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September 2020

VISUAL ART: Kildare Art Collective – ART FEEDS..

Friday 18th September, 2020 - 12:00 - Tuesday 1st December, 2020 - 17:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland

Kildare Art Collective & Friends present a collaborative project developed as a platform to process and document our lives throughout these strange times, while creating an opportunity for communication, conversation and crossover between disciplines. Participating artists worked collaboratively exchanging ideas and working together using alternative methods of communication such as email, letter, carrier pigeon, phone calls, telepathy, video calls and text. The diverse work created during this project is an eclectic mix with interesting themes and details arising as we…

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October 2020

Covid 19 Update – Autumn 2020

Wednesday 7th October, 2020 - 10:00 - Wednesday 2nd December, 2020 - 17:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland

Since March 2020, Covid 19 has profoundly impacted our family lives, our workplaces and our social spaces.   Like other arts centres and cultural institutions throughout the country, Riverbank Arts Centre has had to reimagine and rearrange the way we work with artists and the way we present events and exhibitions to our audiences. As an intimate venue, we are in one of the most challenging positions and we had to make some tough decisions ensuring that public health guidelines…

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December 2020

FAMILY: TREEHOUSE by Ceol Connected – Pilot project!

Thursday 3rd December, 2020 - 15:00 - Saturday 5th December, 2020 - 21:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland

Ceol Connected have created a series of immersive 360° videos of their interactive TREEHOUSE production which weaves together traditional and newly composed music/song alongside visually stunning puppetry. TREEHOUSE 360° features a high calibre line-up of musicians including Áine McGeeney (fiddle/vocals), Seán O’Meara (guitar/vocals), Colm Phelan (percussion), Thomas Johnston (whistles/vocals), Stephen Markham (keys/sound design) alongside puppeteer Thomas Baker. Directed by Emma Fisher. Musical Direction by Thomas Johnston. TRY TREEHOUSE 360° FOR FREE Riverbank Arts Centre is inviting families to participate in…

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SCHOOLS: Fighting Words ONLINE Creative Writing Workshops

Friday 4th December, 2020 - 10:30
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One event on Friday 11th December, 2020 at 10:30

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge is the Kildare Partner of Fighting Words. We present creative writing workshops for primary and secondary schools. Fighting Words workshops are always free of charge to the participants.  Upcoming Fighting Words workshops for SECONDARY SCHOOLS hosted by Riverbank Arts Centre: Thursday, 26th November  10:30am-12:30pm Friday, 4th December  10:30am-12:30pm Friday, 11th December 10:30am-12:30pm  These workshops will be conducted via ZOOM or Microsoft Teams by an experienced Fighting Words tutor, Pierina Campbell,  and supported by 2-3 volunteers from…

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SCHOOLS: Graham Tugwell – Greetings, Heroes! Christmas Edition

Thursday 10th December, 2020 - 10:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€30 per class booking

Greetings, Heroes! Online: The Impossible Library is an interactive storytelling experience where the students take the role of characters in the story, led by expert storyteller Graham Tugwell. Like a choose-your-own-adventure-book, or world-famous role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons, Graham will guide the adventurers through a series of exciting and deadly challenges – will each door they choose lead to success or further peril? How will they approach the many puzzles within? Will they find the wondrous treasure at the heart of the…

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SCHOOLS: Fighting Words ONLINE Creative Writing Workshops

Friday 11th December, 2020 - 10:30
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One event on Friday 4th December, 2020 at 10:30

One event on Friday 11th December, 2020 at 10:30

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge is the Kildare Partner of Fighting Words. We present creative writing workshops for primary and secondary schools. Fighting Words workshops are always free of charge to the participants.  Upcoming Fighting Words workshops for SECONDARY SCHOOLS hosted by Riverbank Arts Centre: Thursday, 26th November  10:30am-12:30pm Friday, 4th December  10:30am-12:30pm Friday, 11th December 10:30am-12:30pm  These workshops will be conducted via ZOOM or Microsoft Teams by an experienced Fighting Words tutor, Pierina Campbell,  and supported by 2-3 volunteers from…

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SCHOOLS: Rockin’ Christmas Rhymes Online

Monday 14th December, 2020 - 09:30 - Friday 18th December, 2020 - 15:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland

Are you ready to get Christmas started? It’s time to jingle bells and rock around the Christmas tree.  An online musical treat for the whole class with a merry mix of festive favourites and rocking rhymes performed a fantastic 5 piece band. This festive feel-good live music show-ho-ho will have everyone jiving all the way! Sing along to Christmas favourites including Jingle Bells, Jack Medley , Santa Claus Medley, Twinkle Twinkle with Silent Night and We Wish You a Merry…

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ONLINE FAMILY SHOW: Rockin’ Christmas Rhymes

Sunday 20th December, 2020 - 15:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€10 per family/device

Push back the couch, it’s time to jingle bells and rock around the Christmas tree. Branar in association with the Town Hall Theatre present Rockin’ Christmas Rhymes recorded live at the Black Box in Galway. A musical treat for all the family with a merry mix of festive favourites and rocking rhymes performed by our fantastic 5 piece band. This festive feel-good live music show ho ho will have all the family jiving all the way! “a lively show that…

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January 2021

SCHOOLS: Padraig Kenny introduces The Monsters of Rookhaven

Wednesday 27th January, 2021 - 09:30
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland

Join Pádraig Kenny as he introduces his new novel  The Monsters of Rookhaven and talks about monsters and why they frighten us so much. Pádraig will ask what monsters are, and what frightens you, and why we like scary stories. Sometimes the monsters take us. Sometimes we become the monsters. Mirabelle has always known she is a monster. When the glamour protecting her unusual family from the human world is torn and an orphaned brother and sister stumble upon Rookhaven, Mirabelle…

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March 2021

COMEDY: Dirtbirds – No Filter

Saturday 6th March, 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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MUSIC: The Illegals with Niamh Kavanagh

Saturday 13th March, 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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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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