Martin O Donoghue is bringing a series of playful events to this years Body & Soul festival.
The Craic’d Ceilí is a playful twist on the tradition, it is designed to engender infectious dancing to Irish music. Using an experimental trad band and a fear an spraoi to facilitate / call the dances, this event will be a festival first for Body & Soul.
The Seoul Olympics is a hilarious & mischievous corruption of the Olympics for festival goers; a series of fun team events have been designed, that are great craic, have daft rules and make for compelling watching. Do you fancy yourself winning the blindfolded chariots of fire race or dodging mid summer snow balls? Course you do.
Martin O Donoghue is Ireland’s first Play Strategist. He believes in the transformational power of play to ignite creativity in adults. He has curated and produced play events at festivals in Ireland and Europe. Most people spent the first 12 years of life playing, learning about life, building friendships, evolving new games. As we get older we become more serious and forget that play can still add incredible value to our lives.
As a play strategist, Martin uses play as a tool to build community, transforming public spaces into places where people of all ages can get to know each other, build relationships and stimulate new collaborations.
Martin is Chair of Lets Play Cork and an EU UBRACT expert facilitator.