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Yoga Fairy Tales

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Poet and playwright Róisín Sheehy will take you on a storied adventure inspired by the heroes and heroines of Irish Folklore to awaken your imagination and power within.   There will also be a chance to go through a fun guided yoga flow with the Aquatic Yogi (Paul Donnelly) to live out your own adventures summoning

€10
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Creating Dance Theatre – Taster Workshop

Newbridge Town Hall Main Street, Newbridge, Kildare, Ireland

Open to adults (18 - 80+) No prior dance or theatre experience necessary Come and take part in this lively taster dance-theatre workshop as part of a new performance project Stepping the Land led by Kildare Dance Artist in Residence Philippa Donnellan in collaboration with Theatre Artist Ruth Lehane. The workshop will begin with an energising

€5

FIRST FORTNIGHT: Smartphone Photography Skills Workshop with Brian Cregan

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Create compelling images and improve your Smartphone Photography skills through taking part in this workshop with artist photographer Brian Cregan. Taking inspiration from the local environment and surroundings, participants will learn about the hidden features and settings on their camera app that will give them more creative control in terms of composition, focus and exposure.

€10

FIRST FORTNIGHT: Manga Drawing Workshop with Amy Louise O Callaghan (10-12 years)

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Channel your creativity and storytelling skills by creating your own manga comic! Inspired by the dynamic and creative world of Japanese manga, participants will learn how to generate ideas, plan your page, set the scene and create your own mini comic.  Duration: 90 mins

€10

FIRST FORTNIGHT: Lu Over The Wall

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Kai, a young middle schooler, lives in Hinashi Town, a lonely fishing village, with his father and his grandfather, a sun-umbrella maker. He used to live in Tokyo, but after his parents divorced he moved back to his parent's home town. Kai has trouble telling his parents the complicated feelings he has for them, and

€4

FIRST FORTNIGHT: Sharing The Archive – The Creative Well Book Launch & Reflection

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Join this gathering of Creative Well artists, members and supporters as they reflect on their collective work in Kildare over the last 10 years, and launch their book The Creative Well Archive. Artist Emma Finucane and former Kildare County Council Arts and Health Coordinator Carolann Courtney will lead a round table discussion to share experiences

Free event

Napoleon

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Napoleon is a spectacle-filled action epic that details the rise and fall of the iconic French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte, played by Oscar winner Joaquin Phoenix. Against a stunning backdrop of large-scale filmmaking orchestrated by legendary director Ridley Scott, the film captures Bonaparte's relentless journey to power through the prism of his addictive, volatile relationship with

€7 – €9
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FIRST FORTNIGHT: Natural Impressions Workshop with Marta Golubowska

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

You are invited to take a dive in to the beauty of sleepy winter nature by capturing its impressions in clay. Guided by artist Marta Golubowska, participants will create unique ceramic tiles - experimenting with different colours of slip and impressions. Rendering the mood of worlds that live both inside and outside of ourselves. About

Filmore! – Escape Room Experience

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Filmore – an interactive mystery where the audience is the main character… Modelled on escape rooms and murder mystery games and drawing inspiration from popular culture tinged with the hazy nostalgia of youth, Filmore combines visuals, art installation and music to create a unique multimedia, interactive and theatrical experience. What the audience discover in the

€6
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FIRST FORTNIGHT: Filmore! Escape Room Experience

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Filmore – an interactive mystery where the audience is the main character… Modelled on escape rooms and murder mystery games and drawing inspiration from popular culture tinged with the hazy nostalgia of youth, Filmore combines visuals, art installation and music to create a unique multimedia, interactive and theatrical experience. What the audience discover in the

€10
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FIRST FORTNIGHT: Natural Impressions Workshop with Marta Golubowska

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

You are invited to take a dive in to the beauty of sleepy winter nature by capturing its impressions in clay. Guided by artist Marta Golubowska, participants will create unique ceramic tiles - experimenting with different colours of slip and impressions. Rendering the mood of worlds that live both inside and outside of ourselves. About

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FIRST FORTNIGHT: Filmore! Escape Room Experience

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Filmore – an interactive mystery where the audience is the main character… Modelled on escape rooms and murder mystery games and drawing inspiration from popular culture tinged with the hazy nostalgia of youth, Filmore combines visuals, art installation and music to create a unique multimedia, interactive and theatrical experience. What the audience discover in the

€10
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FIRST FORTNIGHT: Filmore! Escape Room Experience

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Filmore – an interactive mystery where the audience is the main character… Modelled on escape rooms and murder mystery games and drawing inspiration from popular culture tinged with the hazy nostalgia of youth, Filmore combines visuals, art installation and music to create a unique multimedia, interactive and theatrical experience. What the audience discover in the

€10

FIRST FORTNIGHT: Max Zanga presents Filmore! – Live Music Performance

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Max Zanga of Tebi Rex is back with his alter ego Filmore! and he's coming for your sanity. High energy and experimental punk music that’s sporadic in nature but brings with it a cathartic release. Filmore! is the moniker of Irish singer, songwriter, rapper and visual artist Max Zanga, leaning into the absurdity of the

€10
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Fighting Words for Primary School

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. Upcoming Fighting Words Workshops for Primary School: Monday 29th January, 10:30am Monday 27th May, 10:30am Monday 10th June, 10:30am Monday 17th June, 10:30am

free, booking essential

The Peasants

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

The Peasants tells the story of Jagna, a young woman determined to forge her own path within the confines of a late 19th century Polish village – a hotbed of gossip and on-going feuds, held together, rich and poor, by pride in their land, adherence to colourful traditions and deep-rooted patriarchy. When Jagna finds herself

€7 – €9

Nettle Horse by Little John Nee

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Hundreds of dispossessed families travel west after winning a lottery orchestrated by an unscrupulous local councillor at the behest of Dandelion Ní Houlihan, a mysterious 103-year Bostonian benefactor seeking beatification. All roads lead to Gortnapuca where gangs of carpenters sleep ten to a tent in anticipation of a building frenzy, Mink Devine is selling edible

€14 – €16

IFI SCHOOL SCREENING: The Little Gang / La Petite Bande

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Four young people form a plan to stop the local factory polluting their water supply and help raise awareness about climate change. When the young activists carry out a late-night attack on the factory, things don’t go quite to plan. This French comedy drama will have you rooting for the mini climate activists, despite their

€6

IFI SCHOOL SCREENING: Sixteen / 16 Ans

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Classmates Nora and Leo fall in love at school, but their romance faces intense opposition from their parents and family. Despite the different familial backgrounds and beliefs, the pair continue their romance undercover. This contemporary retelling of Romeo & Juliet, focusing on opposing societal hierarchies, rather than duelling families, brings a gripping and engaging film

€6
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FIRST FORTNIGHT: Online Poetry Workshop for Long Haulers with Nell Regan

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Join us for two relaxed and paced poetry online workshops designed to support people with Long Covid (as well as  other isolating health conditions such as ME/CFS ). No writing experience necessary - just a pen, paper and your phone with a photo of something/somewhere in nature that you love. The workshop will be paced for brain

Pay What You Can

Fighting Words Creative Writing Workshop for Children

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Fighting Words Kildare are running a FREE story writing workshop for children aged 9-12 on Saturday, 3rd February from 10am to 12pm in celebration of St. Brigid. We will work together as a group to write a story surrounding St. Brigid before asking the writers to explore their own Brigid ideas. This workshop will be about tapping

free, booking essential

Puffin Rock and the New Friends

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

The disappearance of the Little Egg in strange circumstances leads Oona, Baba, May and Mossy to embark on a race against time. They are joined by their new friends Isabelle, Phoenix and Marvin to try save the Little Egg before a big storm hits Puffin Rock and puts the entire island in danger. The family

€4

Fighting Words Creative Writing Workshop for Adults

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Fighting Words Kildare are running a FREE creative workshop for adults on Saturday, 3rd February from 1pm to 3pm in celebration of St. Brigid in all her forms. We will work together as a group to write the first half of a story surrounding Brigid before asking the writers/artists to explore their own Brigid ideas and stories. Writers and

free, booking essential

IFI SCHOOL SCREENING: Too Far Away / Zu Weit Weg

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

This charming football drama, is set-in modern-day Germany. When a large mining company takes over their village, Ben’s family must move to a nearby city. Feeling displaced, he starts a new school where he shares his outsider status and a love of football with Syrian refugee Tariq. Despite Tariq’s better playing skills, the pair team

€6

IFI SCHOOL SCREENING: Run Lola Run

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

An iconic piece of German cinema which burst on to the scene in 1998, Run Lola Run became an instant cult classic thanks to its innovative style and catchy soundtrack. The set-up is simple: Lola gets a phone call from her boyfriend Manni, who needs to deliver 100,000 Deutschmarks to a local gangster at noon, 20 minutes

€6
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Sketchbook Club with Kate Escolin

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Sketchbook Club is a monthly event that encourages fun and playful art-making whilst also building a community of new, old, professional or hobby artists! The goal is to provide a safe space to create art in a relaxed environment. Make some art, make a friend, or just unwind on a Thursday evening. All art materials

Pay What You Can

Music Network Presents Niamh Dunne, Bróna McVittie, Cormac Breatnach & Seán Óg Graham

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Niamh Dunne vocals / fiddle Bróna McVittie vocals / harp / synthesizer Cormac Breatnach whistles Seán Óg Graham guitar / button accordion Music Network presents a newly curated line-up featuring some of Ireland’s most original and inventive musicians. This talented quartet of singers and instrumentalists will take us on a musical journey, blending traditional and

€15 – €18

Make Your Own Rag Doll with Olga Anacka (7-9 years)

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Create your own rag doll! In this workshop, children are offered a chance to design and create their own rag doll, regardless of gender and stereotypical representation. Having originally learned the skill from her grandmother as a child, artist Olga Anacka strives to bring doll making to another generation. Led by the artist, children will be

€10

Make Your Own Rag Doll with Olga Anacka (10-12 years)

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Create your own rag doll! In this workshop, children are offered a chance to design and create their own rag doll, regardless of gender and stereotypical representation. Having originally learned the skill from her grandmother as a child, artist Olga Anacka strives to bring doll making to another generation. Led by the artist, children will be

€12

Rónán Ó Snodaigh and Myles O’Reilly

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Musicians Rónán Ó Snodaigh and Myles O'Reilly’s second album The Beautiful Road, a soulful blend of folk, traditional, and ambient crossover follows the success of their debut album Tá Go Maith, which was warmly received by Irish audiences after its release in May 2020. Rónán and Myles have been showcasing their unique sound live to an ever-growing

€18
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Fighting Words for Secondary School

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. Upcoming Fighting Words Workshops for Secondary School: Monday 12th February, 10:30am Monday 8th April, 10:30am Monday 29th April, 10:30am Monday 13th May, 10:30am

free, booking essential

Saltburn

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Struggling to fit in at Oxford University, scholarship student and scouser Oliver Quick finds himself drawn into the world of the charming, aristocratic Felix Catton, who invites him to Saltburn, his eccentric family’s sprawling estate, for a summer never to be forgotten. Written & directed by Academy Award Winner Emerald Fennell, Saltburn is full of

€7 – €9
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Music & Sensory Play with Catherine Hartnett

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Music and sensory play class for toddlers aged 1 to 3 years and parents in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Toddlers will be given the opportunity to learn through music, movement and play, and explore different textures and sounds. This class, led by music teacher Catherine Hartnett promotes adult-child interaction as well as interactions between

€10

Megan O’Neill – POSTPONED

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

**Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event cannot go ahead as planned. All ticket holders have been contacted. We hope to reschedule this event later in the year.** Megan O'Neill returns with her incredible band to showcase new songs and kick off her 2024 Spring tour. Come celebrate your Valentine's night with us and swoon over

€15 – €18

Droichead Arts Centre and An Táin Arts Centre Present Unguarded

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Written and Performed by Anthony Kinahan When a father’s world falls apart, he must battle through obstacles to ensure a future for him and his son. Love; Laughter; Loss & Families left behind: UNGUARDED is a touching, & often comedic, new drama - developed by Louth actor/theatre-maker Anthony Kinahan – that uses imaginative physicality, vocal

€16 – €18

Pat & Faye Shortt – Knuckle Down

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Pat and Faye Shortt are back again with their brand-new slick comedy show Knuckle Down. This follows their hugely popular sell out Well tour. The new show is a riot of sketch comedy, as Pat and Faye bring their array of new characters to life. Fasten your seat belts for an evening of hilarious fun

€30

Scullion

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Formed in the mid-1970’s, Scullion are revered and feted as one of Ireland’s most innovative, original and brilliant live bands. Their latest record Time Has Made a Change in Me (released September 2022) emphasises the band's musical curiosity and like all of their records, it breaks new ground. James Joyce and Sufjan Stevens are woven

€22

Anatomy of A Fall

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Sandra, a successful German writer, has been living in the French Alps with her husband Samuel and son Daniel. When Samuel’s dead body is found below one of their chalet’s windows, a police investigation raises many questions. One year later, Sandra is on trial for murder. As the trial proceeds, Sandra and her husband's complex

€7 – €9

IFI SCHOOL SCREENING: Schoolgirls / Las Niñas

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

It is 1992 in north-eastern Spain, and 11-year-old Celia lives with her widowed mother and attends the local all-girls Catholic school. The monotony is interrupted by the arrival of cool new student Brisa, who has arrived from Barcelona. Instantly taking Celia under her wing, the girls play with make-up, try alcohol and cigarettes and stir up trouble.

€6

IFI Schools: One for All/Uno para todos

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

When a new student arrives to the 6th class in a village school, none of the classmates want him there. The substitute teacher, also new to the village, is feeling out of place but has to help the boy settle as well as coming to terms with where his life has brought him. Study Guide

€6

SCHOOLS: The Dig

In-School Event , Ireland

All his life Mac has wanted to be an Archaeologist, to be an expert in finding things and working out what they mean. If only he could stick to the facts and not get carried away with his highfalutin stories. But in a world where facts and figures mean so much more than fairy tale

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Patching Femininity Workshop with Olga Anacka

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

This workshop with Olga Anacka will explore basics of patchwork and embroidery techniques through group activity. Inspired by St Brigid's Cape - one of the key tapestries from Olga’s Patching Femininity exhibition, participants will be encouraged to design, create and embroider an individual piece of fabric. The aim of this workshop is to develop a shared

Free
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Stage Academy Presents Sister Act

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

When disco diva, Deloris Van Cartier, witnesses a murder, she is put in protective custody in the one place the cops are sure she won't be a found: a convent! Disguised as a nun, she finds herself at odds with both the rigid lifestyle and uptight Mother Superior. Using her unique disco moves and singing

€12 – €15

The Speks

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

The Speks present a lively show of nursery rhymes and sing-along songs set to acoustic Irish music which will have adults and kids jumping in their seats! Their hand-clapping, toe-tapping, hearty-laughing show is all about life on Glasses Island – a magical island off the coast of Co. Clare where everybody wears glasses! The Speks have won a

€10

Dance First

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Dance First is a sweeping account of the life of 20th century icon Samuel Beckett, played by Gabriel Byrne. Parisian bon vivant, World War II resistance fighter, Nobel Prize-winning playwright, philandering husband and recluse, Samuel Beckett lived a life of many parts. Here we see his life through his mistakes and fraught relationships with James

€7 – €9