Draiocht & Fishamble: The New Play Company - A Play for Ireland

January 16, 2018

Fishamble: The New Play Company is looking for an idea for one, big, ambitious play that captures the zeitgeist of the country, that demands to be produced! 
This will be a two-year process that will engage with playwrights throughout the island of Ireland, and result in the production of a very special new play. A PLAY FOR IRELAND is run in partnership with six venues across the country include Draiocht: 

Draíocht, Pavilion Theatre, the Everyman, Lime Tree Theatre/Belltable, Town Hall Theatre, and Lyric Theatre.

Submissions to A PLAY FOR IRELAND close on Thursday 1st February, 2018.
For more information, please visit: http://www.fishamble.com/apfi.html

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Draiocht and Centre Culturel Irlandais Paris - Artist Residency Programme 2018-2019

November 2, 2017


Centre Culturel Irlandais’ annual residency programme offers great opportunities for artists of all disciplines to tap into the resources of the CCI and the city of Paris, as well as being an important means of showcasing Ireland's dynamic contemporary culture on an international stage.

Draiocht is delighted to partner with CCI to support the 2018/2019 Residency Programme.
CCI and the partner organisations share the costs of residencies in CCI enabling the Centre to increase the number of residencies it can offer. 
Draíocht is supporting a residency (one to two months) for an artist working in any discipline with a clear focus on children and/or young people articulated in the proposal.
N.B. Please tick the relevant box in the Application Form if your profile corresponds (see example below).

Applicants must be Irish citizens or normally resident on the island of Ireland, with professional involvement in creative practice.
Residencies of 1 to 2 months will be awarded for the period August 2018 - June 2019.
Travel from Ireland, accommodation and a monthly stipend are included.

Full guidelines, terms and conditions available on CCI's website from 1 November 2017: www.centreculturelirlandais.com

Applications to be made on-line by Wednesday 10 January 2018, 5pm GMT.

Centre Culturel Irlandais, 5 rue des Irlandais, 75005 Paris

For further information, please email emer@draiocht.ie

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Your Say, Your Way - 2nd Sept 2017 - Free Workshops for Young People aged 13-18 yrs

July 31, 2017

Your Say, Your Way - Free Workshops for Young People aged 13-18 yrs
A Collaboration between Draíocht and Creative Ireland

SAT 02 SEPTEMBER 2017  // 10.30AM-4.30PM // FREE

Are you aged 13-18 Years?
Come to Draíocht Blanchardstown on Saturday 2nd September 2017 and try a FREE workshop of your choice to share YOUR thoughts about the arts with us!
Young people have something important to say and we want to hear it!

You can choose from one of these 4 Workshops:
Spoken Word with Colm Keegan
Stop Motion Lego With Create School
Dance With Philippa Donnellan
Cartoon / Comic Book Creation with Alan Nolan

Free Lunch Provided

Fill in a Participation Form now and return to Draíocht by Wednesday 30th August 2017.

This event is a collaboration between Draíocht and Creative Ireland. The Creative Ireland Programme is an invitation to the entire country to get involved in something truly inspirational. This culture-based programme is designed to promote individual, community and national wellbeing by enabling creativity for all citizens. We want YOU to share YOUR THOUGHTS about the arts and what you would like to see happen WITHIN YOUR LOCAL COMMUNITY by taking part in a FUN, FREE WORKSHOP OF YOUR CHOICE on 2ND September here in Draíocht. So please fill in and return a Participation Form by 30th August and come on the day with an open mind and your own opinion.

To find out more, please email sarah@draiocht.ie

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Draiocht Monster Fundraising Raffle - Tickets Now On Sale

November 20, 2015

As part of Draiocht's Christmas Craft Fair Weekend Extravaganza (28 & 29 November 2015), we have been really lucky to secure over 50 amazing prizes from our Local Retailers, Suppliers, Venue Colleagues and Stall Holders for our Monster Fundraising Raffle


Here are just some of our Prize Sponsors ... 


Prizes include A Family Day Out in Malahide Castle, A Family Ice Skating Experience, A €250 Blanchardstown Centre Voucher, a Tiger Hamper, Theatre Tickets for Axis Ballymun and Civic Tallaght,  A €50 Voucher for Laura Ashley Blanchardstown, A €25 Voucher for Smyths Blanchardstown and many many more amazing prizes!

We hope you'll support us!

As you hopefully know, Draiocht is a Registered Charity venue here in Blanchardstown. Since the recession hit us in 2008, our funding has been cut by almost 40%. So, in an effort to fundraise, we are holding our first ever Christmas Craft Fair Weekend in November (Sat 28 & Sun 29 November, 12-6pm) and our Monster Raffle is just one of our fundraising ideas.

Buy tickets by phone from Box Office on 01-8852622 or Call in Monday-Saturday 10am-6pm.


Its not too late to sponsor a prize!! Email ciara@draiocht.ie now!

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Draiocht Christmas Craft Fair Sat 28 and Sun 29 November 2015

November 6, 2015

SAT 28 - SUN 29 NOVEMBER 2015 // 12 NOON - 6PM DAILY
Draíocht Galleries, Draíocht Foyer & Draíocht Workshop Room

Draíocht is thrilled to be opening its doors for a two-day Christmas Craft Fair Extravaganza. Come along and support our Crafters, enjoy our Monster Raffle with over 50 Prizes, face painting and hot chocolate; watch our Christmas Movies, ‘Elf’ and ‘The Muppet Christmas Carol’ and enjoy yourself. The 30 stalls will feature some beautifully hand crafted work, including knitting, crochet, baking, jewellery, needlework, wood turning, origami, cards, journals, children’s clothes, buttons, keyrings, handbags, photography and much more.

Entrance is free, pop along during the days from 12 noon to 6pm and support your local Arts Centre and crafters from Fingal.
Pop over to our Craft Fair Facebook Page ... HERE ... 

Here are just some of our Monster Raffle Prize Sponsors ... Tickets are €1 each or 10 for €8 ... Now on Sale from our Box Office tel 01-8852622, or call in.

Draíocht is a registered charity venue generously funded by Fingal County Council with additional funding provided by The Arts Council.

This is a Draíocht Fundraising event. Can you sponsor a raffle prize? Email nicola@draiocht.ie

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