During Laois Conects Portlaoise Leisure Centre plays hosts to a charity-based organisation with the expressed aim of challenging mental health prejudice through the creative arts.
In partnership with Laois County Council and Mental Health Ireland, First Fortnight presents street artists ADW who will be collaborating with a local community to create street art at the Leisure Centre.
ADW’s street provocative art has featured in many cities.
First Fortnight believe the arts allow us to create a space where people can talk about mental health issues in a non-scripted manner. They hope this will then help to change people’s perceptions about an issue that affects.
The charity runs First Fortnight Centre for Creative Therapies which provides art-therapy for individuals experiencing home