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September 2018

VISUAL ARTS: Brenda Kearney – The Great Work of Preserving

Saturday 1st September, 2018 - 10:00 - Saturday 13th October, 2018 - 17:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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‘I spend my time at the great work of preserving. Memory, as well as fruit, is being saved from the corruption of the clocks’ The Great Work of Preserving takes its title from a thesis of the same name, written last year to explore ideas of skill, knowledge and creativity in traditional food practices. It also asks how we consider and value this work - and how its value changes in the world at large. This exhibition, a practical development…

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VISUAL ARTS: The Breadwinner – an exhibition of stills and works-in-progress

Saturday 1st September, 2018 - 10:00 - Saturday 3rd November, 2018 - 17:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Breadwinner Cartoon Saloon

A selection of work-in-progress drawings alongside their final counterpart,  showcasing the work that goes in to this part of film creation. The Breadwinner is an award-winning  film by leading Irish animation studio Cartoon Saloon, directed by Nora Twomey and executive produced by Mimi Polk Gitlin and Angelina Jolie. Based on the bestselling novel by Deborah Ellis, The Breadwinner follows the empowering story of a young girl in Afghanistan. Parvana is an 11-year-old girl who lives under Taliban rule in Afghanistan in 2001. About Cartoon…

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WORKSHOP: Animation Workshop with Cartoon Saloon

Saturday 22nd September, 2018 - 10:30
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€10

Join Animator Rory Conway to discover the step-by-step process of designing a scene from one of Cartoon Saloon's Oscar nominated movies, and gain a fascinating insight into the movie making process. Rory is a layout and background artist for multiple-Oscar nominated studio Cartoon Saloon. A graduate of Ballyfermot College, Dublin, Rory holds a BA Hons degree in Animation and has received international awards for his short film ‘SHOOT’. He has worked on many animation productions including Song of the Sea…

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CINEMA: Dublin Oldschool

Monday 24th September, 2018 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€6/€9

Wannabe DJ Jason (Emmet Kirwan) is preparing for a long weekend of parties and raves in Dublin. As he fuels himself with drink and drugs, Jason is shocked to bump into his estranged, homeless brother Daniel (Ian Lloyd Anderson) – a smart but troubled heroin addict who has just returned to the city. As he struggles to reconnect with Daniel, Jason is forced to come to terms with the consequences of his own lifestyle. Adapted from Emmet Kirwan’s own play,…

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THEATRE: Hero

Friday 28th September, 2018 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€14/€12

Hero by Ken Rogan is an original work about a man’s struggles with love. Life quickly grows more complicated for Smithy (Daithí Mac Suibhne) after a chance encounter with Marissa. This is one man's hilarious, down to earth odyssey through love, ankle injuries and what happens when you don't know how to lose. “It’s a love story from the male point of view, and unusual in its tenderness in this macho world… It’s also neatly and cleverly presented, with plenty…

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FAMILY CINEMA: Incredibles 2

Saturday 29th September, 2018 - 14:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€4

In Incredibles 2, Helen (voice Holly Hunter) is called on to lead a campaign to bring Supers back, while Bob (voice of Craig T. Nelson) navigates the day-to-day heroics of “normal” life at home with Violet (voice of Sarah Vowell), Dash (voice of Huck Milner) and baby Jack-Jack – whose superpowers are about to be discovered. Their mission is derailed, however, when a new villain emerges with a brilliant and dangerous plot that threatens everything. But the Parrs don’t shy…

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POETRY: Athlone suite, New York sweeter?

Saturday 29th September, 2018 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Free Event

The 9th annual Kildare Readers’ Festival is launched with gusto at this very special event celebrating the work of Desmond Egan, acclaimed poet and long-time resident of Kildare.  Desmond is a poet with a wide range of subject matter and many targets; but here we focus on his love of music. The evening will chart his poetic journey from Athlone to New York and back and will include verse tributes to his many heroes, including John McCormack, Franz Schubert and the…

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LITERATURE: KILDARE READERS’ FESTIVAL 2018

Saturday 29th September, 2018 - 20:00 - Sunday 14th October, 2018 - 12:30
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Riverbank Arts Centre is delighted to partner once again with Kildare County Council Library and Arts Service to present the Kildare Readers’ Festival, an entirely free literary festival connecting  readers with authors and artists, to bring the very best from the world of literature to Kildare. The 2018 festival programme offers something for everyone, with regular favourites such as Ten Books You Should Read and the Sunday Morning Session, hosted this year by Deirdre Purcell. Events are taking place throughout the county -…

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October 2018

CINEMA: Cold War

Monday 1st October, 2018 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland

Poland 1949: talented musician Wiktor is part of a group visiting remote villages to select young people for a show of authentic traditional Polish song and dance. During the auditions Wiktor meets the beautiful and mysterious Zula, and soon the two have started a passionate love affair. Over the next 15 years their romance faces many obstacles, yet they are always drawn back together. Based on the relationship of his own parents, this new film from Pawel Pawlikowski, the director…

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LOCAL ARTS: Rent

Thursday 4th October, 2018 - 20:00
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One event on Friday 5th October, 2018 at 8:00pm

One event on Saturday 6th October, 2018 at 8:00pm

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€20/€18

Newbridge’s Odd Theatre Company is delighted to present the spectacular musical Rent at the Riverbank this October, performed with a live band. Widely praised as one of the greatest musicals of all time, Rent has received numerous accolades, including four Tony Awards, and enjoyed a twelve-year run on Broadway. The show tells the tale of eight New York artists over the course of one year of their lives, and is both humorous and touching in equal measure. Having successfully produced…

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LOCAL ARTS: Rent

Thursday 4th October, 2018 - 20:00
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One event on Friday 5th October, 2018 at 8:00pm

One event on Saturday 6th October, 2018 at 8:00pm

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€20/€18

Newbridge’s Odd Theatre Company is delighted to present the spectacular musical Rent at the Riverbank this October, performed with a live band. Widely praised as one of the greatest musicals of all time, Rent has received numerous accolades, including four Tony Awards, and enjoyed a twelve-year run on Broadway. The show tells the tale of eight New York artists over the course of one year of their lives, and is both humorous and touching in equal measure. Having successfully produced…

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LOCAL ARTS: Rent

Friday 5th October, 2018 - 20:00
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One event on Friday 5th October, 2018 at 8:00pm

One event on Saturday 6th October, 2018 at 8:00pm

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€20/€18

Newbridge’s Odd Theatre Company is delighted to present the spectacular musical Rent at the Riverbank this October, performed with a live band. Widely praised as one of the greatest musicals of all time, Rent has received numerous accolades, including four Tony Awards, and enjoyed a twelve-year run on Broadway. The show tells the tale of eight New York artists over the course of one year of their lives, and is both humorous and touching in equal measure. Having successfully produced…

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WORKSHOP: Morning of Making and Eating with the Fairland Collective

Saturday 6th October, 2018 - 11:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€5

As part of The Great Work of Preserving, Fairland Collective presents a morning of making and eating. Join us to make corzetti pasta - an embossed pasta round originally made for Italian noble families during the middle ages. Open to all ages - children and adults welcome! (children must be supervised by a parent or guardian)

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LOCAL ARTS: Rent

Saturday 6th October, 2018 - 20:00
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One event on Friday 5th October, 2018 at 8:00pm

One event on Saturday 6th October, 2018 at 8:00pm

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€20/€18

Newbridge’s Odd Theatre Company is delighted to present the spectacular musical Rent at the Riverbank this October, performed with a live band. Widely praised as one of the greatest musicals of all time, Rent has received numerous accolades, including four Tony Awards, and enjoyed a twelve-year run on Broadway. The show tells the tale of eight New York artists over the course of one year of their lives, and is both humorous and touching in equal measure. Having successfully produced…

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FAMILY: The Science Magic Show

Sunday 7th October, 2018 - 14:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€28 family/€9

Prepare to enter the magical world of science! In the Science Magic Show over a dozen tricks are performed using everyday items and the scientific principles behind them are explained. Donal Vaughan, award-winning comedian and scientist, makes science fun for all the family. He makes the impossible possible – turns water upside down without spilling it, moves an object without touching it - and you can try all the tricks again at home with your young wizards.

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CINEMA: Leave No Trace

Monday 8th October, 2018 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€6/€9

A self-contained father and daughter, live happily on the fringes of society. Will, a war veteran, suffering from PTSD, and his teenage daughter Tom, live in a vast urban park in Portland. Will is vigilant about their camp, their rations and the regular drills they have to remain undercover. Only leaving the park to collect certain supplies, their bond is apparent and unyielding. Until the authorities discover them and social services intervene. Offering help, imposing compliance and conformity, they are…

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THEATRE: Frank Pig Says Hello

Thursday 11th October, 2018 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€16/€14

Desperately funny and yet deeply tragic, FRANK PIG SAYS HELLO is one of the great classics of modern Irish theatre. It tells the story of Francie Brady growing up in a small Irish town in the 1960s and his descent towards a brutal act that shocks his community. Described as “one of the saddest and funniest tales I have seen” The Irish Times; “a masterpiece” The Evening Herald and “an extraordinary piece of theatre” The Sunday Independent, the original production…

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CINEMA: The Young Karl Marx

Monday 15th October, 2018 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€6/€9

Raoul Peck, follow up to his critically acclaimed documentary ‘I am not your Negro’, with a biopic of Karl Marx (August Diehl) that focuses on his relationship with English industrialist Friedrich Engels (Stefan Konarske). In 1843, the 26 year old Marx is living in exile with his wife Jenny (Phantom Thread’s Vicky Krieps) in Paris, where he meet Engels. Quickly befriending one another, they set about writing revolutionary texts, seek out contact with utopian workers movements and clash with the…

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THEATRE: Jane Eyre

Thursday 18th October, 2018 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€16/€14

Do you think, because I am poor, obscure, plain, and little, I am soulless and heartless? You think wrong! I have as much soul as you and full as much heart! The young, orphaned Jane meets with cruelty at the hands of her aunt and then at the school to which she is banished. She eventually finds her freedom and becomes governess to the daughter of the enigmatic Mr Rochester at Thornfield Hall. As Jane and Rochester’s relationship grows, it…

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MUSIC: The Illegals with Niamh Kavanagh

Friday 19th October, 2018 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€20

After 12 months of sell-out audiences The Illegals are taking their unique Rumours of Hotel California show on the road for another turn in 2018 to celebrate two classic rock albums from two iconic rock bands, The Eagles and Fleetwood Mac. Led by Niamh Kavanagh, she of the mesmerizing voice and mischievous spirit, The Illegals will take you on a journey for three hours of soulful harmonies, exciting riffs, blistering guitars and unforgettable songs. Songs like “Gold Dust Woman”, “Last…

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EARLY YEARS: I AM BABA

Saturday 20th October, 2018 - 10:00
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One event on Saturday 20th October, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on Saturday 20th October, 2018 at 12:00pm

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€7 (adult + baby)

I AM BABA is a theatre adventure for babies created by internationally renowned theatre director Anna Newell and composer David Goodall. Their shows for early years have been seen on all five continents, off-Broadway and in every single Sure Start in Belfast. I AM BABA – a magical adventure of song, lights and textures for babies aged 0-12 months. It’s a show about identity, agency and personhood. For babies. I AM BABA is comprised of gorgeous live harmony singing and…

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EARLY YEARS: I AM BABA

Saturday 20th October, 2018 - 11:00
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One event on Saturday 20th October, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on Saturday 20th October, 2018 at 12:00pm

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€7 (adult + baby)

I AM BABA is a theatre adventure for babies created by internationally renowned theatre director Anna Newell and composer David Goodall. Their shows for early years have been seen on all five continents, off-Broadway and in every single Sure Start in Belfast. I AM BABA – a magical adventure of song, lights and textures for babies aged 0-12 months. It’s a show about identity, agency and personhood. For babies. I AM BABA is comprised of gorgeous live harmony singing and…

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EARLY YEARS: I AM BABA

Saturday 20th October, 2018 - 12:00
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One event on Saturday 20th October, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on Saturday 20th October, 2018 at 12:00pm

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€7 (adult + baby)

I AM BABA is a theatre adventure for babies created by internationally renowned theatre director Anna Newell and composer David Goodall. Their shows for early years have been seen on all five continents, off-Broadway and in every single Sure Start in Belfast. I AM BABA – a magical adventure of song, lights and textures for babies aged 0-12 months. It’s a show about identity, agency and personhood. For babies. I AM BABA is comprised of gorgeous live harmony singing and…

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THEATRE: Holy Mary

Saturday 20th October, 2018 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€18/€16

Holy Mary by Eoin Colfer is the story of two nine year old girls on the days leading up to the social occasion of the year: Their First Holy Communion. Mary and Majella have been mortal enemies since baby infants, and things have gotten even worse since Mary’s daddy moved in with Majella’s mammy. Both girls are searching for a way to insult the other, and Majella thinks she has found a weak spot when she realises that Mary’s Communion…

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CINEMA: Columbus

Monday 22nd October, 2018 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€6/€9

Korean-American Jin travels to Columbus, Indiana after his estranged father falls into a coma. While there, he meets Casey - a 19-year-old who has found herself reluctantly stuck in her hometown. Together they begin to explore Columbus, which is full of buildings from world-renowned modern architects. As a friendship forms and the conversations grow ever more intense, both Jin and Casey begin to confront their own frustrations with life... There are hints of Lost in Translation and the Before… trilogy in Columbus, but this is…

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WORKSHOP: Parent & Toddler Fun Morning – The Very Curious Eyes

Wednesday 24th October, 2018 - 11:00
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One event on Wednesday 24th October, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on Wednesday 14th November, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on Wednesday 12th December, 2018 at 11:00am

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€7 Adult & child

Visual artist Marta Golubowska invites small children, along with their guardians, to a creative space where they can experiment, push boundaries, and make a mess - and bring something lovely home with them. In this hour-long workshop, the main emphasis is on the process and time spent together. It will be a gentle, fun atmosphere to relax and share experiences while making art together. 19th September – Travelling and Adventure 24th October – Halloween Fun 14th November – Art for…

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MUSIC: The Liberties present: All For Me Grog – The Songs and Stories of The Dubliners

Thursday 25th October, 2018 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€20/€18

Performed  by THE LIBERTIES, the songs and tunes of The Dubliners are brought to life using the exact same instrumentation in this rousing show,  by gifted musicians uncannily close to the original, iconic line-up of Ireland’s most famous folk band.  Much-loved tunes including 'The Irish Rover,' 'Seven Drunken Nights', ‘The Black Velvet Band’ and  'McAlpine’s Fusiliers' will have you clapping your hands, stomping your feet and joining in the choruses,  at this exciting and uplifting show. 'From the moment they struck…

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MUSIC: Music Network presents: Roller Trio

Saturday 27th October, 2018 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€15/€12

Expect plenty of punchy grooves, high octane technicality, deceptively catchy riffs and swirling electronica as the Mercury Award-nominated Roller Trio roar into town, delivered with a trademark swagger and visceral energy that has seduced critics and fans alike. This Leeds-based trio waste no time in getting heads bobbing with their idiosyncratic blend of pin-tight beats, cool melodies and juddering stop-start motifs. Hailed as “the new sound of UK jazz” by DJ Gilles Peterson, Roller Trio’s recent highlights include headlining the…

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FAMILY: Comedy Club 4 Kids

Sunday 28th October, 2018 - 14:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€24 family /€7

Since 2005, the Comedy Club 4 Kids has been getting the best stand-ups and sketch acts from the international circuit to do their thing for an audience of children and their families… but without the rude bits! The company runs shows and workshops all over the UK from Peebles to Portsmouth, even producing a book on how to write and perform stand-up. The show is family friendly, but without any patronising idiocy. In fact, it's just like a normal comedy…

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MUSIC: Harlem Gospel Choir

Monday 29th October, 2018 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland

Performing contemporary gospel with a touch of jazz and blues, The World Famous Harlem Gospel Choir is synonymous with power vocals, glorious sound and infectious energy. For over two decades they have been America's premier gospel choir and have toured the globe thrilling audiences with the inspirational power of black gospel music. Deeply rooted in the history of the African-American slave trade, black gospel music can be traced back to the 1700s when African slaves brought their unique African musical…

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WORKSHOP: Create School Digital Arts Halloween Camp

Tuesday 30th October, 2018 - 10:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€60

Createschool present a multi discipline arts and crafts programme where kids learn to make art with mobile digital technology. This STEAM based programme will encourage them to nurture their creativity with a variety of activities including stop motion animation, digital music making, photography & video, coding, podcasting and more. Kids can follow their imagination, share their stories, realise their ideas and gain many new skills. Like all of our programmes there is a strong emphasis on collaboration, critical thinking, enjoyment…

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November 2018

FAMILY THEATRE: The Young King by Oscar Wilde

Friday 2nd November, 2018 - 14:00
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One event on Friday 2nd November, 2018 at 4:00pm

One event on Saturday 3rd November, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on Saturday 3rd November, 2018 at 2:00pm

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
Family €28/€8

What kind of King would you be? A naïve boy raised by goatherds is discovered to be heir to the kingdom. Treasures and privileges are laid at his feet, but at what cost to others? The achingly beautiful and tender language of Oscar Wilde joins the intimate and magical world of internationally acclaimed Australian theatre company, Slingsby. Journey in wonder, to a land of challenging choices and rich rewards. “Every element of this delightful production excites the eye, stirs the…

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FAMILY THEATRE: The Young King by Oscar Wilde

Friday 2nd November, 2018 - 16:00
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One event on Friday 2nd November, 2018 at 4:00pm

One event on Saturday 3rd November, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on Saturday 3rd November, 2018 at 2:00pm

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
Family €28/€8

What kind of King would you be? A naïve boy raised by goatherds is discovered to be heir to the kingdom. Treasures and privileges are laid at his feet, but at what cost to others? The achingly beautiful and tender language of Oscar Wilde joins the intimate and magical world of internationally acclaimed Australian theatre company, Slingsby. Journey in wonder, to a land of challenging choices and rich rewards. “Every element of this delightful production excites the eye, stirs the…

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FAMILY THEATRE: The Young King by Oscar Wilde

Saturday 3rd November, 2018 - 12:00
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One event on Friday 2nd November, 2018 at 4:00pm

One event on Saturday 3rd November, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on Saturday 3rd November, 2018 at 2:00pm

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
Family €28/€8

What kind of King would you be? A naïve boy raised by goatherds is discovered to be heir to the kingdom. Treasures and privileges are laid at his feet, but at what cost to others? The achingly beautiful and tender language of Oscar Wilde joins the intimate and magical world of internationally acclaimed Australian theatre company, Slingsby. Journey in wonder, to a land of challenging choices and rich rewards. “Every element of this delightful production excites the eye, stirs the…

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FAMILY THEATRE: The Young King by Oscar Wilde

Saturday 3rd November, 2018 - 14:00
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One event on Friday 2nd November, 2018 at 4:00pm

One event on Saturday 3rd November, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on Saturday 3rd November, 2018 at 2:00pm

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
Family €28/€8

What kind of King would you be? A naïve boy raised by goatherds is discovered to be heir to the kingdom. Treasures and privileges are laid at his feet, but at what cost to others? The achingly beautiful and tender language of Oscar Wilde joins the intimate and magical world of internationally acclaimed Australian theatre company, Slingsby. Journey in wonder, to a land of challenging choices and rich rewards. “Every element of this delightful production excites the eye, stirs the…

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MUSIC: Lisa Hannigan

Sunday 4th November, 2018 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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One of Ireland’s leading singer/songwriters and musicians, the dazzlingly talented Lisa Hannigan, returns to Riverbank for an intimate concert - not to be missed! Since the release of her debut solo album Sea Sew (2008), Lisa has toured the world and collaborated with artists as diverse as Ray LaMontagne, Richard Hawley, Herbie Hancock and Glen Hansard. An outstanding debut, Sea Sew went double platinum and was nominated for the Choice Music Prize and the Mercury Prize in the UK. Lisa’s…

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CINEMA: The Guardians (Les Gardiennes)

Monday 5th November, 2018 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€6/€9

France, 1915. Hortense and her daughter Solange take over the running of the family farm while the men go off to war. With the harvest approaching, Hortense hires Francine, a young woman who proves herself as an invaluable help. But when Hortense’s son George returns on leave, romance develops between him and Francine, upsetting the natural balance in the process… Cannes Grand Prize winner Xavier Beauvois (Of Gods and Men) adapts Ernest Pérochon’s 1924 novel into this intimate drama exploring…

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THEATRE: Bat The Father Rabbit The Son

Wednesday 7th November, 2018 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€15/€12

It’s Dublin in the 1980s. Rabbit is a self-made haulage magnate. But something’s wrong. He cuts a deal with his underling Keogh to help him find his lost moorings. The quest is hampered by his dead father Bat, Citizen Army volunteer and pawn shop assistant, bubbling up. The struggle between father and son, past and present, imagination and reality, spans Dublin. Their voyage out of Howth and up the River Liffey builds to a climax described by The Guardian as…

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Michael Harding: On Tuesdays I’m a Buddhist

Thursday 8th November, 2018 - 20:00
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One event on Friday 9th November, 2018 at 8:00pm

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€20/€18

Join best-selling writer and raconteur Michael Harding as he reads from his latest memoir, ruminates on the difference between psychotherapy and religion, and relates the story of his pilgrimage to Skellig Michael, in his ongoing search for meaning. “Harding’s latest attempt to find meaning in life is searingly honest, funny and self-deprecating” The Irish Times “a spell-binding and powerful book about the human condition, the narratives we weave around the self, and the ultimate bliss of living in the present…

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Michael Harding: On Tuesdays I’m a Buddhist

Friday 9th November, 2018 - 20:00
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One event on Friday 9th November, 2018 at 8:00pm

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€20/€18

Join best-selling writer and raconteur Michael Harding as he reads from his latest memoir, ruminates on the difference between psychotherapy and religion, and relates the story of his pilgrimage to Skellig Michael, in his ongoing search for meaning. “Harding’s latest attempt to find meaning in life is searingly honest, funny and self-deprecating” The Irish Times “a spell-binding and powerful book about the human condition, the narratives we weave around the self, and the ultimate bliss of living in the present…

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MUSIC: This Is How We Fly.

Saturday 10th November, 2018 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€15/€12

This is How we Fly embark on their Foreign Fields tour of Ireland. Foreign Fields is This is How we Fly's second album, recorded in front of an audience over three wintery January evenings in Dublin's Fumbally Stables. The group have brought this new music to the USA and Europe, and this November it comes home, where the group will perform material from both albums alongside new music. This is how we Fly are: Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh /hardanger d'amore, Seán…

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WORKSHOP: Parent & Toddler Fun Morning – The Very Curious Eyes

Wednesday 14th November, 2018 - 11:00
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One event on Wednesday 24th October, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on Wednesday 14th November, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on Wednesday 12th December, 2018 at 11:00am

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€7 Adult & child

Visual artist Marta Golubowska invites small children, along with their guardians, to a creative space where they can experiment, push boundaries, and make a mess - and bring something lovely home with them. In this hour-long workshop, the main emphasis is on the process and time spent together. It will be a gentle, fun atmosphere to relax and share experiences while making art together. 19th September – Travelling and Adventure 24th October – Halloween Fun 14th November – Art for…

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LOCAL ARTS: Lady Windermere’s Fan by Oscar Wilde

Wednesday 14th November, 2018 - 20:00
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An event every day that begins at 8:00pm, repeating until Saturday 17th November, 2018

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€15/€12

“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars” Newbridge Drama Group proudly presents Oscar Wilde’s beloved comedy Lady Windermere’s Fan, directed by Jill O’Donnell. Lady Windermere’s Fan was the first of Oscar Wilde’s plays produced and the sparkling comedy proved an instant success with London audiences. The play follows the story of Lady Windermere, who is having a select party to celebrate her coming of age. Her husband, for reasons of his own,…

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LOCAL ARTS: Lady Windermere’s Fan by Oscar Wilde

Thursday 15th November, 2018 - 20:00
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An event every day that begins at 8:00pm, repeating until Saturday 17th November, 2018

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€15/€12

“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars” Newbridge Drama Group proudly presents Oscar Wilde’s beloved comedy Lady Windermere’s Fan, directed by Jill O’Donnell. Lady Windermere’s Fan was the first of Oscar Wilde’s plays produced and the sparkling comedy proved an instant success with London audiences. The play follows the story of Lady Windermere, who is having a select party to celebrate her coming of age. Her husband, for reasons of his own,…

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LOCAL ARTS: Lady Windermere’s Fan by Oscar Wilde

Friday 16th November, 2018 - 20:00
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An event every day that begins at 8:00pm, repeating until Saturday 17th November, 2018

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€15/€12

“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars” Newbridge Drama Group proudly presents Oscar Wilde’s beloved comedy Lady Windermere’s Fan, directed by Jill O’Donnell. Lady Windermere’s Fan was the first of Oscar Wilde’s plays produced and the sparkling comedy proved an instant success with London audiences. The play follows the story of Lady Windermere, who is having a select party to celebrate her coming of age. Her husband, for reasons of his own,…

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LOCAL ARTS: Lady Windermere’s Fan by Oscar Wilde

Saturday 17th November, 2018 - 20:00
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An event every day that begins at 8:00pm, repeating until Saturday 17th November, 2018

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€15/€12

“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars” Newbridge Drama Group proudly presents Oscar Wilde’s beloved comedy Lady Windermere’s Fan, directed by Jill O’Donnell. Lady Windermere’s Fan was the first of Oscar Wilde’s plays produced and the sparkling comedy proved an instant success with London audiences. The play follows the story of Lady Windermere, who is having a select party to celebrate her coming of age. Her husband, for reasons of his own,…

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FAMILY: Bosco’s Garden And Hansel and Gretel

Sunday 18th November, 2018 - 14:00
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One event on Sunday 18th November, 2018 at 4:00pm

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€10

Paula Lambert Puppet Theatre present : Bosco’s 40th Anniversary Tour Bosco is Bosco, not a boy, not a girl, just a Bosco: a cheeky, lovely, funny, slightly-cracked, irrepressible, eternal five-year-old who lives in a box and who loves nothing more than to just be Bosco and meet all the boys and girls. After starring on Irish TV for three decades, you’ll see why Bosco remains a firm favourite for each new generation. Enjoy the story of Hansel and Gretel through…

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FAMILY: Bosco’s Garden And Hansel and Gretel

Sunday 18th November, 2018 - 16:00
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One event on Sunday 18th November, 2018 at 4:00pm

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€10

Paula Lambert Puppet Theatre present : Bosco’s 40th Anniversary Tour Bosco is Bosco, not a boy, not a girl, just a Bosco: a cheeky, lovely, funny, slightly-cracked, irrepressible, eternal five-year-old who lives in a box and who loves nothing more than to just be Bosco and meet all the boys and girls. After starring on Irish TV for three decades, you’ll see why Bosco remains a firm favourite for each new generation. Enjoy the story of Hansel and Gretel through…

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IFI SCREENING: Keeper

Monday 19th November, 2018 - 11:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€6

In this year’s French film, a gently realistic debut feature, two teens grow up fast in the wake of an unexpected pregnancy. Maxime and Mélanie are a typical teenage couple. Like most love struck fifteen-year-olds, they can't get enough of each other and they think they'll be together forever. But when Mélanie becomes pregnant, their worlds are rocked and Keeper reminds us that the burden of adult decisions does not fall to adults alone. The tension builds as the couple…

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CINEMA: Lucky

Monday 19th November, 2018 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€6/€9

Lucky (Stanton) is a 90-year-old wartime veteran living in a small remote desert town. This fiercely independent aethist’s life has happily revolved around a daily routine involving yoga, diner visits, crossword puzzles, TV game shows, cigarettes and meeting up with his long-time friends at his local. But now as he contemplates the end of life, he finds himself on a late journey of self-exploration... This award-winning first feature from actor-turned-director John Carroll Lynch (Fargo, Zodiac) allows Harry Dean Stanton to…

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SCHOOL SHOW: The Dig

Wednesday 21st November, 2018 - 10:00
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One event on Wednesday 21st November, 2018 at 12:00pm

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€6

All his life Mac has wanted to be an Archaeologist, to be an expert in finding things and working out what they mean. If only he could stick to the facts and not get carried away with his highfalutin stories. But in a world where facts and figures mean so much more than fairy tale and fantasy, Mac has to dig deeper to prove what he finds is what he thinks it is. Will people believe him, or is this…

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SCHOOL SHOW: The Dig

Wednesday 21st November, 2018 - 12:00
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One event on Wednesday 21st November, 2018 at 12:00pm

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€6

All his life Mac has wanted to be an Archaeologist, to be an expert in finding things and working out what they mean. If only he could stick to the facts and not get carried away with his highfalutin stories. But in a world where facts and figures mean so much more than fairy tale and fantasy, Mac has to dig deeper to prove what he finds is what he thinks it is. Will people believe him, or is this…

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MUSIC: The Bee Gees Story: Nights on Broadway

Friday 23rd November, 2018 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€22/€20

You can't see the Bee Gees anymore, but you can see ‘Nights on Broadway’ and still experience a concert of the incredible music written by the brothers Gibb. Known also as ‘The Irish Bee Gees’, all the performers are from Ireland with the exception of their new UK Musical Director, JBlack. Having originated and sold out theatres in Ireland, the show is now touring in the UK. ‘Nights On Broadway’ presents a tribute to the Bee Gees through their catalogue…

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WORKSHOP: A Space To Draw

Saturday 24th November, 2018 - 10:30
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One event on Saturday 24th November, 2018 at 12:00pm

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€10

10:30am- 8-10years/ 12pm- 11-13years Drawing remains a central and pivotal activity to the work of many artists and designers – a touchstone and tool of creative exploration that informs visual discovery! The workshop will provide children with opportunities to engage with playful and experiential drawing techniques to develop their own observational skills. The workshop will focus on drawing as a form of communication, drawing to make meaning and drawing to feel. All the concepts, skills and techniques engaged with will…

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WORKSHOP: A Space To Draw

Saturday 24th November, 2018 - 12:00
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One event on Saturday 24th November, 2018 at 12:00pm

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€10

10:30am- 8-10years/ 12pm- 11-13years Drawing remains a central and pivotal activity to the work of many artists and designers – a touchstone and tool of creative exploration that informs visual discovery! The workshop will provide children with opportunities to engage with playful and experiential drawing techniques to develop their own observational skills. The workshop will focus on drawing as a form of communication, drawing to make meaning and drawing to feel. All the concepts, skills and techniques engaged with will…

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COMEDY THEATRE: Alternative Bedtime Stories.

Saturday 24th November, 2018 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€16/€14

Once upon a time, two fair maidens dragged fairy tales kicking and screaming into the 21st century in this sharp and original review of all things “happily ever after”. Follow the trail of breadcrumbs to see your favourite bedtime stories poked with a big stick before being tossed into a cauldron with physical comedy and biting wit. Follow the trail of breadcrumbs into the mind of the MakeyUppers where you will stumble across the stories you thought you knew. Watch…

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CINEMA: Wajib

Monday 26th November, 2018 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€6/€9

Architect Shadi returns from Italy to his native Nazereth for his sister’s upcoming marriage. He has reluctantly agreed to honour his “wajib” or duty, to accompany his father in hand-delivering invitations for the wedding. Forced to spend time together after many years apart, past tensions and differences between father and son come to the surface. But as their journey continues, both men also start to get to know and understand each other better.... In Wajib, Palestinian director Annemarie Jacir uses…

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DINNER THEATRE: Faulty Towers – The Dining Experience

Tuesday 27th November, 2018 - 20:00
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One event on Wednesday 28th November, 2018 at 8:00pm

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 and the most successful interactive comedy show of its kind, 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…

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DINNER THEATRE: Faulty Towers – The Dining Experience

Wednesday 28th November, 2018 - 20:00
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One event on Wednesday 28th November, 2018 at 8:00pm

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 and the most successful interactive comedy show of its kind, 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…

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SCHOOL SHOW: How To Catch A Star

Thursday 29th November, 2018 - 10:00
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One event on Thursday 29th November, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on Friday 30th November, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on Friday 30th November, 2018 at 12:00pm

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€6

Once there was a boy who was always looking up. He dreamt of having a star as a friend. This is the story of his adventure. Based on the beloved book by award-winning Irish author Oliver Jeffers, Branar Téatar do Pháistí are proud to present How to Catch a Star. This adaptation combines puppetry with a magical original score by Colm Mac Con Iomaire. Directed by Marc Mac Lochlainn, Branar’s signature storytelling creates a show which reminds us all to…

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SCHOOL SHOW: How To Catch A Star

Thursday 29th November, 2018 - 12:00
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One event on Thursday 29th November, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on Friday 30th November, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on Friday 30th November, 2018 at 12:00pm

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€6

Once there was a boy who was always looking up. He dreamt of having a star as a friend. This is the story of his adventure. Based on the beloved book by award-winning Irish author Oliver Jeffers, Branar Téatar do Pháistí are proud to present How to Catch a Star. This adaptation combines puppetry with a magical original score by Colm Mac Con Iomaire. Directed by Marc Mac Lochlainn, Branar’s signature storytelling creates a show which reminds us all to…

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SCHOOL SHOW: How To Catch A Star

Friday 30th November, 2018 - 10:00
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One event on Thursday 29th November, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on Friday 30th November, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on Friday 30th November, 2018 at 12:00pm

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€6

Once there was a boy who was always looking up. He dreamt of having a star as a friend. This is the story of his adventure. Based on the beloved book by award-winning Irish author Oliver Jeffers, Branar Téatar do Pháistí are proud to present How to Catch a Star. This adaptation combines puppetry with a magical original score by Colm Mac Con Iomaire. Directed by Marc Mac Lochlainn, Branar’s signature storytelling creates a show which reminds us all to…

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SCHOOL SHOW: How To Catch A Star

Friday 30th November, 2018 - 12:00
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One event on Thursday 29th November, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on Friday 30th November, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on Friday 30th November, 2018 at 12:00pm

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€6

Once there was a boy who was always looking up. He dreamt of having a star as a friend. This is the story of his adventure. Based on the beloved book by award-winning Irish author Oliver Jeffers, Branar Téatar do Pháistí are proud to present How to Catch a Star. This adaptation combines puppetry with a magical original score by Colm Mac Con Iomaire. Directed by Marc Mac Lochlainn, Branar’s signature storytelling creates a show which reminds us all to…

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December 2018

How to Catch a Star

Saturday 1st December, 2018 - 12:00
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One event on Saturday 1st December, 2018 at 2:00pm

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Family €24/€7

BRANAR TÉATAR DO PHÁISTÍ PRESENTS HOW TO CATCH A STAR Once there was a boy who was always looking up. He dreamt of having a star as a friend. This is the story of his adventure. Based on the beloved book by award-winning Irish author Oliver Jeffers, Branar Téatar do Pháistí are proud to present How to Catch a Star. This adaptation combines puppetry with a magical original score by Colm Mac Con Iomaire. Directed by Marc Mac Lochlainn, Branar’s…

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How to Catch a Star

Saturday 1st December, 2018 - 14:00
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One event on Saturday 1st December, 2018 at 2:00pm

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Family €24/€7

BRANAR TÉATAR DO PHÁISTÍ PRESENTS HOW TO CATCH A STAR Once there was a boy who was always looking up. He dreamt of having a star as a friend. This is the story of his adventure. Based on the beloved book by award-winning Irish author Oliver Jeffers, Branar Téatar do Pháistí are proud to present How to Catch a Star. This adaptation combines puppetry with a magical original score by Colm Mac Con Iomaire. Directed by Marc Mac Lochlainn, Branar’s…

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MUSIC: Luka Bloom Hometown Gig

Saturday 1st December, 2018 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€20/€17.50

Luka Bloom is one of Ireland’s most respected contemporary folk artists. Having produced over 20 albums since the 1970s, he continues to push the boundaries of what his music can do.  Born into a very musical family, Luka is the youngest of six and grew up in Newbridge. This hometown gig is one not to be missed! "I may be living in County Clare, but Newbridge is my home town. I did my first gig when I was four in The…

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CINEMA: Black 47

Monday 3rd December, 2018 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€6/€9

Ireland 1847. After fighting in the Afghanistan war for the British, Irishman Martin Feeney becomes a deserter. But on his return home to the West of Ireland, he finds a land gripped by the famine, with his relatives dead, either through starvation or at the hands of the English. In desparation, he sets out to avenge his family. The British send Hannah, an ex-British soldier who previously fought alongside Martin, to stop him carrying out his bloody vendetta. In Black…

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MUSIC: ABBA Forever

Wednesday 5th December, 2018 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€22/€20

Abba Forever was formed and is led by Dennis Scally, a London born musician who has been at the top of the music game for many years. For 13 years, while based in Los Angles, he was the musical director for The Supremes and toured the world with them. He moved back to Europe 12 years ago and formed ABBA FOREVER. Lead Guitar is Rae Daniel, also from London. On lead vocals are Lucinda O’Connell and Marie O’Hara. Expect a…

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LOCAL ARTS: KYT presents By The Bog of Cats

Thursday 6th December, 2018 - 20:00
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One event on Friday 7th December, 2018 at 12:00pm

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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By the Bog of Cats is Marina Carr’s searing tragedy inspired by Euripides’ Medea and set in the Irish midlands. Spurned by the man she loves Hester Swaine lives as an outcast on the edge of the bog from where most of the settled community want her gone. Faced with the loss of her home and her only child, Hester conjures a desperate and tragic plan to revenge all those who rejected her. The play is directed by Allie Whelan,…

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LOCAL ARTS: KYT presents By The Bog of Cats

Friday 7th December, 2018 - 12:00
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One event on Friday 7th December, 2018 at 12:00pm

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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By the Bog of Cats is Marina Carr’s searing tragedy inspired by Euripides’ Medea and set in the Irish midlands. Spurned by the man she loves Hester Swaine lives as an outcast on the edge of the bog from where most of the settled community want her gone. Faced with the loss of her home and her only child, Hester conjures a desperate and tragic plan to revenge all those who rejected her. The play is directed by Allie Whelan,…

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THEATRE: BEFORE – A new play with much music by Pat Kinevane

Saturday 8th December, 2018 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€18/16

From the team that brought you Forgotten, Underneath and the Olivier Award-winning Silent, Before is a new play with much music, set in Clery’s of Dublin, on the very day this iconic department store shuts - for good. Pontius is inside, trying to choose a gift for his estranged daughter, whom he hasn’t seen for almost 20 years. He will meet her in an hour. This father’s journey is both beautiful and strange, from the isolation of his Midlands home,…

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Summer 1993 (Estiu 1993)

Monday 10th December, 2018 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6 (Early Bird)/€9

When six year old Frida's mother dies from AIDS related pneumonia, she moves from her life in Barcelona to her Uncles Catalonian farm. This new family and her landscape are alien to Frida; she’s afraid of the chickens, she doesn’t know the difference between a lettuce and a cabbage and she has a new, adoring, annoying little sister. While her family’s warmth and love are abundant, their attempts to protect her only increase Frida's bewilderment and isolation. This autobiographical first…

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WORKSHOP: Parent & Toddler Fun Morning – The Very Curious Eyes

Wednesday 12th December, 2018 - 11:00
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One event on Wednesday 14th November, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on Wednesday 12th December, 2018 at 11:00am

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€7 Adult & child

Visual artist Marta Golubowska invites small children, along with their guardians, to a creative space where they can experiment, push boundaries, and make a mess - and bring something lovely home with them. In this hour-long workshop, the main emphasis is on the process and time spent together. It will be a gentle, fun atmosphere to relax and share experiences while making art together. 19th September – Travelling and Adventure 24th October – Halloween Fun 14th November – Art for…

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SCHOOL SHOW: A Winter Wish

Friday 14th December, 2018 - 10:00
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One event on Friday 14th December, 2018 at 12:00pm

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€6

Every winter in Whistleberry Forest, a little robin comes to visit and grants the creatures of the forest their very own wish - they can wish for whatever they want! As Ornaith the owl, Sorley the snail, and Faoiláin the frog sing the magic words, the forest is transformed before their eyes into an enchanting wintry wonderland. From dripping icicles to gentle snowfall, the delight of skating on an icy river or flying high on a moonlit night, discover the…

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SCHOOL SHOW: A Winter Wish

Friday 14th December, 2018 - 12:00
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One event on Friday 14th December, 2018 at 12:00pm

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€6

Every winter in Whistleberry Forest, a little robin comes to visit and grants the creatures of the forest their very own wish - they can wish for whatever they want! As Ornaith the owl, Sorley the snail, and Faoiláin the frog sing the magic words, the forest is transformed before their eyes into an enchanting wintry wonderland. From dripping icicles to gentle snowfall, the delight of skating on an icy river or flying high on a moonlit night, discover the…

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FAMILY MUSIC: A Winter Wish

Saturday 15th December, 2018 - 12:00
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One event on Saturday 15th December, 2018 at 2:00pm

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
Family €28/€8

Every winter in Whistleberry Forest, a little robin comes to visit and grants the creatures of the forest their very own wish - they can wish for whatever they want! As Ornaith the owl, Sorley the snail, and Faoiláin the frog sing the magic words, the forest is transformed before their eyes into an enchanting wintry wonderland. From dripping icicles to gentle snowfall, the delight of skating on an icy river or flying high on a moonlit night, discover the…

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FAMILY MUSIC: A Winter Wish

Saturday 15th December, 2018 - 14:00
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One event on Saturday 15th December, 2018 at 2:00pm

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
Family €28/€8

Every winter in Whistleberry Forest, a little robin comes to visit and grants the creatures of the forest their very own wish - they can wish for whatever they want! As Ornaith the owl, Sorley the snail, and Faoiláin the frog sing the magic words, the forest is transformed before their eyes into an enchanting wintry wonderland. From dripping icicles to gentle snowfall, the delight of skating on an icy river or flying high on a moonlit night, discover the…

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COMEDY: Colin Murphy: The Bald Ambition Tour 2018

Saturday 15th December, 2018 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€17/€15

25 years ago a young man had a dream and that dream was to perform. As an actor success came quickly with the National Youth Theatre and early TV appearances in Yorkshire Television’s Heartbeat and Drop The Dead Donkey for Channel 4. His starring role in Our Friends In The North led to him becoming a household name. Daniel Craig* has achieved everything he set out to do and has reached the very pinnacle of the entertainment industry. 25 years…

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CINEMA: The Man Who Invented Christmas

Monday 17th December, 2018 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€6/€9

1840s London. Despite a string of successful novels, Charles Dickens (Dan Stephens) has been struggling to come up with another bestseller. Tormented by writer’s block and at odds with his publishers, he grasps at an idea for a surefire hit, a Christmas story he hopes will capture the imagination of his fans and solve his current financial problems. But with only six weeks to write and publish the book before the holiday, he will have to work feverishly to meet…

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MUSIC: Highly Strung: All Wrapped up

Wednesday 19th December, 2018 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€15/€10

For fans of the foursome, this is a Christmas calendar highlight. The ladies are delighted to return to the Riverbank for their annual Christmas show of classics old and new with their signature twist. The four friends’ diverse yet complementary musical backgrounds create a mellow blend of instruments and harmonies and that has gathered a loyal fan base. Highly Strung sprinkles a little star light on the darkest time of the year with a quirky perspective on favourites from Bach…

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SCHOOL SHOW: Lost In Frost

Friday 21st December, 2018 - 10:00
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One event on Friday 21st December, 2018 at 12:00pm

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6

Lost in Frost is a thrilling winter-themed adventure that will delight and enchant younger audiences with a mix of dance, movement, music, visuals and storytelling. The Narrator is on a quest for snow but who will help! The audience? The mischievous fairy, Cornelia? Or perhaps some very brave and bold magic pixies will join the mission to find some? Echo Echo Dance has been at the forefront of dance development in Ireland for over twenty years. The award-winning ensemble is…

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SCHOOL SHOW: Lost In Frost

Friday 21st December, 2018 - 12:00
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One event on Friday 21st December, 2018 at 12:00pm

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6

Lost in Frost is a thrilling winter-themed adventure that will delight and enchant younger audiences with a mix of dance, movement, music, visuals and storytelling. The Narrator is on a quest for snow but who will help! The audience? The mischievous fairy, Cornelia? Or perhaps some very brave and bold magic pixies will join the mission to find some? Echo Echo Dance has been at the forefront of dance development in Ireland for over twenty years. The award-winning ensemble is…

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FAMILY : Lost In Frost

Saturday 22nd December, 2018 - 12:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Family €28/€8

Lost in Frost is a thrilling winter-themed adventure that will delight and enchant younger audiences with a mix of dance, movement, music, visuals and storytelling. The Narrator is on a quest for snow but who will help! The audience? The mischievous fairy, Cornelia? Or perhaps some very brave and bold magic pixies will join the mission to find some? Echo Echo Dance has been at the forefront of dance development in Ireland for over twenty years. The award-winning ensemble is…

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DANCE: Echo Echo Dance Picnic

Saturday 22nd December, 2018 - 14:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€5

Echo Echo Dance Picnic is an opportunity for people of all ages to take part in some dancing and movement games together! It doesn’t matter if you are a professional dancer, a four-year old ninja turtle or one of those people who always claim to have two left feet – you’ll have lots of fun! Everyone is welcome regardless of age or ability so make sure you get your brothers, sisters, parents and grandparents to come along too. And remember…

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FAMILY CINEMA: Frozen Sing-A-Long

Sunday 23rd December, 2018 - 14:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Walt Disney Animation Studios presents Frozen, a stunning big-screen comedy adventure. Fearless optimist Anna (voice of Kristen Bell) sets off on an epic journey-teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff (voice of Jonathan Groff) and his loyal reindeer Sven-to find her sister Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel), whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf (voice of Josh Gad), Anna and Kristoff battle the elements…

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January 2019

COMEDY: JASON BYRNE – You can come in but don’t start anything

Thursday 17th January, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€22

The star of ‘Ireland's Got Talent’, Jason Byrne is one the most exciting live comedy performers in the world - and his original brand of high-energy intelligent lunacy ensures that there is no other comedian like him.  What he achieves on a stage cannot be adequately described by audience members, critics or fellow comics. Thus his legendary shows become a secret shared experience among his audience. Every night stars are born, friendships are formed, mascara is ruined and pants are…

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