A host of events will take place around Portlaoise as part of Culture Night on Friday, September 20.
‘Back to our Roots’, an informal session of music, song, dance and stories for the over 50s will take place at the parish centre from 11am to 12.30pm, hosted by Maureen Culleton.
At the Laois Shopping Centre, from 3pm to 5pm, Music Generation Laois will present a school of rock and pop roadshow, with a chance to meet the tutors and try out the instruments.
From 4pm to 6pm, there will be an art workshop at the Dunamaise Arts Centre, with artist Conor Brennan.
There will be a drum workshop for adults at Áras an Chontae, from 4.30pm to 6.30pm, with percussionist and drum therapist, Eddie O’Neill.
And at 8pm at The Mile Bush Restaurant, Fairgreen Village, the Laois Writers Group present a literary and music evening.