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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.

Fairy House Workshops

From: 8th June 2019
To: 8th June 2019
Age 6 - 10 years - Join Creative Genie Trisha Bonham Corcoran for a one-day fairy house workshop to learn a range of crafting skills including modelling, sculpting, painting techniques, and lots of other new crafting skills to spark imaginations! Places are limited to ensure maximum attention; all materials will be supplied. Under 6’s can attend with a guardian to help.

Navan School of Ballet Summer Camp 2019

From: 1st July 2019
To: 5th July 2019
Age 3 - 18 Years - Navan School of Ballet Summer Camp has been designed to inspire budding ballerinas of all ages. The camp includes preparing choreography and working on a performance for parents at the end of the week, designing sets, choosing costumes and deciding together on face painting. Each year the camp gets more and more popular, book early to avoid disappointment!

Solstice Mini Artists

From: 6th July 2019
To: 20th July 2019
Age 5 - 11 Years - Calling all budding artists! Join artist and educator Eimear Murphy for a creative exploration of our Summer exhibition I send my love along the Boyne. As well as partaking in a hands-on creative workshop each week, children will use the artworks and exhibition for inspiration, engaging in discussion and learning with Eimear in the gallery space. A variety of mediums will be explored throughout this series including drawing, sculpture, and light. These workshops are designed to promote creativity, understanding and artistic skill amongst children. Duration 60 minutes.

Fairy House Summer Camp

From: 9th July 2019
To: 11th July 2019
Age 7 – 12 Years - Is your budding artist ready to take the next step in fairy house construction? Join Trisha from Creative Genie to make real stone fairy houses with miniature furniture inside! The finished houses can be placed outdoors, sparking the child's imagination to construct an accompanying fairy garden, offering hours of creative play.

A Floating World - Early Years Workshop

From: 12th July 2019
To: 12th July 2019
Age 12 – 24 Months - Artist and early years’ educator Maree Hensey presents a sensory environment for young children and their guardians to explore, play, question, feel and enquire using a variety of materials. This hands-on workshop provides a space to build curiosity and intrigue together through the themes of water and the river. This workshop is associated with our exhibition I send my love along the Boyne and includes a guided exploration of the gallery space. Please dress for mess just in case! Duration 60 minutes.

Summer Project - Act Out Youth Theatre

From: 16th July 2019
To: 18th July 2019
Age 13+ - Act Out, Meath’s fastest-growing youth theatre, is excited to announce a 3 Day Summer Project which is open to new and existing members and will cover a wide range of topics from developing basic performance techniques to casting workshops. Facilitated by Anthony Kinahan, Artistic Director of Act Out Youth Theatre and experienced members of the Act Out team, previous performance experience is useful, but not essential. Places are limited – express your interest by email to:

Musical Theatre Camp with Caithriona Mongey 2019

From: 22nd July 2019
To: 26th July 2019
Age 6 - 13 Years - Caithriona Mongey leads a fun musical theatre camp where children and teens can learn their favourite pieces with qualified music, drama and dance teachers. Suitable for 6 – 13 year olds

DigiTales by CreateSchool

From: 29th July 2019
To: 2nd August 2019
Age 10+ - We all love a good story! Especially in Ireland - it’s in our DNA! Combine this with the amazing possibilities that modern technology enables and you have Digital Storytelling - or as we like to call it - DigiTales! Through a programme of collaboration, critical thinking and creativity, Createschool (creators of BRICKFLICKS) teach kids to make art and tell stories with mobile digital technology. They can share their stories, realise their ideas and gain lots of new skills in stop motion animation, digital music making, photography & video, podcasting and more. All materials and equipment are supplied (including iPads). For personal hygiene, we would ask participants to bring their own headphones.

Ballet Ireland Summer School 2019

From: 12th August 2019
To: 17th August 2019
Age 6 – 18 years - Ballet Ireland’s ever-popular summer school gives young participants a taste of what it’s really like to work as a professional ballet dancer. Each day starts with class on stage with Ballet Ireland’s professional dancers. Participants will have an unforgettable time working with dancers creating their very own ballet complete with props, designing their costumes and performing for friends and family at the end of the week. This programme is suitable for boys and girls, some previous dance training useful, but not essential.

Magical Toadstool Summer Camp

From: 20th August 2019
To: 22nd August 2019
Age 6 – 10 Years - Join Trisha from Creative Genie to design, build and sculpt a magical toadstool house with flickering fairy light, fairy furniture, and your very own forest fairy. Discover new painting and crafting skills with special effects that can be applied to a host of future craft projects. Each child will take away their own special creations and a range of new skills from moulding and weaving to paint effects and much more. Places are limited to ensure each child gets plenty of help and instruction. Children under 6 are welcome with an adult to help. Old clothes, a drink, and small snack are advisable, all materials provided.

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