Fri 13th – 19th October – Family friendly events in and around Dublin
To celebrate Open House 2017 come to the museum and find out about the homes of Viking Dublin. Create your own Viking house and help build up the Viking town of Dublin!
Extra-constructions: For Open House this year we will be experimenting with gravity, balance and scale! Construct, assemble and form an atypical architecture in the Front Hall with artist Jane Fogarty.
Join us to celebrate Diwali – India’s biggest festival celebrated with great pomp, splendour and joy. Diwali stands for reaffirmation of hope, a celebration of the joys of life, a renewed commitment to friendship and goodwill. Festival Attractions include a children’s area, Diwali fireworks, Indian Cultural Show, Authentic Taste of India, Bollywood DJ & Dance floor.
Join our ‘budding’ artists, a creative workshop especially for younger children taking place once a month, under the attentive eye of artist Niamh Synnott. Children are encouraged to take a closer look at the natural world all around them to inspire fun art-making activities. Suitable for 4 to 7 year olds.
Time: 11.00am-12.30pm. Meet at the Education and Visitor Centre
Cost: €10. Booking Essential
Why not join us for a guided discovery of the natural world where you can observe, engage, and be inspired by your surroundings. Participants in this art programme will be encouraged to use materials in fun and interesting ways while taking inspiration from the world of plants on show at Glasnevin. Suitable for 8 to 12 year olds.
Time: 2.00pm – 4.00pm. Meet at the Education and Visitor Centre
Cost: €10. Booking Essential
Another action packed day is planned for our final Family Day of 2017!
Our October Family Day in dlr LexIcon is all about celebrating children’s’ books and creativity. October is Children’s Book Festival month across Ireland. We have the fab author & illustrator duo, Sarah McIntyre and Philip Reeve for their not to be missed Pug-a-Doodle-Do shows, as well as yoga storytime, comic book workshops, exhibition launch of creativity by local children, music performances, art workshops, exhibition tours, Irish Language craft event as well as the ever popular face painting, balloon modelling and glitter tattoos! Do come along. All events are free.
No booking is required for events other than for tours/workshops in the Project room at 12.30pm, 2pm and 3.30pm https://www.eventbrite.ie/(Search: dlr LexIcon Gallery)
For all other events it’s come early as first come first served!
A fun and creative workshop exploring some of the themes within the exhibition How To Say It The Way It Is. This workshop will involve making mini-books and zines and will explore the Rights of the Child, such as what rights a child has and what rights they feel are not being met in their world today.
David Fortune is The Speks’ illustrator and in these magical workshops he’ll teach children how to illustrate colourful characters and spek-tacular scenery from Glasses Island. An image of each child’s artwork will form part of The Speks’ performance here in the Mill Theatre on Sunday, October 15 at 2pm – the children’s art will sit alongside David’s illustrations during the show. This will be a great opportunity for children to experience working art!
Be inspired by Harry Clarke’s stained glass to create your own extraordinary costume in this art workshop with artist Beth O’Halloran
During this fun workshop, children will use sponges, their hands, and craft paint to print and create some fearsome mini-monsters!
During this crafty workshop, children will learn how to handcraft their own mini hardback book, which they will decorate and personalise with spooky Halloween craft materials. The completed book can be used as a ghost story book or to keep a list of all their Halloween trick or treats!
Terry Davies conducts René Aubry’s inspired score for the much-loved children’s classics The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo’s Child, based on the books by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. This live music, played by the RTÉ Concert Orchestra will accompany screenings of these two films
This Christmas we invite you and your snowflakes once again to Raymond Briggs’s the heart melting fantasy, The Snowman. Our cool, calm, snowball of a host Simon Delaney will be there with his musical helpers. Magical music and snow, glorious snow: there’s no business like snow business! So wrap up warm this holiday season for a Snowman’s Ball at the National Concert Hall.