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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Mad Science Workshop for Kids

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Join us at the Rediscovery Centre for our Mad Science workshop for kids. We will be exploring the science of our everyday lives and doing hands-on science investigations on forces, magnetism and chemistry. From investigating the force of gravity, to making parachutes and bubbles, this workshop will bring the mad scientist out in everyone.

*Suitable for children aged 6 to 12 years.

Event Date and Time:
Saturday, 25 April 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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Mad Science Workshop for Kids

Event Description:
Join us at the Rediscovery Centre for our Mad Science workshop for kids. We will be exploring the science of our everyday lives and doing hands-on science investigations on forces, magnetism and chemistry. From investigating the force of gravity, to making parachutes and bubbles, this workshop will bring the mad scientist out in everyone.

*Suitable for children aged 6 to 12 years.

Event Date and Time:
Saturday, 25 April 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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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, 25 April 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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Three Week Introduction to Sewing Course

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This three week Introduction to Sewing Course takes place over three Fridays from the 1st of May to the 15th of May 2020. Arran Murphy, Rediscover Fashion, will teach you everything that you need to know to start your own sewing project and by the end of the course you will have made your own tote bag.

Week 1: Learn the basic hand-stitching techniques needed for sewing a button, a patch or a hem.
Week 2: Learn how to find your way around a sewing machine and tackle your first mini-project.
Week 3: Use your new skills to sew your very own tote bag.

*Suitable for ages 16 and over

Event Date and Time:
Friday, 1 May 10:00 - Friday, 15 May 12:00

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

Event Price: €60

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Natural Dye Workshop

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Learn how to create your own natural dyes using plants and ingredients from your own kitchen.

Join Violet Shirran, a visual artist concerned with the environment, at The Rediscovery Centre and learn how to use plants and kitchen waste to produce beautiful natural colours on all natural fabrics.

In this day course you will learn how to Scour and Mordant Cotton, Linen, Hemp , silk and wool in order to achieve long lasting vibrant natural colours. Create a number of different dyes to use on any natural fabric.

All fabrics provided will be prepared for dyeing and will be natural fabrics. You will leave with a piece of your own and you will create your very own sample book ( with 20 different colours and shades) and instructions to continue to use natural dye at home.

*Price includes pre prepared Silk, Linen, hemp, cotton and wool.

Event Date and Time:
Saturday, 2 May 2020 from 10:00 to 15:00

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

Event Price: €125

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Bicycle Basics – Parent and Child Workshop

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Once children are using their own bikes it won't be long before they need a bit of maintenance. This workshop is designed for a child and an accompanying adult to participate together and it teaches the children how to do basic maintenance on their bikes.

This workshop is suitable for children aged 6 to 11 years old. It will be a combination of demonstration and hands on activities on childrens bikes provided for the class.

This will include:
Basic rules for nuts and bolts
Checking for loose bearings
Adjusting saddle height
Checking wheel nuts are tight

How to know what size of wheel a bike has
How to pump up a tyre
Finding punctures in an inner tube

Checking and tightening brakes
Oiling chains
Giving the bike a quick clean

*Child must be accompanied by one adult
*Suitable for children aged 6 to 11 years old

Event Date and Time:
Saturday, 9 May 2020 from 11:00 to 12:30

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

Event Price: €25

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Beginners basket weaving workshop

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Welig Heritage Crafts is hosting a beginners basket weaving workshop at the Rediscovery Centre on the 21st of March 2020. This workshop will teach you all the skills that you will need to weave a traditional potato basket or ‘Skib’ once used to ‘teem’ and serve potatoes. This is a great beginners basket workshop and it will give participants the grounding to start their own projects. All tools and materials will be provided and participants will take home their very own basket at the end of the day.

Event Date and Time:
Saturday, 16 May 2020 from 10:00 to 16:30

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

Event Price: €95

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Introduction to Sewing for Beginners

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The Rediscover Fashion team will teach you the basics of sewing so that you will feel confident enough to start your own projects. We will start at the absolute beginning and show you how to thread a machine, wind a bobbin and we will also demonstrate all the different functions of a sewing machine finishing with sewing samples.

*Attendees must be over the age of 16

Event Date and Time:
Saturday, 16 May 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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