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Treasures from the Bog: Story-Making Workshop 18 Mar 2019

Enjoy a creative and fun story-invention workshop with writer Kate Heffernan and illustrator Duffy Mooney-Sheppard inspired by the interesting things found in Irish bogs!

From ancient butter to golden jewellery, what weird or wonderful things can you imagine digging up? Kate and Duffy will guide you in spinning a visual story from found treasure.

About The Artists:

Kate Heffernan For Website

Kate Heffernan

Writer Kate Heffernan’s debut play In Dog Years I’m Dead was a winner of the 2013 Stewart Parker Trust’s Emerging Playwright Award. She is an Associate Artist and close collaborator with Theatre Lovett on their programmes for young audiences. Kate was an Arts Council Next Generation Artist 2017, during which time she worked on a number of texts for performance with the support of Mermaid Arts Centre. She is currently a participant of Irish Theatre Institute’s Six in the Attic Artists Supports Programme. Commissioned by The Ark and directed by Tim Crouch, Peat is her first play for children. To find out more about her work visit:

Duffy Mooney Sheppard

Duffy Mooney-Sheppard

Duffy Mooney-Sheppard is an Irish artist who, after graduating from NCAD with a BA Fine Art and Professional Diploma in Arts and Design Education, went on to complete the MA Children’s Book Illustration at Cambridge School of Arts. While working with The Ark and other arts and cultural institutions she has developed her work with and for children which is based in methods of play and experiments with materials and mediums. In her own work, she creates strange and surreal worlds and characters and is drawn to the process of storymaking as a way to explore ideas and share her curiosity about the natural world. Find out more at: