There and Back Again - An Odyssey

There and Back Again - An Odyssey

Lyngo Theatre Company

Thu 15 - Fri 16 Jun 2017 10.15AM & 12.15PM Draíocht Studio // €7 adults / €5 children / 2 teachers free per class of 20+ / Age 6-11 yrs Dur: 60 mins

First written down 3,000 years ago, the Odyssey is the classic of classics, the mother of all stories, the ultimate source of myths and legends full of one-eyed giants, ghosts, Greeks, powerful magic and great adventure.

Follow CBeebies Patrick Lynch as he launches Ulysses and his companions on a fantastic voyage which comes to life on a big screen while he plays with sand, stones, boats, bowls, fire and water. The use of multiple cameras will magnify table-top props down to the smallest detail to turn a storm-in-a-teacup into an Aegean tempest, laying out the fundamental fable hidden in this classic of world-literature and proving that no matter how far you roam, there's no place like Homer.  

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"An artfully imaginative, skilfully presented visual and oral feast of family theatre." Mumsnet

Family Day - Pastel Portraits

Family Day - Pastel Portraits

Sat 10 Jun 2017 12 NOON-3PM Draíocht Galleries // FREE

After a look around the exhibition ‘School Portraits’ with our artists, we will learn more about what portraits are about, what stories they tell, before creating our own colourful portraits, while learning to blend and mix with pastels … maybe you’ll be the model … maybe you’ll be the artist … or try your hand at both!  

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!

Learn To Play Music Day 2017 - SOLD OUT

Learn To Play Music Day 2017 - SOLD OUT

With Castleknock School of Music / Mini Music & Instrumental Classes

Thu 8 Jun 2017 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

Madagascar - Sensory Friendly Screening

Madagascar - Sensory Friendly Screening

Sat 3 Jun 2017 3PM Draíocht Studio // €5 adults & children Dur: 86 mins

Four zoo animals are shipped back to their homeland by an animal rights group that feels they belong in the wild. When the ship capsizes, the animals find themselves stranded in Madagascar. Having had humans care for them their entire life, they know nothing about survival and must work together with the locals to help them fit in.

For this sensory friendly screening the volume is lowered, the auditorium lights are left on at a low level so the auditorium won't be in total darkness, we have restricted the capacity and viewers can make noise and move around the auditorium space if they wish.

Bookings: 01-8852622

Focus On Your Voice Your Identity - Primary

Focus On Your Voice Your Identity - Primary

Poetry Workshops with Colm Keegan

Wed 31 May - Thu 1 Jun 2017

Age Range: 5th-6th Class Pupils Senior Primary Classes
WED 31 MAY & THU 01 JUN
10AM-11.45AM OR 12.15PM-2PM
Cost: €45 per class

Using our exhibition ‘School Portraits’ as a starting point, spoken word poet Colm Keegan will encourage participants to discover the importance of their voice to create individual, original spoken word pieces. The workshop will begin with a facilitated visit to the exhibition, where participants will engage with portraits of their peers in a range of arts mediums, they will then return to the workshop room where they will respond to what they have seen with their unique voice.

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 01-8098029 or sarah@draiocht.ie if cost is an issue for your school. Max of 30 pupils per group.

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Also available for Secondary Schools

Focus On Your Voice Your Identity - Secondary

Focus On Your Voice Your Identity - Secondary

Poetry Workshops with Colm Keegan

Wed 24 - Thu 25 May 2017

Age Range: Senior Cycle Students: 1st-6th Year
WED 24 & THU 25 MAY    
10AM-11.45AM OR 12.15PM-2PM
Cost: €45 per class

Using our exhibition ‘School Portraits’ as a starting point, spoken word poet Colm Keegan will encourage participants to discover the importance of their voice to create individual, original spoken word pieces. The workshop will begin with a facilitated visit to the exhibition, where participants will engage with portraits of their peers in a range of arts mediums, they will then return to the workshop room where they will respond to what they have seen with their unique voice.

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 01-8098029 or sarah@draiocht.ie if cost is an issue for your school. Max of 30 students/pupils per group.

Read More about Poet Colm Keegan

Also Available for Senior Primary Classes
 

Sing Your Socks Off - SOLD OUT

Sing Your Socks Off - SOLD OUT

Mischa O’Mahony - Me & You Music

Tue 16 May - Tue 20 Jun 2017

Tuesdays / 6 Weeks / 16 May – 20 June 2017
10am: Age 4-17 Months (Dur: 45 Mins)
11am: Age 18 Months-3.5 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.

Places are limited so advanced booking is advised.
Please respect age limits. These sessions are designed for one-on-one parent and child time without accompanying siblings. Children must be accompanied at all times.

Waves - SOLD OUT
  • Friends Special Price Event

Waves - SOLD OUT

By Alice Mary Cooper / Presented as part of Spreacha – Fingal’s International Arts Programme for Children at Draiocht

Tue 16 May 2017 10.15AM & 12.15PM Draíocht Studio // €7 adults / €5 children / 2 teachers free per class of 20+ / Age 8+ yrs / Dur: 50 mins

Waves is the story of Elizabeth Moncello, of her youth growing up on a small Australian island in the 1930s and how she came to be the unofficial inventor of the butterfly stroke. An intimate theatrical event combining highly expressive storytelling, delicate movement and splashes of humour to tell Elizabeth’s amazing tale of a life fully lived. Waves is about having an idea and the courage, drive and desire to follow it through - to swim against the tide of history and expectations, and to achieve something that is truly incredible. 
A delight for audiences from 8 to 80. 

Photo credit: Cristina Todaro

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Create Dance - Summer 2017

Create Dance - Summer 2017

Sat 13 May - Sat 24 Jun 2017 Saturdays MAY-JUN 2017 €5 per class Draiocht Workshop Room

Saturdays MAY-JUN 2017   €5 per class
Jnr Group (6-9 yrs) 12.30PM-1.15PM
Snr Group (10-17 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 6-17 years with a love of dance, please get in touch with Sarah Beirne, sarah@draiocht.ie / ph 01-8098029.
 

The Toddler Take Over – For Ages 1-4 Years - 2017

The Toddler Take Over – For Ages 1-4 Years - 2017

An Event Celebrating Early Arts

Thu 11 May 2017 10AM-2.30PM Draíocht Galleries, Draíocht Foyer & Draíocht Workshop Room // Free / €5

Fee, Fi, Foe Fum ... Join Us For Some Toddler Fun!
A host of wonderful artists awaits you for a GIANT Botanical Toddler Take Over Adventure!

The Toddler Take Over is a little event with a big focus on arts for the very young. For the third year and for this one day, Draíocht will transform into a big space for an adventure through story, visual arts, music and dance for the very young. Construct, respond and play in Eamon O' Kane's Kindergarden inspired exhibition ‘A History of Play’; tip toe through the big flowers and swooping butterflies of The Giants Garden before discovering the twinkling stars and magical sounds of our Night Garden. Play with clay, dance and move and watch a story unfold  ...
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; under chairs and through mysterious curtains, on the glass and up the stairs - get ready to travel with us to new exciting and sometimes hidden places! Armed with just your imagination and natural curiosity, explore colour, sculpture, weaving, making and construction in our Galleries and Workshop Spaces! There will also be a Teeny Tiny Take Over space dedicated solely to adventurers under 18 months.

So come join our artists and discover different arts mediums, draw, dance and play and nurture the creative potential of your child … and have some fun too.

Booking opens on 13 April 2017, 10am, tel: 01-8852622.
Book-in workshops cost €5 per child (accompanying adult free).

Full programme:


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Exploring A History Of Play

Exploring A History Of Play

Draiocht and The Community / May 2017

Mon 1 - Sat 13 May 2017

Exploring A History Of Play:
Creative Creche Project
Artists Orla Kelly and Andrew Carson will work with two Dublin 15 pre school year classes to explore and create a huge story book using the exhibition as a starting point. The project will see children of 4 and 5 years old interact and build on ideas they see in an exhibition that has been created with them in mind. We will paint, tell stories and explore what these children have to say about the art they see around them.

Exploring A History Of Play:
With Blanchardstown Institute Of Technology
Working with students from Blanchardstown Institute of Technology’s BA Degree Programme in Early Childhood Care and Education, Draíocht will discuss and explore the exhibition, in the context of early years education and training. Students will engage in an exhibition tour, workshop, lecture and open forum with artist Orla Kelly.

A History of Play is on loan from The Model, home of The Niland Collection, Sligo

Creative Dance Tales with CoisCéim Dance Theatre - SOLD OUT

Creative Dance Tales with CoisCéim Dance Theatre - SOLD OUT

Free Primary School Dance Theatre Workshops

Thu 27 - Fri 28 Apr 2017 // FREE

APR-MAY 2017

For an added dimension to your engagement with our schools theatre programme we are offering CoisCeim’s 'Creative Dance Tales' workshops in your school.
Guided by a CoisCeim choreographer, the young participants will explore themes from the show ‘The Wolf and Peter’, share and exchange ideas and invent a unique creative dance tale of their own.

Two class workshops are offered for free to each of the first two schools to book and pay a deposit for performances of The Wolf and Peter (Fri 28 April 10am & 12noon).
Please enquire about the availability of these workshops at the time of booking on 01-8852622.

Youth Film Club - Film Making With Just Your Tablet or Phone

Youth Film Club - Film Making With Just Your Tablet or Phone

Draiocht, Fingal County Council Arts Office & CreateSchool

Tue 18 - Wed 19 Apr 2017

10AM-4PM
COURSE FEE: €15 
Age Range: 14-18 Years

Can you make a quality short film with the technology you already have in your home? This hands-on practical course is designed to introduce participants to pared down film making. Over the two days, in a fun and creative environment our facilitators will guide you in the craft of staging, shooting, directing, editing and producing a short film with just the use of a phone or ipad! 

We’re delighted to continue Fingal Film Club this Season. Funded by Fingal County Council Arts Office, the Club offers young people the opportunity to learn all about film through a series of programmes and short courses throughout the year.

Places are limited and early booking is advised on 01 8852622.
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A History Of Play - Mid Term Artist In The Gallery

A History Of Play - Mid Term Artist In The Gallery

Tue 18 - Fri 21 Apr 2017 Ground & First Floor Galleries

10.30AM-12.30PM  Free   Age: 2+ yrs

See the Ground Floor Gallery transformed into an interactive playful installation. The exhibition 'A History of Play' includes drawings, paintings and educational play materials known as Fröbel Gifts – colourful spheres, cylinders and tubes. A response / play area will run for the duration of the exhibition for self-directed play.
Over the Easter holidays pop in and meet artist Andrew Carson who will give you and your children an extra hand or chat further about the exhibition.

These sessions are free and intended for self-directed play and you can come and go as you please.
No pre booking required.

A History of Play is on loan from The Model, home of The Niland Collection, Sligo

SongSchool One Day B.A.S.S. Blast

SongSchool One Day B.A.S.S. Blast

Thu 13 Apr 2017

10AM-8PM WITH A CONCERT AT 7PM
Draíocht Studio   Age: 14-18 Years  Cost: €10

Building on our November 2016 SongSchool Blitz, we are again 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!

Booking is through Box Office, tel: 01-8852622
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Family Day - Build and Play

Family Day - Build and Play

A History of Play

Sat 8 Apr 2017 12 NOON-3PM Draíocht Galleries // FREE

Further explore the brightly coloured and engaging  exhibition ‘A History of Play’ for young children and get involved in some creative experimentation making playful and colourful 3D constructions and models.

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!

Transition Year Visual Arts Placement Programme 2017 - CANCELLED

Transition Year Visual Arts Placement Programme 2017 - CANCELLED

Tue 4 - Sat 8 Apr 2017

We are very sorry, but due to unforeseen circumstances, we've had to cancel our TY Visual Arts Placement Programme 2017.
We are hopeful to have a new Placement Programme for 2018. Details will be sent to all Secondary Schools in Dublin 15.

D15 Youth Theatre Summer 2017

D15 Youth Theatre Summer 2017

April - July 2017

Tue 4 Apr - Sat 1 Jul 2017

Throughout the Spring & Summer terms, D15 Youth Theatre members are working on improvisation and scene creation with a focus on writing their own scripts for performance, to bring you their second self-scripted theatre piece. The piece will be co-directed by Eimear Morrissey and Mark Rogers and will be performed on 1 July.

Further performance details and ticket prices for iCourt here.      

Youth Theatre gives young people aged between 14-18 years a space to create, express themselves and explore ideas.

Draiocht’s Artist In Your Classroom Initiative April-June 2017

Draiocht’s Artist In Your Classroom Initiative April-June 2017

Workshops in your Classroom with Draiocht’s Artists

Mon 3 Apr - Mon 29 May 2017

This programme aims to provide a range of high quality arts experiences for Primary school pupils and teachers in your own classroom, facilitated by Draíocht’s professional artists. Your school can choose from two of specially selected and purposefully created school workshops below.
This Season, pupils will have the opportunity to create cartoons with Alan Nolan or bring out their dramatic side with drama with Eimear Morrissey. Workshops are tailored to your class’s age and abilities and will work with two separate classes each day.

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 Nolan  (who worked with Draíocht in 2016 on our Lucky Penny 2016 Project) 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!

Workshop Notes & Bookings:
Workshops can take place from April-June 2017 on a date of your choosing.
Closing date for Bookings is Friday 28 April 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
 

Family Day: Explore and Respond to Abstract Art

Family Day: Explore and Respond to Abstract Art

Sat 25 Mar 2017 12 NOON-3PM Draíocht Galleries // FREE

EXPLORE AND RESPOND SERIES: 30 YEARS, ARTISTS, PLACES
Explore the wide collection of work, mediums and ideas presented in this major touring exhibition, 30 Years, Artists, Places, featuring some of Ireland’s most renowned artists. Each session will begin with an interactive tour exploring different elements of the exhibition, followed by a chance to respond to the work in a hands on and fun way, supported by Draíocht Artists.

Family Day: Explore and Respond to Abstract Art
Drawings, installation, film … we will try to figure out some of the more abstract work in the exhibition and then create some abstract print work of our own.

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!