Girls Irish dancing
Image: Ben Healley
Source: Museum Victoria
Come and join in an Irish fling this summer at the Irish Kids Fest at the Immigration Museum on Sunday 13 January 2013.
Irish Kids Fest is a special festival for children aged 3 to 12 and their families, packed with performances, inspiring workshops and fun activities. Visit the Emerald Isle for a day and learn to play the Irish bodhrán drum, dance a ‘Riverdance’ style jig, savour Irish tales and food, as well as family craft activities and face painting – with fun to be had for sure!
Activities at Irish Kids Fest include:
Performances & Music
Jack & Molly discover that the key to their precious treasure has been taken from Ireland to Australia. Come with them as they immigrate across the oceans to try and find the key. Will it ever be found? Can they discover if the treasure is still in the chest? An interactive show full of music, theatre and adventure!
Enjoy intricate Irish step dancing performances by children from the Christine Ayres School of Irish Dancing, a world champion school based here in Melbourne.
Learn to play the traditional Irish bodhrán drum with Vince Brophy from the Lake School of Celtic Music Song & Dance.
Marie Brouder from the Lake School of Celtic Music Song & Dance will take children through traditional Irish dance steps.
Storytelling & Limerick Competition
Be transported to the Emerald Isle by award-winning storyteller Oisín McKenna who will tell Irish tales and folklore, including the legendary story of the Claddagh ring. Then visit the Immigration Discovery Centre and pen your own limerick with prizes to be won!
Craft Activities & Face Painting
Decorate your very own Claddagh crown, make a bookmark inspired by centuries-old Irish illuminated manuscripts and create your own three-dimensional family tree. Have your face painted with Irish symbols and designs.
Leaving Dublin Exhibition
Visit the inspiring exhibition by Irish photographer David Monahan, Leaving Dublin, which captures the courage of the current generation of Irish migrants.
Irish Kids Fest
Sunday 13 January 2013, 11am – 4pm
Adult $10, children and concession FREE
Self-guided family craft activities with Irish themes will also be available at the Immigration Museum every day of the summer school holidays, until 29 January 2013.
Immigration Museum, 400 Flinders Street, Melbourne. Open daily 10am to 5pm (except Christmas Day & Good Friday).
Admission: Adult $10 child/concession FREE. More info 13 11 02 or museumvictoria.com.au/immigrationmuseum
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