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April 2017

Pat Shortt: How’s Tings?

Friday 21st April, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€28

Fresh from the success of his award-winning show, Selfie (“Dangerously funny.” - onstageblog.com, New York) Pat Shortt returns to Riverbank Arts Centre with a brand new show called How’s Tings? In a night of music and mayhem, Ireland’s most popular comedian explores all sorts of tings. Big tings and little tings. Personal tings and tings that are not so personal. Important international tings and tings that only affect the parish. In Shortt, it’s a funny show about tings.  

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Music: Mia Cooper, Katherine Hunka, Ioana Petcu-Colan and Helena Wood

Saturday 22nd April, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€15/12

Four of Ireland’s finest violinists come together for the very first time in what promises to be a wonderful night of music. Mia Cooper is a highly-regarded chamber musician who has graced the stage with the Barbican Trio, Gould Trio, Brodsky Quartet, and Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Katherine Hunka has collaborated with Murray Perriah, Joshua Bell, and Nigel Kennedy amongst others, while Ioana Petcu-Colan, Associate Leader of the Ulster Orchestra, has worked with artists as diverse as…

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CINEMA: Loving

Monday 24th April, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6/€9

"Loving” celebrates the real-life courage and commitment of an interracial couple, Richard and Mildred Loving, who married and then spent the next nine years fighting for the right to live as a family in their hometown. Their civil rights case, Loving v. Virginia, went all the way to the Supreme Court, which in 1967 reaffirmed the very foundation of the right to marry – making their love story an inspiration to couples everywhere.

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Theatre: The Flood

Wednesday 26th April, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€16/14

A live multi-sensory audio play in the dark Close your eyes as the inventive Carpet Theatre brings you a fascinating play in the dark, where live music, sound effects and smells swirl around you. David, an old sailor with failing sight, mops a leak in his kitchen all night during the floods. His family are out of reach and the Council are too busy to help. As the rain pours and the waters rise, a lifetime of memories flows through…

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Visual Arts: Inspirational Colours

Friday 28th April, 2017 - Thursday 1st June, 2017
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Inspirational Colours is an exhibition of artworks by artists from the KCAT studio, selected and curated by artists from the art group, KARE. It represents the first collaboration between the two groups. The exhibition came about as part of a curatorial project of the Creative Well This Must Be the Place Residency at Riverbank Arts Centre. Artists: Lorna Corrigan, Karl Fitzgerald, Jason Turner, Mary Cody, Eileen Mulrooney, Diana Chambers, Sinead Fahey, Declan Byrne, Margaret Walker. Curatorial team: Jennifer Howell, Conor Hanrahan,…

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Theatre: I Hear You and Rejoice

Friday 28th April, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€15/€12

Following the sellout success of The Man In The Woman’s Shoes, Mikel Murfi returns with a new one man show. Late in his life, Pat Farnon, a cobbler and all-round contented man, marries the redoubtable Kitsy Rainey. It’s a match made in heaven, in more ways than one. Written and performed by Mikel Murfi I Hear You and Rejoice is a tender and joy filled account of a most unlikely marriage. You may never look at life in quite the…

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Bricí Spraoi present The Imagination Playground

Saturday 29th April, 2017 - Saturday 27th May, 2017
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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FREE

  The Imagination Playground is a breakthrough play space concept designed to encourage child directed free play - allowing children to build, dream, and create endless possibilities. The Playground was conceived and designed by award-winning architect David Rockwell. The play system consist of a 105 large block set, the children can let their imagination run wild and create there own playground. Premium quality big blue foam blocks of various shapes enable children to have fun, collaborate, problem solve, boost their confidence…

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Woofle

Saturday 29th April, 2017 - 12:00 PM
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Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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WOOFLE In this 30-minute show, singer-songwriter Dan Leith brings us lots of furry fun with Woofle – a show about one Dan and his dog with lots of silly songs. From chasing bees and getting mucky, to taking a walk and having a bath, this quirky combination of video footage and live music gives an unusual view of the ups and downs of having a dog as your best friend. This project has been designed specifically for family audiences with…

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Woofle

Saturday 29th April, 2017 - 2:00 PM
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One event on Saturday 29th April, 2017 at 2:00pm

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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8

WOOFLE In this 30-minute show, singer-songwriter Dan Leith brings us lots of furry fun with Woofle – a show about one Dan and his dog with lots of silly songs. From chasing bees and getting mucky, to taking a walk and having a bath, this quirky combination of video footage and live music gives an unusual view of the ups and downs of having a dog as your best friend. This project has been designed specifically for family audiences with…

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May 2017

Kildare Youth Theatre presents KING LEAR

Thursday 4th May, 2017
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€10/6

This complex tragedy of a powerful, but ignorant, king who is transformed by the loss of everything into becoming a simple man with nothing except his knowledge of himself and his empathy for his down-trodden people is often cited as Shakespeare’s finest play. It is the great play about homelessness, very relevant today as Ireland grapples with its housing crisis. It also has much to say about wisdom and power, especially in the light of recent political regime change across…

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Artist Talk with Emer O’ Boyle

Thursday 4th May, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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FREE

Throughout 2017 The Creative Well will present artist talks free of charge and open to the public in McKenna Gallery at Riverbank Arts Centre. Our artist talks will be tailored to people who are new to contemporary art as well as those who have experience with contemporary art. So treat yourself! It is always enjoyable and rewarding to listen to an artist talk about their artwork, the art process they engage with and their thinking about art. These talks are…

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Kildare Youth Theatre presents KING LEAR

Friday 5th May, 2017
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€10/6

This complex tragedy of a powerful, but ignorant, king who is transformed by the loss of everything into becoming a simple man with nothing except his knowledge of himself and his empathy for his down-trodden people is often cited as Shakespeare’s finest play. It is the great play about homelessness, very relevant today as Ireland grapples with its housing crisis. It also has much to say about wisdom and power, especially in the light of recent political regime change across…

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Lyngo Theatre presents Puss In Boots

Sunday 7th May, 2017 - 2:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€10

Would you trust a talking cat? You never know, he might turn you from a pauper to a prince just like the hero of this story, brought to vivid life on our incredible sloping stage by Patrick Lynch from Cbeebies. Using smoke and mirrors and hidden trapdoors he’ll show you how this sure-footed feline fools both the King and the Ogre to put his master at the top. With a host of puppets, a working windmill and an avalanche of…

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School Show: Puss in Boots

Monday 8th May, 2017 - 10:00 AM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6

Would you trust a talking cat? You never know, he might turn you from a pauper to a prince just like the hero of this story, brought to vivid life on our incredible sloping stage by Patrick Lynch from Cbeebies. Using smoke and mirrors and hidden trapdoors he’ll show you how this sure-footed feline fools both the King and the Ogre to put his master at the top. With a host of puppets, a working windmill and an avalanche of…

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CINEMA: Manchester By The Sea

Monday 8th May, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6/€9

Lee Chandler is a brooding, irritable loner who works as a handyman for a Boston apartment block. One damp winter day he gets a call summoning him to his hometown, north of the city. His brother's heart has given out suddenly, and he's been named guardian to his 16-year-old nephew. As if losing his only sibling and doubts about raising a teenager weren't enough, his return to the past re-opens an unspeakable tragedy. In Manchester by the Sea, Lonergan has…

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Special Screening: Life Animated

Wednesday 10th May, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€8/€9

At three years old, the lively child that was Owen Suskind disappeared into autism and silence ceasing to speak or engage, unable to express his thoughts and feelings. Almost four years passed when out of nowhere Owen began to communicate through the language of Disney films. For Owen the films gave him a tool with which to break the confines of his disability, to engage and to grow. Life Animated follows Owen’s journey to adulthood and independence and tells the story of…

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School Show: The Far Field

Friday 12th May, 2017 - 10:00 AM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6

The Far Field tells the story of Farmer Lonán, who, one summer’s day discovers a magical whistle hidden in a hare’s nest. Suspecting that it belongs to the fairy folk who live at the edge of his farm, Lonán decides that the whistle should be returned to its rightful owners. Join Thomas Johnston (whistles/song), Seán McElwain (guitar/fiddle/whistle), Samantha Harvey (piano), and Emma Fisher (puppeteer) in a show perfect for young audiences. Ceol Connected brings the realm of fairies and folklore…

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Family Show: The Far Field

Saturday 13th May, 2017
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€8

The Far Field tells the story of Farmer Lonán, who, one summer’s day discovers a magical whistle hidden in a hare’s nest. Suspecting that it belongs to the fairy folk who live at the edge of his farm, Lonán decides that the whistle should be returned to its rightful owners. Join Thomas Johnston (whistles/song), Seán McElwain (guitar/fiddle/whistle), Samantha Harvey (piano), and Emma Fisher (puppeteer) in a show perfect for young audiences. Ceol Connected brings the realm of fairies and folklore…

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MUSIC: Darol Anger and Republic of Strings

Saturday 13th May, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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With his unique genre-bending blend of bluegrass, jazz, folk and classical styles, Grammy-nominated fiddler Darol Anger is a master of the unexpected, darting from Swedish polkas to Brazilian choro before segueing seamlessly into a soul classic. For this journey into uncharted musical waters, he is aided and abetted by a trio of nimble-fingered pioneers. Long-time collaborator and 5-time Grand National Fiddle Champion Tristan Clarridge is co-founder of the chamber-grass group The Bee Eaters. Acclaimed multi-instrumentalist John Mailander has performed with…

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THEATRE: Waves by Alice Mary Cooper

Sunday 14th May, 2017 - 2:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Waves is the story of Elizabeth Moncello: of her youth growing up on a small Australian island in the 1930s and how she came to be the unofficial inventor of the butterfly stroke. An intimate theatrical event combining highly expressive storytelling, delicate movement and splashes of humour to tell Elizabeth’s amazing tale of a life fully lived. Waves is about having an idea and the courage, drive and desire to follow it through- to swim against the tide of history…

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CINEMA: The Salesman

Monday 15th May, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6/€9

After their old flat becomes damaged, Emad and Rana, a young couple living in Tehran, are forced to move into a new apartment. Eventually, an incident linked to the previous tenant of their new home dramatically changes the couple's life. A sudden eruption of violence creates an atmosphere of simmering tension between a husband and wife, in this work of slow-burning domestic suspense from Oscar winning Iranian director Asghar Farhadi (A Separation). His singular talent can be found in the…

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Little Lámha Toddler Art Workshop: May Flowers

Wednesday 17th May, 2017 - 11:00 AM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€7

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. Looking at the May blooms, we will explore colour and shapes to make large-scale poppies and daisies with tissue paper. Suitable for ages 3 and under.

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Theatre: The Quiet Land

Thursday 18th May, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€16/€14

Two elderly farmers, Eamon and Nashee, meet at a gate on a remote hillside. They are old rivals, old neighbours. Their conversation is of a gentler time. But there's nothing gentle about today's conversation. They are forced to confront each other with some heartbreaking truths. The Quiet Land is a celebration of the humour, resilience and endearing innocence of an older generation as it struggles to survive in the rural Ireland of today.  Written by Malachy McKenna and directed by…

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Music: Heidi Talbot

Friday 19th May, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€16

Heidi Talbot, born in Kill, became a folk star in the USA as a member of the Irish American band Cherish the Ladies, and now lives in Scotland, where she is married to the celebrated fiddler and multi-instrumentalist John McCusker. With a background like that, it's hardly surprising she should develop a style that switches easily between Celtic and Americana, but Subtlety is Talbot’s magic ingredient. Over the past ten years Heidi has performed all over North and South America,…

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FAMILY CINEMA: Zootopia

Saturday 20th May, 2017 - 2:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€4

The modern mammal metropolis of Zootopia is a city like no other -  it's a melting pot where animals from every environment live together, a place where no matter what you are, from the biggest elephant to the smallest shrew, you can be anything. But when rookie Officer Judy Hopps arrives, she discovers that being the first bunny on a police force of big, tough animals isn't so easy. Determined to prove herself, she jumps at the opportunity to crack…

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Comedy: Kevin McAleer Saying Yes to Yes

Saturday 20th May, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€20

Join spiritual guru Kevin McAleer for a mind-bending evening of living fully in the moment, with meditation, mindfulness, deep breathing, tree visualization, bananarama yoga, straw bale therapy, psychic flower arranging, firewalking with dolphins and ego massage. McAleer is recognized worldwide and beyond as Tyrone's leading Zen Buddhist saint, having trained for thirty three years under the legendary Deepjoy Chakra in Peru, before founding the Institute of Light™ in Belfast in 1972. He will be signing copies of his thirty nine…

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CINEMA: Jackie

Monday 22nd May, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6/€9

A searing and intimate portrait of one of the most important and tragic moments in American history, seen through the eyes of the iconic First Lady, then Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy. JACKIE places us in her world during the days immediately following her husband's assassination. Known for her extraordinary dignity and poise, here we see a psychological portrait of the First Lady as she struggles to maintain her husband's legacy and the world of "Camelot" that they created and loved so…

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PJ Gallagher: Dickhead – SOLD OUT

Friday 26th May, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€20

Hot on the heels of his 2016 success with Irish Box Office smash ‘The Young Offenders’, PJ Gallagher returns to the stand-up stage with his brand new show Dickhead: A Brief History of the Irish Willy. Best known for his television show ‘Naked Camera’, his various characters in the programme included an emotionally unstable taxi driver, renowned ladies man Jake Stevens and the Dirty Auld One. He also presents P. J. & McCabe In The Morning on Classic Hits 4FM.

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An Evening with Diarmuid Gavin

Sunday 28th May, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€20

Diarmuid Gavin presents an evening of fun in the beds and borders, taking you on a romp through his adventures in the wonderful world of gardening,  revealing some mischievous antics at the Chelsea Flower Show and regaling with stories about the history of outdoor design around the globe, from Gnomes to Flying Gardens!

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CINEMA: Graduation

Monday 29th May, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6/€9

Internationally acclaimed director Cristian Mungiu (Palme d’Or winner for 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days) returns with a powerful and universal study about the imprecision of parenthood, the relativity of truth and the ambiguity of compromise, revealed by a father-daughter relationship. Romeo Aldea, a respected doctor living with his family in a small town in Transylvania, is doing all he can to ensure that his talented daughter gets to attend university in Britain. Romeo is prepared to make the compromises…

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Past Times Community Choir presents: If You Like This….

Tuesday 30th May, 2017 - 12:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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FREE

The Past Times Community Choir is an intergenerational choir that supports people living with dementia, their families, carers and communities. Homed in McAuley Place the choir meets weekly to develop their repertoire, singing skills and harmonies.  So whether you like The Beatles or Brendan Boyer - Doris Day or Danny Boy, there will be something for you in this choir!  The choir is a strategic partnership between Kildare County Council Arts and Health Programme, the HSE and our musical director Sharon Murphy…

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June 2017

Theatre: Flann’s Yer Only Man

Thursday 1st June, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€15/€12

Flann’s Yer Only Man is based on the life and work of Flann O’Brien, aka Myles na Gopaleen, aka Brian O’Nolan (1911-1966), widely regarded as Ireland’s finest satirist since Jonathan Swift. Val re-enacts a wide range of extracts from the humorist’s novels and his celebrated Cruiskeen Lawn column in the Irish Times. These are linked with key biographical events in the writer’s life. Flann’s Yer Only Man was first performed in the Palace Bar, Fleet Street, Dublin on 5 October…

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School Show: Private Peaceful

Friday 2nd June, 2017 - 12:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6

Private Peaceful byMichael Morpurgois a timely reminder of the heroic sacrifices that were made by those involved in World War 1. As Tommo sits in his cell waiting for sunrise he thinks back to some of his fondest memories and reflects on events that made him the person he is today. In his recollection Thomas Peaceful recounts the fact that he and his elder brother Charlie do everything together, face personal problems together, sleep and eat together; they even fell…

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Theatre: Private Peaceful

Friday 2nd June, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€16/€14

Following on from the worldwide success of Michael Morpurgo’s best selling book, film and stage play War Horse, Simon Reade adapts and directs a new stage version of Morpurgo’s award-winning book, Private Peaceful. Private Peaceful is a timely reminder of the heroic sacrifices that were made by those involved in World War 1. The story charts the life of a young soldier, Tommo Peaceful. As Tommo sits in his cell awaiting for sunrise he thinks back to some of his fondest memories and…

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Music: Wallis Bird

Saturday 3rd June, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€25

Wallis Bird brings her fifth studio album, Home, on tour with a very special night at Riverbank Arts Centre. Home is such a celebration of the love Bird now enjoys with her muse and partner that she not only refers to it as a “thank you letter” but its cover also features the two of them locked in an affectionate embrace. With a collection of songs that encompass joy, serenity, mystery and passion, the album never sacrifices the indelible character…

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Visual Arts: Newbridge -A Wider Point Of View

Wednesday 7th June, 2017 - Wednesday 21st June, 2017
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Two series of photographs from the 1980's offering unique 360 degree views of Newbridge by local photographer Vincent Brady. The first series was taken from a vantage point on the roof top or Central Grill in 1980 and the second taken from the top of the silos at the entrance to the Irish ropes factory in 1983.  

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Special Screening: In View

Wednesday 7th June, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€8/9

Ruth’s life is one of burgeoning guilt dominated by rage, alcoholism, depression and self-loathing which has its origins in a once off drunken indiscretion with a work colleague some years previous. Having lost all that was dear to her, Ruth is still trying to seek out help but is coming to realise that there is only one course of action that may placate her soul. Presented in association with UnderGround Cinema and Kildare County Council. The film was shot on…

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Theatre: Charlie’s A Clepto

Thursday 8th June, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€15/€12

Charlie is a kleptomaniac - the doctor told her. Reckons it stems from childhood trauma. But she has the robbin’ completely under control these days. For real.     She has a bit of a mouth on her, but she’s only trying to be funny, give everyone a laugh, not cause trouble, like. Not today, of all days. She loves that little boy more than she ever thought it was possible to love another human. There’s a lot riding on these 24…

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Ireland’s Military Seminar

Friday 9th June, 2017 - Sunday 11th June, 2017
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Ireland has a long, proud military tradition. The aim of this inaugural seminar is to look at all aspects of Irish military history, drawing chiefly on events and personnel from within our nation’s past. Great episodes in Ireland's history are intermingled with escapades in far-off places like Vietnam, the Balkans and the African continent. Topics: WWI and WWII; 1798 Rebellion; American Civil War; Vietnam War; Irish Civil War in Dublin; The Fenians; Thomas Ashe (100th Anniversary of his death); Luftwaffe…

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CINEMA: Certain Women

Monday 12th June, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6/€9

Three strong-willed women (Kristen Stewart, Laura Dern, Michelle Williams) strive to forge their own paths amidst the wide-open plains of the American Northwest: a lawyer who finds herself contending with both office sexism and a hostage situation; a wife and mother whose determination to build her dream home puts her at odds with the men in her life; and a young law student who forms an ambiguous bond with a lonely ranch hand. It’s all-round stellar work from an impeccable…

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Little Lámha Toddler Workshop-Paper Plate watermelons

Wednesday 14th June, 2017 - 11:00 AM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€7

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. To celebrate Summer sun and hot days fun, let's make paper plate watermelons (and use our fingers to dot the pips). Suitable for ages 3 and under.

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Music: Sean Keane

Thursday 15th June, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€25

Sean released his 10th solo album "New Day Dawning' in November '16 with the single 'One More Hour' getting much attention and radio airplay. Sean is coming to the end of his very successful Irish tour promoting the new album to large crowds across the country. Sean had many TV appearances on RTE , UTV and TG4 as well as Irish West TV. Sean continues to get much radio play with song like 'Isle of Hope Isle of Tears', 'Galway…

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Family Theatre: Katie’s Birthday Party

Saturday 17th June, 2017
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€8

You are invited to celebrate Katie’s 12th birthday with her as she explores what it’s like to be 12 years old. Having just moved school but not quite a teenager yet, Katie reflects on times gone by and looks to the future and all it can be. There will be truths, there will be dares, there will be presents and there will be cake! Solo performer Mary-Frances Doherty explores notions of childhood on the approach of adolescence, looking at the…

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Newbridge Drama Group presents Festival of One Act Plays

Wednesday 21st June, 2017 - 8:00 PM - Saturday 24th June, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€12/€10

Newbridge Drama Group makes a welcome return to Riverbank Arts Centre with a special festival of One Act Plays for Newbridge June Fest. An eclectic mix of plays, writers, and directors set to entertain you each night!  

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CINEMA: Silence

Monday 26th June, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6/€9

Set in 17th-century Japan, Silence is the story of two young Portuguese priests who dare to enter the island empire during the time when the Tokugawa shogunate was attempting to eradicate the Christian religion. As the two priests search for their former teacher, an older missionary rumored to have committed apostasy rather than suffer the tortures of the shogun’s chief inquisitor, their beliefs are subjected to fiendish tests both physical and psychological. This adaptation of Shusaku Endo’s novel is one…

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