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 …

Covid-19

COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) UPDATE: Following the new measures announced by the government on 24th March, Riverbank Arts Centre will remain closed until Sunday, 19th April.  ……… Following the measures announced by An Taoiseach on Thursday, 12th March, Riverbank Arts Centre will be complying with the directive to close from today at 6pm until Sunday, 29th March. This sudden closure means that …

TOFFEE by Sarah Crossan – One Book School Programme

Riverbank Arts Centre and Kildare County Council Library Service are collaborating to present an exciting opportunity for Kildare secondary schools – a ‘One-Book’ programme which will culminate in an event with leading YA writer Sarah Crossan, the current Laureate na nÓg,  at Riverbank Arts Centre on Thursday April 30th, National Poetry Day.  WE WILL PROVIDE:  Paperback copies of Sarah Crossan’s …

Open Call for Cover Illustrator – Spring 2020

We are inviting graphic artists and illustrators to submit a cover proposal for our Summer brochure. Each season Riverbank Arts Centre publishes a programme of events and activities taking place.  Since 2009,  we have commissioned artists to illustrate the programme cover; turning the programme into a piece of art delivered to our patrons across the country. Previous cover illustrators include …

Roddy Doyle to visit Riverbank Arts Centre!

Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge is the Kildare Partner of Fighting Words. We present creative writing workshops for primary and secondary schools and run a young playwrights’ programme. Fighting Words workshops are always free of charge to the participants. We are hosting an introduction to Fighting Words at Riverbank Arts Centre with co-founder and Chairman,  Roddy Doyle, on Wednesday, 29th January …

First Fortnight Festival at Riverbank Arts Centre

Riverbank Arts Centre is delighted to partner with First Fortnight Festival again this year to present theatre, screenings, discussions and family events. First Fortnight is a charity that challenges mental health prejudice through arts and cultural action. FAMILY DAY – Saturday 18th January WORKSHOP: Batman Needs a Break Pow… Sock… Smash… Batman spends so much time fighting crime and pouring over …