7 exciting projects for Children and Young People for Cruinniú na nÓg, National Day of Free Creativity

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Press Release:  7 exciting projects for Children and Young People for Cruinniú na nÓg, National Day of Free Creativity.

Eight exciting projects for children and young people will take place in Kilkenny on June 12th for Cruinniú na nÓg, the national day of free creativity for children and young people.

Kilkenny County Council received €15,000 from the Creative Ireland Programme to co-ordinate and deliver a Cruinniú na nÓg Programme in County Kilkenny.

The Community & Culture Section of Kilkenny County Council invited applications for projects via a public grant scheme, and 7 projects were awarded funding. These include workshops on drama, traditional crafts, growing, cooking and animation, and they will be delivered by local theatre groups, the Design and Crafts Council of Ireland, and the Kilkenny County Council Library Service.

Project TitleDetailsLocationDelivered byAmount Allocated
The Magpie SongTraditional song workshop about a child and a magpie delivered by Aileen Lambert and her daughter NellieOnlineAileen Lambert€500
FamilyOnline drama workshops for young peopleOnlineTADA Theatre School€2,450
Re-ImagineA series of 8 workshops for young people aged 13-18 around the theme of “What If?” and “Ideal Worlds which will culminate in an interdisciplinary exhibitionOnlineSt. Canice’s Community Action - Dreamstuff Youth Theatre€3,000
Our 202020 members of Kilkenny Youth Theatre will develop 20 creative ideas, and develop20 short filmsOnlineBarnstorm Theatre Company€5,000
Craft ConnectionsCreation of a mini Craft Village with live demonstrations and workshops of traditional craftsOnlineDesign & Crafts Council of Ireland€1,000
My Kilkenny Automata workshopA workshop exploring the world of animation for children aged 8-11 years old where the children will create and build their own automataOnlineCalmast, Waterford Institute of Technology€350
Creative workshopsA programme of 8 creative workshops including: creative writing/poetry workshop for older teens; planting/growing/cooking; creative crafts for children; creative drawing/animationOnlineKilkenny County Council Library Service€2,700

Speaking about Cruinniú na nÓg, the Cathaoirleach of Kilkenny County Council, Cllr. Andrew McGuinness, says “Creativity is so important for children and young people, particularly at the moment. We are delighted to have developed a really interesting programme of events for this year’sCruinniú na nÓg event.”

All initiatives will be delivered online, in order to adhere to the public health advice and guidance, from the HSE and the Government, with regard to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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For more information see https://cruinniu.creativeireland.gov.ie/ and https://kilkennycoco.ie/eng/

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Contact Details for Spokesperson in relation to this Release is: Dearbhala Ledwidge, Email: Dearbhala.Ledwidge@kilkennycoco.ie


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