Events

Masterclass with Jay Blades

Event Description:
BBC TV presenter Jay Blades is coming to Dublin for the first time to host an upcycling masterclass on Saturday the 26th of October. Jay is best known for hosting The Repair Shop and Money for Nothing on BBC.

During this masterclass, Jay will be demonstrating his most popular upcycling techniques. Attendees will be able to view the demonstrations and there will also be a Q&A session during the masterclass.

10.30am - Registration
11.00am - Masterclass
- Gerard Griffin, Rediscover Furniture, Introduction to French Polishing
- Jay Blades Upcycling Masterclass
3.30pm - Finish

There is a limited number of tickets available so book early to avoid disappointment.

Event Date and Time:
Saturday, 26 October 2019 from 10:30 to 15:30

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

Event Price: €45

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Halloween Camps for Kids

Event Description:
Are you looking for some fun activities for your children October mid-term holidays? If so, come join our Education team and get involved in some terrifying Hallowe’en hands-on activities!

Our Hallowe’en Camp includes a variety of fun and educational activities, games, experiments and arts & crafts to stimulate children’s curiosity and interest in the world around us. Over the 4 days we will be busy hunting for spiders and other creepy crawlers in our hedgerows, picking and carving gruesome pumpkins grown in our own vegetable garden, making mini-scarecrows as well as lots of spooky arts & crafts. Fancy dresses made out of recycled materials and a ghoulish team challenge will culminate in a horrifying finale on the Friday, so book early to avoid disappointment!

Our Hallowe’en camps are suitable for children aged 6 to 12 years old. Our experienced Facilitators are Garda vetted, are not undead and guarantee a splendid time for all.

What to bring: sun screen (you never know!)/rain jacket, water, hat/cap, food for a small break and lunch, lots of imagination and curiosity!

Event Date and Time:
Tuesday, 29 Oct 09:00 - Friday, 1 Nov 14:30

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

Event Price: €125

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Mad Science

Event Description:
The Rediscovery Centre Investigates series offers children the opportunity to explore environmental and STE(A)M topics all within the wonderful surroundings of the Boiler House, Ballymun. Our young investigators will use their super sleuthing skills to get a greater understanding of how the world works through a mixture of hands-on activities, presentations and design.

Each Investigate workshop has its own unique focus and is guaranteed to delight enquiring young minds.

Children who take part in all five workshops will be awarded their very own Certificate of Investigation!

Investigate 5 – Last but not least in our Investigation series: Science! Join us at the Rediscovery Centre for our Mad Science workshop where you will be exploring the science of our everyday lives and doing hands-on science investigations on chemistry, energy, and electricity. From investigating chemical reactions by using common household liquids to creating wind turbines and working electric circuits, this workshop will bring the mad scientist out in every child

*Suitable for children aged 6 to 12 years old. Duration: 90 minutes.

*Minimum numbers required

Event Date and Time:
Saturday, 9 November 2019 from 11:00 to 12:30

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

Event Price: €10

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Mad Science

Event Description:
The Rediscovery Centre Investigates series offers children the opportunity to explore environmental and STE(A)M topics all within the wonderful surroundings of the Boiler House, Ballymun. Our young investigators will use their super sleuthing skills to get a greater understanding of how the world works through a mixture of hands-on activities, presentations and design.

Each Investigate workshop has its own unique focus and is guaranteed to delight enquiring young minds.

Children who take part in all five workshops will be awarded their very own Certificate of Investigation!

Investigate 5 – Last but not least in our Investigation series: Science! Join us at the Rediscovery Centre for our Mad Science workshop where you will be exploring the science of our everyday lives and doing hands-on science investigations on chemistry, energy, and electricity. From investigating chemical reactions by using common household liquids to creating wind turbines and working electric circuits, this workshop will bring the mad scientist out in every child

*Suitable for children aged 6 to 12 years old. Duration: 90 minutes.

*Minimum numbers required

Event Date and Time:
Saturday, 9 November 2019 14:30 to 16:00

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

Event Price: €10

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Furniture Revamping Workshop

Event Description:
Join Marianne from The Revamp Tramp for her ever popular Furniture Revamping Workshop at the Rediscovery Centre on the 30th of November 2019. Bring along a piece of your furniture to revamp and learn how to prep and paint furniture while also learning furniture techniques including decoupage, glazing, distressing and stencilling. If you are unsure if your piece is suitable for upcycling please email your pictures to marianne@therevamptramp.ie

The workshop takes place over a full day and runs from 10am to 4pm and the price includes a light lunch. This workshop will help you turn your chosen piece of furniture into something special and most importantly it will be designed by you.

Event Date and Time:
Saturday, 30 Nov 10:00 to 16:00

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

Event Price: €95

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Working with reuse leather

Event Description:
Join the Dublin Leather Store on Saturday the 30th of November for a unique workshop using offcuts of leather.

Kasper will work with students to create some beautiful and practical items. Students are encouraged to make as many items as possible within the allocated time, and to even bring in their own scrap leather or old leather jackets if they can. The focus is on using as much of this discarded leather as possible. Some examples of the projects are:

• Simple tote or buckets bags
• Simple card wallets or sleeves
• Glasses Cases
• Book covers
• Key chains and coasters

The leather for this workshops are sourced from:

• Upholsterers’ offcuts destined for the bin
• Scraps and offcuts from local harness maker
• Vintage leather jackets from charity shops and clothes shops (they were going to be thrown out)
• Offcuts and scraps from manufacturing at Dublin Leather Store
• Old leather sofa upholstery


***Please note this workshop is for over 16's only

Event Date and Time:
Saturday, 30 Nov 09:30 to 16:30

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

Event Price: €95

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Learn to Make Fabric Christmas Wreath

Event Description:
Join us at the Rediscovery Centre on the 7th of December to learn how to make a beautiful festive Christmas wreath from upcycled fabric. During this workshop Carrie Ann will teach you how to make a unique eco-friendly, upcycled fabric wreath for your home. At the end of this workshop you will have your own upcycled fabric Christmas wreath to take home with you.

*Min numbers required

*Min age of 16

Event Date and Time:
Saturday 7 December 10:00 to 12:30

Event Location:
The Rediscovery Centre

Event Price: €25

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