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Big Stories: Giant Pictures

27 May

Picture books are brought alive on the big screen by Sarah Bowie, Bethan Woollvin, John Kane & Peter Donnelly, as we welcome International Literature Festival Dublin back to The Ark.

Big Stories: Giant Pictures

Little Red: Family Fairytale Workshop

27 May

Step into a world of fairy-tales as you’ve never seen them before in this creative workshop with Bethan Woollvin. Presented by the International Literature Festival Dublin.

Little Red: Family Fairytale Workshop

Schools: Beats & Rhythms From Around the World

29 May - 15 Jun

Perfect for school tours, take a trip around the globe through rhythm! Your class will learn all about drumming and rhythmic music styles from around the world as well as take part in a dynamic hands-on percussion workshop where they will experience how to play a group rhythm piece together as a band.

Schools: Beats & Rhythms From Around the World

Seedlings Early Years Workshops - June

31 May - 2 Jun

The Paper Playground. Let’s leave the toys aside awhile to play with the packaging! In the second of our monthly early years programme Seedlings for ages 2-4, we explore the creative potential of paper!

Seedlings Early Years Workshops - June

Early Years Music Workshops: Little Birds

9 Jun

This early years music workshop is inspired by the very distinctive voice of a bird called a Bittern who lives in the reed beds, next to the water.

Early Years Music Workshops: Little Birds

Creative Writing in the Differentiated Classroom

2 Jul - 6 Jul

This inspiring course aims to empower teachers to approach creative writing in the English curriculum with a greater self-confidence and expertise.

Creative Writing in the Differentiated Classroom

Creative Music & Drama in the Classroom

2 Jul - 6 Jul

Back for a fourth summer, we are excited to present this really popular engaging arts summer course focusing on the two curriculum areas of Drama and Music.

Creative Music & Drama in the Classroom

Seedlings Early Years Workshops - July

5 Jul - 7 Jul

It's the third part of our monthly early years programme Seedlings, and artist Lucy Hill will be creating something perfect for children ages 2-4 to get creative with their grown-ups!

Seedlings Early Years Workshops - July

Summer Camps: Make a Play in a Week!

9 Jul - 20 Jul

Join theatre artists Maisie Lee and Marie Ruane for a fun, creative week of theatrical fun where you will discover how to put a play together from scratch!

Summer Camps: Make a Play in a Week!

Summer Drama Camp!

23 Jul - 27 Jul

Things are getting dramatic this summer! Join us for a fun and creative week of drama based play for ages 6-8 with theatre artists Maisie Lee and Marie Ruane.

Summer Drama Camp!

Summer Camp: Lego Animation

30 Jul - 3 Aug

We welcome Brickflicks back to The Ark this summer with a brilliant five-day stop motion animation summer camp using the theme of Myths and Legends!

Summer Camp: Lego Animation

Seedlings Early Years Workshops - August

2 Aug - 4 Aug

It's the fourth iteration of our monthly early years programme Seedlings, and artist Lucy Hill will be creating something perfect for children ages 2-4 to get creative with their grown-ups!

Seedlings Early Years Workshops - August

Fun Size Jazz!

6 Aug

Give jazz a try at The Ark as accomplished musicians share short performances of new ideas for young audiences in the second of our new Fun Size Jazz series. In partnership with Improvised Music Company.

Fun Size Jazz!

One Day Circus Skills & Performance Workshops

8 Aug - 11 Aug

Roll up, roll up this summer as we join forces with Street Theatre Ireland for a mini festival of circus skills and performance for children!

One Day Circus Skills & Performance Workshops

A Visual Arts Approach in the Classroom

13 Aug - 17 Aug

Always hugely popular with teachers, we are delighted to be presenting this course for the fifth year in a row. This hands-on, creative course focuses on a visual arts approach to exploring narrative, literacy & other subjects.

A Visual Arts Approach in the Classroom

Bringing STEM alive in the classroom through Drama

20 Aug - 24 Aug

We are excited to present a new five day arts-science summer course led by scientist and theatre-maker Dr. Niamh Shaw, aimed at primary teachers of 1st-3rd classes.

Bringing STEM alive in the classroom through Drama