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September 2019

FAMILY EVENT: InThePicture in association with Sightsavers Ireland

Saturday 28th September, 2019 - 13:30
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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FREE

#InThePicture Join Sightsavers Ireland on September 28th for a celebration of art, inclusion and equality. We are celebrating the launch of our brand new #InThePicture engagement programme for primary school children supported by Irish Aid. Join us for a day of art-based fun while learning a little bit more about disability inclusion, community empowerment and the Sustainable Development Goals. Disability inclusion is at the very heart of Sightsavers’ work, whether it is access to education, healthcare or political participation.  This…

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October 2019

WORKSHOP: Come Rain or Shine – STEAM workshop with Future Makers Collective

Saturday 12th October, 2019 - 10:30
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€12

Riverbank Arts Centre has joined forces once again with the Future Makers' Collective to bring you 'Come Rain or Shine'. In this two-hour workshop, we will be exploring the science behind various weather conditions, including rainfall, wind, tornados, rainbows and sunshine, through our own experiments and some arts and crafts. As one of our many ongoing STEAM projects, this workshop is based on The Great Irish Weather Book by Joanna Donnelly (illustrated by Fuchsia McAree) and is suitable for any…

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KRF: Persona Poetry Workshop with Christodoulos Makris

Saturday 19th October, 2019 - 14:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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FREE, booking required

Participants will be guided by Christodoulos Makris to make use of public texts to compose poetry in the personae of a range of current figures. This is a fun and interactive workshop, with the techniques employed adaptable to writing other kinds of poetry. Participants will also create an 'exquisite corpse' (a communally composed poem). Christodoulos is acclaimed as one of the leading practitioners of experimental poetry. All levels of experience welcome. Part of Kildare Readers Festival – for details of…

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KRF: The First Page: Writing that compelling opening to your next short story

Saturday 19th October, 2019 - 14:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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FREE, booking required

Pauline Clooney, founder of the Kildare Writing Centre, will lead a workshop about 'openings' and how to make sure that the reader turns the first page and continues with your story. Using a guided free-write as a stimulus, the group will explore the elements of craft expected on the first page of a story, culminating in an opening to their next short story. All levels of experience welcome. Part of Kildare Readers Festival – for details of all events, see www.kildarereadersfestival.ie 

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ADULT WORKSHOP: Taster Ceramics Workshop with Eleanor Swan

Tuesday 22nd October, 2019 - 19:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€20

Join and award-winning artist Eleanor Swan for a 2 hour taster ceramics workshop. Participants will explore the possibilities of working with two different types of clay: porcelain and stoneware clay. Each participant will make a birdhouse (as seen in the photo) and a floral decorative porcelain piece. Everyone’s work will be glazed and fired in the kiln on site by Eleanor to be collected at a future date. (the floral piece can be framed for the participant at an extra…

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ADULT WORKSHOP: Sewing Workshop for Beginners with Aideen Cross

Wednesday 23rd October, 2019 - 19:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€20

Join with designer Aideen Cross for a sewing workshop for beginners and improvers who love to create with fabric. Overcome any fears you might have about creating your own clothes and learn the basic sewing machine skills (bring along your own if you have one). We’ll explore a few interesting projects to get you started while enjoying the whole experience of creating with fabric. Aideen will be showing you some tips for home alterations too. Duration 2 hours

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ADULT WORKSHOP: Animation for Beginners with Paper Panther

Thursday 24th October, 2019 - 19:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€20

In the workshop, participants will create their own hand-drawn morphing animation through drawing on paper and photographing it frame by frame under a camera. The results will be edited offsite and uploaded to the Paper Panther Vimeo page from which the participants can view and download the video. About Paper Panther Paper Panther are an award winning animation studio based in Dublin. In addition to their commercial work and short films, they have been facilitating workshops with participants of all…

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WORKSHOP: CREATESCHOOL present BRICK FLICKS

Tuesday 29th October, 2019 - 10:00 - Friday 1st November, 2019 - 13:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€90

What if your favourite LEGO Minifigure came to life and saved the day? What if we could show you how to make that happen? Well - CREATESCHOOL can, by using the magical art of stop motion animation. You'll work in small teams with like-minded young animators to create short films and learn some of the basic skills of stop motion or master some existing ones if you are already making your own films. CREATESCHOOL tutors love stop motion animation and…

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WORKSHOP: CREATESCHOOL present DigiTales

Tuesday 29th October, 2019 - 13:30 - Friday 1st November, 2019 - 16:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€100

Once upon a time ....YOU told a story. A story of adventure...of daring...of danger...of myth...of legend...of falafels - well maybe not falafels. Come along and share your story... CREATESCHOOL present a programme where children learn to make art and tell stories with mobile digital technology. Participants share their stories, realise ideas and gain lots of new skills such as stop motion animation, digital music making, photography and video, podcasting and more . As with all of CREATESCHOOL programmes, there is…

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November 2019

WORKSHOP: Make Your Own Weather Activity Book with Fuchsia MacAree

Friday 1st November, 2019 - 11:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€10

What’s your favourite kind of weather? Do you like windy days flying kites, sunny days at the beach or building snowmen on a winter’s day? Learn how to make a guide to your favourite day, from designing a cover to illustrating pages of activities. Using collage and drawing, Fuchsia MacAree illustrator of The Great Irish Weather Book, will show you how to draw characters enjoying the weather and how to put them all together into one fun book to take…

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WORKSHOP: Creative Writing Workshop for Children with Shane Hegarty

Saturday 2nd November, 2019 - 10:30
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€15

Have you a budding writer in the family? If so, make sure they don't miss this wonderful writing workshop with award-winning author Shane Hegarty as he goes behind the scenes of Darkmouth and brings writing to life with his new creation Boot. For ages 10-13 Shane Hegarty's new book - Boot - follows the adventures of a robot who saves himself from a rubbish tip and, with only two-and-a-half memories as clues, sets off to find his owner. His bestselling…

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