As the saying goes, ‘a rising tide lifts all boats.’
This is part of the inspiration for ‘Rising Tide,’ a project and documentary by Maeve Stone that aims to engage children on themes of climate adaptation and community resilience.
Rising Tide will be captured by Award Winning Filmmaker Alex Gill of Cracking Light Productions and highlights from both days will be cut into a short documentary. Hosted by local actor Jacinta Sheerin and Maeve Stone. 2000 ceramic boats were created by ceramic artist Sheila Stone.
Children are invited to meet Maeve on Lahinch Beach on May 29th from 12 to 4pm, as they’ll each collect a special and symbolic object: a handmade ceramic boat. They’ll be asked to use the boat to express their hopes for the future, for themselves, their families, and their communities. They can do this by decorating the boat and using it to hold a drawing, piece of writing, or object. The children will return to Lahinch on June 5th, when the boats will be laid on the beach to spell out a message of hope.
The children who return with their boats will be interviewed to discover more about what they’ve created and the message it conveys. They will be able to keep their boats as a reminder of the future they’ve imagined.
Maeve’s documentary of the project will premiere on Cruinniú na nÓg and will be available all day on the Clare Library YouTube channel and the Creative Ireland Clare Facebook page.
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