23 June 2018

A day of youthful creativityA new national day of creativity for children and young people, Cruinniú na nÓg takes place on 23 June 2018 in every county in Ireland. It aims to celebrate and encourage children and young people’s participation in culture and creativity in activities such as art, music, coding and theatre workshops, performances, exhibitions, readings, film screenings and much more.

Presented in partnership with the 31 local authorities and RTÉ, over 300 child-centered events will take place in local towns and neighborhoods across the country.  All events are free and activity-based, with plenty of opportunities for young people to harness their imagination and unlock their creativity by ‘doing’, ‘making’ and trying something new!  This initiative is being rolled out by the Culture Teams within each Local Authority across the country as part of the Creative Ireland Programme.

Events in Waterford

Waterford’s Largest Colouring Book
Central Arts, 123a Parade Quay, Waterford. 23 June, 1pm to 4pm.
A design/visual art workshop for all ages.

Collaborative Mosaic Trail with Sean Corcoran of the Art Hand
Waterford City Cultural Quarter, O’Connell St. 23 June, 11:00am to 5:00pm.
An outdoor, design/visual art workshop for ages 5-8, 9-12, and 13+

Pop-Up Theatre Workshop
Dungarvan Central Library, Davitt’s Quay, Dungarvan. 23 June, 11:00am to 4:00pm
A theatre workshop for ages 13+.

Teddy Bear Story Time and Sleepover
Ardkeen Library, Dunmore Rd, Waterford. 22th of June – 23 June 4:00pm to 3:00pm
A reading and theatre event for ages 0-4 and 5-8.
Booking is essential so call 0761 10 2755 to book your teddy in!

Events in Wexford

Cruinniu na nOg Youth Gig
Presentation Centre, Convent Road, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford. 8pm to 10pm.
This concert will showcase local youth rock bands and musical acts. For ages 13+

Cruinniu na nOg Youth Cabaret
Wexford Arts Centre, Cornmarket, Wexford. 3pm to 5pm
This event showcases local young people’s talent across all performance art forms. Young people under 18 interested in performing can send expression of interest to boxoffice@wexfordartscentre.ie. For ages 13+

Ceol Mo Chroi Seipeal Sessions
St John’s Church, Hollyfort, Gorey, Wexford. 6pm to 7:30pm
Local Traditional Singer Rachel Uí Fhaoláin from Ceol Mo Chroí will host a free concert in St John’s Church in Hollyfort. For all ages.

Animation Screening and Workshop
Gorey School of Art, Mary Ward Lane, St, Michaels Road Gorey, co Wexford. 4:30pm to 6:30pm. Hosted in the state-of-the-art 4K cinema, children will be introduced to the magic of stop-motion animation with a short presentation and then a screening of one of Anderson’s award-winning version of Roald Dahl’s The Fantastic Mr. Fox. For ages 9 to 12 and 13+

For these and much more Cruinniú na nÓg events in Wexford please click here.

For more information please go to: https://creative.ireland.ie/cruinniu/

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