The school mid-term is quite early this year but The Common Thread Cafe in Parnell Street, Clonmel has lined up a few activities to keep young people and their families active and engaged.
A creative writing camp for 11 to 15 year-olds will kick off on Monday, 13th at 11am with Derbhile Dromey, who recently published her first novel The Pink Cage, facilitating. The course, which runs for five mornings a week, will include such topics as how to create convincing characters, travel to Fantasy Worlds, do Heroic Deeds and Write Your Own Stories. The 10-hour course costs €50 and you may book directly with Derbhile at 087- 6959799 .
From Tuesday, 14th through to Thursday, 16th, staff in the café will run bottle-painting workshops. Plastic bottles will be decorated and assembled with a view to building a giant water snake for the St. Patrick’s Day parade. Workshops start at 2pm and run until 5pm and are an ideal activity to do as a family, as small children or adults can take part and find their own level of difficulty. To book, call 086-8225054 or drop into the café. Workshops are free but people are requested to please leave a donation towards the café’s upkeep.
The cafe is also launching its very own stitch n’ bitch knitting club this coming Thursday from 11am. This club is aimed at all ages and levels of proficiency and is particularly suited for those who like to socialise and meet new people from different places and countries, while picking up new tricks or starting from scratch. Sandra will be on hand to help you get started every Thursday from 11 to 1pm. The suggested donation is €5.