Skerries Soundwaves Lego Day 2015

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Kids of all ages brought their original Lego creations, displayed them for all to admire – and some even received be a prize for their effort.

This year we also had on display three Lego art projects from three of our local primary schools, namely Réalt na Mara, Skerries Educate Together N.S. , and St. Patricks Junior School. The winning school was St Patrick’s Junior School, and they won a specially commissioned lLego trophy!!!  We are hoping to present all three fantastic creations during the Soundwaves Festival in September.

Apart from fun-day favourites like the Wheel of Fortune, face painting and an Arts and crafts area, there was a hotly contested Lego Build Off. Everything was Awesome! Working in a team, contestants had to beat the clock and build something inspired in just four minutes. Wow. It being Father’s Day, there was also a special Father & Child section. Such creativity!

Soundwaves would like to thank all those who came along for making the day so bright and so much fun – and for raising money for our festival in the process!

Yellow Submarine – Workshop

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Saturday 21st,  1.30 pm, Skerries Mills Loft – €5. Tickets: The Bubble Room.
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Peter Donnelly c Kevin Goss Ross Join award-winning Illustrator Peter Donnelly for a Beatles themed illustration workshop based on The Beatles’ Yellow Submarine. Suitable for ages 8-12 years. Peter Donnelly boy

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Magic Show: Jack Wise

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Saturday 21st, 3.30pm, Little Theatre – €5 (4 tickets for €15) in The Bubble Room, Strand Street Sold out
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Be part of the magic: Jack Wise, Ireland’s top children’s entertainer is back by popular demand with a cracking MAGIC SHOW.
Jack has won the Irish Street Performance Championships, and the UK Children’s Entertainer of  the Year.
How? By making everyone laugh, young and old alike!

Magician, Ventriloquist, Pickpocket & Sword Swallower! (A great hit with the audience last year, and already selling fast again!) Sold out as of Thursday 18/09/2013.

Jack Wise AudienceJack Wise on stageJack Wise Audience 2

Soundwavey Fun Cycle and Picnic

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Sunday 22nd, Meet at Skerries Mills car park 12 noon – free

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This cycle is for all the family.  Organised by the Skerries Cycling Initiative (SCI)
Children must be competent cyclists and be chaperoned by an adult.

Picnic by the Rose Garden, Ardgillan, 1-2pm followed by “Wavey-Wavey”! Depart for Skerries Mills not later than 2.30pm, back in time for Lego & Minecraft Exhibition and the UkuHooligans

Fun Cycle 2010

Ray Ryan of the Skerries Cycling Initiative writes:

“The Soundwavers are getting their bikes ready for the SOUNDWAVEY FUN CYCLE TO ARDGILLAN organised by the Skerries Cycling Initiative (SCI) for Sunday September 22nd with a picnic by the Rosegarden. And if you think you can disappear without a trace during WAVEY-WAVEY , – HAH!, we’re going to FIND you!

All cyclists are welcome on the Fun Cycle but children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. There is some hill-climbing involved so this event is not suitable for small children who are not proficient cyclists.

Wavey Wavey by Michael Johnston
Do you see the wavey hand?

Cyclists will meet at the Skerries Mills car park at 12 noon, Sunday September 22nd, weather permitting. The SCI will provide stewards to assist the peloton in getting through junctions along the way.
Please check brakes, gears, tyre pressure, saddle height and lubrication. 
Children must be capable of using brakes on their bikes as the route includes significant descents in both directions.

Route to be followed : from the Skerries Mills car park via Millers Lane to  the railway roundabout, under the bridge followed by an immediate right turn up Togher Hill to Milverton Gates and right again along Ardla Rd. to Ardgillan.
For those who want it, a stewarded return to Skerries Mills Car Park will be offered in the early afternoon.

Don’t miss this chance to cycle safely to Ardgillan and have lots of fun on the way, and during the picnic! Weather permitting, as Ray says.

Lego Workshops

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Sunday 22nd, 10am-1.30pm, Little Theatre. Tickets in The Bubble Room (buy them early to avoid disappointment)

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Lego BuilderLet your children put their electronic devices away for a while and use their imagination when participating in our ever-popular Lego Day workshops.
We have workshops specifically tailor-made for all the different age groups.

(10-11am, Workshop, Room 1, 5-6 year olds – €5) sold out

10-11am, Workshop, Little Theatre, 7-8 year olds – €5 sold out

10-11am, Parent and Toddler Play Session, Room 7, under 5 year olds – €2

11.30am-1.30pm, Workshop, Room 1, 7-9 year olds – €8 sold out

11.30am-1.30pm, Workshop, Little Theatre, 8-12 year olds – €8

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Lego and Minecraft Exhibition, Competition and Prize Giving

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Sunday 22nd, 3-5 p.m., Community Centre Hall –  free.

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Children come and exhibit their Lego creations and participate in this very popular annual competition. Enter on the day!
The Soundwaves Minecraft project display what has been happening online over the last fortnight.
In short: Fun and interesting things to see for all the family! There will be some second-hand Lego stalls, so bring your pocket money.

Lego BricksSee  the wonderful Lego creations and soak in the atmosphere! A firm favourite of the Skerries Soundwaves festival. Great for new ideas for your own Lego play, or just to see what can be made out of little plastic blocks.

Since 2012, the Minecraft project has joined the exhibition.   See some of their virtual creations, “Walk” around the online Skerries created exclusively for this project. See what Minecraft crafters can create in their virtual sandbox! The prizes for this year’s competition will be in three categories: 1. Skerries; 2. Fantasy; 3. Redstone. Winners will be announced at around 4.30 p.m.

Looking at Skerries Minecraft during the 2012 Lego Exhibition
Looking at Skerries Minecraft during the 2012 Lego Exhibition

Lego Competition: Bring your creation, set it up in the hall, pay €2 for your entry and be there to show it off to the judges!

Minecraft Competition: Free to all who are part of the 2013 Skerries Soundwaves Minecraft Project. Entries have to be in by Friday 20 September, 9 p.m. and will be shown on a screen during the Lego and Minecraft Exhibition. Rules are on the Skerries Minecraft Website.

Tribal Drumming Workshops and Performance for all ages and abilities

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Tuesday 24th, workshop at 4pm , Little Theatre – €5. Tickets in The Bubble Room, Strand Street.

Tuesday 24th, performance for friends and family at 8pm, Little Theatre – free

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A unique opportunity to experience an uplifting, inspiring drumming circle work shop with John Bowker, Ireland’s leading drum circle facilitator” (The Irish Times).

The tribe at the centre... let's drum!
The tribe at the centre… let’s drum!

A 2.5 hr-long workshop around tribal drumming – absolute beginners are absolutely welcome, young and old alike.
The music enables us to celebrate human potential and creativity and allows us to restore our spirits, our connection with ourselves and each other. This is a special experience with a great ethos at its core.
Workshop participants must be available to also participate in the performance for family and friends that takes place at 8 pm.

Following the workshop, participants will get a chance to share their experience with an audience of family and friends.
But it will not be passive watching and listening, but active participation. The audience will be taught chant and clapping rhythms so they are no longer simply spectators but instead part of the community. A special night to remember!

Tribal drums.
Tribal drums.