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December 2022

MUSIC: Andy Irvine & Dónal Lunny

Thursday 1st December, 2022 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€25

Andy Irvine and Dónal Lunny, in their separate ways, have contributed to a veritable renaissance in Irish traditional music. Between them, Dónal Lunny and Andy Irvine have careers that read like a 'Who's Who' of popular music. Lunny has produced albums for Elvis Costello, Paul Brady, Clannad, and The Indigo Girls, and composed the soundtracks for Eat the Peach, and Teardrops. As a musician, Lunny has performed on more than a dozen Christy Moore albums and was an integral part…

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SCHOOLS: Fighting Words Creative Writing Workshop

Friday 2nd December, 2022 - 10:30
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One event on Friday 21st October, 2022 at 10:30

One event on Friday 2nd December, 2022 at 10:30

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Free event

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 19 September, 10.30am Friday 21 October, 10.30am Wednesday 2 December, 10.30am These workshops will be conducted in our venue by an experienced Fighting Words tutor, Pierina Campbell, and supported by 2-3 volunteers from Riverbank’s Fighting Words team. The workshop will…

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COMEDY: Dirtbirds #No Filter

Friday 2nd December, 2022 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€28

In a world where women are expected to have the patience of Mother Teresa, the arse of Jennifer Lopez, the social media profile of Kim Kardashian and the BMI of Elle McPherson the pressure is relentless. Dirtbirds the comedy duo and internet sensation present their hilarious new show ‘No Filters’ which takes a close look at the barrage of bullshit we are subjected to on a daily basis and reminds us that despite what we’re told there is NO SUCH…

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WORKSHOP: Wet Felting with Tamzen Lundy

Saturday 3rd December, 2022 - 10:00
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One event on Saturday 3rd December, 2022 at 13:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€12

In this fun morning, children will learn the basics of wet felting, the worlds oldest form of textile making. This is a fabulous introduction to a very sensory craft, suitable for beginners. There will be plenty of soapy bubbles and soft fibres. Roll up your sleeves and rub a dub dub! 10am Magic Wand Pencils 7-9 years Tamzen will introduce the group to the basics of wet felting, then move on to felting around a pencil, each student will go…

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WORKSHOP: Wet Felting with Tamzen Lundy

Saturday 3rd December, 2022 - 13:00
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One event on Saturday 3rd December, 2022 at 13:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€12

In this fun morning, children will learn the basics of wet felting, the worlds oldest form of textile making. This is a fabulous introduction to a very sensory craft, suitable for beginners. There will be plenty of soapy bubbles and soft fibres. Roll up your sleeves and rub a dub dub! 10am Magic Wand Pencils 7-9 years Tamzen will introduce the group to the basics of wet felting, then move on to felting around a pencil, each student will go…

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FAMILY: Niall de Búrca – The Christmas Turkey & Other Tales

Saturday 3rd December, 2022 - 14:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€8/ €28 (family of 4 ticket)

Michael’s mother has sent him on an important errand. He must collect the Christmas turkey from the Butchers and come straight home. No Messing! Can Michael do what he’s told just this once.... or will he stuff it up?! Join legendary storyteller Niall de Búrca for this cracker of a storytelling show that is perfect for all ages. A fantastic family experience to kick off the lead up to Christmas. Niall de Búrca has performed on 6 continents in countries…

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MUSIC: Tom Dunne – Been There, Seen That, Dunne That

Saturday 3rd December, 2022 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€30

Enjoy an evening with Tom Dunne, accompanied by Alan Connor on keys (The Late Late Show Band), where Tom will perform a selection of favourites from Something Happens along with some new songs. Audiences will be treated to Tom telling stories of interviews he has had with some of the biggest artists in the world during his radio career, such as Paul McCartney and Brian Wilson.

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CINEMA: Both Sides of the Blade

Monday 5th December, 2022 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€7 (early bird) / €9 (on door)

Claire Denis’ piercing exploration of married life features a trio of powerful performances by Juliette Binoche, Vincent Lindon and Grégoire Colin. Sara (Binoche) and Jean (Lindon) have been together for ten years. Happy in their relationship, the couple first met when Sara was living with François (Colin), Jean’s best friend. Now, years after she last saw him, Sara catches a glimpse of François on the street. He doesn’t see her, but shortly after the encounter, he reconnects with Jean. Slowly,…

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WORKSHOP: Christmas Felting Workshop with Tamzen Lundy

Wednesday 7th December, 2022 - 19:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€20

Make your very own Scandinavian style Santa Claus!  Your Santa Claus can be used as a wine bottle topper to gift to a neighbour or to dress your own Christmas table! Adult participants will be introduced to a few wet felting techniques, including an introduction to wet felting in 3D. All materials will be provided and each participant will take away their Santa project. This is an easy, fun and practical workshop suitable for beginners and those that would like…

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SPECIAL SCREENING: Nothing Compares

Thursday 8th December, 2022 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€9

The extraordinary early career of Sinéad O’Connor is covered in the fascinating documentary Nothing Compares. Focusing on the years 1987-1993, the film looks at her troubled upbringing, her first steps into music, the meteoric rise she enjoyed after the release of her legendary single Nothing Compares 2U, and the very public protests that put her in the crosshairs of a cruel tabloid media. What emerges is a testament to a brilliant artist and impassioned activist, as well as an insight into a…

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SCHOOLS: Whistleblast Quartet

Friday 9th December, 2022 - 10:30
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One event on Friday 9th December, 2022 at 12:30

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6 per student (teachers free)

A very WhistleBlast Christmas Show including lots of favourites from Tchaikovsky to the Snowman, a sing along WhistleBlast Christmas Tale and other seasonal songs! Bell ringing and percussion for you to join in a joyful concert finale… Performed by fun loving musicians: Conor Linehan, piano; Ken Edge, saxes and clarinets; Oonagh Keogh, violin; and Mary Curran, French horn, in a highly accessible presentation. Suitable for everybody, of all ages.  Come along and get yourself into the mood for a wonderful…

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SCHOOLS: Whistleblast Quartet

Friday 9th December, 2022 - 12:30
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One event on Friday 9th December, 2022 at 12:30

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6 per student (teachers free)

A very WhistleBlast Christmas Show including lots of favourites from Tchaikovsky to the Snowman, a sing along WhistleBlast Christmas Tale and other seasonal songs! Bell ringing and percussion for you to join in a joyful concert finale… Performed by fun loving musicians: Conor Linehan, piano; Ken Edge, saxes and clarinets; Oonagh Keogh, violin; and Mary Curran, French horn, in a highly accessible presentation. Suitable for everybody, of all ages.  Come along and get yourself into the mood for a wonderful…

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FAMILY: Whistleblast Quartet

Friday 9th December, 2022 - 19:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€10/€32 (family of 4)

A very WhistleBlast Christmas Show including lots of favorites from Tchaikovsky to the Snowman, a sing along WhistleBlast Christmas Tale and other seasonal songs! Bell ringing and percussion for you to join in a joyful concert finale… Performed by fun loving musicians: Conor Linehan, piano. Ken Edge, saxes and clarinets. Oonagh Keogh, violin. Mary Curran, French horn in a highly accessible presentation. Suitable for everybody, of all ages.  Come along and get yourself into the mood for a wonderful musical…

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LOCAL ARTS: Newbridge Musical Theatre Presents – Tale As Old As Time

Saturday 10th December, 2022 - 20:00
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One event on Sunday 11th December, 2022 at 15:00

One event on Sunday 11th December, 2022 at 20:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€15

Newbridge Musical Theatre presents Tale As Old As Time - a concert celebrating magical music from childhood classics and family favourites.  You are invited to take a trip down memory lane, as some of the most iconic songs from Disney and beyond are brought to life by our award-winning ensemble of local performers.   Both the young and young at heart are guaranteed to enjoy singing along to classic hits from celebrated composers such as Alan Menken, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Elton John,…

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LOCAL ARTS: Newbridge Musical Theatre Presents – Tale As Old As Time

Sunday 11th December, 2022 - 15:00
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One event on Sunday 11th December, 2022 at 15:00

One event on Sunday 11th December, 2022 at 15:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€15

Newbridge Musical Theatre presents Tale As Old As Time - a concert celebrating magical music from childhood classics and family favourites.  You are invited to take a trip down memory lane, as some of the most iconic songs from Disney and beyond are brought to life by our award-winning ensemble of local performers.   Both the young and young at heart are guaranteed to enjoy singing along to classic hits from celebrated composers such as Alan Menken, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Elton John,…

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LOCAL ARTS: Newbridge Musical Theatre Presents – Tale As Old As Time

Sunday 11th December, 2022 - 20:00
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One event on Sunday 11th December, 2022 at 15:00

One event on Sunday 11th December, 2022 at 20:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€15

Newbridge Musical Theatre presents Tale As Old As Time - a concert celebrating magical music from childhood classics and family favourites.  You are invited to take a trip down memory lane, as some of the most iconic songs from Disney and beyond are brought to life by our award-winning ensemble of local performers.   Both the young and young at heart are guaranteed to enjoy singing along to classic hits from celebrated composers such as Alan Menken, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Elton John,…

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CINEMA: See How They Run

Monday 12th December, 2022 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€7 (early bird) / €9 (on door)

In the West End of 1950s London, plans for a movie version of a smash-hit play come to an abrupt halt after a pivotal member of the crew is murdered. When world-weary Inspector Stoppard (Sam Rockwell) and eager rookie Constable Stalker (Saoirse Ronan) take on the case, the two find themselves thrown into a puzzling whodunit within the glamorously sordid theatre underground, investigating the mysterious homicide at their own peril. Directed by Tom Georgre | 98 mins | Cert 12A

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SCHOOLS WORKSHOP: Tamzen Lundy Wet Felting Workshop

Tuesday 13th December, 2022 - 10:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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In this fun morning, children will learn the basics of wet-felting, the worlds oldest form of textile making.  This is a fabulous introduction to a very sensory craft, suitable for beginners. There will be plenty of soapy bubbles and soft fibres. Roll up your sleeves and rub a dub dub!  Tamzen (former chairperson Feltmakers Ireland and textile professional of 20yrs+ experience with experience teaching in schools as well as herding her own 3 free range kids) will introduce the group…

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EARLY YEARS: Music & Sensory Play with Catherine Hartnett

Wednesday 14th December, 2022 - 10:30
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One event on Wednesday 12th October, 2022 at 10:30

One event on Wednesday 16th November, 2022 at 10:30

One event on Wednesday 14th December, 2022 at 10:30

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

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 children. Dance, sing, listen, learn and play with musical instruments, scarves, mirrors, parachutes and more!   Duration 60 mins Catherine Hartnett is a music teacher with…

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MUSIC: ABBA Sensations

Thursday 15th December, 2022 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€25 / €22

ABBA SENSATIONS brilliantly perform Abba's timeless classics, bringing you the authentic ABBA sound, with stunning vocals, beautiful harmonies, musicianship and musical arrangement. Relive the magic of a live ABBA concert featuring all the big hits with choreographed dance routines and fabulous ABBA costumes. This show captures all the magic and excitement of one of the world’s most successful and entertaining bands.

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MUSIC: Freddie White

Friday 16th December, 2022 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€22

Freddie White has long been synonymous with music of the highest quality. He has been part of the fabric of the live music scene in Ireland since the 1970’s and his albums continue to sell well, amongst his loyal and newfound fan base.  Born in Cobh, Co. Cork into a musical family, by age 17 he was playing professionally. At 19, he moved to London, where he busked in subways, and developed his unique voice and guitar style.  His earliest…

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FAMILY CINEMA: The Greatest Showman Sing-a-long

Saturday 17th December, 2022 - 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 brash…

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MUSIC: Highly Strung

Saturday 17th December, 2022 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€15

Welcome to Highly Strung’s Mid-Winter Musical Gathering. The ladies are delighted to return to Riverbank for their annual festive performance. The four friends’ diverse musical backgrounds create a mellow blend which hallmarks the spirit of Christmas for their audiences. Highly Strung casts a little star light on the darkest time of the year with a quirky perspective on favourites from Bach to Berlin. Featuring an acoustic blend of voice (Angela O’Toole), flute (Jeanette Behan), violin (Lisa Lazenby) and harp (Mary…

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CINEMA: Robust (Robuste)

Monday 19th December, 2022 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€7 (early bird) / €9 (on door)

George, an aging film star, who is known for being difficult, relies heavily on his security guard, Lalou, who is more of a personal assistant than security detail. When Lalou needs to take some leave, Aïssais appointed as his replacement. She Is a semi-pro wrestler who earns a living as a security officer. Between this pragmatic young bodyguard and disenchanted renowned actor, a singular bond begins to take root. Despite their individual differences, life has shaped them in ways more…

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January 2023

VISUAL ART: Freedom of Choice

Saturday 7th January, 2023 - 10:00 - Saturday 28th January, 2023 - 13:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Admission Free

In 2022 artist Clodagh Kelly led an artist residence programme at Riverbank Arts Centre, supported by the Kildare County Council Arts Service First Fortnight Award, in partnership with First Fortnight. Women of diverse ages, arts experiences and social backgrounds participated in the residency which resulted in Freedom of Choice - a body of work which gives a glimpse into these women’s lives. The artwork created shows their personalised take on health/wellbeing and journeys of healing whilst world politics, Covid and…

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THEATRE: Pure Mental by Keith Walsh

Friday 13th January, 2023 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€15/€12

Following a 16-venue tour in 2021, Pure Mental returns to Riverbank Arts Centre for two special performances, as part of First Fortnight Festival. Having finished up a 5-year stint presenting on National Radio, in the pressure cooker that is a breakfast show, Keith Walsh found a bit of time for himself.  More importantly, he found time to check in with his mental health. Midlife Crisis? Midlife awakening? Breakdown? Join him on a journey of introspection and exploration, as he locates his demons…

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THEATRE: Pure Mental by Keith Walsh

Saturday 14th January, 2023 - 20:00
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One event on Saturday 14th January, 2023 at 20:00

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

Following a 16-venue tour in 2021, Pure Mental returns to Riverbank Arts Centre for two special performances, as part of First Fortnight Festival. Having finished up a 5-year stint presenting on National Radio, in the pressure cooker that is a breakfast show, Keith Walsh found a bit of time for himself.  More importantly, he found time to check in with his mental health. Midlife Crisis? Midlife awakening? Breakdown? Join him on a journey of introspection and exploration, as he locates his demons…

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FIRST FORTNIGHT: Mark Making Workshop with Martina McDonald

Monday 16th January, 2023 - 19:30
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€10

Join visual artist Martina McDonald for an evening of mark making. In the workshop you will be encouraged to create a mess with art materials! The practice of mark making is simple, fun and often calming. Martina will guide you through a range of ways to create different marks and textures on paper. These elements can then be collaged together, or simply just created for the fun of it. Zero experience necessary, curiosity is encouraged. Participants are reminded that this…

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CINEMA: The Banshees of Inisherin

Monday 16th January, 2023 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€7 (early bird) / €9 (on door)

Set during the Irish Civil War, on a coastal island, lifelong friends Pádraic and Colm suddenly find themselves at an impasse when Colm unexpectedly ends their friendship. A stunned Pádraic endeavours to repair the relationship, refusing to take no for an answer. But when Colm delivers a desperate ultimatum, the whole village become involved in the standoff, with events swiftly escalating with shocking consequences. With his latest film offering Martin McDonagh brings us a gentle and brutal tale of a…

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SCHOOLS: A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen

Tuesday 17th January, 2023 - 11:00
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An event every day that begins at 11:00, repeating until Wednesday 18th January, 2023

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6

Ibsen's classic play was greeted with shock in 1879, with both its style and subject matter being seen as subversive. It premiered in Copenhagen at the dawn of the suffragette movement and continues to be one of the world's most performed plays. It ushered modern drama onto centre stage, banishing aristocratic comedy and melodrama to the side-line. The ending of the play, a slammed door, sent shockwaves around the world that still echo today. Kildare Youth Theatre present a new…

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LOCAL ARTS: Kildare Youth Theatre Presents A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen

Tuesday 17th January, 2023 - 19:00
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An event every day that begins at 19:00, repeating until Wednesday 18th January, 2023

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€10 / €6

Ibsen's classic play was greeted with shock in 1879, with both its style and subject matter being seen as subversive. It premiered in Copenhagen at the dawn of the suffragette movement and continues to be one of the world's most performed plays. It ushered modern drama onto centre stage, banishing aristocratic comedy and melodrama to the side-line. The ending of the play, a slammed door, sent shockwaves around the world that still echo today. Kildare Youth Theatre present a new…

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SCHOOLS: A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen

Wednesday 18th January, 2023 - 11:00
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An event every day that begins at 11:00, repeating until Wednesday 18th January, 2023

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6

Ibsen's classic play was greeted with shock in 1879, with both its style and subject matter being seen as subversive. It premiered in Copenhagen at the dawn of the suffragette movement and continues to be one of the world's most performed plays. It ushered modern drama onto centre stage, banishing aristocratic comedy and melodrama to the side-line. The ending of the play, a slammed door, sent shockwaves around the world that still echo today. Kildare Youth Theatre present a new…

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LOCAL ARTS: Kildare Youth Theatre Presents A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen

Wednesday 18th January, 2023 - 19:00
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An event every day that begins at 19:00, repeating until Wednesday 18th January, 2023

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€10 / €6

Ibsen's classic play was greeted with shock in 1879, with both its style and subject matter being seen as subversive. It premiered in Copenhagen at the dawn of the suffragette movement and continues to be one of the world's most performed plays. It ushered modern drama onto centre stage, banishing aristocratic comedy and melodrama to the side-line. The ending of the play, a slammed door, sent shockwaves around the world that still echo today. Kildare Youth Theatre present a new…

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ARTIST TALK: Freedom of Choice Panel Discussion & Workshop

Thursday 19th January, 2023 - 19:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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free, booking essential

Curated by visual artist Clodagh Kelly, Freedom of Choice exhibition offers a glimpse into the lives of ten women. Created by ten participating artists, the exhibition explores a range of topics including mental health, psychiatry and journeys of healing, nature, fertility, childbirth, visibility, homelessness and violence. Join the artists for a panel discussion (7pm) prompted by Freedom of Choice, chaired by Dr. Brid Connolly (writer and former Tutor with the Department of Adult & Community Education, NUIM).   All welcome. The…

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BOOK LAUNCH: The Devil’s Own by Maria McDonald

Friday 20th January, 2023 - 18:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Free event

Join Kildare County Council Library Service and author Maria McDonald for the launch of her new book The Devil's Own, a tantalising historical mystery. This event will be be launched on Friday 20th January at 6pm with guest speaker, and former Irish Army Ranger, Ray Goggins. The programme is supported by the County Kildare Decade of Commemorations Committee and the five municipal districts of Kildare County Council and the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media under the Decade…

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WORKSHOP: The Ballad of Freaked Out Freddy – Interactive Storytelling with Paul Timoney

Saturday 21st January, 2023 - 10:30
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€5

The Ballad Of Freaked Out Freddy begins with a little story about a normally, happy-go-lucky lad named Freddy who gets some rather spiky thoughts from time. He tries a couple of tricks to smooth out those spiky thoughts, but it's not always easy to come up with ways to do so by oneself, so it might be handy if twenty or so children, aged between 7 to 10, would come along and give Freddy a hand. This performance/workshop will use…

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FAMILY CINEMA: Onward

Saturday 21st January, 2023 - 14:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€4

Set in a suburban fantasy world, Disney and Pixar’s Onward introduces two teenage elf brothers who embark on an extraordinary quest to discover if there is still a little magic left out there. Ian and Barley Lightfoot (voices of Tom Holland and Chris Pratt) get an unexpected opportunity to spend one more day with their late dad and embark on an extraordinary quest aboard Barleys epic van Guinevere. Like many good quests their journey is filled with magic spells, cryptic maps,…

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PREVIEW: Lakelands – followed by Q&A

Saturday 21st January, 2023 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€7 (early bird) / €9 (on door)

Lakelands is the debut feature from Robert Higgins and Patrick McGivney whose short film Drifting, starring the BAFTA-winning Paul Mescal, premiered at the Galway Film Fleadh last year to critical acclaim. After an attack on a night out, a young Gaelic footballer, Cian, struggles to comes to terms with a career-ending injury. Lakelands follows him as he undertakes a search for his own identity in a small town in the midlands, where Gaelic football is a religion and identity is…

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CINEMA: The Lost King

Monday 23rd January, 2023 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€7 (early bird) / €9 (on door)

In 2012, having been lost for over 500 years, the remains of King Richard III were discovered beneath a carpark in Leicester. The search had been orchestrated by an amateur historian, Philippa Langley, whose unrelenting research had been met with incomprehension by her friends and family and with scepticism by experts and academics. The Lost King is the life-affirming true story of a woman who refused to be ignored and who took on the country's most eminent historians, forcing them…

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EARLY YEARS: Music & Sensory Play with Catherine Hartnett

Wednesday 25th January, 2023 - 10:30
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One event on Wednesday 22nd February, 2023 at 10:30

One event on Wednesday 15th March, 2023 at 10:30

One event on Wednesday 19th April, 2023 at 10:30

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

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 children. Dance, sing, listen, learn and play with musical instruments, scarves, mirrors, parachutes and more! Duration 60 mins Catherine Hartnett is a music teacher with…

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LOCAL ARTS: MAC Productions Present – Nunsense

Wednesday 25th January, 2023 - 20:00
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An event every day that begins at 20:00, repeating until Saturday 28th January, 2023

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€20

Nunsense is the hilarious musical comedy about a convent of Nuns staging a fundraiser to help bury the last four nuns of their order who died in an unfortunate convent cooking accident (and who are temporarily being stored in the freezer!). The sisters decide that the best way to raise the money is to put on a variety show so they take over the school auditorium, which is currently set up for a production of Grease. Here we meet the…

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LOCAL ARTS: MAC Productions Present – Nunsense

Thursday 26th January, 2023 - 20:00
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An event every day that begins at 20:00, repeating until Saturday 28th January, 2023

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€20

Nunsense is the hilarious musical comedy about a convent of Nuns staging a fundraiser to help bury the last four nuns of their order who died in an unfortunate convent cooking accident (and who are temporarily being stored in the freezer!). The sisters decide that the best way to raise the money is to put on a variety show so they take over the school auditorium, which is currently set up for a production of Grease. Here we meet the…

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LOCAL ARTS: MAC Productions Present – Nunsense

Friday 27th January, 2023 - 20:00
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An event every day that begins at 20:00, repeating until Saturday 28th January, 2023

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€20

Nunsense is the hilarious musical comedy about a convent of Nuns staging a fundraiser to help bury the last four nuns of their order who died in an unfortunate convent cooking accident (and who are temporarily being stored in the freezer!). The sisters decide that the best way to raise the money is to put on a variety show so they take over the school auditorium, which is currently set up for a production of Grease. Here we meet the…

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LOCAL ARTS: MAC Productions Present – Nunsense

Saturday 28th January, 2023 - 20:00
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 20:00, repeating until Saturday 28th January, 2023

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€20

Nunsense is the hilarious musical comedy about a convent of Nuns staging a fundraiser to help bury the last four nuns of their order who died in an unfortunate convent cooking accident (and who are temporarily being stored in the freezer!). The sisters decide that the best way to raise the money is to put on a variety show so they take over the school auditorium, which is currently set up for a production of Grease. Here we meet the…

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CINEMA: The Woman King

Monday 30th January, 2023 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€7 (early bird) / €9 (on door)

The African kingdom of Dahomey, 1823. General Nanisca leads the Agojie, an all-female group of warriors. A young woman named Nawi is taken in as an Agojie recruit, but it soon becomes clear Nanisca has a surprise connection with the new arrival. Meanwhile, Dahomey’s King Ghezo looks to make sweeping changes to the way the kingdom does business. But war is brewing with a rival empire involved in the slave trade… The Woman King is an epic historical action film…

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