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Seashells by Greg Sinclair

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Seashells, an intriguing exhibition by Greg Sinclair, invites viewers on a linguistic voyage through the whimsical world of tongue twisters. At the heart of this captivating display is a short video where Greg embarks on a linguistic adventure, reciting tongue twisters in various languages from Arabic to Urdu. With each repetition, Greg’s playful exploration of

Admission Free

Kildare County Council Decade of Commemorations – Bullet Points: Who, What, How We Commemorate

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Following a Decade of Commemorations in Co. Kildare, it is pertinent to examine how we commemorate; how we connect to events in our past; and what value there is in representation and re-enactment. The Decade of Commemorations Programme (2013–2023) provided opportunities to imagine the everyday experience of ordinary people living in extraordinary times, alongside the

Admission Free
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Music & Sensory Play with Catherine Hartnett

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Music and sensory play class for toddlers aged 1 to 3 years and parents in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Toddlers will be given the opportunity to learn through music, movement and play, and explore different textures and sounds. This class, led by music teacher Catherine Hartnett promotes adult-child interaction as well as interactions between

€10
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Newbridge Drama Group Presents Blithe Spirit by Noel Coward

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Newbridge Drama Group are delighted to present Noel Coward’s BLITHE SPIRIT. Written during the dark War years of 1941, Coward’s classic comedy of high spirits, glorious satire and sophisticated banter is one of his best-loved plays. When an eccentric medium inadvertently conjures up the ghostly first wife of happily married novelist Charles, all hell breaks

€15 – €18
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Sketchbook Club with Kate Escolin

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Sketchbook Club is a monthly event that encourages fun and playful art-making whilst also building a community of new, old, professional or hobby artists! The goal is to provide a safe space to create art in a relaxed environment. Make some art, make a friend, or just unwind on a Thursday evening. All art materials

Pay What You Can
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Newbridge Drama Group Presents Blithe Spirit by Noel Coward

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Newbridge Drama Group are delighted to present Noel Coward’s BLITHE SPIRIT. Written during the dark War years of 1941, Coward’s classic comedy of high spirits, glorious satire and sophisticated banter is one of his best-loved plays. When an eccentric medium inadvertently conjures up the ghostly first wife of happily married novelist Charles, all hell breaks

€15 – €18
Recurring

Newbridge Drama Group Presents Blithe Spirit by Noel Coward

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Newbridge Drama Group are delighted to present Noel Coward’s BLITHE SPIRIT. Written during the dark War years of 1941, Coward’s classic comedy of high spirits, glorious satire and sophisticated banter is one of his best-loved plays. When an eccentric medium inadvertently conjures up the ghostly first wife of happily married novelist Charles, all hell breaks

€15 – €18
Recurring

Newbridge Drama Group Presents Blithe Spirit by Noel Coward

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Newbridge Drama Group are delighted to present Noel Coward’s BLITHE SPIRIT. Written during the dark War years of 1941, Coward’s classic comedy of high spirits, glorious satire and sophisticated banter is one of his best-loved plays. When an eccentric medium inadvertently conjures up the ghostly first wife of happily married novelist Charles, all hell breaks

€15 – €18

The Taste of Things (La Passion de Dodin Bouffant)

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

1880s France. For over 20 years skilled cook Eugénie (Binoche) has worked for gourmet chef Dodin (Magimel), with the two living under the same roof. As they reach middle-age, they can no longer deny that their professional relationship and shared passion for cooking has become something more. But Eugénie wants to keep her independence, and

€5 – €9
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The Odd Theatre Company Presents Hamlet

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

The Odd Theatre Company is delighted to present William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, widely regarded as one of the greatest plays ever written. For over 400 years this epic tale of deceit, love, and revenge has enraptured audiences and has perhaps done more than any of his works to earn Shakespeare his place is the preeminent playwright

€15 – €20
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The Odd Theatre Company Presents Hamlet

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

The Odd Theatre Company is delighted to present William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, widely regarded as one of the greatest plays ever written. For over 400 years this epic tale of deceit, love, and revenge has enraptured audiences and has perhaps done more than any of his works to earn Shakespeare his place is the preeminent playwright

€15 – €20

Intro to Comics Workshop with Kate Escolin

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

An introduction into comic making for new comic artists! Encouraging kids to write is no easy feat but comics are one of the best mediums for storytelling. In this 90 minute workshop they will learn about the key basics on how to create their own comic strip! From page layouts and panels, speech bubbles and

€10
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The Odd Theatre Company Presents Hamlet

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

The Odd Theatre Company is delighted to present William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, widely regarded as one of the greatest plays ever written. For over 400 years this epic tale of deceit, love, and revenge has enraptured audiences and has perhaps done more than any of his works to earn Shakespeare his place is the preeminent playwright

€15 – €20
Recurring

Fighting Words for Secondary School

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

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 School: Monday 12th February, 10:30am Monday 8th April, 10:30am Monday 29th April, 10:30am Monday 13th May, 10:30am

free, booking essential

American Fiction

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Monk is a respected novelist and English literature professor. However when his latest book fails to attract publishers because it is not “Black enough”, the frustrated writer pens a new novel under a pseudonym, whose story includes every Black stereotype he can think of! But the plan backfires when the book is immediately snapped up

€5 – €9

Let It Be A Tale

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

a spoken word performance by Rafeef Ziadah with live music by Phil Monsour, in memory of Palestinian poet and educator Refaat Alareer. Palestinian poet and spoken word artist Rafeef Ziadah brings her powerful catalogue of poetry to the stage featuring selections from her latest album "Three Generations" and earlier works from "We Teach Life". With

€18 – €20

European Poetry Festival Ireland

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

A special event offering a unique approach to poetry in performance: 5 poets/artists based in Ireland and 4 visiting poets/artists from the rest of Europe pair up to produce brand new, specially commissioned collaborative works to premiere on the night. Representing a legacy of poet Christodoulos Makris' spell as Writer in Residence at Maynooth University

Free

Jack Lukeman – Echo On

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Jack Lukeman, affectionately known as Jack L, has just announced a new regional tour following the smashing success of his latest album Echo On. The highly anticipated tour guarantees an unforgettable kaleidoscope of performances, each radiating with the electrifying energy and raw passion that embody Jack Lukeman’s music. Tickets on sale Thursday 26th October, 10am.

€28

Fred & Alice

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Love in the time of OCD written by award winning writer John Sheehy performed by Ciaran Bermingham and Cora Fenton Fred & Alice is a blistering head wreck played at a hilarious pace! It’s not easy to get by in this crazy old world, is it? But Fred and Alice have discovered that all you

€14 – €16
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SCHOOLS: Kildare Youth Theatre Presents King Lear

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

The government of one of the most powerful nations in the world is on the edge of collapse. An autocrat, driven by vanity, pride, and losing his grip on reality, charts a path which will have consequences for generations to come. Unwilling to heed those brave enough to speak the truth, his power soon falls

€5
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Kildare Youth Theatre Presents King Lear

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

The government of one of the most powerful nations in the world is on the edge of collapse. An autocrat, driven by vanity, pride, and losing his grip on reality, charts a path which will have consequences for generations to come. Unwilling to heed those brave enough to speak the truth, his power soon falls

€5 – €10

Digital Illustration with Procreate Workshop

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Bring your imagination to life with digital illustration! A comprehensive guide on everything you need to know to get started with Procreate. Get to know your tools and all the cool features on Procreate to start your digital art journey off on the right foot! Requirements And iPad, preferably a newer one (iPad Pro, iPad

€10
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SCHOOLS: Kildare Youth Theatre Presents King Lear

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

The government of one of the most powerful nations in the world is on the edge of collapse. An autocrat, driven by vanity, pride, and losing his grip on reality, charts a path which will have consequences for generations to come. Unwilling to heed those brave enough to speak the truth, his power soon falls

€5
Recurring

Kildare Youth Theatre Presents King Lear

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

The government of one of the most powerful nations in the world is on the edge of collapse. An autocrat, driven by vanity, pride, and losing his grip on reality, charts a path which will have consequences for generations to come. Unwilling to heed those brave enough to speak the truth, his power soon falls

€5 – €10

8th Irish Military Seminar: Book Launch & Talk

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

19:00 Book Launch Join authors James Durney, Mario Corrigan and John O'Byrne for the launch of their book The Colour of Kildare 1913-1923 . This event will start at 7pm sharp, no booking necessary.   20:00 Missing in Action: The 50-year search for Ireland’s lost soldier In almost 70 years of Irish peacekeeping missions with

Free event

8th Irish Military Seminar – Saturday 11th May

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

9.00-9.30 Registration, Refreshments and Bookshop 9.30  Welcome 9.40-10.20 This land of ire. The Nine Years’ War in Ireland, 1593-1603 Dr. James O’Neill The Nine Years’ War was one of the most traumatic and bloody conflicts in the history of Ireland. Encroachment on the liberties of the Irish lords by the English crown caused Hugh O’Neill,

free

STEPPING THE LAND

Off-site event Kildare, Ireland

Co-directed by Choreographer Philippa Donnellan and Theatre Artist Ruth Lehane A culmination to Philippa’s Kildare Dance Residency 2023 - 2024, this fresh mud-and-wellies dance theatre performance digs into our fragile connection to the natural world. Created with members of the local community and performed on a farm in south Kildare, it is a glimpse into

free event, advanced booking only
Recurring

STEPPING THE LAND

Off-site event Kildare, Ireland

Co-directed by Choreographer Philippa Donnellan and Theatre Artist Ruth Lehane A culmination to Philippa’s Kildare Dance Residency 2023 - 2024, this fresh mud-and-wellies dance theatre performance digs into our fragile connection to the natural world. Created with members of the local community and performed on a farm in south Kildare, it is a glimpse into

free event, advanced booking only
Recurring

Fighting Words for Secondary School

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

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 School: Monday 12th February, 10:30am Monday 8th April, 10:30am Monday 29th April, 10:30am Monday 13th May, 10:30am

free, booking essential

The Zone of Interest

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

In the grounds of Auschwitz, commandant Rudolf Höss and his family live in luxury. As unspeakable atrocities unfold in the concentration camp, the family members go about their lives - wilfully ignoring the ever-present sounds of terrible things happening just over their garden wall. The Zone of Interest - director Jonathan Glazer’s first film since

€5 – €9

Music & Sensory Play with Catherine Hartnett

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Music and sensory play class for toddlers aged 1 to 3 years and parents in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Toddlers will be given the opportunity to learn through music, movement and play, and explore different textures and sounds. This class, led by music teacher Catherine Hartnett promotes adult-child interaction as well as interactions between

€10

SPECIAL SCREENING: The Need To GROW

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

In a race against the end of farmable soil, three individuals fight for change in the industry of agricultural food production, calling for a revolution. The Need to GROW delivers alarming evidence on the importance of healthy soil — revealing not only the potential of localised food production working with nature, but our opportunity as

€5 – €9

Pan Pan’s Cascando by Samuel Beckett

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Accompany Samuel Beckett’s curious figures into an uncertain future. Attired in dark cloaks and given headphones, audiences are guided through a rhythmic, immersive, group choreographical experience. First broadcast in 1963, Cascando begins with the curious character Opener (Daniel Reardon) setting the scene: the month of May, a time of “reawakening”.  The Opener commands two other

€10

Bullet Points Panel Discussion

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Join Bullet Points exhibition curator Paula Barrett as she chairs a panel discussion with artists Patricia Hurl, Dominic Thorpe, Michael James Rowley, and member of Lord Edward’s Own Re-enactment Group, Monasterevin Barry Walsh. The discussion will be centred around the exhibition and the who, what and how we commemorate.   Irish artist Patricia Hurl studied at the

free event, booking essential

SCHOOLS: Artist Talk with Greg Sinclair

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Led by creator and artist Greg Sinclair, this unique talk will offer students an insight into the inspiration, process and creative production of the Seashells film and exhibition. Greg will explore tongue twisters from around the world in a playful and performative way. Inviting students to share tongue twisters of their own...the sillier the better! 

free, booking essential

Sightless Cinema

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

- audio plays in the dark- by Sightless Cinema with Ciarán Taylor ‘Spectacular performance…a thoroughly immersive experience’ Meath Chronicle Sightless Cinema - an evening of audio plays in the dark is a fun filled programme of short surround sound audio plays, where all the pictures are in your head! Optional blindfolds provided, for an immersive sound experience. Featuring a surprising and entertaining mix

€5 – €9

National Drawing Day 2024 with Gráinne Bath Enright

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Join artist Gráinne Bath Enright on National Drawing Day as she hosts a free drop-in workshop which aims to inspire and encourage creative spirits of all ages! Gráinne will provide tips on the essentials, such as how to simplify shapes and develop various drawing and sketching techniques. Gráinne’s informal workshop aims to inspire you to

Free, drop-in

Crazy Crafts and Whimsical Words with Greg Sinclair

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Join us for this fun-filled workshop! ‘Seashells’ creator Greg Sinclair invites you and your family for 90mins of creativity and connection - where channelling your silliness is a must. The workshop is participatory, engaging and fun for children and adults alike. Together families will view the ‘Seashells’ film, gathering inspiration from the exquisite costumes and

€10

Ballymore Eustace Concert Band

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Ballymore Eustace Concert Band presents an evening of music with a repertoire featuring movie scores, marches, popular classical music and rock/pop pieces arranged for wind band. Expect everything from Sousa to Neil Diamond to The Incredibles soundtrack!

€12 – €15
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Fighting Words for Secondary School

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

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 School: Monday 12th February, 10:30am Monday 8th April, 10:30am Monday 29th April, 10:30am Monday 13th May, 10:30am

free, booking essential

Priscilla

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

When teenager Priscilla Beaulieu meets rock-and-roll star Elvis Presley at a party on a German army base in 1959, the two form a deep connection. Allies in loneliness, they become best friends. As their long courtship grows into a turbulent marriage, Priscilla - portrayed with extraordinary poise and strength by Cailee Spaeny - experiences isolation

€5 – €9

Brigid, Gobnait & Sheela-na-Gig with Edel Meade

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Edel Meade from Co. Tipperary is one of Ireland's leading performers, noted for her stunning voice and mesmerising live performances. Join her for a very special solo concert performance weaving together a beautiful selection of music, stories and songs related to Brigid, Gobnait and Sheela-na-gig, drawing from Irish folklore and mythology and premiering a brand

€10 – €12
Recurring

Sketchbook Club with Kate Escolin

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Sketchbook Club is a monthly event that encourages fun and playful art-making whilst also building a community of new, old, professional or hobby artists! The goal is to provide a safe space to create art in a relaxed environment. Make some art, make a friend, or just unwind on a Thursday evening. All art materials

Pay What You Can

Emma Doran – Dilemma!

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

It’s the post-apocalyptic world. There’s only one contraceptive pill left. Do you give it to your 20-year-old daughter or keep it for yourself? Is it better to be a 40-year-old grandmother or a 40-year-old new Mum. These are the dilemmas facing Emma Doran aged 39 and 7/8’s, even though the most obvious outcome is neither.

€25

Paddy Cullivan – I CAN’T BELIEVE IT’S NOT IRELAND

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Join Paddy on a hilariously insightful journey through the history of partition and the Ireland of the future... Imagine this. It's 2032. The people have spoken on both sides of the border and Ireland is a brand new 32-county country. There's a new flag. A new anthem. There's even a new capital! As Unionists holiday in

€18