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Cloudlands premiere at Light House Cinema

The red carpet was rolled out on June 11th when Cloudlands had its premiere at the Light House Cinema in Dublin. Cloudlands is a short documentary directed by Siobhán Perry portraying the importance of creativity in the lives of teenagers who spend significant amounts of time in Temple Street Children’s University Hospital. The documentary explores a group of teenagers as artists working collaboratively with Cloudlands Dublin Artist in Residence, Rachel Tynan.

“When our bodies fail us, isn’t it great that we still have our imagination” – Amy Huberman

Actress and author Amy Huberman got things off to a flying start with a lovely speech to launch the documentary. We were delighted to welcome Cloudlands participants Aimee Louise Fenton and Lauren McCullough on the day who took part in a Q&A session with Rachel and director Siobhán Perry.

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Amy Huberman with documentary stars Lauren McCullough (L) and Aimee Louise Fenton (R)


BNP Paribas Foundation has funded Cloudlands Dublin through their Smart Start Programme over the last three years and Derek Kehoe, CEO of BNP Paribas Ireland and Christiane Marier-Orlowski, BNP Paribas Foundation, were on hand to view the documentary.

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Derek Kehoe, CEO of BNP Paribas Ireland; Christiane Marier-Orlowski, BNP Paribas Foundation; Lauren and Aimee Louise, Participants of Cloudlands and Rachel Tynan, Artist in Residence

In Cloudlands I’ve kind of learnt that you don’t have to be just one person, you could be anything”                – Aimee Louise

The Cloudlands  film is the result of an documentation bursary award funded by the Arts Council and the Cork Arts and Health Programme (CAHP), HSE South. Mary Grehan and Claire Meaney attended on behalf of and Aidan Warner on behalf of CAHP.

Cloudlands launch with

Claire Meaney,; Mary Grehan,, Lauren; Aimee Louise; Rachel and filmmaker Siobhan Perry

















Avril Carr, Cloudlands Project Manager, Helium Arts, introduces the Cloudlands project at the screening


Helene Hugel, Artistic Director/CEO of Helium, in conversation with Creative Consultant Bernadette Larkin






Q&A panel with L-R: Siobhan Perry, director, Rachel Tynan, Cloudlands Dublin artist in residence, Aimee Louise Fenton, Cloudlands participant

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Cloudlands will be soon be available to view on the Helium website.

Helium Arts acknowledges the excellent support of BNP Paribas Foundation who funded Cloudlands Dublin through the Smart Start Programme from 2012-2015. Helium Arts also acknowledges the ongoing support of the Arts Council and Dublin City Council.


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