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Fun Family Entertainment at glór

glór, in Ennis, Co Clare brings to you the best of local, national and international arts and entertainment for all ages. Check out what is coming up in the next few months for young people and families.

Spring 2017 Family Events at glor

For further information on all events and to book tickets visit www.glor.ie

St. Patrick’s Family Festival

Friday 17 March 

glór will once more present its annual feast of food, fun, music and activity for the whole family to enjoy on the national bank holiday. With a fantastic programme of events – mostly free of charge or very reasonably priced – for young and old, glór is the place to be this St. Patrick’s Day.

  • 12-3pm Face Painting with Ana and Michelle €1.50
  • 1-3pm Family Traditional Music Session Free of Charge The whole family can take part so bring your instruments and play along with local musicians.

Snow White with special guest Bosco presented by Lambert Puppet Theatre

Friday 17 March, 1.30pm, €8/€30 Family 4

Ages 4-10│Duration 1hr 15mins

The Lambert Puppet Theatre is widely recognised as the premier Touring Puppet Theatre Company in Ireland and is also internationally renowned. Paula Lambert was the ‘Bosco’ voice on TV for seventeen years and indeed Bosco is still a firm favourite with the younger children and will make a nostalgic appearance in the opening part of the Show.

This is a beautifully produced show with large puppets, colourful sets and exquisite lighting.

The Secret of Kells

Friday 17 March, 2pm in the glór studio, €4

Dir: Tomm Moore  |  Ireland  |  2008  |  75 mins  |  Cert: PG

A stunning visual feast, this animation follows 12-year-old Brendan who must join forces with a beautiful forest spirit to help a group of monks with their illustrations and save their Abbey from invading Vikings.

The Quiet Tree Presented by Music Generation Clare

Saturday 18 March, 12pm & 2pm, €8/€6 child

Ceol Connected’s The Quiet Tree is an intimate traditional music, storytelling, and puppetry performance specifically designed for young children (aged 3-6) and their families.*

The creatures of Whistleberry Forest have discovered a little oak tree growing deep in the woods. However, there are no birds singing, no leaves rustling, and no animals scurrying around its trunk. This delightful music performance takes children and accompanying adults on an adventure through the forest where they explore musical instruments, sing, and dance, and help Ornaith the owl, Sorley the snail, and Faolán the frog bring the little oak tree to life.

*A participating adult(s) should accompany children. *Maximum of two adults per child.

Developed with the support of The Ark.

The Speks

Sunday 26th March, 2pm, €8 for ages 2+

“The Speks…they’re really great!” Derek Mooney, RTÉ Radio 1

The Speks present a lively show of nursery rhymes and sing-along songs set to acoustic Irish music which will have adults and kids jumping in their seats! Their hand-clapping, toe-tapping, hearty-laughing show is all about life on Glasses Island – a magical island off the coast of Co. Clare where everybody wears glasses!

The Speks have won a Parents’ Choice music award in the US where their music has been described as “Riverdance for kids” and they encourage everyone to sing, scream, clap and dance along during their performances. This will be a great, fun event for kids aged 2 to 92!

“If your little ones love fantastic, magical songs…then The Speks are the boys for you!” Tom Dunne, Newstalk

Shark in the Park

Wednesday 12 April, 1.30pm, €8/€30 Family 4

For ages 2 – 7 │Duration 60 Mins

Based on the Books by Nick Sharratt. Timothy Pope is looking through his telescope – but wait, is that a Shark, in the Park!?

Featuring all three of the Shark in the Park Series: Shark in the Park, Shark in the Dark and Shark in the Park on a Windy Day – this fin-tastic, family musical follows Timothy Pope, (and his telescope!) on three exciting adventures.

The Wolf and Peter presented by CoisCéim Dance Theatre

Monday 24 April, 7pm, €10/€6 child/€28 family of 4
Tuesday 25 April, 10.45am, €6

Prokofiev’s Peter And The Wolf is one of the most well-known pieces of music ever written.

In this energetic new work, David Bolger has taken this timeless story of courage and imagination as inspiration, and here… the story is told through the eyes of a Wolf! Filled with dance and live music, this fun and richly theatrical production will take children and their families on a thrilling adventure to explore and discover contemporary dance and performance at its best.

★★★★★ “reassuringly traditional and startlingly modern…The Wolf and Peter is funny, imaginative, and, finally, very moving.” – The Irish Times

I, Malvolio

Wednesday 3 May, 10.45am, €6
Wednesday 3 May, 7.30pm, €18/€16 con/€9 Under 18s

Age 11+ │ Duration 70 mins

Multi-award-winning playwright and performer Tim Crouch re-imagines Twelfth Night in this, his brilliant, hilarious one-man show.

In a charged, unsettling rant, Malvolio – a man ‘notoriously wronged’ – draws us into the madness of Shakespeare’s play and forces us to confront our own cruelty.  I, Malvolio is Twelfth Night told from the loser’s perspective. It’s a show for anyone who has ever been told off, called a name, or fallen in love with the wrong person.

…a downright joyous celebration of theatre.’ The Guardian * * * * *

glór Theatre Club Performance Post-show discussion Tim Crouch

Giselle presented by Ballet Ireland

Thursday 11 May, 7.30pm , €22/€20 conc./€12.50 Child/€55 Family of 4

Love. Betrayal. Redemption.

Giselle is a haunting story of love and betrayal. Our modern re-telling of this romantic classic is a timeless tale about the redemptive power of love. Betrayed by Albrecht, Giselle dies of a broken heart but her spirit returns to protect and forgive her now repenting lover from death at the hands of the vengeful Wilis.

Choreographed by Ludovic Ondiviela, former Royal Ballet dancer and choreographer, this production of love that transcends death, will capture the hearts and minds of audiences today.

February 2017 Events at glor

The Dead

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Thursday 2nd February 8pm, €18/€16 con./€9 Under 18s

Following a sold-out and critically acclaimed run at the Project Arts Centre, this award-winning version of James Joyce’s best loved short story, The Dead comes to glór.

Acclaimed Irish composer Ellen Cranitch and award-winning playwright Tom Swift have created a vivid musical telling of one of the greatest short stories ever written. Directed by Jo Mangan, four singers accompanied by a string quartet conjure all the humour and heartbreak of a family gathering on a snowy night in Dublin.

Recommended Age 14+

Plus post-show discussion with Company. Funded by The Arts Council and NASC Touring Network

Pilgrims, Princesses and Beardy Old Men

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Friday 3 – Saturday 25 February, 10am – 5pm, free of charge

Clare County Library in association with glór presents an exhibition of original paintings by award-winning Irish artist PJ Lynch, from the million-selling The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey, and classics such as Dickens’ A Christmas Carol right up to the newly published The Boy Who Fell Off the Mayflower, as well as PJ’s charcoal drawings for Once Upon A Place, a new anthology of stories by top Irish writers compiled by Eoin Colfer.

On Wednesday 15th February Clare County Library will present a schools’ event The Big Picture with Laureate na nÓg PJ Lynch and Friends. Queries and bookings directly with Clare County Library on 065 6821616

Spraoi

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Saturday 25 February, 12pm & 2pm, €6
Ages 3-6 | Duration 40 mins | Bi–Lingual (Gaeilge and Catalan)

This is a simple story of two boys who arrive at the same place at the same time and they don’t understand what they should do. They speak different languages and neither understands the others’ signals. One likes to play by the rules; the other doesn’t have any!! To play together, they must first communicate.

Is scéal simplí atá ann faoi bheirt bhuachaill a shroiceann an áit céanna ag an am céanna agus ní thuigeann siad céard atá le déanamh acu. Ní  thuigeann siad teanga a chéile ná geatsaí a chéile. Is maith le duine acu riallacha agus tá duine eile beag beann orthu. Caithfidh siad modh cumarsáide a aimsiú chun go mbeidh siad in ann Spraoi le chéile. Beidh muid ag díriiú ar insealbhú teanga ar bhonn bunúsach, is ag lipéadú.

Physical theatre style that allows for clarity and ease of understanding.

The Humours of Bandon

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Saturday 25 February, 8pm, €18/€16 Conc.

Written & Performed by Margaret McAuliffe. Directed by Stefanie Preissner, Duration 60 mins | Age 14+

Nobody knows where their 5 year old will take that first, after-school activity. To the surprise of her mother, Annie takes it all the way to the top…of the competitive Irish Dancing community. We meet Annie, a 16 year old Dubliner, on the eve of the Irish Open championship and stay with her as she charts us through the various successes and disappointments of her Irish Dancing life. Her mind numbing commitment and burning desire to win the Irish Open title is shared only by her teacher and peers as her mother watches on with bewilderment and pride. Will she win and if so, in what way?

The Humours of Bandon is a coming of age story, full of heart, humour and wisdom, for anyone who had a childhood passion that threatened to overwhelm their life.

Plus post-show discussion with Company

March 2017 Events at glor

The Quiet Tree

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Ceol Connected’s The Quiet Tree is an intimate traditional music, storytelling, and puppetry performance specifically designed for young children (aged 3-6) and their families.*

The creatures of Whistleberry Forest have discovered a little oak tree growing deep in the woods.  However, there are no birds singing, no leaves rustling, and no animals scurrying around its trunk.  This delightful music performance takes children and accompanying adults on an adventure through the forest where they explore musical instruments, sing, and dance, and help Ornaith the owl, Sorley the snail, and Faolán the frog bring the little oak tree to life.

*A participating adult(s) should accompany children. *Maximum of two adults per child.

Developed with the support of The Ark.

January 2017 Events

My Revolution

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Wednesday 18th January 10am, €4
The Arab Spring of 2011 was sparked by the Jasmine Revolution of Tunisia. In Paris, people take to the streets in support, but 14-year-old Marwenn, though of Tunisian background, has no interest in politics. Then he stumbles upon a rally, gets his picture in the paper and suddenly he is the coolest kid in school. Encouraged by his irascible grandfather, Marwenn travels to Tunisia on a journey of self-discovery in this charming and humorous film.

Recommended age 15+

France  |  2016  |  Subtitled  |  80 mins  |  Director: Ramzi Ben Sliman

This screening is presented in association with IFI Education. IFI Education study guide available.

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