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May 2020

ONLINE WORKSHOP: Zoom Zoo Workshop with Paul Timoney

Saturday 9th May, 2020 - 12:00
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One event on Saturday 9th May, 2020 at 12:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€5 (Deposit, refundable after the workshop)

Online Arts and Storytelling workshop with Paul Timoney What do alien animals look like? Are they huge like dinosaurs… or tiny like bugs? Or are they terrifying like huge bugs… or cute, like tiny dinosaurs? Can they talk? Or turn invisible? Or even fly? Wait… we have things that fly here on Earth - that’s no big deal.  Anyway… during our Saturday workshop everyone will get to create their own alien animal, as well as a background to show where…

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Cinema @HOME: System Crasher

Monday 11th May, 2020 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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£10 (€11.40 approx)

On her wild quest for love, 9-year-old Benni’s untamed energy drives everyone around her to despair. She is small, but dangerous. Wherever Benni ends up, she is immediately expelled. The wild 9-year-old girl has already become what child protection services call a “system crasher”. Profoundly affected by childhood trauma, Benni is by turns bright, funny and charming, but can flip at any moment into terrifying violent outbursts. Mrs. Bafané from child protection services is trying her best to find a…

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Cinema @HOME: STYX

Monday 18th May, 2020 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
£4.49 (€5.10 approx.)

ER doctor Rike (Susanne Wolff) embarks on a one-woman solo sailing trip to Ascension Island in the Atlantic. When Rike comes across a sinking ship of refugees, she is quickly torn out of her contented world and must make a momentous decision. Aptly named after the mythological river that separates the living from the dead, STYX is an astute modern-day parable of Western indifference in the face of marginalized suffering. Carrying practically the entire film, Wolff is riveting as a…

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Early Education: Teaching Tunes for Tiny

Tuesday 19th May, 2020 - 11:00
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday 9th June, 2020

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland

In this series of four early years music-making sessions with Ceol Connected’s Dr. Thomas Johnston,  childcare educators will explore a range of ways of bringing music-making into young children’s everyday experiences.  Thomas will explore connections between music-making and the Aistear framework, and share his own approach to facilitating music-making workshops which includes: developing aural awareness through listening play developing vocal awareness through song play developing kinaesthetic awareness through movement play exploring and experiencing instruments multi-sensory musical experiences Participants will learn new songs…

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EARLY YEARS: Tunes for Tiny with Thomas Johnston

Tuesday 19th May, 2020 - 14:00
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An event every week that begins at 14:00 on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday 9th June, 2020

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€10 (or €32 for 4 sessions)

Tunes for Tiny online sessions are a gentle opportunity to join with other families and experience first-hand the  soothing, joyful, fun, creative power of music-making with children.   Come and join us to learn new songs and musical activities, and experience the joy and fun of making music in lots of different ways. In this series of music-making sessions, parents/guardians will increase their confidence in facilitating fun music-making experiences with children at home.  These online workshops are hosted by musician, composer and…

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Cinema @HOME: Toni Morrison – The Pieces I Am

Monday 25th May, 2020 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland

The film offers an artful and intimate meditation on the life and works of the legendary storyteller and Nobel prize-winner. From her childhood in the steel town of Lorain, Ohio to ‘70s-era book tours with Muhammad Ali, from the front lines with Angela Davis to her own riverfront writing room, Toni Morrison leads an assembly of her peers, critics and colleagues on an exploration of race, America, history and the human condition as seen through the prism of her own…

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Early Education: Teaching Tunes for Tiny

Tuesday 26th May, 2020 - 11:00
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday 9th June, 2020

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland

In this series of four early years music-making sessions with Ceol Connected’s Dr. Thomas Johnston,  childcare educators will explore a range of ways of bringing music-making into young children’s everyday experiences.  Thomas will explore connections between music-making and the Aistear framework, and share his own approach to facilitating music-making workshops which includes: developing aural awareness through listening play developing vocal awareness through song play developing kinaesthetic awareness through movement play exploring and experiencing instruments multi-sensory musical experiences Participants will learn new songs…

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EARLY YEARS: Tunes for Tiny with Thomas Johnston

Tuesday 26th May, 2020 - 14:00
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An event every week that begins at 14:00 on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday 9th June, 2020

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€10 (or €32 for 4 sessions)

Tunes for Tiny online sessions are a gentle opportunity to join with other families and experience first-hand the  soothing, joyful, fun, creative power of music-making with children.   Come and join us to learn new songs and musical activities, and experience the joy and fun of making music in lots of different ways. In this series of music-making sessions, parents/guardians will increase their confidence in facilitating fun music-making experiences with children at home.  These online workshops are hosted by musician, composer and…

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June 2020

Early Education: Teaching Tunes for Tiny

Tuesday 2nd June, 2020 - 11:00
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday 9th June, 2020

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland

In this series of four early years music-making sessions with Ceol Connected’s Dr. Thomas Johnston,  childcare educators will explore a range of ways of bringing music-making into young children’s everyday experiences.  Thomas will explore connections between music-making and the Aistear framework, and share his own approach to facilitating music-making workshops which includes: developing aural awareness through listening play developing vocal awareness through song play developing kinaesthetic awareness through movement play exploring and experiencing instruments multi-sensory musical experiences Participants will learn new songs…

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EARLY YEARS: Tunes for Tiny with Thomas Johnston

Tuesday 2nd June, 2020 - 14:00
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An event every week that begins at 14:00 on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday 9th June, 2020

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€10 (or €32 for 4 sessions)

Tunes for Tiny online sessions are a gentle opportunity to join with other families and experience first-hand the  soothing, joyful, fun, creative power of music-making with children.   Come and join us to learn new songs and musical activities, and experience the joy and fun of making music in lots of different ways. In this series of music-making sessions, parents/guardians will increase their confidence in facilitating fun music-making experiences with children at home.  These online workshops are hosted by musician, composer and…

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Early Education: Teaching Tunes for Tiny

Tuesday 9th June, 2020 - 11:00
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday 9th June, 2020

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland

In this series of four early years music-making sessions with Ceol Connected’s Dr. Thomas Johnston,  childcare educators will explore a range of ways of bringing music-making into young children’s everyday experiences.  Thomas will explore connections between music-making and the Aistear framework, and share his own approach to facilitating music-making workshops which includes: developing aural awareness through listening play developing vocal awareness through song play developing kinaesthetic awareness through movement play exploring and experiencing instruments multi-sensory musical experiences Participants will learn new songs…

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EARLY YEARS: Tunes for Tiny with Thomas Johnston

Tuesday 9th June, 2020 - 14:00
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An event every week that begins at 14:00 on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday 9th June, 2020

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€10 (or €32 for 4 sessions)

Tunes for Tiny online sessions are a gentle opportunity to join with other families and experience first-hand the  soothing, joyful, fun, creative power of music-making with children.   Come and join us to learn new songs and musical activities, and experience the joy and fun of making music in lots of different ways. In this series of music-making sessions, parents/guardians will increase their confidence in facilitating fun music-making experiences with children at home.  These online workshops are hosted by musician, composer and…

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CBI Virtual Book Clinic

Saturday 13th June, 2020 - 10:30
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland

Riverbank Arts Centre is working with Children's Books Ireland on this special FREE online book clinic on Saturday, 13th June, offered as part of Cruinniú na nÓg and supported by Kildare County Council and Creative Ireland. Are you a young reader? Looking for a new series to delve into? Feeling uninspired by your bookshelves at home? Do you need a prescription for an exciting new read? Then pop  into the virtual Book Clinic! Visit the Book Doctor and consult on…

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THEATRE: Keith Walsh is… Pure Mental

Saturday 27th June, 2020 - 21:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
FREE

UPDATE live link is HERE, join us at 9pm: https://www.facebook.com/riverbankartscentre/live/ Riverbank Arts Centre is presenting  a work-in-progress of Keith Walsh’s debut play,  Pure Mental, live-streamed from the Riverbank stage on Saturday, 27th June.  Having finished up a 5-year stint presenting, in the pressure cooker that is a breakfast show, on National Radio, Keith Walsh finally found a bit of time for himself. He decided to take a step back, to try and figure out what the hell was going on in…

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July 2020

CBI Virtual Book Clinic

Friday 3rd July, 2020 - 10:30
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One event on Friday 24th July, 2020 at 10:30

One event on Thursday 25th February, 2021 at 10:30

One event on Friday 14th August, 2020 at 10:30

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
FREE, booking essential

++Update 11th August - the book clinics are now fully booked. Sorry to disappoint! ++ Riverbank Arts Centre is working with Children's Books Ireland on this series of FREE online book clinics. 3rd July - Go Places with a Book! 24th July - Walk a Mile in Someone Else’s Shoes 14th August- New Adventures, New beginnings Are you a young reader? Looking for a new series to delve into? Feeling uninspired by your bookshelves at home? Do you need a…

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Online Workshop: The Art of Paper Folding with Vanya Lambrecht Ward

Thursday 16th July, 2020 - 20:15
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One event on Thursday 23rd July, 2020 at 20:15

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€25 (for two sessions)

Artist Vanya Lambrecht Ward presents a workshop on The Art of Paper Folding, generally known as origami. This amazing art not only allows us to form a bridge between our 2D and our 3D understanding of the world but also has found all sorts of applications in our lives, from space travel to medicine. One fold and we move from the flat surface to the world of objects and find ourselves with new options and ideas. Folding can be free…

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Online Workshop: The Art of Paper Folding with Vanya Lambrecht Ward

Thursday 23rd July, 2020 - 20:15
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One event on Thursday 23rd July, 2020 at 20:15

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€25 (for two sessions)

Artist Vanya Lambrecht Ward presents a workshop on The Art of Paper Folding, generally known as origami. This amazing art not only allows us to form a bridge between our 2D and our 3D understanding of the world but also has found all sorts of applications in our lives, from space travel to medicine. One fold and we move from the flat surface to the world of objects and find ourselves with new options and ideas. Folding can be free…

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CBI Virtual Book Clinic

Friday 24th July, 2020 - 10:30
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One event on Friday 24th July, 2020 at 10:30

One event on Thursday 25th February, 2021 at 10:30

One event on Friday 14th August, 2020 at 10:30

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
FREE, booking essential

Riverbank Arts Centre is working with Children's Books Ireland on this series of FREE online book clinics. 3rd July - Go Places with a Book! 24th July - Walk a Mile in Someone Else’s Shoes 14th August- New Adventures, New beginnings Are you a young reader? Looking for a new series to delve into? Feeling uninspired by your bookshelves at home? Do you need a prescription for an exciting new read? Then pop  into the virtual Book Clinic! Visit the…

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August 2020

CBI Virtual Book Clinic

Tuesday 11th August, 2020 - 10:30
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One event on Friday 24th July, 2020 at 10:30

One event on Thursday 25th February, 2021 at 10:30

One event on Friday 14th August, 2020 at 10:30

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
FREE, booking essential

++Update 11th August - the book clinic is now fully booked. Sorry! ++ Riverbank Arts Centre is working with Children's Books Ireland on this series of FREE online book clinics. 3rd July - Go Places with a Book! 24th July - Walk a Mile in Someone Else’s Shoes 14th August- New Adventures, New beginnings 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…

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CBI Virtual Book Clinic

Friday 14th August, 2020 - 10:30
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One event on Friday 24th July, 2020 at 10:30

One event on Thursday 25th February, 2021 at 10:30

One event on Friday 14th August, 2020 at 10:30

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
FREE, booking essential

++Update 11th August - the book clinics are now fully booked. Sorry to disappoint! ++ Riverbank Arts Centre is working with Children's Books Ireland on this series of FREE online book clinics. 3rd July - Go Places with a Book! 24th July - Walk a Mile in Someone Else’s Shoes 14th August- New Adventures, New beginnings Are you a young reader? Looking for a new series to delve into? Feeling uninspired by your bookshelves at home? Do you need a…

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SING ME TO THE SEA (at home version)

Monday 24th August, 2020 - 12:00 - Friday 28th August, 2020 - 14:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€20

**Update 21st August: Due to the extension of local lockdown announced at 6pm today, Riverbank and Anna Newell Theatre Adventures  are unable to present the planned performances of Sing Me To The Sea in County Kildare. We are presenting some performances in neighbouring counties (Dublin, Louth, Meath, Carlow) the week of 24th - 28th August. To start the booking process, please fill in this short form and we will follow up with a phone call. **** Sing Me to the Sea (at…

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September 2020

VISUAL ART: Kildare Art Collective – ART FEEDS..

Friday 18th September, 2020 - 12:00 - Tuesday 1st December, 2020 - 17:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland

Kildare Art Collective & Friends present a collaborative project developed as a platform to process and document our lives throughout these strange times, while creating an opportunity for communication, conversation and crossover between disciplines. Participating artists worked collaboratively exchanging ideas and working together using alternative methods of communication such as email, letter, carrier pigeon, phone calls, telepathy, video calls and text. The diverse work created during this project is an eclectic mix with interesting themes and details arising as we…

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LIVE BROADCAST: Luka Bloom in conversation with Keith Walsh

Friday 18th September, 2020 - 21:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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On Friday 18th September, we are delighted to welcome singer-songwriter Luka Bloom to Riverbank Arts Centre to perform tracks from his new album,  Bittersweet Crimson, interspersed with a conversation with Keith Walsh about making and recording music in 2020.  This fusion of songs and stories will be broadcast live from Riverbank Arts Centre at 9pm.  Luka Bloom is one of Ireland’s most respected contemporary folk artists. Having produced over 20 albums since the 1970s, he continues to push the boundaries of…

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October 2020

Kildare Readers Festival 2020 – all online

Monday 12th October, 2020 - 21:00 - Sunday 18th October, 2020 - 21:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland

Kildare Readers Festival 2020 – all online! Kildare Readers Festival is brought to you every year in October by Kildare County Library and Arts Service, culminating in busy closing weekend of events and activities at Riverbank Arts Centre.  The festival aims to connect readers with authors and artists, working to bring the very best from the world of literature to audiences through the provision of exciting, innovative and accessible events. This year the Festival is jam-packed with great events and…

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SCHOOLS: Shane Hegarty – BOOT: Small Robot, Big Adventure

Tuesday 13th October, 2020 - 09:30
Main Street
Newbridge, Kildare W12 D962 Ireland

Shane Hegarty will talk about his new book in the Boot series,  about a little robot with a big heart and answer questions from the children.  Shane Hegarty is the bestselling author of the 'Boot' - about a toy robot with only two-and-half-memories. 'Boot' was recently Dublin UNESCO City of Literature Citywide Read. He also wrote the 'Darkmouth' series about a boy who has to fight monsters even though he'd much rather run away. Boot: Small Robot, Big Adventure by…

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November 2020

ONLINE FAMILY SHOW: The University of Wonder & Imagination

Friday 13th November, 2020 - 17:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€10 per family/device

The University of Wonder & Imagination is now enrolling students of all ages and magical abilities...and there’s a place with your name on it! The University of Wonder & Imagination brings the magic of theatre to young audiences at home with this groundbreaking immersive digital show. This fun, interactive hour-long experience takes place live in your own home and is suitable for all the family to enjoy via the magic of digital technology. Guests will assemble with their fellow ‘University…

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SCHOOLS: Fighting Words ONLINE Creative Writing Workshops

Thursday 26th November, 2020 - 10:30
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One event on Friday 4th December, 2020 at 10:30

One event on Friday 11th December, 2020 at 10:30

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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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 SCHOOLS hosted by Riverbank Arts Centre: Thursday, 26th November  10:30am-12:30pm Friday, 4th December  10:30am-12:30pm Friday, 11th December 10:30am-12:30pm  These workshops will be conducted via ZOOM or Microsoft Teams by an experienced Fighting Words tutor, Pierina Campbell,  and supported by 2-3 volunteers from…

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December 2020

ONLINE FAMILY SHOW: The Gift of Winter

Tuesday 1st December, 2020 - 10:00 - Wednesday 23rd December, 2020 - 17:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
Family ticket €10 

A show that you can do at home, not just watch! Get inspired by Lyngo’s 30 minute film with stop-motion animation telling the story of how Winter got its colours. Then follow the instructions in our easy-to-read pdfs to make your own miniature set and props! Use them to re-create our story, along with our original songs and music, or make up a new one of your own. At the end you will have made, played and stayed together which,…

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FAMILY: TREEHOUSE by Ceol Connected – Pilot project!

Thursday 3rd December, 2020 - 15:00 - Saturday 5th December, 2020 - 21:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland

Ceol Connected have created a series of immersive 360° videos of their interactive TREEHOUSE production which weaves together traditional and newly composed music/song alongside visually stunning puppetry. TREEHOUSE 360° features a high calibre line-up of musicians including Áine McGeeney (fiddle/vocals), Seán O’Meara (guitar/vocals), Colm Phelan (percussion), Thomas Johnston (whistles/vocals), Stephen Markham (keys/sound design) alongside puppeteer Thomas Baker. Directed by Emma Fisher. Musical Direction by Thomas Johnston. TRY TREEHOUSE 360° FOR FREE Riverbank Arts Centre is inviting families to participate in…

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SCHOOLS: Fighting Words ONLINE Creative Writing Workshops

Friday 4th December, 2020 - 10:30
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One event on Friday 4th December, 2020 at 10:30

One event on Friday 11th December, 2020 at 10:30

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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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 SCHOOLS hosted by Riverbank Arts Centre: Thursday, 26th November  10:30am-12:30pm Friday, 4th December  10:30am-12:30pm Friday, 11th December 10:30am-12:30pm  These workshops will be conducted via ZOOM or Microsoft Teams by an experienced Fighting Words tutor, Pierina Campbell,  and supported by 2-3 volunteers from…

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SCHOOLS: Graham Tugwell – Greetings, Heroes! Christmas Edition

Thursday 10th December, 2020 - 10:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€30 per class booking

Greetings, Heroes! Online: The Impossible Library is an interactive storytelling experience where the students take the role of characters in the story, led by expert storyteller Graham Tugwell. Like a choose-your-own-adventure-book, or world-famous role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons, Graham will guide the adventurers through a series of exciting and deadly challenges – will each door they choose lead to success or further peril? How will they approach the many puzzles within? Will they find the wondrous treasure at the heart of the…

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SCHOOLS: Fighting Words ONLINE Creative Writing Workshops

Friday 11th December, 2020 - 10:30
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One event on Friday 4th December, 2020 at 10:30

One event on Friday 11th December, 2020 at 10:30

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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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 SCHOOLS hosted by Riverbank Arts Centre: Thursday, 26th November  10:30am-12:30pm Friday, 4th December  10:30am-12:30pm Friday, 11th December 10:30am-12:30pm  These workshops will be conducted via ZOOM or Microsoft Teams by an experienced Fighting Words tutor, Pierina Campbell,  and supported by 2-3 volunteers from…

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SCHOOLS: Rockin’ Christmas Rhymes Online

Monday 14th December, 2020 - 09:30 - Friday 18th December, 2020 - 15:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland

Are you ready to get Christmas started? It’s time to jingle bells and rock around the Christmas tree.  An online musical treat for the whole class with a merry mix of festive favourites and rocking rhymes performed a fantastic 5 piece band. This festive feel-good live music show-ho-ho will have everyone jiving all the way! Sing along to Christmas favourites including Jingle Bells, Jack Medley , Santa Claus Medley, Twinkle Twinkle with Silent Night and We Wish You a Merry…

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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

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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