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May 2021

Music Network presents: Cello Quartet with William Butt, Rosalie Curlett, Martin Johnson & Ailbhe McDonagh

Sunday 16th May, 2021 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€10 (individual)/€20 (household)

Four masterful cellists perform together in an exciting new Music Network collaboration. With its sonorous tone, swan-like elegance and an expressive range that gives the human voice a run for its money, no other instrument manages to play on our heart strings quite like the cello. Performing together for the very first time and guided by their collective musical influences, William Butt, Rosalie Curlett, Martin Johnson and Ailbhe McDonagh have crafted an inspirational and varied programme which celebrates the beauty…

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CONNECTIONS 2021: Youth Theatre Festival

Thursday 27th May, 2021 - 17:00 - Saturday 29th May, 2021 - 19:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
FREE (booking required)

Each year the UK’s National Theatre commissions ten new plays for young people to perform, bringing together some of the most exciting writers with the theatre-makers of tomorrow. Every year, 300 youth theatre companies and over 6,000 young people produce a Connections play.  This year Riverbank Arts Centre is partnering with NT Connections to bring you plays by three Irish youth theatre companies Dramahouse, Kildare Youth Theatre and Ardclough Youth Theatre.  Due to Covid restrictions, these plays will be streamed…

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June 2021

Music Network presents 10 String Symphony

Thursday 10th June, 2021 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€10 (individual)/€20 (household)

Christian Sedelmyer fiddle, vocals Rachel Baiman fiddle, banjo, vocals Described as “The newest and most promising voices in Americana” by NPR, 10 String Symphony is a collaboration between Grammy-nominated fiddle player Christian Sedelmyer and acclaimed songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Rachel Baiman. Take ten strings, add two compelling voices and one shared sense of social justice, and what you’ve got is a dynamic and quietly authoritative duo in the best tradition of Guthrie and Seeger. Christian Sedelmyer and Rachel Baiman are artists…

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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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MUSIC: A Piece of You by Greg Sinclair

Saturday 12th June, 2021 - 14:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€10

Imagine telling a story about yourself and then having it turned into a piece of music. A Piece of You is an intimate performance for you in your home; a private concert for you alone or with your partner/friend/family member via ZOOM. Award-winning performance artist, cellist and composer Greg Sinclair turns your thoughts and feelings into your very own music score in this unique piece all about you. For audiences of up to 3 people.  Duration 30 minutes  We presented…

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Music Network presents Patrick Rafter and Fiachra Garvey

Sunday 20th June, 2021 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€10 (individual)/€20 (household)

Patrick Rafter violin Fiachra Garvey piano  Violinist Patrick Rafter and pianist Fiachra Garvey join forces to present a stunning programme of music from France, Belgium and Ireland. “I'll get my coat!” cried Patrick Rafter when Maxim Vengerov phoned to invite him to study with him in Switzerland, and since then, Patrick's diary has been stuffed with performance dates with some of the most prestigious orchestras and conductors in the world. Kilkenny born, he swapped his hurl for a bow, and…

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Opowiadania Super Paua: Audio Stories Launch Event

Thursday 24th June, 2021 - 19:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
FREE (booking required)

Join Super Paua, Riverbank Arts Centre, and axis:ballymun to launch the 3rd series of Super Paua Stories, audio stories for young people ages 6-12. In Opowiadania Super Paua the spotlight is on the Polish community in Ireland, with seven brand new stories in Polish and English. You will have a chance to listen to clips from the stories, and then to join us for a panel discussion and to ask questions. The event will be delivered primarily in English. The…

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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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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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