MAKing Art: PRINTing

MAKing Art: PRINTing

Curated by Sharon Murphy

Fri 18 Sep - Sat 16 Jan 2021 Ground & First Floor Galleries

New Impressions
Neil Dunne, Margot Galvin, Fiona Kelly, Aoife Scott

Ground Floor Gallery
&
Works from the Graphic Studio
Members from Fingal

First Floor Gallery

MAKing Art: PRINTing is the third in a series of exhibitions aimed at children and young people, which explores a particular visual art discipline, its materials, processes and varied manifestations. Printmaking is the focus of this third exhibition. It celebrates different techniques, styles and approaches to the use of print, to the act of printmaking and to the print as a finished artwork.

It includes two exhibitions: New Impressions (Ground Floor Gallery) explores how traditional printmaking techniques have been re-imagined and re-worked and invites us to consider: what makes a print a print? Common conceptions of printmaking are expanded, from two-dimensional to three-dimensional, from mass-produced to unique, from paper to mixed and digital media. The exhibition features artists whose work, though rooted in or referencing print, expands the boundaries of that medium. New Impressions includes artists Neil Dunne, Margot Galvin, Fiona Kelly and Aoife Scott.

Works from the Graphic Studio (First Floor Gallery) is an exhibition which marks the 60th anniversary of the establishment of the Graphic Studio and features members from Fingal who work across a range of process including etching, woodcut/lino, screen print and lithography. Artists include: Susan Early, Mary Grey, Julie Ann Haines, Michele Hetherington, Ernada Husic, Siobhan Hyde, Desmond Kenny, Michael Killen, Jennifer Lane, Pamela Leonard, Ned McLoughlin, Sorca O'Farrell and Una Sealy. The exhibition will also feature work by master printmakers, Niamh Flanagan and Robert Russell.

Draíocht’s Galleries are open Monday-Friday 10am-6pm
Visitor capacity has been reduced to allow for social distancing.
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Image: Aoife Scott, Milking it



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Artist “Show And Tell” Zoom Sessions

Artist “Show And Tell” Zoom Sessions

Draiocht Artists Zoom into your Classrooms

Mon 21 Sep - Fri 27 Nov 2020 ONLINE // €10 Per Session Per Class // 40 mins

This programme aims to allow your pupils to hear from interesting artists who work in a range of art forms in Ireland today. The artist will zoom right into your whiteboard to virtually meet and talk with pupils and teachers in your own classroom. You can choose a session from our range of specially selected artists. Each session will include a short demonstration, task or showing of work depending on the particular artist, where they can hear all about who the artist is and what they do, followed by a question and answers session.

Choose from:  

ALL ABOUT ACTING WITH EMILY MATTHEWS: Actor and Theatre Producer
Hear all about the wonders of acting, making a movie, and being on stage. How did Emily decide to be an actor - how can you become one too?

MAKING MUSIC WITH SHAY LALLY: (Available in Irish)
What's it like to be a musician? What instruments can Shay play? Has he ever been in a band? What's it like to be on stage? Do you really need to practice every day?

DRAWING, MAKING, CREATING WITH ANDREW CARSON: 
Andrew is a contemporary visual artist working with many materials and new technologies to create lots of different kinds of visual art works. What is a visual artist? What is it like to be an artist? What is his work about?

LIGHTS, SOUND, SPACE, ALL ABOUT TECHINCAL THEATRE WITH LAURA MURPHY:
Ask one of Draíocht’s very own technicians, Laura, questions about the magic of the lights, the booming sounds, amazing sets and more!

 

WORKSHOP NOTES
Sessions can take place from Mon 21 Sept - Fri 27 Nov 2020 on a date and time of your choosing. Closing date for bookings is Fri 23 October 2020 through Draíocht’s Box Office tel: 01-8852622.
The programme is offered on a first come first served basis and is restricted to schools within the Dublin 15 area.
Cost is €10 per class, per session. All materials are provided. Schools are welcome to make multiple bookings, subject to artist availability and programme funding.
For further details please contact Paula on 01-809 8029 or email paula@draiocht.ie

Notes on Participation in Virtual Live Engagements:
Teachers will be asked to sign a consent form agreeing to participate with their class in this session. A Zoom meeting for this session will be sent to the school before the scheduled time of the session.

Important: A teacher in the classroom must actively engage in the session with their pupils and be present in the room throughout the session.
- Computer or white board is needed for the session, placed at pupils' eye level.
- The session will be delivered using a private Zoom session from the Zoom video call software. The session can only be accessed by those who have booked into the workshop, the artist and Draíocht staff.  For the safety and security of all participants, the workshop will be recorded. This recording will not be shared publicly and will be deleted within 30 days.
- The sessions are intended for one class group at a time.

Family Day: Draíocht Rocks Part 2

Family Day: Draíocht Rocks Part 2

‘A Little Bit of Magic’ with Emily Matthews

Tue 22 Sep 2020 ONLINE 2PM

ONLINE 2PM
Enjoy this gorgeous poem by artist Emily Matthews, created especially for our Draíocht Rocks Project. It sums up perfectly how much we miss having all our young people into our spaces. Videoed in Draíocht’s Studio, a place usually full of audience members of all ages for a variety of events, we can’t wait to welcome you all back as soon as we can! For now, you can watch (on Draíocht’s Facebook & YouTube Channels - coming soon) or read the poem below, and in Part 3, Emily is going to take us on a Treasure Hunt!

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‘A Little Bit of Magic’ by Emily Matthews

Here in my hand is more than just a rock or a stone.      
It’s a little bit of magic, for our community to own.
We miss you in the theatre and know you miss it too.
The Draíocht is not the same without you, so let's see what we can do.

We have this nice idea, we'd like to share with you.
Find a stone and dress it up, with chalk and sparkles and magic dust.
You have what it takes, you know what to do,
the ideas are waiting inside of you!

Put your wonderful creations on display
somewhere you will find them as you go about your day.
Leave one in your chest of drawers or on your bedside stand,
or leave one in your coat pocket, so that it's close to hand.

And every time you see a stone, this is what you do
think of something in your life that means a lot to you.
Make each thought different … that's the most important part
and let that thankful feeling stay and warm your heart.

And soon before you know it, some magic will take place
and every day, you'll find you have a smile upon your face.
And in the meantime, we will work hard to get you in our space.
And soon we can see in person those smiles upon your face.

Draíocht means magic … that is true,
but part of that magic will always be you!

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Family Day: Draíocht Rocks Part 3

Family Day: Draíocht Rocks Part 3

We’re Going on a Rock Hunt with Emily Matthews

Tue 22 Sep 2020 ONLINE 3PM

ONLINE 3PM
We hope you are enjoying Draíocht Rocks! Now is a perfect time to share your decorated rocks (after Gen’s Online Tutorial), for all to enjoy … because we’re going on a Rock Hunt with Emily! Emily has been strolling around Blanchardstown’s Millennium Park and hiding secret Draíocht Rocks! (video coming soon to Draíocht’s Facebook & YouTube Channels)

Follow the Guide, starting behind Draíocht, to see if you can find the rocks in real life in the park, and then add your own decorated Draíocht Rocks to the collection for others to enjoy!

We’ll be checking the locations and featuring the Rocks on our social media, so keep an eye out for yours to pop up!

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Rescheduled: Judy (2019)

Rescheduled: Judy (2019)

Wed 23 Sep 2020 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc

Please Note: This event is has been rescheduled to 04 November.
Our box-office team will be in touch with all ticket holders over the coming days. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
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Rescheduled: Date Night, Second Base

Rescheduled: Date Night, Second Base

Niamh Kavanagh & Paul Megahey

Fri 25 Sep 2020

Please Note: This event is has been rescheduled to 14 November.
Our box-office team will be in touch with all ticket holders over the coming days. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
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Cancelled: The Sand Park
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Cancelled: The Sand Park

Seamus O’Rourke / Big Guerilla Productions

Sat 26 Sep 2020 Main Auditorium

Please Note: This event has been Cancelled.
Our box-office team will be in touch with all ticket holders over the coming days. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
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Family Day: Draíocht Rocks Part 4

Family Day: Draíocht Rocks Part 4

Rock Art with Genevieve Harden

Sat 26 Sep 2020 ONLINE 11AM

ONLINE 11AM
Join artist Genevieve Harden, from her Studio in Greystones (on Draíocht’s Facebook & YouTube Channels at 11am), for Part 4 of this fun and interactive project, with another rock decorating workshop, as part of our Draíocht Rocks Project. Collect some large smooth stones or rocks from your garden, the park or the beach and give them a wash before decorating with Gen, using a variety of techniques.

These activities are suitable for children aged 5-10 years, though older and younger siblings are welcome to give it a try too.
Share your finished Draíocht Rocks images with us by emailing a picture to paula@draiocht.ie or share on social media with the hashtag #DraiochtRocks
Or why not place your finished Draíocht Rocks back in nature for others to find and enjoy!

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AWAITING RESCHEDULE - Danny O’Brien - Reformer
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AWAITING RESCHEDULE - Danny O’Brien - Reformer

Fri 2 Oct 2020 8.15PM Main Auditorium // €16 / €14 conc

Please Note: This event is Awaiting Reschedule
Our box-office team will be in touch with all ticket holders over the coming days. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
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What happens when a touring stand-up comedian can no longer stand up? After a near career-ending knee injury, O'Brien is too young for pilates and too unbalanced for yoga. This award-winning performer brings you his hilarious new hour of stand-up where self-destruction and self-discovery meet! ‘Reformer’ completely sold out its month-long run of shows at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Galway International Arts Festival, as well as a European and US tour and now he’s back touring the show nationwide and beyond! 
Following in the footsteps of Tommy Tiernan and Dylan Moran, Danny was handpicked this year to perform as part of the iconic ‘Best of the Edinburgh Fest’ show touring Australia. He has also featured on The Comedy Channel and is a regular on Irish TV and Radio. He has supported Today FM’s Dermot & Dave on three live tours and last year was asked to open for American comedian Bill Burr in front of over 7,000 people in Dublin.
Adult Content, Age 15+

"Uproariously funny." ★★★★★ The Sunday Independent

"A perfect mix of brains, banter and brilliance." ★★★★★ Great Scott

"He opened for me at the 3Arena and he f*cking murdered it!" Bill Burr

  • Danny O’Brien - Reformer video
Rescheduled: Looking for América

Rescheduled: Looking for América

Federico Julián González & Janet Moran / Presented as part of Dublin Theatre Festival

Sat 3 Oct 2020

Please Note: This event is has been rescheduled to 15 October.
Our box-office team will be in touch with all ticket holders over the coming days. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Please read our Current Covid19 Update HERE

Rescheduled: The Man in the Woman’s Shoes

Rescheduled: The Man in the Woman’s Shoes

Loco and Reckless Productions / Written and performed by Mikel Murfi

Fri 9 Oct 2020

Please Note: This event is has been rescheduled to 13 November.
Our box-office team will be in touch with all ticket holders over the coming days. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Please read our Current Covid19 Update HERE

Broadway & Other Stories
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Broadway & Other Stories

Songs from Bacharach to Broadway with Róisín Sullivan

Sat 10 Oct 2020 8PM Main Auditorium // €18 / €16 conc


Best known for her work within the realm of Musical Theatre, West End performer Róisín Sullivan is joined by musical arranger David Wray (piano) and Gerald Peregrine (cello) for their ‘New York style’ cabaret show.  Together they perform songs from the New York cabaret circuit along with much-loved 60’s classics by Carole King, Joni Mitchell, and Broadway showtunes from Andrew Lloyd Webber & Stephen Sondheim to name but a few.  This is an intimate evening of heartfelt song which is not to be missed!
Dur: 90 mins (no interval)

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Create Dance Project - Winter 2020

Create Dance Project - Winter 2020

OCT-DEC 2020

Sat 10 Oct - Sat 5 Dec 2020

After spending much of this year’s project in a virtual space, we are looking forward to returning to move and dance together, while also being apart! Create Dance is a fun, innovative dance project, where the dancers love to dance and move and also have an intellectual disability. Dancers and facilitators, Mark Rogers & Conor Donelan, work together with participants and their parents to explore dance and free movement, ending each workshop with the all-important solo dance.

Over the Autumn some of our dancers will begin to work with our 2020 Dance Artist in Residence Jess Rowell on a new piece of choreography. Create Dance will also be collaborating with Lámh  Signs Ireland to create another very special piece of choreography to showcase in early 2021. Due to government restrictions we are currently not accepting new dancers, however if you have a child with a love for dance and an intellectual disability please do get in touch and we can add you to our list for future workshops.

Please get in touch with Paula, paula@draiocht.ie / ph 01 8098029.
During term time, workshops are on Saturdays: Juniors (Age 6-12 yrs) 12.15PM-1.15PM and Seniors (Age 13-17 yrs) 1.30PM-2.30PM. Pre booking for this project is essential.

If you are interested in dance, check out some of Conors FREE dance videos and downloadable worksheets that you can try at home.

  • Create Dance Project - Spring 2020 video
Making Art Printing - Virtual Tour for Families

Making Art Printing - Virtual Tour for Families

With Artist Bridget Flannery

Mon 12 Oct - Sat 16 Jan 2021

COMING SOON

Now you can virtually step through our gallery, doors with our specially created child centred tour video of the exhibition MAKing Art: PRINTing.

Artist Bridget Flannery will walk us through the gallery, telling us the stories of how prints are made and helping us to explore this beautiful exhibition. Make sure to download the accompanying worksheet (coming soon), created by cartoonist Alan Nolan, helping you to further explore and enjoy the gallery from your own home, in your own time. It's full of tips, questions and ideas on how to talk about the works with your children in a fun and easy way.

Making Art Printing - Virtual Tour for Primary Schools

Making Art Printing - Virtual Tour for Primary Schools

With Artist Bridget Flannery

Mon 12 Oct - Sat 16 Jan 2021

COMING SOON

From your very own classroom you can virtually step through our gallery doors with our specially created child centred tour video of the exhibition MAKing Art: PRINTing.

Artist Bridget Flannery will walk us through the gallery telling us the stories of how prints are made and helping your pupils to explore this beautiful exhibition. Make sure to download the accompanying worksheet (coming soon), created by cartoonist Alan Nolan, helping you to further explore and enjoy the gallery from your own classroom, in your own time with your pupils.
The Virtual Tour is full of tips, questions and ideas on how to talk about the works with your pupils in a fun and easy way that can be used to talk about other art works or exhibitions.

If you would like visit an exhibition in person with your class please do get in touch and we can advise you on current gallery visit numbers, and assist you in managing your visit in a safe way. Contact paula@draiocht.ie or call on 01 8098029.

Making Art Printing - Virtual Tour for Secondary Schools

Making Art Printing - Virtual Tour for Secondary Schools

With Artist Bridget Flannery

Mon 12 Oct - Sat 16 Jan 2021

COMING SOON

Your exam class can virtually step through our gallery doors with our specially created Leaving Certificate preparation support tour video of the exhibition MAKing Art: PRINTing

Artist and facilitator Bridget Flannery will walk exam students through the gallery, allowing them to gain an understanding of the curatorial process, installation considerations, and key messages of the art works. Students will see and hear about featured works, techniques and inspirations behind the works. The tour will focus on two artworks, to compare and contrast style, subject matter and artistic techniques.

There is also a free downloadable accompanying worksheet (coming soon), created by cartoonist Alan Nolan, helping you to further explore and enjoy the gallery from your own classroom, in your own time with your students.

If you would like to visit in exhibition in person with your class please do get in touch and we can advise you on current gallery visit numbers and assist you in managing your visit in a safe way.
Contact paula@draiocht.ie or on 01 8098029.

The Truth (La Vérité) (2019)
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The Truth (La Vérité) (2019)

Wed 14 Oct 2020 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc


Legends of French cinema Catherine Deneuve and Juliette Binoche come together on screen for the first time in ‘The Truth’, Oscar-nominated director Kore-eda Hirokazu’s heartwarming first feature set outside his native Japan. Fabienne (Deneuve) is an ageing French movie icon who, despite her momentary lapses in memory, remains a venerable force to be reckoned with. Upon the publication of her memoirs, her daughter Lumir (Binoche) returns to Paris from New York with her husband (played by Ethan Hawke) and their young daughter to commemorate its release. Sparks immediately begin to fly between the mother-daughter duo when Lumir takes issue with Fabienne’s rose-tinted version of the past. Yet, as the past is gradually confronted, their strained relationship takes a poignant journey toward possible reconciliation.

Kore-eda’s charming follow-up to the Palme d’Or-winning ‘Shoplifters’, ‘The Truth’ paints a moving portrait of family dynamics and human relationships, featuring exquisite performances from its all-star cast.

Cert: 12A  Language: English, French  Dur: 107 mins
In association with Access Cinema

Subject to Licence​

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New Date - Looking for América
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New Date - Looking for América

Federico Julián González & Janet Moran / Presented as part of Dublin Theatre Festival

Thu 15 Oct 2020 8PM Main Auditorium // €16 / €14 conc

Please Note: This event is has been rescheduled from 03 October.
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Last summer, Fede and his 74-year-old mother set off on a quest through Havana to look for América. Shared memories, conflicting recollections and offline maps led them through their past. A past peopled with ghosts scattered among grand avenues, dark lanes and unnerving dead ends in the city that had taken them in, more than 30 years before. They spoke to shop-keepers, taxi drivers, old ladies and more importantly to each other. When they were about to give up, they found her.  

Following his Father’s arrest by a Military Junta, at the age of five, Fede and his family were forced to flee the Salvadoran Civil war. There followed years of continuous moving throughout Latin America with his mother and brother as they sought sanctuary.

Looking for América charts two journeys. The journey of that night in Havana looking for a Salvadoran ex-Guerilla fighter called América, and the journey of escaping the catastrophe that had engulfed his country decades before.  A catastrophe whose after effects still resonate today.

Sometimes the idea of home has to be remade. And remade. And remade.

Directed by Janet Moran
Written and Performed by Federico Julián González
Sound and AV design by Mark Jackson

Production for DTF made possible with the generous support of Draíocht and Mermaid.
Originally commissioned by Mermaid Arts Centre and Pavilion Theatre for THISISPOPBABY's Where We Live Festival 2020.

Mary Coughlan - Life Stories
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Mary Coughlan - Life Stories

Fri 16 Oct 2020 8PM Main Auditorium // €25 / €23 conc


Mary Coughlan is arguably the greatest female singer to have emerged from Ireland in recent times. Whether you’re into folk, blues or jazz, you can’t fail to be moved by the emotional depth, expression and power in her voice, forged from an extraordinary life. To hear Mary sing is truly to be at the core of the human heart. Throughout 30 years of her quite extraordinary life and recording career, Mary has drawn heavily from her legendary heroes: the grievous, teary outpourings of Billie Holiday (to whom she devoted a double album of her songs), the husky flirtations of Peggy Lee, Van Morrison’s soulful wails and the defiant chanteusery of Edith Piaf. In June 2020, in recognition of Mary’s achievements and immense impact on the culture and arts community in Galway City, the Mayor, Mike Cubbard presented her with a 2020 lifetime achievement award. Her new album ‘Life Stories’ (released Sept 2020) was mostly written and recorded by Pete Glenister and Mary Coughlan at No Name Studio.

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"The emotional purity in Mary Coughlan’s songs is so fragile that it is possible to become inconsolable when listening to her in a darkened room." Q Magazine

"A song is not complete unless it has been sung by Mary Coughlan." Melody Maker

"Dubbed as Ireland’s Billie Holiday, Mary is a jazz & blues singer whose life story gives weight to the truth that the best singers are the ones with the most painful lives." The Guardian

Family Day: Magic Mono Print

Family Day: Magic Mono Print

With Margot Galvin

Sat 17 Oct 2020 11am / 12pm / 1pm / 2pm Draíocht Galleries & Workshop Room // FREE

GOING ON SALE SHORTLY

Printing is a kind of magic. Come along with your family and hear about our current printnig exhibition, how printing works and what techniques printers use. Meet the artist Margot Galvin, see and hear about her work, and with the help of our artists experience the instant cause and effect of printing. By using colours, inks, lines and shapes, create a small print to feel this messy magic yourself!

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WORKSHOP NOTES

Sessions are free, last for 45 minutes each, and space is very limited.
In line with Government restrictions, a max of 3 family pods may participate per gallery session.

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! 

In the interest of public safety, we will engage in social distancing and current Covid 19 guidelines measures will apply. Please follow mask wearing and hand washing guidance at all times. 

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The Happy Prince & The Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde

The Happy Prince & The Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde

Bewley’s Café Theatre & The Wilde Garden Adventure

Sat 17 Oct 2020 12 NOON & 3PM / Age 5+ / Dur: 50 mins Main Auditorium // €7 / €5 conc


The Happy Prince is perhaps the best loved and most enduringly popular of all Oscar Wilde’s stories. It is the bittersweet tale of a gregarious swallow who befriends a melancholy statue while en route to Egypt. The bird helps the Prince to alleviate the suffering of his poor citizens and in doing so learns profound truths about the nature of love and suffering. This masterful piece of storytelling by Michael James Ford is accompanied by a haunting new score by Philip Dodd.

The Happy Prince is paired with a new production of The Selfish Giant, Wilde’s delightful exploration of selfishness, love and redemption. Michael James Ford co-stars with well-known actress Bairbre Ní Chaoimh, along with three enchanting puppet children, created by Martin Cahill.

This family double-bill will start with The Selfish Giant (15 mins), followed by The Happy Prince (35 mins).
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"Bittersweet and delightfully witty ... Michael James Ford has an enchanting style of storytelling that leaves the audience hanging on his every word." Sunday Tribune

"Michael James Ford is mesmerising as he carries us through Wilde’s perfect mixture of magic, exoticism, mundane reality and insensitive, shortsighted pragmatism and vanity. " Irish Examiner

Hope Gap (2019)
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Hope Gap (2019)

Wed 21 Oct 2020 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc


Grace (Annette Bening) and Edward (Bill Nighy) have been married for 29 years. When their son Jamie (Josh O'Connor) comes to visit, Edward tells him that he is planning to leave Grace immediately.
Oscar-nominated writer-director William Nicholson (writer of ‘Shadowlands’, ‘Gladiator’ and the movie adaptation of ‘Les Miserables’), adapts his own play to deliver this exquisite drama, featuring formidable performances.

Cert: 12A  Language: English  Dur: 101 mins
In association with Access Cinema

Subject to Licence

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SOLD OUT - Laughter Lounge LIVE Tour
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SOLD OUT - Laughter Lounge LIVE Tour

With Eric Lalor, John Colleary & Gar Murran

Thu 22 Oct 2020 8PM Main Auditorium // €20 / €18 conc

SOLD OUT - JOIN THE WAITING LIST

The Laughter Lounge opened its doors in Dublin in December 1997 and quickly established itself as Ireland's premier comedy venue. Over the years, 4,000 comedians have performed in 3,000 live shows to an audience of over 1 million. They've been in the comedy business a long, long, LONG time and for 21 years only delivered their premier brand of comedy to the good folks of Dublin town. But, they want to make the whole of Ireland laugh so guess what? They're going on tour! Come see the Laughter Lounge’s most requested acts - Eric Lalor, John Colleary and Gar Murran for one craic’in night out!
Smell that? That’s the sweet scent of Comedy in the air … and we can’t wait!

PLEASE NOTE: This show has been rescheduled to Thurs 22 October (FROM 18 APRIL).

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  • Laughter Lounge LIVE Tour video
Before
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Before

Fishamble: The New Play Company / Written and performed by Pat Kinevane

Fri 23 Oct 2020 8PM Main Auditorium // €18 / €16 conc


From the team that brought you Forgotten, Underneath and the Olivier Award-winning Silent, Before is a new play with much music, set in Clery’s of Dublin, on the very day this iconic department store shuts - for good. Pontius is inside, trying to choose a gift for his estranged daughter, whom he hasn’t seen for almost 20 years.  He will meet her in an hour.  This father’s journey is both beautiful and strange, from the isolation of his Midlands home, to the madness of O’Connell Street.  Some folk are impossible to buy for…
Directed by Jim Culleton

WINNER: HERALD ARCHANGEL AWARD, Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019

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"You fight back tears. Of course you do. It’s Kinevane - a rare and truly compelling talent." ★★★★★ The Herald, Scotland

"... another profoundly affecting tour de force from Kinevane." ★★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine

"Kinevane’s performance works like a spell… a real showstopper." ★★★★ Irish Times

"​... extraordinary collaboration... soul-searching, achingly touching gem ..." ★★★★ Sunday Times

Cancelled - The Fureys

Cancelled - The Fureys

Sat 24 Oct 2020 Main Auditorium

Please Note: This event has been cancelled.
Our box-office team will be in touch with all ticket holders over the coming days to offer refunds or transfer of credit into Draiocht Gift Vouchers. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
https://www.draiocht.ie/blog/entry/draiocht_update_coronavirus_covid_19

Midterm Workshop: Trick or Treat Monster Bags

Midterm Workshop: Trick or Treat Monster Bags

Screen Printing Workshop with Neil Dunne

Tue 27 Oct 2020 Draíocht Galleries & Workshop Room // €10

WORKSHOP 1: 11AM -12PM 
WORKSHOP 2: 12:45PM-1:45PM


Join artist Neil Dunne for this screen printing workshop that shows you the magic of print by helping you to design, create and print a hideously scary trick or treat bag that you can fill up with treats! Cotton bags & all materials will be provided.

WORKSHOP NOTES
This workshop is suitable for children aged 8-10 years.
A max of 6 places are available on each workshop.
In the interest of public safety, we will engage in social distancing and current Covid 19 guidelines measures will apply. Please follow mask wearing and hand washing guidance at all times.
Should the workshop be cancelled for reasons related to Covid19 restrictions, a full refund will be offered. Should you feel ill a full refund will be offered.  

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Gearoid Farrelly - Alchemy
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Gearoid Farrelly - Alchemy

Fri 30 Oct 2020 8.15PM Main Auditorium // €14 / €12 conc

Alchemy is a new show from comedian Gearóid Farrelly in which he is pretty certain he will be able to solve all of the world's problems. To start with Science needs more laughs, we need more superstar comebacks and Conor McGregor should just stop talking.
 
Gearóid has appeared at comedy festivals all over the world, touring with the likes of Joan Rivers, Patton Oswalt and Sarah Millican. He recently appeared on the BBC Radio 4 panel show “An Elephant in the Room” and can be heard on his podcast “Fascinated” where he tracks down his childhood heroes! 

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"To be in Farrelly’s crowd is a joy. Each joke landed perfectly… impeccable comic timing." ★★★★★ Broadway Baby

"Intelligent reflective comedy." Irish Times

Y/Our Walls: An Art Sharing Project For Families And Schools

Y/Our Walls: An Art Sharing Project For Families And Schools

NOV - DEC 2020

Mon 2 Nov - Fri 18 Dec 2020

If you cannot come to visit Draíocht's Galleries, then we would like to bring our Galleries into your home or school instead! 

Art is one of our most meaningful forms of expression and we feel it's important that children experience a wide range of original art images and objects where and whenever possible. We want to make that possible with this art sharing project for families and schools in Dublin 15. We are offering your school or home, the opportunity to display some art work by a range of established artists with a range of arts practices, from photography, illustration and print; from artists Sharon Murphy, Des Kenny and Garvan Gallagher and others, to share and enjoy with your pupils, teachers & families.

A work of art can be a wonderful stimulus in the classroom or home, and is a natural starting point for children to observe closely, think critically and share their thoughts and reactions through their own words. 
If you are interested in hearing more, please contact paula@draiocht.ie with a contact name and number. 

PROJECT NOTES
This project is FREE and is open to a very limited number of families & schools in Dublin 15 only.
All families & schools will need to sign a lending contract.
All participants will be supported by Draíocht with an integrated project.
A refundable deposit of €50 will be required at the beginning of the project. This refundable deposit can be waived if cost is an issue and will be considered on a case by case basis.

New Date: Judy (2019)
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New Date: Judy (2019)

Wed 4 Nov 2020 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc

Please Note: This event is has been rescheduled from 23 September.
Please read our Current Covid19 Update HERE

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1968: Having fallen on hard times, and desperate to re-establish herself, Judy Garland (an Oscar-winning Renée Zellweger) accepts a residency in London to perform a five-week, sold-out series of concerts. Separated from her children, who are back in Los Angeles where her ex-husband is fighting her for custody, and heavily dependant on drugs and alcohol, she reflects on her life, specifically her childhood, irreparably damaged by studio chief Louis B Mayer. Yet every night she still manages to dust herself off, welcome her fans and become “Judy Garland”, the star they all know and love.

CERT: 12A   Language: English   Dur: 118 mins
In association with Access Cinema

"Renée Zellweger is phenomenally good … the film captivates; it grabs you by the heart and demands adoration." ★★★★ Wendy Ide, The Observer

"It’s a wonderful performance, as rich and alluring as a length of golden brocade, but one with appropriately ragged edges." Stephanie Zacharek, Time Magazine

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According To Sydney
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According To Sydney

Starring Rose Henderson

Thu 5 Nov 2020 8PM Main Auditorium // €16 / €14 conc


According to Sydney, everything has gone into decline: morality, masculinity, social behaviour... According to Sydney, the colour green should be outlawed. According to Sydney, plays should be dark, funny and short. Rose Henderson plays Ruth, a law graduate who has been married for twenty-five years to the opinionated Sydney, who has sadly died. It’s important to spot the warning signs when a loved one is driving you over the edge, but did Ruth help him on his way? Did she go too far, in the end? Who is the woman who turned up at his funeral, wearing red shoes? Ruth didn’t mean to kill him ... but in the end, something had to give.

Written by Gerry Lynch, Starring Rose Henderson (Father Ted/Fair City/ Weighing In/ Take Off Your Cornflakes) and directed by Caroline FitzGerald.
Dur: 50 mins (no interval)

Please read our Current Visitor Guidelines HERE.

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New Date: The Man in the Woman’s Shoes
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New Date: The Man in the Woman’s Shoes

Loco and Reckless Productions / Written and performed by Mikel Murfi

Fri 13 Nov 2020 8PM Main Auditorium // €18 / €16 conc

Please Note: This event has been rescheduled from 09 October.
Please read our Current Covid19 Update HERE

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It’s October 1978. Pope John Paul the First is not long dead, autumn is closing in and Pat Farnon has ‘some business’ to do in town. The Man in The Woman’s Shoes follows Pat Farnon as he walks the 5 miles to town and back again and the marvels that he meets along the way.  It’s a charming encounter - an ageing man still with a boundless enthusiasm for life. Hilariously funny, tender and at times downright daft, The Man in The woman’s Shoes, will leave you uplifted and in love with life again.

Originally commissioned by The Hawk’s Well Theatre Sligo and Sligo Co.Council Arts Service as part of the Bealtaine Festival 2012, The Man In The Woman’s Shoes has toured to Manhattan and Philadelphia in 2015 as well as a sell out, three week run at the Abbey Theatre on the Peacock stage in Dublin. In 2016 it returned to NYC and also played to full houses over three weeks at the Tricycle Theatre in London. It played again at the Irish Arts Centre in NYC in Sept/ Oct 2018 and has been touring Ireland ever since.

"New York Times" Astonishing acting.

"Times of London" A miniature masterpiece.

"Sunday Times " Extraordinary physical performance…sharp observational comedy.

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Mono Print Magic: Printing Techniques with Genevieve Harden

Mono Print Magic: Printing Techniques with Genevieve Harden

A workshop or the Parents/Guardians/Educators of children aged 2-6 years

Sat 14 Nov 2020 10AM & 12:30PM Draíocht Workshop Room // €10 // Dur 90 mins

WORKSHOP 1: 10:00AM-11:30AM
WORKSHOP 2: 12:30PM- 2:00PM


Create@Home: Supporting Young Art Making in New Ways
This workshop gives time and space to parents, guardians', and teachers of young children aged 2-6 years, to explore some simple printing skills, ideas and techniques, that you can take back into your home or classroom to share with the children in your life. Start with a facilitated tour of our current printing exhibition. Then explore the fabulous shapes and colours that can be created with simple materials with our artist Genevieve. Have fun playing and learning to create prints with stamps, shapes and colour. before bringing your new skills home to share with your family or in your classroom.

WORKSHOP NOTES
Each workshop place booked includes a small inspirational box of materials to take away.
This workshop is suitable for adults only, without accompanying children.
A max of 6 places are available on each workshop.
In the interest of public safety, we will engage in social distancing and current Covid 19 guidelines measures will apply. Please follow mask wearing and hand washing guidance at all times.
Should the workshop be cancelled for reasons related to Covid19 restrictions, a full refund will be offered. Should you feel ill a full refund will be offered.  

Please read our Current Visitor Guidelines HERE

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New Date - Date Night, Second Base
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New Date - Date Night, Second Base

Niamh Kavanagh & Paul Megahey

Sat 14 Nov 2020 8PM Main Auditorium // €18 / €16 conc

Please Note: This event has been rescheduled from 25 September
Please read our Current Covid19 Update HERE

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An intimate evening of song and stories with Niamh Kavanagh - with just Niamh and an acoustic guitar for company. Expect familiar favourites interpreted in Niamh’s inimitable fashion and accompanied by guitarist/husband Paul Megahey.  An evening of gorgeous sounds awaits, with a sprinkle of chat and craic for good measure.
Dur: 90 mins (no interval)

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Cancelled - Des Bishop - Mia Mamma

Cancelled - Des Bishop - Mia Mamma

Thu 19 Nov 2020 Main Auditorium

Please Note: This event has been cancelled.
Our box-office team will be in touch with all ticket holders over the coming days to offer refunds or transfer of credit into Draiocht Gift Vouchers. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
https://www.draiocht.ie/blog/entry/draiocht_update_coronavirus_covid_19

The Glen Campbell Story - Gentle on My Mind

The Glen Campbell Story - Gentle on My Mind

Starring Ciarán Rosney & his 5 Piece Band

Thu 11 Feb 2021 8PM Main Auditorium // €25

J and C Promotions is proud to present ‘Gentle on My Mind, The Glen Campbell Story’, starring master guitarist and well known country music personality, Ciarán Rosney. Joining Ciarán is his 5 piece band, featuring such well known musicians as Billy Burgoyne (ex-Daniel O'Donnell) and fiddle player extraordinaire Denise Boyle.

With state of the art video projection and lighting, the show will take you on a truly amazing journey with some of Glen Campbells best known hits, from 'Rhinestone Cowboy' to 'Wichita Lineman' and unique to this show will be Ciarán's unrivalled interpretation of Glen's guitar playing abilities.

PLEASE NOTE: This show has been rescheduled to Thurs 11th Feb 2021 (FROM 30 APRIL).
Please read our Current Visitor Guidelines HERE.


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Luan Parle - Never Say Goodbye

Luan Parle - Never Say Goodbye

With Clive Barnes

Fri 12 Feb 2021 8.15PM Draíocht Studio // €15

Meteor & Tatler Award winner Luan Parle has had numerous hits and accolades including Meteor Award for Best Irish Female. Her top 10 hit single 'Ghost' spent three months in the Irish Charts and was the most played Irish single of that year. Parle signed her first record deal at just 12 years of age before later signing with Sony Music & Elton John's management company Twenty First Artists.  Luan has written and recorded with some of the world’s most successful songwriters & producers including Grammy award winning Bill Bottrell (Sheryl Crow, Michael Jackson, Prince, Travelling Wilburys, Elton John) & Billy Steinberg (Madonna, Roy Orbison, Cyndi Lauper, The Pretenders, Whitney Houston, The Bangles, Celine Dion).

Luan will be playing songs from her new album 'Never Say Goodbye', (released February 2020). The album features 10 original tracks including two co-writes with Dire Straits guitarist Hal Lindes. This will be the fourth album release from the Wicklow born songstress. She will be accompanied by renowned guitarist Clive Barnes. 
www.luanparle.com

PLEASE NOTE: This event has been rescheduled to Fri 12 Feb (from 16 Apr & 11 Sep).
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"Luan Parle is quite simply one of the most exciting singers to emerge from Ireland, or any other country for that matter! She is a superb song smith as well." The Herald

Dirtbirds - No Filters
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Dirtbirds - No Filters

Fri 5 Mar 2021 8PM Main Auditorium // €24 / €22 conc

In a world where women are expected to have the patience of Mother Teresa, the arse of Jennifer Lopez, the social media profile of Kim Kardashian and the BMI of Elle McPherson, the pressure is relentless. Dirtbirds, the comedy duo and internet sensation, present their hilarious new show ‘No Filters’ which takes a close look at the barrage of bullshit we are subjected to on a daily basis and reminds us that despite what we’re told, there is NO SUCH THING AS PERFECT ... (except maybe Jamie Dornan’s arse in Fifty Shades Darker.)

So.. if you need answers to questions like:
How do I have confidence when I feel lower than a snake’s arse?
How do I learn to love my muffin top?
When the kids wreck my head how do I stop myself from selling them on Done Deal?
… then this is definitely the show for you. (Perfect women not allowed in)

PLEASE NOTE: This show has been rescheduled to Fri 5th March 2021 (FROM 13 & 25 JUNE). We are in the process of contacting all customers to transfer tickets to the new date or arrange refunds.
https://www.draiocht.ie/blog/entry/draiocht_update_coronavirus_covid_19

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"Their comedy is based on observing normal-life situations and turning them into very intelligent quips, sketches and stories." The Independent

"Sinead and Sue identify a gap in comedy that women can relate to, they are passionate mothers themselves and have first- hand experience of life’s challenges." The Times

Don Baker - The Blues Man Tour

Don Baker - The Blues Man Tour

Fri 12 Mar 2021 8PM Main Auditorium // €25

To star opposite Daniel Day-Lewis in “In the Name of the Father”, headline with Tom Jones and Van Morrison at The Marlay Park Festival, have his songs recorded by scores of artists including Sinead O’Connor, Charlie McCoy, Damien Dempsey and Finbar Furey, tour at home and internationally for 50 years; it can clearly be seen that Don Baker’s career in the entertainment industry has been amazing.

But it is in his love of The Blues, of the harmonica and of performing live that Don really shines. Bono’s favourite harmonica player is first and foremost a true entertainer.

PLEASE NOTE: This event has been rescheduled to Fri 12 March 2021 (FROM 17 APR & 09 OCT 2020). We are in the process of contacting all customers to transfer tickets to the new date or arrange refunds.
https://www.draiocht.ie/blog/entry/draiocht_update_coronavirus_covid_19

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