The Toddler Take Over 2019

The Toddler Take Over 2019

A Little Event For The Youngest Citizens of Dublin 15

Thu 30 May 2019 9:50AM-3.15PM

BOOKING OPENS TUESDAY 16 APRIL 2019 AT 10AM

THURSDAY 30 MAY 2019   09:50AM-3.15PM   FOR TODDLERS!
With a Sensory Toddler Event on WEDNESDAY 29 MAY 10.30am - 1:30pm 
Download Full Programme Here

Dancing, prancing, singing songs … playing, swimming, scribbling ...
Join us for our 5th Toddler Take Over Adventure in May!


A host of wonderful artists and art forms awaits you to see, hear and experience new adventures during our Toddler Take Over Adventure 2019! Draíocht’s Toddler Take Over, now in its 5th 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, and the very special addition of a Sensory Toddler Day, children are invited to explore sounds and movement and think about really important questions:
Will the Sad Mermaid get to the party?
Can I shake to make music?
Can a tent dance?
Draíocht transforms into a big space for adventure through story, visual arts, music, circus and dance for the very young. Scribble and draw in our Gallery Spaces, dance, move and take part in a party under the sea, dancers will dance and musicians will play, scribble, build, invent. Children are invited to bring their insatiable curiosity and their adults to explore, discover new art forms, create, play, dance, draw, sing and nurture creative potential, while having fun too.

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Booking Notes for All Events:

BOOKING OPENS TUESDAY 16 APRIL 2019 AT 10AM
All Children must be accompanied by an Adult and all Adults must be accompanied by a child! Dress for Mess and we would ask you to please respect age limits on book-in workshops. This Event is designed for Toddlers, but older and younger siblings are welcome to join in the ROAM FREE areas and where stated in Book-In workshops. Booking is by phone via Box Office on 01-8852622 or in person at Box Office, open Monday-Saturday 10am-6pm, Draíocht, The Blanchardstown Centre, Dublin 15
http://www.draiocht.ie
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THE TODDLER TAKE OVER 2019 – THURSDAY’S PROGRAMME
(For Wednesday’s Sensory Day programme please see PDF

FREE EVENT
EVENT: ROAM FREE & DANCERS DANCE

Time:  9:50AM-3.15PM
Cost:   Free Event / REGISTER @ BOX OFFICE ON ARRIVAL FOR YOUR FREE TICKET
AGE:   18 months – 4 yrs
Activities are designed for ages 18 months - 4 years but younger and older siblings are welcome in the roam free areas too. Enjoy the open spaces for self-directed creative play and art making … Is that a dancer dancing? Why not dance too? Roam FREE includes a small area created for children under 18 months to explore. 
Location: Roaming all over Draíocht / Draíocht Galleries / Lobby / Draíocht’s workshop Room!
Additional notes: Enjoy spontaneous Dancers dance with an accompanying musician play in the Roam free spaces @ approx. 11:30am, 12:10pm and 12:50pm (these are approximate times only).

Event Information: Your Roam Free Ticket covers FREE admission across a combination of open spaces for self-directed play and inventiveness, along with short spontaneous interactive Dance performances that will happen in these spaces. With your Roam Free Ticket you can come and go as you please! You can also draw, investigate and discover the world of imagination we have created for you! With this ticket your child will have lots of fun - but if you want something more, you can purchase tickets for the additional Book In workshops or attend a theatre show (see timetable).

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BOOK IN EVENTS – TEL 01-8852622 OR BOOK IN PERSON AT BOX OFFICE

Places are restricted and must be booked in advance with the Box Office on 01-8852622.
Early booking advised as they usually sell out fast.
Tickets are €5 per child, with a free accompanying adult.

DANCE THEATRE SHOW: A-do-Le-TA!
A dance theatre piece by Little Lion Dance Theatre
Performance 1:    10.30AM-11.15AM
Performance 2:    02.30PM- 03:15PM
Cost:                     €5 per child, with a free accompanying adult
AGE:                     2.5 years to 5 Years
Location:               Draíocht Studio Space
A-do-le-TA! is a dance theatre piece that joyously explores friendship and play. Come with Joy and Sky into a world where everything is possible - a tent can be a crab, an umbrella can be a cloud and the moon can sing! Through play, two friends overcome differences and together imagine, create and expand their reality and yours.

WORKSHOP: PLAY AROUND WITH SOUND
MUSIC and MUSIC MAKING With MUSICIAN EAMON SWEENEY
Workshop 1:         09.50AM-10.20AM  (2 years to 4 years)
Workshop 2:         11.30AM-12.00PM  (12 Months to 2.5 years)
Workshop 3:         01.10PM-01.40PM   (2 years to 4 years)
Cost:                     €5 per child, with a free accompanying adult
AGE:                    16 months to 4 Years
Location:               Draíocht Main Stage
Bop, pop and rock your way through this fun and explorative music workshop. Explore and create your own brand of music as only a child can! See and hear a live Musician play and sing and become one yourself with a range of musical instruments to bang, chime and shake.

WORKSHOP:  THE KING OF THE SEA'S PARTY
Interactive Drama workshop including storytelling and movement led by theatre practitioner Joanna Parkes
Workshop 1:         10.30AM-11.15AM
Workshop 2:         12.15PM- 01.00PM
Workshop 3:         01.45PM- 02.30PM
Cost:                     €5 per child, with a free accompanying adult
AGE:                     2 years to 4 Years
Location:               Draíocht Main Stage
It’s party time under the sea. All the fish and sea creatures are very excited and are busy practicing their dance moves for the annual event. Everyone is looking forward to the party apart from one sad mermaid who feels she can’t dance and doesn’t want to join in. Come and play with your child and show the mermaid there are many ways to dance. This workshop was originally commissioned by and performed at The Ark, A Cultural Centre for Children. 

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Booking is by phone via Box Office on 01-8852622 or in person at Box Office, open Monday-Saturday 10am-6pm, Draíocht, The Blanchardstown Centre, Dublin 15.    www.draiocht.ie.

The given schedule and content may be subject to alteration. The ROAM FREE concept allows for self-discovery together, supported by a facilitator. It will involve lots of opportunities for child-led individual creative freedom.

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Family Art Day: Create and Celebrate!

Family Art Day: Create and Celebrate!

Celebrating Cruinniú na nÓg 2019

Sat 15 Jun 2019 12 NOON - 3PM Draíocht Galleries // FREE

Ages 5-10 years

Join our gallery artists for a very special Family Art Day to celebrate Cruinniú na nÓg and launch our Children’s Gallery Guide! Just like a detective, follow the Rocketship to our First Floor Gallery, find and draw a masterpiece using the view finder! What else is there in a gallery to see and explore?! Why not come back another day and use our guide in a relaxed, self directed and fun way to explore a new Draíocht exhibition!

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 tel 01-8852622

Creative Music Making - Early Years Music Sessions

Creative Music Making - Early Years Music Sessions

Celebrating Cruinniú na nÓg 2019

Sat 15 Jun 2019 Draíocht Studio // FREE

At the heart of this music workshop lie the infinite possibilities of creative expression when we use our voices and imaginations to celebrate selfhood and explore the world around us. Join early years music specialist Julie Tiernan as she creates a wonderful world of magical encounters using song and musical activities that support creative development and well-being in early years children.

Workshop times: 10.30am-11.10am & 11.30am – 12.10pm  

Suitable for ages 3-5 years and accompanying adults.
Please respect this age category as the workshop is designed especially for 3-5 years only.
Booking is essential through Draiocht Box Office 01-8852622.


This is an initiative of the four Dublin Local Authorities in partnership with The National Concert Hall, Draíocht, The Lab and funded by Creative Ireland Cruinniú na nÓg programme.Julie Tiernan will welcome three professional musicians to observe her deliver this workshop for professional development purposes.

Culture Night at Draiocht 2019

Culture Night at Draiocht 2019

Fri 20 Sep 2019 // FREE

Culture Night will take place on Friday 20 September 2019, from 4pm till late. It will be a night of entertainment, discovery and adventure across the city as arts organisations and cultural and historic houses open their doors with hundreds of free events for all to enjoy.
Stay tuned for details of Draiocht's programme of events, coming soon!

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