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Kildare > Arts > Bealtaine Arts Festival 2004

Bealtaine Arts Festival 2004

Newbridge, County Kildare

Wednesday 28th April, Riverbank Arts Centre,
Piano & Violin Concert

Thursday 29th April

1-2pm, Riverbank Arts Centre
Crooked Sixpence hosts a morning of
celebration of theatre, movement and
drama working with various groups,
Irish Wheelchair Assoc. Tus Nua,
Kildare, KARE Newbridge.

8.00 pm, Riverbank Arts Centre
Contemporary dance performance by
the Irish Modern Dance Theatre

Friday 30th April

1-2pm, Riverbank Arts Centre,
Lunchtime Theatre with Crooked House Theatre Company

8pm-10pm, Opening Ceremony Spectacular: Main Street
Vijaya Bateson directs a 2 hour multidisciplinary
live performance.

Performances by the Tumble Circus, Banzzi Brothers, local singer/songwriters Kieran Dwyer and Paul Keogh, culminating with the Thunder Drums

10-Late, The Keg,
Traditional Irish Dance Night

Saturday 1st May

9.30-5pm, St. Conleths,
Holistic Workshops: Day of well being, featuring sample therapies Reiki, Indian Head Massage, Reflexolgy and various other

1-2pm, Riverbank Arts Centre,
Lunchtime Theatre with Crooked House Theatre Company

2-5pm, Georges Street,
Family Entertainment afternoon, featuring 2 performances by McDermott Entertainment, a childrens show, street entertainers, street Portrait Artist and local musicians.

2-5pm, St. Conleths & Marys School
This event incorporates various projects under the banner of the 10 new member states joining the EU on this day

2.30-4pm, Riverbank Arts Centre,
Viking Lecture: A slide illustrated talk on the Viking invasion in Ireland with artifacts available for examination - an enjoyable
afternoon for all the family, especially children!

3.00pm, Georges Street,
The Black Knights” Parachute Jump Team

6-8pm, O’Rourkes,
Local Jazz Musicians

8-10pm, Riverbank Arts Centre,
Frankie Gavin (Ex De Dannan) and friends

9.30pm-late, Coffeys,
Bluegrass/American Traditional Music Night

Sunday 2nd May

3.00pm, Newbridge Library
Trip down Memory Lane: Newbridge in the old days, stories, music & song.

3.00pm, Georges Street
Featuring local bank “Cathu”, street artist, and more!!

6-7pm, St. Patricks Church of Ireland
Concert featuring professional soprano Lorraine Nolan

8.30-late, Keadeen Hotel,
A great night of dance with the fantastic Beach Boys Inc and Who’s Eddie with 2 performances by the “Motowners” performing Motown Hits.

Monday 3rd May

11am-5pm, Youth Day:
featuring, “Bandfest” 8 youth bands perform, Trash Fash Show, Mural painting, pie eating competition and workshops ie, hair braiding, henna tattoos, nail art.

1.30-5pm, Curragh Racecourse
Showcase of local primary schools talent competition combined with new race meeting being introduced onto the Curragh Racecourse calendar.

All Weekend:

Arts Trail, Exhibitions of Paintings, Photography, Bog Oak Sculpture and Celtic Art, in Riverbank Arts Centre, Sherry Fitzgerald Estate Agents, 7th Restaurant, Chat’n’Chew Café

Look out for ...

Visual Arts Display involving 10 local businesses, this is themed on the 10 new countries joining the EU

Kildare Youth Theatre
A new play written by Constance Cubicle, ‘SPELLBOUND’ premiering in
local schools.

Live music entertainment
in local Bars and Clubs.

For further information contact:

Kate Nolan, t: 045-436176/0872821126,
E mail:

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