Stories, Music & Movement - SOLD OUT

Stories, Music & Movement - SOLD OUT

Draíocht and Early Years - Exploring More With Early Years Arts

Tue 26 Feb - Tue 26 Mar 2019 Draiocht Workshop Room // €30 For 5 Weeks

TUESDAYS / 5 WEEKS   26 FEB – 26 MAR 2019
10AM: Age 08-17 Months (Dur: 45 Mins)
11AM: Age 18 Months-3.5 Years (Dur: 45 Mins)
Cost: €30 For 5 Weeks Or €7 Pay As You Go (Subject To Availability)

Join Leah Moore * for this series of experimental early years workshops.  Hear and sing songs, move and dance as Leah introduces you and your baby to the sound of live musical instruments. Together, explore and become part of wonderful stories. These workshops are designed to allow you and your child to explore sounds, songs, music, movement and rhythm in a fun and creative environment.  

Workshop Notes:
These workshops are designed for children aged 8 months to 3 and a half years. Please respect age limits as each workshop has been designed especially for these age ranges. 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).

* please note change in facilitator to printed brochure: Muireann Darcy.

Hatch - A Story Of Transformation And New Beginnings - SOLD OUT
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Hatch - A Story Of Transformation And New Beginnings - SOLD OUT

Fidget Feet Aerial Dance Theatre in association with Siamsa Tíre and the Shortworks Network

Sat 30 Mar 2019 12 NOON, 2PM & 4.30PM Main Auditorium // €7 adults / €5 children / Dur: 80 mins / Age 4-8 yrs

Meet Bláithín. She loves caterpillars, moths and butterflies. Follow her on her adventurous journey with Uncle Rusty to find Pearl, the most extraordinary butterfly with the most exquisite colorful wings. Learn all about two little caterpillars and their journey to fly as butterflies and moths. Hatch is full of Fidget Feet’s unique blend of live music, comedy, theatre, contemporary dance and aerial dance.  Hatch also weaves craft workshops, Irish language and dancing into this wonderful story. If you enjoyed their other work for children, ‘Elves and the Shoemaker’ and ‘Strange Feathers’, then you will thoroughly enjoy Hatch, an immersive aerial dance children’s show, perfect for young audiences and their families.

Dur: 80 mins - includes arts & crafts session before each show

Family Day: Salt Painting Is Awesome

Family Day: Salt Painting Is Awesome

Sat 13 Apr 2019 12 NOON-3PM Draiocht Galleries // FREE

Starting with a blank page, our artists will show you how to create shapes using glue … circles, lines, anything you feel inspired by. Then sprinkle with salt and watch the magic happen. Why not visit our exhibition for some inspiration, where there are many processes, materials, styles and subjects to explore.


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!

Easter Workshops for Ages 5-15 Yrs

Easter Workshops for Ages 5-15 Yrs

Scribble Bots / Pencil Power / Dance

Tue 16 - Thu 18 Apr 2019 Draiocht Workshop Room // €5 per child per workshop

Exploring Motion with Motors: Scribble Bots
TUE 16 APR
  Draiocht Workshop Room  €5 per child
Workshop 1: Age 9-12 yrs    10.30AM-12.30PM (2 hrs)
Workshop 2: Age 13-15 yrs  1PM-3PM  (2 hrs)
Join artists from ‘Make Create Innovate’, who will introduce participants to robot-making using recycled materials and motors. This hands-on, fun workshop will give participants the opportunity to explore the connection between STEAM (science, technology, engineering art and maths) subjects. At the end of the session, participants will have made their own Scribble Bot, a simple robot that creates art!

Exploring Electricity: The Power In Your Pencil
WED 17 APR
 Draiocht Workshop Room  €5 Per child
Workshop 1: Age 6-8 yrs   10.30AM-11.30AM (1 hr)
Workshop 2: Age 9-12 yrs 12PM-1.30PM (1.5 hrs)
Join artists from ‘Make Create Innovate’ who will introduce participants to the pencil as a tool that can conduct electricity. This hands-on, fun workshop will give participants the opportunity to explore circuitry and graphite and its potential to make drawings that trigger sound and music. An exciting workshop, which helps participants to understand the world of science in everyday materials.

Exploring Kinaesthetic Learning: Leaps & No Bounds
Thu 18 APR
  Draiocht Workshop Room  €5 Per child
Workshop 1: Age 5-8 yrs  10.30AM-11.30AM (1 hr)
Workshop 2: Age 9-12 yrs  12PM-1PM (1 hr)
Mariam Ribon of Dublin Youth Dance Company introduces dance and movement in an imaginative and creative way. Kinaesthetic Learning is a whole body learning experience that uses movement to explore science, maths and more in new ways!

Booking tel: 01-8852622

Exploring Painting with Anne Cradden

Exploring Painting with Anne Cradden

Draíocht and Early Years - Exploring More With Early Years Arts

Tue 30 Apr 2019 Draíocht Workshop Room // €5 Per Child Per Workshop (accompanying adult is free)

10.00AM-10.50AM & 11.45AM-12.35PM (50 MINS)

Working alongside artist Anne Cradden, the children will explore texture and colour, creating prints using stamps and found objects. Watch as shapes and colours mix together to create strange and beautiful images while you enjoy the magic of paint in an explorative way.
(DRESS FOR MESS)

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, starting with painting, then sound and finally yoga. There will be mess and there will be fun. Cost: €5 Per Child Per Workshop (accompanying adult is free). Booking and further information from Box Office on 01-8852622.

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).

Reach for the Stars 2019

Reach for the Stars 2019

The Norma Breen Theatre School

Sat 11 - Sun 12 May 2019 SAT 11 7.30PM / SUN 12 6PM Main Auditorium // €25

The Norma Breen 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.

Family Day: Try Still-Life Drawing

Family Day: Try Still-Life Drawing

Sat 18 May 2019 12 NOON - 3PM Draiocht Galleries // FREE

Look, respond, colour, explore and create a still-life masterpiece during this gallery based family day. Begin by exploring artist Geraldine O'Neill’s work in our exhibition ‘MAKing Art: PAINTing’. We will be using blending and colouring chalk techniques, to create still life chalk images of our 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!
 

Ralph Breaks The Internet

Ralph Breaks The Internet

Sensory Friendly Family Screening

Sat 18 May 2019 3PM Draíocht Studio // €5 adults & children / Dur: 112 mins

Bad guy Ralph and girl-racer-glitch Vanellope are back! Ralph and Vanellope must travel beyond Litwak’s Arcade and into the expansive world of the internet in search of a missing part to save Sugar Rush. Along the way they encounter pop-up ads, high stakes online auctions, Disney princesses and a deadly online driving game.

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

In Association with Access Cinema

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Starkids on Stage 2019

Starkids on Stage 2019

Fri 24 - Sat 25 May 2019 3PM & 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €16 / €13 conc

Join the cast of Starkids for their end of year production. This talented cast of children aged 3 to 17 years will have you well entertained with their adaptation of Mamma Mia, The Greatest Showman, Willy Wonka, Toy Story and Moana. A superb evening of song, dance and drama is guaranteed from these amazingly talented children. A must for all the family. www.starkids.ie

SAVE THE DATE: THE TODDLER TAKEOVER

SAVE THE DATE: THE TODDLER TAKEOVER

A Little Event For The Youngest Citizens of Blanchardstown

Wed 29 - Thu 30 May 2019

The Toddler Takeover – For Ages 0-6 Years
A little event celebrating the creative arts for very young children

This is Draíocht’s 5th Toddler Takeover event which 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.

This year we explore sounds and movement, loud and soft, fast and slow, footprints, bangs and bops. Bells and dancers, clackers, crackers … what does a bag full of stones sound like … what does a dancer in a tent do? With a combination of book-in and free drop-in events, children are invited to bring their insatiable curiosity and their adults to explore, discover new art forms, create, play, do a dance, see a dance, draw, explore, and nurture creative potential, while having fun too.

Booking opens on Tue 16 April 2019, 10am, tel: 01-8852622.
Book-in workshops and shows cost €5 per child (accompanying adult free).


WED 29 MAY 10.30AM-12.30PM – SENSORY FRIENDLY
This year we will also have a special sensory day. This will have limited capacity and events and workshop will be adapted to suits the needs of young children with additional needs. Please contact Sarah directly if you have a group or a child that you think might be interested in this event.

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

Learn To Play Music Day 2019

Learn To Play Music Day 2019

With Castleknock School of Music / Mini Music & Instrumental Classes

Thu 6 Jun 2019 1.30PM-5.30PM / AGE: 6 MONTHS TO 8+ YEARS // €5 per child per session (accompanying adult free)

GOING ON SALE SHORTLY

Ever wondered what it would be like to play a piano, pluck a violin string or blow into a saxophone? Well, now you can with Castleknock School of Music’s ‘Learn to Play Music Day’, where you can come and try a range of instruments. There are also ‘Mini Music Classes’ available for ages 6 months to 7 years. This promises to be a great afternoon to learn a little about music and have some fun. Advance booking essential on tel: 01-8852622.

Ages / Mini Music & Instrumental Classes / Times

6-24 mths / Mini Music: Busy Babies  / 1.30-2.00pm
2-3 Yrs   / Mini Music: Bonny Bluebirds / 2.10-2.40pm
3-4 Yrs   / Mini Music: Red Robins      / 2.50-3.20pm
4-5 Yrs   / Mini Music: Pink Bears      / 3.30-4.00pm
5-6 Yrs   / Try it Out: Pathway to Piano / 3.30-4.00pm
5-6 Yrs   / Mini Music: Yellow Bunnies   / 4.00-4.30pm
5-6 Yrs   / Try it Out: Adventures in Violin / 4.30-5.00pm
6-7 Yrs   / Try it Out: Adventures in Violin / 3.30-4.00pm
6-7 Yrs   / Try it Out: Gateway to Guitar  / 4.00-4.30pm
6-7 Yrs   / Mini Music: Green Frogs     / 4.30-5.00pm
6-7 Yrs   / Try it Out: Pathway to Piano  / 5.00-5.30pm
7+ Yrs   / Try it Out: Adventures in Violin  / 4.00-4.30pm
7+ Yrs   / Try it Out: Pathway To Piano   / 4.30-5.00pm
7+ Yrs   / Try it Out: Gateway to Guitar     / 5.00-5.30pm
8+ Yrs   / Try it Out: Flute/Clarinet/Sax   / 2.50-3.30pm

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Exploring Sound and Technology with Make Create Innovate

Exploring Sound and Technology with Make Create Innovate

Draíocht and Early Years - Exploring More With Early Years Arts

Tue 11 Jun 2019 Draíocht Workshop Room // €5 Per Child Per Workshop (accompanying adult is free)

10.15AM-11.15AM & 11.45AM-12.45PM (60 MINS)

Join artists from ‘Make Create Innovate’, who will introduce the children to different tactile materials and how they can be used to trigger sound. What does a feather sound like for instance? Explore the relationship between sound and everyday materials and how conductivity can be used to make them interactive.

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, starting with painting, then sound and finally yoga. There will be mess and there will be fun. Cost: €5 Per Child Per Workshop (accompanying adult is free). Booking and further information from Box Office on 01-8852622.

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).

KidKast Castleknock Showcase 2019

KidKast Castleknock Showcase 2019

Thu 13 Jun 2019 7PM Main Auditorium // €18 / €12 conc

KidKast Castleknock are delighted to be showcasing their year's work in Draíocht this year. Come see their fantastic students, ranging in age from 3-14 years, demonstrate their dancing, singing and acting skills. It's guaranteed to be a fun night of entertainment with something for everyone. Under the direction of Eunice McMenamin.

Stagezone on Stage 2019

Stagezone on Stage 2019

Stagezone Theatre School

Sat 22 - Sun 23 Jun 2019 2PM & 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €17 / €15 conc

GOING ON SALE SHORTLY

Join the energetic young stars of Stagezone Theatre School with a show for all the family packed with great songs and dance routines from Humpty Dumpty, Superheroes, Willy Wonka, School of Rock, The Greatest Showman, All Shook Up, Mamma Mia, 42nd Street and We Will Rock You!  This is a wonderful opportunity for all our students to showcase their talents in musical theatre, hip hop dancing and comedy. Stagezone Theatre School is based in Draíocht with classes for boys and girls from 5-20 years of age.

Summer Projects 2019 - Summer Song School

Summer Projects 2019 - Summer Song School

Mon 1 - Fri 5 Jul 2019 Draíocht Studio // €45

Bookings: 01-8852622

MON 01- FRI 05 JUL 10AM-4PM 
THU 04 JUL 10AM-8PM
Free Concert For Family & Friends on THU 04 JUL at
7PM
AGE: 13-17 YEARS  €45

The ever popular SongSchool returns for what will undoubtedly be another sold out week of music based curiosity, collaboration and creativity. SongSchool is a week-long project that is ideal for those who are interested in writing and recording songs, performing a concert, making a video, learning about music technology and meeting people who love music as much as they do … not to mention forming bands and having fun!
 

Summer Projects 2019 - Art Explorers Artistic Adventures

Summer Projects 2019 - Art Explorers Artistic Adventures

Mon 8 - Fri 12 Jul 2019 Draiocht Workshop Room // €35

Bookings: 01-8852622

WORKSHOP A: 4-8 YEARS 10AM-12PM €35
WORKSHOP B: 9-12 YEARS 1PM-3PM €35


Artist Deirdre O’Reilly will introduce the children to a range of art materials and artistic experiences. ‘Artistic Adventures’ will be a creative journey for children to explore a wide range of techniques which will stimulate their imaginations to be inventive and harness their curiosity. From print making, to painting, to creating their own clay masterpiece, the workshop will culminate in an exhibition of work on the last day for all to enjoy.

Summer Projects 2019 - Fingal Film School

Summer Projects 2019 - Fingal Film School

Mon 15 - Fri 19 Jul 2019 Draíocht Studio // €45

Bookings: 01-8852622

MON 15 – FRI 19 JUL
10AM-4PM  AGE: 13-17 YEARS  €45


Want to learn how to make your own films? Over these 5 days, facilitated by CreateSchool, you will collaborate with other creatives to plan, script, storyboard, film, edit and learn how to effectively add audio to produce your own short films. Using mobile digital devices and a selection of apps, you will gain skills and tips that you can take home and master with your own projects. The workshop will conclude with a screening of the films.
These workshops are funded by Fingal Arts Office.

Exploring Baby Boogie with Jo Quinn

Exploring Baby Boogie with Jo Quinn

Draíocht and Early Years - Exploring More With Early Years Arts

Tue 27 Aug 2019 Draiocht Workshop Room // €5 Per Child Per Workshop (accompanying adult is free)

10.20AM-11.10AM & 11.30AM-12.20PM (50 MINS)

Baby Boogie is a fun movement class lead by Jo Quinn, with musical instruments, parachutes, bubbles, feather blowing and scarf dancing.

This series of individual monthly workshops are intended to allow you and your child to explore different art mediums in an open and undirected way. There will be mess and there will be fun. Cost: €5 Per Child Per Workshop (accompanying adult is free). Booking and further information from Box Office on 01-8852622.

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).