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Creative Hubs: The Grumpy Old Man & The Beautiful Garden 24 - 26 Jul 2023

As part of the Children's Art in Libraries Creative Hubs Summer Programme in Ballyfermot, Cabra and Coolock Libraries, we have created a series of creative events that will keep all the family entertained!

Creative Hubs is a Dublin City Council Arts Office and Libraries initiative delivered by The Ark.

The following workshops can be booked directly through the libraries:

Cabra Library, Mon 24 July @ 10.30am & 12pm
Call 01 222 8317 or email

Coolock Library, Tue 25 July @ 10.30am & 12pm
Call 01 222 8490 or email

Ballyfermot Library, Wed 26 July @ 10.30am & 12pm
Call 01 222 8422 or email

The Grumpy Old Man & The Beautiful Garden

Based on The Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde

Join Joanna Parkes for this interactive storytelling workshop for children aged 3 - 5 and their grown-ups. Neurodivergent little ones are most welcome to this relaxed workshop. Once there was a beautiful garden where the children loved to go and play. But the garden belongs to a grumpy old man who doesn’t like children and doesn’t want to share his garden with anyone else. So he builds a high wall and tells the children to go away. But the sun can’t get over the high wall and it becomes a cold, dark place.

Can we show the old man it’s better to share the garden and let everyone enjoy it?

A fun and interactive drama and story workshop about looking after and sharing the natural environment.