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Tipperary Children Gear Up for Exciting, Fun Filled Halloween as 15th Spleodar Festival Launches
It’s that time of year again, when Halloween beckons and Nenagh comes alive with the sound of children’s voices for the fun and vibrant Spleodar Arts Festival.
Taking place Monday 26th to Friday 31st October, Spleodar is one of eight festivals taking place in Ireland in October to celebrate children and families through a mix of workshops, comedy, music, dance and art.
Now in its 15th year, the emphasis is on encouraging and developing children’s experience of the arts with some more involved workshops
taking place over a number of days.
Highlights include the Imagination and Drawing Workshops taking place on Tuesday 27th and Wednesday 28th October with Artist & Graphic
Designer Cliona Geary and Fashion Design Workshops with Gabi McGrath, member of the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland.
Not to be missed are the Comedy Workshops with Punch Lion comedy. Taking place on Wednesday 28th October, the workshops will teach children comedy skills used in stand-up comedy including comedy improvisation, sketches, comedy acting, silly story-telling and ridiculous songs.
Love your Lego? , then the Stop Motion workshop from Brick Flicks is a must! Children will learn how to fine tune their production skills as they create a deadly Halloween themed set, materialise monsters and zombify characters. With loads of tips on lighting, audio, soundscapes, special effects!
Spleodar also features a special screening of the Academy award nominated Irish made animation feature Song of the Sea in Nenagh Arts Centre on Saturday 31st October.
This years’ festival exhibition is “Passing Thoughts” in Nenagh Arts Centre from the 26th October to 15th November. Multi media artist Anne Marie Morrin explores childhoods mislaid memories of school days using objects to evoke thoughts and feelings that are associated with a specific time.
To finish off the week of fun and events, the annual Spleodar fireworks display, takes place in Eire Og GAA Park. The night sky will be lit up with sparkling shards of colour. Not to mention some loud bangs and some surprises.
The festival launch takes place this evening Wednesday 7th October in true artistic style with a workshop from Dabbledoo music, who have been commissioned by the festival to produce ‘The Hairy & The Fairy’ a workshop featuring an exciting new way of making music using shapes, colours and animation.
For full programme details on all workshops and shows, please see www.Spleodar.ie, our facebook page or contact Nenagh Arts Centre at 067-34400