What's On

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

Introduction to African Dance Family Workshop (SOLD OUT)

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, 3pm - 4pm and 4.15pm - 5.15pm (followed by social dancing), €30

Kizomba Dance Workshops presented by Kizomba Ennis

with Claire O'Meara

Suitable for ages 16+

Kizomba is a dance which originated in Angola back in the late 1970s & early 1980s. It since travelled to Europe and has been growing ever since - Kizomba is taking the world by storm!

Claire O’Meara, a native of Co. Clare, has been dancing for many years and after discovering Kizomba almost 5 years ago, she set up Kizomba Ennis and has been sharing her passion for the dance teaching and choreographing in Ennis for almost 2 years. Claire regularly travels abroad to Lisbon to train with the masters of Kizomba as Portugal is a hub for the dance, She has recently started to teach Kizomba at different festivals in the UK. 

Hour long workshops will run at 3pm and 4.15pm. Make sure to stay after to enjoy some social dancing.

Booking is directly with Claire O'Meara on 085 76 46 098 or claireomeara2000@gmail.com

Saturday 23 June, 2.30pm - 4.30pm in the Red Room, Free event but ticketed. Please pre-book.

An Introduction to Digital Photography For Young People

Getting the Basics Right

In this workshop presented as part of Cruinniú na nÓg, Ruairí Ó Conchúir will lead 12 to 18 year olds through how to get digital photography basics right .

This event has limited capacity, so please pre book.

Supported by Creative Ireland

Tuesday 3 July, 10am - 4.30pm, €40

A Maker Approach to Art and Interactivity

workshops for Adults, Artists and Educators

Make Create Innovate offer this hands-on, jargon-free one day workshop that will introduce you to physical computing using conductive materials, and MaKey MaKey hardware.

Wednesday 4 July, 10am - 11.30am or 12.30pm - 2pm, €10

Build an Animal Scribble Bot

with Make Create Innovate

Suitable for ages 8 to 12

In this exciting, creative workshop you will learn all about motors as you design and build your own animal themed Scribble Bot using recycled materials.

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, 11am , free of charge

The First Friday Series curated by Áine Phillips - Eileen Hutton and Verónica Alvarez

presented by Ennis Street Arts Festival in association with Clare Arts Office, glór and The Artists' Resource Room

The Artists' Resource Room is a visual artist-led community group providing a space for artistic dialogue in Co. Clare in the form of regular meetings, presentations, artist film screenings and debates. Áine Phillips is a visual artist based in Ennis and is Head of Sculpture at Burren College of Art. She has exhibited and performed her work widely in Ireland and internationally.

Join us for tea/coffee in the Spás at glór at 11am followed by our meeting at 11.30am.

The Ennis Street Arts Festival invited Verónica Alvarez, Director of Spanish Environmental Art Centre, Valdelarte, to collaborate with local artists. One of these collaborations will be with Eileen Hutton, artist and lecturer in the Burren College of Art. Both Eileen and Verónica will talk about their practices, their projects and their future partnership in art. A short documentary film, Rebirthing the Hawthorn, by Ana Colomer, Lena Hughes and Veronica Alvarez, exploring the hawthorn, its lore and history as a common link between The Burren and Valdelarte will be also screened on the day.

This short film has been funded by Creative Ireland Clare and Clare Arts Office.

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.

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.
 

Monday 23 – Friday 27 July, 10am to 2pm,

Designer Minds

for ages 7- 13

You will not find a Summer camp experience like Designer Minds anywhere else in the country! We are not just a science camp, a technology camp, an engineering camp, an art camp or a LEGO® camp! We are everything combined, offering your children a true taste of STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Maths.

We know that there are many young boys AND GIRLS out there who have the potential to be great scientists, engineers, programmers and designers. These are the children who love to create, design and draw, the kids who are nuts about technology, the ones who love learning about nature and how the world works, the eager chemists who are mad about doing science experiments and those who love building with LEGO!

At a Designer Minds camp, kids get the opportunity to explore many of the following topics:

  • Make robots, rockets and roller coasters.
  • Enjoy architecture, art and animation.
  • Have fun with microscopes, Minecraft and music technology.
  • Create circuits, skyscrapers and slime.
  • Learn about coding, chemistry and computers.
  • Explore electronics, engineering and energy.
  • We’ll throw in loads of LEGO and lots of laughter to make Designer Minds an unforgettable experience for your child this Summer.

Topics vary depending on location and we rotate them each Summer so that children have a different experience every time!

We use a variety of cutting-edge equipment, scientist and engineer developed activity plans and Garda-vetted leaders. We are focused on fun, hands-on learning ensuring that your child will be inspired to develop a long-lasting love of the STEAM topics!

If you have a budding scientist, designer, techie or engineer then book early to avoid disappointment. Our exclusive camps have a maximum capacity of just 32 children, so places are strictly limited. Sibling discounts available.

Information & booking on https://designerminds.ie/camps

Saturday 11 August, 10am - 5pm, €165 per person

Furniture Techniques Masterclass

presented by Kyle Lane

In this full day workshop, you will learn:

  • How to source, prepare and prime.
  • How to paint and what paint to use.
  • Techniques such as applying wallpaper, transferring font, geometric designs, gold leaf, distressing, white washing and much much more.

Everything is supplied & you will receive a small piece of furniture to work on (small table / locker), along with a detailed booklet with all the instructions you learned throughout the day. Lunch is also provided.

All queries and booking directly with the workshop provider at www.kylelane.ie

Monday 13 – Friday 17 August, 10am to 2pm,

Designer Minds

for ages 7- 13

You will not find a Summer camp experience like Designer Minds anywhere else in the country! We are not just a science camp, a technology camp, an engineering camp, an art camp or a LEGO® camp! We are everything combined, offering your children a true taste of STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Maths.

We know that there are many young boys AND GIRLS out there who have the potential to be great scientists, engineers, programmers and designers. These are the children who love to create, design and draw, the kids who are nuts about technology, the ones who love learning about nature and how the world works, the eager chemists who are mad about doing science experiments and those who love building with LEGO!

At a Designer Minds camp, kids get the opportunity to explore many of the following topics:

  • Make robots, rockets and roller coasters.
  • Enjoy architecture, art and animation.
  • Have fun with microscopes, Minecraft and music technology.
  • Create circuits, skyscrapers and slime.
  • Learn about coding, chemistry and computers.
  • Explore electronics, engineering and energy.
  • We’ll throw in loads of LEGO and lots of laughter to make Designer Minds an unforgettable experience for your child this Summer.

Topics vary depending on location and we rotate them each Summer so that children have a different experience every time!

We use a variety of cutting-edge equipment, scientist and engineer developed activity plans and Garda-vetted leaders. We are focused on fun, hands-on learning ensuring that your child will be inspired to develop a long-lasting love of the STEAM topics!

If you have a budding scientist, designer, techie or engineer then book early to avoid disappointment. Our exclusive camps have a maximum capacity of just 32 children, so places are strictly limited. Sibling discounts available.

Information & booking on https://designerminds.ie/camps

From Monday 03 & Wednesday 05 September, 10.05am - 11.35am,

Mindful Yoga with Susie - Autumn 2018

Take time to tune in to your body, your breath, your self with yoga.   Find comfort and ease in the body through movement and developing awareness.  Let go of unnecessary tensions, allowing well-being to arise naturally, and bring this into your everyday life.

Suitable for beginners and people with experience of yoga.  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;
  • Bring a blanket with you for keeping cosy during the relaxation.  Mats are provided;
  • Yoga is best practiced on an empty stomach;
  • 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 session is missed, it can be made up at other yoga classes during the week, or on other days over a maximum of 8 weeks.

Monday 3 September, 4.30pm - 5.30pm, €8 per class / €50 for 7 week term

Yoga For Teens

People who do yoga often find it’s more than just a great form of exercise it can also improve our whole outlook. This class will hopefully guide teens through the best poses and practices to build the strength, confidence and peace of mind they need to navigate through secondary school and beyond!  The Gift of Yoga is here for them!

Health Benefits:

  •  Strengthens, tones and builds muscle
  •  Increases flexibility and corrects posture
  •  Sharpens concentration and improves positive motivation
  •  Reduce exam and life stresses
  •  Weight management
  •  Renews and invigorates complexion
  •  Creates balance and grace


For further information or to book, call workshop facilitator Una on 087 2388463.

Term starting Friday 7 September, 3pm - 5pm,

Mindfulness Through Art Workshops - Autumn 2018

Change Your Thoughts... Change Your Life...

Are you looking to change your life for the better?
Always wanted to learn how to set and achieve ultimate goals in your life?
Would you like to discover your own true reflection and creative force?

Then this truly transformational and creative workshop is for you.

You and your life are composed of your thoughts and a wise person controls their thoughts.  Be that wise person. Let me show you how to learn to control your thoughts to control the power within you; this will be your path to true happiness. 
This six-week programme is designed to help you to connect with your subconscious mind. The programme will get rid of negative and unwanted thoughts which in reality are stopping you from reaching your ultimate goals and living your life to its full potential.
Dive into your subconscious to discover your power within and creative force, using effective mindfulness, visualisation, and art techniques.

You will walk away with:

  • A better understanding of your subconscious mind;
  • An awakening creativity and knowledge of how to use it for self-reflection;
  • Knowledge and skills on how to set and achieve worthy goals in your life;
  • An action plan.


Anyone can participate in the workshops; no artistic skills required. All the art materials are provided for you with coffee and tea available during the workshops.

Early booking is advisable as places are limited.
For more information or to book your place, please, contact Tatjana Simakova by phone 0852819849 or email yourmindtherapy@gmail.com
You can find us on Facebook at Mind Your Mind Through Art.

From Saturday 8 September, 10.30am - 11.30am,

Art Classes for Children (Autumn 2018 term)

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

Classes start on Saturday 15 September,

French For Fun For Kids and Teenagers - Autumn 2018 term

presented by La Jolie Ronde tutor Rhona Gomès

An opportunity for children to learn French through games, songs, rhymes, stories, role-plays and fun! Age appropriate classes for primary and secondary school children from age 5 upwards.

Classes start on Saturday 15 September.

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

Saturdays from 15 September - 15 December, 2pm - 4pm, €110/€100 per term

Clare Youth Theatre

Clare Youth Theatre are back for another term of fun filled imaginative activities in which teenagers learn theatre skills including acting, lighting and stage design, script writing, movement and set design.

An initiative of Clare Arts Office. Open to young people of secondary school age.