Cruinniú na nÓg
June 23rd – Cruinniú na nÓg celebrating creativity in children and young people
Saturday June 23rd was established this year under the Creative Ireland programme as a national day of creativity for children and young people. Cruinniú na nÓg will be an annual all-island public event that celebrates creativity in young people. Events can take all shapes and sizes.
Cruinniú na nÓg celebrates and encourages children and young people’s participation in culture and creativity through performance, coding, theatre, art and music workshops, readings, and much more. Events are free, local and activity-based. It’s a day for ‘doing’, ‘making’ and ‘creating’!
There are 18 events taking place in South Dublin County to celebrate this day, offering creative experiences for children from the very young (0-2years) to the older teens (18 years) and their families.
Storeytelling, coding, magic, visual art, lego workshops, reading, drawing, stop animation, local history talks and early years music are hosted by the library branches across the County.
Students from the Music Generation South Dublin Trad Ensemble will join forces with Music Generation Wicklow for a workshop day facilitated by renowned traditional piper and flautist James Mahon & friends. The young musicians will work on original material, as well as traditional standards, and will showcase their work in a short evening concert in Whitechurch Library, Rathfarnham.
Rua Red Arts Centre, Tallaght presents ORDER/RESPONSE, a multidisciplinary workshop, performance, exhibition and reading, based on the themes of the Democracia/Order exhibition. The performance is the result from a seven week programme where young people explore lyric writing and performance skills with the Word Up Collective featuring hip-hop and urban musicians, and spoken word artists such as Max Zanga (Tebi Rex), and JyellowL.
All events are free of charge.