What's On

Saturday 23 June, 10.30am & 12pm, Free event but ticketed - please pre-book

The Willow Wood by Julie Tiernan with Anne Blake

presented by Teach na Coille

Suitable for Ages 3-5
Duration: 30 mins

The Willow Wood allows children to step into the magical world of the Willow Wood and travel on an interactive journey of storytelling, musical play, song and exploration. With original music and song in both English and Irish, this show is sure to delight adults and children alike.

Teach Na Coille enterprises are delighted to present this new version supported by glór and Creative Ireland.

A new national day of creativity for children and young people, Cruinniú na nÓg takes place on 23 June 2018. Funded by Creative Ireland, Cruinniú na nÓg aims to celebrate and encourage children and young people’s participation in culture and creativity nationwide through a compelling spread of performances, coding, theatre, art and music workshops, readings and screenings, special events and much more.

 

Saturday 23 June in the glór foyer, 12pm - 3.30pm, free event

Piano Music Marathon

Sign up on the day and just play! All piano players welcome

A new national day of creativity for children and young people, Cruinniú na nÓg takes place on 23 June 2018. Funded by Creative Ireland, Cruinniú na nÓg aims to celebrate and encourage children and young people’s participation in culture and creativity nationwide through a compelling spread of performances, coding, theatre, art and music workshops, readings and screenings, special events and much more.

 

Saturday 23 June , 1pm - 2pm in the Studio, Free event but ticketed. Please pre-book

Introduction to African Dance Family Workshop

Suitable for all ages

Claire O’Meara teaches Kizomba and Semba as well as Afrohouse, Kuduro and traditional dance from Angola. Claire will combine all these dances together to create a fun and uplifting workshop suitable for all ages and will be a great opportunity to get creative and have fun with your family.

A new national day of creativity for children and young people, Cruinniú na nÓg takes place on 23 June 2018. Funded by Creative Ireland, Cruinniú na nÓg aims to celebrate and encourage children and young people’s participation in culture and creativity nationwide through a compelling spread of performances, coding, theatre, art and music workshops, readings and screenings, special events and much more.

 

Saturday 23 June, 3.30pm, Free event but ticketed. Please pre-book

Making the Grade

Dir: Ken Waldrop
Ireland 2017
82 mins
With subtitles

Every year teachers and students throughout Ireland prepare for graded musical exams. This endearing and uplifting documentary explores the bond between piano teachers and their pupils as they struggle through these grades. This is a story of the transformative power of music and the pride and happiness it provides both the students and teachers.

A new national day of creativity for children and young people, Cruinniú na nÓg takes place on 23 June 2018. Funded by Creative Ireland, Cruinniú na nÓg aims to celebrate and encourage children and young people’s participation in culture and creativity nationwide through a compelling spread of performances, coding, theatre, art and music workshops, readings and screenings, special events and much more.

 

Sunday 1 July matinée show, 2.30pm, €12/€10 conc
Sunday 1 July evening show, 7.30pm, €15/€12 conc

‘It’s A Musical!’

presented by Clare Youth Musical Society

Clare Youth Musical Society return with their own musical this year! Eager to perform something different and exciting, this group of talented singers, dancers and actors have created ‘IT’S A MUSICAL!’ Featuring music from well known shows, this is not to be missed!!!

Wednesday 4 & Thursday 5 July, €10 per session

Aerial Workshops

with Irish Aerial Creation Centre

11am to 12.30pm for ages 5-9
1.30pm to 3pm for ages 10-13
3.30pm to 5pm for ages 13+

In these workshops participants will have the opportunity to explore and learn aerial and acrobatic circus skills.

Wednesday 4 July, 3pm - 5pm, €10

Build an Interactive Animal

with Make Create Innovate

Suitable for ages 12 to 16 years old

This hands-on workshop explores MaKey MaKey hardware in a fun creative environment where participants are invited to explore the connections between art and technology.

Friday 6 July, 2pm - 4pm, Free event at the entrance to glór
Saturday 7 July, 12pm - 4pm, Free event at the entrance to glór

Be(e)tween: A Participatory Intervention

by Eileen Hutton

Be(e)tween: A Participatory Intervention by Eileen Hutton, is a sensory experience of bees and beekeeping in order to highlight the importance of honeybees as essential to our surrounding environment.

The installation consists of an observation hive on site; drawings illustrating patterns of bee behaviour, and a participatory event involving wearable, solar-powered, vibrating bee sculpture.

Friday 6 July, 2pm - 5pm, Free event

Game Over (v2)

by Ana Colomer and Coder Dojo

Suitable for Older Children

Game Over (v2) is an interactive art installation by Ana Colomer and Coder Dojo Ennis. It is a video game that uses Microsoft Kinect technology to insert the player into the game to survive a journey with multiple obstacles.

Content may not be suitable for younger children

Monday 9 - Friday 13 July, 10am - 3pm, €95/€170 for 2 Siblings/€235 for 3 Siblings/€300 for 4 siblings

Starcamp

Suitable for ages 4 – 12

Since 2007, Starcamp Summer camps have been offering children an absolutely outstanding week that will make a difference to their lives. Starcamp’s core ethos is building children's self-esteem & confidence and Starcamp’s summer camp children have appeared on numerous shows such as Elev8, Sattitude, The Den, Ireland AM, The Late Late Toy Show, have met with Jedward and Westlife, have sang with Hometown, Ryan Tubridy, Bosco, Zig and Zag and Dustin, and have released singles into the charts!

Book online at www.starcamp.ie

Monday 23 - Friday 27 July, 11am - 1pm (Ages 12+),
Monday 23 - Friday 27 July, 2pm - 4pm (Ages 6-11), €95/€85 for 2 or more children from same family

Ballet Ireland’s Annual Summer School

Let’s Make a Ballet!

Calling all budding performers!

Ballet Ireland’s popular summer school returns to theatres around the country in 2018. This much-loved programme gives participants a chance to experience all that goes into making a ballet and a peek into the life of a professional dancer. Working alongside Ballet Ireland’s professional dancers, participants will be completely involved in creating their own ballet based on a familiar story that is performed on stage at the end of the week for family and friends to come and enjoy.

The week-long programme involves daily class and numerous workshops exploring all the component parts that make ballet; choreography, music, mime, drama and making props and costumes. It is a truly unforgettable experience for all involved.

"When I went to sleep I dreamt I was back on stage. I loved it. When can I do it again?" – 2017 Summer School Participant

The programme is suitable for boys and girls ages 6+ with or without dance training.
 

Sunday 12 August, TBC, €8

The Speks

for ages 2 and up

“The Speks...they're really great!” Derek Mooney, RTE Radio 1

The Speks present a lively show of nursery rhymes and sing-along songs set to acoustic Irish music which will have adults and kids jumping in their seats! Their hand-clapping, toe-tapping, hearty-laughing show is all about life on Glasses Island – a magical island off the coast of Co. Clare where everybody wears glasses!

The Speks have won a Parents’ Choice music award in the US where their music has been described as “Riverdance for kids” and they encourage everyone to sing, scream, clap and dance along during their performances. This will be a great, fun event for kids aged 2 to 92!

“If your little ones love fantastic, magical songs...then The Speks are the boys for you!” Tom Dunne, Newstalk