Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop voted as the Irish Times best bookshop in Ireland, will host an Origami workshop and display as part of Origami Worlds days on Saturday 9th November from 12 noon to 4pm. Tom Cuffe local origami artist will be on hand to show and fold for everyone on the day. This will be a hands on workshop, lots of paper on the day for everyone who wants to take part in this fantastic art form. Tom Cuffe also brings this wonderful workshop to schools around county Galway delivering Art and Maths to teachers and students alike.
World Origami Days
Let’s get the world to fold! Celebrate origami by spreading the joy of paper folding during World Origami Days, held each year from October 24–November 11, a 2-1/2 week celebration of the international community of origami! Help us make origami as visible as possible: teach a class, fold on the bus, give your friends origami, and exhibit your models. The possibilities are limitless, just as with origami itself.
October 24 is the birthday of Lillian Oppenheimer (1898-1992), who founded the first origami group in America. She was also one of the founders of the British Origami Society and OrigamiUSA. A dynamic woman, she was delighted in the magic to be found in a piece of paper and wanted to share it with the world.
November 11 is Origami Day in Japan where the paper crane has become a symbol of peace