Théâtre de la Guimbarde


Fri 14 Oct - Sat 15 Oct

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In the courtyard of a Kasséna house, a young woman paints the walls with clay and water, accompanied by lullabies from a N'goni player. Together, they brighten their home with colour and song.

echoes the beautiful traditions of women from a village in Burkina Faso, West Africa. This show combines poetry and plastic. Soil and song. Organic matter and manmade materials. A creation that links the ancestral gestures of these African women to toddlers’ first attempts to draw.

These events are specifically for parents who may have concerns about bringing their children to the festival. We aim to provide a comfortable and relaxed space for children, and a stress-free environment for parents. Our artists adapt their show, by altering the light and sound for example, and our Front of House Managers create a supportive atmosphere where audiences can move around or make noise, etc.

The Théâtre de la Guimbarde is a professional theatre company for young audiences, which has been roaming the Belgian and foreign roads for over 40 years.

Based in the heart of the city of Charleroi, the company constantly opens up to the world. La Guimbarde’s creations are aimed at the imaginations of today’s children in the hope of giving them tools to build a better future. La Guimbarde initiated in Belgium to create theatrical works for the very young (0 to 3 years old).

Venue | The O'Donoghue Centre, University of Galway

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