What's On

Friday 2 June, 11am, free of charge

The First Friday Series curated by Áine Phillips

in association with Clare Arts Office 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

On Friday 2 June we welcome Slavek Kwi (sound artist) 

Slavek Kwi is a Czech born artist based in Clare. He began working in visual art and become increasingly interested in sound and/in space. He has used natural acoustics, found sound, recorded sound and computer generated sound structures. He has had numerous exhibitions and performances throughout Europe and Northern America. He has produced many albums including Strategy & Freedom of Coincidence (Corrosive Tapes 1991), Artificial Memory Trace (Gruenrekorder 2011) and most recently Slavek Kwi & Tony Whitehead - Looking For Connections (Very Quiet Records 2016). Slavek will discuss his work and life, from behind the Iron Curtain to becoming an international recording and performing artist.

Join us also on Friday 7 July when we welcome Dominic Stevens (architect).

Tuesday 4 & Wednesday 5 July, €10 per day

Aerial Workshops with Outside the Box Circus

as part of Ennis Street Arts Festival 2017

Aerial workshops for children and adults, where participants will have the opportunity to explore and learn aerial and acrobatic circus skills.
 

11am - 12.30pm: Ages 5- 9
1.30pm - 3pm: Ages 10 -13
3.30pm - 5pm: Ages 13+


Please note that workshops are 90 minutes in duration

Tuesday 4 July, 12.30pm - 1.30pm, €10

Balloon Modelling Workshop with Deirdre Carmody

as part of Ennis Street Arts Festival 2017

Have lots of laughs making fun balloon creations such as balloon fish, ducks, penguins, flowers, swords and more.

Friday 7 July, 10am - 5pm (with 1 hour break), €80 (includes entry to Puppet film at 7pm on same day)

The Language of Things: Master Class for Puppeteers

as part of Ennis Street Arts Festival 2017

With Chris Green from New York

The Language of Things is an intensive master class for puppeteers, choreographers, actors, performance artists, media practitioners, animators and creative people of all experience levels who are interested in the narrative and non-narrative possibilities of material-based storytelling.
Chris Green has more than 25 years of combined experience in the world of professional puppetry, material theatre, and kinetic design. Through his master classes, he will try to develop a visual vernacular that communicates across linguistic, political, and cultural boundaries.

Friday 7 July, 11am, free of charge

The First Friday Series curated by Áine Phillips

in association with Clare Arts Office 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.

On Friday 7 July we welcome Dominic Stevens (architect).

Dominic Stevens is an award winning architect who has focused on cutting edge contemporary architecture projects in the Irish landscape. His work has been recognised internationally and he represented Ireland at the 2006 Venice Biennale of Architecture with his project FluidCity proposing a new vibrant rural/urban city along the length of the Shannon river. In Clare he recently completed a new Coastguard Station for the Department of Transport in Doolin in County Clare, at the foot of the Cliffs of Moher. For TARR Dominic will talk about his recent and upcoming projects.

Monday 10 - Friday 14 July, 9am-1pm or 2pm-6pm,

Designer Minds Science, Design & Technology Summer Camp

Does your child love experimenting and asking questions about the world around them?
Would you like your child to learn how to be creative with technology, rather than simply watching YouTube and playing video games?
Do you want to encourage your daughter to develop confidence and skills in the topics that will shape her future: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Maths (STEAM)?

If so, then you need to register your child for the Designer Minds STEAM Summer camp, coming this July to glór!  For girls and boys, who love to design, build and experiment.

Each day, primary children, from age 7 to 13, explore new topics and get hands on with projects, challenges and experiments which are designed to educate, entertain and inspire. Your kids will use a variety of equipment so that they never get bored:

  • computers
  • Lego
  • tablets
  • science materials
  • engineering toys
  • art supplies and more

Fully-qualified, garda-vetted teachers will ensure that your children are entertained and educated in a safe environment, surrounded by their like-minded peers!

"My daughter really enjoyed her week at camp.  She loves the creative side of the camp especially making t-shirts and little robots. She found the atmosphere very welcoming and inclusive. Most of all, she had fun."
Carmel, Fermoy

"My son loves Science and is so curious! Designer Minds enabled him to investigate, discover, explore and learn - through guided instruction in a happy, safe environment. He loved the many aspects covered in this course as well as the chances he got to learn from others, as well as imparting his own knowledge. I was delighted that this week long camp proved to be engaging, fun and packed with science, technology etc. I would definitely recommend this camp to others."
Aisling, Killarney

"My 12 year old has outgrown lots of regular camps so this was the result of a search for something different.  It worked, he loved it!"
Edel, Shannon

Early booking is advisable as places are strictly limited.  To find out more about our STEAM Summer camps, or to book, visit www.designerminds.ie/camps or call 087 631 0411.

Monday 10 - Friday 14 July, 11am - 1pm (Ages 12+),
Monday 10 - Friday 14 July, 2pm - 4pm (Ages 6-11), €95/€85 for 2 or more children from same family

Ballet Ireland’s Annual Summer School

Calling all budding performers!  Ballet Ireland’s popular summer school returns to theatres around the country in 2017. This much-loved programme gives participants a taste for all that goes into making a ballet and a peek into the life of a professional dancer.

Participants will have an unforgettable time creating a ballet with professional dancers from Ballet Ireland based on a familiar story. This week long programme starts with class on stage with the dancers, followed by workshops in creating the choreography in addition to making props and costumes.  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.

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

‘When I went to sleep I dreamt I was back on stage. I loved it. When can I do it again?’
2015 Summer School Participant

Please note: Seniors are required all day on Thursday and Friday. Juniors attend both morning and afternoon session on Friday ahead of the performance at 4pm.

Monday 17 - Friday 21 July,

Learn Robotics

presented by Colmac Robotics

9.30am - 12.30pm│ 6 to 9 year olds │€85
1.30pm - 5.30pm  │ 9 to 12 year olds from │€100

Colmac Robotics returns to glor this summer. These Lego robotics summer camps are an ideal way to introduce children to the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. Children are encouraged to learn theses skills by designing robots to complete a variety of tasks during the week.

All details and booking at www.robotics.ie

Monday 24 - Friday 28 July, 10am - 1pm, €75/€140 2 siblings

Imagine This! Drama Programme

For ages 6 to 9 years

Imagine This! Drama Programme is a week-long programme offering a variety of drama experiences in a fun and participative environment.  Facilitated by Majella Perry (BA Theatre, Utrecht), Imagine This! aims to nurture and encourage young people’s creativity and artistic expression.  Majella works collaboratively with children, to explore the magic of one’s imagination and to expand their creative potential through drama and theatre.

Book directly with Majella at: majella.perry@gmail.com or 086-8060161.

Tuesday 25 – Thursday 27 July, 1-5pm, €75/2 siblings €140

The 12 Hour Play Project

For ages 10 – 13 years

The 12 Hour Play Project offers an opportunity to young people to write, cast, rehearse and perform in just 12 hours.  The process will be fun, participative and exciting as young people are facilitated to experience the full spectrum of roles in creating a theatre performance….in condensed form!

Facilitated by Majella Perry & Clare Townsend
Book directly with Majella at: majella.perry@gmail.com or 086-8060161

Monday 31 July - Friday 4 August, 10am - 3pm, €90/€160 for 2 Siblings/€220 for 3 Siblings/€280 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

Tuesday 15 August at the Fleadh Dome, 8pm, €15

Fleadh Showcase

as part of Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2017

This concert is also supported by Music Generation Clare

The massive dome in the centre of Ennis which can accommodate 2,000 people is back! This will be the setting for a series of concerts and the Senior Céilí Band Competition . The first concert will showcase upcoming Trad talent including the newly formed Clare Youth Trad Orchestra and Dúchas the and place will be hoppin’.

Up to 70 Clare teenage traditional musicians in the first Clare Youth Trad Orchestra will premiere at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2017 under the baton of Director, Padraic O’Reilly. Young people from across the county were invited to become involved in this innovative project. The orchestra is open to all instruments including unusual instruments like the cello, double bass, brass etc.
The initiative, supported by Clare Arts Office, Music Generation Clare and Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, enables young people to be involved in the orchestra free of charge. They will have the honour of being the first group to perform at the Shannon Aerodome at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann.

Dúchas is a group of eight energetic young musicians from Co. Clare. Their passion lies in traditional music and they have been playing together for almost a decade in 'The Burren' Groups and Bands, led by Garry Shannon. Having formed just over a year ago, Dúchas has already won Siansa Gael Linn 2017 and performed at Consairtín, the National Concertina Festival.
All of the group members hold Fleadh Ceoil na hÉireann medals, in solo or group competitions, or both. Their dynamic sound stems from their youth, fusing the ideas of pop and modern music with trad.