Preparing For Section 3 - Art Appreciation

Preparing For Section 3 - Art Appreciation

SECONDARY SCHOOLS & LEAVING CERTIFICATE

Mon 4 Jan - Tue 31 May 2016 // €1 per student // Dur: 60 Mins

COST: €1 PER STUDENT / Duration 1 hour

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

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

Stagezone Singing Dancing & Drama Classes at Draiocht

Stagezone Singing Dancing & Drama Classes at Draiocht

Stagezone Theatre School - Fridays & Saturdays

Fri 8 Jan - Sat 18 Jun 2016

Singing Dancing & Drama Classes at Draíocht
With an emphasis on Musical Theatre
Ages 5+


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


Saturdays
Stagezone Dance & Drama Classes (Children) 
9.30am-11.30am

Contact information for Stagezone
Phone: Gladys Coyle  087 419 0165
Email: stagezonedub15@gmail.com
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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 Ciara Corrigan on 01-8098024 for more information and hire fees or email ciara@draiocht.ie or go to our Room Hires Section  http://www.draiocht.ie/about/room_hire/

Ruth McDonnell

Ruth McDonnell

GLIMPSE

Sat 27 Feb - Sat 7 May 2016 Ground Floor Gallery

‘I like being distracted, flattered, tickled, even rather upset – but I should not mind something more; I should like something serious. I should like to be changed by more films, as art can change one; I should like something to happen when I go to the cinema’.
Elizabeth Bowen, ‘Why I Go to the Cinema’

These drawings and paintings capture glimpses of cinema interiors and fleeting images of the facades of Irish picture houses. GLIMPSE is infused by Ruth McDonnell’s own passion for cinema and by the years she has spent working in film and television.

Ruth Mc Donnell studied at NCAD Dublin; Medway College of Design, Kent; Dún Laoghaire IADT; and DIT Dublin, where she was awarded a Degree in Fine Art. Her residencies and awards include Royal Dublin Society Printmaking Award; Arts Council bursaries in 2004 and 2008 and Cavan Arts Awards in 2004 and 2013 and a Ballinglen Arts Foundation Fellowship 2014. Ruth has exhibited at the RHA, Dublin; the RUA, Belfast; Éigse, Carlow; VUE, Dublin and in group shows across Ireland. Ruth’s work is held in the Irish Government Art Collection and other public and private collections. This is Ruth’s seventh solo exhibition.

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

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Transition Year Dance Project

Transition Year Dance Project

With Dublin Youth Dance Company

Tue 1 Mar - Tue 31 May 2016

Age: Transition Year Students
Running March-May 2016

Dublin Youth Dance Company in collaboration with Draíocht presents this exciting and innovative Transition Year Dance Programme for secondary schools in the Dublin 15 area. Beginning with a taster workshop for all TY students, a small selection of interested budding dancers will be picked to join with students from schools across Dublin 15 to participate in a weekly Dance Programme in Draíocht. The programme will culminate with two performances on our Main Stage. Young dancers from DYDC will perform alongside the Transition Year Students.

If you are interested in your school taking part please contact Sarah Beirne, on 01-8098029 or sarah@draiocht.ie

Draíocht’s Artist in Your Classroom Initiative

Draíocht’s Artist in Your Classroom Initiative

WORKSHOPS IN YOUR CLASSROOM WITH DRAIOCHT’S ARTISTS

Fri 1 Apr - Tue 31 May 2016

This programme aims to provide a range of high quality arts experiences for pupils and teachers in your own classroom, using Draíocht’s professional artists, at both Primary and Secondary level. Your school can choose from the range of specially selected and purposefully created school workshops below. Pupils will have the opportunity to create cartoons, bring out their dramatic side with drama, draw and create with ink while investigating real 1916 letters. Workshops are tailored to your class’s age and abilities and will work with two separate classes each day.

CLAY IN YOUR CLASSROOM
AGE RANGE: 3RD-6TH CLASS
DURATION: 2 CLASS GROUP WORKSHOPS OF 2 HOURS

ARTIST: DEIRDRE O’REILLY
Slap it, bang it, thump it, texture it! Create three dimensional animals and clay models with Ceramic Artist Deirdre O'Reilly. This in depth ceramic workshop will concentrate on using 3 dimensional clay shapes as a starting point for model making. During these workshops the children will be equipped with new skills and knowledge of how to create the most adventurous of 3D model with fine textured detail applied. A must do cross curricular, creative workshop for your class.

CARTOONS IN YOUR CLASSROOM
AGE RANGE: 2ND-6TH CLASS
DURATION: 2 CLASS GROUP WORKSHOPS OF 1.5 HOURS

ARTIST: ALAN NOLAN
This Cartoons Capers workshop consists of a short, hilariously funny talk by author Alan and then the children join in as Alan gives a step-by-step drawing demonstration of one of the comical characters from his books. They then create their own mini-comic book using materials and help that Alan provides. Every pupil gets to bring home their own comic book.

DRAMA IN YOUR CLASSROOM
AGE RANGE: ADAPTABLE TO ALL AGE RANGES
DURATION: JUNIOR/SENIOR INF: 4 CLASS GROUP WORKSHOPS OF 45MINS
2ND CLASS UPWARDS: 2 CLASS GROUP WORKSHOPS OF 1.5HR WORKSHOPS

ARTIST: EIMEAR MORRISSEY
Using some of our favourite fairytales as a starting point, facilitator Eimear, introduces pupils to the wonderful world of theatre through imaginative storytelling and fun collective group games. The workshop will explore different ways of engaging the imagination, of thinking creatively, seeing, listening, new ways of communicating and expression, as well as building confidence. Pupils will work together towards a common goal of creating a short improvised performance piece, giving pupils the opportunity to experience the creation of something from nothing!

DRAWING & HISTORY IN YOUR CLASSROOM
LETTERS OF 1916: DRAWING ON THE PAST
AGE RANGE: SENIOR CYCLE PUPILS & TRANSITION YEAR PUPILS
2 CLASS GROUP WORKSHOPS OF 1.5 HOURS

ARTIST: GENEVIEVE HARDEN
These innovative drawing and writing workshops look at creative ways to engage with original 1916 letters. The aim of ‘Letters of 1916’ is to give an intimate sense of what it was like to live in Ireland during one of the most significant years in modern Irish history. By engaging with original primary documents, students find a wide range of experiences and learn that the history of 1916 was complex and fascinating. Participants will explore a selection of letters, create and illustrate handwritten postcards in response to the excitement and turmoil expressed through the thoughts and feelings and words of ordinary people caught up in extraordinary events.

Workshop Notes & Bookings:
Workshops can take place from April-May 2016 on a date of your choosing. Closing date for Bookings is Friday 15 April 2016 through Draíocht’s Box Office tel: 01-8852622. The programme is offered on a first come first serve basis and is restricted to schools within the Dublin 15 area. Cost per day €150. All materials are provided. Schools are welcome to make multiple bookings, subject to artist availability, but due to budgetary constraints the above subsidised workshop rate is limited to two days per school. For further details please contact Sarah on 01-809 8029.

Sing Your Socks Off - SOLD OUT

Sing Your Socks Off - SOLD OUT

Mischa O’Mahony - Me & You Music

Mon 4 Apr - Mon 16 May 2016 Draiocht Workshop Room // €42 For 6 Weeks

Mondays / 6 Weeeks / 04 April – 16 May 2016 (No Class 02 May)
10am: Age 3-18 Months (Dur: 40 Mins)
11am: Age 19 Months-4 Years (Dur: 60 Mins)
Cost: €42 For 6 Weeks Or €8 Pay As You Go (Subject To Availability)
Booking Tel: 01-8852622

Mischa O’ Mahony returns to playfully introduce you and your child to the elementary musical building blocks of pitch and rhythm and also the joy of singing your socks off. 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 to discover your child’s unique voices.

The Lucky Penny 1916 Literature Project & Exhibition

The Lucky Penny 1916 Literature Project & Exhibition

D15 Primary School Artists With Illustrator/Author Alan Nolan & Writer Brian Gallagher

Tue 19 Apr - Sat 23 Jul 2016 First Floor Gallery

This exhibition is the result of a large scale innovative and fun filled arts and literature schools project which ran from November 2015-to April 2016, to commemorate 1916.

With initial inspiration from local author Brian Gallagher and his book ‘Friend or Foe’, reaching over 3000 Dublin 15 pupils, three 6th Classes were chosen to work with illustrator, writer and cartoonist, Alan Nolan. 
Inspired by a specific moment in ‘Friend or Foe’, pupils were introduced to the concept of how a coin could move across a revolutionary Dublin of 1916, making its way through the misery, chaos and upheaval of war. Pupils worked exhaustively, using themes and hints from Brian’s book, along with learning from tours to Collins Barracks and thorough research with their fantastic class teachers, to begin to shape and build characters and stories that, with the help of Alan would slowly develop into a full length cartoon, full of adventure and peril.

The resulting cartoon strips are now exhibited in large scale vinyl in our First Floor Gallery. The exhibition is accompanied by a full colour published comic book, along with a short film documentary which will be screened at the exhibition opening.


This project has been made possible with generous funding from Fingal County Council and Centenary Committee Funding.


Oil Painting Classes - SOLD OUT
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Oil Painting Classes - SOLD OUT

With Dave West

Tue 19 Apr - Tue 24 May 2016 11AM-1PM Draiocht Workshop Room

TUESDAYS 11AM-1PM
6 WEEKS / 19 APRIL – 24 MAY 2016
DRAÍOCHT WORKSHOP ROOM
COURSE FEE: €95 / €75 CONC + €20 FOR MATERIALS

These classes will introduce participants to the medium of oil painting and will be a mix of theoretical and practical sessions. Some previous art experience would be beneficial but previous oil painting experience is not essential. We will study the historical context of the medium as well as different examples from various genres and periods. We will look at different approaches and techniques to oil painting and participants can expect to produce several oil paintings during the course.
Dave is a full-time artist and art facilitator working in oil and pastel. He has had numerous solo exhibitions and has exhibited with the Royal Hibernian Academy and the Royal Ulster Academy in addition to the Royal Society of British Artists and the Royal Society of Oil Painters.

Create Dance Project - Summer 2016

Create Dance Project - Summer 2016

Sat 23 Apr - Sat 28 May 2016 Draiocht Workshop Room

Commencing Sat 23 Apr 2016
Jnr Group (Age 5-9 Yrs): 12.30pm-1.20pm
Snr Group (Age 10-16 Yrs): 1.45pm-2.45pm

Cost: €5 Per Class

What’s your favourite fairytale character? Can you move like the animals in Jungle Book or dance like Snow White or a Princess? Dancers Mark Rogers and Philippa Donnellan, continue to work magic with dance with our create dancers, who love to dance and also happen to have an intellectual disability. Parents and siblings all participate. If you would like to find out more about this project, or find out if Create Dance is for your child check out our website or contact sarah@draiocht.ie / ph 01-8098029.

Pat Shortt - Selfie

Pat Shortt - Selfie

Thu 5 May 2016 8PM Main Auditorium // €28

The irrepressible Pat Shortt is back with a new show. An entertaining throwback similar to that of the days of D’Unbelievables! In a quirky and humorous way Pat brings us on a journey with his new character Mossey Burke and the chaos that can happen around an Irish funeral that any and all can relate to. Through laughs and punch-lines and hilarious one-liners Pat performs a myriad of truly Irish comedic scenarios that no matter what part of the country you are from you will have seen or heard of first hand!

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"Sheer Talent." Irish Echo, Sydney

"This show is dangerously funny." onstageblog.com, New York

"Well crafted characters ... an overall sense of inclusive mischief!" stagebuddy.com, New York

Jimmy White in Conversation with Eddie Rowley - CANCELLED

Jimmy White in Conversation with Eddie Rowley - CANCELLED

Fri 6 May 2016 8PM Main Auditorium // €25 / €22 conc

We apologise but this event has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances and will not be rescheduled.

Silent by Pat Kinevane
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Silent by Pat Kinevane

Fishamble: The New Play Company

Sat 7 May 2016 8PM Main Auditorium // €18 / €16 conc / Age 14+ // Dur: 90 mins (no interval)

‘Hopeless, helpless, in-the-way person’ … Homeless McGoldrig once had splendid things. But he has lost it all - including his mind. He now dives into the wonderful wounds of his past through the romantic world of Rudolph Valentino, in this brave, bold, beautiful production.

‘passionate one-man show… stunning’. New York Times
‘a must-see if ever there was one’  The List
‘unflinching, intensely physical performance … bristling with black humour'. The Scotsman
‘fabulous dance of whirling words'    The Herald
'dazzling theatricality' The Guardian
‘remarkable…to be in that audience was to experience a rare synergy between performer and the performed-to...Marvellous’ Irish Independent


Fishamble: The New Play Company is a multi-award winning company dedicated to the discovery, development and production of new work for the theatre. Fishamble is funded by the Arts Council and Dublin City Council. Its international touring is supported by Culture Ireland. www.fishamble.com

SAT 07 MAY 8PM  Silent
SAT 11 JUN 8PM  Underneath
Book for 1 show at €18 / €16 conc per ticket
Book for 2 shows at €16 / €14 conc per ticket

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Men at Lunch - Lón Sa Spéir / Free Film Screening

Men at Lunch - Lón Sa Spéir / Free Film Screening

Film at Draiocht / Free Screening as part of Bealtaine 2016

Wed 11 May 2016 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €0 / Free Screening as part of Bealtaine 2016

Eleven ironworkers eat their lunch whilst casually sitting on an iron beam – their feet dangling in the air high above New York, with Central Park and a foggy Manhattan in the depths below them.
Everybody knows the photograph "Lunch atop a Skyscraper," taken during construction at the Rockefeller Center in 1932. But its background had remained a mystery: despite extensive research, neither the 11 men nor the photographer had been definitively identified. When Director Seán Ó Cualáin stumbled upon a copy of the picture in a pub in a small Irish hamlet, with a note that two of the men came from that village, he decided to delve into the history of the photo.

Cert: G / Language: Irish/English / Dur: 71 mins / Dir: Sean O Cualain

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Free Screening as part of Bealtaine 2016 - Booking Essential

"Fascinating ... illuminating ... " The New York Times

"Part detective story, part homage to the American immigrant experience ..." Time Magazine

David O’Doherty Live 2016
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David O’Doherty Live 2016

We Are All in the Gutter, But Some of Us Are Looking at David O'Doherty

Thu 12 May 2016 8PM Main Auditorium // €18 / €16 conc

David O’Doherty, the Lidl Enya, the broken Bublé, is delighted to present a new hour of talking and songs played on a stupid keyboard from 1986. Life is like a box of chocolates, but one where somebody else has eaten all the chocolates. And replaced them with mouse heads and dishwasher tablets.

David has spent the last decade performing at the world’s biggest festivals and has a stack of awards in his pockets. This ‘Irish national treasure’ (Irish Times) may not be ‘everyone’s cup of tea’ (also Irish Times), but he’s written books, been in films and appeared on the telly so he must be good!

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The Illegals with Niamh Kavanagh 2016
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The Illegals with Niamh Kavanagh 2016

The Ultimate Classic Rock Double Tribute

Sat 14 May 2016 8PM Main Auditorium // €20 / €16 conc

After 20 years of packing the crowds in The Illegals remain as popular as ever with audiences up and down the country. Join them again at Draíocht to celebrate their two decades as one of the best live bands around with their classic-rock tribute show to the music of the Eagles and Fleetwood Mac. The show will feature a special tribute to Glenn Frey - founding member of The Eagles and icon of the West Coast sound who we said goodbye to in January this year.
Fronted by the fabulous Niamh Kavanagh, The Illegals always put on a formidable show, digging deep into the Eagles and Fleetwood Mac back-catalogues. This entertaining three-hours of vocal harmony, superb musicianship, unforgettable songs and great fun are served up by a band at the top of its game. You’ll hear all the classics from Eagles and Fleetwood Mac: Hotel California, The Chain, Desperado, Dreams and more - as well as outstanding solo-career tracks from Glenn Frey, Stevie Nicks, Don Henley and Joe Walsh.

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

"Simply Stunning." The BBC

Annual Celebration Concert - Fingal Youth Orchestra

Annual Celebration Concert - Fingal Youth Orchestra

Sun 15 May 2016 7PM Main Auditorium // €12 / €10 conc

Following their hugely successful collaboration with Carlow Youth Orchestra at the IAYO Festival of Youth Orchestras in the National Concert Hall, February this year, FYO are delighted to present their Annual Celebration Concert. 
Comprising of nearly 60 members, FYO 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. FYO 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, FYO adopts a non-competitive and motivational approach to all its activities. 

www.fingalorchestra.ie

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The Toddler Take Over - For Ages 1-4 Years

The Toddler Take Over - For Ages 1-4 Years

An Early Arts Celebration - With Orla Kelly & Guests

Thu 19 May 2016 10am-2.30pm

After the success of last year’s early years one day event, Beag, Draíocht will once again be magically transformed into a big space for an adventure through different art forms: story, visual arts, music and dance for ages 1-4 years. With a combination of book-in and free drop-in events, children are invited to explore the little spaces that big people don’t usually see. Little characters will lurk under chairs; footprints will amble across floors and elsewhere in the small nooks that only children notice. Armed with just your imagination come and help Orla Kelly and our other artists nurture the creative potential of your child … and have great fun at the same time!

Booking opens on 15 April 2016, tel 01-8852622.
Full programme available by email or download here:
boxoffice@draiocht.ie or from sarah@draiocht.ie


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CARE
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CARE

WillFredd Theatre Company

Thu 19 May 2016 8PM Main Auditorium // €18 / €14 conc / Groups 10+ €14 / Early Bird: €14 (Book before 08 April 2016) // Dur: 70 mins

On a hilltop in Blanchardstown, staff are working around the clock. They make tea. They paint nails. They refill syringe drivers. Some pray. Some don’t. Everyone they care for is dying.

WillFredd Theatre’s CARE gives audiences an insight into the day-to-day world of Hospice Staff. Developed over a year spent in consultation with Irish Hospices, CARE fuses movement, live music and theatre, celebrating the people who help you live until you die. Every word, sound and image in CARE is drawn from daily Hospice life. With a little bit of Elvis thrown in for good measure.

WillFredd Theatre is one of Ireland's leading young theatre companies. They have presented work in 2015 at Dublin Theatre Festival (BEES!), Dublin Dance Festival (JOCKEY) and the Abbey Theatre (FOLLOW). 

Free post-show discussion:
Theatre and the hospice - working together to develop CARE. With Dr Regina McQuillan (St Francis Hospice staff), Sophie Motley and Sarah Jane Sheils (WillFredd Theatre).
 

Early Bird: €14 (Book before 08 April 2016)

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"Constantly inventive, affectionate and beautifully performed ... Like the eloquence of Sarah Jane Shiel’s supple design, there is an artful coalescence of technique and theme ... " ★★★★ The Irish Times

"No other Irish company has created work like this in the past, and no other company is creating work like this at present ... Motley and Shiels do not shy away from a challenge and their choice of material is what makes WillFredd such a fascinating company." Arts Blog Feb 2014

Starkids on Stage 2016

Starkids on Stage 2016

Fri 20 - Sat 21 May 2016 Main Auditorium // €15 / €12 conc

FRI 20 MAY 7PM
SAT 21 MAY 2PM & 7PM

Come join the cast of Starkids for an evening of excitement and entertainment as they showcase their talents with excerpts from Dumbo, Peter Pan, Cinderella, Grease, Aladdin and Mulan. 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.
For details of Classes and Summer Camps check us out on www.starkids.ie

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Family Day: National Drawing Day - Picasso Portraits

Family Day: National Drawing Day - Picasso Portraits

Sat 21 May 2016 12 NOON-3PM Ground Floor Gallery // FREE

The incredibly original Pablo Picasso will inspire us, as we join others across the country for National Drawing Day. Using chalk and scissors we’ll work on creating colorful, interesting, imaginative still life and portraits and learn a little about abstract art.

Family Day Notes:
Sessions Are Free, But Space Is Limited. Max 50 per workshop
Session 1: 12:00pm-12:50pm
Session 2: 01:00pm-01:50pm
Session 3: 02:00pm-02:50pm

Dress for Mess/ Unless otherwise stated workshops are designed for children from 5-10 years, though younger and older siblings are welcome to take part/ Please be aware that Draíocht’s Family Days are not designed for groups/ All children must be accompanied by an adult… and all adults must be accompanied by a child!

Bookings tel: 01-8852622

Cheshire Cats by Gail Young
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Cheshire Cats by Gail Young

Coolmine Drama Circle

Tue 24 - Sat 28 May 2016 8.15PM Draíocht Studio // €16 / €13 conc

Grown women, aching feet and charity; Cheshire Cats is a cross between a girl's night out and a real mission to support a cause close to many hearts. This is the story of a group of women planning to participate in the Moonwalk in aid of the Breast Cancer Charity. Five women are attempting to walk 13 miles in their decorated bras and brand new runners, but the sixth member of their team doesn't seem up for the challenge. It follows this team of women training for and participating in the charity race and is a comic drama to pay tribute to charity walkers, race organisers and marshals everywhere. 

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The Lady in the Van
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The Lady in the Van

Film at Draiocht / Based on a true story by Alan Bennett

Wed 25 May 2016 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc

It’s the late 1960s and Alan Bennett (Alex Jennings) has just moved to leafy Gloucester Crescent in Camden. No sooner has he arrived than he encounters Miss Shepherd (Maggie Smith), a destitute and short-tempered lady of an indeterminate age who resides in her van up the street. When she outstays her welcome with the neighbours, Bennett takes pity on her and allows her to park the van in his driveway, not realising that she will remain there until her death 15 years later.

Cert: 12A / Language: English / Dur: 104 mins / Dir: Nicholas Hytner

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Vladimir Jablokov - ​One Night in Vienna
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Vladimir Jablokov - ​One Night in Vienna

Vladimir Jablokov & Guests

Thu 26 May 2016 8PM Main Auditorium // €25 / €23 conc

Vladimir is delighted to announce the return of his warmly received classical show 'One Night In Vienna'. Join him as he plays some of the most beautiful classical melodies from the Romantic era of The Strauss Family. This very special show will highlight the more traditional side of Vladimir’s musical spectrum. Having wowed audiences across the nation with the stunning 'Two Brothers' show, his family favourite 'Viennese Christmas' and his classics-meets-rock-meets jazz fusion 'Classical Twist'; One Night In Vienna is a show devoted to the evergreen classical touch stones.
Expect to hear The Blue Danube, The Voices of Spring, the Tritsch-Tratsch Polka, the Radetzky March, the Merry Widow Waltz, Beer Barrel Polka and many more favourites you know and love.  

As well as being a showcase for Vladimir’s virtuoso violin skills, ‘One Night In Vienna’ also features an ensemble of hand-picked musicians and some of his family members. In addition, the concert also features solo spots from special guests Tenor Eugene Ginty and Soprano Sarah Reddin.

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Baker and Rose
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Baker and Rose

Don Baker and Clara Rose / With Support from The Maynooth Gospel Choir

Fri 27 May 2016 8PM Main Auditorium // €18 / €16 conc / Early Bird: €15 (Book before 08 April 2016)

Don Baker … Legendary Irish singer, songwriter, guitarist and harmonica player has teamed up with emerging unique vocalist and songwriter, Clara Rose to create an unforgettable show featuring their own music and collaborations from their new album. The man affectionately known as ‘The Don’ became a professional musician in 1973. His expressive skills on the harmonica have drawn accolades from artists as varied as Bono and Christy Moore. His recent role in popular Irish soap ‘Fair City’ has cemented Baker into a household name. He is due to star in an Irish made feature film in 2016 called ‘Turvey Town’.
Clara Rose has been writing and performing her original music for 10 years. With her Monaghan roots she has had many successful shows here including annual gigs at the Harvest Time Blues Festival. Her acclaimed solo releases lead her to feature as an artist on Don’s, ‘My Songs, My Friends’ (2013). In this show they present their new collaborative album of original blues and home-grown country roots which promises to be a gorgeous exponent of the genres in this collaboration of ‘kindred spirits’.

With Support from The Maynooth Gospel Choir

www.donbaker.ie
www.clararosemusic.com

Early Bird: €15 (Book before 08 April 2016)

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Dublin 15 Guitar Summer Concert

Dublin 15 Guitar Summer Concert

Mon 30 May 2016 7.30PM Draíocht Studio // €15

GOING ON SALE SHORTLY

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.

Learn To Play Music Day

Learn To Play Music Day

With Castleknock School of Music / Mini Music & Instrumental Classes

Tue 31 May 2016 1.30pm-5.30pm // Free // 6mts-8+ Years

Ever wondered what it would be like to play a piano, pluck a violin string or blow into a saxophone? Well, now you can with Castleknock School of Music’s ‘Learn to Play Music Day’, where you can come and try an instrument and it’s absolutely FREE. There are also ‘Mini Music Classes’ available for ages 6 months-8+ years. This promises to be a great afternoon to learn a little about music and have some fun.

Places are free but limited.

Advance booking essential on tel: 01-8852622.

Ages / Mini Music & Instrumental Classes / Times

6-24 mths / Mini Music: Busy Babies     / 1.30-2.00pm
2-3 Yrs   / Mini Music: Bonny Bluebirds / 2.10-2.40pm
3-4 Yrs   / Mini Music: Red Robins      / 2.50-3.20pm
4-5 Yrs   / Mini Music: Pink Bears      / 3.30-4.00pm
5-6 Yrs   / Try it Out: Pathway to Piano / 3.30-4.00pm
5-6 Yrs   / Mini Music: Yellow Bunnies   / 4.00-4.30pm
5-6 Yrs   / Try it Out: Adventures in Violin / 4.30-5.00pm
6-7 Yrs   / Try it Out: Adventures in Violin / 3.30-4.00pm
6-7 Yrs   / Try it Out: Gateway to Guitar  / 4.00-4.30pm
6-7 Yrs   / Mini Music: Green Frogs     / 4.30-5.00pm
6-7 Yrs   / Try it Out: Pathway to Piano  / 5.00-5.30pm
7+ Yrs   / Try it Out: Adventures in Violin  / 4.00-4.30pm
7+ Yrs   / Try it Out: Pathway To Piano   / 4.30-5.00pm
7+ Yrs   / Try it Out: Gateway to Guitar     / 5.00-5.30pm
8+ Yrs   / Try it Out: Flute/Clarinet/Sax   / 2.50-3.30pm

Finding Nemo

Finding Nemo

Sensory Friendly Family Film

Sat 4 Jun 2016 3PM Draíocht Studio // €5 adults & children / Dur: 110 mins

When Nemo is unexpectedly taken far from home and thrust into a dentist's office fish tank, Marlin finds himself the unlikely hero on an epic journey to rescue his son. In his quest, Marlin is joined by Dory, a Regal Blue Tang fish with the worst short-term memory and biggest heart in the entire ocean!

For this sensory friendly screening the volume is lowered, the auditorium lights are on low, we have restricted the capacity and viewers can make noise and move around the auditorium space if they wish.  

Bookings: 01-8852622.

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The Classic Beatles
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The Classic Beatles

25th Anniversary Show

Sat 4 Jun 2016 8PM Main Auditorium // €22 / €20 conc

It’s The Classic Beatles 25th Anniversary Show and also 50 years since The Beatles last live show in Candlestick Park in 1966. Enjoy 2 hours of the greatest songs in the Beatles’ songbook ‘performed with perfection and affection’ (Evening Herald). The show features real album gems as well as the obvious big hits, many costume changes and plenty of witty banter. A Classic Beatles show brings all the joys of Beatledom to a whole new generation and allows first generation fans to relive the music that changed our lives forever.

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Jason Deans

Jason Deans

Any Observer

Thu 9 Jun - Sat 10 Sep 2016 Ground Floor Gallery

“What I really look for in my work is how the use of raw, natural materials can resonate, respond and retort to human interactions on the contemporary world.”

Jason’s ‘Any Observer’ work is predominantly sculptural and stands testament to significant social political commentary within the ephemeral constructs created. Lately, his pieces have expanded in scale and challenge, working with raw natural materials such as wood, sand, water and earth in ways that speak to our experiences as humans. This use of ephemeral materials in his practice is important, as the instability and wonder it creates within the work is key to the viewers experience within the space. Often the audience is imbibed with the view of them as a strategic player in the piece, a creative interplay between art and audience, the artist working always towards a contextual expression that feels cohesive and complete.

Jason is a Dublin based artist, graduated from University of Ulster in 2009 with an MFA and achieved his BA in Fine Art from DIT in 2007. He has shown in solo and group exhibitions throughout Ireland and Northern Ireland including Dublin, Belfast, Tullamore and recently exhibited as part of the Tulca ‘Seachange’ Arts Festival in Galway.
 

Underneath by Pat Kinevane
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Underneath by Pat Kinevane

Fishamble: The New Play Company

Sat 11 Jun 2016 8PM Main Auditorium // €18 / €16 conc / Early Bird: €15 (book before 08 Apr 2016) / Age 14+ // Dur: 90 mins (no interval)

‘You never know what’s around the corner, do ya?’ … Sticks and stones didn't break Her bones, but words and pointing crushed Her. Is Beauty really only skin deep? Does Ugliness hide somewhere deeper? This stunning play is a blackly comic, rich and vivid tale of a life lived in secret, a testament to the people who live on the fringes, under the nose of everyday life. It explores the surface and what lies underneath.
'extraordinary … sit back and enjoy.' New York Times
'brilliant...striking...excellent'  Irish Times
'intensely physical...beautifully presented'  Sunday Business Post
‘extraordinary…stunning…ninety of the most perfect minutes you’ll spend’    Scotsman

Fishamble: The New Play Company is a multi-award winning company dedicated to the discovery, development and production of new work for the theatre. Fishamble is funded by the Arts Council and Dublin City Council. Its international touring is supported by Culture Ireland. www.fishamble.com

SAT 07 MAY 8PM  Silent
SAT 11 JUN 8PM  Underneath
Book for 1 show at €18 / €16 conc per ticket
Book for 2 shows at €16 / €14 conc per ticket


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Early Bird: €15 (book before 08 Apr 2016)

Brian Kennedy

Brian Kennedy

Essential Collection 2016

Fri 17 Jun 2016 8PM Main Auditorium // €18 / €14 conc

Twenty Five years later and Brian Kennedy feels like he is only really getting started. A multi-platinum selling singer/songwriter and highly regarded radio/television presenter, he is a Doctor of Letters from The University of Ulster, a published author of two successful novels - not surprisingly, for a lyricist of his calibre.

It's 2016 and Brian Kennedy is excited to announce his forthcoming 32 track double 'Essential Collection' CD - all brand new recordings of songs from the past and present and even a duet with Boy George. Brian maintains a firm belief that ‘music is the language of emotion,’ and after all his years working with Van Morrison he prizes the live gig above all else. Seeing and hearing him is the only way to experience this national treasure of a man. 

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"A voice to charm the angels ..." Q Magazine

Print Workshop for Beginners
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Print Workshop for Beginners

With Jason Deans

Sat 18 Jun 2016 3-5 PM Draiocht Workshop Room

SATURDAY 18 JUNE 2016, 3-5PM
DRAÍOCHT WORKSHOP ROOM
COURSE FEE:  €15 / €12 CONC + €3 FOR MATERIALS

Join artist Jason Deans for a private tour of his exhibition Any Observer followed by a print workshop in response to the subjects discussed in the show. Jason has over 10 years experience as a printmaker, working predominantly through drypoint etching, woodblock and silkscreen. During the afternoon workshop you will discover, with professional yet informal guidance from the artist, how to use drypoint etching techniques including the printing process from idea to completion and will leave with your very own finished print!

KidKast Showcase 2016

KidKast Showcase 2016

KidKast Theatre School

Sat 18 Jun 2016 7PM Main Auditorium // €18 / €14 conc

KidKast Castleknock are delighted to be showcasing their year's work in Draíocht this year. Come see their fantastic students, ranging in age from 3-14 years, demonstrate their dancing, singing and acting skills. It's guaranteed to be a fun night of entertainment with something for everyone. Under the direction of Eunice McMenamin.

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Toddler Thursdays

Toddler Thursdays

Get Creative with Orla Kelly

Thu 23 Jun 2016

THU 28 APR & THU 23 JUN 2016
10.30AM-11.30AM
Age: 2 To 3 Years // €6 Per Session

Paint, stick, explore and discover. Orla will create more workshop wonders, by inventing new and curious environments 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. Dress for mess!

Booking for each session opens at 10am 2 weeks before session date, so 
14 APR - Booking Opens 10am for session on 28 APR
09 JUN - Booking Opens 10am for session on 23 JUN


Please respect age limits. These sessions are designed for 1 child and 1 accompanying adult.
Booking Tel: 01-8852622

Stagezone on Stage 2016

Stagezone on Stage 2016

Stagezone Theatre School

Sat 25 - Sun 26 Jun 2016 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 Mary Poppins, The Sound of Music, Oklahoma, Mamma Mia, West Side Story and Legally Blonde. This is a wonderful opportunity for all their students to showcase their talents in musical theatre, hip hop dancing and comedy. Stagezone Theatre School operates from Draíocht with classes for boys and girls from 5-20 years of age.

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Summer Projects 2016 - Fingal Film School

Summer Projects 2016 - Fingal Film School

With CreateSchool

Mon 27 Jun - Fri 1 Jul 2016

Mon 27 Jun-Fri 01 Jul 2016 // 10am-4pm 
Age Range: 14-18 Years / Cost: €65

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 Fingal Arts Office.

Bookings: 01-8852622.

Rainy Days

Rainy Days

July & August

Fri 1 Jul - Wed 31 Aug 2016 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.

Losha
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Losha

Monkeyshine Theatre Company

Sat 2 Jul 2016 2PM & 4PM Draíocht Studio // €7 adults / €5 children / Age 5+ yrs

Where do things go when you forget them? Losha is a magical creature that likes to collect things, small things, important things, things that have been forgotten. She shares the memories of half remembered stories and explores unexpected worlds where only secret dreams can take you. Set in a delicate world of light and shadows with objects and poetic dance. Losha is a sensitive tale made for or family audiences.

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"A treat for all ages." Caomhan Keane Entertainment.ie

Summer Projects 2016 - Summer Song School

Summer Projects 2016 - Summer Song School

With SongSchool

Mon 4 - Fri 8 Jul 2016

Mon 04- Fri 08 July 2016 / 10am-4pm
Thu 07 July 10am-8pm
Free Concert For Family & Friends On Thu 07 July At 7pm

Age Range: 14-18 Years / Cost: €65

Want to create songs and learn what it’s like to preform your songs live? Facilitated by SongSchool, these workshops are for those who are interested in just that: 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.

Bookings: 01-8852622.

Summer Projects 2016 - Crafty Adventures: Make A Puppet Theatre

Summer Projects 2016 - Crafty Adventures: Make A Puppet Theatre

Mon 11 - Fri 15 Jul 2016 // €45

Mon 11-Fri 15 July 2016 // €45
Workshop A:  6-8 Yrs  // 10am-12pm

Workshop B: 9-13 Yrs // 12.45pm-2.45pm

During this year’s Crafty Adventures, we will scribble magnificent designs, cut amazing shapes, paint, splatter and print in blobs and splashes to create a magnificent puppet theatre. We will then glue together, doodle, shade and dress and decorate a puppet so, on the final day we can amaze with a marvelous puppet performance for family. Please respect age limits, dress for mess and don’t worry about coloring inside the lines.

Bookings: 01-8852622.

The Fureys
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The Fureys

Fri 14 Oct 2016 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!

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The Nualas - Glitterbomb Tour

The Nualas - Glitterbomb Tour

Sat 15 Oct 2016 8PM Main Auditorium

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The Nualas are celebrating their 21st – In those years they've played extended seasons in London, Dublin and New York, written and recorded several series for BBC Radio 4, split up and got back together again, clocked up innumerable TV appearances,  and met Chris de Burgh in the flesh. Now, with scorchingly brilliant new songs, red hot new chat and blistering new shoes, they are jetting in for one night only to leave you helpless with laughter, delirious with pleasure, and a little disorientated if you can’t remember which door you came in.

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

"They’re funny. Simple as." The Irish Times

"Did ye take my pants, they were here in the dressing room earlier?" Chris, a man they shared a dressing room with, once.

"Wackily original." The New York Times

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The Nutcracker
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The Nutcracker

Ballet Ireland

Fri 25 Nov 2016 8PM Main Auditorium // €20 / €16 conc / €12 (under 12s)

Ballet Ireland is delighted to return with The Nutcracker, one of the world's favourite ballets, to stages throughout Ireland this season. This timeless classic, complete with glittering costumes and Tchaikovsky’s beloved & sumptuous score, takes audiences on a wondrous adventure full of quintessential Christmas magic.

It’s Christmas Eve. A marvellous party is taking place where the mysterious Uncle Drosselmeyer brings gifts for all the children. When midnight strikes, very strange things start to happen ... The Christmas tree grows to incredible heights… Clara’s magical Christmas gift, her Nutcracker, leads them into a fairy-tale world …
With her heroic Nutcracker at her side, Clara defeats the Mouse King and his army of mice, and they journey to the Land of Snow and the Kingdom of Sweets together.
This holiday season, experience the beauty and magic of Ballet Ireland’s Nutcracker, performed by an international cast of world-class dancers, with the whole family.

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"Sparkled from start to finish." Sunday Business Post