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Fallout Johnny Savage
The Riverbank presents ‘Fallout’ a new exhibition of work by photographer, Johnny Savage. Savage spent almost two years photographing and developing this series of photographs, shooting in various towns and cities across Ireland, including in his native North Kildare. The resulting eerie and surreal landscapes present a view of a modern Ireland that is still haunted by its past. These photographs visit the all too familiar empty buildings on the edge of town, modern day ruins that have become part of our everyday landscape. read more
17th Jan-21st Mar
Emer Gillespie:
Picture You, Picture Me
Picture You, Picture Me is a collaborative and explorative portrait project between artist Emer Gillespie and her daughter Laoisha. Born in Galway Ireland in 2002, Laoisha has Downs Syndrome. As a consistent subject in Emer's work, this series has naturally evolved from her curiosity and urge to stand on the other side of the camera, taking more control over the artist as the subject, and of the images taken. read more
7th Feb-12th Apr
Brickflicks Create School
Brick Flicks Stop Motion Workshop
Ever wanted to send your favourite mini figure on a space adventure? This 4 week Brick Flicks stop motion workshop will show you how to blast off in a rocket, charter unknown space and explore alien planets. Participants will work in small groups to collaborate and create the set, storyboard and plan their stop motion movie and then to film and edit it. The workshop is focused on hands-on learning and all participants will receive a certificate of participation and a copy of their movie. read more
7th Feb-28th Feb 2pm
Two Brothers Vladimir and Anton Jablokov
Two Brothers
Violin maestro Vladimir is delighted to share the stage with his equally gifted younger brother Anton. Two Brothers celebrates popular classical music by the great composers mixed with well-known favourites from the stage and screen. read more
Sat 28th Feb 8pm
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Riverbank Cinema Presents
Stations of the Cross
A 14-year-old girl’s commitment to the extreme tenets of a conservative Roman Catholic sect is traced with a mix of compassion and irony in this film. The parents of 14-year-old Maria belong to a fundamentalist Catholic community and have raised her according to the tenets of their strict faith. At school, Maria must face the jeers of her secular classmates for trying to remain true to her religion, while at home she lives under the constant disapproval of her mother who demands ever-more painful self-abnegations from her. Filmed in 14 long takes corresponding to the 14 stations of the cross, this emotionally wrenching film is also a formal triumph. read more
Mon 2nd Mar 8pm
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Theatre Lovett Presents:
The Girl Who Forgot to Sing Badly
Sometimes it takes a girl-sized human to solve an adult-sized problem. Peggy O’Hegarty and her parents are packers. They squeeze fruit into tins, foxes into boxes, even bikes into brown paper bags. And all the while Peggy sings with the voice of an angel – a grossly unfortunate angel, who can’t sing at all. But one day work stops working, and the jobs stop coming, and Peggy steps outside to find that winter has arrived… and everyone in her city gone! Ingenious performer Louis Lovett leads the audience on an untamed adventure that crosses snowy lands and wild seas. As Peggy desperately tries to save the day, we learn about love, loss, the reassurance of goats, and the courage to sing gloriously on or off-key. read more
€8/Family Ticket (2 adults & 2 children) €28
Sat 7th Mar 2pm / 4pm
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Neil Delamere
The Fresh Prince of Delamere
Top Irish stand-up and TV comic Neil Delamere is coming to Riverbank Arts Centre with his brand new tour, The Fresh Prince of Delamere. Described by The Scotsman as “a master”, Delamere is renowned for his on-stage banter and quick-witted, well-observed yarns and previous tours and international appearances – including the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Montreal Just For Laughs Festival – have been a sell-out read more
Sat 7th Mar 8pm
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PATRICKS DAY Riverbank Cinema Presents:
Patrick's Day
Patrick is a warm, open, twenty-six-year-old virgin schizophrenic. Pills and his mother’s protection mean he is no threat to himself or anyone else. Until he falls in love. The object of his desire is Karen, a suicidal flight attendant, who has no idea the intimacy she shares with Patrick might reintroduce her to living. Patrick’s obsessive mother Maura doesn’t realise her own misguided love may be more dangerous than hate. To pull Karen and Patrick apart, she enlists the help of a dysfunctional detective called Freeman, who will use his position to help her — for a price. Patrick’s Day is a provocative and heart-breaking love story about the right to intimacy for everyone.. read more
Mon 9th Mar 8am
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BASSAM is a one-man show, based on the personel story of Bassam Aramin, a Palastinian peace activist, whose 10-year old daughter Abir, was killed by an Israeli soldier. In 2008 the play was produced in Hebrew by the Cameri Theatre of Tel Aviv and was presented at the prestigious one man show festival “Theatroneto” in Jaffa, Israel. read more
Thu 12th Mar 8pm
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Kildare Youth Theatre Presents:
Hospital Food
Set in the present day, ten teenagers from the ages 14 to 17 are the residents of a teenage cancer unit in a city hospital. All of them (a mix of boys and girls) are undergoing various conventional treatments for different cancers at different stages of progression. Their shared illness bonds them and they support each other as they reveal their fears and hopes for the future while confronting, head on, the very real prospects of untimely death. Directed by Peter Hussey, ‘Hospital Food’ is by Irish writer Eugene O’ Hare who wrote ‘Refuge’ for the Abbey Theatre, and ‘Shopping for Boys’ for Channel 4. read more
Fri 13th Mar / Sat 14th Mar 8pm
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