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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 FilĂ­ochta

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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