Opowiadania Super Paua – Meet the creative team!

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 (aged 6-12 years)  written in Polish or about Polish culture and experiences. Seven brand new stories have been commissioned by writers Edyta Dolan, Alison Martin, Cathal McCabe, Pete McCluskey, Ignacy Rybarczyk, Izabela Sawicka/ Urszula Sawicka-Gamarra, …

Songs From The Bridge

Riverbank Arts Centre and June Fest are thrilled to present Songs From The Bridge,  an online series of some Newbridge’s finest musicians performing on the Riverbank stage as part of June Fest 2021.  Curated by Stephen Connelly, the line-up features Megan O’Neill, Roisin McAlinden and Appo and the musicians are interviewed by music artist, Tia Burke.   “We have been faced …

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 …

The Ballad of a Care Centre

Riverbank Arts Centre is one of the supporters of The Ballad of a Care Centre, an event taking place in June as part of Brightening Air | Coiscéim Coiligh, to be performed to an audience of older people connected to the Naas area. The Ballad of a Care Centre is a contemporary theatre work for an audience of one, shared …

McKenna Gallery reopening with PORTAL by Tina Claffey

Riverbank Arts Centre is reopening our McKenna Gallery on Tuesday, 8th June to present PORTAL an exhibition by Tina Claffey, an award-winning nature photographer who has exhibited in the US, Botswana, Zambia and throughout Ireland. Tina Claffey loves to get ‘lost’ in the bogs, eskers and wetlands of Ireland with her macro lens. This solo show takes the viewer through …

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 …

SPOTLIGHT ON… June Fest

Riverbank Arts Centre is proud to partner with June Fest on a series of events this year. Now in its 10th year, this Newbridge festival has gone from strength to strength. We caught up with the team and to explore the origins of the festival and also some of the highlights of the month ahead. When was June Fest founded …

CONNECTIONS 2021

Riverbank Arts Centre is partnering with NT Connections to showcase plays by three Irish youth theatre companies Dramahouse, Kildare Youth Theatre and Ardclough Youth Theatre from 27-29th May 2021.  Due to Covid restrictions, these plays will be streamed online and they are entirely free to access.  “We are delighted to offer our venue support and Riverbank’s online platforms to three …

GROOVE by Anna Newell Theatre Adventures

GROOVE is a 70’s inspired theatre adventure for audiences of children and young people with complex needs created by Bray-based theatremaker Anna Newell.  Riverbank audiences will be aware of Anna’s previous theatre shows, including Sing Me to the Sea and I Am Baba. GROOVE is full of live harmony singing and immersive video and is for audiences of children and …

Announcing the Music Bursary recipients

Riverbank Arts Centre is delighted to announce the two recipients of Music Bursaries –  Kildare-based musicians Eimear Crehan and Freya Monks. The primary objective of this new bursary scheme is to provide opportunities for professional musicians to develop their practice and/or to create and develop new work. The two bursaries awarded as part of this programme comprise a cash bursary …