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Once Upon a Picture Exhibition

28 Mar - 2 May

Every artwork has a story to tell! Sometimes worlds cross over and strange things happen - humans take on animal form, objects shrink or grow, people dream enchanted dreams and things are not always as they seem. A free exhibition for ages 4+

Once Upon a Picture Exhibition

Talk: The Making of Song of The Sea

2 May

Don’t miss your chance to discover the story behind Song of The Sea, the animated feature film by Kilkenny’s Cartoon Saloon, in this special talk with Director Tomm Moore and Assistant Director Fabian Erlinghauser.

Talk: The Making of Song of The Sea

The Paper Princess

16 May

Monkeyshine Theatre Company presents The Paper Princess, a delightful show for younger children based on the book by Elisa Kleven. For Ages 3-7. Part of International Literature Festival Dublin 2015

The Paper Princess

Petr Horáček: The Mouse Who Ate the Moon

16 May

Author Petr Horáček gives a reading of his much-loved tale. For ages 4+. Part of International Literature Festival Dublin

Petr Horáček: The Mouse Who Ate the Moon

Picturing Stories with Chris Haughton

16 May

Join Chris Haughton, author of the award-winning 'Shh! We Have a Plan', for a mixture of stories, pictures, puppets, action and participation to delight young readers. For ages 4+. Part of ILFD 2015

Picturing Stories with Chris Haughton

Nicola Davies: Heroes of the Wild

17 May

Meet author and zoologist Nicola Davies as she shares the secrets of her work with animals from all over the world. For ages 7-10. Part of International Literature Festival Dublin

Nicola Davies: Heroes of the Wild

Book Clinic: Meet the Book & Doodle Doctors

17 May

Are you a young reader? Feeling uninspired by your bookshelves at home? Then pop along to the Book Clinic! Free event for all ages. Part of International Literature Festival Dublin.

Book Clinic: Meet the Book & Doodle Doctors

Trail Tales

17 May

Become part of a knee-high board game (created by Spanish designers Milimbo) and create your own fairy tales. For ages 3-9 and their families. Part of International Literature Festival Dublin

Trail Tales

Bestselling Besties: Judi Curtin & Sarah Webb

17 May

Bestselling authors Judi Curtin and Sarah Webb have been friends for many years.
 Find out where they first met and how they help each other’s writing in this very special event.

Bestselling Besties: Judi Curtin & Sarah Webb

Schools: The Mouse Who Ate The Moon

18 May

Much-loved author Petr Horáček reads from his book and then the children will make their own little books to take home. For Junior & Senior Infants. Part of IFLD 2015

Schools: The Mouse Who Ate The Moon

Schools: Rumble with the Romans

18 May

From a smelly watering hole in the Serengeti to the ferocious Colosseum, join Julius Zebra and his motley menagerie of friends as they gear up to be gladiators in a madcap new book series. For 3rd & 4th Class.

Schools: Rumble with the Romans

Schools: Peter Worley - Once Upon an If…

20 May

A highly interactive workshop for 3rd-6th class using telepathy, magic necklaces and shrinking machines! Part of ILFD 2015

Schools: Peter Worley - Once Upon an If…

Talk: Thought Stories

20 May

Philosophy for Young Audiences. A panel discussion for grown-ups exploring the potential in introducing philosophy and critical thinking to children. Part of ILFD 2015

Talk: Thought Stories

Tiger Tale

22 May - 24 May

Captivating dance for Ages 7+. Part of the Dublin Dance Festival Family Season. Something wild is prowling outside and wants to get in...

Tiger Tale

Talk: Diversity in Children’s Literature

22 May

A panel discussion for grown ups exploring issues of diversity in children's literature. Part of International Literature Festival Dublin

Talk: Diversity in Children’s Literature

Everyone’s a Translator

23 May

Join award-winning translator Sarah Ardizzone for this unique event. For ages 6+. Part of International Literature Festival Dublin.

Everyone’s a Translator

Elephant Walk

27 May - 28 May

Two smitten penguins, some playful seals, a lazy caravan of camels, a hen laying eggs, a dog and a cat, and of course-some elephants! A playful dance show for ages 2-5

Elephant Walk

Colour! for schools

3 Jun - 19 Jun

Perfect for school tours! The Ark has created a visually stimulating exhibition that brings to life the fascinating story of colour. Your class will experience a guided tour of the exhibition and an artist-led workshop.

Colour! for schools

CPD for Teachers: Colour in the Classroom

6 Jun

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

CPD for Teachers: Colour in the Classroom