The Allingham Festival 2014 has an exciting line-up for primary school children, including a range of activities which focus on encouraging creativity, collaboration and having just plain fun!


Animated Movie - "The Secret of Kells" VENUE: The Abbey Centre, Ballyshannon TIME: 12noon, FRIDAY NOVEMBER 7th Young Brendan lives in a remote medieval outpost under siege from barbarian raids. But a new life of adventure beckons when a celebrated master illuminator arrives from the isle of Iona carrying an ancient but unfinished book, brimming with secret wisdom and powers. To help complete the magical book, Brendan has to overcome his deepest fears on a dangerous quest that takes him into the enchanted forest where mythical creatures hide. It is here that he meets the fairy Aisling, a mysterious young wolf-girl, who helps him along the way. But with the barbarians closing in, will Brendan's determination and artistic vision illuminate the darkness and show that enlightenment is the best fortification against evil? PLEASE NOTE: MAY BE UNSUITABLE FOR PRE-SCHOOL CHILDREN AND INFANTS (Written by Gkidz)

Animated Movie - "The Secret of Kells"

VENUE: The Abbey Centre, Ballyshannon

TIME: 12noon, FRIDAY NOVEMBER 7th

Young Brendan lives in a remote medieval outpost under siege from barbarian raids. But a new life of adventure beckons when a celebrated master illuminator arrives from the isle of Iona carrying an ancient but unfinished book, brimming with secret wisdom and powers. To help complete the magical book, Brendan has to overcome his deepest fears on a dangerous quest that takes him into the enchanted forest where mythical creatures hide. It is here that he meets the fairy Aisling, a mysterious young wolf-girl, who helps him along the way. But with the barbarians closing in, will Brendan's determination and artistic vision illuminate the darkness and show that enlightenment is the best fortification against evil?

PLEASE NOTE: MAY BE UNSUITABLE FOR PRE-SCHOOL CHILDREN AND INFANTS (Written by Gkidz)


CHILDREN'S WRITING WORKSHOP WITH OLIVE TRAVERS

VENUE: Tir Hugh Centre

TIME: 10.30 am - 12 pm, SATURDAY 8th NOV

Olive Travers is the winner of the 2011 Allingham Arts Festival Best Writer award. She has contributed to the Irish Times Health Supplement and the RTÉ Sunday Miscellany programme. Olive has over 25 experience of working creatively with young people. 


COMPETITIONS

Calling all young artists, writers and poets! The Allingham Festival would like to invite you to enter your stories, art and poems in our Art, Short Story and Poetry competitions. 


WORKSHOP: Children's Art with Christine Fox VENUE: Colaiste Cholmcille, Ballyshannon TIME: 12.30pm - 1.30pm Christine, a local artist, studied Fine Art & History of Art at the National College of Art & Design in Dublin and also completed the Art and Design teaching diploma.  Living in the northwest, the subject matter for her paintings has always been influenced by an appreciation of the dramatic beauty of the natural environment and a ‘sense of place’ of her local countryside surroundings.  This is a very relaxed creative workshop for the kids. Lots of colour and mixed materials.

WORKSHOP: Children's Art with Christine Fox
VENUE: Colaiste Cholmcille, Ballyshannon
TIME: 12.30pm - 1.30pm

Christine, a local artist, studied Fine Art & History of Art at the National College of Art & Design in Dublin and also completed the Art and Design teaching diploma.  Living in the northwest, the subject matter for her paintings has always been influenced by an appreciation of the dramatic beauty of the natural environment and a ‘sense of place’ of her local countryside surroundings. 

This is a very relaxed creative workshop for the kids. Lots of colour and mixed materials.

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