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Planet of the Capes
Sat 1 April 2017, 13:00 – 14:30 IST
Helium Arts and CanTeen Ireland present ... Teens with superpowers!
Planet of the Capes: Interactive film and music showcase
An army of young people with extraordinary abilities are suspended in time in the Museum of Discarded Superheroes. Will they defeat dastardly ruler Ronald Thump and save the planet? Join us for the premiere of 'Planet of the Capes' created by teens from CanTeen Ireland, the national young people's cancer support group, in collaboration with professional artists.
Live music by Seán Carpio with CanTeen Ireland
Hailed as 'maybe the finest drummer ever produced here' by The Irish Times, musician & composer Seán Carpio will perform a live event soundtrack with CanTeen members.
Companion films by Louise Manifold with writer and poet Ben Murnane and Seán Carpio inspired by Planet of the Capes and the imagination of the young people.
Superhero activities with artist Siobhán Clancy - If you're thinking a transformation station, a superhero selfie booth, super cool visuals and surprises galore, you would be on the right track!
FREE event but booking essential! Family-friendly fun with recommended age 7+
Helium Arts brings positivity to young people with experience of illness through award-winning participatory arts projects. Members of CanTeen Ireland have taken part on our national film project for the last 3 years. This showcase celebrates CanTeen’s latest film, funded by the Arts Council's Young Ensembles Scheme, and includes work by project artists inspired by the film.
Watch our teen superheroes in action in the Planet of the Capes trailer here
Learn more about the event and artists: www.helium.ie/planet-capes-interactive-film-music-showcase