Cruinniú Na nÓg Press Release
Louth Cruinniú na nÓg 2020.
Cruinniú na nÓg, the annual day of free creativity for children and young people, takes place on Saturday 13th June.
Now in its third year, Cruinniú has previously been celebrated by youth participation in a wide variety of creative activities across the county. However this year it is slightly different. Due to public health restrictions, all events will be taking place online and on RTÉ television. In Louth, the Creative Ireland Team have collaborated to create an online TV show, and it all kicks off at 11am on Saturday 13th June, by logging into Creative Ireland LOUTH Facebook Page, where the programme will be streamed.
Highlights of the TV Programme will include a film premiere ‘Selkie’ - a new story and film commission produced by Droichead Arts Centre. Also launching on the day will be Droichead Arts Centre’s Youth Focus Group Film Showcase, featuring short films made by local young people aged 13+. The County Museum presents an animated Lego series ‘Legends of Louth’ based on Cuchullain. As jigsaws have increased in popularity during lockdown, why not take part in a Community Jigsaw? Interested - then watch Creative Spark’s ‘Bigger Picture’ segment on the day. Join Artist Raphael Hynes in Highlanes Online Drawing Workshop for 13-18 year olds. Local Artist Miriam Fox and Louth County Archivist collaborate with young people to explore local archives and create new artwork. A new audio recording project, undertaken by An Táin Arts Centre, will air local children sharing their views on covid-19 and how it has impacted their lives over the last few months. Louth County Libraries are co-ordinating a kite-making project, where viewers will learn how to make their own kite. More hands-on creativity for all in using easily found household recyclables, where An Táin Arts Centre with Artist Vivienne Byrne show you how to make a ‘Crankie’ ! Tune in at 11am on Saturday 13th June to Creative Ireland LOUTH Facebook page and watch it all.
Click here for Creative Ireland Louth Facebook Page
To see full programme details, see website https://cruinniu.creativeireland.gov.ie and select Louth from the drop down menu.
Cruinniú na nÓg is an initiative of the Creative Ireland Programme at the Department of Culture, Arts & The Gaeltacht, and is presented in partnership with RTÉ and Louth County Council. Produced by The Táin Arts Centre, this year the event forms part of the governments #InThisTogether campaign.