Spring Awakening | Small Size Day | Sunday 29 January 2017

Join us on a fun artistic journey through Winter and Spring, to celebrate Small Size Day 2017. Children and their grown ups are invited to enjoy a creative hands-on workshop, followed by immersive storytelling.

Wake Up Spring: Creative Explorations for Early Years with Jane Hayes

Explore a Winter wonderland and encourage Spring to awaken. Enjoy a workshop with a difference - an immersive, child-centred, sensory experience, which encourages parents to engage in creative play and art with their young children in this specially created space. Lead by artist Jane Hayes, this experience will enliven your child’s disposition for wonder, excitement, curiosity and perseverance, and promises to be an exciting, art-rich, hands-on experience, using unusual materials with lots of help from the Baboró team.

Hibernation and Awakening: Storytelling with Phillida Eves

Enter a calm, cosy atmosphere, where you can snuggle with your child to enjoy winter stories. The bears, bats and hedgehogs are cold and need to sleep. They are searching for a cave, piles of leaves, or a burrow in which to safely shelter until the weather gets warmer. Explore the   underworld of hibernating animals as they slow their breathing and heartbeats down at this time of year to get ready for a long sleep underground.

However, before too long, Spring gradually comes, bringing with it warmth, colour and light. Witness the animals emerge into the natural light as flowers push their way through the earth and leaves open up on the trees. Explore and celebrate a world exploding with the possibility of new life.

Ages: 1-6 years






Please arrive 10 minutes before start time.

Total duration: 90 mins approximately

Tickets: €8 per person (€30 for a family of 4)

Please ring Town Hall Theatre on 091 569777 to book.

Capacity: 20 children plus parents (each child must be accompanied by an adult). Please note, advance booking is advised due to limited capacity.

Venue: O’Donoghue Centre for Drama & Theatre Practice, NUI Galway (near Bailey Allen Hall)

Getting There: O’Donoghue Centre for Drama & Theatre Practice is located to the right of the Bank Of Ireland Theatre in Áras na MacLéinn, National University of Ireland, Galway.


Parking: Parking on campus is free of charge on Sunday.

About Small Size Days
‘Small Size Days’ are presented by (Artistic International Association) Small Size, and are a part of the wider activity of the ‘Small Size, performing arts for early years’ project. Baboró is a member of this project since 2009 and is the only Irish partner in this 16-country, 18 partner project. ‘Small Size , performing arts for early years’ is supported by the European Commission’s Creative Europe project, which supports artistic productions for children aged 0 to 6, and the cultural rights of young children to access the Creative Arts.