Helium Arts

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Puppeteer Niamh Lawlor and musician Thomas Johnston perform for children in advance of the Pop Up Picnics in Dublin.

1) Pop Up Picnics – the multi-sensory performances created for families with young children who have complex needs – comes to the Irish Museum of Mode(...)

Anna Sargent: Anna was keen to join CanTeen as she had heard it was ‘pretty cool’ and felt she had missed out on a lot of fun things in her older childhood because of cancer. Photograph: Paul Gallagher

When Sandra Sargent brought her daughter Anna, then aged nine, to a supermarket one day in April 2013 to buy a birthday present to take to a party tha(...)

Titans, created by teenagers at Temple Street hospital, are a series of storytelling wooden figures, like large Russian dolls. When placed on a podium connected to a sound system, the stories inside the dolls are activated.

Spending time in hospital alters your reality because your routines, contacts with people, and feelings about yourself all change significantly when (...)

Right, Mary Bracken (18) with artist Rachel Tynan with a book they collaborated on called Colours of Life. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Teenage dialysis patient Mary Bracken didn’t quite know what to make of artist Rachel Tynan when she arrived at her hospital bedside one day last year(...)