Outdoor poetry events with Nell Regan at Japanese Gardens

We are delighted to present an outdoor poetry event at the beautiful Japanese Gardens, Irish National Stud, on Thursday 29th July with poet Nell Regan.    Nell will read from A Gap in the Clouds, a new version (co-translated by Nell Regan and  James Hadley) of Ogura’s 100 Poems by 100 Poets, one of the most important collections of poetry in …

Nomad Theatre Network interview with Patrick McCabe

Nomad Theatre Network interview with Patrick (Pat) McCabe following their support of the publishing of his upcoming novel “POGUEMAHONE” by Unbound Publishers. Padraic McIntyre sits down for an in-depth interview with Pat McCabe discussing his upcoming novel Poguemahone, the Covid 19 crisis for the Arts and where he sees the Arts going post-pandemic. The book, the author’s first for Unbound, …

PopUpArt Newbridge in Foyer

We are delighted to welcome PopUpArt Newbridge and have 20 local artists exhibiting in our foyer from 12th -30th July. You can see the full list of participating artists, their artworks and a price list here.  One of the artists will be on hand each day during our opening hours – Monday-Friday, 10am-2pm –  to tell you more about the …

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, …

SPOTLIGHT ON… The Odd Theatre Company

Riverbank Arts Centre is delighted to present The Last Five Years by The Odd Theatre Company as a LIVE broadcast from the Riverbank stage on Saturday, 3rd July at 8:30pm.  This dynamic local company usually play to full houses and cheering audiences at Riverbank Arts Centre – so this live broadcast is not to be missed! We caught up with …

Creative Schools artwork in our Foyer!

We’re delighted to have work created by children as part of Creative Schools projects in our foyer – come and see artwork by Kildangan National School, Naas Community National School and Scoil Uí Riada, Kilcock.  Congratulations to all the children, teachers and creative coordinators who took part in these projects! Riverbank Arts Centre is open 10am-2pm, Monday-Friday and the Creative …

Opowiadania Super Paua – Listen to the stories!

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. These stories are now available to download for FREE from Super Paua Stories (podbean.com) Seven brand new stories have been commissioned by writers Edyta …

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 …