common ground between hip hop, soccer, circus performance, and other allied art forms addressed in Union Black, a Cork Midsummer Festival project supported by UCC Creative. The panel discussions will feature rapper, singer, bassist Ophelia, rapper Outsider YP, UCC Director of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Karl Kitching, UCC Lecturer in Applied Social Studies Eileen Hogan, UCC Lecturer in Popular Music Studies J. Griffith Rollefson, Head of UCC School of Music and Theatre and Professor of Creative Practice Jools Gilson, Dance Curator and Artist Evaluator for Union Black Nedjma Hadj, and Artistic Director of Crying Out Loud Rachel Clare. For a full schedule see Associated morning workshop: for those interested in developing their juggling and movement skills there is a FREE 2 hour morning workshop on 16 June for adults only with two of the Union Black artists, Alex Allison and Davi Hora. The workshop will take place from 10.30am - 12.30pm in the Theatre Lab, Connolly Buildings, Western Road. To book your place email

Category: Arts and Cultural Events:
Time: 1 - 5pm
Location: Amphitheatre, UCC Main Campus
Target Audience: All Welcome. Suitable for all ages
Admission Price: € Free
Contact: Jools Gilson

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