Skull face painting workshop

The Sugar Skull Makeup Workshop invites the attendees to a journey through the Mexican tradition of the Day of the Dead by remembering and honouring the deceased loved ones through flower making and storytelling and a makeup tutorial. 

Mexico’s indigenous festivity dedicated to the dead is a merge of cultures after the arrival of the Spaniards and Catholicism. It is a festive and colourful holiday, a way of honouring the loved ones who parted before us, and celebrating their existence with the belief that they will come visit us every year for one night during the Day of the Dead. 

This workshop is open to children, teenagers and adults, who will have the chance to design their own makeup and flowers while listening to Mexican traditional songs and stories.

Alebrijes making workshop

Alebrijes (Spanish pronunciation: [aleˈβɾixes]) are brightly colored Mexican folk-art sculptures of fantastical (fantasy/mythical) creatures. They are imaginary creatures that have elements from different animals such as dragon bodies, bat wings, wolf teeth and dog eyes. Colourfully painted, they were originally made with papier mache but nowadays they are also wood carved.

This workshop is open to all ages without limits of age, men, women, children.

Kite making workshop

‘When we fly a kite up high we feel free.’

Kites are hugely popular in many of Brazil’s suburbs, where they are made using inexpensive materials and are easily flown in the breezy, coastal skies. But instead of leisurely trying to keep their home-made creations afloat, flyers engage in competitive ‘kite fights’ with the aim of cutting their opponent’s line with their own.

While the sport pits rooftop against rooftop and neighbourhood against neighbourhood, its overall effect is to bring people in the periphery together around a tradition that is all about fun and freedom, above all else.

This workshop invites participants to fly kites in Limerick’s People’s Park with choreographer Thais de Menezes.

Through this workshop, she will explore the expressive, aesthetic and social potential of kite-making culture, an art form that fills the Brazilian skies with colour and art, and bring this experience to the centre of Limerick City. It will be an experience that transforms perception through imagination, creativeness and art.

This workshop is open to children, teenagers, and adults.

Venue: People’s Park; however, in case of rain, it will NOT happen. So, you can take place in any other workshop.

Capoeira workshop

Capoeira is a Brazilian cultural expression that combines martial arts, sport, Brazilian popular culture, and music.

In 2014, UNESCO declared the ‘Roda de Capoeira’ an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

Today, Capoeira is a form of cultural expression, self-defence, and one of the best exercises for body and mind. Capoeira has the capacity to develop musicality, corporal expression and to enhance well-being.

The objective of the workshop will be a 60-minute workshop class of capoeira, explaining its cultural history, musicality, dance and movement, with special mention of the cultural roles of samba de roda and maculelê