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Free Artist Talk -A look at Arts & Health Projects in Kidlare

Thursday 19th January, 2017 - 19:30 - 21:00

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As part of Riverbank Art Centre’s First Fortnight programme  The Creative Well  will be in conversation with artists and participants who work with and deliver arts and wellbeing projects in Co. Kildare. We will look at the work of three specific projects that promote mental and physical wellbeing in the county.

These projects are ongoing and offer opportunities for you to take part on an ongoing basis. This is a great chance to hear about the work, meet the artists and register your interest in taking part. Make Art your New Years Resolution!

Arts and Wellbeing Specialist Carolann Courtney will be there to talk names of interested people and point them towards the right sessions for their wants and needs.
These programmes are fully inclusive and open to all, regardless of experience, ability and mobility.

Dancer and choreographer Ailish Claffey and Dance & Health in Co. Kildare
Ailish Claffey will be entering into a yearlong residency with McAuley Place, Naas in February 2017 to create an informal community space for Dance and Health in Co. Kildare. She curated Kildare’s Dance & Movement Summer School / Dance & Health Seminar in 2016.

Visual Artist Dominic Thorpe and The Creative Well
The Creative Well commences a yearlong residency with Riverbank Arts Centre in January 2017. THIS MUST BE THE PLACE will explore the nature of the gallery and create a space for making, talking, incubating ideas and curation within Riverbank through visual art processes. The Creative Well is an arts and health project the promotes inclusion and access to contemporary arts process.

Musical Director Sharon Murphy and The Past Times Community Choir
Past Times Community Choir supports people living with Dementia, their families, carers and community. It is open for all members of the community who wish to sing. This is a strategic partnership between Kildare County Council and the HSE and the choir is proud to call McAuley Place their home.

For further information call Carolann on: 083 1709589

or to book a place contact Riverbank Box Office on: or 045 448327


Thursday 19th January, 2017
19:30 - 21:00
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Riverbank Arts Centre
Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
045 448327
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McKenna Gallery
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