Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge, Co Kildare:

 A Gift at Christmas

Our vouchers are ideal for, Christmas, birthdays, father’s day, mother’s day, colleague’s presents, thank you presents… the list is endless. Gift Voucher bookings can be made in person or by phone or online. Riverbank Arts Centre Gift Voucher’s can be redeemed for event tickets at any time. Riverbank Arts Centre gift vouchers expire 12 months from date of purchase. A Gift Voucher will allow friends & family to choose the shows they’d love to see. read more

Riverbank THEATRE

Friday 15th  November

Black Wednesday

8pm

€15/€12

Danni’s not long out of school. Her sister Jen is missing. Her best friend Ryan knows where she is, now but Ryan’s gone too. And the dead body they keep talking about on the news, the one in the boot of the car off the Navan road, could that be him? read more

 

Tuesday 19th & Wednesday 20th  November

The Calvalcaders

8pm

€18/€16

The Cavalcaders explores the lives and loves of a community of characters in small-town Ireland.Set in an old-fashioned cobbler’s shop, this is the story of a group of men who spend their days mending shoes and their nights as a barbershop quartet and singers of local legend. Their musical harmonies, however, are not reflected in their private lives. read more

 

Wednesday 27th – Saturday 30th November

A Wake in the West

8pm

€18/€16

After a life devoted to drink, it is no surprise that Tom Healy’s final wish it to be buried in the drink – at sea that is. The neighbours, one by one, pour into Healy’s front room to ‘pay their respects’, though not all come to pray. read more

 

Riverbank MUSIC

Wednesday, November 13th  & Thursday, November 14th

The Annual Gala Concert

Time 8pm

€15/€12

Newbridge Musical Society presents our Annual Gala Concert, in a new home, the Riverbank. We invite you to join us once again for what has become a very popular night’s entertainment. Our Award winning chorus and talented members promise you a night of memorable moments, singalong songs and lots of laughter. We might even feature a song from our 2014 Production Oliver! Please come along and support your local Society, you won’t be disappointed. read more

 

Saturday, 16th November

Jack L & 27 Club

Time 8pm

€22 SOLD OUT

Few musicians set out to become legends, even fewer succeed. Yet by any standard musicians like Amy Winehouse, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, and Kurt Cobain are legendary. Each left behind a lasting musical legacy, with songs that freeze forever a moment in time, speak for a generation, or simply give voice to the grief and grace of the human heart. In so many ways these performers are nothing like each other. One is fabled for her throaty, gutsy singing style; another for his electrifying guitar riffs; a third for his rebellious, sensual stage presence. Some of these musicians sang the blues, some loved jazz, still others graced the pop, R&B, or alt charts. read more

 

Thursday, 5th December

Capella Choir

Time 8pm

€10/€8 (Family €20)

Vincent Whelan & Cappella are together since 1998. They immediately embarked on a programme of choral competitions & concerts, both of which proved successful, culminating in winning 1st prize at the Cork International Choral Festival. read more

 

Friday, 20th December

Starlit Soltice

Time 8pm

€12

Highly Strung is what happens when four women with an assortment of instruments, personalities and musical backgrounds get together to play music. For those yet to experience a Highly Strung evening, the group is an acoustic blend of flute (Jeanette Behan); violin (Lisa Lazenby); mezzo-soprano (Angela O’Toole) and harp (Mary Keenan). read more

 

Just announced:

Friday, January 17th

Dirk Powell, Michael McGoldrick, Brendan Gleeson, and Francis Gaffney

8pm

€15/€12

Every once in a while providence throws us into the path of someone who has a gift to bestow. The serendipitous meeting of Dirk Powell and Brendan Gleeson on the set of the Oscar-winning movie Cold Mountain was one of these occasions, and what began as a shared experience of having music passed down from their grandfathers has grown into an exploration of American Old Time, Cajun and Irish traditional music. read more

 

Riverbank COMEDY

Friday, November 22nd

Pat Shortt: I am Band

8pm

€28

Pat Shortt’s one-man comedy show charts the life of Dixie Walsh (Jumbo Breakfast Roll, Where Did My Money Go) a solo lounge musician. The show is a tribute night to Dixie where all his peers and friends (the audience) come to celebrate his career. During the night Dixie reminisces about the path his career has taken and the struggles he has had to endure to get to the top of his game. read more

 

Just announced:

Sunday, December 8th

Faulty Towers: The Dining Experience

Venue: Keadeen Hotel

New show: 2pm

€45

Having played to a full house at The Keadeen Hotel last summer and over 100 sell out shows in Ireland during 2009 and 2010, Basil, Sybil and Manuel return to serve you dinner and a feast of comic delights. Some familiar scenes, some off the cuff but all with a “Faulty” seasoning and a guarantee to keep you laughing all the way to the dessert. read more

 

Friday, February 7th

David O’Doherty: Will try to fix everything

8pm

€18/€16

David O’Doherty, the Ryanair James Bond, the Kevin McCloud of the tiny keyboard, former Miss Ireland, the offspring of Shannon/Pete Doherty, his new look is ‘Jaws era Steven Spielberg’, recipient of the 2008 Edinburgh Comedy Award and inventor of the last remaining swimming stroke ‘the squid’ (on back, feet first), has written a new comedy show with both talking and songs. NO SCRUBS. read more

 

Saturday, March 15th

Neil Delamere: Smartbomb

8pm

€20

Following his sold out performance last year Neil Delamere returns with a brilliant new show. “Smartbomb” sees the star of BBC’s The Blame Game and Fighting Talk and RTE’s The Panel explain Ireland¹s recession, eye patches and email viruses. Probably not in that order. read more

 

Riverbank CINEMA

Saturday, November 23rd

Riverbank Special Screening  

IFI’s French Film Festival: Jappeloup (2013)

8pm

€8

Jappeloup (2013) At the start of the 1980s, Pierre Durand abandoned a promising legal career and threw himself into his true passion, show jumping. With his father’s backing, he gambled everything on a young horse who no one else had any faith in: Jappeloup. Too small, too stubborn, too impetuous, he had many faults, but nonetheless had a remarkable jumping ability. read more

 

Monday, December 2nd    

Riverbank Cinema Presents

Wadjda

8pm

€6

In the first full-length feature film shot entirely inside Saudi Arabia, Wadjda tells the story of a 10-year-old girl living in a suburb of Riyadh, the capital. After a fight with her friend Abdullah, Wadjda sees a beautiful green bicycle for sale. She wants the bicycle desperately so that she can beat Abdullah in a race. But Wadjda’s mother won’t allow it, fearing repercussions from a society that sees bicycles as dangerous to a girl’s virtue. read more

 

Monday, December 9th    

Riverbank Cinema Presents

Blancanieves

8pm

€6

In this unique and unforgettable tribute to European silent films, the fairy tale of Snow White is transposed with great effect into the world of bullfighting in 1920s Spain. Beautifully shot in black and white and featuring fabulous flamenco music, a very evil stepmother, and a band of bullfighting dwarves, Blancanieves is a magical retelling of a classic story. read more

 

Monday, December 16th   

Riverbank Cinema Presents

The Great Beauty

8pm

€6

Aristocratic ladies, social climbers, politicians, high-flying criminals, journalists, actors, decadent nobles, prelates, artists and intellectuals – whether authentic or presumed – form the tissue of these flaky relationships, all engulfed in a desperate Babylon which plays out in the antique palaces, immense villas and most beautiful terraces in the city. read more

 

Thursday, December 19th

Riverbank Special Screening  

It’s a wonderful life

8pm

€8

Frank Capra’s perennial Christmas favourite is a bona fide Hollywood classic, featuring magical storytelling and iconic performances from James Stewart as George Bailey, a man who attempts suicide on Christmas Eve, Henry Travers as his Guardian angel Clarence Odbody and a whole raft of great Hollywood studio character actors. read more

 

 

Riverbank FAMILY CINEMA

Saturday, December 16th

Riverbank Family Cinema Present

My Neighbour Totoro

2pm

€3

Two young sisters, Satsuke and Mei, move into a house in the country with their father to be closer to their hospitalised mother. The girls discover that the nearby forest is inhabited by magical creatures called Totoros who take them on magical adventures. Created by Hayao Miyazaki, My Neighbour Totoro has been entertaining children for generations. – Leeds Young Film Festival 2013 read more

 

Saturday, December 21st  

Riverbank Family Cinema Present

Mary Poppins

2pm

€3

As the winner of five Oscars and the film that gave Julie Andrews her on-screen debut, Mary Poppins shouldn’t really need much of a fanfare, but one too many jokes about Dick Van Dyke’s dire Cawk-nee accent can drag a movie down. read more

 

Riverbank WORKSHOPS & CHILDREN’S SHOW

Saturday 23rd November

Playing with Theatre Lovett

11am

€15 (1 Adult & 1 Child)

A workshop for teamplayers aged 7+ and adults of all ages. Joint Theatre Lovett as they explore how actor’s play. read more

 

Just announced

Saturday, December 14th

Branar Téatar do Pháistí presents

Twas the Night Before Christmas/Oíche Roimh an Nollag

New show: 4pm

€8 / Family of 4 €28 (1 hour)

“The stockings were hung by the chimneys with care” The town is preparing for Christmas. Houses are being decorated, cards being written, presents being wrapped and stockings being hung. Join Branar, as they take you on a joyful journey through to the most magical night of year. read more

 

Riverbank VISUAL ARTS PROGRAMME

Gallery Times
Mon-Fri 10am-5.30pm, Sat 10am -1.30pm

Opening until Saturday, November 30th  

Riverbank Arts Centre Children’s Gallery

The Secret of Kells Limited Edition Prints

Cartoon Saloon has released a set of 16 limited edition prints from its 2010 Academy award-nominated film The Secret of Kells. These one-of-a-kind, handcrafted prints are gloriously high-resolution, gallery-quality scene illustrations from the critically acclaimed film and draw heavily on the ornate and richly textured Irish medieval art that influenced the film. Each scene illustration from the lovingly crafted film is a must-have for film and animation fans, art collectors and historians alike. read more

 

Gallery Times
Mon-Fri 10am-5.30pm, Sat 10am -1.30pm

Opening until Saturday, December 7th  

Riverbank Arts Centre McKenna Gallery

Panto Collapsar

Panto Collapsar will fill the gallery with a mass of silver balloons to create a floating ceiling. With an array of theatrically staged sculptures, totem-like structures and a dramatic wall painting, the exhibition is a continuation of Dwyer’s interests in the occult, the natural world, science and maths, as well as a response to Ireland, its heritage and culture. read more

 

Gallery Times
Mon-Fri 10am-5.30pm, Sat 10am -1.30pm

Opening until Saturday, December 7th  

Riverbank Arts Centre Children’s Gallery

Joy to the World

Curated by Susan Boyle

This intimate exhibition comprises beautifully hand crafted Nativity scenes made from wood, precious metals, felt and even bread dough, alongside other seasonal artifacts. read more

 

Hazel Williams
Marketing & PR Coordinator
Riverbank Arts Centre
Main St. Newbridge
Co. Kildare
Tel: 045 448309

hazel@riverbank.ie
www.riverbank.ie

Riverbank Arts Centre acknowledges the financial support of the Arts Council and Kildare County Council