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La Machine à poèmes

The Poetry Machine

18th of Feb, 1 pm

@Rua Red, Tallaght (Project Space)

Poetry workshop

For families with children aged 7 to 10

Languages:

French

Please note:

Booking is required. When you purchase a child ticket the accompanying adult goes free. Children must be under the supervision of an accompanying adult at all times. The workshop is facilitated in French.

La Machine à poèmes

Comment ça s’écrit, une poésie? Viens faire le plein d’idées rigolotes avec Juliette Saumande, une auteure jeunesse française qui vit à Dublin. Juliette a un tas de trucs et astuces à partager avec les poètes novices et expérimentés pour écrire des poèmes sur tout (et peut-être n’importe quoi). Ensemble, on jouera avec les sons, les lettres et les mots, et on se fabriquera une boîte à outils poétiques pour devenir de vraies machines à poèmes!

What do you need to write a poem? Find serious inspiration and serious ideas in this seriously silly poetry workshop with French children’s writer Juliette Saumande. We will play with letters, sounds and words to write poems about everything and anything. This workshop is for experienced wordsmiths and newbies alike, as we will build together our poetry toolkit together, one game at a time.

Meet the artist

Juliette Saumande

Juliette Saumande is a French writer and translator of children’s books, including My Little Album of Dublin and My Little Album of Ireland (with Tarsila Krüse and The O’Brien Press). A Book Doctor, Creative Associate for Creative Schools and creative writing teacher, Juliette is at heart a professional bookworm who loves using words, stories and books to help kids (re)discover and grow their creativity.

Elaine Butler Photography - Juliette Saumande

This event is funded by

Mother Tongues Festival

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Jiggy

18th of Feb, 4 pm

@Rua Red, Tallaght (Performance Space)

Concert

For all ages

Languages:

Irish, English & Lingala

Please note:

Booking is required.

jiggy

Jiggy continue the tradition of their musical ancestors while bringing a whole new exotic flavour to the table, more of a collective than an orthodox band, Jiggy’s mercurial line up mixes and melds Irish traditional music, world rhythms and cutting-edge dance grooves. Jiggy took the internet by storm with their video ‘Silent Place’ celebrating the global togetherness of dance and to date it has clocked up more than 35 million views. This has introduced the band to a brand new audience worldwide and both of their albums went to number 1 in the world music charts in Ireland, the United States, Canada, France, Australia, Poland & the UK. They are now a big hit with festival audiences across the globe.

The concert features Robbie Harris (bodhrán & percussion), Aoife Kelly (fiddle & vocals), Eoghan  Ó Ceannabháin (flute & vocals) Éamonn Galldubh (pipes & flute), Gary O’Brien (guitar) and Niwel Tsumbu (guitar & vocals).

This event is funded by

Mother Tongues Festival

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You are the Artist!

January 14-21-28 & Feb 11-18-25, 11 am

@County Library, Tallaght

Art & Storytelling workshop

For families with children aged 3 to 6

Languages:

English + Bring your own!

Please note:

Booking is required. When you reserve a child ticket the accompanying adult goes free. Children must be under the supervision of an accompanying adult at all times.

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We are delighted to welcome you and your family to be part of something special. YOU ARE THE ARTIST! is not just an art workshop, it is a joyful space designed for you and your children to create magic moments together. 

For parents and guardians, it is a place to reconnect with their inner children while the young ones find their own identity by exploring creativity. We invite the participants to be part of the storytelling conducted by the artist by adding their family language to the story. And after that, they will create an art project to bring home to continue playing together. We create a safe and heart-warming space where everyone is welcome to speak their family language and make new friends.

Booking is required. When you reserve a child ticket the accompanying adult goes free. Children must be under the supervision of an accompanying adult at all times.

Meet the artist

Fernanda Ferrari

Fernanda Ferrari is a visual storyteller, performer, puppeteer and facilitator passionate about creating works that awaken the inner child within people. Her practice is focused on multicultural young audiences, exploring creativity as a tool of personal and social transformation. Originally from Brazil, she adds the colours of a magic sunny day to her work. In Ireland, her research about creating meaningful work for young people has been supported through bursaries, commissions and grants by the Arts Council Ireland, South Dublin County Council, Department of Tourism, Culture. Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media and The Civic Theatre. Fernanda is also a proud Language Explorers facilitator for Mother Tongues, where she works closely with families and their early year’s children.

This event is funded by

Mother Tongues Festival

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