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Midland Masterclasses : Photography Course with Brian Flanagan
Photography Course with Brian Flanagan in The Arthouse Stradbally, Co Laois on Saturday 20th October from 10am to 4pm This course is designed to give learners the opportunity to develop skills in both technique and conceptual thought to allow development of self- expression and personal statement, through the production of digital photographic works. The course is a practical guide to photographic techniques in a broad range of subjects – portrait, landscape, product, art works and architecture. Special Requirements: access to a digital camera (preferably DSLR) and suitable method of digitally manipulating images (ideally, Adobe Photoshop or GIMP). However, beginners and novice photographers are most welcome. Fee €30 To Book Tel: 057 8663355 www.dunamaise.ie Brian Flanagan has worked professionally as a photographer since 1982, specialising in architectural and industrial photography. He has been teaching photography since 1990 at primary, post-primary, further education and third level schools. He has had several photographic exhibitions (group and solo) and works in both digital and film photography.
Time: 20th October 2012
Celebrate All-Ireland Poetry Day with a Creative Writing Workshop in Poetry with Seamus Cashman.
will hold poetry workshops with Transition Year students in The CBS Secondary school and Scoil Chriost Ri, Portlaoise on Thursday 4th October 2012. The workshops will be in three parts: [a] open discussion with question & answer, and readings; [b] thoughts on reading poetry; and [c] the core item which is 'writing a poem': the making of a poem by each participant on a suggested topic, followed by individual readings (optional) and comment. Seamus Cashman's published poetry collections are: Carnival (Monarchline, 1988); Clowns & Acrobats (Wolfhound Press, 2000); and That Morning will Come: new and selected poems (SalmonPoetry, 2007). He has just completed a book length poem which will be published in 2013. In addition to his own writing and poetry, Cashman currently works as a publishing and writing consultant. He taught in Tanzania in the 1960s, and he founded Wolfhound Press in 1974 and it became one of Ireland's leading Irish literary and cultural publishing house while he was publisher there until 2001. He facilitates writing workshops and does residencies on the Development Education creative writing projects with Poetry Ireland, including facilitating a scriptwriting project on child labour at Zion Primary School in 2005, co-directing the resulting schoolchildren’s film, Stitched. A highly regarded anthologist for young readers, he co-edited Irish Poems for Young People (with Bridie Quinn; 1975, 2000) and he commissioned and edited the award winning Something Beginning with P: new poems from Irish poets (O’Brien Press, 2004). In addition to his work as a poet, Cashman is a publishing and writing consultant. He lives in Portmarnock, County Dublin but is originally from Cork. For more details contact the Arts Office of Laois County Council Phone: (057) 8674344 or visit www.laois.ie Email: artsoff@laoiscoco.ie
Time: 4th October 2012
It Only Ever Happens In The Movies
3rd November 2012
— Dunamaise Arts Centre, Portlaoise, County Laois
Devised by Mikel Murfi & John Taite along with the cast of NYT 2011. LAOIS YOUTH THEATRE presents:...  
Midland Masterclasses : Photography Course with Brian Flanagan
20th October 2012
— The Arthouse Stradbally, County Laois
Photography Course with Brian Flanagan in The Arthouse Stradbally, Co Laois on Saturday 20th October...  
Celebrate All-Ireland Poetry Day with a Creative Writing Workshop in Poetry with Seamus Cashman.
4th October 2012
will hold poetry workshops with Transition Year students in The CBS Secondary school and Scoil...  
St. Patrick's Day Festival
30th November -0001
— The Square, Durrow, Co. Laois
Ireland's only non-motorised parade where no trucks or tractors are to be seen! A fun day for all...  
Durrow Laois Arts Festival
30th November -0001
— Various venues in Durrow, Co. Laois
In its third year, Durrow Laois Arts Festival promises to seduce young and old with exhibitions,...  
AbbeyFest
30th November -0001
— Abbeyleix, Co. Laois
Music and arts family focused festival dedicated to the presentation and promotion of local and...  
10th Annual Laois Walks Festival
30th November -0001
— Throughout Laois
A great opportunity to experience the variety of walks available throughout Co. Laois. Graded to...  
Festival français de portarlington (French Festival of Portarlington)
30th November -0001
— Portarlington, Co. Laois
Festival français de portarlington is a weekend full of entertainment for all the family to...  
Durrow Laois Howya Festival
30th November -0001
— Various venues in Durrow, Co. Laois
Festival of friendship, the HOWYA festival includes the All-Ireland's Scarecrow competition for the...  
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