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January 2019

FIRST FORTNIGHT: Great Barrier Reef – Resilience Workshop (ages 10-12 years)

Saturday 19th January, 2019 - 12:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€4

Great Barrier Reef is a Wellbeing & Resilience workshop for children aged 10-12 years old based on the theme of the ocean. The children will take on the persona of a great sea world explorer and look at the barrier reef like a big wide family with lots of branches and connections. Using storytelling and fun creative activities, children will explore what makes them unique and different and how to grow connections with the world around them. The workshop will…

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February 2019

WORKSHOP: Patchwork Magic – workshop with Aideen Cross

Saturday 16th February, 2019 - 11:00
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One event on Saturday 16th February, 2019 at 14:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€10

This workshop will give children an opportunity to work with fabrics (new & recycled) to make bunting that’s creative, colourful and fun. Designer Aideen Cross, based in Rathangan, is renowned for her dress design and also her creative sewing classes for young people. In this workshop, Aideen will encourage children to explore the lifeskill of sewing (hand and machine) and use their imagination to create fabulous festive bunting. This Patchwork Magic sewing workshop is connected to the quilt exhibition running…

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WORKSHOP: Patchwork Magic – workshop with Aideen Cross

Saturday 16th February, 2019 - 14:00
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One event on Saturday 16th February, 2019 at 14:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€10

This workshop will give children an opportunity to work with fabrics (new & recycled) to make bunting that’s creative, colourful and fun. Designer Aideen Cross, based in Rathangan, is renowned for her dress design and also her creative sewing classes for young people. In this workshop, Aideen will encourage children to explore the lifeskill of sewing (hand and machine) and use their imagination to create fabulous festive bunting. This Patchwork Magic sewing workshop is connected to the quilt exhibition running…

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WORKSHOP: Artzone Mid-Term Camp

Monday 18th February, 2019 - 10:00 - Friday 22nd February, 2019 - 14:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€80

An Artzone camp is a great way for your child to spend their school break - working on cool art projects, developing their core artistic skills, exercising their creative side in a fun, dynamic environment..with plenty of time for fun and games. Artzone camps are planned and delivered by qualified and experienced art teachers. Monday 18th - Friday 22nd February, 10am-2pm. Ages 5-7 years / 8-12 years Please bring a packed lunch.

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March 2019

WORKSHOP: The Science of Seeing- Science-art workshops with Future Makers Collective

Saturday 9th March, 2019 - 13:00
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One event on Saturday 9th March, 2019 at 10:30

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€10

Join the Future Makers Collective for a STEAM science – art workshop exploring perception. We will experiment with optical sciences and explore vision as we craft an environment and tools to help us look at the world from the perspectives of your favourite animals. This workshop will run on the 9th March 2019 for two groups: 10:30-12:00 (7-9 year olds) sold out 1:00-3:00 (10-13 year olds)

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WORKSHOP: Dabbledoo Music Workshop

Saturday 23rd March, 2019 - 10:30
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One event on Saturday 23rd March, 2019 at 12:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€7

DabbledooMusic (Shane McKenna and Killian Redmond) make music more accessible, engaging and fun for all the family, regardless of previous experience or ability. In this workshop you will be provided with instruments and play along to Igor The Octopus (the world's greatest drummer!), learn melody with Jazz Cat and even play an Irish Polka. DabbledooMusic use a system of animated, colour-coded notation that anyone can understand to get everybody making music together in no time! Did you ever wonder what…

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WORKSHOP: Dabbledoo Music Workshop

Saturday 23rd March, 2019 - 12:00
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One event on Saturday 23rd March, 2019 at 12:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€7

DabbledooMusic (Shane McKenna and Killian Redmond) make music more accessible, engaging and fun for all the family, regardless of previous experience or ability. In this workshop you will be provided with instruments and play along to Igor The Octopus (the world's greatest drummer!), learn melody with Jazz Cat and even play an Irish Polka. DabbledooMusic use a system of animated, colour-coded notation that anyone can understand to get everybody making music together in no time! Did you ever wonder what…

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April 2019

WORKSHOP: Singing workshop with Inni-K

Saturday 20th April, 2019 - 11:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€15

Join Inni-K for a morning! This workshop with singer, songwriter & multi-instrumentalist Inni-K (Eithne Ní Chatháin) will have participants raising the roof together in full voice as they join Inni-K for a morning. This is a fun group workshop which will interest anyone who enjoys singing, be it in a choir or alone in the shower! No special singing ability required. Come along to learn one of Inni-K’s own songs and be her backing singers for the morning. €15 (or…

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WORKSHOP: ARTZONE EASTER CAMP

Tuesday 23rd April, 2019 - 10:00 - Friday 26th April, 2019 - 14:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€80 (four days)

Spring is in the air - Join the Artzone team for a fun filled Art Camp this Easter! Easter is the perfect time for Visual Arts Camps full of bright and colourful imagery, stories and games. Each portfolio is researched and designed based on the Primary Schools Visual Arts Curriculum to maximise creativity, learning and fun. The Artzone team are all qualified teachers and art professionals in their own fields - they create a fantastic, creative learning environment for all.…

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WORKSHOP: Inside the World of Vision – Science and Art workshop for children

Saturday 27th April, 2019 - 10:30
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One event on Saturday 27th April, 2019 at 13:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€10

Join us for a fun and exciting workshops for children as part of STEAM programme (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths) delivered by the facilitators from the Future Makers Collective. This science – art workshop will focus on exploring vision and perception. We will experiment with optical devices, lenses and explore animal and insect vision. As part of the workshop, children will visit our new science-themed exhibition “SEE HOW WE VIEW THE WORLD – exploring animal and human vision” and…

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WORKSHOP: Inside the World of Vision – Science and Art workshop for children

Saturday 27th April, 2019 - 13:00
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One event on Saturday 27th April, 2019 at 13:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€10

Join us for a fun and exciting workshops for children as part of STEAM programme (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths) delivered by the facilitators from the Future Makers Collective. This science – art workshop will focus on exploring vision and perception. We will experiment with optical devices, lenses and explore animal and insect vision. As part of the workshop, children will visit our new science-themed exhibition “SEE HOW WE VIEW THE WORLD – exploring animal and human vision” and…

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May 2019

ANIMAGINATION WORKSHOP: Adventures in Storyland

Friday 10th May, 2019 - 10:30
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One event on Friday 10th May, 2019 at 11:30

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Adult and child €7

Illustration workshop for toddlers and pre-schoolers Join visual artist Marta Golubowska  for a workshop in which the youngest artists (along with their parents and guardians) will create a multi-sensory story.  Participants will create a collaborative collage on one giant piece of paper. The children will be invited to use their imagination in to make textures and mixtures of colours to create the wildest fairylands. There will be painting, sticking, stamping involved in making this creation (so please wear suitable clothes!).…

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ANIMAGINATION WORKSHOP: Adventures in Storyland

Friday 10th May, 2019 - 11:30
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One event on Friday 10th May, 2019 at 11:30

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Adult and child €7

Illustration workshop for toddlers and pre-schoolers Join visual artist Marta Golubowska  for a workshop in which the youngest artists (along with their parents and guardians) will create a multi-sensory story.  Participants will create a collaborative collage on one giant piece of paper. The children will be invited to use their imagination in to make textures and mixtures of colours to create the wildest fairylands. There will be painting, sticking, stamping involved in making this creation (so please wear suitable clothes!).…

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ANIMAGINATION: Fighting Words Creative Writing Workshops

Saturday 11th May, 2019 - 10:30
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One event on Saturday 11th May, 2019 at 13:00

One event on Saturday 13th July, 2019 at 10:30

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Free event

You are invited to Fighting Words to write an original story together, and see it being typed up on the Fighting Words screen. Once you have decided on the characters and plot you will write part of the story together, helped by Fighting Words tutors, editing as they go. You will then have time to write your own individual endings to the story. All children will leave with a copy of their book, including illustrations and an About the Author…

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ANIMAGINATION: Storytelling and Puppetry Workshop for Grandparents and Grandchildren.

Saturday 11th May, 2019 - 10:30
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Adult and child €10

Come and join Dan Colley, Artistic Director of acclaimed theatre company Collapsing Horse, for a fun, intergenerational storytelling and puppetry workshop. What can grandparents and grandchildren learn from each other’s stories? How can you work with puppets to tell a story? This workshop is inspired by Collapsing Horse’s forthcoming production, A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings, which based on a short story by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. This is the first grandparent and grandchild (9-13 years) workshop we have hosted,…

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ANIMAGINATION: Fighting Words Creative Writing Workshops

Saturday 11th May, 2019 - 13:00
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One event on Saturday 11th May, 2019 at 13:00

One event on Saturday 13th July, 2019 at 13:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Free event

You are invited to Fighting Words to write an original story together, and see it being typed up on the Fighting Words screen. Once you have decided on the characters and plot you will write part of the story together, helped by Fighting Words tutors, editing as they go. You will then have time to write your own individual endings to the story. All children will leave with a copy of their book, including illustrations and an About the Author…

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FAMILY WORKSHOP: National Drawing Day

Saturday 18th May, 2019 - 10:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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FREE

Join us this National Drawing Day, Saturday 18th May. We'll have a drop-in workshop from 10am-2pm designed by visual artist, Paul Woods. Drawing is fun, relaxing and useful - this is a great opportunity to explore your drawing skills as a family or individually. Selected works created  during this workshop will be displayed in our McKenna Gallery 21-25 May. Drop-in, FREE, all materials provide. Children must be accompanied by an adult. National Drawing Day is an annual countrywide event initiated…

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June 2019

WORKSHOP: How to DJ -Workshop with Gavin Elsted and guests

Saturday 8th June, 2019 - 17:30
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Free event

Aimed at 15-17 year olds, this course provides a grounding in how to start DJing. Topics include mixing techniques, operating and setting up industry standard equipment and sourcing music for use in performances. Guest DJs will discuss how they started their DJing careers, giving advice and tips for those planning a future on stage and imparting their own personal techniques on crafting killer mixes. Free Event, advanced booking necessary.

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July 2019

WORKSHOP: Creative School Digital Media Arts Camp

Monday 1st July, 2019 - 10:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€120

Monday 1st to Friday 5th July, 10am-3pm CreateSchool present a multi discipline arts and crafts programme where children learn to make art with mobile digital technology. This STEAM based programme will encourage children to nurture their creativity with a variety of activities including stop motion animation, digital music making, photography & video, coding, podcasting and more. Children can follow their imagination, share their stories, realise their ideas and gain many new skills. Like all of CreateSchool programmes there is a…

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WORKSHOP: Fighting Words Creative Writing Workshops

Saturday 13th July, 2019 - 10:30
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Free event

You are invited to Fighting Words to write an original story together, and see it being typed up on the Fighting Words screen. Once you have decided on the characters and plot you will write part of the story together, helped by Fighting Words tutors, editing as they go. You will then have time to write your own individual endings to the story. All children will leave with a copy of their book, including illustrations and an About the Author…

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WORKSHOP: Fidget Feet-Childrens Aerial Camp

Monday 22nd July, 2019 - 10:00 - Friday 26th July, 2019 - 13:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€80

10am-1pm Children’s aerial camp 7yrs-12yrs €80 Monday 22nd -Friday 26th July Have you ever wanted to feel like you could fly? You just need a willingness to learn something new and have fun! Aerial Summer Camp is a fun-filled week of learning new ways of flying for 7-12 year olds. It is great for kids with no flying experience as well as kids with lots of flying experience as we will teach to suit everyone’s level.

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WORKSHOP: Teens Aerial Camp

Monday 22nd July, 2019 - 14:00 - Friday 26th July, 2019 - 17:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€80

2pm – 5pm Teen Aerial Camp 10+ €80 Monday-Friday Have you ever wanted to feel like you could fly? You just need a willingness to learn something new and have fun! Aerial Summer Camp is a fun-filled week of learning new ways of flying for teens 10+. It is great for teens with no flying experience as well as those with lots of flying experience as we will teach to suit everyone’s level.  

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WORKSHOP: Fidget Feet- Adults Aerial Camp/workshop

Monday 22nd July, 2019 - 18:30
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One event on Tuesday 23rd July, 2019 at 18:30

One event on Wednesday 24th July, 2019 at 18:30

One event on Thursday 25th July, 2019 at 18:30

One event on Friday 26th July, 2019 at 18:30

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€10

6:30pm-8:30pm- Adults classes 16yr+ €40 Monday-Friday or €10 per class Ever wanted to give the silks a try? This workshop is for those who are new beginners. Be prepared to swing, spin, invert, and have fun! It’s best to bring a long sleeve layer, water, and wear leggings or sweats. Fidget Feet dancers offer a safe and fun environment for you to learn something new and work on skills you never knew you could do. We’re confident we can tempt…

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WORKSHOP: Fidget Feet- Adults Aerial Camp/workshop

Tuesday 23rd July, 2019 - 18:30
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One event on Tuesday 23rd July, 2019 at 18:30

One event on Wednesday 24th July, 2019 at 18:30

One event on Thursday 25th July, 2019 at 18:30

One event on Friday 26th July, 2019 at 18:30

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€10

6:30pm-8:30pm- Adults classes 16yr+ €40 Monday-Friday or €10 per class Ever wanted to give the silks a try? This workshop is for those who are new beginners. Be prepared to swing, spin, invert, and have fun! It’s best to bring a long sleeve layer, water, and wear leggings or sweats. Fidget Feet dancers offer a safe and fun environment for you to learn something new and work on skills you never knew you could do. We’re confident we can tempt…

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WORKSHOP: Fidget Feet- Adults Aerial Camp/workshop

Wednesday 24th July, 2019 - 18:30
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One event on Tuesday 23rd July, 2019 at 18:30

One event on Wednesday 24th July, 2019 at 18:30

One event on Thursday 25th July, 2019 at 18:30

One event on Friday 26th July, 2019 at 18:30

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€10

6:30pm-8:30pm- Adults classes 16yr+ €40 Monday-Friday or €10 per class Ever wanted to give the silks a try? This workshop is for those who are new beginners. Be prepared to swing, spin, invert, and have fun! It’s best to bring a long sleeve layer, water, and wear leggings or sweats. Fidget Feet dancers offer a safe and fun environment for you to learn something new and work on skills you never knew you could do. We’re confident we can tempt…

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WORKSHOP: Fidget Feet- Adults Aerial Camp/workshop

Thursday 25th July, 2019 - 18:30
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One event on Tuesday 23rd July, 2019 at 18:30

One event on Wednesday 24th July, 2019 at 18:30

One event on Thursday 25th July, 2019 at 18:30

One event on Friday 26th July, 2019 at 18:30

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€10

6:30pm-8:30pm- Adults classes 16yr+ €40 Monday-Friday or €10 per class Ever wanted to give the silks a try? This workshop is for those who are new beginners. Be prepared to swing, spin, invert, and have fun! It’s best to bring a long sleeve layer, water, and wear leggings or sweats. Fidget Feet dancers offer a safe and fun environment for you to learn something new and work on skills you never knew you could do. We’re confident we can tempt…

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WORKSHOP: Fidget Feet- Adults Aerial Camp/workshop

Friday 26th July, 2019 - 18:30
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One event on Tuesday 23rd July, 2019 at 18:30

One event on Wednesday 24th July, 2019 at 18:30

One event on Thursday 25th July, 2019 at 18:30

One event on Friday 26th July, 2019 at 18:30

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€10

6:30pm-8:30pm- Adults classes 16yr+ €40 Monday-Friday or €10 per class Ever wanted to give the silks a try? This workshop is for those who are new beginners. Be prepared to swing, spin, invert, and have fun! It’s best to bring a long sleeve layer, water, and wear leggings or sweats. Fidget Feet dancers offer a safe and fun environment for you to learn something new and work on skills you never knew you could do. We’re confident we can tempt…

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August 2019

WORKSHOP: Bilingual drama workshop with Fizz & Chips

Saturday 24th August, 2019 - 10:00
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One event on Saturday 24th August, 2019 at 11:30

One event on Saturday 24th August, 2019 at 13:00

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

Fizz and Chips Theatre Company are running bilingual drama workshops as Gaeilge agus Béarla for children aged 5-12. Explore movement, sound, and voice in a fun and friendly environment through Irish and English. The Company are working on a new theatre show for children and will introduce some scenes and themes to play around with. Orlaith Carr, Eoin O'Dubhghaill and Orla Ní Thiobraide are theatre-makers and actors who have worked on many Irish language productions including Ros na Rún on…

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WORKSHOP: Bilingual drama workshop with Fizz & Chips

Saturday 24th August, 2019 - 11:30
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One event on Saturday 24th August, 2019 at 11:30

One event on Saturday 24th August, 2019 at 13:00

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

Fizz and Chips Theatre Company are running bilingual drama workshops as Gaeilge agus Béarla for children aged 5-12. Explore movement, sound, and voice in a fun and friendly environment through Irish and English. The Company are working on a new theatre show for children and will introduce some scenes and themes to play around with. Orlaith Carr, Eoin O'Dubhghaill and Orla Ní Thiobraide are theatre-makers and actors who have worked on many Irish language productions including Ros na Rún on…

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WORKSHOP: Bilingual drama workshop with Fizz & Chips

Saturday 24th August, 2019 - 13:00
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One event on Saturday 24th August, 2019 at 11:30

One event on Saturday 24th August, 2019 at 13:00

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

Fizz and Chips Theatre Company are running bilingual drama workshops as Gaeilge agus Béarla for children aged 5-12. Explore movement, sound, and voice in a fun and friendly environment through Irish and English. The Company are working on a new theatre show for children and will introduce some scenes and themes to play around with. Orlaith Carr, Eoin O'Dubhghaill and Orla Ní Thiobraide are theatre-makers and actors who have worked on many Irish language productions including Ros na Rún on…

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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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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
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€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
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€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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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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