children’s arts
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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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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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Virtually There Exhibition and Events at F.E. McWilliam Gallery & Studio

The Virtually There exhibition and event tour, showcasing artwork created by artists, children and teachers through online residencies, reaches its final stop when it opens at F.E. McWilliam Gallery and Studio, Banbridge, on 7 March 2015. The Virtually There project, from which the artwork for the exhibition is drawn, originated at Ballydown Primary School, Banbridge, in 2007. Artist Ann Henderson wanted to continue
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Call for artists: Artists’ Development Programme at Void, Derry

As part of the Virtually There touring programme at Void, Derry, showcasing children’s artwork made in collaboration with artists, we are excited to announce a new development programme throughout February with Artist Ann Donnelly. Ann has been working on the Virtually There project for the past six years. Over a series of days, artists will have an opportunity to connect with Ann and develop their own practice
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Virtually There at F.E. McWilliam Gallery: Opening Lecture with Declan McGonagle, Symposium and Special Event for Teachers & Artists

Kids’ Own and F.E. McWilliam Gallery & Studio, Banbridge, will host a series of events in conjunction with the Virtually There exhibition, which opens at the gallery on 7 March 2015. Virtually There is an exhibition of work made by children in collaboration with visual artists and teachers through online residencies in Primary Schools as part of the Virtually There project. The work of the five exhibiting artists
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Virtually There opens in Northern Ireland at Void, Derry

Virtually There continues its six-venue tour as it opens at Void Arts Centre in Derry on 31 January 2015. This exhibition of work made collaboratively by school children, teachers and artists in Northern Ireland explores what happens when artists in their studios collaborate online with children in the classroom. The exhibition showcases work from the Virtually There project, the only long-term arts project running i
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