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Kids’ Own participates in Biennial of Children’s Books in Belgium

In May, we were delighted to attend Motamo, an international biennial exhibition of children’s books, in Belgium. This unique event offers a platform for the presentation of books by children from many different countries, our own included! Through this event we are also forging new international partnerships, with a view to developing long-term collaboration
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“Children’s Voices: Are We Listening?” – Sectoral Event at The Ark, Nov 2017

As part of our 20-year anniversary celebrations, Kids’ Own, in partnership with Dublin Book Festival and The Ark, will host a 2-day sectoral event, exploring the value of publishing with children, and interrogating how we can support children to be seen and heard within our literature, culture and society? Wed 8 November: Round table discussion (10.30am – 4pm) Chair: Martin Drury Guest speakers: TBC Through a series
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‘Virtually There’ Opportunity for Action Researcher

Kids’ Own is pleased to invite applications from suitably qualified individuals for the role of ‘Virtually There’ Action Researcher. Kids’ Own seeks an Action Researcher to join the ‘Virtually There’ project, which takes place in Northern Ireland. This is a long-term piece of work, running until 2020.
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“Tales to Tell” – book-making & visual literacy workshop for 10- 12 year olds

We are delighted to announce a new four-day book-making and visual literacy workshop for 10- 12 year olds with artist Vanya Lambrecht Ward at the F.E. McWilliam Gallery & Studio this August. A unique four-day workshop inspired by the work of artist Eddie Rafferty – currently on display at the F.E. McWilliam Gallery & Studio. This is a special exploration of the power of artwork and visual media to tell our ow
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Tread Softly Festival 2017: Come and make books with us!

Come and make books with us. As part of the Tread Softly Festival, July 2017, The Kids’ Own team will be hosting a whirlwind of book making at Liber bookshop, be surrounded and inspired by all the wonderfull books and let your imagination and creative ideas come to life. €8 per child. Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd of July – 10-11.30am: 4-5 yrs with an adult/ 12-1.30pm: 6-8 years/ 2-4pm: 9-11 years. Limite
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Kids’ Own in International Publication

We are delighted to have articles about our work published in three magazines this year, Bookbird: A Journal of International Children’s Literature, Inis; issue 51 and Books Ireland; issue 373. Check out our article in this month’s Bookbird: A Journal of International Children’s Literature. Read our article here Click on the following links Inis and Books Ireland for information on these publication
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Kids’ Own Team head to Lisburn for Virtually There Interviews

The Kids’ Own Team were on the road again! Last week we went to visit St Colmans PS, Lisburn and met with teacher Chris McCambridge and his class. Chris and the children told us about their Virtually There experience with artist John D’Arcy and how it changed their way of listening to and DRAWING music. Keep checking out the website and social media for up-coming video interviews with the teachers and chi
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Virtually There Update – Kids’ Own are on the road again!

Kids’ Own are on the road again this week and next visiting schools from our Virtually There Project North and South. We are visiting some of our schools to chat to the teachers and pupils about their experience of the project. A massive thank you to all the schools, teachers and children for welcoming us. Keep an eye on our website for up-dates, interviews and news!
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Kids’ Own Team organise the 2nd annual Arts in Education Portal National Day

Kids’ Own are delighted to have been a part of the success of the Arts in Education Portal National Day, May 6th 2017 in St. Patrick’s Campus, DCU. The day included a broad range of practical workshops and skills sharing as well as theoretical and critical thinking in the area from artists, teachers and practitioners from across the sector. We welcomed Heather Humphreys TD, Minister for Arts, Heritage, Re
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