ISLAND Arts Centre

					ISLAND Arts Centre

Here’s Me!
Children’s Arts Festival 2012
16 July – 31 August

For Children 10 months - 12
years and their Grown Ups

Featuring
Festival Launch Party
Arts Weeks
Workshops
Performances & Screenings
Exhibition by Randall Stephen
Hall
Welcome

This summer ISLAND Arts Centre will be home to a veritable
laboratory of creativity – bulging with visual, theatrical and musical
delights for all the family to indulge in. Our fantastic Children’s Arts
Festival is full of quirky, spontaneous, top quality work. We hope
you and your children will love it.

Festival has something for everyone – from the tiniest of tots to
fabulous family fun, and offers exhibitions, 5 day arts camps, one
off workshops, live theatre, film screenings, outreach, free
activities and much, much more.

Visit our HERE’S ME! Exhibition, a special collection of works by
renowned Illustrator and Story Teller Randall Stephen Hall.

We look forward to seeing you on the ISLAND.
Family Performance
Mousetale Puppets
Oscar and the Deep-sea Pearl
Date: Sat 26 May
Time: 11am & 3pm
Running Times: 45 mins
Ages: Children 4 years+ & their Grown-ups
Cost: £6
Box office: ISLAND Arts Centre, The Island, Lisburn T: 028 92 509509
or book online at islandartscentre.com

The future of the ocean rests on one little mouse... Oscar and his
friend, Fin the fish, are swept into an exciting underwater mystery
in which they encounter the wicked Emperor Gritsklyter and a
power which controls the whole sea.

Featuring four great songs and lots of guitar playing from Oscar,
this musical and colourful show is a much-loved family favourite
that has children and adults laughing together.
www.mousetalepuppets.co.uk
Kids Courses
ISLAND Culture Cubs
Date: Sat 16 Jun – Sat 7 Jul
Time: 11am – 1pm
Duration: 4 weeks
Ages: 4 – 6 years
Cost: £20
Box office: ISLAND Arts Centre, The Island, Lisburn T: 028 92 509509
or book online at islandartscentre.com

Younger art fans get their own club where they can let their
imagination soar –exploring all the fun and excitement on offer at
ISLAND Arts Centre.

From painting, sculpting, mixed media, clay and much, much
more, there’s plenty of fun in store.

Kids Courses
ISLAND Culture Club
Date: Sat 16 Jun – Sat 7 Jul
Time: 11am – 1pm
Duration: 4 weeks
Ages: 7-11 years
Cost: £20
Box office: ISLAND Arts Centre, The Island, Lisburn T: 028 92 509509
or book online at islandartscentre.com

Always a popular choice for young culture vultures, and undoubtedly the
coolest club around. Experience a fantastic range of art centred projects, from
making sculptures, to storyboarding your own cartoons to making puppets,
masks and many more crafty creations.
ISLAND Arts Centre
Here’s Me! Children’s Arts Exhibition featuring work by Story
Teller & Illustrator Randall Stephen Hall
Date: Mon 16 Jul – Fri 31 Aug
Time: Mon-Fri 9.30am – 10pm
       Sat 9.30am – 5pm
FREE - No Need To Book. Come for an hour or stay all day!
Children must be accompanied by an adult

ISLAND Arts Centre, The Island, Lisburn T: 028 92 509509 or book online
at islandartscentre.com

Using a magic bag of multidisciplinary skills including Graphic Design,
Illustration, Poetry, Short Story Writing, Music and Story Telling, visitors will
get a first hand, close up view of what Randall Stephen Hall does so well.

The Here’s Me exhibition will be crammed full with delicious visual delights of
projected imagery, framed pieces of original art, sketches, drawings and prints
and the gallery will come bouncing to life as it plays host to a number of bite
sized drawing demonstrations and live story telling sessions for children and
adults alike.

The exhibition will offer visitors the chance to interact and add to the art!
Gallery 2 will feature a giant Draw Me! Chalk Wall for all our visitors to leave
their mark as well as our Little People, Big Exhibition Here’s Me! Tree, a fun
and interactive installation where families are invited to hang self portraits.

This fun attraction is designed to teach and entertain. By exploring the theme
of Here’s Me! Parents can encourage children to explore their own identity
prompted by resources available from the Arts Zone in

Here’s Me in
The Arts Zone
Dress Up
It’s Performance Season in ISLAND’s Arts Zone so why not pop by to indulge
in some dress up, role play or puppetry fun, use the props at hand to explore
your own identity as well as taking on the character of somebody new!

Take a few minutes to complete a self portrait using the Zone’s mirror and add
it to our Little People, Big Exhibition Here’s Me! Family Tree in Gallery 2.

Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times in the Arts Zone.
Normal opening hours apply.

Write Now!
Throughout Children’s Arts Festival we are running Here’s Me!
Write Now! Competition Inspired by the Here’s Me! Exhibition, we invite you to
write your own tale of self discovery / identity. It could be fact, or even science
fiction - you decide. As strange or as ordinary as you wish.
Day in, day out the things we do and people we meet have an effect on us
forever… dare to tell YOUR story. What does your experience do to you?

The winners will receive the fantastic prize of having their stories
illustrated by Randall Stephen Hall himself!

Judging will be in two categories:
Category 1
5-8 years

Category 2
9-12 years.

Include your name, a contact telephone number and your age on your entry.
Entries can be poetry or prose and must be a maximum of 500 words and
should be sent to:-
HERE’S ME! Story Writing Competition
ISLAND Arts Centre
Lisburn Civic Centre
Lisburn, BT27 4RL
Deadline for entries: 18 Aug 2012
ISLAND Arts Centre
Here’s Me! Children’s Arts Festival Launch Party
Date: Sat 28 Jul
Time: 12 - 2pm
Ages: 2-12 years
Cost: £5
Box office: ISLAND Arts Centre, The Island, Lisburn T: 028 92 509509
or book online at islandartscentre.com

Join us as we launch our Children’s Arts Festival in style. See the HERE’S
ME! Exhibition, and surrounded by his incredible art works listen to Randall
Stephen Hall as he tells us some wonderful stories. With your family
contribute to the HERE’S ME! Family Tree and Draw Me! Chalk Wall in the
gallery too. Working with professional artists you will make a Mini Me!
Marionette puppet to take home.

There will be face painting fun and balloon modelling magic.

All children must be accompanied by adults, places are limited, please book
early.

Family Performance
Slinky Puppet Party
Date: Sat 28 Jul
Time: 11am & 3pm
Running Times: 35 mins
Ages: Children 4 – 7 years & their Grown-ups
Cost: £4
Box office: ISLAND Arts Centre, The Island, Lisburn T: 028 92 509509
or book online at islandartscentre.com

Join us in the Studio Theatre for a magical, fantastical puppet performance of
fluorescent, slinky characters. Using puppetry, object theatre and mystical
music the story is set in your own imagination, taking you on a journey of
exploration.

Told in a playful way this performance will invite gentle participation.

Both performances will be followed by a hands on workshop with the
puppeteer - places in the workshops are limited, book early to avoid
disappointment!
ISLAND Arts Centre
Here’s Me! Children’s Arts Festival
Arts weeks
(with optional Extended Hours)
Dates:
Mon 30 Jul – Fri 03 Aug Here’s Me! Identity
Mon 06 – Fri 10 Aug Here’s Me! Who Am I?
Mon 13 – Fri 17 Aug Here’s Me! Hear Me

Times: 10am - 4pm

Cost
£75 per child per week, £5 off for each additional week booked
(£70 per child for two or more children from the same family)

Age: 4-12 years (grouped in age bands)

Festival Extended Hours
From 9-10am and 4-5pm at a cost of £20 per child per week. Please note that
places should be requested at the time of booking and are subject to
availability.

ISLAND Arts Centre, The Island, Lisburn T: 028 92 509509 or book online
at islandartscentre.com

Each week is individually delivered and no two days will be the same, this
offers parents the freedom of picking and choosing one or two of the three
weeks on offer to fit in with the family schedule or even booking all three for
arty eager beavers!

Daily activities will explore the themes of identity and character inspired by the
fabulous exhibition using sculpture, collage, clay, paint, textiles, illustration
and print

Each day children will produce fabulous artworks led by ISLAND’s team of
professional artists.

Games, music, and outdoor activities will also spice up their fun. Wednesday
is Mini Master Class Day and the children will get to work with guest tutors on
a different craft each week.

Weekly wind down time is provided in the form of our Festival Friday Film
Club where kids get to chill out and watch a fantastic film in the Studio
Theatre.

Dress for mess and don’t forget to bring a packed lunch!
Please note: the full-day nature of the programme may not be suitable
for younger children who are not used to full-time nursery care. See our
pre-school workshops for other options for this age group. Please also
be aware that as all our activities are carefully designed for specific age
groups it is necessary to divide children into age-related groups.
HERE’S to Us! Family Workshops
Explore ISLAND Arts Centre’s Here’s Me! Children’s Art
Exhibition followed by a hands-on workshop

ISLAND Arts Centre Here’s Me! Children’s Arts
Festival Family Workshop
Here’s Me Through The Years
Date: Sat 4 Aug
Time: 2 - pm
Age: All Ages
Cost: £12 per family (for up to 3 places – additional places, £4 each)
Box office: ISLAND Arts Centre, The Island, Lisburn T: 028 92 509509
or book online at islandartscentre.com

Explore ISLAND Arts Centre’s Here’s Me! Children’s Art Exhibition
followed by a hands-on workshop. Dress for mess!

Bring photos from birth to present, travel tickets, receipts from family days out,
poems, paper clippings, old greeting cards, school reports, hand made art
works collected over the years, scraps of fabric from best loved treasures,
anything, in fact, that evokes a memory…the list is endless.

Then be guided as you learn how to lovingly present them all in a beautiful
scrapbook which really delves in to what makes you you and your family,
well…your family.

ISLAND Arts Centre Here’s Me! Children’s Arts
Festival Family Workshop
HERE’S ME! Family Tree
Date: Sat 18 Aug
Time: 2 – 4 pm
Age: All Ages
Cost: £12 per family (for up to 3 places – additional places, £4 each)
Box office: ISLAND Arts Centre, The Island, Lisburn T: 028 92 509509
or book online at islandartscentre.com

Explore ISLAND Arts Centre’s Here’s Me! Children’s Art Exhibition
followed by a hands-on workshop. Dress for mess!
You will use collage, paint, pastels and sketching to caricature your nearest
and dearest and then hang these mini images onto a tree designed, created
by you during the workshop.
ISLAND Arts Centre HERE’S ME! I’m Only Wee
Children’s Arts Festival Early Year’s Workshop (10 months
– 4 years)
Join us in these play-centred festivities programmed to be a shared
experience between little ones and their families. Therefore all children must
be accompanied by an adult. A maximum of 3 children can attend per adult
and you, the big person, get to go free. Stimulating, interactive and multi-
sensory fun

ISLAND Arts Centre HERE’S ME! I’m Only Wee
Children’s Arts Festival Early Year’s Workshop (10 months
– 4 years)
Baby Body Discovery
Date: Fri 3 Aug
Time: 10.30 – 11.30am
Age: Strictly 10 -18 months
Cost: £5 per child
Box office: ISLAND Arts Centre, The Island, Lisburn T: 028 92 509509
or book online at islandartscentre.com

A perfect introduction to creative play and the arts for your very tiny tots!
Enjoy a session of gentle movement and play using carefully selected music,
nursery rhymes and props. Finish off with a boogie with your baby and a
relaxation time-out.
(Please bring a blanket or yoga mat)

ISLAND Arts Centre HERE’S ME! I’m Only Wee
Children’s Arts Festival Early Year’s Workshop (10 months
– 4 years)
Who Am I?
Date: Sat 4 Aug
Time: 10 – 11am
Age: 2 – 4 years
Cost: £5 per child
Box office: ISLAND Arts Centre, The Island, Lisburn T: 028 92 509509
or book online at islandartscentre.com
This drama based workshop is a wonderful opportunity for structured play
exploring dress up, character, role play, song and movement. Through acting
out children will learn what it is to be them.

ISLAND Arts Centre HERE’S ME! I’m Only Wee
Children’s Arts Festival Early Year’s Workshop (10 months
– 4 years)
Blah, Blah, Blah
Baby Discovery
Date: Fri 10 Aug
Time: 10.30 – 11.30am
Age: Strictly 18 months – 3 years
Cost: £5 per child
Box office: ISLAND Arts Centre, The Island, Lisburn T: 028 92 509509
or book online at islandartscentre.com
Embark on a journey of self discovery with simple, fun activities and games
you and your little one can enjoy together. Discover noise, both self made and
provided for play, find your voice and make it heard, plenty of chuckles
guaranteed!
(Please bring a blanket or yoga mat)

ISLAND Arts Centre HERE’S ME! I’m Only Wee
Children’s Arts Festival Early Year’s Workshop (10 months
– 4 years)
Express Yourself!
Date: Sat 11 Aug
Time: 10 – 11.30am
Age: 2 – 4 years
Cost: £6.50 per child
Box office: ISLAND Arts Centre, The Island, Lisburn T: 028 92 509509
or book online at islandartscentre.com

Get über messy in this paint pop extravaganza! Start small and graduate onto
a huge canvas to be displayed in the Arts Centre. You will slosh, slap, flick
and throw paint to create a crazy and colourful work of art. This time we really
mean it… dress for mess!
ISLAND Arts Centre HERE’S ME! Looking at Me Kids
Children’s Arts Festival Workshops (4 – 7 years)
Festival workshops and mini master classes for 4 to 7 year olds have been
carefully crafted for children who have experience of nursery or primary
school and who feel confident taking part in activities without their
parent/carer present.

Each activity is designed to encourage creative development in a friendly, fun-
filled atmosphere.

ISLAND Arts Centre HERE’S ME! Looking at Me Kids
Children’s Arts Festival Workshops (4 – 7 years)
Claymazing Characters - Mini Master Class
Date: Wed 1 Aug
Time: 10am – 2pm
Age: 4 – 7 years
Cost: £8 per child
Box office: ISLAND Arts Centre, The Island, Lisburn T: 028 92 509509
or book online at islandartscentre.com

This fun clay workshop will see children create a sculpture in their own
likeness exploring construction techniques and brushing up on hand building
skills.

(Please note that clay pieces will be fired and will be ready for collection
approx 1 week after the workshop).


ISLAND Arts Centre HERE’S ME! Looking at Me Kids
Children’s Arts Festival Workshops (4 – 7 years)
Make A Scene - Mini Master Class
Date: Wed 8 Aug
Time: 10 – 11am
Age: 4 – 7 years
Cost: £6 per child
Box office: ISLAND Arts Centre, The Island, Lisburn T: 028 92 509509
or book online at islandartscentre.com

Each child is invited to delve into their imaginations to design and create a
diorama scene of their perfect pad. The scene will feature all things amazing
to each individual and children will create a self character to live in this dream
world.

ISLAND Arts Centre HERE’S ME! Looking at Me Kids
Children’s Arts Festival Workshops (4 – 7 years)
The Animal Inside
Date: Sat 11 Aug
Time: 11am – 12pm
Age: 4 – 7 years
Cost: £8 per child
Box office: ISLAND Arts Centre, The Island, Lisburn T: 028 92 509509
or book online at islandartscentre.com
Decide what is your animal within…perfect for mischievous monkeys of all
shapes and sizes, this fantastic workshop will involve creating the most
animated of animal masks to disguise even the cheekiest of faces! Who is
your wild alter ego?

ISLAND Arts Centre HERE’S ME! Looking at Me Kids
Children’s Arts Festival Workshops (4 – 7 years)
Mirror, Mirror- Mini Master Class
Date: Wed 15 Aug
Time: 10 - 11am
Age: 4 – 7 years
Cost: £6 per child
Box office: ISLAND Arts Centre, The Island, Lisburn T: 028 92 509509
or book online at islandartscentre.com
Learn the secrets to creating a beautiful mosaic mirror frame using air drying
clay and mosaic tiles, a gorgeous piece to adorn your bedroom or bathroom
wall!
ISLAND Arts Centre HERE’S ME! Here’s Me Now
Children’s Arts Festival Workshops (7 – 12 years)
Ideal for children aged 7 to 11 years with the emphasis on fun and
imagination. Packed with exciting ideas and activities these workshops allow
children to express their creative talents in a wide range of mediums, and
make new friends along the way

ISLAND Arts Centre HERE’S ME! Here’s Me Now
Children’s Arts Festival Workshops (7 – 12 years)
Animate Me
Date: Sat 11 Aug
Time: 12 – 4pm
Age: 9 – 12 years
Cost: £13 per child
Box office: ISLAND Arts Centre, The Island, Lisburn T: 028 92 509509
or book online at islandartscentre.com
Learn all the tricks of the trade from a professional animator. You will create
an animated character from wire and Plasticine, then all the characters will
come together to form the cast of a short animation shot at the end of the
workshop. You will take home your character on the day and we will post out
a DVD of the film for your own at home world premiere screening.

ISLAND Arts Centre HERE’S ME! Here’s Me Now
Children’s Arts Festival Workshops (7 – 12 years)
Funky Foto Collage
Date: Sat 18 Aug
Time: 10 – 11.30am
Age: 7 - 11 years
Cost: £7 per child
Box office: ISLAND Arts Centre, The Island, Lisburn T: 028 92 509509
or book online at islandartscentre.com
Please bring photos of yourself that you are happy to add to your artwork,
using these photos as well as magazine cut outs which will be provided you
will create a visual visage poster of your own face, perfect for adorning your
bedroom wall.
ISLAND Arts Centre HERE’S ME!
Children’s Arts Festival
Festival Friday Film Club
Chipmunks-Chipwrecked
Date: Fri 3 Aug
Time: 2pm
Cert: Universal
Running time: 87 mins
Cost: £3 per (Adults for free with paying children!)
Box office: ISLAND Arts Centre, The Island, Lisburn T: 028 92 509509
or book online at islandartscentre.com
On vacation aboard a luxury cruise ship, Alvin, Simon, Theodore and the
Chipettes are up to their usual antics, turning the ship into their personal
playground, until they become ‘chipwrecked’ on a desert island.
ISLAND invites you to dress to impress in your finest pirate
costume/beachwear/sailor get up or chipmunk attire!

ISLAND Arts Centre HERE’S ME!
Children’s Arts Festival
Festival Friday Film Club
The Lion King
Date: Fri 10 Aug
Time: 2pm
Cert: Universal
Running time: 77 mins
Cost: £3 per (Adults for free with paying children!)
Box office: ISLAND Arts Centre, The Island, Lisburn T: 028 92 509509
or book online at islandartscentre.com
A lion prince is born in Africa and is told by his father, King Mufasa, that when
Mufasa dies, Simba will take over the throne, cheating his Uncle Scar out of
becoming King of the Pride Lands. Scar, fuelled by rage, plots to kill Mufasa
and Simba so he is able to take over the throne.
Watch this much loved, family favourite and sing along to your heart’s
content using the song sheet provided!

ISLAND Arts Centre HERE’S ME!
Children’s Arts Festival
Festival Friday Film Club
Matilda
Date: Fri 17 Aug
Time: 2pm
Cert: PG
Running time: 95 mins
Cost: £3 per (Adults for free with paying children!)
Box office: ISLAND Arts Centre, The Island, Lisburn T: 028 92 509509
or book online at islandartscentre.com
Story of a wonderful little girl, who happens to be a genius, and her wonderful
teacher, the worst parents ever and the worst school principal imaginable.
Based on the much-loved book by Roald Dahl.

Why not wind down the Festival and your week by snuggling up in
ISLAND’s Studio Theatre, feel free to bring along a cushion, blanket or
even your favourite soft toy to really relax during the movie-Enjoy!
ISLAND Arts Centre HERE’S ME!
Children’s Arts Festival
ISLAND Community Arts Brings Children’s Arts
Festival to Your Doorstep!
ISLAND Community Arts is offering community/ voluntary groups working
with children in the Lisburn area the chance to get in on the action!

Why not add a little HERE’S ME! to your own summer activities by registering
to have ISLAND’s festival artists come to you!

We are offering 8 groups the opportunity to enjoy any of the Festival
workshops and have it delivered free of charge to their young members in the
lead up to the Festival.

There are limited spaces on this programme and spaces will be allocated on a
firstcome, first-served basis. All workshops will be arranged at a time to suit
your group (subject to availability) and workshops can take place either in
your own community or at ISLAND Arts Centre. For workshops at ISLAND
Arts Centre, free minibus transport will be included.

We are delighted to offer FREE tickets to our Friday Film Club Screenings to
community groups as well as FREE transport if required. There is availability
for 2 groups on each screening and tickets will be allocated on a first come,
first served basis. For film details, times and dates please see above. For
workshops and screenings all groups must be accompanied by 2 leaders/
supervisors and we can accommodate a maximum of 14 children per group.
For more information, or to register, please contact:
Lesley Wilson, Community
Arts Officer, on
T: 028 92 509 509 or
E: lesley.wilson@island.lisburn.gov.uk
Info for Grown-ups
Booking Tickets*
Bookings for the Festival go live for ISLAND Members at 9.30am on Monday
28 May before public release at 9.30am Wednesday 30 May.

Phone: 028 92 509509
On-line: visit islandartscentre.com 24/7
In person: ISLAND Arts Centre, Civic Centre, Lisburn, BT27 4RL.

ISLAND Arts Centre’s Box Office is open 9.30am to 9.30pm, Monday to
Friday and 10.00am to 4.30pm on Saturday

*Please note that Festival bookings are non-refundable. There
is a 3% fee for ALL card transactions when made on-line. With telephone
bookings there is NO FEE for debit cards.

ISLAND Kids’ Membership
Priced at just £6 for the year. ISLAND Kids’ Membership Scheme* will enable
your child to enjoy priority booking on ISLAND Kids’ courses, workshops and
Children’s Theatre as well as ISLAND’s annual Children’s Arts Festival.

Apply online at islandartscentre.com or call our team on T: 028 92 509509.

* Terms & Conditions apply.

Age Recommendations
To ensure the best possible experience for your children and for others please
respect the age recommendations listed for all events. ISLAND Arts Centre
reserves the right to refuse admission without compensation where booking
guidelines have not been adhered to.

Access
We want everyone to enjoy their experience of the festival so if you or anyone
in your party has any special requirements or relevant pre-existing medical
conditions please let us know at time of booking. T: 028 92 509509.
Festival participants requiring additional support can bring an adult
carer/assistant free to any workshop. Simply call Lesley Wilson on
T: 028 92 509509 or E: lesley.wilson@island. lisburn.gov.uk to discuss
your needs.

* Terms and conditions apply
Every effort has been made to ensure that dates, ticket prices and other
information contained in this brochure are correct at time of publication.
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