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October 2019

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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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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January 2020

WORKSHOP: Batman Needs a Break

Saturday 18th January, 2020 - 10:30
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One event on Saturday 18th January, 2020 at 12:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
+ Google Map
€10

Pow… Sock… Smash… Batman spends so much time fighting crime and pouring over clues in the deep dark Batcave that he is exhausted. But when he finally gets a holiday, he discovers that he hasn’t a clue how to relax! He tries baking to see if that will help him to calm down but it turns out he’s not very good at it. What else can he do to just chill out? During this workshop, hosted by Batman himself, you…

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WORKSHOP: Batman Needs a Break

Saturday 18th January, 2020 - 12:00
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One event on Saturday 18th January, 2020 at 12:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
+ Google Map
€10

Pow… Sock… Smash… Batman spends so much time fighting crime and pouring over clues in the deep dark Batcave that he is exhausted. But when he finally gets a holiday, he discovers that he hasn’t a clue how to relax! He tries baking to see if that will help him to calm down but it turns out he’s not very good at it. What else can he do to just chill out? During this workshop, hosted by Batman himself, you…

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February 2020

ADULT WORKSHOP: The Value of Paper Folding with Vanya Lambrecht Ward

Friday 21st February, 2020 - 11:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€20

This workshop is for anybody interested in working spatially with paper (teachers, artists, mathematicians and complete novices). The workshops will explore a range of paper folding techniques and methods; from simple one page folds to modular and complex geographic shapes, to Kirigami and other intricate paper engineering processes. We would like to invite you to come and explore these spatial paper techniques and its endless possibilities and uses. Free ticket for screening of Between The Folds, with every workshop ticket…

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WORKSHOP: Paper Folding with Vanya Lambrecht Ward

Friday 21st February, 2020 - 15:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€10

Folding, bending, tucking, crumbling and flattening are but some of the things we need for making paper space. We like to invite you to come and play, explore and discover the making of paper spaces. We will build and construct great geometric shapes and other structures using only paper and no glue… Not just a great skill to have but endless and puzzling fun! Duration 90 mins Ages 6+

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WORKSHOP: Time Travel Writing with Megan Wynne

Saturday 22nd February, 2020 - 10:30
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€15

This workshop explores creating fictional character who travel backwards and forwards in time. Think of Back to the Future, Doctor Who and Hermione using the Time Turner in Harry Potter! The workshop covers key skills: character creation, opening the story, setting the scene and plot. Writers will return home with the beginnings of (and in some cases complete) story, written entirely by themselves, set in the present, past and future! Megan is a writer and fully qualified teacher. Her first…

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May 2020

ONLINE WORKSHOP: Zoom Zoo Workshop with Paul Timoney

Saturday 9th May, 2020 - 10:30
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One event on Saturday 9th May, 2020 at 12:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€5 (Deposit, refundable after the workshop)

Online Arts and Storytelling workshop with Paul Timoney What do alien animals look like? Are they huge like dinosaurs… or tiny like bugs? Or are they terrifying like huge bugs… or cute, like tiny dinosaurs? Can they talk? Or turn invisible? Or even fly? Wait… we have things that fly here on Earth - that’s no big deal.  Anyway… during our Saturday workshop everyone will get to create their own alien animal, as well as a background to show where…

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ONLINE WORKSHOP: Zoom Zoo Workshop with Paul Timoney

Saturday 9th May, 2020 - 12:00
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One event on Saturday 9th May, 2020 at 12:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€5 (Deposit, refundable after the workshop)

Online Arts and Storytelling workshop with Paul Timoney What do alien animals look like? Are they huge like dinosaurs… or tiny like bugs? Or are they terrifying like huge bugs… or cute, like tiny dinosaurs? Can they talk? Or turn invisible? Or even fly? Wait… we have things that fly here on Earth - that’s no big deal.  Anyway… during our Saturday workshop everyone will get to create their own alien animal, as well as a background to show where…

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Early Education: Teaching Tunes for Tiny

Tuesday 19th May, 2020 - 11:00
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday 9th June, 2020

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland

In this series of four early years music-making sessions with Ceol Connected’s Dr. Thomas Johnston,  childcare educators will explore a range of ways of bringing music-making into young children’s everyday experiences.  Thomas will explore connections between music-making and the Aistear framework, and share his own approach to facilitating music-making workshops which includes: developing aural awareness through listening play developing vocal awareness through song play developing kinaesthetic awareness through movement play exploring and experiencing instruments multi-sensory musical experiences Participants will learn new songs…

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EARLY YEARS: Tunes for Tiny with Thomas Johnston

Tuesday 19th May, 2020 - 14:00
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An event every week that begins at 14:00 on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday 9th June, 2020

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€10 (or €32 for 4 sessions)

Tunes for Tiny online sessions are a gentle opportunity to join with other families and experience first-hand the  soothing, joyful, fun, creative power of music-making with children.   Come and join us to learn new songs and musical activities, and experience the joy and fun of making music in lots of different ways. In this series of music-making sessions, parents/guardians will increase their confidence in facilitating fun music-making experiences with children at home.  These online workshops are hosted by musician, composer and…

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Early Education: Teaching Tunes for Tiny

Tuesday 26th May, 2020 - 11:00
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday 9th June, 2020

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland

In this series of four early years music-making sessions with Ceol Connected’s Dr. Thomas Johnston,  childcare educators will explore a range of ways of bringing music-making into young children’s everyday experiences.  Thomas will explore connections between music-making and the Aistear framework, and share his own approach to facilitating music-making workshops which includes: developing aural awareness through listening play developing vocal awareness through song play developing kinaesthetic awareness through movement play exploring and experiencing instruments multi-sensory musical experiences Participants will learn new songs…

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EARLY YEARS: Tunes for Tiny with Thomas Johnston

Tuesday 26th May, 2020 - 14:00
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 14:00 on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday 9th June, 2020

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€10 (or €32 for 4 sessions)

Tunes for Tiny online sessions are a gentle opportunity to join with other families and experience first-hand the  soothing, joyful, fun, creative power of music-making with children.   Come and join us to learn new songs and musical activities, and experience the joy and fun of making music in lots of different ways. In this series of music-making sessions, parents/guardians will increase their confidence in facilitating fun music-making experiences with children at home.  These online workshops are hosted by musician, composer and…

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June 2020

Early Education: Teaching Tunes for Tiny

Tuesday 2nd June, 2020 - 11:00
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:00 on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday 9th June, 2020

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland

In this series of four early years music-making sessions with Ceol Connected’s Dr. Thomas Johnston,  childcare educators will explore a range of ways of bringing music-making into young children’s everyday experiences.  Thomas will explore connections between music-making and the Aistear framework, and share his own approach to facilitating music-making workshops which includes: developing aural awareness through listening play developing vocal awareness through song play developing kinaesthetic awareness through movement play exploring and experiencing instruments multi-sensory musical experiences Participants will learn new songs…

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EARLY YEARS: Tunes for Tiny with Thomas Johnston

Tuesday 2nd June, 2020 - 14:00
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 14:00 on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday 9th June, 2020

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€10 (or €32 for 4 sessions)

Tunes for Tiny online sessions are a gentle opportunity to join with other families and experience first-hand the  soothing, joyful, fun, creative power of music-making with children.   Come and join us to learn new songs and musical activities, and experience the joy and fun of making music in lots of different ways. In this series of music-making sessions, parents/guardians will increase their confidence in facilitating fun music-making experiences with children at home.  These online workshops are hosted by musician, composer and…

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Early Education: Teaching Tunes for Tiny

Tuesday 9th June, 2020 - 11:00
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:00 on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday 9th June, 2020

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland

In this series of four early years music-making sessions with Ceol Connected’s Dr. Thomas Johnston,  childcare educators will explore a range of ways of bringing music-making into young children’s everyday experiences.  Thomas will explore connections between music-making and the Aistear framework, and share his own approach to facilitating music-making workshops which includes: developing aural awareness through listening play developing vocal awareness through song play developing kinaesthetic awareness through movement play exploring and experiencing instruments multi-sensory musical experiences Participants will learn new songs…

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EARLY YEARS: Tunes for Tiny with Thomas Johnston

Tuesday 9th June, 2020 - 14:00
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 14:00 on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday 9th June, 2020

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€10 (or €32 for 4 sessions)

Tunes for Tiny online sessions are a gentle opportunity to join with other families and experience first-hand the  soothing, joyful, fun, creative power of music-making with children.   Come and join us to learn new songs and musical activities, and experience the joy and fun of making music in lots of different ways. In this series of music-making sessions, parents/guardians will increase their confidence in facilitating fun music-making experiences with children at home.  These online workshops are hosted by musician, composer and…

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July 2020

CBI Virtual Book Clinic

Friday 3rd July, 2020 - 10:30
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on Friday 24th July, 2020 at 10:30

One event on Friday 24th September, 2021 at 10:30

One event on Friday 14th August, 2020 at 10:30

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
FREE, booking essential

++Update 11th August - the book clinics are now fully booked. Sorry to disappoint! ++ Riverbank Arts Centre is working with Children's Books Ireland on this series of FREE online book clinics. 3rd July - Go Places with a Book! 24th July - Walk a Mile in Someone Else’s Shoes 14th August- New Adventures, New beginnings Are you a young reader? Looking for a new series to delve into? Feeling uninspired by your bookshelves at home? Do you need a…

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Online Workshop: The Art of Paper Folding with Vanya Lambrecht Ward

Thursday 16th July, 2020 - 20:15
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One event on Thursday 23rd July, 2020 at 20:15

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€25 (for two sessions)

Artist Vanya Lambrecht Ward presents a workshop on The Art of Paper Folding, generally known as origami. This amazing art not only allows us to form a bridge between our 2D and our 3D understanding of the world but also has found all sorts of applications in our lives, from space travel to medicine. One fold and we move from the flat surface to the world of objects and find ourselves with new options and ideas. Folding can be free…

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Online Workshop: The Art of Paper Folding with Vanya Lambrecht Ward

Thursday 23rd July, 2020 - 20:15
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on Thursday 23rd July, 2020 at 20:15

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€25 (for two sessions)

Artist Vanya Lambrecht Ward presents a workshop on The Art of Paper Folding, generally known as origami. This amazing art not only allows us to form a bridge between our 2D and our 3D understanding of the world but also has found all sorts of applications in our lives, from space travel to medicine. One fold and we move from the flat surface to the world of objects and find ourselves with new options and ideas. Folding can be free…

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CBI Virtual Book Clinic

Friday 24th July, 2020 - 10:30
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on Friday 24th July, 2020 at 10:30

One event on Friday 24th September, 2021 at 10:30

One event on Friday 14th August, 2020 at 10:30

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
FREE, booking essential

Riverbank Arts Centre is working with Children's Books Ireland on this series of FREE online book clinics. 3rd July - Go Places with a Book! 24th July - Walk a Mile in Someone Else’s Shoes 14th August- New Adventures, New beginnings Are you a young reader? Looking for a new series to delve into? Feeling uninspired by your bookshelves at home? Do you need a prescription for an exciting new read? Then pop  into the virtual Book Clinic! Visit the…

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August 2020

CBI Virtual Book Clinic

Tuesday 11th August, 2020 - 10:30
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on Friday 24th July, 2020 at 10:30

One event on Friday 24th September, 2021 at 10:30

One event on Friday 14th August, 2020 at 10:30

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
FREE, booking essential

++Update 11th August - the book clinic is now fully booked. Sorry! ++ Riverbank Arts Centre is working with Children's Books Ireland on this series of FREE online book clinics. 3rd July - Go Places with a Book! 24th July - Walk a Mile in Someone Else’s Shoes 14th August- New Adventures, New beginnings Are you a young reader? Looking for a new series to delve into? Feeling uninspired by your bookshelves at home? Do you need a prescription for…

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CBI Virtual Book Clinic

Friday 14th August, 2020 - 10:30
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on Friday 24th July, 2020 at 10:30

One event on Friday 24th September, 2021 at 10:30

One event on Friday 14th August, 2020 at 10:30

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
FREE, booking essential

++Update 11th August - the book clinics are now fully booked. Sorry to disappoint! ++ Riverbank Arts Centre is working with Children's Books Ireland on this series of FREE online book clinics. 3rd July - Go Places with a Book! 24th July - Walk a Mile in Someone Else’s Shoes 14th August- New Adventures, New beginnings Are you a young reader? Looking for a new series to delve into? Feeling uninspired by your bookshelves at home? Do you need a…

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January 2021

ONLINE WORKSHOP: Wire Sculpture for Beginners with Glenn Gibson

Friday 22nd January, 2021 - 18:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€20 (includes materials & postage)

Like to try something new this January? It has been well documented that participating in arts and creative activity benefits our mental wellbeing. This two hour ZOOM workshop with artist Glenn Gibson will encourage you to explore techniques and materials to create sculptures from wire.  With a career spanning over two decades, Glenn Gibson is a professional artist who creates and teaches wire sculpture in Galway. In this introductory workshop,  Glenn will demonstrate how to make a tree and bring…

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ONLINE FAMILY WORKSHOP: Create a Mood Book with Marta Golubowska

Saturday 23rd January, 2021 - 10:30
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€5

Does happiness have a colour? Does anger have a shape? In this workshop hosted by artist Marta Golubowska, children will create 'mood books' for sketches and collages to express their emotions. Using music, colours and shapes as prompts,  participating children will create a series of collages, based on a 'flying scissors' technique inspired by Matisse.  Children will be invited to focus on their emotions - and reflect these feelings in their artwork The sketchbook can kept and used to express…

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February 2021

ONLINE WORKSHOP: Eco Mindfulness with Future Makers’ Collective

Saturday 27th February, 2021 - 11:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€5

Riverbank Arts Centre has joined forces with the Future Makers' Collective to bring you 'Eco Mindfulness'. In this one-hour virtual workshop, we will be exploring practical ways to look after our planet and our mental health through games, exercises and challenges that you can do from the comfort of your own home. This workshop will be conducted over Zoom and is suitable for children between the ages of ten and twelve, with an eagerness to learn about environmental wellbeing. This…

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March 2021

FAMILY: St. Patrick’s Shenanigans with Paul Timoney & Kyle Riley

Saturday 13th March, 2021 - 11:00
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One event on Sunday 14th March, 2021 at 11:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€10 per family

This online shenanigans show by Paul Timoney and Kyle Riley brings the fun and engagement of a live performance into the comfort of your living room with the power of ZOOM. Especially for St's Patrick’s weekend, this show features a variety of Irish songs, songs to inspire bravery and songs to get you moving around the house. There are two brand stories to be told. ‘Snakes on the Plain’ treats us to the tale of what really happened between the…

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FAMILY: St. Patrick’s Shenanigans with Paul Timoney & Kyle Riley

Sunday 14th March, 2021 - 11:00
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One event on Sunday 14th March, 2021 at 11:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€10 per family

This online shenanigans show by Paul Timoney and Kyle Riley brings the fun and engagement of a live performance into the comfort of your living room with the power of ZOOM. Especially for St's Patrick’s weekend, this show features a variety of Irish songs, songs to inspire bravery and songs to get you moving around the house. There are two brand stories to be told. ‘Snakes on the Plain’ treats us to the tale of what really happened between the…

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ONLINE WORKSHOP: An introduction to Hand Weaving with Naoimh Larkin

Friday 26th March, 2021 - 19:00
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One event on Friday 2nd April, 2021 at 19:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€40 for both sessions

This two-evening workshop is designed to be a playful, colourful, carefree learning experience, where you will learn the basics of hand weaving. You will learn how to set up a hand loom, how to read and create weaving patterns, gain a better understanding of yarns, their properties, textures and learn how to mix and blend colour while weaving your own unique textile sample piece. Alongside your tutorial, you will learn some handy tips and tricks when it comes to starting…

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April 2021

ONLINE WORKSHOP: An introduction to Hand Weaving with Naoimh Larkin

Friday 2nd April, 2021 - 19:00
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One event on Friday 2nd April, 2021 at 19:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€40 for both sessions

This two-evening workshop is designed to be a playful, colourful, carefree learning experience, where you will learn the basics of hand weaving. You will learn how to set up a hand loom, how to read and create weaving patterns, gain a better understanding of yarns, their properties, textures and learn how to mix and blend colour while weaving your own unique textile sample piece. Alongside your tutorial, you will learn some handy tips and tricks when it comes to starting…

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ONLINE WORKSHOP: Eco Mindfulness with Future Makers

Saturday 10th April, 2021 - 11:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€5

Riverbank Arts Centre has joined forces with the Future Makers’ Collective to bring you ‘Eco Mindfulness’. In this one-hour virtual workshop, we will be exploring practical ways to look after our planet and our mental health through games, exercises and challenges that you can do from the comfort of your own home. This workshop will be conducted over Zoom and is suitable for children between the ages of ten and twelve, with an eagerness to learn about environmental wellbeing. https://youtu.be/IVMeA5gOCXc…

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FAMILY: Shenanigans in the Wild with Paul Timoney and Kyle Riley

Sunday 18th April, 2021 - 11:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€10 per family

The shenanigan series of shows brings the fun and engagement of a live performance into the comfort of your living room with the power of ZOOM. We’re headed outside for some fresh air, the sound of birdsong, and the sun warming your face. That’s right, it’s ‘Shenanigans In The Wild’. Nature springs to life in a series of poems exploring various aspects of the world around us. There’s going to be rockin’ and boppin’ with tunes to get you hoppin’.…

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ONLINE WORKSHOP: Ceramic Art Inspired by Nature

Friday 23rd April, 2021 - 19:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€20 (includes materials & postage)

Hold on to the beauty of your spring walks! Join artist Marta Golubowska for a workshop to create a ceramic picture frame and a tile, imprinted with the flowers and plants you have gathered.  Suitable for beginners, this ceramic workshop will explore two techniques,  air drying clay and plaster (materials supplied),  to make unique art works inspired by the nature around you. Workshop details: This workshop is for adults and is two hours in duration, 7pm-9pm (via ZOOM).  Please note, although…

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May 2021

ONLINE WORKSHOP: Ceramic Art Inspired by Nature

Friday 7th May, 2021 - 19:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€20 (includes materials & postage)

Hold on to the beauty of your spring walks! Join artist Marta Golubowska for a workshop to create a ceramic picture frame and a tile, imprinted with the flowers and plants you have gathered.  Suitable for beginners, this ceramic workshop will explore two techniques,  air drying clay and plaster (materials supplied),  to make unique art works inspired by the nature around you. Workshop details: This workshop is for adults and is two hours in duration, 7pm-9pm (via ZOOM).  Please note, although…

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ONLINE WORKSHOP: Let’s Talk about Art

Thursday 13th May, 2021 - 19:30
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One event on Thursday 20th May, 2021 at 19:30

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€5

Join Vera McEvoy online to view and discuss a selection of artworks from the Kildare Municipal Art Collection. The sessions will provide a welcome and inclusive space to view and discuss art. The two sessions (on 13th May & 20th May) will explore different artworks and discussions will include colour, brush strokes, line, shape and what thoughts or words the works evoke. It is not about art knowledge, however, individuals will improve their creative knowledge, experience and further expand their…

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ONLINE WORKSHOP: Let’s Talk about Art

Thursday 20th May, 2021 - 19:30
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One event on Thursday 20th May, 2021 at 19:30

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€5

Join Vera McEvoy online to view and discuss a selection of artworks from the Kildare Municipal Art Collection. The sessions will provide a welcome and inclusive space to view and discuss art. The two sessions (on 13th May & 20th May) will explore different artworks and discussions will include colour, brush strokes, line, shape and what thoughts or words the works evoke. It is not about art knowledge, however, individuals will improve their creative knowledge, experience and further expand their…

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ONLINE WORKSHOP: An introduction to Hand Weaving with Naoimh Larkin

Friday 21st May, 2021 - 19:00
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on Friday 28th May, 2021 at 19:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€40 for both sessions

This two-evening workshop is designed to be a playful, colourful, carefree learning experience, where you will learn the basics of hand weaving. You will learn how to set up a hand loom, how to read and create weaving patterns, gain a better understanding of yarns, their properties, textures and learn how to mix and blend colour while weaving your own unique textile sample piece. Alongside your tutorial, you will learn some handy tips and tricks when it comes to starting…

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ONLINE WORKSHOP: An introduction to Hand Weaving with Naoimh Larkin

Friday 28th May, 2021 - 19:00
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on Friday 28th May, 2021 at 19:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€40 for both sessions

This two-evening workshop is designed to be a playful, colourful, carefree learning experience, where you will learn the basics of hand weaving. You will learn how to set up a hand loom, how to read and create weaving patterns, gain a better understanding of yarns, their properties, textures and learn how to mix and blend colour while weaving your own unique textile sample piece. Alongside your tutorial, you will learn some handy tips and tricks when it comes to starting…

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June 2021

WORKSHOP: Crochet for Beginners – Make a Rainbow!

Tuesday 1st June, 2021 - 19:30
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One event on Wednesday 2nd June, 2021 at 19:30

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€20 (includes materials & postage)

During this workshop participants will learn basic crochet stitches, how to read a simple pattern and how to crochet their own rainbow. Each participant will be provided with the materials to create their rainbow along with additional yarn to practice some simple stitches. Workshop will be led by Helen Whiteley. Helen is a self-taught fibre artist with over 10 years experience  and has worked as a sample crocheter/knitter. Workshop details: This workshop is for adults and is two hours in duration, 7:30pm-9:30pm…

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WORKSHOP: Crochet for Beginners – Make a Rainbow!

Wednesday 2nd June, 2021 - 19:30
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One event on Wednesday 2nd June, 2021 at 19:30

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€20 (includes materials & postage)

During this workshop participants will learn basic crochet stitches, how to read a simple pattern and how to crochet their own rainbow. Each participant will be provided with the materials to create their rainbow along with additional yarn to practice some simple stitches. Workshop will be led by Helen Whiteley. Helen is a self-taught fibre artist with over 10 years experience  and has worked as a sample crocheter/knitter. Workshop details: This workshop is for adults and is two hours in duration, 7:30pm-9:30pm…

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FAMILY: Observational Storytelling with Sarah Bowie

Saturday 12th June, 2021 - 12:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland

In this online tutorial with cartoonist, writer, and co-founder of The Comics Lab Sarah Bowie, Sarah will show how to take ordinary, everyday life and turn it into material for compelling storytelling! Use this as an opportunity to look beyond the surface of our seemingly mundane lives, and find the potential stories within. Sarah will explore different ways of observing - observing ourselves (our moods, thoughts, activities and conversations); observing others (family members, neighbours, strangers, wildlife and pets), and observing…

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FAMILY: Opowiadania Super Paua/ Warsztat Rodzinny

Saturday 26th June, 2021 - 10:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€5 per family

In this workshop we’ll be listening to KLOSZ, one of the Opowiadania Super Paua, and doing a creative task together. KLOSZ is the exciting story of a child and their aunt on a train journey, who discover the train is filled with magical creatures on a mission of their own... This event will be delivered in Polish and English. Following the event, you will receive a link to the rest of the stories for you and your family to enjoy.…

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July 2021

Outdoor Poetry Workshop with Nell Regan

Thursday 29th July, 2021 - 11:00
Japanese Gardens, Irish National Stud
Tully, Kildare R51 KX25 Ireland
€20 (includes reading & access to gardens)

We are delighted to present an outdoor poetry workshop with poet Nell Regan, in the beautiful surroundings of the Japanese Gardens. Starting with a tour of the famous gardens at the Irish National Stud, participants will be encouraged to capture their surroundings through writing exercises and to write their own short nature poems. No experience of writing poetry is necessary to take part.  As this is a partnership with Irish National Stud, the entrance fee   to the Japanese Gardens (usually €14) will…

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