The Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin, has announced details of a day of free creative activity for young people – called Cruinniú na nÓg 2022 – which will take place on Saturday 11 June as a collaboration between the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, the Creative Ireland programme, local authorities, and RTÉ, according to a statement published on Gov.ie.
Statement By Minister Martin
The statement published on Gov.ie included one from Minister Martin, wherein she said, “Since 2018, Cruinniú na nÓg has become a key date in Ireland’s cultural calendar. It has provided wonderful opportunities for Ireland’s 1.2 million children and young people to try something new, like circus skills, animation, perform at live music gigs, explore contemporary dance, showcase new work through youth theatre, and so much more. All events are free.
“This year we are delighted that most of the events will be live and in person. Alongside the events planned by our strategic partners – Dance Ireland, Garageland, [the] Irish Street Arts, Circus and Spectacle Network (ISACS), Nenagh Children’s Film Festival, Youth Theatre Ireland, and the Historic Houses of Ireland – we have more than 450 events programmed by local authorities in venues around the country. We are so thrilled that the restrictions of the last two years are behind us, and that this year everyone can join together to be creative, express themselves, and have fun.”
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The Creative Ireland programme and its strategic partners have developed a number of creative projects that are all planned to go live on Saturday 11 June, according to the statement published on Gov.ie, which also noted that a full listing of all activities and information on how to join in can be found at both cruinniu.creativeireland.gov.ie/ and rte.ie.
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