The Aisling Children’s Art Festival is Ireland’s only children arts festival in the midland region and has provided quality artistic experience to Longford’s children since 1998. Packed with a variety of workshops, exhibitions, schools projects and theatrical performances, the festival has been running for 16 years and is a highly anticipated annual event.
Managed and operated by a voluntary committee it is a non-profit organisation which produce a colourful and creative addition to Longfords annual calendar of events, bringing much enjoyment both to the children and adults participating in its delivery. It aims to nurture and develop the artistic expression an appreciation of the young people in County Longford and surrounding areas, by introducing them to a wide range of art disciplines through the medium of workshops and performances.
A variety of workshops, classes and performances take place throughout the week, at various venues around the town and county. Brochures and timetables for the workshops and events are available in the Tourism Office as well as other venues around the town. A dedicated Aisling Festival Office operates in Longford town throughout the festival, but all information regarding Theatre events is also available on the Backstage Theatre website www.backstage.ie