Online Family Workshop

The Knapsack Problem

with Super Paua

The ‘Knapsack Problem’ Interactive Workshop

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The Knapsack Problem

Join Sian Ní Mhuirí of Super Paua theatre for an exciting interactive storytelling adventure. A live online interactive workshop all about the ‘knapsack problem’, suitable for kids aged 8-12 and their grown-ups.

How do you measure the worth of a tin of beans or a pack of matches against a family photograph or a teddy? Have you ever looked around your room and thought about what you would grab if there was a fire?  What about if the world is ending, and you have to run away?

The Knapsack Problem is a (*clears throat*) ‘combinatorial optimization algorithm’. In other words, how much good stuff you can fit into a small space, without going over a certain limit.  In our case, the limit is how much you carry in a backpack, for as long as you need to walk.  And the good stuff is, well, anything in the world… a tin of beans, your piggy bank, binoculars, a lighter, a photo of home.

This is a family workshop for children aged 8-12 and their grown-ups to do together. Places are limited please register below.

Where & When

Dates & Times
Saturday, 18 July at 16:15
45 mins
Free Online Event, Places Limited, Booking Essential. Please register below
Recommended Age
8 – 12 years & their grownups

Register to attend

 To register please book your space below. Before the event, you will be emailed a link to access with instructions. The workshop will take place on Zoom. 

About Super Paua

Super Paua is an Irish artist-led collective that makes work for all ages in a variety of languages, places, and forms. Humour, social relevance, and respect define our work.  Sian Ní Mhuirí is a writer, theatre-maker and facilitator specialising in theatre for young audiences and theatre in the community. Sian was a committee member of Theatre for Young Audiences Ireland between 2014-2016, and is currently an Arts Council peer panellist for the Young People, Community and Education department. Previous writing for stage credits include award- winning children’s play Aunty Ben (UK and Ireland Tours, 2014 & 2015), 16 & Rising (Dublin, Galway, Laois 2016), The Lonsdale Project and Te Rōhi (premiering New Zealand, 2022).
Knapsack is supported by Arts Council and commissioned by The Civic Theatre
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