Last years programme celebrated youthful creativity by creating together but staying apart.
A DAY OF FREE CREATIVITY FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE
Last year, young people all over Wicklow were encouraged to unleash their creativity as Wicklow hosted Cruinnú na nÓg on Saturday, 12th June.
Wicklow County Arts Office curated a full programme of online events as well as the launch of creative projects on the day. Among the events that took place to celebrate this day of creativity were Sun Print Workshops 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 there was the release of Dance Slam! – a collaborative dance video presentation set among spectacular Wicklow landscapes. 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, were showcased.
In addition, there was 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 created by participants of WhizzKids Digital Art Workshops, and the revealing of Wicklow Willows Totem Pole and Wigwam making workshops. These were all available to view on wicklow.ie on the day.
Young artists of Wicklow also took 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.
2022's full programme of Cruinniú na nÓg events and booking information will be available shortly here so watch this space!