Cruinniú na nÓg 2021
As part of Cruinniú na nÓg 2021, the national day of free creativity for children and young people on Saturday, June 12th, the Linenhall Arts Centre are showcasing a series of three short videos designed to encourage and inspire young children and their families to get creative through dance, music and visual art. Visual artist Mary Noonan presents 'Ealaín le Bréagáin' / ‘Art with Toys’, exploring ways to create visual art inspired by and using your toys. ‘Nature Moves’ will be hosted by dancer Catherine Donnelly, encouraging creative exploration of nature and the garden through movement and dance. Last but certainly not least, musician Anthony McNamee presents ‘Funky House’, encouraging children to get creative making soundscapes with their family, using found sounds from around the house. These videos are designed as inspirational jumping off points, rather than how-to tutorials, motivating children and their families to be creative in their own way - freestyle! They will be released via the Linenhall Arts Centre’s social media channels and webpage on Tuesday, May 25th. Parents and siblings are encouraged to watch these videos together with their youngest family members, and then get creative together at home and in nature surroundings using the videos as inspiration. Participants are invited to submit photos, audio recordings, or short video clips of their resulting creations for display on the Linenhall Arts Centre website and social media pages on Saturday, June 12th marking Cruinniú na nÓg. The deadline for submitting children’s creations for sharing online is Wednesday, June 9th at 5pm and the ‘Guidelines for Submitting’ can be found at www.thelinenhall.com.