BEAT IT // Mental Health X HipHop

HIPHOP X MENTAL HEALTH
SAT 1st FEB

BEAT IT

1-4pm – THE ELEMENTS WORKSHOPS (Free for all ages)
Free taster workshops in Breaking, DJing, MCing, and Graffiti.

6-10PM – ‘HOW HIP HOP HEALS’ (18+. Suggested donation of £5 is welcomed.)
A panel discussion around mental health and HipHop, with special guest performances showcasing creative HipHop culture.

DETAILS

The afternoon workshops will be free however we are asking for a small donation of £5 for the evenings ‘How Hip-Hop Heals’ session. These donations will go a long way to help us maintain our space at 5th Element NI but we will also be sharing 50% of what is received with the fantastic #33tilinfinity campaign which aims to raise £33k in memory of Michael Cullen for Community Rescue Service, Inspire and TAMHI; organisations which are involved in suicide prevention and intervention within our communities.

Cull was an exceptionally talented beat-boxer and friend and collaborator with those at 5th Element NI so we are delighted to be able to do something to help the campaigns cause with an event theme that is close to their own.

Mental health issues are having a staggering effect throughout the whole of Ireland currently and are undoubtedly being felt in every community. Let’s come together on Saturday 1st February, under the banner of peace, love, unity and having fun.

The 5th Element NI Team

WHAT’S GOING DOWN?

DAYTIME 1pm – 4pm – FREE FOR ALL

THE ELEMENTS WORKSHOP
Taster workshops in Breaking, MCing, DJing, & Graffiti 

  • White WallLocal DJs in rotation
    Express your creativity by adorning our walls with sketches, doodle, art pieces
  • Street Art Gallery
    Check out the stellar pieces donated by local artists
  • Live DJs all day
    DJs and vinyl in rotation all day.

EVENING 6pm – 10pm

SPECIAL EVENT: ‘HOW HIPHOP HEALS’
Minimum donation of £5

  • Panel discussion
    Surrounding mental health and HipHop as an emotional outlet
  • Interviews
    with local HipHop enthusiasts and those who have been afflicted with mental health issues. Conducted by Remi
  • Live Performances
    from Northern Soles Crew, Skeet, Swall Monkey, Voodoo Chiefs, North West HipHop and more!
  • Live Music & DJs
    Performances throughout
  • Honesty Booth
    Stand up, speak out. Share your thoughts and feelings.

WHO IS INVOLVED?

5th Element NI is organised by local HipHop enthusiasts, and active participants in the culture. The following outfits support our vision, volunteering their time and effort to help nurture HipHop culture and our local communities.

  • Team Elixir
    The minds and artists behind the Elixir HipHop music events
    – Check them out
  • Northern Soles Crew
    Belfast Bboy crew, who battle, perform, and teach workshops.
    –  Check them out
  • Daz of SkankFM
    Local radio presenter, HipHop artist, and producer
    – Tune in!
  • MoonDoggy Clothing Company
    Run by HipHop enthusiast and videographer Mark Brittain
    – Get fresh!

  • Local HipHop musicians, dancers, and artists.
  • Local volunteers
  • Media Representatives
  • And finally…You, the public. Come and learn with us!


5th Element NI Launch Event.

“A HIPHOP HOUSE PARTY”

> View Facebook Event Page

5th Element NI has officially opened a HipHop Social Hub in Belfast. To celebrate the launch we are throwing a HipHop House Party on November 16th. A day dedicated to HipHop culture, music, dance and art, with live music, DJs, MCs, and dancers expressing their talents throughout.  For full details, read below.

This is a free, all ages event.

Donations to the 5th Element NI charity are welcome. 100% of proceeds go towards creative projects for our local communities.

WHAT’S GOING DOWN?

  • Street Art Gallery
    Showcasing the immense talent of our Belfast street artists
  • Live art by local Street Artists and Graffiti Writers.
    Grab a can or graf pen and help us decorate our walls!
  • Live music by the Utropics & Guests
    Coming with that Brazilian Funk vibe as they freestyle with other elements on the day
  • Local DJs in rotation
    Spinning an endless array of HipHop, Funk, and Soul.
  • Local Bboys, Bgirls & HipHop dancers
    Live performances and workshops
  • MC Cyphers
    Catch the word play of local and national MCs as they pass the mic during freestyle sets. Open mic spots available.
  • Vinyl Record Stalls
    Dig records? Then get to record digging. Buy, sell and exchange music.
  • Workshops! Get involved!
    To be announced.
  • The HipHop cinema
    A room dedicated to HipHop cinema showing documentaries, movies and more.

WHO IS INVOLVED?

5th Element NI is organised by local HipHop enthusiasts, and active participants in the culture. The following outfits support our vision, volunteering their time and effort to help nurture HipHop culture and our local communities.

  • Team Elixir
    The minds and artists behind the Elixir HipHop music events
    – Check them out
  • Northern Soles Crew
    Belfast Bboy crew, who battle, perform, and teach workshops.
    –  Check them out
  • Daz of SkankFM
    Local radio presenter, HipHop artist, and producer
    – Tune in!
  • MoonDoggy Clothing Company
    Run by HipHop enthusiast and videographer Mark Brittain
    – Get fresh!

  • Local HipHop musicians, dancers, and artists.
  • Local Record Stores
  • Local volunteers who support our charity
  • Media Representatives
  • Local MLAs
  • And finally…You, the public. Come and jam with us!