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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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Reflections on The Book Press at The Dock by writer Mary Branley

After a 10-week whirlwind of bookmaking activity, children taking part in the Kids’ Own Book Press at The Dock Arts Centre, Carrick-on-Shannon, unveiled the books they created at a special showcase event in December 2015. Writer Mary Branley reflects on this unique after-school programme:   The Book Press in The Dock came to a cracking end with all our writers and illustrators finishing their books with not a m
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Kids’ Own Book Press at The Dock

The Kids’ Own Book Press at The Dock kicked off in September: a 10-week whirlwind of sketching, plotting, character developing, writing, typing, editing, printing and finally … stitching and binding! The Book Press is part of The Dock’s Art Studio, an afterschool programme running parallel to the school term over 10 consecutive Tuesdays. The children taking part are creating their very own limited edition
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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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Create your own limited edition book! Kids’ Own Book Press at The Dock begins this September

The Kids’ Own Book Press is the perfect place to create your very own limited edition book. The Book Press is part of The Dock’s Art Studio this autumn, an after school programme which will run parallel to the school term over 10 consecutive Tuesdays from late September to early December. Starting on September 22nd, The Book Press will take place in The Dock’s galleries and workshop in Carrick-on-Sh
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Vanya Lambrecht Ward on Kids’ Own School at The Dock

The Kids’ Own School at The Dock: The Discovery of Building and Architecture took place this July. Artist Vanya Lambrecht Ward collaborated with two groups of children aged 4-7 and 8-12 over the week. Here Vanya fills us in on the different techniques and materials the children explored:  Every day a new material produced a new set of challenges and delights. A very important bit of every day was our games whic
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Kids' Own School at The Dock: Children's workshops 13-17 July

Kids’ Own School at The Dock, Carrick-on-Shannon: The Discovery of Building and Architecture Monday 13th July – Friday 17th July              9am to 1pm: 4 –7 year olds 2.30pm to 5.30pm: 8 –12 year olds €65 for the full week Booking information at www.thedock.ie / 071 9650828 This collaborative project between The Dock, Kids’ Own and artist Vanya Lambrecht Ward explores both Structure and Architecture. This discovery
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Kids’ Own on the road again with Cinemobile

The Kids’ Own Book Factory at Cinemobile is back! This year writer Mary Branley and artist Vanya Lambrecht Ward are bringing free bookmaking workshops to primary school children in Tyrone, Antrim, Down, Armagh, Derry and Fermanagh. The first workshop took place in Strabane on 22nd April. During the workshops, children create their own 8-page fold book on this year’s theme of  ‘people and things that
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