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 …

WHITEBOARD SCHOOLS PROGRAMME – Summer Edition!

We are delighted to offer three online arts events/activities in the coming weeks that can be used in a classroom setting  Join musician Greg Sinclair LIVE on zoom for CELLO, Nice to Meet You! – an interactive introduction to the cello and graphic notation  (2nd Class-6th Class)  – details here Award-winning (and Newbridge-born!) writer Pádraig Kenny introduces his new novel …

Riverbank Arts Centre – MUSIC BURSARY – applications open!

Riverbank Arts Centre invites applications from professional musicians (of all genres) for a new music artist support programme.  The primary objective of the Riverbank Arts Centre Music Bursary is to provide opportunities for Kildare-based professional musicians to develop their practice and/or to create and develop new work. Two bursaries are available as part of this programme – each comprising a …

Fizz&Chips – Never Mind the Weather

In December we announced that we had commissioned Fizz&Chips to create Never Mind The Weather, with the support of a commission award by The Arts Council.  Never Mind The Weather is an outdoor performance for schools on the themes of adaptivity and resilience. This new theatre work will be performed as an in-progress showing through the classroom windows of primary schools in Kildare. Although the …

WHITEBOARD SCHOOLS PROGRAMME – Spring edition!

Online events, activities & resources for Primary Schools Teachers! We are delighted to offer three online arts events/activities in the coming weeks that can be used in a classroom setting or shared through school communication software such as Aladdin, Seesaw or Google Teams. Join writer Patricia Forde for Seachtain na Gaeilge as she reads from her book, Mise Agus An …