Cruinniú na nÓg, the annual day of free creativity for children and young people, takes place on Saturday 12th June. The event is being run by Creative Ireland, in conjunction with Louth County Council.
This year there is a fun packed line up of workshops and activities online. Although it has been a challenging year, children and families have shown their creative side in many ways during this period. This Cruinniú na nÓg programme encourages children to further embrace this creativity and get involved.
Events on June 12th
Budding young musicians and young people with an interest in careers within the music industry will be keen to check out – Music Matters, presented by DKIT and Droichead Arts Centre. This live Q & A with an exciting panel of music industry experts, from artists to producers and sound engineers will give young people an insight into these exciting careers.
One for young creative stylists who want to learn how to upcycle clothes, a workshop hosting by fashion designer Bláthnaid McClean will show how to create your own style by learning how to paint designs onto denim and tie-dye with natural dyes found at home. Creative Spark have a treat for young artists with workshops tutorials on the arts of collage, illustration, and glitch art.
Those interested in the exciting lives and adventures of the Vikings in Louth can take part in a hands-on workshop, where activities include making a Viking longship and learning about the fascinating discoveries of the Vikings. For dance fans, there is a Tik Tock dance workshop with Coastal Ballet, where the latest dance crazes will be taught.
Other highlights of the day include a film premiere ‘Aoife and the Children of Lir’ - a new story and film commission produced by Droichead Arts Centre. And for the younger audience, Mini Music Makers host an engaging workshop – How Does Your Garden Grow, for 1 – 5-year-olds with enchanting music and magical characters.
All events are free, but booking is required. Materials will be provided for a selection of the workshops and can be collected in advance from venues. All activities and events are in conjunction with An Táin Arts Centre, Droichead Arts Centre, DKIT, Creative Spark and Louth County Libraries.
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