A weekend of entertainment for children




This weekend, the Lollipops Children’s Festival gets underway at Roscommon Arts Centre.

  Alongside a programme of workshops, there will be two exceptional theatre performances for young audiences and an opportunity to meet author and illustrator Peter Donnelly.

  On Saturday afternoon Andy Manley and Ian Cameron will perform ‘Stick by Me’ in a show suitable for the whole family.

  ‘Stick by Me’ is a non-verbal, physical performance that explores the limits of friendship and boundaries with hilarious and moving consequences. Andy plays a theatrical game – a metaphor for the rules young children have to navigate in life. His playful performance creates a special experience for the audience.

  On Sunday, Naomi Draper’s ‘Visual Wonders’ workshop takes place. This is followed by an interactive workshop and reading by Peter Donnelly, the author of ‘The President’ book series. He will be reading from his latest book, ‘The President’s Surprise’.

  In the afternoon, the focus shifts to children aged seven years and older as the Graffitti Theatre Company perform ‘This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, This Girl Does Nothing’.

  This tells the story of triplet sisters who are left in the forest by their woodcutter father.  

  Twenty years later, after travelling the globe, fighting vikings, crossing oceans and achieving greatness, the three meet once more.

  An intriguing adventure for young audiences, tickets for this and all other Lollipops adventures are now on sale at Roscommon Arts Centre’s box office on 090-6625824.  

  Information on all events is available online at roscommonartscentre.ie.