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October 2018

VISUAL ARTS: IN-SITES/ÓN CHEAPACH

Friday 19th October, 2018 - 10:00 - Saturday 15th December, 2018 - 17:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Our current age has been described as the Anthropocene period, an era defined by the extensive human impact on the environment which affects our world's climate, lands, oceans and wildlife. IN-SITES/ÓN CHEAPACH curated by Denise Reddy, features the work of Monica de Bath, Lisa Fingleton and Gareth Kennedy. The exhibition explores how, in different ways, the artists address our relationship with a constantly changing environment. New and existing work reflects on the role of art and ecological practices in highlighting…

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November 2018

VISUAL ARTS: Keywords

Wednesday 7th November, 2018 - 10:00 - Saturday 22nd December, 2018 - 17:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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‘Keywords’ is a series of drawings that reflect on childhood recollections of school days in 1980s Ireland. Memory, place and identity are themes Anne Marie continues to explore in her studio. In this exhibition, Anne Marie uses drawing to investigate memories of her primary school days in St. Michael’s, Athy Co. Kildare. This exhibition is an attempt to (re)connect with her own childhood with the intention of evoking empathy and in some way relate to the world children live in…

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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 atheist’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 shine…

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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 12:00

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 12:00

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 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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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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MUSIC: Jack L

Friday 25th January, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€25/€23

Jack L (Jack Lukeman), one of Ireland’s most respected and best-loved performers, a multiple-award winning songwriter and also a Kildare man, returns to Riverbank Arts Centre to perform his Magic Days show. This new show combines key songs from his most recent album Magic Days, including "The King of Soho", "Deeper Down the Rabbit Hole", and "The Sunset is Blue on Mars", alongside favourites from his back catalogue. Magic Days is an unforgettable live show that lifts the spirits and…

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February 2019

COMEDY: DIRTBIRDS – Self Help Tour

Friday 1st February, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€20/€18

If making the school lunches, doing the jaysus homework and dodging the guards because your NCT is out by two years is sending you over the edge, you are not alone. Come and join the Dirtbirds as they navigate the stresses and strains of modern life in their brand new comedy show ‘Dirtbirds’ self-help tour’. This rip roaring two hours of comedy gold is a unique blend of hilarious sketch comedy and stand up. Brand new characters take to the…

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COMEDY: David O’Doherty, You Have To Laugh

Friday 15th February, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€18/€16

Unhook your mindbras. David O’Doherty is back in… with a brand-new show made up of talking and songs played on a crappy keyboard from 1986. As seen on BBC2’s Live At The Apollo and Channel 4’s 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown. “A beautiful mix of acute observation and startling invention” – The Irish Times “He’s funny, wretched and clever enough to spawn an army of imitators.” – The Age, Melbourne “Can there be anything more evil than someone…

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March 2019

MUSIC: Rhiannon Giddens & Francesco Turrisi

Saturday 16th March, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€15/€12

Grammy Award-winning songstress and multi-instrumentalist Rhiannon Giddens and Italian jazz maestro Francesco Turrisi take you on a musical voyage of discovery. The duo discovered a shared creative ground after their paths crossed a few years back, spanning gospel, jazz, blues, country and folk. Giddens’ debut album was described by the Guardian as a “solo debut of phenomenal vocal power, effortlessly jumping between gospel holler, tender folk song, and lachrymose country ballad". The powerhouse singer’s versatility is matched by accordion and…

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COMEDY: Neil Delamere – Controlled Substance

Thursday 21st March, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€25

Fresh from a sell-out tour, the star of BBC's The Blame Game and Soft Border Patrol, Neil Delamere, returns to the Riverbank Arts Centre with a brand new show. This time he thinks he has that whole "illusion of control" idea sussed.Then again he would think that, wouldn't he? 'You'll be hard-pressed to find a more gifted comic at the Fringe' ***** (Scotsman). 'One lean, mean, comedy, killing machine' ***** (Herald).

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May 2019

KYT presents: HAMLET

Thursday 2nd May, 2019 - 19:00
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One event on Friday 3rd May, 2019 at 7:00pm

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€10/€6

So, you are 18. You go abroad to third level. You are a second year in the University of Wittenburg. You study Philosophy and Greek and Roman Civilization. Tragically, your father dies while you are in your first semester of second year. You return home for the funeral, which is massive: people from everywhere come to pay their respects. It lasts for days. Your father was a very well respected man. Three weeks after he dies security is tightened around…

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KYT presents: HAMLET

Friday 3rd May, 2019 - 19:00
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One event on Friday 3rd May, 2019 at 7:00pm

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€10/€6

So, you are 18. You go abroad to third level. You are a second year in the University of Wittenburg. You study Philosophy and Greek and Roman Civilization. Tragically, your father dies while you are in your first semester of second year. You return home for the funeral, which is massive: people from everywhere come to pay their respects. It lasts for days. Your father was a very well respected man. Three weeks after he dies security is tightened around…

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