First Fortnight - Arts Bites

First Fortnight - Arts Bites

European Mental Health Art & Culture Festival 2019

Sat 26 Jan 2019 12 NOON-6.30PM Draiocht Workshop Room // FREE

First Fortnight Arts Bites aims to enhance awareness about mental health and how engaging in the arts can help. These workshops are free so everyone can participate and find their inner artist. Facilitated by multilingual and multicultural therapists to reach and engage a diverse group of people, workshops in dance, music and colour will be used to overcome all barriers, including language! 

12 NOON – 2PM:
Mindfulness Through Art Workshop – BOOK HERE

Involves guided mindfulness meditation, visualization and creativity exercises designed to be educational, interactive, fun and easy to follow.

3PM – 4PM:
Sound Therapy Workshop – BOOK HERE

Uses vibrational sound and frequency to help reduce stress, alter consciousness and create a deep sense of peace and wellbeing for better mental fitness.

4.30PM – 6.30PM:
Tango Therapy Workshop – BOOK HERE

Facilitates self-awareness and awareness of others, teaches patience, active listening, empathy, forgiveness, ability to let go, to live in the here and now, ability to make decisions and live a full life even in situations with high levels of uncertainty.

Free Workshops in Association with Draíocht and Cairde.
Booking through Draíocht’s Box Office tel 01-8852622

For more information about the First Fortnight festival programme, see

  • First Fortnight - Arts Bites video
Mystic Rhythm 2019

Mystic Rhythm 2019

Bolton School of Irish Dancing

Sat 16 Mar 2019 2PM & 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €18 / €16 conc

Mystic Rhythm returns to Draíocht for their fifth performance, featuring young people from ages 4 and upwards this is a wonderful show suitable for all the family.
Irish Dancing both traditional and modern will be depicted through music and well-known theatre pieces. A fun and exciting performance will portray the dancers' love and enjoyment of Irish dancing. The dancers are all very talented and represent their community at many social, charity and competitive events. The teachers of the Bolton Academy will choreograph, stage manage, direct and produce the show.