Schools: Chemical Composition - Making Music with H2O

13 Nov - 14 Nov

Composer Nick Roth will visit your school to lead children in examining the chemical composition of water through music. For 1st-3rd or 4th-6th Classes. Part of Science Week 2018.

Schools: Chemical Composition - Making Music with H2O

Talk for Adults:  Learning Science through Music

15 Nov

Drawing on residencies at the California Academy of Sciences (CalAcademy) and the European Space Agency (ESA), this free talk for grown-ups with Nick Roth, explores the function of music as a means of translating and understanding science.

Talk for Adults:  Learning Science through Music

Schools: Drama & Dreams Inspired by Space

15 Nov - 16 Nov

Dr Niamh Shaw will visit your school to deliver a science based workshop created to ignite a love of STEM. The workshop teaches children about astronomy in a fun and engaging way, through presentation, storytelling and drama. Part of Science Week 2018.

Schools: Drama & Dreams Inspired by Space

Life on Mars - Let’s make a Habitat!

17 Nov

What do humans need to stay alive and work efficiently on Earth? How could we meet these needs in space? Find out in these fun, science-based workshops for ages 10-12 with Dr Niamh Shaw. Part of Science Week 2018

Life on Mars - Let’s make a Habitat!

Seedlings Workshops - The Slime Sensorium

30 Nov - 1 Dec

In the last Seedlings workshops of the year, we get messy with the creative possibilities of slippery and slimy stuff!

Seedlings Workshops - The Slime Sensorium

Schools: The Routes Quartet

30 Nov

To celebrate St Andrew's Day, the Scottish Government in Ireland present a special one-off gig for schools.

Schools: The Routes Quartet

How to Catch a Star

5 Dec - 30 Dec

We welcome Branar Téatar do Pháistí back to The Ark for the festive season with their gorgeous adaptation of Oliver Jeffers' best-selling picture book.

How to Catch a Star

TradGigs for Children: Pólca 4

25 Jan - 26 Jan

Bringing the distinctive driving rhythms and speed of West Kerry trad to the stage, Pólca 4 will showcase their lively take on this unique regional style of Irish music with fun and energetic bilingual gigs for schools and families.

TradGigs for Children: Pólca 4

Seedlings Workshops: Sewing Someone to Love

25 Jan - 26 Jan

Our Early Years Artist in Residence, Lucy Hill explores handmade crafts in this engaging workshop for ages 2-4. Part of the TradFest Children's Hub 2019

Seedlings Workshops: Sewing Someone to Love

Give Trad a Try 2019

26 Jan - 27 Jan

Have a go at playing traditional music on one of a range of instruments at our popular drop-in sessions for beginners. Part of the TradFest Children's Hub 2019

Give Trad a Try 2019

Children’s Crafts Club 2019

26 Jan - 27 Jan

Try your hand at a variety of fun crafts using different materials at this year’s Tradfest Children’s Crafts Club for Ages 4+. Part of the TradFest Children's Hub 2019.

Children’s Crafts Club 2019

Children’s Open Trad Session 2019

27 Jan

If you’re aged 6+ and play an instrument, this is your chance to come and play in a real trad session! Part of the TradFest Children's Hub 2019

Children’s Open Trad Session 2019

Family Workshop: Bodhrán Beats & Rhythms

27 Jan

Everyone's a drummer in this fun musical workshop for families to enjoy together! Part of the TradFest Children's Hub 2019

Family Workshop: Bodhrán Beats & Rhythms