Celebrating Cruinniú na nÓg 2019 at Draíocht

June 7, 2019

Local children and young people are being called upon to fire up their imaginations and take part in one of the free Cruinniú na nÓg events taking place around the county on Saturday 15 June 2019. Now in its second year, Cruinniú na nÓg celebrates and encourages participation by children and young people in creative activities in their local neighbourhoods and communities. 

For a list of Fingal Events, click here:


Draíocht has 2 events this year:

Family Art Day: Create and Celebrate!
Celebrating Cruinniú na nÓg 2019

SAT 15 JUNE 2019 12 NOON - 3PM
Draíocht Galleries // FREE
Ages 5-10 years

Join our gallery artists for a very special Family Art Day to celebrate Cruinniú na nÓg and launch our Children’s Gallery Guide! Just like a detective, follow the Rocketship to our First Floor Gallery, find and draw a masterpiece using the view finder! What else is there in a gallery to see and explore?! Why not come back another day and use our guide in a relaxed, self directed and fun way to explore a new Draíocht exhibition!

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!
Booking tel 01-8852622


Creative Music Making - Early Years Music Sessions
Celebrating Cruinniú na nÓg 2019

SAT 15 JUNE 2019  10.30am-11.10am & 11.30am – 12.10pm
Draíocht Studio // FREE
Ages 3-5 years

At the heart of this music workshop lie the infinite possibilities of creative expression when we use our voices and imaginations to celebrate selfhood and explore the world around us. Join early years music specialist Julie Tiernan as she creates a wonderful world of magical encounters using song and musical activities that support creative development and well-being in early years children.

Suitable for ages 3-5 years and accompanying adults. Please respect this age category as the workshop is designed especially for 3-5 years only.
Booking is essential through Draiocht Box Office 01-8852622.

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Ahead of this year’s event, Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Josepha Madigan TD said:   “Ireland is the only country in the world to have a dedicated day of free creativity for our children and young people. Although only in its second year, Cruinniú na nÓg has already grown in ambition and scale with almost double the number of free activities taking place across the length and breadth of the country this year. This unique and important initiative helps us to deliver on our promise to enable the creative potential of every child and to give them the sense of accomplishment that comes with participating in a creative project that really triggers their imaginations.”


Dee Forbes, Director-General, RTÉ, said:  “Creativity and community are at the heart of RTÉ’s new mission statement.  They are also core principles of the Creative Ireland Programme’s Cruinniú na nÓg, which makes this partnership especially important for us. Encouraging and supporting opportunities for children and young people to come together to experience and explore their creative potential is a brilliant initiative. RTÉ supports over 130 arts and cultural events every year so recognizing and enabling artistic endeavour and creativity is something we take very seriously. We look forward to sharing in the excitement and fun on Saturday June 15 when the next generation of Ireland’s future creatives take centre stage on this very special day.”

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Full event details for Cruinniú na nÓg are available at creativeireland.gov.ie

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OUR PLACE, OUR STORIES successful in new National Creativity Fund, an initiative of Creative Ireland

October 15, 2018

Draíocht's OUR PLACE, OUR STORIES Project has been successful, as one of 30 new projects, to be supported by the new National Creativity Fund, an initiative of the Creative Ireland Programme. 

OUR PLACE, OUR STORIES places six leading artists in six key communities in Dublin 15, working through a variety of performing art forms - Theatre, Dance and Spoken Word. 


The National Creativity Fund activates and supports genuinely ground-breaking initiatives, research projects, community programmes and more.

An initiative of the Creative Ireland Programme, the exciting details of the 30 initiatives and projects benefiting from the National Creativity Fund have now been announced by Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Josepha Madigan TD, on 4th October 2018.

With creativity and wellbeing a central focus, The National Creativity Fund allows the Creative Ireland Programme to activate, enable and support truly compelling and innovative initiatives, research projects and community programmes. Through a series of strategic partnerships with cultural organisations, education and academic institutions and healthcare specialists, the chosen projects are ambitious, inventive and inclusive. ​

Read the full press releases here.

Full details of the 30 projects supported as part of the new National Creativity Fund are available here.

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Your Say, Your Way - Young People Shared Their Thoughts about the Arts with Us

September 9, 2017

Your Say, Your Way
A Collaboration between Draíocht and Creative Ireland
took place on Saturday 2nd September 2017.


What a brilliant day of Free Workshops for Young People aged 13-18 yrs to share their thoughts about the arts with us!
With introductions from Emer McGowan, Draiocht;  Michael O'Reilly, Creative Ireland;  Eithne Mallin, Creative Fingal; and  Mags Walsh, Arts Council Ireland, our young participants then launched themselves into a series of fun warm up games with facilitator Anna Galligan and soon we were all sharing our views in a relaxed atmosphere.

Then our young participants chose their Free Workshops:
Spoken Word with Colm Keegan
Stop Motion Lego With Kevin from Create School
Dance With Ella Clarke
Cartoon / Comic Book Creation with Alan Nolan

And then we all came together again to chat through our hopes and vision for the future of arts and creativity for young people in Ireland.

Huge thanks to everyone who came on the day.

Enjoy some photos below and Video by Create School & D15 Youth Theatre Members.



























'Your Say, Your Way' was a collaboration between Draíocht and Creative Ireland, on 2nd September 2017.
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. 


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


 

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Your Say, Your Way - 2nd Sept 2017 - Free Workshops for Young People aged 13-18 yrs

July 31, 2017

Your Say, Your Way - Free Workshops for Young People aged 13-18 yrs
A Collaboration between Draíocht and Creative Ireland

SAT 02 SEPTEMBER 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 with Colm Keegan
Stop Motion Lego With Create School
Dance With Philippa Donnellan
Cartoon / Comic Book Creation with Alan Nolan

Free Lunch Provided

Fill in a Participation Form now and return to Draíocht by Wednesday 30th August 2017.



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

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