JAN TO MAR 2014
Fools’ Macbeth is a red nose version of Shakespeare’s epic tragedy for 5th & 6th class students. In Fools’ Macbeth Shakespeare’s story of fate, superstition, ambition and power is told through the eyes of Macbeth’s red nosed servants - the Lord’s assistant, Lady Macbeth’s lady in waiting, the cook and the scrubbing maid. Through their eyes, we see the impact of Macbeth’s descent into waking madness. Is it safe for them to make a connection between cloaked men and the death of Banquo? What is the gossip when their master is overheard talking about a dagger that is not there? What is to be said when the scrubbing maid reports seeing the Lord and his Lady with blood on their hands? Are Macbeth’s servants innocent bystanders or silent accomplices? Fools Macbeth uses Shakespeare’s wonderful tragedy to enable young audiences to consider the question of social responsibility amidst a feeling of powerlessness in a truly global context.
Veronica Coburn will develop a first draft of her Fools’ Macbeth during her residency in Draíocht in keeping with Draíocht’s commitment to excellent theatre for young audiences. A workshop to test some of the form and ideas of Fools’ Macbeth will be available to a limited number of primary schools in the area in early 2014.
If you are interested in being one of those schools please contact Sarah@draiocht.ie or 01 8098029.
Preparing For Section 3 - Art Appreciation
SECONDARY SCHOOLS – LEAVING CERTIFICATE
COST: €1 per student / DUR: 40 MINS
This section of the Leaving Certificate exam paper often includes a question on visiting an exhibition. This tour gives students an opportunity to ask questions and find out further information about Draíocht’s exhibitions, focus on how we layout, install, display and light work. They will also have an opportunity to make notes, sketches and diagrams.
Contact Sarah on tel 01 809 8029 to arrange a tour that will help students answer possible questions around gallery installation and exhibitions. Tours are approx 40mins with a cost of €1 per student. All material will be provided. Please give at least 2 weeks notice.
FOCUS ON … Shakespeare
SECONDARY SCHOOLS - JUNIOR & LEAVING CERTIFICATE
These workshops are designed for Junior (90 minute) and Leaving Certificate (120 minute) students by Director and Actor Liam Halligan. They represent a performance-based approach to teaching Shakespeare to students of all abilities. In an engaging and interactive way, it will touch on language structure, character interpretation and some scene work.
Workshops take place in Draíocht and can be arranged to suit school timetables / Please allow at least two weeks notice / Workshops must be paid in full before the workshop date / Please get in touch with Sarah Beirne (01) 809 8029 if cost is an issue for your school. Booking is subject to availability, tel Box Office on (01) 885 2622 / Min 30, Max of 60 students per workshop.
FOCUS ON … MAKING MUSIC
Draíocht and Primary Schools
These workshops, in association with The Mobile Music School, incorporate elements of the primary school curriculum with a considerable emphasis on listening, performing and composing – three core strands of the National Council for Curriculum & Assessment.
Mon 24 – Tue 25 Feb 2014: String Along Workshop
10am-11.15am or 11.45am-1pm // Age range: 5th to 6th Class
Fusing storytelling, arts, crafts and composition, this workshop introduces students to the instruments and sounds of the string family. Students will learn to visualise the difference between instruments and will be encouraged to compose their own piece of music, as well as make their own string instrument with twine, string, bamboo and cardboard.
Mon 03 – Tue 04 Mar 2014: Let’s Sing Workshop
10am-11.15am or 11.45am-1pm // Age range: 3rd to 4th Class
Regardless of ability, experience or knowledge, these sessions will bring the entire class together to sing in harmony as a once off Gospel Choir.
Mon 10 – Tue 11 Mar: Let’s Drum Workshop
10am-11.15am or 11.45am-1pm // Age range: 3rd to 4th Class
After a brief demonstration of a range of percussion instruments, students are given the opportunity to play the instruments and perform as a member of a percussion ensemble. By the end of each session, students will perform a piece of percussion ensemble music as a class.
Workshop Notes:Limited to 1 class per school but other classes are welcome to be part of a waiting list. Cost per class €45. Please get in touch with Sarah Beirne (01)8098029 if cost is an issue for your school. Max of 30 pupils per class.
Tours for Primary Classes
Visit Draíocht’s two exhibitions spaces, encourage students to examine and voice their opinion about the artist and their work and explore the rest of the building including our two theatre spaces, backstage and dressing rooms. Please book with Sarah, e: email@example.com or phone 01-809 8029. Tours will take approx 50 minutes, are free, but are subject to availability. Class numbers are restricted to 30 students with accompanying teacher.
Discover Art - with Jim Cathcart
Visual Arts – Youth Pilot Project
THURSDAYS 4.30PM - 5.30PM
4 WEEKS 06, 13, 20 & 27 March 2014
Draíocht Workshop Room // Course fee €15 for 4 workshops
Using his exhibitions ‘Them that work the hardest…’ as a starting point, Jim Cathcart will facilitate four visual arts sessions over the month of March for young people aged between 13-18 years.
The workshops aim to provide an opportunity to create art, work with a professional artist, learn different techniques and find different ways of expressing yourself. So, if you love to draw or are interested in creating artwork, drop in or find out more information by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
Booking through Draíocht’s Box Office on 01-885 2622.
Family Day: Simple Paper Maker
Like magic, a sheet of paper can transform into something very different, with just a few folds. During this family day we will show you how to make some amazing origami designs - go away with a paper boat that floats or a plane that flies … maybe even a frog that jumps!
Family Day Notes: No booking necessary/ 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!
Discover Theatre / Workshop: Introduction to Physical Theatre
Theatre Talks And Workshops for 14-18 Year olds
This is a chance to find out more about Theatre. Each session will be a mixture of games, improvisation, voice works, technical theatre, working from scripts and production talks. Keep an eye on our website over the next few months for upcoming talks and practical workshops, as well as facilitated visits to professional shows:
Sunday 26 Jan 12pm-2pm // Workshop: Introduction to Theatre // €2
Sunday 23 Feb 12pm-1pm // Production Talk: Costume and Set Design // Free
Sunday 30 Mar 12pm-2pm // Workshop: Introduction to Physical Theatre // €2
Booking through Draíocht’s Box Office on 01-885 2622. Limited Availability.
Primary School Film Screening in Draiocht - In association with the Irish Film institute
Set in 1984 Manchester and inspired by real events, Believe is a funny and touching fictional tale about the legendary Manchester United football manager, Sir Matt Busby, who helps a wayward boy fulfil his dream. An act of petty crime by 11 year old Georgie becomes a collision of fate as Sir Matt tracks him down, only to discover that the boy is an extraordinarily gifted footballer and captain of a team of unruly talents.
Film details: UK ● 2013 ● Drama ● 94 min ● Director: David Scheinmann
School Booking Details:
Suitable for 4th, 5th & 6th class pupils
Cost:€2 per student. 2 teachers free per class.
Booking tel: 01-8852622
Please let us know about any special needs at time of booking.
Includes an Introduction on the morning by the Education Dept of the IFI.
The Secret of Q
Spreacha 2014 - Het Filiaal - The Netherlands
GOING ON SALE SHORTLY
M is ten and has never been outside. That’s just the safest thing to do, says Q. He’s the boss of the town where M lives with her father, mother, and grandfather. As long as you stay inside, nothing can go wrong. Those are Q’s rules, and everyone keeps them - until M’s grandfather remembers something and suddenly disappears. For the first time in her life, M breaks the rules and goes outside: looking for both her grandfather and the secret of Q … A spectacular show, with cameras, puppets, models, and projection – this exciting thriller for young and old will take your breath away!
From the producers of Miss Ophelia.
Draíocht Stage // €6 adults / €5 children / Age 7+ / Dur: 60 mins / 2 teachers free per class
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.