Cruinniú na nÓg 2021
Cruinniú na nÓg 2021, Saturday 12th June
Cruinniú na nÓg, the national day of free creativity for children and young people up to 18 years old, takes place on Saturday 12th June 2021 from 11am. In response to Covid-19 and social distancing restrictions, it has been transformed into a digital version. This year’s festival is programmed and produced by Dublin City Council Arts Office and all events will be available for free on Creative Ireland's Cruinniú na nÓg website from 11am this Saturday.
We have a great range of activities from practical art workshops, music, dance, performance, drama, spoken word, aerial acrobatics, as well as a behind the scenes look into the studios of famous Irish artists to see what it is like to be an artist. From learning how to use solar power to print botanical designs on fabric with Mud Island’s online “Sun Printing Workshop” to creating animation with Brown Bag Films and Grasshopper Events “Character Creation Workshops” to a session on how to create your own unique Spoken Word piece, there is so much on offer. Dublin Youth Theatre are showcasing their new play “Night in a Cell”.
We are delighted that some of our events can now go outdoors such as Unsung Youth! 2021 in Ballyfermot, who have a street art project and also online music workshops.
On Cruinniú na nÓg, Ray Yeates, City Arts Officer, stated
‘‘Dublin City Council’s programme for Cruinniú na nÓg builds on Creative Ireland’s initiative to show how even in difficult conditions Artists and childrens creativity can still make magic”
“At this particular time, it is more important than ever for children and young adults to participate in culture and creativity and this jam-packed programme of free online events provides plenty of opportunities for young people to make, create, write or perform and enjoy, all from their own homes. An unexpected benefit of going online is that the events will have a life after the day and the events will be available as a resource for children on the Arts Office website for the rest of the summer.” Margarita Cappock, Cruinniú na nÓg Coordinator.
Dublin City Arts Office is happy to collaborate with Aerial Cirque, RHA Gallery, Museum of Literature Ireland, The Ark, Axis Ballymun, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin Youth Theatre, Crash Ensemble, Gallery of Photography, Jody O’Neill, Dorothy Cross, Eva Rothschild, Karen Power and many other artists, musicians and writers.
Cruinniú na nÓg is an initiative of the Creative Ireland Programme at the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and is presented in partnership with RTE and the Local Authorities.
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