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Welcome to Sticky Fingers Festival 2011, the largest festival to date, a whole month full of exciting and magical performances, workshops, music and mayhem across the city and beyond.
The Festival offers the best in international music, theatre and art for children from 0 to 12 years, the most ambitious and adventurous programme to date. We welcome back old friends and new, with traditional children favourites such as Horse and Bamboo, Red Riding Hood and traditional jazz musicians from Pittsburgh USA.
Festival 2011 is a landmark event for the children of Newry as October is designated as Children's Month, an opportunity for each and every one of us to see the world once again through the eyes of a child, explore the city through a world of make believe, where fairies and dragons stroll along the Quay and sharks live in the canal.
We are delighted again to be working with Newry and Mourne District Council and together we have created this amazing and exciting programme for the young and the young at heart.
Grainne Powell, Artistic Director, Sticky Fingers Early Years Arts
We are delighted to be working in association with Sticky Fingers to bring you to these exciting programmes of events, establishing October as the month that we celebrate children and childhood in a very special and creative way. For many of our children this will be a first experience of the arts, and through their eyes we can all once again become captivated by the smiles, laughter and words of this magical time: childhood. We welcome our international guests and hope that they all enjoy their time in the city of Newry.
Charlie Casey, Mayor, Newry and Mourne District Council
Welcome from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. As the principal funder of Sticky Fingers year-round activities, as well as the annual children's festival, the Arts Council is pleased to continue its support this year for Northern Ireland's leading early years providers. We share a commitment to introducing children to quality creative experiences at an early stage in their development because of the known associated benefits, including improved self-confidence and enhanced communication skills. Engaging children in the kind of inspiring, professionally-led, creative activities that they will enjoy during the 2011 Festival, is also the best way to instill a lifelong love of the arts.
Roisin McDonough, Chief Executive, Arts Council of Northern Ireland
Tickets cannot be refunded or exchanged after purchase.
Latecomers cannot be admitted.
A number of performances allow children to be seated on the floor at the front. However, please do not allow your children to wander onto the performance space unless they are invited or it forms part of a play session.
Photography and the recording of digital images of performances / events is prohibited.
Sticky Fingers reserves the right to refuse admission or remove people who are disrupting an event or the enjoyment of others.
All information is correct at the time of publishing.
Sticky Fingers Festival Team