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GAFF Summer Camp 2016 GAFF Summer Camp 2016


GAFF Summer Camp 2016



GAFF Summer Camp

Dance, music and story are at the heart of a short and explorative GAFF Summer Camp being run by The GAFF and Garryowen CDP this July to welcome teenagers from diverse cultural backgrounds to CONNECT. This unique summer camp offers participants a chance to engage socially through creative skills.

GAFF Summer Camp

GAFF Summer Camp – John Lillis working with children on his decks.

CONNECT invites 12 – 15 year olds to the Dance Limerick studio, John’s Square, where they will engage with dance artist Laura Murphy and music producer John Lillis. These experienced artists will lead a programme of activity to include movement and choreography, music and games. Laura’s website, shows her work as a mainstream and also as a community based artist. She has worked extensively in collaboration with young people both in Ireland and in the UK. Music Producer, John Lillis, best known nowadays as one third of the Rusangano Family, has initiated and delivered music programmes for young people in the Mid-West for many years in school and community settings. CONNECT will be led by these well established artists and participants in will be encouraged to add their own individual voices, ideas and skills to the programme. Both Laura and John aim to merge their experiences with the teenagers to find new ways of creating and exploring art together.

A guest visit to CONNECT will be made by Brian Mooney, a respected US based educator whose philosophy around the use of music in the classroom has become legendary, to the point that Kendrick Lamar, probably the most positive and inclusive rapper in the world just now, paid a visit to one of his classes.

CONNECT is a great opportunity to learn and discover art through music and dance, to share stories and experiences, to play and to participate! No experience is necessary just an open creative mind!

CONNECT is produced by The GAFF with support from the JPMcManus Belevolent fund and takes place over a four day Summer Camp in John’s Square in Limerick, running on July 25, 26, 27 and 28, from 11am until 3pm daily and includes lunch. The last day of the camp will welcome parents and friends to share in a celebration of the week in a street party event, John’s Square.

Further information form The GAFF on [email protected] or from Garryowen CDP on [email protected] . Or on 0858331899

To check out Laura Murphy’s website click here.

To check out music producer John Lillis’ website click here.

Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.