Christmas Felty Elf Making Workshop - SOLD OUT

Christmas Felty Elf Making Workshop - SOLD OUT

Sat 14 Dec 2019 Draíocht Workshop Room // €5 per child // Dur 90 mins

Workshop 1: 5-7 Years:  12.30PM-2PM (accompanying adult)
Workshop 2: 8-10 Years: 2.30PM-4PM (no accompanying adult)

Make your own Christmas Elf decoration with felt artist Gina Faustino, creating and learning about felting from scratch, create your own piece of material from lamb’s wool and end with a unique Christmas creation! Early booking advised through Box Office, 01-8852622.

Free Family Day: Seaweed Sculptures

Free Family Day: Seaweed Sculptures

Sat 11 Jan 2020 12 NOON-3PM Draíocht Galleries // FREE

Come and listen to the strange and wonderful sounds of our exhibition ‘Holdfast' and explore the artist's kelp seaweed sculpture before creating some weird and wonderful sculptural pieces of your own using materials from nature: clay, dried seaweed, sticks and stones. What wonders can you create?

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.

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.

Mother Tongues Festival - My Little Album of My Own City – Illustration Workshop

Mother Tongues Festival - My Little Album of My Own City – Illustration Workshop

Main Languages: Portuguese/English/Multilingual

Fri 21 Feb 2020 10AM-11.30AM Draiocht Workshop Room // Age: 8-10 yrs Cost: €5

​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

Join illustrator Tarsila Kruse on a drawing journey through your own city! Inspired by Tarsila’s latest book ‘My Little Album of Dublin’ (co-authored with French author Juliette Saumande), children are invited to create a city of their own, with characters and places, naming them in English and other languages they know.

Embarque em uma aventura ilustrada pela sua própria cidade com a ilustradora Tarsila Krüse! Inspirando-se em seu livro recém-lançado My Little Album of Dublin (de co-autoria com a escritora francesa Juliette Saumande) as crianças são convidadas a criarem suas próprias cidades em desenho, com personagens e lugares descritos em inglês e em outros idiomas que conhecem.

(capacity: 15 children)

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Mother Tongues Festival - Drumming Workshop with The Akano Brothers

Mother Tongues Festival - Drumming Workshop with The Akano Brothers

Main Languages: Yoruba/Igbo/English

Fri 21 Feb 2020 12.30PM-2PM Draiocht Workshop Room // Age: 11-13 yrs Cost: €5

​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

Do you love music and rhythms? Then join Segun and Micheal Akano, African musical brothers that have been playing together since childhood, for this hands on African drumming and percussion workshop. Come learn about the range of percussion techniques used and try them out yourself.

(capacity: 15 children)

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Mother Tongues Festival - Feet To The Beat - Sean Nós Dancing

Mother Tongues Festival - Feet To The Beat - Sean Nós Dancing

Main Language: Irish

Sat 22 Feb 2020 10.30AM-11.30AM Draíocht Studio // Age: 4-6 yrs Cost: €5 per child (accompanying adults free)

​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

Renowned dancer and musician Sibéal Davitt, known for her appearances on RTÉ’s ‘Centenary’ and TG4’s ‘Glas Vegas’ will introduce children to the lively moves of sean nós. There will be lots of fun, games, movement, and laughter and a chance for children to create and show off their own brand new fancy footwork. Parents/guardians must stay and are welcome to join in!

(capacity 20 children + their parents/guardians)

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Mother Tongues Festival - Physical Theatre with Simona

Mother Tongues Festival - Physical Theatre with Simona

Main Language: Italian

Sat 22 Feb 2020 12.30PM-2PM Draíocht Studio // Age: 6-8 yrs Cost: €5

​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

Join Dublin 15 resident, Simona Roveda, for a fun 90 minutes where you will get to explore your creativity using some of the theatre techniques like mime, clown and body movement as well as making up your own dance moves.

L’artista locale, Simona Roveda, vi propone 90 minuti di divertimento con un workshop, dove potrete esplorare la vostra creativita’ usando alcune delle tecniche di teatro, come la mimesi, il clown ed il movimento corporeo, oltre alla creazione della propria danza.

(capacity: 15 children)

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Mother Tongues Festival - Super Power! - Interactive Workshop

Mother Tongues Festival - Super Power! - Interactive Workshop

Main Languages: English

Sat 22 Feb 2020 2.30PM-3.15PM Draiocht Workshop Room // Age: Family Groups Cost: FREE

​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

Do you know that more than half of the world’s population is bilingual or multilingual but many are not aware of the super powers that bilingualism has on your brain and health. Join Dr. Maria Garaffa and her 9 year old daughter Rosa, for this interactive workshop for families, where we will explore the language system, discover mysterious languages and find out why bilingual brains are more flexible and how they can keep us healthy.

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Mother Tongues Festival - Present From The Future - Painting Workshop

Mother Tongues Festival - Present From The Future - Painting Workshop

Main Language: Polish

Sat 22 Feb 2020 4PM-5.30PM Draiocht Workshop Room // Age: 10-13 yrs Cost: €5

​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

This workshop is an invitation to go on an imaginary journey into the future. Through play, we will explore Space and its possibilities. During the fun-filled time participants will create the present for a favourite person: Mum, Dad, Grandma or anyone else. Facilitated by Beata Daly, an environmental artist.

Warsztat, który zaprasza w podróż w przestrzeń kosmiczna i jej nieskończone możliwości. Używając gry wyobraźni zacheca uczestników do twórczego myślenia i stworzenia prezentu dla ulubionej/wybranej osoby: Mamy, Taty, Babci albo zupełnie tajemniczej postaci. Beata Daly jest artystą, której zainteresowania nakierowane są na rozwój i kondycje człowieka w relacji człowiek/natura.

(capacity: 15 children)

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Mother Tongues Festival - Family Show With The Akano Brothers & Friends

Mother Tongues Festival - Family Show With The Akano Brothers & Friends

Main Languages: Yoruba/Igbo/English

Sat 22 Feb 2020 5PM-6PM Draíocht Studio // Age: Family Groups Cost: €7 adults / €5 children

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

Join Segun and Micheal Akano & Friends, multi instrumentalists who have been playing together since childhood, for an hour of family musical fun. The brothers have played at numerous corporate events, African ceremonies, churches, music festivals and workshops. They have performed with and along-side Discovery Gospel Choir, Yankari Afrobeat Band and Tony Allen to mention a few, as well as performing all over Ireland. Born in Lagos, Nigeria, they have found a new home in Ireland and share their language, African musical and dance heritage with everyone. Come join us for some upbeat family fun, for groovy and energetic sounds of Afrobeats with a modern twist, all while celebrating African culture.

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