Local family event guide – Friday 31st August – Thursday 6th September 2018

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Local family event guide – Friday 31st August – Thursday 6th September 2018

There are many fun activities happening over the next week for you to enjoy.
Please check that they are still running before setting out, as sometimes even the best events have to be postponed.

 

Sunday Sketching – Exploring Movement in Sculpture

During these free sketching workshops for families, we invite you to explore and respond together to our collection and temporary exhibitions through discussion and drawing. Bring your own sketchbook or avail of the drawing materials provided.

When Sunday 2 September drop in between 3-4pm
Where Dublin City Gallery, The Hugh Lane
How much? Free, no booking required although numbers may be limited
Ages suitable for children 6+ and their adult

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Sunday Sketching – Exploring Movement in Sculpture

During these free sketching workshops for families, we invite you to explore and respond together to our collection and temporary exhibitions through discussion and drawing. Bring your own sketchbook or avail of the drawing materials provided.

When Sunday’s drop in family workshop between 3-4pm
Where Dublin City Gallery, The  Hugh Lane
How much? Free, drop in, no need to book although numbers may be limited
Ages suitable for families with children 6+
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Early Years Workshop for 1-3 Year Olds

Trees, Aloes, Ducks and Arks!

Have fun looking and making interspersed with song and rhyme during this four week course for with artist Frances Coghlan.

When Thursday’s from the 6-27 September, 11am-Noon
Where Dublin City Gallery, The Hugh Lane
How much? €22 To book your place, please register via Eventbrite, here.
Ages suitable for  1-3 year olds
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Pre book the events below for future family fun.

Harvest Colours

Create bright, breezy, autumnal wreaths full of shapes and textures during this Harvest Colours works with artist Emma O’Toole

When Saturday 8 September, 2-3pm
Where Dublin City Gallery, The Hugh Lane
How much? Fee €6, booking required.To book your place, please register via Eventbrite, here.
Ages suitable for children 7-11

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Music for babies

Classical music concerts for grandparents, parents and babies in a relaxed, local setting.

Come and enjoy the finest chamber music as your baby feeds, sleeps, plays and absorbs all the benefits of this wonderful music.

Wondering what our concerts are like..? Take a peek here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pg-Uy9lpdfE

Join us for a coffee mingle from 10.30am!

When Wed 12 September 2018 11:00 – 12:00
Where Knox Hall, Monkstown Road, Monkstown, Dublin
How much? €13 per adult, babies free
Ages suitable for grandparents, parents and babies
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Shorts for Wee Ones – for culture night

These magical tales will delight children age 3+ and are a colourful introduction to the cinema experience. These short films from a whole host of countries, including Sweden, France, Russia, Germany, Switzerland…
For audiences aged three and older, we’re delighted to present a variety of short tales about going on adventures, making friends, trying out new things and learning new skills. We watch a hungry tiger find a tasty meal (and eat his carrots) and learn how a big, old bear finds his singing voice. A little boy has to save an adventurous fish during a water shortage, and someone desperate to go to sleep learns that there is music all around (whether he likes it or not!).
All these short films are in English or are dialogue-free (except for one with one word of German – and it’s very easy to understand!). These magical tales will delight children age 3+ and are a colourful introduction to the cinema experience as well as moving image literacy.

When 4.30pm on Friday 21st September
Where Draíocht, The Blanchardstown Centre, Dublin 15
How much? Free, but must be booked here
Ages suitable for children 3-7 years and their adults
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Family Day: Funky Junk City

Tape, bind and build to create your own funky sculpture and then work collaboratively with others to place your funky building alongside others to create a new and imagined city scape. Who lives there? What lives there? Let’s find out!

FAMILY DAY NOTES:
Sessions are Free, but space is limited. Max 50 Per Workshop.
Session 1: 12:00pm-12:50pm
Session 2: 01:00pm-01:50pm
Session 3: 02:00pm-02:50pm
Dress for Mess. Please be aware that Draíocht’s Family Days are not designed for groups. All children must be accompanied by an adult and all adults must be accompanied by a child!

When Sat 22 Sep 2018 12-3pm
Where Draíocht, The Blanchardstown Centre, Dublin 15
How much? Free
Ages suitable for accompanied children from 5-10 years, though younger and older siblings are welcome to take part
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We hope that you have a great week.

ClapHandies PlayLabs  happen around the Dublin area during term time

If you have a baby, wobbler or toddler, why don’t you book and join one of our PlayLabs?

ClapHandies also run baby massage courses and First Aid courses 

If you are looking to organise a party, we offer PlayParty for 1-2-year-olds.

For 3, 4 & 5-year-olds we offer Classic Parties and children 6+ there are 4 great themed parties that school children seem to LOVE!

Take a look at RealPartyKids .

If you have an event you would like us to promote, please email marie@claphandies.com or message us through our Facebook page.

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