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January 2017

First Fortnight presents Infinitely Polar Bear

Wednesday 18th January, 2017 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€8
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Boston in the late ‘70s; Cameron (Mark Ruffalo) is struggling with bipolar disorder; the future appears uncertain for his wife Maggie (Zoe Saldana) and their two daughters when a particularly difficult period sees him both fired from his job and hospitalised. When she is awarded a business scholarship to attend Columbia University, Maggie convinces her reluctant husband – convalescing at home on lithium treatment - to look after the girls for the eighteen months she’ll be in New York, a…

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NB Theatre presents: Creaking

Friday 20th January, 2017 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€12

Combining humour and pathos, Creaking examines the everyday challenges and pressures on the mental health of older people in Irish society through the eyes of 79 year-old indomitable Rita. Presented as a staged reading, Creaking is a unique movement documentary for theatre that combines original text, with an improvised vocal score.This immersive theatre event will be followed by a post-show discussion with the director, writer and members of the cast. Written by Noelle Brown co-created by Oonagh Murphy & Noelle…

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January 2019

First Fortnight: Build-a-Guild interactive gaming

Wednesday 16th January, 2019 - 18:30
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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FREE

Build a Guild is a gaming group for adults which focuses on social and personal development for those of our community experiencing isolation, whether it be from mental health issues, disability or any other type of issue that may isolate someone. Our aim is to bring folk together in a safe environment through interactive play. We will play a selection of hilarious fill in the blank games on your smartphone's web browser @ JackBox.tv, using an Xbox One, Welcome to…

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TALK: Arts and Wellbeing in Kildare

Wednesday 16th January, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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FREE

As part of Riverbank Arts Centre's  First Fortnight programme of events, John Conway will host a panel talk with artists, theatre makers, and musicians who deliver, arts, health and well being projects with the support of Kildare County Council Arts Service. Join us for a presentation of projects that explore the link between arts and wellbeing from a number of unique perspectives. The projects, which range from theatre, film and photography, are focused around three specific communities: children, young people,…

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FIRST FORTNIGHT: Griese Youth Theatre presents: Burying Your Brother in the Pavement

Friday 18th January, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€5

Burying Your Brother in the Pavement by Jack Thorne is a play that tackles the story of a teenage girl grieving for her dead brother with emotional honesty and imaginative flair. Written specifically for young people, it was commissioned as part of the 2008 National Theatre Connections Festival and premiered by youth theatres across the UK and Ireland. Griese Youth Theatre from Ballitore, County Kildare originally staged this show in Riverbank Arts Centre in June 2018. Griese Youth Theatre (GYT)…

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FIRST FORTNIGHT: Just Keep Swimming Workshop (7-9 years)

Saturday 19th January, 2019 - 10:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€4

Just Keep Swimming is a Wellbeing & Resilience workshop for children aged 7-9 years old based on the theme of the ocean. Like "Finding Dory", this Arts and Crafts workshop is about exploring family connections, learning how to embrace your emotions and reaching out to friends and family for support. Using storytelling and creative activities, children will explore strategies to "just keep swimming" like Dory's famous mantra. First Fortnight facilitators will be available to talk to parents after the workshop.…

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FIRST FORTNIGHT: Great Barrier Reef – Resilience Workshop (ages 10-12 years)

Saturday 19th January, 2019 - 12:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€4

Great Barrier Reef is a Wellbeing & Resilience workshop for children aged 10-12 years old based on the theme of the ocean. The children will take on the persona of a great sea world explorer and look at the barrier reef like a big wide family with lots of branches and connections. Using storytelling and fun creative activities, children will explore what makes them unique and different and how to grow connections with the world around them. The workshop will…

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FIRST FORTNIGHT Family Day: Finding Dory

Saturday 19th January, 2019 - 14:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€4

Disney•Pixar's Finding Dory reunites everyone’s favourite forgetful blue tang, Dory, with her friends Nemo and Marlin on a search for answers about her past. What can she remember? Who are her parents? And where did she learn to speak Whale? Directed by Andrew Stanton (Finding Nemo, WALL•E) the film features the voices of Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Ed O'Neill, Kaitlin Olson, Ty Burrell, Eugene Levy and Diane Keaton.

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FIRST FORTNIGHT: LYSIS

Wednesday 23rd January, 2019 - 17:00
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Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€10

Upstate Theatre Project in association with Droichead Arts Centre present Lysis Lysis definition: (biology) the disintegration of a cell by rupture of the cell wall or membrane (medical) the subsidence of one or more symptoms of an acute disease Based on the writings and testimonies of people living with mental health issues, Lysis is a docudrama that traces the experiences of five individuals. This audio-visual installation is a forthright portrait of people side-lined by society through everyday stigma, prejudice and general…

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FIRST FORTNIGHT: LYSIS

Thursday 24th January, 2019 - 17:00
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One event on Thursday 24th January, 2019 at 17:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€10

Upstate Theatre Project in association with Droichead Arts Centre present Lysis Lysis definition: (biology) the disintegration of a cell by rupture of the cell wall or membrane (medical) the subsidence of one or more symptoms of an acute disease Based on the writings and testimonies of people living with mental health issues, Lysis is a docudrama that traces the experiences of five individuals. This audio-visual installation is a forthright portrait of people side-lined by society through everyday stigma, prejudice and general…

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