April-August season brochure - Draíocht

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April-August season brochure - Draíocht
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April-August season brochure - Draíocht
What’s Coming This Season
Opened in March by Fingal Artist Una Sealy, and exhibiting until 18 May, is
‘MAKing Art: PAINTing’ featuring work by Susan Connolly, Bridget Flannery,
Geraldine O’Neill & Liz Rackard in our Ground Floor Gallery and Paintings
from the Collection of The Arts Council in our First Floor Gallery (pg 41).
Draíocht continues its INCUBATE Studio Residency programme, including this
                                                                                            GERALDINE O’NEILL PAGE 41
season: Anna Hryniewicz whose paintings excavate the theme of childhood;
and Draíocht’s Artist Team, whose practice is focused on children and young
people. Artists Anna Hryniewicz and Ashling Smith will have their work included
in PLATFORM 2019, an exhibition and series of associated performance events
showcasing the work of emerging and early career artists using the Gallery as
a playful, experimental and creative space (pg 42 & 43). Michael McLoughlin
continues his work in Mulhuddart as Draíocht’s Artist in Residence 2017-2019
(pg 46). Draíocht’s two gallery spaces are free to visit and open Monday to
Saturday 10am-6pm.

                                                                                            PLATFORM 2019 PAGE 42 & 43
We are excited to work with artists from ‘Make Create Innovate’ during our
Easter Holiday Workshops for ages 5-15 years (pg 30). Try your hand at Salt
Painting and Life Drawing at one of our Free Family Days this Season for ages
5-10 years (pg 31). Early years babies from 2-4 years can enjoy Painting,
Sound or Baby Boogie (pg 29). We have a sensory friendly screening of ‘Ralph
Breaks the Internet’ (pg 34) and a Primary School Screening of Shrek (pg 36).
Learn to Play Music Day is back (pg 33) with Mini Music Classes for babies and
instrumental classes to up age 8+. Draíocht’s 5th Toddler Takeover event takes
place from 29-30 May for ages 0-6 years (pg 32) including a Sensory Friendly
day. Primary school pupils can try their hand at Still Life Painting under the
guidance of artist Geraldine O’Neill (pg 36) and for secondary students we                 SENSORY SCREENING PAGE 34
have a Revision Day ‘Meeting The Artists, Exploring The Art’ (pg 37). Summer
Projects take place in July (pg 38) and our inaugural ‘Draíocht Youth Arts
Festival’ over the Summer months celebrates the creativity of young people
aged 13-23 years.

What better way to start the New Season but with laughter? Comedians Danny
O’Brien, Jason Byrne and David O’Doherty are sure to make you laugh your
socks off with their new shows. The Illegals with Niamh Kavanagh are back
(pg 19) as are The Classic Beatles (pg 21). First time to Draíocht is ‘Beyond
the Horizon’, Ireland’s new Pink Floyd Tribute show (pg 13) promising an
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impressive laser light show. Draíocht hosts the Irish Youth Dance Festival 2019
for the first time, with a programme of performances and masterclasses in June
(pgs 26-27). Our theatre programme kicks off in April with ‘Vincent – a play by
Leonard Nimoy’ (pg 8) and ‘A Day in May’ by Colin Murphy (pg 11) based on
Charlie Bird’s book of the same title. Colin Murphy’s ‘Haughey | Gregory’ also
shows for one night (pg 15). Movies this season include ‘The Favourite’ (pg
12) and ‘A Star is Born’ (pg 16), as well as a Free movie Screening for Bealtaine
(pg 20), all on our impressive 4K equipment.

Book Now: tel 01-8852622		                    Or Online www.draiocht.ie
                                                                                            HAUGHEY | GREGORY PAGE 15

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Bookings                                                                             REFUNDS & EXCHANGES
                                                                                     We regret that tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded after purchase
                                                                                     except in the event of a cancellation by the venue.

Draíocht’s Box Office is open Monday to Saturday 10am-6pm. You can book
                                                                                     RECORDING & PHOTOGRAPHY POLICY
in person by calling into our Box Office during these hours, or by phone on
                                                                                     Members of the public/audience members are not permitted to record
01-8852622, or Book Online anytime at www.draiocht.ie. A booking fee of €1
                                                                                     or photograph any event in Draíocht, including gallery exhibitions, events
per ticket applies online. Booking by phone or in person incurs no booking
                                                                                     with children on stage (in accordance with Draíocht’s Child Safeguarding
fee. Payment is accepted by cash (in person only), cheque (with valid
                                                                                     Policy), family days etc.
cheque card) and by credit / debit card (Mastercard, Visa).

Reservations without payment are held for 24 hours only and then released
                                                                                     Early Bird Offers
and re-sold.

CONCESSIONS                                                                          Be an early bird and book before 05 April for these new season shows and
Draíocht offers concessions to the following customers: Students in full             get these great discounts!
time education & under 18’s / Senior Citizens – Over 65 / Registered Disabled
                                                                                     Tickets must be paid in full before 05 April to avail of these Early Bird
/ Wheelchair Users / Carer (when accompanying registered disabled or
                                                                                     Offers.A maximum of 6 tickets can be bought at these prices per person.
wheelchair user) / Equity Card holders / Unemployed. Proof of status for
ALL concession seats purchased must be produced when collecting tickets              Not applicable to group bookings.
from Box Office.
                                                                                     BOX OFFICE 01 885 2622
Buy 10 tickets and get your 10th ticket free. This offer applies to selected                                   MAY - DANCE

show tickets purchased at the full price or concession price only and is                                       AFTER by Liv O’Donoghue
not available in conjunction with any other offer.                                                             FRI 10 MAY 8PM
                                                                                                               Full price: €16 / Early Bird: €12 / See page 17
    Friends Scheme Members Offer               Early Bird Offers
                                                                                                               JUNE - FILM
ACCESS                                                                                                         Shoplifters (2018)
Draíocht is a fully accessible venue, with adapted toilets, wheelchair spaces in
                                                                                                               WED 12 JUNE 7.30PM
the auditorium, lift access to all levels inside the building and disabled parking
                                                                                                               Full price: €7.50 / Early Bird: €5 / See page 22
spaces directly outside our front door. Please tell us when booking if you have
any special requirements and we will do our best to facilitate you. Wheelchair                                 JUNE - DRAMA
spaces in both our Main Auditorium & Studio Space must be allocated at the                                     Brendan Galileo for Europe
time of booking. They are limited and are on a first come first served basis.                                  FRI 14 JUN 8PM
                                                                                                               Full price: €18 / Early Bird: €15 / See page 23
Latecomers will not be admitted until a suitable break in the performance at                                   JUNE - MUSIC
the discretion of management.                                                                                  Ladies in the Blues
                                                                                                               SAT 15 JUN 8PM
BETELNUT CAFÉ & THEATRE BAR                                                                                    Full price: €25 / Early Bird: €21 / See page 24
Betelnut Café at Draíocht is open for breakfast, lunch and snacks from 9am-
5pm Monday to Saturday. The Betelnut Café stays open until 7.30pm on                                           JUNE - FILM
performance nights for pre theatre refreshments. Our theatre bar is open for                                   Wild Rose (2019)
pre-show drinks from 7.30pm and interval drinks may be pre-ordered at the                                      WED 26 JUN 7.30PM
theatre bar before the show. Please note, consumption of food is                                               Full price: €7.50 / Early Bird: €5 / See page 25
not permitted in either theatre space.

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Season at a Glance Diary
BOOK NOW tel: 01 885 2622 or online www.draiocht.ie
Drama                                                                      Family Events & Youth Workshops
EVENT                                    DATE            TIME      PAGE    ROOM 13 INQUIRY WORKSHOPS              APR		                               35
VINCENT - A PLAY BY LEONARD NIMOY        02 APR          8PM          08   CREATE DANCE SUMMER                    APR-JUN		                           34
A DAY IN MAY BY COLIN MURPHY             18 APR          8PM          11   FAMILY DAY: SALT PAINTING              13 APR          12PM-3PM            31
AND THIS IS MY FRIEND MR LAUREL          25 APR          8PM		12           EASTER WORKSHOPS                       16-18 APR       VARIOUS             30
ON TUESDAYS I’M A BUDDHIST               26 APR          8PM		13           EARLY YEARS: PAINTING                  30 APR          10AM/11.45AM        29
HAUGHEY | GREGORY BY COLIN MURPHY 04 MAY                 8PM		15           FAMILY DAY: LIFE DRAWING               18 MAY          12PM-3PM            31
BRENDAN GALILEO FOR EUROPE               14 JUN          8PM		23           RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET              18 MAY          3PM                 34
                                                                           THE TODDLER TAKEOVER                   29-30 MAY       VARIOUS             32
Music                                                                      LEARN TO PLAY MUSIC DAY                06 JUN          1.30PM-5.30PM       33
BEYOND THE HORIZON                       27 APR          8PM          13   EARLY YEARS: SOUND & TECHNOLOGY        11 JUN          10.15AM/11.45AM     29
THE ILLEGALS WITH NIAMH KAVANAGH         18 MAY          8PM          19   DRAÍOCHT YOUTH ARTS FESTIVAL           24 JUN-20 JUL		                     39
FYO ANNUAL CELEBRATION CONCERT           19 MAY          7PM          19   SUMMER PROJECTS                        01-19 JUL		                         38
FAIRPORT CONVENTION & THE 4 OF US        21 MAY          8PM          20   D15YT PRODUCTION                       20 JUL		                            39
THE CLASSIC BEATLES                      01 JUN          8PM          21   EARLY YEARS: BABY BOOGIE               27 AUG          10.15AM/11.45AM     29
LADIES IN THE BLUES                      15 JUN          8PM          24

                                                                           School Shows, Workshops & Outreach
Comedy                                                                     SECONDARY SCHOOL SKETCH TOURS          APR-MAY		                           37
DANNY O’BRIEN – LOCK-IN                  27 APR          8.15PM       14   SECONDARY SCHOOL REVISION DAY          04 APR		                            37
JASON BYRNE                              02 MAY          8PM          14   FOCUS ON … PAINTING STILL-LIFE         13-14 MAY		                         36
DAVID O’DOHERTY                          16-17 MAY       8PM          18   SHREK PRIMARY SCREENING (2001)         25 JUN            10.30AM           36
                                                                           THE CONNECT CLUB                       JUL		                               35
                                                                           THE ARTFUL CLASSROOM                   01-05 JUL		                         36
AFTER BY LIV O’DONOGHUE                  10 MAY           8PM         17
IRISH YOUTH DANCE FESTIVAL               24-30 JUN       VARIOUS   26-27
                                                                           Exhibitions, Visual Arts, Residencies
                                                                           MAKING ART: PAINTING                   14 MAR-18 MAY                       41
Film                                                                       PLATFORM 2019                          20 JUN-31 JUL                     42-43
THE MAN WHO WANTED TO FLY (2018)         03 APR          7.30PM       09   INCUBATE STUDIO RESIDENCIES            VARIOUS		                         44-45
THE FAVOURITE (2018)                     24 APR          7.30PM       12   MICHAEL MCLOUGHLIN – ARTIST IN RESIDENCE 2017-2019                         46
A STAR IS BORN(2018)                     08 MAY          7.30PM       16   CEOL CONNECTED – THEATRE COMPANY IN RESIDENCE		                            40
BEALTAINE FREE SCREENING                 22 MAY          7.30PM       20   ARTISTIC COLLABORATIONS			                                               47-50
SHOPLIFTERS (2018)                       12 JUN          7.30PM       22
WILD ROSE (2019)                         26 JUN          7.30PM       25

Musical & Variety                                                                      DRAÍOCHT GIFT VOUCHERS
IT’S A KINDA MAGIC                       05-06 APR 		   8PM           10                  make the perfect gift!
GREASE THE MUSICAL                       09-12 APR		    8PM		10
REACH FOR THE STARS 2019                 11-12 MAY		    7.30PM/6PM		18                     Available Online www.draiocht.ie
STARKIDS ON STAGE                        24-25 MAY		    3PM & 7.30PM		21                   and from Box Office 01- 8852622
KIDKAST CASTLEKNOCK SHOWCASE             13 JUN		       7PM		22
STAGEZONE ON STAGE 2019                  22-23 JUN		    2PM & 7.30PM		24

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Vincent - A Play by Leonard Nimoy			                                               The Man Who Wanted to Fly (2018)
Red Alchemy Theatre Company                                                        WED 03 APR 7.30PM Main Auditorium €7.50 / €6 conc
TUE 02 APR 8PM Main Auditorium €18 / €16 conc                                      CERT: 12A Language: English Dur: 82 mins

In this Irish première, against the visual backdrop of over one hundred of his     Bobby and Ernie Coote are brothers from County Cavan who lead relaxed
greatest masterpieces, director Christine Scarry and actor Peter McCamley          rural lives content in their daily routines of fixing watches, making violins
gloriously recreate the world of the misunderstood genius, Vincent van             from old furniture and talking to distant friends on ham radio. All’s well and
Gogh, giving the audience a moving insight into the turbulent life and times       good, except Bobby has a dream, a dream he’s had all his life – at eighty-
of the great painter. Anyone who loves art, passion and life itself should see     something he’s decided he’s going to fly. Bobby left school at 13 and says his
this play; it is a renewing experience and an insight into one of history’s most   reading and writing isn’t great. Not fussed too much by technical details, he
gifted, haunted masters.                                                           has an intuitive grip on all things mechanical and buys a microlite which he
                                                                                   tinkers with. He finds a friendly engineer who recognises a flying bug when he
Based on more than 500 letters exchanged between van Gogh and
                                                                                   sees it and resolves to help to repair the plane to make it airworthy. With no
his brother Theo, the play examines the passion and torment of the
                                                                                   encouragement from his brother Ernie, who thinks the whole thing is mad,
extraordinary artist’s life and death as seen through his brother’s eyes. As van
                                                                                   Bobby says he’ll make this happen … even if it’s the last thing he does.
Gogh’s paintings are projected in the background, Peter McCamley becomes
both Theo van Gogh and Vincent in this compelling, touching portrayal that         Capturing the wonder of one man’s dreams, this seat-of-the-pants
has thrilled theatre-goers across the world.                                       documentary film is a unique journey into a disappearing Irish border
                                                                                   hinterland. Directed by Frank Shouldice, an award winning journalist and
This powerful, moving play was written and originally performed on
                                                                                   playwright, ‘The Man Who Wanted to Fly’, is an affectionate character
Broadway by Leonard Nimoy (better known to audiences as Star Trek’s Mr.
                                                                                   portrait but with a unexpected Hollywood twist. A published author and
Spock), for which he garnered a Tony Award.
                                                                                   winner of Prix Europa for his radio documentary work, Frank’s plays have
‘…truly out of this world!’ Irish Independent                                      graced stages all over the world.

‘A theatrical triumph! … Peter McCamley was exceptional as Theo and
Vincent van Gogh … Direction by Christine Scarry was inspired and
inspirational.’ Munster Express

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It’s a Kinda Magic                                                                A Day in May by Colin Murphy
Coolmine Musical Society                                                          In Association with Pat Moylan Productions
FRI 05 - SAT 06 APR 8PM Main Auditorium €20 / €17 conc                            THU 18 APR 8PM Main Auditorium €18 / €16 conc Dur 70 mins. Age 15+.

Coolmine Musical Society invite you to be their guest for a whole new world of
entertainment, from Disney melodies to Queen anthems and some surprises
along the way. They’ll provide the magic you need for a great night out!

                                                                                  Based on RTÉ journalist Charlie Bird’s book of the same name, A Day in
Grease The Musical                                                                May charts the journey of Ireland’s LGBT+ community from the dark days
Cecilian Theatre Arts                                                             of 1983 right up to 2015’s historic Marriage Equality referendum in the
                                                                                  drama-documentary style Colin Murphy (Haughey|Gregory. Bailed Out!,
TUE 09 - FRI 12 APR 8PM Main Auditorium €23
                                                                                  Guaranteed!) has become famous for.

                                                                                  On 23 May 2015, the people of Ireland made history by becoming the first
                                                                                  nation in the world to introduce marriage equality by popular vote. As
                                                                                  the historic vote was declared, the joyous scenes from Dublin Castle and
                                                                                  across Ireland made headlines across the world. Journalist Charlie Bird,
                                                                                  inspired by the extraordinary “Yes Equality” campaign, travelled the length
                                                                                  and breadth of Ireland to meet some of the people most deeply affected
                                                                                  by the referendum result. In his book, their stories of living in the shadow
                                                                                  of inequality and oppression were brought to life in a poignant record of
                                                                                  their lives. From these stories playwright Colin Murphy has created a drama
Cecilian’s return to Draíocht with the No.1 greatest musical ‘GREASE’,            documentary charting the 35-year-old struggle for equality for the LGBT+
celebrating 40 years of the smash hit movie which taught the world to hand        community in Ireland, which culminated in the Marriage Equality referendum.
jive. It’s the original high-school musical, featuring all the unforgettable
                                                                                  Directed by Gerard Stembridge, the theatrical version of A Day In May is an
songs from the hit movie including ‘You’re The One That I Want’, ‘Grease Is
                                                                                  often hilarious emotional rollercoaster, as the political drama is interwoven
The Word’, ‘Summer Nights’, ‘Hopelessly Devoted To You’, ‘Sandy’, ‘Greased
                                                                                  with the true stories of ordinary gay people, their families and friends.
Lightnin’ and many, many more. The award winning Cecilian Theatre
                                                                                  Starring Mark O’Regan, Arthur Riordan, Amy Conroy, Anthony Kinahan,
Arts have staged many productions at Draíocht, including: ‘Oklahoma’,
                                                                                  Clodagh Mooney Duggan, Conor Gormally and Mary Murray.
‘Wonderful World of Disney’, ‘A Little Princess the Musical’, ‘Seven Brides for
Seven Brothers’ and ‘Meet Me in St Louis’.                                        All profits from this performance will go to Pieta House

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The Favourite (2018)                                                            Michael Harding
WED 24 APR 7.30PM Main Auditorium €7.50 / €6 conc                               On Tuesdays I’m a Buddhist
CERT: R Language: English Dur: 120 mins
                                                                                FRI 26 APR 8PM Main Auditorium €20 / €18 conc

A frail and capricious Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) governs an 18th Century
England at war with France. At her side is Lady Sarah (Rachel Weisz), her       Mixing stories from the road with dispatches from his Irish Times columns,
carer, confidant, lover and de facto ruler of England. As the politics of war   On Tuesdays I’m a Buddhist is a spell-binding and powerful book about the
consume Lady Sarah, a new servant to the Queen, Abigail (Emma Stone),           human condition. Join Michael Harding as he reads from his latest memoir,
cunningly usurps the beleaguered Lady Sarah. Illuminated by outstanding         ruminates on the difference between psychotherapy and religion and relates
performances from Colman, Weisz and Stone, each portray complex,                the story of his pilgrimage to Skellig Michael, in his ongoing search for
flawed, entirely distinctive women. The Favourite is a black comedy about       meaning. ‘Harding’s latest attempt to find meaning in life is searingly
status and power, it is at times bizarre but always utterly distinct.           honest, funny and self-deprecating.’ The Irish Times


And This is My Friend Mr Laurel                                                 Beyond The Horizon
By Gail Louw and Jeffrey Holland
                                                                                Ireland’s New Pink Floyd Tribute Show
THU 25 APR 8PM Main Auditorium €18 / €16 conc                                   Played by Pink Floyd fans for Pink Floyd fans
                                                                                SAT 27 APR 8PM Main Auditorium €22 / €20 conc

Jeffrey Holland (Hi-de-Hi, You Rang M’Lord) stars in this one-man show
about friendship, memories and a couple of remarkable lives. Set in the
                                                                                Beyond The Horizon brings together session musicians and singers from
bedroom of a sick Oliver Hardy, the show takes place during Laurel’s visit
                                                                                what’s best on the current Irish music scene, for this Pink Floyd Tribute
to the dying man. Recounting their past success as the comedy double act
                                                                                Show. Everyone in the band is a life-long Pink Floyd fan and it comes across
Laurel and Hardy, this is a humorous and touching look at one of the great
                                                                                in their set-lists and stage show. Combining great musicianship, amazing
cinematic partnerships of the last century.
                                                                                singers and their own custom light/laser show, Beyond The Horizon
‘Spellbinding and magically, timelessly funny.’ The Stage ★★★★                  promises a top class Irish Pink Floyd experience while making lots of new
‘Simple, smart and sublimely performed.’ BroadwayBaby.com ★★★                   friends along the way.

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Danny O’Brien – Lock-In		                                                      Haughey | Gregory by Colin Murphy
SAT 27 APR 8.15PM Draíocht Studio €14 / €12 conc                               Fishamble: The New Play Company
                                                                               SAT 04 MAY 8PM Main Auditorium €25 / €23 conc

Award-winning Irish comedian Danny O’ Brien went to prison. Three times
to perform. Once again by accident. He’s performed relentlessly worldwide
and was handpicked this year to perform as part of the iconic Best of the
Edinburgh Fest show, touring Australia. He has featured on The Comedy
Channel and is a regular on Irish TV and Radio. He recently opened for
American comedian Bill Burr in front of over 7,000 people in Dublin.

Age suitability: 15+. May contain strong language & adult content.

‘A perfect mix of brains, banter and brilliance’ ★★★★ Great Scott
                                                                               Fishamble’s Haughey|Gregory by Colin Murphy, directed by Conall Morrison,
Jason Byrne                                                                    follows the deal made between Tony Gregory and Charles Haughey in 1982,
You Can Come In, But Don’t Start Anything                                      when Gregory took a surprise Dáil seat - and suddenly found himself holding
                                                                               the balance of power. Can Gregory use his vote to achieve something for
THU 02 MAY 8PM Main Auditorium €22 / €20 conc
                                                                               his constituents? To do so, he will have to face off against the dominant
                                                                               personality of Irish politics - Charles J Haughey.

                                                                               Following a short, sold-out tour of Haughey|Gregory in 2018 to the Abbey
                                                                               Theatre, Mountjoy Prison, Dáil Éireann and Croke Park, Fishamble tours
                                                                               the production nationally in 2019. Playwright Colin Murphy’s previous work
                                                                               includes ‘Inside the GPO’, ‘Guaranteed!’, and ‘Bailed Out!’, all produced by
                                                                               Fishamble. He adapted the latter two for screen, as The Guarantee and The
                                                                               Bailout (TV3/Virgin Media One).

                                                                               Starring Peter Coonan, Ruairi Heading, Morgan C. Jones, Janet Moran &
                                                                               Jonathan White. Recipient of the NASC Commission 2019.
The star of ‘Irelands Got Talent’, Jason Byrne is one the most exciting live
comedy performers in the world. What he achieves on a stage cannot be          Dur: 80mins. Age: 12yrs+ (occasional strong language).
adequately described by audience members, critics or fellow comics. Thus
                                                                               ‘Irresistible … a fitting tribute … thoughtful and thoroughly enjoyable.’
his legendary shows become a secret shared experience among his audience.
                                                                               ★★★★ The Arts Review
Every night stars are born, friendships are formed, mascara is ruined and
pants are binned. Don’t miss the chance to become part of this unique          ‘Funny and fascinating slice of recent political history.’ Irish Independent
comedy experience but don’t forget to bring spare pants.
                                                                               ‘Incredible actors … it delights the audience. The wit is razor-sharp …
Age suitability: 15+. May contain strong language & adult content.             brilliant.’ Politics.ie

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FILM                                                                           DANCE

A Star Is Born (2018)		                                                         AFTER by Liv O’Donoghue
WED 08 MAY 7.30PM Main Auditorium €7.50 / €6 conc                               Draíocht & Mermaid Arts Centre in association with
CERT: 15A Language: English Dur: 136 mins                                       Dublin Dance Festival
                                                                                FRI 10 MAY 8PM Main Auditorium €16 / €14 conc		                                   €12

In this new take on the iconic love story, Bradley Cooper makes his
directorial debut, and also stars alongside music superstar Lady Gaga in her
                                                                                This is it. It’s over. Humanity and the world as we know it are ending.
first leading role in a major motion picture.
                                                                                We are living with a sense of impending doom, forewarned that the state of
Cooper portrays seasoned musician Jackson Maine, who discovers and falls
                                                                                the climate and the environment hang in the balance. But what will the end
in love with struggling artist Ally. She has just about given up on her dream
                                                                                of the world look like? Feel like?
to become a successful singer, until she meets Jack, who immediately sees
her natural talent and coaxes her reluctantly into the spotlight.               One of the hits of the 2018 Dublin Fringe Festival, AFTER dives head first
                                                                                into the unknown emotional landscape we might find ourselves in when
Theirs is a complex journey through the beauty and the heartbreak of a
                                                                                the end is near. Using mockumentary film and live performance, AFTER
relationship, struggling to survive the pressures of fame, addiction and
                                                                                is a rough cut investigation into the very human fear of endings. Through
internal demons. With standout performances from both stars and an
                                                                                two characters, we witness the stages of breakdown, the fallout, and all
already iconic soundtrack, this is simply not to be missed on the big screen!
                                                                                that might pass, relaying an experience that is intensely dark, but shot with
‘…outrageously watchable…’ Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian                         humour. Starring Kip Johnson, Clara Simpson, José Miguel Jiménez and Liv
                                                                                O’Donoghue. Dur: 70 mins. Contains strobe lighting.
‘A Star is Born offers evidence that there is still a corner of the
entertainment industry that belongs to cinema alone … it is made for            ‘Extraordinarily impressive … Raw, visceral, and cuts through like a
a big screen, big sound and the comforting sorrow of the communal               razor blade.’ ★★★★ The Arts Review
sob.’ Donald Clarke, The Irish Times
                                                                                ‘Dark but shot with humour.’ ★★★★ The Irish Times

                                                                                ‘Stylish and well-composed chaos.’ ★★★★ The Reviews Hub

                                                                                AFTER is funded by The Arts Council and supported by Dublin City Council, Dance
                                                                                Ireland, Dansearena Nord (Norway), D.ID Dance Identity (Austria), Fringe LAB and
                                                                                Dublin Dance Festival, in association with Project Arts Centre.

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VARIETY                                                                     MUSIC

Reach for the Stars 2019                                                     The Illegals with Niamh Kavanagh
The Norma Breen Theatre School                                               Eagles and Fleetwood Mac 25 Tour
SAT 11 MAY 7.30PM / SUN 12 MAY 6PM Main Auditorium €25                       SAT 18 MAY 8PM Main Auditorium €20 / €16 conc

The Norma Breen Theatre School presents an energetic and fast-moving        It’s 25 years since the Eagles came back with the magical Hell Freezes Over
evening of song and dance, showcasing the children’s talents with well-     world tour and Fleetwood Mac reformed their most successful line-up for
known celebrity guests. Produced and Directed by Norma Breen.               President Bill Clinton. For 2019, The Illegals are putting a new show on the
                                                                            road to celebrate these two ground-shaking music events from the world’s
                                                                            two most iconic rock bands. Led by Niamh Kavanagh, The Illegals will
                                                                            take you on a journey for three hours of soulful harmonies, exciting riffs,
                                                                            blistering guitars and unforgettable songs. The best of two legendary bands
                                                                            in one night? It’s almost too good to be true.
David O’Doherty - You Have To Laugh
                                                                            FYO Annual Celebration Concert
THU 16 – FRI 17 MAY 8PM Main Auditorium €18 / €16 conc
                                                                            SUN 19 MAY 7PM Main Auditorium €15 / €10 conc

Unhook your mindbras. David O’Doherty is back in Draíocht with a brand
                                                                            Comprising of just under 60 members, Fingal Youth Orchestra nurtures
new show made up of talking and songs played on a crappy keyboard from
                                                                            the orchestral playing of musicians ranging from 8 to 18 years of age. The
1986. As seen on BBC2’s ‘Live At The Apollo’ and Channel 4’s ‘8 Out Of 10
                                                                            four musical staff members, including new senior conductor and tutor,
Cats Does Countdown’.
                                                                            work together tirelessly to bring out the best in each and every player. FYO
                                                                            fosters a love for orchestral playing, cultivating musical talent and musical
                                                                            appreciation in an atmosphere of enjoyment and teamwork. Spanning a
                                                                            huge repertoire of music, from concertos to pop songs, FYO adopts a non-
                                                                            competitive and motivational approach to all its activities.

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MUSIC                                                                            VARIETY

Fairport Convention With Special Guests                                           Starkids on Stage
The Four of Us David Hull Promotions                                              FRI 24-SAT 25 MAY 3PM & 7.30PM Main Auditorium €16 / €13 conc
TUE 21 MAY 8PM Main Auditorium €30

                                                                                  Join the cast of Starkids for their end of year production. This talented
                                                                                  cast of children aged 3 to 17 years will have you well entertained with their
Fairport Convention has been making great music for over 50 years. Credited
                                                                                  adaptations of Mamma Mia, The Greatest Showman, Willy Wonka, Toy
with originating British folk-rock music, the band has been through many
                                                                                  Story and Moana. A superb evening of song, dance and drama is guaranteed
changes, but the current members retain a passion for live performance.           from these amazingly talented children. A must for all the family.
Whether you’re a long-time fan or a newcomer to their music, an evening
with Fairport Convention is sure to surprise and delight you. The concert will
feature an opening performance by The Four of Us.

‘Impressive musicians with a great back catalogue … (they) take
chances and clearly enjoy themselves.’ The Guardian                                MUSIC

                                                                                  The Classic Beatles
                                                                                  Abbey Road 50th Anniversary Tour
Free Bealtaine Movie Screening                                                    SAT 01 JUN 8PM Main Auditorium €23 / €21 conc
WED 22 MAY 7.30PM Main Auditorium FREE

                                                                                  The only Beatles tribute act endorsed by Sir George Martin, and the stars
Thousands of older people all over the country take part in the Bealtaine         of the multi-award winning ‘Get Back’ show, the Classic Beatles are set to
Festival each year during the month of May, celebrating creativity in older       go on the road in 2019 to celebrate the iconic ‘Abbey Road’ album as it
age. Draíocht in association with access>CINEMA are delighted to host the         reaches the 50th anniversary of its release. The band will play the album
Bealtaine Film Tour here on 22 May, a programme of curated films specially        in its entirety, featuring memorable songs including ‘Come Together’,
selected with older audiences in mind. Stay tuned for updates on this Special     ‘Something’, ‘Golden Slumbers’ and ‘Here Comes the Sun’. Not to be missed
Film Screening and we look forward to welcoming you to celebrate creativity       by any Beatles fan … come together and join us for what promises to be a
in older age with us during May. Tickets are free and early booking is advised.   memorable fab four experience.

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FILM                                                                                 DRAMA

Shoplifters (2018)                                                                   Brendan Galileo for Europe
                                                                                     Written by and Starring Fionn Foley
WED 12 JUN 7.30PM Main Auditorium €7.50 / €6 conc 		                          €5
CERT: 15A Language: Japanese (English Subtitles) Dur: 121 mins                       FRI 14 JUN 8PM Main Auditorium 			                                            €15
                                                                                     €18 / €16 conc / Groups 10+ €15

Director Kore-Eda Hirokazu’s new film Shoplifters, is a subtle and moving
drama about the forces holding a struggling family together. Osamu (Lily
Franky), his wife Nobuyu (Sakura Andô) and grandma Hatsue (Kirin Kiki)
are the Shibatas, a family living just above the poverty line. When they take
in what appears to be an abandoned little girl, this brittle and unconventional
family unravels. Shoplifters is a brilliant and nuanced moral inquiry. Tender,
compassionate but also enduringly humorous, Kore-Eda unfolds a drama
which is profoundly moving. In the process conspicuously revealing a Japan
rarely seen.

 VARIETY                                                                             Brendan Galileo is a young aspiring politician determined to join the ranks
                                                                                     of the European Parliament. Alas, in the City of Tribes, he is a man without
KidKast Castleknock Showcase 2019                                                    a spear, his previous electoral efforts little more than a novelty act. In a last-
THU 13 JUN 7PM Main Auditorium €18 / €12 conc                                        ditch attempt to dramatically improve his public profile, he must represent
                                                                                     his country in the most vicious diplomatic catfight in the continent, the
                                                                                     Eurovision Song Contest.

                                                                                     A hilarious and warm-hearted solo performance by Fionn Foley about
                                                                                     keeping your integrity at the world’s foremost convention of kitsch.

                                                                                     ‘Brendan Galileo for Europe’ premiered to sell-out audiences and critical
                                                                                     acclaim at the Dublin Fringe Festival 2018 as part of the Irish Theatre
                                                                                     Institute and Fishamble Theatre Company’s ‘Show in A Bag’ programme. It
                                                                                     won the ‘Bewley’s Little Gem’ and ‘Best Performer’ awards at the festival and
                                                                                     has been nominated for the Best New Play, Best Actor, and Best Director
KidKast Castleknock are delighted to be showcasing their year’s work in              Awards at the Broadway World Ireland Awards.
Draíocht this year. Come see their fantastic students, ranging in age from 3-14      Dur: 65 mins. Age 14+.
years, demonstrate their dancing, singing and acting skills. It’s guaranteed to be
a fun night of entertainment with something for everyone. Under the direction        ‘Foley’s performance is irresistible.’ The Irish Times
of Eunice McMenamin.
                                                                                     ‘Fast-paced, witty and terribly funny … sixty minutes of mental
                                                                                     gymnastics and belly laughter.’ Broadway World

                                                                                     ‘A wonderful, joyous celebration of a show.’ ★★★★ The Arts Review

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MUSIC                                                                            FILM

Ladies in the Blues                                                               Wild Rose (2019)
Presented by Hot Spot Music Club                                                  WED 26 JUN 7.30PM Main Auditorium €7.50 / €6 conc		                            €5
SAT 15 JUN 8PM Main Auditorium €25 / €23 conc		                             €21   CERT: 15A Language: English Dur: 101 mins

From the gospel roots of the 1920s to vaudeville, jazz and blues rock –
immerse yourself in songs by all those great women – Big Mama Thornton,
Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, Etta James, Ella Fitzgerald, Janis Joplin, Bessie
Smith and many more. Ladies in the Blues pays homage to these female
artists who transformed the blues from local folk music into the art form it is
today, bringing black culture into American main stream music.

‘ … spectacular … featuring four female singers and a cracking band of
blues’ sidemen performing songs written and recorded by women in the
history of the blues.’ Music journalist, Dermot Hayes
                                                                                  Rose-Lynn Harlan, played by BAFTA Rising Star nominee, Killarney actor,
                                                                                  Jessie Buckley, is bursting with raw talent, charisma and cheek. Fresh out
Stagezone on Stage 2019                                                           of jail and with two young kids, all she wants to do is get out of Glasgow
                                                                                  and make it as a country singer in Nashville. Her mum Marion (Julie
SAT 22-SUN 23 JUN 2PM & 7.30PM Main Auditorium €17 / €15 conc                     Walters) has had a bellyful of Rose-Lynn’s Nashville nonsense. Forced to
                                                                                  take responsibility, Rose-Lynn gets a cleaning job, only to find an unlikely
                                                                                  champion in the middle-class lady of the house (Sophie Okonedo).

                                                                                  Directed by Tom Harper, Wild Rose is an uplifting story with an original
                                                                                  soundtrack about family, dreams and reality … and three chords and the

                                                                                  ‘Irresistible … in Jessie Buckley, a true star is born.’ The Telegraph

                                                                                  ‘A must-see … funny, moving and brilliantly uplifting.’ Stylist

                                                                                  ‘A happy-sad drama of starstruck fever that lifts you up and sweeps
                                                                                  you along, touching you down in a puddle of well-earned tears.’ Variety
Join the energetic young stars of Stagezone Theatre School with a show
                                                                                  ‘Jessie Buckley gives a stand-out performance in Wild Rose, an identity
for all the family, packed with great songs and dance routines from
                                                                                  story about choice, sacrifice and knowing who you really are.’ Daily
Humpty Dumpty, Superheroes, Willy Wonka, School of Rock, The Greatest
Showman, All Shook Up, Mamma Mia, 42nd Street and We Will Rock You!
This is a wonderful opportunity for all students to showcase their talents in
musical theatre, hip hop dancing and comedy. Stagezone Theatre School is
based in Draíocht with classes for boys and girls from 5-20 years of age.

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                                                                                 Dancers Day: Masterclasses
                                                                                 SUN 30 JUN 11AM-3.15PM Main Auditorium €10 per class

                                                                                 As part of the IYDF 2019 activities, there are masterclasses available in
                                                                                 Contemporary Dance, Jazz and Hip-Hop.

                                                                                 11AM-12.15PM           Jazz with Anderson De Souza (Brasil)
                                                                                 12.30PM-1.45PM         Contemporary Dance with Toni Bravo (US)
                                                                                 2PM-3.15PM             Hip-Hop Fusion with Matt Szczerek (Ireland)

                                                                                 These Masterclasses are FREE for festival participants.
Irish Youth Dance Festival 2019 at Draíocht
Presented by Dublin Youth Dance Company (DYDC) in
collaboration with Draíocht and Fingal Arts Office
MON 24 – SUN 30 JUN 2019

2019 sees the Irish Youth Dance Festival celebrate its 19th year – making
it Ireland’s longest running youth dance festival. This unique and hugely
popular event will offer audiences the opportunity to see the most
exciting up-and-coming young dance talent Ireland has to offer, alongside
International guests, masterclasses, workshops and performance
opportunities! Draíocht is delighted to host IYDF 2019 for the first time.

Youth Dance Residency MON 24 - FRI 28 JUN                                        Young Creators Platform
This week-long residency with teacher and choreographer Justine Doswell          SUN 30 JUN 4PM Draíocht Studio Free
(DYDC), is for young people selected from D15 Transition Year Secondary
School Taster sessions, held earlier this year. Over 5 days, participants        Young dancers aged 12-25 years will perform their own choreographic
will work together exploring and creating a contemporary dance piece for         works and share their creativity in front of a supportive audience. Its a great
performance at the Young Creators Platform on 30th June.                         opportunity for young dancers to present their work and get feedback
                                                                                 from the audience at the Q&A session after the performance. Further
Irish Youth Dance Festival 2019                                                  information about applying for Young Creators Platform from Mariam
                                                                                 Ribon at info.dydc@gmail.com
SAT 29 JUN 8PM Main Auditorium €14 / €12 conc / Family of 4 €40
                                                                                 Booking through Draíocht’s Box Office tel 01-8852622.
Audiences are promised the most exciting up-and-coming young dance               For more information about IYDF at Draíocht, contact Sarah Beirne,
talent Ireland has to offer in this fully staged production on Draíocht’s Main   sarah@draiocht.ie

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Coming Next Season –                                          Draíocht and Early Years
Now Booking

                  SEPTEMBER – MUSIC			                    [
                  The Legend of Luke Kelly
                  With Chris Kavanagh
                  SAT 14 SEP 8PM €20 / €18 conc

                  SEPTEMBER – MUSIC
                  Sinatra – Best of the Best		                Exploring More With Early Years Arts
                  Ken Kirwan & his Swing Band
                                                              This series of individual monthly workshops are intended to allow you and
                  SAT 21 SEP 8PM €22 / €20 conc
                                                              your child to explore different art mediums in an open and undirected way.
                                                              There will be mess and there will be fun. Cost: €5 Per Child Per Workshop
                   OCTOBER – COMEDY                           (accompanying adult is free). Booking and further information from Box
                   Fred Cooke                                 Office on 01-8852622.
                   Fred Space
                   SAT 05 OCT 8.15PM €15                      Exploring Painting
                                                              TUE 30 APR 10AM-10.50AM & 11.45AM-12.35PM (50 MINS)
                   OCTOBER/NOVEMBER – MUSIC
                   Frankie’s Guys                             Working alongside artist Anne Cradden, the children will explore texture and
                   A Tribute to Frankie Valli                 colour, creating prints using stamps and found objects. (DRESS FOR MESS)
                   THU 31 OCT & FRI 01 NOV 8PM €25

                                                              Exploring Sound And Technology
                   NOVEMBER – COMEDY                          TUE 11 JUN 10.15AM-11.15AM & 11.45AM-12.45PM (60 MINS)
                   Des Bishop
                   Take the Points                            Join artists from ‘Make Create Innovate’, who will introduce the children to
                   FRI 08 NOV 8PM €25 / €23 conc              different tactile materials and how they can be used to trigger sound. What
                                                              does a feather sound like for instance?

                  Book Now tel 01-8852622
                                                              Exploring Baby Boogie
         Full show details available on www.draiocht.ie
                                                              TUE 27 AUG 10.20AM-11.10AM & 11.30AM-12.20PM (50 MINS)

                                                              Baby Boogie is a fun movement class lead by Jo Quinn, with musical
                                                              instruments, parachutes, bubbles, feather blowing and scarf dancing.
                                                              WORKSHOP NOTES:
           Just text DRAIOCHT to 51444                        These workshops are designed for children aged 2- 4 years. Please respect age limits
   (standard rates apply) to receive special offers           as each workshop has been designed especially for these age ranges. All children must
                                                              be accompanied by an adult and all adults must be accompanied by a child. These
                and up to date news.
                                                              sessions are only suitable for one parent/guardian and accompanying child (without
                                                              siblings). Booking tel: 01-8852622.

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Draíocht and Families

Easter Workshops - Booking tel: 01-8852622

Exploring Motion with Motors: Scribble Bots
TUE 16 APR Draíocht Workshop Room €5 per child
WORKSHOP 1: Age 9-12 yrs 10.30AM-12.30PM (2 hrs)
WORKSHOP 2: Age 13-15 yrs 1PM-3PM (2 hrs)
                                                                            Family Day: Salt Painting Is Awesome
Join artists from ‘Make Create Innovate’, who will introduce participants   SAT 13 APR Draíocht Galleries 12PM-3PM
to robot-making using recycled materials and motors. This hands-on, fun
workshop will give participants the opportunity to explore the connection   Starting with a blank page, our artists will show you how to create shapes
between STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and maths)             using glue … circles, lines, anything you feel inspired by. Then sprinkle with
subjects, while making a Scribble Bot, a simple robot that creates art!     salt and watch the magic happen. Why not visit our exhibition for some
                                                                            inspiration, where there are many processes, materials, styles and subjects
Exploring Electricity: The Power In Your Pencil
                                                                            to explore (see pg 41).
WED 17 APR Draíocht Workshop Room €5 Per child
WORKSHOP 1: Age 6-8 yrs 10.30AM-11.30AM (1 hr)                              Family Day: Try Life Drawing
WORKSHOP 2: Age 9-12 yrs 12PM-1.30PM (1.5 hrs)                              SAT 18 MAY Draíocht Galleries 12PM-3PM

Join artists from ‘Make Create Innovate’, who will introduce participants   Look, respond, colour, explore and create a still-life masterpiece during this
to the pencil as a tool that can conduct electricity. This hands-on, fun
                                                                            gallery based family day. Begin by exploring artist Geraldine O’Neill’s work in
workshop will give participants the opportunity to explore circuitry and
                                                                            our exhibition ‘MAKing Art: PAINTing’ (see pg 41). We will be using blending
graphite and its potential to make drawings that trigger sound and music.
                                                                            and colouring chalk techniques, to create still-life chalk images of our own.

Exploring Kinaesthetic Learning: Leaps & No
                                                                            FAMILY DAY NOTES
THU 18 APR Draíocht Workshop Room €5 Per child
                                                                            Sessions are free, but space is limited. Max 50 per workshop
WORKSHOP 1: Age 6-8 yrs 10.30AM-11.30AM (1 hr)
WORKSHOP 2: Age 9-12 yrs 12PM-1.30PM (1.5 hrs)                              Session 1: 12PM – 12.50PM
                                                                            Session 2: 1PM – 1.50PM
Mariam Ribon of Dublin Youth Dance Company introduces dance and             Session 3: 2PM – 2.50PM
movement in an imaginative and creative way. Kinaesthetic Learning is a
whole body learning experience that uses movement to explore science,       Dress for Mess. Unless otherwise stated workshops are designed for children from

maths and more in new ways!                                                 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!
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The Toddler Takeover – For Ages 0-6 Years                                        Learn To Play Music Day
A little event celebrating the creative arts                                     With Castleknock School of Music
for very young children                                                          Mini Music & Instrumental Classes
WED 29 MAY 10.30AM-12.30PM THU 30 MAY 10AM-3.30PM Draíocht                       THU 06 JUN 1.30PM – 5.30PM €5 6 Months to 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 a range of
                                                                                 instruments. 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 Months Mini Music: Busy Babies		 1.30PM – 2.00PM
This is Draíocht’s 5th Toddler Takeover event which celebrates the limitless
                                                                                 2 – 3 Years     Mini Music: Bonny Bluebirds		 2.10PM – 2.40PM
imagination of the very young child and the magic that happens when it is
combined with the world of artists and the arts.                                 3 – 4 Years     Mini Music: Red Robins		 2.50PM – 3.20PM

This year we explore sounds and movement, loud and soft, fast and slow,          4 – 5 Years     Mini Music: Pink Bears		 3.30PM – 4.00PM
footprints, bangs and bops. Bells and dancers, clackers, crackers … what         5 – 6 Years     Try it Out: Pathway to Piano		 3.30PM – 4.00PM
does a bag full of stones sound like … what does a dancer in a tent do? With
                                                                                 5 – 6 Years     Mini Music: Yellow Bunnies		 4.00PM – 4.30PM
a combination of book-in and free drop-in events, children are invited to
bring their insatiable curiosity and their adults to explore, discover new art   5 – 6 Years     Try it Out: Adventures in Violin		 4.30PM – 5.00PM
forms, create, play, do a dance, see a dance, draw, explore, and nurture         6 – 7 Years     Try it Out: Adventures in Violin		 3.30PM – 4.00PM
creative potential, while having fun too.
                                                                                 6 – 7 Years     Try it Out: Gateway to Guitar		 4.00PM – 4.30PM
Booking opens on Tue 16 April 2019, 10am, tel: 01-8852622. Book-in
                                                                                 6 – 7 Years     Mini Music: Green Frogs		 4.30PM – 5.00PM
workshops and shows cost €5 per child (accompanying adult free).
                                                                                 6 – 7 Years     Try it Out: Pathway to Piano		 5.00PM – 5.30PM
                                                                                 7+ Years        Try it Out: Adventures in Violin		 4.00PM – 4.30PM
This year we will also have a special sensory day. This will have limited
capacity and events and workshop will be adapted to suits the needs of           7+ Years        Try it Out: Pathway To Piano		 4.30PM – 5.00PM
young children with additional needs. Please contact Sarah directly if you       7+ Years        Try it Out: Gateway to Guitar		 5.00PM – 5.30PM
have a group or a child that you think might be interested in this event.
                                                                                 8+ Years        Try it Out: Flute / Clarinet / Saxophone		 2.50PM – 3.30PM
To pre-register for advance information, email marketing@draiocht.ie with
‘Toddler TakeOver’ in the subject field.

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Create Dance Project
                                                                                  Youth Arts Collaborations
APR-JUN 2019

Create Dance, now in its 8th year, 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
and Antje O’Toole, work together with participants and their parents to
explore all types of dance and free movement, ending each workshop with
the all-important solo dance. During the next two terms, our dancers will
begin to work on these solo pieces to showcase alongside other dancers as
part of the Irish Youth Dance Festivals Dancers Day (see pg 27).

There are currently spaces available for children aged 6-8 years of age. If you
have a child of that age with a love of dance, please get in touch with Sarah,    Room 13 Inquiry - Easter Art School
sarah@draiocht.ie / ph 01 8098029. During term time, workshops are on             APRIL 2019
Saturdays: Juniors (Age 6-12 yrs): 12.15PM-1.15PM and Seniors (Age 13-17
yrs) 1.30PM-2.30PM                                                                We are delighted to present another opportunity for young people to
                                                                                  develop their creativity and learn alongside practicing professional artists
                                                                                  in a dynamic educational environment. Each morning participants will meet
                                                                                  with artist Anne Cradden – lead artist on the Room 13 Inquiry initiative -
                                                                                  who will introduce the children to new art materials and techniques while
                                                                                  exploring their interests. This programme is a partnership between Fingal
                                                                                  County Council’s Arts Office and Draíocht. www.room13inquiry.ie

FILM: Ralph Breaks The Internet
Sensory Friendly Family Screening
SAT 18 MAY 3PM Draíocht Studio €5 adults & children Dur: 112 mins

Bad guy Ralph and girl-racer-glitch Vanellope are back! Ralph and Vanellope       Connect Club
must travel beyond Litwak’s Arcade and into the expansive world of the            JULY 2019
internet in search of a missing part to save Sugar Rush. Along the way they
encounter pop-up ads, high stakes online auctions, Disney princesses and
                                                                                  This July will be Draíocht’s 12th year working with the Daughters of
a deadly online driving game. Enjoy our Sensory Screening with lowered
                                                                                  Charity’s Summer ’Connect Club’ in Laurel Lodge. The camp, catering
volume, lights on at low level, small audience size and the ability to make
                                                                                  for young people with varying degrees of intellectual disability, aims at
noise and move around freely during the screening if you wish.
                                                                                  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.

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Draíocht & Primary Schools                                                       Draíocht & Secondary Schools

FOCUS ON … Painting Still-Life                                                   Secondary Cycle Art Exam Preparation
With Geraldine O’Neill                                                           Revision Day: Meeting The Artists, Exploring The Art
MON 13 & TUE 14 MAY Draíocht Workshop Room                                       THU 04 APR 10.30AM-1.30PM Free
10.30AM-12PM or 12.30PM-2PM
Age Range: 3rd - 6th Class Pupils. Cost: €45 Per Class
                                                                                 This unique revision day is designed for Leaving Certificate art students and
                                                                                 teachers. Using the exhibition ‘MAKing Art: PAINTing’ (see pg 41), we will
After a facilitated exploration of the exhibition ‘MAKing Art: Painting’, (see   explore and support art student’s preparation for the Leaving Certificate Art
page 41) featured artist Geraldine O’Neill will lead a workshop introducing      Appreciation section, through a series of talks and hands-on activities.
still-life painting. Using a number of different techniques, pupils begin with
seeing what is before them and responding with paint and paint brushes.          The day is balanced by a series of talks by Draíocht’s gallery curator, Sharon
Still-life encourages not only thoughts and ideas, but seeing the colours,       Murphy, exhibition artists, Geraldine O’Neill (currently on the Leaving Cert
shapes, lines and textures that are before you.                                  Art Syllabus)and Susan Connolly and a hands-on exploration of the gallery
                                                                                 exhibition with Draíocht technicians and gallery educators. Through these
Limited to 1 class per school but other classes are welcome to be part of a      talks, we will concentrate on different aspects of a gallery exhibition, from
waiting list. Please get in touch with Sarah Beirne 01-8098029 if cost is an     the selection of work to its installation. We will facilitate mediated sketching
issue for your school. Max of 30 pupils per class.                               tours, encouraging pupils to explore the act of painting, its materials,
                                                                                 processes and varied manifestations, by seeing and responding to four
Shrek (2001) The Greatest Fairy Tale Never Told!                                 contemporary artists with contrasting styles and subjects. We will also
                                                                                 explore paintings from the collection of The Arts Council, featuring works
Primary School Summer Screening                                                  by 10 artists, some of which have never been shown publicly.
TUE 25 JUN 10.30AM Main Auditorium €5 per pupil / 2 teachers free per            Places are free, but limited and must be booked in advance with Draíocht’s
class of 20+ Cert: G Dur: 89 mins                                                Box Office on 01-8852622.

Shrek (Mike Myers) goes on a quest to rescue the feisty Princess Fiona
(Cameron Diaz) with the help of his loveable Donkey (Eddie Murphy)
and win back the deed to his swamp from scheming Lord Farquaad (John
                                                                                 Gallery Sketch Tours
Lithgow).                                                                        APR-MAY

                                                                                 These tours have been created to support pupils preparing for Art Exam
The Artful Classroom                                                             papers. Using the exhibition ‘MAKing Art: PAINTing’ (see pg 41), we offer
A CPD Programme for Primary School Teachers                                      support to students in answering questions on visiting an exhibition or a
A partnership between Fingal Arts Office &                                       gallery space. Facilitated by Draíocht artists, this tour gives students the
                                                                                 opportunity to ask questions and explore Draíocht’s exhibitions, focusing
Superprojects                                                                    on how we lay out, install, display and light work. They will also have an
                                                                                 opportunity to make notes, sketches and diagrams.
01-05 JUL 10AM–3PM €45 (includes lunch each day)
                                                                                 Contact Sarah on 01-8098029. Max 30 students per class with
We are delighted to present this programme aimed at primary school               accompanying teacher.
teachers and delivered by professionally trained creative professionals,
artists and educators - Architect Aoife Banim (Construction), Artists Beth
O’Halloran (Paint & Colour), Clare Breen (ICT, Clay, Fabric, Fibre), Anne        Draíocht has a number of Access Places available across its programme. If you would
Bradley (Drawing), and Catriona Leahy (Print). The programme takes place         like to nominate someone to participate who may not have the fee for a course or
in Draíocht and includes visits to IMMA.                                         an event, please contact Sarah on 01-8098029 or sarah@draiocht.ie in confidence.

Book now 01-8852622 or www.draiocht.ie                                           Draíocht is committed, within its resources, to access to the arts for all.

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Summer Projects                                                                   Draíocht Youth Arts Festival

Bookings: 01-8852622

Summer Song School
MON 01- FRI 05 JUL 10AM-4PM THU 04 JUL 10AM-8PM Free Concert
For Family & Friends on THU 04 JUL at 7PM AGE: 13-17 YEARS €45

The ever popular SongSchool returns for what will undoubtedly be another
sold out week of music based curiosity, collaboration and creativity.
SongSchool is a week-long project that is ideal for those who are interested
                                                                                  Draíocht Youth Arts Festival runs over the summer months and supports
in writing and recording songs, performing a concert, making a video,
                                                                                  high quality work for and by young people aged 13-23 years. Young people
learning about music technology and meeting people who love music as
much as they do … not to mention forming bands and having fun!                    are involved as performers, creators and audiences throughout, with the
                                                                                  festival offering a range of shows, workshops and masterclasses.

                                                                                  24-30 JUN
Art Explorers: Artistic Adventures                                                The festival kicks off with a week-long Dance Residency with Dublin Youth
                                                                                  Dance Company, followed by the Irish Youth Dance Festival 2019 (29 JUN),
MON 08 - FRI 12 JUL
                                                                                  taking place for the first time in Draíocht (see pgs 26 & 27). Both local
                                                                                  and international young people will showcase their talent, supported by an
                                                                                  ancillary programme of dance masterclasses and a young creators platform
                                                                                  event. Booking is through Box Office tel 01-8852622.
Artist Deirdre O’Reilly will introduce the children to a range of art materials
and artistic experiences. ‘Artistic Adventures’ will be a creative journey for
children to explore a wide range of techniques which will stimulate their         01-19 JUL
imaginations to be inventive and harness their curiosity. From print making,      Each summer, Draíocht’s Summer Projects provide workshops for 13-17
to painting, to creating their own clay masterpiece, the workshop will
                                                                                  year olds interested in creating original films and original music. Our
culminate in an exhibition of work on the last day for all to enjoy.
                                                                                  partners in CreateSchool and SongSchool are leaders in their field and share
                                                                                  their skills in combining creativity with mobile digital technology (see pg
                                                                                  38). Draíocht Youth Arts Festival will include screenings of the original work
                                                                                  created by the young people involved.
Fingal Film School
MON 15 – FRI 19 JUL 10AM-4PM Age: 13-17 Years €45                                 20 JUL
Want to learn how to make your own films? Over these 5 days, facilitated          Draíocht Youth Arts Festival also sees the creation of a brand new Dublin 15
by CreateSchool, you will collaborate with other creatives to plan, script,       Youth Theatre show, taking place on Draíocht’s Main Stage. Developed by
storyboard, film, edit and learn how to effectively add audio to produce          Draíocht in collaboration with SongSchool and CreateSchool participants
your own short films. Using mobile digital devices and a selection of apps,       during their Summer Projects, this will be D15YT’s 4th major production.
you will gain skills and tips that you can take home and master with your         D15YT produce a bi annual theatre show and past shows include ‘Truth’
own projects. The workshop will conclude with a screening of the films.           (2013), ‘DNA’ (2015) and ‘iCourt’ (2017).
These workshops are funded by Fingal Arts Office.
                                                                                  For more information about how to get involved see www.draiocht.ie or contact Sarah
                                                                                  Beirne, Children & Youth Arts Officer, e: sarah@draiocht.ie or 01-8098029.

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Artist Residencies                                                                  Visual Arts

Ceol Connected                                                                      MAKing Art: PAINTing

Theatre Company in Residence 2019                                                   14 MAR - 18 MAY 2019 Ground & First Floor Galleries

                                                                                    Paintings by Susan Connolly, Bridget Flannery, Geraldine O’Neill & Liz
                                                                                    Rackard Ground Floor Gallery
                                                                                    Paintings from the Collection of The Arts Council First Floor Gallery
                                                                                    Curated by Sharon Murphy

Draíocht is delighted to announce that we will work with Ceol Connected as
Theatre Company in Residence during 2019 and by doing so respond to our
2018-2022 Strategy ‘Space for the Arts’ and in particular our commitment
to expand equality of access to more children.

Ceol Connected is a young and impassioned theatre company that strives
to create meaningful, beguiling, virtuosic, fantastical, and gloriously joyful
work for young audiences that is of the highest quality and that draws
inspiration and intrigue from the world of traditional arts. They are the
makers of ‘The Quiet Tree’, The Far Field’, ’The Wonderful Tune’, ‘A Winter
Wish’, ‘Whistle in the Wind’, and most recently ‘Return of Spring’.

A core creative team comprised of Ceol Connected’s Dr. Thomas Johnston
(traditional artist and theatre-maker), Orla Kelly (visual artist), and
Joanna Williams (Director) are developing, with Draíocht’s support, a
new inclusive and highly participatory theatrical performance, specifically         MAKing Art: PAINTing is the second in a series of exhibitions (2018-2022)
designed for young children with special educational needs. At the heart            particularly aimed at children and young people which explores a specific
of this process is their exploration of how multisensory experiences -              visual art discipline, its materials, processes and varied manifestations.
sound, touch, taste, smell, light, movement, etc. – can be meaningfully             Painting is the focus of this second exhibition (the first was drawing). It
embedded in a theatrical performance to most effectively engage                     celebrates different approaches to the use of paint, to the act of painting
children who have a range of additional needs. This journey began at                and to the painting as finished artwork. Four contemporary artists with
Draíocht in January 2018 with Ceol Connected’s development of A Winter
                                                                                    contrasting styles and subjects are featured in the Ground Floor Gallery:
Wish, a multisensory traditional music performance. Importantly, Ceol
                                                                                    Susan Connolly, Bridget Flannery, Geraldine O’Neill and Liz Rackard.
Connected’s residency at Draíocht will also involve close collaboration with
                                                                                    Paintings from the collection of The Arts Council will be exhibited in the
Oakridge Preschool to ensure that children’s voices and experiences are
                                                                                    First Floor Gallery and will feature works made between 1968 and 2018,
central to the creative process.
                                                                                    some of which have never been shown publicly. Artists include: Berger
Ceol Connected’s Draíocht Residency is supported by Fingal County Council and The   Hammerschlag, Diana Copperwhite, Jacinta Feeney, Damien Flood, Genieve
Arts Council.                                                                       Figgis, Ramon Kassam, Richard Gorman, Roy Johnson, Mark Joyce and
                                                                                    Paul Mosse. MAKing Art: PAINTing will be accompanied by a programme of
                                                                                    engagement for young people facilitated by participating artists

                                                                                    Image: Geraldine O’Neill, Boy (2008), detail, oil on canvas, 240 x 130 cm. Kindly on
                                                                                    loan from the Irish Museum of Modern Art Collection. Photo: Ronan McCrea.

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