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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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The reviews are in! Taunagh National School critique Rebellion in the Village

Fifth class pupils from Taunagh N.S. in Riverstown, Co. Sligo recently reviewed one of our books, Rebellion in the Village. This adventure novel was written by children in Scoil Ursula, Sligo Town together with writer Mary Branley. Pupils from Taunagh have been studying the French Revolution and as Rebellion in the Village is set during that historical period, Principal Linda McMahon was keen to engage her pupils wit
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Join us for The Story House – an event for Culture Night early birds in Sligo

Kids’ Own brings you The Story House for children and families, a special drop-in event for Culture Night early birds on Friday 18th September. Join us at the OSD Building, 31 Stephen Street, Sligo, where we will be inviting children and families to build and share stories through creative activity alongside professional artists Naomi Draper, Vanya Lambrecht Ward, Orla Kenny and Jo Holmwood. Booking is not required,
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The Lullaby Project App

The Lullaby Project is now available as an app for iPhone and iPad … a wonderful immersive companion to The Lullaby Project book. The Lullaby Project is a gentle sensory environment developed by artists, childcare practitioners and babies in Ireland. This app lets you explore the sentiments, experiences and ethos of the project. We invite you to create your own space of wonder with the babies in your care ̵
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The Lullaby Project: Our NEW early years book and app for parents, educators and artists

The Lullaby Project book is now available to buy from our online bookshop. This early years book aims to connect educators, parents and artists with the spirit of lullaby and to create their own spaces of exploration and wonder with the babies in their care. The Lullaby Project was a partnership project with Kids’ Own and Early Childhood Ireland, funded by an Arts Council touring grant. The project took place in thre
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Artist and writer announced for children’s mental health book project

This autumn, Kids’ Own, in partnership with the Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) and the Psychology Service (PCCC) in Sligo/Leitrim/West Cavan, will lead a collaborative book project with young people in County Sligo exploring mental health and promoting children’s wellbeing. Funded through the Mental Health Services, HSE Northwest, this project will result in the creation of a brand new book publ
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Call for artist and writer to lead collaborative book project with young people in County Sligo

Kids’ Own, in partnership with the Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) and the Psychology Service (PCCC), in Sligo/Leitrim/West Cavan, invites applications from artists and writers to lead a collaborative book project with young people exploring mental health and celebrating and promoting children’s wellbeing. Funded through the Mental Health Services, HSE Northwest, this project aims to address the
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Fields of Colour: April workshops for teenagers at The Model, Sligo

As part of the ‘Practice’ Exhibition Tour, artist Christine Mackey will be providing two full-day workshops for teenagers at The Model, Sligo. These workshops will take place on 22 and 23 April. Combining art and science, the Fields of Colour workshop will explore the world of colour through scientific methods such as chromatography and transpiration,  investigating why color is important for plants’
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The Book Factory is on the move …

The Book Factory, a tailor-made installation for bookmaking activity, is coming to St. Patrick’s National School in Maugherow, Co. Sligo, from the 18 -21 March. This year, the Book Factory was once again created in partnership with the Industrial Design Department at Sligo IT for the Sligo Children’s Book Festival (6-10 March 2014). School groups and families took part in a whirlwind of bookmaking with artists
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“My Dog” by Donal Parsons launches 6 March

She’s afraid of balloons, she can’t play fetch, but Donal loves Nelly the dog. And to tell the world how much he loves Nelly he has written a book about her. Donal Parsons is a six year old boy who lives in Strandhill, Country Sligo, Ireland with his big brother James, his mum Jane, his dad Andy and Nelly, his Springer Spaniel. In October 2013, Donal was diagnosed with Stage 4 Neuroblastoma, a very rare children̵
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