Great activities planned for day of creativity

Ballet Poulet by Fanzini Productions which will be part of online events on the day

THE programme for Cruinniú na nÓg – a day of creativity for children and young people – is being finalised and great activities have been organised for June 12.

Kerry County Council’s Arts Office is in the final stages of planning and co-ordinating this year’s exciting programme and, in light of current restrictions, all events will take place online with over 20 projects planned across a range of arts disciplines.

This year’s programme will reflect an extensive consultation with young people that the Arts Office undertook in March.

“We wanted to hear from our target audiences about what they were interested in making, doing and experiencing so we asked a series of questions and sent it out to young people, youth groups and partner organisations,” said Creative Ireland Kerry project manager Sean Mulchinock.

“We got a great response which showed a high level of engagement from children and young people,” he added.

Based on the feedback, the Cruinniú na nÓg Kerry programme this year will feature visual arts workshops, creative writing, film screenings, crafts, music and dance.

Mayor Patrick Connor-Scarteen

All the events that are being organised through the Arts Office can be viewed on the Cruinniú na nÓg national website cruinniu.creativeireland.gov.ie and searched by location, Kerry.

Máire Holmes, Kerry County Council’s writer-in-residence will be inviting children aged from 10 to 14 to share their creative writing for inclusion in an e-book that will go live on the day. For more details, email [email protected] or keep an eye on @KerryCoArts social media on Twitter and Facebook.

“This is a fantastic line-up of activities provided by experienced, talented artists and facilitators,” said Mayor of Kerry Cllr Patrick O’Connor-Scarteen.

“I hope as many children and young people as possible take advantage of these free workshops and events, and most importantly, enjoy the day and their own creativity,” he added.

Ballet Poulet by Fanzini Productions which will be part of online events on the day.