Events

Calendar of Events

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The Rediscovery Centre hosts a full calendar of events all year round. Find the perfect course for you in Fashion, Furniture, Bikes, Education or Tours. If you would like to search our events by date please click here to view our calendar.

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2020 Calendar

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Rediscovery Centre

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Workshops for Schools

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Introduction to Felting Soap Workshop

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Join Martina Wall for this fun Introduction to Felting Soap workshop. Participants will learn the art of wet felting and they will be able to make colourful and creative designs.

Martina will provide all of the required materials to make four felted soaps during the workshop and participants just need to bring a towel with them. Participants will also be given printed notes so that they can experiment at home.

Felted soap, is soap wrapped up in a cocoon of wool and wet felted using friction and hot water. Participants will be able to make unique designs on their soap and the wool not only acts as an exfoliant but it also helps stop bacteria from forming on the soap. Felting the soap also makes it last up to four times longer. When the soap is finished. the wool can be reused as a dish scrubby or another soap can be popped in (or the wool can be composted as its 100% biodegradable).

*Suitable for ages 16 and over

Event Date and Time:
Saturday, 18th July 2020 from 10:00 to 13:00

Event Location:
The Rediscovery Centre | The Boiler House | Ballymun Road | D09 HK58 Ballymun |

Event Price: €35.00

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Invisible Mending for Knitwear

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Join Terri O'Brien on the 28th of Match to learn how to extend the life of your favourite piece of knitwear by learning the invisible mending technique. Terri will provide all of the materials for the workshop or if you have a knit piece in need of repair, bring it along and get advice and assistance for the mend.

By learning the invisible mending technique, also known as swiss darning, you can ensure you get the most from your knitwear and enable you to keep a more sustainable wardrobe for years to come.

Event Date and Time:
Saturday, 25 July 10:00 to 12:00

Event Location:
The Rediscovery Centre | Main Street | D09 HK58 Ballymun |

Event Price: €50

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Ceramics Workshop

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Join Joanne McFall for this ceramics workshop that involves using air dry clay of varying colours and textures to make household bowls, plates, candle holders, that are ideal for home decoration. This workshop will use a range of moulds and hand building techniques to create your own ceramics which will be painted, decorated and glazed. All materials and equipment supplied.

Event Date and Time:
Saturday, 8 August10:00 to 13:00

Event Location:
The Rediscovery Centre, D09 HK58 Ballymun

Event Price: €25

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Urban Explorers Biodiversity Workshop

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Join us at the Rediscovery Centre for our Biodiversity workshop for kids. We will be exploring urban wildlife in our pond and garden, doing a range of fun hands-on activities such as pond-dipping and bug hunting. Children will learn about food chains and food webs, Irish ecosystems and how small daily actions can help promote and conserve our natural environment.

*Suitable for children aged 6 to 12 years.
*Please bring waterproof clothes/sun screen and a hat depending on the weather as we will be mostly outdoors.

Event Date and Time:
Saturday, 8 August 2020 from 11:00 to 12:30

Event Location:
The Rediscovery Centre | The Boiler House | Ballymun Road | D09 HK58 Ballymun |

Event Price: €10

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Urban Explorers Biodiversity Workshop

Event Description:
Join us at the Rediscovery Centre for our Biodiversity workshop for kids. We will be exploring urban wildlife in our pond and garden, doing a range of fun hands-on activities such as pond-dipping and bug hunting. Children will learn about food chains and food webs, Irish ecosystems and how small daily actions can help promote and conserve our natural environment.

*Suitable for children aged 6 to 12 years.
*Please bring waterproof clothes/sun screen and a hat depending on the weather as we will be mostly outdoors.

Event Date and Time:
Saturday, 8 August 2020 from 14:30 to 16:00

Event Location:
The Rediscovery Centre | The Boiler House | Ballymun Road | D09 HK58 Ballymun |

Event Price: €10

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Summer Camp for Kids

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Looking for some fun activities for your children during the Summer holidays? Then why not join us for a week filled with fun hands-on activities! The Rediscovery Centre Summer Camp takes place from from 6th to 10th July. This camp is suitable for children aged 6 to 12 years old.

Each day is themed with educational and fun activities, games, experiments and art and crafts to stimulate their curiosity and interest in our natural environment.

Biodiversity: We will explore the wildlife, habitats, ecosystems and food chains in our gardens. A range of outdoor games will also be included such as making bird feeders, going on a bug hunt and pond dipping. We will also look at how easy it is to encourage biodiversity at home and why it is so important to do so.

Science: How important is science in our lives? What cool things do scientists do? Come and try your hands at acid-base reactions, discover the power of magnets and other intriguing experiments like the chemistry of bubbles and learn about the tricks our sight plays on our brains!

Space: Interested in space, what's in it and why it does what it does? Do you want to build and launch your very own rocket and become an expert on meteorites impacts? Then come and join us for this journey in space!

Engineering: Discover why engineering is such an essential part of our lives in this exciting investigation into what makes the world tick. Different engineering challenges will put your mathematical, problem solving and analytical skills to the test.

Waste: Worried about waste and how best to deal with it? This day is dedicated to finding exciting and innovative solutions to dealing with waste through quizzes, activities and crafty designs. Just because it's 'waste' doesn't mean that it's useless!

*Please email academy@rediscoverycentre.ie if you wish to avail of an early drop off time of 8.30am.

Event Date and Time:
Monday, 10 August - Friday, 14 August 2020 from 09:00 to 14:30

Event Location:
The Rediscovery Centre | The Boiler House | Ballymun Road | D09 HK58 Ballymun |

Event Price: €95 Child Ticket, €90 Siblings Ticket, €25 Daily Ticket

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Introduction to French Polishing

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French polishing is a wood finishing technique that results in a very high gloss surface and with a deep colour. This hands on workshop is hosted by Ger Griffin who joined the Rediscovery team in 2010 and has more than 30 years of experience in antique furniture restoration.

This is a hands on introductory workshop that will include the following:

- History of French polishing
- Materials used
- Selection
- Skills and techniques
- Q&A

*Minimum numbers required for class to go ahead

Event Date and Time:
Saturday, 15 August 2020 from 10:00 to 13:00

Event Location:
The Rediscovery Centre | The Boiler House | Ballymun Road | D09 HK58 Ballymun |

Event Price: €45

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Foraging, Wild Foods and Herbal Extractions

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In this two hour workshop Tara will outline the principles of foraging and provide an overview of a wide variety of wild Irish herbs and their properties. The various methods of herbal extraction are discussed and participants are given a demonstration on how to make a vitamin rich tonic to ward off colds and flues. Samples of wild food are provided on the day and each participant gets to bring home a small jar of lavender and beeswax handcream.

Event Date and Time:
Saturday, 29 August 2020 from 10:00 to 12:00

Event Location:
The Rediscovery Centre, D09 HK58 Ballymun

Event Price: €45

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