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Helium Arts’ Pop Up Picnic at Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray this July

Helium Arts’ Pop Up Picnic is a magical, multi-sensory performance engaging all the senses for young children with complex needs and their families.


Date, Venue & Times:

Saturday July 20th in Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray, Co. Wicklow

Shows at 11am, 1pm and 3pm


BOOK TODAY via Mermaid Arts Centre Box Office by calling 01-2724030

These are FREE performances designed for a small number of children and their families.

Suitable for children aged 5 years and under.

Limited spaces, book early!

Wheelchair accessible event.


Friendly buzzy bees … dancing oranges … fluttering songbirds … a picnic full of magical delights! Helium Arts’ Pop Up Picnic is a feast of multi-sensory play, relaxation and surprise for young children with complex needs and their families. 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  

Pop Up Picnic is suitable for children aged 5 and under with profound disabilities. Each performance is designed for a small number of children and their families. Places are limited and must be booked in advance.

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

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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