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/



D15 Youth Theatre Spring 2015

D15 Youth Theatre Spring 2015

February to March 2015

Tue 27 Jan - Tue 31 Mar 2015

Now in our 4th year, the Dublin 15 Youth Theatre will work with one classic and one contemporary script for the first part of the year. This script work will later feed into a full scale production in Summer 2015 - so keep your eyes on the website for an upcoming D15 Youth Theatre Show!

If you are interested in finding out more about D15YT, please contact Sarah on 01 8098029 or sarah@draiocht.ie or log on to the D15 Youth Theatre Facebook page for up to date details.



Youth Film Club - 8 Week Course - SOLD OUT

Youth Film Club - 8 Week Course - SOLD OUT

Draiocht, Fingal County Council Arts Office & CreateSchool

Tue 3 Feb - Tue 21 Apr 2015 Draíocht Studio // €2 per week / €16 for 8 weeks

Are you interested in Filmmaking? 

Draíocht in Partnership with Fingal County Council Arts Office is offering young people the opportunity to establish a Film Club in Draíocht! 
This
 8 week course will be delivered on Tuesday evenings by multimedia experts CreateSchool at Draíocht, starting on Tuesday 3rd February.
Time: 6.30pm-9pm / Age Range: 14-18 years

Participants can expect to learn about the language of filmmaking, scripting, storyboarding, crew management and the technical aspects of filmmaking such as framing, lighting and editing. Participants will implement the theoretical learning in practical hands-on sessions over the course of eight workshops.  The goal is to make a film to a professional standard and screen it for an invited public on the last evening.  There is potential to enter the film into a film festival at a later stage. 

Admission: €2 per week / €16 for 8 weeks.

Dates:
Week 1: Tuesday 3rd February
Week 2: Tuesday 10th February
Week 3: Tuesday 24th February
Week 4: Tuesday 3rd March
Week 5: Tuesday 10th March
Week 6: Tuesday 24th March
Week 7: Tuesday 14th April
Week 8: Tuesday 21st April
 

Booking Contact Details:
Booking: Book Now with  Box Office on 01-8852622 (Limited Availability)
If you've any questions about this course please contact Sarah/Leigh, email sarah@draiocht.ie or phone 01 8098029.


  

 



Bartosz Kolata

Bartosz Kolata

Circus

Fri 20 Feb - Sat 25 Apr 2015 Ground Floor Gallery

Photographs taken of the early 1900s circus community in the USA were an inspiration for Bartosz Kolata as he began to work on this collection of paintings, Circus.By combining figures from this enchanting era with modern day people, Kolata explores the humour and absurdity of human nature. With the inclusion of spectacular vintage acrobats, clowns, animals and freaks, Circus explores the dark, pessimistic view that human existence has no sublime meaning or value. 
This exhibition sees the circus, which is usually considered a place of fun and excitement, stripped of these romantic and sentimental ideals in order to learn about humans and the need for traditions and conservative values.
Circus is a compelling, dark, and at times humorous, exploration into human nature through sublime and alluring painting. 

Some background:
In 1915 Fred Bradna became the Equestrian Director of the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus and remained in that position until 1945. They were a part of the show in Hartford Circus in 1944 which saw one of the worst fire disasters in the history of the USA with an estimated 167-169 people dead and more than 700 injured. The show was attended by approximately 7,000 people.

"Some photographs of Fred Bradna's troop were a starting point for my canvases. In these paintings I challenge myself with my pessimistic worldview and believe that human existence has no sublime meaning or value. My works are often on the borderline of being kitschy and comical. That is how I see the circus when it is stripped of its romantic and sentimental vision. In these paintings I assemble different and sometimes opposite situations, using my own sense of humour. By combining vintage acrobats, animals, clowns and freaks with modern day people I try to express the senselessness and absurdity of our nature. By constantly staying with traditional and conservative values, we are unable to deal with our consciousness, leading us to unhappiness and in the end to destruction." Bartosz Kolata

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MORE ... Read a Review by Des Kenny

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



Jenny Fox

Jenny Fox

Distant Thoughts and Faded Songs

Fri 20 Feb - Sat 25 Apr 2015 First Floor Gallery

Jenny’s work is an emotional response to light and space, exploring the concept of place. The predominant mood behind her work is one of dense stillness and unhindered horizon, a sense of quiet and restfulness; an empty place, as if the subject has simply stepped out. Her canvases can appear empty, cold and pared back, but on closer inspection are rich with subtle texture and tone, her colours muted, almost monochrome at times, like the diffused sunlight on an overcast day; indistinct structures nestling within this abstract place veiled by a transparent mist. The composition evolves as the process of applying plaster and oil paint begins. It is these materials, and their application, which creates an environment where things can happen by chance. It is this element of chance which provides the moment of excitement, when the work is led somewhere unexpected . This continues throughout the making process, as the work builds in layers of thin colour, settling into crevices and filling spaces, only to be sanded or scratched back and then re-applied, gradually building a richness of depth.

Jenny works on as many as eight pieces simultaneously. She was brought up in Mayo and now lives and works in Co. Tipperary. A graduate of NCAD, her work is represented in several public collections, including those of University College Dublin, Iona Tech and TSB, as well as private collections in Ireland, UK and Germany.

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



Tours for Primary Classes

Tours for Primary Classes

MARCH & APRIL 2015

Mon 2 Mar - Thu 30 Apr 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. 



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.



The Fureys - SOLD OUT
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The Fureys - SOLD OUT

Fri 27 Mar 2015 8PM Main Auditorium // €25 / €23 conc

Legends of Irish music & song The Fureys, renowned for their hit songs ‘I Will Love You’, ‘When You Were Sweet 16’, ‘The Green Fields Of France’, ‘The Old Man’, ‘Red Rose Café’, ‘From Clare To Here’, ‘Her Father Didn’t Like Me Anyway’, ‘Leaving Nancy’, ‘Steal Away’ and many more, are back in Draiocht this Season. The Fureys have been entertaining audiences worldwide for 36 years, audiences that have included former Australian Prime Minister John Howard, Former Irish President Mary McAleese and the late Pope John Paul while Tony Blair has publicly stated his favourite peace song of all time is the Fureys “Green Fields of France”. Recently Ireland President Michael D Higgins attended their concert in Dublin’s National Concert Hall. 
The Fureys are responsible for some of the most stirring music ever to capture the public imagination. Their folk based music has received standing ovations in some of the biggest concert halls of the world and they credit their musical ability to their parents, Ted and Nora, who were well known musicians themselves. They encouraged their sons to play music from a very early age and there was live traditional music in their house almost nightly. Their emotive songs stir many emotions….tears and laughter, sadness and joy. A Fureys concert is always a night to remember!
 

Michael Harding - Hanging with the Elephant - SOLD OUT

Michael Harding - Hanging with the Elephant - SOLD OUT

Sat 28 Mar 2015 8PM Main Auditorium // €15

Michael Harding, author of six plays for the Abbey Theatre, including Una Pooka, Misogynist, and Sour Grapes and many more for other Irish theatre companies, he has lived a life of writing, reading acting and talking.

A chronicler of ordinary life in midland Ireland through his column in the Irish Times, no one was more surprised than he when he was struck down with a depression in the summer of 2012. His subsequent record of recovery, the multi-award wining book 'Staring at Lakes', brought him to a whole new level of engagement with audiences throughout the country.

To mark the publication of his latest book 'Hanging with the Elephant', Michael Harding takes to the Draiocht stage for one night only. Hear him speak with openness, honesty and great wit on how he continues to attempt to tame the ‘elephant’ – an Asian metaphor for the unruly mind. Hilarious yet poignant, homespun yet profound, down-to-earth yet prone to amazing flights of fancy, there's nothing quite like an evening with Michael Harding. 

Michael has previously won the Bord Gais Energy Irish Book Awards 2013 Non-Fiction Book of the Year and the John Murray Show Listeners Choice Award Book of the Year for his novel Staring at Lakes.

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"‘Often funny, occasionally disturbing and not without its moments of deep sadness, Harding has peeled back his soul and held it out on the palm of his hand for all to see’." Christine Dwyer-Hickey

Discover Theatre: Working as a Choir - Cancelled

Discover Theatre: Working as a Choir - Cancelled

Theatre Talks and Workshops for 14-18 year olds

Sun 29 Mar 2015

CANCELLED - APOLOGIES FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE



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.



The Skeleton Twins (2014)
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The Skeleton Twins (2014)

Film at Draíocht

Wed 1 Apr 2015 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc

After ten years of estrangement, twins Maggie and Milo coincidentally cheat death on the same day, prompting them to reunite and confront how their lives went so wrong. As the twins' reunion reinvigorates them both, they realize that the key to fixing their lives just may lie in fixing their relationship with each other. Comedy drama starring Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader & Luke Wilson.

‘The Skeleton Twins is beautiful, infectious and painfully honest in a way that's normally reserved for someone that you shared a womb with.’ That Movie Show

Cert: 15A / Language: English / Dur: 92 mins

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"By turns, unbearably poignant and laugh-out loud funny, this reveals hidden depths to Hader and gives Wiig a golden opportunity to reveal the subtlety of her range with a knock-out performance." Sky Movies

"The Skeleton Twins is beautiful, infectious and painfully honest in a way that's normally reserved for someone that you shared a womb with." That Movie Show

Far Away From Me
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Far Away From Me

Written and directed by Amy Conroy, Presented by The Ark

Sat 4 Apr 2015 2PM & 4PM / Age 6+ Main Auditorium // €7 Adults / €5 children

Far Away From Me is inspired by the much loved classic fairy-tale, The Princess and The Pea. And when we say 'inspired by', we mean that the show takes the story as you think you know it, turns it on its head and flying through the air until it becomes a very modern, exciting retelling of the fairy tale world and characters of the original. Infused with the wild energy of aerial performance, dance music and great storytelling, bringing your children to see the show is sure to give you a fun family arts experience that will stay with you and will provoke lively family discussions!

In the show we meet Kevin, who is a little prince…at least that’s what his mum tells him. Kevin likes the idea of this, of being a prince on a horse, a beautiful brown horse with a white splotch down his nose and galloping across the kingdom. His kingdom.
From his bedroom behind the eighth door, on the eighth floor of a tall building (one of eight in a row), Kevin can go. And he wants to go. Far away from here.  So his towering imagination takes him on some high-flying adventures. But there’s a storm coming and he needs to decide what’s real and what’s not real as his fast paced fantasies land with a spectacular bump right there on his bed.

Performed by Peter Corboy, Niamh McGrath, Emily Aoibheann and Elaine McCague. Set and Costume Design by Maree Kearns. Lighting Design by John Crudden. Sound Design by Raymond Scannell. 
 

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Leviathan (2014)
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Leviathan (2014)

Film at Draíocht

Wed 8 Apr 2015 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc

Russian master Andrey Zvyagintsev shines again with this powerful drama, his latest after 2011’s Elena, about a man in a battle of wills against the shady mayor of his town. Kolia lives in a small North Russian town. He has his own auto-repair shop, which stands right next to the house where he lives with his young wife Lilya and son. His life takes a desperate turn when the mayor Vadim proposes to acquire his land. Kolia stands to lose everything he owns.

Cert: Club / Language: Russian / Dur: 140 mins



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Will Work 4 WiFi

Will Work 4 WiFi

Cormac Moore

Fri 10 Apr 2015 8.15PM Draíocht Studio // €12.50

Will Work 4 WiFi is a brand new stand up show by Cormac Moore, dealing with the growing social problem of internet addiction. Having developed a tolerance to 56k dial up early in his life, the Spin1038 presenter found himself needing stronger and faster batches of WiFi to get the same buzz as before. A dependency and dangerous addiction soon followed. The highly entertaining and thought provoking show will deal with everything from sleep deprivation to the Illuminati and hopefully inspire more people to seek help and take back control of their lives. Cormac Moore’s regarded as one of the “best comedy prospects of late“ by the Capital Comedy Club Dublin, he was nominated for a PPI Radio Award in 2014 and has supported huge Irish acts such as David O'Doherty and Jarlath Regan.

Dur: 60 mins / Over 18s

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The Chronicles of Oggle
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The Chronicles of Oggle

Asylum Productions

Sat 11 Apr 2015 8PM Main Auditorium // €18 / €14 conc

'Then in a beautiful cloud of Holy, I go out the door to meet with my people, to see if I really am. With the angelus and two and six in my pocket, I am a rich and holy possible Jesus. I stop and talk to everyone I meet: 'Hello, I might be Jesus.'

Meet Pakie. An orphan, a storyteller, an adventurer, a survivor. He may not be the sharpest sandwich in the toolbox, but Pakie knows a thing or two about the history of his native town - from the vicious Vikings, to the less-than Christian Brothers. Pakie’s a laugh a minute … but Pakie’s got secrets. Secrets the God fearing people of Oggle may not be ready to hear. This is a hilarious and heart-breaking story of small towns and even smaller minds.

Written and performed by Peter Gowen (Love/Hate, The Butcher Boy),and directed by Donal Gallagher (Love All, Love, Peace & Robbery).

The Chronicles of Oggle premiered in the Mall Arts Centre, in Youghal in April of last year, before transferring to the Everyman stage. 
The production ran for 7 performances and received standing ovations every night.

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LISTEN TO PETER GOWEN ON RTE'S ARENA ... HERE ...

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"Excellent performance [and] writing ... hilarious ... " **** Irish Examiner

"A comic tale of our times ... startling, enjoyable and sad ... a sharply faceted performance ... " **** Irish Times

"(Gowan) conveys a turbulent upbringing with an infectious animation which has the audience reeling with laughter." playtosee.com

Tiny Tots Tuesdays

Tiny Tots Tuesdays

Get Creative Sessions with Orla Kelly

Tue 14 Apr 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



The Songs & Poems of Percy French

The Songs & Poems of Percy French

The Percy French Troubadours & Guests

Tue 14 Apr 2015 8PM Main Auditorium // €15

Laugh, sing and maybe even shed a tear with the 18 strong Percy French Troubadours, who invite you to join with them for this evening of songs, poems and sketches by Percy French. Featuring all-time favourites ‘Are ye right there Michael?’, ‘The Darling Girl from Clare’, ‘To The West’, ‘The Four Farrellys’ and ‘Abdul Abulbul Amir’ (Percy’s first successful song), they’ll even give you a sheet with all the words to sing along! Having already raised over €40,000 for a variety of charities, this night will be in aid of St Francis Hospice, D15 with a contribution also going to Harold’s Cross Hospice.

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Focus On ... Creative Crafts: Deadly Dye

Focus On ... Creative Crafts: Deadly Dye

Primary School Workshops

Wed 15 - Thu 16 Apr 2015 Draíocht Workshop Room // €45 per class

WED 15 & THUR 16 APRIL 2015
9.30AM-11AM OR 11.30AM-1PM
AGE RANGE: 3RD & 4TH CLASS
COST: €45 PER CLASS


Artists Ian Slattery and Andrew Carson will lead this fabric craft workshop that allows pupils to turn an old white t-shirt into an artistic masterpiece. Participants will learn the process of tie-dye by by folding, twisting, pleating and crumpling fabric and binding with rubber bands. Once each student has created a design, then the magic begins! (Each student will need to bring white cotton material (old t-shirt, pillow case, tea-towel).

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 01-809 8029 if cost is an issue for your school. Max of 30 pupils per class. Teacher must remain with the class at all times. Booking through Box Office on 01-8852622.



Charlie’s Country (2013)
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Charlie’s Country (2013)

Film at Draíocht

Wed 15 Apr 2015 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc

Blackfella Charlie is getting older, and he's out of sorts. The intervention is making life more difficult on his remote community, what with the proper policing of whitefella laws that don't generally make much sense, and Charlie's kin and ken seeming more interested in going along with things than doing anything about it. With remaining traces of Charlie’s traditional way of life with his aboriginal community fast disappearing, he decides to take off and go back to the old way. But in doing so sets off a chain of events in his life that has him return to his community chastened, and somewhat the wiser.

Winner - Best Actor, David Gulpilil, Un Certain Regard, Cannes Film Festival 2014

★★★★ The Guardian

Cert: Club / Language: English / Dur: 108 mins



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The Dublin City Ramblers
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The Dublin City Ramblers

Thu 16 Apr 2015 8PM Main Auditorium // €20 / €16 conc

The Dublin City Ramblers have thrilled audiences worldwide with their unique blend of Ballads, Folk, Humour and foot-tapping music. Their impressive career will be 45 years on the road touring in 2015, with over 30 albums, top ten hits, several awards for best Ballad/Folk Group and, to top it all off, 8 Gold Albums. It is certainly no wonder that they are classed as Ireland’s Number One Group! They have performed at most Major Festivals worldwide! Their music has also taken them all over Europe to rapturous receptions. Led by original and founder member Sean Mc Guinness who plays the mandolin, banjo and on vocals also. Sean has kept The Ramblers (as they are affectionately known), going throughout the years, and they are now stronger than ever. Hear them sing some of their hit songs including; "Flight Of The Earls", "The Ferryman", "Rare Old Times", "Dicey Reilly " and many more . Martin Corcoran & Pierce Plunkett who live in the Dublin 15 area are the other members of the group.

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The Games People Play
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The Games People Play

Rise Productions

Fri 17 Apr 2015 8PM Main Auditorium // €16 / €14 conc

Winner of Best New Play at the Irish Times Theatre Awards and the sell-out success of Dublin Fringe Festival, Rise Productions returns with The Games People Play, the follow-up to their international smash hit Fight Night. Described as “THE state of the nation play for the negative equity generation,” this is a radical re-working of the Tír na nÓg myth. Niamh and Oisín were sold the dream – the house, the life, the kids. But what do you do when everything you ever dreamed of still isn’t enough? The mounting pressure of balancing family and career takes its toll, and one night a series of games starts to escalate, threatening to unravel their suburban paradise. Gripping family drama meets epic Celtic mythology, presented in the trademark ‘Theatre Strong Style’ of Rise Productions.

Dur: 75 mins

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"Riveting ... both a timeless story about two people lost inside a marriage, and a very contemporary Irish horror story of debt, desire and emigration." ★★★★ Irish Theatre Magazine

Family Day: Walking Like Dinosaurs

Family Day: Walking Like Dinosaurs

Sat 18 Apr 2015 Draíocht Galleries // FREE

Could you really turn a shoe box into dinosaur feet? With the help of Draíocht’s artists and your imagination all things are possible. With foam toes, collage and glue, we will take you right back to a prehistoric world.

FAMILY DAY NOTES: SESSIONS ARE FREE, BUT SPACE IS LIMITED SO PRE-BOOKING ADVISED. 

NEW HOURLY SESSION TIMES ARE:
SESSION 1: 12.00PM-12.50PM
SESSION 2: 1PM-1.50PM
SESSION 3: 2PM-2:50PM

MAX 50 PER WORKSHOP // 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!

Booking by phone: 01-8852622.



In Search of Mr B
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In Search of Mr B

Directions Out Theatre Company / Written by Brian Mc Avera

Tue 21 Apr 2015 8PM Main Auditorium // €18 / €14 conc / Early Bird: €12 (book before 07 April 2015)

Brian Mc Avera’s new comedy is an unconventional and irreverent look at one of Ireland’s most iconic writers. This new work opens with Samuel Beckett waking up in the after-life to find he is challenged by his conscience about his irresponsible behaviour as a young man. 
In Search of Mr B is a surreal and humorous evening of entertainment that incorporates elements of music hall and physical comedy that is played directly to the audience. It promises to be very funny, thought provoking and challenging on the early life of one of the 20th Centuries greatest artists. One of Ireland’s best loved actor’s Bryan Murray (Fair City, Brookside, Bread and Irish RM) stars is this warm and hilarious new play.

Early Bird: €12 (book before 07 April 2015)

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Kon-TiKi (2013)
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Kon-TiKi (2013)

Film at Draíocht

Wed 22 Apr 2015 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc

The Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl crossed the Pacific Ocean in a balsawood raft in 1947, together with five men, to prove that South Americans back in pre-Columbian times could have crossed the ocean and settled on Polynesian islands. Roenning and Sandberg’s masterful account of Heyerdahl’s staggeringly brave journey is unerringly faithful to the original story, as we follow Heyerdahl gathering financing for the trip with loans and donations, before setting off on an epic 101 day-long journey across 8,000 kilometers, all while the world was watching.

Cert: Club / Language: Norwegian & English / Dur: 118 mins

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The Illegals with Niamh Kavanagh 2015
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The Illegals with Niamh Kavanagh 2015

The Ultimate Classic Rock Double Tribute

Sat 25 Apr 2015 8PM Main Auditorium // €20 / €16 conc

Widely regarded as one of the best live tribute acts in the country, The Illegals are back in Draiocht with their ever popular classic-rock tribute show. Now in their 18th year, The Illegals put on a formidable show replicating the sound of two of the greatest rock bands and delving deeper into the Eagles and Fleetwood Mac back-catalogues to keep their dynamic live show fresh but familiar to packed venues throughout Ireland.
Audiences really love The Illegals live – an entertaining three-hours of vocal harmony, superb musicianship, unforgettable songs and great fun - served up by a band at the top of its game.
You’ll hear classic tracks from Linda Rondstadt, Neil Young, Bonnie Raitt and others as well as all the top favourites from Eagles and Fleetwood Mac: Hotel California, The Chain, Desperado, Dreams and more … 

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"Top drawer - the best live music act in the country." Facebook

"Outstanding - The Rolls-Royce of Irish Rock." RTE

"Simply Stunning." The BBC

Music And Me Workshops

Music And Me Workshops

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



Human Capital (2014)
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Human Capital (2014)

Film at Draíocht

Wed 29 Apr 2015 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc

We open on a dark, snowy night in Northern Italy and begin at the end. Approaching a stranger’s tragic death from three vastly different perspectives, the lives of two families, at first only loosely linked by their teenagers’ relationship, overlap in multitudinous ways to devastating effect. Valeria Golina and Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, two of Italy’s leading actresses, star in a story based on Stephen Amidon’s best-selling book of the same name that twists love, class, and ambition into a singular, true-life story. 

Cert: Club / Language: Italian / Dur: 110 mins

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Focus On ... Capoeira

Focus On ... Capoeira

Primary School Workshops

Thu 30 Apr - Fri 1 May 2015 Draíocht Studio // €45 per class

THUR 30 APRIL & FRI 01 MAY 2015
10.30AM-11.30AM OR 12 NOON-1PM
AGE RANGE: 1ST & 2ND CLASS
COST: €45 PER CLASS

African in its origin and Brazilian in its evolution, capoeira is a unique art form that blends acrobatics, martial arts, dance, percussion, singing and tradition in a single mesmerizing jogo (game).
Team-taught by two facilitators, these workshops from Waltons New School of Music provide a creative and comprehensive way for participants to develop their sense of music and rhythm, exercise, learn a martial art and be exposed to the Portuguese language and Brazilian culture, while playing in a group and having fun!
Teachers will also be provided with suggested follow-up activities for classroom use.

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 01-809 8029 if cost is an issue for your school. Max of 30 pupils per class. Teacher must remain with the class at all times. Booking through Box Office on 01-8852622.



Tutus and Beyond
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Tutus and Beyond

Ballet Ireland

Thu 30 Apr 2015 8PM Main Auditorium // €20 / €15 conc / €12 (Under 16s)

Following the sell-out success of ‘Swan Lake’, hailed as ‘one of best productions’ the company has done (Irish Mail on Sunday), Ballet Ireland return to Draíocht this Spring with ‘Tutus & Beyond’, a mixed programme which journeys from traditional classical ballet to the striking contemporary work being produced today.
Firstly comes Pas de Quatre - the romantic classic caused a sensation when it was created for the four greatest ballerinas of the time in 1845, who not wanting to share the spotlight, never danced together ever again!
Next up, Sing Sing Sing, inspired by Bob Fosse, a legendary choreographer of Broadway and Hollywood throughout the 60s and 70s.
The second half of the programme features the premiere of a powerful and magical new ballet, ‘Lost’, by Ludovic Ondiviela, who has taken inspiration from Irish mythology and Irish Faeries in the creation of this touching work.

With lighting by award winning designer Paul Keogan, this mixed programme shows the diversity of the company following its ‘wonderful tour’ (Sunday Independent) of Swan Lake which ‘ticked all the boxes’ (Sunday Independent).

Dancers include: Richard Bermange, Céline Le Grelle, Maria Ledesma, James Löffler, Jane Magan, Kesi Olley-Dorey.
 

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Giovanni’s Island (2014)

Giovanni’s Island (2014)

Primary School Film Screening in Draiocht - In association with the Irish Film Institute

Tue 5 May 2015 10.30am Main Auditorium // €2 per student / 2 teachers free per class

This gorgeous new anime (Japanese animation) concerns brothers Kanta and Junpei living a happy childhood on the island of Shikotan until the end of the Second World War when the island’s borders are altered. Russian occupation begins and with the new occupants comes Tanya, daughter of the Russian commander. Inspired by real-life events, this is a beautiful depiction of a childhood friendship which must overcome the obstacles of language, culture and history.

Film Details:
Japan • 2014 • Animation/Drama • 102 min • English subtitles • Director: Mizuho Nishikubo.

School Booking Details:
Suitable for 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.


 



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Eastern Boys (2013)
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Eastern Boys (2013)

Film at Draíocht

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

They come from all over Eastern Europe: Russia, Romania, Ukraine. They are Eastern boys. They hang around the Gare du Nord train station in Paris. They might be prostitutes, no-one knows for certain. Muller, a discreet man in his late 50s has his eye on one of them - Marek. One afternoon, Muller gathers his courage and speaks to him. The young man agrees to come visit Muller the following day, however, when the doorbell rings, Muller doesn't have the faintest idea that he has fallen into a trap.

Cert: Club / Language: French / Dur: 128 mins



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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.



Maeve’s House
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Maeve’s House

Written and performed by Eamon Morrissey

Sat 9 May 2015 8PM Main Auditorium // €18 / €14 conc / Early Bird: €14 (book before 07 April 2015)

It was as if the magazine in my hands had become a mirror.

After a sell-out run at the Abbey Theatre and an international tour to New York, ‘Maeve’s House’ is back on tour as part of the Bealtaine Festival.
This delightful one man show is written by and stars Eamon Morrissey, one of Ireland’s best loved actors. Maeve Brennan was one of our greatest short story writers. Although she lived in New York, many of her finest stories are set in 48 Cherryfield Avenue, Ranelagh, Dublin where she grew up. By coincidence Eamon Morrissey was brought up in the same house. While performing on Broadway, Eamon was surprised to discover his family home in Maeve’s vivid writing in The New Yorker. He was compelled to meet this enigmatic and mysterious woman. This beautiful poignant story features extracts from Maeve Brennan’s writing and presents a moving portrait of two artists in conversation across generations.

She did ask questions about Cherryfield Avenue.
Did the kitchen door still swell up in the wet? — It did.
Were the bannisters as creaky as ever? — They were


Eamon Morrissey has been one of Ireland’s best loved actors for over fifty years. He has been involved in over one hundred productions at the Abbey Theatre and is also a well-known face on RTÉ’s Fair City. Directed by Gerard Stembridge.

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

  
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"Engrossing." New York Times

"Something that comes close to pure magic." Sunday Independent

"A former colleague told me how he delighted in the approaching quick sound of her heels, her beautiful Dublin accent and her laughter. Although there were troubled days ahead, there was no doubt the city loved her and what she loved about the city she wrote about." Eamon Morrissey

Tiny Tots Tuesdays

Tiny Tots Tuesdays

Get Creative Sessions with Orla Kelly

Tue 12 May 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



God of Carnage

God of Carnage

Coolmine Drama Circle

Tue 12 - Sat 16 May 2015 8.15PM Draíocht Studio // €16 / €13 conc

This fast, furious and very funny comedy is about two sets of parents, one of whose children struck and injured the other at a public park, who meet to discuss the matter in a civilized manner. From one-liners to physical comedy it’s pretty action-packed with attempts at having a civilized discussion about whose child is responsible for the fight quickly devolving into finger-pointing, name-calling, stomping around and throwing things. The parents become increasingly agitated, relationships become strained and the evening sinks into absolute chaos.

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My Old Lady (2014)
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My Old Lady (2014)

Film at Draíocht

Wed 13 May 2015 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc

New Yorker Mathias (Kevin Kline) journeys to Paris after learning that he's inherited a spacious apartment from his estranged father. Mathias hopes to simply liquidate his new property and return home, but his plan hits a snag when he discovers that the elderly Mathilde (Maggie Smith) and her daughter (Kristin Scott Thomas) are inhabiting the space and have no inclination - nor a legally enforceable reason - to leave. The apartment, he learns, is what the French call a viager, which, in accordance with centuries-old tradition, will not revert to his possession until its present occupant passes away. Writer-Director Israel Horovitz has created a witty and resonant blend of light comedy and heartfelt drama, in every sense, a mature work and the product of a master storyteller.

Cert: 12A / Language: English / Dur: 107 mins

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Family Day: National Draw Day: Simon Says Draw

Family Day: National Draw Day: Simon Says Draw

Sat 16 May 2015 Draíocht Galleries // FREE

Our family day artists will lead us in this well-known party game with an artsy twist. Simon Says draw squares, squiggles, swap crayons and get your imagination working. Simon Says come along, have fun, play and create!

FAMILY DAY NOTES: SESSIONS ARE FREE, BUT SPACE IS LIMITED SO PRE-BOOKING ADVISED. 

NEW HOURLY SESSION TIMES ARE:
SESSION 1: 12.00PM-12.50PM
SESSION 2: 1PM-1.50PM
SESSION 3: 2PM-2:50PM

MAX 50 PER WORKSHOP // 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!

Booking by phone: 01-8852622.



Moomin and Midsummer Madness (2008)
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Moomin and Midsummer Madness (2008)

Family Film at Draíocht

Sat 16 May 2015 3PM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc / €5 children

A tranquil summer day is interrupted by a volcanic eruption, causing a flood in Moominvalley. The water rises higher and higher in the Moominhouse, forcing the family to take refuge in a strange house that floats by. The unusual lifeboat turns out to be a theatre set adrift. Moominpappa begins to write a play for the others to put on. The Finnish felt animated family are back for a new magical adventure based on Tove Jansson's well-loved books, for young children and big kids alike.

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



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Al Porter Is Yours
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Al Porter Is Yours

Uproarious entertainment with stand up, sketch and song!

Sat 16 May 2015 8PM Main Auditorium // €18 / €15 conc

At 21, Al Porter is the youngest Irish comic in history to headline Vicar Street. Al is a television regular on RTE’s Republic of Telly and is heard weekdays on RTE 2FM with Colm Hayes. But it’s live on stage that he truly shines! Al Porter Is Yours promises a night of uproarious entertainment with stand up, sketch and song! Candid, playful and irreverent, Al Porter is a genuine showman with his modern take on old school light entertainment of yesteryear.

MORE ... Read an Interview with Al in The Irish Times


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"Move over Graham Norton, Ireland's ascendant king of camp is Al Porter. With bold gags and bolder suits, the young Tallaght man is fast making a name for himself." Irish Independent

"Al Porter is bleedin' gas." Jason Byrne

"One of the few comedians that actually makes me laugh." David McSavage

"Hilarious! One of the nicest, funniest lads around." PJ Gallagher

Fingal County Youth Orchestra 2015

Fingal County Youth Orchestra 2015

Annual Celebration Concert

Sun 17 May 2015 7PM Main Auditorium // €12 / €10 conc

Comprising of roughly 60 members, FCYO 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. FCYO 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, FCYO adopts a non-competitive and motivational approach to all its activities.
www.fingalorchestra.ie

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Focus On ... Your Funny Bone

Focus On ... Your Funny Bone

Primary School Workshops

Tue 19 - Wed 20 May 2015 Draíocht Workshop Room // €45 per class

TUES 19 & WED 20 MAY 2015
10AM-11.30AM OR 12 NOON-1.30PM
AGE RANGE: 5TH & 6TH CLASS
COST: €45 PER CLASS


During these Comedy Workshops, pupils will be encouraged to explore their funny side, learn to create humour, make jokes and act funny. Integrating the look and respond element of the primary curriculum, trained comedy performers, from Punch Lion Kids Comedy Club, will utilise elements of our gallery exhibitions, in a fun and innovative way to teach participants a number of comedy performance skills ranging from stand-up comedy to comedy improvisation, sketches to comedy acting or silly story-telling to ridiculous song.

A confidence building workshop in a supportive environment, these workshops are positive, as well as being a great laugh.

Punch Lion will also host a comedy show for kids on 04 July ... read more here ... 

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 01-809 8029 if cost is an issue for your school. Max of 30 pupils per class. Teacher must remain with the class at all times. Booking through Box Office on 01-8852622.
 



The 100 Foot Journey
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The 100 Foot Journey

Film at Draíocht - Special Bealtaine Screening

Wed 20 May 2015 7.30PM Main Auditorium // FREE

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. With Draíocht’s new association with Access Cinema, we are delighted to host the Bealtaine Film Tour here on 20th May, with Free Tickets to The 100 Foot Journey.

Hassan Kadam (Manish Dayal) is a culinary ingénue with the gastronomic equivalent of perfect pitch. When Hassan and his family, led by Papa (Om Puri), move to a quaint village in the South of France with the grand plan of opening an Indian restaurant in the picturesque countryside, they are undeterred by the fact that only 100 feet opposite stands a Michelin starred classical French eatery. However upon encountering the icy proprietress, Madame Mallory (Helen Mirren), the Kadam family realise they may have bitten off more than they can chew.

Outraged by the new arrivals, Madame Mallory is determined to have their business shut down. As cultures clash and food flies, an all-out war escalates between the two establishments – until, that is, Hassan’s passion and talent for French cuisine begin to enchant Madame Mallory and even she can’t deny this young chef could have what it takes to garner even more acclaim for her beloved restaurant.

Directed by Lasse Hallström (Chocolat) from Richard C. Morais’ novel, The Hundred-Foot Journey is an uplifting cultural feast.

Cast : Helen Mirren, Om Puri, Manish Dayal, Charlotte Le Bon
Director: Lasse Hallström / USA / 2014 / 117 minutes /  Certificate : PG
 




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"With its picture-postcard setting and mouthwatering Indian and French delicacies, The Hundred-Foot Journey is a film designed to comfort." The Hollywood Reporter

My Fair Ladies
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My Fair Ladies

With Des Keogh as George Bernard Shaw

Thu 21 May 2015 8PM Main Auditorium // €18 / €14 conc / Early Bird: €14 (book before 07 April 2015)

Celebrating his 80th year, one of Ireland’s most renowned actors and performers, Des Keogh, gets to fulfil a life-long ambition - to play legendary Irish man of letters George Bernard Shaw. Following the phenomenal success of his show ‘The Love-Hungry Farmer’ by John B. Keane, and hot on the heels of the acclaimed revival of ‘Moll’ at the Gaiety Theatre in which he has been appearing, Des will perform in a hugely entertaining new play, which he has also devised, about the many ladies in the extraordinary life of one of the greatest playwrights of all time. Shaw not only shares anecdotes about the loves of his life, but also his forthright views on sex, marriage and celibacy, in this special evening of wit, passion and humour. George Bernard Shaw was the author of Pygmalion, which became the universally acclaimed film My Fair Lady.

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

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Starkids on Stage 2015

Starkids on Stage 2015

Fri 22 - Sat 23 May 2015 Main Auditorium // €15 / €12 conc

GOING ON SALE SHORTLY
FRI 22 MAY 7PM & SAT 23 MAY 2PM & 7PM

Come join the cast of Starkids for an evening of excitement and entertainment as they showcase their talents with excerpts from The Lion King, Prince of Egypt, Enchanted, High School Musical, Chicken Little and Pirates of the Caribbean. 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.



Dublin 15 Guitar Summer Concert

Dublin 15 Guitar Summer Concert

Mon 25 May 2015 7.30PM Draíocht Studio // €15

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Following on from the success of last years event, the Summer Concert returns, showcasing the musical talents of students studying with local guitar tutor, John McLoughlin at Dublin15Guitar.com. The concert will feature a selection of music acts, young and mature, on electric and acoustic guitar, performing both instrumental pieces and songs. A positive and relaxed atmosphere allows students to flourish and enjoy the experience of performing.

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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, hejourneys 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

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"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.

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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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"" **** 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

Tiny Tots Tuesdays

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 / Early Bird: €12 (book before 07 April 2015)

‘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’.

Perfectly marbled and bashed about ‘til tender: a surreal comedy of love, longing and one woman’s intense rivalry with a Charolais heifer. This is a muddy place of simmering desire minced with a loneliness that cuts to the bone. If you are fond of cows and dark humour this is the show for you.

Noni's one woman play 'Charolais' won the Bewley's 'Little Gem' award at the Tiger Dublin Fringe 2014. 'Charolais' was a Show In A Bag production in association with Fishamble: The New Play Company. Written and performed by Noni Stapleton, directed and developed by Bairbre Ni Chaoimh.

 Early Bird: €12 (book before 07 April 2015)
 

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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 Kathleen Tynan 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

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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 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
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
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: HISTORY OF IRISH CRAFTS
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 and 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.

Also coming in August:
Family Workshop: Paper Animation
 // FRI 14 AUG 2015



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.