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It’s Lollipops time once again at Roscommon Arts Centre and we’ve planned a host of events here at the arts centre for families, schools and crèches to enjoy throughout the month of October. We hope that you will come along and join us in some Lollipop fun!


WHEELS ON THE BUS FUND Supported by Creative Ireland the “Wheels on the Bus’ is a subsidy available to school/crèche groups that hire buses to attend Lollipops events. A €2 discount will be applied to each ticket purchase for these groups. Please contact box office for further information. Limited availability, early booking advisable. Creative Ireland is an all-of-Government five-year initiative 2017 - 2022, which places creativity at the centre of public policy


'Are girls & boys really that different?' Two clowns explore & play with what it means to be a boy or a girl. With silliness & fun this non-verbal show aims to find out if we can all be who we want to be & accept others as they are too! TUESDAY 2nd OCTOBER | 10am & 12pm | €5 | AGES 4+



The blackbird sings to welcome the night. The day slows and soon we are all asleep. All except one who cannot sleep. A child, curious to know who looks after the night. And so begins a magical journey through the dark and into a new day. Andy Manley (White) and Theatre Refleksion are internationally regarded for their poignant and poetic shows for the very young and audiences of Night Light will be immersed in a magical universe.

One night tiny Tom overhears Mum and Dad talking there's nothing left to eat so they are going to leave him and his six brothers in the forest! Outwitting his parents and the ogre, Tom shows everybody that even though he is small he is still mighty as he protects his brothers, finds the treasure and makes sure they'll never be hungry again. Come and join tiny Tom on his very big adventure!

Night Light is co-produced with Imaginate and Red Bridge, commissioned through the Scottish Government’s Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund and supported by The Danish Arts Foundation and the Municipality of Aarhus.

THURSDAY 11th OCTOBER | 11am | €5 | AGES 3+


THURSDAY 4th OCTOBER | 10am & 12pm | €5 | AGES 3 – 6



CREATED IN ASSOCIATION WITH CIVIC THEATRE & ANNA NEWELL A magical adventure comprised of gorgeous live harmony singing and playful objects. Jellyfish-like scarves dance and tiny lights fly in this intimate immersive performance which happens inside a specially designed tent that holds just 6 babies – each with their adult guest. A captivating show specifically designed for little ones. SATURDAY 6th OCTOBER | 10am, 11am & 12pm | €10 per adult, babies free I AGES 0 – 12 months





CHILDRENS BOOKS IRELAND Are you a young reader? Looking for a new series to delve into? Do you need a prescription for an exciting new read? Then pop along to the Book Clinic! Consult with the Book Doctor on your favourite reads and come away with a prescription for your next book which you can take to your local bookshop or library! This event is drop in and pre-booking is not required. SATURDAY 6th OCTOBER | 10am – 2pm | FREE ADMISSION



Following on from the success of his solo show, “Little Folk - On Tour”, Kyle Riley is back to get you and your little ones moving. The ‘Sing to Me’ tour features traditional children’s music and a little something for the adults. It’s an hour of engaging music filled with singing, percussive instruments, floating scarves and bubbles. For rock toddlers, teeny boppers and grown-ups, this is musical fun for the whole family. SATURDAY 20th OCTOBER | 12pm & 2pm | €5 | AGES 2+


Join us for two mad-cap days of fun and trad for little audiences at


ROSCOMMON In association with Ceol Connected, the Arts Council & Creative Ireland Creative Ireland is an all-of-Government five-year initiative 2017 - 2022, which places creativity at the centre of public policy

A WINTER WISH Every winter in Whistleberry Forest, a little robin comes to visit and grants the creatures of the forest their very own wish. From dripping icicles to gentle snowfall, the delight of ice skating or flying high on a moonlit night, discover the mysteries of the forest in a wonderfully delightfully interactive traditional music performance made for children. MONDAY 29th OCTOBER 11am | €6 | AGES 3+ | 12.30pm | €6 | AGES 3+ |


Bring along your instruments and dancing shoes to this very fishy session. Led by experienced sea horses – we mean – traditional musicians, children who can play a tune on the fiddle, whistle, bodhran, concertina or any instrument can join in. Families are invited to come, watch and enjoy.. TUESDAY 30th OCTOBER | 1pm – 2pm | €6 | All Ages

*11am performance is a multi sensory performance for children with special needs. Limited capacity

FEET TO THE BEAT Experience the thrill of sean nós dancing as they shuffle and stamp their feet to the beat in this fun-filled workshop. Renowned dancer and musician Sibéal Davitt, known for her appearances on RTE’s ‘Centenary’ and TG4’s ‘Glas Vegas’ will introduce children to the lively moves of sean nós. There will be lots of fun, games, movement and laughter and a chance for children to create and show off their own brand of new fancy footwork! MONDAY 29th OCTOBER | 2pm – 3pm |€6 | Ages 3+

DEEP SEA SHADOWS Come and discover the wonders of light and shadow as you make your very own shadow puppet with Emma Fisher from Beyond the Bark puppet and installation theatre. Creations will be inspired by the mysterious creatures – whales, octopuses and even mermaids who all live in the deep blue ocean. TUESDAY 30th OCTOBER | 11am – 1pm | €8 | Ages 7+


A captivating, moving, and otherworldly show for all the family. Weaving together traditional music, song, puppetry, and animation to bring children on an unforgettable journey. Told through the eyes of Maggie Connor and her son Maurice ‘the king of all the pipers in Ireland’, The Wonderful Tune is a world of singing mermaids, dancing sea creatures, and an enchanted tune which is sure to have everyone singing along! TUESDAY 30th OCTOBER | 2pm | €6 | Family of 4 €20 Roscommon Arts Centre, Circular Road, Roscommon Box Office: 0906 625 824 Tuesday to Friday 10am - 5pm Due to current building works during October our box office is relocated in Aras an Chontae (Roscommon County Council Corporate Headquarters). Our contact number remains the same as do our daily box office hours. Roscommon - Art - Centre - @RosArtsCentre Instagram - roscommonartscentre

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Lollipops Children's Festival 2018 Events Brochure  
Lollipops Children's Festival 2018 Events Brochure