- 3rd Oct
- All Day Event
- Droichead Arts Centre
TUE 3 OCT | 10AM & 12PM | FOR SCHOOLS | FREE
Starring actor Laura Whelan, OCD Me is an autobiographical semi-immersive play based on her personal experiences of living with obsessive compulsive disorder. Centered on mental health, it addresses a contemporary and relevant issue of national importance. By providing a visceral insight into obsessive compulsive disorder, the play specifically seeks to raise awareness and understanding of OCD, a condition often misappropriated and trivialised in mainstream media. Suitable for age 13+.
I AM BABA
CREATED BY ANNA NEWELL | PRESENTED BY THE CIVIC, TALLAGHT
FRI 6 OCT | 10AM, 11AM, 12PM | €10 (1 ADULT & 1 CHILD)
I AM BABA is a theatre adventure for babies created by internationally renowned theatre director Anna Newell and composer David Goodall: a magical adventure of song, lights and textures for babies aged 0-12 months. It’s a show about identity, agency and personhood. Suitable for babies and toddlers aged 0-24 months.
THU 12 & FRI 13 OCT | 10:30AM| €10 (1 ADULT & 1 CHILD | A multisensory interactive performance experience For babies, toddlers and those who care for them. two performers use music and puppets to welcome the children to the world of nature, growth and environment. Playfully together we celebrate their birth in the context of the natural world’s benefits for health and wellbeing.
THU 12 & FRI 13 OCT | 12.30PM | €10 (1 ADULT & 1 CHILD) | For children with autism aged 4-8 years. A multisensory interactive performance experience for children with autism and those who care for them.
WONDER GARDENS FAMILY WORKSHOP
SAT 14 OCT | 11AM (6OMINS) | FREE | Inspired by the theme of garden, the Small Wonders set, and the work of other artists and photographers, the children will use fabrics, wool and their own imaginations to create a textural collage piece. Suitable for children aged 7-10 and their parents/carers.
JUANITA’S BIG PROBLEM
THU 19 & FRI 20 OCT OFFSITE IN SCHOOLS | FREE | FAMILY SHOW SAT 21 OCT AT DROICHEAD ARTS CENTRE | 2.30PM | €8
Juanita’s Big Problem is an interactive environmental show by leading female clown Angelica Santander for children and young people. Using world-class clowning, this show tackles plastic pollution in a provocative, entertaining and ridiculous way, for children age 5-12yrs
STRONG WOMEN SCIENCE IN VISUAL VERNACULAR
WED 1 NOV | 3PM | €8
In a fun, lively and fast-paced family circus performance, presented in Visual Vernacular (a cross between sign language and mime), find out how jugglers, acrobats and hula hoop artists use science to create their amazing acts.
StrongWomen Science doesn’t only illustrate scientific facts. It seeks to promote enquiry, inventiveness and accessibility in science, making it open to all, in particular young women and girls.
FRI 27 OCT
Once again the ghouls take over the streets of Drogheda for THE SPOOKS PARADE!! Launching the LU FESTIVAL OF LIGHT in ghastly style, it's "Dance or be Doomed" when a procession of horrific characters march out onto the ancient streets of and drag their sinister souls all across the town from Barlow House all the way to Laurence's Gate. Six schools across Drogheda & East Meath will participate including: Presentation Primary; St. Brigids St. Patricks; St. Pauls NS & Marymount NS, Réalt Na Mara Boys National School and Reált Na Mara Girls National School.
Funded by the Arts Council, Creative Ireland, Drogheda Implementation Board and Louth and Meath County Councils. With sponsorship from Flogas