Space Invaders early years arts festival (9-10 May) includes seminar for artists & educators


Fingal County Council’s Space Invaders early years arts festival returns to Farmleigh Estate in Dublin on the 9th & 10th of May. The programme offers a variety of opportunities to engage with multiple art forms and highly skilled artists in comfortable environments.

The seminar on May 9th will focus on Artful Dodgers, a unique music and visual arts programme located in two community crèche services in Fingal, Ros Eó in Rush and Little Learners in Dublin 15. In partnership with artist Jackie Maguire, the seminar will include presentations that demonstrate the rich potential in early years arts education, and research conducted in collaboration with Trinity College Dublin Arts Education Research Group (AERG). Rhona Matheson, CE of Starcatchers, will share examples of best practice in Scotland. The panel discussion will include contributions from Professor Margaret Rogers of Better Start, Lisa Kavanagh of Early Childhood Ireland, and Seóna Ní Bhriain Head of Young People, Children and Education with The Arts Council of Ireland.

The Children’s programme on May 10th is exclusively for those aged 0-5 years and their guardians who will be treated to artistic performances from around the world. In partnership with Cliodhna Noonan of Acting Up!, there will be performances from Belgium, Croatia, Lithuania, Austria and Ireland. ReCreate will be there on the day with their ‘Warehouse of Wonders’ full of playful material with lots of potential.  

Download the festival programme here.