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Focus Ireland book project with children experiencing homelessness

Kids’ Own in partnership with Focus Ireland embarked on a new bookmaking project in July with children experiencing homelessness. Writer Mary Branley and artist Maree Hensey worked alongside the children to offer them a place for their unique creative expression and to give dignity to their experience and their voice. Over six days the children took part in a series of workshops with the artists, starting with games
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Orla Kenny: Tribute to a friend and colleague

One month on from the sad and untimely death of our long-term Creative Director, Orla Kenny, I would like to take the opportunity to pay tribute to a great friend, mentor and leader who inspired me in so many ways. Orla began working with Kids’ Own in 2000, when the organisation’s founders were still putting Kids’ Own on the cultural map as a unique publisher of children’s voices and artwork. After Orla’s death, co-f
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Kids’ Own announces new board member Dr. Carmel Brennan

We are delighted to announce that Dr. Carmel Brennan has joined the Board of Kids’ Own Publishing Partnership.
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Minister Katherine Zappone shares stories from our new publication A Strong Heart with the UN Security Council

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Katherine Zappone shared the stories of Syrian and Palestinian children living in County Mayo from our new publication A Strong Heart at her UN Security Council address on ‘Children in Armed Conflict’ this July. A Strong Heart offered a space for migrant children to develop their creativity and self-expression through an artistic process, and to publish a book that would foregr
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“A Strong Heart”: Our brand new book launches this week!

Kids’ Own and a group of County Mayo children will launch “A Strong Heart: A book of stories and dreams for the future by Syrian and Palestinian children living in County Mayo”, during World Refugee Week. This Thursday, 21st June at 4:30pm, Kids’ Own is excited to host Syrian and Palestinian families and other community members at the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar to celebrate the launch of a brand n
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Job Opportunity: Kids’ Own Office Administrator

Kids’ Own has an exciting opportunity for a qualified individual to join our dynamic team as an Office Administrator (part time). Kids’ Own is a national children’s arts organisation and publishing house, whose mission is to “develop, publish and promote artwork and writing created by children for children and their communities, through meaningful engagement with professional artists.” The Office Administrator will b
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New bookmaking project with Syrian children in County Mayo

Writer Mary Branley and artist Vanya Lambrecht Ward are working with 16 children from the Syrian community in County Mayo to develop a brand new book about their dreams and visions for the future. Kids’ Own are delighted to be working in partnership with Southwest Mayo Development Company on this project, which is also generously supported by the St Stephen’s Green Trust. The project got underway earlier this A
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To be. To wallow. To wonder: Phase two of early years residency

Artist Maree Hensey and students from D.I.T Early Childhood Education are embarking on phase two of their early years collaboration To be. To wallow. To wonder. supported by Grangegorman Development Agency and Kids’ Own. Throughout phase two, Maree Hensey in partnership with the students will explore and develop a methodology and environment for engaging creatively with babies aged 6-18 months through visual an
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Kids’ Own Schools Book Tour at Sligo Children’s Book Festival 2018

Join us for a month of literacy and creativity for children, families and schools across County Sligo this March as part of Sligo Children’s Book Festival 2018. Kids’ Own is on tour, bringing our archive of books to class groups across the county. Kids’ Own Schools Book Tour Programme Cost: €350 (including a gift book bundle for your school library) Information & booking: Contact Kids’ Own on 071 912
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