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 …

What do YOU think?

Our doors may still be closed but we are continuing to plan and programme events and we are supporting artists to create new work. As we prepare to reopen, we would like to hear from YOU. Please help us by filling out this short survey .  The survey is anonymous, so be as honest as you like. Just a reminder that …

Keith Walsh – Pure Mental… a work-in-progress

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 …

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 …

National Drawing Day – competition!

To mark National Drawing Day this year we are hosting a competition! Draw the things that you are enjoying most about being at home or any new things you have discovered. Why not make it a family project and get the members of your household to collaborate on a collage? Go Big & Stay Home, we can’t wait to see …

LIVE – online literary programme

The LIVE Network has created a digital series during the lockdown featuring six Irish writers. Each writer speaks to Dani Gill about their latest book over a cup of tea, coffee or a glass of wine. Intimate and insightful, the series gives readers a chance to hear an extract from the book, get a sense of the story and meet …

TOFFEE – Online event with Sarah Crossan

Riverbank Arts Centre and Kildare Library Service are collaborating on an online event with Sarah Crossan, Laureate Na nÓg, in celebration of Poetry Day Ireland on Thursday 30th April at 2pm. Readers from across the county (and country!) are invited to read Toffee, Sarah’s acclaimed book for young adults, and join in.  Originally planned as a ‘One Book’ schools event, …

Some arts resources for children – March 2020

As there are lots of young people at home looking for activities, we thought we’d share some of the best ones we have come across. From downloadable colouring books for sports fans to making an insect hotel, here’s some activities that might help entertain, distract or even delight! She Can illustrated by Chris Judge published by The Journal – short …

Inni-K online concert – Thursday 26th March

In place of her planned gig at Riverbank, Kildare singer-songwriter Inni-K is livestreaming a concert tonight (26th March, 9pm) from her Facebook account  Singer, songwriter & multi-instrumentalist Inni-K is a force to watch. Her transcendent voice, set off with tight musicianship and captivating stage presence; create for her audience an atmosphere which is both uplifting and spine tingling. Inni-K’s music …

The Lonsdale Project

Due to Riverbank Arts Centre’s requirement to close temporarily to comply with Covid-19 containment measures, we are unable to present the World Premiere of our co-production with Super Paua – The Lonsdale Project.  We are working with the company to remount the production in the near future – but in the meantime, let us tell you about Kathleen Lonsdale, Super …