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Additional Screening: The Queen of Ireland

After last week’s historic signing of the Marriage Act 2015 we are delighted to add The Queen of Ireland, a documentary following Rory O’Neill’s journey from Ballinrobe in Mayo to the world stage, and everything in between. Directed by Conor Horgan, documentary has been warmly received by audiences and critics alike. The Queen of Ireland screening takes place on Monday 14th …

KCC Film Weekend

To mark the launch of Kildare County Council Arts & Library Service dedicated film website, www.shortgrassfilms.com, Kildare County Council Arts & Library Service are hosting a weekend of workshops, panel discussion, master classes and film screenings, here at Riverbank Arts Centre. Weekend Ticket: €25 (including lunch) KCC Film Preivew Screening: Free Full details and schedule available here.

Visual Arts: INSIDE OUTSIDE Exhibition Opening

Join us on Saturday 7th November at 6pm for the official opening of INSIDE OUTSIDE, a new exhibition of work by ceramic sculptor Isobel Egan in McKenna Gallery. The exhibition will be opened by Dr. Audrey Whitty, Ph.D. who has been Keeper of the Art and Industrial Division (Decorative Arts and History), National Museum of Ireland since January 2015. EMERGING …

Bank Holiday & Mid-Term Treats

With the October Bank Holiday fast approaching, we have a number of upcoming events you might enjoy.   Thursday 22nd, 8pm: Vocalist Honor Heffernan presents her new show, The Whistling Girl, inspired by the poetry of Dorothy Parker.   Friday 23rd, 8pm: Eilish O’Carroll, known the world over for playing Winnie McGoogan in Mrs Brown’s Boys, presents her hilarious and warm solo show …

Kildare Artist Notebook Project Launch

As part of Kildare Readers Festival 2015, Kildare Artist Notebook Project Launch will take place in Riverbank Arts Centre this Saturday, 17th October, at 6.30pm in Riverbank Arts Centre foyer. It will be officially launched by writer Peter Murphy. Kildare Artist Notebook Project runs in McKenna Gallery until Monday 19th October. About Peter Murphy Peter Murphy is a writer, spoken-word …

The Creative Well Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Monday 12th October

The Creative Well Visiting Artist Lecture Series Monday 12th October 7pm – 8pm Riverbank Arts Centre: Conference Room Artist: Pat Curran Pat Curran is a recent MA graduate in painting from the National College of Art and Design (NCAD) in Dublin. He is an early school leaver from a working class background, who found his way back into the formal …

Use a cúpla focal tonight at Riverbank Arts Centre

To mark Riverbank Arts Centre’s participation in the Ionad ag Foghlaim scheme, we are encouraging our patrons to use their cúpla focal at tonight’s sell-out performance of Moonfish Theatre’s Star of the Sea. Moonfish Theatre’s acclaimed bilingual production of Joseph O’Connor’s novel will be followed by a Q&A with the company where audience members will be supported in using a …

The Creative Well Open Studio

The Open Studio is a free weekly art session open to all adults; whether you are a complete beginner, practising artist or somewhere in the middle. Two art facilitators will be on hand to offer tips, advice and support for participants to experiment, explore, learn new skills and engage their own creativity in a relaxed and fun environment. There are …

Kildare Readers Festival Launch

‪Kildare Readers Festival 2015‬ was recently launched at Aras Chill Dara, Kildare County Council. All of the events are now online for booking (click here). Kildare Readers Festival is managed by Kildare County Library and Arts Service, working to bring the very best from the writing world to the Readers of Kildare and beyond! All of the Festival events are …