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June 2017

Visual Arts: Home Is Where The Art Is

Wednesday 7th June, 2017 - Monday 31st July, 2017
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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FREE

Throughout the Junefest Festival, in celebration of creativity, community and children, Riverbank Arts Centre is inviting primary school class groups to work with us, and a number of talented artists, to create pieces of art which will form an exciting exhibition in our Children’s Gallery in the month of June. Following a call out for participants, Riverbank Arts Centre will provide each school with a creative brief and timeframe in which to create a large scale piece of art. Each…

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July 2017

MUSIC: Hothouse Flowers (Acoustic)

Saturday 22nd July, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€30

Something amazing happens when Hothouse Flowers step onto the stage – something that has been shaped by over thirty years of singing and playing all over the world, yet no two shows have ever been the same! There is a sense of musical adventure - an impulse to reach new heights and depths in music where the unspoken aim is that the band and the audience become one and the world becomes a different place for a while. Hothouse Flowers…

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Brick Flix: Ninja Summer

Monday 24th July, 2017 - Friday 28th July, 2017
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€85

Join the Createschool team for another Stop Motion Workshop and discover some new techniques that will help improve your own stop motion masterpieces. There is lots to learn, whether you are new to the world of Brick Flicks or a regular attendee who wants to brush up on your skills. We will take your favourite Lego Minifigures and put them into Ninja training camp. All equipment and materials are supplied but for maximum awesomeness please bring along your favourite Ninja…

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Digital Animation Workshop

Monday 24th July, 2017 - Friday 28th July, 2017
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€85

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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MUSIC: Freddie White

Friday 28th July, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€18

Freddie White has long been synonymous with music of the highest quality. Whether interpreting songs by his favorite writers, such as Randy Newman, Tom Waits, John Hiatt and Guy Clark, or performing his own classy compositions, Freddie’s live performances are nothing short of legendary. Freddie has been part of the fabric of the live music scene in Ireland since the 1970’s and his albums continue to sell well, amongst his loyal and newfound fan base. His keen ear for quality…

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FAMILY CINEMA: Trolls

Saturday 29th July, 2017 - 2:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€4

From the creators of Shrek comes DreamWorks Animation’s Trolls, a smart, funny and irreverent comedy about the search for happiness, and just how far some will go to get it. This hilarious film transports audiences to a colorful, wondrous world populated by the overly optimistic Trolls, who have a constant dance in their step and a song on their lips, and the comically pessimistic Bergens, who are only happy when they have trolls in their stomachs. After the Bergens invade…

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August 2017

Artzone Summer Camp-August

Monday 14th August, 2017 - Friday 18th August, 2017
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€80

Artzone Summer camps are planned and delivered by qualified and experienced art teachers, specialists in their fields of art. Our design team are developing four brand new creative and challenging portfolios of art, crafts, stories & games based  on some very cool themes to rival last year's hugely successful summer art camp programme. Each portfolio is researched and designed based on the Primary Schools Visual Arts Curriculum to maximise creativity, learning and fun for boys & girls. Camps run Monday…

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FAMILY CINEMA: Sing

Saturday 26th August, 2017 - 2:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€4

Set in a world like ours but entirely inhabited by animals, Sing stars Buster Moon, a dapper Koala who presides over a once-grand theatre that has fallen on hard times. Buster is an eternal optimist-okay, maybe a bit of a scoundrel-who loves his theatre above all and will do anything to preserve it. Now facing the crumbling of his life's ambition, he has one final chance to restore his fading jewel to its former glory by producing the world's greatest…

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October 2017

David O’Doherty: Big Time

Saturday 7th October, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€18/16

David O'Doherty – the Aldi Bublé, the Ryanair Enya – is delighted to present an evening of his latest jokes and songs in Newbridge. David has spent the last year on tour round America with Flight of the Conchords and performed at the Edinburgh Fringe and Melbourne Comedy Festival. Over Christmas he sold out a record-breaking eleven nights at Whelan's, and has just completed his largest ever UK tour. When not on tour, O'Doherty is a regular panel member on Channel 4’s 8 Out of 10…

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The Fureys

Thursday 12th October, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€25
The Fureys Live in Concert

The Fureys make a welcome return to Riverbank Arts Centre, having played the venue to sold out crowds previously. The band was formed in 1978 literally by accident. George, Paul and Davey were playing in Denmark with their own band called the Buskers and Eddie and Finbar, while touring in Germany were involved in a road accident. When George and Paul got news of the accident they immediately travelled to Germany to be with their brothers. They then decided that…

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The Illegals with Niamh Kavanagh

Friday 20th October, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€20

The Illegals are back touring with a new line up of songs to celebrate the 40th anniversary of two iconic rock albums –  Rumours and Hotel California. Fronted by former Eurovision winner (and now Irish Celebrity Masterchef champion!) Niamh Kavanagh, The Illegals will be ‘cooking up a storm’ at Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge in an entertaining three hours of vocal harmony, superb musicianship, unforgettable songs and great fun. Songs like Gold Dust Woman, Wasted Time, Second Hand News, Life In…

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Duke Special – Hallow

Friday 27th October, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€18/16
Duke Special live Riverbank Arts Centre

Seamus Heaney described his friend, the poet Michael Longley, as: 'a keeper of the artistic estate, a custodian of griefs and wonders'. On this very special tour, Duke Special will be performing songs and music based on the poetry of this influential and renowned Belfast writer.  Longley's poems are full of gentleness, honesty, mischief and love and are peppered with a cast of artists, animals, flowers, friends and long forgotten soldiers.  As ever, Duke Special is mining a new seam…

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November 2017

TALK: Living a Wild Life with Colin Stafford-Johnson

Wednesday 15th November, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€15/12
Living a Wild Life with Colin Stafford-Johnson

Join multi-award winning wildlife cameraman and presenter Colin Stafford-Johnson for an evening of hair raising stories from 30 years filming in some of the wildest places left on earth. How can viewing a pen and ink sketch of a tropical bird at the age of six change your life? How do you become a wildlife cameraman? How do you end up naming the world's most famous tiger? What are the challenges filming the wild, the weird and the wonderful? Filming…

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December 2017

Vladimir & Anton

Sunday 3rd December, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€20/18

Vladimir & Anton are back to wow audiences with more of their flamboyance, charm, wit and virtuosic skill. Join them on this sentimental journey as the duelling brothers premiere brand new arrangements of well-known songs that we’ve all grown up with. Vladimir and Anton are Slovakian sibling musicians with a shared rare gift – mastery of the classical violin. These young virtuosi have been playing together for almost twenty years. Described by the London Evening Standard as, “the Nigel Kennedy’s…

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