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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 – 10-11.30: 4-5 yrs with an adult/ 12-1.30pm: 6-8 years/ 2-4pm: 9-11 years. Limited
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Kids’ Own in International Publication

Check out our article in this month’s Bookbird: A Journal of International Children’s Literature. We’re delighted to be published in the current edition of Bookbird:”Raising the Status of Children’s Voices in Ireland and Australia”. There is also a contribution from Mary Branley, writer and facilitator with Kids’ Own. Read our article here
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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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Opportunity for Schools to Publish Books!

Kids’ Own are looking for schools nationwide that would be interested in our process, projects and adventures to contact us with their details for future projects. Kids’ Own Publishing Partnership develop a wide range of programmes for children, young people and families throughout Ireland and Northern Ireland. All our projects are unique and tailored to suit the needs of the people and communities we are working wit
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Kids’ Own Delighted to Announce Three New Tenders

We are delighted to announce that we are putting forward three new Tenders for upcoming projects. A Feasibility Study for a Children’s Cultural Centre in Sligo. Kids’ Own wishes to identify the need, potential and feasibility of a dedicated children’s cultural centre in Sligo, serving the region of Sligo County and surrounding counties of Mayo, Roscommon, Donegal and Leitrim. The feasibility study is list
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Virtually There Video Series

In the first of a new series of short videos about the Virtually there Project, we share the work of children from P2 and 3, Aughnacloy P.S. working with dancer Lisa Cahill and teacher Leanna Kyle to explore and discover the environment through their senses, “Scavenger hunters – we go out. We go out to find, seek out, track and capture”. KIDS’ OWN VIRTUALLY THERE PROJECT JOURNAL from Kids’ Own on Vi
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Kids’ Own Books to Belgium!

We’re busy packing up books for Motamo International Biennial of children’s books in Belgium. We look forward to sharing 25 of our titles with others from the children’s book sector from around the world! For more information about Motamo visit http://www.motamo.org/Bienvenue.html If you want to check out some of our book titles please visit http://kidsown.ie/shop/
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