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June 2021

Music Network presents Patrick Rafter and Fiachra Garvey

Sunday 20th June, 2021 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€10 (individual)/€20 (household)

Patrick Rafter violin Fiachra Garvey piano  Violinist Patrick Rafter and pianist Fiachra Garvey join forces to present a stunning programme of music from France, Belgium and Ireland. “I'll get my coat!” cried Patrick Rafter when Maxim Vengerov phoned to invite him to study with him in Switzerland, and since then, Patrick's diary has been stuffed with performance dates with some of the most prestigious orchestras and conductors in the world. Kilkenny born, he swapped his hurl for a bow, and…

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Opowiadania Super Paua: Audio Stories Launch Event

Thursday 24th June, 2021 - 19:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
FREE (booking required)

Join Super Paua, Riverbank Arts Centre, and axis:ballymun to launch the 3rd series of Super Paua Stories, audio stories for young people ages 6-12. In Opowiadania Super Paua the spotlight is on the Polish community in Ireland, with seven brand new stories in Polish and English. You will have a chance to listen to clips from the stories, and then to join us for a panel discussion and to ask questions. The event will be delivered primarily in English. The…

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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

LIVE BROADCAST: ODD THEATRE COMPANY – The Last Five Years

Saturday 3rd July, 2021 - 20:30
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€15 (to view the live broadcast online)

The Odd Theatre Company is proud to present its production of the award-winning musical The Last Five Years, a show widely regarded as one of the finest musicals of the 21st century. An emotionally powerful and intimate tale of two New Yorkers in their twenties who fall in and out of love over half a decade, The Last Five Years follows the relationship of Cathy, a struggling actress, and Jamie, a rising novelist. The show's unconventional structure sees Cathy’s story…

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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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OUTDOOR POETRY: A Gap in the Clouds with Nell Regan

Thursday 29th July, 2021 - 13:00
Japanese Gardens, Irish National Stud
Tully, Kildare R51 KX25 Ireland
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€5

We are delighted to present an outdoor poetry reading from A Gap in Clouds with Nell Regan, in the beautiful surroundings of the Japanese Gardens. A Gap in the Clouds is a new translation by James Hadley and Nell Regan of Ogura’s 100 Poems by 100 Poets, one of the most important collections of poetry in Japan. Though the poets include emperors and empresses, courtiers and high priests, ladies-in-waiting and soldier-calligraphers, the collection is far more than an historical document.…

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September 2021

VISUAL ART: QUARANTINE PROJECT by Patricio Cassinoni with Nyree Yergainharsian

Wednesday 1st September, 2021 - 09:30 - Wednesday 20th October, 2021 - 17:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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70 photos in 70 days, made entirely at home while in lockdown during a global pandemic. Quarantine Project is a time capsule from one of the most unique periods of recent history. We never imagined we would be making more than a handful of images, assuming any ‘lockdown’ may last two or three weeks. As news emerged of our need to stay away from everyone, so did our desire to connect and communicate. Quarantine Project is our version of life…

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VISUAL ART: Nomadic Series: Capturing Momentary Images – an exhibition by Olga Anacka

Monday 6th September, 2021 - 09:30 - Saturday 16th October, 2021 - 17:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland

This exhibition is a record of artist Olga Anacka's experience of the last 18 months, a time when when she returned to her regular art practice. In this body of work, the artist expresses feelings and thoughts about experiencing the real. Perception is limited by the intellectual associations built upon societal codes and values. Olga Anacka attempts to establish such visual codes distinct to her, and the work is infused with references to nature and her Slavic heritage. The artist…

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MUSIC: The Esposito Quartet

Friday 10th September, 2021 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€18/€15

Mia Cooper, violin Anna Cashell, violin Joachim Roewer, viola William Butt, cello The Esposito Quartet comprises four of our most distinguished musicians with a combined wealth of experience as recital artists, orchestral leaders and teachers, who have been playing as a quartet since 2010.  This programme includes: Mozart - Quartet in F major K.590 Ian Wilson - ‘Across a Clear Blue Sky’ Korngold - Quartet No.1 Ian Wilson’s ‘Across a clear blue sky’ was written in 2009, inspired by Seamus…

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MUSIC NETWORK PRESENTS: Iarla Ó Lionáird, Úna Monaghan & Kevin Murphy

Saturday 11th September, 2021 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€18/€15

Iarla Ó Lionáird voice Úna Monaghan harp, electronics Kevin Murphy cello You won’t want to miss this much-anticipated  new Music Network collaboration featuring vocalist Iarla Ó Lionáird, harpist and sound artist Úna Monaghan, and cellist Kevin Murphy Renowned vocalist and member of supergroup The Gloaming, Iarla Ó Lionáird is one of Ireland’s most distinctive voices. A master of the Sean Nós singing tradition, his willingness to embrace and develop new ideas while guiding songs along gorgeous musical pathways distinguishes him…

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FAMILY: Kyle Riley – Little Folk On Tour

Sunday 12th September, 2021 - 12:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€10

Kyle is back with his engaging, entertaining, and energetic show Little Folk On-Tour. He leads your children on a musical adventure playing his catchy original tunes, pop songs and traditional children’s music. Here the kids don’t just listen to the music, they become a part of the show. Come and join Kyle and make BIG NOISE! For under 8s, your rock toddlers and little boppers in between.

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LIVE Network presents: Douglas Stuart & Elaine Feeney

Sunday 12th September, 2021 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€15

Booker Prize Winner Douglas Stuart talks Shuggie Bain with Irish author Elaine Feeney Douglas Stuart was born and raised in Glasgow. After graduating from the Royal College of Art, he moved to New York, where he began a career in design. Shuggie Bain, his debut novel, won the 2020 Booker Prize and was a finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction, the Kirkus Prize and the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize. His short stories have appeared in the New Yorker and his…

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THEATRE: A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings

Friday 17th September, 2021 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€10

Gabriel García Márquez's darkly comic tale, brought to the stage for children and adults to share. In a kitchen, in a theatre, two storytellers and their audience find something remarkable — a very old man with enormous wings. The wise neighbour woman tells us he’s an angel. The priest says he’s an imposter. Pilgrims flock to see him, hoping to be healed by him, hoping for a gawp. They leave with something different than what they expected. Adapted from Gabriel…

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FAMILY: A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings

Saturday 18th September, 2021 - 16:00
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One event on Saturday 18th September, 2021 at 16:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€8/€28 (family ticket)

Gabriel García Márquez's darkly comic tale, brought to the stage for children and adults to share. In a kitchen, in a theatre, two storytellers and their audience find something remarkable — a very old man with enormous wings. The wise neighbour woman tells us he’s an angel. The priest says he’s an imposter. Pilgrims flock to see him, hoping to be healed by him, hoping for a gawp. They leave with something different than what they expected. Adapted from Gabriel…

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CINEMA: Another Round

Monday 20th September, 2021 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€7 (early bird)/ €9 (on door)

Martin (Mads Mikkelsen) and his three teacher friends all seem to have hit a middle-age rut in their lives. When one of the group tells the others about an obscure philosophy proposing that humans aren’t born with enough alcohol in their blood and so cannot reach their full potential, the men decide to test the theory for themselves. As each of the gang initially observes positive benefits from maintaining the required blood-alcohol level of 0.05%, it is not long before…

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Work-in-Progress & Workshop: WATERBIRTH

Friday 24th September, 2021 - 19:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
FREE

Waterbirth – A Work-in-Progress Performance Come and join Darn Skippy Productions for this work-in-progress presentation of Waterbirth, a new play about motherhood and climate change – and join the company live on ZOOM immediately afterwards for a feedback session and creative workshop. Marina is pregnant and the climate is in crisis. But she’s fine. Everything is fine. She can look after everyone and fix everything, all while practicing her pelvic floor exercises. But as Marina’s body transforms, her sense of reality shifts…

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FAMILY CINEMA: Peter Rabbit 2

Saturday 25th September, 2021 - 14:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€5

The lovable rogue is back.  Bea, Thomas, and the rabbits have created a makeshift family, but despite his best efforts, Peter can’t seem to shake his mischievous reputation … Adventuring out of the garden, Peter finds himself in a world where his mischief is appreciated, but when his family risks everything to come looking for him, Peter must figure out what kind of bunny he wants to be. Rose Byrne, Domhnall Gleeson and James Corden as the voice of Peter…

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CINEMA: NOMADLAND

Monday 27th September, 2021 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€7 (early bird)/ €9 (on door)

In Chloé Zhao’s multiple award-winning feature, Frances McDormand plays Fern, a displaced woman in her 60’s, who, having lost her husband and her home, sets off on the road to explore life as a modern-day nomad. A mixture of fiction and documentary filmmaking, Nomadland features a cast of real life nomads: people living on the road, travelling for seasonal work, unencumbered by many of life’s obligations. There is freedom and comradery in their community, mirroring the same openness as their…

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SCHOOLS: CELLO, Nice to Meet You! with Greg Sinclair

Tuesday 28th September, 2021 - 10:00 - Friday 1st October, 2021 - 14:00
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One event on Tuesday 19th October, 2021 at 10:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€30 per class booking

We are delighted to present  a very special event for the classroom with musician and composer,  Greg Sinclair. A single class can join Greg LIVE on zoom for CELLO, Nice to Meet You! – a playful, interactive introduction to the cello and graphic notation. (suitable for 2nd Class-6th Class.) Greg Sinclair is an award-winning performer based in Edinburgh  who specialises in work for young people.  Greg will perform a tiny solo concert for your class and introduce children to the…

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LIVE Network: Republic of Shame

Thursday 30th September, 2021 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€10

LIVE Network and Riverbank Arts Centre present a night of conversation and creative responses to the ongoing legacy of the mother and baby home institutions. Until recently, religious orders and the Irish state operated a network of institutions where thousands of women and children were disappeared into, separated from each other and exploited. Through breaking silences and sharing testimonies, generational survivors of this system in Ireland have become catalysts of change. In the search for answers, their voices must continue…

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October 2021

THEATRE: Seven Ages of Mam

Friday 1st October, 2021 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€18/€15

A new, heart-warmingly funny yet poignant play starring Pauline O’Driscoll (Smalltown, The Young Offenders) in which Mam shares her hilarious take on motherhood, sexuality, grief, infidelity, ageing, love, lust and loneliness.  A female-centric piece that will appeal to all. A contemporary reimagining of Shakespeare's most famous soliloquy - but from a Mam's point of view!  Finally touring in Ireland for the first time having garnered rave reviews and been nominated BEST NEW PLAY at its World Premiere at Brighton Fringe…

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FAMILY: CBI Online Book Clinics

Saturday 2nd October, 2021 - 11:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
FREE, booking essential

Riverbank Arts Centre is partnering with Children's Books Ireland on FREE online book clinics on Saturday 2nd October, 11am-3pm. 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 Book Doctor and consult on your favourite reads – come away with a prescription for your next book which you can take…

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CINEMA: Redemption of a Rogue

Monday 4th October, 2021 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€7 (early bird)/€9 (on door)

After seven years in exile, prodigal son Jimmy Cullen (Aaron Monaghan) returns home to Cavan to make peace with his dying father. Within moments of Jimmy’s arrival, the old man breathes his last and the heavens open. All that remains is to organise the funeral, except his father’s will stipulates he cannot be buried on a wet day, otherwise Jimmy and his brother will be disinherited. And it doesn’t look like it’s going to stop raining anytime soon … Winner…

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Kildare Readers Festival: Shelving

Tuesday 5th October, 2021 - 19:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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FREE, booking essential

Why do artists and writers shelve or abandon particular projects – books, artworks, ideas? What does this tell us about how artists and writers work? What does it tell us about the systems in which they work, the expectations placed upon them, the kinds of work considered viable, valuable, worthwhile? For this event as part of Kildare Readers' Festival, a number of practitioners from literature and the visual arts have been invited to present and talk about works they've previously…

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SCHOOLS: Geansaí Ottó le Sadhbh Devlin (bilingual – Irish/English)

Thursday 7th October, 2021 - 09:30
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€30 per class booking

Tá stíl ag Ottó agus is breá leis éadaí deasa. Ach ní thuigeann Mamó rud ar bith faoi chúrsaí faisin. Nuair a thagann geansaí gránna eile sa phost uaithi tá rogha ag Ottó - caithfidh sé rud éigin a dhéanamh... Léifidh Sadhbh óna leabhar úr-nua agus beidh deis agaibh bhur geansaithe féin a dhearadh freisin! Ottó has style and he loves fashionable clothes. Unfortunately, his Mamó doesn't understand anything about fashion and when another ugly jumper arrives in the post…

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EARLY YEARS: Shimmer

Friday 8th October, 2021 - 10:30
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One event on Saturday 9th October, 2021 at 10:30

One event on Saturday 9th October, 2021 at 12:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€10 (baby & adult)

A dance show for audiences of babies aged 3-12 months. Full of silver, light and wonder, Shimmer is a unique, dream-like dance show for audiences of babies and their adults. Shimmer invites its audiences into an immersive reflective space created by Katie Davenport animated by a twinkling original score by David Goodall, gentle choreography by Hayley Earlam that responds to its individual tiny audience members and stunning wraparound video art by Conan McIvor. Directed by Anna Newell Co-produced by Anna…

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EARLY YEARS: Shimmer

Saturday 9th October, 2021 - 10:30
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One event on Saturday 9th October, 2021 at 10:30

One event on Saturday 9th October, 2021 at 12:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€10 (baby & adult)

A dance show for audiences of babies aged 3-12 months. Full of silver, light and wonder, Shimmer is a unique, dream-like dance show for audiences of babies and their adults. Shimmer invites its audiences into an immersive reflective space created by Katie Davenport animated by a twinkling original score by David Goodall, gentle choreography by Hayley Earlam that responds to its individual tiny audience members and stunning wraparound video art by Conan McIvor. Directed by Anna Newell Co-produced by Anna…

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EARLY YEARS: Shimmer

Saturday 9th October, 2021 - 12:00
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One event on Saturday 9th October, 2021 at 12:00

One event on Saturday 9th October, 2021 at 12:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€10 (baby & adult)

A dance show for audiences of babies aged 3-12 months. Full of silver, light and wonder, Shimmer is a unique, dream-like dance show for audiences of babies and their adults. Shimmer invites its audiences into an immersive reflective space created by Katie Davenport animated by a twinkling original score by David Goodall, gentle choreography by Hayley Earlam that responds to its individual tiny audience members and stunning wraparound video art by Conan McIvor. Directed by Anna Newell Co-produced by Anna…

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CINEMA: Annette

Monday 11th October, 2021 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€7 (early bird)/€9 (on door)

Henry and Ann are famous, and madly in love. The tabloids and gossip columns are frenzied: he is a shock-jock, stand-up comedian, while she is a beloved operatic soprano. They marry and welcome a baby daughter; Annette. But all is not well … Henry struggles, resenting his wife and the monotony of family life. As the darker side of his personality builds, tragedy is inevitable. When Annette reveals she has inherited her mother’s vocal talents, Henry begins to exploit his…

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MUSIC: Cassiopeia Winds

Wednesday 13th October, 2021 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€18/€15

Cassiopeia: a group of five bright stars, to be found in the northern sky in the shape of a W. Cassiopeia Winds: a group of five exceptional musicians whose sheer joy in performing together is contagious. Cassiopeia Winds is an Irish chamber wind ensemble formed in 2010, whose performances are marked by vivacity, panache and a dedication to the exploration of fine sound-worlds. Though the ensemble has the capacity to expand or contract to suit its innovative programming, at its…

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Kildare Readers Festival: John Bowman & Abie Philbin Bowman

Friday 15th October, 2021 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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FREE, booking essential

With a shared love of history and debate John Bowman and Abie Philbin Bowman are ideal interviewer and interviewee. KRF are delighted to bring you this exclusive interview as they discuss John Bowman's book Ireland the Autobiography:  One Hundred Years in the Life of the Nation, Told by its People. This absorbing and highly acclaimed book which has been researched over decades draws on eyewitness accounts, diaries and memoirs from the perspective of people who lived in these times, how…

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Kildare Readers Festival: 10 Books You Should Read

Saturday 16th October, 2021 - 10:30
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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FREE, booking essential

10 Books You Should Read continues to be a favourite event at Kildare Readers' Festival. Its format is a simple one - the guests choose five titles each – conversation ensues, as recommendations - and the advocacy of same - volley back and forth. On this occasion KRF thought to have the conversation be amongst the keepers of our cultural collections. Simon O’Connor is the Director of the Museum of Literature Ireland, a creative collaboration between UCD and the National Library of Ireland,…

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Kildare Readers Festival: Luke Cassidy’s Iron Annie Cabaret

Saturday 16th October, 2021 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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FREE, booking essential

The Iron Annie Cabaret is a celebration of music, theatre and literature. Based on Luke Cassidy’s debut novel Iron Annie, it tells the story of Aoife, a major figure in Dundalk’s small-town underworld, and her fatal attraction to Annie, a magnetic and elusive force that barged into her life. Think Reservoir Dogs meets Thelma and Louise meets the Rocky Horror Picture Show. This production features performances by Eleanor McLoughlin as Aoife, accompanied by musical performances by folk duo the Dandelion…

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Kildare Readers Festival: The Alphabet of Birds

Sunday 17th October, 2021 - 15:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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FREE, booking essential

Sunday Mass and sea swimming; bird alphabets and stone collecting; Goya and Monet; the Stations of the Cross and the Sacred Heart of Jesus; bedrooms and bedsits; insomnia and parental love. Writer and artist Sara Baume covers wide ground in this spellbinding audio-visual essay. Ultimately, it’s a show about our obsessions and passions – the multitude of rituals that fill our daily lives with meaning.  Live readings of Baume's new essay are interspersed with four short documentaries from Jamie Goldrick…

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SCHOOLS: Fighting Words – Creative Writing Workshop

Monday 18th October, 2021 - 11:00
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One event on Monday 22nd November, 2021 at 11:00

One event on Monday 13th December, 2021 at 11:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland

Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge is the Kildare Partner of Fighting Words. We present creative writing workshops for primary and secondary schools. Fighting Words workshops are always free of charge to the participants. These interactive creative writing workshops will be conducted via ZOOM or Microsoft Teams by an experienced Fighting Words tutor, Pierina Campbell,  and supported by 2-3 volunteers from Riverbank’s Fighting Words team. The workshop will last two hours (with optional break!) and we request that the teacher is present…

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CINEMA: Limbo

Monday 18th October, 2021 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€7 (early bird)/€9 (on door)

Omar (Amir El-Masry) is a young Syrian musician stationed upon a fictional remote Scottish island, where he and a group of new arrivals await the results of their asylum claims. Omar shares his accommodation with Farhad, a Freddie Mercury fan who fled Afghanistan; Nigerian Wasef, who dreams of footballing glory; and Abedi, a reluctant realist. Isolated from his family and any sense of belonging in a strange land, a broken arm leaves Omar feeling further adrift and unable to play…

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SCHOOLS: CELLO, Nice to Meet You! with Greg Sinclair

Tuesday 19th October, 2021 - 10:00 - Friday 22nd October, 2021 - 14:00
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One event on Tuesday 19th October, 2021 at 10:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€30 per class booking

We are delighted to present  a very special event for the classroom with musician and composer,  Greg Sinclair. A single class can join Greg LIVE on zoom for CELLO, Nice to Meet You! – a playful, interactive introduction to the cello and graphic notation. (suitable for 2nd Class-6th Class.) Greg Sinclair is an award-winning performer based in Edinburgh  who specialises in work for young people.  Greg will perform a tiny solo concert for your class and introduce children to the…

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SCHOOLS SCREENING: Gagarine

Tuesday 19th October, 2021 - 11:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6 per student  (Teachers Free)

A beautiful tale of community, friendship and dreaming big. Teenager Yuri lives at Gargarine, a housing project on the outskirts of Paris. He dreams of becoming an astronaut just like his and the building’s namesake, Yuri Gagarin. When the building is condemned for demolition, Yuri, along with his friends Houssam and Diana, embark on creating their own starship.  Reality and imagination merge in the Parisian suburbs, as our modern astronaut reminds us what it means to call somewhere home.  France…

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MUSIC NETWORK PRESENTS: Kit Downes’ Dreamlife of Debris

Wednesday 20th October, 2021 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€18/€15

Kit Downes piano, organ Tom Challenger tenor saxophone Lucy Railton cello Sebastian Rochford drums An unmissable opportunity to hear Kit Downes’ highly anticipated and critically acclaimed album Dreamlife of Debris in concert. The wandering mind is a curious thing, and Kit Downes' Dreamlife of Debris explores its tangents and threads, subtleties and secrets in this stunning project inspired by W. G. Sebald's The Rings of Saturn novel. There is a suitably zero gravity feel to this music, buoyant, orbital, full of whorls and tendrils…

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EARLY YEARS: I Am Baba

Thursday 21st October, 2021 - 10:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€10 (baby & adult)

I AM BABA a show for babies aged 0-12 months created by Anna Newell presented by The Civic, Tallaght I AM BABA is a theatre adventure for babies created by internationally renowned theatre director Anna Newell and composer David Goodall.  Their shows for early years have been seen on six continents, off-Broadway and in every single Sure Start in Belfast. I AM BABA – a magical adventure of song, lights and textures for babies aged 0-12 months.  It’s a show…

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THEATRE: Arán & Im by Manchán Magan

Thursday 21st October, 2021 - 17:30
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One event on Thursday 21st October, 2021 at 20:00

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

We need to find a way of talking about the Irish language - about the sublime beauty and profound oddness of this ancient tongue that has been spoken on the island for 2,500 to 3,000 years, and is now slipping slowly from our grasp. What can the word for the lonesomeness of a cow bereft of her calf, diadhánach, teach us about our current methods of food production? Why does one need to orientate oneself to the sun to give…

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THEATRE: Arán & Im by Manchán Magan

Thursday 21st October, 2021 - 20:00
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One event on Thursday 21st October, 2021 at 20:00

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

We need to find a way of talking about the Irish language - about the sublime beauty and profound oddness of this ancient tongue that has been spoken on the island for 2,500 to 3,000 years, and is now slipping slowly from our grasp. What can the word for the lonesomeness of a cow bereft of her calf, diadhánach, teach us about our current methods of food production? Why does one need to orientate oneself to the sun to give…

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SCHOOLS: Fighting Words – Creative Writing Workshops

Friday 22nd October, 2021 - 11:00
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One event on Friday 26th November, 2021 at 11:00

One event on Friday 17th December, 2021 at 11:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland

Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge is the Kildare Partner of Fighting Words. We present creative writing workshops for primary and secondary schools. Fighting Words workshops are always free of charge to the participants. These fun interactive workshops will be conducted via ZOOM or Microsoft Teams by an experienced Fighting Words tutor, Pierina Campbell,  and supported by 2-3 volunteers from Riverbank’s Fighting Words team. The workshop will last two hours (with optional break!) and we request that the teacher is present throughout.…

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FAMILY: TREEHOUSE by Ceol Connected

Saturday 23rd October, 2021 - 12:00
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One event on Saturday 23rd October, 2021 at 14:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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From €16 for family pod of 2

Join The Whistleberries in the treetops where a toe-tapping, tale-telling, hip-shaking hooley awaits! TREEHOUSE is Ceol Connected's unique big band music and puppetry performance for young audiences that is sure to have everyone singing along. With mesmerising original music and songs by some of Ireland’s finest musicians and performers, you can look forward to a wonderfully interactive show that will have audiences of all ages hooked. Musical Director Thomas Johnston (whistles and song) is joined by a stellar line-up of…

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FAMILY: TREEHOUSE by Ceol Connected

Saturday 23rd October, 2021 - 14:00
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One event on Saturday 23rd October, 2021 at 14:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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From €16 for family pod of 2

Join The Whistleberries in the treetops where a toe-tapping, tale-telling, hip-shaking hooley awaits! TREEHOUSE is Ceol Connected's unique big band music and puppetry performance for young audiences that is sure to have everyone singing along. With mesmerising original music and songs by some of Ireland’s finest musicians and performers, you can look forward to a wonderfully interactive show that will have audiences of all ages hooked. Musical Director Thomas Johnston (whistles and song) is joined by a stellar line-up of…

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