Laois Connects to food and art

Art workshops, cookery demonstrations and even some “really, really good looking” cinema will be on offer throughout the county as part of this year’s Laois Connects programme promoting mental health.

Art workshops, cookery demonstrations and even some “really, really good looking” cinema will be on offer throughout the county as part of this year’s Laois Connects programme promoting mental health.

Wednesday October 8 will see an art psychotherapy workshop hosted at Glosna House Holistic Centre by art psychotherapist Rebekah Carroll. On the same day there is a free screening of male-model laughathon ‘Zoolander’ for Mountmellick CS students in the Balcony Cinema. At 7.30pm that night, there is a cookery demonstration by chef Imelda Tynan in Telfords Electrical, Portlaoise, while at Scoil Brid National School at 7pm will be an exhibition of art on the theme of ‘Friendship’.

Thursday, October 9 sees a CD and video launch, ‘A Song for Craig’, at Treo Nua, Portlaoise, at 8pm. On Friday, October 10, Alison Sweeney, music therapist, will deliver interactive music therapy workshops in Stradbally and Borris in Ossory. Also on Friday, at 11am Portlaoise Library will host

‘Books can Heal’, a chance to learn about healthy reading titles at your local Library.

Tickets for the cookery demo are €10, while the rest of events are free.