Marshmallow Art Camp runs at Nenagh Arts Centre

Spielberg’s ’Close Encounters’ in Nenagh

Marshmallow Arts Camp runs from Monday 11th – Friday 15th of July at Nenagh Arts Centre.

The camp which will run from 10am – 2.30pm each day  is designed for 7-12 year olds and will includes music, painting, drawing, crafts and even a few films. Focussing on having fun and learning at the same time, the camp uses works by some famous artists such as Andy Warhol and Pablo Picasso as the basis for workshops encouraging kids to get involved and be creative. Music is performed in interesting group sessions and some classic short films for children will be screened including ‘The Red Balloon’ and ‘Peter and the Wolf’.

The Arts Centre wants to ‘give children a top quality experience of the Arts, to encourage their creative side and enhance their understanding of the Arts through a positive and fun series of sessions.’

Places can be booked in advance from Nenagh Arts Centre, in the Town Hall, Banba Square on 067 34900 or online at Prices are €80 for the first child and €70 for each additional child.

Aliens land in Banba Square

Nenagh Arts Centre screens the classic Steven Speilberg film ‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind’ in a special event outside the Town Hall in Banba Sqaure, this Thursday 30th June at 10 p.m.

The film details the story of blue-collar worker, cableman Roy Neary (Richard Dreyfuss) who is one of several people who experience a close encounter of the first kind, witnessing UFOs flying through the night sky. He is subsequently haunted by a mountain-like image in his head and becomes obsessed with discovering what it represents, putting severe strain on his marriage. Meanwhile, government agents around the world have a close encounter of the second kind, discovering physical evidence of otherworldly visitors in the form of military vehicles that went missing decades ago suddenly appearing in the middle of nowhere. Roy and the agents both follow the clues they have been given to reach a site where they will have a close encounter of the third kind: contact.

The screening is free, although a donation to support the running of such events is expected, and will take place weather permitting. Tea, coffee, juices and popcorn will be on sale. Patrons are advised to bring warm clothing and something to sit on as chairs will be limited. All are welcome.

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