Posts Tagged ‘workshops’

Life drawing sessions in Droichead Arts Centre

November 9, 2010

Droichead is delighted to offer a series of 3 evening life drawing sessions in Barlow House. Droichead wants to engage the visual arts community aiming to arise a renewed interest in life drawing which could be further developed when successful.

These are life drawing sessions intended for artists who already have basic drawing skills. The classes do not provide a tutor, they only facilitate the model. They are intended to allow participants to draw a professional life drawing model and to practice their drawing skills. The sessions will focus on giving the participants the opportunity to draw and experiment through their own choice of medium, size and material.

Easels & drawing boards will be provided. Bring your own drawing materials. Tea & biscuits are included in the price.

Practical information

Dates: 17/11; 24/11; 1/12
Time: 7-9pm
Venue: Barlow House
Price: €26 for the 3 sessions; subscription and payment in advance required

Interested? Please ring our box office in Barlow House for more information or to subscribe on 041/9833946.


Plenty of reasons to join us at Droichead during mid-term break

October 27, 2010

This week we have lots of exciting events lined up in Droichead Arts Centre so plenty of reasons for you to visit our venue during mid-term break.

This Friday and Saturday we have the fantastic family show “A spell of Cold weather” scheduled. This play is produced by Little Duke Theatre in partnership with Droichead Arts Centre. The play is set on a farm, which is the home of two down in the mouth farmers, Betty and Bob. They have lost touch with each other, their animals and their own culture. In the time between Christmas and New Year, Betty and Bob get a surprise. Together Holly and Tomos bring the farm back to spiritual health and the play ends with an unforgettable, magical, New Year’s night party.

The renowned artist Maureen Finn will facilitate clay workshops for our youngest artists this Saturday in her studio at Millmount. Create new masterpieces and learn the skills of working with clay, with a hand on and fun approach workshop. No reason for kids to be bored during mid-term.

Definitely worth a stop when in the neighbourhood is Magnhild Opdøl’s exhibition “Until the end” running in our gallery in Stockwell Street. This exhibition displays the most amazing detailed drawings.

And last but not least we have WWE Style Wrestling” scheduled for this Sunday. With this show you are guaranteed a night of family entertainment, high octane action and a high energy spectacle.

For more info and tickets, contact our box office on 041 9833946 or go to our website.


Leanbh Arts Festival for Children 2010

October 13, 2010

Droichead is getting all ready for its 7th Leanbh Arts Festival for Children and we are so excited here to see lots of happy children coming to our shows. Plenty of music, workshops, puppetry and plays are being organised in Droichead Arts Centre and some shows will even travel to primary schools in and around Drogheda. The Festival is on from Monday the 18th until Sunday the 25th of October.

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What’s all the drama about?

June 3, 2010

It’s always good news to see young people exploring their talents on stage, it’s even better when that stage turns out to be the springboard to success. Keep reading and be inspired, because here is some great news!

Droichead Youth Theatre has been selected as one of 10 groups to be part of the National Festival of Youth Theatres in Wexford from the 30th June to the 4th July. Eight members will represent Droichead Youth Theatre at this event. This is a great opportunity to meet with other leading Youth Theatres in Ireland, to exchange experiences, to take workshops together and to share their passion for acting.

In addition to this, Youth Theatre Member Danny Thompson has been cast for a part in the National Youth Theatre Production which will be on stage in the Peacock from 23rd – 28th August. The production will be directed by Jimmy Fay.

And finally, Casting Director Louise Keeley visited the group last week as a result of seeing MOCK during Drogheda Arts Festival. She is currently casting for a film called Superhero’s…

Does all this great news make you a tiny bit jealous? Have you been thinking about a career on stage? Or have you always wanted to break free and do something different? Is this story incredibly inspiring and do you suddenly feel like acting too? Do you have other reasons to think that taking up drama classes would be a great idea, however crazy they are? Well, in that case we have even better news for you because Droichead Youth Theatre is recruiting.

Following on from the success of their production MOCK during Drogheda Arts Festival this year, Droichead Youth Theatre is recruiting new members for its summer introductory programme. This workshop programme will give you a chance to see if the youth theatre is really for you!

Drama workshops will be held every Saturday beginning on the 10th of July for a 10 week period.  The emphasis is on having fun, exploring creativity and learning about drama in a safe and supportive environment.   No previous experience is necessary. This introductory programme will give members a taste of what’s in store when the formal youth theatre schedule resumes in September.

For further information or to sign up, please contact Carol Ann Brodigan on 041 9875140/

Swirling in the air with Fidget Feet

May 26, 2010

On Monday Fidget Feet gave a workshop on aerial dance in our venue in Stockwell Street. It turned out to be splendid and spectacular. All the participants were incredibly enthusiastic to be trying out acrobatic dances while climbing up and down fabric and swirling in cocoons. Take a look at the amazing pictures underneath.

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Did you know that we regularly organise workshops such as drawing classes, summer camps, theatre workshops … Interested? Just keep an eye on our website for the latest announcements.

Droichead @ Drogheda Arts Festival, the sequel

April 28, 2010

Only a few more days…

The Arts Festival is about to kick off, so be prepared for lots of artistic fireworks and shooting stars. Friday evening at 6pm the festival will officially open in the Highlanes Gallery. From then on, you can expect plenty of art, culture and events happening all around the town. Put on your arty outfit and enjoy the 6th Arts Festival in Drogheda.

About these stars, we have a wonderful play lined up on Sunday and Monday evening by Upstate Theatre called “The ones who kill shooting stars”. Conall Quinn’s new play is a surreal tale of love and death set on a County Louth beach during World War II. Did you know that Conall’s last play “The death of Harry Leon” won the Stewart Parker Major Bursary Award 2009? Be prepared for this fantastic new play. We are very excited about it, and we hope you are too. For tickets ring 041 9833946.

And there will be more stars in the making in Barlow House during the Arts Festival. With workshops such as “So you want to make a movie” (age group 14-17) and “So you want to write a song” (age group 16-21), we hope to put Drogheda on the map of stardom this weekend.  Are you young, creative and mad for an exciting Saturday afternoon, than quickly grab the phone, ring 041 9833946 and secure your place. And why not bring some friends? Who knows the seeds for new stars will be sown this very weekend.

Droichead @ the Drogheda Arts Festival

April 20, 2010

The countdown has begun, only one more week until the artistic fireworks will be unleashed to the town of Drogheda. And Droichead is busy, very busy to get everything ready to offer you a splendid weekend.

On the 30th of April Drogheda’s 6th Arts Festival kicks off and Droichead is once more very excited to be part of this vibrant cultural events weekend in the town.  The May Bank Holiday weekend offers something for everybody: Visual Arts, Music, Theatre, Performances, Workshops, Family Day… you name it.

Droichead has a range of events lined up. The Marienbad Palace exhibition, in conjunction with the Highlanes Gallery brings works together by Laura Buckley, Diana Copperwhite, Jorge De La Garza, Alicja Kwade, Haroon Mirza and Ian Monroe.  The works shown within the exhibition explore ideas of reality beyond our everyday experiences of space and time. We are also delighted to have ME (Mobile/Evolution) lined up. This show threads together humorous stories with amazingly challenging ways of using crutches. On Saturday the 1st of May West Street turns into Wonderland and Droichead also offers plenty of workshops for teenagers in film and music.

And this is only a selection of the wide range of activities lined up for the May Bank Holiday weekend. All the venues are in the town centre and on walking distance from each other so dive into the world of creative wonders and enjoy every bit of the Drogheda Arts Festival. Check out the website for full details of all the events.