“It’s Your Turn”

= “Craic Across the Miles For Children”.

The link to the actual event when it goes out live via Youtube on the 17th March is or will be here: ** LINK NOT YET AVAILABLE – PLEASE CHECK BACK NEARER THE TIME **

In January 2021 we held our first ever ‘Craic  Across The Miles’ , the aim of this event was to give Irish people who lived in Great Britain the opportunity to take part in an evening of  Irish theatre, music and poetry. People from all over the country were involved and performed from their own homes.

It was great fun and so we thought that we would offer the same opportunity to younger members of the community. We wanted to give children from the Irish diaspora living in Great Britain the opportunity to perform something that not only linked with their Irish heritage but which might help foster a future interest in their own culture. We intend to do this in the same way as the adult version and record the children from their own homes.

This event will be streamed via the internet on St Patrick’s Day, March 17th. We will record children remotely as they perform in their own homes using the technology that they have in their homes such as the webcam on a laptop , computer or smartphone. You don’t need an expertise in this area because we will help you to do this. We would like to  begin doing this on the weekend of March 6th and 7th.

We think that the following activities will be suitable for the event:

  • telling a story or reciting a poem in either English or Irish,
  • acting out a monologue  in English or Irish,
  • singing a song in either English or Irish,
  • playing a piece of Irish music on a musical instrument

As parents, you probably have one hundred and one ideas of your own as to what your child might do. However you are also very welcome to use pieces from the booklet that we have compiled. The link is here: Craic Children’s Writing Antholgy Version 1

Please email anne@greencurtaintheatre.co.uk  by the 28th February at the latest  if you would like your child to take part. Please tell us  your child’s age and what they would like to perform. We will then get back to you; and do, of course contact us if you have any questions.

GUIDELINES
  1. This event is open to any child aged from 7-12 years who currently lives in  Great Britain and who is a member of the Irish diaspora. For the purposes of this competition the child must have at least one parent or grandparent who was born and lived in Ireland.
  2. Children may perform any piece of spoken word or music of their choosing so long as this piece demonstrates a clear connection to Ireland.
  3. The pieces must be no longer than 4 minutes in length.
  4. As the event is to be recorded remotely, the children will need to be able to perform in their home front of suitable technology. This can be a webcam on a laptop or computer with suitable software to record a video with sound. For example you can use Zoom to do this.  Mobile phones may be acceptable if no other devices are available.
  5. Children may only perform with the permission of their parents or guardians. We will require a parent or guardian to be in the same room as the child when the recording is being made.
  6. Applications to take part must be made by  5pm on February 28th 2021.
  7. Please email anne@greencurtaintheatre.co.uk stating the following:

– Your name and address. Your telephone number would also be useful.

– Your child’s name and date of birth

-The piece that the child will perform.