Precious Books craft workshops

25 Apr

In this workshop you will create your own precious mini books inspired by famous Irish books such as The Book of Kells.

Precious Books craft workshops

High Kings & Queens craft workshop

25 Apr

What did Kings and Queens wear a thousand years ago? In this workshop, led by artist Deirdre Rogers, you will make a life size 2D version of yourself impersonating your favourite character from the era of Brian Boru.

High Kings & Queens craft workshop

The Ark on Tour: Ten14 in Mermaid Arts Centre

26 Apr

Join Moya Brennan, the voice of Clannad, and celebrated harper Cormac De Barra on a magical musical journey for everyone aged 4 to 104.

The Ark on Tour: Ten14 in Mermaid Arts Centre

Battle Banners craft workshops

26 Apr

Textile and print artist Caroline Ryan will lead this exciting workshop for Ages 4-12 where you will create your own mini battle banner.

Battle Banners craft workshops

The Ark on Tour: Ten14 in An Grianán

27 Apr

Join Moya Brennan, the voice of Clannad, and celebrated harper Cormac De Barra on a magical musical journey for everyone aged 4 to 104.

The Ark on Tour: Ten14 in An Grianán

The Ark on Tour: Ten14 in glór, Ennis

28 Apr

Join Moya Brennan, the voice of Clannad, and celebrated harper Cormac De Barra on a magical musical journey for everyone aged 4 to 104.

The Ark on Tour: Ten14 in glór, Ennis

The Ark on Tour: Ten14 in Dunamaise Arts Centre

29 Apr

Join Moya Brennan, the voice of Clannad, and celebrated harper Cormac De Barra on a magical musical journey for everyone aged 4 to 104.

The Ark on Tour: Ten14 in Dunamaise Arts Centre

Tiny Traddies

3 May - 14 Jun

Join traditional whistle and uilleann pipes player Thomas Johnston for a music workshop packed with interactive tunes and songs that little ears and voices will love.

Tiny Traddies

Ukulele Céilí

3 May - 5 May

A May Bank Holiday weekend music and dance extravaganza with a difference...

Ukulele Céilí

Pip Jones & Squishy McFluff

17 May

Do you have a pet? Better still, is it imaginary? What does it look like?

Part of Dublin Writers Festival 2014

Pip Jones & Squishy McFluff

Chris Judge and The Dublin Story Bird

17 May

Join author & illustrator Chris Judge and a great team of illustrators to add new stories to the Dublin Story Bird’s nest.

Part of Dublin Writers Festival 2014

Chris Judge and The Dublin Story Bird

Derek Landy

17 May

Derek Landy author of Skulduggery Pleasant ( voted the Irish Book of the Decade) is here to talk about his life, his work, and his plans to build his own private munchkin army, just in case....

Part of Dublin Writers Festival 2014

Derek Landy

Building the City with Stories

18 May

Have you ever wished you were so big you could stomp across the city in a few small steps? Come along and help build a mini Dublin City!

Part of Dublin Writers Festival 2014

Building the City with Stories

Book Clinic

18 May

Looking for a new series to delve into? Feeling uninspired by your bookshelves at home?

Part of Dublin Writers Festival 2014

Book Clinic

Karen McCombie

18 May

Bestselling author and crisp enthusiast Karen McCombie has written more than 70 books and sold over a million copies.

Part of Dublin Writers Festival 2014

Karen McCombie

Once Upon a Time

20 May

Belfast’s Young at Art present Once Upon a Time, a wonderful interactive storytelling session for young children.

Part of Dublin Writers Festival

Once Upon a Time

Aidan Courtney:Comics Workshop / Ceardlann Greannán

20 May

A fantastic comic book & storytelling workshop available in Irish or Irish/English

Part of Dublin Writers Festival 2014

Aidan Courtney:Comics Workshop / Ceardlann Greannán

What’s Your Story: Making Friends for the Nest

21 May

Join author/ illustrator Chris Judge and a great team of illustrators to add new stories to the Dublin Story Bird’s nest.

Part of Dublin Writers Festival 2014

What’s Your Story: Making Friends for the Nest

L’après-midi d’un Foehn – Version 1

22 May - 25 May

Prepare to be enchanted by a troupe of prima ballerinas... made entirely from plastic bags!

L’après-midi d’un Foehn – Version 1

Making Stories: Creating Space

23 May

Be inspired by innovative approaches to making space and programming for children and young people’s engagement with literature and the arts.

Part of Dublin Writers Festival 2014

Making Stories: Creating Space

Schools: ‘My Dublin’ Precious Book Workshops

28 May - 29 May

Learn block printing and calligraphy style drawing and writing techniques to bring your own short story to life with colour, some fun and imagination, creating your own precious book to treasure forever.

Schools: ‘My Dublin’ Precious Book Workshops

Niall de Búrca & The Tales of Brian Boru

30 May

Jump into your seat and hold on tight: Niall de Búrca is back in The Ark!

Niall de Búrca & The Tales of Brian Boru

The Secret of Q

6 Jun - 7 Jun

As long as you stay inside, nothing can go wrong…

The Secret of Q

Ten14 Concert for Schools

10 Jun - 19 Jun

We are thrilled to be able to offer schools a wonderful opportunity to hear two world-famous Irish music legends perform in the cosy setting of The Ark’s Theatre.

Ten14 Concert for Schools

Teachers Summer Course: A Visual Arts approach.

18 Aug

The Ark and the Dublin West Education Centre presents a highly creative summer course for primary school teachers focusing on a Visual Arts approach to exploring narrative, literacy & other subjects.

Teachers Summer Course: A Visual Arts approach.