What's On

Friday 21 March to Wednesday 30 April, 10am - 5pm daily, Free of charge


a Laureate na nÓg project presented by glór

Children’s illustration offers a unique opportunity for literature and visual art to intersect. Showcasing twenty-one artists, Pictiúr demonstrates the range, scope and skill of Irish illustrators. The exhibition comprises 42 art pieces by 21 of Ireland’s leading children’s book illustrators, and includes illustrations from books written in English and Irish.

The exhibition will be curated by Ireland’s current Laureate na nÓg Niamh Sharkey and other illustrators featured will include PJ Lynch, Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick, Chris Haughton, Kevin Waldron, Oliver Jeffers, Chris Judge, Steve Simpson, Andrew Whitson, Mary Murphy, Michael Emberley and Olivia Golden.

Monday 28 April, 12.15pm, €6


brought to you by The Ark with the support of an Arts Council Touring Award

Join Moya Brennan, the voice of Clannad, and celebrated harper Cormac De Barra on a magical musical journey for everyone aged 4 to 104.

Bringing together traditional Irish music and original music by Moya and Cormac, this gorgeous musical performance for families is inspired by the legend of Brian Boru’s harp and celebrates 1,000 years since the Battle of Clontarf in 1014.

Demo class Tuesday 29 April , 10.30am - 11.15am, Free
Term starts Tuesday 6 May for 8 weeks, 10.30am - 11.15am, €80 (incl. home materials)

Kindermusik with Anita - April 2014 term at glór

For ages newborn to 18 months

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.

Kindermusik Village is for lap babies, crawlers, and walkers. It incorporates the most current research on early childhood development and provides families a special place for learning and connecting with other parents and babies through music and movement.

Home Materials: A picture board book with charming farm animals and the sounds they make—Cock-a-doodle-Moo, a CD of the songs heard in class, a Sunshine Jingle instrument for music-making at home, and a set of Art Banners for the nursery wall.

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

From Saturday 10 May 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

Thursday 22 May, 7.30pm, €12/€10 conc.

Shoot for the Stars

presented by Broadway Dance Recital

This show brings together our three dance schools from Doolin and Miltown Malbay, Co. Clare and Kinvara, Co. Galway.  We will showcase all styles of dance, ranging from jazz, tap, ballet, hiphop, musical theatre and contemporary. 

A family friendly show to guaranteed to entertain all ages.  You will be dancing in you seats to all the well-known pop hits and music throughout the decades.

Saturday 24 May, 1.00pm, €5

The Speks

Songs and Music for kids and kids at heart

We are The Speks and we sing nursery rhymes and kids' songs set to Irish music because we love Irish music!

We live on an island in the middle of the ocean off the coast of Co. Clare, Ireland. It's called Glasses Island because everybody wears glasses here. Our names are Quince, Naymon, Tommo, Pete, Ed and Rafferty and we love to sing, dance and play Irish music for kids. In fact, we're just like big kids ourselves. We never really grew up...we just grew older.

Sing along and sing aloud!


Thursday 29 May, 7.30pm, €7
Friday 30 May, 10am & 12pm, €7

Bláth/The Flower

presented by Branar Téatar do Pháistí with Roscommon Arts Centre

Branar's new show Bláth/The Flower is set in a world that has decided colour and plants are no longer needed. A boy finds a magical book and sees flowers for the first time. He then discovers a packet of flower seeds in a junk shop and must learn how to bring the flower to life.

Bláth is based on the children's book The Flower by John Light & Lisa Evans. Designed by the artist Maeve Clancy with original music by Colm Mac Con Iomaire (The Frames), Bláth is a non verbal show that will enchant audiences as they enter a world made entirely of paper. Combining, puppetry, object theatre and original score, Bláth promises to a show that will be unforgettable.

Suitable for ages 7+
Duration 50 Mins

Saturday 5 July, 7pm, €18/€15 Conc./€10 child/€50 Family 4

Knee Deep by Casus

as part of Ennis Street Festival

Presented by Ten 42 Productions

Casus, a name derived from the Latin for a ‘culmination of circumstances or a chance event’, is a Brisbane-based boutique circus company with big plans.  Casus brings humanity into circus through a breathtaking and fragile display of skills. Through bold, quirky and captivating performance the four members of Casus (Emma Serjeant, Jesse Scott, Natano Fa’anana and Lachaln McAulay) bring a wealth of knowledge and experience into this innovative work, having previously performed extensively in Australia and around the world with C!RCA, Legs on the Wall, Polytoxic, and Briefs Collective. 

Formed mid 2011, Casus present their premier work Knee Deep. Four performers explore the boundaries of strength and tenderness. Bodies are pushed and pulled, weighed and tested, probing the limits of both physicality and feeling.

Monday 7 - Friday 11 July, 10am - 3pm daily,


Starcamp is Irelands leading and most renowned performing and fun Summer Camp and is open to boys and girls aged 4-13.

Starcamp's core ethos is to instil confidence and self-esteem through praise and recognition. We create a wondrous, nurturing environment where participation and happiness are key. We enhance skills and personalities through creative energies that will last a lifetime. Sing, Dance and Act ,all while making new friends and having fun. Run by professional, experienced, fully trained and Garda vetted leaders, choreographers and drama coaches.

To book your child's place, visit www.starcamp.ie or call 021 4377900.

Monday 14 - Friday 18 July, 11am - 1pm Groups C & D,
Monday 14 - Friday 18 July, 2pm - 4pm Groups A & B, €95 / €85 per child when 2 or more siblings

Ballet Ireland’s 14th Annual Summer School

"Let’s Make a Ballet"

This year it’s all about shoes!!!  Drawing on inspiration from the original tale, The Elves and the Shoemaker, this year’s participants will have an unforgettable time creating a ballet with professional dancers from Ballet Ireland.  

Each day begins with class on stage with the dancers. Summer school participants become part of the creative process, helping to devise the choreography, create sets and costumes (including shoes!). Our hugely popular summer school, gives aspiring performers a taste for all that goes into making a ballet and a peak into the life of a professional dancer.  Together with the dancers, the young performers play an important role in the creation of their own full length ballet which is performed on stage at the end of the week for family and friends to come and enjoy.

Suitable for ages 6+ with or without dance training.

The age groups are:
Group A: 6-8 yrs
Group B: 9-11 yrs
Group C: 12-15 yrs
Group D: 16 and over

Tuesday 15 - Friday 18 July, €90 for 4 days, including light lunch each day, 10am – 1.30pm daily

Demonstration Cookery Classes (with some hands on) for ages 10-12 years

with Margaret O'Brien

Baking and cooking are life skills. Children who learn these skills will not only be able to prepare food for themselves, but also for others.  They  will learn to appreciate the time and effort it takes to prepare food and to better understand ingredients and tastes that work in harmony.  But, most of all they will experience the fun of preparation and the satisfaction of serving fresh, tasty food.

Tuesday 29 July - Friday 1 August,
Tuesday 5 - Friday 8 August, 10am - 1pm daily, €60 per child per week

Gymboree Summer Camp

for 3-6 year olds

Gymboree brings its first summer camp to glór in 2014.  Expect musical fun and games incorporating all types of music, over 20 different Styles RnB, African, Latin, Classical, Abba, Elvis and lots more.  The camp includes arts and crafts, sports, face painting and lots of 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

Tuesday 28 & Wednesday 29 October, 10am - 3.30pm, €25 for 1 day / €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.