Thousands of children are expected to attend the 16th Baboró International Arts Festival for Children, which will officially open today.
The festival will run until Sunday 21 October and will showcase the biggest programme of Irish work for children and families ever presented in Ireland, along with international work from Scotland, England, Italy, Germany and Canada.
Performances will include theatre, music, aerial dance, puppetry, comedy, literature readings, poetry encounters, visual art exhibitions and a host of workshops. There will be shows for children from age two upwards.
Highlights include Visible Fictions’ worldwide hit show, ‘Jason and the Argonauts’, pint-sized aerial dance company Fidget Feet, with ‘Catch Me’, and Theatre Lovett bring their enthralling and big hearted performance of ‘The House That Jack Filled’.
Families can enjoy a unique and exquisite orchestral and storytelling adaptation of a favourite Oscar Wilde story ’The Happy Prince’, narrated by Little John Nee, with a musical score composed and conducted by Vincent Kennedy and performed by Donegal Youth Orchestra and Choir, don’t miss this enchanting event.
Irish language and bi-lingual productions will have a strong focus this year with shows from Branar Téatar Do Pháistí, Púca Puppets, Fibín Teo and Graffiti Theatre.
For bookings, phone the Town Hall Theatre on 091-569777 or online at www.tht.ie or visit www.baboro.ie for school bookings and a full programme.