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Sunday 24 September 2017

Children's ideas key to creating a vibrant mural trail

Chris Judge on Bray Promenade last week
Chris Judge on Bray Promenade last week

The creative young minds of Bray are being invited to participate in story-telling workshops with author and illustrator Chris Judge this weekend.

The brain-child of freelance visual arts curator Donna Carroll, the idea behind the workshops is to harness the imagination of local children to create a new attraction, specifically for children, along Bray promenade.

The idea is that the children attending the workshops would create a brand new myth for the town which Chris would then turn into a story without words. This would lead to five images which will be installed as a wordless tale along the promenade by Triskill Designs.

It is hoped that the mural trail will be in place by mid-September.

Children aged between four and nine years are asked to come along to the workshops and help create a brand new story about Bray as part of this exciting project.

There will be two workshops taking place this Sunday, August 13. The first one will be held in the studio space at Killruddery House and Gardens from 11 a.m. to noon, while the second will be at the Signal Arts Centre on Albert Avenue from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Spaces are limited so parents are urged to register their child's/children's interest by emailing their name and age to BrayChildrensMural@gmail.com as soon as possible.

While the project has the backing of Bray Municipal District, it has also received support from a number of businesses in the town (namely Megazyme, Platform Pizza and Bray Credit Union), ensuring that that it is a real community project.

Chris Judge is an award-winning author and illustrator from Dublin whose work include The Lonely Beast series, The Great Explorer and TiN.

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