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Aisling Childrens Arts Festival

Albert Einstein once said that “Creativity is contagious, pass it on!” And that is exactly what the Aisling Children's Arts Festival strives to do.

Longford

23rd October to 29th October 2016

Now in its 19th year Aisling continues to be the best fun in Longford for children of all ages. Our aim has always been to enhance children’s creativity and self-esteem through the medium of the arts. Through magical theatre, creative workshops and a host of artistic activities we endeavour to capture the imagination of our young audience. We hope this year's jam packed festival with the theme of “ A Better World” will engage all those who participate in it. We greatly appreciate the support we receive from our sponsors and all those who help make the festival possible, especially our friends at Backstage Theatre and BYT

View programme of events here

20 Years of Apres Match
Join the boys from the land of Aprés, for their all new World Cup special show featuring a vast arsenal of characters, biting satire and general mayhem as seen on TV and stage over a career spanning 20 glorious years.
Time: 30th June 2018 at 8:00 pm


Birr Comedy Weekend
Time: 29th June to 1st July 2018
Birr Comedy Weekend
Time: 29th June to 1st July 2018
The Little Prince A Morgan Creative Production
Performed by: Seosamh Duffy (Narrator) & Alex Hughes (Little Prince). The Little Prince is a fantastical adventure that explores growing up and how the imagination we are all born with can save us. Antoine, the narrator of the tale, is spending a few days repairing his airplane
Time: 16th June 2018 at 11:00 am


Scripts – Ireland’s Playwriting Festival
For all lovers of theatre - Now in its fifth year Scripts is back for more original plays, workshops, site specific performances and kids theatre. We have included some in this bulletin..but there is much more. With special guests Rex Ryan, Jesse Weaver, Jim Culleton and Deirdre Kinahan.
Time: 14th June to 17th June 2018
The Pilgrim by Scripts 2017 winner Philip Doherty
Starring Rex Ryan. An Irishman’s wild odyssey across America set ablaze by 9/11. Thousands of refugees from every culture and creed descend upon the doorsteps of Newfoundland. Villages like Gambo become the setting for a positive apocalypse.
Time: 15th June 2018 at 8:00 pm


Scripts – Ireland’s Playwriting Festival
For all lovers of theatre - Now in its fifth year Scripts is back for more original plays, workshops, site specific performances and kids theatre. We have included some in this bulletin..but there is much more. With special guests Rex Ryan, Jesse Weaver, Jim Culleton and Deirdre Kinahan.
Time: 14th June to 17th June 2018
Scripts – Ireland’s Playwriting Festival
For all lovers of theatre - Now in its fifth year Scripts is back for more original plays, workshops, site specific performances and kids theatre. We have included some in this bulletin..but there is much more. With special guests Rex Ryan, Jesse Weaver, Jim Culleton and Deirdre Kinahan.
Time: 14th June to 17th June 2018


Tom Thumb (Scripts)
One night tiny Tom overhears Mum and Dad talking - there's nothing left to eat so they are going to leave him and his six brothers in the forest! Outwitting his parents and the ogre Tom shows everybody that even though he is small he is still mighty as he protects his brothers,
Time: 14th June 2018 at 11:00 am


Mockingbird Theatre presents The Barber of Moville
A site-specific play written by Ronan Carr. Cast: Ronan Carr, Anne Gallagher. The Barber of Moville is a one act play which takes a poignant, humorous look at a couple of married barbers who are preparing to head off to Italy for one final holiday.
Time: 14th June 2018 at 7:00 pm
Scripts – Ireland’s Playwriting Festival
For all lovers of theatre - Now in its fifth year Scripts is back for more original plays, workshops, site specific performances and kids theatre. We have included some in this bulletin..but there is much more. With special guests Rex Ryan, Jesse Weaver, Jim Culleton and Deirdre Kinahan.
Time: 14th June to 17th June 2018
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