Friday, November 18, 2011

Totally Teen Festival

Some very interesting events going on at this totally teen festival in Tallaght today and tomorrow,

Poetry Slamming, Screenwriting, Graphic Arting, Creative Writing, and Zombie outbreak stopping!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

DIVE IN-Totally Teen Festival presents a Creative Writing Workshop with Claire Hennessy

Check out the Noise website for more on this...

Ever read a story, play or poem and thought ‘I could do better than that!’ Well now’s your chance. Join popular author Claire Hennessy at her Creative Writing Workshop and see just how good you are. Book early as places will fill up fast!

Claire Hennessy is the author of several teenage books including her first, Dear Diary.Claire is currently working on her tenth novel. She likes childrens and young adult fiction, history, feminism, and gifted education. You can find her on Facebook and Twitter.

There's also this one...

Do you want to see your story come to life on the big screen? Well if this is where you ambition lies come along to this workshop where you’ll learn what makes a screen story different and the tips and tricks for writing a winning screenplay. This workshop is really great for any aspiring screenwriters. Give it a go- then enter your completed work in the NOISE Flicks screenwriting competition for NOISE Flicks 2012 (

Vinny Murphy has worked as a writer, director, actor, and composer for film, tv and theatre. He has acted in more than 40 films, directed 11, and composed music for more than 15 titles. He directed and co-wrote the critically acclaimed 1999 feature film‘Accelerator’. In 2001 Vinny was awarded the UIP/FMI Best Director Prize. Recent features include ‘The Disturbed’ by Conor McMahon and Joseph Delond’s award-winning ‘Bitterness’ .

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Cuisle Young Poet of the Year

The Cuisle Young Poet of the Year is seeking entries from poets under 12 / 15 / 18 years old on 1 September, 2011.

Deadline for submission is 14 September 2011 - with winners being invited to read during the Cuisle International Poetry Festival in October and prizes will be awarded at a special award ceremony.

For more details visit

Thursday, May 26, 2011

CREATIVE CAMPUS 19 - 24 September

Tallaght Community Arts and South Dublin County Council’s NOISE Programme with the Arts Office would like to offer an opportunity for young people ages 13 – 18 to visit an exhibition, talk, workshop led by young artists ages 18 – 25 in September 19 – 24, 2011.

TCA and NOISE have developed a programme called Creative Campus.

3 professional artists (info below) will be working with younger artists between the ages of 18 – 25 to create a site-specific installation/performance work for a multi-media centre in South Dublin County. You may have visited it before—the Big Picture space next to the LUAS in Tallaght.

These artists will work with this group of 18 – 25 year olds to create a piece of work that involves visual arts, video, sound, technology and performance.

In order to share the experience and some of the learning with other younger people, these artists will be planning exhibitions, talks, workshops perhaps and more for secondary-school age young people. This will happen the week of September 19 – 24 during the day and in the evening as well, depending on the interest levels of groups like yourself.

We’re hoping you can save the date and indicate if you would be interested in bringing a group. We understand that this is early back into the start of the autumn season/school year, so we wanted to give you some notice.

Groups should register their interest with

Victoria Durrer

Youth Arts Coordinator
Arts Office, Community Department
South Dublin County Council
Clondalkin D22

E-mail: vdurrer (at)

Artists Involved:

Matt Green is a Sound Artist who has recently completed a PhD at the Sonic Arts Research Centre, Queen’s University, Belfast. His research was supported by Hewlitt-Packard Media Labs and explored the sonic capacities of the lab’s mobile and pervasive technologies.

In conjunction with his research and otherwise, Matt has exhibited work at numerous festivals and conferences throughout the UK and further afield. This includes ISEA 2009 (International Symposium for Electronic Arts), Dislocate 2008 (Yokohama/Tokyo, Japan), Inclusiva.Net 2008 (Madrid, Spain) and FutureSonic (Manchester, UK). Matt was recently commissioned by Belfast City Council and PLACE to produce six site-specific sound installations for six sites in the city of Belfast. This work was titled Resounding Rivers (2010) and sought to reintroduce the sound of Belfast’s buried rivers into the city’s streets. Matt is also the co-creator of a permanent yet adaptable, interactive sound installation, which is located in the entrance space of Perth Concert Hall, Scotland and entitled Lyre Bird (2005). Additionally, Matt has an interest in electronic music and performance.

Stuart Sloan has both a Bachelor and Master’s Degree in Film from Queen’s University Belfast, and co-founded filmmaking company X-Ray Eye Films. In 2008, Stuart directed the documentary short Counterweight, which deals with the changing face of Belfast, and was shown at various festivals and cinemas in Ireland. That same year, Stuart was part of a three-man crew for the independent feature film I Wanted to Talk to You Last Night. More recently, Stuart has been commissioned to create gallery based video and installation art for several Irish art galleries, including Blackstaff is Belfast, a mobile sound and video work that showed as part of the International Symposium for Electronic Arts (ISEA) in 2009.

Whilst living in California, Stuart edited Alzheimer’s documentary You’re Looking At Me Like I Live Here And I Don’t (2011). This feature has very been selected by PBS and will be broadcast across the US in late 2011. Stuart is currently editing a feature film concerning the San Francisco Ballet with Cannes and Sundance-winning director, Rob Nilsson, as well as a documentary chronicling the Los Angeles instrumental hip-hop scene.

Joan Healy is a visual artist based in Dublin. She has a B.A. in Fine Art from the Dublin Institute of Technology and an M.A. in the Art in the Digital World course from the National College of Art and Design, Dublin. In her work she combines performance, sound, video, and interactive technologies, examining gender roles and the notion of the abject in society.

She has recently exhibited her sound installation piece Meat Market that uses sensors and interactive technology in Transnatural, Amsterdam, and performed her Live Art piece Hairy Banjo at Biorhythm in the Science Gallery, Trinity College Dublin and in the St Etienne City of Design Biennale, France. Her work has also been exhibited both nationally and internationally at exhibitions in Landmark, Bergen Kunsthall, Norway; STRP art and technology festival, Eindhoven; Rua Red, Dublin; Peacock Visual Arts Centre, Aberdeen, Stadtbad, Berlin; Occupy Space, Limerick; Shunt, London, UK; The Eclectic Tech Carnival, Umea, Sweden; G126 Galway; Space Delawab, Belfast; IMOCA, Dublin. She has lectured and given workshops at universities and art foundations including the International Symposium of Electronic Art ’09, Belfast; the National College of Art and Design, Dublin; the University of Umea, Sweden; Mztech, London; and the Digital Arts Studios, Belfast.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Drama workshops for teens

Part of the Mindfield festival, free drama workshop with professionals! more info below:

Saturday, 30.4.2011, 1.30pm and 3.30pm, Ignition Stage

2 x 1 hour sessions @ 1.50pm & 3.30pm.

Drama workshops for teens with the Apartment RED actors & creators: Bethie, Keegan and Dean.

Some TRTÉ and RED merchandise will be distributed to people taking part in the workshops.

Facilitated by producer Róisín Buckley.

Developed from an annual festival-within-a-festival, the now renowned MindField will present a vibrant programme of fully-interactive talks, readings, debates, workshops and much more, covering a full spectrum of culture including architecture, literature, slam poetry, technology, gaming, climate change, social entrepreneurship, fashion, art and design.

Looks like fun!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Poetry Competition for under 18's!

Are you or do you know any young poets? That's under 18.

Windows Publications, in association with Cavan Crystal, is pleased to announce the opening of their 19th National Poetry Competition.

In addition to cash prizes in each category the winner (who must attend the ceremony in May in Cavan) will be presented with a beautiful and much coveted Cavan Crystal goblet sponsored by Cavan Crystal Design. The first prize for each of the student categories is €100 or equivalent.

Entry to this competition is free. Entrant details (name, age, school or contact number) must be clearly marked on the BACK of each entry if posting work or at the end of the work if sending by email. Poems should NOT have been published before or won a prize in any other competition, and must be the student’s OWN work.

Competition entries will also be accepted on line as well as by post. Send entries or by post to Cavan Crystal Hotel, Dublin Rd., Co. Cavan clearly stating which category you are entering for.
  • Junior Category- Open to all students aged 10-13 throughout Ireland in primary or national school education or equivalent.
  • Senior Category- Open to all students aged 13-18 throughout Ireland in second level education or equivalent.
  • Irish language Category- Open to all students in Ireland between 10 and 18.

Deadline: March 31st
Judges: Heather Brett and Noel Monah

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Workshops, Competitions and other fun sundries for youthsssss

Participants who have attended NOISE Flicks 2011 Workshops so far have said:
‘It was true awesomeness in its purest form’

So, this Saturday don’t miss ….

Screenwriting for Shorts with Cecilia McAllister

Saturday February 26th 11am – 5pm @ RUA RED, South Dublin Arts Centre.

Price: €2
More info about Cecilia is here.

Work created during this workshop can be submitted to WHAT’S THE STORY? SCREENWRITING COMPETITION
2 minute film script, any topic
One competition category: ages 14 – 25
Award: training and access to 2 Sony Z1 HDV cameras; mentoring by professional filmmakers on film shoot and editing
Deadline to submit: March 8th 2011 by noon.

Also, don’t forget about…

Use your phone to record a short film up to 3 minutes in length on any topic.
Upload entries to dedicated NOISE Flicks YouTube Channel!

One competition Category: ages 14 – 25
Award: 1 lucky finalist will receive an €100 voucher towards camera equipment
5 shortlisted films selected for screening at NOISE Flicks Festival in March and featured on the official programme of Àn LAR TV (
Deadline to submit: March 15th 2011 at noon.

Short films (2 -15 mins) of any type: drama, comedy, action, dance, documentary, or animation
Two competition categories: ages 14 – 18 and ages 19 – 25
Best Overall Award: 300 euro
Special Mention Award:
Free use of editing equipment in RUA RED, South Dublin County Arts Centre for 16 hours
All shortlisted films screened at festival in March

Deadline to submit: March 8th 2011 by noon

Festival events, talks, and screenings take place on March 25th and 26th.

Further information on all workshops and competitions including details about how to enter can be found and

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Saturday, January 15, 2011

Junior Writers Award - 12 - 16 years

With thanks to Emerging Writer for posting this

Find out more about the festival here

Waterford City Council offers an award of €300 as a nation-wide junior writing award.

Extracts of the winning entries may be read during the Waterford Writers’ Festival in March. Each entrant is invited to the presentation of the Waterford City Council Seán Dunne Young Writers’ Awards in Garter Lane on March 18, 2011

The Categories are:
Poetry (Maximum 40 lines and 1000 words)
Prose (Fiction/Non-fiction, Maximum 2000 words)
Drama/Screenplays (Maximum 5000 words)
There is no entry fee, but no more than two pieces can be submitted by any individual.

Deadline: January 20, 2011.

National Entries (Junior)

For the National Junior Sean Dunne Young Writers’ Awards, entries will be accepted from writers who are between the ages of 12 and 16 years by January 31, 2011 and who were born, or are resident in, Ireland.

In the event of a writer being eligible for more than one award it is important to note that a separate piece/s of writing must be submitted for each award.

Postal address for entries:

Seán Dunne Young Writers’ Awards,
The Arts Office,
Waterford City Council,
City Hall,