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November 2019

CINEMA: Birds of Passage

Monday 25th November, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6 Early Bird/€9

From the directors of Embrace of the Serpent comes a tale of the Colombian marijuana trade of the 1960/70s and a resulting tribal war, which through greed and corruption caused the downfall of a respected indigenous Wayuu family. When Raphayet pursues Zaida for his bride, he cannot afford the dowry. A chance deal with some Peace Corps volunteers to supply them with marijuana, helps him secure the marriage but starts the family on a tragic path. As tradition, superstition, crime…

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EARLY YEARS: Little Movers and Shakers – Creative Dance

Wednesday 27th November, 2019 - 11:00
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One event on Wednesday 27th November, 2019 at 11:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€8 (adult & toddler)

Little Movers and Shakers - Creative Dance is a movement workshop for parents/guardians and toddlers/young children, where joyful, spontaneous expression is encouraged. Suitable for all, this is an opportunity to dance with your child - or alongside them - and learn some new moves yourself. Selma Daniel is a Dance Artist with over 20 years experience in dance performance, choreography and education. In 2019, she founded LittleLion Dance Theatre who presented A-do-le-TA!  at Riverbank Arts Centre in September. 2nd October…

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DINNER THEATRE: Faulty Towers- The Dining Experience

Wednesday 27th November, 2019 - 20:00
Kildare House Hotel, Dublin Road
Kildare Town, Ireland
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€48 (includes 3-course meal)

Born in Brisbane in April 1997, Faulty Towers -The Dining Experience is a worldwide hit and the most successful interactive comedy show of its kind, appearing in around 20 countries. Chaos greets audiences as soon as they walk through the door. In this fully immersive experience, the audience become diners in the infamous ‘Faulty’ restaurant, served a 3-course meal by Basil, Sybil and Manuel. Expect lashings of laughter, huge bowls full of spontaneity and as much participation as individual audience…

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DINNER THEATRE: Faulty Towers – The Dining Experience

Thursday 28th November, 2019 - 19:30
The Westgrove Hotel, Clane, Abbeylands,
Clane, Kildare W91 YWE0 Ireland
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€48 (includes 3-course meal)

Born in Brisbane in April 1997, Faulty Towers -The Dining Experience is a worldwide hit and the most successful interactive comedy show of its kind, appearing in around 20 countries. Chaos greets audiences as soon as they walk through the door. In this fully immersive experience, the audience become diners in the infamous ‘Faulty’ restaurant, served a 3-course meal by Basil, Sybil and Manuel. Expect lashings of laughter, huge bowls full of spontaneity and as much participation as individual audience…

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LOCAL ARTS: Odd Theatre Company presents LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS

Thursday 28th November, 2019 - 20:00 - Saturday 30th November, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€20/€18

The Odd Theatre Company is proud to present the smash-hit musical Little Shop of Horrors, a comedy that has wowed audiences on Broadway and beyond for over 35 years. From the creative team of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and Aladdin), this deviously delicious show contains some of musical theatre’s best-loved tunes, including ‘Suddenly, Seymour’ and ‘Skid Row’. When timid assistant florist, Seymour Krelborn, discovers a strange and interesting new plant, his…

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December 2019

MUSIC: ABBA FOREVER

Sunday 1st December, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€23

Abba Forever , the ultimate tribute band formed by Dennis Scally, replicates the unique Abba sound with an incredible attention to detail, using a six-piece and featuring Lucinda O’Connell and Marie O’Hara on lead vocals. From “Waterloo” to “Dancing Queen”, this show is a dazzling performance of the most iconic hits - Mamma Mia, S.O.S, Money, Money Money, The Winner Takes All, Gimme Gimme, Gimme and many more! Dynamic non-stop choreography, stunning visuals, top class musicianship and an all live…

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CINEMA: TRANSIT

Monday 2nd December, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6 Early Bird/€9

Like many others, German refugee Georg has fled Paris to escape the impending war. He has assumed the identity of a famous but deceased writer, and plans to use the man’s documentation to obtain a transit visa and immigrate to Mexico. But when Georg encounters the dead man’s wife Marie in Marseille, he finds himself dangerously drawn to her. The latest film from renowned German director Christian Petzold (Barbara, Phoenix) is more than just an adaptation of Anna Seghers' WWII-set…

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SCHOOL SCREENING: NT Live HAMLET

Tuesday 3rd December, 2019 - 09:30
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, Doctor Strange) plays the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy. Now seen by over 900,000 people worldwide, the original broadcast returns to international cinemas to mark National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday. As a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart. Forced to avenge his father’s death but paralysed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament, threatening both his sanity and the security of the state. Dir: Lyndsey Turner…

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SCHOOLS: Ger Carey Live – A Comic Journey Inside The Teenage Mind

Wednesday 4th December, 2019 - 11:00
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One event on Wednesday 4th December, 2019 at 11:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€10

Ger Carey is back with his hilarious stand-up comedy show for transition year students. By secretly observing his subjects in their natural habitat, such as leaning on lampposts, in chippers, outside chippers, in shopping centres and sitting on any kind of steps, Ger has uncovered the weird and frightening world of the teenager! The aim of the show is to get teenagers to laugh at themselves and appreciate the differences of others.  

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SCHOOLS SHOW: Heart of Winter

Friday 6th December, 2019 - 10:00
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One event on Friday 6th December, 2019 at 12:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Christmas is coming and Sally can't sleep - it's too hot! The weather has gone topsy-turvy. No-one can remember the last time it snowed, or even rained, and her father can't sell any of his umbrellas. Will a snowy bedtime story from Dad help? That night Sally has a dream that changes everything - a mysterious silver spark turns her bedroom into a glistening white field where she meets the glowing Heart of Winter. In this new musical show Lyngo…

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SCHOOLS SHOW: Heart of Winter

Friday 6th December, 2019 - 12:00
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One event on Friday 6th December, 2019 at 12:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Christmas is coming and Sally can't sleep - it's too hot! The weather has gone topsy-turvy. No-one can remember the last time it snowed, or even rained, and her father can't sell any of his umbrellas. Will a snowy bedtime story from Dad help? That night Sally has a dream that changes everything - a mysterious silver spark turns her bedroom into a glistening white field where she meets the glowing Heart of Winter. In this new musical show Lyngo…

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FAMILY THEATRE: Heart of Winter

Saturday 7th December, 2019 - 14:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€8/€28 FAMILY

Christmas is coming and Sally can't sleep - it's too hot! The weather has gone topsy-turvy. No-one can remember the last time it snowed, or even rained, and her father can't sell any of his umbrellas. Will a snowy bedtime story from Dad help? That night Sally has a dream that changes everything - a mysterious silver spark turns her bedroom into a glistening white field where she meets the glowing Heart of Winter. In this new musical show Lyngo…

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CINEMA: PAIN AND GLORY (Dolor y Gloria)

Monday 9th December, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6 Early Bird/€9

Veteran director Salvador Mallo (Antonio Banderas) currently suffers many health issues, which he blames for the creative rut he finds himself in. As he tries to recover, he reflects on his life. Whilst recalling memories from the past, including those of his humble upbringing by his doting mother (Penélope Cruz), in the present he reconnects with past friends and lovers. Can this journey help him overcome his physical pain and rediscover his creativity? Banderas and Cruz, with whom Almodóvar has…

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MUSIC: Oh What A Night: A Celebration of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons

Thursday 12th December, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€25

This fast-paced, energetic production pays tribute to the legendary music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. Putting their charismatic stamp on timeless classics such as ‘Big Girls Don’t Cry’, ‘Walk Like A Man’, ‘Sherry’, and ‘Oh What A Night’, the boys take you on a nostalgic trip down memory lane and remind you exactly why The Four Seasons sold over 100 million records and earned themselves a place in the prestigious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame! With slick…

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EARLY YEARS: Little Tiny Xmas

Friday 13th December, 2019 - 10:00
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One event on Friday 13th December, 2019 at 13:00

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

LITTLE TINY XMAS is a magical and calming world of sensory experiences and beautiful live singing designed especially for children under 5 with complex needs. Created by Anna Newell who was one of the very first artists in Ireland to make work for audiences of children with complex needs; with music by award-winning composer David Goodall. Each child can bring one adult guest with them to this playful and gentle show; audience capacity is very limited, so please book early…

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EARLY YEARS: Little Tiny Xmas

Friday 13th December, 2019 - 11:00
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One event on Friday 13th December, 2019 at 12:00

One event on Friday 13th December, 2019 at 13:00

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

LITTLE TINY XMAS is a magical and calming world of sensory experiences and beautiful live singing designed especially for children under 5 with complex needs. Created by Anna Newell who was one of the very first artists in Ireland to make work for audiences of children with complex needs; with music by award-winning composer David Goodall. Each child can bring one adult guest with them to this playful and gentle show; audience capacity is very limited, so please book early…

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EARLY YEARS: Little Tiny Xmas

Friday 13th December, 2019 - 12:00
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One event on Friday 13th December, 2019 at 12:00

One event on Friday 13th December, 2019 at 13:00

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

LITTLE TINY XMAS is a magical and calming world of sensory experiences and beautiful live singing designed especially for children under 5 with complex needs. Created by Anna Newell who was one of the very first artists in Ireland to make work for audiences of children with complex needs; with music by award-winning composer David Goodall. Each child can bring one adult guest with them to this playful and gentle show; audience capacity is very limited, so please book early…

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EARLY YEARS: Little Tiny Xmas

Friday 13th December, 2019 - 13:00
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One event on Friday 13th December, 2019 at 12:00

One event on Friday 13th December, 2019 at 13:00

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

LITTLE TINY XMAS is a magical and calming world of sensory experiences and beautiful live singing designed especially for children under 5 with complex needs. Created by Anna Newell who was one of the very first artists in Ireland to make work for audiences of children with complex needs; with music by award-winning composer David Goodall. Each child can bring one adult guest with them to this playful and gentle show; audience capacity is very limited, so please book early…

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THEATRE: WEIGHING IN by Ger Gallagher

Friday 13th December, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€18/€16

Weighing-In is a fast paced comedy play about life, love and dieting - and how we all need to adjust the scales to find the right balance. This topical play deals with the modern obsession of dieting. Set in the Easi-Slim diet club we meet the highly driven Pam (Isobel Mahon) and the motherly Breda (Rose Henderson). Both attend the weekly clinic for the weigh-in and strike up an unlikely friendship. Easi-Slim’s recent new member - upwardly mobile Pam McGowan…

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MUSIC: MICK FLANNERY

Saturday 14th December, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€25

Mick Flannery is widely regarded as one of the finest singer-songwriters to come out of Ireland in recent years. He began to write songs as a teenager in his home of Blarney, County Cork. He became the first Irish musician to ever win awards at the International Songwriting Competition in Nashville, aged 19. By the time he turned 21, he had signed to a major label and released his debut album, Evening Train. His critically acclaimed live performances have seen…

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CINEMA: BLINDED BY THE LIGHT

Monday 16th December, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6 Early Bird/€9

1987, Margaret Thatcher’s England. Javed, a 16-year-old British Pakistani boy, lives in the town of Luton. His father’s recent job termination and the neighborhood skinheads are a daily reminder of the difficult times he’s living in. What young Javed really wants is to be a writer—something his father doesn’t approve of or understand—and when a new friend loans him a few Bruce Springsteen cassettes, Javed is changed forever. The Boss’s working-class anthems and affirming lyrics seem to speak directly to…

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EARLY YEARS: Baby’s First Christmas

Thursday 19th December, 2019 - 10:00
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One event on Thursday 19th December, 2019 at 11:00

One event on Thursday 19th December, 2019 at 12:00

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

BABY’S FIRST XMAS is a gentle magical wonderland of gorgeous harmony singing, little lights and enticing textures. Created for babies under one year old by Anna Newell and David Goodall whose work for Early Years audiences has been seen on five continents. This Christmas show promises to delight and entrance the very tiniest of audience members. Each baby can bring one adult guest with them and, to make this a very special experience, audience capacity is very limited so please…

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EARLY YEARS: Baby’s First Christmas

Thursday 19th December, 2019 - 11:00
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One event on Thursday 19th December, 2019 at 11:00

One event on Thursday 19th December, 2019 at 12:00

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

BABY’S FIRST XMAS is a gentle magical wonderland of gorgeous harmony singing, little lights and enticing textures. Created for babies under one year old by Anna Newell and David Goodall whose work for Early Years audiences has been seen on five continents. This Christmas show promises to delight and entrance the very tiniest of audience members. Each baby can bring one adult guest with them and, to make this a very special experience, audience capacity is very limited so please…

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EARLY YEARS: Baby’s First Christmas

Thursday 19th December, 2019 - 12:00
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One event on Thursday 19th December, 2019 at 11:00

One event on Thursday 19th December, 2019 at 12:00

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

BABY’S FIRST XMAS is a gentle magical wonderland of gorgeous harmony singing, little lights and enticing textures. Created for babies under one year old by Anna Newell and David Goodall whose work for Early Years audiences has been seen on five continents. This Christmas show promises to delight and entrance the very tiniest of audience members. Each baby can bring one adult guest with them and, to make this a very special experience, audience capacity is very limited so please…

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SPECIAL SCREENING: Pavarotti

Thursday 19th December, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6 Early Bird/€9

Created from a combination of Luciano Pavarotti’s genre-redefining performances and granted access to never-before-seen footage, the film will give audiences around the world a stunningly intimate portrait of the most beloved opera singer of all time. From the team behind the worldwide success The Beatles: Eight Days a Week comes two-time Academy Award® winning director Ron Howard's documentary celebrating the life of the beloved opera star Luciano Pavarotti, who sold over 100 million records in his lifetime. The 1990 World…

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MUSIC: HIGHLY STRUNG – All Wrapped Up

Friday 20th December, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€15/€12

For fans of the foursome, this is an evening of festive highlights that’s not to be missed. The ladies are delighted to return to the Riverbank for their annual Christmas show of classics old and new all wrapped up with their signature twist. The four friends’ diverse, complementary musical backgrounds create a mellow blend of sound which hallmarks the spirit of Christmas for their audiences. Highly Strung sprinkles a little starlight on the darkest time of the year with a…

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FAMILY CINEMA: The Greatest Showman Sing-Along

Saturday 21st December, 2019 - 11:00
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One event on Saturday 21st December, 2019 at 14:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€4

Ladies and gents, this is the moment you've waited for...a special sing-a-long screening of The Greatest Showman.  It's your time to shine – have fun, sing loud and 'Come Alive' – It's Showtime! Step right up and into the spellbinding imagination of a man who set out to reveal that life itself can be the most thrilling show of all. Inspired by the legend and ambitions of America’s original pop-culture impresario, P.T. Barnum, comes an inspirational rags-to-riches tale of a…

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FAMILY CINEMA: The Greatest Showman Sing-Along

Saturday 21st December, 2019 - 14:00
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One event on Saturday 21st December, 2019 at 14:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€4

Ladies and gents, this is the moment you've waited for...a special sing-a-long screening of The Greatest Showman.  It's your time to shine – have fun, sing loud and 'Come Alive' – It's Showtime! Step right up and into the spellbinding imagination of a man who set out to reveal that life itself can be the most thrilling show of all. Inspired by the legend and ambitions of America’s original pop-culture impresario, P.T. Barnum, comes an inspirational rags-to-riches tale of a…

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January 2020

COMEDY: Farmer Michael and Kathleen – The Full Irish LIVE

Friday 3rd January, 2020 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€22.50

Enjoy a culchie night out with Farmer Michael & his long-suffering wife Kathleen as they discuss all well-known world topics - from Donald Trump, to Caitlyn Jenner, Leo Varadkar to Lady GaGa, and a couple of their well-known cover songs too. The King & Queen of farming satire, after only three years on the comedy scene, Stevo & Sinéad have gathered a following of over 500,000 people worldwide, and over 100 million views on some of their single sketches. They've…

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FAMILY CINEMA: CBeebies Hansel and Gretel

Saturday 4th January, 2020 - 14:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€4

CBeebies show Hansel and Gretel is coming to the big screen for a family-friendly feast of fun - and a perfect finale to Christmas festivities! This stage performance, recorded at Edinburgh Festival theatre, is an adaptation of the fairy-tale classic Hansel and Gretel and features many of CBeebies' most popular performers, including, for the first time - Waffle the Wonder Dog! Prepare to be taken on a winter adventure through an enchanted forest where Hansel and Gretel must overcome the…

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MUSIC: Jack Lukeman

Thursday 9th January, 2020 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€25/€23

The UK-based Kildare man and musical legend, Jack Lukeman, returns to Riverbank Arts Centre for a very special show. Jack Lukeman is a singer-songwriter, performer, raconteur and a whole lot more besides. He is a platinum-selling, a critically acclaimed artist who continues to win a worldwide fan base with his unique multi-octave voice. Jack has toured as a special guest with artists such as Sting, Imelda May, Jools Holland & The Proclaimers. Tonight's show will draw material from his back…

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CINEMA: Downton Abbey

Monday 13th January, 2020 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6 Early Bird/€9

The continuing story of the Crawley family, wealthy owners of a large estate in the English countryside in the early 20th century. The television series Downton Abbey followed the lives of the Crawley family and the servants who worked for them at the turn of the 20th century in an Edwardian English country house. Over its 6 seasons, the series garnered 3 Golden Globe Awards, 15 Primetime Emmy Awards, 69 Emmy nominations in total, making Downton Abbey the most nominated…

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MUSIC: Anxo Lorenzo, Jim Murray, Dónal O’Connor & Jack Talty

Wednesday 15th January, 2020 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€15/€12

Over the past ten years Anxo Lorenzo, Jim Murray, Dónal O’Connor and Jack Talty have been at the forefront of highly creative Galician and Irish music-making – as players, composers, arrangers, accompanists, producers and record label owners. Their individual talents as working musicians have seen them initiate hundreds of thoughtful and innovative projects, and the set list on this tour will include a Music Network commission from all four performers, their virtuosity and profound understanding of the music underpinning any…

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First Fortnight Cinema: One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest

Thursday 16th January, 2020 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6 Early Bird/€9

One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, a tragic-comedy directed by Milos Forman and starring Jack Nicholson, is about a free-spirited rogue who takes over the ward of a mental hospital through a combination of ingenuity and chutzpah. Based on Ken Kesey’s celebrated novel, the film uses a metaphorical framework - the madhouse - to symbolise the individual against the system, the story gets its power from the innumerable details which reveal what life is about in a mental institution. Director…

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FAMILY: Storytelling Yoga with Nicola Foxe

Saturday 18th January, 2020 - 10:00
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One event on Saturday 18th January, 2020 at 11:30

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€10 (Adult & Child)

Using popular titles such as 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt' and 'The Gruffalo', Nicola Foxe combines the wonders of storytelling with the benefits of yoga creating a captivating 'Yoga Storytelling' experience for the children. Moving their way through the beginning and middle to the end of the session, the children will learn breathing techniques and a sequence of poses all to the tune of their favourite stories. Nicola is a child yoga specialist, an SNA and has been teaching…

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WORKSHOP: Batman Needs a Break

Saturday 18th January, 2020 - 10:30
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One event on Saturday 18th January, 2020 at 12:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€10

Pow… Sock… Smash… Batman spends so much time fighting crime and pouring over clues in the deep dark Batcave that he is exhausted. But when he finally gets a holiday, he discovers that he hasn’t a clue how to relax! He tries baking to see if that will help him to calm down but it turns out he’s not very good at it. What else can he do to just chill out? During this workshop, hosted by Batman himself, you…

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FAMILY: Storytelling Yoga with Nicola Foxe

Saturday 18th January, 2020 - 11:30
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One event on Saturday 18th January, 2020 at 11:30

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€10 (Adult & Child)

Using popular titles such as 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt' and 'The Gruffalo', Nicola Foxe combines the wonders of storytelling with the benefits of yoga creating a captivating 'Yoga Storytelling' experience for the children. Moving their way through the beginning and middle to the end of the session, the children will learn breathing techniques and a sequence of poses all to the tune of their favourite stories. Nicola is a child yoga specialist, an SNA and has been teaching…

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FAMILY: Peter Donnelly – Miggeldy and Me

Saturday 18th January, 2020 - 12:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€3/€10 FAMILY

++ Due to unforeseen circumstances this event has been postponed until Summer 2020 - please keep an eye on our website for further details ++ The story behind the President books! The President of Ireland, a tale of forgotten glasses, the adventures of a wandering V.I.C (Very Important Cat) and a big surprise! Join author and illustrator Peter Donnelly for a very special First Fortnight family event based on his bestselling, award winning books, The President’s Glasses, The President’s Cat…

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WORKSHOP: Batman Needs a Break

Saturday 18th January, 2020 - 12:00
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One event on Saturday 18th January, 2020 at 12:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€10

Pow… Sock… Smash… Batman spends so much time fighting crime and pouring over clues in the deep dark Batcave that he is exhausted. But when he finally gets a holiday, he discovers that he hasn’t a clue how to relax! He tries baking to see if that will help him to calm down but it turns out he’s not very good at it. What else can he do to just chill out? During this workshop, hosted by Batman himself, you…

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FAMILY CINEMA: UP

Saturday 18th January, 2020 - 14:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€4

From the revolutionary minds of Pixar Animation Studios and the acclaimed director of MONSTERS, INC. comes a hilarious uplifting adventure where the sky is no longer the limit. Carl Fredicksen, a retired balloon salesman, is part rascal, part dreamer who is ready for his last chance at high-flying excitement. Tying thousands of balloons to his house, Carl sets off to the lost world of his childhood dreams. Unbeknownst to Carl, Russell, an overeager 8-year old Wilderness Explorer who has never…

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FIRST FORTNIGHT: In One Eye, Out the Other

Saturday 18th January, 2020 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€15

The first solo comedy show from Tadhg Hickey introduces you to Feargal; a downtrodden but cheery man who fulfilled his lifelong dream of becoming an alcoholic. Using the Catholic calendar as a roadmap, Feargal leads us on a surreal and hilarious journey with many poignant twists in the hope of arriving at a sort of light at the end of the tunnel for the 'bright man’. Written/Performed by Tadhg Hickey. Directed by John McCarthy. Original music by Brian Lane. Produced…

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CINEMA: The Farewell

Monday 20th January, 2020 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6 Early Bird/€9

When Billi’s family learn that her beloved grandmother, Nai-Nai, has been given mere months to live, they hastily stage a family wedding to facilitate a gathering in China. But they refuse to tell Nai-Nai about her illness. Billi, who was born in China but has been raised in the US, struggles with this deception – she must deal with her own frustration at the family’s refusual to tell Nai-Nai the truth, as well as her sorrow at the prospect of…

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COMEDY: JASON BYRNE – Wrecked but Ready

Thursday 23rd January, 2020 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€23

Jason Byrne has had a hard year. But he doesn’t want to talk about that. He’s wrecked but ready. Ready for a laugh. This show is a celebration. A celebration of triumph over adversity. A celebration of the fact that everybody’d got their own crap going on and they don’t need to listen to someone else moaning about their problems. So, leave your worries at the door and find out why the UK Times described Jason as ‘The Outright King…

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FAMILY MUSIC: THE SPEKS

Sunday 26th January, 2020 - 14:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€8

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 Parents’ Choice music award in the US where their music has been described as “Riverdance for kids” and they encourage everyone to…

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CINEMA: Judy

Monday 27th January, 2020 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6 Early Bird/€9

1968: Having fallen on hard times, and desperate to re-establish herself, Judy Garland (an astounding Renée Zellweger) is left with no other choice than to accept a residency in London to perform a five-week, sold-out series of concerts. Separated from her children, who are back in Los Angeles where her ex-husband is fighting her for custody, and heavily dependant on drugs and alcohol, she battles loneliness. She reflects on her life, specifically her childhood, which was irreparably damaged by studio…

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