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.
 

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.

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The Locksmith’s Song - SOLD OUT
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The Locksmith’s Song - SOLD OUT

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

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

"A visual delight." The Arts Blog

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

Fri 1 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

Explore More - Tours for Primary Classes

Explore More - Tours for Primary Classes

SEPT-DEC 2017

Fri 1 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. 

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

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.

Read More about Poet Colm Keegan

Also available for Secondary Schools

Waves - SOLD OUT
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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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"An exciting glimpse of something truly beautiful." Broadway Baby

"Fifty glorious minutes … imperceptibly crafted, cleverly told tale with its feel-good twists." The Stage

"A born storyteller." The West Australian

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.

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
 

Zarafa

Zarafa

Primary School Screening in Association with the Irish Film Institute

Thu 16 Feb 2017 10.30AM Main Auditorium // €2 per student. 2 teachers free per class of 20+

This season Draíocht will collaborate once again with the Irish Film Institutes Education Programme by screening 'Zarafa' for Primary School Pupils, recommended age 6+.This film is accompanied by an IFI Study Guide for teachers, downloadable HERE.

This refreshingly old-school, hand-drawn animation imagines how the first giraffe got from Africa to Paris through a story involving a slave boy, Maki, a hot air balloon and a kindly Bedouin trader. After Maki escapes evil slave trader Moreno, he befriends a baby giraffe who is captured by the Bedouin. Maki insists on accompanying the animal on the long journey across desert and sea, to be presented as a gift to the King of France.

France/Belgium l 2012 l 78mins l Animation/Family l Language: English
Directors: Rémi Bezançon, Jean-Christophe Lie

School Booking Details:
Suitable for pupils age 6+
Cost:€2 per student. 2 teachers free per class of 20+
Booking tel: 01-8852622
Please let us know about any special needs at time of booking.

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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

MORE ... Short Interview with Jole

The Secret Life of Suitcases
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The Secret Life of Suitcases

Ailie Cohen Puppet Maker / For ages 4+

Fri 14 - Sat 15 Oct 2016 Draíocht Studio // €7 adults / €5 children / Age 4+ yrs / Dur: 50 mins
FRI 14 OCT   4PM
SAT 15 OCT  11AM
SAT 15 OCT  2PM
SAT 15 OCT  4PM

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 Draíocht's international programme for children and is presented by Draíocht in partnership with Fingal County Council.

Please note: Some times have changed since we printed our Season Brochure. Apologies for any inconvenience.

 

"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

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.

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

Draiocht’s Artist in Your Classroom Initiative 2016

Draiocht’s Artist in Your Classroom Initiative 2016

WORKSHOPS IN YOUR CLASSROOM WITH DRAIOCHT’S ARTISTS

Fri 1 Apr - Tue 31 May 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Focus On … Merry Print Making

Focus On … Merry Print Making

Primary School Workshops / 1st & 2nd & 5th & 6th Classes

Wed 9 - Fri 11 Dec 2015

Wed 09 & Thur 10 Dec 2015
10am – 11.15am Or 11.45am - 1pm
Age Range: 1st & 2nd Class

Fri 11 Dec 2015
10am – 11.15am Or 11.45am - 1pm
Age Range: 5th & 6th Class

Cost per class €45

Working with artist Andrew Carson, pupils will etch and print unique Christmas cards of their own design using Draíocht’s new professional printing press. During this workshop, participants will experience using professional inks and printing materials.


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 of 30 pupils per class. Teacher music remain with the class at all times.

Booking through Box Office on 01-8852622.

Penny Adventures 1916 Literature Project

Penny Adventures 1916 Literature Project

With Author Brian Gallagher and Illustrator Alan Nolan

Mon 2 Nov - Fri 18 Mar 2016

NOVEMBER 2015 – MARCH 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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Focus On ... Your Funny Bone - SOLD OUT

Focus On ... Your Funny Bone - SOLD OUT

Primary School Workshops

Tue 19 - Wed 20 May 2015 Draíocht Workshop Room // €45 per class

TUES 19 & WED 20 MAY 2015
10AM-11.30AM OR 12 NOON-1.30PM
AGE RANGE: 5TH & 6TH CLASS
COST: €45 PER CLASS


During these Comedy Workshops, pupils will be encouraged to explore their funny side, learn to create humour, make jokes and act funny. Integrating the look and respond element of the primary curriculum, trained comedy performers, from Punch Lion Kids Comedy Club, will utilise elements of our gallery exhibitions, in a fun and innovative way to teach participants a number of comedy performance skills ranging from stand-up comedy to comedy improvisation, sketches to comedy acting or silly story-telling to ridiculous song.

A confidence building workshop in a supportive environment, these workshops are positive, as well as being a great laugh.

Punch Lion will also host a comedy show for kids on 04 July ... read more here ... 

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 01-809 8029 if cost is an issue for your school. Max of 30 pupils per class. Teacher must remain with the class at all times. Booking through Box Office on 01-8852622.

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Giovanni’s Island (2014)

Giovanni’s Island (2014)

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

Tue 5 May 2015 10.30am Main Auditorium // €2 per student / 2 teachers free per class

This gorgeous new anime (Japanese animation) concerns brothers Kanta and Junpei living a happy childhood on the island of Shikotan until the end of the Second World War when the island’s borders are altered. Russian occupation begins and with the new occupants comes Tanya, daughter of the Russian commander. Inspired by real-life events, this is a beautiful depiction of a childhood friendship which must overcome the obstacles of language, culture and history.

Film Details:
Japan • 2014 • Animation/Drama • 102 min • English subtitles • Director: Mizuho Nishikubo.

School Booking Details:
Suitable for 4th, 5th & 6th class pupils
Cost:€2 per student. 2 teachers free per class.
Booking tel: 01-8852622
Please let us know about any special needs at time of booking.

 


 

"The animation for Giovanni's Island is hand-drawn, and to call it stunning would be an understatement." Rotten Tomatoes

Focus On ... Creative Crafts: Deadly Dye - SOLD OUT

Focus On ... Creative Crafts: Deadly Dye - SOLD OUT

Primary School Workshops

Wed 15 - Thu 16 Apr 2015 Draíocht Workshop Room // €45 per class

WED 15 & THUR 16 APRIL 2015
9.30AM-11AM OR 11.30AM-1PM
AGE RANGE: 3RD & 4TH CLASS
COST: €45 PER CLASS


Artists Ian Slattery and Andrew Carson will lead this fabric craft workshop that allows pupils to turn an old white t-shirt into an artistic masterpiece. Participants will learn the process of tie-dye by by folding, twisting, pleating and crumpling fabric and binding with rubber bands. Once each student has created a design, then the magic begins! (Each student will need to bring white cotton material (old t-shirt, pillow case, tea-towel).

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 01-809 8029 if cost is an issue for your school. Max of 30 pupils per class. Teacher must remain with the class at all times. Booking through Box Office on 01-8852622.