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Seashells by Greg Sinclair

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Seashells, an intriguing exhibition by Greg Sinclair, invites viewers on a linguistic voyage through the whimsical world of tongue twisters. At the heart of this captivating display is a short video where Greg embarks on a linguistic adventure, reciting tongue twisters in various languages from Arabic to Urdu. With each repetition, Greg’s playful exploration of

Admission Free

The Illegals with Niamh Kavanagh

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Ireland’s only Double Tribute to the iconic music of Eagles and Fleetwood Mac Widely regarded as one of the best live tribute acts in the country, The Illegals are into their 25th year with their ever-popular, classic-rock revue. Fifty Years ago, the Eagles released their third album – On The Border. Half a century later,

€25
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Fighting Words for Primary School

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge is the Kildare Partner of Fighting Words. We present creative writing workshops for primary and secondary schools. Fighting Words workshops are always free of charge to the participants. Upcoming Fighting Words Workshops for Primary School: Monday 29th January, 10:30am Monday 27th May, 10:30am Monday 10th June, 10:30am Monday 17th June, 10:30am

free, booking essential

Banel & Adama

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Banel and Adama are two young, passionate lovers living in a remote village in northern Senegal and, for them, nothing else in the world exists. When they decide they want to live away from their families and Adama declines his birth right position of village leader, chaos ensues as drought strikes their community – a

€5 – €9

JUNE FEST: School’s Out For Summer

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

For one night only, the great musical talent from Newbridge’s secondary schools come together to kick off June Fest 2024! Join us for student band performances that cover all genres in this exciting new addition to the community arts festival.

€10
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Riff Raff Drama Group Presents Secret Dilemma

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Riff Raff Drama Group are back with the premiere of Dave Tiernan’s two act comedy Secret Dilemma. It’s Grace’s wedding day, and everyone is ready...except Grace. Her mother Alice has insisted on a garden wedding at the family home, but things don’t go according to plan, with the caterers ruining the cuisine, the band leaving,

€12 – €15
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Riff Raff Drama Group Presents Secret Dilemma

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Riff Raff Drama Group are back with the premiere of Dave Tiernan’s two act comedy Secret Dilemma. It’s Grace’s wedding day, and everyone is ready...except Grace. Her mother Alice has insisted on a garden wedding at the family home, but things don’t go according to plan, with the caterers ruining the cuisine, the band leaving,

€12 – €15

CAST – an exhibition by Kildare Art Collective

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

What information do you need to cast a shadow? In the absence of sunlight is it time to cast a vote? Can you create a cast using just a long piece of string? Can you catch a fish by casting it in a starring role? Cast features the work of Kildare Art Collective members exploring

Admission Free
Recurring

Riff Raff Drama Group Presents Secret Dilemma

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Riff Raff Drama Group are back with the premiere of Dave Tiernan’s two act comedy Secret Dilemma. It’s Grace’s wedding day, and everyone is ready...except Grace. Her mother Alice has insisted on a garden wedding at the family home, but things don’t go according to plan, with the caterers ruining the cuisine, the band leaving,

€12 – €15

JUNE FEST: Summer Time Session Hosted by Host Frankie Lane

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Join musician Frankie Lane as he hosts June Fest’s Summer Sessions, featuring a host of local artists who will entertain you with an evening of music, drama, poetry and song. All funds raised on the night will go to Newbridge Day Centre and Meals on Wheels.

€10

Crooked House & Newbridge Women’s Shed – Milis

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Milis means sweet in Gaeilge. This performance was devised by the women of the Newbridge Women's Shed group collaborating with Crooked House over several weeks. They met once a week and created scenes, images, dialogue and episodes that explore several themes of importance to the women. The performance will feature a celebration of the women's

Free event, booking necessary

The Classic Beatles – Magical Mystery Tour

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Following their sell out Number 1s Tour across Ireland in Summer 2023, The Classic Beatles are back with their Magical Mystery Tour 2024. Relive the sights and sounds of the Sixties in a stunning 2hr show stuffed with the best songs ever written. The Beatles are back at Number 1 with Now & Then, which highlights the unwavering appeal of their

€25

JUNE FEST: Writing Workshop with Fíona Scarlett

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Women of Words: A Day of Writing Instinct and Inspiration Join renowned author Fíona Scarlett (Boys Don’t Cry) for a two-hour writing workshop. This workshop will focus on the invaluable skill of trusting one's gut instinct in writing and examine why it holds such significance in the creative process. Women of Words is funded by

€10

JUNE FEST: Women of Words Networking Lunch

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Join Women of Words for a networking lunch which will provide attendees with an opportunity to connect and exchange ideas. All are welcome; however, space is limited, and advanced booking is required to secure a place. Women of Words is funded by the Kildare County Council’s Brigid 1500 Programme. Pay What You Can - Free/€5/€10 This

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JUNE FEST: Miriam Mulcahy in Conversation with Olivia Fitzsimons

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Women of Words: A Day of Writing Instinct and Inspiration This afternoon session will feature a captivating conversation between Newbridge author Miriam Mulcahy, (This is My Sea) and acclaimed author Olivia Fitzsimons (The Quiet Whispers Never Stop). They will delve into the various inspirations that fuel their writing endeavours and explore the diverse array of

Pay What You Can
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Fighting Words for Primary School

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge is the Kildare Partner of Fighting Words. We present creative writing workshops for primary and secondary schools. Fighting Words workshops are always free of charge to the participants. Upcoming Fighting Words Workshops for Primary School: Monday 29th January, 10:30am Monday 27th May, 10:30am Monday 10th June, 10:30am Monday 17th June, 10:30am

free, booking essential

PRIDE SCREENING: All of Us Strangers

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Screenwriter Adam lives alone in a near-empty tower block. His secluded life is interrupted by an unexpected reunion with his parents - both of whom died decades earlier. Back at the tower block, he meets a neighbour Harry, and they begin a passionate romantic relationship. Adam’s past, present and imagined lives intertwine as his grip

€5 – €9
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Music & Sensory Play with Catherine Hartnett

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Music and sensory play class for toddlers aged 1 to 3 years and parents in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Toddlers will be given the opportunity to learn through music, movement and play, and explore different textures and sounds. This class, led by music teacher Catherine Hartnett promotes adult-child interaction as well as interactions between

€10

Simple Plaster Casting Workshop with Holly Delaney

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Join visual artist Holly Delaney for her casting workshop as part of June Fest. The workshop is especially designed for adults and runs alongside the exhibition ‘Cast’ by Kildare Art Collective, of which Holly is a member. This hands-on workshop will shed light on the simple process of casting small objects. Participants will be introduced

€10
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SCHOOLS: Fall & Float – Mónica Muñoz Dance

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

A visual dance performance for audiences aged 4+. With playful energy, impressive acrobatics, comic timing and a joyful soundscape, two dancers create a magical world through the clever manipulation of simple balloons. Their imaginations seem to know no bounds – resulting in a hypnotic, funny and uplifting performance full of falling, lifting, throwing, catching, stumbling,

€6

Cruinniú na nÓg 2024: Fighting Words

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Fighting Words Kildare are running a FREE creative writing workshop for children aged 8-12 years in celebration of Cruinniú na nÓg. This workshop is open to young writers and artists who would like a space to explore their own ideas and storytelling! We will work together as a group to write a story before inviting the

Free

Cruinniú na nÓg 2024: Pstryk!

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Pstryk! is an interactive musical experience designed for children aged 3-10 years. Featuring live music, this vibrant workshop will explore Polish and Irish folklore tunes, creative movement, spontaneous music creation, and a lot of fun! Led by Kasia Eliasz with Rafal Szydlowski on violin and Maciej Blizinski on double bass you will get to explore

free, booking essential

Music Network Presents Linda Fredriksson

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Following the release of their debut album Juniper in 2021, Finnish saxophonist Linda Fredriksson quickly established themselves as an important creative force on the national and international jazz scene. Winner of a Teosto Award in 2022, one of Scandinavia’s most prestigious awards recognising musical work that is considered bold, original and innovative, Juniper also received

€15 – €18
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Fighting Words for Primary School

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge is the Kildare Partner of Fighting Words. We present creative writing workshops for primary and secondary schools. Fighting Words workshops are always free of charge to the participants. Upcoming Fighting Words Workshops for Primary School: Monday 29th January, 10:30am Monday 27th May, 10:30am Monday 10th June, 10:30am Monday 17th June, 10:30am

free, booking essential

That They May Face the Rising Sun

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Ireland, the 1970s. Joe and Kate Ruttledge return from London to live in a small rural community. They quickly become close friends with many of the older men and women living in the area. Over the course of a year, Joe and Kate grapple with major life decisions, while also witnessing their neighbours’ moments of

€5 – €9
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NightLight

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

NightLight – a new concert from BabyLovesMusic. BabyLovesMusiccreate unique concerts for babies. NightLight –  inspired by lullabies, sleep, dreams, peace, rest, succour - is an informal concert for babies aged 0-12 months and their carers featuring four award-winning musicians – Tim Doyle, Kate Hearne, Anna Newell, and Eamon Sweeney – with musical arrangements by Malachy

€10
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NightLight

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

NightLight – a new concert from BabyLovesMusic. BabyLovesMusiccreate unique concerts for babies. NightLight –  inspired by lullabies, sleep, dreams, peace, rest, succour - is an informal concert for babies aged 0-12 months and their carers featuring four award-winning musicians – Tim Doyle, Kate Hearne, Anna Newell, and Eamon Sweeney – with musical arrangements by Malachy

€10
Recurring

NightLight

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

NightLight – a new concert from BabyLovesMusic. BabyLovesMusiccreate unique concerts for babies. NightLight –  inspired by lullabies, sleep, dreams, peace, rest, succour - is an informal concert for babies aged 0-12 months and their carers featuring four award-winning musicians – Tim Doyle, Kate Hearne, Anna Newell, and Eamon Sweeney – with musical arrangements by Malachy

€10
Recurring

NightLight

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

NightLight – a new concert from BabyLovesMusic. BabyLovesMusiccreate unique concerts for babies. NightLight –  inspired by lullabies, sleep, dreams, peace, rest, succour - is an informal concert for babies aged 0-12 months and their carers featuring four award-winning musicians – Tim Doyle, Kate Hearne, Anna Newell, and Eamon Sweeney – with musical arrangements by Malachy

€10
Recurring

Sketchbook Club with Kate Escolin

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Sketchbook Club is a monthly event that encourages fun and playful art-making whilst also building a community of new, old, professional or hobby artists! The goal is to provide a safe space to create art in a relaxed environment. Make some art, make a friend, or just unwind on a Thursday evening. All art materials

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The Pension Plan

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Maybe you were away last year or maybe you just couldn’t get a ticket but, cheer up, because, responding to demand, Beezneez are back with John McDwyer’s rip roaring comedy about the bachelor Flanagan brothers who live a life of peaceful contentment on their hillside farm, disturbed only by the persistent efforts of their spinster

€18 – €20

FAMILY CINEMA: Migration

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

From the creators of Despicable Me comes an adventure-filled new comedy about overcoming your fears and opening yourself up to the world and its opportunities, filled with Illumination's signature subversive humour, authentic heart and unforgettable characters. The Mallard family embarks on a journey south for the winter to Jamaica via New York City, only for

€4

Eleanor McEvoy

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Acclaimed Irish singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Eleanor McEvoy is set to captivate audiences worldwide in 2024 with an exhilarating tour which will come to Riverbank. As anticipation builds for her tour, McEvoy also promises a delightful holiday treat for her fans – a Christmas re-mix of her beloved song South Anne Street created by the Grammy Award

€20 – €22
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Fighting Words for Primary School

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge is the Kildare Partner of Fighting Words. We present creative writing workshops for primary and secondary schools. Fighting Words workshops are always free of charge to the participants. Upcoming Fighting Words Workshops for Primary School: Monday 29th January, 10:30am Monday 27th May, 10:30am Monday 10th June, 10:30am Monday 17th June, 10:30am

free, booking essential

Perfect Days

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Middle-aged Hirayama (a fantastic Kôji Yakusho) leads a modest existence, balancing his work as a Tokyo public toilet caretaker with his love of music, reading and photography. But when a young woman appears on his doorstep, it leads to revelations about Hirayama’s past and the simple life he cherishes is disrupted. Wim Wenders' Japan-set latest

€5 – €9

Ye Vagabonds

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Following a sold out show in October 2022, Ye Vagabonds return to Riverbank! Brothers Brían and Diarmuid Mac Gloinn grew up playing music together around their hometown of Carlow. After moving to Dublin in 2012, they quickly became a staple of the live music and session scene in Ireland, playing their own original songs as

€28

Griese Youth Theatre Double Bill

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Griese Youth Theatre kickstart their celebration of 25 years of youth arts in Ballitore with two nights of performances on Riverbank’s stage. On Friday night there will be a double bill from the 11 to 14-year-old members. This will be followed by a double bill on Saturday night from their 15 to 19-year-old members and

€8 – €12

Simple Plaster Casting Workshop with Holly Delaney

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Join visual artist Holly Delaney for her casting workshop as part of June Fest. The workshop is especially designed for families and will be fun and interactive for all ages! The workshop will introduce children and their adults to the simple process of casting small objects. Participants will make their own casts and creations during

€10

Creative Summer Camp with Kate and Marta

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Looking for fun and engaging creative activities for your kids this summer? We have just the solution! Join Kildare artists Kate Escolin and Marta Ivanowska for their Creative Summer Camp! Participating children will learn how to develop their ideas from initial sketch to finished artworks. They will explore new projects daily! From zine making, comic

€130

Creative Writing for Young Authors with Emma-Jane Leeson

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Join in an exploration of imagination in the creative writing summer camp for young writers aged 7-13 years with author Emma-Jane Leeson. A fun, engaging and supportive environment to imagine and explore different techniques and styles. With lots of fun exercises and modules, this camp will help young writers hone into their unique writing voice

€130

Near Faraway Places

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Brianna Hurley and Thomas Barron Curated by Dominic Thorpe Near Faraway Places is a two person exhibition which brings together the work of artists Brianna Hurley and Thomas Barron to speak to the idea of ‘places’ that are both close and distant, familiar and unfamiliar, clear and indecipherable. Both artists are members of the KCAT

Admission Free

BrickFlicks Stop Motion Animation Summer Camp 2024

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

At the BrickFlicks Stop Motion Animation Camp, learn all the basics of how to animate in stop motion using your favourite LEGO character. Shoot spells, fight superheroes, blast rockets or fall through portals, use your imagination to make your very own movies. With plenty of hands-on learning and simple demonstrations, Createschool will take you on a

€130

Drawing and Painting Workshop with Brianna Hurley

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Artist Brianna Hurley will lead a drawing and painting session, focused on themes of 'place'. This is open to all, from beginners upwards. The workshop coincides with the exhibition Near Faraway Places, a two-person exhibition in the McKenna Gallery by Brianna Hurley and Thomas Barron exploring the idea of ‘places’ as being both close and

€10

SPECIAL SCREENING: The Water Boys

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Jim and Gary have served as the water boys for their local hurling team, Carrickshock Kilkenny, for over 40 years. Both men have cerebral palsy, however they do not allow their condition to stand in the way of their participation in the hurling team that both their fathers played for. This sensitive, intimate and charming

free, booking essential

Route 66 Big Band – 25th Anniversary Tour

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Route 66 Big Band return to Riverbank Arts Centre to celebrate their 25th Anniversary tour. The sixteen-piece band has captivated audiences all over Leinster with their distinct musical style. Their repertoire spans from timeless 1940’s numbers to contemporary hits, all delivered with a vibrant big band flair that promises to ignite the stage. Don't miss

€20 – €22