Festival of Creativity – Mungret Community College to celebrate all forms of creativity such as music, written word, art and baking in their Festival of Creativity from Wednesday, May 11 to Friday, May 13.
The Festival of Creativity will take place from Wednesday, May 11 to Friday, May 13
By I Love Limerick correspondent Ava O’Donoghue
Mungret Community College to celebrate all forms of creativity such as music, written word, art and baking in their Festival of Creativity from Wednesday, May 11 to Friday, May 13.
The idea for the festival grew from the school’s involvement with the creative school’s initiative, which is aimed at equipping every child in Ireland with the knowledge and tools to enable their creative potential.
The festival will begin at 7 pm Wednesday, May 11 with a concert organised by Michelle Mulcahy in collaboration with the students who have come together to form a band that will mark the beginning of the festival.
For €15 per ticket, concertgoers can enjoy a display of band and solo acts from the students this Wednesday, May 11 and Thursday, May 12 showing the incredible talent of the Mungret Community College students.
Those attending the concerts are encouraged to come early to the school at 6:30 pm where they will be greeted with a wide array of stalls displaying and teaching creative skills such as origami, portrait painting and baking.
Stalls run by Mungret Community College students will be on show at the festival, selling homemade and handcrafted things.
The school’s media studies and art department have been working all year to develop an art exhibition and film showing that celebrates the students’ work which will be shown to the students throughout the festival.
Thanks to the school’s Home Economics department, those attending the festival can enjoy the delicious foods and baking done by the students.
Throughout the festival, a giant puppet with its face painted in the colours of the Ukrainian flag will be on display for all to see.
“People developing creative skills also develop problem-solving, creative expression, language and writing skills which all lead to increased self-confidence and self-belief,” Mungret Community College principal Liam O’Mahoney said at the festival.
“Having a festival to celebrate creativity across our school is a great opportunity to display and celebrate all of the music, art, creative writing, film production and presentation skills of our students and staff.”
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