Fighting Words at Electric Picnic Festival 2023 - Creativity in the Sunshine!

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Stories, Comics, Poems and More at Electric Picnic 2023

The Fighting Words Creativity Tent Was Full of Imagination!

Once again, Fighting Words was invited to be part of the fun at the Electric Picnic festival - Ireland's largest music and arts festival - in Stradbally, Co. Laois from September 1st-3rd. The team of mentors arrived on Friday and offered drop-in creativity to families over the course of the weekend.

Using a variety of worksheets and prompts, kids of all ages drew comics, invented characters and worked both in groups and individually to create stories in a big, comfortable tent.

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Creating a superhero
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Young authors at work in the sunshine

Being part of Electric Picnic is always a highlight and we were excited to be invited back in 2023. The kids had a ball and so did we! - Mark Davidson, Programmes Coordinator


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The Little Picnic at Electric Picnic
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I Am...Electric Picnic!
I Am...Electric Picnic!
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Creating a story together with Caoimhe

Our Amazing Team

This year, our team of writing mentors was made up of volunteers from both Fighting Words and Fighting Words NI, working together to ensure that all the young authors had the tools and support they needed to let their imaginations roam free in the tent.

There were loads of laughs along the way as the new stories and illustrations took shape and new friends were made.

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Lots of tips and advice everywhere for young writers
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Up and over the story summit!
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The weather was amazing the entire weekend!
Having a ball and relaxing in the sunshine at Electric Picnic in Stradbally, Co. Laois!

Little Picnic

The Fighting Words tent was part of the Little Picnic area of the festival, a colourful and enchanting area of Electric Picnic designed specifically with families in mind. Little Picnic was bursting with creative, educational and inspirational workshops, sports, wellness and lots of fun. Our team was delighted to be part of a range of activities that made the weekend magic for everyone.

The Little Picnic area was organised by Kaleidoscope, Ireland’s family-friendly music and arts festival. Fighting Words has been part of Kaleidoscope for several years and we are grateful to all the lovely people there for the invitation to be part of both festivals in 2023.

We hope the weather is just as brilliant in 2024!


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