People encouraged to enjoy activities for Limerick’s Cruinniú na nÓg this June 10. Mayor of Limerick City and County Council, Francis Foley, Pippa Little, Limerick City and County Council, Arts Officer and Jayne Foley, Fresh Film together with children from the LEGO Club announce a new event titled Cruinniu na nOg at The Alms Houses, Nicholas street, Limerick. Picture: Keith Wiseman
Limerick’s Cruinniú na nÓg returns for 2023 and the initiative is very excited to see children, young people and families back at events across Limerick city and county
The national initiative celebrates and encourages participation in culture and creativity through performance, coding, theatre, readings, screenings, art and music workshops, special events, and more.
Cruinniú na nÓg gives children and young people the opportunity to express themselves through a specially curated programme of cultural and creative activities where they can share their ideas, learn new skills and have fun!
All events are free of charge, child-centred and activity-based. It’s a day for doing, making and creating!
We encourage young people to answer the call, to get out and enjoy activities on Saturday, June 10.
For a 6th year Limerick Arts Office are partnering with Fresh Film to deliver a programme of film-based activity for children 0-18 as well as engaging in several national youth arts initiatives. These include Circus Explored, Youth Theatre Ireland Taster workshops, Rap Music Workshops with Rhyme Island and This Is Art, a national art competition.
The programme is delivered in partnership with the Library Service, Hunt Museum, Music Generation, Irish Chamber Orchestra Youth Orchestra, Emerging Limerick Filmmakers, King’s Island Lego Club, the Limerick and Clare Local Creative Youth Partnership and Glórach Theatre Abbeyfeale to deliver a wide ranging and exciting programme for the day!
Mayor of the City and County of Limerick, Cllr Frances Foley said, “Cruinniú na nÓg is for all of our communities of children and young people across the city and county, from all nationalities. The Limerick Cruinniú programme has grown year-on-year with so many exciting things to see and do, with films and workshops, in person and online. This year you can sing along with Matilda the Musical as Cruinniú na nÓg comes to Glórach Theatre Abbeyfeale for an afternoon at the movies.”
Dr. Pippa Little, Arts Officer and Creative Ireland Co-ordinator with Limerick City and County Council says, “Cruinniú na nÓg has children and young people at its heart. Come and try it. The day in Limerick City kicks off with Buster Keaton Short silent films at the beautiful People’s Park, with music from the Irish Chamber Orchestra Youth Orchestra. This is sure to be a magic occasion. This is followed by the family favourite Moana.
For children and young people in hospital on Cruinniú na nÓg there is Shadow Animation @ the Ark UHL, where local animator Dr. Emma Fisher-Owen has designed an animation work pack for children and young people. These packs each contain some shadow puppets, backgrounds and materials to colour them in along with instructions on how to make your own shadow puppet animation film!”