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Youth Arts Networking Day & Puppet-making workshop

Calling all youth workers, volunteers and youth arts practitioners in the NorthWest!

Following on from our previous successful network events, NYCI Youth Arts Programme in association with Mayo, Sligo and Leitrim ETB Youth Office are organising the following networking day which will offer you the chance to network with others, doing similar work. The day will also include a practical workshop.

Youth Arts Networking Day & Puppet-making workshop with Carmel Balfe

Date: Tuesday 30th April 2019
Venue: Involve Youth Service, Ballina
Time: 10 – 2pm (including networking lunch!)
Fee: Free


Training: Using Puppet making in Youth Work

This training explores the possibilities of puppetry whilst working with young people. Puppet making activities and techniques can be used in their own right, but are also very useful and beneficial techniques in general youth work – developing communication skills, exploring issues, building relationships, promoting creativity in safe space, supporting confidence and improving skillset, etc. Materials will be provided on the day. This training will be led by experienced practitioner Carmel Balfe, from little Gem Puppets.


Networking and lunch
Over lunch, we can informally explore participants' needs in terms of running youth arts projects within their projects/clubs and any issues/concerns that arise for them. It is also a great chance to catch up and build connections with your peers and colleagues.

If you would like to book a place, please contact Tomás at 094 9041019 or email at with your contact details including a mobile number and email address.

Please note: Numbers are limited for this workshop and priority will be given to previous participants who have attended regular events.