What's On

From Wednesday 2 September for 15 weeks, 1pm - 3pm,

Full Fathom Theatre

Acting Training and Theatremaking for Adults with and Without Special Needs.

Book directly with Marie McNamara on 087 6391409.

Classes start on Saturday 5 September for 7 weeks, €56 (Activity book & CD an additional cost of €20)
Classes start on Saturday November for 6 weeks, €48 (Activity book & CD an additional cost of €20)

French For Fun For Kids

presented by La Jolie Ronde tutor Rhona Gomès

An opportunity for 4-12 year olds to learn French through games, songs, rhymes, stories, role-plays and fun!

Classes start on Saturday 5th September and run for 7 weeks with a second term starting on Saturday 7th November for 6 weeks.
If children are attending both terms the cost is €100.
Pay for both terms up front to be in with a chance to win a free one to one tuition with Rhona.

Please pre-book with Rhona Gomès at 086-8262500 as spaces are limited.
For more information about La Jolie Ronde please visit www.lajolieronde.ie

12 weeks from Saturday 5 September, 2pm - 4pm, €120/€50 conc.

Astronomy for Beginners with Tony O’Hanlon

Part of the celebration of the UN's recognition of 2015 as the International Year of Light, this workshop is a series of lectures and hands-on astronomy.  From recognising the constellations to the latest knowledge of our Universe, the lectures use stunning images and graphics, while weather permitting, nighttime observing with binoculars and a telescope make this a truly fascinating and fun event.  You don't need to have any knowledge to enjoy the experience.

A co-founder of the Shannonside Astronomy Club in 1985, Tony held the post of Secretary for 24 years; and was also a co-founder and primary organizer of the SAC's Whirlpool Star party based in Birr Castle, Co. Offaly, an internationally recognised event.  A former V.P. of the Irish Astronomical Association, he has presented star shows and public outreach activities at Armagh Planetarium. Tony has been fortunate to spend time at large professional observatories around the world.

Suitable for all, adults and children (10yrs +)

Syllabus

  • week 1 - We are but like a grain of sand - our place in the Universe
  • week 2 - Lights in the firmament, each star is different & with a story to tell
  • week 3 - Meet the neighbours - planets, moons, asteroids, comets & meteors
  • week 4 - Ever changing skies - motions of the celestial sphere, eclipses etc
  • week 5 - Celestial matchmakers - double, multiple & clusters of stars
  • week 6 - Regular as clockwork, or not - the fascination of variable stars
  • week 7 - We are born of stardust- interstellar nebulae; gas and dust clouds
  • week 8 - 'Island Universes' - the Milky Way, other galaxies & galaxy clusters
  • week 9 - Stellar Empires - whole new worlds & possibility of life 'out there'
  • week 10 - Reaching for the stars - optics, telescopes, observatories
  • week 11 - Look and you will see - observing celestial objects to their best
  • week 12 - An era of precision cosmology - current knowledge

For further information and booking contact Tony O'Hanlon on 086 8581550 / tylazy@yahoo.ie

From Monday 7 September for 14 weeks, 10.05am - 11.35am, €70 for 6 sessions

Gentle Yoga with Susie

Yoga is about well-being.  Yoga helps you to manage yourself - the body, thoughts and emotions - through developing awareness and learning to let go of limitations. Suitable for beginners and people with experience of yoga, this session combines physical movements, breath work and a long relaxation.   Susie is fully qualified to teach in the Satyananda tradition of yoga (recognised by the Yoga Federation of Ireland and the British Wheel of Yoga).

Practical information:

  • Wear loose comfortable clothing in layers. Shoes are not worn during the practice of yoga;
  • Bring a blanket or sleeping bag with you for when you are lying on the floor. Mats are provided, though you are welcome to bring your own;
  • Yoga is best practiced on an empty stomach, so try not to eat a large meal for 2 hours before the class;
  • If you have any health problems it is advisable to check with your doctor whether s/he considers yoga to be appropriate for you.
     

For more information or to book, please contact Susie McNaughton 086 7354461.  If a Monday session is missed, it can be made up at other yoga classes during the week, or on other Mondays over a maximum of 8 weeks.

From Thursday 10 & Saturday 12 September for 7 weeks, 10.15am & 11.15am, €55 per child per term

Gymboree

for 6 months - 4 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

From Saturday 12 September for 10 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 €110
(€100 for 2nd child / €80 for 3rd child from same family)

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

Term starting Tuesday 29 September, 10am -10.45am & 11am - 11.45am,

Kindermusik Baby & Toddler Class with Anita - Autumn 2015 term

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.

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

Term commences Wednesday 30 September, 3.30pm - 4.30pm, First Child €100/Additional children €90

The Unlimited Dream Machine School of Theatre with Zara Starr

for 6-12 year olds

Clare based professional theatre company The Unlimited Dream Machine operate 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.

Workshops take place each Wednesday, 3:30pm-4:30pm, between September 30th & December 9th (excluding Oct 28th, mid-term).
Enrolment in glór on Saturday 12th September from 11am to 1pm.

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

8 weeks starting from Wednesday 7 October, 10.15am - 11.15am, €180 (incl. handout material & CD)

8 Week Mindfulness through Breathing

(MBSR - Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction)

Mindfulness can help clarify every situation by focusing on the breath, allowing space and creativity to experience what is already present, bringing gentle kindness to yourself and others around you.

Booking and information contact Josephine Sweeney:
Phone:   087 6926715
Email:    info@serenitywithin.ie
Website: www.serenitywithin.ie

Saturday 24 October, 11am - 4pm,

P.A.W.S.

The International Pictures and Words Storytelling Convention

The International Pictures and Words Storytelling, (P.A.W.S.), Convention 2015 is an annual arts convention based in County Clare, to highlight art, storytelling, literature, comics, education, the Irish language, film, theatre, traditional storytelling and other media in which stories are told.

This year we will have a gathering in glór with cartoonists, writers and illustrators with sessions from 11am to 4pm, including authors and illustrators Alan Nolan, Matthew Griffin as well as others. 

There will be six paid workshops on the day also.
More details to follow.

Tuesday 27 & Wednesday 28 October, 10am - 1pm or 2pm - 5pm, €40 for 2 days

Brick Flicks Stop Motion Halloween Workshops

Suitable for 8-12 year olds

Another stop motion masterclass from Createschool for serious Brick Flicks enthusiasts. Fine tune your production skills as you create a deadly Halloween themed set, materialise monsters and zombify characters. Loads of tips on lighting, audio, soundscapes, special effects, FPS & more.  Join us - you’d be mad not to - mwah ha ha!

Thursday 29 October, 10.30am - 11.30am, €10 (includes all materials)

Halloween Workshop - Shadow Fun

with Ana Colomer

Suitable for those aged 4-6 years old.

Create your own shadow puppets and make up a scary story to show your friends this Halloween.
 

Thursday 29 October, 12.00pm - 1.30pm, €10 (includes all materials)

Halloween Puppet Making

with Ana Colomer

Suitable for those aged 7-12 years old.

Learn how to make a scary sock puppet and a rod puppet to bring home and have a frightful good time playing with your friends!

Friday 30 October, 2.15pm - 4.15pm, €10 (incl. all materials)

Halloween Workshop - Itsy Bitsy Spider

with Helen Lowe

Suitable for ages 7-10 years

We will be making lots of itsy bitsy spiders and hopefully no rain will come to wash our spider out. If the sun comes out it will help our spider-makers create a wonderful web to keep our spiders safe and warm.

Friday 30 October, 10.30am - 12pm, €10 (incl. all materials)

African Mask Making

with Helen Lowe

Suitable for ages 4-6

Beware, children's imaginations run wild with this creative African mask-making workshop. The masks will scare all the neighbours during Halloween. It will be a fun filled event that will turn heads over the holidays!