An update from Droichead Arts

#DroicheadConnects. Our doors might be closed but our creativity and community continues. As you stay at home, and stay safe and healthy, we are re-imagining our programme behind the scenes.  One of Droichead’s core strategic aims is to support the work and development of artists in the North East Region, and to engage with audiences and communities of all ages, and it is important that we continue to do so at this difficult time. Our team have been working away, rescheduling and postponing events and cancelling when necessary. We are exploring different ways to work on planned programmes and we want to continue to provide opportunities and support for partnership, to showcase work, and commission new work.
As well as working with our Artists in Association, Nicola Pierce (writer) and Grainne Rafferty (actress/storyteller/playwright) and our Company in Residence, Tailtiu Theatre we will share work already made, and explore how best to share new work and works in progress for our audiences to engage with. As we bring our programmes online, audiences can keep up to date with the #DroicheadConnects initiative on our website and social media platforms.Upcoming Programmes include:DROICHEAD FILM CLUB – Partnering with Access Cinema we will screen a new film every two weeks that audiences can purchase with part of the ticket price donated to Droichead to fund future programming. For more information

PORT– Musician, songwriter, SJ McArdle will showcase a song from his song cycle PORT every Friday at midday. PORT premiered at Droichead last November and we have plans to tour later this year.For more information

LIVE (Literature In Venues Experience/Experiment/Events) – an online literary series, with Dani Gill, our Literature Development Officer and five other venues. We will also have a call out to writers for an online publication around the theme of Connection, more news on this soon.

NATIONAL POETRY DAY – Celebrate National Poetry Day (April 30th) with a special video featuring Irish and international poets, curated by Dani Gill and videographer Laura Sheeran. Featuring poems of solidarity, touch, love and hope, this digital offering will allow you to enjoy the voices of contemporary poets of our time. Live soon.

DRAMA CLASSES – Our Drama classes for children will continue remotely with our facilitator Grainne Rafferty every Tues and Thurs. For more information

ADVENTUROUS TALES – Droichead Arts Centre in association with LMFM presents Adventurous Tales with Grainne Rafftery, 12pm daily from Tues 28 April – Fri 1 May. In looking at other ways of sharing work, we are delighted to announce a unique partnership with LMFM. Droichead have commissioned our story teller Grainne Rafferty to bring you on an imaginary adventure. For more information

DROICHEAD+SHAKESPEARE – Droichead Youth Theatre launch a special series of online performances and activities between Wed 22nd – Sat 25th April across their social media platforms. For more information
Wednesday 22nd
#WorkshopWednesday sees the members share games and workshop material with other youth theatres and drama groups across the web.
Thursday 23rd
The lovers, fighters, tricksters and music-makers of As You Like It take to your screens for #TiktokThursday
Friday 24th
See scenes from The Year of the Rat, an adaptation of Shakespeare’s historical drama Richard II, set in the contemporary Drogheda and written by Tailtiu Theatre.
Saturday 25th
The Teenbetweens members share the monologues, scenes and sonnets they’ve been working on this term for #SoloSaturday.

BORROWED GROUND COMMISSION – Each of our Borrowed Ground visual artists  will create a piece of work on the theme of Connection to be printed on A3 posters, and they will be the first set of posters displayed in our venues when we re–open again, and the art works will feature as part of a group exhibition.

YOUTH FOCUS GROUP – We will announce a call out for films by young people. Either works already made, or new ones made in a time of quarantine (which adhere to all social distancing guidelines) that we will showcase on our Instagram account in the coming months.

And from further afield we have collected some of the best online resources from across the globe to help keep our audiences and participants engaged.
So connect with Droichead, and stay safe and healthy. More information can be found at www.droichead.com, and if you have any queries regarding our programme or any events you have booked please email info@droichead.com. In the meantime visit the link below.

#DroicheadConnects

Stay safe and we look forward to seeing you soon.

#DroicheadConnects. Our doors might be closed but our creativity and community continues. As you stay at home, and stay safe and healthy, we are re-imagining our programme behind the scenes.  One of Droichead’s core strategic aims is to support the work and development of artists in the North East Region, and to engage with audiences and communities of all ages, and it is important that we continue to do so at this difficult time. Our team have been working away, rescheduling and postponing events and cancelling when necessary. We are exploring different ways to work on planned programmes and we want to continue to provide opportunities and support for partnership, to showcase work, and commission new work.
As well as working with our Artists in Association, Nicola Pierce (writer) and Grainne Rafferty (actress/storyteller/playwright) and our Company in Residence, Tailtiu Theatre we will share work already made, and explore how best to share new work and works in progress for our audiences to engage with. As we bring our programmes online, audiences can keep up to date with the #DroicheadConnects initiative on our website and social media platforms.Upcoming Programmes include:DROICHEAD FILM CLUB – Partnering with Access Cinema we will screen a new film every two weeks that audiences can purchase with part of the ticket price donated to Droichead to fund future programming. For more information

PORT– Musician, songwriter, SJ McArdle will showcase a song from his song cycle PORT every Friday at midday. PORT premiered at Droichead last November and we have plans to tour later this year.For more information

LIVE (Literature In Venues Experience/Experiment/Events) – an online literary series, with Dani Gill, our Literature Development Officer and five other venues. We will also have a call out to writers for an online publication around the theme of Connection, more news on this soon.

NATIONAL POETRY DAY – Celebrate National Poetry Day (April 30th) with a special video featuring Irish and international poets, curated by Dani Gill and videographer Laura Sheeran. Featuring poems of solidarity, touch, love and hope, this digital offering will allow you to enjoy the voices of contemporary poets of our time. Live soon.

DRAMA CLASSES – Our Drama classes for children will continue remotely with our facilitator Grainne Rafferty every Tues and Thurs. For more information

ADVENTUROUS TALES – Droichead Arts Centre in association with LMFM presents Adventurous Tales with Grainne Rafftery, 12pm daily from Tues 28 April – Fri 1 May. In looking at other ways of sharing work, we are delighted to announce a unique partnership with LMFM. Droichead have commissioned our story teller Grainne Rafferty to bring you on an imaginary adventure. For more information

DROICHEAD+SHAKESPEARE – Droichead Youth Theatre launch a special series of online performances and activities between Wed 22nd – Sat 25th April across their social media platforms. For more information
Wednesday 22nd
#WorkshopWednesday sees the members share games and workshop material with other youth theatres and drama groups across the web.
Thursday 23rd
The lovers, fighters, tricksters and music-makers of As You Like It take to your screens for #TiktokThursday
Friday 24th
See scenes from The Year of the Rat, an adaptation of Shakespeare’s historical drama Richard II, set in the contemporary Drogheda and written by Tailtiu Theatre.
Saturday 25th
The Teenbetweens members share the monologues, scenes and sonnets they’ve been working on this term for #SoloSaturday.

BORROWED GROUND COMMISSION – Each of our Borrowed Ground visual artists  will create a piece of work on the theme of Connection to be printed on A3 posters, and they will be the first set of posters displayed in our venues when we re–open again, and the art works will feature as part of a group exhibition.

YOUTH FOCUS GROUP – We will announce a call out for films by young people. Either works already made, or new ones made in a time of quarantine (which adhere to all social distancing guidelines) that we will showcase on our Instagram account in the coming months.

And from further afield we have collected some of the best online resources from across the globe to help keep our audiences and participants engaged.
So connect with Droichead, and stay safe and healthy. More information can be found at www.droichead.com, and if you have any queries regarding our programme or any events you have booked please email info@droichead.com. In the meantime visit the link below.

#DroicheadConnects

Stay safe and we look forward to seeing you soon.

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