Saturday 21st November
This winter one of Dublin’s most extraordinary authors is coming home. Patrick Lafcadio Hearn, who was also known as Koizumi Yakumo, is celebrated both in New Orleans – where he is credited with “inventing” New Orleans as a mysterious place in popular culture – and in Japan, where his ghost stories and folktales made him one of the country’s most famous writers. There he enjoys a reputation far beyond any other Irish writer. Yet he is virtually unknown here in his hometown. Who knew!
To celebrate this exhibition, there is a free programme of classes and workshops for children and families.
Around the world with Lafcadio Hearn
Children will be introduced to Lafcadio’s adventures from Greece to Ireland, to the US, West Indies, and finally Japan. Through colouring pictures of objects that Lafcadio might have encountered in each country they will find out about different cultures and how one might have travelled in the 19th Century. Each child can take their own map home with their artwork attached.
When: Sat 21st November, 12pm
Where: Little Museum of Dublin, 15 St Stephens Green, Dublin 2
How much: Free. Booking required here
Ages: 6-11 (kids must be accompanied by an adult – obviously!)
For more information see Little Museum of Dublin