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December 2018

MUSIC: ABBA Forever

Wednesday 5th December, 2018 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€22/€20

Abba Forever was formed and is led by Dennis Scally, a London born musician who has been at the top of the music game for many years. For 13 years, while based in Los Angles, he was the musical director for The Supremes and toured the world with them. He moved back to Europe 12 years ago and formed ABBA FOREVER. Lead Guitar is Rae Daniel, also from London. On lead vocals are Lucinda O’Connell and Marie O’Hara. Expect a…

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LOCAL ARTS: KYT presents By The Bog of Cats

Thursday 6th December, 2018 - 20:00
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One event on Friday 7th December, 2018 at 12:00pm

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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By the Bog of Cats is Marina Carr’s searing tragedy inspired by Euripides’ Medea and set in the Irish midlands. Spurned by the man she loves Hester Swaine lives as an outcast on the edge of the bog from where most of the settled community want her gone. Faced with the loss of her home and her only child, Hester conjures a desperate and tragic plan to revenge all those who rejected her. The play is directed by Allie Whelan,…

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LOCAL ARTS: KYT presents By The Bog of Cats

Friday 7th December, 2018 - 12:00
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One event on Friday 7th December, 2018 at 12:00pm

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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By the Bog of Cats is Marina Carr’s searing tragedy inspired by Euripides’ Medea and set in the Irish midlands. Spurned by the man she loves Hester Swaine lives as an outcast on the edge of the bog from where most of the settled community want her gone. Faced with the loss of her home and her only child, Hester conjures a desperate and tragic plan to revenge all those who rejected her. The play is directed by Allie Whelan,…

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THEATRE: BEFORE – A new play with much music by Pat Kinevane

Saturday 8th December, 2018 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€18/16

From the team that brought you Forgotten, Underneath and the Olivier Award-winning Silent, Before is a new play with much music, set in Clery’s of Dublin, on the very day this iconic department store shuts - for good. Pontius is inside, trying to choose a gift for his estranged daughter, whom he hasn’t seen for almost 20 years. He will meet her in an hour. This father’s journey is both beautiful and strange, from the isolation of his Midlands home,…

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Summer 1993 (Estiu 1993)

Monday 10th December, 2018 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6 (Early Bird)/€9

When six year old Frida's mother dies from AIDS related pneumonia, she moves from her life in Barcelona to her Uncles Catalonian farm. This new family and her landscape are alien to Frida; she’s afraid of the chickens, she doesn’t know the difference between a lettuce and a cabbage and she has a new, adoring, annoying little sister. While her family’s warmth and love are abundant, their attempts to protect her only increase Frida's bewilderment and isolation. This autobiographical first…

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WORKSHOP: Parent & Toddler Fun Morning – The Very Curious Eyes

Wednesday 12th December, 2018 - 11:00
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One event on Wednesday 12th December, 2018 at 11:00am

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

Visual artist Marta Golubowska invites small children, along with their guardians, to a creative space where they can experiment, push boundaries, and make a mess - and bring something lovely home with them. In this hour-long workshop, the main emphasis is on the process and time spent together. It will be a gentle, fun atmosphere to relax and share experiences while making art together. 19th September – Travelling and Adventure 24th October – Halloween Fun 14th November – Art for…

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SCHOOL SHOW: A Winter Wish

Friday 14th December, 2018 - 10:00
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One event on Friday 14th December, 2018 at 12:00pm

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€6

Every winter in Whistleberry Forest, a little robin comes to visit and grants the creatures of the forest their very own wish - they can wish for whatever they want! As Ornaith the owl, Sorley the snail, and Faoiláin the frog sing the magic words, the forest is transformed before their eyes into an enchanting wintry wonderland. From dripping icicles to gentle snowfall, the delight of skating on an icy river or flying high on a moonlit night, discover the…

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SCHOOL SHOW: A Winter Wish

Friday 14th December, 2018 - 12:00
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One event on Friday 14th December, 2018 at 12:00pm

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€6

Every winter in Whistleberry Forest, a little robin comes to visit and grants the creatures of the forest their very own wish - they can wish for whatever they want! As Ornaith the owl, Sorley the snail, and Faoiláin the frog sing the magic words, the forest is transformed before their eyes into an enchanting wintry wonderland. From dripping icicles to gentle snowfall, the delight of skating on an icy river or flying high on a moonlit night, discover the…

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FAMILY MUSIC: A Winter Wish

Saturday 15th December, 2018 - 12:00
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One event on Saturday 15th December, 2018 at 2:00pm

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
Family €28/€8

Every winter in Whistleberry Forest, a little robin comes to visit and grants the creatures of the forest their very own wish - they can wish for whatever they want! As Ornaith the owl, Sorley the snail, and Faoiláin the frog sing the magic words, the forest is transformed before their eyes into an enchanting wintry wonderland. From dripping icicles to gentle snowfall, the delight of skating on an icy river or flying high on a moonlit night, discover the…

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FAMILY MUSIC: A Winter Wish

Saturday 15th December, 2018 - 14:00
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One event on Saturday 15th December, 2018 at 2:00pm

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
Family €28/€8

Every winter in Whistleberry Forest, a little robin comes to visit and grants the creatures of the forest their very own wish - they can wish for whatever they want! As Ornaith the owl, Sorley the snail, and Faoiláin the frog sing the magic words, the forest is transformed before their eyes into an enchanting wintry wonderland. From dripping icicles to gentle snowfall, the delight of skating on an icy river or flying high on a moonlit night, discover the…

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COMEDY: Colin Murphy: The Bald Ambition Tour 2018

Saturday 15th December, 2018 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€17/€15

25 years ago a young man had a dream and that dream was to perform. As an actor success came quickly with the National Youth Theatre and early TV appearances in Yorkshire Television’s Heartbeat and Drop The Dead Donkey for Channel 4. His starring role in Our Friends In The North led to him becoming a household name. Daniel Craig* has achieved everything he set out to do and has reached the very pinnacle of the entertainment industry. 25 years…

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CINEMA: The Man Who Invented Christmas

Monday 17th December, 2018 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€6/€9

1840s London. Despite a string of successful novels, Charles Dickens (Dan Stephens) has been struggling to come up with another bestseller. Tormented by writer’s block and at odds with his publishers, he grasps at an idea for a surefire hit, a Christmas story he hopes will capture the imagination of his fans and solve his current financial problems. But with only six weeks to write and publish the book before the holiday, he will have to work feverishly to meet…

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MUSIC: Highly Strung: All Wrapped up

Wednesday 19th December, 2018 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€15/€10

For fans of the foursome, this is a Christmas calendar highlight. The ladies are delighted to return to the Riverbank for their annual Christmas show of classics old and new with their signature twist. The four friends’ diverse yet complementary musical backgrounds create a mellow blend of instruments and harmonies and that has gathered a loyal fan base. Highly Strung sprinkles a little star light on the darkest time of the year with a quirky perspective on favourites from Bach…

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SCHOOL SHOW: Lost In Frost

Friday 21st December, 2018 - 10:00
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One event on Friday 21st December, 2018 at 12:00pm

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6

Lost in Frost is a thrilling winter-themed adventure that will delight and enchant younger audiences with a mix of dance, movement, music, visuals and storytelling. The Narrator is on a quest for snow but who will help! The audience? The mischievous fairy, Cornelia? Or perhaps some very brave and bold magic pixies will join the mission to find some? Echo Echo Dance has been at the forefront of dance development in Ireland for over twenty years. The award-winning ensemble is…

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SCHOOL SHOW: Lost In Frost

Friday 21st December, 2018 - 12:00
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One event on Friday 21st December, 2018 at 12:00pm

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6

Lost in Frost is a thrilling winter-themed adventure that will delight and enchant younger audiences with a mix of dance, movement, music, visuals and storytelling. The Narrator is on a quest for snow but who will help! The audience? The mischievous fairy, Cornelia? Or perhaps some very brave and bold magic pixies will join the mission to find some? Echo Echo Dance has been at the forefront of dance development in Ireland for over twenty years. The award-winning ensemble is…

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FAMILY : Lost In Frost

Saturday 22nd December, 2018 - 12:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Family €28/€8

Lost in Frost is a thrilling winter-themed adventure that will delight and enchant younger audiences with a mix of dance, movement, music, visuals and storytelling. The Narrator is on a quest for snow but who will help! The audience? The mischievous fairy, Cornelia? Or perhaps some very brave and bold magic pixies will join the mission to find some? Echo Echo Dance has been at the forefront of dance development in Ireland for over twenty years. The award-winning ensemble is…

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DANCE: Echo Echo Dance Picnic

Saturday 22nd December, 2018 - 14:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€5

Echo Echo Dance Picnic is an opportunity for people of all ages to take part in some dancing and movement games together! It doesn’t matter if you are a professional dancer, a four-year old ninja turtle or one of those people who always claim to have two left feet – you’ll have lots of fun! Everyone is welcome regardless of age or ability so make sure you get your brothers, sisters, parents and grandparents to come along too. And remember…

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FAMILY CINEMA: Frozen Sing-A-Long

Sunday 23rd December, 2018 - 14:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Walt Disney Animation Studios presents Frozen, a stunning big-screen comedy adventure. Fearless optimist Anna (voice of Kristen Bell) sets off on an epic journey-teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff (voice of Jonathan Groff) and his loyal reindeer Sven-to find her sister Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel), whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf (voice of Josh Gad), Anna and Kristoff battle the elements…

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January 2019

COMEDY: JASON BYRNE – You can come in but don’t start anything

Thursday 17th January, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€22

The star of ‘Ireland's Got Talent’, Jason Byrne is one the most exciting live comedy performers in the world - and his original brand of high-energy intelligent lunacy ensures that there is no other comedian like him.  What he achieves on a stage cannot be adequately described by audience members, critics or fellow comics. Thus his legendary shows become a secret shared experience among his audience. Every night stars are born, friendships are formed, mascara is ruined and pants are…

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MUSIC: Jack L

Friday 25th January, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€25/€23

Jack L (Jack Lukeman), one of Ireland’s most respected and best-loved performers, a multiple-award winning songwriter and also a Kildare man, returns to Riverbank Arts Centre to perform his Magic Days show. This new show combines key songs from his most recent album Magic Days, including "The King of Soho", "Deeper Down the Rabbit Hole", and "The Sunset is Blue on Mars", alongside favourites from his back catalogue. Magic Days is an unforgettable live show that lifts the spirits and…

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February 2019

COMEDY: David O’Doherty, You Have To Laugh

Friday 15th February, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€18/€16

Unhook your mindbras. David O’Doherty is back in… with a brand-new show made up of talking and songs played on a crappy keyboard from 1986. As seen on BBC2’s Live At The Apollo and Channel 4’s 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown. “A beautiful mix of acute observation and startling invention” – The Irish Times “He’s funny, wretched and clever enough to spawn an army of imitators.” – The Age, Melbourne “Can there be anything more evil than someone…

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