Digital Delegate Pass

4 - 31 Oct

Digital Delegate Pass

Welcome to the 25th edition of Baboró International Arts Festival for Children. Fáilte isteach!

We’re looking forward to extending a warm Galway welcome to delegates from across Ireland and the world to our Digital Delegate Programme. As a delegate you will have access to a variety of online work created by some of the finest makers of children’s art and theatre and a series of talks with artists, sector and academic leaders.

Accessing the Digital Delegate Programme

  • Purchase a Digital Pass through the booking link on this page.
  • Upon purchase you will receive a private link to the Digital Delegate Programme.
  • On this page you will have access to each of the talks and performances.
  • All six talks will be recorded and made available to delegates on our website to watch until October 31st.

Delegate Liaison

Our Delegate Programme Manager, Conor Kennedy Burke, will be available to answer any questions you may have about the Digital Delegate Programme and accessing events.

You can contact Conor on prior to and during the festival.

Digital Talks

All event times below are the original stream or release times in Irish Standard Time (GMT +1).
Recordings of these talks are now available to watch with the Digital Delegate Pass.

Date: Tuesday 5th October
Time: 15:30 Irish Standard Time (GMT +1)
Duration: 60 mins
Venue: Zoom

Exploring ‘Mapping’: a map on the aesthetics of performing arts for early years

‘Mapping’ is a large-scale cooperation project supported by Creative Europe. Join Marianne Ní Chinnéide, Lecturer in Drama and Theatre Studies, NUI Galway as she explores the development of the project to date with Marc MacLochlainn and Miquel Barceló of Branar Téatar do Pháistí and other members of the project partnership. The panel will discuss the development of new works and research during the first two years of the project.

The Mapping project is spread across the entire territory of the European Union, involving 18 partners from 17 European countries: theatres, institutions, and artists who have established a deep relationship with early years performance over time. The project focuses on creating a sensory-based relationship with very young children, from 0 to 6 years, through performing arts. In particular, it explores the idea of “children-spectators of today and not only of tomorrow”. It is a space where research informs performance and vice versa.

Baboró International Arts Festival for Children is the lead Irish partner in ‘Mapping’ with Associate Partners NUI Galway and Branar Téatar do Pháistí.


  • Marianne Ní Chinnéide (Chair), NUIG
  • Marc MacLochlainn, Branar Téatar do Pháistí
  • Miquel Barceló, Branar Téatar do Pháistí

Date: Thursday 7th October
Time: 15:30 Irish Standard Time (GMT +1)
Duration: 70 mins
Venue: Zoom

Bringing the Rights of the Child Into View

As part of Baboró’s 25th birthday celebrations, we present a touring exhibition - ‘Viewpoints’, commissioned by The Glucksman. This exhibition is a perfect fit for this year's festival programme as we reflect on one of Baboró's founding principles, the UN Rights of the Child - particularly Articles 31, 13 and 12. ‘Viewpoints’ is a pioneering exhibition that explores the potent realm of art as a place for young people to develop and understand their rights. Seven world renowned Irish picture book artists were commissioned by the Glucksman to respond to different themes in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. The touring exhibition features work by artists Fatti Burke, Peter Donnelly, Chris Judge, Roisín Hahessy, Chris Haughton, Mary Murphy, and Niamh Sharkey.

Join Aislinn Ó hEocha, Executive Director of Baboró for this event which will reflect on Baboró’s commitment to shine a light on the rights of the child since its very foundation 25 years ago and the origins of and future plans for ‘Viewpoints’.


  • Professor Fiona Kearney (Chair), The Glucksman
  • Aislinn Ó hEocha, Baboró
  • Martin Drury, Independent Arts Consultant
  • Professor Ursula Kilkelly, UCC
  • Mary Murphy, Illustrator
  • Chris Haughton, Illustrator
  • Dr. Niall Muldoon, Ombudsman for Children's Office

Date: Monday 11th October
Time: 09:30 Irish Standard Time (GMT +1)
Duration: 70mins
Recording available from this day

Reflecting on RISE and Looking Towards Galway 2020 Legacy

RISE, Baboró’s Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture project, places the voice of the child at the heart of the performance and encourages international artist collaboration. Originally a year-long collaboration between performance artists and children, culminating in live performances at Baboró’s October 2020 festival, RISE was presented digitally in Spring 2021. What was once an exciting opportunity for children to participate in the arts became an essential outlet for expression and play during a global pandemic. Teams of adult and child artists co-created and participated in projects remotely from their homes in Galway, across Europe, and as far away as Australia.

We’re delighted that two of the original RISE projects are part of this year’s festival. The Veiled Ones, by Junk Ensemble and The Streets Are Ours.


  • Marilyn Gaughan-Reddan (Chair), Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture
  • Aislinn Ó hEocha, Baboró
  • Fionnuala Doyle Wade, Galway Dance Project
  • Erik Kaeil, Arch 8
  • Megan & Jessica Kennedy, Junk Ensemble
  • Isabela Mello, Galway Community Circus
  • Darren O’Donnell, Mammalian Diving Reflex
  • James Riordan, Brú Theatre

Date: Mon. 11th October
Time: 14:00 Irish Standard Time (GMT +1)
Duration: 70 mins
Venue: Zoom

Here’s What I’m Making

This event will highlight Irish artists who are currently developing new performances for children, with the support of Baboró and partners. Join us for a series of short conversations with artists about the work they are making - their inspiration, process, collaborators and plans for production and touring.


  • Maria Fleming (Chair), TYAI Committee Member & CEO of First Fortnight
  • Mark Ball, Super Paua
  • Paul Curley
  • Phillida Eves
  • Mairéad Folan, No Ropes Theatre
  • Cathal McGuire
  • Emma O’Grady
  • Ciaran Walsh, Culture Ireland

Supported by Culture Ireland

Date: Mon. 11th October
Time: 16:30 Irish Standard Time (GMT +1)
Duration: 70 mins
Venue: Zoom

Here’s What I Made

This event will highlight Irish artists presenting new work at the festival this year. Join us for a series of conversations with artists about what inspired them to make this work, their creative collaborators, and their future plans and hopes for the work.


  • Phil Kingston (Chair), Abbey Theatre
  • Judith Higgins & Miquel Barceló
  • Maisie Lee
  • Megan Kennedy, Junk Ensemble
  • Marc MacLochlainn, Branar
  • Monica Munoz
  • Little John Nee
  • James Riordan, Brú Theatre
  • Joanna Williams, Helium Arts
  • Ciaran Walsh, Culture Ireland

Supported by Culture Ireland

Date: Friday 15th October
Time: 14.00 Irish Standard Time (GMT +1)
Duration: 70 min
Recording available from this day

You, Fin and the Play Between

A reflective panel discussion and sharing of new writing developed during ‘You, Fin and the Play Between’. For six months, beginning in March 2021, 10 Irish writers and internationally-renowned playwright Finegan Kruckemeyer met monthly on Zoom to explore creating work for young audiences. Delving into character, journey, momentum, relationship and much more, Finegan shared his wealth of knowledge and experience, guiding each playwright as they created their own original pieces for children. Now, a month after the final session, we come together to reflect on the artists’ experience of the workshops and share some of the work developed during the programme.


  • Lynn Canham (Co-Chair), Graffiti Theatre
  • Rachel Baltz (Co-Chair), Baboró
  • Finegan Kruckemeyer

Participants include

  • Alexandra Gogan
  • Bob Kelly
  • Diane Crotty
  • Jody O'Neill
  • Julie Sharkey
  • Mark Ball
  • Mary-Lou McCarthy
  • Miriam Needham
  • Niamh Murphy
  • Shiva R. Joyce

Online Performances

The following performances are available to delegates and can be accessed on demand from 4 - 31 October.

Birdboy (Film)

Mixed Up (Film)

Flying the Flag (Film)

Mise Mollser (Film)

Wild Atlantic Tales (Film)

Ta da! (Film)

Our Day Out (Film)

Super Paua Stories (Podcast)

Into the World Within (Podcast)

Don’t Forget to Wash Your Hands (Podcast)