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March 25, 2011

New Season of Events at Riverbank Arts Centre

Riverbank-April-June-2011 It’s a fresh and sprightly Spring season for April to June at Riverbank Arts Centre. Last season saw some exciting developments at Riverbank with an upgrade to Digital Cinema and the development of a brand new children’s arts space at the centre. The benefits of these improvements are reflected this season with a host of exciting shows, workshops and exhibitions for families and children, and an Oscar worthy cinema line-up. Films this season include Blue Valentine, Biutiful starring Javier Bardem, The Pipe, and the highly anticipated Submarine from IT Crowd’s Richard Ayoade amongst other quality titles.

In other areas, Riverbank Arts Centre is delighted to welcome Paul Brady for what will be two very special nights of music in the intimate venue. The Unthanks, who have been receiving mass critical acclaim for their new album, take to the stage on April 13th  with support act Tremblin Bells. A special Bob Dylan evening takes place on April 9th with Micheal Gray, author of The Bob Dylan Encyclopedia, showing rare Dylan footage. While Declan O’Rourke and Somewhere under the Rainbow - the Liza Minelli with Kildare’s Sharon Sexton also add to a great music line-up.

Three fabulous nights are planned at the Keadeen Hotel with the return of Faulty Towers- the Dining Experience. The Parting Glass, Here We Are Again Still and The Quare Land are amongst the theatre highlights, while Neil Delamere and David McSavage will satisfy the comedy fans. For football fans, The Parting Glass asks us to recall where we were when our World Cup dreams were dashed with the story of Eoin and his two best friends. On the financial end of things, Riverbank Arts Centre offers some light reflections on our situation with The Quare Land on April 17th - a Celtic Tiger parable starrign Frank O’sullivan and Des Keogh, while Man 1 Bank 0 allows our imaginations to run riot with the true story of Patrick Combs who jokingly lodges a fake $95,0000 junk mail cheque to his bank account only to discover that the bank actually cashed it for him!!

Festival fans will also find two exciting festival events taking place at Riverbank in May. A host of literary stars will be in attendance for the weekend of the Kildare Readers Festival, while the Bealtaine Festival brings a range of workshops, music with Ger Wolfe and theatre with Mary McEvoy to celebrate creativity in older age.

All this, and much much more, is happening on your doorstep this season. To view the full programme and for further information visit or call 045 448327.  For regular updates, find Riverbank Arts Centre on Facebook or on Twitter @riverbankarts