Laois Arts Scene
Laois Arts Scene
Laois Youth Theatre – Open Day on Saturday 10th September from 11am to 12.30pm in the Dunamaise Arts Centre -all welcome to come along (ages 12-18) to see what happens at the regular workshops.
Fee for the year is €100 and this can be paid in full or in two installments of €50, payable on the first day of term. Call now to book your place. Check out the latest news on our facebook page More information T: 057 8664033/13
News on the latest performance by Laois Youth Theatre
On Friday 29th July a group of members of Laois Youth Theatre, presented CHERISH, a performance tribute to the short lives of the children who perished during Easter week 1916 as part of the county’s Centenary Commemoration Programme.
In the production the group took a re-imagined glance back to catch the whispered echoes of these young lives that were so violently lost. Forty young girls and boys, aged 16 and under, whose lives and deaths, until recently, went unrecognised, whose bodies were largely buried in unmarked graves. Forty young children whose dreams and aspirations, whose august destinies, were squandered in the newly declared Republic…
CHERISH is a physical theatre piece that takes its inspiration from Joe Duffy’s book – “Children of the Rising” and was devised by the youth theatre during a two-week long drama workshop. The outdoor performance of CHERISH, directed by Siobhán Coffey, took place on Friday 29th July at 5pm in Fitzmaurice Place. One of the audience commented following the performance “there was a part yesterday when all fell silent but for the wind blowing the bunting and the quiet movement of the children – it was just magical.” On foot of the CHERISH performance, Laois Youth Theatre have received an invitation from Youth Work Ireland to perform it at a Youth Arts Showcase in the Autumn. Also Joe Duffy has been busy tweeting about the performance and clips of the film can be seen on YouTube.
For more info contact the Arts Office, Laois County Council, T: 057 8644033/13 or E: email@example.com or visit W: www.laois.ie
Upcoming events in Mountmellick Library for Heritage Week:
Irish Wildlife Art Workshop with Gordon D’Arcy, Wednesday 24th August 3-4pm for 8-13 year olds. Booking required. Call in or ring Mountmellick Library at 0578644572.
Beginners Genealogy Workshop with Sinead Holland Archivist, Tuesday 23rd August, 4.30pm Mountmellick Library. Booking required. Call in or ring Mountmellick Library at 0578644572.
An illustrated talk on the Heritage Trees of Ireland by Kevin Hutchinson, Tuesday 23rdAugust, 6.30-7.30 pm, Mountmellick Library. All are welcome.
The Annagharvey Art Group’s exhibition will run in Mountmellick gallery for the month of August. The group of eleven women formed four years ago following an art weekend with Anna Winiarska at Annagharvey Farm. All are welcome.