D15 Youth Theatre Auditions 2016

D15 Youth Theatre Auditions 2016

Sunday 25 September 2016

Sun 25 Sep 2016 Draíocht Studio

11AM-2PM / Draíocht

Auditions will be held for new members for Draíocht’s highly successful Youth Theatre, for those aged between 14-18 years with a love of theatre and trying new things. D15 Youth Theatre runs Tuesday evenings 7-9pm, during schools term times starting in October.
All welcome to auditions.
Drop into Draíocht to pick up an application form or download HERE

If you are interested in finding out more about D15YT, contact sarah@draiocht.ie or on 01-8098029.

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Conor at the end of the Universe
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Conor at the end of the Universe

Collapsing Horse Theatre Company

Sat 8 - Sun 9 Oct 2016 2PM & 4PM Draíocht Studio // €7 adults / €5 children / Ages 4-6 yrs / Dur: 40 mins

Conor is on a mission.  
A mission to get as far away from home as he possibly can to the outer edge of the Universe before he runs out of time. But how long until the end of the Universe? How much space? How much time?

Conor: at the end of the Universe is a sensory and artistic journey through space at time-bending speeds. This stunning and engaging production, from the company that created Monster/Clock and Human Child, uses puppets, design, animation and music as Conor and his granddad bring you places that you've never seen before. This sensory and aesthetic introduction to astrophysics for 4- 6 year olds takes its inspiration from Stephen Hawking’s A Brief History of Time and Timothy Ferris’ Coming of Age in the Milky Way. Collapsing Horse have collaborated with animator Jody Barker-Rockett and AV specialist Mick Cullinan, using their unique puppetry aesthetic, to transport the audience across vast stretches of space and time, on Conor’s journey. This piece aims, through live performance, music and design, to open up the imagination to the great big universe ... and to experience our place within it. 

Ages:  4- 6 (and for people who remember what it was like to be 4-6!)

MORE ... Dan Colley chats about the show for Culturefox.tv

Supported by Draíocht, Fingal County Council and the Arts Council through Collapsing Horse’s Theatre Artist in Residency programme at Draíocht and the Collapsing Horse Membership.

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The Secret Life of Suitcases
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The Secret Life of Suitcases

Spreacha 2016 - Ailie Cohen Puppet Maker

Fri 14 - Sat 15 Oct 2016 Draíocht Studio // €7 adults / €5 children / 2 teachers free per class / Age 4+ yrs / Dur: 50 mins
FRI 14 OCT   10.15AM
FRI 14 OCT   12.15PM
SAT 15 OCT  2PM - SOLD OUT
SAT 15 OCT  4PM - SOLD OUT

Larry works in an office and he likes it very much. He likes sorting and tidying and generally putting things in order. Everything in its place, a place for everything. But one day, a suitcase suddenly appears at his door. A suitcase with a tiny label. A tiny label with Larry’s name on it. And this suitcase has a mission …
Join Larry in ‘The Secret Life of Suitcases’ as his world gets turned upside down by a fantastical flying suitcase taking him further than he ever thought possible. Follow Larry’s journey as he discovers the thrill of adventure and the joy of coming home again. This funny and enchanting puppet show was originally co-produced by the Unicorn Theatre, London.

Spréacha is Draíocht's international programme for children and is presented by Draíocht in partnership with Fingal County Council.

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"Completely Delightful." ★★★★ Scotsman

"A charming, ingenious piece of puppet theatre infused with a spirit of adventure." ★★★★ The List

"A fantastical life-changing journey... the sheer craft and invention is a constant stream of delightfully quirky surprises." ★★★★ The Herald

Create Dance Project - Winter 2016

Create Dance Project - Winter 2016

Sat 22 Oct - Sat 19 Nov 2016 Draiocht Workshop Room // €5 Per Child (Accompanying Adult Free)

Jnr Group (Age 5-9 Yrs): 12.30pm-1.20pm
Snr Group (Age 10-16 Yrs): 1.45pm-2.45pm
Cost: €5 Per Class

Dancers and facilitators Mark Rogers and Antje O’Toole continue to work magic with dance with our create dancers, who love to dance and also happen to have an intellectual disability. Parents and siblings all participate. If you would like to find out more about this project, or find out if Create Dance is for your child check out our website or contact sarah@draiocht.ie / ph 01-8098029.

WATCH our Jnr Group in action ... 

 

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Family Day Stamp and Stencil - SOLD OUT

Family Day Stamp and Stencil - SOLD OUT

Sat 22 Oct 2016 12 NOON-3PM Draíocht Galleries // FREE

Surrounded by the print work of artist Robert Kelly come to our gallery, learn a little about abstract shapes and art and create your own abstract stamp and print. 

Family Day Notes:

Sessions Are Free, But Space Is Limited. Max 50 per workshop

Session 1: 12pm-12.50pm
Session 2: 1pm-1.50pm
Session 3: 2pm-2.50pm

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!

Bookings tel 01-8852622

Voyage

Voyage

Monkeyshine Theatre Company

Fri 28 Oct 2016 10AM & 12.30PM Main Auditorium // €7 adults / €5 children / 2 teachers free per class / Age 8+ / Dur 50 mins

The tide is high, the wind is blowing and adventure is calling! Get ready for ropes, pulleys and power tools, wild stories, ferocious storms and far off lands. With their unique style and signature charm, Monkeyshine create an astonishing world where nothing is quite what it seems and life becomes a miraculous journey. Inspired by Jonathan Swift’s fantastic tales of Gulliver’s Travels. Voyage is an electrifying, big hearted epic for everyone over eight.
Monkeyshine Theatre present spell binding, warm hearted theatre for audiences of all generations, made with wonder and passion and sprinkled with magic!

Produced by Monkeyshine Theatre in partnership with the Strollers Touring Network.

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Textured Adventures - SOLD OUT

Textured Adventures - SOLD OUT

An Early Years Project With Orla Kelly and Eimear Morrissey

Thu 17 Nov - Thu 8 Dec 2016 Draiocht Workshop Room

Families: THU 17 NOV, 24 NOV, 01 DEC & 08 DEC  
10AM-11AM

Ages 3-4 Years
Cost: €25


Using two very different exhibitions as a starting point, ‘The Beautiful Beasts’ and ‘Expanding Spaces’, artists Orla Kelly and drama facilitator Eimear Morrissey have carefully designed this series of workshops for crèches and families. Over the course of these 4 weeks our participants will explore a range of textures, form, print and story and ponder important questions like; ‘What does that squiggle feel like?’, ‘What is that lovely beast’s favourite jumper?’ … ‘Does he even like chocolate?’.

For Bookings Phone 01-8852622


This project will also be available to one D15 crèche. If you are interested in your crèche taking part please contact sarah@draiocht.ie or on 01 8098029.
Early booking advised

Draiocht Christmas Craft Fair Sat 26 and Sun 27 Nov 2016

Draiocht Christmas Craft Fair Sat 26 and Sun 27 Nov 2016

Sat 26 - Sun 27 Nov 2016 12 noon-5pm Galleries, Foyer & Workshop Room

Draíocht is thrilled to be opening its doors for a two-day Christmas Craft Fair Extravaganza in November. Come along with your Christmas shopping list and we’ve no doubt our 28 Crafters will be able to tick many items on that list for you. Be inspired by some beautifully hand crafted work, including knitting, crochet, jewellery, quilting, cards, prints, journals, children’s clothes, ceramics, glass work, umbrellas, crystals, leather goods, photography and much more.

While you’re here, enjoy our Monster Raffle with amazing  prizes, Christmas Face Painting, hot chocolate flowing from our Betelnut Café, watch our two Christmas Movies, ‘Mary Poppins’ and ‘Home Alone’ and Meet Fairy Clodagh from the Irish Fairy Door Company! We’ll also have an Elf on hand in our Workshop Room to help small people write and decorate their Santa Letters too.

So pop along during the days from 12 noon to 5pm for this lovely family weekend.

This is a Draíocht Fundraising event. If you can you sponsor a raffle prize please email ciara@draiocht.ie or phone 01-8098024.
Draíocht is a registered charity venue generously funded by Fingal County Council with additional funding provided by The Arts Council.

Meet Fairy Clodagh

Meet Fairy Clodagh

At Draiocht's Christmas Craft Fair Weekend

Sat 26 - Sun 27 Nov 2016 12.30pm / 12.50pm / 1.10pm / 1.30pm / 1.50pm / 2.10pm Draíocht Studio // €2 per child (ages 3+ / adults free)

Fairy Clodagh was specifically chosen by Queen Kate herself to help The Irish Fairy Door Company spread their magic far and wide! Queen Kate is the Queen of all fairies and lives in Fairy Valley. Her Majesty had never chosen a human fairy to work for her before but when she met Clodagh she knew that she (and her unicorn Fána!) were the perfect duo to help Queen Kate in her mission to find more human homes for fairies all over the world! Fairy Clodagh is an expert in fairy magic, she knows all there is to know about fairies and she sure knows how to have fun too!

Meet Fairy Clodagh at Draiocht's Christmas Craft Fair Weekend, tell her all your Christmas wishes and take your photo with her.

There will be 6 x 20 minute sessions each day as follows:
12.30pm / 12.50pm / 1.10pm / 1.30pm / 1.50pm / 2.10pm
Cost: €2 per child (Ages 3+ / adults free)

Pre-booking Strongly Advised (small capacities)

Tel Box Office: 01-8852622

This is a group 20 minute Meet & Greet with Fairy Clodagh from the Irish Fairy Door Company and not a full show.

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Mary Poppins starring Julie Andrews
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Mary Poppins starring Julie Andrews

Cinema at Draiocht

Sat 26 Nov 2016 3PM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc / €5 children

This timeless Disney classic family movie combines songs, colour and sequences of live action blended with the movements of animated figures. Mary Poppins (Julie Andrews) is a kind of Super-nanny who flies in with her umbrella in response to the request of the Banks children Jane and Michael and proceeds to put things right with the aid of her rather extraordinary magical powers, spoons full of sugar and a series of fantastical adventures with her multitalented chimney sweep friend Bert (Dick Van Dyke).

Cert: PG / Language: English / Dur: 140 mins / Dir: Robert Stevenson / 1964
In association with Access Cinema

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Home Alone
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Home Alone

Cinema at Draiocht

Sun 27 Nov 2016 3PM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc / €5 children

When bratty 8-year-old Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) acts out the night before a family trip to Paris, his mother (Catherine O'Hara) makes him sleep in the attic. After the McCallisters mistakenly leave for the airport without Kevin, he awakens to an empty house and assumes his wish to have no family has come true. But his excitement sours when he realizes that two con men (Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern) plan to rob the McCallister residence, and that he alone must protect the family home.

Cert: PG / Language: English / Dur: 103 mins / Dir: Chris Columbus / 1990
In association with Access Cinema

Also on Today ... Christmas Craft Fair

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The Beautiful Beasts

The Beautiful Beasts

An exhibition from The Ark

Thu 1 - Fri 30 Dec 2016 Ground Floor Gallery

Visit a weird and wonderful collection of animal sculptures curated by The Ark especially for children. Amongst these quirky, loveable animals, you will find a flying horse, a tortoise with a secret story and a toucan in disguise! Created by leading Irish and international artists from materials ranging from bronze, woods, ceramics and steel, you can learn about the techniques used to create the artworks and feel samples of the materials used.

The Beautiful Beasts exhibition is made up of some of The Ark’s favourite pieces from its collection which spans its 21 years of commissioning professional artists to create work for children.
Recommended for Ages 4+

Featured Artists
Owen Crawford, Conor Fallon, Luxon Gutsa, Orla Kaminska, Olivia Musgrave, Anthony Scott, Imogen Stuart.

Draiocht's Galleries are open Monday to Saturday 10am-6pm. Admission is Free.

The Beautiful Beasts is touring to three venues this Autumn/Winter season from The Ark on a ShortWorks Network Tour:
Riverbank, Newbridge: 27th Aug - 8th Oct
Linenhall, Castlebar: 14th Oct - 19th Nov
Draíocht, Blanchardstown: 1st Dec – 30th Dec

Family Day Beastly Experiments - SOLD OUT

Family Day Beastly Experiments - SOLD OUT

Sat 3 Dec 2016 12 NOON-3PM Draíocht Galleries // FREE

Join us for some beastly experiments in our Gallery Laboratory. We will provide an array of materials and inspiration for our Ground Floor Exhibition ‘The Beautiful Beasts’. You just need to be prepared to make decisions like, 1 eye or 5, 12 toes or none … all for your own lovely beast.

Family Day Notes:
Sessions Are Free, But Space Is Limited. Max 50 per workshop
Session 1: 12pm-12.50pm
Session 2: 1pm-1.50pm
Session 3: 2pm-2.50pm

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!

Bookings tel: 01-8852622

Shrek - Sensory Screening

Shrek - Sensory Screening

Sensory Friendly Family Film

Sat 3 Dec 2016 3PM Draíocht Studio // €5 adults / €5 children // Dur: 90 mins (no interval)

Once upon a time, in a faraway swamp, there lived an ogre named Shrek whose precious solitude is suddenly shattered by an invasion of fairy tale magical creatures, banished from their kingdom by the evil Lord Farquaad. Determined to save their home, not to mention his swamp, Shrek cuts a deal with Farquaad and sets out to rescue Princess Fiona to be Farquaad's bride.

For this sensory friendly screening the volume is lowered, the auditorium lights are left on at a low level so the auditorium won't be in total darkness, we have restricted the capacity and viewers can make noise and move around the auditorium space if they wish.

Bookings: 01-8852622

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Scrooge - A Christmas Carol
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Scrooge - A Christmas Carol

Cinema at Draiocht

Wed 7 Dec 2016 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc / €5 children / Early Bird: €5 (Book before 09 Sept 2016)

Crotchety Victorian businessman Ebenezer Scrooge (Alastair Sim) has no use for festivity, even at Christmas. After resentfully allowing timid clerk Bob Cratchit (Mervyn Johns) to have the holiday to spend with his loving wife (Hermione Baddeley) and family, Scrooge is swept into a nightmare. The ghost of his late partner, Jacob Marley (Michael Hordern), appears, warning that Ebenezer will be visited by three more spirits who will show the coldhearted man the error of his parsimonious behavior. Regarded by many as the most faithful film version of Charles Dickens' timeless classic.

Starring: Alaister Sim, Kathleen Harrison, Jack Warner & Michael Horden.
Cert: U / Language: English / Dur: 86 mins / Dir: Brian Desmond Hurst / 1951
In association with Access Cinema

Early Bird: €5 (Book before 09 Sept 2016)

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Blanchardstown School of Music Christmas Showcase

Blanchardstown School of Music Christmas Showcase

Fri 9 Dec 2016 6.30PM Main Auditorium // €7

December 9th see’s Blanchardstown School of Music return to Draíocht for their Christmas Concert. The concert will showcase the talent of the students ranging from Singing, Piano, Drums, Violin & Guitar. With some festive inspired pieces along with some of the students exam preparation work it will be an afternoon of fantastic music and upbeat performances!

Blanchardstown School of Music is based in Coolmine Industrial Estate, Blanchardstown and was established in 2007 and has steadily grown since then with a wide variety of music lessons available in all instruments.

www.blanchmusic.com

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Family Day Open Studio with Artist Jole Bortoli

Family Day Open Studio with Artist Jole Bortoli

Sat 10 Dec 2016 10AM-10.45AM & 11AM-11.45AM First Floor Gallery // FREE

These Open Studio sessions are designed for members of the public and families to drop in and meet our Artist in Residence, Jole Bortoli.
Explore her studio space in our First Floor Gallery and work creatively alongside Jole to respond to ‘The Beautiful Beasts’ exhibition, situated in our Ground Floor Gallery

Sessions are free. Please pre-register with the Box Office on tel: 01-8852622

Christmas Elf Making Workshop 2016

Christmas Elf Making Workshop 2016

Sat 17 Dec 2016 Draiocht Workshop Room // €10 Per Child (Accompanying Adult Free)

WORKSHOP 1: 4-6 YEARS: 10.30AM-12PM (SOLD OUT)
WORKSHOP 2: 7-9 YEARS: 1PM-2.30PM

Santa is so busy at Christmas time - can you make a Christmas Elf to help him out? Your Elf’s help might be required on Christmas Eve during your sleep! Wearing old clothes or an overall is a good idea. All materials will be provided and early booking is advised.

Phone Draíocht's Box Office on 01-8852622.
Please adhere to age recommendations: workshops have been especially catered for this age range. All children must be accompanied by an adult and all adults must be accompanied by a child. 
 

Carols for Christmas 2016
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Carols for Christmas 2016

New Dublin Voices with Guest Choir St Brigid’s NS Choir, Castleknock

Sat 17 Dec 2016 3PM & 8PM Main Auditorium // €15 / €12 conc / Family of 4: €40

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 everyone - whether young or young at heart! Pop in from the cold outside, sit back and enjoy the arrival of Christmas.

Director: Bernie Sherlock
Guest Choir St Brigid’s NS Choir, Castleknock, conductor Niamh Williams.

To book a family of 4 Phone 01 8852622

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Sleeping Beauty The Panto

Sleeping Beauty The Panto

Coolmine Panto Group

Fri 6 - Sun 22 Jan 2017 Main Auditorium // €20 / €17 conc

FRI 06 – SUN 22 JAN 2017

FRI 06   7.30PM /
SAT 07  2PM & 7.30PM / SUN 08  1PM & 5PM /
THU 12  7.30PM / FRI 13  7.30PM /
SAT 14   2PM & 7.30PM / SUN 15  1PM & 5PM /
WED 18  7.30PM (AUTISM FRIENDLY SHOW) /
THU 19   7.30PM / FRI 20  7.30PM /
SAT 21   2PM & 7.30PM / SUN 22  2PM

A Pantomime for all the family, Sleeping Beauty is a classic fairy tale about a beautiful Princess, an enchanted spinning wheel and a handsome Prince. The legend that transcends time begins with a christening, a jealous fairy called Magnificent and her evil spell at the Princess’s birthday party. But there to help is Auntie Dolly Dollar, the Duchess of Dishwater and her “friends”! A Pantomime full of fun, song, dance and romance all spin together in Coolmine Panto Group’s spectacular production.



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