Penny Adventures 1916 Literature Project

Penny Adventures 1916 Literature Project

With Author Brian Gallagher and Illustrator Alan Nolan

Mon 2 Nov - Thu 28 Apr 2016

NOVEMBER 2015 – APRIL 2016

Poets and writers featured strongly amongst the leaders of the Rising, so it seems fitting that literature play a prominent part in Draíocht’s commemoration event for 2016.

Our commemoration project began with an epic tour of all Dublin 15 Schools, both 6th class pupils in the Primary Schools and 1st year students in the Secondary Schools, by local historical fiction author Brian Gallagher, starting in November 2015. Over the month of November, Brian visited 31 schools and talked to more than 2,500 pupils about what it’s like to be an author, how to research and write a book and then he read excerpts from his thrilling novel ‘Friend or Foe’, a thought provoking, fast-moving tale that captures the atmosphere of revolutionary Dublin and the misery and chaos of war.

From those 31 schools, three 6th classes will be selected and using themes from Brian’s book and hints from his talk, they will engage in a 10 week literature and visual arts project, learning about the 1916 experience in an innovative and challenging way. Working with writer, illustrator and cartoonist Alan Nolan, classes will experience a mix of hands-on workshops, tours and talks learning about story writing and cartooning, all building towards creating a full length cartoon book. The project also includes a 1916 Dublin City Tour and a visit from historians from Collins Barracks.

By March 2016 the finished cartoon strips will be professionally edited and the project will culminate in an opening celebration and exhibition of the children’s work in Draíocht’s First Floor Gallery, running from April-May 2016. The work the children produce will also be published in a comic book, along with a short film documentary which will be screened at the exhibition opening.


This project has been made possible by additional generous funding by Fingal County Council Arts Office.

For further information about Penny Adventures, please contact Sarah Beirne, Children & Youth Arts Officer, tel 01-8098029 or email sarah@draiocht.ie

MORE ... VIDEO ... Brian Gallagher reads an extract from 'Friend or Foe'.

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MORE ... VIDEO ... Brian Gallagher reads from his historical novel 'Taking Sides'.

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Shakespeare for Senior Cycle Students 2016

Shakespeare for Senior Cycle Students 2016

Tue 8 Dec - Thu 31 Mar 2016

Draíocht would like to invite local English Secondary Cycle teachers to collaborate with Draíocht and the Freelance Theatre Director and Actor Liam Halligan, on the creation of a unique Shakespeare Programme for Dublin 15 schools.
How would you like Draíochts schools programme to support your pupils in their learning of Shakespeare?
If you would like to contribute, please contact Sarah Beirne, sarah@draiocht.ie or by phone on 01 8098029. 

Preparing For Section 3 - Art Appreciation

Preparing For Section 3 - Art Appreciation

SECONDARY SCHOOLS & LEAVING CERTIFICATE

Mon 4 Jan - Thu 31 Mar 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.

Create Dance Project Spring 2016

Create Dance Project Spring 2016

Sat 23 Jan - Sat 26 Mar 2016 Draiocht Workshop Room

COMMENCING SAT 23 JAN 2016
JR GROUP (5-9 YEARS) / 12.30PM-1.20PM
SNR GROUP (10-16 YEARS) / 1.45PM-2.45PM
COST: €5 PER CLASS

Does a giant dance? How does an elf move, can you swish like a mermaid, flow like a fairy, tap like a troll … would a goblin wiggle? Dancers Mark Rogers and Philippa Donnellan continue to work magic with dance along with our create dancers, who love to dance and also happen to have an intellectual disability. Parents and siblings all participate. This term will concentrate on fairy tales, creating dance from the movement and adventures of favourite characters. If you have a child with an intellectual disability and would like to find out if create dance is for your child contact sarah@draiocht.e / ph 01-8098029

D15 Youth Theatre Spring 2016

D15 Youth Theatre Spring 2016

January - March 2016

Tue 26 Jan - Tue 29 Mar 2016 Draiocht Workshop Room

Now in our 5th year, the Dublin 15 Youth Theatre will collaborate with our local radio station Phoenix Fm, learning how to create, edit and record a number of short plays and interviews for radio. During February D15YT will take part in workshops with our Theatre Artists in Residence, Collapsing Horse Theatre Company, learning the skills of puppetry and performance. Log onto D15 youth Theatre Facebook page for up to date details and audition dates. If you would like to find out more about Youth Theatre contact sarah@draiocht.ie

Fingal Youth Film Club 2016 - 3 Week Course

Fingal Youth Film Club 2016 - 3 Week Course

Delivered by Multimedia Expert Kilian Waters

Tue 9 - Tue 23 Feb 2016 Draiocht Workshop Room // €14

Are you interested in Filmmaking? 

Draíocht in Partnership with Fingal County Council Arts Office are delighted to once again offer young people the opportunity to explore, learn, create and edit film at Youth Film Club in Draíocht! This 3 week course will be delivered by multimedia expert Kilian Waters from ShootToKill.ie. Starting on Tuesday 09 Feb 2016 for ages 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 3 workshops. The goal is to make a film to a professional standard and screen it for an invited public on the last evening.

Dates & Times:
Week 1: Tues 9th February 7-9pm
Week 2: Mon 15 Feb, 10am-4pm
Week 3: Tues 23 Feb, 7-9pm


Book Now with Box Office on 01-8852622 (Limited Availability)

If you've any questions about this course please contact Sarah, email sarah@draiocht.ie or phone 01 8098029.

Family Day: I Love Mandalas

Family Day: I Love Mandalas

Sat 13 Feb 2016 12 NOON-3PM Ground Floor Gallery // FREE

Start with a circle, colour, draw, squiggle, add lines, triangles and some love-hearts for Valentines Day! Ours will be interactive mandalas, creating a story with each added line.

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.

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Paper Planes (2015)

Paper Planes (2015)

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

Wed 24 Feb 2016 10AM Main Auditorium // €2 per pupil / 2 Teachers Free Per Class // Dur: 96 mins (no interval)

If at first you don't succeed, fly, fly again.

Left to look after himself by his widowed father in their run-down shack in Woop Woop, Western Australia, 11-year-old Dylan discovers the art of folding paper planes. Motivated by his friends and a passion for flight shared by his law-breaking spitfire pilot grandfather, Dylan shoots for the sky and a place in the World Paper Plane Championships in Tokyo. This funny and uplifting film boasts great special effects and a big heart.

Film Details:
Australia • 2015 • 96 mins • Cert: Family/General • Language: English • Director: Robert Connolly
Starring: Sam Worthington, David Wenham, Ed Oxenbould, Deborah Mailman

School Booking Details:
Suitable for all classes. Cert: General.
Cost: €2 per pupil. 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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They Called Her Vivaldi

They Called Her Vivaldi

Theatre Lovett / Starring Genevieve Hulme Beaman and Louis Lovett

Tue 1 Mar 2016 10AM & 12PM Main Auditorium // €7 adults / €5 children / 2 teachers free per class / Age 7+ yrs / Dur: 60 mins

Edward M. Haberdasher has crafted very peculiar earmuffs for his very particular daughter Cecilia Maria. (The earmuffs come with three settings: Snowflake, Tinkly Bells and, for hardcore noise-prevention scenarios, Cheesegrater). Don’t shout about it but Cecilia Maria thinks they make her look fascinating and has whispered her thanks. This is an upbeat comedy-adventure about a sensitive musical-prodigy making a quiet name for herself in a cacophonous world.

Starring Genevieve Hulme Beaman and Louis Lovett.

For ages 7 plus.

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"With true comic spirit, Theatre Lovett defies all age groupings to appeal to everybody." The Irish Independent

Transition Year Pilot Placement Programme

Transition Year Pilot Placement Programme

March 2016

Mon 7 - Fri 11 Mar 2016

We are inviting applications from students for work experience this March 2016.

The week-long programme promises to be an engaging experience for anyone with an interest in the Arts. With a concentration on gallery curatorship, you will get an opportunity to learn in a hands-on way, through encounters with artists and art professionals, through learning about exhibition-making, diverse curatorial practices and through visits to Irish arts institutions and buildings. The programme also offers the opportunity to see behind the scenes in Draíocht and its inner workings.

Places on this programme are limited. To apply, you must be available for the selected week and complete an application form that demonstrates a general interest in the arts.

Application forms from Sarah Beirne, Children & Youth Arts Officer, email sarah@draiocht.ie

Tiny Tots: What A Mess! - SOLD OUT

Tiny Tots: What A Mess! - SOLD OUT

Creative Play For Babies / With Orla Kelly

Tue 8 Mar 2016 Draiocht Workshop Room // €6 Per Child (Accompanying Adult Free)

TUE 09 FEB & TUE 08 MAR 2016
10AM / AGES: 06-16 MTHS
COST: €6 PER SESSION

Lead by artist Orla Kelly, investigate and design with goo and gloop, feel and explore with slime and sand, build and create a baked beans and spaghetti sculpture. You will need a change of clothes for this one! Session lasts approx. 45 mins including clean up time!

Early Booking Advised … our Tiny Tots programme with Orla sells out quickly. Phone Box Office on 01-8852622

Family Day: Rocket Power Jet Pack

Family Day: Rocket Power Jet Pack

Sat 19 Mar 2016 12 NOON-3PM Ground Floor Gallery // FREE

Love to run, like to jump but really want to fly? You definitely need a fire blowing rocket power jet pack. We can help. We will supply the plastic bottles, your imagination will supply the fuel. 

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 - SOLD OUT

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.


 

Maloney’s Dream / Brionglóid Maloney
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Maloney’s Dream / Brionglóid Maloney

Branar Téatar do Pháistí / In association with Roscommon Arts Centre

Thu 28 - Sat 30 Apr 2016 Main Auditorium // €7 adults / €5 children / 2 teachers free per class / Age 8+ yrs / Dur: 60 mins

THU 28 APRIL / 10AM       /  ALMOST SOLD OUT
THU 28 APRIL / 12 NOON /
FRI 29 APRIL  / 10AM       / 
FRI 29 APRIL  / 12 NOON  /  SOLD OUT
SAT 30 APRIL /  2PM        / 

When one man's dream of a new beginning collided with the birth of a nation...
To mark the centenary celebrations of the 1916 Rising, Branar have created a new show for audiences of all ages called Maloney’s Dream. 

Maloney's Dream is a theatre show which is set against the background of Easter week 1916. Thaddeus Maloney has a dream to open a new hotel on Sackville St (now O’Connell Street) on the Easter Monday. With a fantastically talented ensemble cast, set design by Maeve Clancy, original score by Michael Chang and puppets by Suse Reibeisch this will be a treat of a show for all ages. It’s a bilingual show that is jam packed with live music, physical theatre and puppetry.

A special educational website has been developed which aims to help schools to negotiate the vast amount of information available about 1916.
ENJOY A TOUR OF THE WEBSITE ... HERE ... 

The resources on the website look at the life of a child in 1915/16, the events that happen as they happened month on month in the 6 months prior to the Rising.
There are useful links to images and videos of the time. www.maloneysdream.ie

Kindly supported by the Arts Council of Ireland, Foras Na Gaeilge, Galway City & County Councils and RTE Supporting the Arts.

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