Look, Talk, Draw, Play - Children’s Gallery Guide

Look, Talk, Draw, Play - Children’s Gallery Guide

JAN – MAR 2020

Mon 6 Jan - Tue 31 Mar 2020 // FREE

Come and pick up Draíocht’s new Children’s Gallery Guide (free from Draíocht’s Creative Corner during opening hours) to help you and your family explore our exhibitions and building at your own pace and in your own time. Our Box Office staff will assist you with paper, clipboards, colouring pencils and a cushion! Look around the building, talk about the artwork, draw with the viewfinder, play a game of I Spy in the gallery!

This gallery guide was designed and created with generous support from Creative Fingal’s Cruinniú na nÓg 2019 programme, an initiative of Creative Ireland, in collaboration with Kotryna Kotoviciute from TU Dublin Blanchardstown’s, Creative Digital Media Degree course. Draíocht’s Creative Corner was designed by Artist Andrew Carson.

A Feast of Coolmine Talent 2020

A Feast of Coolmine Talent 2020

Coolmine Community School

Tue 21 Jan 2020 8PM Main Auditorium // €10

Coolmine Community School‘s students are back and promise to entertain you again this season. Prepare to be dazzled by their musical, dance and dramatic abilities. This is the 19th year Coolmine Community School has staged the Feast of Talent show in Draíocht and it promises to be a night not to be missed. Tickets Available from Draíocht’s Box Office (not from the School).

Moon Woke Me Up

Moon Woke Me Up

Little Bigtop in Association with The Civic

Wed 22 - Thu 23 Jan 2020 10AM / 11.15AM / 12.30PM Draíocht Studio & Workshop Room // €7 adults / €5 children / Teachers Free with groups of 15+ / Age 2-4 yrs / Dur: 40 mins show + 40 mins play

Moon Woke Me Up Nine times. It was still 4am. 
So I built a rocket with my friends. And went on a journey that never ends. 
Come up and away with us. Come and play with us. Come build a rocket that will BLAST OFF and take us on a magical journey to the moon. All the way, up there, in outer space. 
I wonder if it smells of cheese? I wonder if it will make me sneeze? Let’s find out! 

Inspired by a Haiku of the same title by Basho Matsuo, Moon Woke Me Up is an interactive theatrical adventure to outer space for ages 2-4 years, using a wonderful blend of performance and interactive drama, construction play and sensory explorations. The performance runs alongside SPACE TO PLAY, an interactive, free-play space designed by Orla Kelly of Early Childhood Creativity in collaboration with Little Bigtop.

Commissioned by The Civic. Original production funded by The Civic, Creative Ireland and South Dublin County Council in a partnership supported by South Dublin Libraries and Rua Red.

To book for a creche group please phone 01 8852622

"My 3 year old daughter was totally captivated." Audience Member

"The show was so interactive, it was absolutely great for the children." Audience Member

Create Dance Project - Spring 2020

Create Dance Project - Spring 2020

JAN-MAR 2020

Sat 25 Jan - Sat 28 Mar 2020

Starting in January, Create Dance's dancers and facilitators are collaborating with Lámh Signs Ireland to create a new special piece of choreography for public show later in 2020. Create Dance is a core part of Draíocht’s programming, a fun, innovative dance project, where the dancers love to dance and move- and also have an intellectual disability. Dancers and facilitators Mark Rogers, Antje O’Toole and Conor Donolan work together with participants and their parents to explore all types of dance and free movement.

If you have a child aged between 5-17 years with a love of dance, please get in touch with paula@draiocht.ie / 01-8098029. During term time workshops for Juniors are on 12.15pm-1.15pm (places available) and Seniors 1.30pm-2.30pm. Pre booking for this workshop is essential.

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Free Family Day: Octopus, Clown-Fish, Crazy-Fish

Free Family Day: Octopus, Clown-Fish, Crazy-Fish

Sat 25 Jan 2020 12PM-3PM Draíocht Galleries // FREE

Explore the kelp seaweed forest in the exhibition ‘Holdfast’, listen to the sounds the sea creatures make and with the help of our artists and lots of interesting recycled materials, stick, cut and create real or imagined many-eyed-many-legged crazy sea creatures of your own.

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 by phone 01-8852622.

Bop And Boogie with Jess Rowell

Bop And Boogie with Jess Rowell

Exploring More With Early Years Arts

Fri 14 Feb 2020 10.10AM & 11.20AM Draíocht Workshop Room // €5 per child / Dur: 50 mins

10.10AM-11AM & 11.20AM-12.10PM (50 MINS)

Enjoy music and dance with your little one in this fun workshop specially designed for you and your toddler to bop and boogie. Dance artist Jess Rowell will guide you in an exploration of movement, colour and rhythm.

WORKSHOP NOTES
This series of individual monthly workshops is intended to allow you and your child to explore different art mediums in an open and undirected way. There will be mess but there will also be fun! Cost: €5 per child per workshop (accompanying adult is free). Box Office on 01-8852622. These workshops are designed for children aged 2-4 years. Please respect age limits as each workshop has been designed especially for this age range. All children must be accompanied by an adult and all adults must be accompanied by a child. Where indicated please DRESS FOR MESS and bring a change of clothes. These sessions are only suitable for one parent/guardian and accompanying child (without siblings).

Monsters Inc (2001)

Monsters Inc (2001)

Sensory Friendly Family Screening

Sat 15 Feb 2020 3PM Draíocht Studio // €5 adults & children / Dur: 92 mins

In a world of monsters, best friends Sulley and Mike are the top scarers in the energy company they work in. However, their lives are hugely disrupted when a human girl enters the city.

Enjoy our Sensory Screening with lowered volume, lights on a low level, small audience size and the ability to make noise and move around freely during the screening if you wish.

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"Clever, funny, and delightful to look at, Monsters, Inc. delivers another resounding example of how Pixar elevated the bar for modern all-ages animation." Rotten Tomatoes

Lords of Strut - ABSOLUTE LEGENDS
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Lords of Strut - ABSOLUTE LEGENDS

A Lords of Strut and THISISPOPBABY Co-production

Thu 20 Feb 2020 7PM Main Auditorium // €7 adults / €5 children / Dur: 60 mins / Age 6+

All their lives, Sean and Seamus have wanted to be famous. To get there they need to make the perfect dance routine; they need your help. In this dance fantasy adventure, the brothers rock out banging moves, run into trouble, have a few tantrums, cause a bit of mayhem and find out if fame is really what they’re looking for after all. Fusing their signature combination of dizzying acrobatics, riotous comedy and big heart, Street Performance World Champions, unlikely heroes of smash hit RIOT and Britain’s Got Talent favourites, Lords of Strut deliver their most ridiculous and sublime family show to date. Rip-roaringly funny, fantastically bizarre, they are absolute legends!

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"Utterly Magical." Sunday Times

"Belly laughs all round." Irish Times

"Absolute Legends indeed." Irish Examiner

"A glorious mix of comedic gold and awe inspiring dance moves, it really should not be missed." Meg.ie

Mother Tongues Festival

Mother Tongues Festival

Fri 21 - Sat 22 Feb 2020

Draíocht is delighted to be working with Mother Tongues Festival for the first time in 2020 to present a range of workshops and performances in different languages for children, young people, families and adults. Pre-booking advised tel 01-8852622 or Online

Please also see https://mothertonguesfestival.com/ for Full Programme in All Venues.​

Click the links below to read more about each event and for direct booking link:

My Little Album of My Own City – Illustration Workshop
FRI 21 FEB 10AM-11.30AM Draíocht Workshop Room
Age: 8-10 yrs Cost: €5
Main Languages: Portuguese/English/Multilingual
With illustrator Tarsila Kruse

Drumming Workshop with The Akano Brothers
FRI 21 FEB 12.30PM-2PM Draíocht Workshop Room
Age: 11-13 yrs Cost: €5
Main Languages: Yoruba/Igbo/English
With Segun and Micheal Akano

‘BOX’ and ‘Parakayapravesham’ – Film Screenings
FRI 21 FEB 6PM-6.45PM Draíocht Studio
Age: All ages Cost: €0/FREE
Languages: Malayalam/English
With Film Maker, Jijo Sebastian Palatty

Feet To The Beat - Sean Nós Dancing
SAT 22 FEB 10.30AM-11.30AM Draíocht Studio
Age: 4-6 yrs Cost: €5 per child (accompanying adults free)
Main Language: Irish
With dancer and musician Sibéal Davitt

Physical Theatre with Simona
SAT 22 FEB 12.30PM-2PM Draíocht Studio
Age: 6-8 yrs Cost: €5
Main Language: Italian
With Simona Roveda

In My Own Words – Painting Workshop
SAT 22 FEB 12PM-1.30PM Draíocht Workshop Room
Age: 13-17 yrs Cost: €5
Main Language: Romanian
With artist Anca Danila

Super Power! - Interactive Workshop
SAT 22 FEB 2.30PM-3.15PM Draíocht Workshop Room
Age: Family Groups  Cost: €0/FREE
Main Languages: English
With Dr. Maria Garaffa and Rosa (age 9)

Present From The Future - Painting Workshop
SAT 22 FEB 4PM-5.30PM Draíocht Workshop Room
Age: 10-13 yrs  Cost: €5
Main Language: Polish
With environmental artist Beata Daly

Family Show With The Akano Brothers & Friends
SAT 22 FEB 5PM-6PM Draíocht Studio
Age: Family Groups  Cost: €7 adults / €5 children
Main Languages: Yoruba/Igbo/English
With Segun and Micheal Akano​

 

Pure Imagination - Power Drama School

Pure Imagination - Power Drama School

Sat 29 Feb 2020 2PM & 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €18 / €16 conc

Power Drama School are delighted to be returning to Draíocht for the second time and proudly present their new production 'Pure Imagination'. Join us on a magical journey in this upbeat show full of drama, comedy, charm & entertainment featuring songs from a variety of Musicals. Starring a fabulous cast of 84 children, 'Pure Imagination' is a feel good show suitable for all the family.

Sing, Bang, Jingle with Eamon Sweeney

Sing, Bang, Jingle with Eamon Sweeney

Exploring More With Early Years Arts

Tue 3 Mar 2020 10.15AM & 11.30AM Draíocht Studio // €5 per child // Dur 45 mins

10.15AM-11AM & 11.30AM-12.15PM (45 MINS)

Play music in a free and open environment with musician Eamon Sweeney. Have fun and embrace a variety of musical experiences using different instruments, songs exploring sound, colour and texture - using gongs, chimes, bells, ocean drums and simple percussion instruments.

WORKSHOP NOTES
This series of individual monthly workshops is intended to allow you and your child to explore different art mediums in an open and undirected way. There will be mess but there will also be fun! Cost: €5 per child per workshop (accompanying adult is free). Box Office on 01-8852622. These workshops are designed for children aged 2-4 years. Please respect age limits as each workshop has been designed especially for this age range. All children must be accompanied by an adult and all adults must be accompanied by a child. Where indicated please DRESS FOR MESS and bring a change of clothes. These sessions are only suitable for one parent/guardian and accompanying child (without siblings).

Honk! the Musical

Honk! the Musical

St Mochta's National School, Clonsilla

Tue 10 - Sat 14 Mar 2020 Main Auditorium // €18 / €12 conc

PRESALE BOOKING OPENS MON 13TH JAN @ 10AM | PUBLIC BOOKING OPENS MON 27TH JAN @ 10AM

TUE 10-FRI 13 MAR 7.30PM / SAT 14 MAR 2PM & 7.30PM

Honk! is a musical adaptation of the Hans Christian Anderson story, The Ugly Duckling. The musical is set in the countryside and features Ugly – a cygnet who is mistaken as an ugly duckling upon falling into his mother's nest and is rejected by everyone but Ida (his mother); a sly tomcat who only befriends him out of starvation, and several other barnyard characters. Join the award wining St. Mochta's troop as they take to the stage with this delightful, funny and heartwarming musical.

I AM BABA
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I AM BABA

Anna Newell Theatre Adventures In Association with The Civic, Tallaght

Thu 26 - Sat 28 Mar 2020 11AM, 12 NOON, 1PM Draíocht Studio // €5 per baby (accompanying adult free)

THU 26 – SAT 28 MAR 11AM, 12 NOON, 1PM
Draíocht Studio €5 per baby (accompanying adult free) / Age 0-12 months / Dur 20 mins

I AM BABA is a theatre adventure for babies created by internationally renowned theatre director Anna Newell and composer David Goodall. Their shows for early years have been seen on five continents, off-Broadway and in every single Sure Start in Belfast.
I AM BABA is a magical adventure of song, lights and textures for babies aged 0-12 months. It’s a show about identity, agency and personhood. For babies. I AM BABA is full of gorgeous live harmony singing and playful objects – jellyfish-like scarves dance and tiny lights fly in this intimate immersive performance which happens inside a specially designed tent that holds just 6 babies – each with their one adult guest.

I AM BABA was the International Early Childhood Arts Commission funded by the 4 Dublin Local Authorities in 2017 through Arts Council Ireland’s Invitation to Collaboration Fund. This national tour was funded by the Arts Council. 
www.annanewell.co.uk

​Booking by phone 01-8852622.​

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Reach for the Stars 2020

Reach for the Stars 2020

The Norma Breen Hurley Theatre School

Sat 16 May 2020 8PM Main Auditorium // €25

GOING ON SALE TUES 21 JAN 10AM

The Norma Breen Hurley Theatre School presents an energetic and fast-moving evening of song and dance, showcasing the children's talents with well-known celebrity guests.
Produced and Directed by Norma Breen Hurley.

SAVE THE DATE: THE TODDLER TAKEOVER

SAVE THE DATE: THE TODDLER TAKEOVER

A Little Event for the Youngest Citizens of Blanchardstown

Wed 10 - Thu 11 Jun 2020

10-11 JUNE / AGES 0-4 YEARS

A host of wonderful artists and art forms awaits you to see, hear and experience new adventures during our Toddler Take Over Adventure 2020! Draíocht’s Toddler Take Over, now in its 6th Year, celebrates the limitless imagination of the very young child and the magic that happens when it is combined with the world of artists and the arts. With a combination of book-in and free drop-in events, children are invited to explore all the creativity that awaits them. Draíocht transforms into a big space for adventure through story, visual arts, music and dance for the very young.

Ensure you get an email reminder, by emailing marketing@draiocht.ie with Toddler Takeover in the subject field.

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