Stagezone Singing Dancing & Drama Classes at Draiocht

Stagezone Singing Dancing & Drama Classes at Draiocht

Stagezone Theatre School - Fridays & Saturdays

Fri 9 Jan - Sun 21 Jun 2015

Singing Dancing & Drama Classes at Draíocht
With an emphasis on Musical Theatre
Ages 4+


Fridays
Stagezone Dance & Drama Classes (Children)
3.00pm-9.00pm


Saturdays
Stagezone Dance & Drama Classes (Children) 
10.30am-11.30am

Contact information for Stagezone:

Stage Zone
Gladys Coyle (01) 821 2280

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Would you like to run a class or workshop at Draíocht?
Draíocht has spaces available for hire which are suitable for most functions including conferences, presentations, meetings, auditions, rehearsals, classes and workshops.

Please call Aidan Gately on 01-8098024 for more information and hire fees or email aidan@draiocht.ie or go to our Room Hires Section  http://www.draiocht.ie/about/room_hire/

Preparing For Section 3 - Art Appreciation

Preparing For Section 3 - Art Appreciation

SECONDARY SCHOOLS – LEAVING CERTIFICATE

Mon 2 Mar - Fri 29 May 2015 // €1 per student // Dur: 40 Mins

COST: €1 per student / DUR: 40 MINS

This section of the Leaving Certificate exam paper often includes a question on visiting an exhibition.  Facilitated by artist Andrew Carson, 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.

Tours for Primary Classes

Tours for Primary Classes

APRIL & MAY 2015

Wed 1 Apr - Fri 29 May 2015 // 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. 

D15 Youth Theatre Summer 2015

D15 Youth Theatre Summer 2015

Wed 1 Apr - Sat 4 Jul 2015

Throughout the Spring & Summer, D15 Youth Theatre members are working on script, performance, direction, settings and staging to bring you their first fully scripted performance in July. DNA, written by Dennis Kelly and co-directed by Eimear Morrissey and Mark Rogers will run on 3rd & 4th July 2015.

Log onto the D15 Youth Theatre Facebook page for up to date details or to find out more about Youth Theatre contact sarah@draiocht.ie.

Youth Theatre gives young people aged between 14-18 years a space to create, express themselves and explore ideas.

Acrylics with Jenny

Acrylics with Jenny

With Jenny Cleary / A mixed Beginners & Intermediate Class

Wed 22 Apr - Wed 3 Jun 2015 Draíocht Workshop Room

WEDNESDAYS, 11.30AM-1.30PM
6 WEEKS / 22 April - 03 June 2015 (no class on 20th May)
Draíocht Workshop Room
Course Fee: €95 / €75 conc
Materials must be supplied by participants. A list is available upon booking.

This class is for anyone who has already attended one of the previous acrylic workshops in Draiocht. In these classes participants will further evolve their personal styles. We will be looking at how to create landscapes in different seasons and weather conditions. We will particularly be exploring expressionism and how to show emotion and moods in your paintings using colours and perspectives.


Book Now through Draíocht’s Box Office on 01-8852622. For more info email emer@draiocht.ie

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 Emer McGowan on 01-8098027 or emer@draiocht.ie in confidence. Draíocht is committed, within its resources, to access to the arts for all.

Music And Me Workshops - SOLD OUT

Music And Me Workshops - SOLD OUT

With Mischa O'Mahony

Mon 27 Apr - Mon 15 Jun 2015 Draíocht Workshop Room // €30 for 6 weeks or €6 pay as you go (subject to availability)

MONDAYS / 6 WEEKS / 27 APRIL – 15 JUNE 2015 (EXCLUDING BANK HOLIDAYS)
Cost: €30 for 6 weeks or €6 pay as you go (subject to availability)

Workshop 1: 0-18 MONTHS / 10AM (DURATION 40MINS)
Workshop 2: 18 MONTHS-4 YEARS / 11AM (DURATION 60MINS)

In this series of music classes created especially for the early years (from babies up to preschoolers, 0-4 year olds) Mischa O Mahony will playfully introduce you and your child to the joy of making music together and the fantastic fun of singing.

Come on this lively journey full of songs and music, using movement, instruments, stories and puppet friends. You will stamp your feet to the beat, wiggle to the rhythm, dance around, play many instruments and get inspired to do it all again when you get home.

www.meandyoumusic.com

Sally-Anne Kelly

Sally-Anne Kelly

upon becoming aware of our Self

Fri 8 May - Sat 11 Jul 2015 Ground Floor Gallery

Sally-Anne’s work is based around the various projections of the self that are presented by a subject and how this can be reflected in the different faces and lives of a site or location. She is interested in exploring the trace people leave behind them in a space and what story this can tell. Her work is an exploration into the discarding of identity, the instability and interchangeability of the self and the curated subject; the different versions of a person that they choose to share with different people in different platforms or situations. Through several methods of mold making, casting and making copies of the subject she creates objects that are based on the subject themselves in a variety of different materials. A copy of a copy, or a version of a version, something that is made from the original, but in the process of making becomes forever altered.

Sally-Anne Kelly is a visual artist based in Dublin. She works in a variety of mediums including sculpture, photography and performance. In 2011 she graduated from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London. In 2010 she studied experimental scenography and movement at the Jacques Lecoq International School in Paris after completing her BA in DIT.

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

Helen Mac Mahon

Helen Mac Mahon

Profero

Fri 8 May - Sat 11 Jul 2015 First Floor Gallery

The work in Profero is the result of a fascination with the phenomena of light, movement, perception and space. They are the result of observation and they function to reveal the artificial ecosystem that exists between the viewer and these intangible elements. They co-exist in a state of continual flux, changes occurring in one facet having a perceptible impact on the others. The pieces are experimental in nature and this exploratory process is as important as the finished piece. The unpredictability of the techniques used is key to discovery, revealing previously overlooked properties and characteristics. Commonplace materials, such as light, glass, and lenses are used, showing their potential to act in surprising ways, distorting and obscuring the very things it is their function to reveal. Maintaining the material's original form is important so it can be experienced in new ways, revealing the extraordinary residing within the heart of the ordinary. The curiosity of the viewer is rewarded as their interaction shows them to be a catalyst, 'activating' the works and bringing to light latent potential in the materials and the beauty of the natural laws that create them.

Helen Mac Mahon is a Dublin based artist working primarily with installation and sculpture. She graduated from Fine Art, DIT in 2013. She is currently a member of Ormond Studios, an artist run collective in Dublin City Centre.

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

Still Life (2015)
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Still Life (2015)

Film at Draíocht

Wed 27 May 2015 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc

Life for the unassuming John May (Eddie Marsan – ‘Happy-Go-Lucky’ (2008), ‘War Horse’ (2011)) has always revolved around his work for the local council in South London, finding the next of kin of those who have died alone. Profoundly dedicated to his work, he believes that everyone deserves a dignified exit, and writes eulogies and organizes funerals for those who wouldn't have them otherwise. But when a new case - an elderly alcoholic in a flat directly opposite his own - hits him harder than usual, he journeys outside London to track down the man's long-abandoned daughter (Joanne Froggatt "Downton Abbey"). Against the odds, the two lonely souls are drawn to each other - and John's outlook starts to open to life's possibilities.

Cert: Club / Language: English / Dur: 87 mins

"Deeply moving and richly rewarding … a film with incredible heart." **** Empire

Jimmy MacCarthy
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Jimmy MacCarthy

Fri 29 May 2015 8PM Main Auditorium // €25 / €22 conc

Draíocht is delighted to welcome back Jimmy MacCarthy, one of Ireland's foremost songwriters.
Having written for major Irish artists Christy Moore, Mary Black, Mary Coughlan, Maura O’Connell and Westlife and released four albums of his own, Jimmy will pay homage to old favourites such as ‘Neidin’, while introducing more recent work such as ‘Andalucian Gray’.

A native of Macroom Co. Cork Jimmy MacCarthy was  singing in pubs and busking from an early age. His first single ‘Miles of Eyes’ was released in 1981 and from there he went on to create some of the most well known songs in the Irish folk and contemporary repertoire such as ‘Ride On’, ’No Frontiers’ ,’Katie’, ‘The Bright Blue Rose’, ‘The Contender’, ’Mystic Lipstick’ ‘Missing you’ and many more.

Musicantia Extravaganza

Musicantia Extravaganza

Fundraising concert to support the work of the Musicantia Music Schools

Sat 30 May 2015 8PM Main Auditorium // €15

Join Musicantia, an ensemble of musicians from Roma backgrounds playing an instrumental blend of Roma, Balkan, Jazz, World and Classical Music with violin, saxophone, trumpet, tin whistle, keyboards, cybalom, accordions, bass guitar, drums and bongos. Accompanied by special guest musicans, this is a fundraising concert to support the work of the Musicantia Music Schools in Dublin 7 and Balbriggan.

Musicantia was set up in April 2013 to promote the integration of Roma communities into Irish society through music education, community arts and advocacy work. It celebrates International Roma Day annually with a concert. It runs a music school for children and young people from Roma backgrounds to ensure continuation of musicianship among second generation Irish Roma. It does this by motivating Roma youth to develop their skills as musicians so they can contribute to community arts events locally, changing stereotypes and transforming prejudice to foster their effective integration in Dublin City Council and Fingal County Council areas and elsewhere in Ireland.

Maps to the Stars (2014)
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Maps to the Stars (2014)

Film at Draíocht

Wed 3 Jun 2015 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc

Maps to the Stars connects the savage beauty of writer Bruce Wagner’s Los Angeles with the riveting filmmaking of director David Cronenberg and a stellar ensemble cast to take a tour into the darkly comic heart of a Hollywood family chasing celebrity and the relentless ghosts of their pasts. The result is a modern Hollywood Gothic about the ravenous 21st Century need for fame and validation and the yearning, loss and fragility that lurk in the shadows underneath.
Starring Julianne Moore.

Cert: 18s / Language: English / Dur: 111 mins

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"" **** The Independent

"" **** Guardian

"" **** Glamour

"Extraordinary" ***** The Telegraph

Puss in Boots
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Puss in Boots

Lyngo Theatre Company

Fri 5 - Sat 6 Jun 2015 Main Auditorium // €7 adults / €5 children / 2 teachers free per class / Age 3-8 yrs / Dur: 50 mins

SCHOOL & FAMILY SHOWS: FRI 05 JUNE 10AM & 12 NOON
FAMILY SHOWS: SAT 06 JUNE 2PM & 4PM


Would you trust a talking cat? You never know, he might turn you from a pauper to a prince just like the hero of this story, brought to vivid life on an incredible sloping stage by Patrick Lynch from Cbeebies. With smoke and mirrors and hidden trapdoors he’ll show you how this sure-footed feline fools both the King and the Ogre to put his master at the top. With a host of puppets, a working windmill and an avalanche of fruit and nuts come and see this classic furry tail - it’s the cat’s whiskers!
A show by Marcello Chiarenza. Adapted and performed by Patrick Lynch. Music by Carlo 'Cialdo' Capelli.

Age 3-8 yrs / Dur: 50 mins

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Tiny Tots Tuesdays - SOLD OUT

Tiny Tots Tuesdays - SOLD OUT

Get Creative Sessions with Orla Kelly

Tue 9 Jun 2015 10.30AM-11.30AM

TUESDAYS 10.30AM-11.30AM
14 April, 12 May, 09 June 2015
AGE: 2-3 YEARS // €5 PER SESSION

The wonderful Orla Kelly joins us again to lead these exciting fun workshops, creating a curious environment, 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.

Booking for each session opens at 10am 2 weeks before session date.
Phone Box Office on 01-8852622.
Please respect age limits. These sessions are designed for parent and child, so the child must be accompanied at all times.

14 April - Booking Opens 31 March 10am
12 May - Booking Opens 28 April 10am
09 June - Booking Opens 26 May 10am

In Order of Disappearance (2014)
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In Order of Disappearance (2014)

Film at Draíocht

Wed 10 Jun 2015 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc

Introverted and hard-working snow plough driver Nils has just been named Citizen of The Year, when he receives news that his son has died of a heroin overdose. Disbelieving the official report, Nils soon uncovers evidence of the young man's murder - a victim in a turf war between the local crime boss and his Serbian rivals. Armed with heavy machinery and a good dose of beginner's luck, Nils embarks upon a quest for revenge that soon escalates into a full-blown underworld gang war.

Cert: Club / Language: Norwegian /  Dur: 116 mins

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Charolais
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Charolais

Bigger Picture Projects

Thu 11 Jun 2015 8PM Main Auditorium // €16 / €12 conc // Dur: 65 mins (no interval)

‘I watch him pull the cow from the ditch with his bare hands, her big eyes rest on me dead calm as he leans into her and she gives in all trust. I hate that fuckin’ cow’.

‘Charolais‘  takes the age old tale of female jealousy and gives it a new twist: the other woman is cow, a literal one, a purebred Charolais heifer. Siobhan’s boyfriend is a farmer who devotes considerable attention to his prize heifer at the expense of his very pregnant girlfriend. Siobhan has developed a homicidal jealousy for this Charolais and is feeling equally murderous towards her snobbish soon-to-be mother in law.

WINNER – Bewley’s ‘Little Gem Award’ – Tiger Dublin Fringe 2014

Written and performed by Noni Stapleton.
Directed by Bairbre NÍ Chaoimh.
Produced by Tom Dowling.

WATCH ... a snippet!

LISTEN ... to Noni Stapleton & Tom Dowling (Bigger Picture Projects) on The John Murray Show

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"A fast-paced, witty, and intensely emotional tale filled with laughter, loss and despair." ★★★★ Irish Times

"Noni Stapleton as performer and writer has created a triumph." No More Workhorse

"Often hilarious, spectacularly humane and still keeping the bizarre elements in the mix ... Noni Stapleton is a rising star." Cork Echo

Pinocchio (1940)
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Pinocchio (1940)

Family Film at Draíocht

Sat 13 Jun 2015 3PM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc / €5 children

Join Geppetto's beloved puppet - with Jiminy Cricket as his guide - on a thrilling quest that tests Pinocchio's bravery, loyalty and honesty - virtues he must learn to become a real boy. The legendary masterpiece that inspired millions to believe in their dreams has reawakened with state-of-the-art digital restoration. The richly detailed animation, unforgettable award-winning music like ‘When You Wish Upon A Star’ and heart-warming adventure-filled story come to life like never before.

Cert: G / Language: English / Dur: 88 mins / Age: 5+

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Songs From The Swans At Coole
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Songs From The Swans At Coole

Celebrating the 150th Birthday of WB Yeats

Tue 16 Jun 2015 8PM Main Auditorium // €20 / €18 conc / Early Bird: €16 (book before 07 April 2015)

This new cycle of songs featuring the poetry of WB Yeats has been composed by Michael Scott to mark Yeats 150th Birthday in 2015. Focusing on Yeats unrequited love for Maude Gonne and the development of the Irish state, poems featured include ‘Innisfree’, ‘Sailing to Byzantium’, ‘When you are old’, ‘The Sorrow of Love’ and ‘No Second Troy’.

Soprano Yvonne Brennan and Tenor Anthony Norton will be joined by a traditional Irish Orchestra, consisting of Irish harp, whistle, percussion, fiddle, cello, French horn, concertina, pianoforte and keyboards, as well as special guests Deirdre Donnelly and Des Cave to read a selection of poems.
Independent theatre director and producer Michael Scott has been writing music for the theatre since 1984 and he has a particular passion for the work of William Butler Yeats.

Early Bird: €16 (book before 07 April 2015)

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The Way He Looks (2014)
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The Way He Looks (2014)

Film at Draíocht

Wed 17 Jun 2015 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc

Leonardo is a visually impaired teenager struggling to break free from his well-meaning friends and family. At home, his over- protective mother won’t let him do things by himself, and at school his best friend, Giovana, attentively looks out for him, leaving no room for Leonardo to stand up for himself. Wanting to experience the world for himself he considers going on an exchange programme, hoping to start afresh.
However, when new student Gabriel arrives in town, new feelings blossom and Leonardo begins to question his plans. Expanding his 2010 short to feature length, director Daniel Ribeiro has fashioned a magnificent, warm and funny film about friendship, the desire for independence and the longing for first love.

Cert: Club / Language: Portugese / Dur: 95 mins

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Stagezone on Stage 2015

Stagezone on Stage 2015

Stagezone Theatre School

Sat 20 - Sun 21 Jun 2015 2PM & 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €17 / €15 conc

Join the energetic young stars of Stagezone Theatre School with a show for all the family packed with great songs and dance routines from Grease, Hairspray, Cats, Guys and Dolls, Annie Get Your Gun and Disney favourites. This is a wonderful opportunity for all our students to showcase their talents in musical theatre, hip hop dancing and comedy.

Stagezone Theatre School is based in Draíocht with classes for boys and girls from 5-20 years of age.

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Summer Projects 2015

Summer Projects 2015

June-July 2015

Mon 22 Jun - Fri 24 Jul 2015

FINGAL FILM SCHOOL - SOLD OUT
MON 22 - FRI 26 JUNE 2015  10AM-4PM

AGE RANGE: 13- 16 YEARS // €55
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 the Fingal Arts Office.

 

 

SUMMER SONG SCHOOL - SOLD OUT
MON 06 - FRI 10 JULY 2015  10AM-4PM
THU 09 JULY 10AM - 8PM
AGE RANGE: 13-16 YEARS // €65

FREE CONCERT FOR FAMILY & FRIENDS ON THUR 09 JULY AT 7PM
For the third year, Song School return with this workshop for those who are interested in 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.


CRAFTY ADVENTURES
MON 20 - FRI 24 JULY 2015
WORKSHOP A: 6-8 YEARS // 10AM-12.15PM // €35

WORKSHOP B: 9-12 YEARS // 1PM-3PM // €45
This year, crafty adventures will take us on an exploration of Irish art, from famous Newgrange carvings and Celtic books right up to Irelands living artists. Lead by artist Genevieve Harden, participants will work with lots of different mediums (paint, clay, paper work etc) and using Irish culture and history mixed with a limitless imagination will create a fun and creative environment. Please respect age limits and dress for mess.

 

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 Emer McGowan on 01-8098027 or emer@draiocht.ie in confidence.

Enemy (2014)
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Enemy (2014)

Film at Draíocht

Wed 24 Jun 2015 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc

Adam Bell (Jake Gyllenhaal) is a glum, dishevelled history professor. Watching a movie one evening, Adam spots his double; a bit-part actor named Anthony Clair and decides to track him down. The identical men meet and their lives become bizarrely and irrevocably intertwined. Gyllenhaal is transfixing as both Adam and Anthony, provoking empathy as well as disapproval while embodying two distinct personas. ‘Enemy’, adapted from Nobel Prize-winning author José Saramago's novel ‘The Double’, is about the power of the subconscious. In the end, only one man can survive.

Cert: 15 / Language: English / Dur: 90 mins

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The Matchmaker
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The Matchmaker

Directed by Michael Scott. Starring Mary McEvoy and Jon Kenny

Fri 26 Jun 2015 8PM Main Auditorium // €18 / €14 conc / Early Bird: €14 (book before 07 April 2015)

Michael Scott’s iconic production of John B Keane’s hit comedy play The Matchmaker returns starring two of Ireland’s favourite actors, Mary McEvoy and Jon Kenny. Together they play a myriad of characters in this hilarious and earthy dramatic comedy. The play follows the efforts of Dicky Mick Dicky O Connor to make matches for the lonely and lovelorn. Keane, an avid observer of people and the cultures that bind and create their view of the world uses ‘The Matchmaker’ as an exploration of rural loneliness. Using his inimitable way with words and his sense of devilment and wit, Keane delves into the longings, hungers, fears and foibles of this collection of lonely country people and creates a marvellously colourful world, taking us back to a simpler time, when phones were few and far between and the only web was one left behind by spiders!

Early Bird: €14 (book before 07 April 2015)

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Rainy Days

Rainy Days

July & August

Wed 1 Jul - Mon 31 Aug 2015 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.

Punch Lion Kids Comedy Club
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Punch Lion Kids Comedy Club

Sat 4 Jul 2015 2PM & 4PM / Age 6+ Draíocht Studio // €7 adults / €5 children

A family friendly stand-up comedy show for little Kids and BIG Kids (but no goats!). Enjoy top comedians with silly jokes that will make you giggle and grin and laugh out loud. MC is Andrew Stanley from ‘The Comedy Cellar’ and ‘The Laughter Lounge’. With special guests, award winning comedian and actor, Sharon Mannion; Kevin Gildea from ‘Father Ted’ and super funny sketches from Foil, Arms & Hog. The big kid behind this awesome, friendly, funny club is Mark Stanley a.k.a. Punch Lion, a finalist in Channel 4’s ‘So You Think You’re Funny’ Competition and co-producer of the first festival of comedy for children, ‘FunnyFest’ in The Ark (2014). Come to the shows for knock, knock jokes, silly songs, nonsense word play and stories of pongs! Big loud mime and funny faces. Laughing out loud at weird voices!

Dur 55 mins

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Draiocht and The Connect Club 2015

Draiocht and The Connect Club 2015

Mon 6 - Fri 17 Jul 2015

This July Draíocht is delighted to be back, once again, working with the Daughters of Charity’s Summer Camp ’The Connect Club’ in Laurel Lodge. The camp, catering for young people with varying degrees of intellectual disability aims to provide an outlet that is fun and focused on the individual’s likes and interests.

Over the last number of years Draíocht has partnered with the Connect Club over the summer and our artists have facilitated drama, dance, music and visual art, encouraging participants to work on their individual creativity and style. Workshops are for ages 12-18 years.

For Further information on these workshops please contact ruth.walsh@docservice.ie

Beag … A Little Event Celebrating Early Arts

Beag … A Little Event Celebrating Early Arts

For 0-4 Year Olds

Mon 13 - Wed 15 Jul 2015

Beag is a little event celebrating the limitless imagination of the very young and the magic that happens when it is combined with the world of the arts.

Sign up now to receive our Beag Updates and we'll let you know our exciting plans for 0-4 year olds over these 3 days in July … Email: sarah@draiocht.ie or phone Box Office on 01-885 2622.

Marc Guinan

Marc Guinan

Thu 23 Jul - Sat 3 Oct 2015 Ground Floor Gallery

Guinan’s physical exploitation of paint forces the viewer to reconsider the difference between paint and illustration. His work directly questions the space in which his paintings are shown, whilst unlocking the possibilities concerning the materiality of paint. Throughout his practice, paint becomes a conjuring tool and coupled with preconceived human ideas on traditional aesthetics, Guinan is at home. He creates schematic, sculptural environments through the medium of paint that invite a dialogue of provocation through proportion, form and colour. Guinan’s intention is to unfold a series of questions around the traditional and conventional ways of thinking concerning painting and its presentation within the gallery space. By diverting his paintings away from the canvas, each piece develops an organic feel. Guinan invites the viewer’s eye to travel between movement and stillness. Each piece of work is independent and autonomous, altering the material qualities of paint and yet each work is also part of a series in which a mode of action and reaction may be experienced.

Marc Guinan is a local artist living in Ongar, Dublin 15. A final year student in DIT, with a background in construction, he has continually allowed this combined experience to influence and inform his art making practice. This experience has also complimented and defined his line of inquiry and his ability to experiment and push the boundaries of paint.

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

Family Workshop: Deadly Dyes

Family Workshop: Deadly Dyes

With Jenny Cleary

Fri 7 Aug 2015 Draíocht Workshop Room // €10 per child per workshop

DEADLY DYES // FRI 07 AUG 2015
DRAÍOCHT WORKSHOP ROOM
€10 PER CHILD PER WORKSHOP

Workshop 1: 7-10 years / 11AM-12.30PM
Workshop 2: 11-13 years / 1-2.30PM

Join artist Jenny Cleary in August to turn an old white T-shirt into an artistic masterpiece using Tie-Dye techniches. All materials will be provided but wearing old clothes or an overall is a good idea. Early booking advised as these workshops will sell out fast!

Phone Draíocht's Box Office on 01-885 2622. Please adhere to age recommendations as workshops have been especially catered for this age range.

Also coming on 14 August:
Family Workshop: Paper Animation
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Family Workshop: Paper Animation

Family Workshop: Paper Animation

With Jenny Cleary

Fri 14 Aug 2015

DRAÍOCHT WORKSHOP ROOM
€10 PER CHILD PER WORKSHOP

Workshop 1: 7-10 years / 11AM-12.30PM
Workshop 2: 11-13 years / 1-2.30PM

Join artist Jenny Cleary in August to create your own paper animation at Draíocht. All materials will be provided but wearing old clothes or an overall is a good idea. Early booking advised as these workshops will sell out fast!

Phone Draíocht's Box Office on 01-885 2622. Please adhere to age recommendations as workshops have been especially catered for this age range.

Lock Up Your Husbands
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Lock Up Your Husbands

The Nualas

Sat 19 Sep 2015 8PM Main Auditorium // €18 / €15 conc

Ireland’s favourite all-girl music-comedy sexy-singing -sensation trio are hitting the road again with an all-new show ...

In their most dangerous show ever The Nualas break the mould they made previously with a deluge of new songs, higher harmonies, different keys and slightly shorter dresses, if that’s possible! And there’s more: Expect new Nuala revelations, harder laughs, slicker riffs, and even tighter foundation wear... if that’s possible! When this show previewed in Dolan’s of Leitrim, at least three Gardai and a relationship counsellor had to be called. As part of their ensuing community service (six weeks scooping out litter from the Shannon) the girls were obliged, as a warning, to call this sweltering new show, LOCK UP YOUR HUSBANDS. You have been warned!

Last year The Nualas stormed the Edinburgh fringe Fest (The Scotsman nominated them one of the top five comedy shows of the 1000s at the festival), they sold-out their headline gigs at Dublin’s Vodafone Comedy Festival, and spread the glam all over from Antrim to Bantry.

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"Deceptively dark, twisted and wonderfully witty songs." Scotsman

"Staggeringly impressive three-part harmonies and a savage, biting wit." Metro Scotland

"The songs are brilliantly and beautifully crafted. My word, this is a laugh of a show." Chortle

"Saucy, sassy, racy, ridiculous." EdFringereview

"The stuff of legends." Sunday Mail, UK

Two Brothers
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Two Brothers

Vladimir & Anton Jablokov

Thu 15 Oct 2015 8PM Main Auditorium // €18 / €16 conc

Following their hugely successful debut Irish tour Violin maestro Vladimir is once again delighted to share the stage with his equally gifted younger brother Anton. Two Brothers celebrates popular classical music by the great composers - where Vladimir and Anton highlight pieces from their Russian heritage - mixed with well-known favourites from the stage and screen.
During the last ten years, Vladimir Jablokov has established himself as one of the brightest young stars on the Irish classical scene, with concerts and recordings that show his love of both Viennese music and contemporary pop / crossover.
Now the talented maestro joins forces with his brother Anton, himself a dazzling violinist with a flair for daring improvisation, which showcases their almost telepathic skills and intuition as sibling musicians. Sons of a gifted Russian violinist and conductor the brothers have been playing together for almost twenty years. Pushing each other on to greater heights of artistic expression, joyful harmony and thrilling clashes, this is sibling rivalry soundtracked like you have never heard it before.
Completing the gifted trio for these concerts will be pianist Adam Kuruc, Vladimir’s longtime arranger and co-producer. Hear pieces such as, ‘If I were a Rich Man’, ‘Sunrise Sunset’, ‘Dark Is The Night’, ‘Kalinka’ and ‘Those Were The Days’ as well as well known themes from Dr Zhivago, The Godfather, Scent of a Woman and other cinema favourites.

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