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January 2022

WORKSHOP: Songwriting with Laura Walsh

Saturday 29th January, 2022 - 10:00
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One event on Saturday 15th January, 2022 at 11:30

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€5

Children aged 5-12 are invited to join Laura Walsh as we create a brand new song! Using a variety of percussion instruments and fun, easy to use software, we will create our song as a team. Making beats and backing music is easier than you think, and we can write our song about anything you like! About Laura Walsh: Laura Walsh is a music therapist, teacher and gigging musician who has been playing and writing/recording music for 10 years. She…

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February 2022

THEATRE: Falling Through the Universe – a staging of James Joyce’s ‘The Dead’

Thursday 3rd February, 2022 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€15/€12

FALLING THROUGH THE UNIVERSE a staging of  JAMES JOYCE’s “THE DEAD” framed in a personal memoir Written and performed by Declan Gorman On a Winter’s night in 1982, a young Irish emigrant borrows an English language book from a library in Munich.  He reads it over one evening. The course of his life is changed… Forty years later, he walks onto a stage to recreate the magic of that night and perform one of the greatest short stories ever written in the English…

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Special Screening: The Island of Saints (based on The Red Book of Ossory)

Friday 4th February, 2022 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€8 (Early Bird) /€10 (on door)

The Island of Saints is based on an important 14th century medieval manuscript, The Red Book of Ossory, which was compiled in Kilkenny and is housed there in St Canice's Cathedral. Pre-eminent among the manuscript’s texts are sixty remarkable Latin poems by Richard de Ledrede, Bishop of Ossory. Caitríona O’Leary, music director of Anakronos, has set de Ledrede’s esoteric and imagistic poetry to music from a multitude of medieval sources. This film version of The Island of Saints recounts the…

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CINEMA: Spencer

Monday 7th February, 2022 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€7 (early bird)/€9 (on door)

Christmas. 1991. Sandringham Estate. The Royal Family gathers for their annual three-day celebrations. Diana, Princess of Wales (a mesmerising Kirsten Stewart) arrives late, having circumvented her driver and security detail.  Her marriage to Prince Charles now hanging by a thread due to his affair with Camilla Parker Bowles which has now become public. Cold-shouldered by the family, quietly admired by the staff, Diana struggles and stumbles through her final Christmas of expectation, tradition and hypocrisy. Billed as a ‘fable from…

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COMEDY: Neil Delamere – LIMINAL

Thursday 10th February, 2022 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€25

Neil Delamere, star of BBC’s The Blame Game, Fighting Talk and the Newsquiz, hits the road again with his riotous new stand-up show, Liminal. Expect an evening perhaps best described as Schrodinger’s chat as our wisecracking comedic hero struggles to figure out this strange new world. “One lean, mean, comedy, killing machine.*****” The Herald   “A wryly brilliant live performer.” The Sunday Times “You’ll be hard pressed to find a more gifted comic.*****” The Scotsman  

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MUSIC NETWORK PRESENTS: Séamus McGuire, Niamh Varian-Barry & Gerry O’Beirne

Friday 11th February, 2022 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€18/€15

A compelling new Music Network collaboration featuring the unique and beautiful sound of violas in traditional music. Séamus McGuire          viola/fiddle Niamh Varian-Barry      viola/fiddle/voice Gerry O’ Beirne            voice/guitar Curiosity, virtuosity and a deep understanding of the Irish tradition are just some of the things that unite this trio of fine musicians. A new musical force to be reckoned with, their performances on this Music Network tour will explore traditional grooves, great melody and the beautiful sonority of violas in traditional music.…

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MUSIC: Edel Meade – Brigids and Patricias – concert & talk

Saturday 12th February, 2022 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€16/€14

A concert and talk featuring acclaimed singer-songwriter and Tipperary woman EDEL MEADE, who released her stunning new solo album BRIGIDS AND PATRICIAS in 2021, described as 'most courageous Irish album of the year" in The Irish Times. A strikingly original artist working in the field of jazz, folk and contemporary music; her voice has been described as mesmerising or magical even, while her music is haunting and powerful. This extraordinary new collection of original songs and spoken word reflects on what it means to be a…

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DRAWING WORKSHOP: ‘INVISIBLE CORDS’ with Clodagh Kelly

Thursday 17th February, 2022 - 19:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€10 (all materials provided)

In this drawing workshop with Visual Artist Clodagh Kelly,  participants will be invited to take a ‘Cord’ and create an artwork inspired by the materials and the exhibition. Themes from nature may be explored, others may want to look at a personal response to their experience of social media, how we experience choice, materialism, freedom or humanity, the human form, the right to privacy, voice hearing or other social norms. We now live in very different communities since Covid, with different social norms, what…

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SCHOOLS: Ceol Connected’s WUNDERGROUND

Friday 18th February, 2022 - 10:00
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One event on Friday 18th February, 2022 at 12:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6 per student  (Teachers Free)

Far beneath the big oak tree, another world awaits.   It’s the Wunderground, and a new night has just begun.  Badger has woken up from his slumber, and is about to go on his usual rounds.  Rabbit has returned from her daily adventures to the Woverground. Something however, is not quite right. The earth has become unusually dry, and the tree and its many inhabitants are beginning to get very thirsty!  Join Badger and Rabbit on an unforgettable musical adventure as…

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SCHOOLS: Ceol Connected’s WUNDERGROUND

Friday 18th February, 2022 - 12:00
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One event on Friday 18th February, 2022 at 12:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6 per student  (Teachers Free)

Far beneath the big oak tree, another world awaits.   It’s the Wunderground, and a new night has just begun.  Badger has woken up from his slumber, and is about to go on his usual rounds.  Rabbit has returned from her daily adventures to the Woverground. Something however, is not quite right. The earth has become unusually dry, and the tree and its many inhabitants are beginning to get very thirsty!  Join Badger and Rabbit on an unforgettable musical adventure as…

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FAMILY: Ceol Connected – Wunderground

Saturday 19th February, 2022 - 12:00
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One event on Saturday 19th February, 2022 at 14:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€8/ Family Ticket €28

Far beneath the big oak tree, another world awaits.   It’s the Wunderground, and a new night has just begun.  Badger has woken up from his slumber, and is about to go on his usual rounds.  Rabbit has returned from her daily adventures to the Woverground. Something however, is not quite right. The earth has become unusually dry, and the tree and its many inhabitants are beginning to get very thirsty!  Join Badger and Rabbit on an unforgettable musical adventure as…

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FAMILY: Ceol Connected – Wunderground

Saturday 19th February, 2022 - 14:00
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One event on Saturday 19th February, 2022 at 14:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€8/ Family Ticket €28

Far beneath the big oak tree, another world awaits.   It’s the Wunderground, and a new night has just begun.  Badger has woken up from his slumber, and is about to go on his usual rounds.  Rabbit has returned from her daily adventures to the Woverground. Something however, is not quite right. The earth has become unusually dry, and the tree and its many inhabitants are beginning to get very thirsty!  Join Badger and Rabbit on an unforgettable musical adventure as…

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COMEDY: OWEN COLGAN – Still Alive

Thursday 24th February, 2022 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€20

Owen Colgan, the Irish cult comedy hero is best known for his role as Buzz McDonnell from Hardy Bucks. He has starred in 4 successful seasons which aired on Ireland's national broadcaster RTE, as well appearing in the smash hit "The Hardy Bucks Movie" - produced by Universal Studios and hailed by media as 'the Irish Hangover'. Owen Colgan has been on a steady rise since launching his stand up career, leaving a trail of sold out shows behind him. This is his biggest show yet! Suitable for over 18s…

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FAMILY: The Science Magic Show with Donal Vaughan

Sunday 27th February, 2022 - 12:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€8/ Family Ticket €28

Triple award-winning Irish comedian & scientist, Donal Vaughan, brings his hugely popular science, comedy, magic family show to Riverbank this February with some brand new tricks, along with some old favourites. Using only things you find around the house, Donal will perform amazing tricks to show how magical science can be. Want to see a potato rocket launcher? Or conjure dragons breath? How about a vomiting unicorn? Or course you do. Always exciting and sometimes very messy, learn about science…

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March 2022

SCHOOLS: A Short Hopeful Guide to Climate Change with Oisín McGann

Tuesday 1st March, 2022 - 10:00 - Wednesday 2nd March, 2022 - 12:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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This is the story of humans and fire and how we’ve changed the world. It’s a story about our civilisation and our environment, about wildfires and glaciers, war and wilderness. It’s about tiny ocean creatures, giant machines, and teenagers protesting on city streets. It’s about climate change, and the millions of people who are already taking action to do something about it. This is an invitation to join in. Join children’s writer Oisín McGann for a reading/discussion prompted by his…

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MUSIC: Eleanor McEvoy

Friday 4th March, 2022 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€20/€18

Eleanor McEvoy achieved star status in Ireland in 1992 when her song "A Woman's Heart" was the title track for the A Woman's Heart anthology album. A Woman’s Heart has since gone on to become the best-selling album in Irish history. Since then, Eleanor has gone on to become an artist and performer known throughout the world. Her critically acclaimed canon of work spans fifteen albums and appearances on numerous compilation albums. Released in July 2021, it is no surprise…

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SCREENING: The Lonsdale Project

Saturday 5th March, 2022 - 14:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€4

Super Paua and Riverbank Arts Centre are delighted to present the world premiere of The Lonsdale Project, a film for ages 11+. It’s the first annual lecture on the work of Kathleen Lonsdale, a Kildare-born crystallographer, anti-war campaigner, mother of three, and activist for penal reform, having served time in Holloway Prison. Professor O’Mahony and Professor Breathnach are both excited to share her achievements. But they have some very different ideas on how to do that… One a more traditional…

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FAMILY: Kyle Riley: The No Height Restriction Tour

Saturday 12th March, 2022 - 12:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€10/€36 family ticket

It’s kids rock from Kyle Riley. The No Height Restriction Tour features songs from his new album of original children’s music by the same title, but it’s so much more. With a little musical goody bag for each child, this live music show gets the family stomping, shaking and singing along with Kyle’s catchy tunes, some traditional children’s music and even a pop song or two. Bring your rock toddlers, your little rockers, and cool kids to Kyle’s one of…

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MUSIC NETWORK PRESENTS: Amy Dickson, Sonoko Miriam Welde & Simon Mulligan

Saturday 12th March, 2022 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€18/€15

Amy Dickson saxophones Sonoko Miriam Welde violin Simon Mulligan piano Discover the extraordinary sonic beauty of this trio featuring twice Grammy-nominated saxophonist Amy Dickson, violinist Sonoko Miriam Welde and pianist Simon Mulligan. Performing together for the first time on this Music Network tour, this trio of extraordinary musicians has selected a programme which showcases both their virtuosity and ability to creatively adapt much-loved music to their unusual combination of instruments. Incorporating elements of folk and popular music from around the…

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CINEMA: King Richard

Monday 14th March, 2022 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€7 (early bird)/€9 (on door)

Based on the true story that will inspire the world. “King Richard’’ follows the journey of Richard Williams, an undeterred father instrumental in raising two of the most extraordinarily gifted athletes of all time, who will end up changing the sport of tennis forever. Driven by a clear vision of their future and using unconventional methods, Richard has a plan that will take Venus and Serena Williams from the streets of Compton, California to the global stage as legendary icons.…

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THEATRE: Tarry Flynn

Tuesday 15th March, 2022 - 20:00
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One event on Wednesday 16th March, 2022 at 20:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€20/€18

A love-letter to life in rural Ireland. “He was sitting closer than ever he had sat to a girl before. And it was the girl he had dreamt of. He was terribly unhappy." Set in 1930s Cavan, Tarry Flynn tells the hilarious story of the farmer, poet and lover-from-afar, and his quest for big fields, young women and the meaning of life. Tarry’s adventures uncover the beauty in every aspect of nature and farm life, while he seeks to keep…

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THEATRE: Tarry Flynn

Wednesday 16th March, 2022 - 20:00
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One event on Wednesday 16th March, 2022 at 20:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€20/€18

A love-letter to life in rural Ireland. “He was sitting closer than ever he had sat to a girl before. And it was the girl he had dreamt of. He was terribly unhappy." Set in 1930s Cavan, Tarry Flynn tells the hilarious story of the farmer, poet and lover-from-afar, and his quest for big fields, young women and the meaning of life. Tarry’s adventures uncover the beauty in every aspect of nature and farm life, while he seeks to keep…

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FAMILY CINEMA: Ron’s Gone Wrong

Saturday 19th March, 2022 - 14:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€4

20th Century Studios and Locksmith Animation’s “Ron’s Gone Wrong” is the story of Barney, a socially awkward middle-schooler and Ron, his new walking, talking, digitally- connected device, which is supposed to be his ‘”Best Friend out of the Box.” Ron’s hilarious malfunctions set against the backdrop of the social media age, launch them into an action-packed journey in which boy and robot come to terms with the wonderful messiness of true friendship Dir: Sarah Smith, Jean-Philippe Vine USA, UK, Canada…

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CINEMA: C’mon C’mon

Monday 21st March, 2022 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€7 (early bird)/€9 (on door)

Johnny (Joaquin Phoenix) is a good-natured radio journalist, estranged from his sister and suffering from emotional arrested development. Working on a project that keeps him on the road, he travels across the U.S. interviewing children about their hopes and fears for the future. Due to an extreme personal crisis his sister, Viv (Gaby Hoffmann), asks him to look after her 8-year-old son, Jesse (Woody Norman). Johnny and his young nephew are thrown together, forging a a delicate but transformative relationship,…

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SCHOOLS: A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings

Wednesday 23rd March, 2022 - 10:00
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One event on Wednesday 23rd March, 2022 at 12:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6 per student  (Teachers Free)

In a kitchen, in a theatre, two storytellers and their audience find something remarkable — a very old man with enormous wings. The wise neighbour woman tells us he’s an angel. The priest says he’s an imposter. Pilgrims flock to see him, hoping to be healed by him, hoping for a gawp. They leave with something different than what they expected. Adapted from Gabriel García Márquez’s Un señor muy viejo con unas alas enormes, Dan Colley and Riverbank Arts Centre…

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SCHOOLS: A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings

Wednesday 23rd March, 2022 - 12:00
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One event on Wednesday 23rd March, 2022 at 12:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6 per student  (Teachers Free)

In a kitchen, in a theatre, two storytellers and their audience find something remarkable — a very old man with enormous wings. The wise neighbour woman tells us he’s an angel. The priest says he’s an imposter. Pilgrims flock to see him, hoping to be healed by him, hoping for a gawp. They leave with something different than what they expected. Adapted from Gabriel García Márquez’s Un señor muy viejo con unas alas enormes, Dan Colley and Riverbank Arts Centre…

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MUSIC: Inni-K

Saturday 26th March, 2022 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€18/€15

Inni-K returns to the Riverbank to celebrate the release of her new album, ‘Iníon’ (‘Daughter’).  ‘Iníon’, Inni-K’s third album, sees the Dublin-based, Kildare singer, songwriter & musician, return to her roots and to her first love – sean-nós and traditional song. Together with the highly skilled collaborators joining her on this record & on this tour, Inni-K breathes exquisite beauty into these songs, creating for her audience a fresh and invigorating experience in sean-nós song. “Regarding our rich song & music…

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EARLY YEARS: Baby Groove

Monday 28th March, 2022 - 10:30 - Tuesday 29th March, 2022 - 10:30
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€10 (child & adult)

A chilled out 1970s-inspired adventure for babies under 12 months. This live performance is full of gorgeous harmony singing and immersive video created by Anna Newell Theatre Adventures, one of Ireland’s leading theatre makers for young audiences whose work for early years has been seen on six continents. babyGROOVE is part of the 2022 programme from The Network For Extraordinary Audiences and is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland. Performances at 10:30am, 11:30am & 12:30pm The capacity for this…

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CINEMA: The Electrical Life of Louis Wain

Monday 28th March, 2022 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€7 (early bird)/€9 (on door)

The extraordinary true story of eccentric British artist Louis Wain (Benedict Cumberbatch), whose playful, sometimes even psychedelic pictures helped to transform the public's perception of cats forever. Moving from the late 1800s through to the 1930s, we follow the incredible adventures of this inspiring, unsung hero, as he seeks to unlock the "electrical" mysteries of the world and, in so doing, to better understand his own life and the profound love he shared with his wife Emily Richardson (Claire Foy).…

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April 2022

THEATRE: Making a Mark

Friday 1st April, 2022 - 20:00
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One event on Saturday 2nd April, 2022 at 14:00

One event on Saturday 2nd April, 2022 at 20:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€18/€16 (Matinee €14)

Mark has competed in the World Games, played King Lear before, packed houses and packed bags for 20 years in Tesco’s... But that’s not even half the story. Part live interview, part self-led confessional, this is Mark’s life and he’s ready to take a seat at the table. Ambition, disruption, grief and frustration. He hopes this show will be the making of him. Are you ready for what he has to say? Following a sell out premiere production at the Dublin…

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THEATRE: Making a Mark

Saturday 2nd April, 2022 - 14:00
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One event on Saturday 2nd April, 2022 at 14:00

One event on Saturday 2nd April, 2022 at 14:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€18/€16 (Matinee €14)

Mark has competed in the World Games, played King Lear before, packed houses and packed bags for 20 years in Tesco’s... But that’s not even half the story. Part live interview, part self-led confessional, this is Mark’s life and he’s ready to take a seat at the table. Ambition, disruption, grief and frustration. He hopes this show will be the making of him. Are you ready for what he has to say? Following a sell out premiere production at the Dublin…

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THEATRE: Making a Mark

Saturday 2nd April, 2022 - 20:00
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One event on Saturday 2nd April, 2022 at 14:00

One event on Saturday 2nd April, 2022 at 20:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€18/€16 (Matinee €14)

Mark has competed in the World Games, played King Lear before, packed houses and packed bags for 20 years in Tesco’s... But that’s not even half the story. Part live interview, part self-led confessional, this is Mark’s life and he’s ready to take a seat at the table. Ambition, disruption, grief and frustration. He hopes this show will be the making of him. Are you ready for what he has to say? Following a sell out premiere production at the Dublin…

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FAMILY: The Speks

Sunday 3rd April, 2022 - 14:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€10

The Speks present a lively show of nursery rhymes and sing-along songs set to acoustic Irish music which will have adults and kids jumping in their seats! Their hand-clapping, toe-tapping, hearty-laughing show is all about life on Glasses Island – a magical island off the coast of Co. Clare where everybody wears glasses! The Speks have won a Parents’ Choice music award in the US where their music has been described as “Riverdance for kids” and they encourage everyone to…

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SCHOOLS: Fall and Float

Friday 8th April, 2022 - 10:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6 per student  (Teachers Free)

Fall and Float is a new dance performance for audiences aged 4 years and over. In this highly visual show, two dancers create a magical world to explore childhood, adventure, fantasy, imagination and friendship.  Balloons are used by the dancers to evoke important moments of childhood and spark memories and emotions. Two talented dancers,  Mónica Muñoz’s playful choreography and a joyful soundscape by Denis Clohessy, combine to make Fall and Float a delight for the senses and an ideal introduction to dance performance…

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FAMILY: Fall and Float

Saturday 9th April, 2022 - 14:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€8/ Family Ticket €28

Fall and Float is a new dance performance for audiences aged 4 years and over.   In this highly visual show, two dancers create a magical world to explore childhood, adventure, fantasy, imagination and friendship.  Balloons are used by the dancers to evoke important moments of childhood and spark memories and emotions.  Two talented dancers,  Mónica Muñoz's playful choreography and a joyful soundscape by Denis Clohessy, combine to make Fall and Float a delight for the senses and an ideal introduction…

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MUSIC: Don Baker Blues Man

Saturday 9th April, 2022 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€25

Just turned a young 70 and 55 years on the road, Don has had an amazing career. Harmonica player, singer- songwriter and actor he has headlines with Tom Jones and Van Morrison, acted opposite Daniel Day-Lewis in the Oscar Nominated “In the Name of the Father” and been declared by Bono as “The greatest harmonica player in the World!” In January 2022 his album, “Legacy” will be released, his first ever collection of harmonica instrumentals as recorded by Don over…

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COMEDY: Callan’s Kicks Live

Sunday 10th April, 2022 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€30

Oliver Callan brings his huge cast of characters to the stage for the first time in seven years. It’s the first live Callan’s Kicks show in the age of Co-Teeshes Micheál and Leo the ledgebag, Boris and Biden and celeb scientists like Luke O’Neill. As we try to recover from lockdowns, NPHET advice and Stephen Donnelly interviews, Callan deconstructs the leaders and stars of politics, sport and entertainment in a special night of comedy. Callan’s Kicks Live promises to be…

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COMEDY: Des Bishop – Mia Mamma

Thursday 28th April, 2022 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€25

I am often asked “where do you get your material from?” The truth is really that I try to see the funny in everything. My mother died in March 2019 and of course it was sad and grief can be tough sometimes but I saw a lot of funny in that too. Since death comes to us all and grief is something most of us will experience I thought there must be plenty of people who would like that funny…

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May 2022

MUSIC: EIMEAR CREHAN

Friday 6th May, 2022 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€20/€18

Eimear Crehan is a songwriter based in Kildare and has been performing in the Irish Music Scene for over 12 years now. In that time her sound has really developed, having moved through lots of genres like funk, soul, gospel and rock. It is only now that her sound has found its true home, with its feet in soul and its body in the story-telling aspect of folk. Eimear loves beautiful melodies, powerful stories, and delicate instrumentation. She brings audiences…

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COMEDY: Pat & Faye Shortt WELL

Saturday 7th May, 2022 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€30

This comic Father and Daughter duo have written and performed two hilarious online shows The Wellness Hour with Paaah and Sile and Pat Shortt’s Comedy Heads. Now the pair bring their madcap characters to the stage in a brand new collaboration, Well. The show follows the unfortunate demise of Dad and Daughter Country and Irish music duo as they attempt to ascend the heights of their local music scene by playing a gig in the town’s hotel. ‘’Well’’ showcases the extraordinary comedy…

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SCHOOLS: StrongWomen Science

Thursday 19th May, 2022 - 10:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6 per student  (Teachers Free)

StrongWomen Science is a circus science show for children starring two women scientists turned circus performers. Aoife Raleigh is an engineer, Maria Corcoran an environmental scientist. Ever wanted to know how you balance a chair on your chin, if you can juggle liquid, or how circus performers eat fire? StrongWomen Aoife and Maria reveal the scientific secrets behind their astounding tricks. In a fun, lively and fast-paced family circus performance, find out how jugglers, acrobats and hula hoop artists use…

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COMEDY: Jason Byrne: On Your Marks, Get Set… Gig!

Thursday 19th May, 2022 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€22

Jason Byrne has been On His Marks since March 2020. Now he’s Set and ready to explode on to the stage. “The Outright King Of Live Comedy” (The Times) is ready to take back and carefully disinfect his crown. How can one man's life continue to fall apart while he is essentially locked in his own house? This hilarious brand new show see’s Jason attempt to make sense of the year in which his life officially became a sitcom script.…

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COMEDY: Dirtbirds – No Filter

Friday 20th May, 2022 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€22/€20

In a world where women are expected to have the patience of Mother Teresa, the arse of Jennifer Lopez, the social media profile of Kim Kardashian and the BMI of Elle McPherson the pressure is relentless. Dirtbirds the comedy duo and internet sensation present their hilarious new show ‘No Filters’ which takes a close look at the barrage of bullshit we are subjected to on a daily basis and reminds us that despite what we’re told there is NO SUCH…

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