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October 2015

Pat Curran: Artist Talk (This Is A Free Event)

Monday 12th October, 2015 - 19:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Free

Pat Curran is a recent MA graduate in painting from the National College of Art and Design (NCAD) in Dublin. He is an early school leaver from a working class background, who found his way back into the formal education system in early middle age. Through painting, he has found a voice that is both deeply personal and grounded in life experience. His work is autobiographical is a sense that it documents a time in Ireland that he grew up…

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Honouring Voices: Hanna Greally’s ‘Bird’s Nest Soup’ for stage

Thursday 15th October, 2015 - 14:30
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
Free

A panel discussion that offers an exploration in how one woman's story is adapted from story to stage. Visual Artist, Alan Counihan will chair with guests, creator / performer, Andrea Scott and Writer, Gill McCaw. You can also book tickets by calling box office at 045 448327

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Tomi Reichental: I was a Boy in Belsen

Thursday 15th October, 2015 - 17:30
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
Free

In 1944, at the age of nine, Tomi Reichental was rounded up by the Gestapo and deported to Bergen Belsen concentration camp. Tomi will talk about his experiences with Kildare County Historian-in-Residence, James Durney You can also book tickets by calling the box office at 045 448327

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Things that go bump in the night…and why we love them!

Thursday 15th October, 2015 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
Free

Join authors Kim Newman and Maura McHugh as they take a look at the classic horror novels. Why have they endured - and why do they still scare us? Kim and Maura will also talk about how literature from the horror genre has influenced their own work and how classic monsters are continually re-imagined for new generations of horror fans. A wonderful evening of the 'macabre' for anyone with a love of horror and monsters. Haunting our dreams, and our…

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Adaptation: McCabe and McNamee on Film

Friday 16th October, 2015 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
Free

Writers, Patrick McCabe and Eoin McNamee talk about the transition of their work from page to screen.

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Ceol Binn na Filíochta

Saturday 17th October, 2015 - 14:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
Free

A miscellany of poetry and traditonal music! Join well-known poets Aifric MacAodha and Gabriel Fitzmaurice, accompanied by distinguished traditional musicians, Treasa Harkin, accordian, Deirdre Hurley, flute and Eanna Drury on pipes.

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Wild Hibernia…exciting literature that is somewhat different than the norm!

Saturday 17th October, 2015 - 15:30
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
Free

Peter Murphy chairs an interesting discussion on the rise of exciting Irish literature with guests, Louise O'Neill and Mike McCormack. You can also book tickets by calling Box Office at 045 448327

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Joseph O’Connor interviews Dermot Bolger

Sunday 18th October, 2015 - 11:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
Free

Sunday Session 1: Acclaimed author Joseph O'Connor will turn the focus on our long time Kildare Readers Festival favourite, Dermot Bolger, to talk about his life and work. Not to be missed!

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Dermot Bolger in Conversation with Nuala O’Connor

Sunday 18th October, 2015 - 12:30
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
Free

Dermot and Nuala will discuss writing process, challenges and particular rewards of writing historical fiction which blends in real life figures like Emily Dickinson interacting with characters who are figments of the authors imagination.

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November 2015

The Creative Well Presents: Artist Talk – Doireann Ni Ghrioghair

Monday 30th November, 2015 - 19:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
Free

Doireann Ni Groighair holds an MA in Fine Art from Chelsea College of Art in London. Solo exhibitions include After the Excess, Basement Gallery, Dundalk 2009. Her work is included in the special collection of Chelsea College of Art Library and The University of Ulster’s Permanent Collection; as well as private collections worldwide. Doireann's work seeks to undermine and subvert heroic monumental architecture and sculpture. Precision and exactness are disrupted with playfulness and pleasure and the monuments are denied their…

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December 2015

Inside Outside: Artist Talk with Isobel Egan

Friday 4th December, 2015 - 19:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
Free

Artist Talk with Isobel Egan, Frances McDonald and Alice Casey and Cian Deegan Join us for an evening of artist talk, inspired by Isobel Egan’s Inside Out Exhibition and the Year of Design 2015. Inside Out: Isobel Egan will discuss how her work draws parallels between the physical and the emotional aspects of life. Material Matters: Frances McDonald, will examine the changing role that ceramic art plays in contemporary art practice. Constructing Space through Pattern: Alice Casey and Cian Deegan…

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January 2016

Waking The Feminists

Wednesday 6th January, 2016 - 18:30
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
FREE

Waking The Feminists is a movement campaigning for a sustained policy for inclusion, equal championing and advancement of women artists, and economic parity for all working in the theatre. We, the Kildare chapter of Waking the Feminists, are holding an informal gathering for Women's Christmas January 6th 2016, and were wondering if you would like to participate? The gathering will be a chance for discussion, and sharing of experiences, as well as readings, and maybe even a performance! It is…

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February 2016

Mapping The Universe

Thursday 25th February, 2016 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€15 Adult / €10 Child

Ireland's best known astronomer and editor of Astronomy Ireland magazine, David Moore explores the universe. We start at the Sun, its family of planets, asteroids and comets, looking at where life might exist. Looking out into the wider universe to see where the billions of Earth-like planets are and how the stars and planets came to be. Black holes, Dark Matter & Energy, even the Big Bang will all be laid bare. This talk will especially feature the 'Irish angle'…

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Éamonn Ó Modhráin 1881 – 1954 A Revolutionary Journey – Lecture & Launch

Sunday 28th February, 2016 - 18:30
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
FREE

The O’Modhráin Private Collection Revealed Exhibition Launch and lecture on Éamonn O’Modhráin on 28th February, Launch 6.30 Lecture 7.30 (by Robert Doyle) Discovered by chance by family member Robert Doyle, Athgarvan in 2010 while clearing out an attic, the O’Modhráin family’s documents and personal effects are a collection of historical items which give a unique insight into Irish nationalism at a local level. The majority of the documents which are on display for the first time, relate to Éamonn O’Modhráin,…

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May 2016

Artist Talk: Printmaking in contemporary art, Ireland

Monday 16th May, 2016 - 10:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
FREE

The Creative Well presents: Artists Emma Finucane, Louise Peat and Chloe Brennan in discussion on practice and printmaking in contemporary art, Ireland. 10am – 1pm. Monday 16th May, Riverbank Arts Centre Newbridge County Kildare. Artists Emma Finucane, Louise Peat and Chloe Brennan will talk about their practice and open up questions about contemporary printmaking in Ireland today. There will be open discussion between the artists and audience, chaired by Carolann Courtney (Arts and Wellbeing specialist in Kildare County Council) Artists…

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June 2016

Because most of us have not read Ulysses

Thursday 16th June, 2016 - 18:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
FREE

Eighteen brave readers have “volunteered” to read an episode. They will each be given one minute to share the experience at an informal gathering in the Café on Bloomsday. This event is In association with the exhibition by Gay Brabazon in the McKenna Gallery.

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July 2016

Meet the Artist: Eoin O’Malley

Saturday 16th July, 2016 - 11:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
FREE

The work in Eoin O’Malley's exhibition Borderland illustrates how much he has achieved in the past eight years since starting to paint with in 2008. In this behind the scenes presentation Eoin will show a short film about himself and his journey as an artist, demonstrating how he paints holding his brushes in his mouth. Then the audience will be given an opportunity to try mouth painting themselves, might not be as easy as you'd think!

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October 2016

Kildare Readers Festival

Friday 14th October, 2016 - Sunday 16th October, 2016
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
FREE

Kildare Readers Festival is brought to you by Kildare County Library and Arts Service. This Years Festival runs from 14th to 16th October. Their ethos is to connect readers with authors and artists, working to bring the very best from the world of literature to their audiences through the provision of exciting, innovative and accessible events. Kildare Readers Festival is committed to ensuring that the festival remains accessible to all, and so All Events are FREE of charge, though bookings are…

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January 2017

Free Artist Talk -A look at Arts & Health Projects in Kidlare

Thursday 19th January, 2017 - 19:30
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
FREE

As part of Riverbank Art Centre's First Fortnight programme  The Creative Well  will be in conversation with artists and participants who work with and deliver arts and wellbeing projects in Co. Kildare. We will look at the work of three specific projects that promote mental and physical wellbeing in the county. These projects are ongoing and offer opportunities for you to take part on an ongoing basis. This is a great chance to hear about the work, meet the artists…

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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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February 2017

Free Artist Talk with Ceara Conway

Thursday 23rd February, 2017 - 19:30
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
FREE

Throughout 2017 "This Must Be The Place" will present artist talks free of charge and open to the public in McKenna Gallery at Riverbank Arts Centre. Our artist talks will be tailored to people who are new to contemporary art as well as those who have experience with contemporary art. So treat yourself! It is always enjoyable and rewarding to listen to an artist talk about their artwork, the art process they engage with and their thinking about art. These…

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Michael Harding – Talking to Strangers

Friday 24th February, 2017 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€18/16

Due to popular demand we've added a second date for Michael Harding. Michael Harding is one of Ireland's most distinctive writers and storytellers and his recent memoirs Staring at Lakes and Hanging with the Elephant have touched a chord with audiences throughout the country. Now he returns to Riverbank with his latest book, Talking to Strangers and to ruminate on his life over the past 18 months, playing the Bull McCabe on stage in Dublin, struggling with self-doubt, faith, and…

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Michael Harding: Talking to Strangers

Saturday 25th February, 2017 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€18/16

Michael Harding is one of Ireland's most distinctive writers and storytellers and his recent memoirs Staring at Lakes and Hanging with the Elephant have touched a chord with audiences throughout the country. Now he returns to Riverbank with his latest book, Talking to Strangers and to ruminate on his life over the past 18 months, playing the Bull McCabe on stage in Dublin, struggling with self-doubt, faith, and psychotherapy, and the chaos of building an extension to his home near…

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May 2017

Artist Talk with Emer O’ Boyle

Thursday 4th May, 2017 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
FREE

Throughout 2017 The Creative Well will present artist talks free of charge and open to the public in McKenna Gallery at Riverbank Arts Centre. Our artist talks will be tailored to people who are new to contemporary art as well as those who have experience with contemporary art. So treat yourself! It is always enjoyable and rewarding to listen to an artist talk about their artwork, the art process they engage with and their thinking about art. These talks are…

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An Evening with Diarmuid Gavin

Sunday 28th May, 2017 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€20

Diarmuid Gavin presents an evening of fun in the beds and borders, taking you on a romp through his adventures in the wonderful world of gardening,  revealing some mischievous antics at the Chelsea Flower Show and regaling with stories about the history of outdoor design around the globe, from Gnomes to Flying Gardens!

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June 2017

Ireland’s Military Seminar

Friday 9th June, 2017 - Sunday 11th June, 2017
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland

Ireland has a long, proud military tradition. The aim of this inaugural seminar is to look at all aspects of Irish military history, drawing chiefly on events and personnel from within our nation’s past. Great episodes in Ireland's history are intermingled with escapades in far-off places like Vietnam, the Balkans and the African continent. Topics: WWI and WWII; 1798 Rebellion; American Civil War; Vietnam War; Irish Civil War in Dublin; The Fenians; Thomas Ashe (100th Anniversary of his death); Luftwaffe…

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October 2017

SPECIAL EVENT: Reading of I Am Mrs Daisy Bates

Thursday 26th October, 2017 - 12:30
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
FREE

Join us for a reading of I Am Mrs Daisy Bates, presented by Speckintime. This is a free event and all interested parties are welcome to attend. Speckintime is developing a piece of theatre based on the extraordinary life of Tipperary woman Daisy Bates. There has been extensive research on the life of Daisy Bates with the aid of a number of international academics. Daisy Bates was born in Co. Tipperary, Ireland in 1859, emigrating to Australia twenty-three years later.…

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November 2017

TALK: Living a Wild Life with Colin Stafford-Johnson

Wednesday 15th November, 2017 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€15/12
Living a Wild Life with Colin Stafford-Johnson

Join multi-award winning wildlife cameraman and presenter Colin Stafford-Johnson for an evening of hair raising stories from 30 years filming in some of the wildest places left on earth. How can viewing a pen and ink sketch of a tropical bird at the age of six change your life? How do you become a wildlife cameraman? How do you end up naming the world's most famous tiger? What are the challenges filming the wild, the weird and the wonderful? Filming…

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February 2018

Free Artist Talk: Susan Connolly

Thursday 22nd February, 2018 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
FREE

Susan Connolly is a graduate of Limerick School of Art and Design, Degree in Fine Art-Painting. She holds an MFA from the University of Ulster and a first class honours MA, from NCAD, Dublin. Connolly is currently a PhD candidate at Ulster University having been awarded the VC Scholarship in 2014.

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May 2018

Engaging the Senses Symposium

Wednesday 30th May, 2018
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
FREE

Helium Arts in partnership with Kildare County Council Arts Service is hosting this symposium and practical workshop for arts, healthcare and early years professionals interested in exploring multi-sensory, creative play through the arts for very young children with complex needs. ‘Engaging the Senses’ is informed by outcomes and learning from Helium Arts’ Pop Up Picnic, a multi-sensory performance project created in partnership with the Jack and Jill Children’s Foundation. Full schedule available here >>> Engaging the Senses is produced by…

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June 2018

TALK: Emil Nolde – Colour is Life

Thursday 7th June, 2018 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
FREE

This public talk will introduce your audiences to both the man and his art: his techniques, his motivations and the historical context of his work. Lasting approx. 60 minutes, including time for questions and informal discussion, the talk will give those who wish to visit the exhibition in Dublin a wonderful introduction to what they’ll experience, while those who can’t make it to the exhibition will have the opportunity to see and hear about these unique works. NGI new exhibition…

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TALK: Irish Military Seminar

Friday 8th June, 2018 - Saturday 9th June, 2018
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€5/Free

Ireland has a long, proud military tradition. The aim of this seminar is to look at all aspects of Irish military history, drawing chiefly on events and personnel from within our nation’s past. Great episodes in Ireland's history are intermingled with escapades in far-off places like South Africa, Flanders and the U.S.A. Hosted by Kildare County Council and the Kildare Decade of Commemorations Committee, in association with JuneFest, Prosperous Heritage Festival, Ireland’s Military Story, Merrion Press, Creative Ireland and Into…

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Walking, Immersion and The Creative Process: Artists presentation on M7 Project.

Saturday 23rd June, 2018 - 16:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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With artist Michael Holly and special guest Des Egan Saturday 23rd June, 4pm Riverbank Arts Centre In May of this year, artist Michael Holly walked the length of the M7 Motorway, from the Naas interchange to the Rathroe roundabout outside Limerick City, weaving along the secondary roads, the country lanes, the underpasses and overpasses of this monumental and significant piece of Irish infrastructure. He carried a tent, a video camera, a sound recorder and a walking stick, observing the M7…

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July 2018

The Gerard Manley Hopkins 31st International Festival presents: International Poetry Reading

Wednesday 25th July, 2018 - 19:30
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€10

The Gerard Manley Hopkins Festival, under the guidance of its artistic director and internationally renowned poet Desmond Egan, is celebrating its 31st anniversary this year. As part of this year’s festival, Riverbank Arts Centre will host an array of International poets including Roger Mc Gough (UK), Fr. Seamus Collins (Ireland), Emilia Ivancu (Romania), Pushpa Parekh (India), Lena Koster (Sweden), Kevin Kiely (Ireland), Chris Green (U.S.A.), Desmond Egan (Ireland), Philip Brady (Ireland), Michael Woods (U.K.), Shizue Ogawa (Japan), Barry McCrea (U.S.A.),…

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August 2018

Collocate – Artists’ Talk

Saturday 25th August, 2018 - 14:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Free

Orla, Eoin and Paul will talk about their arts practice and creative processes and demonstrate some of the media they use in their work. Visitors will be invited to try out some of the techniques discussed. COLLOCATE (to set or place together, especially side by side ) Exhibition by Eoin O’Malley + Paul Bokslag + Orla Callaghan 7 – 25th August Artists Eoin O’Malley and Orla Callaghan, have worked together for years at the KARE Lalor Centre in Baltinglass. They…

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November 2018

Michael Harding: On Tuesdays I’m a Buddhist

Thursday 8th November, 2018 - 20:00
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Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Join best-selling writer and raconteur Michael Harding as he reads from his latest memoir, ruminates on the difference between psychotherapy and religion, and relates the story of his pilgrimage to Skellig Michael, in his ongoing search for meaning. “Harding’s latest attempt to find meaning in life is searingly honest, funny and self-deprecating” The Irish Times “a spell-binding and powerful book about the human condition, the narratives we weave around the self, and the ultimate bliss of living in the present…

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Michael Harding: On Tuesdays I’m a Buddhist

Friday 9th November, 2018 - 20:00
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One event on Friday 9th November, 2018 at 8:00pm

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€20/€18

Join best-selling writer and raconteur Michael Harding as he reads from his latest memoir, ruminates on the difference between psychotherapy and religion, and relates the story of his pilgrimage to Skellig Michael, in his ongoing search for meaning. “Harding’s latest attempt to find meaning in life is searingly honest, funny and self-deprecating” The Irish Times “a spell-binding and powerful book about the human condition, the narratives we weave around the self, and the ultimate bliss of living in the present…

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