Little Stories Little Prints – A 1916 Commemorative Visual Arts Project through Printmaking, ran in the Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge from 4–30 April 2016. Fifty Printmakers from around Ireland participated in the project, which aimed to create awareness of little known events around the time of the Easter Rising 1916. A limited edition illustrated publication was produced and a number of workshops for children were held throughout the county library network. Kildare Readers’ Festival was held from 14-16 October and hosted 1916 related projects, most notably an evening with Joe Duffy and Helen Litton, Ordinary Lives, Extraordinary Times: 1916 Through the Eyes of ordinary Dublin Citizens in Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge. The Road to Rebellion, a concert to commemorate the Rising through poetry, prose and song, was held in each of County Kildare’s five Municipal Districts; at Castletown House, Celbridge, Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge, Carton House, Maynooth, Athy Arts Centre, and ending in Naas Town Hall on 24 April 2016, the 100th anniversary of the 1916 Rising. The performers were Philip Scott, tenor, Sophie O’Carroll, soprano, Donal Hennessy, pianist, and Liam Quinlivan, narrator. The script by Mario Corrigan wove together historical and literary themes, interspersed with well-loved songs of the period, including Danny Boy, The Foggy Dew, The Minstrel Boy, The Soldier’s Song and The Old Bog Road. Working with our creative community, our National Cultural Institutions and other arts organisations to reflect on our past, our present and our future, with a focus on 1916. Oibriú lenár bpobal cruthaitheach, lenár n-institiúidí cultúrtha náisiúnta agus lenár n-eagraíochtaí ealaíon eile chun machnamh a dhéanamh ar an am atá thart in Éirinn, ar an saol atá ann faoi láthair agus ar a mbeidh i ndán dúinn amach anseo, agus béim faoi leith ar chuimhneachán 1916. 5 Cultural Expression Léiriú Cultúrtha 26