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Colourful, creative and virtual Cruinniú na nÓg launched for young people of Ireland

Celebrating youthful creativity by creating together but staying apart, Cruinniú na nÓg’s line-up for 2020 has been announced. Wicklow County Council today revealed their Cruinniú na nÓg lineup which features celebrity chef Catherine Fulvio and children’s author Sarah Webb.

This is the third year of Cruinniú na nÓg and there are hundreds of free creative activities taking place throughout Ireland for young people under 18.

Cruinniú na nÓg is Ireland’s national day of youthful creativity and the final showcase will take place on June 13th. However, due to the ongoing impact of Covid-19, the team will be showcasing submitted work that will be digitally showcased on Wicklow County Council’s website, social media channels and on the Creative Ireland platforms.

Award-winning children’s writer Sarah Webb will be taking part in this year’s virtual celebration

Catherine Fulvio will lead the Bake-Off, Create School will have a series of stop motion animation workshops, children’s author Sarah Webb will lead a story writing competition, there’s a category for young singer-songwriters, young filmmakers and an up-cycling heritage project.

All competitions are free and open to young people under 18 years with fantastic prizes including iPads and much more. This year, to encourage participation, prizes will be awarded in all categories.

TV Chef and presenter, award-winning food writer and owner of Ballyknocken House & Cookery School is delighted to be teaming up with Wicklow County Arts Office to judge a creative baking competition.

Creativity packs will also be issued to young people who may not have resources in their home to ensure that everyone has a chance to participate.

To see the full programme and find details of how to sign up for any of the initiatives here. It’s hoping that this virtual day of creativity will showcase imaginative stories, artworks, installations, cooking, upcycling, heritage, film making and songwriting and more from the young people of Ireland. 

The closing date for entries is Tuesday, June 2nd at 4pm giving people three full weeks to unleash their creative talents.

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