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August 2018

COLLOCATE An exhibition of work by Eoin O’Malley, Paul Bokslag and Orla Callaghan

Wednesday 8th August, 2018 - 10:00 AM - Saturday 25th August, 2018 - 4:30 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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COLLOCATE (To set or place together, especially side by side) An exhibition of work by Eoin O’Malley, Paul Bokslag and Orla Callaghan Wednesday 8th - Saturday 25th August 2018 Children’s Gallery, Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge, Co. Kildare Oficial Launch by Dominic Thorpe Saturday 11 August at 6pm Artists Talk Saturday 25th August 2pm Artists Eoin O’Malley and Orla Callaghan have worked together for years at the KARE Lawlor Centre in Baltinglass. They irst met Paul Bokslag when Eoin was awarded…

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Collocate – Artists’ Talk

Saturday 25th August, 2018 - 2:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Free

Orla, Eoin and Paul will talk about their arts practice and creative processes and demonstrate some of the media they use in their work. Visitors will be invited to try out some of the techniques discussed. COLLOCATE (to set or place together, especially side by side ) Exhibition by Eoin O’Malley + Paul Bokslag + Orla Callaghan 7 – 25th August Artists Eoin O’Malley and Orla Callaghan, have worked together for years at the KARE Lalor Centre in Baltinglass. They…

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September 2018

THEATRE: A Tale Of The Expected

Friday 7th September, 2018 - 8:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 8:00pm, repeating until Saturday 8th September, 2018

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

Down at Heel Productions, with the aid of Kildare County Council Arts Service, present A Tale of the Expected, a bittersweet comedy by novelist Martina Reilly. Lana is eighteen and pregnant. The father is Roman, aka, Mr Party Central and his family run the local chipper. Lana is determined to have the baby while the thoughts of becoming a Dad make Roman ill. In fact, the only thing he and Lana have in common is that they both love to…

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THEATRE: A Tale Of The Expected

Saturday 8th September, 2018 - 8:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 8:00pm, repeating until Saturday 8th September, 2018

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

Down at Heel Productions, with the aid of Kildare County Council Arts Service, present A Tale of the Expected, a bittersweet comedy by novelist Martina Reilly. Lana is eighteen and pregnant. The father is Roman, aka, Mr Party Central and his family run the local chipper. Lana is determined to have the baby while the thoughts of becoming a Dad make Roman ill. In fact, the only thing he and Lana have in common is that they both love to…

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MUSIC: The Moon and Sixpence

Wednesday 12th September, 2018 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€15

Concert in aid of Barretstown Children’s Charity The Moon and Sixpence is a novel by W. Somerset Maugham first published in 1919. Not quite as old, but almost, is the well-loved Kildare band, The Moon & Sixpence who get together for charity events from time to time over the past twenty years. Originally formed by the late Des Byrne of The HideOut pub in Kilcullen and John Reidy from Newbridge, the band has gone from strength to strength with other…

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MUSIC: Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill

Thursday 13th September, 2018 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Martin Hayes is an Irish fiddle virtuoso. Dennis Cahill is an American master guitarist. Bring them together and discover just why they have garnered international renown for taking traditional music to the very edge of the genre, holding listeners spellbound with their slow-building, fiery performances. “If your live music rations were limited to a single concert in the entire year, then you’d be either crazy or foolish if you didn’t pass that precious time in the company of Martin Hayes…

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THEATRE: What Good is Looking Well When You’re Rotten On The Inside?

Friday 14th September, 2018 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€15/€12

One month before his death, retired civil servant and man of few words Paddy O’Grady had a sudden urge to talk. Using a portable cassette tape recorder, he recorded 15 hours of stories about leprechauns, aliens and lonely pharmacists; absurdist political satire; musings on life, love and death. Paddy’s granddaughter, Emma O’Grady, later discovered he had written plays, poems and stories but until now his work has been without an audience. This one-woman show – created with multiple directors -…

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MUSIC: Message of Peace

Saturday 15th September, 2018 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€14/€12

This is a deeply moving, engaging and remarkable story of a lesser-known, Irish hero John Boyle O’Reilly (1844-1890); in both spoken word and song mapping his life and work. Pickled (in places) with Tyrrell’s own observations on our own times and condition, leaving no doubt as to the passion, respect and high esteem in which he holds his all time hero. A man whose poems are as relevant now as they were when first written the title poem and song…

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WORKSHOP: Parent & Toddler Fun Morning – The Very Curious Eyes

Wednesday 19th September, 2018 - 11:00 AM
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One event on Wednesday 24th October, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on Wednesday 14th November, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on Wednesday 12th December, 2018 at 11:00am

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

Visual artist Marta Golubowska invites small children along with their guardians to a creative play where they can experiment, push boundaries, and make mess and at the end bring something nice home with them. It's an hour long workshop with the main emphasis on the process and time spent together in a gentle atmosphere we can relax and share experiences while making art or just be present with our child. 19th September: Travelling and Adventure , 24th October: Halloween Fun…

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MUSIC: Scullion

Thursday 20th September, 2018 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€20

Sonny Condell, the creative core and inspiration for the band continues to invent and innovate. He is one of Ireland’s most enduring creative artists and with Robbie Overson and Philip King, creates the signature sound that is Scullion. Scullion’s back pages include the anthems, ‘Down In the City’, ‘Eyelids into Snow’ and ‘John the Baptist’. Recent Scullion performances have sold out in a heartbeat, reconfirming their status as one of the best bands ever. Scullion recorded 5 albums: Scullion (Produced…

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WORKSHOP: Animation Workshop with Cartoon Saloon

Saturday 22nd September, 2018 - 10:30 AM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€10

Join Animator Rory Conway to discover the step-by-step process of designing a scene from one of Cartoon Saloon's Oscar nominated movies, and gain a fascinating insight into the movie making process. Rory is a layout and background artist for multiple-Oscar nominated studio Cartoon Saloon. A graduate of Ballyfermot College, Dublin, Rory holds a BA Hons degree in Animation and has received international awards for his short film ‘SHOOT’. He has worked on many animation productions including Song of the Sea…

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LOCAL ARTS: Newbridge Musical Society

Saturday 22nd September, 2018 - 8:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 8:00pm, repeating until Sunday 23rd September, 2018

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€15

"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

Sunday 23rd September, 2018 - 8:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 8:00pm, repeating until Sunday 23rd September, 2018

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€15

"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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THEATRE: Hero

Friday 28th September, 2018 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€14/€12

Hero by Ken Rogan is an original work about a man’s struggles with love. Life quickly grows more complicated for Smithy (Daithí Mac Suibhne) after a chance encounter with Marissa. This is one man's hilarious, down to earth odyssey through love, ankle injuries and what happens when you don't know how to lose. “It’s a love story from the male point of view, and unusual in its tenderness in this macho world… It’s also neatly and cleverly presented, with plenty…

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POETRY: Athlone suite, New York sweeter?

Saturday 29th September, 2018 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Free Event

This event is a celebration of the work of acclaimed poet Desmond Egan, long-time resident of Kildare. Desmond is a poet with a wide range of subject matter and many targets; but here we focus on his love of music. The evening will chart his poetic journey from Athlone to New York and back and will include verse tributes to his many heroes, including John McCormack, Franz Schubert and the American Jazz masters, Thelonious Monk, Lee Konitz and Bill Evans.…

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October 2018

LOCAL ARTS: Rent

Thursday 4th October, 2018 - 8:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 8:00pm, repeating until Friday 5th October, 2018

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

Newbridge’s Odd Theatre Company is delighted to present the spectacular musical Rent at the Riverbank this October, performed with a live band. Widely praised as one of the greatest musicals of all time, Rent has received numerous accolades, including four Tony Awards, and enjoyed a twelve-year run on Broadway. The show tells the tale of eight New York artists over the course of one year of their lives, and is both humorous and touching in equal measure. Having successfully produced…

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LOCAL ARTS: Rent

Friday 5th October, 2018 - 8:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 8:00pm, repeating until Friday 5th October, 2018

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

Newbridge’s Odd Theatre Company is delighted to present the spectacular musical Rent at the Riverbank this October, performed with a live band. Widely praised as one of the greatest musicals of all time, Rent has received numerous accolades, including four Tony Awards, and enjoyed a twelve-year run on Broadway. The show tells the tale of eight New York artists over the course of one year of their lives, and is both humorous and touching in equal measure. Having successfully produced…

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WORKSHOP: Morning of Making and Eating with the Fairland Collective

Saturday 6th October, 2018 - 11:00 AM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€5

As part of The Great Work of Preserving, Fairland Collective presents a morning of making and eating. Join us to make corzetti pasta - an embossed pasta round originally made for Italian noble families during the middle ages. Open to all ages - children and adults welcome! (children must be supervised by a parent or guardian)  

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WORKSHOP: Morning of Making and Eating with the Fairland Collective

Saturday 6th October, 2018 - 11:00 AM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€5

As part of The Great Work of Preserving, Fairland Collective presents a morning of making and eating. Join us to make corzetti pasta - an embossed pasta round originally made for Italian noble families during the middle ages. Open to all ages - children and adults welcome! (children must be supervised by a parent or guardian)

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FAMILY: The Science Magic Show

Sunday 7th October, 2018 - 2:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€28 family/€9

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.

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THEATRE: Frank Pig Says Hello

Thursday 11th October, 2018 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€16/€14

Desperately funny and yet deeply tragic, FRANK PIG SAYS HELLO is one of the great classics of modern Irish theatre. It tells the story of Francie Brady growing up in a small Irish town in the 1960s and his descent towards a brutal act that shocks his community. Described as “one of the saddest and funniest tales I have seen” The Irish Times; “a masterpiece” The Evening Herald and “an extraordinary piece of theatre” The Sunday Independent, the original production…

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THEATRE: Jane Eyre

Thursday 18th October, 2018 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€16/€14

Do you think, because I am poor, obscure, plain, and little, I am soulless and heartless? You think wrong! I have as much soul as you and full as much heart! The young, orphaned Jane meets with cruelty at the hands of her aunt and then at the school to which she is banished. She eventually finds her freedom and becomes governess to the daughter of the enigmatic Mr Rochester at Thornfield Hall. As Jane and Rochester’s relationship grows, it…

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MUSIC: The Illegals with Niamh Kavanagh

Friday 19th October, 2018 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€20

After 12 months of sell-out audiences The Illegals are taking their unique Rumours of Hotel California show on the road for another turn in 2018 to celebrate two classic rock albums from two iconic rock bands, The Eagles and Fleetwood Mac. Led by Niamh Kavanagh, she of the mesmerizing voice and mischievous spirit, The Illegals will take you on a journey for three hours of soulful harmonies, exciting riffs, blistering guitars and unforgettable songs. Songs like “Gold Dust Woman”, “Last…

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THEATRE: Holy Mary

Saturday 20th October, 2018 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€18/€16

Holy Mary by Eoin Colfer is the story of two nine year old girls on the days leading up to the social occasion of the year: Their First Holy Communion. Mary and Majella have been mortal enemies since baby infants, and things have gotten even worse since Mary’s daddy moved in with Majella’s mammy. Both girls are searching for a way to insult the other, and Majella thinks she has found a weak spot when she realises that Mary’s Communion…

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WORKSHOP: Parent & Toddler Fun Morning – The Very Curious Eyes

Wednesday 24th October, 2018 - 11:00 AM
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One event on Wednesday 24th October, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on Wednesday 14th November, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on Wednesday 12th December, 2018 at 11:00am

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

Visual artist Marta Golubowska invites small children along with their guardians to a creative play where they can experiment, push boundaries, and make mess and at the end bring something nice home with them. It's an hour long workshop with the main emphasis on the process and time spent together in a gentle atmosphere we can relax and share experiences while making art or just be present with our child. 19th September: Travelling and Adventure , 24th October: Halloween Fun…

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MUSIC: The Liberties present: All For Me Grog – The Songs and Stories of The Dubliners

Thursday 25th October, 2018 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€20/€18

Performed  by THE LIBERTIES, the songs and tunes of The Dubliners are brought to life using the exact same instrumentation in this rousing show,  by gifted musicians uncannily close to the original, iconic line-up of Ireland’s most famous folk band.  Much-loved tunes including 'The Irish Rover,' 'Seven Drunken Nights', ‘The Black Velvet Band’ and  'McAlpine’s Fusiliers' will have you clapping your hands, stomping your feet and joining in the choruses,  at this exciting and uplifting show. 'From the moment they struck…

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MUSIC: Music Network presents: Roller Trio

Saturday 27th October, 2018 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€15/€12

Expect plenty of punchy grooves, high octane technicality, deceptively catchy riffs and swirling electronica as the Mercury Award-nominated Roller Trio roar into town, delivered with a trademark swagger and visceral energy that has seduced critics and fans alike. This Leeds-based trio waste no time in getting heads bobbing with their idiosyncratic blend of pin-tight beats, cool melodies and juddering stop-start motifs. Hailed as “the new sound of UK jazz” by DJ Gilles Peterson, Roller Trio’s recent highlights include headlining the…

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FAMILY: Comedy Club 4 Kids

Sunday 28th October, 2018 - 2:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€24 family /€7

Since 2005, the Comedy Club 4 Kids has been getting the best stand-ups and sketch acts from the international circuit to do their thing for an audience of children and their families… but without the rude bits! The company runs shows and workshops all over the UK from Peebles to Portsmouth, even producing a book on how to write and perform stand-up. The show is family friendly, but without any patronising idiocy. In fact, it's just like a normal comedy…

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MUSIC: Harlem Gospel Choir

Monday 29th October, 2018 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland

Performing contemporary gospel with a touch of jazz and blues, The World Famous Harlem Gospel Choir is synonymous with power vocals, glorious sound and infectious energy. For over two decades they have been America's premier gospel choir and have toured the globe thrilling audiences with the inspirational power of black gospel music. Deeply rooted in the history of the African-American slave trade, black gospel music can be traced back to the 1700s when African slaves brought their unique African musical…

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WORKSHOP: Create School Digital Arts Halloween Camp

Tuesday 30th October, 2018 - 10:00 AM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€60

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 strong emphasis on collaboration, critical thinking, enjoyment…

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November 2018

FAMILY THEATRE: The Young King by Oscar Wilde

Friday 2nd November, 2018 - 2:00 PM
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One event on Friday 2nd November, 2018 at 4:00pm

One event on Saturday 3rd November, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on Saturday 3rd November, 2018 at 2:00pm

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

What kind of King would you be? A naïve boy raised by goatherds is discovered to be heir to the kingdom. Treasures and privileges are laid at his feet, but at what cost to others? The achingly beautiful and tender language of Oscar Wilde joins the intimate and magical world of internationally acclaimed Australian theatre company, Slingsby. Journey in wonder, to a land of challenging choices and rich rewards. “Every element of this delightful production excites the eye, stirs the…

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FAMILY THEATRE: The Young King by Oscar Wilde

Friday 2nd November, 2018 - 4:00 PM
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One event on Friday 2nd November, 2018 at 4:00pm

One event on Saturday 3rd November, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on Saturday 3rd November, 2018 at 2:00pm

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

What kind of King would you be? A naïve boy raised by goatherds is discovered to be heir to the kingdom. Treasures and privileges are laid at his feet, but at what cost to others? The achingly beautiful and tender language of Oscar Wilde joins the intimate and magical world of internationally acclaimed Australian theatre company, Slingsby. Journey in wonder, to a land of challenging choices and rich rewards. “Every element of this delightful production excites the eye, stirs the…

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FAMILY THEATRE: The Young King by Oscar Wilde

Saturday 3rd November, 2018 - 12:00 PM
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One event on Friday 2nd November, 2018 at 4:00pm

One event on Saturday 3rd November, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on Saturday 3rd November, 2018 at 2:00pm

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

What kind of King would you be? A naïve boy raised by goatherds is discovered to be heir to the kingdom. Treasures and privileges are laid at his feet, but at what cost to others? The achingly beautiful and tender language of Oscar Wilde joins the intimate and magical world of internationally acclaimed Australian theatre company, Slingsby. Journey in wonder, to a land of challenging choices and rich rewards. “Every element of this delightful production excites the eye, stirs the…

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FAMILY THEATRE: The Young King by Oscar Wilde

Saturday 3rd November, 2018 - 2:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on Friday 2nd November, 2018 at 4:00pm

One event on Saturday 3rd November, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on Saturday 3rd November, 2018 at 2:00pm

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

What kind of King would you be? A naïve boy raised by goatherds is discovered to be heir to the kingdom. Treasures and privileges are laid at his feet, but at what cost to others? The achingly beautiful and tender language of Oscar Wilde joins the intimate and magical world of internationally acclaimed Australian theatre company, Slingsby. Journey in wonder, to a land of challenging choices and rich rewards. “Every element of this delightful production excites the eye, stirs the…

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MUSIC: Lisa Hannigan

Sunday 4th November, 2018 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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One of Ireland’s leading singer/songwriters and musicians, the dazzlingly talented Lisa Hannigan, returns to Riverbank for an intimate concert - not to be missed! Since the release of her debut solo album Sea Sew (2008), Lisa has toured the world and collaborated with artists as diverse as Ray LaMontagne, Richard Hawley, Herbie Hancock and Glen Hansard. An outstanding debut, Sea Sew went double platinum and was nominated for the Choice Music Prize and the Mercury Prize in the UK. Lisa’s…

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THEATRE: Bat The Father Rabbit The Son

Wednesday 7th November, 2018 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€15/€12

It’s Dublin in the 1980s. Rabbit is a self-made haulage magnate. But something’s wrong. He cuts a deal with his underling Keogh to help him find his lost moorings. The quest is hampered by his dead father Bat, Citizen Army volunteer and pawn shop assistant, bubbling up. The struggle between father and son, past and present, imagination and reality, spans Dublin. Their voyage out of Howth and up the River Liffey builds to a climax described by The Guardian as…

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Michael Harding: On Tuesdays I’m a Buddhist

Thursday 8th November, 2018 - 8:00 PM
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One event on Friday 9th November, 2018 at 8:00pm

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

Join best-selling writer and raconteur Michael Harding as he reads from his latest memoir, ruminates on the difference between psychotherapy and religion, and relates the story of his pilgrimage to Skellig Michael, in his ongoing search for meaning. “Harding’s latest attempt to find meaning in life is searingly honest, funny and self-deprecating” The Irish Times “a spell-binding and powerful book about the human condition, the narratives we weave around the self, and the ultimate bliss of living in the present…

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Michael Harding: On Tuesdays I’m a Buddhist

Friday 9th November, 2018 - 8:00 PM
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One event on Friday 9th November, 2018 at 8:00pm

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

Join best-selling writer and raconteur Michael Harding as he reads from his latest memoir, ruminates on the difference between psychotherapy and religion, and relates the story of his pilgrimage to Skellig Michael, in his ongoing search for meaning. “Harding’s latest attempt to find meaning in life is searingly honest, funny and self-deprecating” The Irish Times “a spell-binding and powerful book about the human condition, the narratives we weave around the self, and the ultimate bliss of living in the present…

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MUSIC: This Is How We Fly.

Saturday 10th November, 2018 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€15/€12

This is How we Fly embark on their Foreign Fields tour of Ireland. Foreign Fields is This is How we Fly's second album, recorded in front of an audience over three wintery January evenings in Dublin's Fumbally Stables. The group have brought this new music to the USA and Europe, and this November it comes home, where the group will perform material from both albums alongside new music. This is how we Fly are: Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh /hardanger d'amore, Seán…

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WORKSHOP: Parent & Toddler Fun Morning – The Very Curious Eyes

Wednesday 14th November, 2018 - 11:00 AM
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One event on Wednesday 24th October, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on Wednesday 14th November, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on Wednesday 12th December, 2018 at 11:00am

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

Visual artist Marta Golubowska invites small children along with their guardians to a creative play where they can experiment, push boundaries, and make mess and at the end bring something nice home with them. It's an hour long workshop with the main emphasis on the process and time spent together in a gentle atmosphere we can relax and share experiences while making art or just be present with our child. 19th September: Travelling and Adventure , 24th October: Halloween Fun…

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LOCAL ARTS: Lady Windermere’s Fan by Oscar Wilde

Wednesday 14th November, 2018 - 8:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 8:00pm, repeating until Saturday 17th November, 2018

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

“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars” Newbridge Drama Group proudly presents Oscar Wilde’s beloved comedy Lady Windermere’s Fan, directed by Jill O’Donnell. Lady Windermere’s Fan was the first of Oscar Wilde’s plays produced and the sparkling comedy proved an instant success with London audiences. The play follows the story of Lady Windermere, who is having a select party to celebrate her coming of age. Her husband, for reasons of his own,…

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LOCAL ARTS: Lady Windermere’s Fan by Oscar Wilde

Thursday 15th November, 2018 - 8:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 8:00pm, repeating until Saturday 17th November, 2018

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

“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars” Newbridge Drama Group proudly presents Oscar Wilde’s beloved comedy Lady Windermere’s Fan, directed by Jill O’Donnell. Lady Windermere’s Fan was the first of Oscar Wilde’s plays produced and the sparkling comedy proved an instant success with London audiences. The play follows the story of Lady Windermere, who is having a select party to celebrate her coming of age. Her husband, for reasons of his own,…

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LOCAL ARTS: Lady Windermere’s Fan by Oscar Wilde

Friday 16th November, 2018 - 8:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 8:00pm, repeating until Saturday 17th November, 2018

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

“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars” Newbridge Drama Group proudly presents Oscar Wilde’s beloved comedy Lady Windermere’s Fan, directed by Jill O’Donnell. Lady Windermere’s Fan was the first of Oscar Wilde’s plays produced and the sparkling comedy proved an instant success with London audiences. The play follows the story of Lady Windermere, who is having a select party to celebrate her coming of age. Her husband, for reasons of his own,…

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LOCAL ARTS: Lady Windermere’s Fan by Oscar Wilde

Saturday 17th November, 2018 - 8:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 8:00pm, repeating until Saturday 17th November, 2018

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

“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars” Newbridge Drama Group proudly presents Oscar Wilde’s beloved comedy Lady Windermere’s Fan, directed by Jill O’Donnell. Lady Windermere’s Fan was the first of Oscar Wilde’s plays produced and the sparkling comedy proved an instant success with London audiences. The play follows the story of Lady Windermere, who is having a select party to celebrate her coming of age. Her husband, for reasons of his own,…

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FAMILY: Bosco’s Garden And Hansel and Gretel

Sunday 18th November, 2018 - 2:00 PM
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One event on Sunday 18th November, 2018 at 4:00pm

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€10

Paula Lambert Puppet Theatre present : Bosco’s 40th Anniversary Tour 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 story of Hansel and Gretel through…

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FAMILY: Bosco’s Garden And Hansel and Gretel

Sunday 18th November, 2018 - 4:00 PM
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One event on Sunday 18th November, 2018 at 4:00pm

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€10

Paula Lambert Puppet Theatre present : Bosco’s 40th Anniversary Tour 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 story of Hansel and Gretel through…

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IFI SCREENING: Keeper

Monday 19th November, 2018 - 11:00 AM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€6

In this year’s French film, a gently realistic debut feature, two teens grow up fast in the wake of an unexpected pregnancy. Maxime and Mélanie are a typical teenage couple. Like most love struck fifteen-year-olds, they can't get enough of each other and they think they'll be together forever. But when Mélanie becomes pregnant, their worlds are rocked and Keeper reminds us that the burden of adult decisions does not fall to adults alone. The tension builds as the couple…

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SCHOOL SHOW: The Dig

Wednesday 21st November, 2018 - 10:00 AM
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One event on Wednesday 21st November, 2018 at 12:00pm

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€6

All his life Mac has wanted to be an Archaeologist, to be an expert in finding things and working out what they mean. If only he could stick to the facts and not get carried away with his highfalutin stories. But in a world where facts and figures mean so much more than fairy tale and fantasy, Mac has to dig deeper to prove what he finds is what he thinks it is. Will people believe him, or is this…

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SCHOOL SHOW: The Dig

Wednesday 21st November, 2018 - 12:00 PM
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One event on Wednesday 21st November, 2018 at 12:00pm

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€6

All his life Mac has wanted to be an Archaeologist, to be an expert in finding things and working out what they mean. If only he could stick to the facts and not get carried away with his highfalutin stories. But in a world where facts and figures mean so much more than fairy tale and fantasy, Mac has to dig deeper to prove what he finds is what he thinks it is. Will people believe him, or is this…

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MUSIC: The Bee Gees Story: Nights on Broadway

Friday 23rd November, 2018 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€22/€20

You can't see the Bee Gees anymore, but you can see ‘Nights on Broadway’ and still experience a concert of the incredible music written by the brothers Gibb. Known also as ‘The Irish Bee Gees’, all the performers are from Ireland with the exception of their new UK Musical Director, JBlack. Having originated and sold out theatres in Ireland, the show is now touring in the UK. ‘Nights On Broadway’ presents a tribute to the Bee Gees through their catalogue…

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WORKSHOP: A Space To Draw

Saturday 24th November, 2018 - 10:30 AM
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One event on Saturday 24th November, 2018 at 12:00pm

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€10

10:30am- 8-10years/ 12pm- 11-13years Drawing remains a central and pivotal activity to the work of many artists and designers – a touchstone and tool of creative exploration that informs visual discovery! The workshop will provide children with opportunities to engage with playful and experiential drawing techniques to develop their own observational skills. The workshop will focus on drawing as a form of communication, drawing to make meaning and drawing to feel. All the concepts, skills and techniques engaged with will…

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WORKSHOP: A Space To Draw

Saturday 24th November, 2018 - 12:00 PM
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One event on Saturday 24th November, 2018 at 12:00pm

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€10

10:30am- 8-10years/ 12pm- 11-13years Drawing remains a central and pivotal activity to the work of many artists and designers – a touchstone and tool of creative exploration that informs visual discovery! The workshop will provide children with opportunities to engage with playful and experiential drawing techniques to develop their own observational skills. The workshop will focus on drawing as a form of communication, drawing to make meaning and drawing to feel. All the concepts, skills and techniques engaged with will…

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COMEDY THEATRE: Alternative Bedtime Stories.

Saturday 24th November, 2018 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€16/€14

Once upon a time, two fair maidens dragged fairy tales kicking and screaming into the 21st century in this sharp and original review of all things “happily ever after”. Follow the trail of breadcrumbs to see your favourite bedtime stories poked with a big stick before being tossed into a cauldron with physical comedy and biting wit. Follow the trail of breadcrumbs into the mind of the MakeyUppers where you will stumble across the stories you thought you knew. Watch…

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SCHOOL SHOW: How To Catch A Star

Thursday 29th November, 2018 - 10:00 AM
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One event on Friday 30th November, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on Friday 30th November, 2018 at 12:00pm

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€6

Once there was a boy who was always looking up. He dreamt of having a star as a friend. This is the story of his adventure. Based on the beloved book by award-winning Irish author Oliver Jeffers, Branar Téatar do Pháistí are proud to present How to Catch a Star. This adaptation combines puppetry with a magical original score by Colm Mac Con Iomaire. Directed by Marc Mac Lochlainn, Branar’s signature storytelling creates a show which reminds us all to…

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SCHOOL SHOW: How To Catch A Star

Thursday 29th November, 2018 - 12:00 PM
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One event on Thursday 29th November, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on Friday 30th November, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on Friday 30th November, 2018 at 12:00pm

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€6

Once there was a boy who was always looking up. He dreamt of having a star as a friend. This is the story of his adventure. Based on the beloved book by award-winning Irish author Oliver Jeffers, Branar Téatar do Pháistí are proud to present How to Catch a Star. This adaptation combines puppetry with a magical original score by Colm Mac Con Iomaire. Directed by Marc Mac Lochlainn, Branar’s signature storytelling creates a show which reminds us all to…

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SCHOOL SHOW: How To Catch A Star

Friday 30th November, 2018 - 10:00 AM
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One event on Thursday 29th November, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on Friday 30th November, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on Friday 30th November, 2018 at 12:00pm

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€6

Once there was a boy who was always looking up. He dreamt of having a star as a friend. This is the story of his adventure. Based on the beloved book by award-winning Irish author Oliver Jeffers, Branar Téatar do Pháistí are proud to present How to Catch a Star. This adaptation combines puppetry with a magical original score by Colm Mac Con Iomaire. Directed by Marc Mac Lochlainn, Branar’s signature storytelling creates a show which reminds us all to…

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SCHOOL SHOW: How To Catch A Star

Friday 30th November, 2018 - 12:00 PM
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One event on Thursday 29th November, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on Friday 30th November, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on Friday 30th November, 2018 at 12:00pm

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€6

Once there was a boy who was always looking up. He dreamt of having a star as a friend. This is the story of his adventure. Based on the beloved book by award-winning Irish author Oliver Jeffers, Branar Téatar do Pháistí are proud to present How to Catch a Star. This adaptation combines puppetry with a magical original score by Colm Mac Con Iomaire. Directed by Marc Mac Lochlainn, Branar’s signature storytelling creates a show which reminds us all to…

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December 2018

How to Catch a Star

Saturday 1st December, 2018 - 12:00 PM
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One event on Saturday 1st December, 2018 at 2:00pm

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Family €24/€7

BRANAR TÉATAR DO PHÁISTÍ PRESENTS HOW TO CATCH A STAR Once there was a boy who was always looking up. He dreamt of having a star as a friend. This is the story of his adventure. Based on the beloved book by award-winning Irish author Oliver Jeffers, Branar Téatar do Pháistí are proud to present How to Catch a Star. This adaptation combines puppetry with a magical original score by Colm Mac Con Iomaire. Directed by Marc Mac Lochlainn, Branar’s…

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How to Catch a Star

Saturday 1st December, 2018 - 2:00 PM
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One event on Saturday 1st December, 2018 at 2:00pm

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Family €24/€7

BRANAR TÉATAR DO PHÁISTÍ PRESENTS HOW TO CATCH A STAR Once there was a boy who was always looking up. He dreamt of having a star as a friend. This is the story of his adventure. Based on the beloved book by award-winning Irish author Oliver Jeffers, Branar Téatar do Pháistí are proud to present How to Catch a Star. This adaptation combines puppetry with a magical original score by Colm Mac Con Iomaire. Directed by Marc Mac Lochlainn, Branar’s…

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MUSIC: Luka Bloom Hometown Gig

Saturday 1st December, 2018 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€20/€17.50

Luka Bloom is one of Ireland’s most respected contemporary folk artists. Having produced over 20 albums since the 1970s, he continues to push the boundaries of what his music can do.  Born into a very musical family, Luka is the youngest of six and grew up in Newbridge. This hometown gig is one not to be missed! "I may be living in County Clare, but Newbridge is my home town. I did my first gig when I was four in The…

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MUSIC: ABBA Forever

Wednesday 5th December, 2018 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€22/€20

Abba Forever was formed and is led by Dennis Scally, a London born musician who has been at the top of the music game for many years. For 13 years, while based in Los Angles, he was the musical director for The Supremes and toured the world with them. He moved back to Europe 12 years ago and formed ABBA FOREVER. Lead Guitar is Rae Daniel, also from London. On lead vocals are Lucinda O’Connell and Marie O’Hara. Expect a…

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THEATRE: BEFORE – A new play with much music by Pat Kinevane

Saturday 8th December, 2018 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€18/16

From the team that brought you Forgotten, Underneath and the Olivier Award-winning Silent, Before is a new play with much music, set in Clery’s of Dublin, on the very day this iconic department store shuts - for good. Pontius is inside, trying to choose a gift for his estranged daughter, whom he hasn’t seen for almost 20 years. He will meet her in an hour. This father’s journey is both beautiful and strange, from the isolation of his Midlands home,…

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WORKSHOP: Parent & Toddler Fun Morning – The Very Curious Eyes

Wednesday 12th December, 2018 - 11:00 AM
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One event on Wednesday 12th December, 2018 at 11:00am

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

Visual artist Marta Golubowska invites small children along with their guardians to a creative play where they can experiment, push boundaries, and make mess and at the end bring something nice home with them. It's an hour long workshop with the main emphasis on the process and time spent together in a gentle atmosphere we can relax and share experiences while making art or just be present with our child. 19th September: Travelling and Adventure , 24th October: Halloween Fun…

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SCHOOL SHOW: A Winter Wish

Friday 14th December, 2018 - 10:00 AM
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One event on Friday 14th December, 2018 at 12:00pm

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€6

Every winter in Whistleberry Forest, a little robin comes to visit and grants the creatures of the forest their very own wish - they can wish for whatever they want! As Ornaith the owl, Sorley the snail, and Faoiláin the frog sing the magic words, the forest is transformed before their eyes into an enchanting wintry wonderland. From dripping icicles to gentle snowfall, the delight of skating on an icy river or flying high on a moonlit night, discover the…

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SCHOOL SHOW: A Winter Wish

Friday 14th December, 2018 - 12:00 PM
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One event on Friday 14th December, 2018 at 12:00pm

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€6

Every winter in Whistleberry Forest, a little robin comes to visit and grants the creatures of the forest their very own wish - they can wish for whatever they want! As Ornaith the owl, Sorley the snail, and Faoiláin the frog sing the magic words, the forest is transformed before their eyes into an enchanting wintry wonderland. From dripping icicles to gentle snowfall, the delight of skating on an icy river or flying high on a moonlit night, discover the…

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FAMILY MUSIC: A Winter Wish

Saturday 15th December, 2018 - 12:00 PM
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One event on Saturday 15th December, 2018 at 2:00pm

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

Every winter in Whistleberry Forest, a little robin comes to visit and grants the creatures of the forest their very own wish - they can wish for whatever they want! As Ornaith the owl, Sorley the snail, and Faoiláin the frog sing the magic words, the forest is transformed before their eyes into an enchanting wintry wonderland. From dripping icicles to gentle snowfall, the delight of skating on an icy river or flying high on a moonlit night, discover the…

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FAMILY MUSIC: A Winter Wish

Saturday 15th December, 2018 - 2:00 PM
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One event on Saturday 15th December, 2018 at 2:00pm

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

Every winter in Whistleberry Forest, a little robin comes to visit and grants the creatures of the forest their very own wish - they can wish for whatever they want! As Ornaith the owl, Sorley the snail, and Faoiláin the frog sing the magic words, the forest is transformed before their eyes into an enchanting wintry wonderland. From dripping icicles to gentle snowfall, the delight of skating on an icy river or flying high on a moonlit night, discover the…

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COMEDY: Colin Murphy: The Bald Ambition Tour 2018

Saturday 15th December, 2018 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€17/€15

25 years ago a young man had a dream and that dream was to perform. As an actor success came quickly with the National Youth Theatre and early TV appearances in Yorkshire Television’s Heartbeat and Drop The Dead Donkey for Channel 4. His starring role in Our Friends In The North led to him becoming a household name. Daniel Craig* has achieved everything he set out to do and has reached the very pinnacle of the entertainment industry. 25 years…

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MUSIC: Highly Strung: All Wrapped up

Wednesday 19th December, 2018 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€15/€10

For fans of the foursome, this is a Christmas calendar highlight. The ladies are delighted to return to the Riverbank for their annual Christmas show of classics old and new with their signature twist. The four friends’ diverse yet complementary musical backgrounds create a mellow blend of instruments and harmonies and that has gathered a loyal fan base. Highly Strung sprinkles a little star light on the darkest time of the year with a quirky perspective on favourites from Bach…

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SCHOOL SHOW: Lost In Frost

Friday 21st December, 2018 - 10:00 AM
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One event on Friday 21st December, 2018 at 12:00pm

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6

Lost in Frost is a thrilling winter-themed adventure that will delight and enchant younger audiences with a mix of dance, movement, music, visuals and storytelling. The Narrator is on a quest for snow but who will help! The audience? The mischievous fairy, Cornelia? Or perhaps some very brave and bold magic pixies will join the mission to find some? Echo Echo Dance has been at the forefront of dance development in Ireland for over twenty years. The award-winning ensemble is…

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SCHOOL SHOW: Lost In Frost

Friday 21st December, 2018 - 12:00 PM
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One event on Friday 21st December, 2018 at 12:00pm

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6

Lost in Frost is a thrilling winter-themed adventure that will delight and enchant younger audiences with a mix of dance, movement, music, visuals and storytelling. The Narrator is on a quest for snow but who will help! The audience? The mischievous fairy, Cornelia? Or perhaps some very brave and bold magic pixies will join the mission to find some? Echo Echo Dance has been at the forefront of dance development in Ireland for over twenty years. The award-winning ensemble is…

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FAMILY : Lost In Frost

Saturday 22nd December, 2018 - 12:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Family €28/€8

Lost in Frost is a thrilling winter-themed adventure that will delight and enchant younger audiences with a mix of dance, movement, music, visuals and storytelling. The Narrator is on a quest for snow but who will help! The audience? The mischievous fairy, Cornelia? Or perhaps some very brave and bold magic pixies will join the mission to find some? Echo Echo Dance has been at the forefront of dance development in Ireland for over twenty years. The award-winning ensemble is…

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DANCE: Echo Echo Dance Picnic

Saturday 22nd December, 2018 - 2:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€5

Echo Echo Dance Picnic is an opportunity for people of all ages to take part in some dancing and movement games together! It doesn’t matter if you are a professional dancer, a four-year old ninja turtle or one of those people who always claim to have two left feet – you’ll have lots of fun! Everyone is welcome regardless of age or ability so make sure you get your brothers, sisters, parents and grandparents to come along too. And remember…

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FAMILY CINEMA: Frozen Sing-A-Long

Sunday 23rd December, 2018 - 2:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Walt Disney Animation Studios presents Frozen, a stunning big-screen comedy adventure. Fearless optimist Anna (voice of Kristen Bell) sets off on an epic journey-teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff (voice of Jonathan Groff) and his loyal reindeer Sven-to find her sister Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel), whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf (voice of Josh Gad), Anna and Kristoff battle the elements…

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