Bualadh Bos Childrens Festival 2020 – The schools programme is completely online, this will ensure schools in Limerick and the mid-west region can access the Bualadh Bos Children’s Festival 2020 programme without travel costs as a barrier.
Bualadh Bos Childrens Festival 2020 is live and online this October
Despite the uncertainty and huge challenges for the arts sector this year, Limerick’s Lime Tree Theatre | Belltable team are proud to present a superb programme of events for their annual Bualadh Bos Childrens Festival 2020 this October.
Every child deserves access to the performing arts. As always, the aim of the festival is to ensure we continue to inspire children and their families by the safest and most creative means possible. To achieve this in 2020, the programme has both live and online shows, creative workshops and even a family mystery trail around the Georgian quarter of the city. Plenty for all our small citizens to interact with.
The schools programme is completely online, this will ensure schools in Limerick and the mid-west region can access the Bualadh Bos Children’s Festival 2020 programme without travel costs as a barrier.
Louise Donlon, Director of Lime Tree Theatre|Belltable said “We are so glad to be able to announce this year’s Bualadh Bos festival as there were times during the past 5 months when our hopes for it seemed to be dashed. We have put a lot of thought into how we can continue and have been so heartened to see that performers and audiences alike are so keen to take part. The wonders of digital technology allow us to present our school’s programme online. Indeed, the advantage of online programming means that every school in Limerick can access the wonderful work being created – there are no barriers to all the children in the city and county enjoying the best that is on offer. We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Arts Council, Limerick City & County Council and the JP McManus Foundation, without whose help and support none of this would have been possible.”
Bualadh Bos Children’s Festival 2020 highlights include Michael Ford and Bairbre Ni Chaoimh’s beautiful show The Wilde Garden Adventure, the opening show of the festival on Sunday, Oct 4 in Belltable. The show is based on two famous Oscar Wilde books The Happy Prince and The Selfish Giant.
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Despite huge challenges, we are proud to present an exciting programme of on-stage and online events for #BualadhBos Children’s Festival this October!
— Lime Tree Theatre (@LimeTreeTheatre) September 18, 2020
The festival organisers are thrilled Emma Martin’s Birdboy will tour to the Lime Tree Theatre on Wednesday Oct 7. This engaging family show premiered earlier this month in the Dublin Fringe Festival to fantastic reviews. They feel so lucky that they tour to Limerick first and then go to 4 other venues in the country.
Cahoots NI has spent the summer converted units in a Belfast shopping centre into various magical rooms for a real live virtual experience with their new show The University of Wonder and Imagination.
Music Generation Limerick presents a new programme of interactive livestreams for schools featuring award-winning Limerick actor Myles Breen, the amazing rapper Denise Chaila, trad star Zoe Conway, guitarist and singer Sean O’Meara and classical violinist with the ICO Diane Daly.
Also, Branar Téatar has an online puppet workshop, Children’s Books Ireland go online with their book clinics for all book worms, Jean McGlynn gets creative with Halloween ideas, there is something for every child this year, now all we need is you to ensure they can join in and have some fun!
A full programme of festival events with dates/times/age groups etc are available HERE
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