Wednesday 21 February 2018

Things to do this summer!

1 A pottery summer camp begins at the Seamus Ennis Centre next Monday and runs until Wednesday from 11am to 1pm daily.

Admission is €50 for the three days including all materials. Learn how to make and decorate your own pottery with Wicklow based artist, Christien Van Bussel. Get your hands muddy trying the potter's wheel to create a soap dish.

You will also make a mirror and a toothbrush holder of your favourite animal. All pottery is glazed and fired afterwards to make it strong and durable. Suitable for children aged 7 and older.

Booking essential, as places are extremely limited. Visit

2 Balbriggan Library has the second of wwo sessions of Summer Reading Buzz Crafts for 9-12 year olds at Balbriggan Library on Thursday at 2.30pm.

Participants will get to create their own 'honeypot' book, and then write your story! Places are limited so booking is essential

All Events in Balbriggan Library are free!! Contact 01 8704401 to reserve a place or email

3 The National Library is holding an event to suit the younger ones on Saturday from 1pm to 2pm. Children of all ages are welcome to join storyteller Niall de Burca for a fun-filled hour of high-energy storytelling.

As one of Ireland's finest storytellers, Niall de Burca has featured in theatre, radio and at many festivals at home and abroad. These include The National Children's Book Festival. Visit for more info.

4 The Draiocht Arts Centre is holding a Family Day entitled 'Chunky Charcoal Animals' on Saturday. Getting inspiration from the Margo Banks exhibition that surrounds us, during these sessions we will experiment with charcoal and sugar paper. Our artists will help you learn about blending and contrast.

We also will make charcoal rubbings and create a beautiful frame for our finished pieces. Sessions are free but space is limited. Visit for further details.

5 Chapterhouse will be returning to Malahide on July 27 when they will perform Jane Austen's classic 'Sense and Sensibility'. Join Chapterhouse Theatre Company this summer for an evening of Regency wonderment as Elinor and Marianne Dashwood make their first forays into the exquisite world of eighteenth-century society. The evenings are always a wonderful opportunity for friends and family to sit back and enjoy the pleasure of each other's company whilst indulging in a glass of chilled summer wine and watching a wonderfully traditional evening of entertainment.

Fingal Independent

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