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February 2018

THEATRE: Swan Lake/Loch na hEala

Saturday 24th February, 2018 - Sunday 25th February, 2018
Newbridge Town Hall, Main Street
Newbridge, Kildare Ireland
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€25/20

Following a critically acclaimed international tour that included Dublin Theatre Festival; Sadler’s Wells, London and Sydney Opera House, The winner of best production and best costume design at the Irish Times Theatre Awards 2017 comes to Newbridge Town Hall for two nights only. From the imagination of one of Ireland’s foremost dance and theatre makers comes a magical adaptation of one of the most famous of all story ballets, Swan Lake.   Michael Keegan-Dolan has forged a searing new vision for…

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MUSIC: The Man In Black

Wednesday 28th February, 2018 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€22/€20

The No. 1 Johnny Cash Tribute right across America “The Man In Black” returns to Ireland for a short tour. After a completely sold out trip in Feb 2017, FANS CLAMOURED FOR A RETURN VISIT. So here he comes again. The greatest Johnny Cash Tribute Show in the World returns this February for a Nationwide tour, which takes in almost every County. You can see the great man in Roscommon Arts Centre on Tuesday  20  February. Featuring Terry Lee Goffee and…

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March 2018

School Show: Romeo and Juliet

Friday 2nd March, 2018
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland

Shakespeare comes to life in The Romeo & Juliet Session! The bard directs a group of modern actors in his great romantic tragedy. However, problems arise as Mr. Shakespeare’s sixteenth century attitudes and demeanor clash with those of the modern performers. Arguments, discussion and enlightenment ensue! Cyclone once again introduces students to one of Shakespeare’s greatest plays with stunning performances, historical background, discussion of major themes and audience participation and interaction.

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ADIFF SCREENING: The Divine Order

Friday 2nd March, 2018 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€8/€9

It’s 1971: Nora is a young housewife and mother, living in a quaint little village in Switzerland with her husband and their two sons. The rural area is untouched by the major social upheavals the revolutionary movement of 1968 has brought about elsewhere. Nora’s life is not affected either; she is a quiet person who is liked by everybody – until she starts to publicly fight for women’s suffrage, which the men are due to vote on in a ballot.…

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FAMILY SHOW: Little Folk On Tour

Saturday 3rd March, 2018 - 11:00 AM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€5

Little Folk On Tour is a fun filled exploration of music perfectly suited for your energetic under 6’s.  Join Kyle Riley as he leads children and their adults through a variety of music that gets them (and you) singing and moving. In this family concert, Kyle brings his own style to those traditional children’s songs we know so well and introduces you to his original songs inspired by his two young children. It’s an engaging & entertaining hour of fun that’s…

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COMEDY: Neil Delamere, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Pensioner

Saturday 3rd March, 2018 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€23

One day Neil’s dad asked him to help deliver the Meals on Wheels. He agreed. Little did they know that their lives would never be the same again. Except for the bits of their lives that didn’t change. “You’ll be hard pressed to find a more gifted comic at the Fringe." ***** The Scotsman “One lean, mean, comedy, killing machine. *****.” The Herald

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CINEMA: In Between

Monday 5th March, 2018 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€6/€9

Layla, Salma, and Nour – three Palestinian women with Israeli citizenship - share an apartment in the vibrant center of Tel Aviv. Despite being “independent”, each of them struggles with the restrictions imposed on their lives by a blinkered society. Maysaloun Hamoud’s remarkable feature debut, explores the challenges facing young Arab-Israeli women who must negotiate being “in between” cultures and traditions.

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SHARING: Hatch by Fidget Feet

Saturday 10th March, 2018 - 10:30 AM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Free Event

Following the success of Strange Feathers, Fidget Feet is now working on a new show calls Hatch. Riverbank Arts Centre is delighted to support the development of this show by offering our venue for rehearsals and a sharing session. Hatch is a new immersive aerial dance show based on caterpillars & butterflies called suitable for 3- 8 year olds & their families. Opening with an art and craft workshop we will create a sensory & participatory exploration for the children…

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MUSIC: Music Network presents Anna Tsybuleva

Saturday 10th March, 2018 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€15/€12

Winner of the prestigious Leeds International Piano Competition in 2015, Anna Tsybuleva has astounded audiences and critics alike with her daring and bravura-filled interpretations of classic works. Her muscular, rhythmic playing and overtly nuanced attack give every accent a meaning, infusing the most well-worn pieces with modernity and breathing new life into neglected works.

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CINEMA: Breathe

Monday 12th March, 2018 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€6/€9

After contracting polio at the age of 28, Robin Cavendish is confined to a bed and given only months to live. With help from his wife Diana and her twin brothers, and the groundbreaking ideas of inventor Teddy Hall, Cavendish emerges from the hospital ward and devotes the rest of his life to helping fellow patients and the disabled.

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SCHOOL SCREENING: Goodbye Berlin/Tschick

Tuesday 13th March, 2018
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland

Maik is a daydreamer who goes unnoticed by his classroom crush; Andrej is an oddball kid from Russia with an eccentric taste for Hawaiian shirts. The two form an unlikely bond when Andrej shows up at Maik’s door with a “borrowed” blue Lada, and the prospect of an impromptu road trip beckons. Based on the bestselling German novel Why We Took the Car by Wolfgang Herrndorf, Tschick is a funny, endearing, coming-of-age film with fresh verve of its own. Germany…

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THEATRE: The Curse of The Button Accordion

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

Comedian Sharon Mannion pens a hilarious show based on her worries, fears and adventures growing up in a Roscommon village. Will she live up to the expectations of her ex-showband star father and her Midwest FM radio-loving mother? On receiving a shiny button accordion, Sharon is thrust into the local limelight. But things soon turn sour, when she starts to wonder if Frank the Accordion might have her cursed. Written and Performed by Comedian Sharon Mannion

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MUSIC: Route 66 Big Band

Friday 16th March, 2018 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€20/€18

The North Kildare based Route 66 Big Band are delighted to visit the Riverbank Arts Centre for the first time. Their Live in Concert Show has been an outstanding success over the past two years in theatres in Dublin, Offaly and Laois. Their programme takes the audience on a musical trip from the big band era of the 40’s right up to date including numbers made famous by Count Basie, Glenn Miller, Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin, Adele, Tina Turner, Tom…

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Parent and Toddler Art and Fun Morning – The Very Curious Eyes

Wednesday 21st March, 2018 - 11:00 AM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€7 Adult & Child

Is water wet and how much sand is on a desert? Play time with tactile and sensory materials which children will be sticking onto a sticky board they can bring home.

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THEATRE: What Would Ma Say

Thursday 22nd March, 2018 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€18/€16

What Would Ma Say ,a hilarious play based on the best-seller of the same name. Kathleen Doyle tells the true story of her remarkable family and their exploits growing up in Dublin in the tenements in the 1950’s and her teenage years in Crumlin in the early 1960’s. Kathleen describes Ma as an ordinary woman with very little education behind her.

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WORKSHOP: Creative Digital Media workshop

Saturday 24th March, 2018 - 11:00 AM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€5

Are you interested in making videos? Want to learn the tools to become the next YouTube star? This workshop is designed to introduce you to creative digital media. Taught by Creative Digital Media degree lecturers and students from Institute of Technology, Tallaght, this is a hands-on making workshop. You will explore what it takes to create your own short film, including brainstorming and development from ideas to script, camera use, sound design, digital video, and editing. These workshops are aimed at young people aged 13-17.…

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WORKSHOP: Brickflicks Myths and Legends.

Monday 26th March, 2018 - 10:30 AM - Thursday 29th March, 2018 - 1:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€70

This workshop will focus on Myths and Legends so come along and learn how to make an awesome set, write a great short story, fine tune your animation skills and then film the results. Bring along your favourite mini figure and they can be one of the stars. When finished the movies will be shared on www.youtube.com/createschool. The morning workshop is designed for those new to stop motion or those looking to refresh their skills. Monday Thursday 10:30-1pm, Age 8+

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WORKSHOP: Digital Animation Easter Camp

Monday 26th March, 2018 - 2:00 PM - Thursday 29th March, 2018 - 4:30 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€70

This workshop combines the craft of classic “hand drawn” animating with modern technology. Participants work individually on concept art, plot structure and animating to create their very own unique short films which will then be collated and shared via Vimeo or YouTube. The course is primarily a practical one, with a very brief introduction to some animation theory in order to provide background and context. Students work on designated apps to create and edit their animations and we supply iPads…

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CINEMA: A Fantastic Woman

Monday 26th March, 2018 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€6/€9

Marina is beautiful, vibrant and in love. So when her older lover Orlando dies suddenly, she is left in a state of shock. Still raw with grief Marina finds that, as a transgender woman, she is suspected of foul play by his family. Sebastián Lelio follows his hit Gloria with this moving drama about a woman struggling with societal prejudice.

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THEATRE: Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me

Tuesday 27th March, 2018 - 8:00 PM
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One event on Wednesday 28th March, 2018 at 8:00pm

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€18/€16

Adam, an American doctor, Edward, an Irish journalist, and Michael, an English academic, have little to unite them beyond being human in the same small space. Yet somehow, together, they determine to ward off madness and forestall despair.Somewhere lurk their unseen captors yet, in the cell, there are stories of adventure and love, there is song and laughter, and even a surge of writing, cocktail-drinking and movie-making. Inspired by the abduction  of Brian Keenan taken hostage in Lebanon in the…

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THEATRE: Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me

Wednesday 28th March, 2018 - 8:00 PM
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One event on Wednesday 28th March, 2018 at 8:00pm

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€18/€16

Adam, an American doctor, Edward, an Irish journalist, and Michael, an English academic, have little to unite them beyond being human in the same small space. Yet somehow, together, they determine to ward off madness and forestall despair.Somewhere lurk their unseen captors yet, in the cell, there are stories of adventure and love, there is song and laughter, and even a surge of writing, cocktail-drinking and movie-making. Inspired by the abduction  of Brian Keenan taken hostage in Lebanon in the…

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FAMILY CINEMA: Pete’s Dragon

Saturday 31st March, 2018 - 2:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€4

For years, old wood carver Mr. Meacham (Robert Redford) has delighted local children with his tales of the fierce dragon that resides deep in the woods of the Pacific Northwest. To his daughter, Grace (Bryce Dallas Howard), who works as a forest ranger, these stories are little more than tall tales… until she meets Pete (Oakes Fegley). Pete is a mysterious 10-year-old with no family and no home who claims to live in the woods with a giant, green dragon…

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April 2018

WORKSHOP: Artzone Easter Camp

Tuesday 3rd April, 2018 - 10:00 AM - Friday 6th April, 2018 - 2:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€65

Make the most of the school break and let the younger members of the family join the Artzone camp this Easter! Our teachers have designed some great Easter theme loaded portfolios of art, crafts, stories and games for both Junior (5-7 years) and Senior (8-12 years) Tuesday 3rd-Friday 6th April, 10am-2pm

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THEATRE: From Under The Bed

Thursday 5th April, 2018 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€18/€16

Seamus O’Rourke once again brings us a story full of heartache and humour, as a pair of aging, rural, bachelor brothers arrive at a point in their lives, where decisions have to be made about certain things… well the buying of a television for one… and one subject leads to another and the next thing, they’re bringing up all kinds of ‘auld shite’ that could have been left under the bed along with everything else.

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MUSIC: Date Night With Niamh Kavanagh and Paul Megahy (The Illegals)

Saturday 7th April, 2018 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€18

Join Niamh Kavanagh as she celebrates the 25th anniversary of her Eurovision win with a retrospective of special songs from the course of her extensive career. Expect familiar favourites interpreted in Niamh's inimitable fashion, and accompanied by guitarist Paul Megahy. An intimate evening of gorgeous sounds awaits, with a sprinkle of chat and craic for good measure!

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COMEDY: The Nualas Glam Sham!

Saturday 14th April, 2018 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€20/€18

Bam!  Pow!  Biff! Shazam!  They are back in the ring for a glittering bout of knock-out, body-slamming comedy gold. They dance like a butterfly and sing like a bee. They'll have you flat out on the mat with laughter. They will literally punch you right in the kisser with their gloves of gags and gaiety. Who? The Nualas. What? Their new show, Glam-Slam. Don't miss this slug-fest of musical genius from Ireland's first ladies of comedy. “I laughed until I…

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Dr. Zeiffal, Dr. Zeigal and The Hippo That Can Never Be Caught!

Sunday 15th April, 2018 - 2:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Family €28/€8

Calling all hippo expert enthusiasts!! Mouths of Lions bring their five star, award- winning, Edinburgh Fringe family favourite show, Dr. Zeiffal, Dr. Zeigal and the Hippo That Can Never Be Caught! to Ireland! Dr. Zeiffal and Dr. Zeigal and The Hippo That Can Never Be Caught, invites the audience to help the forgetful Dr. Zeiffal catch the crafty Hippo with her patented Hippo Instruments: the Invisible Hippo Blanket, the Hippo Google Goggles and a blizzard of Hippo packaging. Expect belly…

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Whatever The Weather.

Wednesday 18th April, 2018 - 10:00 AM
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One event on Wednesday 18th April, 2018 at 11:30am

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€5

A drop of sunshine, a sprinkle of rain, a dollop of snow and a whoosh of wind. Whatever the Weather it can be fun to go outside! But that's not what Worried Wendy thinks, she hides away inside, afraid of what the weather may bring As each day brings a new weather the children experience a range of sensory activities, touching warm sunshine heat cushions, dancing with whirling wind sticks and catching their reflections in the puddles. Together the children…

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Whatever The Weather.

Wednesday 18th April, 2018 - 11:30 AM
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One event on Wednesday 18th April, 2018 at 11:30am

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€5

A drop of sunshine, a sprinkle of rain, a dollop of snow and a whoosh of wind. Whatever the Weather it can be fun to go outside! But that's not what Worried Wendy thinks, she hides away inside, afraid of what the weather may bring As each day brings a new weather the children experience a range of sensory activities, touching warm sunshine heat cushions, dancing with whirling wind sticks and catching their reflections in the puddles. Together the children…

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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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COMEDY: Farmer Michael and Kathleen – The Taepot Tour

Saturday 5th May, 2018 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€20

The sell out ‘Tae Pot’ tour comes to the Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge, on Saturday, May 5th. Featuring internet viral sensations Farmer Michael and Kathleen acting out their infamous sketches, with support from a number of other well-known comedians. Fresh from a Sell-Out tour of England, Scotland & Wales, they received a standing ovation at their Vicar St. concert. Enjoy a Culchie night out with Farmer Michael & his long suffering wife Kathleen as they discuss all well known world…

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June 2018

Declan O Rourke

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

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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A Midsummer Night’s Murder

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

DINNER THEATRE @ Kildare House Hotel 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…

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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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