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Riverbank Arts Centre is County Kildare’s Arts Centre; it is based in Newbridge which is less than 45 minutes from Dublin city centre. Riverbank Arts Centre hosts a programme of local, national and international productions including theatre, music, opera, comedy and visual arts. The venue comprises of a 180 seat auditorium, a children’s gallery, a contemporary gallery hosting both local national

Riverbank Arts Centre is County Kildare’s Arts Centre; it is based in Newbridge which is less than 45 minutes from Dublin city centre. Riverbank Arts Centre hosts a programme of local, national and international productions including theatre, music, opera, comedy and visual arts. The venue comprises of a 180 seat auditorium, a children’s gallery, a contemporary gallery hosting both local national

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17/10/2021

TODAY (17/10) at 3pm as part of Kildare Readers Festival - The Alphabet of Birds by Sara Baume produced by Holy Show - see video below for taste of what lies ahead! - FREE, booking at riverbank.ie

KILDARE READERS' FESTIVAL: Sunday Mass and sea swimming; bird alphabets and stone collecting; Goya and Monet; the Statio...
16/10/2021
Kildare Readers Festival: The Alphabet of Birds – Riverbank Arts Centre

KILDARE READERS' FESTIVAL: Sunday Mass and sea swimming; bird alphabets and stone collecting; Goya and Monet; the Stations of the Cross and the Sacred Heart of Jesus; bedrooms and bedsits; insomnia and parental love. Writer and artist Sara Baume covers wide ground in this spellbinding audio-visual essay. Ultimately, it’s a show about our obsessions and passions – the multitude of rituals that fill our daily lives with meaning.

Live readings of Baume’s new essay are interspersed with four short documentaries from Jamie Goldrick that feature artists Gary Coyle, Laura Fitzgerald, Sara Baume and Natalia Beylis. The essay and films are live scored by musicians Irene Buckley and Elaine Howley (Howlbux).

The Alphabet of Birds is the second stage show from annual arts magazine Holy Show, who tour a new literary-hybrid production each year. Holy Show is generously funded by the Arts Council of Ireland. This production was also funded by the Western Development Commission as part of a project developed by Spot-Lit.

Kildare Readers Festival is brought to you every year in October by Kildare County Library Service and Arts in Co Kildare
Sunday, 17 October at 3pm. FREE, booking required.
https://www.riverbank.ie/event/kildare-readers-festival-holy-show-the-alphabet-of-birds/

Sunday Mass and sea swimming; bird alphabets and stone collecting; Goya and Monet; the Stations of the Cross and the Sacred Heart of Jesus; bedrooms and bedsits; insomnia and parental love. Writer and artist Sara Baume covers wide ground in this spellbinding audio-visual essay. Ultimately, it’s a ...

KILDARE READERS FESTIVAL - TONIGHT: With a shared love of history and debate John Bowman and Abie Philbin Bowman are ide...
15/10/2021
Kildare Readers Festival: John Bowman & Abie Philbin Bowman – Riverbank Arts Centre

KILDARE READERS FESTIVAL - TONIGHT: With a shared love of history and debate John Bowman and Abie Philbin Bowman are ideal interviewer and interviewee.

Kildare Readers Festival are delighted to bring you this exclusive interview as they discuss John Bowman’s book Ireland the Autobiography: One Hundred Years in the Life of the Nation, Told by its People. This absorbing and highly acclaimed book which has been researched over decades draws on eyewitness accounts, diaries and memoirs from the perspective of people who lived in these times, how they felt, their personal and societal experiences. These stories reflect how people were feeling whereas an official account can only tell us what happened. The power of personal testimony continues to influence.
Friday, 15th Oct at 8pm. FREE, booking required
https://www.riverbank.ie/event/kildare-readers-festival-john-bowman-abie-philbin-bowman/

With a shared love of history and debate John Bowman and Abie Philbin Bowman are ideal interviewer and interviewee. KRF are delighted to bring you this exclusive interview as they discuss John Bowman’s book Ireland the Autobiography: One Hundred Years in the Life of the Nation, Told by its People....

KILDARE READERS' FESTIVAL: Sunday Mass and sea swimming; bird alphabets and stone collecting; Goya and Monet; the Statio...
14/10/2021
Kildare Readers Festival: The Alphabet of Birds – Riverbank Arts Centre

KILDARE READERS' FESTIVAL: Sunday Mass and sea swimming; bird alphabets and stone collecting; Goya and Monet; the Stations of the Cross and the Sacred Heart of Jesus; bedrooms and bedsits; insomnia and parental love. Writer and artist Sara Baume covers wide ground in this spellbinding audio-visual essay. Ultimately, it’s a show about our obsessions and passions – the multitude of rituals that fill our daily lives with meaning.

Live readings of Baume’s new essay are interspersed with four short documentaries from Jamie Goldrick that feature artists Gary Coyle, Laura Fitzgerald, Sara Baume and Natalia Beylis. The essay and films are live scored by musicians Irene Buckley and Elaine Howley (Howlbux).

The Alphabet of Birds is the second stage show from annual arts magazine Holy Show, who tour a new literary-hybrid production each year. Holy Show is generously funded by the Arts Council of Ireland. This production was also funded by the Western Development Commission as part of a project developed by Spot-Lit.

Kildare Readers Festival is brought to you every year in October by Kildare County Library Service and Arts in Co Kildare
Sunday, 17 October at 3pm. FREE, booking required.
https://www.riverbank.ie/event/kildare-readers-festival-holy-show-the-alphabet-of-birds/

Sunday Mass and sea swimming; bird alphabets and stone collecting; Goya and Monet; the Stations of the Cross and the Sacred Heart of Jesus; bedrooms and bedsits; insomnia and parental love. Writer and artist Sara Baume covers wide ground in this spellbinding audio-visual essay. Ultimately, it’s a ...

14/10/2021

The final LIVE event as part of Kildare Readers Festival is THE ALPHABET OF BIRDS by Sara Baume, produced by Holy Show , on Sunday 17 Oct at 3pm. FREE, but booking required. See short video below for a sense of this audio visual production 👇

13/10/2021
THEATRE: Fight Night

Winner of Best Actor and Bewley’s Little Gem awards at Dublin Fringe, and nominated Best New Play at the Irish Times Theatre Awards, Aonghus Óg McAnally returns with his smash hit solo show Fight Night by Gavin Kostick for a 10th Anniversary nationwide tour.

A gripping journey charting the comeback of Dan Coyle Jr, a failed amateur boxer living in the shadows of his overbearing father and his brother’s Olympic success. After years out of the ring, the birth of his own son reignites his competitive fire, and he takes the first tentative steps on his road to redemption. This fast-paced and engaging solo performance combines intense physicality with a deeply emotional storytelling experience that will leave audiences both exhausted and exhilarated.

One Chance. One Shot. Fight Night. No Excuses.
Thursday, 4th November at 8pm. Tickets €16/€14
Booking: https://www.riverbank.ie/event/theatre-fight-night/

13/10/2021
KRF: Luke Cassidy's The Iron Annie Cabaret

KILDARE READERS FESTIVAL: The Iron Annie Cabaret is a celebration of music, theatre and literature. Based on Luke Cassidy’s debut novel Iron Annie, it tells the story of Aoife, a major figure in Dundalk’s small-town underworld, and her fatal attraction to Annie, a magnetic and elusive force that barged into her life. Think Reservoir Dogs meets Thelma and Louise meets the Rocky Horror Picture Show.

This production features performances by Eleanor McLoughlin as Aoife, accompanied by musical performances by folk duo the Dandelion Few and newly-formed rock band The Pickled Onions. Directed by Peter Moreton, artistic director of the Applecart Arts Centre (London), it is produced by Luke Cassidy, with production design by Marianne Thibault.

The production at Kildare Readers Festival is made possible with the support of the Arts Council of Ireland and Louth County Council.
Saturday, 16th Oct at 8pm. FREE, booking required.
https://www.riverbank.ie/event/kildare-readers-festival-the-iron-annie-cabaret/

KILDARE READERS FESTIVAL: The Iron Annie Cabaret is a celebration of music, theatre and literature. Based on Luke Cassid...
13/10/2021
Kildare Readers Festival: Luke Cassidy’s Iron Annie Cabaret – Riverbank Arts Centre

KILDARE READERS FESTIVAL: The Iron Annie Cabaret is a celebration of music, theatre and literature. Based on Luke Cassidy’s debut novel Iron Annie, it tells the story of Aoife, a major figure in Dundalk’s small-town underworld, and her fatal attraction to Annie, a magnetic and elusive force that barged into her life. Think Reservoir Dogs meets Thelma and Louise meets the Rocky Horror Picture Show.

This production features performances by Eleanor McLoughlin as Aoife, accompanied by musical performances by folk duo the Dandelion Few and newly-formed rock band The Pickled Onions. Directed by Peter Moreton, artistic director of the Applecart Arts Centre (London), it is produced by Luke Cassidy, with production design by Marianne Thibault.

The production at Kildare Readers Festival is made possible with the support of the Arts Council of Ireland and Louth County Council.
Saturday, 16th Oct at 8pm. FREE, booking required.
https://www.riverbank.ie/event/kildare-readers-festival-the-iron-annie-cabaret/

The Iron Annie Cabaret is a celebration of music, theatre and literature. Based on Luke Cassidy’s debut novel Iron Annie, it tells the story of Aoife, a major figure in Dundalk’s small-town underworld, and her fatal attraction to Annie, a magnetic and elusive force that barged into her life. Thi...

SPECIAL EVENT: Riverbank Arts Centre is partnering with Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival & access > CINEM...
13/10/2021
SPECIAL EVENT: screening of Limbo & Q+A – Riverbank Arts Centre

SPECIAL EVENT: Riverbank Arts Centre is partnering with Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival & access > CINEMA to present a screening of Ben Sharrock's LIMBO on Monday 18th October at 8pm, a witty and poignant film about wanting to belong. LIMBO tells the story of Omar (played by Amir El-Masry), a young Syrian musician stationed upon a fictional remote Scottish island, where he and a group of new arrivals await the results of their asylum claims.
The screening with be followed by a Q & A - the panel includes Zoryana Pshyk, Rosemary Kunene & Bulelani Mfaco and will be chaired by Liam Herrick (Irish Council for Civil Liberties)
More details here:
https://www.riverbank.ie/special-event-screening-of-limbo-qa/

Riverbank Arts Centre is partnering with Dublin International Film Festival to present a screening of LIMBO by Ben Sharrock on Monday 18th October, a witty and poignant film about wanting to belong. LIMBO tells the story of Omar (played by Amir El-Masry), a young Syrian musician stationed upon a fic...

LIVE MUSIC TONIGHT!: Cassiopeia: a group of five bright stars, to be found in the northern sky in the shape of a W. Cass...
13/10/2021
MUSIC: Cassiopeia Winds – Riverbank Arts Centre

LIVE MUSIC TONIGHT!: Cassiopeia: a group of five bright stars, to be found in the northern sky in the shape of a W. Cassiopeia Winds: a group of five exceptional musicians whose sheer joy in performing together is contagious.
Cassiopeia Winds is an Irish chamber wind ensemble formed in 2010, whose performances are marked by vivacity, panache and a dedication to the exploration of fine sound-worlds. Though the ensemble has the capacity to expand or contract to suit its innovative programming, at its core is a quintet of players whose members are among the finest in the country.
Quality of sound, liveliness, and style are the trade-marks of this quintet, which brings a real sense of excitement and fun to their music making. Programme includes two world premieres!
Wednesday, 13th October at 8pm. Tickets €18/€15 (Please note, in line with new Government guidelines, you will be required to show your EU COVID Certificate and Valid ID for entry to the auditorium for this event)
https://www.riverbank.ie/event/music-cassiopeia-winds/

Cassiopeia: a group of five bright stars, to be found in the northern sky in the shape of a W. Cassiopeia Winds: a group of five exceptional musicians whose sheer joy in performing together is contagious. Cassiopeia Winds is an Irish chamber wind ensemble formed in 2010, whose performances are marke...

13/10/2021
Iron Annie Cabaret

Based on Luke Cassidy’s debut novel Iron Annie, The Iron Annie Cabaret is at Riverbank as part of Kildare Readers Festival on Sat 16 Oct at 8pm - FREE, booking link below 👇👇👇

THEATRE: Arán & Im by Manchán Magan.We need to find a way of talking about the Irish language – about the sublime beauty...
12/10/2021
THEATRE: Arán & Im by Manchán Magan – Riverbank Arts Centre

THEATRE: Arán & Im by Manchán Magan.
We need to find a way of talking about the Irish language – about the sublime beauty and profound oddness of this ancient tongue that has been spoken on the island for 2,500 to 3,000 years, and is now slipping slowly from our grasp.
What can the word for the lonesomeness of a cow bereft of her calf, diadhánach, teach us about our current methods of food production?
Why does one need to orientate oneself to the sun to give directions in Irish?
Arán & Im is a theatrical performance in which Manchán Magan bakes sourdough bread while offering insights into the wonders of the Irish language – exploring potent words of landscape, terms of intuition and insight, and the many phrases that bring to life the mysterious glory of our natural world.
The show is a celebration of language, land and local Irish food.
(Arán agus Im is a bilingual show, entirely understandable to Béarlóirí)
Arán & Im by Manchán Magan is presented by Once Off Productions. Thursday, 21st Oct at 5;30pm & 8pm. Tickets €18/€15
Booking: https://www.riverbank.ie/event/theatre-aran-im-by-manchan-magan/2021-10-21/

We need to find a way of talking about the Irish language – about the sublime beauty and profound oddness of this ancient tongue that has been spoken on the island for 2,500 to 3,000 years, and is now slipping slowly from our grasp. What can the word for the lonesomeness of a cow bereft of her cal...

Come work with us - deadline today at 5pm!
12/10/2021
We are hiring... TECHNICAL MANAGER – Riverbank Arts Centre

Come work with us - deadline today at 5pm!

Riverbank Arts Centre is currently seeking applications for the role of Technical Manager FULL JOB DESCRIPTION HERE>> The Technical Manager will report to the Venue Director and is responsible for providing technical support to all visiting companies, artists, groups and individuals in the presentat...

CINEMA TONIGHT: Henry and Ann are famous, and madly in love.The tabloids and gossip columns are frenzied: he is a shock-...
11/10/2021
CINEMA: Annette – Riverbank Arts Centre

CINEMA TONIGHT: Henry and Ann are famous, and madly in love.
The tabloids and gossip columns are frenzied: he is a shock-jock, stand-up comedian, while she is a beloved operatic soprano. They marry and welcome a baby daughter; Annette.
But all is not well … Henry struggles, resenting his wife and the monotony of family life. As the darker side of his personality builds, tragedy is inevitable.
CINEMA: When Annette reveals she has inherited her mother’s vocal talents, Henry begins to exploit his vulnerable young daughter. Haunted by his actions he pushes himself further into the darkness.
Annette is a modern rock opera on the pitfalls of love, fame and fortune from visionary filmmaker Leos Carax featuring music from The Sparks Brothers.
Awards: Winner – Best Director, Cannes Film Festival 2021
Director: Leos Carax
Cast: Adam Driver, Marion Cotillard, Simon Helberg, Devyn McDowell
141 minutes, France, USA, 2021, CERT 16
Monday 11th October, 8pm. Early bird tickets €7 (€9 on door)
https://www.riverbank.ie/event/cinema-annette/

Henry and Ann are famous, and madly in love. The tabloids and gossip columns are frenzied: he is a shock-jock, stand-up comedian, while she is a beloved operatic soprano. They marry and welcome a baby daughter; Annette. But all is not well … Henry struggles, resenting his wife and the monotony of ...

KILDARE READERS FESTIVAL: With a shared love of history and debate John Bowman and Abie Philbin Bowman are ideal intervi...
10/10/2021
Kildare Readers Festival: John Bowman & Abie Philbin Bowman – Riverbank Arts Centre

KILDARE READERS FESTIVAL: With a shared love of history and debate John Bowman and Abie Philbin Bowman are ideal interviewer and interviewee.

Kildare Readers Festival are delighted to bring you this exclusive interview as they discuss John Bowman’s book Ireland the Autobiography: One Hundred Years in the Life of the Nation, Told by its People. This absorbing and highly acclaimed book which has been researched over decades draws on eyewitness accounts, diaries and memoirs from the perspective of people who lived in these times, how they felt, their personal and societal experiences. These stories reflect how people were feeling whereas an official account can only tell us what happened. The power of personal testimony continues to influence.
Friday, 15th Oct at 8pm. FREE, booking required
https://www.riverbank.ie/event/kildare-readers-festival-john-bowman-abie-philbin-bowman/

With a shared love of history and debate John Bowman and Abie Philbin Bowman are ideal interviewer and interviewee. KRF are delighted to bring you this exclusive interview as they discuss John Bowman’s book Ireland the Autobiography: One Hundred Years in the Life of the Nation, Told by its People....

Catch Keith Walsh on Ireland AM, TV3 today talking about his play PURE MENTAL which will open at Riverbank on 19th Novem...
10/10/2021

Catch Keith Walsh on Ireland AM, TV3 today talking about his play PURE MENTAL which will open at Riverbank on 19th November and tour to 16 venues across the country!

Coming up on Sunday's Ireland AM:

All week we've been marking our 'Just Ask: Mental Health Awareness Week'. Munster and Ireland rugby legend Alan Quinlan will be chatting to us about the battles that many athletes face with their mental health.

Great British Bake-Off champ Peter Sawkins will be on to tell us all about our brand new book.

And Keith Walsh will be telling us about his mental health journey and why he’s decided to write a play about it.

All that plus the news, sport and weather you're waking up to. Joins us for Sunday's Ireland AM from nine. #IrlAM

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Riverbank Arts Centre is County Kildare’s Arts Centre; it is based in Newbridge which is less than 45 minutes from Dublin city centre. Riverbank Arts Centre hosts a programme of local, national and international productions including theatre, music, opera, comedy and visual arts. The venue comprises of a 180 seat auditorium, Children’s Gallery, McKenna Gallery, a contemporary gallery hosting both local national and international artists, and a café. Riverbank Arts Centre is a member of Nomad Theatre Network which furthers the development of the performing arts in the North Midlands region and extend the parameters of regional, national and international performances available to venues and their audiences.

Riverbank Arts Centre is also a member of Strollers Touring Network which is a network of 10 Theatre/Arts Centre venues located across Ireland. It is currently the largest touring network in the country. This enables the centre to bring the best of national theatre to the county of Kildare while also providing visitors to Kildare the opportunity to see some of the best produced theatre, music, comedy and opera on our stage.

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