Family Day: Draíocht Rocks Part 1

Family Day: Draíocht Rocks Part 1

Rock Art with Genevieve Harden

Sat 19 Sep - Sat 19 Dec 2020



Join artist Genevieve Harden, from her Studio in Greystones, for Part 1 of this fun and interactive Rock Art workshop, as part of our Draíocht Rocks Project. Collect some stones or rocks from your garden, the park or the beach and give them a wash before this workshop with Gen, using a variety of techniques to create rock art.

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!

  • Family Day: Draiocht Rocks Part 1 video
Family Day: Draíocht Rocks Part 2

Family Day: Draíocht Rocks Part 2

‘A Little Bit of Magic’ with Emily Matthews

Tue 22 Sep - Sat 19 Dec 2020

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! 
 


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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: Draiocht Rocks Part 2 video
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 - Sat 19 Dec 2020

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! 
 

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!


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

  • Family Day: Draiocht Rocks Part 3 video
Family Day: Draíocht Rocks Part 4

Family Day: Draíocht Rocks Part 4

Rock Art with Genevieve Harden

Sat 26 Sep - Sat 19 Dec 2020

Join artist Genevieve Harden, from her Studio in Greystones, for Part 4 of this fun and interactive project, with another rock decorating workshop, as part of our Draíocht Rocks Project. Collect some stones or rocks from your garden, the park or the beach and give them a wash before this workshop with Gen, using a variety of techniques to create rock art.

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!
  • Family Day: Draíocht Rocks Part 4 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


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 worksheets, 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.


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

Create Dance Project - Winter 2020

OCT-DEC 2020

Sat 17 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
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.

Magical Mono Printing with Deirdre & Gen

Magical Mono Printing with Deirdre & Gen

Sat 7 Nov - Thu 31 Dec 2020 11AM ONLINE // FREE

 

Printing is a kind of magic. Join our artists Deirdre O'Reilly & Genevieve Harden for this wonderful workshop where you'll hear all about how printing works and what different techniques printers use. Then they'll show you how to use colours, inks, lines and shapes to create your own small magical mono print! 

Suitable for ages 5-10 years, but older & younger children are always welcome to try too.

Join us on YouTube or Facebook at 11am on 7 November.

  • Magical Mono Printing with Deirdre & Gen video
Mindfulness for Young People Part 1 with Jo Quinn

Mindfulness for Young People Part 1 with Jo Quinn

Sat 14 Nov - Thu 31 Dec 2020 11AM ONLINE // FREE

 

Join Jo Quinn of JogaYoga as she takes us on a calming mindfulness journey involving all of the senses. This video will give you tips on how to be a little bit more mindful in your everyday life and how to relax the mind from all of those busy thoughts, especially during this stressful pandemic year. 

Age Range: 10+ (but all ages welcome to try) 

Join us on YouTube or Facebook at 11am on 14 November.

  • Mindfulness for Young People Part 1 with Jo Quinn video
Yoga for Families with Jo Quinn

Yoga for Families with Jo Quinn

Sat 21 Nov - Thu 31 Dec 2020 11AM ONLINE // FREE

Join Jo Quinn of JogaYoga for this wonderful Yoga session for families. Escape from the world for a few minutes, stretch, meditate and relax the mind from all of those busy thoughts, especially during this stressful pandemic year. 

Age Range: 10+ (but all ages welcome to try) 

Join us on YouTube or Facebook at 11am on 21 November.

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  • Yoga for Families with Jo Quinn video
Mindfulness for Young People Part 2 with Jo Quinn

Mindfulness for Young People Part 2 with Jo Quinn

How to use Mindfulness in the Real World

Sat 28 Nov - Thu 31 Dec 2020 11AM ONLINE // FREE

Join Jo Quinn of JogaYoga as she takes us on a calming mindfulness journey involving all of the senses. This video will give you tips on 'How to use Mindfulness in the Real World ' and how to relax the mind from all of those busy thoughts, especially during this stressful pandemic year. 

Age Range: 10+ (but all ages welcome to try) 

Join us on YouTube or Facebook at 11am on 28 November

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Cancelled: The Happy Prince & The Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde

Cancelled: The Happy Prince & The Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde

Bewley’s Café Theatre & The Wilde Garden Adventure

Sun 29 Nov 2020 12 NOON & 3PM / Age 5+ / Dur: 50 mins Main Auditorium // €7 / €5 conc

We are really sad to inform customers that 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.

Please read our Current Visitor Guidelines HERE

Making Music to Save Christmas

Making Music to Save Christmas

With Shane McKenna of DabbledooMusic

Tue 1 - Thu 31 Dec 2020 ONLINE // FREE

Draíocht has teamed up with DabbledooMusic to create a special online theatre show called 'Quest for the Jingle', with Emily Matthews & Jo Quinn, where you will join in with the elves on-screen to make music that might just save Christmas.

Enhance your enjoyment of the show by popping over to DabbledooMusic's Blog in advance, to get some ideas for sounds you can create at home or in the classroom, to help save Christmas with the Elves!

When you are ready with your sounds, sign up to receive your FREE SHOW LINK for 'Quest for the Jingle'.

Dabbledoo music is a music education resource for primary schools across Ireland. With their interactive videos and resources they'll have you singing and playing along to music from around the world!

Suitable for Schools and Families
Available Mon 01-Thu 31 Dec 2020 (excluding 24-27 Dec) 

  • Making Music to Save Christmas video
Quest for the Jingle - A Christmas GIFT from Draíocht

Quest for the Jingle - A Christmas GIFT from Draíocht

Created by Jo Quinn, Emily Matthews & Shane McKenna in Association with Draíocht & DabbledooMusic

Tue 1 - Thu 31 Dec 2020 10AM ONLINE // FREE but Booking Essential *

Oh No! There's a problem in the North Pole. Santa's Sleigh won’t move. There's no Jingle in any of the Bells! Chief Irish Elves, Fluffy Fiona & Nollaig Shona, need your help to get the sleigh moving, so Santa can get gifts to children all over the world. Shane in the North Pole comes to the rescue with Christmas songs and sounds ... Join in at home or in school, create your own sounds and let's see if you can save Christmas and put some Jingle back in the Bells again. Expect to see plenty of snow and some crazy elves, as you sing along and get into the magical spirit of Christmas with this gorgeous online experience, with live footage from Lapland.

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* A password protected link will be emailed to you at 10am on your chosen date, giving you access for 24 hrs for your classroom or family. Book as many times as you like & spread the word to help save Christmas!

Suitable for Schools and Families
Duration: 25 mins
Available Mon 01-Thu 31 Dec 2020 (excluding 24-27 Dec) 
Commissioned by Draíocht, to be gifted for FREE to families and schools online during December.


Enhance your enjoyment of the show by popping over to DabbledooMusic's Blog in advance, to get some ideas for sounds you can create at home or in the classroom, to help save Christmas with the Elves!

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Rockin Christmas Rhymes - Family Show

Rockin Christmas Rhymes - Family Show

Branar in association with the Town Hall Theatre, Galway

Sun 20 Dec 2020 3PM-8PM ONLINE // €10 per device

Push back the couch, it’s time to Jingle Bells and Rock around the Christmas Tree. Live from the Black Box in Galway, you can enjoy this Online musical treat for all the family with a merry mix of festive favourites and rocking rhymes performed by a fantastic 5 piece band.

This festive feel-good live music show-Ho-Ho will have all the family jiving all the way to Christmas!

For ages 2-102
Duration: 45-50 mins

* A password protected link will be emailed to you 30 mins before this show, giving you access from 3pm-8pm on 20th December.

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".. a lively show that will please family audiences of all generations." Sunday Business Post