What's On

Term commences Wednesday 1 & Thursday 2 October, First Child €85/Additional children €75

The Unlimited Dream Machine School of Theatre

with Zara Starr

Clare based professional theatre company The Unlimited Dream Company are opening a school for budding performers.  Hosting weekly workshops over a ten week term, facilitator Zara Starr will inspire confidence and creativity in a fun and dynamic learning environment.  Zara's hands on approach to devising new and innovative work will encourage students to investigate theatre and performance in an invigorating way while honing their skills as artists.

A native of Clare, Zara is a passionate teacher of Youth Theatre teaching acting, singing and dance.  She is a company member of the multi-award winning ANU Productions and she also plays the character of Loretta in Fair City (RTE).  Zara has five years training in Theatre and in Film from GMIT and specialises in physical theatre, dance, and choreography. 

As well as being a Theatre Maker, Zara is also a Director of both Theatre and Film with her most recent work as Assistant Director on the DCTV production of 'The Inquiry' shown as part of the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival 2014.  Zara was Theatre Artist in Residence for County Louth 2012/2013.

The schedule of  classes is as follows:

Wednesdays:
3:30pm -4:30pm for ages 6-8 years
4:30pm - 5:30pm for ages 13-15 years

Thursdays:
3:30pm - 4:30pm for ages 9-12 years
4:30pm - 5:30pm for ages 16-18 years
 

Term runs from Wednesday Oct 1st & Thursday Dec 11th with no classes on Oct 29th & 30th for Mid-Term.  Enrolment will be held in glór on Wednesday September 10th from 3-5pm.

Booking and information are directly with Zara:
Phone:   083 4512002
Email:     theunlimiteddream@gmail.com
Website: www.theunlimiteddreammachine.com

Thursday 9 October, 11am,

Niall de Búrca

as part of national Children's Book Festival 2014

Niall de Búrca returns to Clare with a roller coaster ride of tales for national Children's Book Festival 2014.

Renowned for his shows full of energy, wit and superb timing, Niall has performed in places as diverse as Los Angeles, Iran and the European Parliament in Brussels.  Raised in the West, Niall emigrated at a young age and lived for many years in New Zealand where he married into a large Maori family. Now back living in Ireland, this master of tales tours worldwide inspiring all with his traditional and original stories. To quote the Vienna Review of Books “His ability to evoke a wide range of emotions from his rapt audience enables him to bewitch people with his stories”. Not to be missed!

Bookings for this event will be made by Clare County Library directly.

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 on How to Tell Tales Through Pictures and Words,  €5 per person

  • Ages 5-7 years with parents: 11.30am - 12.10pm
  • Ages 8-13 years: 2pm – 3pm
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.

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