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Welcome to Riverbank, October to December 2012 Hello and welcome to what promises to be a very exciting Autumn season for all. First things first, we have an exciting announcement… Riverbank Arts Centre is delighted to welcome the acclaimed Theatre Lovett as Artists in Residence at the centre for 2012-2013. This collaboration will bring many exciting things your way this year and further enhances our commitment to family & children’s programming. This season for families, we kick off with Visible Fictions’ Jason and the Argonauts and continue through the season with Theatre Lovett’s ‘The House That Jack Filled’ on Nov 9th/10th leading us into a fantasy photographic exhibition by Phil McDarby; the incredible Maeve Clancy will transport us to another world with her large paper cut-outs in December & much more. Keep an eye on family activities here as you won’t want to miss a thing! In other events, the coming months bring a host of excellent shows across the genres from an intimate evening with Bell X1 and The Gloaming to The Speech Project, an exciting music and spoken word project featuring some of Ireland’s best-loved characters. Theatre lovers won’t be disappointed with ‘Tuesdays With Morrie’, Conor McPherson’s ‘Port Authority’, the hilarious ‘Ride On’ directed by Padraic McIntyre amongst the quality mix. Book lovers will have the Kildare Readers Festival to enjoy while film fiends take in a top season of cultural cinema. Last but not least, this season sees two of the world’s most renowned companies – The Met Opera and Bolshoi Ballet, transported to Riverbank through the magic of live HD streaming. Kicking off in December with Verdi’s Aida and The Nutcracker, these performances will be a real treat for everyone. We do hope you enjoy & look forward to seeing you soon! From all the team at Riverbank Arts Centre

In Person Box Office,Riverbank Arts Centre Main St., Newbridge Co. Kildare Box Office: 045 448327 Main number: 045 448330 Email: box office@riverbank.ie

BOOKING INFORMATION Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 10am to 5.30pm Saturdays 10.00am - 1.00pm (Open one hour before shows) Closed for Lunch 2.00pm -2.30pm Buy Tickets online Website: www.riverbank.ie

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early bird tickets! As Always, we want to see more of you at Riverbank Arts Centre. This season we have selected shows for you as part of our Early Bird Tickets. Early Bird Tickets, as you know the earlier you book the greater the reward. We have limited number of Early Bird Tickets, so watch out for the early bird logo on selected events and you will be rewarded for early booking. All Early Bird Tickets are just €10. This offer expires on Friday 5th October. The Speech Project (Friday Oct 19th) One Man Star Wars (Saturday Oct 20th) Port Authority (Sunday Oct 21st & Monday Oct 22nd) Mick Coady’s Synergy (Friday Oct 26th) Unusual History of Ether (Thursday Nov 1st)

Sonic Art Saxphone Quartet (Sunday Nov 11th) Ride On (Thursday Nov 15th only) Cinema Season Ticket 140 (this does not include the special screening of Samsara)

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4th - 5th

All Ireland Schools Talent Search

8pm

15

8

6th

Hidden Places: Comic and Story workshop

11am/1.30pm

115

9

10th

Tuesdays with Morrie

8pm

115/112

10

12th

Colin Bateman Day

11am

Free

10

12th - 14th

Kildare Readers Festival

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12th - 19th

KRF: 1 Artist Notebook Project 2012

See Gallery Times

Free

11

17th - 18th

Faulty Towers: The Dining Experience

7.30pm

145

12

19th

The Speech Project

8pm

115

13

20th

One Man Star Wars

8pm

115/112

14

21st - 22nd

Port Authority

8pm

118/116

14

25th

Bell X1

8pm

128

15

26th

Mick Coady Synergy

8pm

115/112

15

Oct 27th Nov 24th

‘Into the Greenwood Deep’ An exhibition by Philip McDarby

28th

Invisible thread presents Jason and the Argonauts

2pm

110/18 Family ticket 130

17

30th Nov 2nd

Artzone Workshop

10am - 2pm

160

17

31st

Naturally Wild Roadshow

11am / 1pm

18

18

1st

The Unusual History of Ether

8pm

112/ 110

18

3rd

Scullion

8pm

120

19

9th & 10th

Theatre Lovett presents The House that Jack filled

10am /11.45am / 2pm

110/ 18 Family ticket 130

20

11th

Sonic Art Saxophone Quartet

8pm

115/112

21

13th -14th

Icarus Theatre Collective and King’s Theatre, Southsea present Romeo & Juliet

11am / 8pm

116 /112 for students

22

15th 17th

Nomad Theatre Present Ride On

8pm

118 / 116

22

23rd

David O’Doherty: Seize the David O’Doherty

8pm

116/€114

23

24th

Julie Feeney

8pm

116/€112

24

28th Dec 1st

Newbridge Drama Presents The Country Boy

8pm

112/ 110

24

Free

See Gallery Times

16

(120 incl. workshop)

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cINeMA

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DeceMBeR

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6th

The Gloaming

8pm

125

25

7th

Special Screening - Samara

8pm

18

26

8th

‘Hidden Places ’ An exhibition by By Maeve Clancy

Free

27

12th

Des Bishop likes to Bang

8pm

125

28

15th

Winter Wonderland Workshop

11am - 1pm

115

28

15th

The Met Present in HD: Aida (Verdi)

5pm Reception 5.45pm Show

124/112 Family 160

29

16th

The Bolshoi Live in HD: The Nutcracker

2.50pm

120/110 Family 150

29

21st

Celine Byrne

8pm

122/120

30

Jan 25thJan 26th

Paul Brady

8pm

137.50

31

11am/3pm

Oct 12th Oct 19th

KRF: 1 Artist Notebook Project

10am-5.30pm Mon-Fri & 10am-1pm Sat

Free

11

Oct 27th Nov 24th

‘Into the Greenwood Deep’ An exhibition by Phil McDarby

10am-5.30pm Mon-Fri & 10am-1pm Sat

Free

16

Dec 8th

‘Hidden Places ’ An exhibition by Maeve Clancy

11am/3pm

Free

27

Oct 1st

Delicacy

8pm

16

8

Oct 8th

Cosmopolis

8pm

16

9

Oct 15th

Even the Rain

8pm

16

12

Nov 3rd

Kids CINEMA - The Jungle Book

2pm

13

19

Nov 5th

A Royal Affair

8pm

16

20

Nov 12th

Your Sisters Sister

8pm

16

21

Nov 19th

The Giants

8pm

16

23

Dec 3rd

The Hunter

8pm

16

25

Dec 7th

Special Screening - Samara

8pm

18

26

Dec 8th

Kids CINEMA - Tales of the Night

2pm

13

26

Dec 10th

Dark Horse

8pm

16

27

Dec 17th

The Source

8pm

16

30

Cinema Prices include 11 membership fee Music Workshops

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€3 Coffee & Cake Deal

Kids Cinema Monday Movie Deal €3 for Cake & Coffee at CaToCa Café

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TheATRe lOveTT jOINs RIveRBANK ARTs ceNTRe IN AN excITING ResIDeNcy. Theatre for young audiences is about to come alive in Kildare over the coming year as the Arts Council of Ireland grant Theatre Artist in Residency award to Riverbank Arts Centre and Theatre Lovett. Theatre Lovett, an Irish company that is making waves both nationally and internationally with their compelling brand of children’s theatre that appeals to young and old will take take up residency at Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge in August 2012 for one year. Theatre Lovett’s work embraces the mischievous spirit of play and will undoubtedly tickle and impact on every child (and adult) in Kildare in the coming year. During the year the programme of events will include workshops for both schools and public, staged readings, actor training opportunities, professional development opportunities for teachers and quality theatre experiences for everyone. Rehearsals are already underway here at Riverbank for their new show The House that Jack Filled (commissioned by Theatre Lovett in partnership with Strollers touring network) that will premiere at The Dublin Theatre Festival in October followed by an Irish tour to the Strollers Network venues supported by Arts Council Touring. This partnership will see Theatre for Children being fore fronted, developed and enriched and will provide opportunities for opening up dialogue and discussion in this area of practice. Riverbank Arts Centre will support Theatre Lovett to create their magic and to develop further their clear passion for engaging young audiences with theatre and the arts. 2012-2013 will be an exciting year for children’s programming at Riverbank Arts Centre. With a dedicated children’s gallery and a commitment to sourcing the very best writers, artists, performers and creative workshop facilitators, this collaboration with Theatre Lovett will firmly place young people’s arts and cultural activities at the heart of Riverbank’s work and will have many exciting benefits for Kildare audiences. This project is made possible with the support of the Arts Council of Ireland, Kildare County Arts Service and Kildare Library Services. www.theatrelovett.com www.riverbank.ie “Lovett is an incredibly accomplished physical actor whose gift dazzles when performing for children” Irish Theatre Magazine. Kindly supported by: This exciting residency will also see the production of “The House that Jack filled” come to the Riverbank Arts Centre on Friday November 9th – Saturday November 10th, written by Finegan Kruckemeyer and performed by Louis Lovett. (See page 20 for event listing & further information).

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This season we have lots of children’s events and we don’t want you to miss any of them. You can purchase a children’s frenzy festival ticket for your child for 5 events (3 workshops & 2 theatre performances) and get your festival ticket for only €48.00. We have limited number of children’s frenzy festival tickets, so book early to avoid disappointment.

sATuRDAy sAT RDAy OcTOBeR RDA OcTOBeR 6Th

hIDDeN PlAces: hIDD

cOMIc & sTORy WORKshOP WITh MAeve clANcy cOMI

Maeve Clancy is an artist and comic book maker, well known for her large-scale cut paper installations, pop-up books, animation work and graphic novels. In these workshops, participants will join Maeve to examine the theme of hidden places using a variety of artistic and narrative approaches (See page 9 for more details) suNDAy uNDAy NDAy OcTOBeR NDA OcTOBeR 28Th 28

vIsIBle FIcTIONs PReseNT

jAsON & The ARGONAuTs

Fresh from a run at Babarò Children’s Festival in Galway: Jason’s uncle isn’t exactly lovable…he’s murdered his brother (the king) and stolen the crown and now no one dares stand up to him. Things are about to get a major shake up though because Jason is BACK! (See page 17 for more details) WeDNesDAy OcTOBeR 31sT We

NATuRAlly WIlD ROAD shOW WORKshOP N shOP WITh WIT DAle TReADWell

This Halloween, join wildlife expert and educationalist Dale Treadwell (of RTE’s Dustin Daily News and Kazoo fame) as he explores some of the amazing micro-life to be found in our gardens and woodlands, in his own quirky style. (See page 18 for more details) FRIDAy NOveMBeR 9Th - sATuRDAy NOveMBeR 10Th

TheATRe lOveTT PReseNT

The hOuse ThAT jAcK FIlleD

Jack McNally’s Hotel has 13 rooms (all of them sunny) for 13 people (all of them different). There is old Mrs Chelsea who is noticeably wobbly, Norma and Dorma the operatic Italian twins and Mr Truro who plays the spoons. (See page 20 for more details) sATuRDAy DeceMBeR 15Th sAT

WINTeR WONDeRlAND WORKshOP WITh lIz sMITh W

Artist Liz Smith invites children to construct their own miniature winter wonderlands, through the layering of cut-out illustrations. This layering of drawings will create a sculptural environment similar to a model stage set. (see page 28 for more details) sATuRDAy OcTOBeR 27Th TO sATuRDAy NOveMBeR 24Th

INTO The GReeNWOOD DeeP sAT DeceMBeR 8Th TO sAT jANuARy 26Th

hIDDeN PlAces

chIlDReNÕ s GAlleRy

Maeve Clancy will create a world using cut paper, light and mystery – a real life wonderland for all children. ‘Hidden Places’ is a story of past memories, current adventures and a child’s imagination. (see page 27 for more details)

McKeNNA GAlleRy Phil McDarby is a digital artist and photographer who’s work is informed by a sense of magic realism. His lifelong love of forests began as a young child, immersed in Enid Blyton’s faraway Tree series and exploring the wildwoods close to his home. (See page 16 for more details)

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cinema

MONDAy OcTOBeR 1sT RIveRBANK cINeMA PReseNTs

DelIcAcy Time price

8pm 16

Dir: David & Stéphane Foenkinos / France / 2011 / 108 mins Cert: 12A Starring: Audrey Tautou, Francois Damiens, Bruno Todeschini, Melanie Bernier Language: French Adapted from his own bestselling novel by David Foenikos, this French romantic comedy essays a tricky melange of levity and heartache.

€3 Coffee & Cake Deal

Audrey Tautou plays Nathalie, a young woman who, tragically widowed, buries her grief in her office work. Friends encourage her to go out again, but it’s an absent-minded moment that sneaks romance into her life: she kisses an unassuming Swedish co-worker, Markus (François Damiens), full on the mouth. The slightly odd courtship that begins wouldn’t attract much notice were it not for a mismatch in looks: Markus is a lumbering, balding beardie in a sad jumper, while Nathalie is, well, Tautou. The final scenes of the film continue with the same delicacy and taste that’s demonstrated throughout. This isn’t a film that goes out of its way to pull at your heartstrings; it doesn’t need to.

ThuRsDAy OcTOBeR 4Th Ð F RIDAy OcTOBeR 5Th

OuR schOOls GOT TAleNT PReseNTs

All IRelAND schOOls TAleNT seARch: NeWBRIDGe heATs IN AID OF IsPcc Time price

8pm €5

RTE television will be screening the final of the inaugural All Ireland Schools Talent Search competition. So if you are a secondary school student in Kildare and are in a band, can sing, dance, juggle or entertain in any way this is the competition for you. The County Kildare competition kicks off in Newbridge Riverbank Theatre on Oct 4th and 5th. For further details check out All Ireland School Talent Search on FACEBOOK or visit www.schoolstalentsearch.org All proceeds in aid of ISPCC

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sATuRDAy OcTOBeR 6Th

hIDDeN PlAces: cOMIc AND sTORy

For Kids

WORKshOP WITh MAeve clANcy Time

11-12.30pm (ages: 6-8 years) 1.30-3pm (ages 9-12 years) price 1 15 €TBC Maeve Clancy is an artist and comic book maker, well known for her large-scale cut paper installations, pop-up books, animation work and graphic novels. In these workshops, participants will join Maeve to examine the theme of hidden places using a variety of artistic and narrative approaches. Where do children go to escape the adult world? Is it a physical place or an imaginary land? Exploring comic drawing and creative writing techniques, young people taking part in these sessions will have the opportunity to create stories about their own special places, which will then form the basis for an exhibition by the artist, opening at the Riverbank in December 2012. See Page 27 for further details. Hidden Places will use cut paper and lighting to create a space full of wonderment and mystery for children of all ages to explore.

MONDAy OcTOBeR 8Th RIveRBANK cINeMA PReseNTs

cinema

cOsMOPOlIs

Time price

8pm 16

Dir: David Cronenberg / 2012 / USA / 109 min / Cert: 16 Starring: Robert Pattinson, Samantha Morton, Jay Baruchel, Paul Giamatti. Language: English New York is in turmoil, the age of capitalism is drawing to a close end. Eric Packer, a high finance golden boy, dives into a white limousine. While a visit from the President of the United States paralyses Manhattan, Eric Packer has one obsession: getting a haircut at his barber’s at the other end of the city. As the day goes by, chaos sets in, and he watches helplessly as his empire collapses. Also he is sure that someone is going to assassinate him. When? Where? He is about to live the most decisive 24 hours of his life. David Cronenberg’s adaptation of Don DeLillo’s postmodern, Ulysses-like novel Cosmopolis plays like a profoundly perverse, darkly comic successor to A Dangerous Method, alternating between mannered repression and cold frenzy. Robert Pattinson gives a sensationally controlled central performance.

€3 Coffee & Cake Deal

Nominated to Palm D’Or, Cannes 2012

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WeDNesDAy OcTOBeR 10Th

BReDA cAshe PReseNTs ‘March Away My Brothers’ is a one man show taken from the book of TuesDAys the same name byWITh Brendan MacQuaile; it follows MORRIe the journey of a young Irish lad, Lawrence Kelly from Bridgefoot Street in Dublin’s Liberties to the Christmas Truce in 1914, somewhere near the Messines ridge in Flanders where many Irish fought and died during the course of this8pm terrible conflagration.But Larry’s story is not one of Time hell and damnation; let’s face it, he is already dead, blown price to bits at T15/T12 the now infamous Passchendaele and remembered only as an inscription on the Menin Gate. Larry looks back with the excitement of the early call to arms still palpable, the Tuesdays Morrie is adapted fromofthe phenomenally Guinness Pals brigade forming after Kitcheners call to arms and thewith sheer chaos and melee new troops arriving in popular first novel by Mitch Albom. Followed later by a film France, gung ho, ready to serve the crown, and do their bit before it was ‘Over by Christmas’. in which Jack Lemmon played his last movie role and the play which brilliantly captures the essence of a story that has ‘What a great show, we enjoyed ourselves immensely’changed Joe Duffy, theRTE. lives of many who have read or saw it. It is the autobiographical story of Mitch Albom, an accomplished journalist driven solely by his career, and Morrie Schwartz, his former college professor. Sixteen years after graduation, Mitch happens to catch Morrie’s appearance on a television news program and learns that his old professor is battling Lou Gehrig’s disease. Mitch is reunited with Morrie, and what starts as a simple visit turns into a weekly pilgrimage and a last class in the meaning of life. It is a heart-warming exploration of friendship and life. It will make you cry but above all it will make you laugh.

FRIDAy OcTOBeR 12Th

chIlDReNÕ s BOOK FesTIvAl

cOlIN BATeMAN Time price

11am Free Admission, TiCkeTs need To Be Booked in AdvAnCe.

Colin Bateman has written many splendid novels for young people, including The Gang With No Name trilogy, The SOS Adventure series, Titanic 2020 which was shortlisted for the Bisto Children’s Book of the Year Award in 2007 and its sequel Titanic 2020: Cannibal City. As part of Children’s Book Festival 2012, in collaboration with Kildare Library & Arts Service, Colin will visit Riverbank Arts Centre to meet young readers and share his experiences as a writer. Please note this is a closed event for schools.

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FRIDAy OcTOBeR 12Th Ð suNDAy OcTOBeR 14Th KIlDARe lIBRARy seRvIces PReseNT

KIlDARe ReADeRs FesTIvAl 2012

Time & prices

For Full sChedule oF evenTs see www.riverBAnk.ie

Kildare Readers’ Festival 2012 presents a full weekend of literary delights for bookworms, writers and readers alike. The festival will include author readings and interviews, poetry, music, drama and an opportunity to meet with other book lovers in the warm and welcoming atmosphere of Riverbank Arts Centre. This year the festival welcomes Colin Bateman, Joseph O’ Connor, John Curran with Agatha Christie’s Notebooks, Paul Durcan in conversation with Dermot Bolger, Paul Howard aka Ross O’Carroll-Kelly, Niall MacMonagle, Marie-Louise O’Donnell, Mae Leonard and many fringe events. www.kildarereadersfestival.ie

VISUAL ARTS PROGRAMME FRIDAy OcTOBeR 12Th Ð F RIDAy OcTOBeR 19Th

KIlDARe ARTs seRvIces & KIlDARe ReADeRs FesTIvAl PReseNT

KRF: 1 ARTIsT NOTeBOOK PROjecT 2012 Mc KeNNA GAlleRy Time

mon- Fri 10am – 5.30pm saT 10am – 1pm price Free Admission To coincide with the third Kildare Readers Festival artists, at all stages of their development, were invited to participate in KRF:1 Artist Notebook project whereby artists were invited to fill a notebook in a creative way. Each notebook then becomes part of Kildare County Council’s Municipal Collection to become part of a permanent touring show, a national event, growing in volume over time. In 2011, 51 artists kindly donated their notebook for the inaugural KRF:1 project. This year Kildare Arts Services received a tremendous response with over 130 artists locally, nationally, in the UK, France & Australia registering to participate in the project

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MONDAy OcTOBeR 15Th

cinema

RIveRBANK cINeMA PReseNTs

eveN The RAIN Time price

8pm 16

Dir: Iciar Bollain / Spain/Mexico/France / 2011 / 103 mins Cert: CLUB Starring: Luis Tosar, Gael Garcia Bernal, Juan Carlos Aduviri, Karra Elejalde, Carlos Santos, Raul Arevalo Language: Spanish, Quechua

€3 Coffee & Cake Deal

Regular Loach screenwriter Paul Laverty (Looking for Eric, The Wind That Shakes the Barley) and director Icíar have constructed a smart, socially aware fable about a Spanish film crew – headed by Gael García Bernal – who arrive in Bolivia to shoot an epic about Columbus’s entry into the New World, only to start blindly perpetuating the exploitation their own project seeks to denounce. As production gradually unravels amid protests over the privatisation of the region’s water supply, some tense, pointed action ensues. Bollaín cranes her camera to highlight the real-world injustices developing beyond the on-location ego trips. There are striking performances from Luis Tosar as a cynical yet flexible producer and Juan Carlos Aduviri as the native who becomes a figurehead for those who don’t have the luxury of playacting. Winner of Audience Award, Berlin Film Festival 2011

WeDNesDAy OcTOBeR 17Th Ð T huRsDAy OcTOBeR 18Th INTeRAcTIve TheATRe AusTRAlIA IN AssOcIATION WITh TeN42 PRODucTIONs PReseNT

BACK BY POPULAR DEM AND

FAulTy TOWeRs... The DINING exPeRIeNce Time price Venue

7.30pm €45 includes 4-course dinner The Keadeen hoTel, newbridge

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. Basil is manic, Sybil domineering, and Manuel – of course – is hopelessly language-challenged. Everything that can wrong, does in some beautifully controlled chaos. Just don’t mention the war! Faulty Towers…The Dining Experience has been winning fans and accolades at Edinburgh, Melbourne and Adelaide Festivals for the last three years. Featuring all the best gags and a great meal, Faulty Towers….the dining experience is a loosely-scripted, pitch-perfect ‘13th episode’ of the TV series which develops the characters made famous by John Cleese, Prunella Scales and Andrew Sachs. The event includes a 4-course dinner at the four star Keadeen Hotel, Newbridge. Book now or contact us on 045 448327 for details. Some praise from the 2009 Edinburgh Fringe: “This belly achingly funny show is 100% worth every penny” (aussietheatre.com) “ ***** a once in a lifetime dining experience!” (British Theatre Guide)

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“***** spot on… brilliantly played… utterly delicious entertainment” (Edinburgh Evening News)

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FRIDAy OcTOBeR 19Th

The sPeech PROjecT By GeRRy DIveR Time price

8pm 115

Gerry Diver’s ‘Speech Project’ is a pure gem of an album. I keep returning to it. I get carried away each time…I feel privileged to be a small part of it. For me, this is essential listening.’ Christy Moore Four years in the making, The Speech Project is ground-breaking collection of new musical works by Gerry Diver inspired by and incorporating recordings of the spoken word of seminal Irish folk musicians including Shane MacGowan, Christy Moore, Damien Dempsey, Joe Cooley, Danny Meehan and more. In 2007 he produced the Mojo Folk Album of the Year and BBC Folk Award nominated album ‘Wild And Undaunted’ by Lisa Knapp, but had already begun work of The Speech Project, travelling to Ireland to make face-toface recordings with Christy Moore and to trawl the archives and back catalogues for spoken word recordings of older musicians, including Kerry accordionist Joe Cooley (1924-1973). Taking this all back to his Tooting studio he extracted key phrases from the recordings, and taking the rhythm, pitch and phrasing as inspiration, he began to compose a series of works that are uniquely Irish, groundbreaking in concept and stunningly beautiful. Between production work for artists including Alasdair Roberts, Sam Lee and ex-Beautiful South’s Paul Heaton, Gerry completed the collection of works which he has called The Speech Project. The show features musicians including Gerry Diver, with special guest Lisa Knapp, plus specially commissioned accompanying videos for selected works funded by Arts Council Ireland’s Deis fund, all interacting live with the spoken word recordings of the Irish musicians such as Shane MacGowan, Christy Moore, Damien Dempsey, Joe Cooley, Danny Meehan and more.

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sATuRDAy OcTOBeR 20Th

ONe-MAN sTAR WARsª Time price

TRIlOGy

8pm 115/112

“Funnier than you could possibly imagine!” – Spin Magazine Canadian actor Charles Ross spent much of his childhood in a galaxy far, far away, watching Star Wars videos over - and over - and over again. The result of this misspent youth is his hilarious show, One-Man Star Wars™ Trilogy, where he single-handedly plays all the characters, sings the music, flies the ships, fights the battles and condenses the plots into just sixty minutes! One-Man Star Wars™ Trilogy, written by Ross and directed by TJ Dawe, has toured the world since January 2001, delighting audiences as far afield as Dubai and Sydney. Ross is now taking his hilarious show on its first ever tour of Ireland. Whether you’re a committed Star Wars fan or simply want to enjoy a fast-paced, side-splitting evening that’s out of this world, make sure you don’t miss it! “A delight for fans… but there’s enough here to satisfy casual observers too.” – The Independent “It’s a joy… quite brilliant.” - Daily Telegraph One Man Star Wars™ Trilogy performed with permission of Lucasfilm Ltd. All ‘Star Wars’ elements property of Lucasfilm Ltd. All rights reserved.

suNDAy OcTOBeR 21sT & MONDAy OcTOBeR 22ND DecADeNT TheATRe PReseNT

Ô PORT AuThORITyÕ Time price

8pm €18/€16

Dir: Andrew Flynn Starring: Phelim Drew, Garrett Keogh and Carl Kennedy “I found myself holding on to what these actors had to say as if I were a 5-year-old at bedtime being introduced to ‘The Arabian Nights.’ Ben Brantley New York Times A young boy leaves home for the first time, a man begins a job for which he is not qualified, a pensioner receives a mysterious package. As each man confronts the significance of these events, they are forced to take stock of themselves, their feelings, and of the decisions they have made. Painting a vivid picture of life in contemporary Dublin, award-winning playwright Conor McPherson (The Weir, The Seafarer and Dublin Carol) weaves together a moving and funny tale of loves lost and found, the consequences of big dreams and the significance of even our smallest choices. Moving and beautiful story about love.

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ThuRsDAy OcTOBeR 25Th

Bell x1

FIelD RecORDINGs

FRIDAy RIDAy 17 RIDA 17Th Th AuGusT Time 8pm price €28

Returning to the Riverbank after their sold out 2010 Acoustic Tour for a special acoustic show of Field Recordings. In late 2010, to commemorate the 10 year anniversary of the release of our first record “Neither am I”, Bell X1 set out on an acoustic(ish) tour of North America & Europe. From this bountiful trip they put together Field Recordings, 21 songs and photography from the road. With guitars, piano and an iPod, it was a very different take on the songs than what has ended up on the records – it took them back a few steps to how they were born in a lot of cases. Phil Hayes, our friend and sound engineer, recorded most of the gigs, taking the desk mix and a couple of ambient microphones in the room. He also took many photographs of the sky, us guys, buildings and food.

FRIDAy RIDAy OcTOBeR RIDA OcTOBeR 26Th

MIcK cOADyÕ s syNeRGy FeAT. DAvID BINNey

NINe TAles OF The PeNDuluM AlBuM lAuNch TOuR uR

Time price

8pm €15/€12

Mick Coady’s Synergy brings together five truly great young jazz musicians from the UK, Ireland and the US and features renowned composer and alto saxophonist David Binney. The concert is part of a UK/Ireland tour for the release of Nine Tales Of The Pendulum, Coady’s debut album, coming out this autumn on independent record label Jellymould Jazz. Although tightly rooted in the jazz tradition Mick Coady’s original work reveals another side of his musical character, one that draws its inspiration from a wide diversity of influences. Acclaimed as a considerable and highly individual compositional talent, saxophonist David Binney is one of the most prolific young jazz musicians on the scene today. Winning praise from critics and colleagues alike, David was recently singled out by Jazz Times as one of a handful of “young players who have created an alternative jazzscene... all of whom are playing adventurous, original music.”

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VISUAL ARTS PROGRAMME

sATuRDAy OcTOBeR 27Th TO sATuRDAy NOveMBeR 24Th

INTO The GReeNWOOD DeeP chIlDReNÕ s GAlleRy AND McKeNNA GAlleRy

Time price

mon-Fri 10am – 5.30pm saT 10am – 1pm Free admission

‘The wildwood shimmers emerald gold, And sunbeams salt the glade, You crouch in silence, hold your breath, As daylight starts to fade....’ Phil McDarby is a digital artist and photographer, whose work is informed by a sense of magic realism. His lifelong love of forests began as a young child, immersed in Enid Blyton’s Faraway Tree series and exploring the wildwoods close to his home. For as long as he can remember, Phil’s drawing, painting and writing have all been inspired by these enchanted places. Impending fatherhood brought his sense of childhood wonder into focus and inspired the work on display at this exhibition, first shown at The Copper House Gallery in May of this year. So make your way to the Riverbank this Autumn and journey into the Greenwood Deep. You never know what you might find hidden amongst the trees…

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suNDAy OcTOBeR 28Th

vIsIBle FIcTIONs PReseNT

jAsON AND The ARGONAuTs Time price

2pm (9+yrs) 110/18 Family TicKeT130

“Visible Fictions comes with a blazing reputation that’s hard to ignore” The Guardian Fresh from a run at Babarò Children’s Festival in Galway: Jason’s uncle isn’t exactly lovable…he’s murdered his brother (the king) and stolen the crown and now no one dares stand up to him. Things are about to get a major shake up though because Jason is BACK! After being banished as a baby, our wannabe hero returns to claim his rightful throne and make some big changes. However, in ancient times nothing’s that straightforward. Jason and his crew must sail on The Argo to the other side of the world to find the Golden Fleece and bring it back in order to unite the people again. As if that wasn’t difficult enough, the odd monster, sleeping dragon and clashing rock endeavour to ruin his trip and spice things up on this most fantastic of journeys! A quirky, funny, exciting tale told as only Visible Fictions know how for age 9 and beyond !

For Kids TuesDAy OcTOBeR 30Th Ð F RIDAy NOveMBeR 2ND

ARTzONe WORKshOPs Time price

For Kids

10am – 2pm (5-7 yrs & 8-12 yrs) 160

Do something very special this mid term break with Artzone Workshops Camps! Our teachers have developed very cool and creative workshops for all age groups. Portfolio’s for mid-term camps to be confirmed. Call box office to confirm which portfolio you will be doing 045 448327.

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For Kids

NATuRAlly WIlD ROADshOW WORKshOP WITh DAle TReADWell. Time

11am - 12noon - baTs and scary bugs (5-8 yrs) 1pm - 2pm - real-liFe Fairies and dragons (7-12 yrs) price 18 This Halloween, join wildlife expert and educationalist Dale Treadwell (of RTE’s Dustin Daily News and Kazoo fame) as he explores some of the amazing micro-life to be found in our gardens and woodlands, in his own quirky style. His first session will get the day off to a spooky start, with a special focus on Bats and Scary Bugs! The second session will look at the way real-life insects, lizards and dinosaurs have inspired tales of mythical creatures, like the fairies and dragons portrayed in Phil McDarby’s exhibition, Into The Greenwood Deep (opening at Riverbank on Saturday 27th October). Both events will contain plenty of hands on activities, games and stories for young and old, along with the chance to meet some of Dale’s many furry, slimy and spikey friends - if you dare! ThuRsDAy NOveMBeR 1sT

The uNusuAl hIsTORy OF eTheR Time price

8pm €12/€10

“ deep, dreamy and piercing, a refreshingly different approach “ - The Copenhagen Post The Unusual History of Ether is the songwriting partnership of Irish singer-songwriter Rebecca Collins and Danish guitarist Mikkel Ploug. After a few months of swapping musical ideas online, The Unusual History of Ether was formed and Rebecca relocated to Copenhagen. Adding to the wide range of influences Rebecca and Mikkel bring to their writing style, bassist Jeppe Skovbakke (of I Got You On Tape) and drummer Jeppe Gram (Grammofunch) completed the band’s line-up during the recording of their first EP, ‘Part One’. Released in early 2012, ‘Part One’ explores the philosophical aspects of human life and the natural world with a style that manages to be both cinematic and pop. ‘Part One’ was hailed as a “breathtaking” and “heartbreakingly beautiful” debut by the Danish press. As a live entity, The Unusual History of Ether present a tightly energetic and powerfully emotive show that is not to be missed.

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sATuRDAy NOveMBeR 3RD RIveRBANK FAMIly cINeMA

The juNGle BOOK Time priCe

2pm 13

Dir. Wolfgang Reithreman / USA / 1967 / 78min Walt Disney Animation Cert U / Language: English The Jungle Book, an animated musical loosely based on Rudyard Kipling’s stories, is a benevolent outing. The 1967 movie follows a child named Mowgli (Bruce Reitherman) from infancy through boyhood. With a series of adventures involving the demented orang-utan King Louie, slippery snake Kaa, a sing-song with some mop-top vultures (modelled on The Beatles); and a showdown with Shere Kahn, The Jungle Book is ridiculously entertaining. It’s a Disney film, so there’s a major lesson to be learned. Happily, it involves nothing more than taking life easy. All together now: “Look for the bear necessities...” Great treat for all the family!

sATuRDAy NOveMBeR 3RD

scullION

The Ò lONG WAveÓ T OuR Time price

8pm €20

“Three decades equals a remarkable repertoire in Scullion’s world, most of it drawn from the creative genius of Condell, whose subtle lyricism and matchless melody lines bear scant kinship to anyone else on the planet” Irish Times Scullion have recorded a new collection of songs and to celebrate the band will be embarking this Autumn on their most extensive tour for many years. The Album is their first in over 20 years, and includes a new version of Philip King’s “Fear” and an instrumental by Robbie Overson, among other new tracks. This group of musicians, Sonny Condell, Robbie Overson and Philip King remain true to their eclectic musical roots, they are nourished by tradition, translate and deconstruct it, and transmit an individual musical experience for capacity audiences whenever they choose to perform. This evening will be special, intimate, warm and uplifting.

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€3 Coffee & Cake Deal

MONDAy NOveMBeR 5Th RIveRBANK cINeMA PReseNTs

A ROyAl AFFAIR Time price

8pm 16

Dir: Nikolaj Arcel / Denmark / 2011 / 128 mins / Cert: 15A Starring: Mads Mikkelsen, Alicia Vikander, Mikkel Boe Foelsgaard, Trine Dyrholm, David Dencik, Bent Mejding, Cyron Melville, Harriet Walter Language: Dutch From Denmark comes this sensational period drama recounting the illicit romance between that country’s former queen, Caroline Mathilde, and the royal physician. It is a clear-eyed, morally nuanced and beautifully mounted picture: terrifically Danish on all counts. Winner of the Best Actor and Best Screenplay awards at the Berlin Film Festival, A Royal Affair is an epic tale of a passionate and forbidden romance that changed an entire nation. Based on actual historical events, “A Royal Affair” is a mixture of historicalpolitical thriller, romance and tragedy. The drama of a man decades ahead of his time who seeking to implement the ideals of the French Revolution in Denmark before it even began is also an allegory about the conflict of progressive and reactionary forces. Winner, Silver Berlin Bear, Berlin Film Festival 2012

FRIDAy F RIDAy N RIDA NOveMBeR OveMB 9Th - sATuRDAy NOveMBeR 10Th TheATRe lOveTT PReseNTs

The hOuse ThAT jAcK FIlleD WRITTeN By FINeGAN KRucKeMeyeR

Time Fri - 10am & 11.45am (age 7+) saT - 2pm (age 7+) price T10/T8 FAmily TiCkeT T30 Jack McNally’s Hotel has 13 rooms (all of them sunny) for 13 people (all of them different). There is old Mrs Chelsea who is noticeably wobbly, Norma and Dorma the operatic Italian twins and Mr Truro who plays the spoons. Melanie Woodcott dreams of the sea, and Jack McNally dreams of Melanie Woodcott. But when the visitors stop visiting, Jack McNally must breathe life, love and laughter into this hilarious hotel. “Lovett is an incredibly accomplished physical actor whose gift dazzles when performing for children” Irish Theatre Magazine. Funded by Arts Council Touring. Commissioned by Theatre Lovett in partnership with Strollers Touring Network. Theatre Lovett are part of Six in the Attic – An Irish Theatre Institute resource sharing initiative.

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suNDAy NOveMBeR 11Th MusIc NeTWORK PReseNTs

sONIc.ART sAxOPhONe QuARTeT (GeRMANy)

Time 8pm price €15/€12

“The audience was swept away by the rhythmical verve, the virtuosity and the acoustic brilliance displayed by these young musicians.” Wittlager Kreisblatt, 2009 The saxophone is a curious beast: sounding one minute like an oboe, the next like a trumpet, a French horn or a violin. Place four in the hands of the sonic.art saxophone quartet, and the effect is both magical and wondrously musical. Ravel – who reportedly said, ‘My string quartet should sound like a saxophone’ – would have approved. Since its inception in 2005, the sonic.art saxophone quartet has built a unique and thrilling repertoire, collaborating with composers such as Sophia Gubaidulina, Helmut Lachenmann, Walter Zimmermann and Fabien Lévy as well as performing works by the likes of Philip Glass and Michael Nyman. A favourite with audiences and critics alike, the group has toured extensively in Europe, Asia, America and Africa. En route it has picked up a slew of awards, including First Prize and the Grand Prize of the International Chamber Music Competition for New Music in Cracow, Poland, the German Music Competition Award and Switzerland’s Classical Music Award.

MONDAy NOveMBeR 12Th RIveRBANK cINeMA PReseNTs

yOuR sIsTeRÕ s sIsTeR

Time price

cinema

8pm 16

Dir: Lynn Shelton / USA / 2011 / 90 mins / Cert: CLUB Starring: Emily Blunt, Rosemarie DeWitt, Mark Duplass, Mike Birbiglia Language: English Still grief-stricken a year after his brother’s death, Jack (Mark Duplass) travels to a remote cabin on Puget Sound at the suggestion of his best friend, Iris (Emily Blunt), who thinks that he’ll benefit from the isolation. He arrives to find Iris’s sister, Hannah (Rosemarie DeWitt), recovering from a bad breakup, and they quickly bond over their shared misery. When Iris turns up to surprise Jack, she notes a new connection between him and her sister. What begins as a happy reunion soon deteriorates into a fractious encounter, the trio caroming off one another amid misunderstandings, betrayals and secret affections. Improvising much of the dialogue, the three actors are terrific, imbuing their complex, sometimes maddening characters with genuine heart. Shelton and her cast develop an idea initially conceived by Duplass into a funny, truthful story about sibling bonds, friendship, love and miscommunication. Nominated, Sundance Film Festival 2012/ Tribeca Film Festival 2012

€3 Coffee & Cake Deal

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TuesDAy NOveMBeR 13Th Ð W eDNesDAy NOveMBeR 14Th IcARus TheATRe cOllecTIve AND KINGÕ s TheATRe, sOuThseA PReseNT

ROMeO & julIeT

Time

Tues: 11am (11+yrs) wed: 8pm (11+ yrs) price 116 / 112 For sTudenTs (120 inCluding workshop. ConTACT Box oFFiCe For more deTAils) “These violent delights have violent ends...” Following on from the success of Macbeth, the highly acclaimed Icarus Theatre Collective presents a bold and exciting new production of Shakespeare’s most tragic tale – Romeo & Juliet. In defiance of their families and in secrecy from their closest friends, hopeful young lives burn amidst a celestial and cataclysmic backdrop. Sun and moon shine down on star-crossed lovers as they hide their passion and sexuality from their warring families and their closest friends. Misadventure, family pride, and ancient quarrels abort and bury the most joyous of beginnings, the most hopeful of love stories as Romeo & Juliet, driven apart, find their world becoming a constricting, single mausoleum of fate and death.

ThuRsDAy NOveMBeR 15Th Ð sATuRDAy NOveMBeR 17Th NOMAD TheATRe NeTWORK & DecADeNT TheATRe PReseNTs

RIDe ON

Time price

8pm 118/116

A Honda 50 Bike-run forms the background of a hilarious new play by Leitrim writer Seamus O’Rourke. Five members of the Drumkarren Honda Club are sitting in a run-down shed in Co. Cavan, ready to embark on a Honda 50 Bike-ride, awaiting the other twenty club members (seemingly “stuck” in a pub in Killeshandra…). Despite the hum-drum talk of rural communities, local newspapers, local radio, local gossip and the BOOM that is now a BUST, the Drumkarren Honda Club are about to discover that lot can happen in a shed in Cavan on a wet day with a Honda called Hilda! O’Rourke himself features in this production alongside a stalwart cast of John Olohan (Glenroe, Fr. Ted) Pa Ryan (Pure Mule, Trivia, Game of Thrones) Ian Lloyd Anderson (The Clinic) and Clare Monnelly

O’Brien’s of Newbridge & CaToCa are sponsoring an evening of food and wine, join us from 7pm on Thursday November 15th and enjoy the delights that these two companies have to offer.

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MONDAy NOveMBeR 19Th RIveRBANK cINeMA PReseNTs

The GIANTs

Time price

cinema

8pm 16

Dir. Bouli Lanners / Belgium / 2011 / 84min / Cert: TBC Language: French with English subtitles Life is an awfully big adventure for two adolescent boys and their newfound friend in The Giants (Les Geants), a joyous heartwarmer with an endearing Mark Twain meets Ken Loach vibe. Bouli Lanners third feature deftly negotiates between heartbreak and hilarity in a picaresque story notable for its boisterous good spirits, economical storytelling and engaging central performances. Shot with a painter’s eye for the lushly wooded Belgian landscape, and filled with bittersweet humour and feel for the rhythms of working class life, The Giants is a funny yet melancholic ode to the idleness, adventures and fears of adolescence. Winner, Director’s Fortnight Awards, Cannes 2011

€3 Coffee & Cake Deal

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DAvID OÕ DOheRTy: seIze The DAvID OÕ DOheRTy Time 8pm price €16 / €14 “A national treasure” - The Irish Times Life is a marathon, not a sprint. But it is a sort of marathon that you really have to sprint. And there are hurdles and weights to lift. And swimming. And shooting. Life is basically The Olympics. But at the end you don’t get a medal, you die. Winner: 2008 Edinburgh Comedy Award

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sATuRDAy NOveMBeR 24Th

julIe FeeNey

cOMMIssIONeD By The sTROlleRs TOuRING NeTWORK Time 8pm price €16 / €12 “...the blossoming of a major talent...Feeney towers over her contemporaries.” The Observer The multi award winning and critically acclaimed singer-composer Julie Feeney releases her third album this coming autumn. Hailed by the New York Times as “charming, urbane and dreamy…theatrical on the shell, intricate at the core”, her sound is unquestionably original, rooted in classical whilst comfortably straddling pop and theatre. Julie will undertake an extensive Irish tour in November and December, taking an avant-garde approach to her performances by scoring music for ten different choirs to part-accompany her at each concert. The choir appearing with Julie for this very special performance is Holy Family Secondary School, Newbridge. “Feeney presents an entrancing and startling evening of poetic imagery, well crafted stories, delicate emotions, unexpected cadences, sudden silences, coy humor and tightly-wound tunes with hit-caliber hooks, sometimes delivered with cool detachment, at other times with a riveting directness”. Huffington Post

WeDNesDAy NOveMBeR 28Th Ð sATuRDAy DeceMBeR 1sT NeWBRIDGe DRAMA PReseNTs

The cOuNTRy BOy By jOhN MuRPhy Time 8pm price €12 / €10 What happens when a young man works his father’s farm “all the hours that god gives” for no money or any recognition? Does he leave for America like his siblings did or is “the light, the love of his life” strong enough to make him stay put? This play is spiced with laughter and satire and bears strong overtones of “Philadelphia, here I come” by Brian Friel. The perennial problem of father and son communications - or lack of communication - is brilliantly exposed. Enjoy!

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MONDAy DeceMBeR 3RD RIveRBANK cINeMA PReseNTs

The huNTeR

Time price

cinema

8pm 16

Dir: Daniel Nettheim / Australia / 2011 / 101 mins / Cert: 15A Starring: Willem Dafoe, Sam Neill, Frances O’Connor, Morgana Davies, Finn Woodlock / Language: English Willem Dafoe, an actor we see all too rarely in lead roles, is magnificent as the titular hunter, hired by a dubious biotech corporation to track down the Tasmanian tiger, a fox-like creature thought to have been extinct since the 1930s. It’s a great, minimal premise for a gripping existential drama. And between Dafoe’s quiet charisma, the eerie wilderness landscapes and the rich symbolism, there’s plenty to hold the attention. Dafoe is eminently watchable, and for the most part it’s a distinctive, atmospheric movie that cherishes the persistence of mystery. €3 Coffee & Cake Deal

ThuRsDAy DeceMBeR 6Th

The GlOAMING Time 8pm price €25

BACK BY POPULAR DEM AND

Thomas Bartlett, Dennis Cahill, Martin Hayes, Iarla O’Lionaird, Caoimhin O’Raghallaigh The Gloaming is a newly minted collective of five remarkable musicians poised to become a vital force in Irish music. Navigating between the contemporary and traditional genres, their creativity trumps predictability – with music that is haunting and beautiful in equal measure. The super-group features New York pianist Thomas Bartlett (Doveman, Anthony and the Johnsons, Martha Wainwright), Chicago guitarist Dennis Cahill, Irish sean-nos singer Iarla Ó Lionaird, fiddler and hardanger innovator Caoimhin Ó Raghallaigh and fiddle master Martin Hayes – they came together at West Meath’s Grouse Lodge Studios in early 2011 to create something utterly new with a nod to the ancient. The Gloaming is set to release these recordings in Spring 2013, following a wildly successful tour of Ireland that included a sold out debut at The National Concert Hall of Dublin. Having started recording of their debut album in August due for release in 2013, they end the year with a series of intimate Irish shows. “Their live performances so far have been revelatory… Future dates are likely to cement them as one of the great forces in Irish music.” The Irish Times

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FRIDAy DeceMBeR 7Th RIveRBANK sPecIAl scReeNING

SPECIAL SCREENING

sAMsARA

Time price

8pm 18

Dir: Ron Fricke and Mark Magidson / USA / 2011 / 99mins / Cert:TBC Samsara reunites director Ron Fricke and producer Mark Magidson, whose previous films Baraka and Chronos were acclaimed for combining visual and musical artistry. Samsara expands on their effort to portray the connections between humanity and nature. Filmed over four years and in more than twenty countries, the film transports us through multiple cultures to sacred grounds, disaster sites, industrialized zones and natural wonders. Samsara is a Tibetan word that means “the ever turning wheel of life,” and Fricke describes the film as a “guided meditation on the cycle of birth, death and rebirth.” Fricke and Magidson bring a revivified perspective with stunning compositions, matched with the latest in photographic technology encouraging our own interpretations inspired by images and musical compositions that infuse the ancient with the modern. For filmgoers who cherished the revelations of Baraka almost twenty years ago, Samsara proves to be worth the wait. Stunning. Critics Award for Best Documentary at the Dublin International Film Festival 2012

sATuRDAy DeceMBeR 8Th RIveRBANK FAMIly cINeMA

TAles OF The NIGhT

Time priCe

2pm 13

Dir: Michel Ocelot / France / 2011 / 84min / Animation / Cert TBC The striking new film from animator Michel Ocelot (Kirikou and the Sorceress) uses new 3D techniques alongside classic silhouette animation, creating a layered, kaleidoscopic effect that feels unusual and dramatic. The film weaves together six exotic fables which unfold in Tibet, medieval Europe, an Aztec kingdom, the African savannah, and the Land of the Dead; all enacted by a young boy and girl who meet up with an elderly technician in a dilapidated cinema at night. It is an intoxicating, magical combination of sharp dialogue, a dry sense of humour and an enchanting sense of pleasure that will bewitch you from the start. Nominated to Golden Berlin Bear Award, Berlin Film Festival 2011

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VISUAL ARTS PROGRAMME sATuRDAy DeceMBeR 8Th TO sATuRDAy jANuARy 26Th

hIDDeN PlAces exhIBITION By MAeve clANcy chIlDReNs GAlleRy Time price

mon-Fri 10am – 5.30pm saT 10am – 1pm Free admission

The exhibition ‘Hidden Places’ aims to create a wonderland for children to explore using cut paper, light and mystery. Children are asked the questions: What is the world that they inhabit? What does it look like from their perspective? Using stories created by local children, Maeve Clancy makes an installation in paper and light which depicts their world. Layers hung vertically from the ceiling create a closed space that invites children to come in and explore, away from the ‘normal’ or everyday world. Animations and rotating lights will be projected onto cut paper scenes and through the vertical layers, creating shadow play on the passing children. This exhibition is designed to give children of all ages a glimpse into environments inspired by young people, far from the control of the adult world. The ‘Hidden Places’ of past memories, current adventures and a child’s imagination.

MONDAy DeceMBeR 10Th RIveRBANK cINeMA PReseNTs

DARK hORse

Time price

cinema

8pm 16

Dir: Todd Solondz / USA / 2011 / 85 mins / Cert: CLUB Starring: Jordan Gelber, Selma Blair, Mia Farrow, Christopher Walken, Donna Murphy / Language: English Todd Solondz, the focus of choice is the suburban sprawl of New Jersey, which he so memorably labelled a “state of irony” in 1998’s his best-known work Happiness. His latest film follows Abe, a schlubby Jewish man in his 30s who still lives at home with his parents, played in a genius spot of casting by Christopher Walken and Mia Farrow. At a wedding, Abe (Jordan Gelber) meets the beautiful but heavily medicated Miranda (Selma Blair), who also still lives at home, and the two begin a painful romance under the director’s merciless, absurdist eye. It’s a film about loneliness and longing, where a kiss is followed by the breathy exclamation: “Oh my God, that wasn’t horrible.” Solondz’s world of freeways, failures and screw-ups is cruel – even the decor can mock viciously – but in his bitter humour there always is a twitch on the moral compass. Nominated to Golden Lion, Venice Film Festival 2011

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Des BIshOP lIKes TO BANG Time 8pm price €25 Des Bishop is back, he likes to bang the drums, and he’s not afraid to show it. Combining his love of hip hop, strong jokes, audience participation and a newfound passion for drumming, Des has fun with wordplay in hs brand new stand-up show. ‘It’s going to be a bit silly, a bit musical, a bit improvised’ says Des.’The title comes from being given an electronic drum kit as a gift recently. I started messing around with it and ended up behind a set on stage. It went really well, so I’ve put together a comedy show with a bit of rhythm in it.’ Bishop’s famously warm, honest presenting style and restless imagination will be in evidence again, most recently seen in the worldwide success of his previous live show, My Dad Was Nearly James Bond. This will be a show not to be missed.

sATuRDAy DeceMBeR 15Th

WINTeR WONDeRlAND WORKshOP WITh lIz sMITh Time 11am-1pm price €15 (6-10yrs) Artist Liz Smith invites children to construct their own miniature winter wonderlands, through the layering of cut-out illustrations. This layering of drawings will create a sculptural environment similar to a model stage set, made up of background, mid-ground and foreground. The illustrations will be drawn onto card, cut out and assembled upright onto a card base to create depth of field, as well as light and shadow.These diorama will illustrate a very short story of just a few sentences written by the children and inspired by creative writing warm-up games. Like a torn-out page from a book, the finished pieces will give a glimpse into a bigger story, allowing the viewer to imagine what happens next. The silhouetted scenes might capture the quiet beauty of winter, the joy of playing in the snow or the festive fun of Christmas and will make the ideal hand-made present for someone special.

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BOlshOI BAlleT & The MeTROPOlITAN OPeRA lIve AT RIveRBANK ARTs ceNTRe Beginning in December 2012, for the first time audiences can see live performances by the legendary Bolshoi Ballet transmitted live in HD by satellite from the Stage of the great Bolshoi Theatre in the heart of Moscow and The Metropolitan Opera with its 128 year history direct from New York City. Performances are been scheduled at the Riverbank Arts Centre over the coming year with Aida (Verdi) on Saturday December 15th and The Nutcracker on Sunday December 16th both will be a feast for the eyes (see more details on both shows below). There is all of the thrill and excitement of a real live performance, fabulous sound and pictures, along with the feeling that you have the best seats in the house and are part of audience in the theatre. *Please note times for these performances are in line with the time zone’s that they are been broadcast from.

sATuRDAy 15Th DeceMBeR The MeT PReseNT IN hD

AIDA (veRDI) recepTion price

5.00pm show begins €24/€12 Family €60

5.45pm

O’Brien’s of Newbridge are sponsoring an evening Christmas drinks, join us from 5pm and enjoy the delights that these two companies have to offer. The Met’s lavish and unforgettable production of Verdi’s ancient Egyptian drama stars Liudmyla Monastyrska as the enslaved Ethiopian princess caught in a love triangle with the heroic Radamès, played by Roberto Alagna, and the proud Egyptian princess Amneris, sung by Olga Borodina. Fabio Luisi conducts.

suNDAy 16Th DeceMBeR The BOlshOI lIve IN hD

The NuTcRAcKeR (TchAIKOvsKy/PeTIPA)

Time 2.50pm price €20/€10 Family€50 The perennial family Christmas favourite of toys coming to life. On Christmas Eve, Marie’s Godfather offers her a nutcracker in the shape of a soldier. After the celebrations a miracle happens : the Christmas tree begins to grow and the toys all come to life. All the toy soldiers are under the nutcracker’s command, and they fly to Marie’s rescue as she is threatened by an army of mice.

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MONDAy DeceMBeR 17Th RIveRBANK cINeMA PReseNTs

The sOuRce

Time price

8pm 16

Dir: Radu Mihaileanu / France, Morocco, Italy / 2011 /. 125 mins / Cert: CLUB Starring: Leila Bekhti, Hafsia Herzi, Biyouna, Hiam Abbas, Saleh Bakri, Sabrina OuazanI / Language: Arabic

€3 Coffee & Cake Deal

Romanian-born filmmaker Radu Mihaileanu (The Concert) offers up another certifiably crowd-pleasing slice of world cinema in The Source, a modern-day fable exploring female empowerment in the Arab world. Set in the remote village of Maghreb, the long-suffering women toil away whilst the men folk claim their patriarchal right to lounge around drinking tea and playing cards. Young wife Leila (rising star Leïla Bekhti, All that Glitters), an outsider from the more easygoing south, is concerned by the number of accidents occurring on the steep mountain path the femmes tread each day to fetch water. Supported by her feisty widowed neighbour and free-thinking schoolteacher husband Sami (Saleh Bakri, The Band’s Visit), Leila proposes the women launch a love strike: no more cuddling and no more sex until the men bring running water to the village. Nominated to Palm D’Or, Cannes 2011

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celINe ByRNe Time 8pm price €22/€20 ‘World-renowned soprano Celine Byrne, who earlier this year made her Covent Garden début, returns to the Riverbank Arts Centre on December 21st. ‘A Classical Christmas with Celine Byrne and Guests’ will feature familiar songs from the world of opera in addition to well known Christmas carols and songs such as ‘O Holy Night’ and ‘Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.’ “She has presence, a powerful and flexible voice, and the intelligence to understand how music and words work together.” - The Irish Times.

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FRI jANuARy 25Th & sAT jANuARy 26Th

PAul BRADy

Gift Vouchers for Christmas

Give the gift of a great night out at the Riverbank Arts Centre! 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. A Gift Voucher will allow friends & family to choose the shows they’d love to see.

Time 8pm price €37.50 ‘The Island’, ‘Arthur McBride’, ‘The World is What You Make It’...One of Ireland’s most enduringly popular artists. Paul Brady, singer, songwriter and multiinstrumentalist needs no introduction. Paul Brady continues to push out the boundaries not only of his own talent but of Irish contemporary music. A great opportunity to see this musician in the intimate setting of Riverbank. Why not purchase a voucher or tickets as a gift for someone at Christmas!.

Riverbank Arts Centre gift vouchers expire 12 months from date of purchase. See www. riverbank.ie for Terms and Conditions. PLEASE NOTE: That the last postage date before Christmas will be Wednesday, 19th December. Any Gift Vouchers purchased online after this may not be received in time for Christmas but you can call into the Box Office to purchase until 12.30pm on Christmas Eve Box Office Number: 045 448327.

A note about CaToCa at Riverbank Arts Centre

CaToCa is the new name of the café at Riverbank Arts Centre. It serves a wide selection of food for breakfast meetings, lunches or a pre theatre bite. The name has been inspired by owner, Liz’s, children. This personal touch is reflected in her work to bring you some of the best cakes, deserts and treats that the café has to offer. If you’re coming to an event at Riverbank Arts Centre, why not book early and try out our pretheatre bites with a glass of wine or for Monday Night Movies you can grab a coffee and cake before the screening for just €3

CaToCa do birthday parties too with their own clown ‘Robin’, its fun for all at Riverbank. Combined with a trip to see a show, it’s the perfect party treat. Why not visit our website www.catocafinefood.com or call to book a table 045 486791.

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Riverbank Arts Centre Address: Main Street, Newbridge, Co.Kildare Phone: (045) 448330 Email: info@riverbank.ie Web: www.riverbank.ie Box Office Email: boxoffice@riverbank.ie Phone: (045) 448327 Book online www.riverbank.ie

Free wifi available in the foyer and Cupcake Cafe

Illustrations by Brian Coldrick: www.briancoldrick.com

Design by Mind’s i : www.mindsi.ie tel: 044 9332929


Riverbank Arts Centre October - December 2012