Pop-Up Poetry for Lil’ Peeps
‘Pop-Up Poetry for Lil’ Peeps’ is a new multi-platform poetry project presented by Branar Téatar do Pháistí for children aged up to 6 years old. Produced in association with Children’s Books Ireland & Poetry Ireland, and supported by Roscommon County Council, Branar have commissioned Irish writers and artists Inni-k, Mary Murphy, Tadhg Mac Dhonnagáin and Liz Weir to create new poems and nursery rhymes in Irish and English. This world premiere project will be presented as part of the national Cruinniú na nÓg 2020 programme and will feature beautiful illustrations by Niamh Sharkey. Young people and family audiences across Ireland can enjoy this work online through vivid audio recordings and new animations by artist Maeve Clancy via the Branar website from Saturday 13th June.
Creative Producer – Joanne Beirne, originally from Roscommon town explains “This is the first project that Branar has created entirely virtually. All of the artists and Branar team members creating this project have done so remotely since March from their homes in 6 counties across Ireland from Antrim to Clare, Galway to Wicklow. It is a wholly digital project for audiences to enjoy.”
The animations for this unique project will be screened on RTE Junior as part of the Cruinniú na nÓg programming on Saturday 13th June. Branar plan further phases of this poetry project later this year and in 2021 which will include live performances and a publication featuring poems and rhymes created during the project.
This new project has been commissioned by Galway County Council Arts Office and supported in partnership with the Galway City, Galway County and Roscommon Creative Ireland programmes.
Watch on Saturday 13 June at www.branar.ie/popup-poetry
Cruinniú na nÓg on Saturday 13th June is Ireland’s national day of free creativity for children and young people. Roscommon’s full programme is available online at https://cruinniu.creativeireland.gov.ie/