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Help fund Helium’s latest project for children in hospital and be in with a chance to win Mary Black concert tickets!


The Storytellers’ New Gambit is a storytelling and technology performance project led by Helium in collaboration with artists Eléonore Nicolas and Fiona Dowling that we hope, with your help, to bring to the paediatric department of a Dublin hospital this spring for a six-month residency.

We launched The Storytellers’ New Gambit on www.fundit.ie today and in return for helping to fund the project you will receive a personalised gift from the artists and enter our raffle to win 2 tickets for Mary Black in concert at The Grand Canal Theatre on 13 May 2012. Throughout the campaign, there will be opportunities to win further prizes.

What exactly will I be funding?

Eléonore and Fiona want to make their performances truly magical for the children and they plan on doing this in two ways: (1) through creating storytellers’ costumes with embedded technology so that children can choose stories, music, sound and lighting effects that transport them outside the hospital ward (2) through storytelling props created by the artists which are left with the children enabling them to develop alternative endings to the stories or invent entirely new stories in their own time.

Who will this benefit?

By funding this project you will be helping to create a memorable experience for the children during their hospital stay and the means by which they can get creative all by themselves. Helium’s mission is to develop new ways in which artists can collaborate with children in the hospital environment and to encourage the participation of parents, families and staff.

‘When I see her happy like this, I feel so relieved’ – Mother of 17 month old girl, Scales & Tales, Cork University Hospital

Click here to fund “The Storytellers’ New Gambit”

Watch Eléonore’s & Fiona’s wonderful animation about the project: