Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie - Sensory Friendly Screening
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Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie - Sensory Friendly Screening

Cinema at Draíocht

Sat 16 Jun 2018 3PM Draíocht Studio // €5 adults & children

Based on the worldwide sensation and bestselling book series, and boasting an A-list cast of comedy superstars headed by Kevin Hart and Ed Helms, DreamWorks Animation brings audiences the long-awaited global movie event, Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie. This raucously subversive comedy for the entire family tells the story of two overly imaginative pranksters named George and Harold, who hypnotize their principal into thinking he's a ridiculously enthusiastic, incredibly dim-witted superhero named Captain Underpants.

For this sensory friendly screening the volume is lowered, the auditorium lights are left on at a low level so the auditorium won't be in total darkness, we have restricted the capacity and viewers can make noise and move around the auditorium space if they wish.

Cert: PG / Language: English / Dur: 84 mins
In association with Access Cinema
Bookings: 01-8852622

Learn To Play Music Day 2018

Learn To Play Music Day 2018

With Castleknock School of Music

Thu 7 Jun 2018 1.30pm-5.30pm / Age: 6 months to 8+ Years // €5 per child per session (accompanying adult free)

Ever wondered what it would be like to play a piano, pluck a violin string or blow into a saxophone? Well, now you can with Castleknock School of Music’s ‘Learn to Play Music Day’, where you can come and try an instrument. There are also ‘Mini Music Classes’ available for ages 6 months to 7 years. This promises to be a great afternoon to learn a little about music and have some fun.
Advance booking essential on tel: 01-8852622


Ages / Mini Music & Instrumental Classes / Times

6-24 mths / Mini Music: Busy Babies  / 1.30-2.00pm
2-3 Yrs   / Mini Music: Bonny Bluebirds / 2.10-2.40pm
3-4 Yrs   / Mini Music: Red Robins      / 2.50-3.20pm
4-5 Yrs   / Mini Music: Pink Bears      / 3.30-4.00pm
5-6 Yrs   / Try it Out: Pathway to Piano / 3.30-4.00pm
5-6 Yrs   / Mini Music: Yellow Bunnies   / 4.00-4.30pm
5-6 Yrs   / Try it Out: Adventures in Violin / 4.30-5.00pm
6-7 Yrs   / Try it Out: Adventures in Violin / 3.30-4.00pm
6-7 Yrs   / Try it Out: Gateway to Guitar  / 4.00-4.30pm
6-7 Yrs   / Mini Music: Green Frogs     / 4.30-5.00pm
6-7 Yrs   / Try it Out: Pathway to Piano  / 5.00-5.30pm
7+ Yrs   / Try it Out: Adventures in Violin  / 4.00-4.30pm
7+ Yrs   / Try it Out: Pathway To Piano   / 4.30-5.00pm
7+ Yrs   / Try it Out: Gateway to Guitar     / 5.00-5.30pm
8+ Yrs   / Try it Out: Flute/Clarinet/Sax   / 2.50-3.30pm

Family Day: Drawing

Family Day: Drawing

Sat 2 Jun 2018 12 NOON-3PM Draíocht Galleries // FREE

Scribble, shade, circle and line. Be inspired by the exhibition ‘MAKing Art: The DRAWing Exhibition’ and along with the exhibition artists, Curator Sharon Murphy and Draíocht Family Day artists Deirdre and Genevieve, explore the magic of simple mark making, with charcoal and pencil and chalks.

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
Booking through Box Office 01-8852622

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/ Children must be accompanied by an adult… and all adults must be accompanied by a child!

The Toddler Take Over 2018 - For Ages 1-4 Years - SOLD OUT

The Toddler Take Over 2018 - For Ages 1-4 Years - SOLD OUT

A Little Event For The Youngest Citizens of Blanchardstown

Thu 24 May 2018 10AM-3.15PM / Ages 1-4 Years Draíocht Galleries, Draíocht Foyer & Draíocht Workshop Room // Free / €5

Shadows, sights, sounds … scribbles, giggles, swirls ...
Join Us For our 4th 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 2018! Draíocht’s Toddler Take Over, now in its 4th 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 synaesthesia with Sights and Sounds and think about really important questions:
HOW BIG IS A SHADOW?   
HOW DOES MUSIC MAKE ME MOVE?   
CAN I DRAW WITHOUT A PENCIL?
For this one day, Draíocht transforms into a big space for adventure through story, visual arts, music, circus and dance for the very young. Scribble and draw inspired by Sharon Kelly’s exhibition, dance, move and see a mysterious and strange land of domes and  shapes in our Main Auditorium, discover musicians playing, Roll Up with the circus, dance with shadows, watch a film unfold and more. 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.

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. Booking is by phone via Box Office on 01-8852622 or in person at Box Office, open Monday-Saturday 10am-6pm.

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Family Day: Circus Skills - SOLD OUT

Family Day: Circus Skills - SOLD OUT

Sat 5 May 2018 12 NOON-3PM Draíocht Studio // FREE

250 years ago, on an abandoned patch of land outside London, Philip Astley drew out a circle in the ground and filled it with astounding physical acts. This spectacle was the world’s very first circus. To celebrate this, we are collaborating with Dublin Circus Project to bring you two free Family Days. The first will take place in Mulhuddart Community Centre during the Easter Holidays. The second takes place in Draíocht. Dress for action, bring a drink of water and join us to try your hand at juggling or hula hooping and see if you have what it takes to run away with the circus.
Places are free but must be booked with Box Office tel 01-8852622.

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/ Children must be accompanied by an adult… and all adults must be accompanied by a child!

Family Day: Circus Skills

Family Day: Circus Skills

Draíocht in Mulhuddart Community Centre with Dublin Circus Project

Wed 28 Mar 2018 // FREE

250 years ago, on an abandoned patch of land outside London, Philip Astley drew out a circle in the ground and filled it with astounding physical acts. This spectacle was the world’s very first circus. To celebrate this, we are collaborating with Dublin Circus Project to bring you two free Family Days. The first will take place in Mulhuddart Community Centre during the Easter Holidays. The second takes place in Draíocht in May.
Dress for action, bring a drink of water and join us to try your hand at juggling or hula hooping and see if you have what it takes to run away with the circus.
Places are free but must be booked with Box Office tel 01-8852622.

WED 28 MAR 2018   Mulhuddart Community Centre
SESSION 1: 11.30AM – 12.30PM (AGE 5-10 YEARS)
SESSION 2: 1PM - 2PM (12-17 YEARS)

SAT 05 MAY 2018  Draíocht Studio

FAMILY DAY NOTES:
Sessions Are Free, But Space Is Limited. Max 50 per workshop.
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/ Children must be accompanied by an adult… and all adults must be accompanied by a child!

Family Day - Crazy Christmas Card Print - SOLD OUT

Family Day - Crazy Christmas Card Print - SOLD OUT

Sat 16 Dec 2017 12 NOON-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 our artist just how crazy your festive imagination can be!

Booking tel: 01-8852622

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!

Felty Monster Making Workshop

Felty Monster Making Workshop

With Artist Gina Faustino / Workshops for Ages 4-9 Years

Tue 31 Oct 2017 Draiocht Workshop Room // €10 Per Child (Accompanying Adult Free)

Join Gina Faustino to start the scariest day of the year off by creating your own felted monster. Wearing old clothes or an overall is a good idea.

WORKSHOP 1: 4-6 YEARS: 10:00AM-11:30PM
WORKSHOP 2: 7-9 YEARS: 12:00AM-1:30PM

Early booking advised at Box Office, tel 01-8852622

Dragster Lego Workshop - Create, Build and Play

Dragster Lego Workshop - Create, Build and Play

BRICKS4KIDS / Workshops for Ages 4-13 Years

Sat 21 Oct 2017 Draíocht Studio // €5 Per Child (Accompanying Adult Free)

BRICKS4KIDS has created this specially designed project kit and model, allowing participants to explore the world of engineering and model making by creating their own drag car, with all the fun of lego making and building.

Early booking advised at Box Office, tel 01-8852622.

WORKSHOP 1: 4-6 YEARS: 10:30AM-11:30AM (Accompanying adult)
WORKSHOP 2: 7-10 YEARS: 12PM-1PM (No adult)
WORKSHOP 3: 11-13 YEARS: 2PM-3PM (No adult)

Please note: Lego cannot be taken home.

The Locksmith’s Song - SOLD OUT
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The Locksmith’s Song - SOLD OUT

By Eoin Lynch in Association with axis:Ballymun

Fri 6 - Sat 7 Oct 2017 Draiocht Studio // €7 adults / €5 children / 2 teachers free per class of 20+ / Age 7+ yrs / Dur: 45 mins // 45 mins

A grumpy locksmith is sent an old wooden box. 'A present?' he thinks, but no one would send him a present. It is locked! He crafts a key and opens it up. Long forgotten memories pour out. Memories of his lost mother's love, and of the old man who showed him the magic that locks can hold. With each memory his heart grows a little lighter. This highly visual production mixes puppetry and object manipulation with dynamic physical theatre.

FRI 06 OCT 10.15AM & 12.15PM
SAT 07 OCT 3PM
Draíocht Studio   €7 adults / €5 children / 2 teachers free per class of 20+
Age 7+ / Dur: 45 mins

"A beautiful and heartwarming piece." The Arts Show, Near FM

"A visual delight." The Arts Blog

Family Day - SandSation Creation - SOLD OUT

Family Day - SandSation Creation - SOLD OUT

Sat 23 Sep 2017 12 NOON-3PM Draíocht Galleries // FREE

Dying, pouring, gluing, planning and creating. Sand is not just for making sandcastles - join our artists for this unique sand art workshop. 

Booking tel: 01-8852622

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!

Shorts for Middle Ones

Shorts for Middle Ones

Culture Night Free Screening / 6PM / Ages 8+ Yrs

Fri 22 Sep 2017 6PM Main Auditorium // FREE // Dur: 55 mins

An exquisite selection of short film stories for ages 8+. 
There is the story of a little boy whose lifelong dream of living in the sea with his fishy friends is rewarded through persistence, technical experimentation and the art of beachcombing. An Australian-Japanese family learn to cope with their differences through ingenious edible artworks. We have a cautionary tale for anyone who has moments of uncertainty, usually beginning with “Have I got my keys? Did I turn the cooker off? Did I put the cat out?”. Plus we learn why taking selfies whilst visiting a new planet isn’t always a good idea…
Most of these films are dialogue free, proving words aren’t always necessary when telling exquisite stories. However, in one film subtitles are used to assist those of us whose Japanese language skills are minimal. Or non-existent.

List of Short Movies:
Paniek!, 2015, dirs. Joost Lieuwma, Daan Velsink, The Netherlands (5'53")
The Short Story Of A Fox And A Mouse, 2015, dirs. Camille Chaix, Hugo Jean, Juliette Jordan, Marie Pillier, Kevin Roger, France  (6'18")
Pipopingviini (The Red Herring), 2015, dir. Leevi Lemmetty, Finland/Ireland (6'30")
Riceballs, 2015, dir. Shingo Usami, Australia (10')
Messages dans l'air (Air Mail), 2015, dir. Isabelle Favez, Switzerland/France (6'08")
Once Upon A Blue Moon, 2015, dir. Steve Boot, UK (3'29")
Jonas And The Sea, 2015, dir. Marlies van der We, The Netherlands (12'02")
Dji. Death Sails, 2014, dir. Dmitri Voloshin, Moldova (5'18")

In association with Access Cinema

Culture Night at Draiocht 2017

Shorts for Wee Ones

Shorts for Wee Ones

Culture Night Free Screening / 4.30PM / Ages 3-7 Yrs

Fri 22 Sep 2017 4.30PM Main Auditorium // FREE // Dur: 45 mins

These magical tales will delight children age 3+ and are a colourful introduction to the cinema experience. There’s a little mouse quietly obsessed with cleanliness, a thrilling high-speed chase through the streets of a French port (on tricycles!) and a reindeer faced with endless avalanches that keep burying his little cabin in the woods. An adventurous tree emerges from the forest sporting a very fetching pair of wellies, a cartoon cat and dog erase their differences and some pitch-perfect piggies who go the whole hog!

List of Short Movies:

Perfect Houseguest, 2015, dirs. Max Porter and Ru Kuwahata, USA (1'35")
Hey Deer!, 2015, dir. Örs Bárczy, Hungary (6')
Cats & Dogs, 2015, dirs. Gerd Gockell, Jesús Pérez, Switzerland/Germany (6'09")
Sugar Rush, 2015, dir. Reno Armanet, France (4'04")
One, Two, Tree, 2015, dir. Yulia Aronova, France/Switzerland (7')
Crocodile, 2015, dir. Julia Ocker, Germany (3'48")
(un)Sunny, 2014, dir. Victor Nores, Spain (7'05")
Achoo!, 2015, dir. Yuki Hirakawa, Japan (3')
Looks, 2014, dir. Susann Hoffmann, Germany (3'14")
Perfect Piggies, 2015, dir. Sandra Boynton, USA (3'24")

In association with Access Cinema

Culture Night at Draiocht 2017

Summer Projects 2017 - Art Explorers Adventures Of Me - SOLD OUT

Summer Projects 2017 - Art Explorers Adventures Of Me - SOLD OUT

Mon 17 - Fri 21 Jul 2017

WORKSHOP A: 6-8 YEARS / 10AM-12.15PM / €40
WORKSHOP B: 9-12 YEARS / 1PM-3PM / €40

Inspired by our Ground Floor Gallery exhibition ‘Limitless’, artist Genevieve Harden will introduce the children to a range of art materials and look at artist’s who use themselves as inspiration for their art. ‘Adventures of Me’ will be an artistic journey, from giant finger prints, to drawing shadow silhouettes, to clay portraits, to painting a life-size me and the creation of a personalized storage box, all of which will be curated into their end of week exhibition for all to enjoy.

Booking through Box Office: 01-8852622

Family Day - Pastel Portraits

Family Day - Pastel Portraits

Sat 10 Jun 2017 12 NOON-3PM Draíocht Galleries // FREE

After a look around the exhibition ‘School Portraits’ with our artists, we will learn more about what portraits are about, what stories they tell, before creating our own colourful portraits, while learning to blend and mix with pastels … maybe you’ll be the model … maybe you’ll be the artist … or try your hand at both!  

Booking tel: 01-8852622

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!

Learn To Play Music Day 2017 - SOLD OUT

Learn To Play Music Day 2017 - SOLD OUT

With Castleknock School of Music / Mini Music & Instrumental Classes

Thu 8 Jun 2017 1.30PM-5.30PM // FREE // 6MTS-8+ YEARS

Ever wondered what it would be like to play a piano, pluck a violin string or blow into a saxophone? Well, now you can with Castleknock School of Music’s ‘Learn to Play Music Day’, where you can come and try an instrument and it’s absolutely FREE. There are also ‘Mini Music Classes’ available for ages 6 months-8+ years. This promises to be a great afternoon to learn a little about music and have some fun.

Places are free but limited.
Advance booking essential on tel: 01-8852622.

Ages / Mini Music & Instrumental Classes / Times

6-24 mths / Mini Music: Busy Babies     / 1.30-2.00pm
2-3 Yrs   / Mini Music: Bonny Bluebirds / 2.10-2.40pm
3-4 Yrs   / Mini Music: Red Robins      / 2.50-3.20pm
4-5 Yrs   / Mini Music: Pink Bears      / 3.30-4.00pm
5-6 Yrs   / Try it Out: Pathway to Piano / 3.30-4.00pm
5-6 Yrs   / Mini Music: Yellow Bunnies   / 4.00-4.30pm
5-6 Yrs   / Try it Out: Adventures in Violin / 4.30-5.00pm
6-7 Yrs   / Try it Out: Adventures in Violin / 3.30-4.00pm
6-7 Yrs   / Try it Out: Gateway to Guitar  / 4.00-4.30pm
6-7 Yrs   / Mini Music: Green Frogs     / 4.30-5.00pm
6-7 Yrs   / Try it Out: Pathway to Piano  / 5.00-5.30pm
7+ Yrs   / Try it Out: Adventures in Violin  / 4.00-4.30pm
7+ Yrs   / Try it Out: Pathway To Piano   / 4.30-5.00pm
7+ Yrs   / Try it Out: Gateway to Guitar     / 5.00-5.30pm
8+ Yrs   / Try it Out: Flute/Clarinet/Sax   / 2.50-3.30pm