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. 

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.

BigKidLittleKid

BigKidLittleKid

Anna Newell Theatre Adventures

Fri 11 - Sat 12 Oct 2019 Draíocht Studio // €7 adults / €5 children / 2 teachers free per class of 20+ / Age 3-6 yrs / Dur: 30 mins + 10 mins playtime

FRI 11 OCT 12 NOON & 2PM
SAT 12 OCT  12 NOON, 2PM & 4PM


BigKidLittleKid is a quirky, playful, energetic and engaging look at being on your own and being with someone else; and how size can really matter.
Are you a big kid or a little kid?  Or both?
Created by Anna Newell, described by The Guardian as “a hero of children’s theatre” and by the Irish Times as an “early years theatre pioneer” with music by David Goodall, with whom Anna has created shows for early years audiences that have been seen on 5 continents and off-Broadway, BigKidLittleKid promises to delight and enchant its audiences with its unique take on the complicated world of sibling rivalry.

A new show for audiences aged 3-6 years and their adults.
Created by Anna Newell with music by David Goodall.

2019 full production funded by the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon in partnership with The Civic, Tallaght; the Mermaid, Bray and Draiocht, Blanchardstown. (Initial R&D funding by the Pavilion, Dun Laoghaire & the Mermaid, Bray).

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The Dig by Paul Curley
  • Friends Special Price Event

The Dig by Paul Curley

Fri 18 - Sat 19 Oct 2019 Draíocht Studio // €7 adults / €5 children / 2 teachers free per class of 20+ / Age 7-10 yrs / Dur: 45 mins

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


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.


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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

Francis Footwork
  • Friends Special Price Event

Francis Footwork

CoisCéim Dance Theatre

Tue 5 - Wed 6 Nov 2019 5th Nov 7pm / 6th Nov 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.
Tues 5th Nov 7pm / Wed 6th Nov 10am & 12 noon
Age: 6yrs+

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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.

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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