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

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

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

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

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

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

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

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!

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

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

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Adaptation: McCabe and McNamee on Film

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

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

Free

Ceol Binn na Filíochta

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

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.

Free

Joseph O’Connor interviews Dermot Bolger

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

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!

Free

Dermot Bolger in Conversation with Nuala O’Connor

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

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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The Creative Well Presents: Artist Talk – Doireann Ni Ghrioghair

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

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

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Inside Outside: Artist Talk with Isobel Egan

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

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

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Waking The Feminists

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

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

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Mapping The Universe

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

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

€10 – €15

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

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

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

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Artist Talk: Printmaking in contemporary art, Ireland

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

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

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Because most of us have not read Ulysses

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

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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Meet the Artist: Eoin O’Malley

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

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.

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Kildare Readers Festival

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

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.

FREE

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

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

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

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NB Theatre presents: Creaking

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

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

€12

Free Artist Talk with Ceara Conway

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

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

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Michael Harding – Talking to Strangers

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

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

€16 – €18

Michael Harding: Talking to Strangers

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

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,

€16 – €18

Artist Talk with Emer O’ Boyle

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

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

FREE

An Evening with Diarmuid Gavin

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

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!

€20