SUNDAY 27TH OCTOBER 2.00PM – 4.00PM
On this Sunday Family Day at the ICC, our mix of storytelling, music and art draws on Samhain for its inspiration.
Halloween has its origins in the ancient Celtic Festival of Samhain. It’s a magical time of year when doors open to the Otherworld and imaginations run wild. Come and learn about our traditional Irish customs of Oiche Shamhna. Enjoy an afternoon of hair raising stories, fairy music, mask making and much more.
There will be a session of seasonally scary folktales told by resident Storyteller Kate Corkery, followed by music and art workshops with multi instrumentalist Jacquelyn Hynes and inspirational artist Manju Gregory. Children will enjoy preparing for Halloween and learning lots about our Irish heritage with songs, games and traditional activities.
There will be something for everyone..Including Tea and Barm Brack
Programme of events:
2pm-2.45pm: Gathering of all ages for performance of ‘ Stories of Samhain’
2.45pm-3.30pm: Children are offered option of age appropriate workshop in music, art or storytelling during which they learn to sing or play an Irish song, create a Halloween mask or lamp, or retell a short scary story.
3.30pm-3.45pm: Tea+Barm Brack break
3.45 pm-4.00pm: Children share what they have learned and we gather for one last story and song for the road.
All ages welcome.