Cork kids get ready to burst with creativity

Cork kids get ready to burst with creativity

Cheeky Cherubs Lewis O’Donovan, Maeve Cotter, Billy O’Connell, James Donoghue and Denis Burke having fun in Cork City Hall at the launch of Cruinniu na nÓg. Picture: Darragh Kane

A NATIONAL day of creativity for children on Saturday will see Cork City hosting 22 events across 16 venues.

Cork City Council in conjunction with Creative Ireland are presenting a packed programme of events for Cruinniú na nÓg.

Libraries across the city are hosting a range of exciting events with Cork City Library, Douglas, Bishopstown, Glanmire, Hollyhill, Ballincollig, and Blarney all joining in the action.

Libraries will be transformed to venues for book cover design workshops, dance and movement with Deirdre Ryan, storytelling, theatre with the magical Broken Crow puppetry and will even help in finding your perfect book with the book doctors’ clinics.

Children will have the chance to experience the art of storytelling through puppetry in Elizabeth Fort, featuring puppetry television star Dominic Moore. Dominic was part of the original team that made the much loved Morebegs.

The Glucksman and Crawford Galleries are opening up their doors especially for young people with tours, drawing and architecture workshops, and storytelling amongst the sculptures with Ravnita Joyce from Fighting Words. The Atrium in Cork City Hall will be hosting drawing and printmaking workshop for children and their grownups.

There are a number of outdoors events happening on Saturday too, with children and young people getting an opportunity to experience their city in a new way.

Douglas Community Park will be transformed into a hub of creativity with storytelling, reading and music. The Elizabeth Fort will run three free tours on the day, where guides will share the rich history of Elizabeth fort from the time of the Tudors to the present day. Ballincollig Regional Park and the Gunpowder Mills will burst to life with African drumming, traditional Irish music and chalk art.

The full programme of events can be viewed at

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