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May 2019

VISUAL ARTS: Blazing a Trail – Irish Women who Changed the World

Saturday 11th May, 2019 - 10:00 - Wednesday 31st July, 2019 - 17:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Blazing a Trail: Irish Women Who Changed the World Curated by award-winning writer, Sarah Webb and Illustrated by Lauren O’Neill The women in this vibrant exhibition have excelled in the arts and entertainment, science and medicine, politics, sports, aviation and adventure. Find out about some of Ireland’s most remarkable women who changed or are changing history including: Eileen Gray (1878-1986),  Designer and Architect Dame Kathleen Lonsdale (1903-1971), Newbridge-born Scientist Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell (b. 1943),  Astrophysicist Mary Robinson (b. 1944),…

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July 2019

FAMILY THEATRE: A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings

Saturday 20th July, 2019 - 16:00
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Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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In a kitchen, in a theatre, two storytellers and their audience find something remarkable; a very old man with enormous wings. Starting from Gabriel Garcia Marquez's short story 'A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings', Collapsing Horse bring this classic piece of magic-realism to the stage. A young couple find an injured old man outside their house, an old man who just happens to have a pair of enormous wings. The wise neighbour woman tells them he’s an angel. She…

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WORKSHOP: Fidget Feet-Childrens Aerial Camp

Monday 22nd July, 2019 - 10:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€80

10am-1pm Children’s aerial camp 7yrs-12yrs €80 Monday 22nd -Friday 26th July Have you ever wanted to feel like you could fly? You just need a willingness to learn something new and have fun! Aerial Summer Camp is a fun-filled week of learning new ways of flying for 7-12 year olds. It is great for kids with no flying experience as well as kids with lots of flying experience as we will teach to suit everyone’s level.

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WORKSHOP: Teens Aerial Camp

Monday 22nd July, 2019 - 14:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€80

2pm – 5pm Teen Aerial Camp 10+ €80 Monday-Friday Have you ever wanted to feel like you could fly? You just need a willingness to learn something new and have fun! Aerial Summer Camp is a fun-filled week of learning new ways of flying for teens 10+. It is great for teens with no flying experience as well as those with lots of flying experience as we will teach to suit everyone’s level.  

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WORKSHOP: Fidget Feet- Adults Aerial Camp

Monday 22nd July, 2019 - 18:30
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€40

6:30pm-8:30pm- Adults classes 16yr+ €40 Monday-Friday or €10 per class Ever wanted to give the silks a try? This workshop is for those who are new beginners. Be prepared to swing, spin, invert, and have fun! It’s best to bring a long sleeve layer, water, and wear leggings or sweats. Fidget Feet dancers offer a safe and fun environment for you to learn something new and work on skills you never knew you could do. We’re confident we can tempt…

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September 2019

FAMILY CINEMA: TOY STORY 4

Saturday 7th September, 2019 - 14:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€4

Woody (voice of Tom Hanks) has always been confident about his place in the world, and that his priority is taking care of his kid, whether that’s Andy or Bonnie. So when Bonnie’s beloved new craft-project-turned-toy, Forky (voice of Tony Hale), declares himself as “trash” and not a toy, Woody takes it upon himself to show Forky why he should embrace being a toy. But when Bonnie takes the whole gang on her family’s road trip excursion, Woody ends up…

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CINEMA: ROCKETMAN

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

ROCKETMAN is an epic musical fantasy about the incredible human story of Elton John’s breakthrough years. The film follows the fantastical journey of transformation from shy piano prodigy Reginald Dwight into international superstar Elton John. This inspirational story - set to Elton John’s most beloved songs and performed by star Taron Egerton - tells the universally relatable story of how a small-town boy became one of the most iconic figures in pop culture. ROCKETMAN also stars Jamie Bell as Elton’s…

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Margaret Atwood – Live in Cinemas

Tuesday 10th September, 2019 - 19:30
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€15/€12

On Tuesday, September 10th, the wait will be over….The Testaments, Margaret Atwood’s highly anticipated sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, is revealed. The momentous literary event will be celebrated with an exclusive live cinema broadcast, as Fane Productions present an evening with the Canadian novelist, poet, literary critic and inventor. The publication of Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale in 1985 and the current, Emmy Award-winning television series have created a cultural phenomenon, as handmaids have become a symbol of women’s rights and a protest against misogyny and…

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THEATRE: Sophie,  Ben, and other Problems by Conor Burke

Friday 13th September, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€12/€10

Sophie and Ben love each other a lot, but sometimes, they make that a bit too difficult for themselves. Two twenty-somethings who are trying to find their way in the world, they guide us through their lives of low-key alcoholism, deeply rooted regret, and unfortunate sexual mishaps. Join Sophie and Ben as they impart some words of wisdom on life, love, and modern day millennial relationships in a play that has been described by West-End Wilma as "quirky, wholesome, and…

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COMEDY – DIRTBIRDS Self-Help Tour

Saturday 14th September, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€20/€18

Back by popular demand...! If making the school lunches, doing the jaysus homework and dodging the guards because your NCT is out by two years is sending you over the edge, you are not alone. Come and join the Dirtbirds as they navigate the stresses and strains of modern life in their brand new comedy show ‘Dirtbirds’ self-help tour’. This rip roaring two hours of comedy gold is a unique blend of hilarious sketch comedy and stand up. Brand new characters…

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CINEMA: GLORIA BELL

Monday 16th September, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6 Early Bird/€9

Gloria (Julianne Moore), a free spirited divorcée, spends her days selling insurance and her nights dancing to disco anthems at an LA singles club for the over fifties. Struggling to retain her cheerful outlook in a world where women her age are considered invisible, she finds the potential for romance when she meets newly-divorced Arnold (John Turturro) and embarks on the complicated, joyful journey of new found love. As Gloria navigates the challenges life sends her way, she maintains her…

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SPECIAL SCREENING: AMAZING GRACE – Aretha Franklin

Thursday 19th September, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6 Early Bird/€9

Entering the venue unobtrusively, she smiles briefly, gathers herself for a moment and then starts to sing. Gently at first, but then ever more powerfully, her voice begins to carry the audience away into the infinity of paradise. In January 1972, Aretha Franklin made her legendary album ‘Amazing Grace’ with the Southern California Community Choir and Reverend James Cleveland in the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles. At the height of her fame, she made the decision to…

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CINEMA: RAFIKI

Monday 23rd September, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6 Early Bird/€9

Hotly anticipated at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, Rafiki tells the story of two young women, Kena and Ziki, who find love despite mounting political and family pressures. Based on Monica Arac de Nyeko’s short story, which won the 2007 Caine Prize for African fiction, director Wanuri Kahiu (Pumzi) adds bold, cutting edge vision to produce one of the freshest Kenyan queer movies to date. Like its equally brilliant predecessor Stories of Our Lives, Rafiki faced a hostile response from…

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CINEMA: FLOAT LIKE A BUTTERFLY

Monday 30th September, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6 Early Bird/€9

Rural Ireland during the 1960s; teenage traveller Frances (a break-out performance from Hazel Doupe) has to learn to fend for herself and her brother following her father Michael’s (Dara Devaney) imprisonment. Inspired by her father’s love of Muhammad Ali she develops a passion for boxing. When Michael is released, their peaceful life in the camp in picturesque West Cork is uprooted as he decides to take his family back on the road. Patriarchal and controlling, Michael demands that Frances adhere…

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October 2019

CINEMA: DIEGO MARADONA

Monday 7th October, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6 Early Bird/€9

When Diego Maradona arrived in Naples in 1984, for a world-record fee, the cities cherished football team was transformed from lowly underachievers to Italian and European Champions. Venerated as a God, Maradona was subsumed into a city riddled with corruption, where even the Devil needed bodyguards. The third film from Asif Kapadia, the Oscar-winning director of Amy, is constructed from over 500 hours of never-before-seen footage. Kapadia skilfully unfurls an incredible story of sporting success, the creation of a myth…

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TALK: My Wild Atlantic Journey with Colin Stafford-Johnson

Friday 11th October, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€16/€14

Join wildlife filmmaker Colin Stafford-Johnson on a journey of discovery along the western seaboard of Ireland. Colin has been walking, exploring and filming wildlife along Ireland's wild Atlantic coast over the last 15 years. He recently presented the BBC series 'Wild Ireland - Edge of the World' - that featured some of his highlights. But there are many more! Come and hear tales of adventure and misadventure from years spent tracking down some of Ireland's most elusive creatures - all…

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FAMILY CINEMA: PICK OF THE LITTER

Saturday 12th October, 2019 - 14:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€4

Pick of the Litter follows a litter of puppies from the moment they’re born and begin their quest to become guide dogs for the blind. Cameras follow these pups through an intense two-year odyssey as they train to become dogs whose ultimate responsibility is to protect their blind partners from harm. Along the way, these remarkable animals rely on a community of dedicated individuals who train them to do amazing, life-changing things in the service of their human. The stakes…

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THEATRE: Madhouse

Thursday 24th October, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€18/€16

When Bobby was 10, his Ma moved six men with schizophrenia into the family home to look after. Like things weren’t mad enough already. Confronted with memories of his childhood after his Da dies, Bobby’s past begins to collide with the present. It’s raining outside and he’s stuck indoors; Ma’s restocking the industrial-sized pill cabinet, Da’s in the pub, Martin’s doing laps of the garden, Marv is missing and Mump can see a gorilla in the hall. Madhouse is based…

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November 2019

COMEDY: Des Bishop – Take the Points

Friday 22nd November, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€25

"Take the points..." - That’s good advice on the pitch but an even better metaphor for life, especially when you don’t take advice well. How hard can it be for a man to say “point taken!” Des Bishop’s new show tries to digest the incredible changes we have seen in society in the last year and a half - Me too, consent, Trump, the 8th and how divided everyone is online. Everyone welcome, snowflakes, the easily offended, those that complain…

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