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December 2020

LIVE BROADCAST: Niamh Kavanagh & Paul Megahey – ‘Date Night’ for the sofa!

Friday 18th December, 2020 - 21:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
FREE

Join Niamh Kavanagh live online for a very special acoustic set list, accompanied by Paul Megahey on guitar, interspersed with chats and craic with broadcaster Keith Walsh. Join Niamh Kavanagh for a retrospective of special songs highlighting memorable moments from her decades-long career. Expect  a few familiar favourites interpreted in Niamh’s inimitable fashion and accompanied by guitarist Paul Megahey. An intimate evening of gorgeous sounds awaits, and expect some great conversation with Keith!  Join us live online on facebook at 9pm…

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ONLINE FAMILY SHOW: Rockin’ Christmas Rhymes

Sunday 20th December, 2020 - 15:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€10 per family/device

Push back the couch, it’s time to jingle bells and rock around the Christmas tree. Branar in association with the Town Hall Theatre present Rockin’ Christmas Rhymes recorded live at the Black Box in Galway. A musical treat for all the family with a merry mix of festive favourites and rocking rhymes performed by our fantastic 5 piece band. This festive feel-good live music show ho ho will have all the family jiving all the way! “a lively show that…

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January 2021

Riverbank Arts Centre – Covid update January 2021

Friday 1st January, 2021 - 08:00 - Thursday 3rd June, 2021 - 17:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland

Due to the current level 5 restrictions our building remains closed, but we are are working away behind the scenes and will announce more online events in the coming weeks. Thank you for your ongoing support for the arts and we look forward to welcoming you back to the venue when it is safe to do so. Meanwhile we hope you enjoy some of our online events. We  will be presenting online theatre,  cinema, workshops, and family events throughout this…

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ONLINE FAMILY SHOW: The Stories of Hans Christian Andersen

Monday 4th January, 2021 - 09:30 - Sunday 10th January, 2021 - 22:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€12 (per device)

From the greatest storyteller in the world, comes Thumbelina, The Emperor’s New Clothes, The Ugly Duckling, The Little Mermaid and many more, in this one-hour fantastical journey made for all the family to enjoy together. These stories have stood the test of time for generations. Now is the time to surround ourselves with great stories with music, songs, dancing and maybe even a love story. Produced by Verdant Productions Starring Brian Gilligan (The Commitments, The Lion King, Once The Musical) / Rachel O’Connell (The Young Offenders,…

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FAMILY: Virtual Book Clinics with Children’s Books Ireland

Saturday 16th January, 2021 - 11:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
FREE, booking essential

++This event is now fully booked. Please keep an eye on our website and Children's Books Ireland for details of future Book Clinics++ Riverbank Arts Centre is partnering with Children's Books Ireland on FREE online book clinics as part of First Fortnight festival on Saturday 16th January, 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…

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ONLINE THEATRE: Mustard by Eva O’Connor

Thursday 21st January, 2021 - 19:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€10 per device

Fishamble: The New Play Company, in association with Sunday's Child Theatre Presents When E meets the man of her dreams, a professional cyclist, love hits her in the pubic bone like a train. But when it ends she plummets into a black hole of heartbreak at the speed of a doped up team on the Tour de France. A one-woman show about heartbreak, madness and how condiments are the ultimate coping mechanism, by award-winning playwright & performer Eva O’Connor. WINNER…

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ONLINE WORKSHOP: Wire Sculpture for Beginners with Glenn Gibson

Friday 22nd January, 2021 - 18:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€20 (includes materials & postage)

Like to try something new this January? It has been well documented that participating in arts and creative activity benefits our mental wellbeing. This two hour ZOOM workshop with artist Glenn Gibson will encourage you to explore techniques and materials to create sculptures from wire.  With a career spanning over two decades, Glenn Gibson is a professional artist who creates and teaches wire sculpture in Galway. In this introductory workshop,  Glenn will demonstrate how to make a tree and bring…

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ONLINE FAMILY WORKSHOP: Create a Mood Book with Marta Golubowska

Saturday 23rd January, 2021 - 10:30
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€5

Does happiness have a colour? Does anger have a shape? In this workshop hosted by artist Marta Golubowska, children will create 'mood books' for sketches and collages to express their emotions. Using music, colours and shapes as prompts,  participating children will create a series of collages, based on a 'flying scissors' technique inspired by Matisse.  Children will be invited to focus on their emotions - and reflect these feelings in their artwork The sketchbook can kept and used to express…

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ONLINE QUIZ: Good news quiz with JUNEFEST

Thursday 28th January, 2021 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland

We are teaming up with June Fest as part of the First Fortnight festival to bring you a 'good news' version of their online quiz. It will be full of fun questions, comedy and positivity to help banish the January blues! There will also be lots of prizes up for grabs for the winners. You can join the online quiz through your phone, tablet, laptop or PC.  You can take part solo or field a team from your sofa -…

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February 2021

FAMILY: Online Book Clinics with Children’s Books Ireland

Saturday 6th February, 2021 - 11:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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FREE

 ++This event is now fully booked. Please keep an eye on Riverbank Arts Centre's website as we often partner with Children's Books Ireland and hope to present more Book Clinics in the future++ Riverbank Arts Centre is partnering with Children's Books Ireland on FREE online book clinics on Saturday 6th February, 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…

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ONLINE THEATRE: TOM CREAN: Antarctic Explorer

Thursday 18th February, 2021 - 19:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€10 per device

Play on Words Theatre presents: Tom Crean, the intrepid Antarctic explorer and one of Ireland’s unsung heroes, is brought to life in this dramatic and humorous solo performance by Aidan Dooley. Hear the riveting true stories of Crean’s Antarctic explorations as one of the few men to serve with both Scott and Shackleton and survive the three famous expeditions: Discovery, (1901 – 1904); Terra Nova (1910 – 1913); and Endurance (1914 - 1916). Crean’s story is a testament of human…

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FAMILY MUSIC: A Piece of You with Greg Sinclair

Saturday 20th February, 2021 - 11:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€10 per family

A Piece of You is an online live interactive performance; your own private concert over Zoom. Performer Greg Sinclair will turn your thoughts and feelings into your very own music score using colourful and expressive graphic notation. Greg will then play your music on his cello from his home in Edinburgh, in this unique piece all about you. Duration 30 minutes  (A parent/guardian must accompany the child/children on the Zoom call for the duration of the event) Ages 7  years+

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ONLINE THEATRE: Sister Black by Maggie Hannon

Thursday 25th February, 2021 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€10 per device

A new one-woman show about the remarkable life of Nurse Catherine Black (1878-1949). Born in Ramelton, Co. Donegal, Catherine Black trained as a nurse in England and worked in the slums of Whitechapel, at the Somme in World War 1, and as King George V’s private nurse in the last 7 years of his life. Her memoir ‘King’s nurse Beggar's nurse’ was published in 1939 and there’s a copy in the library at Buckingham Palace. This one-woman play  is inspired…

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ONLINE WORKSHOP: Eco Mindfulness with Future Makers’ Collective

Saturday 27th February, 2021 - 11:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€5

Riverbank Arts Centre has joined forces with the Future Makers' Collective to bring you 'Eco Mindfulness'. In this one-hour virtual workshop, we will be exploring practical ways to look after our planet and our mental health through games, exercises and challenges that you can do from the comfort of your own home. This workshop will be conducted over Zoom and is suitable for children between the ages of ten and twelve, with an eagerness to learn about environmental wellbeing. This…

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March 2021

SCHOOLS: Animal Crackers with Sarah Webb & Alan Nolan

Monday 1st March, 2021 - 09:00 - Friday 26th March, 2021 - 15:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland

We are delighted to offer online arts events/activities for schools in the coming weeks that can be used in a classroom setting or shared through school communication software such as Aladdin, Seesaw or Google Teams. Celebrate World Book Day with Go Animal Crackers - an online event with writer Sarah Webb and illustrator Alan Nolan. Do your students love animals? Do you love fun facts, quizzes and drawing. Then our Go Animal Crackers video event and linked activity sheet is…

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SCHOOLS: Storytime/Am Scéalaíocta with Patricia Forde

Monday 1st March, 2021 - 09:00 - Friday 26th March, 2021 - 15:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland

We are delighted to offer online arts events/activities for schools in the coming weeks that can be used in a classroom setting or shared through school communication software such as Aladdin, Seesaw or Google Teams. Join writer Patricia Forde for Seachtain na Gaeilge as she reads from her book, Mise Agus An Dragún in Irish and also two of her popular English-language picture books Imagine and Fidget: The Wonder Dog.  Gentle storytelling sessions in Irish and English for younger classes…

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SCHOOLS: The Stories of Hans Christian Andersen

Monday 1st March, 2021 - 10:00 - Friday 30th April, 2021 - 15:30
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland

As a result of Covid-19 we know your students may not have had the chance to visit our theatre in the past year. Riverbank Arts Centre and Watergate Theatre has joined with Verdant Productions to offer an online version of The Stories of Hans Christian Andersen - a musical adaptation of the life and stories of the world’s greatest storyteller. Your students will enjoy classic tales such as ‘Thumbelina’, ‘The Emperor’s New Clothes’, ‘The Ugly Duckling’, ‘The Little Mermaid’ and…

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ONLINE THEATRE: Dalloway

Thursday 11th March, 2021 - 19:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€10 per device

From Dyad Productions, the award-winning creators of Jane Eyre: An Autobiography, Austen’s Women, The Time Machine and Christmas Gothic… 1923: The War is over.  While Clarissa Dalloway prepares a party in Westminster, Septimus Smith is diagnosed with shell-shock, their memories and dreams magically intertwining with those of 15 other disparate souls, this hot blue day in June.  Conjuring the hopes and regrets of post-war London, Dyad’s adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s celebrated map of hearts, minds and memories offers a compellingly…

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FAMILY: St. Patrick’s Shenanigans with Paul Timoney & Kyle Riley

Saturday 13th March, 2021 - 11:00
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One event on Sunday 14th March, 2021 at 11:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€10 per family

This online shenanigans show by Paul Timoney and Kyle Riley brings the fun and engagement of a live performance into the comfort of your living room with the power of ZOOM. Especially for St's Patrick’s weekend, this show features a variety of Irish songs, songs to inspire bravery and songs to get you moving around the house. There are two brand stories to be told. ‘Snakes on the Plain’ treats us to the tale of what really happened between the…

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FAMILY: St. Patrick’s Shenanigans with Paul Timoney & Kyle Riley

Sunday 14th March, 2021 - 11:00
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One event on Sunday 14th March, 2021 at 11:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€10 per family

This online shenanigans show by Paul Timoney and Kyle Riley brings the fun and engagement of a live performance into the comfort of your living room with the power of ZOOM. Especially for St's Patrick’s weekend, this show features a variety of Irish songs, songs to inspire bravery and songs to get you moving around the house. There are two brand stories to be told. ‘Snakes on the Plain’ treats us to the tale of what really happened between the…

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ONLINE WORKSHOP: An introduction to Hand Weaving with Naoimh Larkin

Friday 26th March, 2021 - 19:00
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One event on Friday 2nd April, 2021 at 19:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€40 for both sessions

This two-evening workshop is designed to be a playful, colourful, carefree learning experience, where you will learn the basics of hand weaving. You will learn how to set up a hand loom, how to read and create weaving patterns, gain a better understanding of yarns, their properties, textures and learn how to mix and blend colour while weaving your own unique textile sample piece. Alongside your tutorial, you will learn some handy tips and tricks when it comes to starting…

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April 2021

ONLINE WORKSHOP: An introduction to Hand Weaving with Naoimh Larkin

Friday 2nd April, 2021 - 19:00
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One event on Friday 2nd April, 2021 at 19:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€40 for both sessions

This two-evening workshop is designed to be a playful, colourful, carefree learning experience, where you will learn the basics of hand weaving. You will learn how to set up a hand loom, how to read and create weaving patterns, gain a better understanding of yarns, their properties, textures and learn how to mix and blend colour while weaving your own unique textile sample piece. Alongside your tutorial, you will learn some handy tips and tricks when it comes to starting…

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ONLINE WORKSHOP: Eco Mindfulness with Future Makers

Saturday 10th April, 2021 - 11:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€5

Riverbank Arts Centre has joined forces with the Future Makers’ Collective to bring you ‘Eco Mindfulness’. In this one-hour virtual workshop, we will be exploring practical ways to look after our planet and our mental health through games, exercises and challenges that you can do from the comfort of your own home. This workshop will be conducted over Zoom and is suitable for children between the ages of ten and twelve, with an eagerness to learn about environmental wellbeing. https://youtu.be/IVMeA5gOCXc…

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FAMILY: Shenanigans in the Wild with Paul Timoney and Kyle Riley

Sunday 18th April, 2021 - 11:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€10 per family

The shenanigan series of shows brings the fun and engagement of a live performance into the comfort of your living room with the power of ZOOM. We’re headed outside for some fresh air, the sound of birdsong, and the sun warming your face. That’s right, it’s ‘Shenanigans In The Wild’. Nature springs to life in a series of poems exploring various aspects of the world around us. There’s going to be rockin’ and boppin’ with tunes to get you hoppin’.…

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ONLINE WORKSHOP: Ceramic Art Inspired by Nature

Friday 23rd April, 2021 - 19:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€20 (includes materials & postage)

Hold on to the beauty of your spring walks! Join artist Marta Golubowska for a workshop to create a ceramic picture frame and a tile, imprinted with the flowers and plants you have gathered.  Suitable for beginners, this ceramic workshop will explore two techniques,  air drying clay and plaster (materials supplied),  to make unique art works inspired by the nature around you. Workshop details: This workshop is for adults and is two hours in duration, 7pm-9pm (via ZOOM).  Please note, although…

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May 2021

SCHOOLS: The Monsters of Rookhaven with Pádraig Kenny

Tuesday 4th May, 2021 - 09:00 - Friday 25th June, 2021 - 15:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland

In this special recording for our Whiteboard Programme,  Pádraig Kenny introduces his new novel  The Monsters of Rookhaven and talks about monsters and why they frighten us so much. Pádraig will ask what monsters are, and what frightens you, and why we like scary stories. He reads a short extract and talks about what inspires him as a fantasy writer - and some tips for your own writing.  Pádraig Kenny is an Irish writer from Newbridge, County Kildare. His critically…

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ONLINE WORKSHOP: Ceramic Art Inspired by Nature

Friday 7th May, 2021 - 19:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€20 (includes materials & postage)

Hold on to the beauty of your spring walks! Join artist Marta Golubowska for a workshop to create a ceramic picture frame and a tile, imprinted with the flowers and plants you have gathered.  Suitable for beginners, this ceramic workshop will explore two techniques,  air drying clay and plaster (materials supplied),  to make unique art works inspired by the nature around you. Workshop details: This workshop is for adults and is two hours in duration, 7pm-9pm (via ZOOM).  Please note, although…

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SCHOOLS: Earth Acts – Climate Change Workshops

Monday 10th May, 2021 - 09:00 - Friday 25th June, 2021 - 15:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland

We have teamed up with the Future Makers' Collective to bring you Earth Acts - video workshops all about climate change and what we can do to be kinder to our planet.  EARTH ACTS are activity-driven workshops in four parts: ➤ Eco-mindfulness Saoirse will explore how to deal with the climate-related worries and stresses that young people experience in a positive and proactive way. ➤ Develop positive eco-habits We'll look at the typical daily routine of 10-12-year-olds and discuss some…

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ONLINE WORKSHOP: Let’s Talk about Art

Thursday 13th May, 2021 - 19:30
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One event on Thursday 20th May, 2021 at 19:30

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€5

Join Vera McEvoy online to view and discuss a selection of artworks from the Kildare Municipal Art Collection. The sessions will provide a welcome and inclusive space to view and discuss art. The two sessions (on 13th May & 20th May) will explore different artworks and discussions will include colour, brush strokes, line, shape and what thoughts or words the works evoke. It is not about art knowledge, however, individuals will improve their creative knowledge, experience and further expand their…

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Music Network presents: Cello Quartet with William Butt, Rosalie Curlett, Martin Johnson & Ailbhe McDonagh

Sunday 16th May, 2021 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€10 (individual)/€20 (household)

Four masterful cellists perform together in an exciting new Music Network collaboration. With its sonorous tone, swan-like elegance and an expressive range that gives the human voice a run for its money, no other instrument manages to play on our heart strings quite like the cello. Performing together for the very first time and guided by their collective musical influences, William Butt, Rosalie Curlett, Martin Johnson and Ailbhe McDonagh have crafted an inspirational and varied programme which celebrates the beauty…

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ONLINE WORKSHOP: Let’s Talk about Art

Thursday 20th May, 2021 - 19:30
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One event on Thursday 20th May, 2021 at 19:30

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€5

Join Vera McEvoy online to view and discuss a selection of artworks from the Kildare Municipal Art Collection. The sessions will provide a welcome and inclusive space to view and discuss art. The two sessions (on 13th May & 20th May) will explore different artworks and discussions will include colour, brush strokes, line, shape and what thoughts or words the works evoke. It is not about art knowledge, however, individuals will improve their creative knowledge, experience and further expand their…

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ONLINE WORKSHOP: An introduction to Hand Weaving with Naoimh Larkin

Friday 21st May, 2021 - 19:00
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One event on Friday 28th May, 2021 at 19:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€40 for both sessions

This two-evening workshop is designed to be a playful, colourful, carefree learning experience, where you will learn the basics of hand weaving. You will learn how to set up a hand loom, how to read and create weaving patterns, gain a better understanding of yarns, their properties, textures and learn how to mix and blend colour while weaving your own unique textile sample piece. Alongside your tutorial, you will learn some handy tips and tricks when it comes to starting…

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FAMILY: Shenanigans in Space with Paul Timoney and Kyle Riley

Sunday 23rd May, 2021 - 11:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€10 per family

The shenanigan series of shows brings the fun and engagement of a live performance into the comfort of your living room with the power of ZOOM.  Shenanigan duo Paul Timoney & Kyle Riley are shooting for the stars with ‘Shenanigans in Space’ - expect space-themed songs, stories and more! What happens when a farmer expands his crops across the Solar System? Find out in ‘Cosmic Cabbage’. In ‘Rocket Vacation’, our lovely little blue dot is a favourite holiday  spot for Aliens…

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CONNECTIONS 2021: Youth Theatre Festival

Thursday 27th May, 2021 - 17:00 - Saturday 29th May, 2021 - 19:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
FREE (booking required)

Each year the UK’s National Theatre commissions ten new plays for young people to perform, bringing together some of the most exciting writers with the theatre-makers of tomorrow. Every year, 300 youth theatre companies and over 6,000 young people produce a Connections play.  This year Riverbank Arts Centre is partnering with NT Connections to bring you plays by three Irish youth theatre companies Dramahouse, Kildare Youth Theatre and Ardclough Youth Theatre.  Due to Covid restrictions, these plays will be streamed…

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ONLINE WORKSHOP: An introduction to Hand Weaving with Naoimh Larkin

Friday 28th May, 2021 - 19:00
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One event on Friday 28th May, 2021 at 19:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€40 for both sessions

This two-evening workshop is designed to be a playful, colourful, carefree learning experience, where you will learn the basics of hand weaving. You will learn how to set up a hand loom, how to read and create weaving patterns, gain a better understanding of yarns, their properties, textures and learn how to mix and blend colour while weaving your own unique textile sample piece. Alongside your tutorial, you will learn some handy tips and tricks when it comes to starting…

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SCHOOLS: Cello, nice to meet you! with Greg Sinclair

Monday 31st May, 2021 - 11:00 - Friday 18th June, 2021 - 11:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland

A 40-minute online workshop for a class of schoolchildren aged 7+ by cellist and composer Greg Sinclair. The purpose of the workshop is to introduce the class to the sounds and musical range of the cello. In the session the class will also creatively explore graphic notation – a bold, colourful form of composition. What to expect during the session: An Introduction by Greg to the cello –  a short recital / showcase of various techniques and sounds. A child-friendly…

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June 2021

WORKSHOP: Crochet for Beginners – Make a Rainbow!

Tuesday 1st June, 2021 - 19:30
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One event on Wednesday 2nd June, 2021 at 19:30

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€20 (includes materials & postage)

During this workshop participants will learn basic crochet stitches, how to read a simple pattern and how to crochet their own rainbow. Each participant will be provided with the materials to create their rainbow along with additional yarn to practice some simple stitches. Workshop will be led by Helen Whiteley. Helen is a self-taught fibre artist with over 10 years experience  and has worked as a sample crocheter/knitter. Workshop details: This workshop is for adults and is two hours in duration, 7:30pm-9:30pm…

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WORKSHOP: Crochet for Beginners – Make a Rainbow!

Wednesday 2nd June, 2021 - 19:30
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One event on Wednesday 2nd June, 2021 at 19:30

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€20 (includes materials & postage)

During this workshop participants will learn basic crochet stitches, how to read a simple pattern and how to crochet their own rainbow. Each participant will be provided with the materials to create their rainbow along with additional yarn to practice some simple stitches. Workshop will be led by Helen Whiteley. Helen is a self-taught fibre artist with over 10 years experience  and has worked as a sample crocheter/knitter. Workshop details: This workshop is for adults and is two hours in duration, 7:30pm-9:30pm…

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Music Network presents 10 String Symphony

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

Christian Sedelmyer fiddle, vocals Rachel Baiman fiddle, banjo, vocals Described as “The newest and most promising voices in Americana” by NPR, 10 String Symphony is a collaboration between Grammy-nominated fiddle player Christian Sedelmyer and acclaimed songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Rachel Baiman. Take ten strings, add two compelling voices and one shared sense of social justice, and what you’ve got is a dynamic and quietly authoritative duo in the best tradition of Guthrie and Seeger. Christian Sedelmyer and Rachel Baiman are artists…

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FAMILY: Observational Storytelling with Sarah Bowie

Saturday 12th June, 2021 - 12:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland

In this online tutorial with cartoonist, writer, and co-founder of The Comics Lab Sarah Bowie, Sarah will show how to take ordinary, everyday life and turn it into material for compelling storytelling! Use this as an opportunity to look beyond the surface of our seemingly mundane lives, and find the potential stories within. Sarah will explore different ways of observing - observing ourselves (our moods, thoughts, activities and conversations); observing others (family members, neighbours, strangers, wildlife and pets), and observing…

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MUSIC: A Piece of You by Greg Sinclair

Saturday 12th June, 2021 - 14:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€10

Imagine telling a story about yourself and then having it turned into a piece of music. A Piece of You is an intimate performance for you in your home; a private concert for you alone or with your partner/friend/family member via ZOOM. Award-winning performance artist, cellist and composer Greg Sinclair turns your thoughts and feelings into your very own music score in this unique piece all about you. For audiences of up to 3 people.  Duration 30 minutes  We presented…

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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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