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March 2022

FAMILY CINEMA: Ron’s Gone Wrong

Saturday 19th March, 2022 - 14:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€4

20th Century Studios and Locksmith Animation’s “Ron’s Gone Wrong” is the story of Barney, a socially awkward middle-schooler and Ron, his new walking, talking, digitally- connected device, which is supposed to be his ‘”Best Friend out of the Box.” Ron’s hilarious malfunctions set against the backdrop of the social media age, launch them into an action-packed journey in which boy and robot come to terms with the wonderful messiness of true friendship Dir: Sarah Smith, Jean-Philippe Vine USA, UK, Canada…

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SCHOOLS: Fighting Words – Creative Writing Workshop

Monday 21st March, 2022 - 11:00
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One event on Monday 22nd November, 2021 at 11:00

One event on Monday 13th December, 2021 at 11:00

One event on Monday 21st March, 2022 at 11:00

One event on Monday 25th April, 2022 at 11:00

One event on Monday 16th May, 2022 at 11:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland

Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge is the Kildare Partner of Fighting Words. We present creative writing workshops for primary and secondary schools. Fighting Words workshops are always free of charge to the participants. These interactive creative writing workshops will be conducted via ZOOM or Microsoft Teams (or from April - in-person workshops in our theatre available) by an experienced Fighting Words tutor, Pierina Campbell,  and supported by 2-3 volunteers from Riverbank’s Fighting Words team. The workshop will last two hours (with…

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CINEMA: C’mon C’mon

Monday 21st March, 2022 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€7 (early bird)/€9 (on door)

Johnny (Joaquin Phoenix) is a good-natured radio journalist, estranged from his sister and suffering from emotional arrested development. Working on a project that keeps him on the road, he travels across the U.S. interviewing children about their hopes and fears for the future. Due to an extreme personal crisis his sister, Viv (Gaby Hoffmann), asks him to look after her 8-year-old son, Jesse (Woody Norman). Johnny and his young nephew are thrown together, forging a a delicate but transformative relationship,…

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SCHOOLS: A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings

Wednesday 23rd March, 2022 - 10:00
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One event on Wednesday 23rd March, 2022 at 12:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6 per student  (Teachers Free)

In a kitchen, in a theatre, two storytellers and their audience find something remarkable — a very old man with enormous wings. The wise neighbour woman tells us he’s an angel. The priest says he’s an imposter. Pilgrims flock to see him, hoping to be healed by him, hoping for a gawp. They leave with something different than what they expected. Adapted from Gabriel García Márquez’s Un señor muy viejo con unas alas enormes, Dan Colley and Riverbank Arts Centre…

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SCHOOLS: A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings

Wednesday 23rd March, 2022 - 12:00
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One event on Wednesday 23rd March, 2022 at 12:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6 per student  (Teachers Free)

In a kitchen, in a theatre, two storytellers and their audience find something remarkable — a very old man with enormous wings. The wise neighbour woman tells us he’s an angel. The priest says he’s an imposter. Pilgrims flock to see him, hoping to be healed by him, hoping for a gawp. They leave with something different than what they expected. Adapted from Gabriel García Márquez’s Un señor muy viejo con unas alas enormes, Dan Colley and Riverbank Arts Centre…

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SCHOOLS: Fighting Words – Creative Writing Workshops

Friday 25th March, 2022 - 11:00
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on Friday 26th November, 2021 at 11:00

One event on Friday 17th December, 2021 at 11:00

One event on Friday 28th January, 2022 at 11:00

One event on Friday 11th February, 2022 at 11:00

One event on Friday 25th March, 2022 at 11:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland

Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge is the Kildare Partner of Fighting Words. We present creative writing workshops for primary and secondary schools. Fighting Words workshops are always free of charge to the participants. These fun interactive workshops will be conducted via ZOOM or Microsoft Teams by an experienced Fighting Words tutor, Pierina Campbell,  and supported by 2-3 volunteers from Riverbank’s Fighting Words team. The workshop will last two hours (with optional break!) and we request that the teacher is present throughout.…

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MUSIC: Inni-K

Saturday 26th March, 2022 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€18/€15

Inni-K returns to the Riverbank to celebrate the release of her new album, ‘Iníon’ (‘Daughter’).  ‘Iníon’, Inni-K’s third album, sees the Dublin-based, Kildare singer, songwriter & musician, return to her roots and to her first love – sean-nós and traditional song. Together with the highly skilled collaborators joining her on this record & on this tour, Inni-K breathes exquisite beauty into these songs, creating for her audience a fresh and invigorating experience in sean-nós song. “Regarding our rich song & music…

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EARLY YEARS: Baby Groove

Monday 28th March, 2022 - 10:30 - Tuesday 29th March, 2022 - 13:30
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€10 (child & adult)

A chilled out 1970s-inspired adventure for babies under 12 months. This live performance is full of gorgeous harmony singing and immersive video created by Anna Newell Theatre Adventures, one of Ireland’s leading theatre makers for young audiences whose work for early years has been seen on six continents. babyGROOVE is part of the 2022 programme from The Network For Extraordinary Audiences and is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland. Performances at 10:30am, 11:30am & 12:30pm The capacity for this…

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CINEMA: The Electrical Life of Louis Wain

Tuesday 29th March, 2022 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€7 (early bird)/€9 (on door)

(please note new screening date - Tuesday 29 March) The extraordinary true story of eccentric British artist Louis Wain (Benedict Cumberbatch), whose playful, sometimes even psychedelic pictures helped to transform the public's perception of cats forever. Moving from the late 1800s through to the 1930s, we follow the incredible adventures of this inspiring, unsung hero, as he seeks to unlock the "electrical" mysteries of the world and, in so doing, to better understand his own life and the profound love…

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April 2022

THEATRE: Making a Mark

Friday 1st April, 2022 - 20:00
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One event on Saturday 2nd April, 2022 at 14:00

One event on Saturday 2nd April, 2022 at 20:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€18/€16 (Matinee €14)

Mark has competed in the World Games, played King Lear before, packed houses and packed bags for 20 years in Tesco’s... But that’s not even half the story. Part live interview, part self-led confessional, this is Mark’s life and he’s ready to take a seat at the table. Ambition, disruption, grief and frustration. He hopes this show will be the making of him. Are you ready for what he has to say? Following a sell out premiere production at the Dublin…

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THEATRE: Making a Mark

Saturday 2nd April, 2022 - 14:00
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One event on Saturday 2nd April, 2022 at 14:00

One event on Saturday 2nd April, 2022 at 14:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€18/€16 (Matinee €14)

Mark has competed in the World Games, played King Lear before, packed houses and packed bags for 20 years in Tesco’s... But that’s not even half the story. Part live interview, part self-led confessional, this is Mark’s life and he’s ready to take a seat at the table. Ambition, disruption, grief and frustration. He hopes this show will be the making of him. Are you ready for what he has to say? Following a sell out premiere production at the Dublin…

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THEATRE: Making a Mark

Saturday 2nd April, 2022 - 20:00
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One event on Saturday 2nd April, 2022 at 14:00

One event on Saturday 2nd April, 2022 at 20:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€18/€16 (Matinee €14)

Mark has competed in the World Games, played King Lear before, packed houses and packed bags for 20 years in Tesco’s... But that’s not even half the story. Part live interview, part self-led confessional, this is Mark’s life and he’s ready to take a seat at the table. Ambition, disruption, grief and frustration. He hopes this show will be the making of him. Are you ready for what he has to say? Following a sell out premiere production at the Dublin…

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FAMILY: The Speks

Sunday 3rd April, 2022 - 14:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€10

The Speks present a lively show of nursery rhymes and sing-along songs set to acoustic Irish music which will have adults and kids jumping in their seats! Their hand-clapping, toe-tapping, hearty-laughing show is all about life on Glasses Island – a magical island off the coast of Co. Clare where everybody wears glasses! The Speks have won a Parents’ Choice music award in the US where their music has been described as “Riverdance for kids” and they encourage everyone to…

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CINEMA: The French Dispatch

Monday 4th April, 2022 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€7 (early bird)/€9 (on door)

Set in a fictional French city called Ennui-sur-Blasé, the writers and staff of The French Dispatch, a widely circulated American Magazine, gather to discuss potential articles for the next edition. Four different stories compete for publication: a travelogue of the seediest sections of the city itself from The Cycling Reporter; an article about a criminally insane painter, his guard and muse, and his ravenous dealers; “Revisions to a Manifesto,” a chronicle of love and death at the height of student…

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Special Screening for UKRAINE: Olga

Wednesday 6th April, 2022 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€7 (early bird)/€9 (on door)

Olga (Anastasia Budiashkina) is a talented 15-year-old gymnast with a bright future that might take her all the way to the Olympics. Given the chance to train in Switzerland, she leaves Kiev just as the Ukraine experiences unprecedented political turmoil. Ruthlessly focused on her training, Olga is left a distant bystander as her mother, an investigative journalist, challenges a brutal regime. Elie Grappe's impressive debut is a subtle, tensely handled tale of exile reflecting the pressures on young athletes, the clash…

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Drawing Workshop: Invisible Cords with Clodagh Kelly

Thursday 7th April, 2022 - 19:00
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One event on Thursday 5th May, 2022 at 19:00

One event on Thursday 2nd June, 2022 at 19:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€10 (per session)

We now live in very different communities since Covid, with different social norms, what are the Cords that keep us separate or together?  In this series of drawing workshops with Visual Artist Clodagh Kelly,  participants will be invited to take a ‘Cord’ and create an artwork inspired by the materials.  Themes from nature may be explored, others may want to look at a personal response to their experience of social media, how we experience choice, materialism, freedom or humanity, the…

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FAMILY: Fall and Float

Saturday 9th April, 2022 - 14:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€8/ Family Ticket €28

Fall and Float is a new dance performance for audiences aged 4 years and over.   In this highly visual show, two dancers create a magical world to explore childhood, adventure, fantasy, imagination and friendship.  Balloons are used by the dancers to evoke important moments of childhood and spark memories and emotions.  Two talented dancers,  Mónica Muñoz's playful choreography and a joyful soundscape by Denis Clohessy, combine to make Fall and Float a delight for the senses and an ideal introduction…

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MUSIC: Don Baker Blues Man

Saturday 9th April, 2022 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€25

Just turned a young 70 and 55 years on the road, Don has had an amazing career. Harmonica player, singer- songwriter and actor he has headlines with Tom Jones and Van Morrison, acted opposite Daniel Day-Lewis in the Oscar Nominated “In the Name of the Father” and been declared by Bono as “The greatest harmonica player in the World!” In January 2022 his album, “Legacy” will be released, his first ever collection of harmonica instrumentals as recorded by Don over…

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COMEDY: Callan’s Kicks Live

Sunday 10th April, 2022 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€30

Oliver Callan brings his huge cast of characters to the stage for the first time in seven years. It’s the first live Callan’s Kicks show in the age of Co-Teeshes Micheál and Leo the ledgebag, Boris and Biden and celeb scientists like Luke O’Neill. As we try to recover from lockdowns, NPHET advice and Stephen Donnelly interviews, Callan deconstructs the leaders and stars of politics, sport and entertainment in a special night of comedy. Callan’s Kicks Live promises to be…

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CINEMA: Doineann

Monday 11th April, 2022 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€7 (early bird)/€9 (on door)

Tomás, a busy Irish-language TV producer, is a private man, who likes to keep things quiet and ordered. He takes his wife Siobhan and their beloved baby son Oisín to their secluded holiday home, on a north coast island, as frequently as he can. They don't go out, they don't interact with the locals – he just wants to enjoy the peace. And he does, until he receives an urgent call from work – he's needed back on the mainland.…

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THEATRE: Snapshot

Wednesday 13th April, 2022 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€16/€14

Set in the early days of the first lockdown, Snapshot is a story of two sisters trying to connect in a disconnected world and finding their footing in a changing landscape. Through their relationship, we explore connection, family, and shared memories, all with deft humour and lightness of touch. Snapshot is inspired by 44 interviews with people about their experiences of lockdown. It is a record of a global event through a local lens. Created over the course of lockdown…

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LOCAL ARTS/YOUTH THEATRE: CONNECTIONS

Thursday 14th April, 2022 - 20:00 - Friday 15th April, 2022 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€5/€10

Connections Kildare Festival is taking place 14th and 15th April in Riverbank Arts Centre. The festival will be hosted by Crooked House Theatre Company and will be attended by Ardclough Youth Theatre, Playacting Youth Theatre and Straffan Drama Club. During the festival, there will be three plays which will be performed in Riverbank Arts Centre. Ardclough Youth Theatre – The Ramayana Reset Kildare Youth Theatre – Like There’s No Tomorrow Straffan Drama Club – Remote Apart from the plays, Crooked…

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Workshop Week: BrickFlicks Stop Motion Animation

Tuesday 19th April, 2022 - 10:00 - Friday 22nd April, 2022 - 14:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€120 (four days)

In this special BrickFlicks Stop Motion Animation Camp, learn how to make your own mini Lego movie! "Wizards & Spells" or "Superheroes in Action" ? What will you choose to make your story come alive?  All it takes is a mobile device and your imagination! With plenty of hands-on learning and simple demonstrations, Createschool will take you on a journey from having a cool idea to making it into an awesome movie. You will learn the different elements of stop…

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FAMILY CINEMA: Clifford – The Big Red Dog

Saturday 23rd April, 2022 - 14:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€4

WhenEmily Elizabeth (Darby Camp) meets a magical animal rescuer (John Cleese) who gifts her a little red puppy, she never anticipates waking up to find a giant ten-foot hound in her small New York City apartment. While her single mom Maggie (Sienna Guillory) is away for business, Emily Elizabeth and her fun but impulsive uncle Casey (Jack Whitehall) set out on an adventure that will keep you onthe edge-of-your-seat as our heroes take a bite out of the Big Apple.…

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BOOK LAUNCH: Secret Poets by Darren Donohue

Saturday 23rd April, 2022 - 18:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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FREE, booking advised

Secret Poets is the eagerly anticipated debut poetry collection from award-winning poet and playwright, Darren Donohue.  Published by Turas Press, Secret Poets charts the poet’s journey through illness and his determination to uncover the sublime hiding within the every day. Darren’s poetry is widely published in journals and magazines including Poetry Ireland Review, Irish Times, Irish Independent, Cyphers, Banshee, and Dedalus Press. In 2020, Darren received the Dennis O’Driscoll Literary Award from Kildare County Council.  And in 2021, he was…

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SCHOOLS: Fighting Words – Creative Writing Workshop

Monday 25th April, 2022 - 11:00
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on Monday 22nd November, 2021 at 11:00

One event on Monday 13th December, 2021 at 11:00

One event on Monday 21st March, 2022 at 11:00

One event on Monday 25th April, 2022 at 11:00

One event on Monday 16th May, 2022 at 11:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland

Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge is the Kildare Partner of Fighting Words. We present creative writing workshops for primary and secondary schools. Fighting Words workshops are always free of charge to the participants. These interactive creative writing workshops will be conducted via ZOOM or Microsoft Teams (or from April - in-person workshops in our theatre available) by an experienced Fighting Words tutor, Pierina Campbell,  and supported by 2-3 volunteers from Riverbank’s Fighting Words team. The workshop will last two hours (with…

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CINEMA: House of Gucci

Monday 25th April, 2022 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€7 (early bird)/€9 (on door)

House of Gucci is inspired by the shocking true story of the family empire behind the Italian fashion house of Gucci. Spanning three decades of love, betrayal, decadence, revenge, and ultimately murder, we see what a name means, what it’s worth, and how far a family will go for control. Director: Ridley Scott Starring: Adam Driver, Lady Gaga, Jared Leto USA, Canada 2021 157 mins Cert: 15A

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SCHOOL SCREENING: Petit Pays/Small Country: An African Childhood

Tuesday 26th April, 2022 - 10:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6 per student (teachers free)

Brand new French language film set against the backdrop of the Rwandan conflict. Gabriel is a happy young boy living in Burundi during the 1990s with his French father, Rwandan mother, and his younger sister. They live a relatively sheltered and privileged life, until his world is turned upside down as violence and unrest spills over from neighbouring Rwanda. This powerful tale, based on a true story and adapted from the best-selling original novel , explores the  topics of ethnic…

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SCHOOL SCREENING: Los Lobos/Wolves (Spanish)

Wednesday 27th April, 2022 - 10:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6 per student  (Teachers Free)

Migrant family tale, imbued with a sense of magic, innocence, and poetry to yield a wonderful story of hope. In a rundown apartment in New Mexico, Lucia and her two sons attempt to make their new home. While she’s out working all day, the boys create fantastic worlds in the room, drawing on Mexican myths and recollections of their grandfather. Vivid animations and Halloween spirits break up the day-to-day drabness. The boys meet kindness in the Chinese neighbours and seek…

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COMEDY: Des Bishop – Mia Mamma

Thursday 28th April, 2022 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€25

I am often asked “where do you get your material from?” The truth is really that I try to see the funny in everything. My mother died in March 2019 and of course it was sad and grief can be tough sometimes but I saw a lot of funny in that too. Since death comes to us all and grief is something most of us will experience I thought there must be plenty of people who would like that funny…

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WORKSHOP: Exquisite Portraits – Tactile Insects with Jennifer O’Brien

Saturday 30th April, 2022 - 10:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€10

Exquisite Portraits: our world’s tiniest creatures show their many faces! Taking inspiration from the magical world of insects we will explore their many innovative and often colourful adaptations to life (better than fantasy fiction in many cases). Selecting from a mix of nature's treasures — a collection of the curious and the ordinary, made extraordinary by a combined use of mixed media. The workshop will provide participants with the creative tools to make their own unique botanical beast. In this…

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LOCAL ARTS: The Life and Songs of John McCormack

Saturday 30th April, 2022 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€20/€18

Kildare tenor Philip Scott is delighted to bring his show "The Life and Songs of John McCormack" to  Riverbank Arts Centre. Philip brings a programme of John McCormack songs such as I Hear You Calling Me, Macushla, The Kerry Dance and many more. The programme will also be sprinkled with some well known Italian arias. The Story of John's life which weaves its way through his songs will be told by one of Kildare's finest actors Liam Quinlivan and accompanied…

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May 2022

Drawing Workshop: Invisible Cords with Clodagh Kelly

Thursday 5th May, 2022 - 19:00
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on Thursday 5th May, 2022 at 19:00

One event on Thursday 2nd June, 2022 at 19:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€10 (per session)

We now live in very different communities since Covid, with different social norms, what are the Cords that keep us separate or together?  In this series of drawing workshops with Visual Artist Clodagh Kelly,  participants will be invited to take a ‘Cord’ and create an artwork inspired by the materials.  Themes from nature may be explored, others may want to look at a personal response to their experience of social media, how we experience choice, materialism, freedom or humanity, the…

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MUSIC: EIMEAR CREHAN

Friday 6th May, 2022 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€20/€18

Eimear Crehan is a well established songwriter, community musician and facilitator who loves to share her music with her audience. She is currently touring after the release of her second album, Quiver, and is enjoying playing in theatres around Ireland, supporting Mary Coughlan as well as doing her own headline shows. Eimear has been working on her music and performing for 14 years now and in that time her sound has really developed, having moved through lots of genres like…

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COMEDY: Pat & Faye Shortt WELL

Saturday 7th May, 2022 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€30

This comic Father and Daughter duo have written and performed two hilarious online shows The Wellness Hour with Paaah and Sile and Pat Shortt’s Comedy Heads. Now the pair bring their madcap characters to the stage in a brand new collaboration, Well. The show follows the unfortunate demise of Dad and Daughter Country and Irish music duo as they attempt to ascend the heights of their local music scene by playing a gig in the town’s hotel. ‘’Well’’ showcases the extraordinary comedy…

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CINEMA: Petite Maman

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

Director Céline Sciamma (Portrait of A Lady on Fire) latest is a delicate, wonderfully beguiling tale about the power of memory and imagination. Following her grandmother’s death, eight-year-old Nelly (Joséphine Sanz) is helping her parents clean out her mother’s childhood home. She explores the house and the surrounding woods where her mum, used to play. After her mother suddenly leaves, Nelly befriends a girl (Gabrielle Sanz) of her own age in the woods, with whom she finds she has a…

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LOCAL ARTS: Stormy Surprise by Dave Tiernan

Thursday 12th May, 2022 - 20:00 - Saturday 14th May, 2022 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€12/€10

Paul thought he’d planned the best surprise birthday party for his wife June when he hired an old remote cottage in the woods, but the shabby shack isn’t up to June’s standard, and things get even worse as the surprise guests that Paul has invited are people that June hates. A stormy night adds to the tension in the cottage and with a mysterious stranger turning up uninvited anything is liable to happen in this hilarious comedy. Written by Dave…

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SCHOOLS: Fighting Words – Creative Writing Workshop

Monday 16th May, 2022 - 11:00
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on Monday 22nd November, 2021 at 11:00

One event on Monday 13th December, 2021 at 11:00

One event on Monday 21st March, 2022 at 11:00

One event on Monday 25th April, 2022 at 11:00

One event on Monday 16th May, 2022 at 11:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland

Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge is the Kildare Partner of Fighting Words. We present creative writing workshops for primary and secondary schools. Fighting Words workshops are always free of charge to the participants. These interactive creative writing workshops will be conducted via ZOOM or Microsoft Teams (or from April - in-person workshops in our theatre available) by an experienced Fighting Words tutor, Pierina Campbell,  and supported by 2-3 volunteers from Riverbank’s Fighting Words team. The workshop will last two hours (with…

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CINEMA: One of These Days

Monday 16th May, 2022 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€7 (early bird)/€9 (on door)

In a small Texan town, a local car dealer holds the “Hands on a Hardbody” competition every year. In this contest, participants selected by lucky draw stand around a brand new pickup truck donated by the organiser, place one hand on the car, and are not allowed to take it away. Whoever holds on the longest gets to keep the car. Short breaks are few and far between, and the competitors not permitted to sleep. Meanwhile, a fair kicks off…

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SCHOOLS: Ger Carey: A Comic Journey Inside the Teenage Mind

Tuesday 17th May, 2022 - 11:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€11 per student  (Teachers Free)

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

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SCHOOLS: StrongWomen Science

Thursday 19th May, 2022 - 10:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6 per student  (Teachers Free)

StrongWomen Science is a circus science show for children starring two women scientists turned circus performers. Aoife Raleigh is an engineer, Maria Corcoran an environmental scientist. Ever wanted to know how you balance a chair on your chin, if you can juggle liquid, or how circus performers eat fire? StrongWomen Aoife and Maria reveal the scientific secrets behind their astounding tricks. In a fun, lively and fast-paced family circus performance, find out how jugglers, acrobats and hula hoop artists use…

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COMEDY: Jason Byrne: On Your Marks, Get Set… Gig!

Thursday 19th May, 2022 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€22

Jason Byrne has been On His Marks since March 2020. Now he’s Set and ready to explode on to the stage. “The Outright King Of Live Comedy” (The Times) is ready to take back and carefully disinfect his crown. How can one man's life continue to fall apart while he is essentially locked in his own house? This hilarious brand new show see’s Jason attempt to make sense of the year in which his life officially became a sitcom script.…

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COMEDY: Dirtbirds – No Filter

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

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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FAMILY: National Drawing Day – Drop-in Workshop

Saturday 21st May, 2022 - 10:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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FREE, drop-in

Join us this National Drawing Day on Saturday 21st May. We’ll have a drop-in workshop, focusing on observational drawing and facilitated by visual artist Paul Woods. Drawing is fun and relaxing and this workshop is a great opportunity to try your hand at it and to explore your drawing skills as a family or individually. Suitable for 5 – 100 years old (children must be accompanied by an adult). FREE - All materials will be provided This event is part…

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FAMILY CINEMA: The Aristocats

Saturday 21st May, 2022 - 14:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€4

In Paris in 1910, millionairess Madame Bonfamille, wills her fortune to her cat Duchess and her three kittens, Marie, Toulouse and Berlioz. Edgar, the butler has other plans, but with the help of O''Malley, an adventurous alley-cat, the ''Aristocats'' are restored to their rightful place. Disney's 20th full-length animated classic, The Aristocats is an unforgettable mix of wild adventure, colourful characters and jazzy music your family will find absolutely irresistible! Dir: Wolfgang Reitherman USA 1970 78 mins Cert: G Featuring…

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