It is Lollipops time once again at Roscommon Arts Centre as they launch their annual festival for children which takes place during October.
Throughout the month, the centre will play host to an array of fun events for families, schools, crèches and pre-schools. With everything from theatre, music, visual art exhibitions, and workshops, all designed with little audiences in mind, there really is something for everyone at the festival.
Festival highlights include a performance entitled ‘The Shape of Things’ from Galway based children’s theatre company, Branar, for babies and toddlers aged six months to two years. This interactive show takes place at 10am and 12pm on Tuesday, October 10, at the arts centre and is the perfect show for families and crèches.
On October 25, family favourites Theatre Lovett return to the centre with their school show for ages seven and older entitled ‘They Called Her Vivaldi’.
There is also music performances for children aged six months to six years on Saturday, October 28, with Kyle Riley, guided tours of the latest exhibitions throughout the month, and a four week music programme for children aged one to three entitled ‘Silly Symphonies’.
This year, Roscommon Arts Centre, with the support of Creative Ireland 2017, is introducing a new initiative entitled ‘The Wheels on the Bus’, which offers schools or crèches who need to hire a bus to attend Lollipops events at a reduced ticket price in an effort to help cut costs in attending arts centre events.
For more information on the Lollipops Children’s Festival contact the box office on (090 ) 6625824 or visit www.roscommonartscentre.ie Alternatively, call into the arts centre and pick up a copy of the Lollipops Children’s Festival events brochure.