HALLOWEEN CAMP 2017
We are delighted to announce that for the October mid-term break, we shall be running a week-long Halloween camp at the Frank McCourt Museum on Hartstonge Street in Limerick. For those of you not familiar with it, it is one of Limerick’s best kept secrets and a really magical place to have our camps. With LSAD being unavailable, we were keen to keep up the spirit of having these camps somewhere that nurtures creativity and with a strong link to Limerick’s cultural and artistic heritage.
Our Halloween Camp is open to children and teens from 8 to 16. The dates for the camp are Monday October 30th to Friday 3rd, and it will run from 10.30am to 2.30pm each day. Unfortunately, no early/late drop-off is available for these camps due to restrictions of the venue.
Spaces are extremely limited for this camp and places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
Monday & Tuesday
Halloween Costumes & Masks
We will be asking all students for their preferred costume choices and making sure they are the most terrifying and brilliant costumes in Limerick for trick or treating on the big night.
Wednesday & Thursday
Spell writing, ghost stories & making an Inspireland Halloween ‘Book of Spells’
Don’t worry we are still going to keep everything hilarious and no one will be having nightmares (except maybe us)
Silent Horror Movies
Using our costumes and masks, and material from the previous day’s writing workshop, we are going to make short horror movies, using the incredible museum as our set.
OUR SCARY HALLOWEEN TEAM
Stephen Murray is an award winning poet and the founder of Inspireland. He has published two collections of poetry with Salmon Poetry to widespread critical acclaim. He is regarded as Ireland’s leading poetry workshop provider for young people and has delivered workshops to over 50,000 young people in Ireland. His work has featured on Nationwide, RTE TwoTube, TV3, Arena, BBC 2, The Irish Times, the Independent and Hot Press.
Anastasia Pappas is an award-winning television writer, producer and director. She has written for Sesame Street, MTV and HBO. At HBO she packaged, directed, and branded “Entourage.” In 2002 she produced and directed Eddie Izzard’s stand-up concert, “Circle.” She left television in 2010 to take a writing sabbatical. Her 2013 screenplay adaptation of Victor Pevelin’s “V Empire” is slated for pre-production in May 2016.
Martin Shannon is a painter, sculptor, and printmaker. He holds degrees in both Fine Art Sculpture and Printmaking, and a Master’s degree in Fine Art from the Limerick School of Art and Design. He was selected for Ev+A in 2005, has had a residency in 411 Galleries in China, and has exhibited widely both nationally and internationally. His most recent venture has seen him with 3 Others set up Lumen Street Theatre in Limerick city. He has been engaged with street theatre and workshops with young people for many years in both Limerick and Clare. Their entry in Limerick’s 2016 parade won them the Martin Folan Creative award and they won the 2017 Tidy Towns award.
The Frank McCourt Museum is located in Leamy House, Harstonge Street , Limerick City