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dlr Cruinniú na nÓg 2022: Saturday 11 June

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Date 
Thursday, May 26, 2022
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dlr County
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Join Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council to celebrate the national Day of Creativity for Young People. Come along to dlr LexIcon in Dún Laoghaire or Samuel Beckett Civic Campus in Ballyogan and take part!

All events are outdoors unless otherwise stated. In the event of bad weather, all activities will move indoors. Some events require pre-booking via Eventbrite.ie : Search dlr Libraries & Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council Arts Office.

What’s on at dlr LexIcon

Pop-Up Dance workshops & performances 
As part of Dance Ireland's Pop Up Dance Project, Dublin Youth Dance Company will host workshops and perform a new work created by the dancers and guided by Anderson Souza of Unanimous. These dance workshops will emphasise the joy of movement and rhythm, along with the celebration of dancing together. DYDC will perform at 12.30pm and 2.00pm.
There are 3 workshops:
10.30am – 11.00am (ages 4–8yrs)
1.00pm – 1.35pm (ages 9–12yrs)
2.30pm – 3.10pm (ages 13yrs+)
These workshops are free but places are limited so booking is essential via eventbrite.
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Harry Potter Coding workshop

Join Dr Jake Rowan Byrne in the LexIcon Lab and make magic with a wave, a twist and a twirl using the Harry Potter Kano coding kit! Build a wand that responds to your movements, learn to code a variety of challenges and games, wave your wand and see instant effects on screen - make feathers fly, goblets multiply, fire flow, pumpkins grow and more!

2.00pm - 4.30pm (ages 8-12yrs)
This workshop is free but spaces are limited, so booking is essential via eventbrite.

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Circus Skills workshops

Join the Street Theatre Ireland team for these workshops where you will get to practise a variety of basic circus skills, including juggling!
There are 3 workshops:
11.00am – 11.30am
1.00pm – 1.30pm
3.00pm – 3.30pm
Suitable for all ages. No pre-booking required, just register on the day.

Magic Shows

There will also be magic shows from Street Theatre Ireland at:

12.00pm, 1.30pm & 3.00pm

No booking required.

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Botanical Art workshops

Drawing is about paying attention and really looking at what’s around you. Join visual artist Jacinta Hughes where, using a viewfinder as a guide, you will create a drawing based on the plants around you, paint your piece using watercolours, and take home your creation.

There are 2 workshops:

11.00am - 12.00pm
1.00pm – 2.00pm
Suitable for all ages. No pre-booking required, just register on the day. Spaces are limited.
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Street Art workshops 

Unleash your inner street artist and join Street Art Ink for this spray painting workshop! Artist Juliette Viode will work with up to 30 children per workshop using spray skills to create a piece of artwork on a canvas of hard card which you can take away with you at the end.
There are 2 workshops:
11.00am–1.00pm (ages 7yrs+)
2.00pm – 4.00pm (ages 7yrs+)
These workshops are free but places are limited so booking is essential via eventbrite.

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Small wonders 
Small Wonders is a new child-centred multisensory creative experience for children aged 1-2 and their caregivers. Artists Niamh Lawlor, George Higgs, Sarah Fitzgibbon and Orla Kelly have been collaborating with children from the First Friends Service, supported by dlr CYSPC and Barnardos, to inspire the children’s poetic curiosity and wonderings through music, puppetry and immersive space.
Join them in the LexIcon Project Room on 11 June for 2 creative experiences for your little one:
11.30am – 12.00pm

1.00pm – 1.30pm

These workshops are free, but places are limited so booking is essential via eventbrite. Please note that one ticket covers one child and one adult.
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Ukulele workshops
Always wanted to play the ukulele? Well, now you can! Join Rockjam for ukulele workshops and learn more about this fun and fascinating instrument! You'll learn how to hold the ukulele correctly, learn all about the strings and you'll be able to play along to a short song at the end of the workshop.
There are 3 workshops:
11.30am–12.00pm (ages 6-8yrs)
1.30pm–2.00pm (ages 6-8yrs)
3.00pm–3.40pm (ages 9-11yrs)
These workshops are free but places are limited so booking is essential via eventbrite.
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dlr Scéal Trails

You’ll also be able to read and enjoy a new dlr Scéal Trail in the grounds of dlr LexIcon. Naturama, written by Michael Fewer and illustrated by Melissa Doran, is a beautiful non-fiction book that introduces you to Ireland’s flora and fauna with every changing season. Scéal Trails are also being launched for Cruinniú na nÓg in Cabinteely Park and Bracken Road Park, Sandyford. 

We’ll also have a Mime Artist, a Stilt Walker and Face Painters to keep everyone entertained on the day, so come along and join in the Cruinniú na nÓg fun at dlr LexIcon!

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What’s on at Samuel Beckett Civic Campus, Ballyogan

Percussion workshops 

Find your own beat and join Rockjam for these workshops, where you will explore rhythms and patterns with different percussion instruments. Learn how to hold drum sticks correctly and play a simple beat or try some hand drums - you'll be able to play along to a song by the end of the workshop!

There are 3 workshops on the day:

10.30am-11.00am (ages 6-8yrs)
1.30pm-2.10pm (ages 9-11yrs)
3.00pm-3.40pm (ages 9-11yrs)
Max of 18 per workshop. No pre-booking required, just register on the day.
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Circus Skills workshops 
Join Street Theatre Ireland for these workshops where you will get to practise a variety of basic circus skills, including juggling!
There are 3 workshops:
11.00am – 11.30am
1.00pm – 1.30pm
3.00pm – 3.30pm
Suitable for all ages. No pre-booking required, just register on the day.

Punch & Judy / Magic Show

There will also be Punch & Judy/Magic shows from Street Theatre Ireland at:

11.30am, 1.30pm & 3.00pm.

No booking required.

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Pop-Up Dance workshops & performances 
As part of Dance Ireland's Pop Up Dance Project, Independent Theatre Workshop will host workshops and perform a new dance work in celebration of young people and creativity. The new dance work And We Gather is a performance piece choreographed by Emily Kilkenny Roddy in collaboration with students from the Independent Theatre Workshop Dance Studios. The piece features dancers aged 12-18 who have worked together over an intensive creative period. The project showcases a gathering of passionate young people bringing their creative energies together.
ITW will also perform at 10.45am and 1.15pm.
There are 2 workshops:
11.00am -11.45 am (ages 8-11yrs)
1.30pm-2.15pm (ages 12-16yrs)
No pre-booking required, just register on the day.
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Draw that Bug! Art workshop 
Come along to a drawing workshop with artist Elida Maiques, where we will take a look at some of the smaller creatures around us in nature, learning to draw them bit by bit. Draw what you see and don't forget your imaginary bugs!
11.00am – 11.45am (ages 6-12yrs)
Max of 20 participants. No pre-booking required, just register on the day.
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Make a Willow Birdfeeder workshops 

Join visual artist Elida Maiques in her passion for all things willow and create a beautiful birdfeeder of your own! Participants will use a simple, effective design to get a sense of how beautiful a material willow is. Come along and and learn about willow and our local birdlife, and create something beautiful from a natural material that birds will love.
There are 2 workshops:
12.30pm-1.30pm (ages 9yrs+)
2.30pm-3.30pm (ages 9yrs+)
Younger children can join in with older siblings once a parent or guardian remains with children during the workshop. 

These workshops are free but places are limited so booking is essential via eventbrite.

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Online Kite tutorial 
Join the team from Go Fly Your Kite! for this online Kite-Making tutorial!
Register via eventbrite for this tutorial, then pick up your Kite-making Kit from dlr LexIcon, Deansgrange or Dundrum Libraries. You will be given the YouTube link to the tutorial, where you can trace, colour and build your Kite.
Now, you're all set to Go Fly Your Kite for Cruinniú Day!
Take a photo on the day and tag #dlrLibraries, #Cruinniu2022 and #GoFlyYourKite on social media!
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We’ll also have a Unicyclist, a Stilt Walker and Face Painters to keep everyone entertained on the day, so come along and join in the Cruinniú na nÓg fun at Samuel Beckett Civic Campus!

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Getting to dlr LexIcon:

Eircode: A96 H283
Paid parking available in LexIcon Car Park and Pavilion Car Parks, if you must travel by car. Otherwise, please walk, cycle or use public transport to get there.
Dart: Dún Laoghaire station
Bus routes: 7, 46A, 45A

Getting to the Samuel Beckett Civic Campus, Ballyogan:
Eircode: D18 HT72
Limited parking available in Car Park, so please walk, cycle or use public transport to get there.
Luas: Green Line, Ballyogan WoodStop.
Bus routes: 63, 63A

 

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