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Post-Primary Schools Programme – Spring Edition!

Riverbank Arts Centre is delighted to present a new programme for Post Primary Schools this Spring which includes a range of online interactive events/workshops and a return to live events and activities in our theatre.

A VERY OLD MAN WITH ENORMOUS WINGS (23 March) Adapted from Gabriel García Márquez’s short story, Dan Colley and Riverbank Arts Centre bring this classic piece of magical realism to the stage in search of its beautiful, strange, emotional richness. A highly theatrical piece, the production features live music, handheld cameras and innovative use of puppetry.  Ger Carey is back with A COMIC JOURNEY INSIDE THE TEENAGE MIND (17 May), his popular comedy performance for TY students. We have included details of two theatre productions that are part of our general programme – Patrick Kavanagh’s TARRY FLYNN (15 & 16 March)  a new ambitious production with a cast of 9 performers and MAKING A MARK  (1 & 2 April) a documentary style, autobiographical piece that places the voice and lived experience of an artist with an intellectual disability front and centre stage. 

PETIT PAYS/SMALL COUNTRY (26 April – FRENCH) is set against the backdrop of the Rwandan conflict – This powerful tale explores the  topics of ethnic tensions and identity through the eyes of a young boy, of both French and Rwandan heritage, just struggling to make sense of it all.
LOS LOBOS/THE WOLVES (27 April – SPANISH) is a moving migrant family tale from Mexico which combines drama with magic, innocence and hope. These screenings take place in our venue and resource materials available. 

:Join writer Oisín McGann for a reading & discussion prompted by his new book A SHORT HOPEFUL GUIDE TO CLIMATE CHANGE (1 & 2 March). Super Paua are back with SCIENCE/ART workshops (8-11 March) and also we are delighted to present screenings (in classroom) of their new film THE LONSDALE PROJECT (8-11 March).

FIGHTING WORDS WORKSHOPS: we are hosting online and in-person creative writing workshops in March, April & May – these are free, early booking advised.

VISUAL ART: You can book a gallery visit or visit our exhibitions with your class when you are attending events. Upcoming exhibitions include: THE LABYRINTH by Ulrike Liebetrau (McKenna Gallery, 4 March-24 April) is a multi-sensory art installation for all ages with sculptures made from recycled/upcycled materials. A HINT OF GRAY (Foyer Gallery, 10 March- 30 April) is the first father/daughter exhibition by Della Cowper-Gray and Brad Gray. THE BALLAD OF CARE CENTRE (McKenna Gallery 2-28 May) is a visual art exhibition by John Conway which weaves together the life stories of older men and women from the Naas area to form a new narrative.  

You can request a full programme from Theresa or contact us on (045) 448327