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A Successful Start to Spleodar

October 201527th

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A Successful Start to Spleodar

Fun Filled Activities for Children at Spleodar


Monday, October 26th 2015- After a very successful start to Spleodar, Nenagh Community Arts Festival, the fun continues all week with a jam packed programme of events guaranteed to entertain children of all ages.

Not to be missed on Wednesday 28th October are the Comedy Workshops with Punch Lion comedy in Nenagh Arts Centre, (10am/12noon/2pm, Adm €8). The workshops will teach children comedy skills used in stand-up comedy including comedy improvisation, sketches, comedy acting, silly story-telling and ridiculous songs. It will be followed by a family friendly stand-up comedy show MC’d by Andrew Stanley from Dublin’s Laughter Lounge (5pm - Adm €8 Family ticket €30).

Scríobh Writing Workshop takes place in Nenagh library on Thursday 29th October and the focus is on writing and storytelling! This is a free workshop and is presented by Javi Gimenez in association with Galway County Council Arts Office.  Please note tickets must be booked in advance.

The Old Motor Tax Office is the venue for the Fashion Design Workshops with Gabi McGrath, member of the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland. These take place on Friday 30th October at 10.30am and 2pm (Adm €10). Participants will be encouraged to step into the shoes of a fashion designer with Re-Design Your T-Shirt workshop and a Printed Fabric Design Workshop.

Also on Friday 30th October, Joanne Quinn and Shane McKenna invite children on a theatrical adventure using an exciting new way of making music with shapes, colours and animation.  (Nenagh Arts Centre, 10.30am/11.30am/12.45pm/2pm, Adm €8). Specially commissioned for Spleodar, the Hairy and the Fairy, will have its audience, singing, playing and enjoying fun live music making. Everyone gets an instrument and everyone joins in.

On Friday evening audiences will ooh and ahh and as they admire the pure skill of Monsieur Gusto, the world’s most amazing juggling escapologist sensation, (Nenagh Arts Centre, 5pm, Adm €8, family ticket €30). Not only does he juggle fire torches, toilet plungers and water balloons while balancing on top of people but he also manages to play the drums while juggling, balance umbrellas on his forehead and slide down the front of a three meter high tripod without tearing his pants.

On Saturday 31st October, there is a special screening of Song of the Sea, the Academy Award nominated Irish animation feature. This enchanting story is a wonderful family animation, rich in Irish folklore, a gorgeous, almost painterly tale of two siblings trying to reach home, but waylaid by witches, owls and faeries (2pm Nenagh Arts Centre Adm €6.50)

For full programme details on all workshops and shows, please see Spleodar.ie, www.facebook.com/spleodarartsfestivalforchildren  or contact Nenagh Arts Centre at 067-34400

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