Rainy Days

Rainy Days

July & August

Sat 8 Jul - Sat 26 Aug 2017 Draíocht Galleries

On a rainy day over the Irish summer you are very welcome to visit our Ground & First Floor Galleries and explore our two exhibition spaces with your children. From 8 July-26 August you can experience LIMITLESS by artist Aoife Dunne.

Just ask at the Box Office for a Rainy Days Page, which will give you ideas and games to help you and your child while away an arty hour or so in our Gallery spaces.  You will also receive paper, clipboards, colouring pencils and cushions, if you prefer a bit of comfort!.

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

Your Say, Your Way - Free Workshops for Young People aged 13-18 yrs

Your Say, Your Way - Free Workshops for Young People aged 13-18 yrs

A Collaboration between Draíocht and Creative Ireland

Sat 2 Sep 2017 10.30AM-4.30PM // FREE

Are you aged 13-18 Years?
Come to Draíocht Blanchardstown on Saturday 2nd September 2017 and try a FREE workshop of your choice to share YOUR thoughts about the arts with us!
Young people have something important to say and we want to hear it!

You can choose from one of these 4 Workshops:
Spoken Word / Stop Motion / Dance / Comic Book Creation
Free Lunch Provided

Fill in a participation form now and return to Draiocht by Wednesday 30th August.

This event is a collaboration between Draíocht and Creative Ireland. The Creative Ireland Programme is an invitation to the entire country to get involved in something truly inspirational. This culture-based programme is designed to promote individual, community and national wellbeing by enabling creativity for all citizens. We want YOU to share YOUR THOUGHTS about the arts and what you would like to see happen WITHIN YOUR LOCAL COMMUNITY by taking part in a FUN, FREE WORKSHOP OF YOUR CHOICE on 2ND September here in Draíocht. So please fill in and return a Participation Form by 30th August and come on the day with an open mind and your own opinion.

To find out more, please email sarah@draiocht.ie

Preparing For Section 3 - Art Appreciation

Preparing For Section 3 - Art Appreciation

SECONDARY SCHOOLS & LEAVING CERTIFICATE

Mon 4 Sep - Fri 1 Dec 2017 // €25 PER CLASS // Dur: 60 Mins

COST: €25 PER CLASS / Duration 1 hour

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

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

The Creative Crèche Programme

The Creative Crèche Programme

Artist Orla Kelly and Mulhuddart Community Centre

Mon 4 Sep - Tue 31 Oct 2017

Artist Orla Kelly, from Early Childhood Creativity, will work with pre-school groups from Mulhuddart Community Centre during September and October 2017. This programme will be made up of facilitated workshop visits, some in the crèche and some in Draíocht, exploring and responding to Draíocht’s Gallery exhibitions and theatre programme with storytelling, painting and an abundance of imagination.

If you are a crèche, playschool or Montessori in Dublin 15 and are interested in getting involved in our future Creative Crèche Programmes, please get in touch with sarah@draiocht.ie or on 01 8098029 for further information.

Explore More - Tours for Primary Classes

Explore More - Tours for Primary Classes

SEPT-DEC 2017

Mon 4 Sep - Fri 1 Dec 2017 // 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. 

Draíocht’s Artist in Your Classroom Initiative Sept-Dec 2017

Draíocht’s Artist in Your Classroom Initiative Sept-Dec 2017

Workshops In Your Classroom With Draíocht’s Artists

Mon 4 Sep - Fri 1 Dec 2017

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

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

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

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

Workshop Notes & Bookings:
Workshops can take place from 04 September-01 December 2017 on a date of your choosing.
Closing date for Bookings is Friday 20 October 2017 through Draíocht’s Box Office tel: 01-8852622.

The programme is offered on a first come first serve basis and is restricted to schools within the Dublin 15 area. Cost per day €150. All materials are provided. Schools are welcome to make multiple bookings, subject to artist availability, but due to budgetary constraints the above subsidised workshop rate is limited to two days per school. For further details please contact Sarah on 01-809 8029 or email sarah@draiocht.ie

Exploring Paint with Anne Cradden

Exploring Paint with Anne Cradden

Exploring More With Early Years Arts - Ages 2-4 Yrs

Tue 5 Sep 2017 10AM-11AM & 11.30AM-12.30PM / €5 Per Child Draiocht Workshop Room

Brush, slather, draw, explore.  Anne will allow participants to explore simple painting on big sheets of paper in an open and explorative way.

Workshop Notes:
This series of individual monthly workshops is intended to allow you and your child to explore different art mediums in an open and undirected way, starting with paint, then clay and finally music. There will be mess but there will also be fun!
These workshops are designed for children aged 2-4 years. Please respect age limits as each workshop has been designed especially for this age range.
All children must be accompanied by an adult and all adults must be accompanied by a child.
These sessions are only suitable for one parent/guardian and accompanying child (without siblings).
Booking tel: 01-8852622

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Portfolio Preparation Guidance

Portfolio Preparation Guidance

With Artist Andrew Carson

Tue 5 Sep - Tue 13 Mar 2018 Draiocht Workshop Room

TUESDAYS   7PM-9PM  OCT 2017-MARCH 2018   
2017: 05 SEP, 03 OCT, 07 NOV, 05 DEC
2018: 09 JAN, 06 FEB, 13 MAR
AGE: 5TH AND 6TH YEAR STUDENTS

FREE

Are you in 5th or 6th year and planning on going to art college? Draíocht will facilitate Portfolio Preparation Guidance sessions with artist Andrew Carson on select Tuesdays from October 2017-March 2018. Bring along your portfolio every month for review and suggestions, drawing sessions and a suggested task to complete between sessions. All levels are welcome and these sessions are designed to be informal, drop in sessions. Sessions are free but space is limited, so please register at the Box Office in advance each month tel: 01-8852622.

Gallery Launch: Claiming Space & SYNERGY

Gallery Launch: Claiming Space & SYNERGY

Claiming Space: Red Bird Youth Collective / SYNERGY: Draíocht's Project History with Young People in D15

Wed 6 Sep 2017 7PM Ground Floor Gallery // FREE

You are invited to the opening of

Claiming Space by Red Bird Youth Collective
Curated by Maeve Mulrennan, Galway Arts Centre
Ground Floor Gallery
&
SYNERGY: An exhibition of work representing Draíocht's project history with young people in Dublin 15
Curated by Sarah Beirne, Children & Youth Arts Officer, Draíocht
First Floor Gallery

On Wednesday 06 September 2017 at 7pm
Ground Floor Gallery


Join exhibition curators Maeve Mulrennan and Sarah Beirne together with members of Red Bird Youth Collective, Draíocht associate artist, Genevieve Harden and members of Draíocht's Youth Theatre in conversation with Sharon Murphy, Draíocht Curator-in-Residence 2017.

Exhibitions continue until 07 October 2017

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Shakespeare On The Loose

Shakespeare On The Loose

Mount Sackville Secondary School

Wed 13 Sep 2017 3PM & 8PM Main Auditorium // €10 Matinee / €15/€12 conc Evening

This is a play inspired by Shakespeare’s female characters.
Ophelia, Juliet, Lady Macbeth, Cordelia, Goneril and Regan are all central characters in Shakespeare’s plays and often determine the ultimate outcome of the tragedies. A popular question among school students is why Shakespeare is still studied in schools around the world? Why has his work thrived for over 500 years? The answer is simple. His stories are still relevant today. That is the essence of this play as it imagines the plight of Shakespeare’s ladies in a modern day setting.

The very issues of ambition, vulnerability, romance, greed and jealousy are the bedrock of Shakespeare’s tragedies. This play discusses these emotions around the table of ‘Loose Women’ hosted by Gabby. ‘Loose Women’ is a daytime talk show where women come together to analyse problems and attempt to solve them.

With a cast of 27 Transition Year students, this play has been Written by Clodagh Havel and Directed by Niamh Dowling, both teachers from Mount Sackville Secondary School.

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The Shape of Things

The Shape of Things

Starcatchers & Branar Téatar do Pháistí

Thu 14 - Sat 16 Sep 2017 Draíocht Studio // €7 adults / €5 children / Ages 6 months – 2 years / Dur: 45 mins

The world all around us is made up of wonderful shapes. But sometimes there are so many shapes that some shapes get lost. This is a story of two shapes, Cubert and Triantán, and the adventures they have finding their way back to each other. Set in a soft and tactile environment Starcatchers and Branar tell this interactive story through puppetry, object theatre, music and sound.
Designed for children aged 6months – 2 years and their adults.
Created by Ailie Cohen & Marc Mac Lochlainn.

THU 14 SEP   10AM & 12 NOON
FRI  15 SEP   10AM & 12 NOON
SAT 16 SEP   1PM & 3PM  
€7 adults / €5 children / Ages 6 months – 2 years
Dur: 45 mins (includes 10 minutes play time)

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"Beautifully tailored, tactile delight of a show." ★★★★★ Edinburgh Guide

Shorts for Wee Ones

Shorts for Wee Ones

Culture Night Free Screening / 4.30PM / Ages 3-7 Yrs

Fri 22 Sep 2017 4.30PM Main Auditorium // FREE // Dur: 45 mins

These magical tales will delight children age 3+ and are a colourful introduction to the cinema experience. There’s a little mouse quietly obsessed with cleanliness, a thrilling high-speed chase through the streets of a French port (on tricycles!) and a reindeer faced with endless avalanches that keep burying his little cabin in the woods. An adventurous tree emerges from the forest sporting a very fetching pair of wellies, a cartoon cat and dog erase their differences and some pitch-perfect piggies who go the whole hog!

List of Short Movies:

Perfect Houseguest, 2015, dirs. Max Porter and Ru Kuwahata, USA (1'35")
​Hey Deer!, 2015, dir. Örs Bárczy, Hungary (6')
Cats & Dogs, 2015, dirs. Gerd Gockell, Jesús Pérez, Switzerland/Germany (6'09")
Sugar Rush, 2015, dir. Reno Armanet, France (4'04")
One, Two, Tree, 2015, dir. Yulia Aronova, France/Switzerland (7')
Crocodile, 2015, dir. Julia Ocker, Germany (3'48")
(un)Sunny, 2014, dir. Victor Nores, Spain (7'05")
Achoo!, 2015, dir. Yuki Hirakawa, Japan (3')
Looks, 2014, dir. Susann Hoffmann, Germany (3'14")
Perfect Piggies, 2015, dir. Sandra Boynton, USA (3'24")

In association with Access Cinema

Culture Night at Draiocht 2017

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Shorts for Middle Ones

Shorts for Middle Ones

Culture Night Free Screening / 6PM / Ages 8+ Yrs

Fri 22 Sep 2017 6PM Main Auditorium // FREE // Dur: 55 mins

An exquisite selection of short film stories for ages 8+. 
There is the story of a little boy whose lifelong dream of living in the sea with his fishy friends is rewarded through persistence, technical experimentation and the art of beachcombing. An Australian-Japanese family learn to cope with their differences through ingenious edible artworks. We have a cautionary tale for anyone who has moments of uncertainty, usually beginning with “Have I got my keys? Did I turn the cooker off? Did I put the cat out?”. Plus we learn why taking selfies whilst visiting a new planet isn’t always a good idea…
Most of these films are dialogue free, proving words aren’t always necessary when telling exquisite stories. However, in one film subtitles are used to assist those of us whose Japanese language skills are minimal. Or non-existent.

List of Short Movies:
Paniek!, 2015, dirs. Joost Lieuwma, Daan Velsink, The Netherlands (5'53")
The Short Story Of A Fox And A Mouse, 2015, dirs. Camille Chaix, Hugo Jean, Juliette Jordan, Marie Pillier, Kevin Roger, France  (6'18")
Pipopingviini (The Red Herring), 2015, dir. Leevi Lemmetty, Finland/Ireland (6'30")
Riceballs, 2015, dir. Shingo Usami, Australia (10')
Messages dans l'air (Air Mail), 2015, dir. Isabelle Favez, Switzerland/France (6'08")
Once Upon A Blue Moon, 2015, dir. Steve Boot, UK (3'29")
Jonas And The Sea, 2015, dir. Marlies van der We, The Netherlands (12'02")
Dji. Death Sails, 2014, dir. Dmitri Voloshin, Moldova (5'18")

In association with Access Cinema

Culture Night at Draiocht 2017

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Culture Night at Draiocht 2017

Culture Night at Draiocht 2017

22 September 2017 - Free Events

Fri 22 Sep 2017 // Free Admission

FRI 22 SEP  1PM-10PM  All Events are Free but Ticketed
Pre-booking tel 01-8852622 or Register On The Day/Night


MEET THE ARTIST – MICHAEL MCLOUGHLIN
1PM-2PM  Lunchtime Studio Talk (bring your sandwiches!)
As part of our Artist in Resident Michael’s practice, he records audio conversations between groups of people who are connected through clubs, associations or community activities. Come along and hear how his work is going in Mulhuddart.

FREE SCREENING: Shorts for Wee Ones  
4.30PM / Dur 45 mins
These magical tales will delight children age 3+ and are a colourful introduction to the cinema experience. There’s a little mouse, a thrilling high-speed chase on tricycles, a reindeer battling endless avalanches and some pitch-perfect piggies go the whole hog.

FREE SCREENING: Shorts for Middle Ones  
6PM / Dur 55 mins
An exquisite selection of short film stories for ages 8+.
We meet a little boy whose lifelong dream is to live in the sea with his fishy friends. There’s a cautionary tale for anyone who has moments of uncertainty, usually beginning with “Have I got my keys? Did I turn the cooker off? Plus we learn why taking selfies whilst visiting a new planet isn’t always a good idea …

YOUTH THEATRE CULTURE
7PM-8PM   Ages 14-18 Yrs
D15 Youth Theatre members welcome you into their world … bring a friend, introduce them to Draíocht and dip your toe into the waters of a fun Youth Theatre Workshop.

FREE SCREENING: The Farthest  
8PM / Dur 121 mins
In this powerful, poetic and cinematic feature documentary, The Farthest celebrates the spaceship Voyager and others like it, the men and women who built them and the vision that propelled them  farther than anyone could ever have hoped.


New Cinema Equipment
Draíocht is delighted to launch its newly installed Cinema Equipment with our first screenings on Culture Night. Funded by The Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, through their Arts and Culture Capital Scheme 2016-2018.

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Family Day - SandSation Creation

Family Day - SandSation Creation

Sat 23 Sep 2017 12 NOON-3PM Draíocht Galleries // FREE

Dying, pouring, gluing, planning and creating. Sand is not just for making sandcastles - join our artists for this unique sand art workshop. 

Booking tel: 01-8852622

Family Day Notes:
Sessions Are Free, But Space Is Limited.
Max 50 per workshop
Session 1: 12pm-12.50pm
Session 2: 1pm-1.50pm
Session 3: 2pm-2.50pm
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!

Create Dance Project - Autumn/Winter 2017

Create Dance Project - Autumn/Winter 2017

SEP-NOV 2017

Sat 30 Sep - Sat 11 Nov 2017 Draiocht Workshop Room // €5 per class

Jnr Group (5-8 yrs) 12.30PM-1.15PM
Snr Group (9-16 yrs) 2PM-3PM


During this innovative dance project, dancers and facilitators Mark Rogers and Antje O’Toole continue to work their ‘dance magic’ with our group of children with an intellectual disability, their parents and siblings in weekly workshops.
If you have a child aged between 5-16 years with a love of dance, please get in touch with Sarah Beirne, sarah@draiocht.ie / ph 01-8098029.
Priority is given to our existing group of children, but we sometimes take a waiting list for any spaces that arise.

  • Create Dance Project Autumn Winter 2017 video
D15 Youth Theatre Auditions 2017

D15 Youth Theatre Auditions 2017

SUNDAY 01 OCT 2017 11AM-2PM Draíocht Age: 14-18 Yrs

Sun 1 Oct 2017 11AM-2PM

Auditions will be held for new members for Draíocht’s highly successful Youth Theatre (D15YT), for those aged between 14-18 years with a love of theatre and trying new things. D15YT runs on Tuesday evenings 7pm-9pm, during school term times starting in October.

All are welcome to auditions, please drop into Draíocht to pick up an Application Form or phone 01-8852622 and we can post you one, or email you one. 

If you are interested in finding out more about D15YT, contact sarah@draiocht.ie or on 01 8098029 or read our Blog or follow us on Facebook

Exploring Theatre Craft 2017

Exploring Theatre Craft 2017

STATES OF PLAY: Hartstown & Riversdale Theatre Project

Tue 3 Oct - Tue 14 Nov 2017

OCT-NOV 2017
Over a six week period, theatre professionals will work with transition year students from Hartstown Community School and Riversdale Community College to introduce them to the magic of theatre. Using exhibitions in our gallery spaces, The Weight of Water and Lost State as a starting point, students will respond to themes of our sense of place and belonging, that are explored in these works through the medium of theatre; improvising and creating short performance pieces. Participants will attend workshops as well as attend theatre shows.

If you are a secondary school in Dublin 15 and are interested in finding out more about this project please contact sarah@draiocht.ie

Exploring Clay with Deirdre O’Reilly

Exploring Clay with Deirdre O’Reilly

Exploring More With Early Years Arts - Ages 2-4 Yrs

Thu 5 Oct 2017 10AM-11AM & 11.30AM-12.30PM / €5 Per Child Draiocht Workshop Room

Squish, squash, mould, model with Deirdre, who will encourage little hands (and maybe feet!) to feel the fun and wonder of clay in a free and open environment.

Workshop Notes:
This series of individual monthly workshops is intended to allow you and your child to explore different art mediums in an open and undirected way, starting with paint, then clay and finally music. There will be mess but there will also be fun!
These workshops are designed for children aged 2-4 years. Please respect age limits as each workshop has been designed especially for this age range.
All children must be accompanied by an adult and all adults must be accompanied by a child.
These sessions are only suitable for one parent/guardian and accompanying child (without siblings).
Booking tel: 01-8852622

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The Locksmith’s Song
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The Locksmith’s Song

By Eoin Lynch in Association with axis:Ballymun

Fri 6 - Sat 7 Oct 2017 Draiocht Studio // €7 adults / €5 children / 2 teachers free per class of 20+ / Age 7+ yrs / Dur: 45 mins // 45 mins

A grumpy locksmith is sent an old wooden box. 'A present?' he thinks, but no one would send him a present. It is locked! He crafts a key and opens it up. Long forgotten memories pour out. Memories of his lost mother's love, and of the old man who showed him the magic that locks can hold. With each memory his heart grows a little lighter. This highly visual production mixes puppetry and object manipulation with dynamic physical theatre.

FRI 06 OCT 10.15AM & 12.15PM
SAT 07 OCT 3PM
Draíocht Studio   €7 adults / €5 children / 2 teachers free per class of 20+
Age 7+ / Dur: 45 mins

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"A beautiful and heartwarming piece." The Arts Show, Near FM

"A visual delight." The Arts Blog

I am Baba

I am Baba

Anna Newell

Tue 10 - Sat 14 Oct 2017 Draíocht Studio // FREE // Dur: 20-30 mins

Help us in the creation of a new theatre show – especially for babies! Anna Newell (www.annanewell.co.uk) is a theatre director who makes shows for babies. She works with composer David Goodall and shows that they have made together for babies have been seen off-Broadway and in South Africa as well as all over Ireland and the UK. They are making a new show called ‘I AM BABA’ for the four Dublin Local Authority areas this year and it may very well be the first ever baby show made in Dublin!
Whenever they make a baby show, they invite babies and their adult guest into rehearsals to be their creative consultants. We would love your involvement to make this happen!

Anna is now looking for some tiny experts to help the development of this piece at Draíocht! She needs babies aged 0-12 months (each of whom can bring one adult guest) to come along to an informal session.

Booking:
There’s no charge to be involved but capacity is limited to 6 babies per session, so booking is essential through Box Office, tel 01-8852622.


30 Minute Development Sessions (Please note these sessions are being filmed & photographed for publicity purposes):
TUE 10 OCT 11AM
WED 11 OCT  11AM & 12PM
THU 12 OCT 11AM & 12PM
FRI 13 OCT  11AM                            

20 Minute Shows (No filming or photography):
SAT 14 OCT 10AM, 11AM, 12NOON

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I AM BABA is commissioned under Exploring and Thinking: A Collaborative Framework for Early Childhood Arts in the Dublin region. Exploring and Thinking is an initiative generated in partnership by Fingal County Council, Dublin City Council, South Dublin County Council and Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council. It is funded under the Arts Council’s Invitation to Collaboration which supports innovative and ambitious local authority collaborations. I AM BABA is presented by Anna Newell in association with the Civic Theatre, Tallaght.

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Dragster Lego Workshop - Create, Build and Play

Dragster Lego Workshop - Create, Build and Play

BRICKS4KIDS / Workshops for Ages 4-13 Years

Sat 21 Oct 2017 Draíocht Studio // €5 Per Child (Accompanying Adult Free)

BRICKS4KIDS has created this specially designed project kit and model, allowing participants to explore the world of engineering and model making by creating their own drag car, with all the fun of lego making and building.

Early booking advised at Box Office, tel 01-8852622.

WORKSHOP 1: 4-6 YEARS: 10:30AM-11:30AM (Accompanying adult)
WORKSHOP 2: 7-10 YEARS: 12PM-1PM (No adult)
WORKSHOP 3: 11-13 YEARS: 2PM-3PM (No adult)

Please note: Lego cannot be taken home.

Felty Monster Making Workshop

Felty Monster Making Workshop

With Artist Gina Faustino / Workshops for Ages 4-9 Years

Tue 31 Oct 2017 Draiocht Workshop Room // €10 Per Child (Accompanying Adult Free)

Join Gina Faustino to start the scariest day of the year off by creating your own felted monster. Wearing old clothes or an overall is a good idea.

WORKSHOP 1: 4-6 YEARS: 10:00AM-11:30PM
WORKSHOP 2: 7-9 YEARS: 12:00AM-1:30PM

Early booking advised at Box Office, tel 01-8852622

HOMESPUN - A D15 Young Voices Project

HOMESPUN - A D15 Young Voices Project

NOV 2017- FEB 2018

Wed 1 Nov - Wed 28 Feb 2018

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

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

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

  • HOMESPUN A D15 Young Voices Project video
Exploring Musical Sounds with Mischa O’Mahony

Exploring Musical Sounds with Mischa O’Mahony

Exploring More With Early Years Arts - Ages 2-4 Yrs

Tue 7 Nov 2017 10AM-11AM & 11.30AM-12.30PM / €5 Per Child Draiocht Workshop Room

Bang, listen, hear, play. In an explorative way, Mischa will encourage little ears to listen to music and little hands to create some undirected musical sounds.

Workshop Notes:
This series of individual monthly workshops is intended to allow you and your child to explore different art mediums in an open and undirected way, starting with paint, then clay and finally music. There will be mess but there will also be fun!
These workshops are designed for children aged 2-4 years. Please respect age limits as each workshop has been designed especially for this age range.
All children must be accompanied by an adult and all adults must be accompanied by a child.
These sessions are only suitable for one parent/guardian and accompanying child (without siblings).
Booking tel: 01-8852622

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Granuaile Pirate Queen

Granuaile Pirate Queen

Produced by axis:Ballymun / Directed by Veronica Coburn

Thu 9 - Fri 10 Nov 2017 Draiocht On Tour to Your School

This swashbuckling tale of adventure, rebellion and swordfights is an interactive storytelling performance piece inspired by the life of Granuaile, the world famous 16th Century female pirate, otherwise known as Grace O’Malley, one of the most infamous and fearless figures in Irish history.
Available on tour to D15 Schools, the story unfolds in front of and around the audience. It is educational, ageless and modern and follows thematic and theatrical lines of loyalty, honesty, bravery and equality.

School Booking Info:
4 School Shows Available On Tour To Your School
Age 7-10 yrs / Dur: 60 mins
Cost: €300 per school show for 60 students (so €5 per student)
Request our school booking information sheet by email from philippa@draiocht.ie or by phoning Box Office 01-8852622.
 

Adventures With Colour

Adventures With Colour

An Early Years Project With Orla Kelly

Thu 23 Nov - Thu 7 Dec 2017 10.30AM-11.30AM / Ages 2-4 Years Draiocht Workshop Room // Cost: €20 (Plus Show Tickets at €5)

Artist Orla Kelly has carefully designed these two explorative pre and post show workshops to explore a variety of creative and playful elements from the show ‘White’, which you will attend on Thursday 30 Nov at 11am. The workshops will include storytelling, movement and painting, creative investigation of colour and what happens when things start out white, but then red, yellow and blue begin to appear!

THURSDAYS: 23 NOV, 30 NOV (SHOW), 7 DEC 2017
10.30AM-11.30AM  Ages 2-4 Years   Cost: €20 (Plus Show Tickets at €5)
Booking tel: 01-8852622

If you are interested in your crèche taking part, please contact sarah@draiocht.ie or on 01 8098029.
Crèches must be within the Dublin 15 area.

Focus On … Festive Felty Elf

Focus On … Festive Felty Elf

With Felt Artist Gina Faustino

Mon 27 Nov - Wed 6 Dec 2017 Draiocht Workshop Room // Cost per class €45

Get your class into the swing of festive fun with this felt making workshop with Felt Artist Gina Faustino. In this fun and hands on workshop, your pupils will each learn the exciting process of felting, before turning their piece of felt into their own Christmas Felt Elf to bring home.

MON 27 NOV  10.15AM-11.30AM OR 12PM-1.15PM
AGE RANGE: 1ST TO 2ND CLASS /

TUE 28 - WED 29 NOV  10.15AM-11.30AM OR 12PM-1.15PM
AGE RANGE: 5TH TO 6TH CLASS /

TUE 05 - WED 06 DEC   10.15AM-11.30AM OR 12PM-1.15PM
AGE RANGE: 3RD TO 4th CLASS


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 01-8098029 if cost is an issue for your school. Max 30 pupils.
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White
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White

Catherine Wheels Theatre Co / Presented as part of Spréacha – Fingal’s International Arts Programme for Children at Draiocht

Thu 30 Nov - Sat 2 Dec 2017 Draiocht Studio // €7 adults / €5 children // Dur: 45 mins

Welcome to the beautifully strange world of White.
Full of birdsong and birdhouses, it gleams and dazzles and shines in the night. Two friends look after the birds and make sure the eggs stay safe. The world is bright, ordered and white. But high up in the trees, all is not white. Colour appears. First red … then yellow … then blue! White is a playful, highly visual new show for very young children and is a perfect first-time theatre experience.

THU 30 NOV  11AM * & 2PM
FRI 01 DEC    11AM & 2PM
SAT 02 DEC   11AM, 2PM ** (RELAXED PERF) & 4PM
Draíocht Studio   €7 adults / €5 children  Age 2-4 yrs / Dur: 45 mins

* Maybe you'd like also to take part in our 'Adventures With Colour' project as well as come to this 11am show?

** Our Relaxed Performance on Saturday 02 December at 2pm will have no sudden noises or bangs, restricted capacity, the ability to move around, softer and brighter lighting and music at a suitable level. We will also provide a chill-out area with low lighting for parents/guardians to bring children who may need to have a little break. If you are attending this performance and would like a Pre-Visit Guide in advance from Draiocht, please email philippa@draiocht.ie or let Box Office know when you're booking on 01-8852622 (Guide available from early November).

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B.A.S.S. - Band And Song Support

B.A.S.S. - Band And Song Support

What Next? With CreateSchool / Saturday 02 December

Sat 2 Dec 2017 Draíocht Studio // Course Fee: €10

SAT 02  DEC 12PM-4PM  Age: 14-18 Years
Course Fee: €10


You’ve written your song, you have your music demo. What’s Next?
How do we promote and polish these songs?
How do we get it out there for others to hear?
If these are questions that you are interested in investigating and getting answers to, join Kevin and Peter from CreateSchool and find out what is next!

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Hansel & Gretel
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Hansel & Gretel

Lyngo Theatre Company

Thu 7 - Sat 9 Dec 2017 10.15AM & 12.15PM / 2PM & 4PM Draiocht Studio // €7 adults / €5 children / 2 teachers free per class of 20+

Is hunger stronger than love? In this story, it seems to be as the poor woodsman’s empty stomach goes to his head, he gives in to the bony step-mother and they leave Hansel and Gretel in the forest, not just once but twice and the second time there won’t be any moonstones to follow back home. Instead they follow their noses to the sugary heart of darkness.
A musical theatre version of this classic brother and sister tale of adventure and magic where we’ll have you humming along throughout and cheering as the witch slides down into our flaming oven. 

THU 07 & FRI 08 DEC 10.15AM & 12.15PM
SAT 09 DEC  2PM & 4PM 
Draíocht Studio   €7 adults / €5 children / 2 teachers free per class of 20+
Age 4+ 


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Family Day - Crazy Christmas Card Print

Family Day - Crazy Christmas Card Print

Sat 16 Dec 2017 12 NOON-3PM Draíocht Galleries // FREE

Create your reindeer and print him green, etch an elephant and add a red nose, stamp a tree with purple snow…our artists will be on hand to show you the techniques to print a Christmas Card and you can show our artist just how crazy your festive imagination can be!

Booking tel: 01-8852622

Family Day Notes:
Sessions Are Free, But Space Is Limited.
Max 50 per workshop
Session 1: 12pm-12.50pm
Session 2: 1pm-1.50pm
Session 3: 2pm-2.50pm
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!

Arthur Christmas (2011)

Arthur Christmas (2011)

Mon 18 Dec 2017 11.30AM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc / €5 children / 2 teachers free per class of 20+ // Dur: 97 mins

So how does Santa deliver all those presents in one night? The answer: Santa's exhilarating, ultra-high-tech operation hidden beneath the North Pole. But at the heart of the film is a story with the ingredients of a Christmas classic - a family in a state of comic dysfunction and an unlikely hero, Santa's clumsy but loveable son Arthur, on an urgent mission that must be completed before Christmas morning dawns.

Cert: PG  Language: English  Dur: 97 mins
In association with Access Cinema

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"Utterly charming … thanks to its wonderfully detailed animation, abundance of gags and brilliantly drawn characters." Film 4

The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)
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The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)

Tue 19 Dec 2017 11.30AM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc / €5 children / 2 teachers free per class of 20+ // Dur: 86 mins

The Muppets perform the classic Dickens holiday tale, with Kermit the Frog playing Bob Cratchit, the put-upon clerk of stingy Ebenezer Scrooge (Michael Caine). Other Muppets -- Miss Piggy, Gonzo, Fozzie Bear and Sam the Eagle - weave in and out of the story, while Scrooge receives visits from spirits of Christmases past, present and future showing him the error of his self-serving ways.

Cert: U  Language: English  Dur: 86 mins  Dir: Brian Henson
In association with Access Cinema

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"Good Fun." Time Out Film Guide

Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland

Coolmine Panto Group

Fri 5 - Sun 21 Jan 2018 VARIOUS TIMES Main Auditorium // €20 / €17 conc / €15 Relaxed Performance

Join the whimsical fun-filled world of Lewis Carroll and follow Alice as she chases the White Rabbit on a journey into Wonderland. It’s a topsy-turvy place that gets ‘curiouser and curiouser’ as Alice meets unforgettable characters – the Mad Hatter, the Cheshire Cat, Queen of Hearts, Tweedledum and Tweedledee and many more. Filled with spectacular song and dance, this is a classic pantomime for all the family.

FRI 05    7.30PM
SAT 06   2PM & 7.30PM / SUN 07  1PM & 5.30PM
WED 10  7.30PM (RELAXED PERFORMANCE €15)
THU 11   7.30PM / FRI 12  7.30PM
SAT 13   2PM & 7.30PM / SUN 14  1PM & 5.30PM
THU 18   7.30PM / FRI 19  7.30PM
SAT 20    2PM & 7.30PM / SUN 21  2PM

Our Relaxed Performance on Wednesday 10th January will have no sudden noises or bangs, restricted capacity, the ability to move around, softer and brighter lighting and music at a suitable level. We will also provide a chill-out area with low lighting for parents/guardians to bring children who may need to have a little break. If you are attending this performance and would like a Pre-Visit Guide (Visual & Written) in advance from Draiocht, please email philippa@draiocht.ie or let Box Office know when you're booking on 01-8852622 (Guide available early January). All tickets for this performance are €15.

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