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Our Outreach programme invites young people to participate, offering engagement with artists to explore connections with place, both personal and shared

We aim to create a space for seldom heard voices

Gleann a' Phúca seeks to include people of all ages in creative action for climate change.

ink drawing of a sparrowhawk
…a sparrowhawk flew overhead …. ink drawing in bramble and oak gall – by a participant in the Gleann a’ Phúca launch day workshop
The Mayfield Youth Café

Creative Young Neighbourhood

Julie Forrester has begun work with the girls from the Mayfield Youth Cafe and their helpers Rachel Coffey and Brenda Stillwell. We have been talking about what we would like to do to celebrate our neighburhood. Imagining the Glen. Some of the girls haven’t been there yet and so we talked about what might be there and we looked at the Glen River booklet. We made a sculpture of the park coming out of the booklet and drew splishy splashy pictures of words, using inks made from Glen berries and oak galls, for things we might do to explore our connection with nature, the river and the Glen.

Here is a video of one of the girls:

feeling material into form

A child's hand and a model of a tree a child forming river shapes from play doh children's Ink drawing Chidrens ink drawing with words, gestures and images

Creative Young Neighbourhoods is kindly supported by Cork City Council and Creative Ireland


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Working and playing with young people at the Glen Foróige Drop in Club

Tom Doig, Annie Mar, and Brian Leach set up their stalls to introduce their projects fore Gleann a Phúca and share with the young people some of the creative skills and ideas behind their proposals.

a childs hands with chopsticks banging a home made musical instrument
trying out the instruments

See the blog for more about the day

Here is a slide show of the day as it unfolded sessiono1

and here is a demo of the instruments Adams Family


The Gleann a’ Phúca Outreach Programme is kindly supported by Cork Local Creative Youth Partnership, Creative Ireland, Cork City Council and Cork ETB


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UBU discoveries

Veins and bones like a human

Veins and bones like a human

Playing with wax and ink we discovered veins and bones like a human at The Glen Tuesday UBU Club using inks made from oak galls and brambles and frottage of a leaf creating oil release paintings with waxy crayons on paper This image was made of 2 kinds of bramble ink
Cruinniu na nÓg June 15 2024

Creative Young Neihbourhoods

Cruinniú na nÓg 2024

Creative Young Neighbourhoods

To see an exhibition curated by the young people click the link below

See Cruinniu na nÓg from 15th June 2024 here

“Creative Young Neighbourhoods” is supported by Cork City Council and Creative Ireland



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