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March 2019

VISUAL ARTS: SEE HOW WE VIEW THE WORLD – exploring animal and human vision

Saturday 2nd March, 2019 - 10:00 - Sunday 28th April, 2019 - 17:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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FREE

This exhibition provides opportunities for exploring children’s creative and imaginative potential in Visual Art with a particular emphasis on Visual Art and Science education (STEAM). Four interactive prototype helmets are on display as part of this exhibition, which are a combination of students and children’s ideas coming together to solve a particular problem, in this case how to construct an optical device exploring the art of perception. Come and try on these helmets to see how a bee, a jumping…

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COMEDY: Neil Delamere – Controlled Substance

Thursday 21st March, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€25

Fresh from a sell-out tour, the star of BBC's The Blame Game and Soft Border Patrol, Neil Delamere, returns to the Riverbank Arts Centre with a brand new show. This time he thinks he has that whole "illusion of control" idea sussed.Then again he would think that, wouldn't he? 'You'll be hard-pressed to find a more gifted comic at the Fringe' ***** (Scotsman). 'One lean, mean, comedy, killing machine' ***** (Herald).

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MUSIC: The Whistle Blower Out of Time Tour

Friday 22nd March, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€16/€14

This riveting show will weave the distinct strands of film, live music and images to allow the audience to experience a four-year artistic response by Cormac Breatnach, arising out of a single traumatic event which affected him from the age of 13 into his adulthood. Breatnach’s brother, Osgur, was one of three men wrongfully arrested, tortured and forced to incriminate himself for a crime he did not commit - the Sallins Mail Train Robbery in 1976, which was to become…

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WORKSHOP: Dabbledoo Music Workshop

Saturday 23rd March, 2019 - 10:30
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One event on Saturday 23rd March, 2019 at 12:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€7

DabbledooMusic (Shane McKenna and Killian Redmond) make music more accessible, engaging and fun for all the family, regardless of previous experience or ability. In this workshop you will be provided with instruments and play along to Igor The Octopus (the world's greatest drummer!), learn melody with Jazz Cat and even play an Irish Polka. DabbledooMusic use a system of animated, colour-coded notation that anyone can understand to get everybody making music together in no time! 10:30am (4-7 years) 12pm (8-12…

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WORKSHOP: Dabbledoo Music Workshop

Saturday 23rd March, 2019 - 12:00
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One event on Saturday 23rd March, 2019 at 12:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€7

DabbledooMusic (Shane McKenna and Killian Redmond) make music more accessible, engaging and fun for all the family, regardless of previous experience or ability. In this workshop you will be provided with instruments and play along to Igor The Octopus (the world's greatest drummer!), learn melody with Jazz Cat and even play an Irish Polka. DabbledooMusic use a system of animated, colour-coded notation that anyone can understand to get everybody making music together in no time! 10:30am (4-7 years) 12pm (8-12…

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FAMILY CINEMA: Ralph Breaks The Internet

Saturday 23rd March, 2019 - 14:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€4

Bad guy Ralph and girl-racer-glitch Vanellope are back! John C. Reilly and Sarah Silverman return for ‘Ralph Breaks The Internet’, the long-awaited sequel to the smash hit original. Ralph and Vanellope must travel beyond Litwak’s Arcade and into the expansive world of the internet, in search of a missing part to save Sugar Rush. Along the way they encounter pop-up ads, high stakes online auctions, Disney princesses and a deadly online driving game.

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SCHOOL SHOW: Princesses can be Pirates

Monday 25th March, 2019 - 10:00
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One event on Monday 25th March, 2019 at 12:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6 student

Princesses can be Pirates is an energetic dance performance for children which explores gender and playfully questions what is considered ‘typical’ behaviour for girls and boys. Brave or foolhardy, two dancers join forces and travel to unknown territories. In a series of hilarious scrapes and lively escapades, they swap toys, costumes and activities - defying stereotypes in this dynamic and witty performance. Created by choreographer and performer, Monica Munoz, Princess Can Be Pirates is an enjoyable and gently provocative show…

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SCHOOL SHOW: Princesses can be Pirates

Monday 25th March, 2019 - 12:00
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One event on Monday 25th March, 2019 at 12:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6 student

Princesses can be Pirates is an energetic dance performance for children which explores gender and playfully questions what is considered ‘typical’ behaviour for girls and boys. Brave or foolhardy, two dancers join forces and travel to unknown territories. In a series of hilarious scrapes and lively escapades, they swap toys, costumes and activities - defying stereotypes in this dynamic and witty performance. Created by choreographer and performer, Monica Munoz, Princess Can Be Pirates is an enjoyable and gently provocative show…

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CINEMA: The Favourite

Monday 25th March, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6 (Early Bird)/€9

Yorgos Lanthimos’s (The Lobster, The Killing of a Sacred Deer) outrageous period comedy stars an enviable assemble cast of Emma Stone, Olivia Colman and Rachel Weisz. A frail and capricious Queen Anne (Colman) governs an 18th Century England at war with France. At her side is Lady Sarah (Weisz), her carer, confidant, lover and de facto ruler of England. As the politics of war consume Lady Sarah, a new servant to the Queen, Abigail (Stone), cunningly usurps the beleaguered Lady…

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SCHOOL SHOW: Women In Theatre Roadshow

Tuesday 26th March, 2019 - 10:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Free event

The Women in Theatre Roadshow aims to engage female pupils from secondary level schools throughout Ireland by presenting and facilitating workshops geared towards increasing awareness of technical theatre, stage management and the importance that these departments play in the professional creation of live performance. These workshops will be facilitated by industry professionals who lead technical departments at The Lir Academy and who forge the way for women to pursue careers in areas of technical production

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April 2019

CINEMA: Green Book

Monday 1st April, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6/€9

Green Book is the uplifting true story of a friendship that transcended race, class and the 1962 Mason-Dixon line, directed by Peter Farrelly (Dumb and Dumber, There’s Something About Mary). When Tony Lip (Viggo Mortensen), a bouncer from an Italian-American neighbourhood in the Bronx, is hired to drive Dr. Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali in an Oscar-winning performance), a world-class Black pianist, on a concert tour from Manhattan to the Deep South, they must rely on “The Green Book” to guide…

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MUSIC: Route 66 Big Band – Live in Concert

Saturday 6th April, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€20

Route 66 is a 16 piece Big Band with big sound! Their Live in Concert show has been a huge success with audiences all over Ireland. It takes you on a magical musical tour from the 1940s right up to the present day, with numbers made famous by Count Basie, Frank Sinatra, Glenn Miller, Tom Jones, Adele, Joe Dolan, Tina Turner, Van Morrison, Ella Fitzgerald and many, many more. Expect a great night’s entertainment from this fabulous live band.

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CINEMA: A Private War

Monday 8th April, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6/€9

Having directed acclaimed documentaries about some of the world’s most dangerous places — Cartel Land (2015) and City of Ghosts (2017) — Matthew Heineman makes an apt feature debut with the story of Marie Colvin, the Sunday Times war correspondent who died in 2012 covering the atrocities of the Syrian war. Rosamund Pike immerses herself in the role of the outspoken journalist with the trademark eyepatch whose unconventional approach to reporting on the human cost of war, aided by her…

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SCHOOL SHOW: Hatch by Fidget Feet

Thursday 11th April, 2019 - 10:00
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One event on Thursday 11th April, 2019 at 12:00

One event on Friday 12th April, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on Friday 12th April, 2019 at 12:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6 student

Meet Bláithín “she loves caterpillars, moths and butterflies”. Follow her on her adventurous journey with Uncle Rusty to find Pearl, the most extraordinary butterfly with the most exquisite colourful wings. Learn all about two little caterpillars and their journey to fly as months and butterflies. Hatch is full of Fidget Feet’s unique blend of music, comedy, theatre, contemporary dance and aerial dance. Hatch weaves craft workshops, Irish language and Irish dancing into this wonderful story for 4 - 10 year…

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SCHOOL SHOW: Hatch by Fidget Feet

Thursday 11th April, 2019 - 12:00
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One event on Thursday 11th April, 2019 at 12:00

One event on Friday 12th April, 2019 at 12:00pm

One event on Friday 12th April, 2019 at 12:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6 student

Meet Bláithín “she loves caterpillars, moths and butterflies”. Follow her on her adventurous journey with Uncle Rusty to find Pearl, the most extraordinary butterfly with the most exquisite colourful wings. Learn all about two little caterpillars and their journey to fly as months and butterflies. Hatch is full of Fidget Feet’s unique blend of music, comedy, theatre, contemporary dance and aerial dance. Hatch weaves craft workshops, Irish language and Irish dancing into this wonderful story for 4 - 10 year…

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SCHOOL SHOW: Hatch by Fidget Feet

Friday 12th April, 2019 - 10:00
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One event on Thursday 11th April, 2019 at 12:00

One event on Friday 12th April, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on Friday 12th April, 2019 at 12:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6 student

Meet Bláithín “she loves caterpillars, moths and butterflies”. Follow her on her adventurous journey with Uncle Rusty to find Pearl, the most extraordinary butterfly with the most exquisite colourful wings. Learn all about two little caterpillars and their journey to fly as months and butterflies. Hatch is full of Fidget Feet’s unique blend of music, comedy, theatre, contemporary dance and aerial dance. Hatch weaves craft workshops, Irish language and Irish dancing into this wonderful story for 4 - 10 year…

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SCHOOL SHOW: Hatch by Fidget Feet

Friday 12th April, 2019 - 12:00
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One event on Thursday 11th April, 2019 at 12:00

One event on Friday 12th April, 2019 at 12:00pm

One event on Friday 12th April, 2019 at 12:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6 student

Meet Bláithín “she loves caterpillars, moths and butterflies”. Follow her on her adventurous journey with Uncle Rusty to find Pearl, the most extraordinary butterfly with the most exquisite colourful wings. Learn all about two little caterpillars and their journey to fly as months and butterflies. Hatch is full of Fidget Feet’s unique blend of music, comedy, theatre, contemporary dance and aerial dance. Hatch weaves craft workshops, Irish language and Irish dancing into this wonderful story for 4 - 10 year…

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FAMILY THEATRE: Fidget Feet present HATCH

Saturday 13th April, 2019 - 12:00
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One event on Saturday 13th April, 2019 at 14:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€8/€28 FAMILY

Bláithín loves caterpillars, moths and butterflies... Follow her on her adventurous journey with Uncle Rusty to find Pearl, the most extraordinary butterfly with the most exquisite colourful wings.  Learn all about two little caterpillars and their journey to fly as months and butterflies. Fidget Feet’s  new show HATCH weaves craft workshops, Irish language and Irish dancing into this wonderful story for 4 - 10 year olds and their families. Fidget Feet are frequent and popular visitors to Riverbank Arts Centre…

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FAMILY THEATRE: Fidget Feet present HATCH

Saturday 13th April, 2019 - 14:00
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One event on Saturday 13th April, 2019 at 14:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€8/€28 FAMILY

Bláithín loves caterpillars, moths and butterflies... Follow her on her adventurous journey with Uncle Rusty to find Pearl, the most extraordinary butterfly with the most exquisite colourful wings.  Learn all about two little caterpillars and their journey to fly as months and butterflies. Fidget Feet’s  new show HATCH weaves craft workshops, Irish language and Irish dancing into this wonderful story for 4 - 10 year olds and their families. Fidget Feet are frequent and popular visitors to Riverbank Arts Centre…

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MUSIC: JERRY FISH – Songs and Tall Tales Piano Show

Saturday 13th April, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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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. Jerry is currently touring an intimate piano show, performing his favourite songs, old, new, borrowed and blue, from a career spanning over two decades as well as excerpts from his sell-out fringe theatre show. A highly…

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LITERATURE: European Poetry Festival

Monday 15th April, 2019 - 19:30
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Free event

This major event is taking place as part of the 2nd European Poetry Festival, showcasing the energy and innovation of 21st European poetry. Featuring renowned poets from across Europe including readings and performances by Serena Braida, Harry Clifton, Jessica Foley, SJ Fowler, Madara Gruntmane, Katharina Maria Kalinowski, Morten Langeland, Christodoulos Makris, Endre Ruset, Damir Sodan, and Sophie-Carolin Wagner. This event is curated and hosted by Christodoulos Makris, Maynooth University and Kildare County Council Library and Arts Service Writer-in-Residence 2018-19, in…

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MUSIC: Johnny Duhan- The Voyage

Thursday 18th April, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€20

Following the launch of his autobiography, The Voyage, Johnny Duhan is set to perform a series of solo shows around Ireland, based on some of his most intimate songs and stories dealing with the highs and lows of life. Johnny’s songs are performed worldwide in a variety of languages, thanks to the focus put on them by Christy Moore, The Dubliners, Dolores Keane and hosts of other singers. His song The Voyage has become a modern classic. Hot Press magazine…

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WORKSHOP: Singing workshop with Inni-K

Saturday 20th April, 2019 - 11:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€15

Join Inni-K’s band for a morning! This workshop with singer, songwriter & multi-instrumentalist Inni-K (Eithne Ní Chatháin) will have participants raising the roof together in full voice as they join Inni-K’s band for a morning. This is a fun group workshop which will interest anyone who enjoys singing, be it in a choir or alone in the shower! No special singing ability required. Come along to learn one of Inni-K’s own songs and be her backing singers for the morning.…

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FAMILY CINEMA: Mary Poppins Returns

Saturday 20th April, 2019 - 14:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€4

The practically perfect nanny returns to the big screen to help the next generation of the Banks family Mary Poppins returns to the Banks household in a spectacular new story. Using her magical skills, she takes the Banks children on an animated adventure, full of unexpected surprises and musical sequences, to help bring joy and wonder back to their lives. Starring: Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer, Lulie Walters, Pixie Davies, Nathanael Saleh

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WORKSHOP: ARTZONE EASTER CAMP

Tuesday 23rd April, 2019 - 10:00 - Friday 26th April, 2019 - 14:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€80 (four days)

Spring is in the air - Join the Artzone team for a fun filled Art Camp this Easter! Easter is the perfect time for Visual Arts Camps full of bright and colourful imagery, stories and games. Each portfolio is researched and designed based on the Primary Schools Visual Arts Curriculum to maximise creativity, learning and fun. The Artzone team are all qualified teachers and art professionals in their own fields - they create a fantastic, creative learning environment for all.…

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DINNER THEATRE: Only Fools The (cushty) Dining Experience

Thursday 25th April, 2019 - 19:45
Kildare House Hotel, Dublin Road
Kildare Town, Ireland
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€50 (includes 3-course dinner)

Ten 42 Productions in association with Interactive Theatre International (Faulty Towers - The Dining Experience) presents a brand new show. Transporting guests to The Nags Head for some wheeling, dealing and eating, this fully immersive, highly interactive theatre show makes for a t’riffic night out – you’d be a plonker to miss it! Del Boy and Rodney want to drum up some cash and make a cheeky saving on the side in this fun-filled knees up that has everyone stopping…

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EARLY YEARS: Baby Jam

Friday 26th April, 2019 - 11:00
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One event on Friday 26th April, 2019 at 12:15

One event on Friday 17th May, 2019 at 11:00am

One event on Friday 17th May, 2019 at 12:15

One event on Friday 21st June, 2019 at 11:00am

One event on Friday 21st June, 2019 at 12:15

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Adult & Child €7

Baby Jam – a music session for babies and toddlers with Carrie Haskins BABY JAM is an early introduction to music for babies and toddlers. It involves using music to kick- start learning such as movement, exploring different textures and sounds, introducing different instruments, and interacting with other children to help gain confidence. April - Country Music May - Abba June – Summer Songs Ages 1-4 years Duration 45 minutes

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EARLY YEARS: Baby Jam

Friday 26th April, 2019 - 12:15
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One event on Friday 26th April, 2019 at 12:15

One event on Friday 17th May, 2019 at 12:15pm

One event on Friday 17th May, 2019 at 12:15

One event on Friday 21st June, 2019 at 12:15pm

One event on Friday 21st June, 2019 at 12:15

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Adult & Child €7

Baby Jam – a music session for babies and toddlers with Carrie Haskins BABY JAM is an early introduction to music for babies and toddlers. It involves using music to kick- start learning such as movement, exploring different textures and sounds, introducing different instruments, and interacting with other children to help gain confidence. April - Country Music May - Abba June – Summer Songs Ages 1-4 years Duration 45 minutes

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MUSIC: INNI-K

Friday 26th April, 2019 - 20:00
Main Street
Newbridge, Kildare W12 D962 Ireland
€15

Named by RTÉ.ie as one of ten fierce women defining Irish culture, Kildare singer, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Inni-K has received consistent praise for her fresh style of indie-folk since the 2015 release of her acclaimed album ‘The King has Two Horse’s Ears’. Inni-K's music draws on her extensive background in folk and traditional Irish music, even as she ventures into new musical territories. Her music combines ethereal vocals with deft musicianship, evocative lyrics (bilingual at times), and a unique approach…

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WORKSHOP: Inside the World of Vision – Science and Art workshop for children

Saturday 27th April, 2019 - 10:30
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One event on Saturday 27th April, 2019 at 13:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€10

Join us for a fun and exciting workshops for children as part of STEAM programme (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths) delivered by the facilitators from the Future Makers Collective. This science – art workshop will focus on exploring vision and perception. We will experiment with optical devices, lenses and explore animal and insect vision. As part of the workshop, children will visit our new science-themed exhibition “SEE HOW WE VIEW THE WORLD – exploring animal and human vision” and…

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WORKSHOP: Inside the World of Vision – Science and Art workshop for children

Saturday 27th April, 2019 - 13:00
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One event on Saturday 27th April, 2019 at 13:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€10

Join us for a fun and exciting workshops for children as part of STEAM programme (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths) delivered by the facilitators from the Future Makers Collective. This science – art workshop will focus on exploring vision and perception. We will experiment with optical devices, lenses and explore animal and insect vision. As part of the workshop, children will visit our new science-themed exhibition “SEE HOW WE VIEW THE WORLD – exploring animal and human vision” and…

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COMEDY: Deirdre O’Kane – A Line of O’Kane

Saturday 27th April, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€18

Deirdre O’Kane has really hit her stride; footloose from a glittering turn on Dancing with the Stars and revelling in her return to stand-up, don't miss Deirdre at her hilarious best in a straight-talking look at twelve frantic months in the life of this tango-tripping, family-minding, telly-making, house-moving, comedy dynamo. "Unique star quality" - The Guardian

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FAMILY THEATRE: Egg and Spoon

Sunday 28th April, 2019 - 14:00
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One event on Sunday 28th April, 2019 at 16:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Family €28/€8

Egg and Spoon is a joyful interactive adventure through the seasons. The very young won’t sit still to watch a show and Lyngo Theatre don’t expect them to! Percy and April will get you settled on comfortable cushions and introduce you to Birdy, still hiding in his glowing egg. We have to wait till Spring if we want to see him, so it’s time to begin our hands-on journey through the year. We’ll run through the rain and the falling…

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FAMILY THEATRE: Egg and Spoon

Sunday 28th April, 2019 - 16:00
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One event on Sunday 28th April, 2019 at 16:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Family €28/€8

Egg and Spoon is a joyful interactive adventure through the seasons. The very young won’t sit still to watch a show and Lyngo Theatre don’t expect them to! Percy and April will get you settled on comfortable cushions and introduce you to Birdy, still hiding in his glowing egg. We have to wait till Spring if we want to see him, so it’s time to begin our hands-on journey through the year. We’ll run through the rain and the falling…

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CINEMA: Capernaum

Monday 29th April, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6/€9

Winner of the Jury Award at Cannes Film Festival 2018, writer-director Nadine Labaki’s (Caramel, Where Do We Go Now?) Capernaum is a powerful drama, chronicling the beleaguered life of 12-year-old Zain (Al Rafeea). Overcome with anger when his parents sell his 11-year-old sister's hand in marriage, Zain escapes from his parents and begins a journey that leads him to filing a lawsuit against his parents for giving birth to him. The trial provides the frame through which Zain's story unfolds.…

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May 2019

KYT presents: HAMLET

Thursday 2nd May, 2019 - 19:00
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One event on Friday 3rd May, 2019 at 7:00pm

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

So, you are 18. You go abroad to third level. You are a second year in the University of Wittenburg. You study Philosophy and Greek and Roman Civilization. Tragically, your father dies while you are in your first semester of second year. You return home for the funeral, which is massive: people from everywhere come to pay their respects. It lasts for days. Your father was a very well respected man. Three weeks after he dies security is tightened around…

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KYT presents: HAMLET

Friday 3rd May, 2019 - 19:00
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One event on Friday 3rd May, 2019 at 7:00pm

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

So, you are 18. You go abroad to third level. You are a second year in the University of Wittenburg. You study Philosophy and Greek and Roman Civilization. Tragically, your father dies while you are in your first semester of second year. You return home for the funeral, which is massive: people from everywhere come to pay their respects. It lasts for days. Your father was a very well respected man. Three weeks after he dies security is tightened around…

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Music Network Presents : De Temps Antan

Saturday 4th May, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€15/€12

The incredible French-Canadian folk super group De Temps Antan have captured the hearts of audiences across the globe with their stunning interpretations of time-honoured melodies from Quebec’s musical past. Driven by the stomping “tac-tic-a-tac” of “les pieds” (a type of clog), their rough-hewn sound is an utterly infectious mix of boundless energy and joie de vivre. Éric Beaudry, voice, guitar, mandolin, bouzouki David Boulanger, voice, fiddle Pierre-Luc Dupuis, voice, accordion, harmonica, jaw’s harp Three powerful vocals combine to create joyous…

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ANIMAGINATION WORKSHOP: Adventures in Storyland

Friday 10th May, 2019 - 10:30
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One event on Friday 10th May, 2019 at 11:30

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Adult and child €7

Illustration workshop for toddlers and pre-schoolers Join us in the workshop where the youngest artists along with their parents and guardians will create a multisensory story. All the participants will create a collaborative collage on one long piece of paper. The children will be invited to use their imagination in making textures, mix of colours and lines creating the wildest fairylands. They will be painting, sticking, stamping making their creation. The adults together with the artist will frame the story…

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ANIMAGINATION: Author Pádraig Kenny introduces Pog

Friday 10th May, 2019 - 11:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Free event

Join Pádraig Kenny, author of the bestselling Tin, as he introduces his new book Pog. Learn about the inspiration behind the book, Pádraig’s journey to becoming a writer, and hear Pádraig read a snippet of his story. You’ll also get the chance to get your own copy signed by Pádraig! Age 9-12

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ANIMAGINATION WORKSHOP: Adventures in Storyland

Friday 10th May, 2019 - 11:30
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One event on Friday 10th May, 2019 at 11:30

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Adult and child €7

Illustration workshop for toddlers and pre-schoolers Join us in the workshop where the youngest artists along with their parents and guardians will create a multisensory story. All the participants will create a collaborative collage on one long piece of paper. The children will be invited to use their imagination in making textures, mix of colours and lines creating the wildest fairylands. They will be painting, sticking, stamping making their creation. The adults together with the artist will frame the story…

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ANIMAGINATION: Fighting Words Creative Writing Workshops

Saturday 11th May, 2019 - 10:30
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One event on Saturday 11th May, 2019 at 13:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Free event

You are invited to Fighting Words to write an original story together, and see it being typed up on the Fighting Words screen. Once you have decided on the characters and plot you will write part of the story together, helped by Fighting Words tutors, editing as they go. You will then have time to write your own individual endings to the story. All children will leave with a copy of their book, including illustrations and an About the Author…

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ANIMAGINATION: Storytelling and Puppetry Workshop for Grandparents and Grandchildren.

Saturday 11th May, 2019 - 10:30
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Adult and child €10

Collaborating across generations. Dan Colley, Artistic Director of Collapsing Horse Theatre, will lead a workshops for Grandparents and Grandchildren on storytelling, puppetry and what different generations have to teach each other. We sometimes assume that older means "wiser", for this workshop we will assume that older means "different", and so through storytelling and theatre skills, we will explore each participants' different perspective simply as it is. The workshop is inspired by a short story by Gabriel Garcia Marquez called "A…

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ANIMAGINATION: Fighting Words Creative Writing Workshops

Saturday 11th May, 2019 - 13:00
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One event on Saturday 11th May, 2019 at 13:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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You are invited to Fighting Words to write an original story together, and see it being typed up on the Fighting Words screen. Once you have decided on the characters and plot you will write part of the story together, helped by Fighting Words tutors, editing as they go. You will then have time to write your own individual endings to the story. All children will leave with a copy of their book, including illustrations and an About the Author…

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ANIMAGINATION SCREENING: The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales

Saturday 11th May, 2019 - 13:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Energetic animation and great humour and sight gags loom large in this film from attending director Patrick Imbert Oscar nominee Benjamin Renner, sourced from his own graphic novel. There’s a spirit of the classic ‘Looney Tunes’ style in the zany sense of fun in this movie, a three-part story in which characters we think we know as ‘types’ are anything but. The action, peppered with little wisdoms, is set around such vibrant characters as a cute but clumsy rabbit, a…

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