Draiocht and the Irish Film Institute

March 31, 2014

Just announced ... our first collaboration with the Irish Film Institute and their Primary School programme ... 'Believe' coming to Draiocht on 7 May, 10.30am ... tickets just e2 per student ... full details & booking here ... 

Believe
Primary School Film Screening in Draiocht - In association with the Irish Film institute

WED 7 MAY 2014 10.30AM Main Auditorium // €2

Set in 1984 Manchester and inspired by real events, Believe is a funny and touching fictional tale about the legendary Manchester United football manager, Sir Matt Busby, who helps a wayward boy fulfil his dream. An act of petty crime by 11 year old Georgie becomes a collision of fate as Sir Matt tracks him down, only to discover that the boy is an extraordinarily gifted footballer and captain of a team of unruly talents.


Film details: UK ● 2013 ● Drama ● 94 min ● Director: David Scheinmann

School Booking Details:
Suitable for 4th, 5th & 6th class pupils
Cost:€2 per student. 2 teachers free per class.
Booking tel: 01-8852622
Please let us know about any special needs at time of booking.

Includes an Introduction on the morning by the Education Dept of the IFI.

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Them that work the hardest are the least provided ...

March 30, 2014

The starting point for ‘Them that work the hardest…’ was in listening again to recollected lines from songs dealing with the experiences of people at work, while at the same time reflecting on personal, family and community history. Some of these lines (in no particular order) are:


‘Oh dear me the world is ill divided, them that work the hardest are the least provided’

from The Jute Mill Song by Mary Brookbank

‘In the morning we built the city, in the afternoon walked through its streets, evening saw us leaving’
from The Ballad of Accounting by Ewan MacColl

‘Laddie ye dinnae ken the danger that ye’re in, if yer horses wis tae flegg and your owsen wis tae rin’
from Twa Recruitin Sergeants, Traditional

‘I couldn’t hardly find, I couldn’t hardly find, I couldn’t hardly find my monday morning shoes’           
from Monday Morning Blues by Mississippi John Hurt

‘We’re a sat thigether here to sit and to crack, wi oor glasses in our hands and oor work upon oor back’           
from The Work of the Weavers, Traditional

‘This boat we’re sailing in was built by many hands and the sea we are sailing on, it touches many lands’
From Somos El Barco by Pete Seeger

‘O dear me the mill is gaen fast, puir wee shifters cannae get nae rest’              
from The Jute Mill Song by Mary Brookbank

‘Friday, friday morning, come on friday its been to long. Friday, friday morning, come on friday I want to go home’
from Friday by JJ Cale

‘If you were a bird, if you were a buffalo, they’d paint your silhouette against the sky’
from Bye Bye Big Blue by Brian McNeill

‘And it’s not the fights you dreamed of but those you really fought, it’s not what you’ve been given, it’s what you do with what you’ve got’
from What You Do With What You’ve Got by Si Khan


Jim Cathcart has been living and working in Dublin since 1998. As a visual artist, Jim’s work has included printmaking, drawing, painting, murals, banners and poster design. In addition to exhibiting in galleries in Scotland and Ireland, his work has found its way into a variety of public, community and commercial spaces. As an arts activist, Jim has been involved in a long term quest for socially relevant approaches to art. This led to a number of roles in community based arts such as tutor and facilitator; artist in residence; project and event manager; arts co-ordinator; researcher and consultant. Jim currently works from a studio in Rua Red, South Dublin Arts Centre. If you are interested in visiting the studio contact Jim on 087 6923127 or jim.cathcart@hotmail.com

Read more ... here ... 


Further information about this exhibition or the Visual Arts programme:  Emer McGowan, Director at 01-8098027 or email emer@draiocht.ie

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Early Bird - Book Before 06 April 2014

March 18, 2014

BE AN EARLY BIRD AND BOOK BEFORE 06 APRIL 2014 FOR THESE NEW SEASON SHOWS AND GET THESE GREAT DISCOUNTS!

MAY - MUSIC
JUST A SONG AT TWILIGHT
Full price: €14 // Early Bird: €10 //

MAY - DRAMA
COUNTER CULTURE
Full price: €15 // Early Bird: €10 // 

MAY – MUSIC
DON BAKER
Full price: €17 // Early Bird: €14 //

MAY – DRAMA
POSTSCRIPT
Full price: €16 // Early Bird: €10 //

JUNE – MUSIC
DECLAN SINNOTT
Full price: €17 // Early Bird: €14 //

JULY – CIRCUS
KNEE DEEP
Full price: €18 // Early Bird: €12 //


Tickets must be paid in full before 06 April 2014 to avail of these Early Bird Offers.

A maximum of 6 tickets can be bought at these prices per person.

Not applicable to group bookings.

BOX OFFICE 01 885 2622

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CoisCeim Duets at Draiocht in March

March 13, 2014

Experience an evening of unforgettable storytelling from CoisCeim Dance Theatre. The award-winning ‘Swimming With My Mother’ and ‘Missing’ are two extraordinary shows by David Bolger.



A joyful celebration of things we pass on and the things we inherit, ‘Swimming With My Mother’ is performed by David and his mother Madge. In this intimate dance, their life stories are told with humour to the sultry tones of Nat King Cole.

Can you imagine what it might feel like if a loved one went missing? The dance poem, ‘Missing’, is a reminder of the fragility and beauty of moments shared. Performed by the outstanding dancers Emma O’Kane and Tom Pritchard, ‘Missing’ sold out completely when it premiered at the Dublin Dance Festival last year.

Book Now for Coisceim's 'Swimming with my Mother' & 'Missing', coming to Draiocht on Tuesday 25 March, 8.15pm ... more info ... 

This is the programme note that David wrote for the premiere of MISSING in 2013:

A year and a half ago I started to research this new work, Missing. It took me a long time to navigate the subject matter. It’s so enormous, so varied, with so many difficult issues.

The more I research missing persons the more the subject matter moves me. I deeply feel for the families of the missing. The constant searching for loved ones, the non-closure, the “what ifs”. Imagine the pain of not being able to find a loved one, it must be unbearable. I believe this issue of missing people affects us all on a deep level. We might not be aware of the extent of its reach, but we all have crossed paths with it at some stage or another.



Each day on my way to the studio I pass a missing persons poster taped to a lamppost, and each day I watch as the image on the poster fades due to the weather. It makes me think of the importance of remembering the missing - that this person has loved ones whose lives have been completely changed forever by a disappearance.

My time researching with the dancers and the many organisations that help support loved ones of the missing has been a real eye opener. I have endeavoured to create a work that honours the memory of those missing, while being sensitive to those left behind– a dance poem than engages with a massive subject matter, while remaining human and resonating on a personal level. My hope is that this performance may trigger your own engagement with one of the most deeply affecting issues we face as a society today.

I dedicate this work to the missing and their families, mums, dads, sisters, brothers, relatives, and friends of the missing. I offer our dance to you in the hope that you find answers to the many questions left unresolved. 

David Bolger, May 2013

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Call for Artists

March 10, 2014

Call for Artists

CALL FOR ARTISTS 2014

Draíocht is currently seeking submissions from artists for an exhibition in Draíocht or a Residency in Draíocht's Artist Studio.

How to Apply

Guidlelines and information for applying for an exhibition
in Draíocht or a Residency in Draíocht's Artist Studio
 

Applying for an Exhibition


When to apply for an exhibition?

Draíocht’s next submission period is 06 January to 28 March 2014
This is for work to be exhibited from Autumn 2014 (First Floor Gallery) and Autumn 2015 (Ground Floor Gallery).


What to include in your application?

You should include a covering letter and an up to date CV. You should state when you are available or want to show your work. You should also include a description of the proposed exhibition, especially if it requires the gallery to be adapted, AV equipment, or any other special requirements. If possible you should also indicate if you are applying for the Ground or First Floor Gallery. It is useful but not necessary to include a statement about your practice. Most importantly you should include between 8 and 16 good quality images of your work, either on CD or USB. Each image should be clearly marked with your name. Colour laser copies are also acceptable. Please do not send images by email.

How long does an exhibition last?

Varies from 8-12 weeks depending on the annual programme.

Where do I send my application?

Administration Assistant
Draíocht
The Blanchardstown Centre
Dublin 15
Ireland

Further information from:

admin@draiocht.ie


Applying for a Residency

How do I apply for a residency in Draíocht's Artist Studio?

From 06 January 2014, Draíocht is accepting applications for residencies in our Artist Studio, starting in January 2015. 
 

What to include in your application?

You should include a covering letter, and an up to date CV. It is useful but not necessary to include a statement about your practice. Most importantly you should include between 8 and 16 good quality images of your work, either on CD or USB. Each image should be clearly marked with your name. Colour laser copies are also acceptable. Please do not send images by Email.


Further information from:

Administration Assistant
Draíocht
The Blanchardstown Centre
Dublin 15
Ireland

admin@draiocht.ie

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