Ballitore Broadcast!

“NEWS REPORTER: Here we are in the beautiful Ballitore, Co Kildare, to celebrate the opening of Power Nap – a retirement villa for ageing superheroes.  Facilities include: a lush forest with a supply of helpless kittens stuck in trees…” This audio story created by members of Griese Youth Theatre (aged 10-12 years) will be broadcast on speakers to Ballitore on:  Saturday, …

FREE ONLINE TUTORIAL: Observational Storytelling with Sarah Bowie

In this tutorial, cartoonist, writer, and co-founder of The Comics Lab, Sarah Bowie shows how to take ordinary, everyday life and turn it into material for a compelling story. Sarah explores different ways of observing – observing ourselves (our moods, thoughts, activities and conversations); observing others (family members, neighbours, strangers, wildlife and pets); and, observing our environment (our homes, our …

Opowiadania Super Paua – launch and family workshop

Super Paua, a theatre company creating socially-focused shows for young people and communities, presents Opowiadania Super Paua, a series of audio stories for young people 6-12 presenting stories written in Polish or about Polish culture and experiences. This is the third series of Super Paua Stories, with the first being in English, and the second – Scéalta Super Paua- in …

Children’s Books for Challenging Times

At Riverbank Arts Centre we have a strong commitment to presenting and promoting a broad range of children’s literature and celebrating authors and illustrators. Our current literary programme includes working with writers Padraig Kenny, Sarah Webb, Jacqui Hurley and Patricia Forde on schools events and Children’s Books Ireland on a Virtual Book Clinic as part of First Fortnight. As children …

SING ME TO THE SEA – at home!

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

Stop Motion Animation – workshop & some great short animations

We are delighted to be working with Kildare artist Michelle McBride to present Stop Motion Animation workshops for young people aged 11-13 years. Using story boarding, set and character design and open source software, participants will create a short stop motion animation about what the future might look like as a result of natural and man made climate change. Outline …

CEOL CONNECTED presents The Far Field – Tradoodle TV

Over the months of May/June, join Ceol Connected’s Thomas Johnston (musician), Emma Fisher (puppeteer), and Thomas Baker (puppeteer) as they present a series of music and puppetry sessions for children ages 3+ and their families based on The Far Field show. In this workshop, join Thomas Johnston ( The Far Field co-creator and performer) to sing some singalong songs that …

Manny Man – from internet sensation to stage show!

Riverbank Arts Centre has a special treat in store for St Patrick’s weekend as it presents a new theatre show that brings you the entire history of Ireland in a hugely entertaining production for the whole family – from 8+ to 80+! Based on his successful YouTube series (this clip alone has over half a million views!)  and published books, …

Learn how to fly with Fidget Feet Aerial Dance Company

Just hanging around this Summer? Learn how to fly instead! We are delighted to welcome renowned Aerial Dance Company FIDGET FEET back to Riverbank Arts Centre from 30 July-2 August 2018. Riverbank were proud co-producers of Fidget Feet’s Strange Feathers and we are looking forward to have them with us for a full fun-filled week! Learn how to spin, swing …

Home Is Where The Art Is Launch

Riverbank Arts Centre invited primary schools across Kildare to participate in a unique collaborative project as part of June Fest 2017. The response was overwhelming; eight schools worked with four Kildare based artists, culminating in the creation of unique pieces of art. Over 350 students worked on the art pieces, across different mediums, allowing them express their own creativity whilst …