Family Day: Circus Skills - SOLD OUT

Family Day: Circus Skills - SOLD OUT

Sat 5 May 2018 12 NOON-3PM Draíocht Studio // FREE

250 years ago, on an abandoned patch of land outside London, Philip Astley drew out a circle in the ground and filled it with astounding physical acts. This spectacle was the world’s very first circus. To celebrate this, we are collaborating with Dublin Circus Project to bring you two free Family Days. The first will take place in Mulhuddart Community Centre during the Easter Holidays. The second takes place in Draíocht. Dress for action, bring a drink of water and join us to try your hand at juggling or hula hooping and see if you have what it takes to run away with the circus.
Places are free but must be booked with Box Office tel 01-8852622.

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/ Children must be accompanied by an adult… and all adults must be accompanied by a child!

Sully (2016)

Sully (2016)

Free Bealtaine Movie Screening

Wed 16 May 2018 7.30PM Main Auditorium // FREE

On January 15, 2009, just moments after takeoff, US Airways Flight 1549 made a forced water landing in New York City’s icy cold Hudson River. The poise and skill of Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger ensured the safety of all 155 passengers and crew. Shortly after, investigators used computer simulations to charge Sullenberger and his co-pilot with having put the passengers and the plane needlessly at risk. Clint Eastwood, working from a superbly structured script by Todd Komarnicki, tells the story of Sullenberger’s multiple ordeals with economy and precision, achieving a tone that echoes its protagonist’s grace under pressure. In 40 years of cinematic storytelling, Eastwood has been obsessed with the mysterious coexistence of the heroic and the ordinary. In Tom Hanks, he has found the perfect performing partner—sober, self-deprecating, self-effacing to embody that theme.

Thousands of older people all over the country take part in the Bealtaine Festival each year during the month of May, celebrating creativity in older age. Draíocht in Association with access>CINEMA are delighted to host the Bealtaine Film Tour here on 16th May, a programme of curated films specially selected with older audiences in mind. 

Dir: Clint Eastwood US / 2016 / Dur: 96  mins / Cert: 12a
Language: English
Starring: Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart, Laura Linney

Tickets are free and early booking is advised.

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The Toddler Take Over – For Ages 0-6 Years 2018

The Toddler Take Over – For Ages 0-6 Years 2018

A little event celebrating the creative arts for very young children

Thu 24 May 2018 10AM-2.30PM

GOING ON SALE ON 23 APRIL 2018

This is Draíocht’s 4th Toddler Take Over event which celebrates the limitless imagination of the very young child and the magic that happens when it is combined with the world of artists and the arts. This year we explore synaesthesia with Sights and Sounds and think about really important questions; 
How quiet is yellow?
Can we draw loud?
With a combination of book-in and free drop-in events, children are invited to bring their insatiable curiosity and their adults to explore, discover new art forms, create, play, dance, draw, sing and nurture creative potential, while having fun too.

Booking opens on 23 April 2018, 10am, tel: 01-8852622.
Book-in workshops cost €5 per child (accompanying adult free).
To pre-register for advance information, email marketing@draiocht.ie with ‘Toddler TakeOver’ in the subject field.

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Family Day: Drawing

Family Day: Drawing

Sat 2 Jun 2018 12 NOON-3PM Draíocht Galleries // FREE

Scribble, shade, circle and line. Be inspired by the exhibition ‘MAKing Art: The DRAWing Exhibition’ and along with the exhibition artists, Curator Sharon Murphy and Draíocht Family Day artists Deirdre and Genevieve, explore the magic of simple mark making, with charcoal and pencil and chalks.

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/ Children must be accompanied by an adult… and all adults must be accompanied by a child!