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May 2019

ANIMAGINATION: Author Pádraig Kenny introduces Pog

Friday 10th May, 2019 - 11:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Free event

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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June 2019

SCHOOL SHOW: Jack and The Beanstalk

Friday 7th June, 2019 - 10:00
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One event on Friday 7th June, 2019 at 12:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6

Fee Fi Fo Fum! It’s a giant of a show, we’d love you to come! This classic fairytale gets the Lyngo treatment so expect lots of surprises, a gripping story and beautiful images as Jack sells his cow for 5 magic beans and finds himself in the land above the clouds. It’s a show for the over 4's (and their giants) with something for everyone – enormous shoes, tiny houses, showers of silver and gold and a big, leafy explosion!…

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SCHOOL SHOW: Blazing a Trail: Irish Women Who Changed the World with award-winning writer, Sarah Webb

Tuesday 11th June, 2019 - 11:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Free event

Find out about some of Ireland’s most remarkable women in this fascinating event. Designed to inspire young girls and boys to reach for the stars, it tells the tale of some of Ireland’s most iconic women. From ground-breaking 19th doctor, Dr James Barry (aka Margaret Ann Bulkley), to astrophysicist, Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell, President of Ireland, Mary Robinson, and Kildare-born scientist, Dame Kathleen Lonsdale, each woman is brought dramatically to life with pictures and stories. Sarah Webb’s book which features…

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October 2019

School Show: The Dig

Thursday 10th October, 2019 - 10:00
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One event on Thursday 10th October, 2019 at 12:00

One event on Friday 11th October, 2019 at 10:00

One event on Friday 11th October, 2019 at 12:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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All his life Mac has wanted to be an Archaeologist, to be an expert in finding things and working out what they mean. If only he could stick to the facts and not get carried away with his highfalutin stories. But in a world where facts and figures mean so much more than fairy tale and fantasy, Mac has to dig deeper to prove what he finds is what he thinks it is. Will people believe him, or is this…

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School Show: The Dig

Thursday 10th October, 2019 - 12:00
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One event on Thursday 10th October, 2019 at 12:00

One event on Friday 11th October, 2019 at 12:00

One event on Friday 11th October, 2019 at 12:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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All his life Mac has wanted to be an Archaeologist, to be an expert in finding things and working out what they mean. If only he could stick to the facts and not get carried away with his highfalutin stories. But in a world where facts and figures mean so much more than fairy tale and fantasy, Mac has to dig deeper to prove what he finds is what he thinks it is. Will people believe him, or is this…

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School Show: The Dig

Friday 11th October, 2019 - 10:00
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One event on Thursday 10th October, 2019 at 12:00

One event on Friday 11th October, 2019 at 10:00

One event on Friday 11th October, 2019 at 12:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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All his life Mac has wanted to be an Archaeologist, to be an expert in finding things and working out what they mean. If only he could stick to the facts and not get carried away with his highfalutin stories. But in a world where facts and figures mean so much more than fairy tale and fantasy, Mac has to dig deeper to prove what he finds is what he thinks it is. Will people believe him, or is this…

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School Show: The Dig

Friday 11th October, 2019 - 12:00
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One event on Thursday 10th October, 2019 at 12:00

One event on Friday 11th October, 2019 at 12:00

One event on Friday 11th October, 2019 at 12:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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All his life Mac has wanted to be an Archaeologist, to be an expert in finding things and working out what they mean. If only he could stick to the facts and not get carried away with his highfalutin stories. But in a world where facts and figures mean so much more than fairy tale and fantasy, Mac has to dig deeper to prove what he finds is what he thinks it is. Will people believe him, or is this…

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December 2019

SCHOOLS SHOW: Heart of Winter

Friday 6th December, 2019 - 10:00
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One event on Friday 6th December, 2019 at 12:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Christmas is coming and Sally can't sleep - it's too hot! The weather has gone topsy-turvy. No-one can remember the last time it snowed, or even rained, and her father can't sell any of his umbrellas. Will a snowy bedtime story from Dad help? That night Sally has a dream that changes everything - a mysterious silver spark turns her bedroom into a glistening white field where she meets the glowing Heart of Winter. In this new musical show Lyngo…

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SCHOOLS SHOW: Heart of Winter

Friday 6th December, 2019 - 12:00
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One event on Friday 6th December, 2019 at 12:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Christmas is coming and Sally can't sleep - it's too hot! The weather has gone topsy-turvy. No-one can remember the last time it snowed, or even rained, and her father can't sell any of his umbrellas. Will a snowy bedtime story from Dad help? That night Sally has a dream that changes everything - a mysterious silver spark turns her bedroom into a glistening white field where she meets the glowing Heart of Winter. In this new musical show Lyngo…

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March 2020

SCHOOLS: The Lonsdale Project

Thursday 12th March, 2020 - 10:00
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One event on Thursday 12th March, 2020 at 12:00

One event on Friday 13th March, 2020 at 10:00

One event on Friday 13th March, 2020 at 12:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€5 students, accompanying teachers free

The Lonsdale Project is a new theatre show about the life and work of Kathleen Lonsdale (1903-1971) - chemist, crystallographer, anti-war campaigner, writer, mother, and former inmate of Holloway Prison. Despite being a pioneering Irish scientist and activist, Kathleen Lonsdale’s name and legacy are curiously unknown by the general public. Super Paua aims to change that! By harnessing an interdisciplinary team of artists, educators and scientists, they have created an engaging piece of theatre about X-ray diffraction, Benzene, pacifism, crystals,…

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SCHOOLS: The Lonsdale Project

Thursday 12th March, 2020 - 12:00
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One event on Thursday 12th March, 2020 at 12:00

One event on Friday 13th March, 2020 at 12:00

One event on Friday 13th March, 2020 at 12:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€5 students, accompanying teachers free

The Lonsdale Project is a new theatre show about the life and work of Kathleen Lonsdale (1903-1971) - chemist, crystallographer, anti-war campaigner, writer, mother, and former inmate of Holloway Prison. Despite being a pioneering Irish scientist and activist, Kathleen Lonsdale’s name and legacy are curiously unknown by the general public. Super Paua aims to change that! By harnessing an interdisciplinary team of artists, educators and scientists, they have created an engaging piece of theatre about X-ray diffraction, Benzene, pacifism, crystals,…

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SCHOOLS: The Lonsdale Project

Friday 13th March, 2020 - 10:00
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One event on Thursday 12th March, 2020 at 12:00

One event on Friday 13th March, 2020 at 10:00

One event on Friday 13th March, 2020 at 12:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
+ Google Map
€5 students, accompanying teachers free

The Lonsdale Project is a new theatre show about the life and work of Kathleen Lonsdale (1903-1971) - chemist, crystallographer, anti-war campaigner, writer, mother, and former inmate of Holloway Prison. Despite being a pioneering Irish scientist and activist, Kathleen Lonsdale’s name and legacy are curiously unknown by the general public. Super Paua aims to change that! By harnessing an interdisciplinary team of artists, educators and scientists, they have created an engaging piece of theatre about X-ray diffraction, Benzene, pacifism, crystals,…

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SCHOOLS: The Lonsdale Project

Friday 13th March, 2020 - 12:00
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One event on Thursday 12th March, 2020 at 12:00

One event on Friday 13th March, 2020 at 12:00

One event on Friday 13th March, 2020 at 12:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
+ Google Map
€5 students, accompanying teachers free

The Lonsdale Project is a new theatre show about the life and work of Kathleen Lonsdale (1903-1971) - chemist, crystallographer, anti-war campaigner, writer, mother, and former inmate of Holloway Prison. Despite being a pioneering Irish scientist and activist, Kathleen Lonsdale’s name and legacy are curiously unknown by the general public. Super Paua aims to change that! By harnessing an interdisciplinary team of artists, educators and scientists, they have created an engaging piece of theatre about X-ray diffraction, Benzene, pacifism, crystals,…

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October 2020

SCHOOLS: Shane Hegarty – BOOT: Small Robot, Big Adventure

Tuesday 13th October, 2020 - 09:30
Main Street
Newbridge, Kildare W12 D962 Ireland

Shane Hegarty will talk about his new book in the Boot series,  about a little robot with a big heart and answer questions from the children.  Shane Hegarty is the bestselling author of the 'Boot' - about a toy robot with only two-and-half-memories. 'Boot' was recently Dublin UNESCO City of Literature Citywide Read. He also wrote the 'Darkmouth' series about a boy who has to fight monsters even though he'd much rather run away. Boot: Small Robot, Big Adventure by…

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December 2020

SCHOOLS: Graham Tugwell – Greetings, Heroes! Christmas Edition

Thursday 10th December, 2020 - 10:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€30 per class booking

Greetings, Heroes! Online: The Impossible Library is an interactive storytelling experience where the students take the role of characters in the story, led by expert storyteller Graham Tugwell. Like a choose-your-own-adventure-book, or world-famous role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons, Graham will guide the adventurers through a series of exciting and deadly challenges – will each door they choose lead to success or further peril? How will they approach the many puzzles within? Will they find the wondrous treasure at the heart of the…

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SCHOOLS: Rockin’ Christmas Rhymes Online

Monday 14th December, 2020 - 09:30 - Friday 18th December, 2020 - 15:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland

Are you ready to get Christmas started? It’s time to jingle bells and rock around the Christmas tree.  An online musical treat for the whole class with a merry mix of festive favourites and rocking rhymes performed a fantastic 5 piece band. This festive feel-good live music show-ho-ho will have everyone jiving all the way! Sing along to Christmas favourites including Jingle Bells, Jack Medley , Santa Claus Medley, Twinkle Twinkle with Silent Night and We Wish You a Merry…

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March 2021

SCHOOLS: Animal Crackers with Sarah Webb & Alan Nolan

Monday 1st March, 2021 - 09:00 - Friday 26th March, 2021 - 15:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland

We are delighted to offer online arts events/activities for schools in the coming weeks that can be used in a classroom setting or shared through school communication software such as Aladdin, Seesaw or Google Teams. Celebrate World Book Day with Go Animal Crackers - an online event with writer Sarah Webb and illustrator Alan Nolan. Do your students love animals? Do you love fun facts, quizzes and drawing. Then our Go Animal Crackers video event and linked activity sheet is…

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SCHOOLS: Storytime/Am Scéalaíocta with Patricia Forde

Monday 1st March, 2021 - 09:00 - Friday 26th March, 2021 - 15:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland

We are delighted to offer online arts events/activities for schools in the coming weeks that can be used in a classroom setting or shared through school communication software such as Aladdin, Seesaw or Google Teams. Join writer Patricia Forde for Seachtain na Gaeilge as she reads from her book, Mise Agus An Dragún in Irish and also two of her popular English-language picture books Imagine and Fidget: The Wonder Dog.  Gentle storytelling sessions in Irish and English for younger classes…

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SCHOOLS: The Stories of Hans Christian Andersen

Monday 1st March, 2021 - 10:00 - Friday 30th April, 2021 - 15:30
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland

As a result of Covid-19 we know your students may not have had the chance to visit our theatre in the past year. Riverbank Arts Centre and Watergate Theatre has joined with Verdant Productions to offer an online version of The Stories of Hans Christian Andersen - a musical adaptation of the life and stories of the world’s greatest storyteller. Your students will enjoy classic tales such as ‘Thumbelina’, ‘The Emperor’s New Clothes’, ‘The Ugly Duckling’, ‘The Little Mermaid’ and…

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May 2021

SCHOOLS: The Monsters of Rookhaven with Pádraig Kenny

Tuesday 4th May, 2021 - 09:00 - Friday 25th June, 2021 - 15:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland

In this special recording for our Whiteboard Programme,  Pádraig Kenny introduces his new novel  The Monsters of Rookhaven and talks about monsters and why they frighten us so much. Pádraig will ask what monsters are, and what frightens you, and why we like scary stories. He reads a short extract and talks about what inspires him as a fantasy writer - and some tips for your own writing.  Pádraig Kenny is an Irish writer from Newbridge, County Kildare. His critically…

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SCHOOLS: Earth Acts – Climate Change Workshops

Monday 10th May, 2021 - 09:00 - Friday 25th June, 2021 - 15:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland

We have teamed up with the Future Makers' Collective to bring you Earth Acts - video workshops all about climate change and what we can do to be kinder to our planet.  EARTH ACTS are activity-driven workshops in four parts: ➤ Eco-mindfulness Saoirse will explore how to deal with the climate-related worries and stresses that young people experience in a positive and proactive way. ➤ Develop positive eco-habits We'll look at the typical daily routine of 10-12-year-olds and discuss some…

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SCHOOLS: Cello, nice to meet you! with Greg Sinclair

Monday 31st May, 2021 - 11:00 - Friday 18th June, 2021 - 11:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland

A 40-minute online workshop for a class of schoolchildren aged 7+ by cellist and composer Greg Sinclair. The purpose of the workshop is to introduce the class to the sounds and musical range of the cello. In the session the class will also creatively explore graphic notation – a bold, colourful form of composition. What to expect during the session: An Introduction by Greg to the cello –  a short recital / showcase of various techniques and sounds. A child-friendly…

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September 2021

SCHOOLS: CELLO, Nice to Meet You! with Greg Sinclair

Tuesday 28th September, 2021 - 10:00 - Friday 1st October, 2021 - 14:00
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One event on Tuesday 19th October, 2021 at 10:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€30 per class booking

We are delighted to present  a very special event for the classroom with musician and composer,  Greg Sinclair. A single class can join Greg LIVE on zoom for CELLO, Nice to Meet You! – a playful, interactive introduction to the cello and graphic notation. (suitable for 2nd Class-6th Class.) Greg Sinclair is an award-winning performer based in Edinburgh  who specialises in work for young people.  Greg will perform a tiny solo concert for your class and introduce children to the…

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October 2021

SCHOOLS: Geansaí Ottó le Sadhbh Devlin (bilingual – Irish/English)

Thursday 7th October, 2021 - 09:30
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€30 per class booking

Tá stíl ag Ottó agus is breá leis éadaí deasa. Ach ní thuigeann Mamó rud ar bith faoi chúrsaí faisin. Nuair a thagann geansaí gránna eile sa phost uaithi tá rogha ag Ottó - caithfidh sé rud éigin a dhéanamh... Léifidh Sadhbh óna leabhar úr-nua agus beidh deis agaibh bhur geansaithe féin a dhearadh freisin! Ottó has style and he loves fashionable clothes. Unfortunately, his Mamó doesn't understand anything about fashion and when another ugly jumper arrives in the post…

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SCHOOLS: CELLO, Nice to Meet You! with Greg Sinclair

Tuesday 19th October, 2021 - 10:00 - Friday 22nd October, 2021 - 14:00
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One event on Tuesday 19th October, 2021 at 10:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€30 per class booking

We are delighted to present  a very special event for the classroom with musician and composer,  Greg Sinclair. A single class can join Greg LIVE on zoom for CELLO, Nice to Meet You! – a playful, interactive introduction to the cello and graphic notation. (suitable for 2nd Class-6th Class.) Greg Sinclair is an award-winning performer based in Edinburgh  who specialises in work for young people.  Greg will perform a tiny solo concert for your class and introduce children to the…

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SCHOOLS: Fighting Words – Creative Writing Workshops

Friday 22nd October, 2021 - 11:00
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One event on Friday 26th November, 2021 at 11:00

One event on Friday 17th December, 2021 at 11:00

One event on Friday 28th January, 2022 at 11:00

One event on Friday 11th February, 2022 at 11:00

One event on Friday 25th March, 2022 at 11:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland

Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge is the Kildare Partner of Fighting Words. We present creative writing workshops for primary and secondary schools. Fighting Words workshops are always free of charge to the participants. These fun interactive workshops will be conducted via ZOOM or Microsoft Teams by an experienced Fighting Words tutor, Pierina Campbell,  and supported by 2-3 volunteers from Riverbank’s Fighting Words team. The workshop will last two hours (with optional break!) and we request that the teacher is present throughout.…

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November 2021

SCHOOLS: Pádraig Kenny introduces The Monsters of Rookhaven

Wednesday 3rd November, 2021 - 09:30
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland

In this event for our Whiteboard Programme,  Pádraig Kenny introduces his new novel  The Monsters of Rookhaven and talks about monsters and why they frighten us so much. Pádraig will ask what monsters are, and what frightens you, and why we like scary stories. He reads a short extract and talks about what inspires him as a fantasy writer - and some tips for your own writing.  Pádraig Kenny is an Irish writer from Newbridge, County Kildare. His critically acclaimed…

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SCHOOLS: Science Week Workshops with Super Paua

Monday 8th November, 2021 - 09:30 - Thursday 11th November, 2021 - 11:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Riverbank Arts Centre and Super Paua present Primary School Workshops for SCIENCE WEEK from 8-11 November Choose from three very different workshops outlined below to explore science, storytelling, creativity and activism in your classroom. These workshops will be conducted via ZOOM by Mark Ball of Super Paua, who created The Lonsdale Project - a theatrical exploration of the life and work of world famous (and Newbridge-born!) scientist, Dr. Kathleen Lonsdale.  WORKSHOP#1: Stargazing & Storytelling  Themes: Creativity, Art/Science, Astronomy, Storytelling  Ages:…

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SCHOOLS: Fighting Words – Creative Writing Workshops

Friday 26th November, 2021 - 11:00
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One event on Friday 26th November, 2021 at 11:00

One event on Friday 17th December, 2021 at 11:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland

Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge is the Kildare Partner of Fighting Words. We present creative writing workshops for primary and secondary schools. Fighting Words workshops are always free of charge to the participants. These fun interactive workshops will be conducted via ZOOM or Microsoft Teams by an experienced Fighting Words tutor, Pierina Campbell,  and supported by 2-3 volunteers from Riverbank’s Fighting Words team. The workshop will last two hours (with optional break!) and we request that the teacher is present throughout.…

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SCHOOLS: How to Catch A Star

Monday 29th November, 2021 - 09:00 - Friday 10th December, 2021 - 14:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€30 per class

Once there was a boy who was always looking up. He dreamt of having a star as a friend. This is the story of his adventure. Branar, in association with Town Hall Theatre, are delighted to present a new film version of their acclaimed production of How to Catch a Star by Oliver Jeffers. Partnering with 24 venues across Ireland, all schools will have the opportunity to experience this unique and well loved story. Based on the beloved book, this…

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SCHOOLS: Super Paua Stories

Monday 29th November, 2021 - 09:30 - Wednesday 1st December, 2021 - 11:30
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Choose from two online workshops outlined below to explore multilingual storytelling and creativity in your classroom. These workshops will be conducted via ZOOM. Super Paua Stories Workshop #1 - Krys’s Passport to Poland - Listening Party! “When Krys Maguire’s family move from Poland, she says goodbye to best friend Aggy and any chance of going to the Euros. “Co może być ważniejsze niż Mistrzostwa Europy?” But a trip to Dalymount means the soccer-mad schoolgirl might get the result she wants…

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December 2021

SCHOOLS: Graham Tugwell – Greetings, Heroes! 

Wednesday 8th December, 2021 - 09:30
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland

Greetings, Heroes! Online: The Impossible Library is an interactive storytelling experience where the students take the role of characters in the story, led by expert storyteller Graham Tugwell.  Like a choose-your-own-adventure-book, or world-famous role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons, Graham will guide the adventurers through a series of exciting and deadly challenges - will each door they choose lead to success or further peril? How will they approach the many puzzles within? Will they find the wondrous treasure at the heart…

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SCHOOLS: Fighting Words – Creative Writing Workshops

Friday 17th December, 2021 - 11:00
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One event on Friday 26th November, 2021 at 11:00

One event on Friday 17th December, 2021 at 11:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland

Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge is the Kildare Partner of Fighting Words. We present creative writing workshops for primary and secondary schools. Fighting Words workshops are always free of charge to the participants. These fun interactive workshops will be conducted via ZOOM or Microsoft Teams by an experienced Fighting Words tutor, Pierina Campbell,  and supported by 2-3 volunteers from Riverbank’s Fighting Words team. The workshop will last two hours (with optional break!) and we request that the teacher is present throughout.…

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January 2022

SCHOOLS: POLAR BEAR & PENGUIN (online)

Thursday 27th January, 2022 - 09:00 - Friday 25th February, 2022 - 15:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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A new play for Young Audiences by Paul Curley & John Currivan. The tale of an unlikely encounter between a Polar Bear and a Penguin. This is the story of polar opposite characters meeting for the first time, how they get to know one another and ultimately how they learn to survive in a world that is melting beneath their feet…paws…flippers. Paul Curley (THE DIG and Bake!) and John Currivan (The Bockety World of Henry & Bucket), bring this quirky…

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SCHOOLS: Fighting Words – Creative Writing Workshops

Friday 28th January, 2022 - 11:00
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One event on Friday 26th November, 2021 at 11:00

One event on Friday 17th December, 2021 at 11:00

One event on Friday 28th January, 2022 at 11:00

One event on Friday 11th February, 2022 at 11:00

One event on Friday 25th March, 2022 at 11:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland

Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge is the Kildare Partner of Fighting Words. We present creative writing workshops for primary and secondary schools. Fighting Words workshops are always free of charge to the participants. These fun interactive workshops will be conducted via ZOOM or Microsoft Teams by an experienced Fighting Words tutor, Pierina Campbell,  and supported by 2-3 volunteers from Riverbank’s Fighting Words team. The workshop will last two hours (with optional break!) and we request that the teacher is present throughout.…

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February 2022

SCHOOLS: Fighting Words – Creative Writing Workshops

Friday 11th February, 2022 - 11:00
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One event on Friday 26th November, 2021 at 11:00

One event on Friday 17th December, 2021 at 11:00

One event on Friday 28th January, 2022 at 11:00

One event on Friday 11th February, 2022 at 11:00

One event on Friday 25th March, 2022 at 11:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland

Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge is the Kildare Partner of Fighting Words. We present creative writing workshops for primary and secondary schools. Fighting Words workshops are always free of charge to the participants. These fun interactive workshops will be conducted via ZOOM or Microsoft Teams by an experienced Fighting Words tutor, Pierina Campbell,  and supported by 2-3 volunteers from Riverbank’s Fighting Words team. The workshop will last two hours (with optional break!) and we request that the teacher is present throughout.…

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March 2022

SCHOOLS: A Short Hopeful Guide to Climate Change with Oisín McGann

Tuesday 1st March, 2022 - 10:00 - Wednesday 2nd March, 2022 - 12:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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This is the story of humans and fire and how we’ve changed the world. It’s a story about our civilisation and our environment, about wildfires and glaciers, war and wilderness. It’s about tiny ocean creatures, giant machines, and teenagers protesting on city streets. It’s about climate change, and the millions of people who are already taking action to do something about it. This is an invitation to join in. Join children’s writer Oisín McGann for a reading/discussion prompted by his…

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SCHOOLS: A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings

Wednesday 23rd March, 2022 - 10:00
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One event on Wednesday 23rd March, 2022 at 12:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6 per student  (Teachers Free)

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 García Márquez’s Un señor muy viejo con unas alas enormes, Dan Colley and Riverbank Arts Centre…

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SCHOOLS: A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings

Wednesday 23rd March, 2022 - 12:00
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One event on Wednesday 23rd March, 2022 at 12:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6 per student  (Teachers Free)

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 García Márquez’s Un señor muy viejo con unas alas enormes, Dan Colley and Riverbank Arts Centre…

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SCHOOLS: Fighting Words – Creative Writing Workshops

Friday 25th March, 2022 - 11:00
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One event on Friday 26th November, 2021 at 11:00

One event on Friday 17th December, 2021 at 11:00

One event on Friday 28th January, 2022 at 11:00

One event on Friday 11th February, 2022 at 11:00

One event on Friday 25th March, 2022 at 11:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland

Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge is the Kildare Partner of Fighting Words. We present creative writing workshops for primary and secondary schools. Fighting Words workshops are always free of charge to the participants. These fun interactive workshops will be conducted via ZOOM or Microsoft Teams by an experienced Fighting Words tutor, Pierina Campbell,  and supported by 2-3 volunteers from Riverbank’s Fighting Words team. The workshop will last two hours (with optional break!) and we request that the teacher is present throughout.…

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May 2022

SCHOOLS: StrongWomen Science

Thursday 19th May, 2022 - 10:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6 per student  (Teachers Free)

StrongWomen Science is a circus science show for children starring two women scientists turned circus performers. Aoife Raleigh is an engineer, Maria Corcoran an environmental scientist. Ever wanted to know how you balance a chair on your chin, if you can juggle liquid, or how circus performers eat fire? StrongWomen Aoife and Maria reveal the scientific secrets behind their astounding tricks. In a fun, lively and fast-paced family circus performance, find out how jugglers, acrobats and hula hoop artists use…

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June 2022

SCHOOLS: Lúminaria

Thursday 2nd June, 2022 - 10:00
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One event on Thursday 2nd June, 2022 at 12:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6 per student  (Teachers Free)

There is an emergency in the village of Lúminaria and only Lúna can save them. Join Lúna on an adventure into the sky as she tries to find the light to protect her mother and the villagers from darkness. With an array of wonderful characters played by three amazing actors, colourful puppets and original music, Lúminaria brings the audience on a whimsical journey into the unknown.  As Lúna faces her deepest fears, we learn about courage, love and finding light in the…

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SCHOOLS: Lúminaria

Thursday 2nd June, 2022 - 12:00
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One event on Thursday 2nd June, 2022 at 12:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6 per student  (Teachers Free)

There is an emergency in the village of Lúminaria and only Lúna can save them. Join Lúna on an adventure into the sky as she tries to find the light to protect her mother and the villagers from darkness. With an array of wonderful characters played by three amazing actors, colourful puppets and original music, Lúminaria brings the audience on a whimsical journey into the unknown.  As Lúna faces her deepest fears, we learn about courage, love and finding light in the…

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SCHOOLS: Still Here

Friday 17th June, 2022 - 10:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6 per student (teachers free)

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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SCHOOLS: Still Here

Friday 17th June, 2022 - 12:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6 per student (teachers free)

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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