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Newbridge, Ireland
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May 2021

Music Network presents: Cello Quartet with William Butt, Rosalie Curlett, Martin Johnson & Ailbhe McDonagh

Sunday 16th May, 2021 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€10 (individual)/€20 (household)

Four masterful cellists perform together in an exciting new Music Network collaboration. With its sonorous tone, swan-like elegance and an expressive range that gives the human voice a run for its money, no other instrument manages to play on our heart strings quite like the cello. Performing together for the very first time and guided by their collective musical influences, William Butt, Rosalie Curlett, Martin Johnson and Ailbhe McDonagh have crafted an inspirational and varied programme which celebrates the beauty…

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ONLINE WORKSHOP: Let’s Talk about Art

Thursday 20th May, 2021 - 19:30
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One event on Thursday 20th May, 2021 at 19:30

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€5

Join Vera McEvoy online to view and discuss a selection of artworks from the Kildare Municipal Art Collection. The sessions will provide a welcome and inclusive space to view and discuss art. The two sessions (on 13th May & 20th May) will explore different artworks and discussions will include colour, brush strokes, line, shape and what thoughts or words the works evoke. It is not about art knowledge, however, individuals will improve their creative knowledge, experience and further expand their…

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ONLINE WORKSHOP: An introduction to Hand Weaving with Naoimh Larkin

Friday 21st May, 2021 - 19:00
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One event on Friday 28th May, 2021 at 19:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€40 for both sessions

This two-evening workshop is designed to be a playful, colourful, carefree learning experience, where you will learn the basics of hand weaving. You will learn how to set up a hand loom, how to read and create weaving patterns, gain a better understanding of yarns, their properties, textures and learn how to mix and blend colour while weaving your own unique textile sample piece. Alongside your tutorial, you will learn some handy tips and tricks when it comes to starting…

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FAMILY: Shenanigans in Space with Paul Timoney and Kyle Riley

Sunday 23rd May, 2021 - 11:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€10 per family

The shenanigan series of shows brings the fun and engagement of a live performance into the comfort of your living room with the power of ZOOM.  Shenanigan duo Paul Timoney & Kyle Riley are shooting for the stars with ‘Shenanigans in Space’ - expect space-themed songs, stories and more! What happens when a farmer expands his crops across the Solar System? Find out in ‘Cosmic Cabbage’. In ‘Rocket Vacation’, our lovely little blue dot is a favourite holiday  spot for Aliens…

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CONNECTIONS 2021: Youth Theatre Festival

Thursday 27th May, 2021 - 17:00 - Saturday 29th May, 2021 - 19:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
FREE (booking required)

Each year the UK’s National Theatre commissions ten new plays for young people to perform, bringing together some of the most exciting writers with the theatre-makers of tomorrow. Every year, 300 youth theatre companies and over 6,000 young people produce a Connections play.  This year Riverbank Arts Centre is partnering with NT Connections to bring you plays by three Irish youth theatre companies Dramahouse, Kildare Youth Theatre and Ardclough Youth Theatre.  Due to Covid restrictions, these plays will be streamed…

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ONLINE WORKSHOP: An introduction to Hand Weaving with Naoimh Larkin

Friday 28th May, 2021 - 19:00
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One event on Friday 28th May, 2021 at 19:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€40 for both sessions

This two-evening workshop is designed to be a playful, colourful, carefree learning experience, where you will learn the basics of hand weaving. You will learn how to set up a hand loom, how to read and create weaving patterns, gain a better understanding of yarns, their properties, textures and learn how to mix and blend colour while weaving your own unique textile sample piece. Alongside your tutorial, you will learn some handy tips and tricks when it comes to starting…

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SCHOOLS: Cello, nice to meet you! with Greg Sinclair

Monday 31st May, 2021 - 11:00 - Friday 18th June, 2021 - 11:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland

A 40-minute online workshop for a class of schoolchildren aged 7+ by cellist and composer Greg Sinclair. The purpose of the workshop is to introduce the class to the sounds and musical range of the cello. In the session the class will also creatively explore graphic notation – a bold, colourful form of composition. What to expect during the session: An Introduction by Greg to the cello –  a short recital / showcase of various techniques and sounds. A child-friendly…

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June 2021

WORKSHOP: Crochet for Beginners – Make a Rainbow!

Tuesday 1st June, 2021 - 19:30
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One event on Wednesday 2nd June, 2021 at 19:30

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€20 (includes materials & postage)

During this workshop participants will learn basic crochet stitches, how to read a simple pattern and how to crochet their own rainbow. Each participant will be provided with the materials to create their rainbow along with additional yarn to practice some simple stitches. Workshop will be led by Helen Whiteley. Helen is a self-taught fibre artist with over 10 years experience  and has worked as a sample crocheter/knitter. Workshop details: This workshop is for adults and is two hours in duration, 7:30pm-9:30pm…

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WORKSHOP: Crochet for Beginners – Make a Rainbow!

Wednesday 2nd June, 2021 - 19:30
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One event on Wednesday 2nd June, 2021 at 19:30

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€20 (includes materials & postage)

During this workshop participants will learn basic crochet stitches, how to read a simple pattern and how to crochet their own rainbow. Each participant will be provided with the materials to create their rainbow along with additional yarn to practice some simple stitches. Workshop will be led by Helen Whiteley. Helen is a self-taught fibre artist with over 10 years experience  and has worked as a sample crocheter/knitter. Workshop details: This workshop is for adults and is two hours in duration, 7:30pm-9:30pm…

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VISUAL ART: Portal – an exhibition by Tina Claffey

Friday 4th June, 2021 - 10:00 - Saturday 17th July, 2021 - 17:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Tina Claffey loves to get 'lost' in the bogs, eskers and wetlands of Ireland with her macro lens. Her latest solo show takes the viewer through a portal to other wondrous worlds that co-exist with us through her macro lens. Lichens become enchanted forests, mystical goblets appear that are fit for otherworldly kings and queens. Tentacles of carnivorous sundews poise like a cobra ready to strike, while wondrous sphagnum mosses lay in frozen waters in suspended animation, their feathery limbs…

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Music Network presents 10 String Symphony

Thursday 10th June, 2021 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€10 (individual)/€20 (household)

Christian Sedelmyer fiddle, vocals Rachel Baiman fiddle, banjo, vocals Described as “The newest and most promising voices in Americana” by NPR, 10 String Symphony is a collaboration between Grammy-nominated fiddle player Christian Sedelmyer and acclaimed songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Rachel Baiman. Take ten strings, add two compelling voices and one shared sense of social justice, and what you’ve got is a dynamic and quietly authoritative duo in the best tradition of Guthrie and Seeger. Christian Sedelmyer and Rachel Baiman are artists…

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FAMILY: Observational Storytelling with Sarah Bowie

Saturday 12th June, 2021 - 12:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland

In this online tutorial with cartoonist, writer, and co-founder of The Comics Lab Sarah Bowie, Sarah will show how to take ordinary, everyday life and turn it into material for compelling storytelling! Use this as an opportunity to look beyond the surface of our seemingly mundane lives, and find the potential stories within. Sarah will explore different ways of observing - observing ourselves (our moods, thoughts, activities and conversations); observing others (family members, neighbours, strangers, wildlife and pets), and observing…

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FAMILY: Shenanigans Through Time with Paul Timoney and Kyle Riley

Sunday 13th June, 2021 - 11:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€10 per family

The shenanigan series of shows brings the fun and engagement of a live performance into the comfort of your living room with the power of ZOOM. Pirates… Dinosaurs… This can only mean one thing- ‘Shenanigans Through Time’! There’ll be songs of the sea and shanties, me hearties, ballads of Dino extinction and more. In ‘The Pair of Normal Pirates’ something sends their ship hurtling through time. They’ve sailed the seven seas, but will they ever get home? And then… Where…

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Music Network presents Patrick Rafter and Fiachra Garvey

Sunday 20th June, 2021 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€10 (individual)/€20 (household)

Patrick Rafter violin Fiachra Garvey piano  Violinist Patrick Rafter and pianist Fiachra Garvey join forces to present a stunning programme of music from France, Belgium and Ireland. “I'll get my coat!” cried Patrick Rafter when Maxim Vengerov phoned to invite him to study with him in Switzerland, and since then, Patrick's diary has been stuffed with performance dates with some of the most prestigious orchestras and conductors in the world. Kilkenny born, he swapped his hurl for a bow, and…

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July 2021

LIVE BROADCAST: ODD THEATRE COMPANY – The Last Five Years

Saturday 3rd July, 2021 - 20:30
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€15 (to view the live broadcast online)

++Please note, due to Level 5 restrictions The Last Five Years live broadcast has been rescheduled to Saturday 3rd July.  If you have purchased tickets, they are valid for the new date. Please contact our Box Office  - boxoffice@riverbank.ie - if you would like any additional information ++ The Odd Theatre Company is proud to present its production of the award-winning musical The Last Five Years, a show widely regarded as one of the finest musicals of the 21st century.…

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September 2021

MUSIC: The Illegals with Niamh Kavanagh

Saturday 18th September, 2021 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€22

Let us take you back to 1980: you had your Rubik’s Cube for Christmas, Mount Saint Helens erupts, The Undertones are demonising their Perfect Cousin and… Eagles and Fleetwood Mac served-up two of the best live double-albums of all time. Widely regarded as one of the best live tribute acts in the country, The Illegals present their ever-popular classic-rock revival show replicating the sound of the world’s two greatest rock bands. Led by Niamh Kavanagh, she of the mesmerising voice and mischievous spirit, The…

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COMEDY: Dirtbirds – No Filter

Saturday 25th September, 2021 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€22/€20

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…

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November 2021

VISUAL ARTS: Beneath / Beofhód – an exhibition by Shane Hynan

Saturday 6th November, 2021 - 10:00 - Thursday 23rd December, 2021 - 17:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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‘Beneath / Beofhód’ is an ongoing photographic series examining the degraded raised bogs of the Irish midlands, and the communities connected to them. Peat harvesting and turf cutting are woven deep into the cultural fabric of the region however, these activities have also led to significant depletion. In recent years, legitimate environmental concerns have resulted in pressure to preserve the remaining bogs, heralding significant change for affected communities. Although the benefits of preservation are well documented, the human cost is…

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January 2022

VISUAL ART: Invisible Cords – An exhibition by Clodagh Kelly

Saturday 15th January, 2022 - 10:00 - Saturday 19th February, 2022 - 17:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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'Invisible Cords' is a collection of artwork developed by Kildare based Visual Artist Clodagh Kelly over the last ten years.  Clodagh uses drawing, mixed media and natural materials to explore health, landscape, healing and form in space.  This exhibition draws from three bodies of artwork 'Scratched Room', 'Cruel Nature' and 'Boundaries' allowing the underlying invisible cords that resonate between the different series to emerge. ABOUT THE ARTIST: Clodagh Kelly graduated from Fine Art D.I.T in 1997 and worked as a…

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