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Make/Shape: Collaborations in Clay, The Ark, 9 Sep to 18 Oct.  Leads you playfully
through techniques, processes and explorations of clay.  The exhibition celebrates the work
of eight ceramic artists who have worked on the DCCoI’s primary schools CRAFTed
programme.  Join our investigation of clay, from rolling and shaping, marking and making to
glazing and firing.  Then roll up your sleeves and get making in our response stations!
DLR Community 5k, Kilbogget Park, Ballybrack, Saturday October 11th, 2pm.  his family
fun event brings together the whole community: people of all abilities, young and old,
serious runners and casual strollers. Once again kicking off dlr Social Inclusion Week, all
fitness levels are welcome, and you can walk, jog, run, wheel, push a buggy or even
participate hopping in fancy dress if you want!  
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Dublin Theatre Festival Family Season, The Ark, 27th September to 12th October.  
Dublin Theatre Festival and The Ark join forces once again to present a season of
acclaimed Irish and international productions for families and schools,including A Mano
(Sept 27 – 28), The Way Back Home (Sept 30 – Oct 4), The Tragic Life of Cheeseboy (Oct
5 - 7) and The Curious Scrapbook of Josephine Bean (Oct -9 - 12).  
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Hands On - Early Years Workshop, The Ark, 11 Sep - 18 Oct 2014.  A tactile
workshop for you and your child using child friendly modelling dough and a range of
decorations.  The workshop begins with you making your own play dough/modelling clay with
artist Deirdre Rogers. You and your child will be encouraged to explore mixing, rolling,
shaping,  pinching, tearing, mark making and pressing using the dough.  
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Open House Dublin, Dublin City,  17 to 19 October.   Over one weekend, buildings of all
types and periods will open up their doors to allow citizens and visitors to explore the
architecture of their city, with special tours by hundreds of professionals and enthusiasts,
completely for free.  The festival showcases the wealth and breadth of Irish architecture,
from the splendour of Georgian Dublin to the breathtaking contemporary design of our built
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Imaginosity, Sandyford, September. Kids are back to school and we have lots of new
activities for the younger kids including Matilda "When I Grow Up" Height Charts, James &
the Giant Peach, Insect Invasion! art workshop, Professor Squiggly's Waterlab, Pirate Hats &
Swords, story corner and more.  And every morning between 9.30 to 11.30, we have
Wobblers and Toddlers.
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Family First Saturdays, Dublinia, Saturday 4th of October, 11am/12pm/1pm and 2pm.  
Storytelling sessions.  Join professional storyteller Brendan Nolan as he tells tales of Dublin
long ago!
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Samhain 2014, Marlay Park, Sunday October 26th, 3.30pm to 7.30pm.  Samhain - the
spookiest event of the year returns.  Ditch the fancy dress, it’s the time of the year for scary
dress in your ghouliest Halloween outfit for the Samhain Haunted Forest Walk.  This year’s
Samhain will feature a longer route of spook than ever before with more scare footage of
chills, freaks and frights than you can shake a broom at. The forest at Marlay Park will be
alive, for one night only with freaky fog, ghastly spiders, all seeing eyeballs, spine chilling
skeletons, menacing witches and wizards and rotten pirates.  
Free, but wristbands are
which can be collected at the DLR Coco Market in Marlay Park on Saturday
October 18th & Saturday October 25th from 11am each day.