Birthday bash at Dunamaise

As part of the Dunamaise Arts Centre’s 15th birthday celebrations there are a number of events planned to mark this auspicious milestone this Friday, September 19.

As part of the Dunamaise Arts Centre’s 15th birthday celebrations there are a number of events planned to mark this auspicious milestone this Friday, September 19.

At 2pm in the centre’s cafe there will be a chance to meet the Dunamaise’s theatre artist in residence, Kate Heffernan. Pop in for a cuppa as listen as award-winning writer Kate Heffernan chats about writing in general and her year as theatre artist in residence.

There is also an opportunity to enjoy an art workshop with artist Conor Brennan in the art room.

Join Conor for a squiggle, a sketch or an informal portrait, regardless of mood or skill just have a go.

At 4pm, there will be a dance workshop with Michael Keegan Dolan, the artistic director of Fabulous Beast Theatre. This workshop is open to teenagers with an interest in any dance form and booking is essential.

Then at 5pm, there will be a photography talk in the centre. People can meet Portlaoise Camera Club members, visit their exhibition and learn more about how they honed their photography skills to award winning level.

For full details telephone 057 8663355, or go online at www.dunamaise.ie.