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Riverbank Arts Centre

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Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
045 448327 www.riverbank.ie

June 2019

FAMILY THEATRE: Jack and The Beanstalk

Saturday 8th June, 2019 - 14:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Family €28/€8

Fee Fi Fo Fum! It’s a giant of a show, we’d love you to come! This classic fairytale gets the Lyngo treatment so expect lots of surprises, a gripping story and beautiful images as Jack sells his cow for 5 magic beans and finds himself in the land above the clouds. It’s a show for the over 4s (and their giants) with something for everyone – enormous shoes, tiny houses, showers of silver and gold and a big, leafy explosion!…

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WORKSHOP: How to DJ -Workshop with Gavin Elsted and guests

Saturday 8th June, 2019 - 17:30
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Free event

Aimed at 15-17 year olds, this course provides a grounding in how to start DJing. Topics include mixing techniques, operating and setting up industry standard equipment and sourcing music for use in performances. Guest DJs will discuss how they started their DJing careers, giving advice and tips for those planning a future on stage and imparting their own personal techniques on crafting killer mixes. Free Event, advanced booking necessary.

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CINEMA: Everybody Knows

Monday 10th June, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6/€9

The film follows Laura (Cruz) on her travels from Argentina to her small home town in Spain for her sister’s wedding, bringing her two children along for the occasion. Amid the joyful reunion and festivities, the eldest daughter is abducted. In the tense days that follow, various family and community tensions surface and deeply hidden secrets are revealed. Starring: Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem, Ricardo Darin Dir: Asghar Farhadi    Spain, France, Italy    2018   Language: Spanish, English, Catalan   133mins   Cert: 15A  

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SCHOOL SHOW: Blazing a Trail: Irish Women Who Changed the World with award-winning writer, Sarah Webb

Tuesday 11th June, 2019 - 11:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Free event

Find out about some of Ireland’s most remarkable women in this fascinating event. Designed to inspire young girls and boys to reach for the stars, it tells the tale of some of Ireland’s most iconic women. From ground-breaking 19th doctor, Dr James Barry (aka Margaret Ann Bulkley), to astrophysicist, Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell, President of Ireland, Mary Robinson, and Kildare-born scientist, Dame Kathleen Lonsdale, each woman is brought dramatically to life with pictures and stories. Sarah Webb’s book which features…

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MUSIC: Niamh Kavanagh: Date Night – Second Base

Wednesday 12th June, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€20
Niamh Kavanagh

Niamh Kavanagh returns with some very special songs highlighting memorable moments from her decades-long career. Expect familiar favourites interpreted with Niamh’s distinctive flair and accompanied by guitarist Paul Megahey (The Illegals). Date Night Second Base presents an acoustic set list featuring hits from The Commitments, Prince, a tribute to the one and only Aretha, and of course the Eurovision-winning ‘In Your Eyes’. An intimate evening of gorgeous sounds awaits, with a sprinkle of chat and craic for good measure!

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TALK: Irish Military Seminar

Friday 14th June, 2019 - 18:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Free event

3rd Irish Military Seminar Ireland has a long, proud military tradition. The aim of this third annual seminar is to look at all aspects of Irish military history, drawing chiefly on events and personnel from within our nation’s past. Friday, 14 June 18.00 – 21.00 p.m.  Reception followed by Jadotville with Leo Quinlan. The Battle of At Tiri, a panel discussion with special guests Wayne Fitzgerald and Irish UN veterans. SEE ALSO events on Saturday, 15 June - A Full…

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TALK: Irish Military Seminar

Saturday 15th June, 2019 - 09:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€5

3rd Irish Military Seminar Ireland has a long, proud military tradition. The aim of this third annual seminar is to look at all aspects of Irish military history, drawing chiefly on events and personnel from within our nation’s past. Saturday, 15 June 09.00 a.m. – 16.00 p.m. Full day of presentations from noted historians: Myles Dungan, Dr. Ruan O’Donnell, Dr. Leeann Lane, Dr. T. Ryle Dwyer, Des Ekin and Dr. Mary McAuliffe. Topics: The Battle of Kinsale; Dorothy Mcardle, Irish…

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CINEMA: At Eternity’s Gate

Monday 17th June, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6/€9

Julian Schnabel’s ravishingly tactile and luminous new film takes a fresh look at the last days of Vincent van Gogh, and in the process revitalises our sense of the artist as a living, feeling human being. At Eternity’s Gate is a journey inside the world and mind of a person who, despite skepticism, ridicule and illness, created some of the world’s most beloved and stunning works of art. This is not a forensic biography, but rather scenes based on Vincent…

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LOCAL ARTS: Riff Raff Drama present: The Will to Surprise

Wednesday 19th June, 2019 - 20:00
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One event on Friday 21st June, 2019 at 20:00

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

Riff Raff Drama Group are back! The Newbridge drama group present the premiere of a hilarious new play, The Will to Surprise by Dave Tiernan, which will leave you in tears of laughter. Old Joe Murphy has passed away, his family are called to hear his last will and testament in his cottage in the country. As the squabbling family arrive to receive their inheritance, greed soon takes over to push them further apart, and the deceased has left a…

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LOCAL ARTS: Riff Raff Drama present: The Will to Surprise

Thursday 20th June, 2019 - 20:00
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One event on Thursday 20th June, 2019 at 20:00

One event on Friday 21st June, 2019 at 20:00

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

Riff Raff Drama Group are back! The Newbridge drama group present the premiere of a hilarious new play, The Will to Surprise by Dave Tiernan, which will leave you in tears of laughter. Old Joe Murphy has passed away, his family are called to hear his last will and testament in his cottage in the country. As the squabbling family arrive to receive their inheritance, greed soon takes over to push them further apart, and the deceased has left a…

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EARLY YEARS: Baby Jam

Friday 21st June, 2019 - 11:00
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One event on Friday 24th May, 2019 at 12:15

One event on Friday 21st June, 2019 at 11:00

One event on Friday 21st June, 2019 at 12:15

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

Baby Jam – a music session for babies and toddlers with Carrie Haskins BABY JAM is an early introduction to music for babies and toddlers. It involves using music to kick- start learning such as movement, exploring different textures and sounds, introducing different instruments, and interacting with other children to help gain confidence. April - Country Music May  - Abba June – Summer Songs Ages 1-4 years Duration 45 minutes

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EARLY YEARS: Baby Jam

Friday 21st June, 2019 - 12:15
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One event on Friday 26th April, 2019 at 12:15

One event on Friday 24th May, 2019 at 12:15

One event on Friday 24th May, 2019 at 12:15

One event on Friday 21st June, 2019 at 12:15

One event on Friday 21st June, 2019 at 12:15

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

Baby Jam – a music session for babies and toddlers with Carrie Haskins BABY JAM is an early introduction to music for babies and toddlers. It involves using music to kick- start learning such as movement, exploring different textures and sounds, introducing different instruments, and interacting with other children to help gain confidence. April - Country Music May  - Abba June – Summer Songs Ages 1-4 years Duration 45 minutes

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LOCAL ARTS: Riff Raff Drama present: The Will to Surprise

Friday 21st June, 2019 - 20:00
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One event on Thursday 20th June, 2019 at 20:00

One event on Friday 21st June, 2019 at 20:00

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

Riff Raff Drama Group are back! The Newbridge drama group present the premiere of a hilarious new play, The Will to Surprise by Dave Tiernan, which will leave you in tears of laughter. Old Joe Murphy has passed away, his family are called to hear his last will and testament in his cottage in the country. As the squabbling family arrive to receive their inheritance, greed soon takes over to push them further apart, and the deceased has left a…

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FAMILY THEATRE: The Science Magic Show

Saturday 22nd June, 2019 - 14:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Family €36/€10

Prepare to enter the magical world of science! In the Science Magic Show over a dozen tricks are performed using everyday items and the scientific principles behind them are explained. Donal Vaughan, award-winning comedian and scientist, makes science fun for all the family. He makes the impossible possible – turns water upside down without spilling it, moves an object without touching it - and you can try all the tricks again at home with your young wizards. Ages 6+

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LOCAL ARTS: Kildare Youth Theatre presents The Small Hours

Saturday 22nd June, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€10/€6

This is a chance for local audiences to see The Small Hours by Katherine Soper prior to it being staged in the Dorfman in The National Theatre in London. The Small Hours captures a moment in the lives of 8 teenagers and then follows them through the decades, through climate change and a changing world, until the end of their lives. It is part of the National Theatre (London) Connections programme. The National select 10 productions from 300 to be…

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CINEMA: Wild Rose

Monday 24th June, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6/€9

Killarney actor Jessie Buckley blends her considerable musical and dramatic talents to impressive effect in this boisterous comedy/drama about raw talent, sass and chasing your dream. Rose-Lynn Harlan has a big, bold voice - and an attitude to match - which has fostered, within her, dreams of emulating the country singers she idolises. But her life decisions and circumstances don’t lend themselves to a career and fame in Nashville. Living in Glasgow, just released from a lengthy stint in jail…

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THEATRE: Aggy’s Anthem (Rehearsed Reading)

Wednesday 26th June, 2019 - 14:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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FREE, booking advised

Rehearsed reading of new play by Newbridge-based actor/writer Mary Ryan. Two worlds collide in the Meath Gaeltacht, when a song collector from inner city Dublin arrives for the local festival. Aggy (85) is a Kildare widow, determined to perform her songs and exhibit the lifetime of trophies she has won at local shows, despite neighbour Hunger Houlihan’s efforts to move her out. The high profile cast includes acclaimed storyteller Nuala Hayes (Ros na Rún TG4, Glenroe RTE), Ciaran McMahon (Game…

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LOCAL ARTS: Griese Youth Theatre

Friday 28th June, 2019 - 20:00
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One event on Saturday 29th June, 2019 at 20:00

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

Our modern world is filled with challenges unique to our generation. Can I become famous? Do people pay enough attention to me? How can I stand out while still fitting in with everyone else? What perpetuates this desire for an unachievable level of perfection? Narcissism and its many guises will be explored in a series of plays by Griese Youth Theatre. (see also Saturday, 29th June) Friday, 28th June - Double Bill. Beetroot New day, new school. Again. Zac falls…

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LOCAL ARTS: Griese Youth Theatre

Saturday 29th June, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€10/€8

Our modern world is filled with challenges unique to our generation. Can I become famous? Do people pay enough attention to me? How can I stand out while still fitting in with everyone else? What perpetuates this desire for an unachievable level of perfection? Narcissism and its many guises will be explored in a series of plays by Griese Youth Theatre. (see also Friday, 28th June) Saturday, 29th June  The Gaff Do you understand teenagers today? Are they lazier, unmotivated,…

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July 2019

WORKSHOP: Creative School Digital Media Arts Camp

Monday 1st July, 2019 - 10:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€120

Monday 1st to Friday 5th July, 10am-3pm CreateSchool present a multi discipline arts and crafts programme where children learn to make art with mobile digital technology. This STEAM based programme will encourage children to nurture their creativity with a variety of activities including stop motion animation, digital music making, photography & video, coding, podcasting and more. Children can follow their imagination, share their stories, realise their ideas and gain many new skills. Like all of CreateSchool programmes there is a…

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FAMILY THEATRE: Joe Daly -Children’s Magic and Illusion Show

Sunday 7th July, 2019 - 14:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Family €36/€10

Direct from his weekday magic show ‘abraKIDabra’ on RTÉjr, Joe Daly brings his children’s comedy magic and illusion show to the Riverbank Arts Centre. Suitable for children from 4-12, Joe will bring you on a rollercoaster ride of magic, illusion, comedy and fun. Joe’s show revitalises children’s entertainment, so much so that the adults will enjoy it as much as the young audience! Prepare yourself to be spellbound one minute and roaring laughing the next. Tables will fly, newspapers torn…

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WORKSHOP: Artzone Summer Camp

Monday 8th July, 2019 - 10:00 - Friday 12th July, 2019 - 14:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€100

Artzone Summer camps are planned and delivered by qualified and experienced art teachers, specialists in their fields of art. Our design team are developing four brand new creative and challenging portfolios of art, crafts, stories & games based on some very cool themes to rival last year’s hugely successful summer art camp programme. Each portfolio is researched and designed based on the Primary Schools Visual Arts Curriculum to maximise creativity, learning and fun for boys & girls. 5 day camp,…

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WORKSHOP: Fighting Words Creative Writing Workshops

Saturday 13th July, 2019 - 10:30
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Free event

You are invited to Fighting Words to write an original story together, and see it being typed up on the Fighting Words screen. Once you have decided on the characters and plot you will write part of the story together, helped by Fighting Words tutors, editing as they go. You will then have time to write your own individual endings to the story. All children will leave with a copy of their book, including illustrations and an About the Author…

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FAMILY THEATRE: A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings

Saturday 20th July, 2019 - 12:00
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Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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In a kitchen, in a theatre, two storytellers and their audience find something remarkable; a very old man with enormous wings. Starting from Gabriel Garcia Marquez's short story 'A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings', Collapsing Horse bring this classic piece of magic-realism to the stage. A young couple find an injured old man outside their house, an old man who just happens to have a pair of enormous wings. The wise neighbour woman tells them he’s an angel. She…

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FAMILY THEATRE: A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings

Saturday 20th July, 2019 - 16:00
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One event on Saturday 20th July, 2019 at 16:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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In a kitchen, in a theatre, two storytellers and their audience find something remarkable; a very old man with enormous wings. Starting from Gabriel Garcia Marquez's short story 'A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings', Collapsing Horse bring this classic piece of magic-realism to the stage. A young couple find an injured old man outside their house, an old man who just happens to have a pair of enormous wings. The wise neighbour woman tells them he’s an angel. She…

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WORKSHOP: Fidget Feet-Childrens Aerial Camp

Monday 22nd July, 2019 - 10:00 - Friday 26th July, 2019 - 13:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€80

10am-1pm Children’s aerial camp 7yrs-12yrs €80 Monday 22nd -Friday 26th July Have you ever wanted to feel like you could fly? You just need a willingness to learn something new and have fun! Aerial Summer Camp is a fun-filled week of learning new ways of flying for 7-12 year olds. It is great for kids with no flying experience as well as kids with lots of flying experience as we will teach to suit everyone’s level.

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WORKSHOP: Teens Aerial Camp

Monday 22nd July, 2019 - 14:00 - Friday 26th July, 2019 - 17:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€80

2pm – 5pm Teen Aerial Camp 10+ €80 Monday-Friday Have you ever wanted to feel like you could fly? You just need a willingness to learn something new and have fun! Aerial Summer Camp is a fun-filled week of learning new ways of flying for teens 10+. It is great for teens with no flying experience as well as those with lots of flying experience as we will teach to suit everyone’s level.  

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WORKSHOP: Fidget Feet- Adults Aerial Camp/workshop

Monday 22nd July, 2019 - 18:30
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One event on Friday 26th July, 2019 at 18:30

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€10

6:30pm-8:30pm- Adults classes 16yr+ €40 Monday-Friday or €10 per class Ever wanted to give the silks a try? This workshop is for those who are new beginners. Be prepared to swing, spin, invert, and have fun! It’s best to bring a long sleeve layer, water, and wear leggings or sweats. Fidget Feet dancers offer a safe and fun environment for you to learn something new and work on skills you never knew you could do. We’re confident we can tempt…

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WORKSHOP: Fidget Feet- Adults Aerial Camp/workshop

Tuesday 23rd July, 2019 - 18:30
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One event on Thursday 25th July, 2019 at 18:30

One event on Friday 26th July, 2019 at 18:30

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€10

6:30pm-8:30pm- Adults classes 16yr+ €40 Monday-Friday or €10 per class Ever wanted to give the silks a try? This workshop is for those who are new beginners. Be prepared to swing, spin, invert, and have fun! It’s best to bring a long sleeve layer, water, and wear leggings or sweats. Fidget Feet dancers offer a safe and fun environment for you to learn something new and work on skills you never knew you could do. We’re confident we can tempt…

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WORKSHOP: Fidget Feet- Adults Aerial Camp/workshop

Wednesday 24th July, 2019 - 18:30
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One event on Tuesday 23rd July, 2019 at 18:30

One event on Wednesday 24th July, 2019 at 18:30

One event on Thursday 25th July, 2019 at 18:30

One event on Friday 26th July, 2019 at 18:30

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€10

6:30pm-8:30pm- Adults classes 16yr+ €40 Monday-Friday or €10 per class Ever wanted to give the silks a try? This workshop is for those who are new beginners. Be prepared to swing, spin, invert, and have fun! It’s best to bring a long sleeve layer, water, and wear leggings or sweats. Fidget Feet dancers offer a safe and fun environment for you to learn something new and work on skills you never knew you could do. We’re confident we can tempt…

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WORKSHOP: Fidget Feet- Adults Aerial Camp/workshop

Thursday 25th July, 2019 - 18:30
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One event on Tuesday 23rd July, 2019 at 18:30

One event on Wednesday 24th July, 2019 at 18:30

One event on Thursday 25th July, 2019 at 18:30

One event on Friday 26th July, 2019 at 18:30

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€10

6:30pm-8:30pm- Adults classes 16yr+ €40 Monday-Friday or €10 per class Ever wanted to give the silks a try? This workshop is for those who are new beginners. Be prepared to swing, spin, invert, and have fun! It’s best to bring a long sleeve layer, water, and wear leggings or sweats. Fidget Feet dancers offer a safe and fun environment for you to learn something new and work on skills you never knew you could do. We’re confident we can tempt…

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WORKSHOP: Fidget Feet- Adults Aerial Camp/workshop

Friday 26th July, 2019 - 18:30
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One event on Tuesday 23rd July, 2019 at 18:30

One event on Wednesday 24th July, 2019 at 18:30

One event on Thursday 25th July, 2019 at 18:30

One event on Friday 26th July, 2019 at 18:30

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€10

6:30pm-8:30pm- Adults classes 16yr+ €40 Monday-Friday or €10 per class Ever wanted to give the silks a try? This workshop is for those who are new beginners. Be prepared to swing, spin, invert, and have fun! It’s best to bring a long sleeve layer, water, and wear leggings or sweats. Fidget Feet dancers offer a safe and fun environment for you to learn something new and work on skills you never knew you could do. We’re confident we can tempt…

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LOCAL ARTS: KNC presents ANNIE JR

Saturday 27th July, 2019 - 14:00
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One event on Saturday 27th July, 2019 at 17:30

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

Annie Jr, based on the popular comic strip and adapted from the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, with a beloved book and score by Tony Award winners, Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, Annie JR.features everyone’s favourite little redhead in her very first adventure. With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone's hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the…

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LOCAL ARTS: KNC presents ANNIE JR

Saturday 27th July, 2019 - 17:30
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One event on Saturday 27th July, 2019 at 17:30

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

Annie Jr, based on the popular comic strip and adapted from the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, with a beloved book and score by Tony Award winners, Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, Annie JR.features everyone’s favourite little redhead in her very first adventure. With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone's hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the…

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August 2019

WORKSHOP: Bilingual drama workshop with Fizz & Chips

Saturday 24th August, 2019 - 10:00
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One event on Saturday 24th August, 2019 at 11:30

One event on Saturday 24th August, 2019 at 13:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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FREE, booking advised

Fizz and Chips Theatre Company are running bilingual drama workshops as Gaeilge agus Béarla for children aged 5-12. Explore movement, sound, and voice in a fun and friendly environment through Irish and English. The Company are working on a new theatre show for children and will introduce some scenes and themes to play around with. Orlaith Carr, Eoin O'Dubhghaill and Orla Ní Thiobraide are theatre-makers and actors who have worked on many Irish language productions including Ros na Rún on…

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WORKSHOP: Bilingual drama workshop with Fizz & Chips

Saturday 24th August, 2019 - 11:30
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One event on Saturday 24th August, 2019 at 11:30

One event on Saturday 24th August, 2019 at 13:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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FREE, booking advised

Fizz and Chips Theatre Company are running bilingual drama workshops as Gaeilge agus Béarla for children aged 5-12. Explore movement, sound, and voice in a fun and friendly environment through Irish and English. The Company are working on a new theatre show for children and will introduce some scenes and themes to play around with. Orlaith Carr, Eoin O'Dubhghaill and Orla Ní Thiobraide are theatre-makers and actors who have worked on many Irish language productions including Ros na Rún on…

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WORKSHOP: Bilingual drama workshop with Fizz & Chips

Saturday 24th August, 2019 - 13:00
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One event on Saturday 24th August, 2019 at 11:30

One event on Saturday 24th August, 2019 at 13:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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FREE, booking advised

Fizz and Chips Theatre Company are running bilingual drama workshops as Gaeilge agus Béarla for children aged 5-12. Explore movement, sound, and voice in a fun and friendly environment through Irish and English. The Company are working on a new theatre show for children and will introduce some scenes and themes to play around with. Orlaith Carr, Eoin O'Dubhghaill and Orla Ní Thiobraide are theatre-makers and actors who have worked on many Irish language productions including Ros na Rún on…

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FAMILY: An Lasairéan – work-in-progress

Saturday 31st August, 2019 - 12:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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FREE, booking advised

Fizz and Chips Theatre Company are developing a new show for children and they want your help. They are in the very early stages of creation and are holding an open sharing to get your feedback on some ideas for their new show An Lasairéan. An Lasairéan is a bilingual show as Gaeilge agus Béarla telling the story of a young bird (The Flamingo) who has just moved to Ireland, through dance, music and text. This short performance you will…

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September 2019

FAMILY CINEMA: TOY STORY 4

Saturday 7th September, 2019 - 14:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€4

Woody (voice of Tom Hanks) has always been confident about his place in the world, and that his priority is taking care of his kid, whether that’s Andy or Bonnie. So when Bonnie’s beloved new craft-project-turned-toy, Forky (voice of Tony Hale), declares himself as “trash” and not a toy, Woody takes it upon himself to show Forky why he should embrace being a toy. But when Bonnie takes the whole gang on her family’s road trip excursion, Woody ends up…

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CINEMA: ROCKETMAN

Monday 9th September, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6 Early Bird/€9

ROCKETMAN is an epic musical fantasy about the incredible human story of Elton John’s breakthrough years. The film follows the fantastical journey of transformation from shy piano prodigy Reginald Dwight into international superstar Elton John. This inspirational story - set to Elton John’s most beloved songs and performed by star Taron Egerton - tells the universally relatable story of how a small-town boy became one of the most iconic figures in pop culture. ROCKETMAN also stars Jamie Bell as Elton’s…

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Margaret Atwood – Live in Cinemas

Tuesday 10th September, 2019 - 19:30
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€15/€12

On Tuesday, September 10th, the wait will be over….The Testaments, Margaret Atwood’s highly anticipated sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, is revealed. The momentous literary event will be celebrated with an exclusive live cinema broadcast, as Fane Productions present an evening with the Canadian novelist, poet, literary critic and inventor. The publication of Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale in 1985 and the current, Emmy Award-winning television series have created a cultural phenomenon, as handmaids have become a symbol of women’s rights and a protest against misogyny and…

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THEATRE: Sophie,  Ben, and other Problems by Conor Burke

Friday 13th September, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€12/€10

Sophie and Ben love each other a lot, but sometimes, they make that a bit too difficult for themselves. Two twenty-somethings who are trying to find their way in the world, they guide us through their lives of low-key alcoholism, deeply rooted regret, and unfortunate sexual mishaps. Join Sophie and Ben as they impart some words of wisdom on life, love, and modern day millennial relationships in a play that has been described by West-End Wilma as "quirky, wholesome, and…

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VISUAL ART: THE GREAT IRISH WEATHER EXHIBITION

Saturday 14th September, 2019 - 10:00 - Saturday 9th November, 2019 - 17:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Have you ever wondered why the sky is blue? Or what makes a rainbow? This family friendly exhibition explores what weather is and how it happens. Get ready to learn about cold fronts and climate change, satellites and scientists, forecasting and broadcasting - and even how storms get their names. Curated by Riverbank Arts Centre, this exhibition is based on The Great Irish Weather Book by meteorologist Joanna Donnelly and illustrator Fuchsia MacAree (published by Gill Books, 2018). Joanna Donnelly…

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COMEDY – DIRTBIRDS Self-Help Tour

Saturday 14th September, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€20/€18

Back by popular demand...! 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…

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VISUAL ARTS: TOTALLY EAST

Monday 16th September, 2019 - 10:00 - Friday 27th September, 2019 - 17:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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FREE

Photos by Harald Hauswald Text/Curation by Stefan Wolle Remembering the 30th anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall, this photography exhibition powerfully portrays everyday situations in the GDR. Harald Hauswald images feature run-down façades, punks and ordinary workers, he simply wanted to document everyday life — without knowing that the Berlin Wall would one day come down. This exhibition gives a unique view into East German life using QR codes that link to short video interviews on YouTube, in…

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CINEMA: GLORIA BELL

Monday 16th September, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6 Early Bird/€9

Gloria (Julianne Moore), a free spirited divorcée, spends her days selling insurance and her nights dancing to disco anthems at an LA singles club for the over fifties. Struggling to retain her cheerful outlook in a world where women her age are considered invisible, she finds the potential for romance when she meets newly-divorced Arnold (John Turturro) and embarks on the complicated, joyful journey of new found love. As Gloria navigates the challenges life sends her way, she maintains her…

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SPECIAL SCREENING: AMAZING GRACE – Aretha Franklin

Thursday 19th September, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6 Early Bird/€9

Entering the venue unobtrusively, she smiles briefly, gathers herself for a moment and then starts to sing. Gently at first, but then ever more powerfully, her voice begins to carry the audience away into the infinity of paradise. In January 1972, Aretha Franklin made her legendary album ‘Amazing Grace’ with the Southern California Community Choir and Reverend James Cleveland in the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles. At the height of her fame, she made the decision to…

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CULTURE NIGHT: The Lady and the Unicorn

Friday 20th September, 2019 - 18:30
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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FREE, booking advised

The Lady and the Unicorn is a fun multimedia one-woman show. With the aid of a screen and projector and a table full of props Carol O’Neill shares her favourite artworks inspired in one way or another by Celtic mythology. Over 30 artists are celebrated including medieval unicorn tapestries with hidden mysteries, mythical hare sculptures by the wonderful Barry Flanagan and Dragons that inspired Andy Warhol and are still inspiring Game of Thrones TV show today. WB Yeats gets a…

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CINEMA: RAFIKI

Monday 23rd September, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6 Early Bird/€9

Hotly anticipated at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, Rafiki tells the story of two young women, Kena and Ziki, who find love despite mounting political and family pressures. Based on Monica Arac de Nyeko’s short story, which won the 2007 Caine Prize for African fiction, director Wanuri Kahiu (Pumzi) adds bold, cutting edge vision to produce one of the freshest Kenyan queer movies to date. Like its equally brilliant predecessor Stories of Our Lives, Rafiki faced a hostile response from…

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FAMILY: ADOLETA

Saturday 28th September, 2019 - 12:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€8/€28 FAMILY

A-do-le-TA! is a dance theatre piece that joyously explores friendship and play. Come with Joy and Sky into a world where everything is possible - a tent 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. Ages 3 - 6   Presented by LittleLion Dance Theatre

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FAMILY EVENT: InThePicture in association with Sightsavers Ireland

Saturday 28th September, 2019 - 13:30
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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FREE

#InThePicture Join Sightsavers Ireland on September 28th for a celebration of art, inclusion and equality. We are celebrating the launch of our brand new #InThePicture engagement programme for primary school children supported by Irish Aid. Join us for a day of art-based fun while learning a little bit more about disability inclusion, community empowerment and the Sustainable Development Goals. Disability inclusion is at the very heart of Sightsavers’ work, whether it is access to education, healthcare or political participation.  This…

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CINEMA: FLOAT LIKE A BUTTERFLY

Monday 30th September, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6 Early Bird/€9

Rural Ireland during the 1960s; teenage traveller Frances (a break-out performance from Hazel Doupe) has to learn to fend for herself and her brother following her father Michael’s (Dara Devaney) imprisonment. Inspired by her father’s love of Muhammad Ali she develops a passion for boxing. When Michael is released, their peaceful life in the camp in picturesque West Cork is uprooted as he decides to take his family back on the road. Patriarchal and controlling, Michael demands that Frances adhere…

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October 2019

EARLY YEARS: Little Movers and Shakers – Creative Dance

Wednesday 2nd October, 2019 - 11:00
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One event on Wednesday 23rd October, 2019 at 11:00

One event on Wednesday 27th November, 2019 at 11:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€8 (adult & toddler)

Little Movers and Shakers - Creative Dance is a movement workshop for parents/guardians and toddlers/young children, where joyful, spontaneous expression is encouraged. Suitable for all, this is an opportunity to dance with your child - or alongside them - and learn some new moves yourself. Selma Daniel is a Dance Artist with over 20 years experience in dance performance, choreography and education. In 2019, she founded LittleLion Dance Theatre who presented A-do-le-TA!  at Riverbank Arts Centre in September. 2nd October…

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SPECIAL SCREENING: THE CAMINO VOYAGE

Thursday 3rd October, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6 Early Bird/€9

A crew including a Writer, two Musicians, an Artist and a Stonemason embark on the Camino by sea, in a traditional boat that they built themselves on an inspiring, and dangerous, 2,500 km modern day Celtic odyssey all the way from Ireland to Northern Spain. This intimate documentary charts the trials and tribulations of a voyage that in the words of the poet and crew member Danny Sheehy, took “sweat, blood and blisters to complete while deepening and renewing friendships,…

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VISUAL ART: In Transition

Friday 4th October, 2019 - 10:00 - Saturday 19th October, 2019 - 17:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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'In Transition' is an exhibition by Transition Year students from St. Farnan's Post Primary School, Prosperous, Co. Kildare, which took as its starting point the work of iconic photographers including Michael Kenna, Steve Mc Curry and Eliot Porter. Students conducted research and were encouraged to be inspired and influenced by these photographic styles and/or themes, techniques and imagery. Students responded by creating their own photographs, echoing and interpreting these major photographers, using only their mobile phone. The main aim when…

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LIVE ART: Green Skies, A Double Rhythm

Saturday 5th October, 2019 - 12:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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FREE, booking required

Green Skies, A Double Rhythm is a new provocative site specific performance that looks at the ‘Wrens of the Curragh’; a marginalised community of women that lived in gorse bushes outside the army base in Kildare in the 19th Century. These women worked as sex workers and were outcast from society. Their actions and words are documented only through police, court, prison, hospital and workhouse records. Using the location to contextualise the past and create a discussion around women’s rights…

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THEATRE: Halcyon Days by Deirdre Kinahan

Saturday 5th October, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€18/€16

Patricia has a zest for life and men when she is thrust together with Sean who is languishing in a nursing home. They form a funny and spiky relationship but is friendship the most important thing? Don't miss this humorous and touching play. Deirdre Kinahan is one of Ireland's leading playwrights with recent hits such as Rathmines Road, The Unmanageable Sisters and the internationally renowned Moment. An evening of theatre that will charm you. Not to be missed! Starring Bryan…

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FAMILY THEATRE: Stick by Me by Andy Manley

Sunday 6th October, 2019 - 14:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€8/€28 FAMILY

When I wake up you are there Ready? Let’s run, play, hide. Follow me Don’t get lost. I will stick by you If you will Stick by me Stick by Me is a quirky, new show about friendship and play, and the importance of treasuring little things. Created by Andy Manley and Ian Cameron, co-creators of international hit show White. Stick by Me was originally presented at Edinburgh International Children's Festival and commissioned by Gulbenkian **** “What a wonderfully wise…

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CINEMA: DIEGO MARADONA

Monday 7th October, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6 Early Bird/€9

When Diego Maradona arrived in Naples in 1984, for a world-record fee, the cities cherished football team was transformed from lowly underachievers to Italian and European Champions. Venerated as a God, Maradona was subsumed into a city riddled with corruption, where even the Devil needed bodyguards. The third film from Asif Kapadia, the Oscar-winning director of Amy, is constructed from over 500 hours of never-before-seen footage. Kapadia skilfully unfurls an incredible story of sporting success, the creation of a myth…

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School Show: The Dig

Thursday 10th October, 2019 - 10:00
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One event on Friday 11th October, 2019 at 10:00

One event on Friday 11th October, 2019 at 12:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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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

Thursday 10th October, 2019 - 12:00
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One event on Thursday 10th October, 2019 at 12:00

One event on Friday 11th October, 2019 at 12:00

One event on Friday 11th October, 2019 at 12:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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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

Friday 11th October, 2019 - 10:00
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One event on Thursday 10th October, 2019 at 12:00

One event on Friday 11th October, 2019 at 10:00

One event on Friday 11th October, 2019 at 12:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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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

Friday 11th October, 2019 - 12:00
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One event on Thursday 10th October, 2019 at 12:00

One event on Friday 11th October, 2019 at 12:00

One event on Friday 11th October, 2019 at 12:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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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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TALK: My Wild Atlantic Journey with Colin Stafford-Johnson

Friday 11th October, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€16/€14

Join wildlife filmmaker Colin Stafford-Johnson on a journey of discovery along the western seaboard of Ireland. Colin has been walking, exploring and filming wildlife along Ireland's wild Atlantic coast over the last 15 years. He recently presented the BBC series 'Wild Ireland - Edge of the World' - that featured some of his highlights. But there are many more! Come and hear tales of adventure and misadventure from years spent tracking down some of Ireland's most elusive creatures - all…

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WORKSHOP: Come Rain or Shine – STEAM workshop with Future Makers Collective

Saturday 12th October, 2019 - 10:30
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€12

Riverbank Arts Centre has joined forces once again with the Future Makers' Collective to bring you 'Come Rain or Shine'. In this two-hour workshop, we will be exploring the science behind various weather conditions, including rainfall, wind, tornados, rainbows and sunshine, through our own experiments and some arts and crafts. As one of our many ongoing STEAM projects, this workshop is based on The Great Irish Weather Book by Joanna Donnelly (illustrated by Fuchsia McAree) and is suitable for any…

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FAMILY CINEMA: PICK OF THE LITTER

Saturday 12th October, 2019 - 14:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€4

Pick of the Litter follows a litter of puppies from the moment they’re born and begin their quest to become guide dogs for the blind. Cameras follow these pups through an intense two-year odyssey as they train to become dogs whose ultimate responsibility is to protect their blind partners from harm. Along the way, these remarkable animals rely on a community of dedicated individuals who train them to do amazing, life-changing things in the service of their human. The stakes…

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COMEDY: Further Ted

Saturday 12th October, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€18

Culchie Warriors brings two of the most memorable characters from Father Ted together for a night of hilarious stand up, sketches and musical comedy plus a chance to compete in a "Lovely Girls" competition. Joe Rooney (Father Damo) and Patrick McDonnell (Eoin McLove) are renowned stand-up comedians with a unique take on Irish society. Between them they have written and appeared in some of the most popular TV comedies of the last ten years; Naked Camera, Killinascully and The Savage…

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CINEMA: SUNSET

Monday 14th October, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6 Early Bird/€9

1913, Budapest, the enigmatic Írisz Leiter (Juli Jakab) arrives in the Hungarian capital to seek employment at her deceased parents’ department store. Treated with suspicion she is rebuffed by new owner Oszkár Brill (Vlad Ivanov). But Írisz return precipitates the unearthing of family secrets and a violent, rogue brother, who is wanted for the murder of a Hungarian count. More expansive and less claustrophobic than his Oscar winning film Son of Saul, Nemes once again keeps his camera close to…

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KRF: Movie Night: The Wind That Shakes The Barley explored by Liz Gillis

Wednesday 16th October, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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This year Kildare Readers’ Festival embarks on a new venture - 'Movie Night' will explore famous books, events or themes through the medium of film. For 2019 KRF has teamed up with the County Kildare Decade of Commemorations Committee to screen Ken Loach's The Wind that Shakes the Barley - a somewhat controversial exploration of the Irish War of Independence and the Irish Civil War. Author and historian, Liz Gillis will be in attendance to discuss her book on the…

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KRF: Douglas Kennedy in conversation with Rick O’Shea

Friday 18th October, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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FREE, booking advised

Kildare Readers’ Festival presents a special event honouring acclaimed writer Douglas Kennedy, international bestselling author of The Big Picture, The Pursuit of Happiness, and The Heat of Betrayal. Douglas will discuss his successful career with radio personality and noted champion of literature, Rick O’Shea. Rick has previously curated the Imagine Arts Festival and has hosted multiple Irish book festivals. Part of Kildare Readers Festival - for details of all events, see www.kildarereadersfestival.ie 

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KRF: Ten Books You Should Read with Stefanie Preissner and Ferdia Mac Anna

Saturday 19th October, 2019 - 10:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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FREE, booking advised

Join us for the ever popular Ten Books You Should Read! Our guests Stefanie Preissner and Ferdia Mac Anna will select five books each that they would recommend and delve into the stories to illustrate why we should give them a try. Stefanie Preissner - Munich-born, Mallow-raised - is the creator of hit comedy-drama series Can’t Cope, Won’t Cope.  Stefanie has also produced a series of short documentaries entitled How To Adult which she presents for RTÉ's online platform RTÉ…

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KRF: Joseph O Connor, Kit De Waal and Henrietta McKervey

Saturday 19th October, 2019 - 12:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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FREE, booking advised

The Kildare Readers’ Festival is delighted to welcome back celebrated novelist, screenwriter, and playwright Joseph O'Connor (Star of the Sea, Ghost Light, Shadowplay), who will be joined by Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year 2017 winner Kit De Waal (My Name is Leon, The Trick to Time) for a discussion moderated by acclaimed author Henrietta McKervey (What Becomes Of Us, The Heart of Everything). Fans of literary fiction will be treated to an in-depth discussion on various aspects of…

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KRF: Persona Poetry Workshop with Christodoulos Makris

Saturday 19th October, 2019 - 14:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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FREE, booking required

Participants will be guided by Christodoulos Makris to make use of public texts to compose poetry in the personae of a range of current figures. This is a fun and interactive workshop, with the techniques employed adaptable to writing other kinds of poetry. Participants will also create an 'exquisite corpse' (a communally composed poem). Christodoulos is acclaimed as one of the leading practitioners of experimental poetry. All levels of experience welcome. Part of Kildare Readers Festival – for details of…

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KRF: The First Page: Writing that compelling opening to your next short story

Saturday 19th October, 2019 - 14:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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FREE, booking required

Pauline Clooney, founder of the Kildare Writing Centre, will lead a workshop about 'openings' and how to make sure that the reader turns the first page and continues with your story. Using a guided free-write as a stimulus, the group will explore the elements of craft expected on the first page of a story, culminating in an opening to their next short story. All levels of experience welcome. Part of Kildare Readers Festival – for details of all events, see www.kildarereadersfestival.ie 

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KRF: ‘Hot Off The Press’ event & Dennis O’Driscoll Literary Awards presentation

Saturday 19th October, 2019 - 16:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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FREE, booking advised

Join the participants from 'The First Page' and 'Persona Poetry' workshops led by Pauline Clooney and Christodoulus Makris for a sharing of work created that very afternoon - so 'hot off the press' that it might burn your fingers! We will also present the prestigious Dennis O'Driscoll Literary Bursary awards 2019 to an emerging and professional writer from County Kildare. Come and meet the awardees who will read some of their work, adjudicated by Alan McMonagle, while remembering Dennis O'Driscoll…

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KRF: Ian Maleney and Jamie Goldrick live audio-visual literary documentary

Saturday 19th October, 2019 - 19:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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FREE, booking advised

Set around a small family farm on the edge of a bog, a few miles from the river Shannon, Minor Monuments is a live audio-visual essay unfolding from the landscape of the Irish midlands. Taking in the physical and philosophical power of sound and music, and the effects of Alzheimer’s disease on a family, Ian Maleney questions the nature of home, memory, and the complex nature of belonging. The show weaves live reading with voice recordings, music, the ambient sound…

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KRF: Something Wicked This Way Comes with Niamh Boyce, Stacey Halls and Martina Devlin

Saturday 19th October, 2019 - 20:30
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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FREE, booking advised

'Tis the season of Samhain and the Kildare Readers’ Festival will celebrate with an exciting panel discussion examining the depiction and characterisation of witches within the canon of literature. Whether it's horror fiction or historical non-fiction, Witches and Wiccan culture have provided rich material for authors and scholars throughout the years. On hand for a riveting discourse on the topic will be acclaimed novelists Stacey Halls (The Familiars), Niamh Boyce (The Herbalist, Her Kind), and Martina Devlin (Truth & Dare, About Sisterland, The House Where It Happened).   Part of Kildare…

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KRF: Sunday Morning Sessions with Dermot Bolger and John Boyne

Sunday 20th October, 2019 - 10:30
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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FREE, booking advised

Kildare Readers’ Festival is elated that Dermot Bolger (An Ark of Light, The Family on Paradise Pier) will return to our ever popular “Sunday Morning Sessions” for a relaxed and intimate conversation with acclaimed novelist and short story writer, John Boyne (The Hearts Invisible Furies, The Absolutist, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas). In a not-to-be-missed pairing, Dermot will provide an insight into John Boyne’s work and life experience that has led to his success. Part of Kildare Readers Festival…

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KRF: Emilie Pine and Arnold Fanning in conversation with Emily Hourican

Sunday 20th October, 2019 - 12:30
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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The Kildare Readers’ Festival welcomes a duo of celebrated Irish authors, Emilie Pine (Notes to Self) and Arnold Thomas Fanning (Mind on Fire: A Memoir of Madness and Recovery), for a candid panel discussion on the most intimate of literature endeavours: memoirs. This event will be moderated by author and magazine editor, Emily Hourican (How to Really Be a Mother).   Part of Kildare Readers Festival – for details of all events, see www.kildarereadersfestival.ie 

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CINEMA: ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD

Monday 21st October, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6 Early Bird/€9

Los Angeles under a flaming sunset, rows of towering palm trees swaying in the breeze. Once Upon a Time In Hollywood, Quentin Tarantino's latest masterpiece, is imbued with the aesthetics of the City of Angels' inimitable glamour. Set in 1969, this Hollywood pastiche is the filmmaker's ode to the city of his childhood years, and inevitably stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt as Rick and Cliff, inspired by the life of Burt Reynolds. The Hollywood Hills at the height of…

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ADULT WORKSHOP: Taster Ceramics Workshop with Eleanor Swan

Tuesday 22nd October, 2019 - 19:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€20

Join and award-winning artist Eleanor Swan for a 2 hour taster ceramics workshop. Participants will explore the possibilities of working with two different types of clay: porcelain and stoneware clay. Each participant will make a birdhouse (as seen in the photo) and a floral decorative porcelain piece. Everyone’s work will be glazed and fired in the kiln on site by Eleanor to be collected at a future date. (the floral piece can be framed for the participant at an extra…

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EARLY YEARS: Little Movers and Shakers – Creative Dance

Wednesday 23rd October, 2019 - 11:00
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One event on Wednesday 23rd October, 2019 at 11:00

One event on Wednesday 27th November, 2019 at 11:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€8 (adult & toddler)

Little Movers and Shakers - Creative Dance is a movement workshop for parents/guardians and toddlers/young children, where joyful, spontaneous expression is encouraged. Suitable for all, this is an opportunity to dance with your child - or alongside them - and learn some new moves yourself. Selma Daniel is a Dance Artist with over 20 years experience in dance performance, choreography and education. In 2019, she founded LittleLion Dance Theatre who presented A-do-le-TA!  at Riverbank Arts Centre in September. 2nd October…

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ADULT WORKSHOP: Sewing Workshop for Beginners with Aideen Cross

Wednesday 23rd October, 2019 - 19:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€20

Join with designer Aideen Cross for a sewing workshop for beginners and improvers who love to create with fabric. Overcome any fears you might have about creating your own clothes and learn the basic sewing machine skills (bring along your own if you have one). We’ll explore a few interesting projects to get you started while enjoying the whole experience of creating with fabric. Aideen will be showing you some tips for home alterations too. Duration 2 hours

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ADULT WORKSHOP: Animation for Beginners with Paper Panther

Thursday 24th October, 2019 - 19:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€20

In the workshop, participants will create their own hand-drawn morphing animation through drawing on paper and photographing it frame by frame under a camera. The results will be edited offsite and uploaded to the Paper Panther Vimeo page from which the participants can view and download the video. About Paper Panther Paper Panther are an award winning animation studio based in Dublin. In addition to their commercial work and short films, they have been facilitating workshops with participants of all…

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THEATRE: Madhouse

Thursday 24th October, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€18/€16

MADHOUSE is based on the unbelievable true life story of comedian PJ Gallagher. When PJ was ten, his Ma, a nurse, moved six men with schizophrenia into the family home to care for them full time. “It was like this. When you went through our front door and turned right, you were in mad land, where the mad lads lived. And when you turned left - me, Ma, Da and the dog. It was madness. Absolute madness.” It’s raining outside…

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THEATRE: Shackleton

Saturday 26th October, 2019 - 20:00
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One event on Sunday 27th October, 2019 at 15:00

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

“Men wanted for hazardous journey. Low wages, bitter cold... safe return doubtful.” Shackleton tells the story of the sinking of the ship Endurance on the Antarctic’s icy Weddell Sea in 1916, and the subsequent escape of the Irish expedition leader Ernest Shackleton and his crew from the Antarctic over a period of eighteen months, finally arriving to safety at the whaling station in Stromness on the South Atlantic Island of South Georgia. Born close to the village of Kilkea, in…

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THEATRE: Shackleton

Sunday 27th October, 2019 - 15:00
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One event on Sunday 27th October, 2019 at 15:00

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

“Men wanted for hazardous journey. Low wages, bitter cold... safe return doubtful.” Shackleton tells the story of the sinking of the ship Endurance on the Antarctic’s icy Weddell Sea in 1916, and the subsequent escape of the Irish expedition leader Ernest Shackleton and his crew from the Antarctic over a period of eighteen months, finally arriving to safety at the whaling station in Stromness on the South Atlantic Island of South Georgia. Born close to the village of Kilkea, in…

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WORKSHOP: CREATESCHOOL present BRICK FLICKS

Tuesday 29th October, 2019 - 10:00 - Friday 1st November, 2019 - 13:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€90

What if your favourite LEGO Minifigure came to life and saved the day? What if we could show you how to make that happen? Well - CREATESCHOOL can, by using the magical art of stop motion animation. You'll work in small teams with like-minded young animators to create short films and learn some of the basic skills of stop motion or master some existing ones if you are already making your own films. CREATESCHOOL tutors love stop motion animation and…

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SPECIAL HALLOWE’EN SCREENING: SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK

Thursday 31st October, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6 Early Bird/€9

Our Hallowe’en special screening has been revealed…. From the dark imaginations of Academy Award-winner Guillermo del Toro and acclaimed director André Øvredal, based on the iconic book series, comes Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark 1968 America and change is blowing in the wind...but seemingly far removed from the unrest in the cities is the small town of Mill Valley where for generations, the shadow of the Bellows family has loomed large. It is in their mansion on the…

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November 2019

WORKSHOP: Make Your Own Weather Activity Book with Fuchsia MacAree

Friday 1st November, 2019 - 11:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€10

What’s your favourite kind of weather? Do you like windy days flying kites, sunny days at the beach or building snowmen on a winter’s day? Learn how to make a guide to your favourite day, from designing a cover to illustrating pages of activities. Using collage and drawing, Fuchsia MacAree illustrator of The Great Irish Weather Book, will show you how to draw characters enjoying the weather and how to put them all together into one fun book to take…

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WORKSHOP: Creative Writing Workshop for Children with Shane Hegarty

Saturday 2nd November, 2019 - 10:30
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€15

Have you a budding writer in the family? If so, make sure they don't miss this wonderful writing workshop with award-winning author Shane Hegarty as he goes behind the scenes of Darkmouth and brings writing to life with his new creation Boot. For ages 10-13 Shane Hegarty's new book - Boot - follows the adventures of a robot who saves himself from a rubbish tip and, with only two-and-a-half memories as clues, sets off to find his owner. His bestselling…

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FAMILY MUSIC: ROCKIN’ RHYMES

Saturday 2nd November, 2019 - 14:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€8/€28 FAMILY

Did little Miss Muffett jive around her tuffet? Were Jack and Jill bopping up that hill? Was it a funky beat that made the cradle really rock? Rockin' Rhymes is a new music show by Branar Téatar do Pháistí for music lovers aged 2 to 102. It is a rock-n-roll adventure featuring nursery rhymes as you’ve never heard them before. Original songs based on the well-loved nursery rhymes will be performed by a live 5-piece band, accompanied by animated illustrations…

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LOCAL ARTS: Newbridge Drama Group Presents – 45 Seconds from Broadway by Neil Simon

Wednesday 6th November, 2019 - 20:00 - Saturday 9th November, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€15/€12

From America’s master of contemporary Broadway comedy, here is a take on behind the scenes action in the entertainment world, this time near the heart of the theatre district. 45 Seconds from Broadway takes place in the legendary “Polish Tea Room” on New York’s 47th Street. Here Broadway theatre personalities gather and schmooze. Great acting roles flourish and home truths are at their best as Neil Simon continues to find humour in even the most painful moments of life This…

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LOCAL ARTS: NEWBRIDGE DRAMA PRESENTS 45 Seconds from Broadway

Wednesday 6th November, 2019 - 20:00
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One event on Friday 8th November, 2019 at 20:00

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

From America’s master of contemporary Broadway comedy, Neil Simon, here is a take on behind the scenes action in the entertainment world, this time near the heart of the theatre district. 45 Seconds from Broadway takes place in the legendary “Polish Tea Room” on New York’s 47th Street. Here Broadway theatre personalities gather and schmooze. Great acting roles flourish and home truths are at their best as Neil Simon continues to find humour in even the most painful moments of…

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LOCAL ARTS: NEWBRIDGE DRAMA PRESENTS 45 Seconds from Broadway

Thursday 7th November, 2019 - 20:00
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One event on Thursday 7th November, 2019 at 20:00

One event on Friday 8th November, 2019 at 20:00

One event on Saturday 9th November, 2019 at 20:00

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

From America’s master of contemporary Broadway comedy, Neil Simon, here is a take on behind the scenes action in the entertainment world, this time near the heart of the theatre district. 45 Seconds from Broadway takes place in the legendary “Polish Tea Room” on New York’s 47th Street. Here Broadway theatre personalities gather and schmooze. Great acting roles flourish and home truths are at their best as Neil Simon continues to find humour in even the most painful moments of…

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LOCAL ARTS: NEWBRIDGE DRAMA PRESENTS 45 Seconds from Broadway

Friday 8th November, 2019 - 20:00
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One event on Thursday 7th November, 2019 at 20:00

One event on Friday 8th November, 2019 at 20:00

One event on Saturday 9th November, 2019 at 20:00

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

From America’s master of contemporary Broadway comedy, Neil Simon, here is a take on behind the scenes action in the entertainment world, this time near the heart of the theatre district. 45 Seconds from Broadway takes place in the legendary “Polish Tea Room” on New York’s 47th Street. Here Broadway theatre personalities gather and schmooze. Great acting roles flourish and home truths are at their best as Neil Simon continues to find humour in even the most painful moments of…

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VISUAL ART: The State of RoY

Saturday 9th November, 2019 - 10:00 - Friday 20th December, 2019 - 17:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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From lines on maps to drinking coffee, knowledge and power are integral to this work. The State of RoY, the first solo exhibition by Michelle McBride, explores entrenched notions of history, tradition and destruction. What is now the Republic of Yemen has had a long and changeable history. Yemen borders the entrance of ‘The Gates of Tears’, the route from the Arabian Sea, through the Red Sea and onto the Suez Canal. Beginning with the region’s tumultuous and rich history,…

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LOCAL ARTS: NEWBRIDGE DRAMA PRESENTS 45 Seconds from Broadway

Saturday 9th November, 2019 - 20:00
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One event on Thursday 7th November, 2019 at 20:00

One event on Friday 8th November, 2019 at 20:00

One event on Saturday 9th November, 2019 at 20:00

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

From America’s master of contemporary Broadway comedy, Neil Simon, here is a take on behind the scenes action in the entertainment world, this time near the heart of the theatre district. 45 Seconds from Broadway takes place in the legendary “Polish Tea Room” on New York’s 47th Street. Here Broadway theatre personalities gather and schmooze. Great acting roles flourish and home truths are at their best as Neil Simon continues to find humour in even the most painful moments of…

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CINEMA: Kursk: The Last Mission

Monday 11th November, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6 Early Bird/€9

Based on the gripping true story of the Kursk submarine tragedy of 2000 in which 118 men lost their lives, Kursk: The Last Mission is a tense submarine thriller from critically acclaimed director Thomas Vinterberg (The Hunt, Far From the Madding Crowd). When a Russian naval exercise goes horribly wrong, the Kursk submarine erupts in flame killing most of the men onboard and sending the trapped survivors to the bottom of sea. Time is running out for Captain Mikhail Averin…

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SCHOOLS: Ger Carey Live – A Comic Journey Inside The Teenage Mind

Wednesday 13th November, 2019 - 11:00
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One event on Wednesday 4th December, 2019 at 11:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€10

Ger Carey is back with his hilarious stand-up comedy show for transition year students. By secretly observing his subjects in their natural habitat, such as leaning on lampposts, in chippers, outside chippers, in shopping centres and sitting on any kind of steps, Ger has uncovered the weird and frightening world of the teenager! The aim of the show is to get teenagers to laugh at themselves and appreciate the differences of others.  

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