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Architectural Dramaturgy

Building Stories

03 October - 25 October

Building Stories is a season-long programme exploring architecture’s connection with body, story and narrative.The aim is to develop greater awareness of our physical responses to architecture, and an appreciation of it’s capacity to inspire and contain stories. The programme is supported by an Arts Council of Ireland’s Engaging With Architecture Award, and will tour to Solstice, Navan and Limerick City Art Gallery in 2016.

Building Stories Process Space

A behind-the-scenes glimpse into how architects Jack Byrne and Seamus Bairead worked with artist Niamh McCann to translate her ideas into a built structure, from initial inspiration through design and making processes.

Architect’s Talk with Jack Byrne and Seamus Bairead

Sat 17th October, 11am, Free
Places are limited, reserve at Box Office on 059 9172400  (The talk will be followed by an Architectural tour of Carlow with )

Early Years Workshops

3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th October, 11am, Free
A series of workshops for young children (aged 3yrs – 5yrs) exploring buildings and the stories they create. Sessions will include den-making, construction play and story-telling. Places are limited, reserve at Box Office on 059 9172400

Youth Theatre Workshop

October  Actress and Dramaturg Gina Moxley will lead a one-day workshop for local youth theatre participants exploring how architectural space and our relationship to it, can create and lead narrative and story. For information on how to join Carlow Youth Theatre, contact or call 059 9136203.

Professional Practice Workshop

Sat 24th and Sun 25th Oct, 11-5pm each day, €80 
Anintensive two-day workshop for professional performance and arts practitioners exploring the interplay of architecture, theatre and body. Facilitated by Architect BregHoremans and Theatre-maker Gert-Jan Stam of TAAT Collective, a cutting-edge Dutch-Belgian practice specialising in architectural dramaturgy. This workshop has a limited number of bursaries available.