Cruinniú na nÓg 2021

Cruinniú na nÓg, Creative Ireland’s annual day of free creative activity for children and young adults, takes place on June 12, 2021.

Fingal County Council have announced an exciting and varied programme, with a combination of outdoor, live and recored virtual events. Cruinniú na nÓg 2021 will be a day filled with happy memories for all of the families, children and young people that get involved.

Register now to ensure that you don’t miss out on the following great events.

Free as a Bird: A Creative Movement Workshop

An uplifting adventure exploring movement, space, music and play! Facilitated by the exceptional Dublin Youth Dance Company, this inventive dance workshop can be enjoyed in any family setting, indoors or outdoors.

Liberate your spins, twists and jumps and prepare to dance your own dance!

Register here at EventBrite to receive a Zoom invite to the virtual 30-minute workshop on 12 June at 11am.

Dublin Youth Dance Company is Ireland’s premier dance company for children and young people aged 5–10 years.

Podcasting 101 for Teens

Join audio producer Rob Flynn for a podcasting workshop specially focused for teens.

Podcasting is a fun and accessible way to develop creative skills and release content to a worldwide audience. Over four hour-long online workshops, attendees will learn about conducting interviews, recording, editing and more — everything they need to know to turn an initial idea into their very own podcast. The dates are 12, 19 and 26 June and 3 July, starting at 2pm.

Pre-registration is available at EventBrite. An unlisted link to a recording of the event will also be sent on to those who registered though EventBrite.

Recommended for ages 12+.

Scratch Coding

Learn how to design and create your own character in Scratch!

Using the awesome graphics editor of the free online coding platform Scratch, you will learn how to create a character and how to animate them. Work alongside Sabine of Creative Computing Classes Skerries and learn how to shape and reshape, change colours, and group objects until you end up with your very own character.

During this interactive Zoom session, you’ll be able to ask any questions and show off your work in progress to the group. All you need is a computer that’s connected to the internet, ideally with camera and microphone so the others can see you, too. You’ll also need a Scratch account. Please set up your account with a parent/guardian before the course.

See cccskerries.com/fingal for details. This class is recommended for ages 8+. It is a live event and pre-registration is required.

Hip-Hop Dance Masterclasses

Don’t miss the fabulous and free outdoor Hip-Hop Dance Masterclasses classes for Cruinniú na nÓg!

Join the professional hip-hop dance instructors from Raw Edge at Castlelands All-Weather Pitch in Balbriggan on 12 June at 2pm and 3pm or Tyrellstown All-Weather Pitch in Tyrellstown on 12 June at 2pm.

Pre-registration is available here. Suitable for 12–18 year olds.

Full programme details on Cruinniú na nÓg 2021—including information on how you can get involved—are available at Fingal.ie or on Fingal County Council’s social media.