Laois treats for Culture Night

Karen Hendy - Artist in Residence - with children enjoying  the Art Workshop at The Arthouse /Library Stradbally  - part of  Culture Night events in Laois .              Photo: Michael Scully - no reproduction fee.
The cultural and artistic cream of the county is set to be served up at numerous venues on the evening of Friday, September 19, as Laois embarks on this year’s celebration of National Culture Night.

The cultural and artistic cream of the county is set to be served up at numerous venues on the evening of Friday, September 19, as Laois embarks on this year’s celebration of National Culture Night.

There will events taking place in Portlaoise, Portarlington, Abbeyleix, Rathdowney, Emo, Fisherstown, Mountmellick, and Spink, with exhibitions, tours, talks and lectures, poetry readings, workshops, film screenings, concerts, ceilis, music and dance all on the menu.

One of the more unusual offerings will be a walk and open air concert featuring local group Adela and the Meanits, which will take place on the Rock of Dunamase at 5pm on the day (weather permitting).

For more information about Culture Night contact The Arts Office, Laois County Council, 057 8664033/13, or email artsoff@laoiscoco.ie. Details are also available on the National Culture Night website at www.culturenight.ie.