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Colourful and Creative, but now, VIRTUAL Cruinniú na nÓg

Celebrating Youthful Creativity by creating together but staying apart.

Freya Brhanavan (6) from Wicklow pictured unleashing some creative talents for Cruinniú na nÓg

                  A DAY OF FREE CREATIVITY FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE

Young people all over Wicklow are being encouraged to unleash their creativity as Wicklow host Cruinnú na nÓg on Saturday, 12th June. 

Wicklow County Arts Office have curated a full programme of online events as well as the launch of creative projects on the day.  Among the events happening to celebrate this day of creativity are Sun Print Workshop at the Courthouse Arts Centre, Tinahely, an online art workshop with White Doodle and an online Sea Shanties workshop with Music Generation Wicklow.

Also on the day will be the release of Dance Slam! – a collaborative dance video presentation set among spectacular Wicklow landscapes, watch the dance abilities of four separate youth groups from County Wicklow’s sporting and arts scenes; including Baltinglass Bulldogs Basketball Club, Carysfort NS Arklow, Blessington GAA Club and FYI Dance Club. 

In addition, there will be the launch of the Mr Sand’s Youth Theatre podcast "It's Only a Podcast, What Harm Can It Do?", a digital gallery of artwork create by participants of WhizzKids Digital Art Workshops, and a showcase of Wicklow Willows Totem Pole and Wigwam making workshops. This are all available to view on wicklow.ie on the day. 

Young artists of Wicklow will also be taking over public spaces across the country with the This Is Art project - an inclusive nationwide, young people’s art competition and digital gallery run by RTÉjr and funded by the Creative Ireland programme.

Although all events are free, booking in advance is highly recommended for the workshops. 

The full programme of Cruinniú na nÓg events and booking information can be found at https://cruinniu.creativeireland.gov.ie or for Wicklow at www.wicklow.ie 

A day of free creativity for children and young people

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