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Welcome to Riverbank, january to march 2013 Welcome to a new year and new season at Riverbank Arts Centre. As we ride out the last of a chilly winter into the hopeful months of Spring, we hope you’ll find events to entertain, engage and delight you. We’ve some great names in this season with Paul Brady, Neil Delamere, Jerry Fish & Brendan Grace to name but a few. We’re delighted to welcome The Unthanks back this season- those of you lucky enough to grab a ticket last time will know what a treat it is to see this award winning folk crew. Pat Kinevane will perform his outstanding play Silent and theatre fans won’t be disappointed with the range of theatre on offer. Literature lovers & young readers keep your eyes peeled for a series of events around World Book Day (did someone mention Derek Landy?!...), while Seachtain na Gaeilge brings an exciting exhibition by Andrew Whitson. Moonfish Theatre present an unusual version of Pinnochio for secondary schools- not to be missed. Also, watch out for exciting opportunities to engage with Theatre Lovett, our superb artists in residence this year, some nice treats in store. All this and more, including a great cinema line-up, taking place from January to March. We’d like to thank all our wonderful audiences who regularly visit us here. Your continued support brings a great energy to the centre and we look forward to welcoming old friends and new this season. From Linda, Hazel, Alex, Damien & all staff 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. The Sand Park

(Saturday February 2nd)

Tailor of Inverness

Beckett X3

(Thursday February 7th)

Chris Kent & Fred Cooke

(Saturday February 9th)

Iarla O’Lionàird, Cleek Schrey & Ivan Goff

Joyced!

(Friday March 8th)

(Thursday March 14th) (Wednesday March 20th)

Expires Friday 18th January

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JANuARy

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FeBRuARy

12th

The Met Present in HD: Les Troyens

5pm

124/Student 112 / Family 160

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18th

An Evening with Dominic Kirwan Special Guest appearance Louise Morrissey

8pm

125

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19th

The Met present in HD: Maria Stuarda (Donizetti)

5.55pm

124/Student 112 /Family 160

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25th-26th

Paul Brady

8pm

137.50

9

27th

The Bolshoi Live in HD: La Bayadére

3pm

120/Students 110 / Family 150

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1st

The Nualas: One Night of Dignity

8pm

118

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2nd

Big Guerilla Productions presents The Sand Park

8pm

116/ 114

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7th

Beckett X 3

8pm

115/112

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9th

Beastly Band Monster Doodle and Exhibition

1pm / 2.30pm

110

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Feb 9thMar9th

Illustrators Ireland Presents The Illustrated Beatles

See Gallery Times Free

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9th

Lisa Richards Presents Chris Kent & Fred Cooke

8pm

114/112

10th

The Bolshoi Live in HD: Don Quixote

3pm

120 / Students 14 110 / Family 150

11th, 12th Theatre Lovett Presents Take a bow! or 13th

10am-12pm

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Free

15

13th

Jerry Fish

8pm

120/118

16

14th

Band Poster Design with Steve Simpson

11am-12.30pm

115

16

14th

Valentines Special Screening: Ruby Sparks

8pm

18

16

16th

Collapsing Horse Theatre Presents Monster/Clock: A Play on Time

2pm / 5pm

18/110 family 130

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17th

The Met Presents in HD: Rigoletto (Verdi)

5.55pm

124/ Student 112 Family 160

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20th

Ger Carey Live Stand-Up For Teenagers!

11.20am

110 /18

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21st-23rd

Silken Thomas Players Present Mercury Fur

8pm

112/110

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Music Workshops

Theatre

Comedy

Visual Arts

Childrens Event

Literature

Cinema

Kids Cinema

€3 Coffee & Cake Deal

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

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The Unthanks

8pm

118

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2nd

The Big Books Bash in celebration of World Book Day

See listing

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2nd

The Met Present in HD: Parsifal

124/Student 112 Family 160

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5th-6th

Brendan Grace ‘Best of 41 Years’

8pm

125

21

7th

Epic Adventures in Books with Alex Barclay and Derek Landy

10.30-11.30am

14

22

8th

Joyced! By Donal O’Kelly

8pm

115/112

22

10th

Tom Kelly Promotions Presents Isla Grant

8pm

125

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11th-12th

Ar ais chuig an Gairdín Back to the Garden

9.30am / 12pm

15

23

14th

Tailor of Inverness By Donal O Kelly

8pm

116/114

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15th

Griese Youth Theatre Presents Don’t feed the Animals’

8pm

112/€110

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16th

Giotaí ón nGairdín Pieces of the Garden

see gallery times Free Admission

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16th-17th

Neil Delamere: DelaMere Mortal

8pm

120

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20th

Music Network presents Iarla Ó Lionáird, Cleek Schrey and Ivan Goff.

8pm

115/112 Family 140

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21st

Moonfish present Tromluí Phinocchio/ Pinocchio - a Nightmare

1pm & 3pm

18

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22nd

Fishamble presents Silent

8pm

116/114

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23rd

Frankie Gavin & De Dannan Up Close & Personal Tour

8pm

120/118

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24th

Lambert Puppet Theatre Presents Cinderella

2pm & 4pm

110/Family130 29

25th-29th

Artzone Easter workshop

10am-2pm

175

31st

The Bolshoi Live in HD: Rite of Spring

4pm

120/ Students 31 110/Family 150

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Jan 14th

Untouchable

8pm

16

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Jan 21st

What Richard Did

8pm

16

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Jan 28th

About Elly

8pm

16

10

Feb 4th

Beasts of the Southern Wild

8pm

16

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Love (Amour)

8pm

16

15

8pm

18

16

Feb 11th CINeMA

5pm

Feb 14th

Valentines Special Screening: Ruby Sparks

Feb 18th

The Master

8pm

16

18

Feb 25th

Rust and Bone

8pm

16

19

Mar 4th

The Hunt

8pm

16

21

Mar 11th

Elena

8pm

16

24

Mar 25th

A Simple Life

8pm

16

30

Mar 30th

Riverbank Family Cinema: Box of Delights

2pm

13

30

Cinema Prices include 11 membership fee

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Greetings from Theatre Lovett. As artists in residence here at Riverbank Arts Centre we are lining up workshops, performances and chats to be had over the coming months. If you see us upstairs or downstairs or wherever you may wander please say hello and let’s start talking theatre. SeVeN ReASONS TO COMe PLAy WITh uS AT RIVeRBANK ARTS CeNTRe, NeWBRIDGe Reason 1. Your friend might come along to Riverbank Arts Centre and meet Theatre Lovett, love it, rave about it, wave the fact that they’ve been there and you haven’t in your face, go on and on and on about it ad nauseam etc. Just get in there first and head that whole chestnut off at the pass. Reason 2. If you like playing. Or indeed like plays? And have a penchant for theatre? If you are impressed by theatrical wizardry and acting technique in a “Now how could I do that?” way. Then come along. Reason 3. If you have ever seen Louis Lovett act and play (The Girl who Forgot to Sing Badly, The House that Jack Filled …etc etc), come along and listen to his unique take on noisemaking and playmaking for all ages.

Reason 6. If you and your granny or your friend or your dad or your younger sister or any of your family and any of your friends want to laugh your socks off at the same thing at the same time and at the same place. Reason 7. To see if a brave little somebody called _(insert your own name here)__can muster up all that it takes to take an idea and run with it. Reason the Last. Go for it. That’s why. Keep up with the antics, mail us at children@riverbank.ie to join our mailing list

Reason 4. To be treated to a compendium of Theatre, Stories, Stage-Presence-Technique, Sound, Lights, Set, and Performance that go together like fingers and thumbs in a plum pie. Reason 5. If you like invisible mud puddles, drum-kits and whatever you’re having yourself.

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This exciting residency will also see an Acting Workshop, “Take a Bow”, come to Riverbank Arts Centre on Monday February 11th- Wednesday February 13th, Presented by Theatre Lovett. (See page 15 for event listing & further information).


SATuRDAy RDAy J RDA JANuARy ANuAR u uAR 12Th

The MeT PReSeNT IN hD

LeS TROyeNS (heCTOR BeRLIOz)

Time 5pm - 5 hrs 30 mins (incl Two inTervals) price €24/ sTudenT €12/ Family €60

The Met offers worldwide HD audiences a rare opportunity to witness Berlioz’s vast epic, last performed at the Met in 2003. Deborah Voigt, Susan Graham, Marcello Giordani, and Dwayne Croft lead the star-studded cast, portraying characters from the Trojan War. Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi marshals the enormous and spectacular musical forces involved. Libretto: Hector Berlioz, based on Virgil’s Aeneid World premiere: Paris, Théâtre Lyrique, November 4th, 1863 (Acts III–V, as Les Troyens à Carthage) Karlsruhe, Court Theater, December 6, 1890 (complete) Sung in French with English subtitles MONDAy JANuARy 14Th RIVeRBANK CINeMA PReSeNTS

uNTOuChABLe

Time price

cinema

8pm 16

Dir: Eric Toledano, Olivier Nakache / 2011 / France / 112 mins / Cert: 15A Starring: François Cluzet, Omar Sy, Anne Le Ny, Audrey Fleurot, Clotilde Mollet, Alba Gaïa Bellugi, Cyril Mendy and Christian Americ. Language: French France’s most talked-about performance and film this year comes in the shape of this comedy that’s become the country’s second-biggest box-office hit of all time with its portrait of friendship across the racial and economic divide. Paralyzed from the neck down after an accident, gloomy millionaire Philippe (François Cluzet) finds little in life worth living for, until the arrival of his new assistant, Driss (Omar Sy), a Senegalese rowdy from the downtrodden banlieues. Not quite on doctor’s orders, Driss takes Philippe as far out of his comfort zone as possible and into a world he never knew existed—or rather always tried to avoid. Untouchable hit a nerve with French audiences, critics hailing it as a cultural milestone and asking “Is this the new Amélie?” . Grand Prix, Tokyo International Film Festival 2011 Audience Award, San Francisco International Film Festival 2012

€3 Coffee & Cake Deal

Audience Award, Nashville Film Festival 2012

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FRIDAy JANuARy 18Th TOM KeLLy PROMOTIONS PReSeNTS AN eVeNING WITh DOMINIC KIRWAN SPeCIAL GueST APPeARANCe

LOuISe MORRISSey

Time 8pm price €25 Dominic Kirwan,One of Ireland’s best and most popular Concert performers embarks on a nationwide concert tour in January - March 2013 with his excellent Band. Dominic has built up a very loyal following in Ireland and the UK as a consequence of his dynamic stage shows.His show creates a wonderful atmosphere amongst his audience and everybody leaves wanting to return to his next Concert Show. Dominic features songs from his many ‘Hit’ albums and also many standard ‘Hits’ in a Concert Show that features ‘Country’ and “pop’

SATuRDAy JANuARy 19Th

The MeT PReSeNT IN hD

MARIA STuARDA (DONIzeTTI) Time 5.55 pm / 3 hrs 15 mins (incl one inTerval) price €24/ sTudenT € 12/ Family € 60 The stunning Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, takes on the virtuosic bel canto role of the doomed Mary, Queen of Scots. Director David McVicar turns to the second opera of Donizetti’s Tudor trilogy, which explores regal characters at fateful moments of their lives. Elza van den Heever sings Elizabeth I, and Maurizio Benini conducts Libretto: Giuseppe Bardari, based on Andrea Maffei’s translation of Friedrich Schiller’s 1800 play Maria Stuart. World premiere: 30th December 1835 at La Scala in Milan Sung in Italian with English subtitles

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MONDAy JANuARy 21ST RIVeRBANK CINeMA PReSeNTS

WhAT RIChARD DID

Time price

cinema

8pm 16

Dir: Lenny Abrahamson 2012 / Ireland / 87 mins / Cert: 15A Starring: Jack Reynor, Róisín Murphy, Sam Keeley, Lars Mikkelsen Language: English Lenny Abrahamson has convincingly depicted the world of Dublin junkies in Adam and Paul and of a desperate loner in a rural backwater in Garage. His latest is a portrayal of affluent Irish youth that is as compelling as his previous work, and confirms Abrahamson is emerging as a filmmaker of genuine significance. Richard (Jack Reynor) is seeing out the end of his summer holidays after his final year at school. A promising sports star with a bright future ahead of him, he spends his time hanging out with mates, proving himself a decent and popular lad who looks out for the younger members in his crowd, inspiring loyalty and respect from those close to him. Suddenly, a single, uncharacteristic incident changes everything for Richard, and his plans for the future could be derailed. With a script adapted by Malcolm Campbell from Kevin Power’s novel Bad Day in Blackrock, What Richard Did perceptively examines weighty moral issues with calm and integrity, and the young cast of relative unknowns put in exceptional performances.

€3 Coffee & Cake Deal

FRIDAy JANuARy 25Th & SATuRDAy JANuARy 26Th

PAuL BRADy 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 multi-instrumentalist 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.

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SuNDAy JANuARy 27Th The BOLShOI LIVe IN hD LA BAyADÈRe (BALLeT IN 3 ACTS) Time 3 pm / 3 hrs 30 min (inc Two inTervals) price € 20 / sTudenTs € 10 / Family € 50

Another of the great ballets of the Russian tradition, La Bayadere ( the Temple Dancer) is an exotic story of love and intrigue in India. Nikiya, a young temple dancer, swears her love to a young warrior. The High Brahmin wants Nikiya for himself and tells the allpowerful Rajah about the affair. The Rajah had decided that the warrior would marry his own daughter, so he makes a deadly intervention…. Music: Ludwig Minkus Libretto: Marius Petipa and Sergei Khudekov

MONDAy JANuARy 28Th

cinema

RIVeRBANK CINeMA PReSeNTS

ABOuT eLLy Time price

8pm 16

Dir: Asghar Farhadi / 2009 / Iran / 109 mins / Cert: CLUB Starring: Golshifteh Farahani, Taraneh Alidoosti, Marila Zare’i, Rana Azadvar, Shahab Hosseini, Saber Abbar Language: Persian

€3 Coffee & Cake Deal

The colossal success of A Separation has triggered an interest in director Asghar Farhadi’s back catalogue and now his previous work, from 2009, has come to Ireland. It is a really absorbing picture, powerfully acted, disturbing and suspenseful. With the return of their friend Ahmad from Germany, a group of old college pals (two married couples and a brother and sister, along with three young kids) decide to reunite for a weekend outing by the Caspian Sea. The fun starts right away as they quickly catch on to the plan of lively Sepideh, who has brought along Elly, her daughter’s kindergarten teacher, in hopes of setting her up with recently divorced Ahmad. But seemingly trivial lies, which start accumulating from the moment the group arrives at the seashore, suddenly swing round and come back full force when Elly disappears in a troubling incident. - Tribeca Film Festival Silver Bear, Berlin Film Festival

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Best Narrative Feature, Tribeca Film Festival

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FRIDAy FeBRuARy 1ST

The NuALAS: ONe NIGhT OF DIGNITy Time 8pm price €18 Ireland’s top all-female comedy singing sensations, The Nualas, are on the road again with their fabulous new show ONE NIGHT OF DIGNITY. In a world where pop stars think nothing of singing in their underwear, The Nualas buck the trend by sporting proper, yet unbelievably glamorous, and shiny, stage attire. Expect original self-penned numbers, scintillating vocal harmony, ambitious choreography and a night packed solid with craic, laughter, tears, and chat (not necessarily in that order). ‘The Nualas are the new rock’n’roll.’ The Independent (London).

SATuRDAy FeBRuARy 2ND BIG GueRILLA PRODuCTIONS PReSeNTS

The SAND PARK By SeAMuS O’ROuRKe Time price

8pm €16/€14

The Sand Park is the sometimes hilarious account of how big-hearted Offaly farmer James Anthony Lowery, a man in his mid-fifties, came to terms with the death of his son fifteen years ago and now, more recently, that of his wife Rose. It’s a play about rural Irish life and the way we cope with the inevitable, it’s a play about how life and death and humour and love and sadness all live in the same house together… And then a strange thing happens… Funny, uplifting and real, The Sand Park is a new play written and performed by Seamus O’Rourke, following on from the success of his sell-out hit comedy Victor’s Dung, which played 95 performances to packed houses around the country. Seamus O’Rourke returns to Riverbank Arts Centre following the hugely successful and hilarious production of ‘Ride On’ that was here in November.

THE SAND PARK A NEW PLAY WRITTEN & PERFORMED BY

SEAMUS O’ROURKE

“Unashamedly rural, unassumingly brilliant.” The Moth magazine “We are taken on a roller coaster ride, I cried, I laughed but as with all of O Rourke’s work I left the theatre with a lot to think about.” Charlie McGettigan

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MONDAy FeBRuARy 4Th RIVeRBANK CINeMA PReSeNTS

cinema

BeASTS OF The SOuTheRN WILD

Time price

8pm 16

Dir: Benh Zeitlin / 2012 / USA / 91 mins / Cert: 12A Starring: Quvenzhane Wallis, Dwight Henry Language: English In a forgotten wetland community cut off from the rest of the world by a sprawling levee, six year-old Hushpuppy exists virtually as an orphan. With her mother long gone and her beloved but wild-living father Wink rarely at home, Hushpuppy is left to her own devices and the company of semi-feral animals. She perceives the natural world to be a fragile web of living, breathing things, in which the entire universe depends on everything fitting together just right. Certainly the most remarkable feature debut of the year and a sensation at Sundance, Zeitlin’s visually stunning film approaches its quasi-mythical subject from a magical realist angle. It is a tribute to the courage and determination of the people of southern Louisiana in the aftermath of hurricane Katrina. FIPRESCI Award, Cannes Film Festival 2012

€3 Coffee & Cake Deal

Camera D’Or, Cannes Film Festival 2012

ThuRSDAy FeBRuARy 7Th

BeCKeTT X 3 Time price

8pm €15/€12

Following on from the success of showing 3 Beckett shorts 2012 last year, this year we decided to bring you 3 NEW short plays that look at human destiny in terms of poignancy, compassion and the necessity of dignity in facing the inevitable. A strong streak of Beckett humour is present in the conversational exchanges. Eh Joe (40 mins): Peter Pacey and Colette Kelly Joe sitting on his bed hears the voice of his old love accusing him of all his past misdeeds and reacts guiltily The Old Tune (40 mins): Peter Pacey and Oengus MacNamara Two old soldiers meet on a street corner and talk about the past,but their memories often differ about people,places and other matters. One of Beckett’s most amusing plays adapted from La Manivelle by Robert Pinget. Footfalls (25 mins): Colette Kelly May walks backward and forward while her old mother in bed above, hears her and speaks to her. Is May a ghost? Is Amy who she sees in a locked up church late at night another ghost?

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SATuRDAy FeBRuARy 9Th

BeASTLy BAND MONSTeR DOODLe OODLe AND eXhIBITION Time 1.00-2.00pm (4-7 years) 2.30-3.30 (8-11 years) price 110 Can you Monster Doodle? Sure you can! Let your imagination expand to fill a giant canvas with characters of your own creation! Will it be a gorilla guitarist? A dino drummer? A spooky singer? Or a mixture of all three! Join with other budding artists to create a brand new Beastly Band, guided by members of Illustrators Ireland, including Peter Donnolly (Smuf) and Fintan Taite (Spidey). The gigantic artworks produced in these two sessions will feature as part of an exhibition in the Children’s gallery of Monster Masterpieces produced by young people from around the country over the past six months. The Monster Doodle workshops are an initiative of Laureate na n Óg, Niamh Sharkey.

SATuRDAy FeBRuARy 9Th – SATuRDAy MARCh 9Th

VISUAL ARTS PROGRAMME

ILLuSTRATORS IReLAND PReSeNTS

The ILLuSTRATeD BeATLeS MCKeNNA GALLeRy

Time price

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

First shown at The Grand Social in Dublin in October 2012 and attracting rave reviews, The Illustrated Beatles is an innovative exhibition featuring 40 original artworks inspired by 40 classic songs by The Beatles. The list of songs depicted was compiled by some of Ireland’s top creatives, broadcasters and writers to mark the 50th anniversary of The Beatles first recordings for EMI, and has been visualised by leading and award winning illustrators including Peter Donnelly, Steve Simpson, Niamh Sharkey, Alé Mercado, Fintan Taite, Alan Clarke, Chris Judge, Cathy Dineen and many more! So be sure to Come Together at Riverbank this February and explore this dramatic blend of contemporary talent and retro cool. Please note: Featured illustrator and long-time friend of the Riverbank Arts Centre. Steve Simpson will lead a one-off Band Poster Design workshop for younger teens on Thursday 14th February. See page 16 for more details.

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SATuRDAy FeBRuARy 9Th LISA RIChARDS PReSeNTS

ChRIS KeNT & FReD COOKe Time 8pm price €14/€12 Fred Cooke has rapidly become a unique stand-up delivering a style of comedy that simply cannot be imitated. He has just made English BBC television debut in the Sit-Com “Vexed”. He has already contributed to a variety of successful Irish TV shows, both as a writer and performer, including RTE’s Republic of Telly, and The Savage Eye. Chris Kent- Winner of the Comedy Smackdown at the Galway Comedy festival 2010, and of the Bulmers Nuttin’ But Funny Competition 2009, Chris is one of Ireland’s rapidly rising young comedians. A great story teller with simplistic views of the world we live in today. His laid back natural style preys on his own everyday and his abillity to laugh at himself makes for some great viewing. Chris was born to be a stand up. Join us for an hilarious night of comedy with this duo.

SuNDAy FeBRuARy 10Th The BOLShOI LIVe IN hD

DON QuIXOTe

(BALLeT IN 4 ACTS, WITh A PROLOGue)

Time price

3 pm / 3 hrs (inc Two inTervals) 120 / sTudenTs 110 / Family 150

One of the most charming and amusing of all 19th century romantic Russian ballets. Don Quixote tells the famous tale of the obsessive, romantic, shortsighted and eccentric elderly man determined to revive chivlarly on an adventurous quest. All sorts of hilarious scrapes ensue when his high-minded idealism confronts humdrum reality. Music: Ludwig Minkus Libretto: Marius Petipa after the novel of the same name by Miguel de Cervantes

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MONDAy FeBRuARy 11Th- WeDNeSDAy FeBRuARy 13Th

TheATRe LOVeTT PReSeNTS TAKe A BOW! Time 10am – 12pm price Free Admission Louis Lovett is Joint Artistic Director of Theatre Lovett – Purveyors of Fine Theatre for Young and Old Alike. He is Ireland’s most experienced and critically acclaimed performer for children. He acts on stage and screen (he is Killinaskully’s resident German cheese seller - Dieter Langer!) Riverbank Arts Centre & Theatre Lovett invite you to join us for workshop sessions that will take place over three days. Each session will be limited to one class group only. (Max 30 pupils). The workshops will be full of theatre games, exercises and know-how from one of Ireland’s leading actors Señor Louis Lovett. One Day Session (Junior - First Class ) Take to the stage with Theatre Lovett & with the actor Louis Lovett as he immerses us within a tangled web of his forgetful storytelling. One Day Session (Second - Sixth class) In these workshops Louis will introduce you to his own unique style of performance – one that embraces the mischievous spirit of play. All workshops include: • Exploring stage presence. How to stand on a stage, look out at an audience, take a deep breath and say hello. (And what happens if they say ‘Hello’ back!) • It’s great when we get things right, isn’t it? But what happens when we get things wrong? When is a wrong alright and how do we right a wrong??? • How to take our play seriously. • Moving and working as a team. Teachers please contact our box office for more details on these one day workshops 045 448327

MONDAy FeBRuARy 11Th RIVeRBANK CINeMA PReSeNTS

LOVe (AMOuR) Time price

cinema

8pm 16

Dir: Michael Haneke / 2012 / France, Germany, Austria / 127 mins / Cert: 12A Starring: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva, Isabelle Huppert, Alexandre Tharaud, William Shimell Language: French Michael Haneke’s ‘Amour’ is devastatingly original and unflinching in the way it examines the effect of love on death, and vice versa. It’s a staggering, intensely moving look at old age and life’s end, which at its heart offers two performances of incredible skill and wisdom from French veteran actors Jean-Louis Trintignant and Emmanuelle Riva. Winner of the Palme d’Or at Cannes, Amour tells of octogenarians Georges and Anne, retired classical music teachers, long married and still enjoying each other’s company and life’s simple pleasures. Their daughter, also a musician, lives in London with her family. One day Anne has a mild stroke and Georges insists on looking after her but when a second one strikes, life as they knew it is over. In this poignant exploration of the power of love Haneke’s direction and marvellous performances from two legendary French actors leave one breathless and deeply moved. Palme D’Or, Cannes Film Festival 2012

€3 Coffee & Cake Deal

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ThuRSDAy 14Th FeBRuARy

BAND POSTeR DeSIGN WITh STeVe SIMPSON

Time 11am-12.30pm (12+ yrs) price 115 Join award-winning illustrator Steve Simpson for this exclusive masterclass in band poster design. Whether you are in a band yourself or just want to create a poster for your favourite artist, this workshop is a must for all young art and music lovers. Beginning by taking a closer look at some of the pieces from The Illustrated Beatles exhibition, Steve will then show you how to tailor your artwork to suit a particular style of music, before layingout and colouring your design to achieve maximum impact. Not to be missed! Please note: Steve’s work is featured in The Illustrated Beatles show.

WeDNeSDAy FeBRuARy 13Th

JeRRy FISh Time price

8pm € 20/€18

‘Celebrate’ by Jerry Fish has just been re-released as a single this Summer. All proceeds of Irish Sales in 2012 will be donated to Barretstown Children’s Charity. One of Ireland’s (by way of Brixton) most enigmatic songwriters and performers with a career spanning two decades, and a reputation for dynamic live shows. Touring the globe throughout the 1990’s as frontman of An Emotional Fish the alternative rock band that gave us the rock anthem ‘Celebrate’ Jerry Fish’s swaggering vocal has been described as Tom Waits in a good mood, or Leonard Cohen doing Dean Martin. Yes, the smiles come aplenty and witty lyrics are definitely Mr. Fish’s currency of choice, but Jerry’s songs have been so well crafted that they deserve more than a casual, amused listen.

cinema

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Ruby r Ru RuB uby By y sSPARKS Sparks PARKS Time price

€3 Coffee & Cake Deal

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SPECIAL SCREENING

8pm 18 (includes ho hoT T chocola T chocolaTe) chocolaT

Dir: Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris / 2012 / USA / 103 mins / Cert: 15A Starring: Paul Dano, Zoe Kazan, Chris Messina, Elliott Gould, Antonio Banderas, Steve Coogan, Deborah Ann Woll, Annette Bening Language: English Six years after Little Miss Sunshine, husband and wife directorial team Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris return with the offbeat romantic comedy of Ruby Sparks. Calvin (Paul Dano) is a struggling novelist who can’t quite find anything he wants to write. Encouraged by his shrink (Elliott Gould) to start creating his dream girl, Calvin’s reality is upended when Ruby (screenwriter and Dano’s offscreen girlfriend Zoe Kazan) suddenly manifests in his apartment, in love with him and precisely as he’s written her. Uplifting, joyfully absurd and also starring Antonio Banderas, Annette Bening and Steve Coogan, Ruby Sparks is a heart-warming comedy about writer’s block, fantasy and the unexpected difficulties of getting exactly what you want.


SATuRDAy FeBRuARy 16Th COLLAPSING hORSe TheATRe PReSeNTS MONSTeR/CLOCK: A PLAy ON TIMe.

Time price

2pm / 5pm 18/110 FAmily 130

MONSTER/CLOCK expounds the life of Toby, a castigated monster and apprentice watchmaker, who finds his world blown apart by a raid on his workshop, and the kidnapping of his mentor and guardian. He is forced to flee from the safety of his desk into the vast steampunk fantasy world that awaits him outside his door. In so doing, Toby discovers that there are many more hands at work than he suspected, and he may be but a cog in the grand nefarious machinations of his mysterious assailant. This production is wise beyond its years. Brisk, smart and immersive, Monster/Clock could travel as far as the adventures that lie within it. Irish Times

SuNDAy FeBRuARy 17Th The MeT PReSeNTS IN hD

RIGOLeTTO

GIuSePPe VeRDI

Time 5.55 pm / 3 hrs 31 mins (incl Two inTervals) price 124/ student 112/ FAmily 160 Director Michael Mayer has placed his new production of Verdi’s gripping tragedy in Las Vegas in 1960. In this production, inspired by the antics of the Rat Pack, Piotr Beczala is the womanizing Duke of Mantua, Željko Lucic is his tragic sidekick, Rigoletto, and Diana Damrau is Rigoletto’s daughter, Gilda. Libretto: Francesco Maria Piave based on the play Le roi s’amuse by Victor Hugo Premiere: La Fenice in Venice on 11th March 1851. Sung in Italian with English subtitles

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MONDAy FeBRuARy 18Th RIVeRBANK CINeMA PReSeNTS

The MASTeR

cinema

Time price

8pm 16

Dir: Paul Thomas Anderson / 2012 / USA / 132 mins / Cert: 16 Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, Jesse Plemons, Laura Dern, Jillian Bell, Rami Malek, Kevin J. O’Connor, W. Earl Brown, Ambyr Childers, Fiona Dourif and Lena Endre / Language: English One of the most anticipated films of the year, Paul Thomas Anderson’s tale of an aimless WWII veteran (Joaquin Phoenix) who befriends the charismatic founder of a new religion (Philip Seymour Hoffman) is a provocative study of male camaraderie, deception, and hubris. In just five feature films, Paul Thomas Anderson has commanded a position at the very pinnacle of American cinema. His work is debated, studied and adored for its narrative innovation, its dynamism, and most of all for its sheer cinema. To watch the work of Paul Thomas Anderson is to watch movies at their most alive. Paul Thomas Anderson, Best Director, Venice Film Festival 2012 €3 Coffee & Cake Deal

WeDNeSDAy FeBRuARy 20Th

GeR CARey LIVe STAND-uP FOR TeeNAGeRS! Time 11.20am To 12.50pm (no inTerval) (15-18yrs) price €10, €8, Following on from October’s sell out performance in The Riverbank Arts centre, Ger Carey is back with his new show! “Ger Carey Live – Stand-up for teenagers” is 90 minutes of stand-up comedy for teenagers, taking a hilarious sideways look at fame, television, music, advertising and the future for teenagers. If you are between 15 and 19, you cannot afford to miss this show!

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ThuRSDAy FeBRuARy 21ST - SATuRDAy FeBRuARy 23RD SILKeN TOMAS PLAyeRS PReSeNT

MeRCuRy FuR Time 8pm price €12 / €10

I love you so much I could burst into flames.................................. In a city ravaged by riots and scattered with hallucinogenic butterflies, brothers Elliot and Darren survive by organising ‘parties’ where their clients’ wildest fantasies are realised. But as they prepare a derelict flat for the next event, and things spiral increasingly out of control, it becomes clear that the success of this particular party will guarantee not just their safety, but their salvation. Jenny Smith Photographer Jennifer Smith is a freelance Documentary photographer soon to graduate from the University of Gloucestershire. As part of her final degree show she will be documenting Silken Thomas Players over a period of months. These photographs will be displayed in the foyer of Riverbank Arts Centre for the duration of the show.


MONDAy FeBRuARy 25Th RIVeRBANK CINeMA PReSeNTS

RuST AND BONe time price

cinema

8pm 16

Dir: Jacques Audiard / 2012 / France / 120 mins / Cert: 15A Starring: Marion Cotillard, Matthias Schoenaerts, Armand Verdure, Celine Sallette, Corinne Masiero, Bouli Lanners, Jean-Michael Correia Language: French One of the biggest box office hits of the year in France and a sensation at Cannes, Rust and Bone is the new film from the director of A Prophet, a powerful and emotionally raw love story starring Marion Cotillard (La Vie en Rose) and acclaimed Belgian actor Matthias Schoenaerts. Broke drifter and back-street boxer Ali dreams of making it big in the martial arts while scrambling to make a living for himself and his young son. Taking work as a nightclub bouncer, he meets Stéphanie, who works as a killer-whale trainer at an amusement park, commanding the beasts with an ease absent from her relationships. After Stéphanie suffers a terrible accident, the unlikely pair fall into a tender, tentative courtship.

€3 Coffee & Cake Deal

FRIDAy MARCh 1ST

The uNThANKS Time price

8pm €18

‘Intimate, epic, overflowing with feeling and musical intelligence’ The Independent Known for their timeless, unsentimental and quietly subversive tales of loss, fear, booze, brawls, abuse and sorrow, siblings Rachel and Becky Unthank are honest, young storytellers outside of time, forging links between folk worlds old, new and other. It’s hard to imagine a British folk band with fans like Radiohead, Portishead, Robert Wyatt, Ben Folds, Elvis Costello, Rosanne Cash, Ewan McGregor and Nick Hornby, but The Unthanks occupy a unique place in music. Influenced as much by the minimalist eccentricity of Steve Reich, Antony & The Johnsons, Robert Wyatt and Miles Davis, as they are by their Geordie native North East England, back home The Unthanks have established themselves as the most innovative and critically acclaimed folk band in modern history. Using a kaleidoscope of unlikely instruments, their unique approach to storytelling straddles the complex relationship between modernism and learning from the past. Staunch traditionalism and sonic adventure ought to be polar opposites, yet they are easy bedfellows in the gentle hands of The Unthanks; the British counterpart to the leftfield folk leanings of Sufjan Stevens, Bonnie Prince Billy and Tom Waits. The Unthanks don’t sound like any of these acts but The Unthanks don’t sound like any of these acts but belong to a growing number of artists definable only by their restless, peerless eccentricity. Best Albums of The Decade in Uncut and The Observer (The Guardian) for The Bairns BBC Folk Award 2010 Nominated for Best Group, Best Album and Best Song

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SATuRDAy MARCh 2ND

The BIG BOOKS BASh IN CeLeBRATION OF WORLD BOOK DAy Time 11am-3pm (all ages welcome) Come and be a part of the first-ever Big Books Bash at Riverbank Arts Centre, a fantastic day of activities and events in celebration of World Book Day, to tickle your reading taste buds! 11am-3pm – CBI Book Clinic (Free – drop-in) Looking for a new series to delve into? Feeling uninspired by your bookshelves at home? Do you need a prescription for an exciting new read? The Book Clinic is initiative of Children’s Books Ireland, the national children’s books organisation. Parents and children are invited to drop in for informal chat with one of their friendly panel of Book Doctors, who are ready to offer the best advice for the young readers in your family. There’ll also be impromptu readings, games, plus plenty of arts and crafts along the way! 11am-3pm – Where’s Wally Treasure Hunt (Free – drop-in) Wally and his friends have gone missing in The Riverbank and we need YOUR help to find them! A dozen characters are hidden around the centre, can you locate them all? Look high, look low, look where you’d least expect to see a boy in a stripy red and white jumper and bobble hat! There will be prizes on offer for anyone who completes the challenge, plus mini Wally gifts for those who come along in costume on the day. Come and test your spotting skills in this fantastic free family activity! 2pm-3pm – Meet Judi Curtin –McKenna Gallery (€2) Judi Curtin is one of Ireland’s favourite children’s authors, having captured the hearts and imaginations of young readers across the country with her much-loved Alice and Megan books. She is currently in the middle of writing two new series, Friends Forever with Puffin and the Eva series with The O’Brien Press. In March 2013 Judi will publish a brand new short-story, Ask Eva, especially for World Book Day. We are delighted to welcome Judi as she celebrates this special occasion at the Riverbank. Join us for an exclusive first reading of the new story, along with plenty of opportunities to ask any questions you have about Judi’s books or how you might become a writer one day too!

Easons, Newbridge will be selling books on the day!

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MONDAy MARCh 4Th RIVeRBANK CINeMA PReSeNTS

The huNT

Time price

cinema

8pm 16

Dir: Thomas Vinterberg / 2012 / Denmark / 111 mins / Cert: 15A Starring: Mads Mikkelsen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Annika Wedderkopp, Lasse Fogelstrom, Susse Wold, Anne Louise Hassing, Lars Ranthe, Alexandra Rapaport Language: Danish Lucas is a 40-year-old primary school assistant in small-town Sweden and is popular with children and staff alike. When one day a child makes an untrue claim about his behaviour, the accusation blazes, unstoppable, with inhabitants quick to lose reason. As we witness the community disintegrate, audiences too begin to wonder about what we have seen, and the myriad relationships presented to us. Winner - Best Actor, Cannes Film Festival 2012

SATuRDAy MARCh 2ND The MeT PReSeNT IN hD

PARSIFAL (RIChARD WAGNeR) Time 5 pm / 5 hrs 40 mins (incl Two inTervals) price 124/ sTudenT 112/ Family 160 The great German tenor Jonas Kaufmann stars in the title role of the innocent who finds wisdom in François Girard’s new vision for Wagner’s final masterpiece. His fellow Wagnerian luminaries include Katarina Dalayman as the mysterious Kundry, Peter Mattei as the ailing Amfortas, Evgeny Nikitin as the wicked Klingsor, and René Pape as the noble knight Gurnemanz. Daniele Gatti conducts. Libretto: based on Wolfram von Eschenbach’s Parzival, the 13th century epic poem of the Arthurian knight Parzival (Percival) and his quest for the Holy Grail, and on Chrétien de Troyes’ Perceval, the Story of the Grail. World premiere: Festspielhaus at Bayreuthon 26th July 1882 under the baton of the German-born Jewish conductor Hermann Levi. Sung in German with English subtitles

€3 Coffee & Cake Deal

TueSDAy MARCh 5Th & WeDNeSDAy MARCh 6Th

BReNDAN GRACe ‘BeST OF 41 yeARS’ Time 8pm price €25 ‘Best of 41 Years’,The greatest family comedian of his generation proudly presents 41 years in the Comedy business and most of this time at the very top of his profession. Brendan’s new show features some brand new material and some ‘Old Favourites’ from his vast repertoire over the last 41 years including all time favourite parodies ‘FATHER OF THE BRIDE’ and ‘CHINESE TAKEAWAY’. His sense of timing and ability to read an audience is without equal .A brilliant character actor,his ‘Bottler’ character is legendary and is now featured at every performance. Apart from his obvious ‘star quality’ in all aspects of his performance Brendan’s drawing power is enormous and the ‘House Full’ sign is the norm rather than the exception at his concerts. previous live show, My Dad Was Nearly James Bond. This will be a show not to be missed.

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ThuRSDAy MARCh 7Th

ePIC ADVeNTuReS IN BOOKS WITh ALeX BARCLAy AND DeReK LANDy Time 10.30-11.30am (+ allow 1 hour For signing) price €4 per student (5th & 6th clAss) Join us to celebrate World Book Day as we present a rare opportunity to catch the next big name in children’s fantasy adventure, Alex Barclay, in conversation with the global-bestselling author of the Skulduggery Pleasant series, Derek Landy. These heavyweights of Irish literature will discuss the thrills and spills of creating epic worlds of mystery and magic for young readers, before opening the floor to questions from the audience. Books will be on sale after the event and both authors will be available to sign copies for their fans. Alex Barclay writes about heroes and bad guys and beasts and heroines and caves and secrets and battles. She was the firstborn freak in a family of regular children. (Her 13-year-old niece, Lily, suggested that line!) Curse of Kings is her first book for young readers and will be published in Spring 2013. Barclay studied journalism at university and worked for a period in fashion and beauty journalism as a copywriter in the RTÉ Guide. In 2003, she left the fashion industry to write Darkhouse, the first of two novels featuring NYPD detective Joe Lucchesi. She won the Ireland AM Crime Fiction Award at the Irish Book Awards for her third novel, Blood Runs Cold. Derek Landy is far too modest to talk about any awards or accolades his books may have won. He will not, for instance, mention the fact that his first book, Skulduggery Pleasant, won the Bord Gais Energy Irish Book of the Decade AND the Red House Children’s Book Award, or that his second, Playing With Fire, won an Irish Book Award for Children’s Book of the Year, or that his third, The Faceless Ones, is his mother’s personal favourite. The sixth Skulduggery title, Death Bringer was released in September 2011 and went straight to the top of the UK Hardback charts as did Kingdom of the Wicked on release in September 2012. Easons, Newbridge will be selling books on the day!

FRIDAy MARCh 8Th

JOyCeD!

By DONAL O KeLLy PeRFORMeD By KATIe O KeLLy DIReCTeD By SORChA FOX Time 8pm price €15/€12 ‘A must see……..an exuberant celebration of language….delivered with high energy’ The Stage Joyced! is a tour-de-force tour of Joycean Dublin. It is an exciting whirlwind odyssey through people, personalities, places, events in the year 1904, which Joyce would make famous in Ulysses. The story is told through the eyes of JoJo, a stallholder in Dublin Rathmines market. In her unique way she depicts the people who were of most importance to James Joyce: his father and his cronies, Oliver St John Gogarty, John McCormack and of course Nora Barnacle herself. ‘Comes alive under Donal O Kelly’s tumbling prose and Katie O Kelly’s fervent performance’ Emer O Kelly, Sunday Independent Donal O Kelly is the author of the critically acclaimed plays Catalpa, Bat The Father, Rabbit The Son and The Cambria ‘Exuberantly inventive……thrillingly kaleidoscopic’ The Scotsman 122 1 One of the big Irish success stories at Edinburgh 2012

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SuNDAy MARCh 10Th TOM KeLLy PROMOTIONS PReSeNTS

ISLA GRANT The ‘hITS’ CONCeRT Time 8pm price €25 Scotlands most popular singer-songwriter Isla Grant makes a welcome return visit to Ireland for the now traditional annual tour.Isla is now established in Ireland,Austraila,the UK,Canada and America as a singer/ songwriter of the highest quality. In the last year She has completed hugely successful Tours of New Zealand, Australia and the UK and once again received a ‘Gold Disc’ for CD sales.Add this to nine ‘Platinum Discs’ already received in Ireland and you can see why this ‘Scottish Lass’ is so popular. Her highly entertaining concert show features all her wonderful ‘Hit’ songs. Isla’s interaction with her audience is second to none and the atmosphere at her ‘Live’ Shows is a joy to behold and as always her genial husband Al will feature a guest spot in the show.

Dé LuAIN MARTA 11Th & Dé MháIRT MARTA12Th MONDAy MARCh 11Th & TueSDAy MARCh 12Th

AR AIS ChuIG AN GAIRDíN GAILeARAí NA NÓG

Back to the Garden am 9.30-11.30rn & 12-2in (rang amháin an cheardlann) Táille 15 an dalTa Ar ais chuig an Gairdín: Glac páirt i gceardlann speisialta leis an ealaíontóir agus maisitheoir iomráiteach Andrew Whitson mar chuid de Sheachtain na Gaeilge. Sa chéad chuid den seisiún, labhróidh Andrew leis na daltaí faoina leabhar nua, Cogito, agus ina dhiaidh sin, cabhróidh Andrew leo a saothar ealaíne féin a chruthú do Ghailearaí na nÓg. The award-winning artist and illustrator Andrew Whitson will introduce students to his new book, Cogito, which tells the story of a young girl’s journey as she explores questions of identity and new beginnings after she arrives at a new home. Andrew will then guide participants as they produce their own individual artwork to be placed into an ever-evolving garden of words and pictures. This work will then form the basis of a brand new exhibition, set to take-over the Riverbank Children’s Gallery until the end of April. NB. These workshops will be conducted through both Irish and English.

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cinema

MONDAy MARCh 11Th RIVeRBANK CINeMA PReSeNTS

eLeNA

Time price

8pm 16

Dir: Andrei Zvyagintsev / 2011 / Russia / 109 mins / Cert: CLUB Starring: Andrey Smirnov, Nadezhda Markina, Elena Lyadova, Alexey Rozin Language: Russian Andrey Zvyagintsev’s new film is a sharp, bitterly comic story of crystalline clarity about the moral and spiritual corruption of present-day Russia. A middleaged former nurse, Elena, exploited by the boorish layabout son of her first marriage, is married to a wealthy retired businessman Vladimir, who is despised by the idle, estranged daughter of his previous marriage. When Vladimir has a heart attack at his gym, he decides he’ll make a will leaving everything to his daughter. Elena has a better idea, the consequences of which account for the tensions and irony in the second half of the film.

€3 Coffee & Cake Deal

The subtlety and stealth of this movie is a marvel, and so is the complex and enigmatic performance of Markina. It inspires the question: who is Elena? What does she want? Who does she love? It is superbly shot and directed; it does not offer a thriller-type ending – the narrative is resolved in a disquieting minor key. A deeply satisfying film. Special Jury Prize, Un Certain Regard, Cannes Film Festival 2011

ThuRSDAy MARCh 14Th

TAILOR OF INVeRNeSS By DONAL O KeLLy Time 8pm price €16 / €14 Winner of a Scotsman Fringe First, the 2008 Stage Best Solo Performer Award at the Edinburgh Fringe and the 2009 Best Actor Award from the Scottish Critics, Matthew Zajac’s phenomenal play about his Polish father has entranced audiences across the world. With a stunning violin accompaniment, The Tailor of Inverness tells an extraordinary and moving story of survival in war-torn Europe. “A universal work of theatre.” Sunday Herald “Deeply affecting” London Evening Standard

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FRIDAy MARCh 15Th GRIeSe yOuTh TheATRe PReSeNTS

DON’T FeeD The ANIMALS’ Time 8pm price €12/€10 Each year plays are commissioned for and about young people from some of the best contemporary playwrights, for performance by schools and youth groups all over the UK and Ireland, making Connections one of the world’s largest celebrations of youth theatre. www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/connections Sparks Circus is failing. With a busy bank holiday weekend approaching, it’s down to acrobatic twins Zack and Missy to fill the house and stop the family business from going under. When a local gang of bored youths volunteers to help them, the twins are faced with the task of training an un-trainable mob in circus skills. Written by Jemma Kennedy and Directed by Leish Burke and Deirdre Burke as part of National Theatre Connections-----a nationwide celebration of new plays for young people.

Dé SAThAIRN MáRTA 16Th - Dé SAThAIRN AIBReáN 27Th SATuRDAy MARCh 16Th - SATuRDAy APRIL 27Th

GIOTAí ÓN NGAIRDíN Pieces of the Garden GAILeARAí NA NÓG

Time price

gnáThuaireanTa oscailTe an ghailearaí (seoladh dé saThairn, 16 márTa ag 3in) saor in aisce

VISUAL ARTS PROGRAMME

Giotaí ón nGairdín: Taispeántas uathúil de shaothar ealaíne dhaltaí scoile áitiúla agus an mhaisitheora iomráitigh Andrew Whitson, ag eascairt as sraith de cheardlanna speisialta, agus bunaithe ar théamaí a leabhair nua, Cogito. Childhood can be a confusing time, especially when big changes are afoot. Whether it’s starting a new school, welcoming a new little brother or sister, or moving house, such moments can lead to some big questions – who am I? What am I doing here? Will I fit in? Where do I belong? Andrew Whitson addresses these questions in his new picture book Cogito, which forms the foundation of this brand new exhibition for the Riverbank Children’s Gallery. This show will incorporate work produced by local school children as part of special series of workshops, an ever-evolving garden of words and pictures. A selection of Andrew’s fine art and award-winning illustration, including brand new artwork from Cogito, will also be on display.

VISUAL ARTS PROGRAMME

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SATuRDAy MARCh 16Th & SuNDAy MARCh 17Th

NeIL DeLAMeRe: DeLAMeRe MORTAL Time 8pm price €20 “Funny, engaged, clever, inventive, entertaining” The Independent “One lean, mean comedy killing-machine” - The Herald Currently one of the biggest names on the Irish comedy scene, Neil Delamere is back on stage this autumn with his highly anticipated brand new show, DeleMere Mortal. Renowned for his astute observational anecdotes and trademark razor sharp quips, don’t miss this comedy powerhouse. Neil has performed all over Ireland as well as at the prestigious Kilkenny Cat Laughs festival, the Montreal Just For Laughs Festival, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival where his shows Bookmarks and Crème Delamere received multiple 5 star reviews “No TV camera could accurately measure the lightning speed of Delamere’s wit” Irish Times

WeDNeSDAy MARCh 20Th MuSIC NeTWORK PReSeNTS

IARLA Ó LIONáIRD, CLeeK SChRey AND IVAN GOFF. Time 8pm price €15/€12/FAmily €40 “The finest sean nós singer to be found anywhere in these islands today.” Hot Press “One of the most dramatic voices in contemporary music.” The Guardian “Genius is the operative word here.” Time Out Whether floating over ancient rhythms or pulsing electronica, there’s no mistaking the sublime, utterly compelling vocal talents of Iarla Ó Lionáird. One of the most ambitious recording artists in Ireland today, Ó Lionáird has performed with groups as diverse as The Gloaming, Afro Celt Sound System, Gavin Bryars, Peter Gabriel and The Crash Ensemble, while reimagining Sean Nós crooning in his solo albums, most recently in his critically-acclaimed release Foxlight. For this tour, Ó Lionáird is accompanied by Cleek Schrey’s unique style of fiddle playing, which fuses Irish stylings with the Old-time music of Virginia. Sharing Ó Lionáird’s pioneering spirit, Schrey has collaborated in recent years with old time fiddler Stephanie Coleman, percussive dance phenom Nic Gareiss, and the viol consort Sonnambula. Completing the line-up is AllIreland champion piper and fellow New York resident Ivan Goff, who has performed in many theatrical productions as well as playing with Riverdance, Whirligig, Cathie Ryan and Lúnasa.

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ThuRSDAy MARCh 21ST

MOONFISh PReSeNT

TROMLuí PhINOCChIO/ PINOCChIO - A NIGhTMARe

Time 1pm & 3pm price €8 (2nd level students) Who’d have thought so many people would give you grief for having a wooden head? Pinocchio has an urge to do whatever he wants whenever he wants… but there’s that Cricket. And his father. And a big whale. Think you know the Pinocchio story? Think again. Enter the dark side of this classic tale and take a roller-coaster ride through a magical and sinister world, peopled by live puppets, talking animals and ghosts. Created with raw sets, shadow puppetry, and live foley sound effects. A bilingual production accessible to all aged 11 and over. Cé a cheapfadh go mbéadh an oiread sin troiblóide a baint le cloigeann adhmaid a bheith agat? Ba mhaith le Pinocchio pé rud is mian leis a dhéanamh…ach tán Cíoróg sin ann. Agus athair Phinocchio. Agus míol mór. Má cheapann tú go bhfuil scéál Phinocchio ar eolas agat, tá dul amú ort. Tar linn isteach i ndomhain dorcha, draoíchtúil áit a mbuailfear le puipéidí, le taibhsí, agus le hainmhithe go bhfuil bua na cainte acu. Cruthaítear an dráma seo le seiteanna simplí, scath-phuipéidí agus éifeachtaí fuaime beo. Is seó dhá-theangach é seo, áisiúil d’aon duine os cionn 11 bliain d’aois.

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FRIDAy MARCh 22ND FIShAMBLe: The NeW PLAy COMPANy PReSeNTS

SILeNT Time 8pm price € 16/€14 ‘Hopeless, helpless, in-the-way person’ WINNER of Fringe First and Herald Angel Awards at Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2011 and Argus Angel at Brighton Festival 2012 Homeless McGoldrig once had splendid things. But he has lost it all including his mind. He now dives into the wonderful wounds of his past through the romantic world of Rudolph Valentino, in this brave, bold, beautiful production. Silent is currently wowing audiences on its extensive Irish touring and internationally in Europe and the USA. Fishamble: The New Play Company is an internationally acclaimed, multiaward winning company dedicated to new work for the theatre. Recent productions presented on major Irish and international tours include Tiny Plays for Ireland by 25 writers, The Pride of Parnell Street by Sebastian Barry, and Forgotten also by Pat Kinevane. ‘Passionate one-man show… stunning.’ Ben Brantley, The New York Times ‘a striking performance under Jim Culleton’s effective direction... pulses with the erratic noise of life’ Irish Times SATuRDAy MARCh 23RD

FRANKIe GAVIN & De DANNAN uP CLOSe & PeRSONAL TOuR Time 8pm price €20/€18 Frankie Gavin is widely considered to be the world’s greatest Irish fiddle player and in 2010 he entered the ‘Guinness World Records’ as the fastest fiddle player in the world. Frankie and his band have performed everywhere from the ‘White House’ & ‘U.S. Capitol Building’ to ‘Beijing Opera House’, and in addition have performed and recorded with a long list of musical luminaries which includes the ‘Rolling Stones’. The band has also performed for a whole host of dignitaries which includes three U.S. Presidents. ‘Electrifying’ is an adjective that’s too often used to describe certain performances but this is one instance where it’s absolutely unavoidable. If you’ve never been lucky enough to see ‘Frankie Gavin & De Dannan’ perform live, prepare to be... shocked.

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“Frankie Gavin and De Dannan are the jewel in the crown, and as the musicians hit top gear some of the fast reels in particular are mesmerizing” – Carl Dixon, The Irish Examiner, August 2009


SuNDAy MARCh 24Th LAMBeRT PuPPeT TheATRe PReSeNTS

CINDeReLLA Time 2pm & 4pm price €10/FAmily ticket €30 The Lambert Puppet Theatre is now widely recognised as the Premier Touring Puppet Theatre Company in Ireland and also internationally renowned for its many fine productions in Theatres throughout Ireland, The UK and Europe.. From its earliest beginning the Lambert family has been involved with RTE TV,working on the hugely popular series Wanderly Wagon featuring the Late Eugene Lambert and Judge. Paula Lambert was the ‘Bosco’ voice on TV for seventeen years and indeed BOSCO is still a firm favourite with the younger children and will make a nostalgiac appearance in the opening part of the Show. This is a beautifully produced show with large puppets,colourful sets and exquisite lighting and is suitable for an age group up to ten years of age.

MONDAy MARCh 25Th - FRIDAy MARCh 29Th

ARTzONe eASTeR WORKShOP Time 10am-2pm (5-7yrs & 8-12yrs) price €75 The ever popular Artzone returns to Riverbank Arts Centre this Easter mid-term. It will be hard to beat the excellent portfolios and themes previously worked on, but the Artzone teachers love a challenge! Artzone teachers have worked to design the best portfolio of art, crafts, stories and games yet experienced! This workshop is divided into two groups 5-7 yrs and 8-12 yrs as always early booking is advised.

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MONDAy MARCh 25Th RIVeRBANK CINeMA PReSeNTS

cinema

A SIMPLe LIFe

Time price

8pm 16

Dir: Ann Hui / 2011 / China / 118 mins / Cert: CLUB Starring: Andy Lau, Deanie Ip, Qin Hailu / Language: Mandarin Ann Hui’s Hong Kong movie A Simple Life is a tear-jerker, but thoughtful and intelligent, with an anti-sentimental dimension. Andy Lau plays Roger, a film producer who is one of only two remaining occupants of the apartment where he was brought up. The other is the ageing household maid-cum-nanny, Ah Tao (Deannie Ip), who has been with the family since she was a teenager. When Ah Tao has a stroke and asks to be put into a care home, Roger unhesitatingly takes on the administrative and financial burden himself. A sad and sombre film that uses a plangent piano soundtrack to tug at the heartstrings, but tempers this with a downbeat reality. Based on a true story, A Simple Life delicately traces a decades-long bond with pathos and humour. €3 Coffee & Cake Deal

SATuRDAy MARCh 30Th RIVeRBANK FAMILy CINeMA

BOX OF DeLIGhTS time price

2pm 13

Nine award-winning short films from the British Animation Awards, specially selected for 8-12s. An amazing variety of animation techniques from filmmakers around Europe, exploring stories and themes full of creativity and humour. Short Films include: Office Noise, Between Two Crumbs, What Light Through Yonder Window Breaks, Akbar’s Cheetah, Nicolas and Guillemette, Inukshuk, Rabbit Rabbit, Lifeline and Flatworld See www.riverbank.ie for information on all the short films

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For Kids

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SuNDAy MARCh 31ST The BOLShOI LIVe IN hD

RITe OF SPRING (BALLeT TWO IN ACTS) Time 4 pm / duraTion: TBc price €20 / sTudenTs €10 / Family €50

Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring is widely loved as one of the greatest pieces of music of the 20th century. The savage beauty of the music, the depiction of pagan fertility rituals and human sacrifice caused riots at the Ballet’s premiere in Paris in 1913. This performance commemorates the 100th anniversary of that memorable and ground-breaking occasion. Music: Igor Stravinsky Cast *To be announced 3/4 weeks before the event*

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

PHOTO BY GILL PRENDERVILLE. 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 CatoCa Cafe

Illustrations by Brian Coldrick: www.briancoldrick.com

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

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