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Summer fun for Helium’s Community Workshops in Cork City

Helium Arts is launching a new series of art workshops in Cork City for children and young people with long term illnesses. These workshops all kick off in May and run for a period of several weeks. Over the course of these workshops, participants will work with Helium’s Creative Health Hub artist in Cork, Siobhán Clancy. They will take part in creative activities that are based on the participants’ own unique interests and ideas, in a fun and relaxing environment.

  • Workshops are free.
  • Medical cover will be provided by a trained professional.
  • The venue is wheelchair accessible.
  • Come prepared to get creative… Wear old clothes or bring an apron!

See further details for each workshop series below.

Programme 1: For children with a range of long term medical conditions, ages 6-10

Location: Bishopstown Library

Dates and Times

Saturday 25th May   | 2-4pm                  

Saturday 15th June  | 2-4pm                              

Saturday 22nd June | 2-4pm                             

Saturday 29th June  | 2-4pm       

Programme 2: For children with asthma, ages 8-12

Location: Glen Resource Centre

Dates and Times

Sunday 26th May  | 11am-1pm (taster workshop)                  

Sunday 9th June   | 11am-1pm                              

Sunday 16th June | 11am-1pm                             

Sunday 23rd June | 11am-1pm    

Sunday 30th June | 11am-1pm     

Programme 3: Adventure arts programme for teenagers with a range of long term medical conditions, ages 13-18

Location: various venues around Cork city.

Dates and Times

Sunday 26th May  | 2-5pm (taster workshop)                  

Sunday 9th June   | 2-5pm (taster workshop)                             

Monday 24th June | 11am-5pm (adventure camp)                           

Tuesday 25th June | 11am-5pm (adventure camp)   

Wednesday 26th June | 11am-5pm (adventure camp)   

Thursday 27th June | 11am-6pm (adventure camp)   

For further details, or to register for any of the above workshops, please contact the Helium Arts Family Liaison: or phone: 044 93 96 960

Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.

Helium Arts’ Creative Health Hubs are supported by the Arts Council. The Cork Hub is supported by Creative Ireland Programme’s National Creativity Fund and the Community Foundation for Ireland and is taking place in partnership with Cork University Hospital’s Arts, Health and Wellbeing Programme.

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