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Newbridge, Ireland
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February 2023

WORKSHOP: Make a Flipbook Animation Workshop

Saturday 4th February, 2023 - 10:30
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€12

Imbolc marks the beginning of Spring and what better way to celebrate this traditional Gaelic festival than by bringing some Celtic mythology and designs to life. Join animator Joseph Orr for this 90-minute workshop where you will learn to create your own Flipbook animation. Flipbooks are ideal for those interested in drawing and animation. You will learn how to use the basic principles of hand drawn animation to make your own creations come to life. The workshop is a mixture…

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WORKSHOP: Carding with Keith

Thursday 9th February, 2023 - 19:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€15

Join Keith Walsh for a workshop of card-making and mindfulness. Rediscover the joy and fun of drawing, colouring and writing, while creating original cards for yourself and for loved ones. Over this 90-minute workshop, you can take time out to think about yourself and your life, and meet new people in a friendly environment. Suitable for grown-ups of all ages, no art or drawing experience is necessary. All art materials provided. Keith Walsh is a Radio & TV Broadcaster and…

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SCHOOLS: Theatre Lovett Presents The Teddy Bears’ Picnic by Louis Lovett

Friday 10th February, 2023 - 12:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6 per student (teachers free)

Theatre Lovett present The Teddy Bears’ Picnic By Louis Lovett If you go down to the woods today you’re in for a big surprise…   The teddy bears’ picnic! Where can we find it? What’s the address? Are we invited? Do teddies eat food? Is the tea they drink real? It’s hard to digest, this mythical meal.   Theodor is a detective who found Timbuktu and a two headed llama that lives in Peru. Now Theo’s hot on the trail of…

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FAMILY: Theatre Lovett Presents The Teddy Bears’ Picnic by Louis Lovett

Saturday 11th February, 2023 - 14:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€8/ €28 (family of 4 ticket)

Theatre Lovett present The Teddy Bears’ Picnic By Louis Lovett If you go down to the woods today you’re in for a big surprise…   The teddy bears’ picnic! Where can we find it? What’s the address? Are we invited? Do teddies eat food? Is the tea they drink real? It’s hard to digest, this mythical meal.   Theodor is a detective who found Timbuktu and a two headed llama that lives in Peru. Now Theo's hot on the trail of…

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CINEMA: Corsage

Monday 13th February, 2023 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€7 (early bird) / €9 (on door)

Vienna 1877: Empress Elizabeth of Austria turns 40. Always famed for her beauty, Elizabeth is also a curious and intelligent woman, with a keen passion for life. But under increased public scrutiny, she finds herself battling between conforming as a mere “trophy” figure with a tiny waist (maintained by her tight corsets), or rebelling against expectations and pursuing the freedom she craves. Actress Vicky Krieps not only stars as Elizabeth, but also originated the idea for Corsage, making it a…

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WORKSHOP: BrickFlicks Stop Motion Animation Camp

Wednesday 15th February, 2023 - 10:00 - Friday 17th February, 2023 - 14:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€90

In this special BrickFlicks Stop Motion Animation Camp, learn all the basics of how to animate in stop motion using your favourite LEGO character. Shoot spells, fight superheroes, blast rockets or fall through portals, use your imagination to make your very own movies. With plenty of hands-on learning and simple demonstrations, Createschool will take you on a journey from having a cool idea to making it into an awesome movie. You will learn the different elements of stop motion animation…

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WORKSHP: BrickFlicks Level-Up Camp

Wednesday 15th February, 2023 - 10:00 - Friday 17th February, 2023 - 14:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€90

Have you already become a BrickFlicks animator? Then it’s time to level up! Bring your animating skills to the next level by learning what it is like to make your very own movie from start to finish. Build on the skills you have already made by learning about lighting and animating special effects as well as how to storyboard a short movie, create camera angles and how to create bigger and better sets. All you need is your imagination! This…

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THEATRE: Danti-Dan by Gina Moxley

Wednesday 15th February, 2023 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€18 / €16

“Listen girl, this is the kind of place that if you lost your virginity, somebody would find it and bring it home to your mother” In the middle of nowhere outside Cork city, during the interminable summer of 1970, a motley gang hang out on a short stretch of road. Dan is a busy 14-year-old cowboy, innocent Dolores and wily Cactus’ hormones are absolutely raging, while Ber is hoping you can’t get pregnant if you were standing up… By the…

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COMEDY: Jason Byrne Unblocked

Thursday 16th February, 2023 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€24

Jason Byrne has had an upgrade. In his brand new show Unblocked Jason 2.0 talks about his new lease of life following heart surgery. The Six Million Dollar Byrne has cleared his arteries, his mind and his schedule to bring you an evening of pure unadulterated old fashioned fun. This is the ultimate celebration of life and never giving up brought to you by “The Outright King of Live Comedy”

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WORKSHOP: Children’s Yoga & Storytelling Fun with Johnny Magory

Saturday 18th February, 2023 - 10:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€10

Join the author of the popular Adventures of Johnny Magory series, Emma-Jane Leeson, and renowned children’s yoga teacher Sarah Cahill from Play Like Apes for storytelling, music and yoga fun. Suitable for up to 8 years, the interactive, movement based workshop will revolve around Johnny Magory’s outdoor adventures with the children recreating the wildlife yoga poses from the story. There’ll be music, dancing and lots and lots of fun, playful movement. Grown-ups are welcome to participate with their child or just observe…

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WORKSHOP: Creative Writing Workshop with Children’s Author Emma-Jane Leeson

Saturday 18th February, 2023 - 11:30
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€10

Join the author of the popular Adventures of Johnny Magory series, Emma-Jane Leeson for a 90 minute creative writing workshop suitable for young writers aged 8-12 years. This fun, engaging workshop will help the children to stretch their imaginations and develop characters and plots. Duration 90 mins.

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MUSIC: Iarla Ó Lionáird with Cormac McCarthy & Matthew Berrill

Saturday 18th February, 2023 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€25 / €22

Iarla Ó Lionáird has carved a long and unique career in music both internationally and in Ireland. From his iconic early recording of the vision song Aisling Gheal as a young boy to his groundbreaking recordings with Dublin's Crash Ensemble and New York’s Alarm Will Sound, he has shown a breadth of artistic ambition that sets him apart in the Irish Music fraternity. A twice Grammy-nominated artist, Ó Lionáird has worked with a stellar cast of composers internationally including Donnacha Dennehy,…

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CINEMA: Alcarràs

Monday 20th February, 2023 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€7 (early bird) / €9 (on door)

For over eighty years the Solé family has farmed in Alcarràs, a small village in Spain’s Catalonia region. But as they prepare to spend the summer picking this year’s crop of peaches, they find themselves facing eviction and an uncertain future. Carla Simón’s follow-up to her stunning debut Summer 1993 won the top prize at the 2022 Berlin Film Festival. Directed by Carla Simón | 120 mins | Cert 15A https://youtu.be/0N_hsCMfkgo

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EARLY YEARS: Music & Sensory Play with Catherine Hartnett

Wednesday 22nd February, 2023 - 10:30
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One event on Wednesday 22nd February, 2023 at 10:30

One event on Wednesday 15th March, 2023 at 10:30

One event on Wednesday 19th April, 2023 at 10:30

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€10 (Toddler & Adult)

Music and sensory play class for toddlers aged 1 to 3 years and parents in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Toddlers will be given the opportunity to learn through music, movement and play, and explore different textures and sounds. This class, led by music teacher Catherine Hartnett promotes adult-child interaction as well as interactions between children. Dance, sing, listen, learn and play with musical instruments, scarves, mirrors, parachutes and more! Duration 60 mins Catherine Hartnett is a music teacher with…

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SCHOOLS: Michael Collins: Ireland’s Rebel Son – Illustrated Talk with David Butler & Mario Corrigan

Thursday 23rd February, 2023 - 10:30
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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free, booking essential

Michael Collins: Ireland's Rebel Son (O’Brien Press, 2022) tells a thrilling tale of passion, courage and determination. Michael Collins became a hero: a soldier, a freedom-fighter, a ghost: Ireland’s Rebel Son. In life, in death, a legend. Join author Mario Corrigan and illustrator David Butler to find out all about their creative process and of course, the legendary Michael Collins. In this illustrated talk, the authors will discuss what made them create a graphic novel? Why Michael Collins? There will…

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SPECIAL SCREENING: North Circular

Thursday 23rd February, 2023 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€9

North Circular is a documentary musical that travels the length of Dublin's North Circular Road, from the Phoenix Park to Dublin Port, exploring the history, music and streetscapes of a street that links some of the country's most beloved and infamous places. Told in black and white 4:3 Academy ratio, the film evokes many narratives from the history of the city and nation, from colonialism, to mental health, to the struggle for women’s liberation while also engaging with urgent issues…

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VISUAL ARTS: A Cast of Paintings – an exhibition by Brenda Brady

Friday 24th February, 2023 - 09:30 - Saturday 1st April, 2023 - 13:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Admission Free

The most familiar space, the one that has been the stimulus for much artistic enquiry, be it visual or otherwise, has been the domestic. Our earliest and most formative experiences are shaped or re-framed at different times and for different reasons as a kind of ‘visual laboratory’. A Cast of Paintings features small works on canvas made within a typical domestic atmosphere. The making process is imbued with a contemplative sensibility, looking and finding subtle variations, built up surfaces, layers…

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THEATRE: Paddy Cullivan’s The Murder of Wolfe Tone

Friday 24th February, 2023 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€15

Historical Entertainer Paddy Cullivan brings you the incredible story of the mysterious death of Theobald Wolfe Tone, the founding father of Irish Republicanism. An audio-visual spectacular featuring hundreds of images, shocking new research and incredible songs, Paddy dares to unravel the secrets and lies around what happened that fateful week in the Provost’s Prison in November 1798. Was Wolfe Tone’s real father the Chief Justice of Ireland - the man who tried to save him twice? Was his trial illegal…

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MUSIC: Jack Lukeman – Echo On 25 Years

Saturday 25th February, 2023 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€28

Jack Lukeman, one of Ireland's most enigmatic and magnificent performers, has just announced a new regional tour following the success of his  headline show at Dublin's 3Arena . With a career spanning 25 years, fans can expect a spectacular live performance with Jack L performing his greatest hits alongside live favourites and tracks from his new album Echo On.   Tickets on-sale Friday 2 December at 10am

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SPECIAL SCREENING: The Ordinaries

Monday 27th February, 2023 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€7 (early bird) / €9 (on door)

Have you ever felt like a supporting character in your own life? Sophie Linnenbaum’s daring and original film imagines what it would be like if you really were one. It tells of Paula - a supporting character in a movie - who dreams of having her own storyline by attending Main Character School and becoming a lead. A clever satire about identity and exclusion, The Ordinaries sees a woman battling these themes playfully in a filmic meta world. Directed by Sophie…

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IFI SCHOOL SCREENING: King

Tuesday 28th February, 2023 - 10:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6 per student (teachers free)

When King, a trafficked lion cub, escapes from the airport in mid-transit, the frightened animal ends up in the home of Inès and Alex. Instant friends, the siblings come up with a plan to bring King back to a nature reserve in Africa. With the customs agents on their tail, the pair enlist the help of their quirky grandfather Max to join their unconventional road trip. Junior Cycle 2022 • France •105 min • French •Drama • Director: David Moreau…

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March 2023

THEATRE: Blue Raincoat Theatre Company Presents Happy Days by Samuel Beckett

Thursday 2nd March, 2023 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€18 / €16

In Happy Days we find Winnie, a woman in her 50s, buried waist-deep in the centre of a mound of scorched earth, with little else around other than a large black bag and a collapsed parasol. Behind her and hidden from view sleeps Willie. A piercing bell rings, stops, rings again, and Winnie wakes and looks at the sky. Blue Raincoat Theatre Company have been touring their work throughout Ireland for over three decades with shows such as Alice Through…

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MUSIC: The Fureys

Friday 3rd March, 2023 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€32

When The Fureys make their first appearance on our stage they will treat their audience to one of popular music’s richest legacies. They are one of Ireland’s all-time most acclaimed and influential middle of the road, folk and traditional bands. Fureys classics like I Will Love You, When You Were Sweet 16, Red Rose Café, Leaving Nancy, The Old Man, From Clare to Here and The Green Fields of France have become the soundtrack to the lives of fans all over…

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WORKSHOP: Cloud Drawing & Illustration Workshop with Chris Judge

Saturday 4th March, 2023 - 10:00
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One event on Saturday 4th March, 2023 at 11:30

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€8 / €10

Join author/ illustrator Chris Judge and create your own ‘Daily Cloud’ illustrations. A Daily Cloud is a series of illustrations created by Chris based on his online cloud drawings. Let your imagination wonder in the clouds, observe and draw the fantastical friendly creatures hiding in the clouds and discover their exciting stories in a relaxed and fun environment. All materials provided. 10am - 6-8 year olds, €8, duration 45 mins. 11:30am - 9-12 year olds, €10, duration 60 mins

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WORKSHOP: Cloud Drawing & Illustration Workshop with Chris Judge

Saturday 4th March, 2023 - 11:30
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One event on Saturday 4th March, 2023 at 11:30

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€8 / €10

Join author/ illustrator Chris Judge and create your own ‘Daily Cloud’ illustrations. A Daily Cloud is a series of illustrations created by Chris based on his online cloud drawings. Let your imagination wonder in the clouds, observe and draw the fantastical friendly creatures hiding in the clouds and discover their exciting stories in a relaxed and fun environment. All materials provided. 10am - 6-8 year olds, €8, duration 45 mins. 11:30am - 9-12 year olds, €10, duration 60 mins

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FAMILY CINEMA: Alice in Wonderland

Saturday 4th March, 2023 - 14:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€4

Join Alice as she chases the White Rabbit into a topsy-turvy world that gets ‘curiouser and curiouser’ as her fantastical adventures unfold. Meet the Mad Hatter, March Hair, Tweedledum & Tweedledee, the Cheshire Cat, the Queen of Hearts and more unforgettable characters, all set against a back drop of awe inspiring splendour. Directed by Clyde Geronimi & Wilfred Jackson | 75 mins | Cert G Images Courtesy of Park Circus/Walt Disney Studios

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CINEMA: Aftersun

Monday 6th March, 2023 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€7 (early bird) / €9 (on door)

11-year-old Sophie and her father Calum travel to a holiday resort in Turkey for a relaxing sunshine break. As they lounge by the pool and explore the tourist sights, they record their trip on a camcorder. Twenty years later, an adult Sophie looks back on the holiday and her relationship with her father - both the fond memories and the things that have been lost forever. The extraordinary debut feature from Scottish writer/director Charlotte Wells is an achingly tender portrait…

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SCHOOLS: A Daily Cloud – Illustrated Talk with Chris Judge

Tuesday 7th March, 2023 - 10:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Free event, booking necessary

Meet Chris Judge, the award-winning illustrator behind A Daily Cloud! Chris will guide students through this illustrated talk where they can learn to create their own 'Daily Cloud' illustrations. Students are invited to let their imagination wander in the clouds, observe and draw the fantastical friendly creatures hiding there and discover their exciting stories in a relaxed and fun environment. Recommended for 3rd-6th Class. Free guided tours of A Daily Cloud exhibition are available for all ages. Please contact Theresa on theresa@riverbank.ie to book your…

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FAMILY: Jess Rowell – Making Waves

Saturday 11th March, 2023 - 12:30
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One event on Saturday 11th March, 2023 at 14:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€8

Making Waves is an immersive multi-sensory dance theatre performance, designed specifically for children aged 8 to 13 years with mild to more complex needs. In this magical sea voyage the audience and performers set sail in search of hidden treasure and along the way encounter rolling waves, sparkling fish and swooping gulls. In this inclusive and interactive family performance, audience members are seated in pods representing boats on stage, which enables everyone to become part of the adventure. Each pod…

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FAMILY: Jess Rowell – Making Waves

Saturday 11th March, 2023 - 14:00
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One event on Saturday 11th March, 2023 at 14:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€8

Making Waves is an immersive multi-sensory dance theatre performance, designed specifically for children aged 8 to 13 years with mild to more complex needs. In this magical sea voyage the audience and performers set sail in search of hidden treasure and along the way encounter rolling waves, sparkling fish and swooping gulls. In this inclusive and interactive family performance, audience members are seated in pods representing boats on stage, which enables everyone to become part of the adventure. Each pod…

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COMEDY: David O’Doherty – Whoa Is Me

Saturday 11th March, 2023 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€22

Here he comes again, trotting on to the stage with all of the misplaced confidence of a waiter with no pad. Is he going to remember it? HOPEFULLY! There’ll be lots of talking, some apologising and some songs on a glued together plastic keyboard from 1986. As seen on BBC’s ‘Live at The Apollo’ and Channel 4’s ‘8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown’.

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CINEMA: Utama

Monday 13th March, 2023 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€7 (early bird) / €9 (on door)

Winner of the World Dramatic prize at the Sundance Film Festival, Utama, ‘our home’ in Quechuan dialect, is a beautifully observed film set in the Bolivian highlands, during an uncommonly long drought. Elderly Quechua couple, Virginio and his wife Sisa, are experiencing the devastating erosion of their land and their traditional ways of life. Like so many before them, they must choose to either endure or to leave, letting go of their Quechua culture, and move to the city with…

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LOCAL ARTS: Curragh Community College Presents Grease

Tuesday 14th March, 2023 - 20:00
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An event every day that begins at 20:00, repeating until Wednesday 15th March, 2023

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€15 / €10

It's 1959 in California, greaser Danny Zuko and Aussie Sandy Olsson are in love. They hang out at the beach during summer but when they go back to school, the two are unaware that they are both students at Rydell High. Danny's the leader of the T-Birds, a group of black leather jacket-wearing greasers, while Sandy hangs out with the Pink Ladies, a group of pink-wearing girls led by Rizzo. When they reunite unexpectedly at Rydell's first pep rally, Danny…

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EARLY YEARS: Music & Sensory Play with Catherine Hartnett

Wednesday 15th March, 2023 - 10:30
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One event on Wednesday 22nd February, 2023 at 10:30

One event on Wednesday 15th March, 2023 at 10:30

One event on Wednesday 19th April, 2023 at 10:30

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€10 (Toddler & Adult)

Music and sensory play class for toddlers aged 1 to 3 years and parents in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Toddlers will be given the opportunity to learn through music, movement and play, and explore different textures and sounds. This class, led by music teacher Catherine Hartnett promotes adult-child interaction as well as interactions between children. Dance, sing, listen, learn and play with musical instruments, scarves, mirrors, parachutes and more! Duration 60 mins Catherine Hartnett is a music teacher with…

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LOCAL ARTS: Curragh Community College Presents Grease

Wednesday 15th March, 2023 - 20:00
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An event every day that begins at 20:00, repeating until Wednesday 15th March, 2023

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€15 / €10

It's 1959 in California, greaser Danny Zuko and Aussie Sandy Olsson are in love. They hang out at the beach during summer but when they go back to school, the two are unaware that they are both students at Rydell High. Danny's the leader of the T-Birds, a group of black leather jacket-wearing greasers, while Sandy hangs out with the Pink Ladies, a group of pink-wearing girls led by Rizzo. When they reunite unexpectedly at Rydell's first pep rally, Danny…

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IFI SCHOOL SCREENING: An Cailín Ciúin

Thursday 16th March, 2023 - 10:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6 per student (teachers free)

Nine-year-old Cáit (Catherine Clinch) is sent by her dysfunctional family to spend the summer with an Aunt and Uncle she has never met before. Through the tender care of her aunt Eibhlín (Carrie Crowley) Cáit finally feels loved and safe. Despite himself, her uncle Sean (Andrew Bennett) forges a bond and for the first time, Cáit experiences the warmth of a loving home. The once quiet Cáit blossoms in their care, but in this house where there are meant to be…

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FAMILY: Kyle Riley Little Folk – On The Road

Saturday 18th March, 2023 - 12:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€10 / €36

Little Folk- On the Road is a fun family concert perfectly suited for 2-8 year olds and their adults. Kyle has been writing and performing children’s music for over 10 years, touring Ireland and abroad. Little Folk features his award-winning original children’s music, catchy kids tunes and some proper sing-a-long songs. It’s a foot-stomping, hand-clapping and jumping good time. The fun doesn’t stop when the show ends, each child gets a little musical goody bag so they can join in during the show…

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COMEDY: Dirtbirds #NoFilter

Saturday 18th March, 2023 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€28

In a world where women are expected to have the patience of Mother Teresa, the arse of Jennifer Lopez, the social media profile of Kim Kardashian and the BMI of Elle McPherson the pressure is relentless. Dirtbirds the comedy duo and internet sensation present their hilarious new show No Filters which takes a close look at the barrage of bullshit we are subjected to on a daily basis and reminds us that despite what we’re told there is NO SUCH THING…

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CINEMA: Aisha

Monday 20th March, 2023 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€7 (early bird) / €9 (on door)

Aisha Osagie is a young woman who fled Nigeria after members of her family were killed. Ending up in Ireland, she is placed in the direct provision system while seeking asylum. She tries her best to eke out a living, but is frustrated by the unstable nature of her accommodation situation. In one centre, she befriends local security guard Conor. But as the two grow closer, Aisha struggles with the increasing precariousness of her life in Ireland. The excellent new…

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SCHOOLS: AdoleTA!

Wednesday 22nd March, 2023 - 10:00
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One event on Wednesday 22nd March, 2023 at 12:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6 per student (teachers free)

Joy loves running, spinning and flying in nature. Sky loves reading, singing and gaming indoors. AdoleTA! is a dance theatre piece that joyously explores friendship and play. Come into a world with Joy and Sky where anything is possible - a rent can be a crab, an umbrella can be a cloud, and the moon can sing! Through play, two friends overcome differences and together imagine, create and expand their reality and yours. Choreography by Selma Daniel. Selma Daniel is supported…

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SCHOOLS: AdoleTA!

Wednesday 22nd March, 2023 - 12:00
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One event on Wednesday 22nd March, 2023 at 12:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6 per student (teachers free)

Joy loves running, spinning and flying in nature. Sky loves reading, singing and gaming indoors. AdoleTA! is a dance theatre piece that joyously explores friendship and play. Come into a world with Joy and Sky where anything is possible - a rent can be a crab, an umbrella can be a cloud, and the moon can sing! Through play, two friends overcome differences and together imagine, create and expand their reality and yours. Choreography by Selma Daniel. Selma Daniel is supported…

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COMEDY: Gearóid Farrelly – Glamour Hammer

Thursday 23rd March, 2023 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€20

After some time sitting on the couch we are back to real life. Trousers instead of tracksuit bottoms, and coffee and a biscuit instead of four gin and tonics and half a cheese cake. In this show Gearóid takes a look at the litany of things in our lives that just don’t measure up. Everything from his generic-looking cat to Shania Twain. He will be examining the big issues that really sell tickets like mental health (INSERT SOMETHING SEARINGLY HONEST),…

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VISUAL ART: Kathleen Lonsdale – an exhibition by Maeve Clancy

Friday 24th March, 2023 - 09:30 - Saturday 1st July, 2023 - 13:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Admission Free

Artist Maeve Clancy presents the working life of Newbridge-born scientist Kathleen Lonsdale (1903-1971) through an immersive cut paper installation. The paper is combined with drawings, lighting and animation designed to take the visitor out of their world and into the extraordinary mind of Kathleen Lonsdale. The installation will allow audiences to follow this pioneer’s thought process, discoveries and scientific process, while looking at Lonsdale’s education, working life and achievements in science. Kathleen Lonsdale was an eminent scientist who helped to…

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MUSIC: The Vanbrugh & Friends

Friday 24th March, 2023 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€18 / €15

The Vanbrugh and their guests present two of the greats from the extended chamber music repertoire. Beethoven's Op.29 string quintet, nicknamed The Storm, was written in 1801, shortly after his Op.18 string quartets and combines his mastery of quartet writing with the expansive richness of texture offered by the addition of a second viola. Brahms’ magnificent 1890 string quintet Op.111 started life in the composer’s sketches for a fifth symphony and its final form retains an orchestral grandeur, both in…

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WORKSHOP: Wet Felting a Funky Feline with Tamzen Lundy

Saturday 25th March, 2023 - 10:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€35

In this full day course, participants will learn the basics of wet-felting, the world's oldest form of textile making. This is a fabulous introduction to a very sensory craft, suitable for complete beginners and/or intermediate felt-makers who wish to explore 3D felting around a resist template. Tamzen (former chairperson Felt-makers Ireland and textile professional of 20yrs+ experience) will introduce the group to the basics of wet-felting, then move on to felting around a resist to produce a 3D item, you will…

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THEATRE: GomBean

Saturday 25th March, 2023 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€15/€12

GomBean is a comedy set in a sleepy town in Sligo. Delivering a lockdown dose of caffeine fuelled fun GomBean opens a lid on Grace O’ Malley’s new coffee van venture. But then a blast from her past, wrestling rival Ruby Stephens, arrives in town decades after making it big. Her arrival literally turns Grace’s world upside down, as she contends to win back her title which she lost at the U18’s Community Games in ’94. Some dreams can’t be…

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FAMILY: The Speks

Sunday 26th March, 2023 - 14:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€10

The Speks present a lively show of nursery rhymes and sing-along songs set to acoustic Irish music which will have adults and kids jumping in their seats! Their hand-clapping, toe-tapping, hearty-laughing show is all about life on Glasses Island – a magical island off the coast of Co. Clare where everybody wears glasses! The Speks have won a Parents’ Choice music award in the US where their music has been described as “Riverdance for kids” and they encourage everyone to…

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CINEMA: Mrs Harris Goes to Paris

Monday 27th March, 2023 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€7 (early bird) / €9 (on door)

In 1957 London, Mrs. Ada Harris, (Lesley Manville) a widowed cleaning lady, becomes taken with one client's haute couture Dior dress. Inspired to buy her own, Ada starts to save her pennies to fulfil her dream. After suddenly receiving a back-dated war-widow's pension windfall, she travels to Paris to do so. She stumbles into a showing of Dior's 10th anniversary collection and is befriended by André, the Dior accountant, and Natasha, a Dior model. However, the Dior director, Claudine (Isabelle…

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THEATRE: Brokentalkers Presents The Examination

Wednesday 29th March, 2023 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€18 / €16

‘I’d like the people to know I’m not an animal. Did I cause harm? Yes. Should I be punished? Of course. But do I deserve my human rights? Absolutely I do.’   The Examination is the award-winning production by Brokentalkers exploring mental health and human rights in the prison system. Performed by Brokentalkers’ Gary Keegan and stand-up comedian and former prisoner Willie White.   Featuring Brokentalkers’ distinctive blend of biography, socio-political discourse and breath taking theatricality, The Examination draws on…

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April 2023

NT CONNECTIONS 2023: Straffan Drama Club Presents – Model Behaviour by Jon Brittain

Saturday 1st April, 2023 - 19:30
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€5

Riverbank Arts Centre is delighted to host the National Theatre Connection Festival in 2023 Connections is the National Theatre's annual, UK and Ireland youth theatre festival. The programme has been established for 27 years with a celebrated history of championing the talent of young people from across the UK and Ireland. Every year, NT Connections commission ten new plays for young people to perform, bringing together some of the UK's most exciting writers with the theatre-makers of tomorrow. They work…

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NT CONNECTION 2023: Waterford Youth Arts Presents – Is This Good Enough? By Avaes Mohammad

Saturday 1st April, 2023 - 21:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€5

Riverbank Arts Centre is delighted to host the National Theatre Connection Festival in 2023 Connections is the National Theatre's annual, UK and Ireland youth theatre festival. The programme has been established for 27 years with a celebrated history of championing the talent of young people from across the UK and Ireland. Every year, NT Connections commission ten new plays for young people to perform, bringing together some of the UK's most exciting writers with the theatre-makers of tomorrow. They work…

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NT CONNECTIONS 2023: County Limerick Youth Theatre Presents – Model Behaviour by Jon Brittain

Sunday 2nd April, 2023 - 18:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€5

Riverbank Arts Centre is delighted to host the National Theatre Connection Festival in 2023 Connections is the National Theatre's annual, UK and Ireland youth theatre festival. The programme has been established for 27 years with a celebrated history of championing the talent of young people from across the UK and Ireland. Every year, NT Connections commission ten new plays for young people to perform, bringing together some of the UK's most exciting writers with the theatre-makers of tomorrow. They work…

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NT CONNECTIONS 2023: Mr. Sands Youth Theatre Presents – The Heights by Lisa McGee

Sunday 2nd April, 2023 - 19:30
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€5

Riverbank Arts Centre is delighted to host the National Theatre Connection Festival in 2023 Connections is the National Theatre's annual, UK and Ireland youth theatre festival. The programme has been established for 27 years with a celebrated history of championing the talent of young people from across the UK and Ireland. Every year, NT Connections commission ten new plays for young people to perform, bringing together some of the UK's most exciting writers with the theatre-makers of tomorrow. They work…

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WORKSHOP: Easter Art Camp with Marta Golubowska

Monday 3rd April, 2023 - 10:00 - Friday 7th April, 2023 - 14:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Join us for an adventure with Arts this Easter! In this camp children will have a chance to experience working with artists and art educators from County Kildare. Under the lead of visual artist Marta Golubowska we will get creative with drawing, designing, clay, paper, painting and more. Each day a guest artist will join us to inspire participants to get creative! Monday 3 April - Friday 7 April 10am-2pm daily Suitable for 8-12 years Please bring a packed lunch…

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CINEMA: Return to Dust

Monday 3rd April, 2023 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€7 (early bird) / €9 (on door)

In the rural Gansu region of China, Ma and Cao are two people who are only seen as inconveniences by their respective families. They are cast off and forced into an arranged marriage. Living a simple but challenging farming life, the couple gradually fall in love. Together, they decide to build their own house. However, a state-ordered demolition process threatens their very way of life. The latest film from director Li Ruijun is a patient, tender story of survival and…

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EARLY YEARS: BabyGROOVE

Tuesday 4th April, 2023 - 11:00
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One event on Wednesday 5th April, 2023 at 11:30

One event on Wednesday 5th April, 2023 at 12:30

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€10 (Baby & Adult)

A chilled out 70’s-inspired adventure for babies under 12 months, full of gorgeous harmony singing and immersive video created by Anna Newell Theatre Adventures, one of Ireland’s leading theatre-makers for young audiences whose work for early years has been seen on six continents. babyGROOVE is part of the 2023 programme from The Network For Extraordinary Audiences and is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland. Co-production with The Civic.  Touring to the Network For Extraordinary Audiences.  Funded by Arts Council…

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EARLY YEARS: BabyGROOVE

Tuesday 4th April, 2023 - 12:00
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One event on Wednesday 5th April, 2023 at 11:30

One event on Wednesday 5th April, 2023 at 12:30

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€10 (Baby & Adult)

A chilled out 70’s-inspired adventure for babies under 12 months, full of gorgeous harmony singing and immersive video created by Anna Newell Theatre Adventures, one of Ireland’s leading theatre-makers for young audiences whose work for early years has been seen on six continents. babyGROOVE is part of the 2023 programme from The Network For Extraordinary Audiences and is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland. Co-production with The Civic.  Touring to the Network For Extraordinary Audiences.  Funded by Arts Council…

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EARLY YEARS: BabyGROOVE

Tuesday 4th April, 2023 - 13:00
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One event on Wednesday 5th April, 2023 at 11:30

One event on Wednesday 5th April, 2023 at 12:30

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€10 (Baby & Adult)

A chilled out 70’s-inspired adventure for babies under 12 months, full of gorgeous harmony singing and immersive video created by Anna Newell Theatre Adventures, one of Ireland’s leading theatre-makers for young audiences whose work for early years has been seen on six continents. babyGROOVE is part of the 2023 programme from The Network For Extraordinary Audiences and is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland. Co-production with The Civic.  Touring to the Network For Extraordinary Audiences.  Funded by Arts Council…

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EARLY YEARS: BabyGROOVE

Wednesday 5th April, 2023 - 10:30
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One event on Wednesday 5th April, 2023 at 11:30

One event on Wednesday 5th April, 2023 at 12:30

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€10 (Baby & Adult)

A chilled out 70’s-inspired adventure for babies under 12 months, full of gorgeous harmony singing and immersive video created by Anna Newell Theatre Adventures, one of Ireland’s leading theatre-makers for young audiences whose work for early years has been seen on six continents. babyGROOVE is part of the 2023 programme from The Network For Extraordinary Audiences and is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland. Co-production with The Civic.  Touring to the Network For Extraordinary Audiences.  Funded by Arts Council…

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EARLY YEARS: BabyGROOVE

Wednesday 5th April, 2023 - 11:30
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One event on Wednesday 5th April, 2023 at 11:30

One event on Wednesday 5th April, 2023 at 12:30

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€10 (Baby & Adult)

A chilled out 70’s-inspired adventure for babies under 12 months, full of gorgeous harmony singing and immersive video created by Anna Newell Theatre Adventures, one of Ireland’s leading theatre-makers for young audiences whose work for early years has been seen on six continents. babyGROOVE is part of the 2023 programme from The Network For Extraordinary Audiences and is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland. Co-production with The Civic.  Touring to the Network For Extraordinary Audiences.  Funded by Arts Council…

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EARLY YEARS: BabyGROOVE

Wednesday 5th April, 2023 - 12:30
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One event on Wednesday 5th April, 2023 at 10:30

One event on Wednesday 5th April, 2023 at 11:30

One event on Wednesday 5th April, 2023 at 12:30

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€10 (Baby & Adult)

A chilled out 70’s-inspired adventure for babies under 12 months, full of gorgeous harmony singing and immersive video created by Anna Newell Theatre Adventures, one of Ireland’s leading theatre-makers for young audiences whose work for early years has been seen on six continents. babyGROOVE is part of the 2023 programme from The Network For Extraordinary Audiences and is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland. Co-production with The Civic.  Touring to the Network For Extraordinary Audiences.  Funded by Arts Council…

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COMEDY: Neil Delamere – Delamerium

Thursday 6th April, 2023 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€23

Neil Delamere is back with a brand new show, Delamerium. Expect the usual hilarious stories, wry observations and quick-witted improvisation as our comedy hero tries to makes sense of the world around him. "No TV camera could accurately measure the lightning speed of Delamere's wit"- The Irish Times

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FAMILY CINEMA: Cinderella

Saturday 8th April, 2023 - 14:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€4

Disney's classic film Cinderella tells the story of a young girl whose cruel stepmother and stepsisters prevent her from attending the Royal Ball.  With help from the lovable mice Gus and Jaq, her Fairy Godmother (and a little bit of magic!) she makes it to the Royal Ball where she wins the heart of the Prince. Directed by Clyde Geronimi & Wilfred Jackson | 74 mins | Cert G Images Courtesy of Park Circus/Walt Disney Studios

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MUSIC: The Celtic Tenors

Saturday 8th April, 2023 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€28 / €25

Over 20 years together, The Celtic Tenors are marking their return to Riverbank Arts Centre with this ever-popular show featuring snippets from their 9th studio album, An Irish Songbook. Their show will present a selection of some of the best of Irish songs with Rocky Road to Dublin, Red is the Rose and Sweet Sixteen and a healthy dose of the tenor classics like Nessun Dorma and La Donna e Mobile. The Celtic Tenors are delighted to be back doing…

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WORKSHOP: Digi-Creators Camp

Tuesday 11th April, 2023 - 10:00 - Friday 14th April, 2023 - 14:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€120

Welcome to a world of storytelling using technology! During this 4 day Digi-Creators Camp you will get lots of hands-on experience making your own movies, podcasts and stop motion animations. Create stories, build worlds and tell them in different ways. VIDEO: Lights, camera, action!. Think of an idea, build a story and script a short film. Learn how to film, create & edit footage on mobile devices, add credits & music and how to share & showcase their film. PODCAST:…

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TALK: Michael Harding – All the Things Left Unsaid

Thursday 13th April, 2023 - 20:00
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Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€22

An Evening with Michael Harding For almost fifty years, Michael Harding has been crafting words in a bid to express himself, and to explore truths about the human condition. But even still he found himself unable to say certain things he really wanted to. Then, while in recovery from surgery, he travelled to a cottage on the Atlantic coast and thought again about life and the people who had profoundly affected him over the years: mentors, loves and old friends.…

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TALK: Michael Harding – All the Things Left Unsaid

Friday 14th April, 2023 - 20:00
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One event on Friday 14th April, 2023 at 20:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€22

An Evening with Michael Harding For almost fifty years, Michael Harding has been crafting words in a bid to express himself, and to explore truths about the human condition. But even still he found himself unable to say certain things he really wanted to. Then, while in recovery from surgery, he travelled to a cottage on the Atlantic coast and thought again about life and the people who had profoundly affected him over the years: mentors, loves and old friends.…

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MUSIC: Karan Casey

Saturday 15th April, 2023 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€20

Irish singer-songwriter Karan Casey celebrates the release of her new album Nine Apples of Gold. The album is an ode to the natural world featuring the songbirds of Portglenone, the moon, conversations from the grave, returning to the wild, listening for the cuckoo as she sleeps. Joined by Sean Óg Graham and Niamh Dunne she will be singing songs from the new album as well as from her extensive back catalogue. Singing songs charged with a sense of social responsibility…

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CINEMA: Vengeance

Monday 17th April, 2023 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€7 (early bird) / €9 (on door)

Vengeance, the directorial debut from writer and star B.J. Novak (The Office), is a darkly comic thriller about Ben Manalowitz, a journalist and podcaster who travels from New York City to West Texas to investigate the death of a girl he was hooking up with. With an ensemble cast that includes Issa Rae, Ashton Kutcher, Boyd Holbrook, J. Smith-Cameron and Dove Cameron. Directed by B.J. Novak | 107 mins | Cert 15A https://youtu.be/hRZE9W7zWIs

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EARLY YEARS: Music & Sensory Play with Catherine Hartnett

Wednesday 19th April, 2023 - 10:30
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Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€10 (Toddler & Adult)

Music and sensory play class for toddlers aged 1 to 3 years and parents in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Toddlers will be given the opportunity to learn through music, movement and play, and explore different textures and sounds. This class, led by music teacher Catherine Hartnett promotes adult-child interaction as well as interactions between children. Dance, sing, listen, learn and play with musical instruments, scarves, mirrors, parachutes and more! Duration 60 mins Catherine Hartnett is a music teacher with…

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THEATRE: The Wrens by Dan Colley

Saturday 22nd April, 2023 - 19:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€28 (family) / €8 (single)

An odd collection of tricksters live in the gorse bushes at the edge of the town. They're best left alone, the townsfolk say. We've nothing to do with them. What they don't say is; except the odd healing spell, love cure, hair-cut, or to burn them out of their nests once a year. This magic-realist piece for audiences aged 8+ is a poignant, funny, and wildly speculative interpretation of history and myths. A new piece from Riverbank Artist in Residence,…

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CINEMA: The Rose Maker

Monday 24th April, 2023 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€7 (early bird) / €9 (on door)

Eve was once a champion rose grower, but after years without a big success her business is on the verge of collapse. She reluctantly starts to consider selling to a successful competitor. In a last-ditch effort to save their livelihoods, Eve’s secretary Rosa brings on three inexperienced workers to help out. Despite her initial hostility to the idea, the new arrivals soon inspire Eve to give rose-designing one last shot… A charming and witty comedy-drama, The Rose Maker is a…

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IFI SCHOOL SCREENING: Mediterraneo: The Law of the Sea / Mediterráneo

Thursday 27th April, 2023 - 10:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6 per student (teachers free)

As he learns of the growing humanitarian crisis unfolding in the Mediterranean Sea, Spanish lifeguard Òscar Camps decides to head to the Greek island of Lesbos along with his reluctant colleague Gerard. Once on the island, they’re faced with the enormity of the situation. With limited resources, the pair struggle to do what they can to help the continued stream of people arriving, working against determined people smugglers and inert local coastguards. Contains dramatised scenes of rescue from refugee crisis…

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MUSIC: The Illegals with Niamh Kavanagh

Friday 28th April, 2023 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€24

The Illegals return to Riverbank with their ever-popular, classic-rock revue. Every year, The Illegals delve deeper into the Eagles and Fleetwood Mac back-catalogues to keep their dynamic live show fresh but familiar to packed venues throughout Ireland. This year sees Niamh and the band belting out a superb set from the Big Two and ‘connected’ others from the West Coast sound. Led by Niamh Kavanagh, she of the mesmerizing voice and mischievous spirit, The Illegals will take you on a…

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May 2023

SCHOOLS: KYT Presents Hamlet by William Shakespeare

Wednesday 3rd May, 2023 - 11:00
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An event every day that begins at 11:00, repeating until Thursday 4th May, 2023

An event every day that begins at 11:00, repeating until Friday 5th May, 2023

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6 per student (teachers free)

Featuring a cast of young people from Kildare schools who are studying the play. They are joined by young volunteers from abroad, making it a truly multicultural production. Kildare Youth Theatre is a project of Crooked House Theatre Company. Each May we stage a play by Shakespeare, usually the text that is prescribed for current 5th years for their Leaving Certificate. This production emphasises the zealous nature of Hamlet’s quest to be the ‘scourge and minister’ of the age. He is…

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SCHOOLS: KYT Presents Hamlet by William Shakespeare

Thursday 4th May, 2023 - 11:00
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An event every day that begins at 11:00, repeating until Thursday 4th May, 2023

An event every day that begins at 11:00, repeating until Friday 5th May, 2023

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6 per student (teachers free)

Featuring a cast of young people from Kildare schools who are studying the play. They are joined by young volunteers from abroad, making it a truly multicultural production. Kildare Youth Theatre is a project of Crooked House Theatre Company. Each May we stage a play by Shakespeare, usually the text that is prescribed for current 5th years for their Leaving Certificate. This production emphasises the zealous nature of Hamlet’s quest to be the ‘scourge and minister’ of the age. He is…

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SCHOOLS: KYT Presents Hamlet by William Shakespeare

Friday 5th May, 2023 - 11:00
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An event every day that begins at 11:00, repeating until Thursday 4th May, 2023

An event every day that begins at 11:00, repeating until Friday 5th May, 2023

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6 per student (teachers free)

Featuring a cast of young people from Kildare schools who are studying the play. They are joined by young volunteers from abroad, making it a truly multicultural production. Kildare Youth Theatre is a project of Crooked House Theatre Company. Each May we stage a play by Shakespeare, usually the text that is prescribed for current 5th years for their Leaving Certificate. This production emphasises the zealous nature of Hamlet’s quest to be the ‘scourge and minister’ of the age. He is…

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MUSIC: Inni-K

Saturday 6th May, 2023 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€20/€18

“One of the most acclaimed voices in the extraordinary revival of traditional and folk music we have witnessed in recent years.” RTÉ Radio 1, Arena Inni-K’s music draws on her extensive background in folk and traditional Irish music, even as she ventures into new musical territories. Her original song-writing (The Hare & the Line 2019 and The King has Two Horse’s Ears 2015), combines ethereal vocals with deft musicianship, evocative lyrics and a unique approach to song-writing. Inni-K’s highly celebrated…

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THEATRE: Country & Irish by Patrick McCabe

Wednesday 10th May, 2023 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€18 / €16

Peter Gowen takes the lead in Patrick McCabe’s Beckett-esque one-man show. Meet Donie Burris who overcomes his troubles (which include his treacherous girlfriend, his overbearing Mum and the Midford Mafia) by imagining himself as “The star of his own gangster movie”. Country and Irish is essentially the story of a man at the end of his tether who sets out to tell a story like no other; none you’ve ever heard before. Directed by Conor Hanratty, McCabe’s triumphant theatrical display has…

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SCHOOL SHOW: StrongWomen Science

Friday 12th May, 2023 - 10:30
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An event every day that begins at 12:15, repeating until Friday 12th May, 2023

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6 per student (teachers free)

StrongWomen Science is a circus science show for children and families starring two women scientists turned circus performers. Aoife Raleigh is an engineer, Maria Corcoran an environmental scientist. Ever wanted to know how you balance a chair on your chin, if you can juggle liquid, or how circus performers eat fire? StrongWomen Aoife and Maria reveal the scientific secrets behind their astounding tricks. In a fun, lively and fast-paced family circus performance, find out how jugglers, acrobats and hula hoop…

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MUSIC NETWORK PRESENTS: Liz Knowles, Niwel Tsumbu & Niall Vallely

Friday 12th May, 2023 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€18 / €15

Three musicians, multiple traditions and an abundance of talent would be one way to describe the specially curated powerhouse ensemble of Knowles, Tsumbu and Vallely. Liz Knowles - fiddle/hardanger fiddle Niwel Tsumbu - guitar/vocals Niall Vallely - concertina Genre-bending and label-defying would be another, and this trio will immerse listeners in the striking melodies, beautiful harmonies, and deep rhythmic grooves that result from their collaborative onstage joie de vivre. Bringing together stellar hardingfele and fiddle player Liz Knowles from Kentucky, masterfully elegant Congolese…

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COMEDY: Deirdre O’Kane – Demented

Saturday 13th May, 2023 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€22

There's a point beyond burnout where all you can do is laugh, and funny woman Deirdre O'Kane has well and truly reached it. Catch her brilliant new stand-up show, Demented, at Riverbank Arts Centre. "Unique star quality." – The Guardian

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IFI SCHOOL SCREENING: The Path / Der Pfad

Tuesday 16th May, 2023 - 10:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6 per student (teachers free)

Based on the novel by Rüdiger Bertram and inspired by true events, Der Pfad follows 12-year old Rolf, as he flees Nazi terror alongside his father and dog in 1940. Assisted by young Núria, their route to freedom is the Pyrenees Mountain Range across France and Spain. What follows is a gripping yet heartwarming tale that speaks on ever-relevant issues of fleeing war and persecution, as two young people learn to support and rely on one another for help. Junior…

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MUSIC: Lisa Lambe – NightVisiting

Friday 26th May, 2023 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€22/€20

Songs and stories from the hearth with Lisa Lambe Based on her work with the National Folklore Collection and her recent M.A in Irish Folklore, internationally acclaimed Irish folk singer Lisa Lambe brings us her new project NightVisiting, first commissioned by The National Famine Museum in Strokestown, County Roscommon. Lisa collaborates with renowned traditional musicians alongside local contributors to create a unique performance bespoke to each venue she visits. NightVisiting reconnects us to the social role that night time social house visits…

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THEATRE: John B. Keane’s The Matchmaker

Saturday 27th May, 2023 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€25 / €23

One of Ireland's leading dramatic actresses Norma Sheahan joins Jon Kenny (who was part of the Irish comic duo d’Unbelievables with Pat Shortt) for John B. Keane's The Matchmaker. Together they play a myriad of characters in this hilarious and earthy dramatic comedy. The play follows the efforts of Dicky Mick Dicky O Connor to make matches for the lonely and lovelorn. Using his inimitable way with words and his sense of “devilment” and wit, Keane delves into the longings, hungers, fears and foibles of this collection of…

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June 2023

MUSIC: Sharon Shannon

Saturday 10th June, 2023 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€31

In June 1989 Sharon was rehearsing and demoing tracks for her first album, when she was whisked away to Glastonbury festival with The Waterboys. In the 30 years that have elapsed since then, Sharon has recorded 10 studio albums; 5 live albums, 4 best of compilations and 3 live concert DVDs. She has received many awards including being the youngest ever recipient of the Meteor Lifetime Achievement Awards in 2009 She has collaborated, recorded and toured with everyone from Willie…

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September 2023

COMEDY: How to Get the Menopause & Enjoy It

Saturday 23rd September, 2023 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€22

Anne Gildea is waxing her moustache, slathering on the Oestrogel and boiling with excitement about bringing her fabulous hit show back to Riverbank Arts Centre! How to Get The Menopause and Enjoy It has been wowing audiences and critics alike, and playing to packed house all over Ireland, since it’s sell-out launch last year. On Valentine’s Day 2022 Anne Gildea launched her new show, How to Get The Menopause and Enjoy It, at the Viking Theatre, Clontarf, Dublin. The two-week run was…

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November 2023

COMEDY: Chris Kent – Back At It

Friday 3rd November, 2023 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Cork man Chris Kent makes his first appearance on Riverbanks stage with his brand new show Back At It. After a dose of the real world (having gone back to the day job as an electrician), Chris found himself with two jobs and the ridiculous notion of trying to buy a house. It turns out he did not have enough jobs. Something had to give and shur there’s no future in electricity anyway… “Chris is effortlessly hilarious, an incredible storyteller…

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