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May 2018

LITERATURE: The Gerard Manley Hopkins 31st International Festival presents: International Poetry Reading

Wednesday 16th May, 2018 - 8:00 AM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€10

The Gerard Manley Hopkins Festival, under the guidance of its artistic director and internationally renowned poet Desmond Egan, is celebrating its 31st anniversary this year. As part of this year’s festival, Riverbank Arts Centre will host an array of International poets including Roger Mc Gough (UK), Fr. Seamus Collins (Ireland), Emilia Ivancu (Romania), Pushpa Parekh (India), Lena Koster (Sweden), Kevin Kiely (Ireland), Chris Green (U.S.A.), Desmond Egan (Ireland), Philip Brady (Ireland), Michael Woods (U.K.), Shizue Ogawa (Japan), Barry McCrea (U.S.A.),…

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MUSIC: Heidi Talbot, Breanndán Ó Beaglaoich, John McCusker and Paul Meehan

Thursday 17th May, 2018 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€15/€12

Rejoice in the energetic polkas and slides of West Kerry and waltzes, marches and reels from Scotland, as four folk musicians at the top of their game come together for the very first time. Chanteuse Heidi Talbot has garnered rave reviews for her live performances, both with Cherish the Ladies and as featured soloist with Idlewild, King Creosote and Eddi Reader among others, and the pairing of her expressive vocals with the extraordinary voice of trad maestro Breanndán Ó Beaglaoich…

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THEATRE: Autumn Royal

Friday 18th May, 2018 - Saturday 19th May, 2018
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€18/16

AUTUMN ROYAL - Written by Kevin Barry, the multi-award winning writer of the novels Beatlebone and City Of Bohane, is coming to the Riverbank Arts Centre! Following the success run of its world premiere last year, Autumn Royal by Kevin Barry embarks on a nationwide tour, and comes to the Riverbank Arts Centre 18-19 May. A dark, dark comedy, set on the north side of Cork city, Autumn Royal is a play about life and death, love and hate, hysterical…

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WORKSHOP: National Drawing Workshop

Saturday 19th May, 2018 - 10:00 AM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
FREE

Join us this National Drawing Day on Saturday 19th May. We’ll have a drop-in workshop, 10am to 2pm, designed by visual artist Saidhbhín Gibson to inspire you to get drawing every day of the year! Drawing is fun, relaxing and useful and this workshop is a great opportunity to try your hand at it and for the children to explore their drawing skills. You'll be guided in drawing your very own pieces to take home. The workshop is suitable all…

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LOCAL ARTS: The Crucible

Tuesday 22nd May, 2018 - 8:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 8:00pm, repeating until Saturday 26th May, 2018

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€15/€12

Newbridge Drama Group is back, this time taking on Arthur Miller's play, The Crucible. It is a story of tender love and murderous jealousy; of lives destroyed by false accusations; of passion and adultery and sin and of a storm of terror  let loose through the effects of real and pretended mass hysteria on the part of a number of young girls. Finally, it contains a portrait of the most tender love between two people which has rarely been bettered…

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Parent and Toddler Fun Morning: The Very Curious Eyes

Wednesday 23rd May, 2018 - 11:00 AM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€7

The workshop is inspired by spring. We will take a flower and look at it as a art medium so there will be printing with flowers, making little monsters with flowers, and more. 23rd May: Where is the most colourful flower

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LOCAL ARTS: The Crucible

Wednesday 23rd May, 2018 - 8:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 8:00pm, repeating until Saturday 26th May, 2018

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€15/€12

Newbridge Drama Group is back, this time taking on Arthur Miller's play, The Crucible. It is a story of tender love and murderous jealousy; of lives destroyed by false accusations; of passion and adultery and sin and of a storm of terror  let loose through the effects of real and pretended mass hysteria on the part of a number of young girls. Finally, it contains a portrait of the most tender love between two people which has rarely been bettered…

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LOCAL ARTS: The Crucible

Thursday 24th May, 2018 - 8:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 8:00pm, repeating until Saturday 26th May, 2018

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€15/€12

Newbridge Drama Group is back, this time taking on Arthur Miller's play, The Crucible. It is a story of tender love and murderous jealousy; of lives destroyed by false accusations; of passion and adultery and sin and of a storm of terror  let loose through the effects of real and pretended mass hysteria on the part of a number of young girls. Finally, it contains a portrait of the most tender love between two people which has rarely been bettered…

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LOCAL ARTS: The Crucible

Friday 25th May, 2018 - 8:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 8:00pm, repeating until Saturday 26th May, 2018

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€15/€12

Newbridge Drama Group is back, this time taking on Arthur Miller's play, The Crucible. It is a story of tender love and murderous jealousy; of lives destroyed by false accusations; of passion and adultery and sin and of a storm of terror  let loose through the effects of real and pretended mass hysteria on the part of a number of young girls. Finally, it contains a portrait of the most tender love between two people which has rarely been bettered…

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WORKSHOP: 3D Paper Scene Making with Maeve Clancy

Saturday 26th May, 2018 - 10:30 AM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€10

This intensive workshop will teach children paper cutting skills, how to draw in shapes and make their own designs using paper and scissors. Using the exhibition 'The Moon Belongs to Everyone' as inspiration, the group will work together to create a large cut paper scene which will be displayed in the foyer of the Riverbank Arts Centre afterwards. Set design, composition of a scene as well as the design of individual elements will be covered in this once off workshop.…

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LOCAL ARTS: The Crucible

Saturday 26th May, 2018 - 8:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 8:00pm, repeating until Saturday 26th May, 2018

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€15/€12

Newbridge Drama Group is back, this time taking on Arthur Miller's play, The Crucible. It is a story of tender love and murderous jealousy; of lives destroyed by false accusations; of passion and adultery and sin and of a storm of terror  let loose through the effects of real and pretended mass hysteria on the part of a number of young girls. Finally, it contains a portrait of the most tender love between two people which has rarely been bettered…

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DES BISHOP LIVE

Sunday 27th May, 2018 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€23

Des Bishop returns to the Riverbank Arts Centre on Sunday 27th May! Des, who is currently taking the US comedy circuit by storm is returning to Ireland for a limited time only. Don’t miss this chance to see one of the nations most celebrated comedians perform his hilarious stand up show.

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CINEMA: The Square

Monday 28th May, 2018 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€6/9

Christian is the successful but self-centred curator of a modern art museum. A few days before the opening of his new prestigious exhibition The Square, Christian is mugged and his mobile phone stolen, an action which propels him to hunt for the perpetrator. This personal search, as well as the pressures of handling a controversial PR campaign for the opening of the exhibition, plunges both the curator and his museum into crisis. Swedish director Ruben Östlund (Force Majeure) took home…

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Engaging the Senses Symposium

Wednesday 30th May, 2018
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
FREE

Helium Arts in partnership with Kildare County Council Arts Service is hosting this symposium and practical workshop for arts, healthcare and early years professionals interested in exploring multi-sensory, creative play through the arts for very young children with complex needs. ‘Engaging the Senses’ is informed by outcomes and learning from Helium Arts’ Pop Up Picnic, a multi-sensory performance project created in partnership with the Jack and Jill Children’s Foundation. Full schedule available here >>> Engaging the Senses is produced by…

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MUSIC: Mick Hanly & Donal Lunny

Thursday 31st May, 2018 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€20

It was inevitable that two stalwarts of the Irish music scene, whose careers have intertwined many times over the last 45 years would sooner or later emerge in the guise of a musical duo. The combination of songwriter Mick Hanly and multi-instrumentalist and composer Donal Lunny is a marriage made in musical heaven. Both have honed their musical skills to perfection and play with a freshness and enthusiasm that belies their years on the road. Not to missed!

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June 2018

The Successful TD

Friday 1st June, 2018 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€20/€18

One of your own – a vote for Tull is a vote for yourself! THE SUCCESSFUL TD follows the Trials, Tribulations, misadventures and hilarious antics of TULL McADOO as he seeks re-election to the Dail in the "October Elections” Written by John B Keane in 1967 he displays his edge for humor and satire that are uncomfortably close to the politics of today ... Peppered with Keane's gallery of madcap characters this show will have you laughing at politics (in a good way) from the start. Tull has…

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Declan O Rourke

Saturday 2nd June, 2018 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€22
Declan O'Rourke

Declan O’Rourke is a highly successful Irish artist, acclaimed by his peers, and having achieved many plaudits with his five albums released to date. Declan’s soulful music, rooted in folk and trad, has attracted the praise of countless industry giants, including John Prine, and Paul Weller, among others. The Dubliner’s legend John Sheahan, declared recently that, “after 50 years I have decided it’s time to put a lid on the ‘The Dubliners,’ but I’m sure you’ll all agree that with…

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TALK: Emil Nolde – Colour is Life

Thursday 7th June, 2018 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
FREE

This public talk will introduce your audiences to both the man and his art: his techniques, his motivations and the historical context of his work. Lasting approx. 60 minutes, including time for questions and informal discussion, the talk will give those who wish to visit the exhibition in Dublin a wonderful introduction to what they’ll experience, while those who can’t make it to the exhibition will have the opportunity to see and hear about these unique works. NGI new exhibition…

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TALK: Irish Military Seminar

Friday 8th June, 2018 - Saturday 9th June, 2018
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€5/Free

Ireland has a long, proud military tradition. The aim of this seminar is to look at all aspects of Irish military history, drawing chiefly on events and personnel from within our nation’s past. Great episodes in Ireland's history are intermingled with escapades in far-off places like South Africa, Flanders and the U.S.A. Hosted by Kildare County Council and the Kildare Decade of Commemorations Committee, in association with JuneFest, Prosperous Heritage Festival, Ireland’s Military Story, Merrion Press, Creative Ireland and Into…

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Exhibition: M7 by Michael Holly

Saturday 9th June, 2018 - Saturday 30th June, 2018
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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FREE

M7 16’30” looped digital video and multi-channel sound Vocal commentary from Liam Kenny An exhibition by Michael Holly McKenna Gallery In May of this year, I walked the length of the M7 Motorway, from the Naas interchange to the Rathroe roundabout outside Limerick City, weaving along the secondary roads, the country lanes, the underpasses and overpasses of this monumental and significant piece of Irish infrastructure. With me I carried a tent, a video camera, a sound recorder and a walking…

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MUSIC: The Birth of a Nation

Saturday 9th June, 2018 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€10

Birth of a Nation, a musical extravaganza set against the backdrop of Irish history up to the founding of the modern Irish State. It was a time of great change, the effects of which im-pacted on the lives of people throughout the country from all walks of life; a period of rebel-lion, war, emigration and political and social upheaval. Featuring songs and music from the period, a marvellous, sometimes whimsical, but often tragic journey, guaranteed to move and entertain you.…

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FAMILY THEATRE: Tom Thumb

Sunday 10th June, 2018 - 2:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€8

One night tiny Tom overhears Mum and Dad talking - there's nothing left to eat so they are going to leave him and his six brothers in the forest! Outwitting his parents and the ogre Tom shows everybody that even though he is small he is still mighty as he protects his brothers, finds the treasure and makes sure they'll never be hungry again. Performed entirely on and under a kitchen table this wee wonder of a show is full…

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CINEMA: Marlina, The Murderer in Four Acts

Monday 11th June, 2018 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€6/9

It’s not every day that one happens upon a feminist Indonesian Spaghetti Western, especially one that brazenly blares out the mariachi horns from the get-go. Even against a backdrop of rape-revenge, motherhood dominates fourth film from Mouly Surya. Marlina has lost a son, her chatty chum Novi (Dea Panendra) is nearly 10 months pregnant, and even one of the evil thugs takes time to sing the praises of his late mummy’s culinary skills. Marlina lives quietly in Sumba until one…

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LOCAL ARTS: Riff Raff Drama Group presents The Work of Art

Wednesday 13th June, 2018 - 8:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 8:00pm, repeating until Friday 15th June, 2018

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€12/10

The Work of Art is set in 1960, rural Ireland. When Biddie’s husband Mick is away in the Congo, Biddie is left to keep her home and family in order but with her son Tommy wheeling and dealing with Biddie’s brother in-law they get on the wrong side of the parish priest, and her daughter Peggy’s new boyfriend Morgan doesn’t help the situation when he claims an old painting is the real deal, madness, sadness and mayhem make this two…

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LOCAL ARTS: Riff Raff Drama Group presents The Work of Art

Thursday 14th June, 2018 - 8:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 8:00pm, repeating until Friday 15th June, 2018

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€12/10

The Work of Art is set in 1960, rural Ireland. When Biddie’s husband Mick is away in the Congo, Biddie is left to keep her home and family in order but with her son Tommy wheeling and dealing with Biddie’s brother in-law they get on the wrong side of the parish priest, and her daughter Peggy’s new boyfriend Morgan doesn’t help the situation when he claims an old painting is the real deal, madness, sadness and mayhem make this two…

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DINNER THEATRE: A Midsummer Night’s Murder

Friday 15th June, 2018 - 8:00 PM
Kildare House Hotel, Dublin Road
Kildare Town, Ireland

It's the height of Summer and temperatures aren't the only things on the rise. Bloodlust is on the boil and there's savagery simmering when one of the nation's most powerful men invites the great and the good to a midsummer night's feast. Murder, revenge and pollen are in the air as the long days draw out, the nights heat up and even the hot summer sun will fail to thaw the cold heart of a murderer A troupe of professional…

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LOCAL ARTS: Riff Raff Drama Group presents The Work of Art

Friday 15th June, 2018 - 8:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 8:00pm, repeating until Friday 15th June, 2018

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€12/10

The Work of Art is set in 1960, rural Ireland. When Biddie’s husband Mick is away in the Congo, Biddie is left to keep her home and family in order but with her son Tommy wheeling and dealing with Biddie’s brother in-law they get on the wrong side of the parish priest, and her daughter Peggy’s new boyfriend Morgan doesn’t help the situation when he claims an old painting is the real deal, madness, sadness and mayhem make this two…

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MUSIC: The Songs & Tall Tales of Jerry Fish

Saturday 16th June, 2018 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€20

He’s one of Ireland’s most enigmatic and entertaining performers to the point where Ireland’s biggest music and arts festival, the Electric Picnic have for the past five years afforded him his very own stage. An indie legend and ringmaster of exceptional renown, Jerry Fish has evolved into a showman extraordinaire, capturing the hearts and minds of audiences all over with his now legendary live shows, a unique live theatrical experience that dissolves all boundaries between performer and audience. A highly…

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CINEMA: Lean On Pete

Monday 18th June, 2018 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€6/€9

From acclaimed filmmaker Andrew Haigh comes a deeply moving story told through the unique prism of one boy’s connection to a very special racehorse. 15-year-old Charley (Charlie Plummer) arrives in Portland, Oregon, with his single father Ray (Travis Fimmel), both eager for a fresh start after a series of hard knocks. While Ray descends into personal turmoil, Charley finds camaraderie at a local racetrack where he lands a job caring for an ageing quarter horse named Lean On Pete. The…

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JUNE FEST: Opera Gala

Tuesday 19th June, 2018 - 8:00 PM
The Keadeen Hotel, Curragh Road
Newbridge, W12 T925 Ireland
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€15

June Fest is thrilled to present a packed programme of Opera classics, captivating, passionate, and dramatic – an evening to remember. Four of Ireland’s award-winning Opera Singers, Soprano Rachel Croash, Mezzo Soprano Kate Allen, Tenor Patrick Hyland and Baritone Rory Musgrave have come together to form an ensemble - Irish Opera Artists. “The Irish Opera Artists are at the forefront of a generation of fresh, young operatic talent in Ireland. Blessed with excellent voices, they are also generous and warm…

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Parent and Toddler Art & Fun Morning: The Very Curious Eyes

Wednesday 20th June, 2018 - 11:00 AM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Visual Feast for young children (1-3years old) led by artist Marta Golubowska from Fourhandsart. Inquiry and play based workshop engaging all senses. Creating focused on playing with free parts far from commercially generated pre-cuts. Every workshop is based on a story, involves making and playing. 20th June: Who lives in the woods? This workshop invites children to an adventure in the woods. We will be exploring wood life by making the animals real and made up ones with tin foil…

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MUSIC: Luan Parle & Clive Barnes

Thursday 21st June, 2018 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€15

Two of Ireland's finest songwriters and performers Luan Parle and Clive Barnes have for many years been gaining an international reputation as solo performers. For the past three years they have been performing together to sold out audiences across Ireland, US & Europe. Luan Parle released her critically acclaimed album 'Free' in 2007. To date she has released 3 studio albums and is currently working on her latest material due for release in 2018. Clive Barnes is highly regarded as…

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COMEDY: Further Ted

Friday 22nd June, 2018 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€17.50

Further Ted is a show that brings two of the most memorable characters from Father Ted to-gether for a night of stand-up and musical comedy and a chance to compete in a "Lovely Girls" competition. You don't have to be a girl to enter and the winner gets a romantic candle lit night in for one, a luxury cruise in a boat of your own making and a full set of bespoke rubber gloves. Joe Rooney (Father Damo) and Patrick…

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FAMILY CINEMA: Coco

Saturday 23rd June, 2018 - 2:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€4

Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector, and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history. Directed by Lee Unkrich (Toy Story 3) and co-directed…

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Walking, Immersion and The Creative Process: Artists presentation on M7 Project.

Saturday 23rd June, 2018 - 4:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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With artist Michael Holly and special guest Des Egan Saturday 23rd June, 4pm Riverbank Arts Centre In May of this year, artist Michael Holly walked the length of the M7 Motorway, from the Naas interchange to the Rathroe roundabout outside Limerick City, weaving along the secondary roads, the country lanes, the underpasses and overpasses of this monumental and significant piece of Irish infrastructure. He carried a tent, a video camera, a sound recorder and a walking stick, observing the M7…

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CINEMA: Let The Sunshine In

Monday 25th June, 2018 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€6/€9

Inspired by Roland Barthes’s A Lover’s Discourse, Claire Denis teams up with writer Christine Angot to tell, in fragments, the romantic journey of Isabelle (Juliette Binoche), a sensitive, middle-aged, unhappily divorced artist and mother, as she moves from one lover to the next in search of definitive love. Exquisitely lit by Denis’ long-standing cinematographer Agnès Godard, and with a constellation of star actors (Gérard Depardieu, Xavier Beauvois, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi and Bruno Podalydès), Isabelle’s quest for love unfolds with a delightful…

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LOCAL ARTS: See Me Here

Friday 29th June, 2018 - 8:00 PM
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One event on Saturday 30th June, 2018 at 8:00pm

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€10/€7

6 years! It’s only 6 years! So why does it feel like a lifetime? Teenager, young adult, adolescent, whatever you call it… it makes no difference to me. I won’t be offended. One moment rushing to the end and the next willing it to last just a little longer. In the in-between, and almost all at once in heaven, in hell, in limbo. You cannot assail me. I’ll make it through.    See me here. See me now. is a programme of…

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LOCAL ARTS: See Me Here

Saturday 30th June, 2018 - 8:00 PM
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One event on Saturday 30th June, 2018 at 8:00pm

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€10/€7

6 years! It’s only 6 years! So why does it feel like a lifetime? Teenager, young adult, adolescent, whatever you call it… it makes no difference to me. I won’t be offended. One moment rushing to the end and the next willing it to last just a little longer. In the in-between, and almost all at once in heaven, in hell, in limbo. You cannot assail me. I’ll make it through.    See me here. See me now. is a programme of…

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July 2018

WORKSHOP: Artzone July Summer Camp

Monday 2nd July, 2018 - 10:00 AM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€80

Artzone Summer camps are planned and delivered by qualified and experienced art teachers, specialists in their fields of art. Our design team are developing four brand new creative and challenging portfolios of art, crafts, stories & games based on some very cool themes to rival last year’s hugely successful summer art camp programme. Each portfolio is researched and designed based on the Primary Schools Visual Arts Curriculum to maximise creativity, learning and fun for boys & girls. Ages : 5-7…

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FAMILY CINEMA: Isle Of Dogs

Wednesday 4th July, 2018 - 2:30 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€4

In this stop-motion-animated film from writer/director Wes Anderson, an outbreak of canine flu in Japan leads all dogs to be quarantined on an island. A boy (voice of Koyu Rankin) journeys there to rescue his dog Spots (Liev Schreiber), and gets help from a pack of misfit canines who have also been exiled. His quest inspires a group of dog lovers to expose a government conspiracy. The voice cast also includes Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, Tilda…

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LOCAL ARTS: Rumours

Friday 6th July, 2018 - 8:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 8:00pm, repeating until Saturday 7th July, 2018

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€16/€14

Neil Simon’s celebrated comedy, Rumours, is sure to have audiences in stitches. When Ken and Chris arrive at Charley’s House for an anniversary dinner, they find their host too dazed to speak and with a mysterious wound to his ear. Is there a scandal to be concealed? As other party guests arrive the evening descends into deception, mystery, and comic chaos, each trying to hide their understanding of the truth from one another in this hilarious romp. Presented by Newbridge’s…

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LOCAL ARTS: Rumours

Saturday 7th July, 2018 - 8:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 8:00pm, repeating until Saturday 7th July, 2018

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€16/€14

Neil Simon’s celebrated comedy, Rumours, is sure to have audiences in stitches. When Ken and Chris arrive at Charley’s House for an anniversary dinner, they find their host too dazed to speak and with a mysterious wound to his ear. Is there a scandal to be concealed? As other party guests arrive the evening descends into deception, mystery, and comic chaos, each trying to hide their understanding of the truth from one another in this hilarious romp. Presented by Newbridge’s…

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WORKSHOP: Circus and magic Skills workshop with Jango Starr

Sunday 8th July, 2018 - 12:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€5

Join Jango Starr in an experiential workshop exploring the skills used in One Man Shoe. Explore the physicality and expression of the Clown, circus skills of juggling and balancing various objects and some quick to learn but fun visual Magic tricks. The aim of this fun and collaborative workshop is to give participants an introduction to techniques that can be taken away, practised and developed into a skill. (Teaching notes will be supplied.)  

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FAMILY SHOW: One Man Shoe

Sunday 8th July, 2018 - 2:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Family €24/€7

Jango Starr, a bumbling theatre caretaker, is thrust into the limelight when the headline act fails to turn up, and embarks on a hilarious journey of highly crafted and heartfelt silent comedy. Witness Jango’s hilarious journey as he magically finds his way to realise his dreams of transforming into a star. A delightful, dynamic and uplifting show for children and families, performed by Jango Starr, whose unique style of silent physical theatre includes contemporary circus clowning, slapstick comedy, puppetry, juggling and…

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COMEDY: Eric Lalor

Saturday 14th July, 2018 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€12

Many would have seen him on RTE’s Fair City, but Lalor is better known for his warm, energetic on stage presence as a standup. With gags that always hit the spot, his engaging, high intensity performances makes him on the top names of ‘must book’ comedians. Eric is a regular act at the prestigious Kilkenny Cat Laughs Festival, as well as playing the Electric Picnic, Galway Comedy Festival, Edinburgh Fringe, Portlaoise Halloween Howls and Iveagh Gardens Festivals as well as…

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