A big hand for summer camps in Limerick’s Lime Tree

Alan Owens

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Alan Owens

A big round of applause: Jean McGlynn and Kathleen Turner launching the Bualadh Bos Summer Camps in the Lime Tree this week. Picture: Brian Arthur / Press 22
FOLLOWING on from the success of the first children’s festival it ran in October, the Lime Tree is preparing to host summer camps for theatre loving kids this July.

FOLLOWING on from the success of the first children’s festival it ran in October, the Lime Tree is preparing to host summer camps for theatre loving kids this July.

The Bualadh Bos Summer Camps - named after the recent festival which was a “priority” for manager Louise Donlon - will feature a “fantastic team” of Limerick theatre practitioners who will work with the children through performing and visual arts to develop confidence, self expression, creativity, and teamwork.

Well known stage performer, actress and performing arts teacher Jean McGlynn will be joined by Irish Chamber Orchestra education outreach officer and musician Kathleen Turner and puppeteer Emma Fisher at the two summer camps in July.

“The camp theme will focus on traditional tales that the children will re-invent through a newly formed programme by our experienced facilitators,” said Ms Donlon at the launch of Bualadh Bos summer camps this Monday in the state of the art 510 seater theatre.

“So, if your child loves to climb beanstalks, sail the seven seas, slay dragons, or venture into the woods, join us on a magic carpet ride through the world of theatre and the arts. Fun and adventure guaranteed,” she laughed.

An exhibition of the children’s work will be presented to families and friends on the last afternoon of the camps, which will run from Monday to Friday and cater for kids from first to sixth class.

All participants will be placed in groups according to their class year completed by June 2015.

Ms McGlynn said: “We have a brand new programme focussing on the creativity of the children themselves. I can’t wait to meet and work with the budding artists of the future.”

Call Sadhbh McCoy, Summer Camp co-ordinator on 061 774 784 for more details.