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February 2020

FAMILY CINEMA: Abominable

Saturday 8th February, 2020 - 14:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€4

Abominable takes audiences on an epic 2,000-mile adventure from the streets of Shanghai to the breathtaking Himalayan snowscapes. When teenage Yi encounters a young Yeti on the roof of her apartment building in Shanghai, she and her mischievous friends, Jin (Tenzing Norgay Trainor) and Peng (Albert Tsai), name him “Everest” and embark on an epic quest to reunite the magical creature with his family at the highest point on Earth. But the trio of friends will have to stay one-step…

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CINEMA: Corpus Christi (Boże Ciało)

Monday 10th February, 2020 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6 Early Bird/€9

Daniel is 20 and serving time in a young offenders’ institute, where he has found God and wants nothing more than to become a priest. But his violent past means that's an impossibility. Released on parole he is sent to a rural sawmill but makes a detour to the local church, where he is mistaken for a young novice. When the town’s priest falls ill Daniel, or Tomasz as he calls himself, steps in. Bringing a vibrancy and charisma to…

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EARLY YEARS: MOON WOKE ME UP – Space to Play

Tuesday 11th February, 2020 - 09:30 - Saturday 15th February, 2020 - 17:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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FREE

SPACE TO PLAY is, an interactive, free-play space designed by Orla Kelly of Early Childhood Creativity in collaboration with Little Bigtop. Activities include a wide array of sensory play activities to explore light and dark, phones that link you to the sounds of outer space, soft planet reading rugs and mini rocket making. This exhibition in the McKenna Gallery accompanies Little Bigtop's performance MOON WOKE ME UP but you don't need to see the theatre show to enjoy it - just drop in!…

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EARLY YEARS: Moon Woke Me Up

Friday 14th February, 2020 - 13:30
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One event on Saturday 15th February, 2020 at 11:00

One event on Sunday 15th December, 2019 at 12:30

One event on Sunday 15th December, 2019 at 14:30

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

Moon Woke Me Up Nine times It was still 4am So I built a rocket with my friends And went on a journey that never ends Come up and away with us. Come and play with us. Come build a rocket that will BLAST OFF and take us on a magical journey to the moon. All the way, up there, in outer space. I wonder if it smells of cheese? I wonder if it will make me sneeze? Let’s find…

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EARLY YEARS: Moon Woke Me Up

Saturday 15th February, 2020 - 11:00
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One event on Saturday 15th February, 2020 at 11:00

One event on Sunday 15th December, 2019 at 12:30

One event on Sunday 15th December, 2019 at 14:30

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

Moon Woke Me Up Nine times It was still 4am So I built a rocket with my friends And went on a journey that never ends Come up and away with us. Come and play with us. Come build a rocket that will BLAST OFF and take us on a magical journey to the moon. All the way, up there, in outer space. I wonder if it smells of cheese? I wonder if it will make me sneeze? Let’s find…

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CINEMA: La Belle Epoque

Monday 17th February, 2020 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6 Early Bird/€9

Illustrator Victor and his wife Marianne seem to have nothing in common any more. He detests the modern technologies that she can’t seem to live without. When Antoine offers Victor a re-enactment service that allows customers to live in any era of their choice, Victor chooses to go back to the rainy day in 1975, when he first met Marianne… Director: Nicolas Bedos Cast: Daniel Auteuil, Guillaume Canet, Fanny Ardant, Doria Tillier 115 minutes, France, 2019, 15A

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THEATRE: TINTOWN by Bob Kelly

Thursday 20th February, 2020 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€18/€16

With the outbreak of WW2, the Irish government introduces internment without trial for all suspected IRA members, and Bernard Carroll – a naive young Dubliner who believes he is a revolutionary -  is swept up with hundreds of others and held in a ramshackle internment camp on the plains of the Curragh. The camp is packed with militant republicans, left-wing revolutionaries, civil war veterans.  They can leave any time they want, but there’s one catch – they must first renounce…

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ADULT WORKSHOP: The Value of Paper Folding with Vanya Lambrecht Ward

Friday 21st February, 2020 - 11:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€20

This workshop is for anybody interested in working spatially with paper (teachers, artists, mathematicians and complete novices). The workshops will explore a range of paper folding techniques and methods; from simple one page folds to modular and complex geographic shapes, to Kirigami and other intricate paper engineering processes. We would like to invite you to come and explore these spatial paper techniques and its endless possibilities and uses. Free ticket for screening of Between The Folds, with every workshop ticket…

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SCREENING: Between the Folds

Friday 21st February, 2020 - 13:30
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€3

As part of FOLD/UNFOLD exhibition by Vanya Lambrecht Ward we are screening Between the Folds by Vanessa Goulds. Between the Folds is an award winning documentary which chronicles the stories of ten artists and intrepid theoretical scientists who have abandoned more conventional career paths to forge lives as modern-day paper folders. USA / 2008 / 56mins / Cert: G

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WORKSHOP: Paper Folding with Vanya Lambrecht Ward

Friday 21st February, 2020 - 15:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€10

Folding, bending, tucking, crumbling and flattening are but some of the things we need for making paper space. We like to invite you to come and play, explore and discover the making of paper spaces. We will build and construct great geometric shapes and other structures using only paper and no glue… Not just a great skill to have but endless and puzzling fun! Duration 90 mins Ages 6+

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WORKSHOP: Time Travel Writing with Megan Wynne

Saturday 22nd February, 2020 - 10:30
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€15

This workshop explores creating fictional character who travel backwards and forwards in time. Think of Back to the Future, Doctor Who and Hermione using the Time Turner in Harry Potter! The workshop covers key skills: character creation, opening the story, setting the scene and plot. Writers will return home with the beginnings of (and in some cases complete) story, written entirely by themselves, set in the present, past and future! Megan is a writer and fully qualified teacher. Her first…

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MUSIC: The Celtic Tenors – 20th Anniversary Tour

Saturday 22nd February, 2020 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€25

The Celtic Tenors – three tenors, one voice. This charismatic, globetrotting trio are the most successful classical crossover act to emerge from Ireland. The Celtic Tenors signed with Sony Classics in 2000 and have sold over 1 million albums worldwide to date, achieving Top 10 positions on Billboard Charts in the United States and Canada. They are the only tenor group with a truly global audience,  playing to packed houses across the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia and Asia. The…

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CINEMA: Little Women

Monday 24th February, 2020 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6 Early Bird/€9

Writer-director Greta Gerwig presents this new adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel about four sisters growing up at the end of the American Civil War. As the March sisters struggle to live their lives on their own terms, they all face challenges, both similar and different. Jo wants to be a writer; Meg longs to find love and raise a family; Amy wants to paint and to marry well; and gentle Beth wants to play piano and for nothing…

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EARLY YEARS: Little Lámha with Beth O’Halloran

Thursday 27th February, 2020 - 11:00
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One event on Thursday 27th February, 2020 at 11:00

One event on Thursday 26th March, 2020 at 11:00

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

These workshops are designed for young children working together with their grown-up. Visual artist Beth O’Halloran will guide these fun and creative sessions. Together you will explore colour, shapes and storytelling in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Come and join in a morning of fun with your little one. Beth is a visual artist and writer. She has been facilitating children's workshops for two decades and works in the Irish Museum of Modern Art, The National Gallery and the Hugh Lane…

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THEATRE: CROWMAN by Katie Holly

Thursday 27th February, 2020 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€18/€16

Crowman is Dan Lonergan’s account of the hilarious characters that inhabit his life on a daily basis and a true love story that never was. By turns poignant and comic, Jon Kenny carries the audience on a roller-coaster ride from his childhood to middle-age, from the hurling pitch to the pub and from one uproariously funny character to the other. It is about lost love and the sense of belonging and not belonging to a small community. Most of all…

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LOCAL ARTS: Kildare Youth Theatre presents Queen’s County

Friday 28th February, 2020 - 20:00
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One event on Saturday 29th February, 2020 at 20:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€10/€8

Queen’s County draws inspiration from the fist trialled plantations operated by the English crown in Ireland in the 16th century in counties Laois and Offaly. The one in Laois became known as Queen’s County. This devised play explores displacement and alienation through the lens of young people’s experience today, and includes episodes on commuting, rural isolation, strangeness and belonging, in one character’s surreal train journey through County Laois en route home from Electric Picnic. The performance is devised by Kildare…

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LOCAL ARTS: Kildare Youth Theatre presents Queen’s County

Saturday 29th February, 2020 - 20:00
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One event on Saturday 29th February, 2020 at 20:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€10/€8

Queen’s County draws inspiration from the fist trialled plantations operated by the English crown in Ireland in the 16th century in counties Laois and Offaly. The one in Laois became known as Queen’s County. This devised play explores displacement and alienation through the lens of young people’s experience today, and includes episodes on commuting, rural isolation, strangeness and belonging, in one character’s surreal train journey through County Laois en route home from Electric Picnic. The performance is devised by Kildare…

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March 2020

CINEMA: MONOS

Monday 2nd March, 2020 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6 Early Bird/€9

Exiled on a remote mountainside in South America, the Monos are a group of teenage soldiers left to guard a single hostage: Doctora. Who they are and where they come from is not known. They have their orders from the Organisation communicated by radio, and also sporadic visits from the Messenger, serving as a voice of authority and connection to the outside world. But when the accidental death of the camp’s cow causes the group’s leadership to be questioned, the…

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SPECIAL SCREENING: A Dog Called Money

Thursday 5th March, 2020 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6 Early Bird/€9

As imaginative as the creative process it documents, this is a uniquely intimate journey through the inspiration, writing and recording of a PJ Harvey record. A collaboration between writer and musician, Harvey, and award-winning photographer Seamus Murphy. Seeking first-hand experience of the countries she wanted to write about, Harvey accompanied Murphy on some of his worldwide reporting trips, joining him in Afghanistan, Kosovo, and Washington DC. Harvey collected words, Murphy collected images. Back home, the words become poems, songs, then…

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CINEMA: Short Grass Film Festival

Saturday 7th March, 2020 - 11:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
FREE, booking advised

Over the last decade, Kildare County Council have funded a diverse range of films through the Short Grass Films bursary awards and film commission. The repertoire includes short film, animation, documentary, drama as well as feature length films, many of which have received national and international accolades. Kildare Short Grass Films have supported the making of films on location in Kildare and film makers from the county. The Kildare Short Grass Film Festival is jam packed with film screenings. The…

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SPECIAL SCREENING: Arracht (Monster)

Saturday 7th March, 2020 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6 Early Bird/€9

This striking feature debut by Tom Sullivan, Arracht (Monster) is set in the wild shores of Ireland’s west coast as the potato blight descends in 1845. Stripped back and fierce, it’s an intense small-scale Irish-language drama which plunges the viewer into the cold desperation of those Famine times. Arracht is a visually expressive piece centred around a population eking out an existence in sparse shelter on forbidding ground, yet whose horizons couldn’t be wider as they take their rudimentary fishing…

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CINEMA: 1917

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

Sam Mendes, the Oscar-winning director of Skyfall, Spectre and American Beauty, brings his singular vision to his World War I epic, 1917. At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield (Captain Fantastic’s George MacKay) and Blake (Game of Thrones’ Dean-Charles Chapman) are given a seemingly impossible mission. In a race against time, they must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers—Blake’s own brother among them.…

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SCHOOLS: The Lonsdale Project

Thursday 12th March, 2020 - 10:00
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One event on Thursday 12th March, 2020 at 12:00

One event on Friday 13th March, 2020 at 10:00

One event on Friday 13th March, 2020 at 12:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€5 students, accompanying teachers free

The Lonsdale Project is a new theatre show about the life and work of Kathleen Lonsdale (1903-1971) - chemist, crystallographer, anti-war campaigner, writer, mother, and former inmate of Holloway Prison. Despite being a pioneering Irish scientist and activist, Kathleen Lonsdale’s name and legacy are curiously unknown by the general public. Super Paua aims to change that! By harnessing an interdisciplinary team of artists, educators and scientists, they have created an engaging piece of theatre about X-ray diffraction, Benzene, pacifism, crystals,…

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SCHOOLS: The Lonsdale Project

Thursday 12th March, 2020 - 12:00
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One event on Thursday 12th March, 2020 at 12:00

One event on Friday 13th March, 2020 at 12:00

One event on Friday 13th March, 2020 at 12:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€5 students, accompanying teachers free

The Lonsdale Project is a new theatre show about the life and work of Kathleen Lonsdale (1903-1971) - chemist, crystallographer, anti-war campaigner, writer, mother, and former inmate of Holloway Prison. Despite being a pioneering Irish scientist and activist, Kathleen Lonsdale’s name and legacy are curiously unknown by the general public. Super Paua aims to change that! By harnessing an interdisciplinary team of artists, educators and scientists, they have created an engaging piece of theatre about X-ray diffraction, Benzene, pacifism, crystals,…

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SCHOOLS: The Lonsdale Project

Friday 13th March, 2020 - 10:00
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One event on Thursday 12th March, 2020 at 12:00

One event on Friday 13th March, 2020 at 10:00

One event on Friday 13th March, 2020 at 12:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
+ Google Map
€5 students, accompanying teachers free

The Lonsdale Project is a new theatre show about the life and work of Kathleen Lonsdale (1903-1971) - chemist, crystallographer, anti-war campaigner, writer, mother, and former inmate of Holloway Prison. Despite being a pioneering Irish scientist and activist, Kathleen Lonsdale’s name and legacy are curiously unknown by the general public. Super Paua aims to change that! By harnessing an interdisciplinary team of artists, educators and scientists, they have created an engaging piece of theatre about X-ray diffraction, Benzene, pacifism, crystals,…

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SCHOOLS: The Lonsdale Project

Friday 13th March, 2020 - 12:00
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One event on Thursday 12th March, 2020 at 12:00

One event on Friday 13th March, 2020 at 12:00

One event on Friday 13th March, 2020 at 12:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
+ Google Map
€5 students, accompanying teachers free

The Lonsdale Project is a new theatre show about the life and work of Kathleen Lonsdale (1903-1971) - chemist, crystallographer, anti-war campaigner, writer, mother, and former inmate of Holloway Prison. Despite being a pioneering Irish scientist and activist, Kathleen Lonsdale’s name and legacy are curiously unknown by the general public. Super Paua aims to change that! By harnessing an interdisciplinary team of artists, educators and scientists, they have created an engaging piece of theatre about X-ray diffraction, Benzene, pacifism, crystals,…

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CANCELLED: FAMILY THEATRE: THE LONSDALE PROJECT

Saturday 14th March, 2020 - 16:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€8/€28 FAMILY

Due to the Government directive to close all public buildings until 29th March, unfortunately this event is not going ahead as scheduled. All ticket holders have been contacted.    The Lonsdale Project is a new theatre show about the life and work of Kathleen Lonsdale - chemist, crystallographer, anti-war campaigner, writer, mother, and former inmate of Holloway Prison. Despite being a pioneering scientist born in Newbridge in 1903, Kathleen Lonsdale’s name and legacy are curiously unknown by the Irish public.…

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April 2020

CINEMA @HOME: When All Is Ruin Once Again

Monday 27th April, 2020 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€8 (with discount code - Alex)

We are missing our Monday night cinema programme - and we know many of you are very regular attenders of all the screenings, so we would like to offer an alternative Monday night cinema at home option for access to some of the best new, independent Irish and international cinema. First off, we can all watch the award-winning Irish film When All Is Ruin Once Again online together on Monday 27th April, at 8pm, followed by a recorded Q&A with Director…

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May 2020

MUSIC NETWORK PRESENTS: 10 String Symphony digital concert

Thursday 7th May, 2020 - 19:30
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland

10 String Symphony were due to tour Ireland in May 2020 and play at Riverbank Arts Centre on 17th May, as part of a Music Network tour. Due to the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak, the artists have postponed the tour until May 2021. However, we are delighted that Christian Sedelmyer and Rachel Baiman of 10 String Symphony have recorded an online concert especially for Music Network's audiences. To watch the premiere of this concert, visit Music Network You Tube channel at…

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ONLINE WORKSHOP: Zoom Zoo Workshop with Paul Timoney

Saturday 9th May, 2020 - 10:30
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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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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
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
|Recurring Event (See all)

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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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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