25 Sept 2022

‘Animagination’ festival at the Riverbank Centre

Activities, workshops and exhibitions for all ages

‘Animagination’ festival at the Riverbank Centre

There will be a Padraig Kenny workshop at the Festival

Riverbank Arts Centre in Newbridge is hosting the ‘Animagination Festival’, from today, Saturday 21 to Tuesday 24 of April 2018.

The action packed weekend for children and families, inspired by illustration, animation, and books, is celebrating its fourth year, and is the only event of its kind in Co. Kildare.

Highlights include a ‘Me & The Moon’ art workshop, ‘Imagine A New World of Characters’ on Saturday 21 at 10am. Suitable for children aged 4+.

Also at 10am, for older children aged 7+, join author Kunak McGann for Red Rover, Red Rover and enjoy lots of old-school fun and games.

Try your hand (and feet) at hopscotch or elastics, practise your stealth moves in Grandmother’s Footsteps, throw some shapes in musical statues, and make your very own fortune-teller.

On Sunday, a treat for all Roald Dahl fans with a screening of ‘Revolting Rhymes’ at 11am, a retelling of Roald Dahl’s classic 1982 poem collection of the same name.

Then at 1:30pm, a fantastic opportunity for all budding writers with the workshop, ‘How To Write Compelling Characters’ hosted by Padraig Kenny. Padraig is an author originally from Newbridge.

In his workshop, Pádraig will be exploring how to create interesting and vibrant stories that will stay with your reader. He will look at how great characters can lead to great stories, and how stories are really all about characters. For ages 10+.

The ‘Animagination Festival’ events continue on Monday 23 and Tuesday 24 with two events for schools, ‘Fighting Words’ workshop on Monday at 11am for TY students, and Tuesday at 10am with a talk for primary school children aged 10+ by author Padraig Kenny. Visit or call 045 448327 for more information.

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