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Newbridge, Ireland
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March 2017
€6

CINEMA: La La Land

Monday 27th March, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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An ambitious jazz pianist (Ryan Gosling) and an aspiring actress (Emma Stone) fall in love while pursuing their dreams of stardom, in this dazzlingly stylized homage to the classic Hollywood musical from Whiplash director Damien Chazelle. Drawing upon studio-era spectacle, La La Land ushers the musical into the 21st century in all its brightly coloured, anamorphic splendour, telling the story of two star-crossed young dreamers determined to make it big on the silver screen. It's either stardom or bust! As…

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€23

Music: Mick Flannery

Wednesday 29th March, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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mick flannery

Following the release of his album ‘By The Rule’ in 2014, Mick took a short break and began writing again in 2015. Basing himself between the counties of Cork & Clare, Mick was moved & motivated by current events around the world, specifically one tragic event in April 2015 that inspired the title track His latest album, I Own You, was released in October of last year, and has proved to be one of his finest to date. See Flannery…

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€16/14

The New Theatre presents: Ledwidge

Thursday 30th March, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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A call to arms, War Poet Francis Ledwidge (Ethan Dillon) is torn between his love for Shivvie (Katie O'Kelly) his friend and confidante and Ellie (Amy O'Dwyer). In spite of their fears he enlists in Captain Dunsany's (Ian Meehan) regiment and is dispatched to Suvla Bay. Excelling as a sniper, Ledwidge distinguishes himself at Gallipoli but the poet remains conflicted. Gerard Humphreys' play explores the poet's personal struggles with war and his early life as a trade union activist in…

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April 2017
€16/14

Theatre: Johnny I hardly Knew Ye by Jim Nolan

Saturday 1st April, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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…we don’t live in a Republic, we live in an economy. A wry and funny look at Irish life one hundred years after the 1916 Rising, What have we become, what is important to us? From the offices of the Inishshannon Chronicle, the intrepid staff report the news as the country faces a General Election, their town attempts to mark the 1916 Centenary by celebrating a rather tenuous connection to the Rising and their own futures are threatened by a…

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€15/12

Then This Theatre presents: Collected Stories

Wednesday 5th April, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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The place: Greenwich Village. The question: Do artists survive by devouring one another? Ruth Steiner is the imperious bohemian author of acclaimed works of fiction. Lisa Morrison is the callow and eager student who dreams of literary stardom. Lisa offers Ruth her services as personal assistant, and before you can say ALL ABOUT EVE the younger woman has begun appropriating secrets from Ruth’s glory days to rocket herself to success. Written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Donald Margulies. His plays have…

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€20/€18

The Successful TD

Saturday 8th April, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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One of your own – a vote for Tull is a vote for yourself! THE SUCCESSFUL TD follows the Trials, Tribulations, misadventures and hilarious antics of TULL McADOO as he seeks re-election to the Dail in the "October Elections” Written by John B Keane in 1967 he displays his edge for humor and satire that are uncomfortably close to the politics of today ... Peppered with Keane's gallery of madcap characters this show will have you laughing at politics (in a good way) from the start. Tull has…

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€16/14

Music: Cassiopeia Winds

Sunday 9th April, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Cassiopeia Winds was formed in 2010; its performances are lively, exciting and very engaging. At its core is a quintet of players whose members are among the finest in the country, including players from the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, RTÉ Concert Orchestra and the Crash Ensemble. Cassiopeia Winds plays wonderfully diverse music which is rarely played and is relatively unknown around Ireland. However, once heard, audiences are usually hooked e.g. It was a most enjoyable evening. The variety of…

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€65

Workshop: Artzone Easter Camp: Week 1

Monday 10th April, 2017 - Thursday 13th April, 2017
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Make the most of the school break and join Artzone this Easter! Our teachers have designed some great Easter theme loaded portfolios of art, crafts, stories and games. ‘Buttercup Farm’ for Juniors; and ‘Down the Rabbit Hole!‘ for Seniors. Projects include painting, drawing, collage, clay and 3D construction, fabric & fibre, print, graphics …. 10am - 2pm

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€16/14

Theatre: The Man in The Woman’s Shoes

Thursday 13th April, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Set in October 1978 - Pope John Paul the First is not long dead, autumn is closing in and Pat Farnon has ‘some business’ to do in town. The Man In The Woman’s Shoes follows Pat Farnon as he walks to town and back again. It is a beautifully observed piece, utterly simple and Murfi’s “astonishing acting” has been widely praised. The Man In The Woman’s Shoes is funny, tender and at times downright daft. You might just fall in…

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€65

Workshop: Artzone Easter Camp: Week 2

Tuesday 18th April, 2017 - Friday 21st April, 2017
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Make the most of the school break and join Artzone this Easter! Our teachers have designed some great Easter theme loaded portfolios of art, crafts, stories and games. ‘Buttercup Farm’ for Juniors; and ‘Down the Rabbit Hole!‘ for Seniors. Projects include painting, drawing, collage, clay and 3D construction, fabric & fibre, print, graphics …. 10am - 2pm

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€28

Pat Shortt: How’s Tings?

Friday 21st April, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Fresh from the success of his award-winning show, Selfie (“Dangerously funny.” - onstageblog.com, New York) Pat Shortt returns to Riverbank Arts Centre with a brand new show called How’s Tings? In a night of music and mayhem, Ireland’s most popular comedian explores all sorts of tings. Big tings and little tings. Personal tings and tings that are not so personal. Important international tings and tings that only affect the parish. In Shortt, it’s a funny show about tings.  

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€15/12

Music: Mia Cooper, Katherine Hunka, Ioana Petcu-Colan and Helena Wood

Saturday 22nd April, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Four of Ireland’s finest violinists come together for the very first time in what promises to be a wonderful night of music. Mia Cooper is a highly-regarded chamber musician who has graced the stage with the Barbican Trio, Gould Trio, Brodsky Quartet, and Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Katherine Hunka has collaborated with Murray Perriah, Joshua Bell, and Nigel Kennedy amongst others, while Ioana Petcu-Colan, Associate Leader of the Ulster Orchestra, has worked with artists as diverse as…

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€16/14

Theatre: The Flood

Wednesday 26th April, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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A live multi-sensory audio play in the dark Close your eyes as the inventive Carpet Theatre brings you a fascinating play in the dark, where live music, sound effects and smells swirl around you. David, an old sailor with failing sight, mops a leak in his kitchen all night during the floods. His family are out of reach and the Council are too busy to help. As the rain pours and the waters rise, a lifetime of memories flows through…

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May 2017
€10/6

Kildare Youth Theatre presents KING LEAR

Thursday 4th May, 2017
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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This complex tragedy of a powerful, but ignorant, king who is transformed by the loss of everything into becoming a simple man with nothing except his knowledge of himself and his empathy for his down-trodden people is often cited as Shakespeare’s finest play. It is the great play about homelessness, very relevant today as Ireland grapples with its housing crisis. It also has much to say about wisdom and power, especially in the light of recent political regime change across…

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€10/6

Kildare Youth Theatre presents KING LEAR

Friday 5th May, 2017
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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This complex tragedy of a powerful, but ignorant, king who is transformed by the loss of everything into becoming a simple man with nothing except his knowledge of himself and his empathy for his down-trodden people is often cited as Shakespeare’s finest play. It is the great play about homelessness, very relevant today as Ireland grapples with its housing crisis. It also has much to say about wisdom and power, especially in the light of recent political regime change across…

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€20

PJ Gallagher: Dickhead

Friday 26th May, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Hot on the heels of his 2016 success with Irish Box Office smash ‘The Young Offenders’, PJ Gallagher returns to the stand-up stage with his brand new show Dickhead: A Brief History of the Irish Willy. Best known for his television show ‘Naked Camera’, his various characters in the programme included an emotionally unstable taxi driver, renowned ladies man Jake Stevens and the Dirty Auld One. He also presents P. J. & McCabe In The Morning on Classic Hits 4FM.

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€20

An Evening with Diarmuid Gavin

Sunday 28th May, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Diarmuid Gavin presents an evening of fun in the beds and borders, taking you on a romp through his adventures in the wonderful world of gardening,  revealing some mischievous antics at the Chelsea Flower Show and regaling with stories about the history of outdoor design around the globe, from Gnomes to Flying Gardens!

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