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Five things to do

Story by Tom Kelly

Friday, 19th June, 2009 10:00am

Photo-fit in Birr - Don"t forget to check out the AIB Photojournalism Exhibition on display in Dooly"s Hotel in Birr, before it ends tomorrow (Saturday) evening. The AIB Photojournalism Awards and accompanying exhibition pay tribute to the essential role and power of photography in today"s changing world, by rewarding the great talents of Press Photographers in Ireland. There"s even one or two pictures of Clara"s own Brian Cowen.

Church performance

The Tullamore Academy Chamber Choir and organist John O"Keeffe will perform as part of the Tullamore International Summer Organ Series in the Church of the Assumption, next Tuesday June 23.

Summer workshops for kids

Could your child be the next Hannah Montana, Zac or the next Camp Rock Kids? The Midlands Drama School are running two separate summer workshops for kids and teenagers. The two-day workshop for those aged from four to eight takes place on July 20 and 21 and costs €85. The senior workshop for nine to 17 year olds runs for three days from July 22 to 24 and costs €100. The fun takes place in the Tullamore Rugby Club. To book contact Lorraine on 087 2924719.

Cultural trip to the capital

RTÉ want the poeple of Offaly to take advantage of how close we are to the capital and are encouraging us to 'have a blast at lunchtime' with the RTÉ Summer Lunchtime orchestral concerts at the National Concert Hall. Music costs €10 and lunch for €5. The concerts take place every Tuesday from now until September. One hour of glorious music from the worlds of classical favourites, opera, film, musicals and even mobile ringtones awaits you. Tickets can be bought on the day at the National Concert Hall or booked in advance on 01 417 0000.

Swap your skills

Swop-o-nomics is an exciting new Irish website dedicated to bartering. It allows people swop their skills, services and goods completely free. An accountant looking for web design can swop with a web designer who needs his tax returns done. Members simply register on for free, post what they are offering and what they are looking for. Even if you"re not sure what you want, you can post what you have to offer and let others suggest what they can give you in return. This has led to some interesting trades!

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