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March 2019

VISUAL ARTS: SEE HOW WE VIEW THE WORLD – exploring animal and human vision

Saturday 2nd March, 2019 - 10:00 - Sunday 28th April, 2019 - 17:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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FREE

This exhibition provides opportunities for exploring children’s creative and imaginative potential in Visual Art with a particular emphasis on Visual Art and Science education (STEAM). Four interactive prototype helmets are on display as part of this exhibition, which are a combination of students and children’s ideas coming together to solve a particular problem, in this case how to construct an optical device exploring the art of perception. Come and try on these helmets to see how a bee, a jumping…

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April 2019

WORKSHOP: Singing workshop with Inni-K

Saturday 20th April, 2019 - 11:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€15

Join Inni-K for a morning! This workshop with singer, songwriter & multi-instrumentalist Inni-K (Eithne Ní Chatháin) will have participants raising the roof together in full voice as they join Inni-K for a morning. This is a fun group workshop which will interest anyone who enjoys singing, be it in a choir or alone in the shower! No special singing ability required. Come along to learn one of Inni-K’s own songs and be her backing singers for the morning. €15 (or…

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FAMILY CINEMA: Mary Poppins Returns

Saturday 20th April, 2019 - 14:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€4

The practically perfect nanny returns to the big screen to help the next generation of the Banks family Mary Poppins returns to the Banks household in a spectacular new story. Using her magical skills, she takes the Banks children on an animated adventure, full of unexpected surprises and musical sequences, to help bring joy and wonder back to their lives. Starring: Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer, Julie Walters, Pixie Davies, Nathanael Saleh Director Rob Marshall. 130mins. Cert…

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WORKSHOP: ARTZONE EASTER CAMP

Tuesday 23rd April, 2019 - 10:00 - Friday 26th April, 2019 - 14:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€80 (four days)

Spring is in the air - Join the Artzone team for a fun filled Art Camp this Easter! Easter is the perfect time for Visual Arts Camps full of bright and colourful imagery, stories and games. Each portfolio is researched and designed based on the Primary Schools Visual Arts Curriculum to maximise creativity, learning and fun. The Artzone team are all qualified teachers and art professionals in their own fields - they create a fantastic, creative learning environment for all.…

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EARLY YEARS: Baby Jam

Friday 26th April, 2019 - 11:00
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One event on Friday 26th April, 2019 at 12:15

One event on Friday 24th May, 2019 at 11:00am

One event on Friday 24th May, 2019 at 12:15

One event on Friday 21st June, 2019 at 11:00am

One event on Friday 21st June, 2019 at 12:15

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Adult & Child €7

Baby Jam – a music session for babies and toddlers with Carrie Haskins BABY JAM is an early introduction to music for babies and toddlers. It involves using music to kick- start learning such as movement, exploring different textures and sounds, introducing different instruments, and interacting with other children to help gain confidence. April - Country Music May  (TBC) - Abba June – Summer Songs Ages 1-4 years Duration 45 minutes

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EARLY YEARS: Baby Jam

Friday 26th April, 2019 - 12:15
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One event on Friday 26th April, 2019 at 12:15

One event on Friday 24th May, 2019 at 12:15pm

One event on Friday 24th May, 2019 at 12:15

One event on Friday 21st June, 2019 at 12:15pm

One event on Friday 21st June, 2019 at 12:15

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Adult & Child €7

Baby Jam – a music session for babies and toddlers with Carrie Haskins BABY JAM is an early introduction to music for babies and toddlers. It involves using music to kick- start learning such as movement, exploring different textures and sounds, introducing different instruments, and interacting with other children to help gain confidence. April - Country Music May  (TBC) - Abba June – Summer Songs Ages 1-4 years Duration 45 minutes

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WORKSHOP: Inside the World of Vision – Science and Art workshop for children

Saturday 27th April, 2019 - 10:30
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One event on Saturday 27th April, 2019 at 13:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€10

Join us for a fun and exciting workshops for children as part of STEAM programme (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths) delivered by the facilitators from the Future Makers Collective. This science – art workshop will focus on exploring vision and perception. We will experiment with optical devices, lenses and explore animal and insect vision. As part of the workshop, children will visit our new science-themed exhibition “SEE HOW WE VIEW THE WORLD – exploring animal and human vision” and…

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WORKSHOP: Inside the World of Vision – Science and Art workshop for children

Saturday 27th April, 2019 - 13:00
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on Saturday 27th April, 2019 at 13:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€10

Join us for a fun and exciting workshops for children as part of STEAM programme (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths) delivered by the facilitators from the Future Makers Collective. This science – art workshop will focus on exploring vision and perception. We will experiment with optical devices, lenses and explore animal and insect vision. As part of the workshop, children will visit our new science-themed exhibition “SEE HOW WE VIEW THE WORLD – exploring animal and human vision” and…

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COMEDY: Deirdre O’Kane – A Line of O’Kane

Saturday 27th April, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€18

Deirdre O’Kane has really hit her stride; footloose from a glittering turn on Dancing with the Stars and revelling in her return to stand-up, don't miss Deirdre at her hilarious best in a straight-talking look at twelve frantic months in the life of this tango-tripping, family-minding, telly-making, house-moving, comedy dynamo. "Unique star quality" - The Guardian

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FAMILY THEATRE: Egg and Spoon

Sunday 28th April, 2019 - 14:00
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One event on Sunday 28th April, 2019 at 16:00

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

Egg and Spoon is a joyful interactive adventure through the seasons. The very young won’t sit still to watch a show and Lyngo Theatre don’t expect them to! Percy and April will get you settled on comfortable cushions and introduce you to Birdy, still hiding in his glowing egg. We have to wait till Spring if we want to see him, so it’s time to begin our hands-on journey through the year. We’ll run through the rain and the falling…

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FAMILY THEATRE: Egg and Spoon

Sunday 28th April, 2019 - 16:00
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One event on Sunday 28th April, 2019 at 16:00

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

Egg and Spoon is a joyful interactive adventure through the seasons. The very young won’t sit still to watch a show and Lyngo Theatre don’t expect them to! Percy and April will get you settled on comfortable cushions and introduce you to Birdy, still hiding in his glowing egg. We have to wait till Spring if we want to see him, so it’s time to begin our hands-on journey through the year. We’ll run through the rain and the falling…

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CINEMA: Capernaum

Monday 29th April, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6/€9

Winner of the Jury Award at Cannes Film Festival 2018, writer-director Nadine Labaki’s (Caramel, Where Do We Go Now?) Capernaum is a powerful drama, chronicling the beleaguered life of 12-year-old Zain (Al Rafeea). Overcome with anger when his parents sell his 11-year-old sister's hand in marriage, Zain escapes from his parents and begins a journey that leads him to filing a lawsuit against his parents for giving birth to him. The trial provides the frame through which Zain's story unfolds.…

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May 2019

SCHOOL SHOW: KYT presents HAMLET

Thursday 2nd May, 2019 - 12:00
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One event on Friday 3rd May, 2019 at 12:00pm

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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So, you are 18. You go abroad to third level. You are a second year in the University of Wittenburg. You study Philosophy and Greek and Roman Civilization. Tragically, your father dies while you are in your first semester of second year. You return home for the funeral, which is massive: people from everywhere come to pay their respects. It lasts for days. Your father was a very well respected man. Three weeks after he dies security is tightened around…

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KYT presents: HAMLET

Thursday 2nd May, 2019 - 19:00
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One event on Friday 3rd May, 2019 at 7:00pm

One event on Wednesday 1st May, 2019 at 7:00pm

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

So, you are 18. You go abroad to third level. You are a second year in the University of Wittenburg. You study Philosophy and Greek and Roman Civilization. Tragically, your father dies while you are in your first semester of second year. You return home for the funeral, which is massive: people from everywhere come to pay their respects. It lasts for days. Your father was a very well respected man. Three weeks after he dies security is tightened around…

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SCHOOL SHOW: KYT presents HAMLET

Friday 3rd May, 2019 - 12:00
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One event on Friday 3rd May, 2019 at 12:00pm

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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So, you are 18. You go abroad to third level. You are a second year in the University of Wittenburg. You study Philosophy and Greek and Roman Civilization. Tragically, your father dies while you are in your first semester of second year. You return home for the funeral, which is massive: people from everywhere come to pay their respects. It lasts for days. Your father was a very well respected man. Three weeks after he dies security is tightened around…

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KYT presents: HAMLET

Friday 3rd May, 2019 - 19:00
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One event on Friday 3rd May, 2019 at 7:00pm

One event on Wednesday 1st May, 2019 at 7:00pm

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

So, you are 18. You go abroad to third level. You are a second year in the University of Wittenburg. You study Philosophy and Greek and Roman Civilization. Tragically, your father dies while you are in your first semester of second year. You return home for the funeral, which is massive: people from everywhere come to pay their respects. It lasts for days. Your father was a very well respected man. Three weeks after he dies security is tightened around…

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Music Network Presents : De Temps Antan

Saturday 4th May, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€15/€12

The incredible French-Canadian folk super group De Temps Antan have captured the hearts of audiences across the globe with their stunning interpretations of time-honoured melodies from Quebec’s musical past. Driven by the stomping “tac-tic-a-tac” of “les pieds” (a type of clog), their rough-hewn sound is an utterly infectious mix of boundless energy and joie de vivre. Éric Beaudry, voice, guitar, mandolin, bouzouki David Boulanger, voice, fiddle Pierre-Luc Dupuis, voice, accordion, harmonica, jaw’s harp Three powerful vocals combine to create joyous…

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ANIMAGINATION WORKSHOP: Adventures in Storyland

Friday 10th May, 2019 - 10:30
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One event on Friday 10th May, 2019 at 11:30

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Adult and child €7

Illustration workshop for toddlers and pre-schoolers Join visual artist Marta Golubowska  for a workshop in which the youngest artists (along with their parents and guardians) will create a multi-sensory story.  Participants will create a collaborative collage on one giant piece of paper. The children will be invited to use their imagination in to make textures and mixtures of colours to create the wildest fairylands. There will be painting, sticking, stamping involved in making this creation (so please wear suitable clothes!).…

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ANIMAGINATION: Author Pádraig Kenny introduces Pog

Friday 10th May, 2019 - 11:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Free event

Join Pádraig Kenny, author of the bestselling Tin, as he introduces his new book Pog. Learn about the inspiration behind the book, Pádraig’s journey to becoming a writer, and hear Pádraig read a snippet of his story. David and Penny arrive in a strange new home in a forest. Other creatures live here – magical creatures – like Pog. He’s one of the First Folk, tasked with protecting the boundary between the worlds. Packed with fantastical monsters, vibrant characters and…

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ANIMAGINATION WORKSHOP: Adventures in Storyland

Friday 10th May, 2019 - 11:30
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One event on Friday 10th May, 2019 at 11:30

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Adult and child €7

Illustration workshop for toddlers and pre-schoolers Join visual artist Marta Golubowska  for a workshop in which the youngest artists (along with their parents and guardians) will create a multi-sensory story.  Participants will create a collaborative collage on one giant piece of paper. The children will be invited to use their imagination in to make textures and mixtures of colours to create the wildest fairylands. There will be painting, sticking, stamping involved in making this creation (so please wear suitable clothes!).…

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ANIMAGINATION: Fighting Words Creative Writing Workshops

Saturday 11th May, 2019 - 10:30
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One event on Saturday 11th May, 2019 at 13:00

One event on Saturday 13th July, 2019 at 10:30am

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Free event

You are invited to Fighting Words to write an original story together, and see it being typed up on the Fighting Words screen. Once you have decided on the characters and plot you will write part of the story together, helped by Fighting Words tutors, editing as they go. You will then have time to write your own individual endings to the story. All children will leave with a copy of their book, including illustrations and an About the Author…

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ANIMAGINATION: Storytelling and Puppetry Workshop for Grandparents and Grandchildren.

Saturday 11th May, 2019 - 10:30
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Adult and child €10

Come and join Dan Colley, Artistic Director of acclaimed theatre company Collapsing Horse, for a fun, intergenerational storytelling and puppetry workshop. What can grandparents and grandchildren learn from each other’s stories? How can you work with puppets to tell a story? This workshop is inspired by Collapsing Horse’s forthcoming production, A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings, which based on a short story by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. This is the first grandparent and grandchild (9-13 years) workshop we have hosted,…

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ANIMAGINATION: Fighting Words Creative Writing Workshops

Saturday 11th May, 2019 - 13:00
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One event on Saturday 11th May, 2019 at 13:00

One event on Saturday 13th July, 2019 at 1:00pm

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Free event

You are invited to Fighting Words to write an original story together, and see it being typed up on the Fighting Words screen. Once you have decided on the characters and plot you will write part of the story together, helped by Fighting Words tutors, editing as they go. You will then have time to write your own individual endings to the story. All children will leave with a copy of their book, including illustrations and an About the Author…

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ANIMAGINATION SCREENING: The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales

Saturday 11th May, 2019 - 13:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€4

The countryside isn't always as calm and peaceful as it's made out to be, and the animals in this neighbourhood can't help but ruffle a few feathers. With tales including a fox who unwittingly mothers a family of chicks, a rabbit who plays the stork and a duck who steps in as Santa Claus, if you think life in the country is a walk in the park, think again! From the creators of the Academy Award-nominated Ernest and Celestine, and…

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ANIMAGINATION SCREENING:How To Train Your Dragon

Saturday 11th May, 2019 - 15:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€4

From DreamWorks Animation comes a surprising tale about growing up, finding the courage to face the unknown… and how nothing can ever train you to let go. What began as an unlikely friendship between an adolescent Viking and a fearsome Night Fury dragon, has become an epic adventure spanning their lives. Now chief and ruler of Berk alongside Astrid, Hiccup has created a gloriously chaotic dragon utopia. When the sudden appearance of female Light Fury coincides with the darkest threat…

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COMEDY: What’s the Story Rory?

Saturday 11th May, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€20

Rory O'Connor is Ireland's favourite online funny man and best-selling author, made famous for his comedy sketches on his social media channels as “Rory's Stories.” Bringing his sketches to life in his stand up shows - he has sold out venues across Ireland and even as far as Australia and the Middle East. His new show  "What’s the Story Rory?" will cover all the most important things of being Irish. Suitable for 16+

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CINEMA: Happy as Lazzaro

Monday 13th May, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6/€9

In an isolated mountain community, overseer Marchesa has neglected to tell the villagers that sharecropping has in fact been made illegal - so they continue to work for almost nothing. Lazzaro is an innocent and kind teenager who’s always given some of the village’s most thankless tasks. In her follow up to The Wonders, Alice Rohrwacher has crafted a thoughtful, surprising magical-realist fable that’s quite unlike anything else. While deeply attuned to the issues facing modern Italy, Rohrwacher never forgets…

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MUSIC: Don Baker Band

Thursday 16th May, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€22

The legendary Don Baker and his band have been touring many of Ireland’s finest theatres to rave reviews and packed houses. To star opposite Daniel Day-Lewis in “In the Name of the Father”, headline with Tom Jones and Van Morrison at The Marley Park Festival, have his songs recorded by scores of artists including Sinead O’Connor, Charlie McCoy, Damien Dempsey, Finbar Furey, tour at home and internationally for 50 years; it can clearly be seen that Don Baker’s career in…

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THEATRE: Pump Girl by Abbie Spallen

Friday 17th May, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€16/€14

There's one in every town, and they call her the Pumpgirl. She works in the garage, changes the oil and thinks she's one of the lads. She's sweet on 'No-Helmet' Hammy, but he loves no one but himself. He's out all night with his racing boys, whilst wife Sinead's off on a joyride of her own, with an ache that's about to be cured. It’s a turbo-charged race through the diesel fumes and country music of the Armagh badlands. Newry…

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LOCAL ARTS: Bothered and Bewildered by Gail Young

Wednesday 22nd May, 2019 - 20:00
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One event on Thursday 23rd May, 2019 at 8:00pm

One event on Friday 24th May, 2019 at 8:00pm

One event on Saturday 25th May, 2019 at 8:00pm

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

  Newbridge Drama Presents: Bothered and Bewildered a comic drama that follows Irene and her two daughters Louise and Beth as they begin a long journey in which the girls lose their mother in spirit but not in body. This play deals with the subject of Alzheimer’s and has some equally wonderful comic and poignant moments. As Irene struggles to discern reality, she remembers her past and laments choices made on her behalf. She discusses with her unseen and witty companion,…

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LOCAL ARTS: Bothered and Bewildered by Gail Young

Thursday 23rd May, 2019 - 20:00
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One event on Thursday 23rd May, 2019 at 8:00pm

One event on Friday 24th May, 2019 at 8:00pm

One event on Saturday 25th May, 2019 at 8:00pm

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

  Newbridge Drama Presents: Bothered and Bewildered a comic drama that follows Irene and her two daughters Louise and Beth as they begin a long journey in which the girls lose their mother in spirit but not in body. This play deals with the subject of Alzheimer’s and has some equally wonderful comic and poignant moments. As Irene struggles to discern reality, she remembers her past and laments choices made on her behalf. She discusses with her unseen and witty companion,…

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EARLY YEARS: Baby Jam

Friday 24th May, 2019 - 11:00
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One event on Friday 26th April, 2019 at 12:15

One event on Friday 24th May, 2019 at 11:00am

One event on Friday 24th May, 2019 at 12:15

One event on Friday 21st June, 2019 at 11:00am

One event on Friday 21st June, 2019 at 12:15

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Adult & Child €7

Baby Jam – a music session for babies and toddlers with Carrie Haskins BABY JAM is an early introduction to music for babies and toddlers. It involves using music to kick- start learning such as movement, exploring different textures and sounds, introducing different instruments, and interacting with other children to help gain confidence. April - Country Music May  (TBC) - Abba June – Summer Songs Ages 1-4 years Duration 45 minutes

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EARLY YEARS: Baby Jam

Friday 24th May, 2019 - 12:15
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One event on Friday 26th April, 2019 at 12:15

One event on Friday 24th May, 2019 at 12:15pm

One event on Friday 24th May, 2019 at 12:15

One event on Friday 21st June, 2019 at 12:15pm

One event on Friday 21st June, 2019 at 12:15

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
+ Google Map
Adult & Child €7

Baby Jam – a music session for babies and toddlers with Carrie Haskins BABY JAM is an early introduction to music for babies and toddlers. It involves using music to kick- start learning such as movement, exploring different textures and sounds, introducing different instruments, and interacting with other children to help gain confidence. April - Country Music May  (TBC) - Abba June – Summer Songs Ages 1-4 years Duration 45 minutes

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LOCAL ARTS: Bothered and Bewildered by Gail Young

Friday 24th May, 2019 - 20:00
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One event on Thursday 23rd May, 2019 at 8:00pm

One event on Friday 24th May, 2019 at 8:00pm

One event on Saturday 25th May, 2019 at 8:00pm

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

  Newbridge Drama Presents: Bothered and Bewildered a comic drama that follows Irene and her two daughters Louise and Beth as they begin a long journey in which the girls lose their mother in spirit but not in body. This play deals with the subject of Alzheimer’s and has some equally wonderful comic and poignant moments. As Irene struggles to discern reality, she remembers her past and laments choices made on her behalf. She discusses with her unseen and witty companion,…

Find out more »

LOCAL ARTS: Bothered and Bewildered by Gail Young

Saturday 25th May, 2019 - 20:00
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on Thursday 23rd May, 2019 at 8:00pm

One event on Friday 24th May, 2019 at 8:00pm

One event on Saturday 25th May, 2019 at 8:00pm

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

  Newbridge Drama Presents: Bothered and Bewildered a comic drama that follows Irene and her two daughters Louise and Beth as they begin a long journey in which the girls lose their mother in spirit but not in body. This play deals with the subject of Alzheimer’s and has some equally wonderful comic and poignant moments. As Irene struggles to discern reality, she remembers her past and laments choices made on her behalf. She discusses with her unseen and witty companion,…

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CINEMA: Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Monday 27th May, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6/€9

Here’s a quintessentially New York movie, where city loneliness can be soothed by a kind face at a bookstore counter. It’s the early 1990s, and Lee Israel is a writer out of fashion. Her celebrity biographies aren’t selling, she can’t get over her ex-girlfriend and she’s been thrown out of every literary party in town for drunkenness. On top of it all, her cat is sick. Dark times call for desperate measures. Spurred on by roguish drinking buddy Jack (Richard…

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THEATRE: And Thank You

Friday 31st May, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€18/€16

And thank you... is a play about an ordinary man living in rural Ireland who gets saved... Saved from a life of pub talk and prophesizing... King John O’Sullivan used to be able to drink fifteen pints without having to piddle, now, it’s every nine. Going to The Gents so often can wear a man out. The story is told by the Reverend Thaddaeus Clancy and O’Sullivan’s two sons, Larry and Martin. The sons run the family shop while Daddy,…

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June 2019

MUSIC: The Legend of Luke Kelly

Saturday 1st June, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€20/€18

The show is a celebration of the songs and music of Ireland’s greatest balladeer and member of the legendary band The Dubliners. The Legend of Luke Kelly show is fronted by singer and multi-instrumentalist Chris Kavanagh accompanied by his band. On 30th January 1984 it is said that the whole of Ireland grieved the early death of Dubliner Luke Kelly. He has left an indelible mark as being the greatest folk artist of the 20th Century and his music is…

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LOCAL ARTS: Newbridge Musical Society Gala Concert

Wednesday 5th June, 2019 - 20:00
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One event on Thursday 6th June, 2019 at 8:00pm

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€15

Newbridge Musical Society Gala Concert Join Newbridge Musical Society in a celebration of song this September, as the group performs hit songs from Broadway, the West End, and beyond. Since 1981 the Society has produced musicals, drawing on Newbridge's fantastic local talent, and collecting numerous national awards in the process. This year's Gala Concert mixes classic tunes and comedy sketches, and is guaranteed to entertain

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LOCAL ARTS: Newbridge Musical Society Gala Concert

Thursday 6th June, 2019 - 20:00
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One event on Thursday 6th June, 2019 at 8:00pm

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€15

Newbridge Musical Society Gala Concert Join Newbridge Musical Society in a celebration of song this September, as the group performs hit songs from Broadway, the West End, and beyond. Since 1981 the Society has produced musicals, drawing on Newbridge's fantastic local talent, and collecting numerous national awards in the process. This year's Gala Concert mixes classic tunes and comedy sketches, and is guaranteed to entertain

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SCHOOL SHOW: Jack and The Beanstalk

Friday 7th June, 2019 - 10:00
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One event on Friday 7th June, 2019 at 12:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6

Fee Fi Fo Fum! It’s a giant of a show, we’d love you to come! This classic fairytale gets the Lyngo treatment so expect lots of surprises, a gripping story and beautiful images as Jack sells his cow for 5 magic beans and finds himself in the land above the clouds. It’s a show for the over 4's (and their giants) with something for everyone – enormous shoes, tiny houses, showers of silver and gold and a big, leafy explosion!…

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SCHOOL SHOW: Jack and The Beanstalk

Friday 7th June, 2019 - 12:00
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One event on Friday 7th June, 2019 at 12:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6

Fee Fi Fo Fum! It’s a giant of a show, we’d love you to come! This classic fairytale gets the Lyngo treatment so expect lots of surprises, a gripping story and beautiful images as Jack sells his cow for 5 magic beans and finds himself in the land above the clouds. It’s a show for the over 4's (and their giants) with something for everyone – enormous shoes, tiny houses, showers of silver and gold and a big, leafy explosion!…

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FAMILY THEATRE: Jack and The Beanstalk

Saturday 8th June, 2019 - 14:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Family €28/€8

Fee Fi Fo Fum! It’s a giant of a show, we’d love you to come! This classic fairytale gets the Lyngo treatment so expect lots of surprises, a gripping story and beautiful images as Jack sells his cow for 5 magic beans and finds himself in the land above the clouds. It’s a show for the over 4s (and their giants) with something for everyone – enormous shoes, tiny houses, showers of silver and gold and a big, leafy explosion!…

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WORKSHOP: How to DJ -Workshop with Gavin Elsted and guests

Saturday 8th June, 2019 - 17:30
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Free event

Aimed at 15-17 year olds, this course provides a grounding in how to start DJing. Topics include mixing techniques, operating and setting up industry standard equipment and sourcing music for use in performances. Guest DJs will discuss how they started their DJing careers, giving advice and tips for those planning a future on stage and imparting their own personal techniques on crafting killer mixes. Free Event, advanced booking advised.

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CINEMA: Everybody Knows

Monday 10th June, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6/€9

The film follows Laura (Cruz) on her travels from Argentina to her small home town in Spain for her sister’s wedding, bringing her two children along for the occasion. Amid the joyful reunion and festivities, the eldest daughter is abducted. In the tense days that follow, various family and community tensions surface and deeply hidden secrets are revealed. Starring: Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem, Ricardo Darin Dir: Asghar Farhadi    Spain, France, Italy    2018   Language: Spanish, English, Catalan   133mins   Cert: 15A  

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SCHOOL SHOW: Blazing a Trail: Irish Women Who Changed the World with award-winning writer, Sarah Webb

Tuesday 11th June, 2019 - 11:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Free event

Find out about some of Ireland’s most remarkable women in this fascinating event. Designed to inspire young girls and boys to reach for the stars, it tells the tale of some of Ireland’s most iconic women. From ground-breaking 19th doctor, Dr James Barry (aka Margaret Ann Bulkley), to astrophysicist, Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell, President of Ireland, Mary Robinson, and Kildare-born scientist, Dame Kathleen Lonsdale, each woman is brought dramatically to life with pictures and stories. Sarah Webb’s book which features…

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MUSIC: Niamh Kavanagh: Date Night – Second Base

Wednesday 12th June, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€20
Niamh Kavanagh

Niamh Kavanagh returns with some very special songs highlighting memorable moments from her decades-long career. Expect familiar favourites interpreted with Niamh’s distinctive flair and accompanied by guitarist Paul Megahey (The Illegals). Date Night Second Base presents an acoustic set list featuring hits from The Commitments, Prince, a tribute to the one and only Aretha, and of course the Eurovision-winning ‘In Your Eyes’. An intimate evening of gorgeous sounds awaits, with a sprinkle of chat and craic for good measure!

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TALK: Irish Military Seminar

Friday 14th June, 2019 - 17:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Free event

3rd Irish Military Seminar Ireland has a long, proud military tradition. The aim of this third annual seminar is to look at all aspects of Irish military history, drawing chiefly on events and personnel from within our nation’s past. Friday, 14 June 17.00 – 21.00 p.m. Jadotville with Leo Quinlan. The Battle of At Tiri, a panel discussion with special guests Wayne Fitzgerald and Irish UN veterans. SEE ALSO events on Saturday, 15 June - A Full day of presentations…

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TALK: Irish Military Seminar

Saturday 15th June, 2019 - 09:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€5

3rd Irish Military Seminar Ireland has a long, proud military tradition. The aim of this third annual seminar is to look at all aspects of Irish military history, drawing chiefly on events and personnel from within our nation’s past. Saturday, 15 June 09.00 a.m. – 16.00 p.m. Full day of presentations from noted historians: Myles Dungan, Dr. Ruan O’Donnell, Dr. Leeann Lane, Dr. T. Ryle Dwyer, Des Ekin and Dr. Mary McAuliffe. Topics: The Battle of Kinsale; Dorothy Mcardle, Irish…

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CINEMA: At Eternity’s Gate

Monday 17th June, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6/€9

Julian Schnabel’s ravishingly tactile and luminous new film takes a fresh look at the last days of Vincent van Gogh, and in the process revitalises our sense of the artist as a living, feeling human being. At Eternity’s Gate is a journey inside the world and mind of a person who, despite skepticism, ridicule and illness, created some of the world’s most beloved and stunning works of art. This is not a forensic biography, but rather scenes based on Vincent…

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LOCAL ARTS: Riff Raff Drama present: The Will to Surprise

Wednesday 19th June, 2019 - 20:00
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Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€12/€10

Riff Raff Drama Group are back! The Newbridge drama group present the premiere of a hilarious new play, The Will to Surprise by Dave Tiernan, which will leave you in tears of laughter. Old Joe Murphy has passed away, his family are called to hear his last will and testament in his cottage in the country. As the squabbling family arrive to receive their inheritance, greed soon takes over to push them further apart, and the deceased has left a…

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LOCAL ARTS: Riff Raff Drama present: The Will to Surprise

Thursday 20th June, 2019 - 20:00
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One event on Thursday 20th June, 2019 at 8:00pm

One event on Friday 21st June, 2019 at 8:00pm

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€12/€10

Riff Raff Drama Group are back! The Newbridge drama group present the premiere of a hilarious new play, The Will to Surprise by Dave Tiernan, which will leave you in tears of laughter. Old Joe Murphy has passed away, his family are called to hear his last will and testament in his cottage in the country. As the squabbling family arrive to receive their inheritance, greed soon takes over to push them further apart, and the deceased has left a…

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EARLY YEARS: Baby Jam

Friday 21st June, 2019 - 11:00
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One event on Friday 24th May, 2019 at 12:15

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One event on Friday 21st June, 2019 at 12:15

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Adult & Child €7

Baby Jam – a music session for babies and toddlers with Carrie Haskins BABY JAM is an early introduction to music for babies and toddlers. It involves using music to kick- start learning such as movement, exploring different textures and sounds, introducing different instruments, and interacting with other children to help gain confidence. April - Country Music May  (TBC) - Abba June – Summer Songs Ages 1-4 years Duration 45 minutes

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EARLY YEARS: Baby Jam

Friday 21st June, 2019 - 12:15
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One event on Friday 24th May, 2019 at 12:15

One event on Friday 21st June, 2019 at 12:15pm

One event on Friday 21st June, 2019 at 12:15

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Adult & Child €7

Baby Jam – a music session for babies and toddlers with Carrie Haskins BABY JAM is an early introduction to music for babies and toddlers. It involves using music to kick- start learning such as movement, exploring different textures and sounds, introducing different instruments, and interacting with other children to help gain confidence. April - Country Music May  (TBC) - Abba June – Summer Songs Ages 1-4 years Duration 45 minutes

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LOCAL ARTS: Riff Raff Drama present: The Will to Surprise

Friday 21st June, 2019 - 20:00
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One event on Thursday 20th June, 2019 at 8:00pm

One event on Friday 21st June, 2019 at 8:00pm

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€12/€10

Riff Raff Drama Group are back! The Newbridge drama group present the premiere of a hilarious new play, The Will to Surprise by Dave Tiernan, which will leave you in tears of laughter. Old Joe Murphy has passed away, his family are called to hear his last will and testament in his cottage in the country. As the squabbling family arrive to receive their inheritance, greed soon takes over to push them further apart, and the deceased has left a…

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FAMILY THEATRE: The Science Magic Show

Saturday 22nd June, 2019 - 14:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Family €36/€10

Prepare to enter the magical world of science! In the Science Magic Show over a dozen tricks are performed using everyday items and the scientific principles behind them are explained. Donal Vaughan, award-winning comedian and scientist, makes science fun for all the family. He makes the impossible possible – turns water upside down without spilling it, moves an object without touching it - and you can try all the tricks again at home with your young wizards. Ages 6+

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CINEMA: Wild Rose

Monday 24th June, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6/€9

Killarney actor Jessie Buckley blends her considerable musical and dramatic talents to impressive effect in this boisterous comedy/drama about raw talent, sass and chasing your dream. Rose-Lynn Harlan has a big, bold voice - and an attitude to match - which has fostered, within her, dreams of emulating the country singers she idolises. But her life decisions and circumstances don’t lend themselves to a career and fame in Nashville. Living in Glasgow, just released from a lengthy stint in jail…

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LOCAL ARTS : Griese Youth Theatre

Friday 28th June, 2019 - 20:00
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Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€10/€8

Our modern world is filled with challenges unique to our generation. Can I become famous? Do people pay enough attention to me? How can I stand out while still fitting in with everyone else? What perpetuates this desire for an unachievable level of perfection? Narcissism and its many guises will be explored in a series of plays by Griese Youth Theatre.

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LOCAL ARTS : Griese Youth Theatre

Saturday 29th June, 2019 - 20:00
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One event on Saturday 29th June, 2019 at 8:00pm

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€10/€8

Our modern world is filled with challenges unique to our generation. Can I become famous? Do people pay enough attention to me? How can I stand out while still fitting in with everyone else? What perpetuates this desire for an unachievable level of perfection? Narcissism and its many guises will be explored in a series of plays by Griese Youth Theatre.

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July 2019

WORKSHOP: Creative School Digital Media Arts Camp

Monday 1st July, 2019 - 10:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€120

Monday 1st to Friday 5th July, 10am-3pm Createschool present a multi discipline arts and crafts programme where kids learn to make art with mobile digital technology. This STEAM based programme will encourage them to nurture their creativity with a variety of activities including stop motion animation, digital music making, photography & video, coding, podcasting and more. Kids can follow their imagination, share their stories, realise their ideas and gain many new skills. Like all of our programmes there is a…

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FAMILY THEATRE: Joe Daly -Children’s Magic and Illusion Show

Sunday 7th July, 2019 - 14:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Family €36/€10

Direct from his weekday magic show ‘abraKIDabra’ on RTÉjr, Joe Daly brings his children’s comedy magic and illusion show to the Riverbank Arts Centre. Suitable for children from 4-12, Joe will bring you on a rollercoaster ride of magic, illusion, comedy and fun. Joe’s show revitalises children’s entertainment, so much so that the adults will enjoy it as much as the young audience! Prepare yourself to be spellbound one minute and roaring laughing the next. Tables will fly, newspapers torn…

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WORKSHOP: Artzone Summer Camp

Monday 8th July, 2019 - 10:00 - Friday 12th July, 2019 - 14:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€100

Artzone Summer camps are planned and delivered by qualified and experienced art teachers, specialists in their fields of art. Our design team are developing four brand new creative and challenging portfolios of art, crafts, stories & games based on some very cool themes to rival last year’s hugely successful summer art camp programme. Each portfolio is researched and designed based on the Primary Schools Visual Arts Curriculum to maximise creativity, learning and fun for boys & girls. 5 day camp,…

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WORKSHOP: Fighting Words Creative Writing Workshops

Saturday 13th July, 2019 - 10:30
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Free event

You are invited to Fighting Words to write an original story together, and see it being typed up on the Fighting Words screen. Once you have decided on the characters and plot you will write part of the story together, helped by Fighting Words tutors, editing as they go. You will then have time to write your own individual endings to the story. All children will leave with a copy of their book, including illustrations and an About the Author…

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FAMILY THEATRE: A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings

Saturday 20th July, 2019 - 12:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€8/€28 FAMILY
A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings

Collapsing Horse presents a tale of new work inspired by the Gabriel Garcia Marquez short story  'A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings'. Exploring this classic children's fable with wit and skill, there will be no shortage of emotion, intricacy or craft. Working with some of Ireland's leading theatre makers, Collapsing Horse will tell this story of a young couple who find a sick, injured old man outside their house, who just happens to have a pair of enormous wings.…

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WORKSHOP: Fidget Feet-Childrens Aerial Camp

Monday 22nd July, 2019 - 10:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€80

10am-1pm Children’s aerial camp 7yrs-12yrs €80 Monday 22nd -Friday 26th July Have you ever wanted to feel like you could fly? You just need a willingness to learn something new and have fun! Aerial Summer Camp is a fun-filled week of learning new ways of flying for 7-12 year olds. It is great for kids with no flying experience as well as kids with lots of flying experience as we will teach to suit everyone’s level.

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WORKSHOP: Teens Aerial Camp

Monday 22nd July, 2019 - 14:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€80

2pm – 5pm Teen Aerial Camp 13+ €80 Monday-Friday Have you ever wanted to feel like you could fly? You just need a willingness to learn something new and have fun! Aerial Summer Camp is a fun-filled week of learning new ways of flying for teens 13+. It is great for teens with no flying experience as well as those with lots of flying experience as we will teach to suit everyone’s level.  

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WORKSHOP: Fidget Feet- Adults Aerial Camp

Monday 22nd July, 2019 - 18:30
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€40

6:30pm-8:30pm- Adults classes 16yr+ €40 Monday-Friday or €10 per class Ever wanted to give the silks a try? This workshop is for those who are new beginners. Be prepared to swing, spin, invert, and have fun! It’s best to bring a long sleeve layer, water, and wear leggings or sweats. Fidget Feet dancers offer a safe and fun environment for you to learn something new and work on skills you never knew you could do. We’re confident we can tempt…

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September 2019

COMEDY – DIRTBIRDS Self-Help Tour

Saturday 14th September, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€20/€18

Back by popular demand...! If making the school lunches, doing the jaysus homework and dodging the guards because your NCT is out by two years is sending you over the edge, you are not alone. Come and join the Dirtbirds as they navigate the stresses and strains of modern life in their brand new comedy show ‘Dirtbirds’ self-help tour’. This rip roaring two hours of comedy gold is a unique blend of hilarious sketch comedy and stand up. Brand new characters…

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November 2019

COMEDY: Des Bishop – Take the Points

Friday 22nd November, 2019 - 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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