Fun Family Entertainment at glór

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bglór, in Ennis, Co Clare brings to you the best of local, national and international arts and entertainment for all ages. Here’s what is on at glor for young people and families.

Entertainment for all the Family with July Events at glór

glór have a packed line up for families during June. You can check out the full listings here and below are some we think you will all enjoy.

Summer Camps at glór

ballet ireland summer school

There are loads of summer camps to choose from each summer at glór in Ennis. Camps will run during July and August and are available to book online. Camps this year include:

Ballet Ireland Summer Camps

Ballet Ireland’s much loved programme gives participants a chance to experience all that goes into making a ballet and a peek into the life of a professional dancer. Working alongside Ballet Ireland’s professional dancers, participants will be completely involved in creating their own ballet based on a familiar story. Their ballet will be performed on stage at the end of the week for family and friends to come and enjoy.

Dates & Times: Mon 23 – Fri 27 July

  • 11am – 1pm for ages 12+
  • 2pm – 4pm for ages 6 – 11

Cost: €95 per child / €85 per child for 2 siblings
Booking & further information: Box Office 065-6843103 or www.glor.ie

Ennis Street Arts Festival, Clare

ennis street arts festival free family friendly festivals in IrelandExpect 7 days of engaging, entertaining and exciting arts & cultural events suitable for all the family at the Ennis Street Arts Festival in Co. Clare which takes place from July 2nd to 8th. For 2018 the theme is Urban Wildlife and there will be a host of free workshops and events to celebrate the creatures we share our cities with.

The festival HQ is the Ennis Market Building but the free entertainment will spill out onto the streets for a Viking Battle. And head to glór for:

Build an Animal Scribble Bot with Make Create Innovate

In this exciting, creative workshop you will learn all about motors as you design and build your own animal themed Scribble Bot using recycled materials.

Dates & time: 10am to 11.30am or 12.30pm to 2pm on July 4th 2018. Suitable for ages 8 to 12
Ticket prices: €10
Booking & further information: Box Office 065-6843103 or www.glor.ie

Build an Interactive Animal with Make Create Innovate

This hands-on workshop explores MaKey MaKey hardware in a fun creative environment where participants are invited to explore the connections between art and technology.

Dates & Times: Wed 4 Jul 3pm to 5pm
Suitable for ages 12 to 16 years old
Ticket prices: €10
Booking & further information: Box Office 065-6843103 or www.glor.ie

Aerial Workshops with Irish Aerial Creation Centre

Aerial Workshops with Irish Areal Creation Centre at glor

PLEASE NOTE THE AERIAL WORKSHOPS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED ALL OTHER EVENTS WILL RUN AS SCHEDULED. In these workshops participants will have the opportunity to explore and learn aerial and acrobatic circus skills.

Dates & Times: Wed 4 – Thurs 5 Jul

  • 11am-12.30pm for ages 5-9
  • 1.30pm-3pm for ages 10-13
  • 3.30pm-5pm for ages 13+

Cost: €10
Booking & further information: Box Office 065-6843103 or www.glor.ie

Be(e)tween: A Participatory Intervention

Learn all about Bees with a free workshop Be(e)tween: A Participatory Intervention by Eileen Hutton is a sensory experience of bees and beekeeping in order to highlight the importance of honeybees as essential to our surrounding environment

The installation consists of an observation hive on site; drawings illustrating patterns of bee behaviour, and a participatory event involving wearable, solar-powered, vibrating bee sculpture.

Dates & Times: Fri 6 Jul 2 – 4pm and Sat 7 Jul 12 – 4pm
Prices: Free event at the entrance to glór Suitable for all ages
Booking & further information: Box Office 065-6843103 or www.glor.ie

Game Over (v2)

glor game over

Game Over (v2) is an interactive art installation by Ana Colomer and Coder Dojo Ennis. It is a video game that uses Microsoft Kinect technology to insert the player into the game to survive a journey with multiple obstacles.

Dates & Times: Fri 6 Jul 2pm to 5pm May not be suitable for younger children.
Prices: Free event at the entrance to glór
Booking & further information: Box Office 065-6843103 or www.glor.ie

Me and My Bee

Me and My Bee is a family show that tells the tale of a lone bee who falls in love with a flower. It’s a symbiotic relationship, she gives him nectar, and he spreads her seed to help her species’ survival. But a chain of events starts to impede his journey to her, until eventually he arrives to find her replaced by a tower block.

Dates & times: Sat 7 Jul 2 and 4pm
Prices: €10/€35 Family 4 Duration: 60 mins
Booking and further information: Box Office 065-6843103 or www.glor.ie

Spliced

‘Too long a sacrifice can make a stone of the heart’ W.B. Yeats

Timmy is contemplating his 21 years playing GAA. Spliced is a raw, visceral account of his struggle to become an individual outside the institution that raised him. He is celebrating and questioning it. Can we talk about mental health, self-expression and masculinity in a GAA context? Let’s have these conversations out in the air.

A new site specific multi-disciplinary show written and performed by Timmy Creed with visual artist David Mathúna, composer Chris Somers, directed by Gina Moxley.

Dates & Times: Sat 7 – Sun 8 July 7.30pm
Suitable for ages 16+   Duration: 60 mins
Prices: €15/€12 Conc.
Booking & further information: Box Office 065-6843103 or www.glor.ie

Clare Youth Trad Orchestra

Following its highly acclaimed debut at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2017, the Clare Youth Trad Orchestra returns to glór. The 100-strong collective from across the county will perform orginal arrangements of some trad favourites, under the direction of Padraic O’ Reilly.

Dates & Times: 19th July 8pm
Prices: €15/€12 Conc.
Booking & further information: Box Office 065-6843103 or www.glor.ie

Entertainment for all the Family with August Events at glór

The Speks

the speksThe Speks present a lively show of nursery rhymes and singalong 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 Clare where everyone wears glasses!

Dates & Times:  Aug 12th at 12.30pm and 3pm
Prices: €8
Booking & further information: Box Office 065-6843103 or www.glor.ie

Entertainment for all the Family with June Events at glór

Cruinniu na nÓg Festival

The Cruinniu na nÓg Festival takes place nationwide on June 23rd 2018. It is a national day of creativity for children and young people to celebrate and encourage them to participate in culture and creativity. As part of the festival glór in Ennis, Co. Clare will have theatre, workshops, music and cinema all free for charge (although booking is required for some events) including:

When: June 23rd 2018

Ennis Street Arts Festival, Clare

ennis street arts festival free family friendly festivals in IrelandExpect 7 days of engaging, entertaining and exciting arts & cultural events suitable for all the family at the Ennis Street Arts Festival in Co. Clare which takes place from July 2nd to 8th. For 2018 the theme is Urban Wildlife and there will be a host of free workshops and events to celebrate the creatures we share our cities with.

The festival HQ is the Ennis Market Building but the free entertainment will spill out onto the streets for a Viking Battle. And head to glór to:

Build an Animal Scribble Bot with Make Create Innovate

In this exciting, creative workshop you will learn all about motors as you design and build your own animal themed Scribble Bot using recycled materials.

Dates & time: 10am to 11.30am or 12.30pm to 2pm on July 4th 2018.  Suitable for ages 8 to 12
Ticket prices: €10
Booking & further information:
 Box Office 065-6843103 or www.glor.ie

Build an Interactive Animal with Make Create Innovate

This hands-on workshop explores MaKey MaKey hardware in a fun creative environment where participants are invited to explore the connections between art and technology.

Dates & Times: Wed 4 Jul 3pm to 5pm
Suitable for ages 12 to 16 years old
Ticket prices: €10
Booking & further information:
Box Office 065-6843103 or www.glor.ie

Aerial Workshops with Irish Aerial Creation Centre

Aerial Workshops with Irish Areal Creation Centre at glor

In these workshops participants will have the opportunity to explore and learn aerial and acrobatic circus skills.

Dates & Times: Wed 4 – Thurs 5 Jul

  • 11am-12.30pm for ages 5-9
  • 1.30pm-3pm for ages 10-13
  • 3.30pm-5pm for ages 13+

Cost: €10
Booking & further information: 
Box Office 065-6843103 or www.glor.ie

Be(e)tween: A Participatory Intervention

Learn all about Bees with a free workshop Be(e)tween: A Participatory Intervention by Eileen Hutton is a sensory experience of bees and beekeeping in order to highlight the importance of honeybees as essential to our surrounding environment

The installation consists of an observation hive on site; drawings illustrating patterns of bee behaviour, and a participatory event involving wearable, solar-powered, vibrating bee sculpture.

Dates & Times: Fri 6 Jul 2 – 4pm and Sat 7 Jul 12 – 4pm
Prices: Free event at the entrance to glór Suitable for all ages
Booking & further information: 
Box Office 065-6843103 or www.glor.ie

Game Over (v2)

glor game over

Game Over (v2) is an interactive art installation by Ana Colomer and Coder Dojo Ennis. It is a video game that uses Microsoft Kinect technology to insert the player into the game to survive a journey with multiple obstacles.

Dates & Times: Fri 6 Jul 2pm to 5pm May not be suitable for younger children.
Prices: Free event at the entrance to glór
Booking & further information:
Box Office 065-6843103 or www.glor.ie

Me and My Bee

Me and My Bee is a family show that tells the tale of a lone bee who falls in love with a flower. It’s a symbiotic relationship, she gives him nectar, and he spreads her seed to help her species’ survival. But a chain of events starts to impede his journey to her, until eventually he arrives to find her replaced by a tower block.

Dates & times: Sat 7 Jul 2 and 4pm
Prices: €10/€35 Family 4 Duration: 60 mins
Booking and further information::
Box Office 065-6843103 or www.glor.ie

Spliced

‘Too long a sacrifice can make a stone of the heart’ W.B. Yeats

Timmy is contemplating his 21 years playing GAA. Spliced is a raw, visceral account of his struggle to become an individual outside the institution that raised him. He is celebrating and questioning it. Can we talk about mental health, self-expression and masculinity in a GAA context? Let’s have these conversations out in the air.

A new site specific multi-disciplinary show written and performed by Timmy Creed with visual artist David Mathúna, composer Chris Somers, directed by Gina Moxley.

Dates & Times: Sat 7 – Sun 8 July 7.30pm
Suitable for ages 16+   Duration: 60 mins
Prices: €15/€12 Conc.
Booking & further information:
Box Office 065-6843103 or www.glor.ie

May Events at glór

glór have a packed line up for families during May. You can check out the full listings here and below are some we think you will all enjoy.

Older Than Ireland

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Presented as part of Bealtaine Festival & preceded by ‘Stories from the Landscape’ by Clare County Council Heritage Office, Older Than Ireland runs on May 5th at 2.30.

Older Than Ireland is a landmark feature documentary that explores what it means to have lived one hundred years in Ireland, as seen through the eyes of its oldest citizens.
Featuring thirty men and women, this remarkable group of centenarians, all born before 1916. These centenarians are our living history and it is through their wit, wisdom and philosophy that the film explores the more universal themes of life. From youth to true love, from loss to regrets, from the meaning of life to the existence of a life hereafter — the centenarians have an opinion on it all.

Dates & Times – May 5th 2.30pm
Prices €7/€5
To book tickets call Box Office 065-6843103 or online at www.glor.ie

Public Spinning

Presented by Mid-West Spinners and Textiles Group, there will be a FREE public spinning event on May 5th from 12pm to 2pm.

Dates & Times – May 5th 12pm to 2.30pm
Prices FREE

Broadway Dance School presents Shoot for the Stars

glor ennis broadway dance

The annual showcase from Clare-based Broadway Dance School. Includes ballet, jazz, lyrical, tap and contemporary dance.

Dates & Times – 17th May at 7pm
Prices – €13 adult / €10 child. Family 4: €39
To book tickets call Box Office 065-6843103 or online at www.glor.ie

Ennis Academy for the Performing Arts – Annual Showcase

The annual showcase from Ennis Academy for the Performing Arts. Working with Mamma Mia, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and more.

Dates & Times – 19th & 20th May at 7.30pm
Prices – €14 adult / €12 conc. Family 4: €48
To book tickets call Box Office 065-6843103 or online at www.glor.ie

Embrace Exhibition

Embrace Exhibition glor Ennis

The annual Embrace Exhibitoin highlights the artistic achievements of people with different abilities who have worked with professional artists to creating a dazzling display of works across all mediums.

Dates & Times – 18th May to 16th June from 10am to 5pm daily
Prices – FREE

Fleadh Nua 2018

As part of Fleadh Nua 2018, glòr plays host to some of Ireland’s best traditional groups.

  • Aos Óg on May 25th
  • The Corner House Session on May 26th
  • The Shandrum Céilí Band in concert on May 27th

Dates & Times – 25th to 27th May at 8pm
Prices – Vary
To book tickets call Box Office 065-6843103 or online at www.glor.ie

The Dinan School of Ballet presents Beauty and the Beast

dinan school of ballet glor ennis

The Dinan School of Ballet annual show uses a creative mix of ballet, tap, jazz and contemporary dance to explore the classic tale of Beauty and the Beast.

Dates & Times – 31st May & 1st June at 7.30pm
Prices – €12 / €10 conc.
To book tickets call Box Office 065-6843103 or online at www.glor.ie

April

Barnstorm Theatre presents: Star Chasers

Star Chasers sees Billy and Dad heading north with just a tent and a box full of Mam’s memories. This is a rich exploration of the relationship between a parent and child and their attempts to come to terms with loss in their lives. Suitable for age 4-7

Dates & Times – Fri 27 Apr,10.30am & 12pm
Prices €5 per child & Teachers FOC
To book tickets call Box Office 065-6843103 or online at www.glor.ie

Little Bigtop Theatre presents: Whatever the Weather

Whatever the weather at glor Ennis

A show about courage, trying new things and stepping outside… Worried Wendy hides away inside, afraid of what the weather may bring. Together the children show Wendy there’s nothing to fear… Whatever the Weather they can go out to play!

Dates & Times: Sat 28 Apr 11am & 12.30pm
Prices: €6

To book tickets call Box Office 065-6843103 or online at www.glor.ie

March

Branar Teatar do Pháistí and Baboró International Arts Festival for Children present Uoo Mee Wee

entertainment at glor Ennis for families

Branar Teatar do Pháistí and Baboró International Arts Festival for Children present Uoo Mee Wee.

Uoo and Mee
Walk the same
Talk the same
Do everything the same…

Until one day, one of them decides to do something different!!
Uoo, Mee, Wee is a charming and playful show that explores what happens when things change. It is a humorous tale of finding your feet and having the courage to be different. Created for children aged 3-6, years, performed by Neasa Ní Chuanaigh & Jay Ryan, it is a non-verbal show with an original score by Micheal Chang.

Dates and times: Saturday 17 March at 12.30 & 2.30pm
Prices: €8/€6 Children
To book tickets call Box Office 065-6843103 or online at www.glor.ie

Branar Puppetry Workshops: Puppet Manipulation

Entertainment for families at glor Ennis Puppet_manipulation_Mykidstime

This workshop is a wonderful opportunity for children to explore the world of puppetry in a fun and energetic environment.
Learn how to make a puppet walk, ask a question with just a look and tell a story using just the puppet and no words. Age range: 8+

Dates and times: Saturday 17 Mar 12.30pm
Cost: €10 per child
To book call Box Office 065-6843103 or online at www.glor.ie

Branar Puppetry Workshops: Puppet Making

This workshop is a wonderful opportunity for children to explore the world of puppetry by designing and creating their very own puppets.
Children will create a paper puppet, learn foundational puppetry skills, create a group story with their paper puppet and present a story to the rest of the group. Ages 8+
Dates and times: Saturday 17 March at 2.30pm
Cost €10 per child
To book call Box Office 065-6843103 or online at www.glor.ie

Imagination Playground

entertainment for families glor imagination playground

Let your imagination run wild by designing and building your very own playground with Brici Spraoi’s Imagination Playground. This is an innovative big block system designed to encourage child-directed free-play and allows children to build, invent, and create in a fun and collaborative setting. Be it a rocket, a castle or a time machine, the possibilities are endless!  Suitable for Ages 3-10

Dates and times: Saturday 17 March. Sessions as follows: Please pre-book
11am-12pm; 12-1pm; 1.45-2.45pm; 2.45-3.45pm; 3.45-4.45pm
Cost: €5 per child
To book call Box Office 065-6843103 or online at www.glor.ie

Easter SongSchool Easter Camps for Kids

Glor Songschool Workshops Easter Camps for kids

If you like strumming a chord or rapping a word, then join us for this awesome experience.
You’ll spend four days this Easter writing and jamming up ideas. You’ll collaborate with others to write, arrange, rehearse and perform original in a one off showcase in glór.

All levels and interests welcome.  Suitable for ages 12-18

VENUE:
glór, Causeway Link, Ennis, Co. Clare
STARTING TIME:
Mon 26 – Thurs 29 March, 10am – 4pm daily, 
Finale concert Thursday 29 March, 6.30pm – 7.15pm,

TICKET PRICES:
€90/€160 2 siblings

BOOKING & FURTHER INFORMATION:
Box Office 065-6843103 or www.glor.ie

February events at glor

glór Ennis have a full line up of events for families this February 2018 including:

Little Folk on Tour with Kyle Riley on February 3rd at 10.30am & 12.30pm

Public Spinning a FREE event presented by the mid-western spinners and textiles group on February 3rd from 12pm to 2pm

Bosco Meets Hansel and Gretel by The Paula Lambert Puppet Theatre on February 17th at 1.30pm

Bosco hansel and gretel

Rithimí Nua presented by glór and the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance are a series of FREE lunchtime concerts showcasing the development of traditional music and dance in an informal setting. February 8th at 1pm and March 8th and April 12th.

Keith Barry’s Magic Madhouse on February 11th at 8pm

The Jarlath Henderson Band a BYOK (bring your own kids event) is on February 22nd from 8pm

All information on all events can be found on Glor.ie/events/

 

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