Family Programme

At Stendhal, family is core.  What’s the old adage? “If the kid’s are happy, the parents are happy.”

With that in mind and as in all previous years the majority of our family programme is FREE .




Entertainment line up in the Family Tent begins Saturday 11am:


11:00am                               Tiny tots music session with Boogie Bugs

12:00pm                               Children’s relaxation class with Relax Kids

12:30pm                               Improv children’s comedy slot

1:00pm                                 Alice in Wonderland performance by All Stars

2:00pm                                 Punch & Judy Show by Parky

2:30pm                                 Magic Show by Parky

3:30pm                                 Puppet and Music Show by Banyan

4:30pm                                 Children’s Dance Class with Hollywood Dance

5:15pm                                 Children’s Circus Skills performance – In Your Space

5:30pm                                 Family Friendly Kids Disco


Art & Craft Activities in the Children’s Craft Tent by:

  • Krafty Kidz
  • Jumping Clay
  • Just Jemima

And much more throughout the day including:


  •  Story Telling by Drama Bugs
  • Nail Art by Chloe
  • Henna Tattoos by Sarika Art
  • Caricatures by Ed
  • Balloon modelling by Over The Moon
  • Facepainting

sarika henna art

The only activities which will cost a few extra pennies are Jumping Clay and the Funfair.  What kid doesn’t love the funfair? And with Jumping Clay they will be doing mini-workshops and you can take home the end result!

inside info……wait until you see the Storytelling prop 🙂


Also at the festival will be Midweek Magic Show and workshops from Seedhead Arts

Screen in the Trees will be showing old retro cartoons and have popcorn from Friday evening, why not get them to watch the oldies and show how far cartoons have really come along.

Circus skills, pick them up and try one!

The scarecrows  which will adorn the field have been lovingly prepared by local school children through the workshops facilitated by Keady Clachan. Please respect all art, including the pandas.

We are also pleased to welcome back the fantastic Wheelworks Art Cart.  Last year they entertained with workshops where you could play your vegetables, this year they will be hosting drop-in music sessions from 12-4pm on Saturday!  

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Team Stendhal

Stendhal Festival of Art

8-9 August


Winners of Best Small Festival in Ireland