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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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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

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
|Recurring Event (See all)

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: 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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