Helium Arts in partnership with Children in Hospital Ireland will bring multi-sensory, interactive, creative play experiences to young children with additional needs at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin on Friday 22 June and Temple Street Children’s University Hospital on Saturday 23 June as part of Dublin City Council’s Cruinniú na nÓg.
Children in Hospital Ireland play volunteers will engage with participants using sensory art and play techniques inspired by Helium Arts’ Pop Up Picnic, an immersive and multi-sensory performance project for young children with complex needs.
Pre-event, a team of Children in Hospital Ireland volunteers are engaging in workshops facilitated by Helium Arts’ Pop Up Picnic performer Niamh Lawlor and creative mentor Margot Jones. The team will build upon their skills as play volunteers and learn new techniques in music, movement and one-on-one performance.
These creative play experiences bring the benefit of arts and culture through play to children in hospital, who may otherwise miss out on the Dublin City Council’s Cruinniú na nÓg day of fun!
For further information on the work of Children in Hospital Ireland visit www.childreninhospital.ie
This project is funded by Dublin City Council, Creative Ireland and RTÉ and is supported by the Arts Council.