Starkids on Stage 2015

Starkids on Stage 2015

Fri 22 - Sat 23 May 2015 FRI 22 MAY 7PM & SAT 23 MAY 2PM & 7PM Main Auditorium // €15 / €12 conc

Come join the cast of Starkids for an evening of excitement and entertainment as they showcase their talents with excerpts from The Lion King, Prince of Egypt, Enchanted, High School Musical, Chicken Little and Pirates of the Caribbean. The cast of Starkids are aged 3-18 years. You will enjoy an evening of song, dance and drama from these amazingly talented children. A must for all the family.

Dublin 15 Guitar Summer Concert

Dublin 15 Guitar Summer Concert

Mon 25 May 2015 7.30PM Draíocht Studio // €15

Following on from the success of last years event, the Summer Concert returns, showcasing the musical talents of students studying with local guitar tutor, John McLoughlin at Dublin15Guitar.com. The concert will feature a selection of music acts, young and mature, on electric and acoustic guitar, performing both instrumental pieces and songs. A positive and relaxed atmosphere allows students to flourish and enjoy the experience of performing.

Still Life (2015)
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Still Life (2015)

Film at Draíocht

Wed 27 May 2015 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc

Life for the unassuming John May (Eddie Marsan – ‘Happy-Go-Lucky’ (2008), ‘War Horse’ (2011)) has always revolved around his work for the local council in South London, finding the next of kin of those who have died alone. Profoundly dedicated to his work, he believes that everyone deserves a dignified exit, and writes eulogies and organizes funerals for those who wouldn't have them otherwise. But when a new case - an elderly alcoholic in a flat directly opposite his own - hits him harder than usual, hejourneys outside London to track down the man's long-abandoned daughter (Joanne Froggatt "Downton Abbey"). Against the odds, the two lonely souls are drawn to each other - and John's outlook starts to open to life's possibilities.

Cert: Club / Language: English / Dur: 87 mins

"Deeply moving and richly rewarding … a film with incredible heart." **** Empire

Jimmy MacCarthy
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Jimmy MacCarthy

Fri 29 May 2015 8PM Main Auditorium // €25 / €22 conc

Draíocht is delighted to welcome back Jimmy MacCarthy, one of Ireland's foremost songwriters.
Having written for major Irish artists Christy Moore, Mary Black, Mary Coughlan, Maura O’Connell and Westlife and released four albums of his own, Jimmy will pay homage to old favourites such as ‘Neidin’, while introducing more recent work such as ‘Andalucian Gray’.

A native of Macroom Co. Cork Jimmy MacCarthy was  singing in pubs and busking from an early age. His first single ‘Miles of Eyes’ was released in 1981 and from there he went on to create some of the most well known songs in the Irish folk and contemporary repertoire such as ‘Ride On’, ’No Frontiers’ ,’Katie’, ‘The Bright Blue Rose’, ‘The Contender’, ’Mystic Lipstick’ ‘Missing you’ and many more.

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Musicantia Extravaganza

Musicantia Extravaganza

Fundraising concert to support the work of the Musicantia Music Schools

Sat 30 May 2015 8PM Main Auditorium // €15

Join Musicantia, an ensemble of musicians from Roma backgrounds playing an instrumental blend of Roma, Balkan, Jazz, World and Classical Music with violin, saxophone, trumpet, tin whistle, keyboards, cybalom, accordions, bass guitar, drums and bongos. Accompanied by special guest musicans, this is a fundraising concert to support the work of the Musicantia Music Schools in Dublin 7 and Balbriggan.

Musicantia was set up in April 2013 to promote the integration of Roma communities into Irish society through music education, community arts and advocacy work. It celebrates International Roma Day annually with a concert. It runs a music school for children and young people from Roma backgrounds to ensure continuation of musicianship among second generation Irish Roma. It does this by motivating Roma youth to develop their skills as musicians so they can contribute to community arts events locally, changing stereotypes and transforming prejudice to foster their effective integration in Dublin City Council and Fingal County Council areas and elsewhere in Ireland.

Maps to the Stars (2014)
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Maps to the Stars (2014)

Film at Draíocht

Wed 3 Jun 2015 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc

Maps to the Stars connects the savage beauty of writer Bruce Wagner’s Los Angeles with the riveting filmmaking of director David Cronenberg and a stellar ensemble cast to take a tour into the darkly comic heart of a Hollywood family chasing celebrity and the relentless ghosts of their pasts. The result is a modern Hollywood Gothic about the ravenous 21st Century need for fame and validation and the yearning, loss and fragility that lurk in the shadows underneath.
Starring Julianne Moore.

Cert: 18s / Language: English / Dur: 111 mins

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"" **** The Independent

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"Extraordinary" ***** The Telegraph

Puss in Boots
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Puss in Boots

Lyngo Theatre Company

Fri 5 - Sat 6 Jun 2015 Main Auditorium // €7 adults / €5 children / 2 teachers free per class / Age 3-8 yrs / Dur: 50 mins

SCHOOL & FAMILY SHOWS: FRI 05 JUNE 10AM & 12 NOON
FAMILY SHOWS: SAT 06 JUNE 2PM & 4PM


Would you trust a talking cat? You never know, he might turn you from a pauper to a prince just like the hero of this story, brought to vivid life on an incredible sloping stage by Patrick Lynch from Cbeebies. With smoke and mirrors and hidden trapdoors he’ll show you how this sure-footed feline fools both the King and the Ogre to put his master at the top. With a host of puppets, a working windmill and an avalanche of fruit and nuts come and see this classic furry tail - it’s the cat’s whiskers!
A show by Marcello Chiarenza. Adapted and performed by Patrick Lynch. Music by Carlo 'Cialdo' Capelli.

Age 3-8 yrs / Dur: 50 mins

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Tiny Tots Tuesdays

Tiny Tots Tuesdays

Get Creative Sessions with Orla Kelly

Tue 9 Jun 2015 10.30AM-11.30AM

TUESDAYS 10.30AM-11.30AM
14 April, 12 May, 09 June 2015
AGE: 2-3 YEARS // €5 PER SESSION

The wonderful Orla Kelly joins us again to lead these exciting fun workshops, creating a curious environment, aimed at supporting parents to get creative with their children. Sessions will be un-themed allowing parents and children to work spontaneously with the materials provided. This hour, which has become really popular in Draiocht, offers a creative and artistic experience to support parents in encouraging the creative growth of their children.

Booking for each session opens at 10am 2 weeks before session date.
Phone Box Office on 01-8852622.
Please respect age limits. These sessions are designed for parent and child, so the child must be accompanied at all times.

14 April - Booking Opens 31 March 10am
12 May - Booking Opens 28 April 10am
09 June - Booking Opens 26 May 10am

In Order of Disappearance (2014)
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In Order of Disappearance (2014)

Film at Draíocht

Wed 10 Jun 2015 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc

Introverted and hard-working snow plough driver Nils has just been named Citizen of The Year, when he receives news that his son has died of a heroin overdose. Disbelieving the official report, Nils soon uncovers evidence of the young man's murder - a victim in a turf war between the local crime boss and his Serbian rivals. Armed with heavy machinery and a good dose of beginner's luck, Nils embarks upon a quest for revenge that soon escalates into a full-blown underworld gang war.

Cert: Club / Language: Norwegian /  Dur: 116 mins

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Charolais
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Charolais

Bigger Picture Projects

Thu 11 Jun 2015 8PM Main Auditorium // €16 / €12 conc // Dur: 65 mins (no interval)

‘I watch him pull the cow from the ditch with his bare hands, her big eyes rest on me dead calm as he leans into her and she gives in all trust. I hate that fuckin’ cow’.

‘Charolais‘  takes the age old tale of female jealousy and gives it a new twist: the other woman is cow, a literal one, a purebred Charolais heifer. Siobhan’s boyfriend is a farmer who devotes considerable attention to his prize heifer at the expense of his very pregnant girlfriend. Siobhan has developed a homicidal jealousy for this Charolais and is feeling equally murderous towards her snobbish soon-to-be mother in law.

WINNER – Bewley’s ‘Little Gem Award’ – Tiger Dublin Fringe 2014

Written and performed by Noni Stapleton.
Directed by Bairbre NÍ Chaoimh.
Produced by Tom Dowling.

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LISTEN ... to Noni Stapleton & Tom Dowling (Bigger Picture Projects) on The John Murray Show

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"A fast-paced, witty, and intensely emotional tale filled with laughter, loss and despair." ★★★★ Irish Times

"Noni Stapleton as performer and writer has created a triumph." No More Workhorse

"Often hilarious, spectacularly humane and still keeping the bizarre elements in the mix ... Noni Stapleton is a rising star." Cork Echo

Pinocchio (1940)
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Pinocchio (1940)

Family Film at Draíocht

Sat 13 Jun 2015 3PM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc / €5 children

Join Geppetto's beloved puppet - with Jiminy Cricket as his guide - on a thrilling quest that tests Pinocchio's bravery, loyalty and honesty - virtues he must learn to become a real boy. The legendary masterpiece that inspired millions to believe in their dreams has reawakened with state-of-the-art digital restoration. The richly detailed animation, unforgettable award-winning music like ‘When You Wish Upon A Star’ and heart-warming adventure-filled story come to life like never before.

Cert: G / Language: English / Dur: 88 mins / Age: 5+

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Songs From The Swans At Coole
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Songs From The Swans At Coole

Celebrating the 150th Birthday of WB Yeats

Tue 16 Jun 2015 8PM Main Auditorium // €20 / €18 conc / Early Bird: €16 (book before 07 April 2015)

This new cycle of songs featuring the poetry of WB Yeats has been composed by Michael Scott to mark Yeats 150th Birthday in 2015. Focusing on Yeats unrequited love for Maude Gonne and the development of the Irish state, poems featured include ‘Innisfree’, ‘Sailing to Byzantium’, ‘When you are old’, ‘The Sorrow of Love’ and ‘No Second Troy’.

Soprano Yvonne Brennan and Tenor Anthony Norton will be joined by a traditional Irish Orchestra, consisting of Irish harp, whistle, percussion, fiddle, cello, French horn, concertina, pianoforte and keyboards, as well as special guests Deirdre Donnelly and Des Cave to read a selection of poems.
Independent theatre director and producer Michael Scott has been writing music for the theatre since 1984 and he has a particular passion for the work of William Butler Yeats.

Early Bird: €16 (book before 07 April 2015)

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The Way He Looks (2014)
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The Way He Looks (2014)

Film at Draíocht

Wed 17 Jun 2015 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc

Leonardo is a visually impaired teenager struggling to break free from his well-meaning friends and family. At home, his over- protective mother won’t let him do things by himself, and at school his best friend, Giovana, attentively looks out for him, leaving no room for Leonardo to stand up for himself. Wanting to experience the world for himself he considers going on an exchange programme, hoping to start afresh.
However, when new student Gabriel arrives in town, new feelings blossom and Leonardo begins to question his plans. Expanding his 2010 short to feature length, director Daniel Ribeiro has fashioned a magnificent, warm and funny film about friendship, the desire for independence and the longing for first love.

Cert: Club / Language: Portugese / Dur: 95 mins

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Stagezone on Stage 2015

Stagezone on Stage 2015

Stagezone Theatre School

Sat 20 - Sun 21 Jun 2015 2PM & 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €17 / €15 conc

Join the energetic young stars of Stagezone Theatre School with a show for all the family packed with great songs and dance routines from Grease, Hairspray, Cats, Guys and Dolls, Annie Get Your Gun and Disney favourites. This is a wonderful opportunity for all our students to showcase their talents in musical theatre, hip hop dancing and comedy.

Stagezone Theatre School is based in Draíocht with classes for boys and girls from 5-20 years of age.

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Summer Projects 2015

Summer Projects 2015

June-July 2015

Mon 22 Jun - Fri 24 Jul 2015

FINGAL FILM SCHOOL - SOLD OUT
MON 22 - FRI 26 JUNE 2015  10AM-4PM

AGE RANGE: 13- 16 YEARS // €55
Want to learn how to make your own films? Over these 5 days, facilitated by CreateSchool, you will collaborate with other creatives to plan, script, storyboard, film, edit and learn how to effectively add audio to produce your own short films.

Using mobile digital devices and a selection of apps you will gain skills and tips that you can take home and master with your own projects. The workshop will conclude with a screening of the films.
These workshops are an initiative of the Fingal Arts Office.

 

 

SUMMER SONG SCHOOL - SOLD OUT
MON 06 - FRI 10 JULY 2015  10AM-4PM
THU 09 JULY 10AM - 8PM
AGE RANGE: 13-16 YEARS // €65

FREE CONCERT FOR FAMILY & FRIENDS ON THUR 09 JULY AT 7PM
For the third year, Song School return with this workshop for those who are interested in writing and recording songs, performing a concert, making a video, learning about music technology, and meeting people who love music as much as they do … not to mention forming bands and having fun! Participants receive a CD of their songs, a DVD of their videos, and a certificate of participation.


CRAFTY ADVENTURES
MON 20 - FRI 24 JULY 2015
WORKSHOP A: 6-8 YEARS // 10AM-12.15PM // €35

WORKSHOP B: 9-12 YEARS // 1PM-3PM // €45
This year, crafty adventures will take us on an exploration of Irish art, from famous Newgrange carvings and Celtic books right up to Irelands living artists. Lead by artist Genevieve Harden, participants will work with lots of different mediums (paint, clay, paper work etc) and using Irish culture and history mixed with a limitless imagination will create a fun and creative environment. Please respect age limits and dress for mess.

 

Draíocht has a number of Access Places available on all its courses. If you would like to nominate someone to participate who may not have the fee, please contact Emer McGowan on 01-8098027 or emer@draiocht.ie in confidence.

Enemy (2014)
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Enemy (2014)

Film at Draíocht

Wed 24 Jun 2015 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc

Adam Bell (Jake Gyllenhaal) is a glum, dishevelled history professor. Watching a movie one evening, Adam spots his double; a bit-part actor named Anthony Clair and decides to track him down. The identical men meet and their lives become bizarrely and irrevocably intertwined. Gyllenhaal is transfixing as both Adam and Anthony, provoking empathy as well as disapproval while embodying two distinct personas. ‘Enemy’, adapted from Nobel Prize-winning author José Saramago's novel ‘The Double’, is about the power of the subconscious. In the end, only one man can survive.

Cert: 15 / Language: English / Dur: 90 mins

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The Matchmaker
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The Matchmaker

Directed by Michael Scott. Starring Mary McEvoy and Jon Kenny

Fri 26 Jun 2015 8PM Main Auditorium // €18 / €14 conc / Early Bird: €14 (book before 07 April 2015)

Michael Scott’s iconic production of John B Keane’s hit comedy play The Matchmaker returns starring two of Ireland’s favourite actors, Mary McEvoy and Jon Kenny. Together they play a myriad of characters in this hilarious and earthy dramatic comedy. The play follows the efforts of Dicky Mick Dicky O Connor to make matches for the lonely and lovelorn. Keane, an avid observer of people and the cultures that bind and create their view of the world uses ‘The Matchmaker’ as an exploration of rural loneliness. Using his inimitable way with words and his sense of devilment and wit, Keane delves into the longings, hungers, fears and foibles of this collection of lonely country people and creates a marvellously colourful world, taking us back to a simpler time, when phones were few and far between and the only web was one left behind by spiders!

Early Bird: €14 (book before 07 April 2015)

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Rainy Days

Rainy Days

July & August

Wed 1 Jul - Mon 31 Aug 2015 Draíocht Galleries

On a rainy day over the Irish summer you are very welcome to visit our galleries and explore our two exhibition spaces with your children.
Our friendly box office staff will assist you with paper, clipboards, colouring pencils and a handy page (and a cushion if you need one!) and give you ideas and games to help you while away a few hours.

Punch Lion Kids Comedy Club
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Punch Lion Kids Comedy Club

Sat 4 Jul 2015 2PM & 4PM / Age 6+ Draíocht Studio // €7 adults / €5 children

A family friendly stand-up comedy show for little Kids and BIG Kids (but no goats!). Enjoy top comedians with silly jokes that will make you giggle and grin and laugh out loud. MC is Andrew Stanley from ‘The Comedy Cellar’ and ‘The Laughter Lounge’. With special guests, award winning comedian and actor, Sharon Mannion; Kevin Gildea from ‘Father Ted’ and super funny sketches from Foil, Arms & Hog. The big kid behind this awesome, friendly, funny club is Mark Stanley a.k.a. Punch Lion, a finalist in Channel 4’s ‘So You Think You’re Funny’ Competition and co-producer of the first festival of comedy for children, ‘FunnyFest’ in The Ark (2014). Come to the shows for knock, knock jokes, silly songs, nonsense word play and stories of pongs! Big loud mime and funny faces. Laughing out loud at weird voices!

Dur 55 mins

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Beag … A Little Event Celebrating Early Arts

Beag … A Little Event Celebrating Early Arts

For 0-4 Year Olds

Mon 13 - Wed 15 Jul 2015

Beag is a little event celebrating the limitless imagination of the very young and the magic that happens when it is combined with the world of the arts.

Sign up now to receive our Beag Updates and we'll let you know our exciting plans for 0-4 year olds over these 3 days in July … Email: sarah@draiocht.ie or phone Box Office on 01-885 2622.

Family Workshop: Deadly Dyes

Family Workshop: Deadly Dyes

With Jenny Cleary

Fri 7 Aug 2015 Draíocht Workshop Room // €10 per child per workshop

DEADLY DYES // FRI 07 AUG 2015
DRAÍOCHT WORKSHOP ROOM
€10 PER CHILD PER WORKSHOP

Workshop 1: 7-10 years / 11AM-12.30PM
Workshop 2: 11-13 years / 1-2.30PM

Join artist Jenny Cleary in August to turn an old white T-shirt into an artistic masterpiece using Tie-Dye techniches. All materials will be provided but wearing old clothes or an overall is a good idea. Early booking advised as these workshops will sell out fast!

Phone Draíocht's Box Office on 01-885 2622. Please adhere to age recommendations as workshops have been especially catered for this age range.

Also coming on 14 August:
Family Workshop: Paper Animation
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Family Workshop: Paper Animation

Family Workshop: Paper Animation

With Jenny Cleary

Fri 14 Aug 2015

DRAÍOCHT WORKSHOP ROOM
€10 PER CHILD PER WORKSHOP

Workshop 1: 7-10 years / 11AM-12.30PM
Workshop 2: 11-13 years / 1-2.30PM

Join artist Jenny Cleary in August to create your own paper animation at Draíocht. All materials will be provided but wearing old clothes or an overall is a good idea. Early booking advised as these workshops will sell out fast!

Phone Draíocht's Box Office on 01-885 2622. Please adhere to age recommendations as workshops have been especially catered for this age range.

Lock Up Your Husbands

Lock Up Your Husbands

The Nualas

Sat 19 Sep 2015 8PM Main Auditorium // €18 / €15 conc

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Ireland’s favourite all-girl music-comedy sexy-singing -sensation trio are hitting the road again with an all-new show ...

In their most dangerous show ever The Nualas break the mould they made previously with a deluge of new songs, higher harmonies, different keys and slightly shorter dresses, if that’s possible! And there’s more: Expect new Nuala revelations, harder laughs, slicker riffs, and even tighter foundation wear... if that’s possible! When this show previewed in Dolan’s of Leitrim, at least three Gardai and a relationship counsellor had to be called. As part of their ensuing community service (six weeks scooping out litter from the Shannon) the girls were obliged, as a warning, to call this sweltering new show, LOCK UP YOUR HUSBANDS. You have been warned!

Last year The Nualas stormed the Edinburgh fringe Fest (The Scotsman nominated them one of the top five comedy shows of the 1000s at the festival), they sold-out their headline gigs at Dublin’s Vodafone Comedy Festival, and spread the glam all over from Antrim to Bantry.

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"Deceptively dark, twisted and wonderfully witty songs." Scotsman

"Staggeringly impressive three-part harmonies and a savage, biting wit." Metro Scotland

"The songs are brilliantly and beautifully crafted. My word, this is a laugh of a show." Chortle

"Saucy, sassy, racy, ridiculous." EdFringereview

"The stuff of legends." Sunday Mail, UK

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