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 19 Nov 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. 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.

MORE ... Video Documentary of Project

MORE ... Enjoy a digital version of the published Comic Book

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

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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.

Preparing For Section 3 - Art Appreciation

Preparing For Section 3 - Art Appreciation

SECONDARY SCHOOLS & LEAVING CERTIFICATE

Mon 5 Sep - Fri 16 Dec 2016 // €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.

Band and Song Support

Band and Song Support

Tue 6 Sep - Tue 13 Dec 2016 Draiocht Workshop Room

AGE: 14-18 YEARS
SELECT TUESDAYS / 7PM-9PM / SEPT-DEC 2016

This Autumn Draíocht will offer up supervised creative space for thinking, writing, collaboration and rehearsal for young people within the Dublin 15 area who are interested in spending time with other creatives in a shared space. If you would like to find out more about this musical support please contact sarah@draiocht.ie or 01-8098029 . Free space and occasional mentors will be offered on select Tuesdays throughout the Autumn, dependent on availability.

Culture Night at Draiocht 2016

Culture Night at Draiocht 2016

16 September 2016 - Free Events

Fri 16 Sep 2016 // Free Admission

YOUTH THEATRE CULTURE
Draíocht Workshop Room  // 7PM-8PM
Ages: 14-18 years
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. Come along and experience Youth theatre Culture this Culture Night.

OPEN STUDIO - KATIE O'NEILL
Artist Studio // 7PM-8PM

FREE FILM SCREENING
Wild starring Reese Witherspoon
Main Auditorium // 8PM-10PM

All Events Free but ticketed – 7PM-10PM – Pre-booking tel 01-885 2622 or register on the night.

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D15 Youth Theatre Auditions 2016

D15 Youth Theatre Auditions 2016

Sunday 25 September 2016

Sun 25 Sep 2016 Draíocht Studio

11AM-2PM / Draíocht

Auditions will be held for new members for Draíocht’s highly successful Youth Theatre, for those aged between 14-18 years with a love of theatre and trying new things. D15 Youth Theatre runs Tuesday evenings 7-9pm, during schools term times starting in October.
All welcome to auditions.
Drop into Draíocht to pick up an application form or download HERE

If you are interested in finding out more about D15YT, contact sarah@draiocht.ie or on 01-8098029.

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Fingal Film Club 2016

Fingal Film Club 2016

Age 14-18 Years

Tue 27 Sep - Tue 18 Oct 2016 Draiocht Workshop Room

Fingal Film Club is back this Autumn. Funded by Fingal County Council Arts Office, Fingal Film Club offers young people the opportunity to learn all about film through a series of programmes and short courses throughout the year, starting in September 2016 and running through to June 2017. This Season we are delighted to present ‘Introduction to Screen Acting’ starting in September and ‘Making A Documentary’ in November. Finally Brick Flicks in December. Places are limited and early booking is advised on 01-8852622.

Introduction To Screen Acting
With Cormac McDonagh Of CreateSchool
TUE 27 SEP 6.30PM-9PM
TUE 04 OCT 6.30PM-9PM
TUE 11 OCT 6.30PM-9PM
SAT 15 OCT 12PM-4.30PM
TUE 18 OCT 6.30PM-9PM
COURSE COST: €15 (FOR 5 SESSIONS)

Are you ready to roll? This course will break down and interpret screenplay and characters using examples of famous movie scenes. You will learn how to create performances and characters that adapt to the filmmaking process, develop an understanding of equipment and the role of the actor on a film set, along with learning how to take direction in order to tell a good story. 

COMING IN NOVEMBER:
Making A Documentary

With Kilian Waters Of Shoot To Kill Productions
TUE 01, WED 02, THU 03 NOV 2016 10am-4pm
COURSE COST: €15

What is a documentary and what does it take to make one? If you have an interest in something then you have the beginnings of a documentary. If you have questions then you have the beginnings of a documentary. This hands-on practical course is designed to introduce participants to non-fiction documentary film making. Over the three days, filmmaker Kilian will guide you in the craft of researching, producing, shooting, directing and editing a documentary film. Think about a documentary you would like to watch! Does it exist? If not, let’s make it!

COMING IN DECEMBER:
Brick Flicks with CreateSchool

SAT 10 DEC 2016  10.30AM-4.30PM
COURSE COST: €10
An exciting stop motion workshop recreating famous film scenes in Lego!

Places are limited and early booking is advised on 01-8852622.

Create Dance Project - Winter 2016

Create Dance Project - Winter 2016

Sat 1 Oct - Sat 12 Nov 2016 Draiocht Workshop Room // €5 Per Child (Accompanying Adult Free)

GOING ON SALE SHORTLY

Jnr Group (Age 5-9 Yrs): 12.30pm-1.20pm

Snr Group (Age 10-16 Yrs): 1.45pm-2.45pm
Cost: €5 Per Class

Dancers and facilitators Mark Rogers and Antje O’Toole 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.

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  • Create Dance Winter 2016 video
Exploring Theatre Craft 2016

Exploring Theatre Craft 2016

Hartstown & Riversdale Production Project

Mon 3 Oct - Fri 25 Nov 2016

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. Concentrating on the creation of theatre and the experience of performance, 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

The Secret Life of Suitcases
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The Secret Life of Suitcases

Spreacha 2016 - Ailie Cohen Puppet Maker

Fri 14 - Sat 15 Oct 2016 Draíocht Studio // €7 adults / €5 children / 2 teachers free per class / Age 4+ yrs / Dur: 50 mins
FRI 14 OCT 10.15AM & 12.15PM
SAT 15 OCT 2PM - (ALMOST SOLD OUT)
SAT 15 OCT 4PM - (SOLD OUT)

 

Draíocht Studio  €7 adults / €5 children / 2 teachers free per class / Dur: 50 mins / Age: 4+

Larry works in an office and he likes it very much. He likes sorting and tidying and generally putting things in order. Everything in its place, a place for everything. But one day, a suitcase suddenly appears at his door. A suitcase with a tiny label. A tiny label with Larry’s name on it. And this suitcase has a mission …
Join Larry in ‘The Secret Life of Suitcases’ as his world gets turned upside down by a fantastical flying suitcase taking him further than he ever thought possible. Follow Larry’s journey as he discovers the thrill of adventure and the joy of coming home again.
This funny and enchanting puppet show was originally co-produced by the Unicorn Theatre, London.

Spréacha is presented by Draíocht in partnership with Fingal County Council.

How to Book
Information for Schools

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"Completely Delightful." ★★★★ Scotsman

"A charming, ingenious piece of puppet theatre infused with a spirit of adventure." ★★★★ The List

"A fantastical life-changing journey... the sheer craft and invention is a constant stream of delightfully quirky surprises." ★★★★ The Herald

Focus On … Stamp, Stencil, Print

Focus On … Stamp, Stencil, Print

With Artist Genevieve Harden

Wed 19 - Fri 21 Oct 2016 Draiocht Workshop Room

WED 19 –THU 20 OCT 10AM-11.15AM OR 12PM-1.15PM
AGE RANGE: 1ST TO 2ND CLASS

FRI 21 OCT 10AM-11.15AM OR 12PM-1.15PM
AGE RANGE: 5TH TO 6TH CLASS

Under the guidance of artist Genevieve Harden, pupils will create an abstract geometric stamp design using inspiration from a tour to our gallery exhibition of prints by artist Robert Kelly. Using printing ink, pupils will have fun stamping and stencilling to create strange and unusual designs resulting in a unique piece of abstract art.

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.

Family Day Stamp and Stencil

Family Day Stamp and Stencil

Sat 22 Oct 2016 12 NOON-3PM Draíocht Galleries // FREE

Surrounded by the print work of artist Robert Kelly come to our gallery, learn a little about abstract shapes and art and create your own abstract stamp and print. 

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!

Bookings tel 01-8852622

Voyage

Voyage

Monkeyshine Theatre Company

Fri 28 Oct 2016 10AM & 12.30PM Main Auditorium // €7 adults / €5 children / 2 teachers free per class / Age 8+ / Dur 50 mins

The tide is high, the wind is blowing and adventure is calling! Get ready for ropes, pulleys and power tools, wild stories, ferocious storms and far off lands. With their unique style and signature charm, Monkeyshine create an astonishing world where nothing is quite what it seems and life becomes a miraculous journey. Inspired by Jonathan Swift’s fantastic tales of Gulliver’s Travels. Voyage is an electrifying, big hearted epic for everyone over eight.
Monkeyshine Theatre present spell binding, warm hearted theatre for audiences of all generations, made with wonder and passion and sprinkled with magic!

Produced by Monkeyshine Theatre in partnership with the Strollers Touring Network.

Information for Schools

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SongSchool One Day Blitz

SongSchool One Day Blitz

Fri 4 Nov 2016 Draíocht Studio

AGE: 14-18 YEARS / COST: €10
10AM-8PM WITH A CONCERT AT 7PM

Calling all creative music types! If you like strumming a chord or rapping a word, then join us for this awesome experience. Working with the experienced SongSchool crew you’ll spend the day writing and jamming up ideas. Collaborating with likeminded folk to write, arrange, rehearse and perform original material that will then be performed in a one off showcase that very evening in Draíocht’s Studio space. All levels and interests welcome, whether you’re a beginner or a Beethoven come along, collaborate, create and perform!
The more eclectic the mix the more electric the music! 
Bookings tel: 01-8852622

Textured Adventures - ALMOST SOLD OUT

Textured Adventures - ALMOST SOLD OUT

An Early Years Project With Orla Kelly and Eimear Morrissey

Thu 17 Nov - Thu 8 Dec 2016 Draiocht Workshop Room

Families: THU 17 NOV, 24 NOV, 01 DEC & 08 DEC  
10AM-11AM

Ages 3-4 Years
Cost: €25


Using two very different exhibitions as a starting point, ‘The Beautiful Beasts’ and ‘Expanding Spaces’, artists Orla Kelly and drama facilitator Eimear Morrissey have carefully designed this series of workshops for crèches and families. Over the course of these 4 weeks our participants will explore a range of textures, form, print and story and ponder important questions like; ‘What does that squiggle feel like?’, ‘What is that lovely beast’s favourite jumper?’ … ‘Does he even like chocolate?’.

For Bookings Phone 01-8852622


This project will also be available to one D15 crèche. If you are interested in your crèche taking part please contact sarah@draiocht.ie or on 01 8098029.
Early booking advised

Focus On … Running Away With The Circus!

Focus On … Running Away With The Circus!

With Dublin Circus Project

Mon 21 - Wed 23 Nov 2016 Draiocht Workshop Room

MON 21 –TUE 22 NOV 10.15AM-11.15AM OR 11.45AM-12.45PM
AGE RANGE: 5TH TO 6TH CLASS

WED 23 NOV  10.15AM-11.15AM OR 11.45AM-12.45PM
AGE RANGE: 3RD TO 4th CLASS

Do your pupils have what it takes to join the circus? Why not find out with these workshops that are a taster of all things circus. A perfect introduction to different forms of circus arts coving different disciplines including juggling, prop balance, hula-hoop and much more!

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.

Transition Year Dance Project

Transition Year Dance Project

With Dublin Youth Dance Company

Thu 1 - Fri 16 Dec 2016

Age: Transition Year Students
Starting December 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 in December, 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

The Beautiful Beasts

The Beautiful Beasts

An exhibition from The Ark

Thu 1 - Fri 30 Dec 2016 Ground Floor Gallery

Visit a weird and wonderful collection of animal sculptures curated by The Ark especially for children. Amongst these quirky, loveable animals, you will find a flying horse, a tortoise with a secret story and a toucan in disguise! Created by leading Irish and international artists from materials ranging from bronze, woods, ceramics and steel, you can learn about the techniques used to create the artworks and feel samples of the materials used.

The Beautiful Beasts exhibition is made up of some of The Ark’s favourite pieces from its collection which spans its 21 years of commissioning professional artists to create work for children.
Recommended for Ages 4+

Featured Artists
Owen Crawford, Conor Fallon, Luxon Gutsa, Orla Kaminska, Olivia Musgrave, Anthony Scott, Imogen Stuart.

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

The Beautiful Beasts is touring to three venues this Autumn/Winter season from The Ark on a ShortWorks Network Tour:
Riverbank, Newbridge: 27th Aug - 8th Oct
Linenhall, Castlebar: 14th Oct - 19th Nov
Draíocht, Blanchardstown: 1st Dec – 30th Dec

Family Day Beastly Experiments

Family Day Beastly Experiments

Sat 3 Dec 2016 12 NOON-3PM Draíocht Galleries // FREE

Join us for some beastly experiments in our Gallery Laboratory. We will provide an array of materials and inspiration for our Ground Floor Exhibition ‘The Beautiful Beasts’. You just need to be prepared to make decisions like, 1 eye or 5, 12 toes or none … all for your own lovely beast.

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!

Bookings tel: 01-8852622

Shrek

Shrek

Sensory Friendly Family Film

Sat 3 Dec 2016 3PM Draíocht Studio // €5 adults / €5 children // Dur: 90 mins (no interval)

Once upon a time, in a faraway swamp, there lived an ogre named Shrek whose precious solitude is suddenly shattered by an invasion of fairy tale magical creatures, banished from their kingdom by the evil Lord Farquaad. Determined to save their home, not to mention his swamp, Shrek cuts a deal with Farquaad and sets out to rescue Princess Fiona to be Farquaad's bride.

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

  • Shrek Sensory Friendly Family Film video
Free Primary School Tours – The Beautiful Beasts

Free Primary School Tours – The Beautiful Beasts

Mon 5 - Fri 9 Dec 2016 Ground Floor Gallery // FREE

SUITIABLE FOR ALL AGES

Join artist Sarah Ward for a facilitated visit to our sculptural exhibition The Beautiful Beasts. This exhibition features a range of sculptured animals, real and imagined, that will engage your pupils with a variety of textures, materials, shape and form. Sarah will encourage pupils to engage critically with the exhibition, ask questions, wonder why and pupils will get a chance to respond to the work with sketches and small drawing exercises.

Tours will last 45 mins and are available from 10am-2pm.
Max 30 pupils per class.
All classes must be accompanied by a teacher.
Pre-booking essential by contacting sarah@draiocht.ie or tel 01-8092029.

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Family Day Open Studio with Artist Jole Bortoli

Family Day Open Studio with Artist Jole Bortoli

Sat 10 Dec 2016 10AM-10.45AM & 11AM-11.45AM First Floor Gallery // FREE

These Open Studio sessions are designed for members of the public and families to drop in and meet our Artist in Residence, Jole Bortoli.
Explore her studio space in our First Floor Gallery and work creatively alongside Jole to respond to ‘The Beautiful Beasts’ exhibition, situated in our Ground Floor Gallery

Sessions are free. Please pre-register with the Box Office on tel: 01-8852622

Open Studio with Artist Jole Bortoli - Artist in Residence

Open Studio with Artist Jole Bortoli - Artist in Residence

Sat 10 - Fri 16 Dec 2016 First Floor Gallery

Fascinated by how humans have, in the arts and literature, transferred human qualities onto animals and animals’ onto humans, Artist Jole Bortoli will spontaneously respond to ‘The Beautiful Beasts’ exhibition in the Ground Floor Gallery. Using a range of materials as well as drawing, making and creating, Jole will reinvent the space to explore this special relationship between human and animal. So if you have ever wondered at Tumnus the Faun in The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe or the God Pan in The Wind and the Willows come along and visit with Jole as she explores these fascinating ideas of ‘transformation’ and ‘metamorphosis’.

During this ‘Open Studio Residency’, as she makes her own work in response to the exhibition, Jole will engage with families and children. She will also do a number of targeted workshops with primary school groups; with Fingal Arts Office’s Room 13 Studio Programme; with Leaving Cert students to support their engagement with galleries and exhibitions; and with Draíocht’s CREATE Dance Programme. All workshops and events are free but must be booked in advance. Bookings tel: 01-8852622.

Jole Bortoli is a visual artist and Director/ Founder of Art To Heart (arttoheart.ie) with significant experience working with children. She works regularly with The Ark and has led pioneering visual art programmes there since 1995. She has art-directed the interior design of children-centred spaces such as the A&E Department in Temple Street Children’s Hospital and the Office for the Ombudsman for Children and works as an artist/facilitator with Rehab Dúnlaoghaire and The Sanctuary, Dublin 7. Her studio practice is based in Dublin and the Burren, Co. Clare. Jole is currently writing and illustrating her second book.  ‘Iria’ her first book and exhibition was launched in 2010 at The Ark and a new exhibition of this work is planned for 2017.

For further information about Jole's Residency, please email sharon@draiocht.ie

Christmas Elf Making Workshop 2016

Christmas Elf Making Workshop 2016

Sat 17 Dec 2016 Draiocht Workshop Room // €10 Per Child (Accompanying Adult Free)

WORKSHOP 1: 4-6 YEARS: 10.30AM-12PM (SOLD OUT)
WORKSHOP 2: 7-9 YEARS: 1PM-2.30PM

Santa is so busy at Christmas time - can you make a Christmas Elf to help him out? Your Elf’s help might be required on Christmas Eve during your sleep! Wearing old clothes or an overall is a good idea. All materials will be provided and early booking is advised.

Phone Draíocht's Box Office on 01-8852622.
Please adhere to age recommendations: workshops have been especially catered for this age range. All children must be accompanied by an adult and all adults must be accompanied by a child.