Children’s Gasyard Féile events

This year’s Gasyard Féile will feature a packed programme of events for children and young people, organisers have said.

Sandra Doherty, coordinator of children’s events at Féile 2012 said this year’s festival will give young people a chance to get creative.

“This year’s festival is an exciting opportunity for children and teenagers to enjoy a multitude of fun activities across ten days, and to join with us in combining and celebrating visions in the local community.

“We are very excited to play host to a range of games, excursions, competitions and family events during this time. Féile 2012 will be a fantastic chance for the kids to really get creative and enjoy all the entertainment on offer,” she said.

Musical highlights for young people include Disglow, Féile’s got talent (Tuesday 14th) taking place in The Gasyard Centre, where the young people of the city can display their talent for the judges and win a slot on the big stage at Féile Finale on the 15th.

There will also be a musical family bingo session on Wednesday where teams can compete for prizes by guessing sounds. Later that evening, the first ‘Disglow’ will take place in the Gasyard, where luminous accessories will be the dress code for under-11s to get their groove on to the latest chart hits.

A number of workshops including Crafty Castles on Monday August 6th, and the 1000 Eyes project from 7th - 10th August, invite children to have fun as they create their own customized designs and hone their skills in arts and crafts.

On Tuesday 7th August there will be Funky Specs design and creation workshop, where kids are encouraged to bring along their own T-shirts, badges and glasses to transform them into unique creations.

The Mayor, Councilor Kevin Campbell will launch the Children’s Rights Mural Exhibition on 14th August and celebrate the SureStart Edenballymore and Gaelscoil Earlain Mhoir Children’s Rights Charter for the Triax area.