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October 2017

VISUAL ARTS: A World Of Colour

Saturday 28th October, 2017 - Saturday 16th December, 2017
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
FREE

The Art Of Beatrice Alemagna and Chris Haughton. Curated by Sarah Webb A true feast for the eyes, this exhibition brings together two of the most exciting illustrators working in children’s books today, Beatrice Alemagna and Chris Haughton. Enter their world of the imagination, featuring art work from their award-winning picture books. Both are masters of composition and colour, and their work is lively and full of humour. Beatrice Alemagna was born in Bologna and now works and lives in…

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February 2018

SCHOOL SCREENING: The Golden Dream/La Jaula de Oro

Tuesday 20th February, 2018
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland

A group of Guatemalan teenagers attempt to make their way to the U.S.A., dreaming of the better life that the country promises, but they are ill equipped, both physically and emotionally, for the challenges they face getting there. This is an absorbing and suspenseful drama, excellently acted by its three non-professional leads. Guatemala/Spain/ Mexico  • 2013 • Drama • 108 min • English subtitles Director: Diego Quemada-Díez This screening is presented in association with IFI Education

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March 2018

School Show: Romeo and Juliet

Friday 2nd March, 2018
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland

Shakespeare comes to life in The Romeo & Juliet Session! The bard directs a group of modern actors in his great romantic tragedy. However, problems arise as Mr. Shakespeare’s sixteenth century attitudes and demeanor clash with those of the modern performers. Arguments, discussion and enlightenment ensue! Cyclone once again introduces students to one of Shakespeare’s greatest plays with stunning performances, historical background, discussion of major themes and audience participation and interaction.

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SCHOOL SCREENING: Goodbye Berlin/Tschick

Tuesday 13th March, 2018
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland

Maik is a daydreamer who goes unnoticed by his classroom crush; Andrej is an oddball kid from Russia with an eccentric taste for Hawaiian shirts. The two form an unlikely bond when Andrej shows up at Maik’s door with a “borrowed” blue Lada, and the prospect of an impromptu road trip beckons. Based on the bestselling German novel Why We Took the Car by Wolfgang Herrndorf, Tschick is a funny, endearing, coming-of-age film with fresh verve of its own. Germany…

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May 2018

SCHOOL SHOW: Macbeth

Wednesday 2nd May, 2018 - Thursday 3rd May, 2018
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€6

Following on the success of 2017's production of King Lear Kildare Youth Theagtre stage one of Shakespeare's bloodier tragedies. This is the 4th time the youth theatre have staged the play since 2003. This new production explores the dramatic rise of an ambitious couple, hungry for control, despearte to be respected, and ruthless in their pursuit of dominace. It mirrors events on the political world today, from the triumph of far-right leaders in Europe, to the USA, Turkey and North…

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