Cork County Council Library & Arts Service is delighted to announce details of this year’s Cork County Cruinniú na nÓg programme, which will take place on Saturday, June 11th.
A national day of free creativity for children and young people, Cruinniú na nÓg is an initiative of the Creative Ireland’s Creative Youth Plan and is unique to Ireland.
This year will see a true return to in-person events with creative showcase events at Chapel Hill School of Art in Macroom, The Mall Arts Centre in Youghal and Bandon Town Hall included in the countywide programme. These will be family centred events which will see a host of young people join in to demonstrate their creative talents.
Cork County Council’s libraries in Cobh, Bandon, Dunmanway, Kinsale, Midleton, Millstreet, Newmarket, Passage West and Youghal will host a range of free creative activities, including storytelling, art workshops and film screenings as part of the national day of creativity.
In Fermoy, Karen Clancy will host creative art and design classes for Ukrainian children at the Richmond Revival house, on Saturdays 21st and 28th of May, as well as the 4th and 11th of June from 2.00pm to 3.30pm.
Three of county’s youth theatre groups will present brand new original theatre in Mallow, Kinsale and Castletownbere as part of ‘Youth Theatre Cork 22’, an initiative supporting the development and production of high-quality youth theatre across Cork County. Lightbulb Youth Theatre Mallow, Kinsale Youth Theatre and Castletownbere Youth Theatre have each been invited to devise and produce site specific, original theatre for Cruinniú na nÓg 2022.
Launching the programme, Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr. Gillian Coughlan said,
“It is wonderful to see such a wide range of events curated to celebrate the creativity of children and young people in Cork County. Creativity provides us with an opportunity for expression and learning, which is key to our personal development at any age. I look forward to seeing the return of live events this year and encourage young people right across the county to get involved in person or online and experience all that Cruinniú na nÓg 2022 has to offer.”
Full details of the countywide Cruinniú na nÓg 2022 programme are available at www.corkcoco.ie
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