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Beloved children's arts festival to return to Galway next month

By Sarah Finnan

September 11, 2020 at 10:43am

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Galway has long been known as the ‘cultural heart of Ireland’, and it’s events like the Baboró Arts Festival that have earned it such a deserved title.

While many festivals, concerts and other such gatherings have fallen victim to Covid-19 this year, one event that will go ahead is the Baboró Children's Arts Festival. Now in its 24th year, the festival is a yearly staple on the Galway calendar of events and it will return to the City of Tribes for two weeks of fun next month.

Promising an exciting programme of both virtual and in-person activities, this year's lineup will combine a mixture of live performances, creative artistic experiences, visual art installations and interactive digital events.

Set to take place from October 5-18, over 20 events have been organised with highlights including a performance from Bell X1's Paul Noonan who will present his children's show The Electric Kazoo, a local legends online workshop and a spectacular theatre performance of Paul Curley's The Dig. 

Adding that safety is the 'main priority' this year, organisers have collaborated with venue partners to ensure comprehensive measures are in place ahead of kick-off.

Tickets go on sale on Monday, September 14 at 10am and more information can be found on the Baboró website here.

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