Ready Steady Show! 2019

Ready Steady Show! Early Years Mini-Fest
The Civic is strategically committed to families; they are, after all, one of our most important communities and a key foundation of our creative society. We are increasingly commissioning and showcasing exciting new work by early years artists that provide genuine engagement with young audiences, creating a nurturing and inspiring relationship to the arts at the earliest possible age where play, story and imagination can become central to your child’s way of interacting with life. A key cornerstone of this policy is our annual early year’s commissioning minifestival, ‘Ready, Steady, Show!’ Once again we will invite some of the best practitioners in this field to come play at The Civic for a week and then present their work-in- progress ideas. We will then look to work with the artists to help them further develop the work. We hope you enjoy the results as much as we are enjoying having such wonderful practitioners spend time with us here at The Civic.

As a highlight of our 2019 offering we are delighted to welcome back award-winning Bombinate Theatre who will share with you a great new story called ‘Goodnight Egg’, a new play for children aged 3-6, using puppetry, miniatures and music. Davey Kelleher will present his work-in-progress showing of ‘Splash’ which is the story of a little fish trying to make a big difference, ina big adventure which examines the issue of plastics in our oceans. Artists Orla Kelly from Early Childhood Creativity and Deidre Rogers from ReCreate will once again be with us, building and installing an interactive world in various spaces for further playtime between shows. We are delighted to welcome MuftiGames from the UK who will help us to explore how we can animate and engage more with our outdoor spaces through play and we will have large-scale game of ‘One Kid and Their Dog’ in Library Square on Tuesday 17th September.

So lots to look forward to! SEPT 9th-18th. Tickets FREE. Advance booking essential. CLICK on each individual event to find out more!

‘Ready, Steady Go!’ Early Years Mini-Festival supported by South Dublin County Council and Creative Ireland
A collaboration between The Civic, Tallaght Community Arts and Tallaght Library.