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October 2019

CINEMA: ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD

Monday 21st October, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6 Early Bird/€9

Los Angeles under a flaming sunset, rows of towering palm trees swaying in the breeze. Once Upon a Time In Hollywood, Quentin Tarantino's latest masterpiece, is imbued with the aesthetics of the City of Angels' inimitable glamour. Set in 1969, this Hollywood pastiche is the filmmaker's ode to the city of his childhood years, and inevitably stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt as Rick and Cliff, inspired by the life of Burt Reynolds. The Hollywood Hills at the height of…

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ADULT WORKSHOP: Taster Ceramics Workshop with Eleanor Swan

Tuesday 22nd October, 2019 - 19:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€20

Join and award-winning artist Eleanor Swan for a 2 hour taster ceramics workshop. Participants will explore the possibilities of working with two different types of clay: porcelain and stoneware clay. Each participant will make a birdhouse (as seen in the photo) and a floral decorative porcelain piece. Everyone’s work will be glazed and fired in the kiln on site by Eleanor to be collected at a future date. (the floral piece can be framed for the participant at an extra…

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EARLY YEARS: Little Movers and Shakers – Creative Dance

Wednesday 23rd October, 2019 - 11:00
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One event on Wednesday 23rd October, 2019 at 11:00

One event on Wednesday 27th November, 2019 at 11:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€8 (adult & toddler)

Little Movers and Shakers - Creative Dance is a movement workshop for parents/guardians and toddlers/young children, where joyful, spontaneous expression is encouraged. Suitable for all, this is an opportunity to dance with your child - or alongside them - and learn some new moves yourself. Selma Daniel is a Dance Artist with over 20 years experience in dance performance, choreography and education. In 2019, she founded LittleLion Dance Theatre who presented A-do-le-TA!  at Riverbank Arts Centre in September. 2nd October…

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ADULT WORKSHOP: Sewing Workshop for Beginners with Aideen Cross

Wednesday 23rd October, 2019 - 19:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€20

Join with designer Aideen Cross for a sewing workshop for beginners and improvers who love to create with fabric. Overcome any fears you might have about creating your own clothes and learn the basic sewing machine skills (bring along your own if you have one). We’ll explore a few interesting projects to get you started while enjoying the whole experience of creating with fabric. Aideen will be showing you some tips for home alterations too. Duration 2 hours

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ADULT WORKSHOP: Animation for Beginners with Paper Panther

Thursday 24th October, 2019 - 19:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€20

In the workshop, participants will create their own hand-drawn morphing animation through drawing on paper and photographing it frame by frame under a camera. The results will be edited offsite and uploaded to the Paper Panther Vimeo page from which the participants can view and download the video. About Paper Panther Paper Panther are an award winning animation studio based in Dublin. In addition to their commercial work and short films, they have been facilitating workshops with participants of all…

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THEATRE: Madhouse

Thursday 24th October, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€18/€16

MADHOUSE is based on the unbelievable true life story of comedian PJ Gallagher. When PJ was ten, his Ma, a nurse, moved six men with schizophrenia into the family home to care for them full time. “It was like this. When you went through our front door and turned right, you were in mad land, where the mad lads lived. And when you turned left - me, Ma, Da and the dog. It was madness. Absolute madness.” It’s raining outside…

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THEATRE: Shackleton

Saturday 26th October, 2019 - 20:00
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One event on Sunday 27th October, 2019 at 15:00

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

“Men wanted for hazardous journey. Low wages, bitter cold... safe return doubtful.” Shackleton tells the story of the sinking of the ship Endurance on the Antarctic’s icy Weddell Sea in 1916, and the subsequent escape of the Irish expedition leader Ernest Shackleton and his crew from the Antarctic over a period of eighteen months, finally arriving to safety at the whaling station in Stromness on the South Atlantic Island of South Georgia. Born close to the village of Kilkea, in…

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THEATRE: Shackleton

Sunday 27th October, 2019 - 15:00
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One event on Sunday 27th October, 2019 at 15:00

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

“Men wanted for hazardous journey. Low wages, bitter cold... safe return doubtful.” Shackleton tells the story of the sinking of the ship Endurance on the Antarctic’s icy Weddell Sea in 1916, and the subsequent escape of the Irish expedition leader Ernest Shackleton and his crew from the Antarctic over a period of eighteen months, finally arriving to safety at the whaling station in Stromness on the South Atlantic Island of South Georgia. Born close to the village of Kilkea, in…

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WORKSHOP: CREATESCHOOL present BRICK FLICKS

Tuesday 29th October, 2019 - 10:00 - Friday 1st November, 2019 - 13:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€90

What if your favourite LEGO Minifigure came to life and saved the day? What if we could show you how to make that happen? Well - CREATESCHOOL can, by using the magical art of stop motion animation. You'll work in small teams with like-minded young animators to create short films and learn some of the basic skills of stop motion or master some existing ones if you are already making your own films. CREATESCHOOL tutors love stop motion animation and…

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WORKSHOP: CREATESCHOOL present DigiTales

Tuesday 29th October, 2019 - 13:30 - Friday 1st November, 2019 - 16:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€100

Once upon a time ....YOU told a story. A story of adventure...of daring...of danger...of myth...of legend...of falafels - well maybe not falafels. Come along and share your story... CREATESCHOOL present a programme where children learn to make art and tell stories with mobile digital technology. Participants share their stories, realise ideas and gain lots of new skills such as stop motion animation, digital music making, photography and video, podcasting and more . As with all of CREATESCHOOL programmes, there is…

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November 2019

WORKSHOP: Make Your Own Weather Activity Book with Fuchsia MacAree

Friday 1st November, 2019 - 11:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€10

What’s your favourite kind of weather? Do you like windy days flying kites, sunny days at the beach or building snowmen on a winter’s day? Learn how to make a guide to your favourite day, from designing a cover to illustrating pages of activities. Using collage and drawing, Fuchsia MacAree illustrator of The Great Irish Weather Book, will show you how to draw characters enjoying the weather and how to put them all together into one fun book to take…

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WORKSHOP: Creative Writing Workshop for Children with Shane Hegarty

Saturday 2nd November, 2019 - 10:30
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€15

Have you a budding writer in the family? If so, make sure they don't miss this wonderful writing workshop with award-winning author Shane Hegarty as he goes behind the scenes of Darkmouth and brings writing to life with his new creation Boot. For ages 10-13 Shane Hegarty's new book - Boot - follows the adventures of a robot who saves himself from a rubbish tip and, with only two-and-a-half memories as clues, sets off to find his owner. His bestselling…

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FAMILY MUSIC: ROCKIN’ RHYMES

Saturday 2nd November, 2019 - 14:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€8/€28 FAMILY

Did little Miss Muffett jive around her tuffet? Were Jack and Jill bopping up that hill? Was it a funky beat that made the cradle really rock? Rockin' Rhymes is a new music show by Branar Téatar do Pháistí for music lovers aged 2 to 102. It is a rock-n-roll adventure featuring nursery rhymes as you’ve never heard them before. Original songs based on the well-loved nursery rhymes will be performed by a live 5-piece band, accompanied by animated illustrations…

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LOCAL ARTS: Newbridge Drama Group Presents – 45 Seconds from Broadway by Neil Simon

Wednesday 6th November, 2019 - 20:00 - Saturday 9th November, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€15/€12

From America’s master of contemporary Broadway comedy, here is a take on behind the scenes action in the entertainment world, this time near the heart of the theatre district. 45 Seconds from Broadway takes place in the legendary “Polish Tea Room” on New York’s 47th Street. Here Broadway theatre personalities gather and schmooze. Great acting roles flourish and home truths are at their best as Neil Simon continues to find humour in even the most painful moments of life This…

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LOCAL ARTS: NEWBRIDGE DRAMA PRESENTS 45 Seconds from Broadway

Wednesday 6th November, 2019 - 20:00
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One event on Thursday 7th November, 2019 at 20:00

One event on Friday 8th November, 2019 at 20:00

One event on Saturday 9th November, 2019 at 20:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€15/€12

From America’s master of contemporary Broadway comedy, Neil Simon, here is a take on behind the scenes action in the entertainment world, this time near the heart of the theatre district. 45 Seconds from Broadway takes place in the legendary “Polish Tea Room” on New York’s 47th Street. Here Broadway theatre personalities gather and schmooze. Great acting roles flourish and home truths are at their best as Neil Simon continues to find humour in even the most painful moments of…

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LOCAL ARTS: NEWBRIDGE DRAMA PRESENTS 45 Seconds from Broadway

Thursday 7th November, 2019 - 20:00
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One event on Thursday 7th November, 2019 at 20:00

One event on Friday 8th November, 2019 at 20:00

One event on Saturday 9th November, 2019 at 20:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€15/€12

From America’s master of contemporary Broadway comedy, Neil Simon, here is a take on behind the scenes action in the entertainment world, this time near the heart of the theatre district. 45 Seconds from Broadway takes place in the legendary “Polish Tea Room” on New York’s 47th Street. Here Broadway theatre personalities gather and schmooze. Great acting roles flourish and home truths are at their best as Neil Simon continues to find humour in even the most painful moments of…

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LOCAL ARTS: NEWBRIDGE DRAMA PRESENTS 45 Seconds from Broadway

Friday 8th November, 2019 - 20:00
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One event on Thursday 7th November, 2019 at 20:00

One event on Friday 8th November, 2019 at 20:00

One event on Saturday 9th November, 2019 at 20:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
+ Google Map
€15/€12

From America’s master of contemporary Broadway comedy, Neil Simon, here is a take on behind the scenes action in the entertainment world, this time near the heart of the theatre district. 45 Seconds from Broadway takes place in the legendary “Polish Tea Room” on New York’s 47th Street. Here Broadway theatre personalities gather and schmooze. Great acting roles flourish and home truths are at their best as Neil Simon continues to find humour in even the most painful moments of…

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LOCAL ARTS: NEWBRIDGE DRAMA PRESENTS 45 Seconds from Broadway

Saturday 9th November, 2019 - 20:00
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One event on Thursday 7th November, 2019 at 20:00

One event on Friday 8th November, 2019 at 20:00

One event on Saturday 9th November, 2019 at 20:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
+ Google Map
€15/€12

From America’s master of contemporary Broadway comedy, Neil Simon, here is a take on behind the scenes action in the entertainment world, this time near the heart of the theatre district. 45 Seconds from Broadway takes place in the legendary “Polish Tea Room” on New York’s 47th Street. Here Broadway theatre personalities gather and schmooze. Great acting roles flourish and home truths are at their best as Neil Simon continues to find humour in even the most painful moments of…

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CINEMA: Kursk: The Last Mission

Monday 11th November, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6 Early Bird/€9

Based on the gripping true story of the Kursk submarine tragedy of 2000 in which 118 men lost their lives, Kursk: The Last Mission is a tense submarine thriller from critically acclaimed director Thomas Vinterberg (The Hunt, Far From the Madding Crowd). When a Russian naval exercise goes horribly wrong, the Kursk submarine erupts in flame killing most of the men onboard and sending the trapped survivors to the bottom of sea. Time is running out for Captain Mikhail Averin…

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SCHOOLS: Ger Carey Live – A Comic Journey Inside The Teenage Mind

Wednesday 13th November, 2019 - 11:00
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One event on Wednesday 4th December, 2019 at 11:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€10

Ger Carey is back with his hilarious stand-up comedy show for transition year students. By secretly observing his subjects in their natural habitat, such as leaning on lampposts, in chippers, outside chippers, in shopping centres and sitting on any kind of steps, Ger has uncovered the weird and frightening world of the teenager! The aim of the show is to get teenagers to laugh at themselves and appreciate the differences of others.  

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THEATRE: EGGSISTENTIALISM by Joanne Ryan

Thursday 14th November, 2019 - 12:00
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One event on Thursday 14th November, 2019 at 20:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€16/€14

Joanne Ryan's internationally acclaimed, multi award-winning show is a funny, tender and moving exploration of reproduction in 21st-Century Ireland. Looking down the barrel of her final fertile years, one modern Irish woman goes on a comical quest to uncover the ifs, hows and crucially the whys of reproducing her genes. Mixing animation with stand-up, monologue and hilarious recorded interjections from Ryan's mother, Eggsistentialism takes a light-hearted but unflinching look at one of life's most compelling dilemmas: should making a life…

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THEATRE: EGGSISTENTIALISM by Joanne Ryan

Thursday 14th November, 2019 - 20:00
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One event on Thursday 14th November, 2019 at 20:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€16/€14

Joanne Ryan's internationally acclaimed, multi award-winning show is a funny, tender and moving exploration of reproduction in 21st-Century Ireland. Looking down the barrel of her final fertile years, one modern Irish woman goes on a comical quest to uncover the ifs, hows and crucially the whys of reproducing her genes. Mixing animation with stand-up, monologue and hilarious recorded interjections from Ryan's mother, Eggsistentialism takes a light-hearted but unflinching look at one of life's most compelling dilemmas: should making a life…

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THEATRE: TOM CREAN

Friday 15th November, 2019 - 20:00
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One event on Saturday 16th November, 2019 at 20:00

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

Tom Crean, the intrepid Antarctic explorer and one of Ireland’s unsung heroes, is brought to life in this dramatic and humorous solo performance by Aidan Dooley. Hear the riveting true stories of Crean’s Antarctic explorations as one of the few men to serve with both Scott and Shackleton and survive the three famous expeditions: Discovery, (1901 – 1904); Terra Nova (1910 – 1913); and Endurance (1914 - 1916). Crean’s story is a testament of human fortitude against all the elements…

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THEATRE: TOM CREAN

Saturday 16th November, 2019 - 20:00
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One event on Saturday 16th November, 2019 at 20:00

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

Tom Crean, the intrepid Antarctic explorer and one of Ireland’s unsung heroes, is brought to life in this dramatic and humorous solo performance by Aidan Dooley. Hear the riveting true stories of Crean’s Antarctic explorations as one of the few men to serve with both Scott and Shackleton and survive the three famous expeditions: Discovery, (1901 – 1904); Terra Nova (1910 – 1913); and Endurance (1914 - 1916). Crean’s story is a testament of human fortitude against all the elements…

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FAMILY: LORDS OF STRUT – Absolute Legends

Sunday 17th November, 2019 - 16:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€15/€12

All their lives, Sean and Seamus have wanted to be famous. To get there they need to make the perfect dance routine; they need your help. In this dance fantasy adventure, the brothers rock out banging moves, run into trouble, have a few tantrums, cause a bit of mayhem and find out if fame is really what they’re looking for after all. Fusing their signature combination of dizzying acrobatics, riotous comedy and big heart, Street Performance World Champions, unlikely heroes…

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CINEMA: THE SOUVENIR

Monday 18th November, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6 Early Bird/€9

1980’s London. Julie (a breakout performance from Honor Swinton Byrne) is a shy film student from a privileged background, who wants to use her work to better understand the realities of the world. When she meets the older and mysterious Anthony, Julie finds herself caught up in her first serious love affair. While her mother (Tilda Swinton) and friends are concerned about the relationship, Julie remains naively devoted to her new love, even when she unearths an unthinkable secret. Director…

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LOCAL ARTS: Kildare Youth Theatre present WUTHERING HEIGHTS

Tuesday 19th November, 2019 - 19:00
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One event on Wednesday 20th November, 2019 at 19:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€10/€6

'He's more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.” ― Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights In this modern adaptation of Emily Brontë’s Gothic fairy-tale, Jane Thornton infuses Wuthering Heights with quick-fire dialogue and an urgency that brings the age-old tale to life for a modern audience! In this searing, wild, and often funny, production, a troupe of storytellers take their audience on a whistle-stop tour of the novel all the while inhabiting…

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LOCAL ARTS: Kildare Youth Theatre present WUTHERING HEIGHTS

Wednesday 20th November, 2019 - 19:00
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One event on Wednesday 20th November, 2019 at 19:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€10/€6

'He's more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.” ― Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights In this modern adaptation of Emily Brontë’s Gothic fairy-tale, Jane Thornton infuses Wuthering Heights with quick-fire dialogue and an urgency that brings the age-old tale to life for a modern audience! In this searing, wild, and often funny, production, a troupe of storytellers take their audience on a whistle-stop tour of the novel all the while inhabiting…

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COMEDY: DES BISHOP – Take the Points

Thursday 21st November, 2019 - 20:00
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One event on Friday 22nd November, 2019 at 20:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€25

"Take the points..." - That’s good advice on the pitch but an even better metaphor for life, especially when you don’t take advice well. How hard can it be for a man to say “point taken!” Des Bishop’s new show tries to digest the incredible changes we have seen in society in the last year and a half - Me too, consent, Trump, the 8th and how divided everyone is online. Everyone welcome, snowflakes, the easily offended, those that complain…

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COMEDY: DES BISHOP – Take the Points

Friday 22nd November, 2019 - 20:00
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One event on Friday 22nd November, 2019 at 20:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€25

"Take the points..." - That’s good advice on the pitch but an even better metaphor for life, especially when you don’t take advice well. How hard can it be for a man to say “point taken!” Des Bishop’s new show tries to digest the incredible changes we have seen in society in the last year and a half - Me too, consent, Trump, the 8th and how divided everyone is online. Everyone welcome, snowflakes, the easily offended, those that complain…

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FAMILY THEATRE: BOSCO’s Magic Garden & Sleeping Beauty

Saturday 23rd November, 2019 - 14:00
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One event on Saturday 23rd November, 2019 at 16:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€10

Bosco is Bosco, not a boy, not a girl, just a Bosco: a cheeky, lovely, funny, slightly-cracked, irrepressible, eternal five-year-old who lives in a box and who loves nothing more than to just be Bosco and meet all the boys and girls. After starring on Irish TV for three decades, you’ll see why Bosco remains a firm favourite for each new generation. Enjoy the enchanted story of Sleeping Beauty where an evil Fairy-Night filled with jealousy tries to harm Beauty…

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FAMILY THEATRE: BOSCO’s Magic Garden & Sleeping Beauty

Saturday 23rd November, 2019 - 16:00
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One event on Saturday 23rd November, 2019 at 16:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€10

Bosco is Bosco, not a boy, not a girl, just a Bosco: a cheeky, lovely, funny, slightly-cracked, irrepressible, eternal five-year-old who lives in a box and who loves nothing more than to just be Bosco and meet all the boys and girls. After starring on Irish TV for three decades, you’ll see why Bosco remains a firm favourite for each new generation. Enjoy the enchanted story of Sleeping Beauty where an evil Fairy-Night filled with jealousy tries to harm Beauty…

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CINEMA: Birds of Passage

Monday 25th November, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6 Early Bird/€9

From the directors of Embrace of the Serpent comes a tale of the Colombian marijuana trade of the 1960/70s and a resulting tribal war, which through greed and corruption caused the downfall of a respected indigenous Wayuu family. When Raphayet pursues Zaida for his bride, he cannot afford the dowry. A chance deal with some Peace Corps volunteers to supply them with marijuana, helps him secure the marriage but starts the family on a tragic path. As tradition, superstition, crime…

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EARLY YEARS: Little Movers and Shakers – Creative Dance

Wednesday 27th November, 2019 - 11:00
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One event on Wednesday 23rd October, 2019 at 11:00

One event on Wednesday 27th November, 2019 at 11:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€8 (adult & toddler)

Little Movers and Shakers - Creative Dance is a movement workshop for parents/guardians and toddlers/young children, where joyful, spontaneous expression is encouraged. Suitable for all, this is an opportunity to dance with your child - or alongside them - and learn some new moves yourself. Selma Daniel is a Dance Artist with over 20 years experience in dance performance, choreography and education. In 2019, she founded LittleLion Dance Theatre who presented A-do-le-TA!  at Riverbank Arts Centre in September. 2nd October…

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LOCAL ARTS: Odd Theatre Company presents LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS

Thursday 28th November, 2019 - 20:00 - Saturday 30th November, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€20/€18

The Odd Theatre Company is proud to present the smash-hit musical Little Shop of Horrors, a comedy that has wowed audiences on Broadway and beyond for over 35 years. From the creative team of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and Aladdin), this deviously delicious show contains some of musical theatre’s best-loved tunes, including ‘Suddenly, Seymour’ and ‘Skid Row’. When timid assistant florist, Seymour Krelborn, discovers a strange and interesting new plant, his…

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December 2019

MUSIC: ABBA FOREVER

Sunday 1st December, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€23

Abba Forever , the ultimate tribute band formed by Dennis Scally, replicates the unique Abba sound with an incredible attention to detail, using a six-piece and featuring Lucinda O’Connell and Marie O’Hara on lead vocals. From “Waterloo” to “Dancing Queen”, this show is a dazzling performance of the most iconic hits - Mamma Mia, S.O.S, Money, Money Money, The Winner Takes All, Gimme Gimme, Gimme and many more! Dynamic non-stop choreography, stunning visuals, top class musicianship and an all live…

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CINEMA: TRANSIT

Monday 2nd December, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6 Early Bird/€9

Like many others, German refugee Georg has fled Paris to escape the impending war. He has assumed the identity of a famous but deceased writer, and plans to use the man’s documentation to obtain a transit visa and immigrate to Mexico. But when Georg encounters the dead man’s wife Marie in Marseille, he finds himself dangerously drawn to her. The latest film from renowned German director Christian Petzold (Barbara, Phoenix) is more than just an adaptation of Anna Seghers' WWII-set…

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SCHOOLS: Ger Carey Live – A Comic Journey Inside The Teenage Mind

Wednesday 4th December, 2019 - 11:00
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One event on Wednesday 4th December, 2019 at 11:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€10

Ger Carey is back with his hilarious stand-up comedy show for transition year students. By secretly observing his subjects in their natural habitat, such as leaning on lampposts, in chippers, outside chippers, in shopping centres and sitting on any kind of steps, Ger has uncovered the weird and frightening world of the teenager! The aim of the show is to get teenagers to laugh at themselves and appreciate the differences of others.  

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FAMILY THEATRE: Heart of Winter

Saturday 7th December, 2019 - 14:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€8/€28 FAMILY

Christmas is coming and Sally can't sleep - it's too hot! The weather has gone topsy-turvy. No-one can remember the last time it snowed, or even rained, and her father can't sell any of his umbrellas. Will a snowy bedtime story from Dad help? That night Sally has a dream that changes everything - a mysterious silver spark turns her bedroom into a glistening white field where she meets the glowing Heart of Winter. In this new musical show Lyngo…

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CINEMA: PAIN AND GLORY (Dolor y Gloria)

Monday 9th December, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6 Early Bird/€9

Veteran director Salvador Mallo (Antonio Banderas) currently suffers many health issues, which he blames for the creative rut he finds himself in. As he tries to recover, he reflects on his life. Whilst recalling memories from the past, including those of his humble upbringing by his doting mother (Penélope Cruz), in the present he reconnects with past friends and lovers. Can this journey help him overcome his physical pain and rediscover his creativity? Banderas and Cruz, with whom Almodóvar has…

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MUSIC: Oh What A Night: A Celebration of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons

Thursday 12th December, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€25

This fast-paced, energetic production pays tribute to the legendary music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. Putting their charismatic stamp on timeless classics such as ‘Big Girls Don’t Cry’, ‘Walk Like A Man’, ‘Sherry’, and ‘Oh What A Night’, the boys take you on a nostalgic trip down memory lane and remind you exactly why The Four Seasons sold over 100 million records and earned themselves a place in the prestigious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame! With slick…

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EARLY YEARS: Little Tiny Xmas

Friday 13th December, 2019 - 10:00
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One event on Friday 13th December, 2019 at 11:00

One event on Friday 13th December, 2019 at 12:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€10 (child & adult)

LITTLE TINY XMAS is a magical and calming world of sensory experiences and beautiful live singing designed especially for children under 5 with complex needs. Created by Anna Newell who was one of the very first artists in Ireland to make work for audiences of children with complex needs; with music by award-winning composer David Goodall. Each child can bring one adult guest with them to this playful and gentle show; audience capacity is very limited, so please book early…

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EARLY YEARS: Little Tiny Xmas

Friday 13th December, 2019 - 11:00
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One event on Friday 13th December, 2019 at 11:00

One event on Friday 13th December, 2019 at 12:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€10 (child & adult)

LITTLE TINY XMAS is a magical and calming world of sensory experiences and beautiful live singing designed especially for children under 5 with complex needs. Created by Anna Newell who was one of the very first artists in Ireland to make work for audiences of children with complex needs; with music by award-winning composer David Goodall. Each child can bring one adult guest with them to this playful and gentle show; audience capacity is very limited, so please book early…

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EARLY YEARS: Little Tiny Xmas

Friday 13th December, 2019 - 12:00
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One event on Friday 13th December, 2019 at 12:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€10 (child & adult)

LITTLE TINY XMAS is a magical and calming world of sensory experiences and beautiful live singing designed especially for children under 5 with complex needs. Created by Anna Newell who was one of the very first artists in Ireland to make work for audiences of children with complex needs; with music by award-winning composer David Goodall. Each child can bring one adult guest with them to this playful and gentle show; audience capacity is very limited, so please book early…

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THEATRE: WEIGHING IN by Ger Gallagher

Friday 13th December, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€18/€16

Weighing-In is a fast paced comedy play about life, love and dieting - and how we all need to adjust the scales to find the right balance. This topical play deals with the modern obsession of dieting. Set in the Easi-Slim diet club we meet the highly driven Pam (Isobel Mahon) and the motherly Breda (Rose Henderson). Both attend the weekly clinic for the weigh-in and strike up an unlikely friendship. Easi-Slim’s recent new member - upwardly mobile Pam McGowan…

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MUSIC: MICK FLANNERY

Saturday 14th December, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€25

Mick Flannery is widely regarded as one of the finest singer-songwriters to come out of Ireland in recent years. He began to write songs as a teenager in his home of Blarney, County Cork. He became the first Irish musician to ever win awards at the International Songwriting Competition in Nashville, aged 19. By the time he turned 21, he had signed to a major label and released his debut album, Evening Train. His critically acclaimed live performances have seen…

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CINEMA: BLINDED BY THE LIGHT

Monday 16th December, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6 Early Bird/€9

1987, Margaret Thatcher’s England. Javed, a 16-year-old British Pakistani boy, lives in the town of Luton. His father’s recent job termination and the neighborhood skinheads are a daily reminder of the difficult times he’s living in. What young Javed really wants is to be a writer—something his father doesn’t approve of or understand—and when a new friend loans him a few Bruce Springsteen cassettes, Javed is changed forever. The Boss’s working-class anthems and affirming lyrics seem to speak directly to…

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EARLY YEARS: Baby’s First Christmas

Thursday 19th December, 2019 - 10:00
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Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€10 (baby & adult)

BABY’S FIRST XMAS is a gentle magical wonderland of gorgeous harmony singing, little lights and enticing textures. Created for babies under one year old by Anna Newell and David Goodall whose work for Early Years audiences has been seen on five continents. This Christmas show promises to delight and entrance the very tiniest of audience members. Each baby can bring one adult guest with them and, to make this a very special experience, audience capacity is very limited so please…

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EARLY YEARS: Baby’s First Christmas

Thursday 19th December, 2019 - 11:00
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One event on Thursday 19th December, 2019 at 11:00

One event on Thursday 19th December, 2019 at 12:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€10 (baby & adult)

BABY’S FIRST XMAS is a gentle magical wonderland of gorgeous harmony singing, little lights and enticing textures. Created for babies under one year old by Anna Newell and David Goodall whose work for Early Years audiences has been seen on five continents. This Christmas show promises to delight and entrance the very tiniest of audience members. Each baby can bring one adult guest with them and, to make this a very special experience, audience capacity is very limited so please…

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EARLY YEARS: Baby’s First Christmas

Thursday 19th December, 2019 - 12:00
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One event on Thursday 19th December, 2019 at 11:00

One event on Thursday 19th December, 2019 at 12:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€10 (baby & adult)

BABY’S FIRST XMAS is a gentle magical wonderland of gorgeous harmony singing, little lights and enticing textures. Created for babies under one year old by Anna Newell and David Goodall whose work for Early Years audiences has been seen on five continents. This Christmas show promises to delight and entrance the very tiniest of audience members. Each baby can bring one adult guest with them and, to make this a very special experience, audience capacity is very limited so please…

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SPECIAL SCREENING: Pavarotti

Thursday 19th December, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6 Early Bird/€9

Created from a combination of Luciano Pavarotti’s genre-redefining performances and granted access to never-before-seen footage, the film will give audiences around the world a stunningly intimate portrait of the most beloved opera singer of all time. From the team behind the worldwide success The Beatles: Eight Days a Week comes two-time Academy Award® winning director Ron Howard's documentary celebrating the life of the beloved opera star Luciano Pavarotti, who sold over 100 million records in his lifetime. The 1990 World…

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MUSIC: HIGHLY STRUNG – All Wrapped Up

Friday 20th December, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€15/€12

For fans of the foursome, this is an evening of festive highlights that’s not to be missed. The ladies are delighted to return to the Riverbank for their annual Christmas show of classics old and new all wrapped up with their signature twist. The four friends’ diverse, complementary musical backgrounds create a mellow blend of sound which hallmarks the spirit of Christmas for their audiences. Highly Strung sprinkles a little starlight on the darkest time of the year with a…

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FAMILY CINEMA: The Greatest Showman Sing-Along

Saturday 21st December, 2019 - 14:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€4

Ladies and gents, this is the moment you've waited for...a special sing-a-long screening of The Greatest Showman.  It's your time to shine – have fun, sing loud and 'Come Alive' – It's Showtime! Step right up and into the spellbinding imagination of a man who set out to reveal that life itself can be the most thrilling show of all. Inspired by the legend and ambitions of America’s original pop-culture impresario, P.T. Barnum, comes an inspirational rags-to-riches tale of a…

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January 2020

COMEDY: Farmer Michael and Kathleen – The Full Irish LIVE

Friday 3rd January, 2020 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€22.50

The King & Queen of farming satire, after only three years on the comedy scene, Stevo & Sinéad have gathered a following of over 500,000 people worldwide, and over 100 million views on some of their single sketches. They've sold out shows all over Ireland and the UK,  also collaborated with Official Rugby World Cup. As featured on: RTE, TV3's Six O Clock Show, CNN and SKY TV.

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MUSIC: Jack Lukeman

Thursday 9th January, 2020 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€25/€23

The UK-based Kildare man and musical legend, Jack Lukeman, returns to Riverbank Arts Centre for a very special show. Jack Lukeman is a singer-songwriter, performer, raconteur and a whole lot more besides. He is a platinum-selling, a critically acclaimed artist who continues to win a worldwide fan base with his unique multi-octave voice. Jack has toured as a special guest with artists such as Sting, Imelda May, Jools Holland & The Proclaimers. Tonight's show will draw material from his back…

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COMEDY: JASON BYRNE – Wrecked but Ready

Thursday 23rd January, 2020 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€23

Jason Byrne has had a hard year. But he doesn’t want to talk about that. He’s wrecked but ready. Ready for a laugh. This show is a celebration. A celebration of triumph over adversity. A celebration of the fact that everybody’d got their own crap going on and they don’t need to listen to someone else moaning about their problems. So, leave your worries at the door and find out why the UK Times described Jason as ‘The Outright King…

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March 2020

COMEDY: NEIL DELAMERE – End of Watch

Thursday 19th March, 2020 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€25

Fresh from a sell-out tour, star of BBC’s The Blame Game, Fighting Talk and the Newsquiz,  Neil Delamere returns to the Riverbank Arts Centre with a brand new show. Time waits for no man, especially one trying to buy a watch. Things always get complicated. “You’ll be hard pressed to find a more gifted comic at the Fringe. *****” The Scotsman “One lean, mean, comedy, killing machine. *****” The Herald

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