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Bake!

30 Aug

You are invited into the action of the busy basement of the royal palace. Get stuck in, but be warned, things could get messy.
A delightful new theatre experience for young audiences performed by Paul Curley

Bake!

make|shape: collaborations in clay

9 Sep - 18 Oct

Presented by the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland’s primary schools CRAFTed programme in partnership with The Ark.
make|shape leads you playfully through techniques, processes and explorations of clay.

make|shape: collaborations in clay

Hands On - Early Years Workshop

11 Sep - 18 Oct

A tactile workshop for you and your child using child friendly modelling dough and a range of decorations. Inspired by our ceramic exhibition make|shape

Hands On - Early Years Workshop

The Cake Dahls

13 Sep - 14 Sep

A very special exhibition - of cake!
Some of Ireland's best cake artists have joined together to bring the worlds and characters of Roald Dahl alive with an exhibition of cakes.

The Cake Dahls

Imagined Places Clay Workshop

20 Sep

In this workshop with ceramic artist Adele Stanley you will learn how to roll clay slabs, a hand building clay technique. Part of the make|shape programme.

Imagined Places Clay Workshop

A Mano

27 Sep - 28 Sep

Part of the Dublin Theatre Festival Family Season 2014. A Mano is a story, told with clay, about a small character with a great desire to escape from a shop window and those who inhabit it.

A Mano

The Way Back Home

30 Sep - 4 Oct

World premiere as part of the Dublin Theatre Festival Family Season 2014. When a boy discovers a single-propeller airplane in his closet, he does what any young adventurer would do: he flies into outer space!

The Way Back Home

The Tragical Life of Cheeseboy

5 Oct - 7 Oct

Part of the Dublin Theatre Festival Family Season 2014. Inside an enchanting travelling theatre tent, discover a storyteller who shares a timeless tale...It's the story of a boy made of cheese!

The Tragical Life of Cheeseboy

The Curious Scrapbook of Josephine Bean

9 Oct - 12 Oct

Part of the Dublin Theatre Festival Family Season 2014. The clues are in the pages of The Curious Scrapbook of Josephine Bean.

The Curious Scrapbook of Josephine Bean

Younger Critics’ Panel 2014

11 Oct

The Younger Critics’ Panel hosted by The Ark will see five 8 to 12 year old children review productions in the Dublin Theatre Festival’s Family Season.

Younger Critics’ Panel 2014

Touch & Tactility Clay Workshop

11 Oct

Explore texture and pattern marking on clay using natural everyday objects, materials and tools.
Part of the make|shape programme.

Touch & Tactility Clay Workshop

make | shape for Schools

14 Oct - 17 Oct

Introduce your class to ceramics and 3D construction by visiting this interactive and engaging exhibition that reveals a range of important skills for creating with clay.

make | shape for Schools

Nico and Martin: Out of the Door of The Ark

25 Oct

Join Ark favourites Nico Brown and Martin Brunsden for a gig full of songs, imaginative sound play, unusual instruments and a little bit of joyful chaos!

Nico and Martin: Out of the Door of The Ark

Wizards Spells Early Years Music Workshops

26 Oct - 27 Oct

A jazz-inspired early years music workshop for 2-4 year olds.

Wizards Spells Early Years Music Workshops

Open Drop-in Halloween Pop Music Jam

26 Oct - 1 Nov

Come join our ghostly house band and play some fun ghoulish pop tunes with other young musicians – who knows, maybe we’ll make music loud enough to wake the dead and get them dancing!

Open Drop-in Halloween Pop Music Jam

Dracula’s Basement Spooky Sounds Lab

26 Oct - 1 Nov

Dracula has raided The Ark’s music instrument cupboard for all of our weirdest instruments and has put them in his spooky sound lab in his lair in the basement. Presented by The Ark & the Bram Stoker Festival 2014

Dracula’s Basement Spooky Sounds Lab

The Ghost Train Blues Workshops

27 Oct - 1 Nov

Jump on board as harmonica player and guitarist Michael McInerney takes you on an easy music adventure into the mellow world of the blues.

The Ghost Train Blues Workshops

Minnie and the Illywhackers: The Transylvanian Gig!

27 Oct

Relax and enjoy a family gig with a tasty mix of early jazz, country and blues as well as some fun spooky sing-along songs to sink your teeth into!
Presented by The Ark & the Bram Stoker Festival 2014.

Minnie and the Illywhackers: The Transylvanian Gig!

Grizzly Graveyard Rapping Workshop

28 Oct - 29 Oct

Create your own rhyming rhythmic rap just like your favourite hip-hop music heroes with the help of rapper GMC. Rapping is great fun, easy and great for confidence too so come along and give it a try.

Grizzly Graveyard Rapping Workshop

Make Your Own Deadly Dance Track

28 Oct - 30 Oct

Become a dance music producer in this music technology workshop especially for ages 8+

Make Your Own Deadly Dance Track

Drop-in Monster Music Mash & Spooky Words

31 Oct

Come to our Halloween hang out zone and get in the spooky spirit with our resident un-dead DJ spinning the decks and scratching vinyl and some spooky themed spoken words and stories.

Drop-in Monster Music Mash & Spooky Words

Art and Philosophy in The Classroom

8 Nov

A special event for primary teachers, artists and arts professionals interested in working within a primary school context. Presented by The Ark and The LAB Gallery/Dublin City Council Arts Office

Art and Philosophy in The Classroom

Creative Composition in The Classroom

15 Nov

A Music CPD Course for Primary School Teachers. In partnership with Dublin West Education Centre

Creative Composition in The Classroom

A Most Peculiar Wintry Thing

22 Nov - 21 Dec

The Ark and Music Network present a brand new festive music show exploring the magic and mystery of Winter.

A Most Peculiar Wintry Thing

The Winter Art Studio Approach for Teachers

22 Nov

A CPD Course for Primary School Teachers. In partnership with Dublin West Education Centre. Experience an innovative and non-prescriptive approach to visual arts education and how it could be applied within your school.

The Winter Art Studio Approach for Teachers

A Most Peculiar Wintry Thing for Schools

25 Nov - 18 Dec

With a dynamic blend of original music, improvisation and audience interaction, this brand new festive music show by composer Brian Irvine has been commissioned and specially created for children and schools.

A Most Peculiar Wintry Thing for Schools

The Winter Art Studio Experience for Schools

2 Dec - 11 Dec

Visit The Ark’s new Winter Art Studio for a stimulating visual arts experience that incorporates all six stands of the Visual Arts Curriculum.

The Winter Art Studio Experience for Schools