Shorts for Wee Ones

Shorts for Wee Ones

Culture Night Free Screening / 4.30PM / Ages 3-7 yrs

Fri 21 Sep 2018 4.30PM Main Auditorium // FREE

These magical tales will delight children age 3+ and are a colourful introduction to the cinema experience. These short films from a whole host of countries, including Sweden, France, Russia, Germany, Switzerland…
For audiences aged three and older, we’re delighted to present a variety of short tales about going on adventures, making friends, trying out new things and learning new skills. We watch a hungry tiger find a tasty meal (and eat his carrots) and learn how a big, old bear finds his singing voice. A little boy has to save an adventurous fish during a water shortage, and someone desperate to go to sleep learns that there is music all around (whether he likes it or not!).
All these short films are in English or are dialogue-free (except for one with one word of German – and it’s very easy to understand!). These magical tales will delight children age 3+ and are a colourful introduction to the cinema experience as well as moving image literacy. 

List of Films:
Tiger, 2016, dir. Kariem Saleh, Germany (4') - no dialogue
Den lilla flykten (A Small Escape), 2016, dir. David Sandell, Sweden (2'40") - no dialogue
Ruhe. ZumDonnerwetterocheinmal (Silence! For Pete's Sake!), 2015, dir. Kai Pannen, Germany (7'30") - German with English subtitles (only one word…)
Der kleine Vogel und die Raupe (The Little Bird And The Caterpillar), 2017, dir. Lena von Dohren, Switzerland (4'20") - no dialogue
La cage (In A Cage), 2016, dir. Loic Bruyere, France, (6') - no dialogue
The Mole And The Earthworm, 2015, dir. Johannes Schiehsl, Germany  (3'20") - no dialogue
Water Path For A Fish, 2016, dir. Mercedes Marro, Spain (8'19") - no dialogue
Belchonok I sanki (The Sled), 2016, dir. Olesya Shchukina, Russia (4'20") - no dialogue
Kiwi & Strit: Football, 2016, dir. Esben Toft Jacobsen, Denmark (5') - no dialogue

In association with Access Cinema
Culture Night at Draiocht 2018

Shorts for Middle Ones

Shorts for Middle Ones

Culture Night Free Screening / 6PM / Ages 8+ Yrs

Fri 21 Sep 2018 6PM Main Auditorium // FREE

This collection of short films is a patchwork of experiences – funny, sad, thrilling, emotional and, in one particular case, a tad stomach-churning (in a very tasteful way, of course!). Polar bears cross their disappearing ice floes, a stylish cat and an impoverished artist learn to create beautiful artworks together, a perfect gold heist goes horribly awry and the Mona Lisa finds herself in entirely new surroundings. And then there are a couple of very unusual chameleons: one trying to impress a potential mate, and the other? Well, let’s just say it’s a documentary that David Attenborough clearly had no involvement in ... Most of these films are dialogue-free, proving words aren’t always necessary when telling exquisite stories. However, one story is in French with English subtitles and another has a French spoken in the background (subtitles not required). Suited to audiences aged eight and older, please be aware that they do include some cartoon violence, images of a decomposing rat and some very messy eating!

List of Short Films:
Spring Jam, 2016, dir. Ned Wenlock, New Zealand (5'35") - no dialogue
Sabaku, 2016, dir. Marlies van der Wel, The Netherlands (2'18") - no dialogue
Nanuuq, 2016, dir. Jim Lachasse, France (3'26") - no dialogue
The Cat And Its Artist, 2015, dir. Maike Koller, Germany (5'30") – no dialogue
Moroshka, 2016, dir. Polina Minchenok, Russia (7'46") - no dialogue
Darrel, 2016, dirs.  Marc Briones and Alan Carabantes ,Spain (3'20") - no dialogue
Pautinka (Spider Web), 2016, dir. Natalia Chernysheva, Russia (4') - no dialogue
Amour Fou, 2015, dir. Florian Werzinski, Germany (4'15") – no dialogue
Un plan d'enfer, 2016, dirs. Jean-Loup Felicioli and Alain Gagnol, France/Belgium (5'50") - in French with English subtitles
Wrapped, 2015, dirs. Roman Kälin, Falko Paeper and Florian Wittman, Germany (4') - no dialogue
Alike, 2015, dirs.  Rafa Cano Méndez and Daniel Martínez Lara, Spain (8') - no dialogue
Our Wonderful Nature: The Common Chameleon, 2016, dir. Tomer Eshed, Germany (3'32") - in English

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Culture Night at Draiocht 2018

Family Day: Funky Junk City

Family Day: Funky Junk City

Sat 22 Sep 2018 12 NOON-3PM Draíocht Galleries // FREE

Tape, bind and build to create your own funky sculpture and then work collaboratively with others to place your funky building alongside others to create a new and imagined city scape. Who lives there? What lives there? Let’s find out! 

FAMILY DAY NOTES:
Sessions are Free, but space is limited. Max 50 Per Workshop.
Session 1: 12:00pm-12:50pm
Session 2: 01:00pm-01:50pm
Session 3: 02:00pm-02:50pm
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!

D15 Youth Theatre Auditions 2018

D15 Youth Theatre Auditions 2018

SUN 23 SEP 11AM-2PM Age 14-18 Years

Sun 23 Sep 2018 Draíocht Studio

Auditions will be held for new members for Draíocht’s highly successful Youth Theatre (D15YT), for those aged between 14-18 years with a love of theatre and trying new things. D15YT runs on Tuesday evenings 7pm-9pm, during school term times starting in October.

All are welcome to auditions, please drop into Draíocht to pick up an Application Form or phone 01-8852622 and we can post you one, or email you one. 

If you are interested in finding out more about D15YT, contact sarah@draiocht.ie or on 01 8098029 or read our Blog or follow us on Facebook

Before the Auditions, why not dip your toe into a Free Youth Theatre Workshop on Culture Night on 21 September?

 

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Night Light - Teater Refleksion, Denmark & Andy Manley, UK

Night Light - Teater Refleksion, Denmark & Andy Manley, UK

Presented as part of Spréacha – Fingal’s International Arts Programme for Children at Draíocht

Fri 5 Oct 2018 10.15AM & 12.15PM Draíocht Studio // €7 adults / €5 children / 2 teachers free per class of 20+ / Age 3-6 yrs / Dur: 40 mins

The blackbird sings to welcome the night. The day slows and soon all are asleep. All except one who cannot sleep. A child, curious to know who looks after the night. And so begins a magical journey through the dark and beautiful night until the black bird sings again to welcome a new day.

Teater Refleksion and Andy Manley are internationally regarded for their poignant and poetic shows for the very young; shows like ‘Goodbye Mr. Muffin’, ‘Songs from Above’ and ‘White’. Audiences will be immersed in a magical universe surrounded by a beautifully designed atmospheric set. 

Night Light was commissioned by Imaginate and is co-produced with Red Bridge Arts, and supported through the Scottish Government’s Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund, The Danish Arts Foundation and the Municipality of Aarhus.

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"Quietly humorous and gentle, Night Light is a wonderfully imagined dream world. The entire team has created a cornucopia of wonder." ★★★★★ Edinburgh Guide

"A beautiful immersive experience." ★★★★ The Scotsman

"A delicate and delightful work of object theatre." ★★★★ Sunday Herald

"An exquisite, captivating instance of children’s theatre at its best." ★★★★ The Herald

Create Dance Project - Autumn/Winter 2018

Create Dance Project - Autumn/Winter 2018

OCT-DEC 2018

Sat 6 Oct - Sat 1 Dec 2018 Draíocht Studio

During this innovative dance project, dancers and facilitators Mark Rogers and Antje O’Toole continue to work their ‘dance magic’ with our group of children with an intellectual disability, their parents and siblings in weekly workshops.
If you have a child aged between 7-17 years with additional needs and a love of dance, please get in touch with Sarah Beirne, sarah@draiocht.ie / ph 01-8098029.

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Exploring Fantasy Creatures with Deirdre O’Reilly

Exploring Fantasy Creatures with Deirdre O’Reilly

Draíocht and Early Years - Exploring More With Early Years Arts

Thu 11 Oct 2018 Draiocht Workshop Room // €5 Per Child (Accompanying Adult Free)

THU 11 OCT 10AM-11AM & 12PM-1PM  €5  (60 MINS)
Using air drying clay, driftwood and other found materials, Deirdre will help little hands mould and build a fantasy creature, while exploring the squishy, squashy nature of clay.
(DRESS FOR MESS)

This series of individual monthly workshops, designed for children aged 2-4 years, is intended to allow you and your child to explore different art mediums in an open and undirected way, starting with clay, then shadow play and finally music. There will be mess but there will also be fun! Cost: €5 Per Child Per Workshop (Accompanying Adult is Free). Booking and further information from Box Office on 01-8852622.

MORE:
Exploring Shadowy Things with Genevieve Harden / Nov
Exploring Sound and Music with Mischa O Mahony / Dec

WORKSHOP NOTES:
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. These sessions are only suitable for one parent/guardian and accompanying child (without siblings).

The Young King By Oscar Wilde, adapted for the stage by Nicki Bloom

The Young King By Oscar Wilde, adapted for the stage by Nicki Bloom

Slingsby, Australia / Presented as part of Spréacha – Fingal’s International Arts Programme for Children at Draíocht

Tue 16 - Wed 17 Oct 2018 10AM & 12PM Main Auditorium Stage // €7 adults / €5 children / 2 teachers free per class of 20+ / Age 8+ yrs / Dur: 50 mins

What kind of King would you be? A naïve boy raised by goatherds is discovered to be heir to the kingdom. Treasures and privileges are laid at his feet, but at what cost to others? The achingly beautiful and tender language of Oscar Wilde joins the intimate and magical world of internationally acclaimed Adelaide theatre company, Slingsby. Journey in wonder, to a land of challenging choices and rich rewards.

Image by Andy Elli
Starring: Tim Overton and Jacqy Phillips with live music performed by Quincy Grant
Director: Andy Packer

Education Pack and other Resources for Download
https://www.slingsby.net.au/production/the-young-king/

Slingsby is supported by the Government of South Australia through Arts South Australia, and by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

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"The attention to detail is phenomenal…majestic and utterly delightful." Limelight

"Slingsby’s beautifully staged adaptation of Wilde’s visionary parable has woven a spell that offers hope for a better world." Canberra Critics Circle

"... an immersive, otherworldly show, punctured with serious life lessons." Sydney Morning Herald

Lords Of Strut – Absolute Legends
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Lords Of Strut – Absolute Legends

Sat 20 Oct 2018 4PM Main Auditorium // €7 adults / €5 children / Dur: 60 mins / Age 6+

All their lives they wanted to be famous. To get there they need to make the perfect dance routine, but they need your help. In this dance fantasy adventure brothers Sean and Seamus rock out some banging moves, run into trouble, have a few tantrums, cause a teensy bit of mayhem and find out if fame is really what they’re looking for after all. 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. Riproaringly funny, fantastically bizarre, and absolute legends!

A LORDS OF STRUT & THISISPOPBABY production.
Supported by the Arts Council of Ireland, Cork County Council, Pavilion Theatre, Greywood Arts, the Ark and Exchange House.

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"Gorgeous explosive two-hander ... Utterly magical and a victory for raw fusion." ★★★★ The Sunday Times

Making the Grade (2017)
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Making the Grade (2017)

Cinema at Draiocht

Wed 24 Oct 2018 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc / €5 children

From documentary maker Ken Wardrop (His & Hers, Mom & Me), comes ‘Making The Grade’, which invites us into the world of the piano lesson. Every year teachers and students throughout Ireland prepare for graded musical exams. These exams can be pleasing for some but daunting for others. Each student has their own goal but reaching Grade Eight is considered a pinnacle. This endearing and uplifting documentary explores the bond between piano teachers and their pupils as they struggle through these grades. This is a story of the transformative power of music and the pride and happiness it provides both the students and teachers. It may inspire us all to keep making the grade. The filmmakers travelled the length and breadth of the country to film with teachers and their students as they prepared for their piano grade exams. The film features characters from as far afield as Kylemore Abbey in the West, to Derry City in the North and down to Crosshaven, Cork in the South.

CERT: G  Language: English   Dur: 86 mins
In association with Access Cinema

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Exploring Shadowy Things with Genevieve Harden

Exploring Shadowy Things with Genevieve Harden

Draíocht and Early Years - Exploring More With Early Years Arts

Tue 13 Nov 2018 Draiocht Workshop Room // €5 Per Child (Accompanying Adult Free)

10AM-11AM & 12PM-1PM  €5  (60 MINS)
Gen will lead you on this journey of experimentation, sticking and creating to make your own shadowy thing in our studio space. Loom large, move slow, what shadow shapes can you create!

This series of individual monthly workshops, designed for children aged 2-4 years, is intended to allow you and your child to explore different art mediums in an open and undirected way, starting with clay, then shadow play and finally music. There will be mess but there will also be fun! Cost: €5 Per Child Per Workshop (Accompanying Adult is Free). Booking and further information from Box Office on 01-8852622.

MORE:
Exploring Fantasy Creatures with Deirdre O’Reilly / Oct
Exploring Sound and Music with Mischa O Mahony / Dec

WORKSHOP NOTES:
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. These sessions are only suitable for one parent/guardian and accompanying child (without siblings).

How to Catch a Star
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How to Catch a Star

Branar Téatar do Pháistí

Thu 22 - Sat 24 Nov 2018 Draíocht Studio // €7 adults / €5 children / 2 teachers free per class of 20+ / Age 4+ yrs / Dur: 45 min

Once There was a boy who was always looking up. He dreamt of having a star as a friend. This is the story of his adventure.

Based on the beloved book by award-winning Irish author Oliver Jeffers, Branar Teatar do Pháistí are proud to present How to Catch a Star.

This adaptation combines puppetry by Grace Kiely and Neasa Ní Chuanaigh with stunning puppets by Suse Reibish. With a magical original score by Colm Mac Con Iomaire and directed by Marc Mac Lochlainn. Branar’s signature storytelling creates a show which reminds us all to follow our dreams.

THU 22-FRI 23 NOV  10.15PM & 12.15PM
SAT 24 NOV 2PM* (relaxed perf)  & 4PM
Non-verbal show. Ages 4 upwards. Dur: 45 mins

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* Ask at Box Office for our Relaxed Performance pre-show guide (available early November).

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A Winter Wish - Ceol Connected

A Winter Wish - Ceol Connected

Thu 29 - Fri 30 Nov 2018 10.15AM & 12.15PM Draíocht Studio // €5 Per Child (Accompanying SNA Free) / Age 3+ / Dur 45 mins

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Every winter in Whistleberry Forest, a little robin comes to visit and grants the creatures of the forest their very own wish - they can wish for whatever they want! As Ornaith the owl, Sorley the snail and Faoiláin the frog sing the magic words, the forest is transformed before their eyes into an enchanting wintry wonderland.
From dripping icicles to gentle snowfall, the delight of skating on an icy river or flying high on a moonlit night, discover the mysteries of Whistleberry Forest in a mesmerising traditional music performance made especially for children with sensory and complex needs.

With musicians Thomas Johnston and Stephen Markham and visual artist Orla Kelly, Ceol Connected’s 'A Winter Wish' is a highly interactive, multisensory and immersive musical adventure that has been specifically developed to engage children with special educational needs. From the makers of 'A Wonderful Tune' and 'The Quiet Tree'.

Phone Draíocht Box Office on 01 8852622 to Book

This show is limited to 8 children & their SNA's per performance.
Developed with the kind support of Draíocht.

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Family Day: Mapping Sounds

Family Day: Mapping Sounds

Avondale Community Centre, Mulhuddart

Sat 1 Dec 2018 1-3PM Draiocht Outreach // FREE

Linking with Michael McLoughlin’s exhibition ‘Mulhuddart Satellite’, Draíocht will once again bring Family Day out of our building and into your community. This time we come to Avondale Community Centre in Mulhuddart, where we will experiment with sounds and spaces. All are welcome.

PLEASE NOTE: THIS WORKSHOP TAKES PLACE IN AVONDALE, MULHUDDART.

The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017)
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The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017)

Cinema at Draiocht

Wed 5 Dec 2018 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc / €5 children

Its 1843 London and author Charles Dickens (Dan Stevens) finds himself in financial trouble after writing three unsuccessful novels in a row. Desperate for a hit, Dickens relies on real-life inspiration and his vivid imagination to bring Ebenezer Scrooge (Christopher Plummer), Tiny Tim and other classic characters to life in ‘A Christmas Carol’, forever changing the holiday season into the celebration we know today. Directed by Bharat Nalluri (Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day) don’t miss this classic yuletide tale full of holiday magic.

CERT: PG  Language: English   Dur: 104 mins
In Association with Access Cinema

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Exploring Sound and Music with Mischa O Mahony

Exploring Sound and Music with Mischa O Mahony

Draíocht and Early Years - Exploring More With Early Years Arts

Tue 11 Dec 2018 Draiocht Workshop Room // €5 Per Child (Accompanying Adult Free)

10AM-10.50AM & 11AM-11.50AM  €5  (50 MINS)
Move, bang, play. Mischa will encourage you to use your ears, imagine sounds, stop and listen. What do you hear! See and play music in a free and open environment.

This series of individual monthly workshops, designed for children aged 2-4 years, is intended to allow you and your child to explore different art mediums in an open and undirected way, starting with clay, then shadow play and finally music. There will be mess but there will also be fun! Cost: €5 Per Child Per Workshop (Accompanying Adult is Free). Booking and further information from Box Office on 01-8852622.

MORE:
Exploring Fantasy Creatures with Deirdre O’Reilly / Oct
Exploring Shadowy Things with Genevieve Harden / Nov

WORKSHOP NOTES:
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. These sessions are only suitable for one parent/guardian and accompanying child (without siblings).

The Santa Clause (1994)

The Santa Clause (1994)

Primary School Film Screening in Draiocht

Tue 18 Dec 2018 11.30AM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc / €5 children / 2 teachers free per class of 20+

Divorced dad Scott Calvin (Tim Allen) has custody of his son Charlie (Eric Lloyd) on Christmas Eve. After he accidentally causes the death of a man in a Santa suit, they are magically transported to the North Pole, where an elf explains that Scott must take Santa's place before the next Christmas arrives. Scott thinks he's dreaming, but over the next several months he gains weight and grows an inexplicably white beard. Maybe that night at the North Pole wasn't a dream after all and maybe Scott has a lot of work to do.

CERT: PG  Language: English   Dur: 97 mins
In Association with Access Cinema

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The Wizard of Oz - The Pantomime

The Wizard of Oz - The Pantomime

Coolmine Panto Group

Fri 4 - Sun 20 Jan 2019 Main Auditorium // €22 / €18 conc / Relaxed Performance €15

Join Dorothy and her dog Toto as they are transported from their home in Kansas to the land of Oz where they meet some very strange characters – a Strawman, a Tinman and a cowardly Lion. Lovely Witch of the North greets them and advises that they should follow the Yellow Brick Road to find the Wizard who will solve all their problems. Hot in pursuit is Dorothy’s Auntie Gertie and a variety of colourful characters who will delight and entertain you. But Wicked Witch of the West has other plans and will do her best to stop them.

Book HERE for Relaxed Performance Wed 09 Jan 7pm


FRI 04    7.30PM
SAT 05   2PM & 7.30PM / SUN 06  1PM & 5.30PM
WED 09  7PM (RELAXED PERFORMANCE €15)
THU 10   7.30PM / FRI 11  7.30PM
SAT 12    2PM & 7.30PM / SUN 13  1PM & 5.30PM
THU 17   7.30PM / FRI 18  7.30PM
SAT 19   2PM & 7.30PM / SUN 20  2PM​

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A Feast of Coolmine Talent 2019

A Feast of Coolmine Talent 2019

Coolmine Community School

Tue 22 Jan 2019 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 18th 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).

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