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 …

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 …

SCHOOLS: Riverbank Arts Centre’s WHITEBOARD programme

This Autumn, we’ve launched a WHITEBOARD Schools programme – a series of interactive arts broadcast to the schools throughout Kildare featuring leading children’s writers, illustrators and theatre-makers. In 2019, 6,500 children from 41 schools attended events at Riverbank Arts Centre as part of a school trip. We are committed to programming for primary and secondary schools in an innovative way this Autumn, despite the …

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, …

Home Is Where The Art Is Launch

Riverbank Arts Centre invited primary schools across Kildare to participate in a unique collaborative project as part of June Fest 2017. The response was overwhelming; eight schools worked with four Kildare based artists, culminating in the creation of unique pieces of art. Over 350 students worked on the art pieces, across different mediums, allowing them express their own creativity whilst …

1916 Sackville Street: Remembering 262 Civilians through Art

1916 Sackville Street: Remembering 262 Civilians through Art Newbridge Town Hall. Friday 13th – Saturday 28th May 2016 ‘1916 Sackville Street: Remembering 262 Civilians through Art’ is an exhibition of houses in any 3D art form commemorating the lives of the ordinary civilians that were killed in the 1916 Easter Rising. 485 people were killed in the Easter Rising 1916, …

Book launch and a reading by Shane Hegarty

Critically acclaimed author Shane Hegarty will join us in Riverbank Arts Centre to do a reading and launch his new book on Tuesday 11th May at 11am. Shane Hegarty launches the next in his popular series: Darkmouth – Chaos Descends There are towns where the border between our world and the world of monsters (properly called Legends) is thin. One of …