Draiocht and The Connect Club 2018

Draiocht and The Connect Club 2018

Outreach Programme

Mon 16 - Fri 27 Jul 2018

This July will be Draíocht’s 11th year working with the Daughters of Charity’s Summer ’Connect Club’ in Laurel Lodge. The camp, catering for young people with varying degrees of intellectual disability aims at providing an outlet that is fun and focused on the individuals likes and interests. In the past our Artists have facilitated drama, dance, music and visual art workshops, encouraging participants to work on their individual creativity and style. Workshops are for ages 12-18 years. For Further information on these workshops please contact ruth.walsh@docservice.ie

Exploring Painting With Fingers And Toes with Anne Cradden

Exploring Painting With Fingers And Toes with Anne Cradden

Draíocht and Early Years - Exploring More With Early Years Arts

Tue 17 Jul 2018 Draiocht Workshop Room // €5 Per Child (Accompanying Adult Free)

10.15AM-11AM & 12PM-12.45PM (45 MINS)
Anne Cradden will encourage you to feel and enjoy paint in this very messy, but really fun workshop. Along with finger and toe paining, we will also use brushes and other objects to see what shapes and images we might create in a free and open environment.
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 printing, then charcoal, then painting and finally yoga. There will be mess but there will also be fun!
Cost: €5 Per Child Per Workshop (Accompanying Adult is Free).
Booking and further information from Box Office on 01-8852622.

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Exploring Printing and Stamping / April
Exploring Scribbling And Mark Making / June
Exploring Yoga Stories / August

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).

SongSchool One Day B.A.S.S BLAST

SongSchool One Day B.A.S.S BLAST

Fri 3 Aug 2018

FRI 03 AUG 2018 / 10AM-8PM WITH A CONCERT AT 7PM
Draíocht Studio   Age: 13-18 Years  Cost: €10

This follow up workshop day is for Summer Song School participants and all past Band And Song Support participants. Come along, create music and perform in this exciting follow-up one day workshop. Along with the experienced SongSchool crew, we will spend the day writing or rewriting and jamming up ideas, arranging, rehearsing and finally performing new and original, or rejigged material created, for a showcase that very evening in Draíocht’s Studio.

Booking is through Box Office, tel: 01-8852622

Exploring Yoga Stories with Joe Quinn

Exploring Yoga Stories with Joe Quinn

Draíocht and Early Years - Exploring More With Early Years Arts

Tue 14 Aug 2018 Draiocht Workshop Room // €5 Per Child (Accompanying Adult Free)

10.20AM-11.10AM & 11.30AM-12.20PM (50 MINS)
Joe Quinn will lead us through stories and yoga stretches … stretch like a tree, arch like a cat, stand like a warrior. Explore, relax and enjoy a stretch and a yarn.

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 printing, then charcoal, then painting and finally yoga. There will be mess but there will also be fun!
Cost: €5 Per Child Per Workshop (Accompanying Adult is Free).
Booking and further information from Box Office on 01-8852622.

MORE:
Exploring Printing and Stamping / April
Exploring Scribbling And Mark Making / June 
Exploring Painting With Fingers And Toes / July

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).

Night Light - Teater Refleksion, Denmark & Andy Manley, UK

Night Light - Teater Refleksion, Denmark & Andy Manley, UK

Presented as part of Spréacha – Fingal’s International Arts Programme for Children at Draíocht

Fri 5 Oct 2018 10.15AM & 12.15PM Main Auditorium Stage // €7 adults / €5 children / 2 teachers free per class of 20+ / Age 3-6 yrs / Dur: 40 mins

The blackbird sings to welcome the night. The day slows and soon all are asleep. All except one who cannot sleep. A child, curious to know who looks after the night. And so begins a magical journey through the dark and beautiful night until the black bird sings again to welcome a new day.

Teater Refleksion and Andy Manley are internationally regarded for their poignant and poetic shows for the very young; shows like ‘Goodbye Mr. Muffin’, ‘Songs from Above’ and ‘White’. Audiences will be immersed in a magical universe surrounded by a beautifully designed atmospheric set. 

Night Light was commissioned by Imaginate and is co-produced with Red Bridge Arts, and supported through the Scottish Government’s Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund, The Danish Arts Foundation and the Municipality of Aarhus.

MORE ... Behind the Scenes Video

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"Quietly humorous and gentle, Night Light is a wonderfully imagined dream world. The entire team has created a cornucopia of wonder." ★★★★★ Edinburgh Guide

"A beautiful immersive experience." ★★★★ The Scotsman

"A delicate and delightful work of object theatre." ★★★★ Sunday Herald

"An exquisite, captivating instance of children’s theatre at its best." ★★★★ The Herald

The Young King By Oscar Wilde, adapted for the stage by Nicki Bloom

The Young King By Oscar Wilde, adapted for the stage by Nicki Bloom

Slingsby, Australia / Presented as part of Spréacha – Fingal’s International Arts Programme for Children at Draíocht

Tue 16 - Wed 17 Oct 2018 10AM & 12PM Main Auditorium Stage // €7 adults / €5 children / 2 teachers free per class of 20+ / Age 8+ yrs / Dur: 50 mins

What kind of King would you be? A naïve boy raised by goatherds is discovered to be heir to the kingdom. Treasures and privileges are laid at his feet, but at what cost to others? The achingly beautiful and tender language of Oscar Wilde joins the intimate and magical world of internationally acclaimed Adelaide theatre company, Slingsby. Journey in wonder, to a land of challenging choices and rich rewards.

Image by Andy Elli
Starring: Tim Overton and Jacqy Phillips with live music performed by Quincy Grant
Director: Andy Packer

Education Pack and other Resources for Download
https://www.slingsby.net.au/production/the-young-king/

Slingsby is supported by the Government of South Australia through Arts South Australia, and by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

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"The attention to detail is phenomenal…majestic and utterly delightful." Limelight

"Slingsby’s beautifully staged adaptation of Wilde’s visionary parable has woven a spell that offers hope for a better world." Canberra Critics Circle

"... an immersive, otherworldly show, punctured with serious life lessons." Sydney Morning Herald

Lords Of Strut – Absolute Legends
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Lords Of Strut – Absolute Legends

Sat 20 Oct 2018 4PM Main Auditorium // €7 adults / €5 children / Dur: 60 mins / Age 6+

All their lives they wanted to be famous. To get there they need to make the perfect dance routine, but they need your help. In this dance fantasy adventure brothers Sean and Seamus rock out some banging moves, run into trouble, have a few tantrums, cause a teensy bit of mayhem and find out if fame is really what they’re looking for after all. Street Performance World Champions, unlikely heroes of smash hit RIOT and Britain’s Got Talent favourites, Lords of Strut deliver their most ridiculous and sublime family show to date. Riproaringly funny, fantastically bizarre, and absolute legends!

A LORDS OF STRUT & THISISPOPBABY production.
Supported by the Arts Council of Ireland, Cork County Council, Pavilion Theatre, Greywood Arts, the Ark and Exchange House.

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"Gorgeous explosive two-hander ... Utterly magical and a victory for raw fusion." ★★★★ The Sunday Times

How to Catch a Star
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How to Catch a Star

Branar Téatar do Pháistí

Thu 22 - Sat 24 Nov 2018 Draíocht Studio // €7 adults / €5 children / 2 teachers free per class of 20+ / Age 4+ yrs / Dur: 45 min

Once there was a boy who was always looking up. He dreamt of having a star as a friend.  This is the story of his adventure.

Based on the beloved book by award-winning Irish author Oliver Jeffers, Branar Téatar do Pháistí are proud to present this adaptation that combines puppetry and a magical original score.

With puppetry by Grace Kiely and Neasa Ní Chuanaigh, stunning puppets designed by Suse Reibisch, a magical original score by Colm Mac Con Iomaire, beautiful set design by Maeve Clancy, the amazing costumes and fabric pieces by Elaine Mears and the atmospheric lighting design of Ciaran Kelly and directed by Marc Mac Lochlainn, Branar’s signature storytelling creates a show which reminds us all to follow our dreams.

THU 22-FRI 23 NOV  10.15PM & 12.15PM
SAT 24 NOV 2PM* (relaxed perf)  & 4PM
Non-verbal show. Ages 4 upwards.

BOOK HERE for Relaxed Performance

* Ask at Box Office for our Relaxed Performance pre-show guide (available early November).

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A Winter Wish - Ceol Connected

A Winter Wish - Ceol Connected

Thu 29 - Fri 30 Nov 2018 10.15AM & 12.15PM Draíocht Studio // €5 Per Child (Accompanying SNA Free) / Age 3+ / Dur 45 mins

Every winter in Whistleberry Forest, a little robin comes to visit and grants the creatures of the forest their very own wish - they can wish for whatever they want! As Ornaith the owl, Sorley the snail and Faoiláin the frog sing the magic words, the forest is transformed before their eyes into an enchanting wintry wonderland.
From dripping icicles to gentle snowfall, the delight of skating on an icy river or flying high on a moonlit night, discover the mysteries of Whistleberry Forest in a mesmerising traditional music performance made especially for children with sensory needs.

With musicians Thomas Johnston and Stephen Markham and visual artist Orla Kelly, Ceol Connected’s 'A Winter Wish' is a highly interactive, multisensory and immersive musical adventure that has been specifically developed to engage children with special educational needs. From the makers of 'A Wonderful Tune' and 'The Quiet Tree'.

Phone Draíocht Box Office on 01 8852622 to Book

* Ask at Box Office for our Relaxed Performance pre-show guide (available early November).
This show is limited to 8 children & their SNA's per performance.
Developed with the kind support of Draíocht.

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  • A Winter Wish video