Maloney’s Dream / Briongloid Maloney
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Maloney’s Dream / Briongloid Maloney

Branar Téatar do Pháistí / In association with Roscommon Arts Centre

Thu 28 - Sat 30 Apr 2016 Main Auditorium // €7 adults / €5 children / 2 teachers free per class / Age 8+ yrs / Dur: 60 mins

THU 28 APRIL / 10AM
THU 28 APRIL / 12 NOON
FRI 29 APRIL  / 10AM
FRI 29 APRIL  / 12 NOON
SAT 30 APRIL /  2PM

When one man's dream of a new beginning collided with the birth of a nation...
To mark the centenary celebrations of the 1916 Rising, Branar have created a new show for audiences of all ages called Maloney’s Dream. 
Maloney's Dream is a theatre show which is set against the background of Easter Week 1916. Thaddeus Maloney has a dream to open a new hotel on Sackville St (now O’Connell Street) on the Easter Monday. With a fantastically talented ensemble cast, set design by Maeve Clancy, original score by Michael Chang and puppets by Suse Reibeisch this will be a treat of a show for all ages. It’s a bilingual show that is jam packed with live music, physical theatre and puppetry.
A special educational website has been developed which aims to help schools to negotiate the vast amount of information available about 1916.
ENJOY A TOUR OF THE WEBSITE ... HERE ... 

Kindly supported by the Arts Council of Ireland, Foras Na Gaeilge, Galway City & County Councils and RTE Supporting the Arts.

Annual Celebration Concert - Fingal Youth Orchestra

Annual Celebration Concert - Fingal Youth Orchestra

Sun 15 May 2016 7PM Main Auditorium // €12 / €10 conc

Following their hugely successful collaboration with Carlow Youth Orchestra at the IAYO Festival of Youth Orchestras in the National Concert Hall, February this year, FYO are delighted to present their Annual Celebration Concert. 
Comprising of nearly 60 members, FYO nurtures the orchestral playing of musicians ranging from 8 to 18 years of age. The four musical staff members work together tirelessly to bring out the best in each and every player. FYO fosters a love for orchestral playing, cultivating musical talent and musical appreciation in an atmosphere of enjoyment and teamwork. Spanning a huge repertoire of music, from concertos to pop songs, FYO adopts a non-competitive and motivational approach to all its activities. 

www.fingalorchestra.ie

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The Toddler Take Over - For Ages 1-4 Years

The Toddler Take Over - For Ages 1-4 Years

An Early Arts Celebration - With Orla Kelly & Guests

Thu 19 May 2016 10am-2.30pm

After the success of last year’s early years one day event, Beag, Draíocht will once again be magically transformed into a big space for an adventure through different art forms: story, visual arts, music and dance for ages 1-4 years. With a combination of book-in and free drop-in events, children are invited to explore the little spaces that big people don’t usually see. Little characters will lurk under chairs; footprints will amble across floors and elsewhere in the small nooks that only children notice. Armed with just your imagination come and help Orla Kelly and our other artists nurture the creative potential of your child … and have great fun at the same time!

Booking opens on 15 April 2016, tel 01-8852622.
Full programme available by email or download here:
boxoffice@draiocht.ie or from sarah@draiocht.ie


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Starkids on Stage 2016

Starkids on Stage 2016

Fri 20 - Sat 21 May 2016 Main Auditorium // €15 / €12 conc

FRI 20 MAY 7PM
SAT 21 MAY 2PM & 7PM

Come join the cast of Starkids for an evening of excitement and entertainment as they showcase their talents with excerpts from Dumbo, Peter Pan, Cinderella, Grease, Aladdin and Mulan. 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.
For details of Classes and Summer Camps check us out on www.starkids.ie

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Family Day: National Drawing Day - Picasso Portraits

Family Day: National Drawing Day - Picasso Portraits

Sat 21 May 2016 12 NOON-3PM Ground Floor Gallery // FREE

The incredibly original Pablo Picasso will inspire us, as we join others across the country for National Drawing Day. Using chalk and scissors we’ll work on creating colorful, interesting, imaginative still life and portraits and learn a little about abstract art.

Family Day Notes:
Sessions Are Free, But Space Is Limited. Max 50 per workshop
Session 1: 12:00pm-12:50pm
Session 2: 01:00pm-01:50pm
Session 3: 02:00pm-02:50pm

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

Learn To Play Music Day

Learn To Play Music Day

With Castleknock School of Music / Mini Music & Instrumental Classes

Tue 31 May 2016 1.30pm-5.30pm // Free // 6mts-8+ Years

Ever wondered what it would be like to play a piano, pluck a violin string or blow into a saxophone? Well, now you can with Castleknock School of Music’s ‘Learn to Play Music Day’, where you can come and try an instrument and it’s absolutely FREE. There are also ‘Mini Music Classes’ available for ages 6 months-8+ years. This promises to be a great afternoon to learn a little about music and have some fun.

Places are free but limited.

Advance booking essential on tel: 01-8852622.

Ages / Mini Music & Instrumental Classes / Times

6-24 mths / Mini Music: Busy Babies     / 1.30-2.00pm
2-3 Yrs   / Mini Music: Bonny Bluebirds / 2.10-2.40pm
3-4 Yrs   / Mini Music: Red Robins      / 2.50-3.20pm
4-5 Yrs   / Mini Music: Pink Bears      / 3.30-4.00pm
5-6 Yrs   / Try it Out: Pathway to Piano / 3.30-4.00pm
5-6 Yrs   / Mini Music: Yellow Bunnies   / 4.00-4.30pm
5-6 Yrs   / Try it Out: Adventures in Violin / 4.30-5.00pm
6-7 Yrs   / Try it Out: Adventures in Violin / 3.30-4.00pm
6-7 Yrs   / Try it Out: Gateway to Guitar  / 4.00-4.30pm
6-7 Yrs   / Mini Music: Green Frogs     / 4.30-5.00pm
6-7 Yrs   / Try it Out: Pathway to Piano  / 5.00-5.30pm
7+ Yrs   / Try it Out: Adventures in Violin  / 4.00-4.30pm
7+ Yrs   / Try it Out: Pathway To Piano   / 4.30-5.00pm
7+ Yrs   / Try it Out: Gateway to Guitar     / 5.00-5.30pm
8+ Yrs   / Try it Out: Flute/Clarinet/Sax   / 2.50-3.30pm

Finding Nemo

Finding Nemo

Sensory Friendly Family Film

Sat 4 Jun 2016 3PM Draíocht Studio // €5 adults & children / Dur: 110 mins

When Nemo is unexpectedly taken far from home and thrust into a dentist's office fish tank, Marlin finds himself the unlikely hero on an epic journey to rescue his son. In his quest, Marlin is joined by Dory, a Regal Blue Tang fish with the worst short-term memory and biggest heart in the entire ocean!

For this sensory friendly screening the volume is lowered, the auditorium lights are on low, 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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KidKast Showcase 2016

KidKast Showcase 2016

KidKast Theatre School

Sat 18 Jun 2016 7PM Main Auditorium // €18 / €14 conc

KidKast Castleknock are delighted to be showcasing their year's work in Draíocht this year. Come see their fantastic students, ranging in age from 3-14 years, demonstrate their dancing, singing and acting skills. It's guaranteed to be a fun night of entertainment with something for everyone. Under the direction of Eunice McMenamin.

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Toddler Thursdays

Toddler Thursdays

Get Creative with Orla Kelly

Thu 23 Jun 2016

THU 28 APR & THU 23 JUN 2016
10.30AM-11.30AM
Age: 2 To 3 Years // €6 Per Session

Paint, stick, explore and discover. Orla will create more workshop wonders, by inventing new and curious environments 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. Dress for mess!

Booking for each session opens at 10am 2 weeks before session date, so 
14 APR - Booking Opens 10am for session on 28 APR
09 JUN - Booking Opens 10am for session on 23 JUN


Please respect age limits. These sessions are designed for 1 child and 1 accompanying adult.
Booking Tel: 01-8852622

Stagezone on Stage 2016

Stagezone on Stage 2016

Stagezone Theatre School

Sat 25 - Sun 26 Jun 2016 2PM & 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €17 / €15 conc

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Join the energetic young stars of Stagezone Theatre School with a show for all the family packed with great songs and dance routines from Mary Poppins, The Sound of Music, Oklahoma, Mamma Mia, West Side Story and Legally Blonde. This is a wonderful opportunity for all their students to showcase their talents in musical theatre, hip hop dancing and comedy. Stagezone Theatre School operates from Draíocht with classes for boys and girls from 5-20 years of age.

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Summer Projects 2016 - Fingal Film School

Summer Projects 2016 - Fingal Film School

With CreateSchool

Mon 27 Jun - Fri 1 Jul 2016

Mon 27 Jun-Fri 01 Jul 2016 // 10am-4pm 
Age Range: 14-18 Years / Cost: €65

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 Fingal Arts Office.

Bookings: 01-8852622.

Rainy Days

Rainy Days

July & August

Fri 1 Jul - Wed 31 Aug 2016 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.

Losha
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Losha

Monkeyshine Theatre Company

Sat 2 Jul 2016 2PM & 4PM Draíocht Studio // €7 adults / €5 children / Age 5+ yrs

Where do things go when you forget them? Losha is a magical creature that likes to collect things, small things, important things, things that have been forgotten. She shares the memories of half remembered stories and explores unexpected worlds where only secret dreams can take you. Set in a delicate world of light and shadows with objects and poetic dance. Losha is a sensitive tale made for or family audiences.

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"A treat for all ages." Caomhan Keane Entertainment.ie

Summer Projects 2016 - Summer Song School

Summer Projects 2016 - Summer Song School

With SongSchool

Mon 4 - Fri 8 Jul 2016

Mon 04- Fri 08 July 2016 / 10am-4pm
Thu 07 July 10am-8pm
Free Concert For Family & Friends On Thu 07 July At 7pm

Age Range: 14-18 Years / Cost: €65

Want to create songs and learn what it’s like to preform your songs live? Facilitated by SongSchool, these workshops are for those who are interested in just that: 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.

Bookings: 01-8852622.

Summer Projects 2016 - Crafty Adventures: Make A Puppet Theatre

Summer Projects 2016 - Crafty Adventures: Make A Puppet Theatre

Mon 11 - Fri 15 Jul 2016 // €45

Mon 11-Fri 15 July 2016 // €45
Workshop A:  6-8 Yrs  // 10am-12pm

Workshop B: 9-13 Yrs // 12.45pm-2.45pm

During this year’s Crafty Adventures, we will scribble magnificent designs, cut amazing shapes, paint, splatter and print in blobs and splashes to create a magnificent puppet theatre. We will then glue together, doodle, shade and dress and decorate a puppet so, on the final day we can amaze with a marvelous puppet performance for family. Please respect age limits, dress for mess and don’t worry about coloring inside the lines.

Bookings: 01-8852622.