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The Annual Sligo Children’s Book Festival
Three of Sligo’s leading cultural organisations have come together for a second year to host the Sligo Children’s Book Festival, celebrating family literacy and creativity of parents and young children. The Model arts centre, Kids’ Own Publishing Partnership and the Hawk’s Well Theatre have created an action-packed festival featuring film, puppetry, theatre and the return of the amazing Kids’ Own Book Factory.
The Children’s Book Festival opens on the 3th March at The Model with a book launch and exhibition of work created by children from The Kids’ Own Book Press, followed by a series of exciting events throughout the weekend at venues across Sligo.
The Model arts centre, Kids’ Own Publishing Partnership and the Hawk’s Well Theatre have created an action-packed festival featuring film, puppetry, theatre and the return of the amazing Kids’ Own Book Factory
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Fri 4 Mar, Barnstorm Theatre Company,
Monday’s Child tells the simple poetic story of the unique bond between a little girl and an old woman suffering memory loss. Together, in a dream-like garden, they sing and dance and dress up, as they joyously explore a treasure trove of memory boxes.
This sensitive, imaginative, yet funny play explores how we collect memories, how these shape who we are, and how they help us to meet the challenges of growing old.
While children fully engage with the characters and adore a succession of colourful surprises, the play also resonates strongly with adults, making this an ideal family show.
Early booking advised
Friday 4 March /10:00am & 11:30am/Hawk’s Well Theatre
All ages/ €6
Derek Mulveen’s Oisín the Brave
Follow Oisín the Brave and Óran the Dragon on an adventure that takes them across many seas. Meet strange looking creatures and help a little robot on a quest to find the GOLDEN KEY and save Robot Island….before time runs out. Join us for a brilliant story time session, a doodle demo and enjoy a super doodle hour from renowned children’s author Derek Mulveen.
Story-time with doodle demo and doodle hour.
Ages: 2 – 7yrs
Fri 4 Mar, 5 – 7pm
€5 child/adults free
Monkeyshine Theatre in association with Roscommon Arts Centre, The Magic Bookshop
Welcome to The Magic Bookshop! It’s a treasure trove of wonders where old books flock together and their stories hop from the pages. Peter and John work at the new arrivals desk. Great heaps of books have to be sorted and categorized and sometimes sent to the dreaded shredder. The two friends do their very best to make sure every book gets a new life and that none of the magic is lost. Step inside this unusual shop, swap a book and and maybe even take a little of the magic home with you. Please bring a gently used book to swap!
Monkeyshine’s spell-binding productions sell out across the country – be sure to book your ticket to avoid disappointment!
Duration 30 min
Sat 5 Mar, 12pm, 1.15pm, 2.45pm, 4pm
Children’s Books Ireland, The Book Clinic
Are you a young reader? Looking for a new series to delve into? Feeling uninspired by your bookshelves at home? Do you need an exciting new read? Then pop along to the Book Clinic! Young readers of all ages are invited to drop in and meet the Book Doctor – no appointment needed, and no nasty jabs or tablets, we promise. Come away with a prescription for your next book, which you can take to your local bookshop or library!Story-time with doodle demo and doodle hour.
Ages: 2 – 7yrs
Sat 5 Mar, 12 – 4pm