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September 2017

VISUAL ARTS: A Trip Into The Unknown

Saturday 9th September, 2017 - Saturday 21st October, 2017
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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FREE

An exhibition of works by Kasia Zimnoch and Pawel Kleszczewski. Discover magical animated worlds of St. Brendan and Dag and Daga in this wonderful exhition by Pawel and Kasia, a duo of visual artists and filmmakers. Pawel has a background in painting and studies at the Nicolaus Copernicus University,  in Poland, and Kasia studied Art History. The exhibition includes two short animations: “The Voyage of Saint Brendan”  and a ‘living illustration’ “Dag and Daga “. The video works are accompanied…

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VISUAL ART: BE-LONGING

Friday 22nd September, 2017 - Wednesday 25th October, 2017
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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FREE

The project 'Be-Longing' is a result of feelings of alienation and isolation that I have experienced as a result of moving away from the country of my birth.  It is an exploration of the everyday experience of building a new identity and putting down roots in a country, language and culture that is unfamiliar and foreign to me. I am particularly interested in the links between identity and people’s homes, their community and their language and how the boundaries of identity are…

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Newbridge Musical Society Gala Concert

Saturday 23rd September, 2017 - 8:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 8:00pm, repeating until Sunday 24th September, 2017

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€15

"Newbridge Musical Society is an award winning musical society which has staged shows such as Sweeney Todd, 9 to 5, Sister Act, Oliver!, Jesus Christ Superstar and Beauty and the Beast, and many many more over the years. They promise a night of great entertainment with familiar songs from the world of musicals and lots of laughter with some hilarious sketches. The perfect way to spend an evening!"

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Newbridge Musical Society Gala Concert

Sunday 24th September, 2017 - 8:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 8:00pm, repeating until Sunday 24th September, 2017

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€15

"Newbridge Musical Society is an award winning musical society which has staged shows such as Sweeney Todd, 9 to 5, Sister Act, Oliver!, Jesus Christ Superstar and Beauty and the Beast, and many many more over the years. They promise a night of great entertainment with familiar songs from the world of musicals and lots of laughter with some hilarious sketches. The perfect way to spend an evening!"

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CINEMA: The Other Side of Hope

Monday 25th September, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6/9

Finland’s master of deadpan comedy, Aki Kaurismäki (Lights in the Dusk, Le Havre), returns with the story of an unlikely friendship between a Syrian asylum seeker and an elderly Finnish restaurant owner. Winner of the Berlin Silver Bear for Best Director, it’s a beautiful, timely film from one of the world's leading auteurs. Khaled (Sherwan Haji) arrives at the port of Helsinki concealed in a coal container, fleeing war-torn Syria to seek asylum in Finland. With hilarious sight gags, poker-faced…

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THEATRE: To Hell In A Handbag

Wednesday 27th September, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€16/14

While others are preoccupied with cucumber sandwiches and railway cloakrooms, two minor characters from The Importance of Being Earnest are up to their necks in something else. A country rector and a governess, models of Victorian propriety in public. But in private? This is the play behind the play: a tale of blackmail, false identity … and money.

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Ireland, Shed A Tear?

Thursday 28th September, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€15/€12

Written to commemorate the first anniversary of the Carrickmines tragedy, Ireland Shed a Tear? is a new play by acclaimed writer and actor, Michael Collins (Pavee Lackeen, Killinaskully, Glenroe, King of the Travellers). Using song and poetry, it portrays the life experiences of one Traveller family, while engaging the wider community in a dynamic and lighthearted way. In the aftermath of the fire that claimed the lives of ten members of the Connors and Gilbert families, including a pregnant mother,…

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FAMILY THEATRE: The Shape Of Things

Friday 29th September, 2017
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€10

The Shape of Things combines puppetry, object theatre and music, exploring how the world around us is created from different shapes, textures and materials in a beautiful non-verbal story featuring two quirky puppets, which unfolds in a specially designed space for adults and babies to relax in together. This beautiful, playful and tactile experience has been designed especially for very young children and their parents to enjoy together, calling on experience from all three partners of working with Early Years audiences…

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FAMILY THEATRE: The Shape Of Things

Saturday 30th September, 2017
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€10

The Shape of Things combines puppetry, object theatre and music, exploring how the world around us is created from different shapes, textures and materials in a beautiful non-verbal story featuring two quirky puppets, which unfolds in a specially designed space for adults and babies to relax in together. This beautiful, playful and tactile experience has been designed especially for very young children and their parents to enjoy together, calling on experience from all three partners of working with Early Years audiences…

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October 2017

Kildare Readers Festival

Sunday 1st October, 2017 - Sunday 15th October, 2017
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Free

  Kildare County Council Library And Arts Service are proud to present their eight annual Readers Festival. This is an entirely free literary festival with the aim of connecting readers with authors and artists, working to bring the very best from the world of literature to Kildare. The festival programme has something for everyone, including regular favourites such as Ten Books You Should Read with catriona Crowe and Manchán Magan and our Sunday Morning Session with Dermot Bolger, who this…

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CINEMA: The Beguiled

Monday 2nd October, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6/9

Sophia Coppola won the best director award at the Cannes Film Festival for this film in which she crafts an atmosphere of dreaminess and softness, where repressed desires surface in this Southern Gothic tale of female sexual jealousy. Set in 1864 during the American Civil War in the sun-dappled state of Virginia, a wounded Union soldier (Colin Farrell) is given shelter within an all-female boarding school. His allure soon awakens sexual feelings in Marta (Nicole Kidman), Edwina (Kirsten Dunst) and…

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KARE Fundraiser: The Moon & Sixpence In Concert

Wednesday 4th October, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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The Moon and Sixpence are a group local to the Newbridge area. The lead singer is Siobhan Hurley, with Paddy Jones on drums, Kevin (Pud) Barrett on lead guitar, John Reidy on rhythm guitar, Michael O' Connell on base guitar and Aiden Feeley on piano. They formed in 1994 due to their shared love of music and have being performing a wide variety of 60's and easy listening music for their own enjoyment ,in their spare time. They have raised funds…

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THEATRE: Down & Out In Paris & London

Thursday 5th October, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€16/14

A man drifting through life, in 1920’s Paris, scraping by in dead end jobs and generally soaking up the rich underbelly of Parisian life, finds himself falling helplessly short and discovering a very different view of life, looking up from below. With a keen understanding of social inequality and a wry sense of humour, he vividly recounts his experiences while down and out. This powerful performance from Phelim Drew brings Orwell’s classic to the stage with humour, empathy and wit. Down and Out…

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FAMILY: Four Go Wild In Wellies

Saturday 7th October, 2017 - 12:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Four Go Wild In Wellies is a brand new show for audiences aged 3-5 years from Indepen-dance4, Scotland’s inclusive professional dance company. This whimsical adventure features bobble hats, scarves, tents that have a life of their own and, of course, lots of fun in wellies!

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COMEDY: David O’Doherty – Big Time

Saturday 7th October, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€18/16

David O'Doherty – the Aldi Bublé, the Ryanair Enya – is delighted to present an evening of his latest jokes and songs in Newbridge. David has spent the last year on tour round America with Flight of the Conchords and performed at the Edinburgh Fringe and Melbourne Comedy Festival. Over Christmas he sold out a record-breaking eleven nights at Whelan's, and has just completed his largest ever UK tour. When not on tour, O'Doherty is a regular panel member on Channel 4’s 8 Out of 10…

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FAMILY THEATRE: There And Back Again An Odyssey

Sunday 8th October, 2017 - 2:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Follow CBeebies Patrick Lynch as he uses a pioneering mix of live cinema and theatre to take you on a thrilling ride across the magical world of ancient Greece. With miniature sets he directs the lights, camera and action in front of your eyes to show the famous battles, floating islands, one-eyed giants and angry Gods that make up Ulysees' 20 year struggle to get back home. The use of multiple cameras magnifies in wide screen our table-top pup-petry down…

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CINEMA: The Student

Monday 9th October, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6/9

A high school student becomes convinced that the world has been lost to evil, and begins to challenge the morals and beliefs of the adults around him. Challenged by a teacher who refuses to consent to his dogma, he sets out to eliminate her and subdue an entire community. At a time when arguments over the teaching of religion in public schools are prominent in the media, this wildly escalating classroom drama - based on a play by German playwright…

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Little Lámha-Pumpkin Fun

Wednesday 11th October, 2017 - 11:00 AM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€7 adult & child

These workshops are designed for young children working together with their grown-up. Visual artist Beth O’Halloran will guide these fun and creative sessions. Together you will explore colour, shapes and storytelling in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. October 11: Pumpkin Fun. Today we'll be making tissue paper pumpkins we can hang in our windows to let the light shine through. Using tissue paper and sticky contact sheets, we'll create life-sized pumpkin decorations. Ages: 1-3 years

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MUSIC: The Fureys

Thursday 12th October, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€25
The Fureys Live in Concert

The Fureys make a welcome return to Riverbank Arts Centre, having played the venue to sold out crowds previously. The band was formed in 1978 literally by accident. George, Paul and Davey were playing in Denmark with their own band called the Buskers and Eddie and Finbar, while touring in Germany were involved in a road accident. When George and Paul got news of the accident they immediately travelled to Germany to be with their brothers. They then decided that…

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CINEMA: Land of Mine

Monday 16th October, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6/9

May 1945, German occupation of Denmark ends. A group of young POW’s are assigned to embittered Army Sgt. Rassmussen, their job is to neutralize and remove some 45,000 landmines the Nazis planted on a local beach. Promised that once their work is complete they will be free to return home the group are brutalised, starved and subjected to numerous humilitations by the liberated Danes. As Rassmussen begins to recognise the innocence and youth in his charges he softens to their…

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MUSIC: Chris Wood – So Much To Defend

Wednesday 18th October, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€18/16

Chris Wood is an uncompromising writer whose music reveals his love for the un-official history of the English speaking people. With gentle intelligence he weaves the tradition with his own contemporary parables. A self-taught musician, composer and song writer, Chris is a lifelong autodidact whose independent streak shines through everything he does. Always direct and unafraid to speak his mind, his song writing has been praised for its surgical clarity.

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MUSIC: The Illegals with Niamh Kavanagh

Friday 20th October, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€20

The Illegals are back touring with a new line up of songs to celebrate the 40th anniversary of two iconic rock albums –  Rumours and Hotel California. Fronted by former Eurovision winner (and now Irish Celebrity Masterchef champion!) Niamh Kavanagh, The Illegals will be ‘cooking up a storm’ at Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge in an entertaining three hours of vocal harmony, superb musicianship, unforgettable songs and great fun. Songs like Gold Dust Woman, Wasted Time, Second Hand News, Life In…

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WORKSHOP: Pressing Landscape with Marta Golubowska

Saturday 21st October, 2017 - 10:30 AM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€15

Join artist Marta Golubowska for this exciting workshop where children can experiment with making clay impressions, learning about the intricacies of low relief. The workshop is linked to Marta's exhibition which focuses on connection of a person to a place. Ages 6+

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THEATRE: Tom Crean – Antarctic Explorer

Saturday 21st October, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€20/18

Tom Crean, the intrepid Antarctic explorer and one of Ireland’s unsung heroes, is brought to life in this dramatic and humorous solo performance by Aidan Dooley. Crean’s story is a testament of human fortitude against all the elements of the Antarctic, his 36 mile, solitary trek to base camp during the Terra Nova expedition to rescue his comrades Teddy Evans and William Lashly has been described by Antarctic historians as “the finest feat of individual heroism from the entire age of exploration”.…

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CINEMA: The Love Witch

Monday 23rd October, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6/9

Elaine, a beautiful young witch, is determined to find a man to love her. In her gothic Victorian apartment she makes spells and potions, and then picks up men and seduces them. When she finally meets the man of her dreams, her desperation to be loved will drive her to the brink of insanity and murder. With a visual style that pays tribute to the Technicolor thrillers of the ‘60s, The Love Witch explores female fantasy and the repercussions of…

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MUSIC: Duke Special – Hallow

Friday 27th October, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€18/16
Duke Special live Riverbank Arts Centre

Seamus Heaney described his friend, the poet Michael Longley, as: 'a keeper of the artistic estate, a custodian of griefs and wonders'. On this very special tour, Duke Special will be performing songs and music based on the poetry of this influential and renowned Belfast writer.  Longley's poems are full of gentleness, honesty, mischief and love and are peppered with a cast of artists, animals, flowers, friends and long forgotten soldiers.  As ever, Duke Special is mining a new seam…

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A World Of Colour

Saturday 28th October, 2017 - Saturday 16th December, 2017
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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The Art Of Beatrice Alemagna and Chris Haughton. Curated by Sarah Webb A true feast for the eyes, this exhibition brings together two of the most exciting illustrators working in children’s books today, Beatrice Alemagna and Chris Haughton. Enter their world of the imagination, featuring art work from their award-winning picture books. Both are masters of composition and colour, and their work is lively and full of humour. Beatrice Alemagna was born in Bologna and now works and lives in…

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FAMILY THEATRE: The Locksmith’s Song

Saturday 28th October, 2017 - 12:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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A boy tricks death and locks it in a box. He battles with a ferocious monster who has fought great armies of the world and lived to tell the tale. He risks everything he has to save his mother from the sickness that grips her. This is a story that tells of a love and bond that cannot be broken, that of a mother and her son.

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Paper Play Puppet Workshop

Saturday 28th October, 2017 - 2:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€10

Eoin will show the students how to make puppets from a mix of natural materials, brown paper, rubber bands, plastic bottles and an array of other objects. Eoin will also teach some of the basic principles of puppetry and dram. Even though the workshop looks at character and action, we focus on creating "creatures" which each child develops from his/her own imagination.

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Artzone Halloween Camp

Tuesday 31st October, 2017 - Friday 3rd November, 2017
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€65

Get ready for trick or treating with Artzone this Halloween, sxploring the fun side of ghosts, ghouls, witches and warlocks. Book if you dare! Ages 5-7 and 8-12 years.

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November 2017

FAMILY THEATRE: Fidget Feet Strange Feathers

Wednesday 1st November, 2017 - Friday 3rd November, 2017
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€10 (Adult + Child)

Strange Feathers is an aerial dance show aimed at the youngest audiences. Two little birds are learning to fly with the help of their surroundings in nature. Feathers drop from the sky to the beautiful sounds of soft music. With two aerial dancers and a musician on stage Strange Feathers mixes contemporary dance, aerial dance and live music in a humorous way. It is beautifully crafted and exquisitely delivered, full of unexpected and colourful wonders, which invite the children to…

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Fidget Feet Aerial Workshop

Wednesday 1st November, 2017 - Friday 3rd November, 2017
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€30

The workshop is a taster workshop for the younger audiences to try to fly like the birds they see in the show. We will teach how to get into the cocoon safely and then once you have the basics, we can teach you to spin, swing and fly. Then we'll open the cocoon and we can teach you some double work with a partner. Please bring comfortable clothes with no zips and you'll both be working in bare feet. If…

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Sensational Writing with Debbie Thomas

Saturday 4th November, 2017 - 10:30 AM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€12

What colour is Thursday? What does excitement taste like? Join children’s author Debbie Thomas for some creative writing fun with the senses. Meet Martians, orang-utans and the odd smelly sock as you explore how to spice up your writing with some sensible nonsense. For readers, writers and word-lovers aged 8-12.  

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The Lego Batman Movie

Saturday 4th November, 2017 - 2:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€4

Growing inexorably in awesomeness, the Lego movie empire delivers another fantastically funny and highly sophisticated pop culture adventure, though with only a hint of the first film’s existential angst. The Lego Batman Movie might even rescue DC’s battered reputation and persuade audiences to feel good about Suicide Squad and the idea of Batman fighting Superman. In a world made of Lego bricks, Batman – voiced with basso profundo severity by Will Arnett – is a super-successful crime fighter who battles…

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COMEDY: Bernard O’Shea & Karl Spain Fat Chancers

Saturday 4th November, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€16

Comedians Karl Spain and Bernard O’Shea have decided to drop a few pounds together and go on tour around Ireland in 2017 and 2018. Karl says: "Don’t expect massive weight loss or body transformations or Bernard being funny”.

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The White Knights

Monday 6th November, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6/€9

Based on the true story of French aid workers plotting to smuggle West Sudan orphans to pre-paid adoptive parents in France, Joachim Lafosse provocative procedural drama portrays good intentions gone awry. Vincent Lindon excels as the charismatically stoic but selectively principled NGO Jacques. No simply answer can be found, as Jacques embroils himself and his team in an impossible situation that grows steadily worse. Sustaining an emotional tension alongside moral ambiguity, The White Knights, is a captivating portrayal of an…

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The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Friday 10th November, 2017 - 8:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 8:00pm, repeating until Saturday 11th November, 2017

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€18/€16

The Odd Theatre Company is proud to present The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, the Tony Award-winning musical comedy. This hilarious show follows the fortunes of an eclectic group of six mid-pubescents (all played by adults), who vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home life, the tweens spell their way through a series of obscure words hoping to never hear the crushing"ding" of the bell that signals a…

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The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Saturday 11th November, 2017 - 8:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 8:00pm, repeating until Saturday 11th November, 2017

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€18/€16

The Odd Theatre Company is proud to present The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, the Tony Award-winning musical comedy. This hilarious show follows the fortunes of an eclectic group of six mid-pubescents (all played by adults), who vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home life, the tweens spell their way through a series of obscure words hoping to never hear the crushing"ding" of the bell that signals a…

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Lady MacBeth

Monday 13th November, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6/€9

Rural England, 1865. Katherine (Florence Pugh) is stifled by her loveless marriage to a bitter man twice her age, whose family are cold and unforgiving. When she embarks on a passionate affair with a young worker on her husband's estate, a force is unleashed inside her, so powerful that she will stop at nothing to get what she wants. Lady Macbeth outclasses many of its peers in British period cinema, not because of its bold use of sex and violence,…

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Little Lámha- Hibernating Hedgehogs

Wednesday 15th November, 2017 - 11:00 AM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€7 adult & child

These workshops are designed for young children working together with their grown-up. Visual artist Beth O’Halloran will guide these fun and creative sessions. Together you will explore colour, shapes and storytelling in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. November 15: Hibernating Hedgehogs! Let's help the hedgehogs have a cosy sleep for winter. We'll make a clay hedgehog and a little cosy bed for him to snooze in. Ages 1-3 years

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TALK: Living a Wild Life with Colin Stafford-Johnson

Wednesday 15th November, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€15/12
Living a Wild Life with Colin Stafford-Johnson

Join multi-award winning wildlife cameraman and presenter Colin Stafford-Johnson for an evening of hair raising stories from 30 years filming in some of the wildest places left on earth. How can viewing a pen and ink sketch of a tropical bird at the age of six change your life? How do you become a wildlife cameraman? How do you end up naming the world's most famous tiger? What are the challenges filming the wild, the weird and the wonderful? Filming…

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Paul Noonan Solo Show

Thursday 16th November, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€27

Paul Noonan, lead vocalist of Bell X1,  makes a welcome return to Riverbank Arts Centre for a special night. Nonnan will be performing plenty of new solo material as well as songs from the Bell X1 and Printer Clips catalogue. He has collobrated with some of the top female artists on Printer Clips including Gemma Hayes, Joan Wasser, and Martha Wainright. He will be joined on the night by special guest Maria Kelly, recently named one of  ’50 People to…

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Mad Scientist Workshop

Saturday 18th November, 2017 - 10:00 AM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€5

This fun event will introduce children to the wonders of digital media and electronics. Participants will get a chance to invent their own game controllers, musical instruments, and digital drawing tools, using objects like carrots, play-dough, coins, even their own bodies. Children will explore the fundamentals of electronic circuitry and how simple tools and materials, when mixed with imagination, can make awesome things. No prior experience required! Ages 8-12 Please Note: Laptops required

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Make Your Own Electronic Instrument

Saturday 18th November, 2017 - 12:30 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€5

Interested in electronics and music? Want to learn how to create a spooky 'magic' musical instrument that works without any form of touch - a theremin. Come along to Riverbank Arts Centre and create your own etherphone. Ages 13+ Please note: Laptops with Arduino installed required.

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Star Of The Sea

Saturday 18th November, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€18/€16

In the winter of 1847 the famine ship Star of the Sea sets sail for the Promised Land. Among the passengers are a maidservant, a ruined lord, and a ruthless murderer. Moving between the wild landscape of Connemara, grimy London streets, and the claustrophobic confines of the famine ship, this sweeping production charts the lives of the three characters, from the childhoods that shaped them to their final, fateful journey. Told through Moonfish's signature style of bi-lingual theatre, the journey…

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They Called Her Vivaldi

Sunday 19th November, 2017 - 6:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€8/€28 family

Family favourites Theatre Lovett return with this upbeat comedy-adventure. A sensitive musical-prodigy makes a quiet name for herself in a cacophonous world. As our young heroine journeys over cobblestones and canals, we learn about love, loss, the place of salt in our diet and the courage to lose our footing without losing our way. "Theatre Lovett, one of the most imaginative and indispensable companies at work today." The Irish Times For ages 7 plus and adults of all ages. Starring…

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A Man Called Ove

Monday 20th November, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6/€9

Ove (Rolf Lassgård) is a retiree struggling to come to terms with the death of his wife - a struggle that he angrily takes out on his neighbours by strictly enforcing the estate rules. Ove’s world is unexpectedly turned upside down when a young family move in next door. Despite his initial resistance, Ove slowly forms a bond with his new neighbours and discovers a whole new side of life... Based on a novel and nominated for Best Foreign Language…

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Music Network presents Quatuor Voce (France)

Wednesday 22nd November, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€15/12

Beyond the lyricism, the technical brilliance, and the obvious joy in playing together, what strikes audiences most about Quatuor Voce is their spirit of adventure. Here is an ensemble that knows the music from the inside, knows where it can be allowed to breathe a bit more and has the finesse and elegance to carry it off. No wonder then that the ensemble has shared a stage with such diverse personalities as choreographer Thomas Lebrun and Canadian neo-folk singer Kyrie Kristmanson, as…

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The Good Father

Thursday 23rd November, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€18/€16

New Year’s Eve. A house party like any other, in a suburb like any other. Two very different strangers meet, each looking for a new start and to shake off the disappointments of the past. But champagne, cheap lager and their chance encounter leads this unlikely couple to an unplanned pregnancy. Against all odds, can they make their newfound family a success? Winner of the Stewart Parker Award, this heartfelt, moving drama charts their journey of love, loss, and redemption.…

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CBI Christmas Book Clinic

Saturday 25th November, 2017 - 11:00 AM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Are you a young reader? Looking for a new series to delve into? Feeling uninspired by your bookshelves at home? Do you need a prescription for an exciting new read? Then pop along to the Book Clinic! In 2017 CBI is bringing the Book Clinic nationwide, and we’re looking forward to returning to Riverbank Arts Centre! The Book Clinic is always free of charge. Please note that although we endeavour to operate each clinic on a drop-in basis, a waiting list may…

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White

Sunday 26th November, 2017 - 2:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€8/€28 family

A performance for 2-4 year olds Welcome to the beautifully strange world of White.  Full of birdsong and birdhouses, it gleams and dazzles and shines in the night.  Two friends look after the birds and make sure the eggs stay safe. We watch, we help.  The world is bright, ordered and white.  But high up in the trees, all is not white.  Colour appears.  First red... then yellow... then blue.. White is a playful, highly visual show for very young…

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Inversion

Monday 27th November, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6/€9

Behnam Behzadi’s film is a sombre, subdued family drama set in Tehran about the insidious patriarchal forces that conspire, almost without entirely knowing it and certainly without admitting it, against independent-minded women. It is a misogynist oppression as all-pervasive as the smog that settles everywhere on the city. Toxic air puts an elderly woman in hospital with doctor’s orders to leave the city for cleaner climes. Someone must move north with her, and her family soon decide that her unmarried,…

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Faulty Towers: the Dining Experience

Thursday 30th November, 2017 - 7:45 PM
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An event every day that begins at 7:45pm, repeating until Friday 1st December, 2017

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€48

Born in Brisbane in April 1997, Faulty Towers The Dining Experience is a worldwide hit, appearing in around 20 countries. Chaos greets audiences as soon as they walk through the door. In this fully immersive experience, the audience become diners in the infamous ‘Faulty’ restaurant, served a 3-course meal by Basil, Sybil and Manuel. Expect lashings of laughter, huge bowls full of spontaneity and as much participation as individual audience members want. And with 70% of the show improvised, no two performances are ever the…

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Riff Raff Drama Group presents High Hopes For Affairs

Thursday 30th November, 2017 - 8:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 8:00pm, repeating until Saturday 2nd December, 2017

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€12/€10

Hilarious Comedy Written by Dave Tiernan The year is 1980, John Hope and his Mother Helen own and run High Hopes Hotel, Business is quiet, and when Helen is absent for some weeks she entrusts her son John to keep things in order, but with wedding plans to sort out John is distracted and when his Fiancé Marie and her Family arrive for the weekend their plans go awry, with more unusual Guests arriving it adds confusion and Mayhem and…

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December 2017

Faulty Towers: the Dining Experience

Friday 1st December, 2017 - 7:45 PM
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An event every day that begins at 7:45pm, repeating until Friday 1st December, 2017

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€48

Born in Brisbane in April 1997, Faulty Towers The Dining Experience is a worldwide hit, appearing in around 20 countries. Chaos greets audiences as soon as they walk through the door. In this fully immersive experience, the audience become diners in the infamous ‘Faulty’ restaurant, served a 3-course meal by Basil, Sybil and Manuel. Expect lashings of laughter, huge bowls full of spontaneity and as much participation as individual audience members want. And with 70% of the show improvised, no two performances are ever the…

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Riff Raff Drama Group presents High Hopes For Affairs

Friday 1st December, 2017 - 8:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 8:00pm, repeating until Saturday 2nd December, 2017

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€12/€10

Hilarious Comedy Written by Dave Tiernan The year is 1980, John Hope and his Mother Helen own and run High Hopes Hotel, Business is quiet, and when Helen is absent for some weeks she entrusts her son John to keep things in order, but with wedding plans to sort out John is distracted and when his Fiancé Marie and her Family arrive for the weekend their plans go awry, with more unusual Guests arriving it adds confusion and Mayhem and…

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Porcelain Snowflakes

Saturday 2nd December, 2017 - 10:00 AM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€15

Join ceramic artist Isobel Egan for this creative and innovative workshop which will result in a unique porcelain snowflake for each participant. Following exercises to excite and inspire the imagination, children will roll, make, draw, score, mark, emboss images and learn how to apply colour to porcelain resulting in a beautiful porcelain snowflake for Christmas. Natural light will illuminate the magical translucent porcelain snowflake when hung by a window. Isobel will then take the porcelain snowflakes away to be fired…

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Riff Raff Drama Group presents High Hopes For Affairs

Saturday 2nd December, 2017 - 8:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 8:00pm, repeating until Saturday 2nd December, 2017

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€12/€10

Hilarious Comedy Written by Dave Tiernan The year is 1980, John Hope and his Mother Helen own and run High Hopes Hotel, Business is quiet, and when Helen is absent for some weeks she entrusts her son John to keep things in order, but with wedding plans to sort out John is distracted and when his Fiancé Marie and her Family arrive for the weekend their plans go awry, with more unusual Guests arriving it adds confusion and Mayhem and…

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Vladimir & Anton

Sunday 3rd December, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€20/18

Vladimir & Anton are back to wow audiences with more of their flamboyance, charm, wit and virtuosic skill. Join them on this sentimental journey as the duelling brothers premiere brand new arrangements of well-known songs that we’ve all grown up with. Vladimir and Anton are Slovakian sibling musicians with a shared rare gift – mastery of the classical violin. These young virtuosi have been playing together for almost twenty years. Described by the London Evening Standard as, “the Nigel Kennedy’s…

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Cinema: Frantz

Monday 4th December, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6/€9

Frantz finds writer-director François Ozon thoughtfully probing the aftermath of World War I through the memories and relationships of loved ones left behind. Set in Germany and France in the immediate aftermath of the First World War, Frantz recalls the mourning period that follows great national tragedies as seen through the eyes of the war's "lost generation": Anna, a bereft young German woman whose fiancé, Frantz, was killed during trench warfare, and Adrien, a French veteran of the war who…

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Home For Christmas,Niall O Sullivan and Friends.

Thursday 7th December, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€20/€18

Celebrate this holiday season in the company of Ireland’s foremost trumpeter Niall O’Sullivan. Guest vocalists Shóna and Simon Morgan will join Niall and his fellow musicians to perform an evening of Christmas favourites alongside timeless classics taken from his three #1 selling records. Hear winter delights such as Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, White Christmas, the Christmas Song, Stardust, Over the Rainbow and of course Home for Christmas. Following the success of their nationwide Valentine’s tour, this evening promises…

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A Concert Celebrating Kare’s 50th Year with Luka Bloom

Friday 8th December, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€20

Luka Bloom has been described as an Irish folk Legend. The Newbridge Troubadour, one time Barry Moore, has been recording and touring ,worldwide, for over forty years now. A still fresh faced, Luka Bloom relishes the process of making music with his exquisitely produced and arranged , thought provoking acoustic songs, sung with heart and soul. Recently moved to North Clare to enjoy the beauty of the Wild Atlantic Way Luka Bloom has his roots firmly in County Kildare. He…

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Hansel And Gretel

Sunday 10th December, 2017 - 2:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€8/€28 family

Is hunger stronger than love? In this story it seems to be as the poor woodsman’s empty stomach goes to his head, he gives in to the bony step-mother and they leave Hansel and Gretel in the forest, not just once but twice and the second time there won’t be any moonstones to follow back home. Instead they follow their noses to the sugary heart of darkness… A musical theatre version of this classic brother and sister tale of adventure…

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Cinema: After The Storm

Monday 11th December, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6/€9

 Ryota  wastes the money he makes as a private detective on gambling and can barely pay child support. After the death of his father, his aging mother and beautiful ex-wife (Yoko Make) seem to be moving on with their lives. Renewing contact with his initially distrusting family, Ryota struggles to take back control of his existence and to find a lasting place in the life of his young son - until a stormy summer night offers them a chance to…

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Little Lámha- Tree Time.

Wednesday 13th December, 2017 - 11:00 AM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€7 adult & child

These workshops are designed for young children working together with their grown-up. Visual artist Beth O’Halloran will guide these fun and creative sessions. Together you will explore colour, shapes and storytelling in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Let's make our own free-standing Christmas trees to decorate the table on Christmas day. We will make 3-D Christmas trees and decorate to our hearts content!

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Crooning at Christmas

Thursday 14th December, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€20/€18

A firm favourite on our Christmas schedule, Emmerdale star Liam O’Brien returns with his original show “Crooning at Christmas” – a tribute to yuletide swing. Now in its 13th year, this nationwide tour is packed full of seasonal hits like White Christmas, Let it Snow, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas and many more. The Irish ambassador of swing will take you on a sentimental journey with iconic songs by Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra and Michael Bublé. A night for…

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A Muppet Christmas Carol

Saturday 16th December, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€4

The Muppets perform the classic Dickens holiday tale, with Kermit the Frog playing Bob Cratchit, the put-upon clerk of stingy Ebenezer Scrooge (Michael Caine). Other Muppets -- Miss Piggy, Gonzo, Fozzie Bear and Sam the Eagle -- weave in and out of the story, while Scrooge receives visits from spirits of three Christmases -- past, present and future. They show him the error of his self-serving ways, but the miserable old man seems to be past any hope of redemption…

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Cinema: The Midwife

Monday 18th December, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6/€9

Director Martin Provost (Violette, Seraphine) unites two of Frances favourite actors in his tender comedy drama about female friendship and rediscovery. Catherines Deneuve and Frot play very different women whose shaky reconnection after a number of decades allows them both to learn valuable life lessons from one another. Claire (Frot) is the conscientious Midwife of the title, a single mother whose reservations and self-restraint have left her living an isolated life. Until the day her deceased father’s ex-girlfriend makes contact.…

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Meet Me Under The Mistletoe

Thursday 21st December, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€15/€12

For fans of Highly Strung, there’s only one place to be on this solstice evening. The ladies are delighted to return to the Riverbank for their annual Christmas show of classics old and new with a twist. The four friends’ diverse musical backgrounds generates an original, warm sound which for many heralds the start of the festive season. Highly Strung lets the light in on the darkest night of the year with a quirky perspective on favourites from O’Carolan to…

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