8 October 2010
Close to 250 guests attended the D15 Chamber Business & Community Awards at a Black Tie Gala Ball at the Castleknock Hotel and Country Club on Friday, October 8th 2010. Supported by the DAA and hosted by the D15 Chamber President, David Donnelly, the awards recognised the achievements of the business and community sectors and were attended by the Mayor of Fingal, Cllr Ken Farrell, Deputy Leo Varadkar along with several County Councillors.
Draíocht successfully nominated Vodafone Ireland for the Contribution to Community (by a business) Award for the 'Make Art Not Rubbish' environmental initiative, a collaboration between Draíocht Children & Youth Arts Coordinator Sarah Beirne and Vodafone Ireland. This award was sponsored by the Blanchardstown Area Partnership. Draíocht was also short listed for the Customer Service Team of the Year Award.
Emer McGowan - Director Draíocht, Laura Turkington - Vodafone Ireland and presenting the award, Terry McCabe - Blanchardstown Area Partnership.
8 October 2010
We had a super day yesterday at the Tyrellstown Family Day.
Nicola, Sarah, Niamh, Ian and Andrew headed off with the Draiocht Marquee and lots of red cushions and art materials, and set up a Family Day of Kite Making and Art from 3-6pm.
We had tons of kids through our tent enjoying the make-and-do.
Betelnut Café kindly gave us tea and coffee vouchers to give out to people, and Draiocht proudly sponsored the first prizes of the Tyrellstown Art Competition.
On possibly the windiest day in August, our Marquee faired quite well and thanks so much to all the committee for helping us secure our pegs and stay firmly on the ground!
We've made a short video to summarise this great project which took place from January to April 2010.
Click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLr_6jB3jD8&feature=channel
Make Art Not Rubbish ... A Secondary School art project o-ordinated and facilitated by Draíocht, sponsored by Vodafone Ireland, January to April 2010.
Well known artist and sculptor Cris Neumann facilitated the creation of 3D works by Coolmine and Hartstown Community School students in a project that was a fun reflection of Vodafone Ireland's Green Agenda Policy. This educational and environmentally innovative visual arts project explored the concepts of communication, mobility and technology and how these concepts can work in the reduction and recycling of waste.
The art works resulting from the project generated zero waste by being produced from Vodafone Ireland's recycled materials. This process worked to educate students about the importance of environmental awareness, while giving them an opportunity to improve their arts skills.
The project culminated in an exhibition in Draíocht's First Floor Gallery before travelling to Vodafone Ireland's HQ during their Recycling Awareness Week.
We use all sorts of materials in our family days and workshops. To our surprise last week, a lovely member of our local community brought us her treasure trove of material bits and pieces, ribbons, buttons, lace, etc etc
Before and after we discovered all the treats inside!
Buttons, Buttons, Buttons!
Look out for these buttons and materials in upcoming Workshops and Family Days @ Draíocht.
Keep an eye on the Youth Arts page of our website for more info on upcoming events
Thanks a million to the Kathleen, we promise not to waste a stitch!
Draiocht staff having a rummage…
Don't miss the latest addition to our Youth Arts programme, where you can Meet the Author – Darren Shan.
Taking place on Friday 30 April, in our Main Auditorium, from 10.30am-11.30am (followed by book signing), this event is suitable for anyone aged 11+ (5th & 6th class groups or other fans not in school!). This is a free event but must be booked in advance at Box Office, tel: 01-8852622.
Darren Shan brought vampires to a whole new audience with The Cirque du Freak series, which sold in the millions and was made into a movie last year. He then wrote about werewolves and demons in the ten part Demonata, which began with Lord Loss. He is now an international phenomenon with sales of approximately 15 million copies. His new book, ‘The Thin Executioner’ is a stand alone fantasy novel. As you would expect from Darren Shan, master of horror, this is no ordinary fantasy. It is the unusual tale of a boy who wants to be an executioner when he grows up. Come along and hear Darren talk about his books and his inspiration. You can ask him a question too - if you dare....
Book now through Draíocht’s Box Office on 01-8852622