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January 2021

Riverbank Arts Centre – Covid update January 2021

Friday 1st January, 2021 - 08:00 - Tuesday 4th May, 2021 - 17:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland

Due to the current level 5 restrictions our building remains closed, but we are are working away behind the scenes and will announce more online events in the coming weeks. Thank you for your ongoing support for the arts and we look forward to welcoming you back to the venue when it is safe to do so. Meanwhile we hope you enjoy some of our online events. We  will be presenting online theatre,  cinema, workshops, and family events throughout this…

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March 2021

SCHOOLS: The Stories of Hans Christian Andersen

Monday 1st March, 2021 - 10:00 - Friday 30th April, 2021 - 15:30
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland

As a result of Covid-19 we know your students may not have had the chance to visit our theatre in the past year. Riverbank Arts Centre and Watergate Theatre has joined with Verdant Productions to offer an online version of The Stories of Hans Christian Andersen - a musical adaptation of the life and stories of the world’s greatest storyteller. Your students will enjoy classic tales such as ‘Thumbelina’, ‘The Emperor’s New Clothes’, ‘The Ugly Duckling’, ‘The Little Mermaid’ and…

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April 2021

FAMILY: Shenanigans in the Wild with Paul Timoney and Kyle Riley

Sunday 18th April, 2021 - 11:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€10 per family

The shenanigan series of shows brings the fun and engagement of a live performance into the comfort of your living room with the power of ZOOM. We’re headed outside for some fresh air, the sound of birdsong, and the sun warming your face. That’s right, it’s ‘Shenanigans In The Wild’. Nature springs to life in a series of poems exploring various aspects of the world around us. There’s going to be rockin’ and boppin’ with tunes to get you hoppin’.…

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ONLINE WORKSHOP: Ceramic Art Inspired by Nature

Friday 23rd April, 2021 - 19:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€20 (includes materials & postage)

Hold on to the beauty of your spring walks! Join artist Marta Golubowska for a workshop to create a ceramic picture frame and a tile, imprinted with the flowers and plants you have gathered.  Suitable for beginners, this ceramic workshop will explore two techniques,  air drying clay and plaster (materials supplied),  to make unique art works inspired by the nature around you. Workshop details: This workshop is for adults and is two hours in duration, 7pm-9pm (via ZOOM).  Please note, although…

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May 2021

ONLINE WORKSHOP: Ceramic Art Inspired by Nature

Friday 7th May, 2021 - 19:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€20 (includes materials & postage)

Hold on to the beauty of your spring walks! Join artist Marta Golubowska for a workshop to create a ceramic picture frame and a tile, imprinted with the flowers and plants you have gathered.  Suitable for beginners, this ceramic workshop will explore two techniques,  air drying clay and plaster (materials supplied),  to make unique art works inspired by the nature around you. Workshop details: This workshop is for adults and is two hours in duration, 7pm-9pm (via ZOOM).  Please note, although…

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ONLINE WORKSHOP: Let’s Talk about Art

Thursday 13th May, 2021 - 19:30
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One event on Thursday 20th May, 2021 at 19:30

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€5

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

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ONLINE WORKSHOP: Let’s Talk about Art

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

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€5

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

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ONLINE WORKSHOP: An introduction to Hand Weaving with Naoimh Larkin

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

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

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

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ONLINE WORKSHOP: An introduction to Hand Weaving with Naoimh Larkin

Friday 28th May, 2021 - 19:00
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

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

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

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June 2021

VISUAL ART: Portal – an exhibition by Tina Claffey

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

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July 2021

LIVE BROADCAST: ODD THEATRE COMPANY – The Last Five Years

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

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

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September 2021

MUSIC: The Illegals with Niamh Kavanagh

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

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

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COMEDY: Dirtbirds – No Filter

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

In a world where women are expected to have the patience of Mother Teresa, the arse of Jennifer Lopez, the social media profile of Kim Kardashian and the BMI of Elle McPherson the pressure is relentless. Dirtbirds the comedy duo and internet sensation present their hilarious new show ‘No Filters’ which takes a close look at the barrage of bullshit we are subjected to on a daily basis and reminds us that despite what we’re told there is NO SUCH…

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October 2021

An Evening with Michael Harding

Thursday 21st October, 2021 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€20

Join Ireland’s foremost storyteller as he takes to the roads, dispensing his unique take on ordinary and extraordinary life in Ireland today. “A self-deprecating and winsome writer whose bittersweet musings on middle-age, loneliness and the search for spiritual enlightenment…are leavened by an incredibly dry and unforced wit” Metro Herald “…an embattled hero for our times” The Sunday Times   +RESCHEDULED due to Covid-19 health and safety restrictions - this event was originally due to take place in November 2020+

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November 2021

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

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

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January 2022

VISUAL ART: Invisible Cords – An exhibition by Clodagh Kelly

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

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