Children will be spoilt for choice this weekend as more than 30 free events are taking place across Limerick as part of Cruinniú na nÓg. Now in its second year, Cruinniú na nÓg celebrates and encourages participation by children and young people in creative activities in their local neighbourhoods and communities.
This year’s event takes place on Saturday 15 June.
Led by the local Limerick Culture and Creativity Team, with huge support from local artists, arts organisations, creative practitioners and community festivals, the activities are specially designed to spark an interest and encourage the inner creative in children to try something new or fulfil a secret ambition!
Among the 30 free events are:
- A hands-on 3 hour workshop for teens interested in filmmaking, called One Minute Wonders! 14 - 18 year olds Limerick Youth Services City Centre, Kilfinane, Newcastle West and Cappamore
- Shadow Animation workshops 5 - 10 year olds in The Granary, Watch House Cross, Dooradoyle, Adare, Kilmallock and Newcastle West Libraries
- Stop Motion Animation Hunt Museum 6 - 8 & 9 - 12 year olds: These fun and exciting workshops will enable young people to experience each step of the Stop Motion process to produce a short animated film
- Outdoor film screenings in the Hunt Museum Garden
- Indoor film screenings at the Belltable
- A special highlight of the day, a Young Film Convention in Limerick City and County Council, Merchant’s Quay
Culture and Arts Officer with Limerick City and County Council Sheila Deegan said: “Cruinniú na nÓg is such a fantastic festival. It is about giving children and young people the opportunity to express themselves where they can share their ideas, learn new skills and have fun!”
“Cruinniú na nÓg celebrates and encourages participation in culture and creativity through performance, coding, theatre, art and music workshops, readings, screenings, special events and much more. All events are free, local and activity-based, so why not come along, it’s a day for doing, making and creating!”
Cruinniú na nÓg is part of Creative Ireland Programme initiative supported by Limerick City and County Council and RTÉ.