The Ark Lights Camera MusicThis May and June, The Ark is hosting a series of events combining music and film. “Lights, Camera, Music” is providing budding young musicians and their families with a taste of the worlds of music and film.

The cultural centre for children will be hosting a series of weekend workshops, schools workshops and fun family concerts over the course of the coming weeks.

As well as workshops for the tiniest musicians, a course for primary school music teachers and workshops by composer and saxophonist, Nick Roth and sound artist, Judith Ring, there will be family concerts with Harry Bird and the Rubber Wellies and the Iberian Percussion Extravaganza.

This Saturday, pianist Elaine Loebenstein will be running a workshop called “Not-So-Silent Movies” in which she will set children’s imaginations alight in creating on-the-spot music for silent cartoons and early film comedies.

Composer, Karen Power, will host “Surprising Sounds in Technicolor” later this month, in which she will help children to listen to and discover the musical potential in all kinds of objects. Using the colour in films as a source of inspiration, she will be helping participants create soundscapes for the films.

In June, composer, Brian Irvine, will be hosting workshops packed with musical experimentation, exploration and creation. Brian has written music for Film Four, Sesame Street, and RTÉ, and in these workshops he will use film to inspire participants to create their own outrageous and imaginative improvised musical ideas.

For full details of all the Lights, Camera, Music events taking place in The Ark, visit their website at

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