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Pop Up Picnic is coming to IMMA for Dublin City Council’s Cruinniú na nÓg

Friendly buzzy bees … dancing oranges … fluttering songbirds … a picnic full of magical delights! Helium Arts is bringing Pop Up Picnic to the Irish Museum of Modern Art for Dublin City Council’s Cruinniú na nÓg – a day of youthful creativity on Saturday 23 June 2018.

A feast of multi-sensory play, relaxation and surprise for young children with complex needs and their families, Pop Up Picnic is suitable for children aged 5 and under with profound disabilities.

There will be three performances on the day: 10.30am, 12.30pm and 3pm. Each performance is designed for a small number of children and their families and lasts approximately one hour. Places are limited and must be booked in advance. Please email for more information.

“This should be everywhere – all of our children should get to experience this.”
Liaison Nurse, Jack and Jill Children’s Foundation

Venue information

Irish Museum of Modern Art

Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Military Road, Dublin 8

Pop Up Picnic is a Helium Arts production created in partnership with the Jack and Jill Children’s Foundation. Devised by musician Thomas Johnston, puppeteer Niamh Lawlor and director Joanna Williams, with performer Roseanne Lynch, the project development phase was mentored by Tim Webb of Oily Cart.

You can learn all about Pop Up Picnic here

Pop Up Picnic is produced in partnership with the Irish Museum of Modern Art for Dublin City Council’s Cruinniú na nÓg. Pop Up Picnic is funded by Dublin City Council, Creative Ireland and RTÉ and is supported by the Arts Council.


Helium Arts’ Pop Up Picnic with musician Thomas Johnson and performer Niamh Lawlor. Photo credit: Brian Cregan.

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