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CHILDRENS

Solstice Arts Centre, Navan, Co. Meath, provides regular events & activities for children including Kids theatre, art, dance, music and drama events. Regular activities include a youth theatre, ballet class, parent & toddler group, and speech & drama class. Regular childrens summer camps, workshops and free learning and participation events are also programmed each season.

Incredibles 2 (2018) - incl Autism Friendly Screening

From: 22nd September 2018
To: 22nd September 2018
Autism friendly screening 11:00am. In Incredibles 2, Helen is called on to lead a campaign to bring Supers back, while Bob navigates the day-to-day heroics of “normal” life at home with Violet, Dash and baby Jack-Jack—whose superpowers are about to be discovered. Their mission is derailed, however, when a new villain emerges with a brilliant and dangerous plot that threatens everything. But the Parrs don’t shy away from a challenge, especially with Frozone by their side.


Lost Kingdoms - Family Workshop

From: 29th September 2018
To: 6th October 2018
​Artist Eimear Murphy leads a hands-on exploration of the work of Patrick Hough on display in our gallery. Create your very own lost kingdom of artefacts, statues, treasures and fantastic structures. Leave clues for archaeologists as to who lived here and what kind of lives they had! This workshop mixes drawing and construction to create 3-dimensional imagined worlds.


How to Catch a Star

From: 19th October 2018
To: 19th October 2018
Once there was a boy who was always looking up. He dreamt of having a star as a friend. This is the story of his adventure. Nonverbal show for audiences aged 4+


Children’s Craft Classes

From: 19th October 2018
To: 19th October 2018
Introducing our new children's craft classes with prop maker, crafter and artist Trisha from Creative Genie! Children will learn a broad range of creative skills, producing artwork from seasonal to general crafts over a 6-week period. Places are limited to ensure maximum attention; all materials will be supplied.


The Mummy (1999)

From: 20th October 2018
To: 20th October 2018
This screening is in conjunction with Patrick Hough’s visual arts exhibition, take special note of the amazing props used in the film, some of which have featured in Patrick’s work!


I AM BABA

From: 24th October 2018
To: 24th October 2018
I AM BABA is a theatre adventure for babies created by internationally renowned theatre director Anna Newell and award-winning composer David Goodall whose shows for early years have been seen on five continents. I AM BABA is a magical adventure of song, lights and textures for babies aged 0-12 months. It’s a show about identity, agency and personhood. For babies.


Amhrán na Mara (2014)

From: 27th October 2018
To: 27th October 2018
Solstice presents an Irish-language screening of the Oscar-nominated film Song of the Sea from Kilkenny’s Cartoon Saloon. Amhrán na Mara tells the story of Ben and his little sister Saoirse, the last remaining ‘seal-child’, as they go on an amazing journey into the magical world of ancient legend in an attempt to return to their seaside town.


Spooktacular Midterm Camp

From: 30th October 2018
To: 30th October 2018
Join Trisha from Creative Genie for a spooktacular midterm camp of creepy crafts, lots of harvest time creativity and fun learning! Under 6 years can attend with an adult to assist (adult free of charge). All materials will be supplied, please wear old clothes and bring a snack/drink.


RTÉ Contempo Quartet - From Bach to Beatz

From: 1st November 2018
To: 1st November 2018
Join the RTÉ Contempo Quartet and DJ Dave Kerr (live electronics) as they take you on a whirlwind tour through musical time, with pieces from Bach (b1685) to music written and improvised specially on the day! Come and meet the musicians afterwards too - making music is all about having fun, so give your ears a treat for an hour and enjoy the beats!


Where Did the Light Go? - Early Years Workshop

From: 15th November 2018
To: 15th November 2018
Join esteemed visual artist and creative educationalist Órla Kelly for a session of visual delights, story, creating and painting to celebrate light, darkness and winter at Solstice.


Photograms: Capturing Shadows - Family Workshop

From: 17th November 2018
To: 1st December 2018
Taking inspiration from our exhibition LUX, children and adults will create their very own photograms by capturing the shadow of their compositions on photographic paper. This is a camera-less process where participants are invited to bring small objects such as plants and photographic negatives to create their unique artworks. You will learn about the invention of the moving image and have the opportunity to see and play with the artist’s collection of optical toys.


Snow White – SMMS Panto

From: 13th December 2018
To: 6th January 2019
Following last year's sell out run of Beauty and the Beast, St. Mary's Musical Society are back for another action-packed, joke-filled night of fun for young and old! Snow White lives with her Mother in the forest of Fairy Green - a magical place filled with magical creatures, where magical things can happen. When she blindly follows the handsome Prince through the forest, she stumbles upon seven interesting individuals... With the Evil Queen attempting to interfere with fate, how will Snow White ever find her true love, and true love’s first kiss?


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