There’s lots of fun to go around at Baboró which starts next Monday October 17 and runs until Sunday October 23. While the kids are busy seeing shows, exhibitions and generally having lots of fun, there’s plenty for the grown-ups to check out too.
On the menu is a series of talks and workshops including a talk with one of Ireland’s most lauded artists, PJ Lynch, Laureate na nÓg, and with Aoibheann McNamara, mother and restaurateur (founder Ard Bia at Nimmos and The Tweed Project ) about nurturing your child’s love of food through travel and adventure.
Below you’ll find some of the events on offer. To see the full range of events see Baboro.ie, search under Event Type and select ‘Grown ups’. Bookings call 091 569 777 http://www.baboro.ie/festival/programme/event-type/grown-ups
MONDAY OCTOBER 17
Laureate na nÓg PJ Lynch in conversation with Tarsila Krüse & Shona Shirley Macdonald
Time: 5:00 to 6:30pm | Venue: Town Hall Theatre Studio | Tickets: €6
PJ Lynch is the fourth Laureate na nÓg, and one of Ireland’s most lauded artists. He and his guests will discuss their careers as illustrators. Chaired by Alan Clarke.
TUESDAY OCTOBER 18
Making Work for Children in the Digital Age
Time: 5:00 to 6:30pm | Venue: Town Hall Studio | Tickets: €6
A discussion exploring the use of technology in making work for children. Panel: Brenda Romero, Denise McDonagh, Ellen McCabe. Chaired by Máiréad Ní Chroinín.
Robotics for Primary and Secondary School Teachers
Time: 7:00 to 8:30pm | Venue: Galway Education Centre, Cluain Mhuire, Wellpark |Tickets: €15/12 Discover how to easily integrate robotics technology in the classroom to aid teaching and develop creative young minds.
THURSDAY OCTOBER 20
Workshop: Dance & Movement
Time: 2:00 to 3:30pm | Venue: Aula Maxima Upper, NUI Galway | Tickets: €15 / €12
Presented by De Dansers from Holland who are at the festival with their show, Dream City, this is a professional development workshop for dancers and actors exploring movement principles and De Dansers’ unique approach to making work.
Worksh o p : Primary & Special Needs Teachers
Time: 7:00 to 8:30pm | Venue: Aula Maxima Upper, NUI Galway | Tickets: €15/12
Through hands on making and the artists’ wealth of experiences in this field, Deirdre Rogers and Órla Kelly will share tried and tested methods while exploring new ways that develop artists, primary school educators and special needs educators in supporting children.
SATURDAY OCTOBER 22
A Taste of Adventure
Time: 4:00 to 5:00pm | Venue: Ard Bia The House, Henry Street | Tickets: €10 (This is a fundraiser for Baboró, with thanks to Aoibheann McNamara )
A talk for parents with Aoibheann MacNamara about nurturing your child’s love of food, through travel and adventure.
Baboró International Arts Festival for Children runs from Monday October 17 – Sunday October 23. To attend any of these events, see Baboro.ie and search under Event Type and select ‘Grown ups’ or call 091 569 777 http://www.baboro.ie/festival/programme/event-type/grown-ups