Jub’s Story Project
Bualadh Bos Children’s Festival, in collaboration with Mary Immaculate College, is delighted to host Jub’s Story, a unique teacher and artist partnership that will form a core part of our festival community engagement this year. Jub’s Story is a pop-up storytelling event, which will see teachers and their students participate in storytelling performances with professional artists on the Belltable stage the last week of September.
As part of the project, teachers were invited to attend a summer course at Mary Immaculate College back in July, ‘An Integrated Arts Approach to Learning’. Teachers from Limerick City, Tipperary and Offaly engaged in a series of drama, music, movement and visual art workshops. Led by expert tutors Dr Dorothy Morrissey, Dr Fiona McDonagh, Dr Ailbhe Kenny and our very own Festival Curator Liam McCarthy. The teachers went on to lead workshops with their classes at school over the past few weeks, in preparation for their visit to the Bualadh Bos Children’s Festival.
Last year’s pilot edition of Jub’s Story was recently nominated for a National Education Award and is funded by Creative Limerick through Limerick City and County Council. We hope that, beyond our performances of Jub’s Story in October, that this project will encourage a holistic and long lasting approach to teaching arts in the classroom.
Funded by the Made in Limerick, Creative Limerick grant through Limerick City and County Council.