Siamsa Tíre is celebrating the Celtic festival of Samhain in spooktacular style with events for all the family this Halloween.
Its children’s art exhibition, Home is Where the Heart Is, features illustrated papercraft birdhouses and other artworks by children’s book illustrator Margaret Anne Suggs, all of which explore the idea of home and what it means to us all. Suggs will visit Siamsa Tíre on October 29th for a children’s workshop in which she will help children design and build their own decorative paper birdhouse to take home with them.
That same evening, Night Terrors will see award-winning actor Gerard Logan telling three haunting tales from E.F. Benson’s collection of ghost stories. Expect to be transported to a dark and sinister world during this theatrical performance.
On October 30th, Siamsa Tíre will transform into the ghoulish location for Something Wicked, a children’s Halloween celebration. From 12noon, children will get to enjoy drumming workshops, a spooky mask making workshop, and a Samhain movement workshop before attending a scary screening of Disney’s classic Hocus Pocus.
The fun continues beyond Halloween at Siamsa Tíre. Some workshops are planned for the week of midterm including a science workshop with Designer minds and an introduction pottery throwing with the Tralee Pottery Club. This will be followed by the crazy comedy capers of the National Circus Festival.