Hopkins Youth Festival 2016

Hopkins Youth Festival 2016

part of the Gerard Manley Hopkins International Festival 2016

Each year, a group of students join us in this innovative programme which runs alongside the Hopkins Festival. Many of our international visitors are happy to work with our students providing unique enrichment.


Newbridge College

Drama and Film making form part of the Hopkins Youth Festival. Jim Kelly took this picture from a dramatization of Hopkins's The Wreck of the Deutchland.

Participants in the 2015 Hopkins Youth Festival

Derek Egan, director of the Hopkins Youth Festival chats to a participant

Who should apply?

This Youth Programme is designed for students, young people. The programme covers not just poetry
but a whole range of artistic activities of interest to young people.


Sakiko explains how it's done!

Still not late to secure your place on the 2016 Hopkins Youth Programme. Contact Youth Festival Director, Derek immediately and don't be disapppointed!

William Adamson (University of Ulm) leads the Craative Writing for the Hopkins Youth Festival

Origami Workshop - not really that difficult!

Highlights of 2016 Youth Programme

Explore Hopkins and his poetry - and other poets on the Leaving Cert. Course ( including Shakespeare)

Discover the fun ofcreative writing ( poetry and prose)

Have a professional Artist lead you into the magic of Visual Art

conor playsSongwriting: A Words and Music Workshop explores the relationship between
music and lyrics. Have a go at composing your very own hit!

Multi-award winning filmaker Jim Kelly , shares what REALLY goes on behind t
he camera!

Sakiko Takagi (from Japan) will lead a fun Workshop on the ancient art of Origami

Participation in a Multi-Lingual Translation Workshop.

This is a unique Hopkins Festival exercise. Join our visitors - including professional translators and poets - to discover
the challengee and excitement on translation. Have a go at this worthwhile exercise. You will appreciate one Hopkins
poem in a unique way. Download this year's selected sonnet God's Grandeur here and have a go at producing your version
in Irish, Frnech, German or ... Last year, we have a wonderful version in Romanian! So, have a go.

Artist, Eleanor Swann, leads the Visual Arts Workshop in 2015


More details to follow ...

Contact Youth Festival DirectorDerek immediately and don't be disapppointed!

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