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April 2016

The Fantastical Time Travelling Library Bus

Saturday 16th April, 2016
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€3

Animagination Festival presents:  The Fantastical Time Travelling Library Bus with Moonfish Theatre “If we want to release the trapped moments of history, we have to do it now. This might be our only chance!” Welcome to the Fantastical Time Travelling Library Bus - this is no ordinary Library Bus! The books in this bus are doorways to the past – open one, and you never know where you might end up... Moonfish Theatre, Riverbank Arts Centre, and Kildare Library Services…

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Mega Story Doodle Workshop

Saturday 16th April, 2016 - 10:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€3

Animagination Festival presents The Mega Doodle workshop with animator and illustrator Marten Jonmark Come along and get involved with our interactive Monster Doodle! Meet animator and illustrator Marten Jonmark and create the scariest, meanest monster you’ve ever seen! Stretch out and show off your drawing and colouring skills in a huge group drawing session on one massive colouring sheet with your family and friends! Swedish Director/Storyboard artist/Animator/Designer Mårten Jönmark worked as an illustrator before moving to Edinburgh, Scotland in 1999…

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Family Cinema: Shorts for Wee Ones

Saturday 16th April, 2016 - 12:30
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€3

Animagination Festival presents Shorts for Wee Ones We know your little ones like nothing more than a colourful collection of animated stories from around the world. So we’ve looked high and low and found these wee treasures from Belgium, Brazil, Germany, the USA, France and the UK. You’ll meet a baby lamb who definitely thinks outside the field, an elephant who dreams of riding a shiny new bicycle and a cartoon stick-man who refuses to stay on the page. There is…

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Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Saturday 16th April, 2016 - 14:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€3

Animagination Festival presents: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory The story of Charlie Bucket, a little boy with no money and a good heart, trying to win a tour of a local chocolate factory with its eccentric owner. This delightful original musical version of Roald Dahl's much-loved book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory needs no introduction. Director: Mel Stuart Country: USA Year: 1971 Running Time:100 mins Cert: G Language: English Starring: Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Peter Ostrum, Roy Kinnear

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Discover the World of Pop-uppetry!

Saturday 16th April, 2016 - 14:30
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€5

Animagination Festival presents Discover the World of Pop-uppetry! with Moonfish Theatre Following on from their premier of the Fantastical Time Travelling Library Bus - an immersive show created with the support of Riverbank Arts Centre and the Kildare Library Services, Moonfish Theatre are hosting a workshop in the wonderful world of pop-uppetry! Pop-up books and cards have amazed and entertained us for hundreds of years. How do they work? Come find out in this hands-on workshop where members of Moonfish Theatre…

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The Magic Bookshop

Sunday 17th April, 2016
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€5

Animagination Festival presents: THE MAGIC BOOKSHOP From Monkeyshine Theatre in Association with Roscommon Arts Centre Welcome to The Magic Bookshop! It’s a treasure trove of wonders where old books flock together and their stories hop from the pages. Peter and John work at the new arrivals desk. Great heaps of books have to be sorted and categorized and sometimes sent to the dreaded shredder. The two friends do their very best to make sure every book gets a new life and…

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What’s the Story? Workshop

Sunday 17th April, 2016 - 10:30
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€12

Animagination Festival presents: Storybook Workshop with illustrator Sarah Whelan. This workshop is a first stop shop for budding illustrators and writers who are looking to make their stories come to life. Making a Storyboard is the initial stage of cartoon or movie planning. Much like when making a storybook, you must first plan out what is going to happen in your story and have an idea of what this will look like. In this illustration and design workshop Illustrator, Sarah Whelan,…

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Create Your Own Revolting Story Villian Workshop

Sunday 17th April, 2016 - 14:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€10

Animagination Festival presents: Create your own Revolting Story-Villain! With Simone Schuemmelfeder Every good story needs a villain and Roald Dahl was a master in creating the most revolting, scary and yet funny villains! Just think of Miss Trunchbull, the horrible principal in Dahl’s book “Matilda” or of the dreadful giants Bonecruncher and Meatdripper in “The BFG” whose names alone make you shudder. In this workshop we will take a closer look at some of Dahl’s fantastic villains and figure out what it…

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April 2017

Animagination: Triple Bill -The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo’s Child & Room On The Broom

Friday 14th April, 2017 - 11:30
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€4

Triple Bill : The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo’s Child & Room On The Broom The Gruffalo The Gruffalo tells the magical tale of a mouse who takes a walk through the woods in search of a nut. Encountering three predators who all wish to eat him the plucky mouse has to use his wits to survive.  He announces that he is meeting a monster with terrible features, a ‘Gruffalo’, and the three predators are each panicked into running away. But then…

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Animagination: Create your own Mini Comic Book with Fintan Taite

Friday 14th April, 2017 - 12:30
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€10

Create your own Mini Comic Book with Fintan Taite   In this fun workshop learn how to write, draw and make your own comics with award-winning cartoonist and illustrator Fintan Taite. Beginning with story and character design, Fintan takes you through all the fun steps involved in producing your very own mini comic! Duration 90 mins,  Ages 10+

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Animagination: The BFG

Friday 14th April, 2017 - 14:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€4

The BFG Steven Spielberg directs this adaptation of Roald Dahl's novel starring Mark Rylance as the Big Friendly Giant. The film follows Sophie (Ruby Barnhill) as she is whisked away from her orphanage by the BFG and taken to Giant Country where she is immediately at risk of being eaten by the other, larger giants, including Fleshlumpeater (Jemaine Clement) and Bloodbottler (Bill Hader). Together, Sophie and the BFG go on an adventure to Dream Country where they capture dreams for…

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Animagination: Toddler Workshop with Beth O Halloran

Saturday 15th April, 2017 - 10:30
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€7

Toddler Workshop with Beth O Halloran These workshops are designed for young children working together with their grown-up. Visual artist Beth O’Halloran will guide these fun and creative sessions. Together you will explore colour, shapes and storytelling in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Come and join in a morning of fun with your little one. The theme for April is shower and puddle paintings! Using April weather as our inspiration we will use very simple printing and painting techniques to explore…

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Animagination: Shorts for Wee Ones 2017

Saturday 15th April, 2017 - 11:30
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€4

 These magical tales will delight children age 3+ and are a colourful introduction to the cinema experience as well as moving image literacy. These little gems are from around the world, including Germany, France, Switzerland, Hungary and the USA. All these short films are in English or are dialogue free, except one where French is spoken but the storytelling is superbly visual. All the films will be accessible for everyone.   Additional Information: Various countries 2014-15 / 45m / Age…

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Animagination: Book Cover Illustration Workshop with Olwyn Whelan

Saturday 15th April, 2017 - 12:30
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€10

Design and illustrate a cover for your favourite story or book Workshop with Illustrator Olwyn Whelan. Olwyn will show some examples of her work and explain the process involved in illustrating her picture books. The children will then design and illustrate their own design from a favourite story or book. Suitable for ages 6+, duration 90mins.

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Animagination: Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them

Saturday 15th April, 2017 - 14:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€4

Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is an all-new adventure returning us to the wizarding world created by J.K. Rowling. The movie opens in 1926 as Newt Scamander has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident…were it not for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) named Jacob, a misplaced…

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Animagination: Monster Mash Workshop with illustrator Sarah Whelan

Monday 17th April, 2017 - 11:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€10

Come along and get involved with this spectacularly scary workshop. This is the perfect workshop to let your creativity go wild! Illustrator Sarah Whelan will host this workshop and will be encouraging everyone to get creative and create their own marvelous monster or curious creature. This is a great chance to make some crazy collages of all types of monsters. This workshop is suitable for ages 6+, duration 90 mins.

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Animagination: A Monster Calls

Monday 17th April, 2017 - 13:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€4

A visually spectacular drama based on the hugely popular book by Patrick Ness follows 12-year-old Conor dealing with his mother's  illness, a less-than-sympathetic grandmother and bullying classmates. Conor finds a most unlikely ally when a Monster appears at his bedroom window. Ancient, wild, and relentless, the Monster guides Conor on a journey of courage, faith, and truth.     Director: J. A. Bayona/ United Kingdom, USA, Spain/2016 / 112mins/ Cert: 12A Cast: Sigourney Weaver, Felicity Jones, Toby Kebbell, Lewis MacDougall, Liam Neeson. Language:…

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April 2018

Animagination Festival 2018

Saturday 21st April, 2018 - Tuesday 24th April, 2018
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
ANIMAGINATION 2018

Join us once again for our annual Animagination Festival! We've got screenings, workshops, authors events....... Saturday 21st April: 10am: WORKSHOP: Imagine a New World of Characters – mixed media collage workshop 11.30am: WORKSHOP: Drawing fun with illustrator Tarsila Krüse – in association with CBI Bold Girls 11.30am: FAMILY CINEMA: Thomas & Friends Journey Beyond Sordor 1.30pm: WORKSHOP: Make Your Own Stop-Motion Animation 2pm: FAMILY CINEMA: Mary and the Witches Flower Sunday 22nd April: 10am WORKSHOP: Make Your Own Stop-Motion Animation…

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May 2019

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 visual artist Marta Golubowska  for a workshop in which the youngest artists (along with their parents and guardians) will create a multi-sensory story.  Participants will create a collaborative collage on one giant piece of paper. The children will be invited to use their imagination in to make textures and mixtures of colours to create the wildest fairylands. There will be painting, sticking, stamping involved in making this creation (so please wear suitable clothes!).…

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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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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. David and Penny arrive in a strange new home in a forest. Other creatures live here – magical creatures – like Pog. He’s one of the First Folk, tasked with protecting the boundary between the worlds. Packed with fantastical monsters, vibrant characters and…

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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 visual artist Marta Golubowska  for a workshop in which the youngest artists (along with their parents and guardians) will create a multi-sensory story.  Participants will create a collaborative collage on one giant piece of paper. The children will be invited to use their imagination in to make textures and mixtures of colours to create the wildest fairylands. There will be painting, sticking, stamping involved in making this creation (so please wear suitable clothes!).…

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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

One event on Saturday 13th July, 2019 at 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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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

Come and join Dan Colley, Artistic Director of acclaimed theatre company Collapsing Horse, for a fun, intergenerational storytelling and puppetry workshop. What can grandparents and grandchildren learn from each other’s stories? How can you work with puppets to tell a story? This workshop is inspired by Collapsing Horse’s forthcoming production, A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings, which based on a short story by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. This is the first grandparent and grandchild (9-13 years) workshop we have hosted,…

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ANIMAGINATION: Fighting Words Creative Writing Workshops

Saturday 11th May, 2019 - 13:00
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

One event on Saturday 13th July, 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 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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€4

The countryside isn't always as calm and peaceful as it's made out to be, and the animals in this neighbourhood can't help but ruffle a few feathers. With tales including a fox who unwittingly mothers a family of chicks, a rabbit who plays the stork and a duck who steps in as Santa Claus, if you think life in the country is a walk in the park, think again! From the creators of the Academy Award-nominated Ernest and Celestine, and…

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ANIMAGINATION SCREENING:How To Train Your Dragon

Saturday 11th May, 2019 - 15:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€4

From DreamWorks Animation comes a surprising tale about growing up, finding the courage to face the unknown… and how nothing can ever train you to let go. What began as an unlikely friendship between an adolescent Viking and a fearsome Night Fury dragon, has become an epic adventure spanning their lives. Now chief and ruler of Berk alongside Astrid, Hiccup has created a gloriously chaotic dragon utopia. When the sudden appearance of female Light Fury coincides with the darkest threat…

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