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April 2021

ONLINE WORKSHOP: Eco Mindfulness with Future Makers

Saturday 10th April, 2021 - 11:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€5

Riverbank Arts Centre has joined forces with the Future Makers’ Collective to bring you ‘Eco Mindfulness’. In this one-hour virtual workshop, we will be exploring practical ways to look after our planet and our mental health through games, exercises and challenges that you can do from the comfort of your own home. This workshop will be conducted over Zoom and is suitable for children between the ages of ten and twelve, with an eagerness to learn about environmental wellbeing. https://youtu.be/IVMeA5gOCXc…

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FAMILY: Shenanigans in the Wild with Paul Timoney and Kyle Riley

Sunday 18th April, 2021 - 11:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€10 per family

The shenanigan series of shows brings the fun and engagement of a live performance into the comfort of your living room with the power of ZOOM. We’re headed outside for some fresh air, the sound of birdsong, and the sun warming your face. That’s right, it’s ‘Shenanigans In The Wild’. Nature springs to life in a series of poems exploring various aspects of the world around us. There’s going to be rockin’ and boppin’ with tunes to get you hoppin’.…

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May 2021

FAMILY: Shenanigans in Space with Paul Timoney and Kyle Riley

Sunday 23rd May, 2021 - 11:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€10 per family

The shenanigan series of shows brings the fun and engagement of a live performance into the comfort of your living room with the power of ZOOM.  Shenanigan duo Paul Timoney & Kyle Riley are shooting for the stars with ‘Shenanigans in Space’ - expect space-themed songs, stories and more! What happens when a farmer expands his crops across the Solar System? Find out in ‘Cosmic Cabbage’. In ‘Rocket Vacation’, our lovely little blue dot is a favourite holiday  spot for Aliens…

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June 2021

FAMILY: Observational Storytelling with Sarah Bowie

Saturday 12th June, 2021 - 12:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland

In this online tutorial with cartoonist, writer, and co-founder of The Comics Lab Sarah Bowie, Sarah will show how to take ordinary, everyday life and turn it into material for compelling storytelling! Use this as an opportunity to look beyond the surface of our seemingly mundane lives, and find the potential stories within. Sarah will explore different ways of observing - observing ourselves (our moods, thoughts, activities and conversations); observing others (family members, neighbours, strangers, wildlife and pets), and observing…

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FAMILY: Opowiadania Super Paua/ Warsztat Rodzinny

Saturday 26th June, 2021 - 10:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€5 per family

In this workshop we’ll be listening to KLOSZ, one of the Opowiadania Super Paua, and doing a creative task together. KLOSZ is the exciting story of a child and their aunt on a train journey, who discover the train is filled with magical creatures on a mission of their own... This event will be delivered in Polish and English. Following the event, you will receive a link to the rest of the stories for you and your family to enjoy.…

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September 2021

FAMILY: Kyle Riley – Little Folk On Tour

Sunday 12th September, 2021 - 12:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€10

Kyle is back with his engaging, entertaining, and energetic show Little Folk On-Tour. He leads your children on a musical adventure playing his catchy original tunes, pop songs and traditional children’s music. Here the kids don’t just listen to the music, they become a part of the show. Come and join Kyle and make BIG NOISE! For under 8s, your rock toddlers and little boppers in between.

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FAMILY: A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings

Saturday 18th September, 2021 - 16:00
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One event on Saturday 18th September, 2021 at 16:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€8/€28 (family ticket)

Gabriel García Márquez's darkly comic tale, brought to the stage for children and adults to share. In a kitchen, in a theatre, two storytellers and their audience find something remarkable — a very old man with enormous wings. The wise neighbour woman tells us he’s an angel. The priest says he’s an imposter. Pilgrims flock to see him, hoping to be healed by him, hoping for a gawp. They leave with something different than what they expected. Adapted from Gabriel…

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FAMILY CINEMA: Peter Rabbit 2

Saturday 25th September, 2021 - 14:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€5

The lovable rogue is back.  Bea, Thomas, and the rabbits have created a makeshift family, but despite his best efforts, Peter can’t seem to shake his mischievous reputation … Adventuring out of the garden, Peter finds himself in a world where his mischief is appreciated, but when his family risks everything to come looking for him, Peter must figure out what kind of bunny he wants to be. Rose Byrne, Domhnall Gleeson and James Corden as the voice of Peter…

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October 2021

FAMILY: CBI Online Book Clinics

Saturday 2nd October, 2021 - 11:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
FREE, booking essential

Riverbank Arts Centre is partnering with Children's Books Ireland on FREE online book clinics on Saturday 2nd October, 11am-3pm. Are you a young reader? Looking for a new series to delve into? Feeling uninspired by your bookshelves at home? Do you need a prescription for an exciting new read? Then pop into the virtual Book Clinic! Visit the Book Doctor and consult on your favourite reads – come away with a prescription for your next book which you can take…

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EARLY YEARS: Shimmer

Friday 8th October, 2021 - 10:30
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One event on Saturday 9th October, 2021 at 10:30

One event on Saturday 9th October, 2021 at 12:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€10 (baby & adult)

A dance show for audiences of babies aged 3-12 months. Full of silver, light and wonder, Shimmer is a unique, dream-like dance show for audiences of babies and their adults. Shimmer invites its audiences into an immersive reflective space created by Katie Davenport animated by a twinkling original score by David Goodall, gentle choreography by Hayley Earlam that responds to its individual tiny audience members and stunning wraparound video art by Conan McIvor. Directed by Anna Newell Co-produced by Anna…

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EARLY YEARS: Shimmer

Saturday 9th October, 2021 - 10:30
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One event on Saturday 9th October, 2021 at 10:30

One event on Saturday 9th October, 2021 at 12:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€10 (baby & adult)

A dance show for audiences of babies aged 3-12 months. Full of silver, light and wonder, Shimmer is a unique, dream-like dance show for audiences of babies and their adults. Shimmer invites its audiences into an immersive reflective space created by Katie Davenport animated by a twinkling original score by David Goodall, gentle choreography by Hayley Earlam that responds to its individual tiny audience members and stunning wraparound video art by Conan McIvor. Directed by Anna Newell Co-produced by Anna…

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EARLY YEARS: Shimmer

Saturday 9th October, 2021 - 12:00
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One event on Saturday 9th October, 2021 at 12:00

One event on Saturday 9th October, 2021 at 12:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€10 (baby & adult)

A dance show for audiences of babies aged 3-12 months. Full of silver, light and wonder, Shimmer is a unique, dream-like dance show for audiences of babies and their adults. Shimmer invites its audiences into an immersive reflective space created by Katie Davenport animated by a twinkling original score by David Goodall, gentle choreography by Hayley Earlam that responds to its individual tiny audience members and stunning wraparound video art by Conan McIvor. Directed by Anna Newell Co-produced by Anna…

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EARLY YEARS: I Am Baba

Thursday 21st October, 2021 - 10:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€10 (baby & adult)

I AM BABA a show for babies aged 0-12 months created by Anna Newell presented by The Civic, Tallaght I AM BABA is a theatre adventure for babies created by internationally renowned theatre director Anna Newell and composer David Goodall.  Their shows for early years have been seen on six continents, off-Broadway and in every single Sure Start in Belfast. I AM BABA – a magical adventure of song, lights and textures for babies aged 0-12 months.  It’s a show…

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FAMILY: TREEHOUSE by Ceol Connected

Saturday 23rd October, 2021 - 12:00
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One event on Saturday 23rd October, 2021 at 14:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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From €16 for family pod of 2

Join The Whistleberries in the treetops where a toe-tapping, tale-telling, hip-shaking hooley awaits! TREEHOUSE is Ceol Connected's unique big band music and puppetry performance for young audiences that is sure to have everyone singing along. With mesmerising original music and songs by some of Ireland’s finest musicians and performers, you can look forward to a wonderfully interactive show that will have audiences of all ages hooked. Musical Director Thomas Johnston (whistles and song) is joined by a stellar line-up of…

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FAMILY: TREEHOUSE by Ceol Connected

Saturday 23rd October, 2021 - 14:00
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One event on Saturday 23rd October, 2021 at 14:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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From €16 for family pod of 2

Join The Whistleberries in the treetops where a toe-tapping, tale-telling, hip-shaking hooley awaits! TREEHOUSE is Ceol Connected's unique big band music and puppetry performance for young audiences that is sure to have everyone singing along. With mesmerising original music and songs by some of Ireland’s finest musicians and performers, you can look forward to a wonderfully interactive show that will have audiences of all ages hooked. Musical Director Thomas Johnston (whistles and song) is joined by a stellar line-up of…

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FAMILY: My Smile Has Fallen Down

Thursday 28th October, 2021 - 11:00 - Saturday 30th October, 2021 - 14:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€10 (child & adult)

Where has Mr Hoppity the rabbit gone?  Did he not want to be with his friends anymore? Did he run away?  Has he been eaten by the Bed Monster?! Gagglegoose thinks it might have something to do with Jelly Beans, Mrs Fox is very sure that the Bed Monster doesn’t exist, Mr Fox can’t get a word in and Grumble Skunk is just too cross about everything to be much help! My Smile Has Fallen Down is a show for…

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December 2021

FAMILY: KYLE’S CHRISTMAS SING-A-LONG

Sunday 19th December, 2021 - 12:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€8/ Family Ticket €30

It wouldn’t be Christmas without a jolly big sing-a-long! There’ll be singing, jumping and shaking in this holiday-themed family concert with Kyle Riley. Chock full of Christmas favourites, Kyle’s catchy original children’s music and the kids fave raves , it's sure to get the whole family in the spirit of the season. We’ll also dance, make some big noise with percussive instruments, and float with colourful scarves. For under 8s, rock toddlers and little boppers in between. Please note, in…

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January 2022

WORKSHOP: Songwriting with Laura Walsh

Saturday 29th January, 2022 - 10:00
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One event on Saturday 15th January, 2022 at 11:30

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€5

Children aged 5-12 are invited to join Laura Walsh as we create a brand new song! Using a variety of percussion instruments and fun, easy to use software, we will create our song as a team. Making beats and backing music is easier than you think, and we can write our song about anything you like! About Laura Walsh: Laura Walsh is a music therapist, teacher and gigging musician who has been playing and writing/recording music for 10 years. She…

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February 2022

FAMILY: Ceol Connected – Wunderground

Saturday 19th February, 2022 - 12:00
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One event on Saturday 19th February, 2022 at 14:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€8/ Family Ticket €28

Far beneath the big oak tree, another world awaits.   It’s the Wunderground, and a new night has just begun.  Badger has woken up from his slumber, and is about to go on his usual rounds.  Rabbit has returned from her daily adventures to the Woverground. Something however, is not quite right. The earth has become unusually dry, and the tree and its many inhabitants are beginning to get very thirsty!  Join Badger and Rabbit on an unforgettable musical adventure as…

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FAMILY: Ceol Connected – Wunderground

Saturday 19th February, 2022 - 14:00
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One event on Saturday 19th February, 2022 at 14:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€8/ Family Ticket €28

Far beneath the big oak tree, another world awaits.   It’s the Wunderground, and a new night has just begun.  Badger has woken up from his slumber, and is about to go on his usual rounds.  Rabbit has returned from her daily adventures to the Woverground. Something however, is not quite right. The earth has become unusually dry, and the tree and its many inhabitants are beginning to get very thirsty!  Join Badger and Rabbit on an unforgettable musical adventure as…

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FAMILY: The Science Magic Show with Donal Vaughan

Sunday 27th February, 2022 - 12:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€8/ Family Ticket €28

Triple award-winning Irish comedian & scientist, Donal Vaughan, brings his hugely popular science, comedy, magic family show to Riverbank this February with some brand new tricks, along with some old favourites. Using only things you find around the house, Donal will perform amazing tricks to show how magical science can be. Want to see a potato rocket launcher? Or conjure dragons breath? How about a vomiting unicorn? Or course you do. Always exciting and sometimes very messy, learn about science…

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March 2022

SCREENING: The Lonsdale Project

Saturday 5th March, 2022 - 14:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€4

Super Paua and Riverbank Arts Centre are delighted to present the world premiere of The Lonsdale Project, a film for ages 11+. It’s the first annual lecture on the work of Kathleen Lonsdale, a Kildare-born crystallographer, anti-war campaigner, mother of three, and activist for penal reform, having served time in Holloway Prison. Professor O’Mahony and Professor Breathnach are both excited to share her achievements. But they have some very different ideas on how to do that… One a more traditional…

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FAMILY: Kyle Riley: The No Height Restriction Tour

Saturday 12th March, 2022 - 12:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€10/€36 family ticket

It’s kids rock from Kyle Riley. The No Height Restriction Tour features songs from his new album of original children’s music by the same title, but it’s so much more. With a little musical goody bag for each child, this live music show gets the family stomping, shaking and singing along with Kyle’s catchy tunes, some traditional children’s music and even a pop song or two. Bring your rock toddlers, your little rockers, and cool kids to Kyle’s one of…

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FAMILY CINEMA: Ron’s Gone Wrong

Saturday 19th March, 2022 - 14:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€4

20th Century Studios and Locksmith Animation’s “Ron’s Gone Wrong” is the story of Barney, a socially awkward middle-schooler and Ron, his new walking, talking, digitally- connected device, which is supposed to be his ‘”Best Friend out of the Box.” Ron’s hilarious malfunctions set against the backdrop of the social media age, launch them into an action-packed journey in which boy and robot come to terms with the wonderful messiness of true friendship Dir: Sarah Smith, Jean-Philippe Vine USA, UK, Canada…

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EARLY YEARS: Baby Groove

Monday 28th March, 2022 - 10:30 - Tuesday 29th March, 2022 - 13:30
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€10 (child & adult)

A chilled out 1970s-inspired adventure for babies under 12 months. This live performance is full of gorgeous harmony singing and immersive video created by Anna Newell Theatre Adventures, one of Ireland’s leading theatre makers for young audiences whose work for early years has been seen on six continents. babyGROOVE is part of the 2022 programme from The Network For Extraordinary Audiences and is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland. Performances at 10:30am, 11:30am & 12:30pm The capacity for this…

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April 2022

FAMILY: The Speks

Sunday 3rd April, 2022 - 14:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€10

The Speks present a lively show of nursery rhymes and sing-along songs set to acoustic Irish music which will have adults and kids jumping in their seats! Their hand-clapping, toe-tapping, hearty-laughing show is all about life on Glasses Island – a magical island off the coast of Co. Clare where everybody wears glasses! The Speks have won a Parents’ Choice music award in the US where their music has been described as “Riverdance for kids” and they encourage everyone to…

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FAMILY: Fall and Float

Saturday 9th April, 2022 - 14:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€8/ Family Ticket €28

Fall and Float is a new dance performance for audiences aged 4 years and over.   In this highly visual show, two dancers create a magical world to explore childhood, adventure, fantasy, imagination and friendship.  Balloons are used by the dancers to evoke important moments of childhood and spark memories and emotions.  Two talented dancers,  Mónica Muñoz's playful choreography and a joyful soundscape by Denis Clohessy, combine to make Fall and Float a delight for the senses and an ideal introduction…

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Workshop Week: BrickFlicks Stop Motion Animation

Tuesday 19th April, 2022 - 10:00 - Friday 22nd April, 2022 - 14:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€120 (four days)

In this special BrickFlicks Stop Motion Animation Camp, learn how to make your own mini Lego movie! "Wizards & Spells" or "Superheroes in Action" ? What will you choose to make your story come alive?  All it takes is a mobile device and your imagination! With plenty of hands-on learning and simple demonstrations, Createschool will take you on a journey from having a cool idea to making it into an awesome movie. You will learn the different elements of stop…

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FAMILY CINEMA: Clifford – The Big Red Dog

Saturday 23rd April, 2022 - 14:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€4

WhenEmily Elizabeth (Darby Camp) meets a magical animal rescuer (John Cleese) who gifts her a little red puppy, she never anticipates waking up to find a giant ten-foot hound in her small New York City apartment. While her single mom Maggie (Sienna Guillory) is away for business, Emily Elizabeth and her fun but impulsive uncle Casey (Jack Whitehall) set out on an adventure that will keep you onthe edge-of-your-seat as our heroes take a bite out of the Big Apple.…

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WORKSHOP: Exquisite Portraits – Tactile Insects with Jennifer O’Brien

Saturday 30th April, 2022 - 10:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€10

Exquisite Portraits: our world’s tiniest creatures show their many faces! Taking inspiration from the magical world of insects we will explore their many innovative and often colourful adaptations to life (better than fantasy fiction in many cases). Selecting from a mix of nature's treasures — a collection of the curious and the ordinary, made extraordinary by a combined use of mixed media. The workshop will provide participants with the creative tools to make their own unique botanical beast. In this…

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May 2022

FAMILY: National Drawing Day – Drop-in Workshop

Saturday 21st May, 2022 - 10:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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FREE, drop-in

Join us this National Drawing Day on Saturday 21st May. We’ll have a drop-in workshop, focusing on observational drawing and facilitated by visual artist Paul Woods. Drawing is fun and relaxing and this workshop is a great opportunity to try your hand at it and to explore your drawing skills as a family or individually. Suitable for 5 – 100 years old (children must be accompanied by an adult). FREE - All materials will be provided This event is part…

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FAMILY CINEMA: The Aristocats

Saturday 21st May, 2022 - 14:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€4

In Paris in 1910, millionairess Madame Bonfamille, wills her fortune to her cat Duchess and her three kittens, Marie, Toulouse and Berlioz. Edgar, the butler has other plans, but with the help of O''Malley, an adventurous alley-cat, the ''Aristocats'' are restored to their rightful place. Disney's 20th full-length animated classic, The Aristocats is an unforgettable mix of wild adventure, colourful characters and jazzy music your family will find absolutely irresistible! Dir: Wolfgang Reitherman USA 1970 78 mins Cert: G Featuring…

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June 2022

FAMILY WORKSHOP: Family Drumming Workshop

Saturday 4th June, 2022 - 11:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€5

An intergenerational workshop for families -  come and enjoy the energy of group drumming in a friendly environment with Jabba Jabba Jembe. This interactive workshop encourages all ages to learn and play a vast range of Drums and Percussion instruments. Learn about the origins of the instruments, how to play rhythms with your body and voice, discover rhythms from across the globe. Jabba Jabbe Jembe has been providing workshops to people of all ages, creating a unique learning environment. Playing rhythms in…

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FAMILY: CBI Book Clinic

Saturday 11th June, 2022 - 11:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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free, booking essential

Are you a young reader? Looking for a new series to delve into? Feeling uninspired by your bookshelves at home? Then pop along to Children’s Books Ireland Book Clinic! Chat to the Book Doctor, consult on your favourite reads and leave with a prescription for your next book which you can take to your local bookshop or library! Children’s Books Ireland Book Doctors give guidance about books to children and their families. Based on an informal chat, the white coat-clad…

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CHILDRENS WORKSHOP: Monster Doodle

Saturday 11th June, 2022 - 11:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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FREE, booking advised

Join the Doodle Doctor in making a massive Monster Doodle! What kind of monster do you imagine? Are they friendly or scary? How many eyes so they have? How many tongues? Noses?! The Doodle Doctor will be on-hand to help you take part in a massive collaborative drawing on a giant piece of paper. Grab some colours and join in! You’ll have as much space as you want to let your imagination run wild! Monster doodle sessions take place at…

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FAMILY: Ta Tum Tum!

Saturday 11th June, 2022 - 12:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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free, booking essential

Ta Tum Tum is an educational music performance with 4 piece band, designed for children and their adults to explore popular music with a Brazilian twist in a creative, integrative and fun way! The performance will be followed by a workshop where children will have a chance to play real instruments from Brazil and learn different rhythms used in Brazilian music. Ta Tum Tum! has been funded by Kildare County Council and Creative Ireland, and is a part of Cruinniu…

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EARLY YEARS: Still Here

Saturday 18th June, 2022 - 12:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€8/ Family Ticket €28

For children aged 3-6 years and their adults we are still here. we are stuck in the same place.  and it’s not a good or interesting place. it’s frustrating, it’s boring and it’s a bit scary. but we can take ourselves elsewhere, both on our own and together because we are still standing, still dreaming, still playing.  because we are still here. A wordless physical theatre piece with a unique musical score played live on baroque guitars, Still Here is a…

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July 2022

WORKSHOP: Artzone Summer Camp 2022

Monday 4th July, 2022 - 10:00 - Friday 8th July, 2022 - 14:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€120/€100

Artzone are back in the venue! Students aged 5-12 years will cover a range of art projects including painting, drawing, materials manipulation and clay construction, with lots of personal design and creativity input. The theme for this year will be ‘Summer Time Fun’ Our camps are run by qualified art teachers, with strict safety protocols, but the same high Artzone standards of art and design. The workshops, for 5-8 years & 9-12 years, runs from the  4th  – 8th July…

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SUMMER CAMP: Songwriting with Megan O’Neill

Monday 11th July, 2022 - 10:00 - Friday 15th July, 2022 - 14:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€120 (5 days)

Chart topping and multi-award winning singer- songwriter Megan O’Neill is hosting a week long musical workshop for young people aged 9-12 years exploring songwriting, lyric writing, collaborating and performance. Each student will write at least one full song in these four days (although some will write more) and there will be the option to design your own artwork and record your song towards the end of the workshop. The week will explore the following: · An introduction to songwriting. What…

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September 2022

FAMILY: Joe the Magician Live! Children’s Magic & Illusion Show

Sunday 4th September, 2022 - 14:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€15 / €55 Family Ticket

It’s Joe the Magician from RTÉjr! And he’s bringing his spectacular children’s comedy magic and illusion show to Riverbank Arts Centre for one spectacular afternoon of mind boggling fun! Joe’s show fuses laugh out loud comedy magic with absolutely jaw dropping spectacular illusions live on stage. It’s a rollercoaster theatrical ride that reinvents children’s entertainment. Tables will fly, a friendly ghost will magically fly into the audience and charm kids and grownups alike! Joe will even make it snow live…

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FAMILY CINEMA: Lightyear

Saturday 17th September, 2022 - 14:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€4

A sci-fi action adventure and the definitive origin story of Buzz Lightyear, the hero who inspired the toy. Lightyear follows the legendary Space Ranger after he’s marooned on a hostile planet 4.2 million lightyears from Earth alongside his commander and their crew. As Buzz tries to find a way back home through space and time,he’s joined by a group of ambitious recruits and his charming robot companion cat, Sox. Complicating matters and threatening the mission is the arrival of Zurg,…

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October 2022

FAMILY: An Ant Called Amy

Saturday 15th October, 2022 - 12:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€8/ €28 (family of 4 ticket)

This is a story about an ant called Amy (an award-winning ant I might add), her brother Andy and a Brown Spider. A story about a busy little ant who learns to slow down. An Ant Called Amy is a story about an Ant called Amy, her brother Andy and a brown spider. Amy the ant works very hard. When she wins the Employee of the Month Award Amy feels happiness that drives her to work even harder. But with…

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FAMILY CINEMA: The Addams Family 2

Saturday 29th October, 2022 - 14:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€4

Just in time for Halloween and perfect for your little Ghouls and Ghosts! Everyone’s favourite spooky family is back in the animated comedy sequel, The Addams Family 2. In this all new movie we find Morticia and Gomez distraught that their children are growing up, skipping family dinners, and totally consumed with “scream time.” To reclaim their bond they decide to cram Wednesday, Pugsley, Uncle Fester and the crew into their haunted camper and hit the road for one last miserable family vacation. Their adventure across America takes…

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November 2022

FAMILY: Super Paua Family Storytelling Day

Sunday 6th November, 2022 - 12:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Free event

Welcome! Bine ati venit! Graltcha! Let’s celebrate storytelling in all its shapes- through language, movement, and play with local families! Listen to and create stories with words and movement, play games and take in some music, or just enjoy chats over a cup of tea. Join us for an afternoon of fun drop in activities, or book young people aged 8+ into one of our workshops. Bring you family and come celebrate with us! Photo from workshops in partnership with…

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December 2022

FAMILY: Niall de Búrca – The Christmas Turkey & Other Tales

Saturday 3rd December, 2022 - 14:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€8/ €28 (family of 4 ticket)

Michael’s mother has sent him on an important errand. He must collect the Christmas turkey from the Butchers and come straight home. No Messing! Can Michael do what he’s told just this once.... or will he stuff it up?! Join legendary storyteller Niall de Búrca for this cracker of a storytelling show that is perfect for all ages. A fantastic family experience to kick off the lead up to Christmas. Niall de Búrca has performed on 6 continents in countries…

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