Holdfast PROJECT SPACE for Families

Holdfast PROJECT SPACE for Families

DEC 2019 - FEB 2020, First Floor Gallery

Thu 12 Dec - Sat 29 Feb 2020 First Floor Gallery

Come along and enjoy the interactive PROJECT SPACE in the First Floor Gallery, designed specifically for children by Orla Goodwin. There are free art activities for all to enjoy that connect to the exhibition ‘Holdfast’ by Ann Ensor, which is showing in the Ground Floor Gallery. You are invited to engage with the themes and ideas presented in ‘Holdfast’ in a creative, fun way. Explore the space with your child in your own time over the course of the exhibition or come along on a day when one of our artists will be on hand for some creative guidance (see times and dates below for guided engagement). You can draw, read, watch and make, as you learn more about the wonders of kelp and the important role we all play in keeping our kelp forests healthy.

TIMES AND DATES:

Holdfast PROJECT SPACE in Draíocht’s First Floor Gallery opens from 10AM- 4PM MON-FRI over the course of the exhibition. The space has been designed for self-lead creativity for children aged 5-10 years, but older and younger children are also welcome to explore. We ask that children are supervised at all times in the space. Please leave the space as you would like to find it.

Open for self-lead engagement, daily during the exhibition, Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm, THU 12 DEC 2019-SAT 29 FEB 2020.

Open for guided engagement by Draíocht's Artist's Team: 
January:
SAT 04 (1PM-2PM & 2.30PM-7PM) SUN 05 (12.30PM-5PM),
SAT 11 (1PM-2PM & 2.30PM-7PM), SUN 12 (12.30PM -5PM),
SAT 18 (1PM-2PM & 2.30PM-7PM), SUN 19 (12.30PM-3PM),
SAT 25 (11AM-3PM).
February:
SAT 01 (11AM-3PM), SAT 08 (11AM-3PM),
SAT 15 (11AM-3PM), SAT 22 (11AM-3PM).


Further enquires: paula@draiocht.ie

Explore More - Primary School Tours

Explore More - Primary School Tours

Fri 13 Dec - Fri 28 Feb 2020 Draíocht Galleries // FREE // Dur 50 mins

Visit Draíocht’s exhibition ‘Holdfast’ and its accompanying PROJECT SPACE. These tours will encourage pupils to examine and voice their opinion about the artist and their work as well as exploring the rest of the building including our two theatre spaces, backstage and dressing rooms. Please get in touch with paula@draiocht.ie. Tours will take 50 mins, are free and subject to availability, max 30 pupils with accompanying teacher.

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 - Wed 18 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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EXTRA SCREENING: 18 December 11.30am

Holdfast Sketch Tours - Secondary School Tours

Holdfast Sketch Tours - Secondary School Tours

Preparing For Section 3 Art Appreciation

Mon 6 Jan - Fri 28 Feb 2020 Draíocht Galleries // €25 Per Class / Dur: 60 mins

The exhibition ‘Holdfast’ by artist Ann Ensor provides an excellent opportunity for your students to engage with a local gallery, a local Dublin 15 artist and current public environmental concerns.

The exhibition explores the destruction of Ireland's kelp forest and the environmental impact of those actions. Facilitated by artist Bridget Flannery, this tour gives students the opportunity to ask questions and explore Draíocht’s exhibition, focusing on how we layout, install, display and light work, which can feed directly in to this section of the Leaving Certificate Art exam paper, which often includes a question on visiting an exhibition or a gallery space. Students will also have an opportunity to make notes, sketches and diagrams.

Contact Paula on t: 01-8098029 / e: paula@draiocht.ie  to arrange a time and date for your sketch tour that will help students answer possible questions around gallery installation and exhibitions. All materials will be provided. Please give at least 2 weeks notice. Max 30 students per class with accompanying teacher. Limited number of tours available, early booking advised.

Look, Talk, Draw, Play - Children’s Gallery Guide

Look, Talk, Draw, Play - Children’s Gallery Guide

JAN – MAR 2020

Mon 6 Jan - Tue 31 Mar 2020 // FREE

Come and pick up Draíocht’s new Children’s Gallery Guide (free from Draíocht’s Creative Corner during opening hours) to help you and your family explore our exhibitions and building at your own pace and in your own time. Our Box Office staff will assist you with paper, clipboards, colouring pencils and a cushion! Look around the building, talk about the artwork, draw with the viewfinder, play a game of I Spy in the gallery!

This gallery guide was designed and created with generous support from Creative Fingal’s Cruinniú na nÓg 2019 programme, an initiative of Creative Ireland, in collaboration with Kotryna Kotoviciute from TU Dublin Blanchardstown’s, Creative Digital Media Degree course. Draíocht’s Creative Corner was designed by Artist Andrew Carson.

D15 Youth Theatre - Spring 2020

D15 Youth Theatre - Spring 2020

JAN – MAR 2020

Tue 7 Jan - Tue 31 Mar 2020

Throughout the first section of the year, D15 Youth Theatre’s 30 strong membership will work on stagecraft with our new youth theatre facilitator, Emily Matthews. During February they will explore current environmental themes arising from the exhibition ‘Holdfast’ to create some short response films in collaboration with our youth film club later in 2020.
Youth Theatre and Fingal Film Club give young people aged between 14-18 years a space to create, express themselves and explore ideas.

For further information please contact Paula on t:01-8098029 or e: paula@draiocht.ie
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Robin Hood The Panto Relaxed Performance

Robin Hood The Panto Relaxed Performance

Coolmine Panto Group

Wed 8 Jan 2020 7PM Main Auditorium // Relaxed performance €19

Coolmine Panto Group are back with a pantomime treatment of the Robin Hood legend for all the family. Join in the fun as Sir Robin of Locksley together with his Mother, Lady Rose Bud, draw swords and arrows with the money grabbing Sheriff of Nothingdoing, Sir Guy Sterling. Can Sir Robin rescue Maid Marion from the evil Sheriff? Fun and laughter are guaranteed with Robin’s Merry Men, Friar Tuck and his Snoring Monks and the Singing Nuns of Mirth.

Our Relaxed Performance on Wednesday 8th January will have no sudden noises or bangs, restricted capacity, the ability to move around, softer and brighter lighting and music at a suitable level. We will also provide a chill-out area with low lighting for parents/guardians to bring children who may need to have a little break. All tickets for this performance are €19.

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Create Dance Project - Spring 2020

Create Dance Project - Spring 2020

JAN-MAR 2020

Sat 11 Jan - Sat 28 Mar 2020

Starting in January, Create Dance's dancers and facilitators are collaborating with Lámh Signs Ireland to create a new special piece of choreography for public show later in 2020. Create Dance is a core part of Draíocht’s programming, a fun, innovative dance project, where the dancers love to dance and move- and also have an intellectual disability. Dancers and facilitators Mark Rogers, Antje O’Toole and Conor Donolan work together with participants and their parents to explore all types of dance and free movement.

If you have a child aged between 5-17 years with a love of dance, please get in touch with paula@draiocht.ie / 01-8098029. During term time workshops for Juniors are on 12.15pm-1.15pm (places available) and Seniors 1.30pm-2.30pm. Pre booking for this workshop is essential.

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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.

Draíocht Artist in Your Classroom Initiative

Draíocht Artist in Your Classroom Initiative

Workshops In Your Classroom With Draíocht’s Artists

Mon 13 Jan - Fri 27 Mar 2020 // €120

This programme aims to provide a range of high quality arts experiences for primary school pupils and teachers in their own classroom, working with Draíocht’s professional artists. 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.

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 and benefits of music engagement.


WORKSHOP NOTES & BOOKINGS:
Workshops can take place from 13 January - 27 March 2020 on a date of your choosing. Closing date for Bookings is Friday 31 January 2020 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 subsidised 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 Paula on 01-809 8029 or email paula@draiocht.ie

Super Sea Snails & Sea Slugs with Deirdre O’Reilly

Super Sea Snails & Sea Slugs with Deirdre O’Reilly

Exploring More With Early Years Arts

Wed 15 Jan 2020 10.15AM & 12PM Draiocht Workshop Room // €5 per child / Dur: 60 mins

10.15AM-11.15AM & 12PM-1PM (60 MINS)

Explore the squish and squash of clay to create some imagined clay sea snails and sea slugs inspired by listening to the wonderful sounds and sights of Ann Ensor's exhibition ‘Holdfast’. Clay is fun, and is also messy, so make sure to dress for mess (bring spare clothes if you wish). Remember to come along another day to engage with the exhibition's specially designed HOLDFAST PROJECT SPACE in our First Floor Gallery.

WORKSHOP NOTES
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. 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. Where indicated please DRESS FOR MESS and bring a change of clothes. These sessions are only suitable for one parent/guardian and accompanying child (without siblings).

Moon Woke Me Up

Moon Woke Me Up

Little Bigtop in Association with The Civic

Wed 22 - Thu 23 Jan 2020 Draíocht Studio & Workshop Room

WED 22 - THU 23 JAN 2020
10AM & 11.15AM (creche bookings)
12.30PM (public booking)
€7 adults / €5 children / Teachers Free with groups of 15+
Age 2-4 yrs / Dur: 40 mins show + 40 mins play
To book for a creche group please phone 01 8852622


Moon Woke Me Up Nine times. It was still 4am. 
So I built a rocket with my friends. And went on a journey that never ends. 
Come up and away with us. Come and play with us. Come build a rocket that will BLAST OFF and take us on a magical journey to the moon. All the way, up there, in outer space. 
I wonder if it smells of cheese? I wonder if it will make me sneeze? Let’s find out! 

Inspired by a Haiku of the same title by Basho Matsuo, Moon Woke Me Up is an interactive theatrical adventure to outer space for ages 2-4 years, using a wonderful blend of performance and interactive drama, construction play and sensory explorations. The performance runs alongside SPACE TO PLAY, an interactive, free-play space designed by Orla Kelly of Early Childhood Creativity in collaboration with Little Bigtop.

Commissioned by The Civic. Original production funded by The Civic, Creative Ireland and South Dublin County Council in a partnership supported by South Dublin Libraries and Rua Red.

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"My 3 year old daughter was totally captivated." Audience Member

"The show was so interactive, it was absolutely great for the children." Audience Member

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.

Focus On Music - Workshops for Primary Schools

Focus On Music - Workshops for Primary Schools

Tue 28 Jan - Wed 12 Feb 2020 Draiocht Workshop Room // €45

These energy-filled, music workshops for primary schools are designed to immerse pupils into the wonderful world of music in a fun, activity-based and child-centred way.

Focus On Music … Samba Sounds
TUE 28 JAN  10.10AM-11.10AM OR 11.30AM -12.30PM
Draíocht Workshop Room  Cost: €45  Dur 60 mins  Age: 1st-6th Class
These dynamic samba workshops explore the magic of the traditional street samba of carnival. With each session, pupils will learn how to play samba’s Afro-Brazilian rhythms. Both exciting and soothing, these percussion workshops feature an introduction to a wide variety of percussion instruments.

Focus On Music … Let’s Sing
WED 05 FEB  10.10AM-11.10AM OR 11.30AM -12.30PM
Draíocht Workshop Room  Cost: €45  Dur 60 mins  Age: 1st-6th Class
These creative singing workshops explore the voice through games and activities, investigate the importance of breathing and posture whilst singing and develop each pupil’s aural awareness. ‘Let’s Sing’ is an excellent way of encouraging and improving each child’s singing abilities. Each session culminates in the performance of a new song learned by the class.

Focus On Music … Learn & Explore
WED 12 FEB  10.10AM-11.10AM OR 11.30AM -12.30PM
Draíocht Workshop Room  Cost: €45  Dur 60 mins  Age: 1st-6th Class
These interactive, fun and activity-based workshops aim to enhance each pupil's musical awareness. During the workshop, pupils discover that music tells a story, they explore the role of the conductor, investigate the importance of percussion, and learn about dynamics, tempo, mood, the beat and rhythm. Pupil's will learn and perform songs, compose music using set sounds and play along to music.

Workshop Notes: Limited to 1 class per school but other classes are welcome to be part of a waiting list. Cost per class €45. Please get in touch with Paula (01) 8098029 if cost is an issue for your school. Max of 30 pupils per class. Booking through Box Office (01) 8852622.

Dublin 15 Transition Year Dance Workshops

Dublin 15 Transition Year Dance Workshops

Feb/May 2020 - School Taster Workshops

Mon 3 Feb - Fri 29 May 2020

Supported by Draíocht and Fingal Arts Office, Dublin Youth Dance Company dance artists will engage with a number of Dublin 15 secondary schools in a 10 week contemporary dance project. The project seeks to introduce contemporary dance to young people in Dublin 15.

The project will culminate in an exciting week-long residency in Draíocht’s dance studio, facilitated by DYDC dance artists, with a selection of students who wish to continue to explore dance. The residency group will work towards the creation of a new dance piece to form part of the Irish Youth Dance Festival showcase on Sunday 28th June 2020 in Draíocht.

If you are a transition year coordinator from any Dublin 15 based school and are interested in your transition year students taking part, please contact paula@draiocht.ie / ph: 01 8098029.

* IYDF Open Call for Dancers

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

Stars by the Pound / 100 kilos d’étoiles (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

Bop And Boogie with Jess Rowell

Bop And Boogie with Jess Rowell

Exploring More With Early Years Arts

Fri 14 Feb 2020 10.10AM & 11.20AM Draíocht Workshop Room // €5 per child / Dur: 50 mins

10.10AM-11AM & 11.20AM-12.10PM (50 MINS)

Enjoy music and dance with your little one in this fun workshop specially designed for you and your toddler to bop and boogie. Dance artist Jess Rowell will guide you in an exploration of movement, colour and rhythm.

WORKSHOP NOTES
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. 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. Where indicated please DRESS FOR MESS and bring a change of clothes. These sessions are only suitable for one parent/guardian and accompanying child (without siblings).

Monsters Inc (2001)

Monsters Inc (2001)

Sensory Friendly Family Screening

Sat 15 Feb 2020 3PM Draíocht Studio // €5 adults & children / Dur: 92 mins

In a world of monsters, best friends Sulley and Mike are the top scarers in the energy company they work in. However, their lives are hugely disrupted when a human girl enters the city.

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

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"Clever, funny, and delightful to look at, Monsters, Inc. delivers another resounding example of how Pixar elevated the bar for modern all-ages animation." Rotten Tomatoes

Fingal Film Club Midterm Workshops

Fingal Film Club Midterm Workshops

Movie Maker With Create School

Tue 18 - Thu 20 Feb 2020 €15 / Age 8-16 yrs Draíocht Workshop Room

WORKSHOP A: 10.30AM-1PM / Age 8-12 yrs
WORKSHOP B: 2PM-5PM / Age 13-16 yrs


In this Movie Maker workshop, participants collaborate to script, rehearse, shoot and edit their ideas to create a finished film. Working closely in groups with our experienced tutors, participants learn skills and techniques that they can continue to develop after the workshop in order to make films with their own mobile technology. All materials are supplied including iPads & accessories. Finished movies available in Digital format.

We’re delighted to continue Fingal Film Club this Season. Funded by Fingal County Council Arts Office, the Club offers young people the opportunity to learn all about film through a series of programmes and short courses throughout the year. Places are limited and early booking is advised on 01 8852622.

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.

Mother Tongues Festival

Mother Tongues Festival

Fri 21 - Sat 22 Feb 2020

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

Please also see https://mothertonguesfestival.com/ for Full Programme in All Venues.​

Click the links below to read more about each event and for direct booking link:

My Little Album of My Own City – Illustration Workshop
FRI 21 FEB 10AM-11.30AM Draíocht Workshop Room
Age: 8-10 yrs Cost: €5
Main Languages: Portuguese/English/Multilingual
With illustrator Tarsila Kruse

Drumming Workshop with The Akano Brothers
FRI 21 FEB 12.30PM-2PM Draíocht Workshop Room
Age: 11-13 yrs Cost: €5
Main Languages: Yoruba/Igbo/English
With Segun and Micheal Akano

‘BOX’ and ‘Parakayapravesham’ – Film Screenings
FRI 21 FEB 6PM-6.45PM Draíocht Studio
Age: All ages Cost: €0/FREE
Languages: Malayalam/English
With Film Maker, Jijo Sebastian Palatty

Feet To The Beat - Sean Nós Dancing
SAT 22 FEB 10.30AM-11.30AM Draíocht Studio
Age: 4-6 yrs Cost: €5 per child (accompanying adults free)
Main Language: Irish
With dancer and musician Sibéal Davitt

Physical Theatre with Simona
SAT 22 FEB 12.30PM-2PM Draíocht Studio
Age: 6-8 yrs Cost: €5
Main Language: Italian
With Simona Roveda

In My Own Words – Painting Workshop
SAT 22 FEB 12PM-1.30PM Draíocht Workshop Room
Age: 13-17 yrs Cost: €5
Main Language: Romanian
With artist Anca Danila

Super Power! - Interactive Workshop
SAT 22 FEB 2.30PM-3.15PM Draíocht Workshop Room
Age: Family Groups  Cost: €0/FREE
Main Languages: English
With Dr. Maria Garaffa and Rosa (age 9)

Present From The Future - Painting Workshop
SAT 22 FEB 4PM-5.30PM Draíocht Workshop Room
Age: 10-13 yrs  Cost: €5
Main Language: Polish
With environmental artist Beata Daly

Family Show With The Akano Brothers & Friends
SAT 22 FEB 5PM-6PM Draíocht Studio
Age: Family Groups  Cost: €7 adults / €5 children
Main Languages: Yoruba/Igbo/English
With Segun and Micheal Akano​

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 - In My Own Words – Painting Workshop

Mother Tongues Festival - In My Own Words – Painting Workshop

Main Language: Romanian

Sat 22 Feb 2020 12PM-1.30PM Draiocht Workshop Room // Age: 13-17 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

By looking at the work of famous Romanian artists, children can learn about their heritage and culture, while expressing their own ideas through art making. How did the life experiences of these Romanian artists inspire their work? Were they influenced by living in a new country, with different cultures? Anca Danila is a visual artist and art teacher with many years of experience working with culturally diverse children and adults.

„Cu propriile mele cuvinte” este un workshop de artă dedicat copiilor și tinerilor cu vârsta cuprinsă între 13 și 17 ani, al cărui scop constă în descoperirea identității personale prin intermediul artei și prin folosirea limbii materne, limba română. Ca parte a acestui proiect, artista Anca Danilă își va aduce contribuția prin prezentarea modului în care anumiți artiști români consacrați au reușit să inspire lumea, precum și influențat pe care a avut-oexperiența lor în calitate de emigranți asupra actului artistic și a artei lor. 

(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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Pure Imagination - Power Drama School

Pure Imagination - Power Drama School

Sat 29 Feb 2020 2PM & 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €18 / €16 conc

Power Drama School are delighted to be returning to Draíocht for the second time and proudly present their new production 'Pure Imagination'. Join us on a magical journey in this upbeat show full of drama, comedy, charm & entertainment featuring songs from a variety of Musicals. Starring a fabulous cast of 84 children, 'Pure Imagination' is a feel good show suitable for all the family.

Sing, Bang, Jingle with Eamon Sweeney

Sing, Bang, Jingle with Eamon Sweeney

Exploring More With Early Years Arts

Tue 3 Mar 2020 10.15AM & 11.30AM Draíocht Studio // €5 per child // Dur 45 mins

10.15AM-11AM & 11.30AM-12.15PM (45 MINS)

Play music in a free and open environment with musician Eamon Sweeney. Have fun and embrace a variety of musical experiences using different instruments, songs exploring sound, colour and texture - using gongs, chimes, bells, ocean drums and simple percussion instruments.

WORKSHOP NOTES
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. 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. Where indicated please DRESS FOR MESS and bring a change of clothes. These sessions are only suitable for one parent/guardian and accompanying child (without siblings).

I AM BABA
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I AM BABA

Anna Newell Theatre Adventures In Association with The Civic, Tallaght

Thu 26 - Sat 28 Mar 2020 11AM, 12 NOON, 1PM Draíocht Studio // €5 per baby (accompanying adult free)

THU 26 – SAT 28 MAR 11AM, 12 NOON, 1PM
Draíocht Studio €5 per baby (accompanying adult free) / Age 0-12 months / Dur 20 mins

I AM BABA is a theatre adventure for babies created by internationally renowned theatre director Anna Newell and composer David Goodall. Their shows for early years have been seen on five continents, off-Broadway and in every single Sure Start in Belfast.
I AM BABA is a magical adventure of song, lights and textures for babies aged 0-12 months. It’s a show about identity, agency and personhood. For babies. I AM BABA is full of gorgeous live harmony singing and playful objects – jellyfish-like scarves dance and tiny lights fly in this intimate immersive performance which happens inside a specially designed tent that holds just 6 babies – each with their one adult guest.

I AM BABA was the International Early Childhood Arts Commission funded by the 4 Dublin Local Authorities in 2017 through Arts Council Ireland’s Invitation to Collaboration Fund. This national tour was funded by the Arts Council. 
www.annanewell.co.uk

​Booking by phone 01-8852622.​

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SAVE THE DATE: THE TODDLER TAKEOVER

SAVE THE DATE: THE TODDLER TAKEOVER

A Little Event for the Youngest Citizens of Blanchardstown

Wed 10 - Thu 11 Jun 2020

10-11 JUNE / AGES 0-4 YEARS

A host of wonderful artists and art forms awaits you to see, hear and experience new adventures during our Toddler Take Over Adventure 2020! Draíocht’s Toddler Take Over, now in its 6th 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, children are invited to explore all the creativity that awaits them. Draíocht transforms into a big space for adventure through story, visual arts, music and dance for the very young.

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

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