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April 2018

The Moon Belongs to Everyone – Exhibition by Maeve Clancy including works by Syrian Refugee Children in Kildare

Saturday 14th April, 2018 - 10:00 AM - Saturday 2nd June, 2018 - 1:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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The Moon Belongs to Everyone is an exhibition about home and belonging, with reference to child refugees. The main part of the show is a journey through a paper landscape. It can seem full of adventure, has items with history to examine and ends in a paper hut containing a story within. It gently looks at themes that touch child refugees while encouraging conversation and thought. For this showing of the work Riverbank Arts Centre has also commissioned work created…

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FAMILY THEATRE: Woolly’s Quest

Saturday 28th April, 2018
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€7
Woollys Quest

This is the epic story of Woolly, the bravest of all sheep. Woolly was the first sheep who dared to be different, he dared to be adventurous; he dared to discover what happens to his wool. Join Woolly on his audacious quest to reclaim his shorn fleece, marvel at his sheer bravery on a journey fraught with peril to learn what life looms beyond the gate. A rip-roaring yarn, Woolly's Quest has it all, Branar weaves together storytelling, music, song…

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CINEMA: Phantom Thread

Monday 30th April, 2018 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€6/9
Phantom Thread

Set in the glamour of 1950's post-war London, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis) and his sister Cyril (Lesley Manville) are at the centre of British fashion, dressing royalty, movie stars, heiresses, socialites, debutants and dames with the distinct style of The House of Woodcock. Women come and go through Woodcock's life, providing the confirmed bachelor with inspiration and companionship, until he comes across a young, strong-willed woman, Alma (Vicky Krieps), who soon becomes a fixture in his life as…

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May 2018

LOCAL ARTS: Macbeth

Tuesday 1st May, 2018 - 7:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 7:00pm, repeating until Thursday 3rd May, 2018

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

Following on the success of 2017's production of King Lear Kildare Youth Theagtre stage one of Shakespeare's bloodier tragedies. This is the 4th time the youth theatre have staged the play since 2003. This new production explores the dramatic rise of an ambitious couple, hungry for control, despearte to be respected, and ruthless in their pursuit of dominace. It mirrors events on the political world today, from the triumph of far-right leaders in Europe, to the USA, Turkey and North…

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SCHOOL SHOW: Macbeth

Wednesday 2nd May, 2018 - Thursday 3rd May, 2018
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€6

Following on the success of 2017's production of King Lear Kildare Youth Theagtre stage one of Shakespeare's bloodier tragedies. This is the 4th time the youth theatre have staged the play since 2003. This new production explores the dramatic rise of an ambitious couple, hungry for control, despearte to be respected, and ruthless in their pursuit of dominace. It mirrors events on the political world today, from the triumph of far-right leaders in Europe, to the USA, Turkey and North…

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LOCAL ARTS: Macbeth

Wednesday 2nd May, 2018 - 7:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 7:00pm, repeating until Thursday 3rd May, 2018

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

Following on the success of 2017's production of King Lear Kildare Youth Theagtre stage one of Shakespeare's bloodier tragedies. This is the 4th time the youth theatre have staged the play since 2003. This new production explores the dramatic rise of an ambitious couple, hungry for control, despearte to be respected, and ruthless in their pursuit of dominace. It mirrors events on the political world today, from the triumph of far-right leaders in Europe, to the USA, Turkey and North…

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LOCAL ARTS: Macbeth

Thursday 3rd May, 2018 - 7:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 7:00pm, repeating until Thursday 3rd May, 2018

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

Following on the success of 2017's production of King Lear Kildare Youth Theagtre stage one of Shakespeare's bloodier tragedies. This is the 4th time the youth theatre have staged the play since 2003. This new production explores the dramatic rise of an ambitious couple, hungry for control, despearte to be respected, and ruthless in their pursuit of dominace. It mirrors events on the political world today, from the triumph of far-right leaders in Europe, to the USA, Turkey and North…

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THEATRE: Norah

Friday 4th May, 2018 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€16/€14

1981 Belfast. Norah McVeigh is battling to save her brother Kyran. He made the decision to go on hunger strike and has lost consciousness. Norah is now faced with the difficult decision to respect his political choice or save his life. Through confrontations with the British Foreign Office, the Catholic Church, the RUC, the IRA, and her own family, Norah’s convictions and loyalties are put to the test. With a cast of six, BBC Stewart Parker award-winning writer Gerard Humphreys…

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FAMILY CINEMA: Captain Underpants

Saturday 5th May, 2018 - 2:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€4
captain underpants

From DreamWorks Animation comes an epic feature film about a hero and his underpants. It’s about two boys who create a homemade comic book character that becomes real when they hypnotize their fun-crushing school principal and convince him that he...is tra-la-la...CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS.

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FAMILY THEATRE: Baby Daddy

Tuesday 8th May, 2018
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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5

An up-close show which plays to small groups of babies aged 6-18 months and their grown-ups​. ​With three beardy men playing live instruments, lots of songs, and a bit of rough and tumble, this show is the daddy of them all. 12.30pm & 1.30pm Tickets €5 (admits adult and child)

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THEATRE: My Left Nut

Wednesday 9th May, 2018 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€15/€12
my left nut

Set in Belfast in the early 2000s, My Left Nut tells the true story of Michael Patrick who developed hydrocele testis when he was 14, a condition which caused one of his testicles to start swelling. Too embarrassed to tell his mother, he let the condition worsen for three years until he couldn’t ignore it any more. The show is overflowing with awkward teenage comedy and naughties nostalgia, but has a real heart underneath. It touches on the inability of…

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FAMILY: The Wonderful Tune

Saturday 12th May, 2018
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland

The Wonderful Tune is a captivating, moving, and otherworldly show for children aged 6 and above. This reimaging of an old fairytale weaves together traditional music, song, puppetry, and animation to bring children on an unforgetable journey. Told through the eyes of Maggie Connor and her son Maurice 'the king of all the pipers in Ireland', 'The Wonderful Tune is a musical world of singing mermaids, dancing sea creatures, and an enchanted tune which is sure to have everyone singing…

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CINEMA: Michael Inside

Monday 14th May, 2018 - 8:00 PM

Having announced himself as a storyteller of rare sensitivity with his previous film I Used to Live Here, Frank Berry brings something of a documentarian’s rigour to the tale of Michael, a luckless 18-year-old who is misfortunate to be sent to prison. Vulnerable and alone, Michael is taken under the wing of a score-settling older prisoner (a quietly unhinged performance by Moe Dunford). With nary a hint of a soapbox and with deep humanity, Berry portrays a penal system that…

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SCHOOL SHOW: Star Chasers

Wednesday 16th May, 2018
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland

  A modern-day adventure, Star Chasers sees Billy and Dad heading north with just a tent and a box full of Mam’s memories. On the way they pitch their tent, conjure Mam’s stories and quarrel as they seek journey’s end and a new beginning. Star Chasers is a rich exploration of the relationship between a parent and child and their attempts to come to terms with the shared loss in their lives. One teacher remarked after the play that it…

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MUSIC: Heidi Talbot, Breanndán Ó Beaglaoich, John McCusker and Paul Meehan

Thursday 17th May, 2018 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€15/€12

Rejoice in the energetic polkas and slides of West Kerry and waltzes, marches and reels from Scotland, as four folk musicians at the top of their game come together for the very first time. Chanteuse Heidi Talbot has garnered rave reviews for her live performances, both with Cherish the Ladies and as featured soloist with Idlewild, King Creosote and Eddi Reader among others, and the pairing of her expressive vocals with the extraordinary voice of trad maestro Breanndán Ó Beaglaoich…

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THEATRE: Autumn Royal

Friday 18th May, 2018 - Saturday 19th May, 2018
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€18/16

AUTUMN ROYAL - Written by Kevin Barry, the multi-award winning writer of the novels Beatlebone and City Of Bohane, is coming to the Riverbank Arts Centre! Following the success run of its world premiere last year, Autumn Royal by Kevin Barry embarks on a nationwide tour, and comes to the Riverbank Arts Centre 18-19 May. A dark, dark comedy, set on the north side of Cork city, Autumn Royal is a play about life and death, love and hate, hysterical…

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LOCAL ARTS: The Crucible

Tuesday 22nd May, 2018 - 8:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 8:00pm, repeating until Saturday 26th May, 2018

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

Newbridge Drama Group is back, this time taking on Arthur Miller's play, The Crucible. It is a story of tender love and murderous jealousy; of lives destroyed by false accusations; of passion and adultery and sin and of a storm of terror  let loose through the effects of real and pretended mass hysteria on the part of a number of young girls. Finally, it contains a portrait of the most tender love between two people which has rarely been bettered…

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LOCAL ARTS: The Crucible

Wednesday 23rd May, 2018 - 8:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 8:00pm, repeating until Saturday 26th May, 2018

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

Newbridge Drama Group is back, this time taking on Arthur Miller's play, The Crucible. It is a story of tender love and murderous jealousy; of lives destroyed by false accusations; of passion and adultery and sin and of a storm of terror  let loose through the effects of real and pretended mass hysteria on the part of a number of young girls. Finally, it contains a portrait of the most tender love between two people which has rarely been bettered…

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LOCAL ARTS: The Crucible

Thursday 24th May, 2018 - 8:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 8:00pm, repeating until Saturday 26th May, 2018

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

Newbridge Drama Group is back, this time taking on Arthur Miller's play, The Crucible. It is a story of tender love and murderous jealousy; of lives destroyed by false accusations; of passion and adultery and sin and of a storm of terror  let loose through the effects of real and pretended mass hysteria on the part of a number of young girls. Finally, it contains a portrait of the most tender love between two people which has rarely been bettered…

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LOCAL ARTS: The Crucible

Friday 25th May, 2018 - 8:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 8:00pm, repeating until Saturday 26th May, 2018

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

Newbridge Drama Group is back, this time taking on Arthur Miller's play, The Crucible. It is a story of tender love and murderous jealousy; of lives destroyed by false accusations; of passion and adultery and sin and of a storm of terror  let loose through the effects of real and pretended mass hysteria on the part of a number of young girls. Finally, it contains a portrait of the most tender love between two people which has rarely been bettered…

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LOCAL ARTS: The Crucible

Saturday 26th May, 2018 - 8:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 8:00pm, repeating until Saturday 26th May, 2018

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

Newbridge Drama Group is back, this time taking on Arthur Miller's play, The Crucible. It is a story of tender love and murderous jealousy; of lives destroyed by false accusations; of passion and adultery and sin and of a storm of terror  let loose through the effects of real and pretended mass hysteria on the part of a number of young girls. Finally, it contains a portrait of the most tender love between two people which has rarely been bettered…

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DES BISHOP LIVE

Sunday 27th May, 2018 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€23

Des Bishop returns to the Riverbank Arts Centre on Sunday 27th May! Des, who is currently taking the US comedy circuit by storm is returning to Ireland for a limited time only. Don’t miss this chance to see one of the nations most celebrated comedians perform his hilarious stand up show.

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Engaging the Senses Symposium

Wednesday 30th May, 2018
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
FREE

Helium Arts in partnership with Kildare County Council Arts Service is hosting this symposium and practical workshop for arts, healthcare and early years professionals interested in exploring multi-sensory, creative play through the arts for very young children with complex needs. ‘Engaging the Senses’ is informed by outcomes and learning from Helium Arts’ Pop Up Picnic, a multi-sensory performance project created in partnership with the Jack and Jill Children’s Foundation. Full schedule available here >>> Engaging the Senses is produced by…

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MUSIC: Mick Hanly & Donal Lunny

Thursday 31st May, 2018 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€20

It was inevitable that two stalwarts of the Irish music scene, whose careers have intertwined many times over the last 45 years would sooner or later emerge in the guise of a musical duo. The combination of songwriter Mick Hanly and multi-instrumentalist and composer Donal Lunny is a marriage made in musical heaven. Both have honed their musical skills to perfection and play with a freshness and enthusiasm that belies their years on the road. Not to missed!

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June 2018

The Successful TD

Friday 1st June, 2018 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€20/€18

One of your own – a vote for Tull is a vote for yourself! THE SUCCESSFUL TD follows the Trials, Tribulations, misadventures and hilarious antics of TULL McADOO as he seeks re-election to the Dail in the "October Elections” Written by John B Keane in 1967 he displays his edge for humor and satire that are uncomfortably close to the politics of today ... Peppered with Keane's gallery of madcap characters this show will have you laughing at politics (in a good way) from the start. Tull has…

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Declan O Rourke

Saturday 2nd June, 2018 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€22
Declan O'Rourke

Declan O’Rourke is a highly successful Irish artist, acclaimed by his peers, and having achieved many plaudits with his five albums released to date. Declan’s soulful music, rooted in folk and trad, has attracted the praise of countless industry giants, including John Prine, and Paul Weller, among others. The Dubliner’s legend John Sheahan, declared recently that, “after 50 years I have decided it’s time to put a lid on the ‘The Dubliners,’ but I’m sure you’ll all agree that with…

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TALK: Irish Military Seminar

Friday 8th June, 2018 - Saturday 9th June, 2018
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€5/Free

Ireland has a long, proud military tradition. The aim of this seminar is to look at all aspects of Irish military history, drawing chiefly on events and personnel from within our nation’s past. Great episodes in Ireland's history are intermingled with escapades in far-off places like South Africa, Flanders and the U.S.A. Hosted by Kildare County Council and the Kildare Decade of Commemorations Committee, in association with JuneFest, Prosperous Heritage Festival, Ireland’s Military Story, Merrion Press, Creative Ireland and Into…

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DINNER THEATRE: A Midsummer Night’s Murder

Friday 15th June, 2018 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland

It's the height of Summer and temperatures aren't the only things on the rise. Bloodlust is on the boil and there's savagery simmering when one of the nation's most powerful men invites the great and the good to a midsummer night's feast. Murder, revenge and pollen are in the air as the long days draw out, the nights heat up and even the hot summer sun will fail to thaw the cold heart of a murderer A troupe of professional…

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Jerry Fish

Saturday 16th June, 2018 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€20

He’s one of Ireland’s most enigmatic and entertaining performers to the point where Ireland’s biggest music and arts festival, the Electric Picnic have for the past five years afforded him his very own stage. An indie legend and ringmaster of exceptional renown, Jerry Fish has evolved into a showman extraordinaire, capturing the hearts and minds of audiences all over with his now legendary live shows, a unique live theatrical experience that dissolves all boundaries between performer and audience. A highly…

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