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The Word Factory

A non-verbal show

February 17, 2024

@The Civic Theatre, Tallaght

5:15 to 6 pm

Theatre

Suitable for children aged 5+ and their families

Languages:

Non-verbal

Fee

child ticket € 8 - adult ticket € 10 - family ticket € 30

Please note:

Children must be under the supervision of an accompanying adult at all times.

Teatroletta

All ticket sales are final, and refunds will not be issued.

The Word Factory is a non-verbal show. In a world where words cost money and you must eat words to speak, only the rich can talk. This is the story of a boy who saves up his words, fights monsters and challenges the dark factory. Developing children’s imagination through friendship and bravery. It combines the power of language with physical theatre and live music. The Word Factory is a loose adaptation of “La grande fabrique de mots” written by Agnes de Lastrade and illustrated by Valeria Docampo© Alice Editions, Brussels.
The idea for this project was chosen for the Branar Tiny Shows 2018 Residency. Since then the piece was devised with an innovative group of Galway-based creatives. Supported by the Galway City Art Office, Arts Council “Project Award 2020” and Town Hall “Patron Donation Award 2021”. Premiered in the Druid Theatre in Galway and at the Sticky Fingers Children Festival in Newry (NI).  Duration: 45 minutes.

Meet the artists

Maria Auletta & Teatroletta

Maria Auletta has been actively involved in Circus and Street Art for the past 22 years, initially in Italy and later in Ireland, conducting workshops in Primary and Secondary schools. More recently, she has been creating outstanding work for young audiences through Theatre. Currently serving as the artistic director of Teatroletta, a theatre company dedicated to young audiences that includes musicians, circus performers, and puppeteers. Maria’s core values in her profession encompass playfulness, curiosity and imagination, mixed with a passion for movement and a commitment to discovering innovative and creative approaches to presenting her work.
Additionally, she is a creative Life Coach for emerging artists.

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Les langues de chat

A storytelling workshop

February 17, 2024

@ Tallaght County Library

1:30 to 2:15 pm

Storytelling workshop

Suitable for children 5+

Languages:

English + French + bring your own!

Free

Please note:

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

Cloé Rolin

Come and explore the wonders of storytelling and languages in this French kamishibai workshop. Facilitated by Cloé Rolin, this interactive workshop combines engaging activities to foster children’s curiosity for the French language. From lively games to imaginative crafts, participants will discover the joy of learning French through the magic of storytelling and play.
Additionally, in celebration of the month of love, we will explore the book “Je t’aime du bout du monde”. Participants are invited to share words of love in their languages and contribute to decorating a heart-shaped poster.”

Venez explorer les merveilles de la narration et des langues dans cet atelier kamishibai en français. Animé par Cloé Rolin, cet atelier interactif combine des activités engageantes pour favoriser la curiosité des enfants pour la langue française. Des jeux vivants aux bricolages imaginatifs, les participants découvriront la joie d’apprendre le français à travers la magie du conte et du jeu.
De plus, pour célébrer le mois de l’amour, nous explorerons le livre “Je t’aime du bout du monde”. Les participants sont invités à partager des mots d’amour dans leur langue et à contribuer à la décoration d’une affiche en forme de cœur.”

Meet the facilitator

Cloé Rolin

Cloé Rolin, a passionate and certified French language teacher, specialises in teaching children with a profound mission to ignite a love for French and cultivate curiosity in their learning journey. Beginning as an Auxiliaire de puériculture in Parisian creches, Cloé prioritised toddlers’ emotional and social development. At the Alliance Française de Dublin, she tailored French classes for toddlers and children, crafting engaging sessions and empowering bilingual fluency. In 2020, driven by the vision of a joyful learning environment, she left the Alliance Française to start her venture called French.Minded, believing in learning through play. Cloé now offers French classes online and in Sandymount. She is committed to nurturing children’s curiosity with unwavering dedication.

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Słowiańskie Mity i Stworzenia

Slavic Mythological Tales and Creatures

February 17, 2024

@ Rua Red Art Centre, Tallaght

1:30 to 2:30 pm

Theatre and interactive workshop

Suitable for children 5+

Language:

Polish

€ 5

per child per session. When you purchase a child ticket the accompanying adult goes free.

Please note:

Children must be under the supervision of an accompanying adult at all times.

Zapraszamy na interaktywny i pełen zabawy warsztat dla dzieci i rodzin w języku polskim. Tematem warsztatów są Słowiańskie Mity i Stworzenia. Podczas warsztatów dzieci zapoznają się z mitycznymi historiami słowiańskich bogów i stworzeń, zrobią własne marionetki i rysunki ulubionej postaci, a także mapę ich świata. To wciągające warsztaty z muzyką i angażującym opowiadaniem historii. Dzieci zostaną zaproszone do uczenia się piosenek i wzięcia udziału w zajęciach z dramy. Słowiańska mitologia przechodzi odrodzenie po tym, jak została zaniedbana i zapomniana przez wieki. Celem warsztatów jest zapoznanie dzieci ze słowiańskimi legendami i postaciami i uczenia się w zabawny i bardzo interaktywny sposób.

This is a highly interactive and hands-on workshop, full of fun and creativity, designed for children and families and conducted in Polish. The workshop’s theme revolves around Slavic Mythological Tales and Creatures – Słowiańskie Mity i Stworzenia. Throughout the session, children will explore the mythical stories of Slavic creatures, crafting their own puppets and drawing their favourite characters, along with a map. The workshop is an immersive experience with music and storytelling at its core. Children will participate in song learning, artistic activities and drama exercises. Slavic mythology, once neglected and forgotten for centuries, is now experiencing a revival. The workshop’s goal is to introduce children to these traditions through enjoyable, interactive and engaging activities.

Meet the artist

Justyna Cwojdzinska

Justyna, a Polish artist, theatre practitioner, and voice-over creator, has been active in Ireland since 2005. She is the artistic director of the Polish Arts Festival, with PAF Kids Day being at the heart of it. An alumna of the LEAP Programme with Baborὀ & Moonfish Theatre, she was also the recipient of the Young People and Children Education Bursary Award from the Arts Council Ireland in 2023. Justyna is a Vital SPARK Artist for 2023/2024, collaborating with Baborὀ International Festival for Children and the SPARK Arts for Children in the UK. Her recent work focuses on young audiences, utilising masks, storytelling, and physical theatre to explore the nature of bilingual and non-verbal performance. She wrote and directed “Elemental Tales 2,” involving Polish and Ukrainian community members, which was a huge success at Culture Night 2023. Justyna also conducts drama workshops for young bilingual audiences.

Justyna Cwojdzinsk

All ticket sales are final, and refunds will not be issued.

The Mother Tongues Festival is supported by

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