Exciting plans for Cruinniú na nÓg 2020 at the Linenhall Arts Centre

Exciting plans for Cruinniú na nÓg 2020 at the Linenhall Arts Centre

Cruinniú na nÓg 2020 takes place on Saturday 13 June, and this year it’s going online. As part of this national day of free creativity for children and young people the Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar, has exciting creative writing, visual art and music events in store.

Writer Dani Gill presents two bespoke writing workshops for young people (11-12yrs & 13yrs+) in the lead up to the day. The workshops will explore Poems of Resilience, looking at the themes of strength, vulnerability and expression. After the workshops, participants will be invited to have their poems published online on Saturday 13 June, marking Cruinniú na nÓg. Participants will also be welcomed to record an audio of their own poem, or a favourite poem that matches the themes of the workshop, and these will be made into a podcast that will be shared on Saturday 13 June across the Linenhall’s social media channels.

Visual artist and educator Paula Henihan will present “Wild and Wonderful Things” a project in which children aged 5-10 years are encouraged to create art based on this theme, using items around the home or local surroundings. Paula will present a series of four videos on the Linenhall’s social media channels, designed to support loose parts play, an open-ended interactive practice that allows participants to experience a playful way to form associations between learning and pleasure. Participants are invited to submit photos of the art works they create to by  12pm on Friday 12 June for display on the Linenhall Arts Centre website and social media pages on Saturday 13 June marking Cruinniú na nÓg.

And finally the The Barceló Brothers will present an explosive mix of Zydeco, Rhythm & Blues, Soul and Funk music ready to dance Live on the Linenhall’s Facebook page at 12noon on Saturday 13 June. A vibrant and fun band, The Barceló Brothers have shared their songs and their festive spirit throughout Ireland, the UK and Europe with shows at festivals including Wide Eyes (Ireland), Minimúsica (Palma) and the Big Weekend festival (UK). Here's a taster of what’s in store.

An there's lot more to look forward to nationwide for Cruinniú na nÓg 2020. Full details and booking information for the Linenhall Arts Centre's events is available on the Linenhall Arts Centre website.

The Linenhall Arts Centre acknowledges the support of Creative Ireland Mayo in making these events possible

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