Children Recording Messages of Love


This Friday & Saturday children are invited to record their own message of love which will become one of 200 ‘love songs’ in a special installation later this spring.

This Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd of February, children aged 6+ are invited to drop into The Ark on Eustace Street. Why you might ask? It is to record their own ‘Love Song’, a short musical message of love. It will be recorded onto a heart shaped device which will then be a part of the Love Song interactive installation. You will be able to see this beautiful musical exhibit on Saturday the 4th of April at The Printworks in Dublin Castle. Hundreds of these hearts will be hung to create an auditory encyclopaedia of love, as part of BIG BANG Dublin! Festival.

Love Song is a never-ending love story which has taken place in many locations all over the world. The installation is a project initiated by Belgian composer Serge Verstockt.

How to do it?

Recording your ‘love song’ is simple. Just squeeze the little heart-shaped recording device and speak, sing or make a sound into the microphone. Then hand it back to a member of The Ark team who can play it back for you to hear.

You might hum a tune, or say a few words about the thing you love most, maybe its just a name or sound. Whatever you love they want to hear about it.

About BIG BANG Dublin!

The Ark’s exciting international music festival for young audiences, BIG BANG returns for its second year in Dublin. There is music performances and intriguing installations from Ireland and abroad. Fri 3rd to Sun 5th April. See the full festival programme here.

The Ark is a place where children can discover and love the arts, exploring theatre, music, literature, art, film, dance and more. Over the past 25 years, The Ark, located in the heart of Dublin City, has commissioned, presented and developed work especially for children aged 2-12. Although created for this age group, the productions and events are also adored by adults of all ages! The Ark team continues to play a key role in encouraging artists and other companies to explore the area of creating work for children and sharing their expertise through running continuing professional development sessions for artists and primary school teachers.

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