Childrens’ Month at Roe Valley Arts Centre

August is Children’s Month at the Roe Valley Arts & Cultural Centre/Ionad Ealaíon agus Cultúir Ghleann na Ró in Limavady with a feast of creativity for the young and the young at heart.

Launching the month of festivities is Toy Story 3, the cinema blockbuster of 2010 is on the Centre’s big screen on Wednesday, 3. This is followed by other fantastic film screenings Spirited Away on Wednesday, 17 and Mary Poppins on Wednesday, 31. All films commence at 2pm and cost £3 admission.

Saturday, 6 August is family day at the Centre with the opening of a unique exhibition celebrating the art of children’s book illustration. Once Upon a Time showcases the work of five published illustrators who hail from throughout Ireland and the UK.

The show is specially curated to welcome children and families to the Centre’s lovely Keady and Broighter Galleries and there is a special family viewing celebration from 11am with refreshments.

Entertainment is provided by Banyan Theatre Company’s enchanting children’s theatre The Merman’s Tale, showing at 11am and 1pm, which will spellbind young audiences with a beautiful tale which brings the summer ocean to life.

Tickets cost £5 per adult and £3 per child with group discount available. This is provided along with a free storytelling session, Folk Stories for Wee Folk on the Centre’s new magic carpet!

Young at Art Tours bring their internationally famous Baby Raves on Friday, 12 at 11am and 1pm. The Art Centre’s auditorium will be transformed into a sensory ambient ‘club’ for toddlers with a team of dance facilitators, live DJ and colourful light show.

Parents get the chance to boogie with their babies to live music in this unique learning and fun environment. Tickets cost £5 per adult and £3 per child with family discount available.

As if that isn’t enough, families can also enjoy the comedy capers of silent clown Mr H as he performs his incredible acrobatic show in the Centre’s Drumceatt Square on Saturday, 20 August at 12noon and 1.30pm.

There are also some great creative workshops to occupy budding artists of all ages including Once Upon a Time from 15 to 17 August, a special art course complimenting the exhibition will give children aged 8+ years the chance to illustrate their own stories to be displayed in the Arts Centre. On Friday 19, professional puppeteer Frank Quinn hosts two workshops in puppet making for both early years aged 3-5 years and children aged 5-7 years.

Contact the Box Office team on Tel: 028 7776 0650 to book your places or visit www.roevalleyarts.com for further information.