Halloween at The Ark

Halloween was celebrated at The Ark with scary tales, creative workshops and a few quiet moments in our free Cosy Corner!

Halloween at The Ark was a lively, fun filled weekend! We had lots of young children join in our Picture Book Fun workshop with the wonderful illustrator Bruce Ingman. Bruce worked with the children helping them create their own drawings which they then took home. We were delighted to have Patrick Ness pop in to say hello during the workshop too!

Chris Judge entertained children aged between 6-12 years with his Beastly poster workshop. Here the children drew their own beasts and recounted the hair-raising stories of the monsters unfold. Down in our Cosy Corner while Chris read from his Lonely Beast book, the big and scary Lonely Beast himself made an appearance, much to the delight of the children. Thankfully he was on his best behaviour, resisting the urge to roar too loudly!

On Monday, Niall de Burca recounted spooky tales about banshees, ghouls and ghosts and the laughter and shrieks could be heard from down the street. What a marvellous storyteller!

Over the weekend parents and children made their way to our free Cosy Corner where they sipped on hot chocolate, snuggled down out of the rain and read books. Our Cosy Corner will be open all week and you're invited to come join us. On Saturday we have a free event, where Maeve Clancy will have the wonderful pop-up book featured in Lisa Hannigan's video Lille.

Have a look at some of our photos from the weekend here

Happy mid-term break!