HOMESPUN - A D15 Young Voices Project

HOMESPUN - A D15 Young Voices Project

NOV 2017- FEB 2018

Wed 1 Nov - Wed 28 Feb 2018

We invite teachers from Primary and Secondary Schools in Dublin 15 to apply to be part of HOMESPUN, a spoken word, poetry and performance project, with award winning poet Colm Keegan and Visual Artist Micheal McLoughlin.

Over Autumn/Winter 2017 and Spring 2018, Colm Keegan will engage pupils in writing poetry about their place and their home, complementing Draíocht’s theatre project, ‘Home Theatre Ireland’. This is a project about encouraging, supporting and acknowledging the voice of our younger citizens. The project will culminate in a live performance and exhibition in Draíocht’s First Floor Gallery space in Spring 2018.

If you are interested in your school taking part in this project please contact sarah@draiocht.ie or on 01 8098029 for an application form by Friday 29nd September 2017.

Explore More - Tours for Primary Classes

Explore More - Tours for Primary Classes

JAN – MAR 2018

Mon 8 Jan - Fri 30 Mar 2018 // FREE // Dur: 50 mins

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: sarah@draiocht.ie 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. 

Preparing For Section 3 - Art Appreciation

Preparing For Section 3 - Art Appreciation

SECONDARY SCHOOLS & LEAVING CERTIFICATE

Mon 8 Jan - Fri 30 Mar 2018 // €25 PER CLASS // Dur: 60 Mins

COST: €25 PER CLASS / Duration 1 hour

Section 3 of the Leaving Certificate Art exam paper often includes a question on visiting an exhibition or a gallery space. Facilitated by artist Andrew Carson, this tour gives students the opportunity to ask questions and explore Draíocht’s exhibitions, focusing on how we layout, install, display and light work. They will also have an opportunity to make notes, sketches and diagrams.

Contact Sarah on 01-8098029 to arrange a tour that will help students answer possible questions around gallery installation and exhibitions. All materials will be provided. Please give at least 2 weeks notice. Max 30 students per class with accompanying teacher.

D15 Youth Theatre - Spring 2018

D15 Youth Theatre - Spring 2018

JAN – MAR 2018

Mon 8 Jan - Sat 31 Mar 2018

Throughout this term, D15 Youth Theatre will work on investigating new ideas and horizons. Along with working with Theatre Artists in Residence, Collapsing Horse, over the February mid-term and film-maker Kilian Waters, we plan to push out of our workshop space and engage with some of our national institutions with a visit to Collins Barracks and IMMA as well as engaging with Draíocht’s Incubate Artists to see and respond to contemporary art.

Youth Theatre gives young people aged between 14-18 years a space to create, express themselves and explore ideas. If you would like to find out more about D15YT please get in touch with sarah@draiocht.ie or on 01 8098029 for further information.

Draíocht’s Artist in Your Classroom Initiative - Jan-March 2018

Draíocht’s Artist in Your Classroom Initiative - Jan-March 2018

Workshops In Your Classroom With Draíocht’s Artists

Mon 15 Jan - Fri 16 Mar 2018

MON 15 JAN - FRI 16 MAR 2018
This programme aims to provide a range of high quality arts experiences for pupils and teachers in your own classroom, using Draíocht’s professional artists, at Primary level. Your school can choose from the range of specially selected and purposefully created school workshops below. This Season, pupils will have the opportunity to create and perform, to dance and move, and to play and squash clay. Workshops are tailored to your class’s age and abilities and will work with two separate classes each day.

Clay In Your Classroom
Age Range: 3rd-6th Class  Duration: 2 Class Group Workshops Of 2 Hours
Artist: Deirdre O’Reilly
Slap it, bang it, thump it, texture it! Create three dimensional animals and clay models with Ceramic Artist Deirdre O'Reilly. This in-depth ceramic workshop will concentrate on using 3-dimensional clay shapes as a starting point for model making. During these workshops, the children will be equipped with new skills and knowledge of how to create the most adventurous of 3D models with fine textured detail applied. A must-do cross curricular creative workshop for your class.


Drama In Your Classroom
Age Range: Adaptable To All Age Ranges
Duration: Junior/Senior Infants: 4 Class Group Workshops Of 45 Mins
2nd Class+: 2 Class Group Workshops Of 1.5 hours
Artist: Eimear Morrissey
Using some of our favourite fairytales as a starting point, facilitator Eimear introduces pupils to the wonderful world of theatre through imaginative storytelling and fun collective group games. The workshop will explore different ways of engaging the imagination, of thinking creatively, seeing, listening, new ways of communicating and expression, as well as building confidence. Pupils will work together towards a common goal of creating a short improvised performance piece, giving them the opportunity to experience the creation of something from nothing!


Dance In Your Classroom
Age Range: Adaptable To All Age Ranges
Duration: 4 Class Group Workshops Of 45 Mins
Artist: Antje O Toole
Leap like a frog, scurry like a mouse, strut like a peacock. Facilitator Antje will introduce pupils to the wonderful world of dance and movement through the use of animals and how they move and shake. The workshop will encourage your pupils to think about dance and movement in an imaginative and creative way, to have fun responding to music, to enjoy swinging your arms, bobbing your head and expressing themselves through the freedom of movement and dance.

Workshop Notes & Bookings:
Workshops can take place from MON 15 JAN - FRI 16 MAR 2018 on a date of your choosing.
Closing date for Bookings is Friday 02 FEBRUARY 2018 through Draíocht’s Box Office tel: 01-8852622.
The programme is offered on a first come first serve basis and is restricted to schools within the Dublin 15 area. Cost per day €150. All materials are provided. Schools are welcome to make multiple bookings, subject to artist availability, but due to budgetary constraints the above subsidised workshop rate is limited to two days per school. For further details please contact Sarah on 01-809 8029 or email sarah@draiocht.ie

Fingal Film Club Short Courses: Behind the Camera

Fingal Film Club Short Courses: Behind the Camera

In Collaboration with D15 Youth Theatre

Tue 30 Jan - Sat 24 Feb 2018 Draiocht Workshop Room // Course Fee: €15

With Kilian Waters of Shoot To Kill Productions
TUE 30 JAN / TUE 06 FEB / TUE 13 FEB  7PM-9PM 
& SAT 24 FEB 10.30AM-4PM
COURSE FEE: €15   Age Range: 14-18 Years
Places limited. Early Booking Advised on 01-8852622


This short course is the perfect introduction to practical filmmaking and gives the opportunity to collaborate with other young creatives. Kilian Waters will guide participants through the main areas of filmmaking, culminating in the production of live action shorts, written for and featuring D15 Youth Theatre members. These collaborative and fun workshops will allow Youth Theatre members to feature in a film, while allowing you to explore everything that happens behind the camera lens and to gain an understanding of each of the different roles involved in making film, from story, to script to screen. If you are interested in writing, directing, how to generate stories, camera or sound work, or how to cast and communicate with actors, this course is for you! Funded by Fingal County Council Arts Office, Fingal Film Club offers young people the opportunity to learn all about film through a series of programmes and short courses throughout the year.

Draíocht has a number of Access Places available on all its courses. If you would like to nominate someone to participate who may not have the fee, please contact Sarah on 01-8098029 or sarah@draiocht.ie in confidence. Draíocht is committed, within its resources, to access to the arts for all.

Create Dance Project – Spring 2018

Create Dance Project – Spring 2018

FEB-MAR 2018

Sat 3 Feb - Sat 31 Mar 2018

Jnr Group (6-9 yrs) 12.30PM-1.15PM (WAITING LIST ONLY)
Snr Group (10-17 yrs) 2PM-3PM
€5 per class

Our Create Dancers will start off the year by investigating a very large, thick and very white roll of wool! How can we dance with this? How does it feel, what does it do, what’s it for!
Our dancers and facilitators, Mark Rogers and Antje O’Toole, will explore these very questions through the medium of dance and fun! In these workshops we create ‘dance magic’ with our group of children with an intellectual disability, their parents and siblings in weekly workshops.

If you have a child aged between 6-17 years with a love of dance, please get in touch with sarah@draiocht.ie or on 01 8098029 for further information.

PLATFORM 2018

PLATFORM 2018

Early Career Artists, Curators And Collectives

Wed 21 Feb - Sat 31 Mar 2018 Ground Floor Gallery

PLATFORM 2018 is an exhibition and a series of associated events showcasing the work of emerging and early career artists who will use the Gallery as a playful, experimental and creative space. Using a wide range of visual media as well as sound, music, dance and food, PLATFORM provides an opportunity for the public to engage with artists, creatives and curators as they animate their ideas and practices.

Participating Artists, Curators And Creatives:
Ella Bertilsson and Ulla Juske, Robbie Blake, Emma Brennan, Mark Buckeridge, Cian Coady, Gum Collective, Sarah Farrell, Lisa Freeman with Dublin Youth Dance Company, Louis Haugh, Landing Collective (Aliina Lindroos and Moran Been-noon), Eve O’Callaghan, Aideen Quirke.

Curated by Sharon Murphy.

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

Date Night
  • Friends Special Price Event

Date Night

Niamh Kavanagh with Paul Megahey (The Illegals)

Sat 24 Feb 2018 8PM 8PM Main Auditorium // €18 / €16 conc

Join Niamh Kavanagh as she celebrates the 25th anniversary of her Eurovision win with a retrospective of special songs highlighting memorable moments from her extensive career. Expect familiar favourites interpreted in Niamh's inimitable fashion and accompanied by guitarist Paul Megahey. Think acoustic versions of Crazy by Gnarls Barkely, Richard Thompson’s Dimming of the Day and of course the one and only, In Your Eyes. An intimate evening of gorgeous sounds awaits, with a sprinkle of chat and craic for good measure!

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Chris Kent - Moving On

Chris Kent - Moving On

Sat 24 Feb 2018 8.15PM 8.15PM Draíocht Studio // €12

Cork comedian Chris Kent presents his 5th solo show, Moving On. 
Returning with his charming and surreal style, Chris has a new perspective on life. Having moved to the UK and recently becoming a dad for the first time, adult life is leaving him more confused than ever ...

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"Original hilarious material...Among the best acts I’ve seen." ★★★★★ The Mirror

"Carefree, comedic bulls-eye." The Dubliner Magazine

"Fresh and original material, extremely endearing performer." Broadway Baby

"A truly gifted storyteller with a deceptively naturalistic style." Chortle