<< Teen Week
Clare County Library invites second level students to take place in Teen
a celebration of Arts, Education and Literary activities specifically
planned for teenagers in Ennis. Teachers and pupils are invited to take
time out from a busy school schedule and to relax after the recent pre-leaving
and junior cert exams by joining in library entertainment sessions with
a difference. Taking place from the 28th of March to the 31st inclusive,
Clare County Library has organised this programme to showcase to teenagers
what your local library has to offer with the aim of welcoming young people
to become regular library visitors and users of the service which is cost
Monday March 28th 10am to 12 noon.
Focusing on educating, entertaining and inspiring young people in a musical
environment. Facilitated by John Lillis, the workshop will feature hiphop
and DJ culture and the class will use urban music as a means of introducing
youths to current music technology and alternative ways of artistic expression.
Participants will be taught basic introductions and techniques in dj-ing,
scratching, production, sampling, rapping and beatboxing. Building confidence
and respect will be inherent in the workshop, as the youths are encouraged
to perform their own music in front of others and work in teams to try
and achieve the goals set out in the class. John is currently employed
as the Music Project Manager at Clare Youth Service and has extensive
and comprehensive experience of working with young people in musical environments.
Tuesday March 29th 10 to 11am
Biodiversity in County Clare
An hour long presentation by Clare County Council’s Biodiversity
Officer, Shane Casey for first and second year students. Shane’s
talk will cover an introduction to biodiversity, what kind of biodiversity
we have in Ennis and Clare, and how it links to our built and cultural
heritage. His presentation will also feature interactive demonstrations
of biodiversity in our county, and its importance throughout history.
Wednesday March 30th 10am to 1pm
Hands That Tell Tales
Director of Your Mans Puppets, http://www.yourmanspuppets.com/
Tommy Baker is a puppet theatre director, builder and performer. He also
works as a freelance educator in puppetry skills and is now presenting
storytelling and puppetry workshops. In his 3 hour-long workshop the group
will be treated to an introductory course in puppetry that will explore
Puppet Making and Puppet Performance.
A brief introduction into the making of puppets and what to look for.
Students will be asked to bring in 2 pieces of fabric 1m sq, and at the
end of the day the groups will be allowed to see a large variety of puppets
close at hand.
Puppetry Skills and Performance:
The group will learn how to manipulate the puppets to express action and
emotions and to deliver dialogue, through theatre games and storytelling.
Thursday March 31st 10am to 12.30pm
Writing for the Teenage Reader, focusing
on The Contemporary Novel and the Historical/Fantasy Novel
Dubliner and Ballyvaughan-based author Ré Ó Laighléis
will speak on life as a writer, focusing particularly on writing for an
older teenage readership. He will give an insight into the writing of
two distinctively different, yet equally successful novels, i.e. Hooked,
his acclaimed and multi-translated contemporary treatment of teenage heroin
addiction, and Terror on the Burren / Battle for the Burren, the first
two parts of his Burren trilogy, in which the element of fantasy is woven
through the strands of the historical and the contemporary. Ré
Ó Laighléis is a nationally and internationally award-winning
writer of children’s, teenage and adult literature in both English
or telephone 065 6846266 or 065 6846350 to register bookings.