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IS YOUR FAMILY THE NEXT BUSH KIDS?
Get ready for an exhilarating new season of Bush Kids, featuring the return of the ultimate bushcraft and survival expert, Tom Bán!
Brace yourselves, as Tom is on the lookout for a dynamic family to embark on an extraordinary adventure like never before.
Tom is taking the Bush Kids to an EXTRA special place where you’ll learn EPIC survival skills! We’re talking about hunting for yummy snacks in the wild, building your super cozy sleeping spot, sparking up fires like a pro, and cooking the most awesome outdoor meals. Get ready for a crash course in all things wild and adventurous!
Calling all dynamic trios! If you’re three awesome kids, either brothers, sisters, or even cool cousins, aged between 8 and 12, grab your superhero parent or guardian and buckle up! Together, you’ll embark on a week-long journey to a top-secret location NEVER seen on Bush Kids before.
How Do I Apply??
Easy-peasy! Click on the button below, Fill in the application and bring out your inner movie star by uploading a 1-2 minute video. Show off your skills and tell Tom why your family is the absolute BEST for this mind-blowing series!
Filming will take place outside of Ireland in April 2024
Along with the Bush Kids, the parent/guardian will also feature on camera. All abilities are welcome to apply.
Closing date to apply: 31 January 2024
Tomorrow is Saturday
Thursday November 4th 2021
10.15pm – 11.20pm
‘Tomorrow is Saturday’ is an intimate, fascinating portrait of Irish collage artist Sean Hillen – a brilliant, complex, unruly mind, hemmed in behind a lifetime’s collection of hoarded junk, unfinished art and precious memories at his tiny Dublin terraced home.
Tomorrow is Saturday is a TV cut of the IFTA 2021 nominated feature documentary, which won the audience award in the IFI documentary festival 2020.
Diagnosed with Aspergers in his late 50s, Sean, the most heavily censored artist to come out of Ireland or Britain, has reached the point where his mental state and physical surroundings had brought his creativity to a halt.
Trapped in a tiny terraced house, full to the brim with junk, unfinished art and boxes of memories, Newry born Sean embarks on a journey to declutter and make sense of his life as he waits the arrival of his beloved Amy – an American woman with whom he communicates daily, but has yet to meet.
At age 17, he began to document what he saw, photographing images considered at that time to be too stark and raw for publication. Bitterly disappointed, he threw the negatives into a plastic bag where they remained for over a decade before being resurrected for an exhibition in the National Library of Ireland.
Since his time at art college in London, Sean has exhibited widely in museums and galleries north and south of the border. As a complex and subversive social commentator, his compulsion to ‘fix the world through art’ would lead to IRELANTIS (1994-1997) – a playful photomontage series using John Hinde postcards to poke fun at Irish mythology.
Seán has amassed an incredible record of Irish life; 30 years of living history is scattered on the floor, strewn across chairs, jostling for space on tables. But even he admits that things have come to a head. As the date of Amy’s arrival draws closer, he embarks on a massive declutter with the support of friends, attempting to bring order to his life. But as he unearths 30 years of memories, he remains hamstrung by his inability to let go.
* Tomorrow is Saturday is a TV cut of the IFTA 2021 nominated feature documentary, which won the audience award in the IFI documentary festival 2020.
Tomorrow is Saturday is produced by GMARSHTV Productions in association with RTÉ and the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland
Executive Producer for RTÉ Ray McCarthy
Directed by Gillian Marsh and Gretta Ohle
Produced by Mairead Tucker
BUSH KIDS is coming back for another series on RTÉ and we are looking for four outdoor enthusiastic families to join bushcraft and survival expert Tom Bán on a three day adventure into the wild. We are looking for families with three siblings aged between 6-11 years old and a parent/guardian, who are keen to learn key survival and bushcraft skills, from foraging for food, building a shelter to sleep in, making a fire, cooking food as well as a wide variety of other outdoor activities. If your family are interested in applying to be on the series please fill out the application In the link below along with a 1-2min video featuring the kids and stating why their family is perfect for the series. Please read and watch the video at the top of the application before applying. Closing date to apply: 25th March 2022 APPLY HERE: https://www.rte.ie/kids/2022/0222/1282408-bush-kids-take-part/?fbclid=IwAR1a_PcR0IKnXD3eT7gZNUdCg_hIo3C5bKzTTlpGl6x0sGN8euo4rAOzy1s We are looking forward to hearing from you!!