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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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June 2019

VISUAL ARTS: BOUNDARIES – Kildare Arts Collective

Saturday 1st June, 2019 - 10:00 - Saturday 29th June, 2019 - 17:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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FREE

Following great success with a pop-up exhibition at JuneFest 2018, Kildare Art Collective present Boundaries, a group exhibition of contemporary art that that explores the notions of the places and spaces we observe and engage with in our daily lives. Through a diverse range of media including textile, photography, painting and sculpture this collaboration is an expansive exploration addressing each artist's individual experience and unique relationship with the county. Consideration is given to the idea that constant engagement with the…

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TALK: Irish Military Seminar

Friday 14th June, 2019 - 18:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Free event

3rd Irish Military Seminar Ireland has a long, proud military tradition. The aim of this third annual seminar is to look at all aspects of Irish military history, drawing chiefly on events and personnel from within our nation’s past. Friday, 14 June 18.00 – 21.00 p.m.  Reception followed by Jadotville with Leo Quinlan. The Battle of At Tiri, a panel discussion with special guests Wayne Fitzgerald and Irish UN veterans. SEE ALSO events on Saturday, 15 June - A Full…

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TALK: Irish Military Seminar

Saturday 15th June, 2019 - 09:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€5

3rd Irish Military Seminar Ireland has a long, proud military tradition. The aim of this third annual seminar is to look at all aspects of Irish military history, drawing chiefly on events and personnel from within our nation’s past. Saturday, 15 June 09.00 a.m. – 16.00 p.m. Full day of presentations from noted historians: Myles Dungan, Dr. Ruan O’Donnell, Dr. Leeann Lane, Dr. T. Ryle Dwyer, Des Ekin and Dr. Mary McAuliffe. Topics: The Battle of Kinsale; Dorothy Mcardle, Irish…

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CINEMA: At Eternity’s Gate

Monday 17th June, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6/€9

Julian Schnabel’s ravishingly tactile and luminous new film takes a fresh look at the last days of Vincent van Gogh, and in the process revitalises our sense of the artist as a living, feeling human being. At Eternity’s Gate is a journey inside the world and mind of a person who, despite skepticism, ridicule and illness, created some of the world’s most beloved and stunning works of art. This is not a forensic biography, but rather scenes based on Vincent…

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LOCAL ARTS: Riff Raff Drama present: The Will to Surprise

Wednesday 19th June, 2019 - 20:00
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One event on Thursday 20th June, 2019 at 8:00pm

One event on Friday 21st June, 2019 at 8:00pm

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€12/€10

Riff Raff Drama Group are back! The Newbridge drama group present the premiere of a hilarious new play, The Will to Surprise by Dave Tiernan, which will leave you in tears of laughter. Old Joe Murphy has passed away, his family are called to hear his last will and testament in his cottage in the country. As the squabbling family arrive to receive their inheritance, greed soon takes over to push them further apart, and the deceased has left a…

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LOCAL ARTS: Riff Raff Drama present: The Will to Surprise

Thursday 20th June, 2019 - 20:00
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One event on Thursday 20th June, 2019 at 8:00pm

One event on Friday 21st June, 2019 at 8:00pm

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€12/€10

Riff Raff Drama Group are back! The Newbridge drama group present the premiere of a hilarious new play, The Will to Surprise by Dave Tiernan, which will leave you in tears of laughter. Old Joe Murphy has passed away, his family are called to hear his last will and testament in his cottage in the country. As the squabbling family arrive to receive their inheritance, greed soon takes over to push them further apart, and the deceased has left a…

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EARLY YEARS: Baby Jam

Friday 21st June, 2019 - 11:00
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One event on Friday 26th April, 2019 at 12:15

One event on Friday 24th May, 2019 at 11:00am

One event on Friday 24th 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 21st June, 2019 - 12:15
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One event on Friday 26th April, 2019 at 12:15

One event on Friday 24th May, 2019 at 12:15pm

One event on Friday 24th 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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LOCAL ARTS: Riff Raff Drama present: The Will to Surprise

Friday 21st June, 2019 - 20:00
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One event on Thursday 20th June, 2019 at 8:00pm

One event on Friday 21st June, 2019 at 8:00pm

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€12/€10

Riff Raff Drama Group are back! The Newbridge drama group present the premiere of a hilarious new play, The Will to Surprise by Dave Tiernan, which will leave you in tears of laughter. Old Joe Murphy has passed away, his family are called to hear his last will and testament in his cottage in the country. As the squabbling family arrive to receive their inheritance, greed soon takes over to push them further apart, and the deceased has left a…

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FAMILY THEATRE: The Science Magic Show

Saturday 22nd June, 2019 - 14:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Family €36/€10

Prepare to enter the magical world of science! In the Science Magic Show over a dozen tricks are performed using everyday items and the scientific principles behind them are explained. Donal Vaughan, award-winning comedian and scientist, makes science fun for all the family. He makes the impossible possible – turns water upside down without spilling it, moves an object without touching it - and you can try all the tricks again at home with your young wizards. Ages 6+

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LOCAL ARTS: Kildare Youth Theatre presents The Small Hours

Saturday 22nd June, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€10/€6

This is a chance for local audiences to see The Small Hours by Katherine Soper prior to it being staged in the Dorfman in The National Theatre in London. The Small Hours captures a moment in the lives of 8 teenagers and then follows them through the decades, through climate change and a changing world, until the end of their lives. It is part of the National Theatre (London) Connections programme. The National select 10 productions from 300 to be…

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CINEMA: Wild Rose

Monday 24th June, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6/€9

Killarney actor Jessie Buckley blends her considerable musical and dramatic talents to impressive effect in this boisterous comedy/drama about raw talent, sass and chasing your dream. Rose-Lynn Harlan has a big, bold voice - and an attitude to match - which has fostered, within her, dreams of emulating the country singers she idolises. But her life decisions and circumstances don’t lend themselves to a career and fame in Nashville. Living in Glasgow, just released from a lengthy stint in jail…

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THEATRE: Aggy’s Anthem (Rehearsed Reading)

Wednesday 26th June, 2019 - 14:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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FREE, booking advised

Rehearsed reading of new play by Newbridge-based actor/writer Mary Ryan. Two worlds collide in the Meath Gaeltacht, when a song collector from inner city Dublin arrives for the local festival. Aggy (85) is a Kildare widow, determined to perform her songs and exhibit the lifetime of trophies she has won at local shows, despite neighbour Hunger Houlihan’s efforts to move her out. The high profile cast includes acclaimed storyteller Nuala Hayes (Ros na Rún TG4, Glenroe RTE), Ciaran McMahon (Game…

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LOCAL ARTS : Griese Youth Theatre

Friday 28th June, 2019 - 20:00
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One event on Saturday 29th June, 2019 at 8:00pm

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€10/€8

Our modern world is filled with challenges unique to our generation. Can I become famous? Do people pay enough attention to me? How can I stand out while still fitting in with everyone else? What perpetuates this desire for an unachievable level of perfection? Narcissism and its many guises will be explored in a series of plays by Griese Youth Theatre.

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LOCAL ARTS : Griese Youth Theatre

Saturday 29th June, 2019 - 20:00
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One event on Saturday 29th June, 2019 at 8:00pm

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€10/€8

Our modern world is filled with challenges unique to our generation. Can I become famous? Do people pay enough attention to me? How can I stand out while still fitting in with everyone else? What perpetuates this desire for an unachievable level of perfection? Narcissism and its many guises will be explored in a series of plays by Griese Youth Theatre.

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July 2019

WORKSHOP: Creative School Digital Media Arts Camp

Monday 1st July, 2019 - 10:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€120

Monday 1st to Friday 5th July, 10am-3pm CreateSchool present a multi discipline arts and crafts programme where children learn to make art with mobile digital technology. This STEAM based programme will encourage children to nurture their creativity with a variety of activities including stop motion animation, digital music making, photography & video, coding, podcasting and more. Children can follow their imagination, share their stories, realise their ideas and gain many new skills. Like all of CreateSchool programmes there is a…

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FAMILY THEATRE: Joe Daly -Children’s Magic and Illusion Show

Sunday 7th July, 2019 - 14:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Family €36/€10

Direct from his weekday magic show ‘abraKIDabra’ on RTÉjr, Joe Daly brings his children’s comedy magic and illusion show to the Riverbank Arts Centre. Suitable for children from 4-12, Joe will bring you on a rollercoaster ride of magic, illusion, comedy and fun. Joe’s show revitalises children’s entertainment, so much so that the adults will enjoy it as much as the young audience! Prepare yourself to be spellbound one minute and roaring laughing the next. Tables will fly, newspapers torn…

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WORKSHOP: Artzone Summer Camp

Monday 8th July, 2019 - 10:00 - Friday 12th July, 2019 - 14:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€100

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. 5 day camp,…

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WORKSHOP: Fighting Words Creative Writing Workshops

Saturday 13th July, 2019 - 10:30
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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FAMILY THEATRE: A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings

Saturday 20th July, 2019 - 12:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€8/€28 FAMILY

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 13+ €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 13+. 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

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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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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