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Helium Arts’ Pop Up Picnic Live & Online this summer!

This summer our magical, multi-sensory performance Pop Up Picnic has gone online! 

This FREE live performance – for young children with complex needs and their whole family – engages all the senses. 

A picnic basket full of sensory objects is hand delivered to your door. Then – in the comfort of your home – Niamh, Roseanne and Thomas perform for you live through Zoom.

A soothing world of music, sound, puppetry, movement and tactile fun is waiting to be discovered in this enchanting, interactive performance.

A wonderful, magical experience that helped to stimulate my daughter in a multi-sensory way.’ – Parent  

Performances on Thursday August 20th – email mitzi@helium.ie to book your FREE performance slot. 

The picnic basket is delivered to your door by performer Niamh the day before and collected after the show. It will contain objects used in the performance, some examples are buzzy bees made from wool, small musical instruments like chimes, a bread roll and a juicy orange. 

We will include some simple instructions on how and when to use these items plus our performers will guide you during the performance on when and how to use the objects. 

The picnic basket along with the items inside will all be cleaned thoroughly using antibacterial products and packed up by Niamh who will wear PPE during the entire process including delivery and collection.  

The performance lasts approximately 40 mins and is suitable for the whole family. 

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

Pop Up Picnic Online has been supported via Cruinniú na nÓg  by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Arts Office. 

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, and now also featuring performer Roseanne Lynch and musician Julie Tiernan, the project development phase was mentored by Tim Webb of Oily Cart.

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