What's On

Saturday 25 October,

PAWS - The International Pictures and Words Storytelling Festival

The first PAWS Festival will be held in glór this year and the festival will highlight art, storytelling, literature, comics, education, the Irish language, film, theatre, traditional storytelling and other media in which stories are told.

There will be a free open day for everyone to attend with stalls from comic creators, poets, novelists, illustrators, book publishers, etc. to show the variety of ways in which we tell stories.

There will also be workshops (bilingual using Irish and English) on How to Tell Tales Through Pictures and Words, with all materials provided:

  • Ages 5-8 years with parents: 11.30am - 12.10pm,  €5
    This is a workshop doing drawings for kids and their parents starting with a 15 minute storytelling session from Eddie Lenihan.
     
  • Ages 9-13 years: 2pm – 3.30pm, €8
    In this workshop kids will create a small comic strip.  This workshop also includes a free Irish language comic.
Tuesday 28 & Wednesday 29 October, 10am - 3.30pm, €40 for 2 days

Createschool Stop-Motion Workshops

Suitable for ages 8-12 years

Ever wanted to bring your Lego mini figures to life?

Well now you can thanks to Createschool's brand new stop motion workshop. Experienced tutors will share tips and techniques on set building, filming, editing and creating sound scapes. Lego figures will come to life as they walk and talk through a forest landscape.

Participants will work in small groups to collaborate and create the set, storyboard and plan their stop motion movie and then to film and produce it. The workshop is focussed on hands on learning and all participants will receive a certificate of participation and a copy of their movie!

All materials are supplied though we would encourage participants to bring along their own favourite Lego character & a packed lunch.

Thursday 30 October, 10.30am -12pm & 12.30pm – 2pm, €8 (materials included)

Mask Making Workshops

with Ana Colomer from Tic Toc Puppets

Animals, monsters, super heroes... make your own mask this Halloween.
Using paper, cardboard and other recycled materials, this workshop is fun, crafty and creative. 

For ages 7-12 years

Friday 31 October, 1.30pm & 4pm,
Saturday 1 November, 10.30am & 1.30pm, €12 adult / €9 child / €34 family of 4 (minimum 1 adult)

The Gruffalo Live on Stage!

A TALL STORIES production proudly presented by KW & NB Ltd

Hit monster family show, direct from a West End Season!  Don’t miss Tall Stories’ hit musical stage adaptation of the award winning picture book, The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

Meet a wheeler-dealer Fox, an eccentric old Owl and a maraca-shaking, party mad Snake!  Mouse can scare these hungry animals away with tall stories of the terrifying Gruffalo, but what happens when he comes face to face with the very creature he imagined...?    The Gruffalo is the perfect family treat with plenty of songs, laughs and scary fun for children aged 3+ and their grown-ups.

Watch the trailer online at www.gruffalolive.com 

‘A fine piece of children’s theatre’ **** Sunday Times
Monstrous fun!’ ****Daily Mail

Running time: 55 minutes

All illustrations copyright © Axel Scheffler 1999, published by Macmillan Children’s Books.

From Thursday 6 & Saturday 8 November for 7 weeks, 10.15am & 11.15am, €55 per child per term

Gymboree

for 3-6 year olds

Expect musical fun and games incorporating all types of music, over 20 different Styles RnB, African, Latin, Classical, Abba, Elvis and lots more fun mixed with giggles!

Advance booking is required as capacity is strictly limited. 

For bookings and all enquiries, please contact Oonagh Minogue on 086 354 0253.
www.playandmusic.ie  /  www.facebook.com/gymboreeclare

Friday 7 November, 7.30pm, Free of charge but booking essential

Launch of Music Generation Clare

Music Generation Clare will launch with a mixed-genre music performance of stories and facets of life unique to County Clare.  Come and find out what we have in store for you over the coming years.



Music Generation is Ireland’s new National Music Education Programme, co-funded by U2, The Ireland Funds, The Department of Education and Skills and Local Music Education Partnerships.

From Saturday 8 November for 5 weeks, 10.30am - 11.30am,

Art Classes for Children

Suitable for children aged 5-12 years old

These childrens art classes will take place in the glór foyer with experienced teacher Helen Lowe.

All material is included in the class. The series of classes will touch on still life, portrait, landscape, abstract and animals. For this series of classes we will use oil pastels, watercolors and acrylic on different media. The aim is that after 5 classes the children will feel comfortable with using different media and supports. Class size is limited so please book in advance.

Cost per student €55
(€50 for 2nd child / €40 for 3rd child from same family)

Booking directly with Helen on 086 736 3320.
More information at www.facebook.com/quinart.class

Terms starting Tuesday 7 October & Tuesday 11 November,

Kindermusik Baby & Toddler Class with Anita - October & November 2014 terms

For ages newborn to 3.5 year olds

Bond with your child as you play, sing, dance (no talent required!), and giggle together. Your child will learn and grow through activities that stimulate brain growth, build motor skills, enhance social-emotional development, and much more.

Parents know instinctively what scientists have proven: young children thrive on music. All over the world, parents bond with their babies through musical sounds and rhythmic movement. They rock and swing their children, put them to sleep with lullabies, make them laugh with nursery rhymes. Kindermusik is the world’s most trusted music movement program for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and young children. 

Digital home material: 
Music downloads: All of the songs, rhymes, stories and sounds from class are easy to download and add to your music collection.  Monthly literature book is included in e-book format, with pages you can turn yourself, and a page-by-page audio read-aloud that you can turn on or off.  Activity buttons take you to a variety of different activity types, including dance and movement instructions, fingerplay demonstrations and instructions, together-in-the-kitchen activities, music time, listening games, vocal play activities, video field trips, find-it/count-it style activities, ideas for pretend play, and more.

To view a class schedule, please click here.

For more information or to book, contact Anita directly:
Mobile:   089 983 7551
Email:    kindermusikwithanita@gmail.com

Monday 1 December, 10am & 12pm, €7

Twas the Night Before Christmas / Oíche Roimh an Nollag

presented by Branar Téatar do Pháistí

**** (4 Stars) Branar's exquisite show for children - The Irish Times

Unwrap the Magic of Christmas.

The town is preparing for Christmas. Houses are being decorated, cards being written, presents being wrapped and stockings being hung. Join Branar, as they take you on a joyful journey through to the most magical night of year.  Inspired by the classic poem, this bi-lingual show combines storytelling, original live music & puppetry to create a fun & magical festive show for audiences aged 5 and upwards.

Running time:  approx 1 hour.

Thursday 11 December, 7.30pm, €20/€18conc/€12.50 child/€60 family of 4

Swan Lake

presented by Ballet Ireland

This most famous of ballets, combines romantic themes, classical technique and ethereal imagery together with Tchaikovsky's majestic score, to ensure this masterpiece’s immortality.  Swan Lake tells the story of Odette, a beautiful princess, who by day is turned into a swan by evil magician Von Rothbart, only to regain her human form at night. Out hunting by the Lakeside, Prince Siegfried encounters her and falls in love with her. But will he be able to break Von Rothbart’s spell…?

This enduring story of love and tragedy, good and evil, and has enthralled audiences since it premiered in 1877.   This autumn 25 leading professional dancers from Ireland and abroad will perform in this breath-taking production which was loved by audiences and critics when last produced by Ballet Ireland.

‘Perfectly formed and translucent production of the romantic classic’ ‘Clever touches with the choreography, performances and staging’
The Irish Times

‘Moving production…beautifully choreographed’
The Sunday Business Post

‘exuberant and beautiful production’
Irish Mail on Sunday

Monday 22 - Tuesday 23 & Saturday 27 - Tuesday 30 December, 2.30pm, €15/€50 family of 4
Saturday 27 & Sunday 28 December, 7pm, €15/€50 family of 4

Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs

presented by Pantaloons

This Christmas join Pantaloons with BreakThrough Dance Company for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

A beautiful girl, Snow White, has to hide in the forest in the house of the Seven Dwarfs from her stepmother, the wicked Queen. The Queen is jealous because she wants to be known as "the fairest in the land," and Snow White is much more beautiful.

The Seven Dwarfs grow to love their unexpected visitor, who cleans their house and cooks their meals. But one day while the dwarfs are at work, the  wicked Queen arrives at the cottage disguised as an old woman and she persuades Snow White to bite into a poisoned apple. On their return, the dwarfs are devastated to find the stricken Snow White.

The Prince, who has fallen in love with Snow White, happens by and awakens her from the wicked Queen's deathlike spell with "love's first kiss”.

Expect lots of hissing and booing, songs, wonderful dance routines and lots of audience participation...

Check us out on facebook for more information on the cast.