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Helium, in association with Westmeath County Council Arts Office, presents a continuous professional development opportunity for professionals across the arts, health and early years sectors interested in investigating the role of the arts within the parent-child relationship and wellbeing among 0-3 year olds. A seminar and separate workshop will take place in March 2012.

The seminar takes place on Friday 30 March from 1:30pm-4:30pm with Ruth Churchill Dower, Director Earlyarts UK and Catherine Maguire, President of the Irish Association for Infant Mental Health. This seminar is aimed at artists, healthcare professionals, and early years practitioners and takes place in the Council Chamber, Old County Buildings, Westmeath County, Council, Mount Street, Mullingar.

Cost: Free but booking is required.

Phone: 044 9396960


An artists’ workshop for artists of all disciplines interested in developing a cross-artform approach to an arts, health and early years arts practice will take place in Mullingar on Saturday, 31 March from 10am to 5:30pm. Supported by the Arts Council and Westmeath County Council Arts Office it will feature Kate Wilson (Visual Artist, Ireland), Hannah Lefeuvre (Community Dance Artist, UK), Anna Rosenfelder (Children’s Theatre Artist, Germany) and Ger Relph (Musician, Ireland) .

Cost: €35 and includes an observation opportunity of parent/toddler/baby workshops on Friday morning.

Contact: to request an application form for the artists’ workshop.  Deadline for artists’ applications is Monday, 12 March .

Venue: Mullingar – to be confirmed

Please see for the programme.


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