Create Dance Project

Create Dance Project

SEP-NOV 2019

Sun 1 Sep - Sat 30 Nov 2019 Draíocht Workshop Room

During this innovative dance project, dancers and facilitators Mark Rogers and Antje O’Toole work with a group of children with an intellectual disability, their parents and siblings over the autumn in weekly workshops. After their exciting showcase as part of the Irish Youth Dance Festival in June, create dancers will continue to develop their solo and group work. If you have a child aged between 5-16 years with a love of dance and music, and an intellectual or physical disability please get in touch with sarah@draiocht.ie.

Explore More – Primary School Tours

Explore More – Primary School Tours

Sun 1 Sep - Tue 31 Dec 2019 Draíocht Galleries // FREE // Dur 50 mins

If you would like your class to visit Draíocht’s two exhibitions spaces, to encourage students to examine and voice their opinion about the artist and their work as well as exploring the rest of the buildings including our two theatre spaces, backstage and dressing rooms please get in touch with sarah@draiocht.ie. Tours will take 50mins, are free and subject to availability, max 30 pupils with accompanying teacher. 

A Creative Crèche Project

A Creative Crèche Project

SEP-OCT 2019

Mon 2 Sep - Thu 31 Oct 2019 Draíocht Galleries

Early year’s artist Lucy Hill will bring the current exhibition, ‘Estuary’, to life for early years children and educators from local community crèche services, through a series of explorative workshops. Together they will creatively explore art materials and prominent themes of nature and the environment, igniting curiosity and the imagination along the way. The project will include a series of workshops that take place in the Gallery and off-site in local crèche services. If you are a crèche in Dublin 15 and are interested in getting involved in a future creative crèche programme please get in touch with Sarah Beirne, 01-809 8029 or sarah@draiocht.ie

Draíocht Artist in Your Classroom Initiative

Draíocht Artist in Your Classroom Initiative

Workshops In Your Classroom With Draíocht’s Artists

Mon 16 Sep - Fri 13 Dec 2019 // €120

This programme aims to provide a range of high quality arts experiences for pupils and teachers in your own classroom, using Draíocht’s professional artists, at Primary level. Your school can choose from the range of specially selected and purposefully created school workshops below. This Season, pupils will have the opportunity to perform, print and sing. Workshops are tailored to your class’s age and abilities and will work with two separate classes each day.

Drama In Your Classroom
Age Range: Adaptable To All Age Ranges
Duration: Junior/Senior Inf: 4 Class Groups get 45 min Workshop Each / 1st Class Upwards: 2 Class Groups get 1.5hr Workshop Each
Artist: Eimear Morrissey
Using a theme of your choice as a starting point, Eimear Morrissey introduces pupils to the wonderful world of theatre through imaginative fun collective group games. The workshop will explore different ways of engaging the imagination, of thinking creatively, seeing, listening, new ways of communicating and expression, as well as building confidence. Pupils will work together towards a common goal of creating a short improvised performance piece, giving them the opportunity to experience the creation of something from nothing!

Print In Your Classroom
Age Range: 3rd-6th Class
Duration: 2 Class Groups get 2 hr Workshop Each
Artist: Deirdre O’Reilly
Deirdre will introduce your pupils to a number of different print making techniques, before they work together to plan, create and produce a series of limited edition original prints. Print making allows pupils to explore the endless possibilities of shape and colour, line and pattern and offers opportunities to create individual and collaborative works of art. All materials will be provided. A must-do cross curricular creative workshop for your class.

Music And Singing In Your Classroom
Age Range: Adaptable To All Age Ranges
Duration: 3 Class Groups get 60 min Workshop Each
Artist: Dónal Kearney
This music and singing workshop introduces pupils to the potential of making music with their own voice. The workshop focuses on building listening skills, encouraging creative play, and creating music using the voice and the instruments available in each school. Based on years of research in music education and practical choral training, Donal and his team at Fingal Academy of Music believe in the power of music engagement to transform lives.

WORKSHOP NOTES & BOOKINGS:
Workshops can take place from 16 September - 13 December 2019 on a date of your choosing. Closing date for Bookings is Friday 08 November 2019 through Draíocht’s Box Office tel: 01-8852622. The programme is offered on a first come first served basis and is restricted to schools within the Dublin 15 area. Each day is subsidized by Draíocht and costs the school €120 including all materials. Schools are welcome to make multiple bookings, subject to artist availability, but due to budgetary constraints, the above subsidised workshop rate is limited to two days per school. For further details please contact Sarah on 01-809 8029 or email sarah@draiocht.ie.

Portfolio Preparation Guidance

Portfolio Preparation Guidance

Tue 1 Oct - Tue 3 Dec 2019 7PM-8.30PM Draíocht Workshop Room // FREE

TUESDAYS  7-8.30PM  01 OCT, 05 NOV, 03 DEC

Are you in 5th or 6th year and planning on going to art college? On the first Tuesday of every month, Draíocht will facilitate Portfolio Preparation Guidance sessions with artist Andrew Carson during October-December. Bring along your portfolio every month for review and suggestions, drawing sessions and a suggested task to complete between sessions. All levels are welcome and these sessions are designed to be informal, drop in sessions. Sessions are free but space is limited, so please pre-register at the Box Office each month, tel 01-8852622.

The Dig - School Shows
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The Dig - School Shows

By Paul Curley

Fri 18 Oct 2019 10.15AM & 12.15PM Draíocht Studio // €7 adults / €5 children / 2 teachers free per class of 20+ / Age 6+ yrs / Dur: 45 mins

All his life Mac has wanted to be an Archaeologist, to be an expert in finding things and working out what they mean. If only he could stick to the facts and not get carried away with his highfalutin stories. But in a world where facts and figures mean so much more than fairy tale and fantasy, Mac has to dig deeper to prove what he finds is what he thinks it is. Will people believe him, or is this just another of his tall tales?
Performer and writer Paul Curley, designer Ger Clancy and director Robert Alan Evans, bring this brand new adventure to life. THE DIG spins a classic yarn into a brand new light that will delight and charm audiences young and old.

Supported by The Arts Council Theatre Touring Award and Irish Theatre Institute.

School: FRI 18 OCT - 10.15AM & 12.15PM
Family: SAT 19 OCT - 2PM & 4PM

Free Family Day: Meet The Artist, Make Some Art

Free Family Day: Meet The Artist, Make Some Art

Sat 19 Oct 2019 12PM-3PM Draíocht Galleries // FREE

Families are invited to spend time in the Gallery, interact with the artworks and respond to the compositions, materials, patterns, textures and themes that they encounter through creative and interactive workshops facilitated by exhibiting artist Catherine Barron. 

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!

CPD Day for Early Childhood Educators - SOLD OUT

CPD Day for Early Childhood Educators - SOLD OUT

Draíocht in Collaboration with Fingal Arts Office

Sun 20 Oct 2019 10AM-4PM Draiocht Workshop Room

Artist Lucy Hill will introduce participating educators to ways of using contemporary artworks as a starting point for designing bespoke early years arts activities for young children that take into account the Aistear curriculum, children’s highly specific needs and likes, and the spaces available in early years settings.

During the day Lucy will guide the group on an exploration of Estuary - an exhibition featuring some of the artworks within Fingal County Council’s Public Art Collection, to generate ideas for art activities designed for children. This will be a practical, messy and highly enjoyable day where you will collaborate with other professional early childhood educators to inspire and extend your confidence and abilities for providing arts activities for children from babies to after school clubs.   

Fingal Arts Office is offering a stipend of €150 to educators working in the Dublin 15 region to participate and will be paid retrospectively.
For information and booking please contact: Draíocht Box Office: Tel: 01-885 2622.
Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Limited places available. 

Hamlet by William Shakespeare - SOLD OUT

Hamlet by William Shakespeare - SOLD OUT

Sonia Friedman Productions - National Theatre Live Screening

Thu 24 Oct 2019 10.30AM Main Auditorium // €7 adults / €5 children / 2 teachers free per class of 20+

William Shakespeare’s Hamlet returns in this National Theatre Live presentation, first staged in 2015. Lyndsey Turner directs with visual flair and gothic sensibility while Benedict Cumberbatch delivers a masterful interpretation of a Hamlet profoundly torn.
As a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart. Forced to avenge his father’s death but paralysed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament, threatening both his sanity and the security of the state. This production renders Shakespeare’s protagonist identifiable to a new generation.

This season Draíocht will collaborate once again with the Irish Film Institutes Education Programme for Senior Cycle Secondary School Students. Recommended age: 15+
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CERT: 12A  Language: English   Dur: 170 mins
This screening is presented in association with IFI Education.

"Benedict Cumberbatch is a blazing, five star Hamlet." Daily Telegraph

"One of the most visually & atmospherically stunning productions I've ever seen, of anything, ever." Time Out

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CPD for Primary School Teachers

CPD for Primary School Teachers

Tue 29 Oct 2019 10AM-3PM Draíocht Workshop Room

Primary school teachers are invited to encounter the contemporary artworks featured in the current exhibition ‘Estuary’ and participate in a responsive workshop led by professional artist, Clare Breen. Teachers will be supported to enhance their artistic skills and expand their approach to teaching in the classroom by exploring the potential of the gallery context as an educational resource for the Primary School curriculum.


Fingal Arts Office is offering a stipend to support Fingal teachers attend. For more information please contact julie.clarke@fingal.ie

Fingal Film Club: Make A Scare! - SOLD OUT

Fingal Film Club: Make A Scare! - SOLD OUT

Brick Flicks Stop Motion Course with Create School

Tue 29 - Thu 31 Oct 2019 10.30am-1pm Draíocht Workshop Room // €15 // Age 8-12 yrs

What if your favourite LEGO mini-figure came back to life as a zombie, a vampire, a mummy… and they are coming to get you! We can show you how to make that happen by using the magical art of stop motion animation. Working with like-minded young animators, participants will create short films and learn some of the basic skills of stop motion or master existing ones. Bring along your favourite mini figures to star in your film!

Draíocht has a number of Access Places available on all its courses. If you would like to nominate someone to participate who may not have the fee, please contact sarah@draiocht.ie in confidence. Draíocht is committed, within its resources, to access to the arts for all.

Midterm Halloween Workshops are Funded by Fingal County Council Arts Office, Fingal Film Club offers young people the opportunity to learn all about film through a series of programmes and short courses throughout the year. Booking is through Draíocht’s Box Office 01-8852622.

Fingal Film Club: Make A Scare! - SOLD OUT

Fingal Film Club: Make A Scare! - SOLD OUT

Movie Maker Course with Create School

Tue 29 - Thu 31 Oct 2019 2PM-5PM Draíocht Workshop Room // €15 // Age 13-16 yrs

Over these three days, participants will collaborate to script, rehearse, shoot and edit their horrifying ideas to create a finished film that will strike fear into all that watch it. Working closely in groups with experienced facilitators, you will learn skills and techniques that you can continue to develop after the course in order to make films with your own mobile technology.

Draíocht has a number of Access Places available on all its courses. If you would like to nominate someone to participate who may not have the fee, please contact sarah@draiocht.ie in confidence. Draíocht is committed, within its resources, to access to the arts for all.

Midterm Halloween Workshops are Funded by Fingal County Council Arts Office, Fingal Film Club offers young people the opportunity to learn all about film through a series of programmes and short courses throughout the year. Booking is through Draíocht’s Box Office 01-8852622.

Exploring Theatre Craft

Exploring Theatre Craft

NOV-DEC 2019

Fri 1 Nov - Sun 15 Dec 2019 Draíocht Studio

Over a six week period, theatre professionals Eimear Morrissey and Jo Quinn will once again work with transition year students from Hartstown Community School and Riversdale Community College to introduce them to the magic of theatre. This year we are concentrating on the creation of physical theatre, from the perspectives of performer and audience. Students will attend workshops, create their own performance, as well as attending CoisCéim’s new show ‘Francis Footwork’. If you are a secondary school in Dublin 15 and are interested in finding out more about this project please contact sarah@draiocht.ie

Leaving Certificate Art History Appreciation  Revision Day - SOLD OUT

Leaving Certificate Art History Appreciation Revision Day - SOLD OUT

Tue 5 Nov 2019 10.30AM-1.30PM Draíocht Studio // FREE

This unique revision day is designed for Leaving Certificate art students and teachers. Using the exhibition ‘Estuary’, we will explore and support art student’s preparation for the Leaving Certificate Art Appreciation section, through a series of talks and practical activities.
Guided by artist Bridget Flannery, as well as Estuary exhibition curators, Una Sealy and Joshua Sex, participants will gain an understanding of the curatorial process and installation considerations. Students will then meet with artist Martin Gale, whose work features in the exhibition and on the Leaving Certificate curriculum, to hear about his processes, techniques and inspiration. A facilitated tour of the exhibition will focus on two art works, to compare and contrast style, subject matter and artistic techniques.

Places are free, but limited and must be booked in advance with Draíocht’s Box Office 01-8852622.
Image: Martin Gale

Francis Footwork - School Shows
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Francis Footwork - School Shows

CoisCéim Dance Theatre

Wed 6 Nov 2019 10am & 12 noon Main Auditorium // €7 adults / €5 children / 2 teachers free per class of 20+ / Age 6+ yrs / Dur: 55 mins

“Dancing is like dreaming with your feet. Colonel Headbanger doesn’t like dreams as they can give people ideas. People with ideas can be dangerous.”
 
Once upon a dance floor ... in a kingdom not so far away, lived Francis Footwork.

Now, Francis Footwork is no ordinary girl - she is an extraordinary dancer. When young King Two Lefties ascends to the throne, he is convinced by trusted adviser Colonel Headbanger to rule the land with an iron fist. He wants to end all dancing. Francis and her friends come together to teach him a dance lesson he will never forget!

From the company that brought you the award-winning 'The Wolf and Peter'.

Written & Directed by David Bolger
Cast includes: Cristian Enmanuel Dirocie, Ivonne Kalter, Jonathan Mitchell & Emma O’Kane.

Family Show: Tues 5th Nov 7pm
School Shows: Wed 6th Nov 10am & 12 noon

Age: 6yrs+

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Exploring Sound & Music with Eamon Sweeney

Exploring Sound & Music with Eamon Sweeney

Exploring More With Early Years Arts

Fri 8 Nov 2019 10.15AM & 11.30AM Draíocht Studio // €5 per child // Dur 45 mins

See and play music in a free and open environment with musician Eamon Sweeney, using gongs, chimes, bells, ocean drums, simple percussion instruments and song.

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. There will be mess but there will also be fun! Cost: €5 per child per workshop (accompanying adult is free). 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). 

FOCUS ON… Drawing With Atsushi Kaga

FOCUS ON… Drawing With Atsushi Kaga

An Appetite For Adventure

Thu 14 Nov 2019 10AM OR 12.30PM Draíocht Workshop Room // FREE // Dur 90 mins

As Part of the Estuary exhibition programme, join us in the gallery for ‘An Appetite for Adventure’. Exhibiting artist, Atsushi Kaga, is here to guide you on an adventure that explores the development of fictional characters through drawing. You will create and develop your own unique fictional character, revealing their individuality through the exploration of symbols, line, form, tone, texture and narrative. 


WORKSHOP NOTES:
Limited to 1 class per school but other classes are welcome to be part of a waiting list. Cost per class is FREE as this programme is funded by Fingal Arts as part of the Estuary Exhibition programme. Booking is essential, tel Box Office on (01) 8852622 / Max of 30 students per class.

Free Family Day: Winter Printer

Free Family Day: Winter Printer

Sat 23 Nov 2019 12PM-3PM Draíocht Galleries // FREE

Create your reindeer and print him green, etch an elephant and add a red nose, stamp a tree with purple snow. Our artists will be on hand to show you the techniques to print a Christmas Card and you can show us just how crazy your festive imagination can be!

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!

A Jar Full of Life / Vielmachglas (2018)

A Jar Full of Life / Vielmachglas (2018)

Draíocht in Association with The Irish Film Institute

Wed 4 Dec 2019 10.30AM Main Auditorium // €5 Per Student / 2 Teachers Free per Class of 20+

This season Draíocht will collaborate once again with the Irish Film Institutes Education Programme by screening the film 'A Jar Full of Life / Vielmachglas' for Senior Cycle Secondary School Students, in German (with English subtitles). Recommended age: 15+

'A Jar Full of Life / Vielmachglas' is a contemporary comedy/drama about Marleen, a young woman in her early 20s, struggling to find her way in the world. At a loss when her older brother dies in a tragic accident, she decides to remember him by completing a voyage to Antarctica that he had planned himself. Marlene’s subsequent road trip across Germany, during which she rescues a goat, finds new friends, and fills her “jar full of life”, makes for a fun take on a coming-of-age comedy.

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Germany •  2018 •  89 mins  •  Comedy/Drama •  English subtitles
Director: Florian Ross

Secondary Cycle Film Screenings 2020
If you are interested in arranging a screening of a film for your school’s students, please do get in touch to discuss the possibility of this. Screening will be possible in accordance with the availability of the film and the auditorium and with a minimum number of 100 pupils. For further details please contact Sarah on 01-809 8029 or email sarah@draiocht.ie

Baby’s First Xmas - SOLD OUT

Baby’s First Xmas - SOLD OUT

Anna Newell Theatre Adventures

Fri 6 - Sat 7 Dec 2019 11AM / 12 NOON / 1PM Draíocht Studio // €5 Per Child (Accompanying Adult Free) / Ages 0-12 months / Dur: 20 mins

Baby's First Xmas is a gentle magical wonderland of gorgeous harmony singing, little lights and enticing textures. Created for babies under one year old by Anna Newell and David Goodall, whose work for Early Years audiences has been seen on five continents. This brand new Xmas show promises to delight and entrance the very tiniest of audience members. Each baby can bring one adult guest with them and, to make this a very special experience, audience capacity is very limited so please book early to avoid disappointment. (max capacity 8 babies / 8 guardians per show).

Baby's First Xmas is funded by Arts Council Ireland and this programme is a partnership between the Civic Theatre, Draiocht and the Mermaid Arts Centre.

Phone Draíocht Box Office on 01 8852622 to Book

"My baby was entranced – literally transfixed! Fantastic and so unique We absolutely loved it. I smiled the whole way through it! Such a lovely experience! The singing was beautiful" Audience Reactions

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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.

Elf (2003)

Elf (2003)

Primary School Film Screening in Draiocht

Mon 16 Dec 2019 11.30AM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc / €5 children / 2 teachers free per class of 20+

Will Ferrell stars as Buddy, a human baby raised in the North Pole to be an Elf. After wreaking havoc in the elf community due to his size, Buddy heads to New York City to find his place in the world, and track down his father. But everyone has forgotten the true meaning of Christmas, and it’s up to Buddy and his simple elf ways to win over his family, realise his destiny and ultimately, save Christmas!

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

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Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992)

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992)

Primary School Film Screening in Draiocht

Tue 17 Dec 2019 11.30AM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc / €5 children / 2 teachers free per class of 20+

In this sequel to the highly successful Home Alone, child-star Macaulay Culkin returns, in the role that made him famous, as Kevin McCallister, a precocious Chicago boy who mistakenly boards a plane to New York while the rest of his large family wings to Florida. In Manhattan, he takes up residency at the Plaza Hotel, but his posh holiday is disrupted when he discovers that the Sticky Bandits (Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern) are on the loose. Can he foil their plan to rob an elderly man's toy store just before Christmas?

CERT: PG  Language: English   Dur: 120 mins
In association with Access Cinema

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Stars by the Pound / 100 kilos d’etoiles (2019)

Stars by the Pound / 100 kilos d’etoiles (2019)

Draíocht in Association with The Irish Film Institute

Wed 12 Feb 2020 10.30AM Main Auditorium // €5 Per Student / 2 Teachers Free per Class of 20+

This season Draíocht will collaborate once again with the Irish Film Institutes Education Programme by screening the film 'Stars by the Pound / 100 kilos d'étoiles' for Junior Cycle Secondary School Students, in French (with English subtitles). Recommended age: 12+

Lois, 16, has only one dream: becoming an astronaut. However, although she’s gifted in physics, she has a big problem: Lois weighs over 200 pounds – a family trait she’s inescapably stuck with. When Lois is told by her science teacher that her excess weight means she will never become an astronaut, she faces a battle with her own body image that leads to hospitalisation.Then, just when everything seems lost, Lois meets Amélie, Stannah, and Justine: three teenagers shattered, like her, by life’s tough breaks; yet ready for anything in order to leave with her for outer space…Together, they motivate each other to take a road trip and enter a science competition that could win them a zero gravity flight. A sweet, touching story about friendship and self-belief.

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France  •  2019 •  85 mins  •  Comedy
Director: Marie-Sophie Chambon
Produced by Koro Films

Secondary Cycle Film Screenings 2020
If you are interested in arranging a screening of a film for your school’s students, please do get in touch to discuss the possibility of this. Screening will be possible in accordance with the availability of the film and the auditorium and with a minimum number of 100 pupils. For further details please contact Sarah on 01-809 8029 or email sarah@draiocht.ie