Graffiti Theatre Company, Assumption Road, Blackpool
Free but some events ticketed
Full wheelchair access and bathroom on site. Full access for visually Impaired, guide dogs welcome
Graffiti Theatre’s BEAG programme is inviting parents and toddlers, as well as artists and childcare practitioners to explore, create and engage in Early Years Arts play experiences.
BEAG at Graffiti is made up of sensory-based, artistic play encounters led by artists from varied disciplines, who develop these inclusive sessions for children aged 0-3 years to cultivate their creative curiosity and self-expression. BEAG is supported by HSE South, Cork City & County Council Arts Offices and the workshops will run at Graffiti Theatre Company.
10am -11am: Paper Pond
Created by visual artist Regina Carbayo and dancer Maria Svensson.
A BEAG early years performance & experience for 1-3yrs. Initially a playful physical performance focusing on language and communication both verbal and non-verbal using crayons and paper to tell a story. Children will then be invited to play and explore the crayon world that has been created, to add their own ideas and have their own experience.
Free but ticketed event (places limited)
Messy play, old clothes advised.
11am - 12pm: Open Gallery of BEAG experiences
Open to all who wish to see what BEAG artists created in recent years for very young audiences and a chance to meet and talk with artists working on the project. Artists; Regina Carbayo, Sharon Dipity, Rachel Doolin, George Hanover, Fiona Kelleher, Rosie O’Regan, Giada Orlandi, Chris Schmidt Martin, Maria Svensson.
No booking required.
2pm - 4pm: BEAG Artists early years workshop
With up to 10 years experience working with very young audiences in childcare settings, arts centres and direct provision, BEAG artists will deliver a workshop for those interested in creatively exploring working with this specific age group. Workshop led by Senior Lead Artist Mentor George Hanover with Rachel Doolin, Giada Orlandi and Maria Svensson. Participants are asked to bring an object or material they are interested in working with. Participants are also welcome to observe Paper Pond performance and view Open Gallery.
Free but ticketed (places limited).