Summer Projects 2014 - July
SUMMER SONG SCHOOL & CRAFTY ADVENTURES
SUMMER SONG SCHOOL - 2 places left
MONDAY 21 - FRIDAY 25 JULY 2014 // 10AM-4PM
THURSDAY 24 JULY 10AM-8PM
AGE: 11-16 YRS // €55
FREE CONCERT FOR FAMILY & FRIENDS ON THURSDAY 24 JULY AT 7PM
After the success of last 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: THE SEVEN WONDERS OF THE WORLD (IN FIVE DAYS!) - SOLD OUT
MONDAY 28 JULY - FRIDAY 01 AUG
WORKSHOP A: 6-8 YRS / 11AM-12PM // €30 SOLD OUT
WORKSHOP B: 9-12 YRS / 1PM-3PM // €45 SOLD OUT
Join us for this week of exciting arts and crafts, where we will travel around the globe to experience different arts mediums (paint, clay etc), cultures, histories, buildings and countries in a fun and creative environment. Please respect age limits, dress for mess and don’t worry about coloring inside the lines.
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Booking tel: 01-8852622
Family Day: Chunky Charcoal Animals
Getting inspiration from the Margo Banks exhibition that surrounds us, during these sessions we will experiment with charcoal and sugar paper. Our artists will help you learn about blending and contrast. We also will make charcoal rubbings and create a beautiful frame for our finished pieces.
FAMILY DAY NOTES: SESSIONS ARE FREE, BUT SPACE IS LIMITED.
NEW HOURLY SESSION TIMES ARE:
SESSION 1: 12.00PM-12.50PM
SESSION 2: 1PM-1.50PM
SESSION 3: 2PM-2:50PM
MAX 50 PER WORKSHOP // Dress for Mess / Unless otherwise stated workshops are designed for children from 5-10 years, though younger and older siblings are welcome to take part / Please be aware that Draíocht’s Family days are not designed for groups / All children must be accompanied by an adult and all adults must be accompanied by a child!
Summer Projects 2014 - August - SOLD OUT
DIVE INTO DRAMA
DIVE INTO DRAMA
MONDAY 11 - FRIDAY 15 AUG 2014
WORKSHOP A: 9-13 YRS / 10AM-1PM // €40 SOLD OUT
WORKSHOP B: 14-18 YRS / 2PM-5PM // €40 SOLD OUT
Workshop participants will experiment with theatre and drama through the use of high energy and engaging group games. Through these fun techniques, participants will learn about voice works, physical theatre, stage craft, working from script and performance in an informal and safe space.
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Summer Projects can be booked directly with Box Office on 01-885 2622.
By Paul Curley
Sift the flour, Beat the eggs, Add the butter, Sprinkle the Sugar … now, Bake!
This is a story about the Queen and her Son and the Baker and his Daughter. It’s Prince Fredrik’s 9th birthday. But who will bake the royal birthday cake? As things heat up in the busy basement kitchen of the Queen’s palace, the young apprentice baker Madeleine attempts to prove herself to her Father.
A delightful new theatre experience for young audiences performed by Paul Curley and designed by Ger Clancy, Bake! invites you into the action of the basement kitchen of the royal palace. Get stuck in, but be warned, things could get messy.
Paul Curley is a participant in Six in the Attic, an Irish Theatre Institute Resource Sharing Initiative.
Age 4-6 yrs / Dur: 40 mins
The Tragical Life of Cheeseboy
Spreacha 2014 - Slingsby, Australia
A beautiful, dark and funny theatre show ideal for audiences aged 8+, families and theatregoers of all ages. Inside a magical travelling theatre tent, a storyteller shares an enchanting and timeless tale. Cheeseboy’s home planet has been reduced to a bubbling fondue. Where are his parents? How did he become marooned on Earth? A journey in turns wondrous and achingly familiar, with shades of Edward Scissorhands, Oedipus and The Little Prince. Set to lush original music by Quincy Grant, The Tragical Life of Cheeseboy will transport you to a fantastical world.
By Finegan Kruckemeyer, conceived by Andy Packer.
FRI 10 OCT 10AM & 12 NOON
SAT 11 OCT 2PM & 4PM
Main Stage Tent / €7 Adults / €5 children / 2 teachers free per class / Age 8+ / Dur: 50 mins
Spréacha is presented by Draíocht in partnership with Fingal County Council.
Presented by Shortworks, a network of 4 venues committed to presenting the highest quality arts experiences for children.
"This exquisitely performed piece is so enchanting … the show is visually and aurally transfixing’" New York Post
"So achingly magical and charming, so full of whimsicality and merry eccentricity … a marvel of exquisite theatre-craft." ★★★★★ The Herald, Scotland
The Way Back Home
Branar Téatar do Pháistí
TUES 21 OCT 5PM / WED 22 OCT 10AM & 12PM
€7 Adults / €5 children / 2 teachers free per class / Age 3-8 yrs / Dur 40 mins
When a boy discovers a single-propeller airplane in his closet, he does what any young adventurer would do: he flies into outer space! Millions of miles from earth, the plane begins to splutter and quake, so the boy must make a daring landing on the moon. But as it turns out, he is not alone up there.
Branar Téatar do Pháistí and Denmark’s Teater Refleksion have joined forces to produce The Way Back Home, based on the hugely successful book by Irish author Oliver Jeffers. This new show without words combines puppetry, original music and the distinctive and evocative design of Teater Refleksion’s Mariann Agaard to realise a beautiful and imaginative story on stage. In association with Baboró International Arts Festival for Children.
MORE ... Writing tips from Oliver Jeffers ... here ...
Little Bigtop in association with The Source Arts Centre
A magical 'First Christmas' experience for the very young!
Santa's Elves greet the children amongst a pile of presents, soon everyone is passing, stacking and packing together. Then the cheeky Elves invite their new friends on an adventure inside a Giant Christmas Present. From a jumble of unpacked presents a beautiful town emerges waiting for Santa's Christmas visit and we find ourselves carried away on a fantastical journey using shadow play and puppetry. Children and their families enjoy a playful, intimate experience culminating in a wonderful meeting with Santa who has a present for each child.
THURS 11 DEC / 10AM, 11.30AM, 4PM
FRI 12 DEC / 10AM, 11.30AM, 4PM
SAT 13 DEC / 11AM, 12.30PM & 2.30PM
Draíocht Studio // €6 Adults / €5 children. 2 teachers free per class / Age 3-5 yrs / Dur: 35 mins
"Better than two iced buns." Stuart, age 4
Miracle on 34th Street (1994)
Film at Draíocht
A little girl discovers dreams do come true if you really believe. Six-year-old Susan has doubts about childhood's most enduring miracle - Santa Claus. Her mother told her the "secret" about Santa a long time ago, so Susan doesn't expect to receive the most important gifts on her Christmas list. But after meeting a special department store Santa who's convinced he's the real thing, Susan is given the most precious gift of all - something to believe in.
Ticket price includes an optional small pre-film hot chocolate at Draiocht's Betelnut Cafe (non exchangeable for tea/coffee sorry!).
Enjoy a brief intro by local film scholars Ann Downey and Mary Gillan who will also lead a free discussion afterwards.
Carols for Christmas 2014
New Dublin Voices
International award-winning New Dublin Voices invite you to join them in celebrating Christmas! As those who come along every year will tell you, there's a beautiful Christmas atmosphere, with the very best of carols and songs for the season, as well as high spirits and fun, readings from great Christmas stories and poems, laughs for the everyone - whether young or young at heart! Pop in from the cold outside, sit back and enjoy the arrival of Christmas.