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August 26, 2009

Celebrate September at Riverbank Arts Centre

Summer may be almost over but there’s no need to suffer from back to school blues! We have a great September line-up here at Riverbank to help you keep the Summer spirit alive and kicking for the next few weeks. Here’s a flavour of what we have to offer… 

CINEMA, CINEMA, CINEMA…Coming soon to an Arts Centre near YOU!

Cinema at RiverbankStarting Tuesday 1st September, 8pm Riverbank Cinema with Miss Pettigrew Lives For a Day

Tired of having to trek far and wide just to watch a movie? Well, the magic of cinema has finally arrived in Newbridge. We’ve recently installed a state of the art high-definition cinema system for an unforgettable movie experience. The cinema system is capable of playing new high definition blu-ray formats as well as older formats from VHS and DVD and with regular weekly screenings, movies for children and silver screen matinees, the Riverbank cinema is sure to be welcomed by all film lovers.

Riverbank kicks off its Movie Season on September 1st with the screwball comedy Miss Petigrew Lives for a Day. Other Movies throughout September include hit Irish film Kisses and the impressive life story of the revolutionary Che Guevara in Che Part 1 and Che Part 2.

Experience the magic of cinema at every week Riverbank Arts Centre Starting September 1st, 8pm. Tickets €6. Listings and Previews of upcoming movies are available on  Book Online or Call Box Office 045 448327.

Sshhhhh….Schnitzel Comedy Presents…Reuben: Comedy without Words

Wednesday 2nd September, 8pm

Comedy at Riverbank"The king of comedy...This man doesn't tell jokes...his comedy stylings never fail to delight." – Hotpress

If you were one of the lucky people who secured a ticket to the sold out Maeve Higgins show at Riverbank last week then Rueben’s sneak preview of his show will have proved that this is a night not to be missed. For everyone else, here’s a brief idea of what to expect from Reuben: Comedy Without Words…

One man presents an entire comedy show without props, costumes and without speaking! Reuben plays all the characters simultaneously - it's an act that is impossible to describe - even if you've seen it. Watch a funny bald man switch from person to person at the speed of laughter; he 'tells' stories of Hen Nights and Babysitters and you should expect nothing but utter madness at all times. If you are expecting a mime in white make-up, then this is not for you. For everyone else: strap in and enjoy the insanity!

Schnitzel Comedy Club, Wednesday 2nd September 8pm. Tickets €15/€12. Book now at or call Box Office 045 448327

 Music at Riverbank…Scullion, John Spillane and Jimmy McCarthy


Music at RiverbankThree decades on from their formative gigs together, the legendary Scullion is a band destined to stay together. Their signature sound is as strong as ever, maturing like a good wine, gaining depth and clarity as the years go by. The voices of Sonny Condell and Philip King have taken on a seamless harmony, pioneered by the bravura guitar playing of Robbie Overson.
Saturday 12th September 8pm. Tickets €25. Book now at or call Box Office 045 448327

John Spillane

Twice winner of the meteor award in the best folk/trad category, John Spillane has toured the country and the world spreading joy with a mix of melodic tunes, entertaining stories and poetic lyrics…Fair play to him. Friday 18th September 8pm, €15. Book now at or call Box Office 045 448327

Jimmy McCarthy- Ride on in Song and Story

Ireland’s most celebrated songwriter.

Writer of some of the most famous Irish songs including Ride On and No frontiers, Jimmy McCarthy has provided material for artists like Christy Moore, Mary Black and Tommy Fleming among others. Now, the talented songwriter comes to Riverbank Arts Centre to perform his own rendition of these much-loved songs. Friday 25th September 8pm, Tickets €25/€22. Book now at or call Box Office 045 448327

Visual Arts at Riverbank…September 1st-30th

Experiments in the Persistence of Vision Oonagh O’Brien

Oonagh O'Brien shows her first solo exhibition, Experiments in the Persistence of Vision at the Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge, Co. Kildare (1st Sept - 30th Sept).

Kildare based artist, O’Brien’s mixed media work includes the use of photography, projection and digital video. At present her work concentrates on the moment when an image becomes a moving image. The basis for this lies in early visual experiments such as those by Eadweard Muybridge in the 19th century. It is interesting to note through these works, how such moving images walk the line between artwork and experiment. Exhibition open to the public Mon-Sat 9.30-5.30 until 30th September.

All this and much more this September at Riverbank Arts Centre

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