Kiki Origami Festival

The Kiki Arts, Theatre & Performance Group are proud to present the Kiki Origami Festival! The festival will run from Saturday, August 26th until Sunday, September 3rd around Portlaoise, Co. Laois.

This is a great event, not to be missed. We’ll have something for everyone, for people of all ages and abilities.

The festival will also welcome origami artists Thomas Cuffe and Michaela Bertsch, who will be helping with workshops and showcasing their talents and artwork.

Michaela Bertsch, whose creations have been viewed around the world, will coordinate and facilitate the making of many beautiful pieces and murals. She will also share her lifelong techniques in origami. Michaela brings various forms of origami therapy and provides a relaxed environment for children of all ages. Her methods include relaxation, fun and mindfulness.

Thomas Cuffe creates pieces of work based on mathematics and problem solving. Tom’s techniques explore various forms of folding for the inquisitive and challenging mind. Participants discover new techniques in paper folding with an emphasis on the fundamentals of Mathematics, Social Studies, Social Skills, Science, and Art.

Both workshop facilitators have been chosen to demonstrate the very different styles and benefits of a simple and therapeutic pastime.

Saturday, August 26th

Origami Workshops

  • VENUE: Dunamaise Arts Centre, Portlaoise, Co.Laois
  • TIMES: 11am-12pm & 2pm-3pm
  • PRICE: Adults – €12 / U12 – €8

Origami Demonstrations & Exhibition

  • VENUE: Dunamaise Arts Centre, Portlaoise, Co.Laois
  • TIMES: 11am-4pm
  • PRICE: FREE

Daily 1000 Paper Cranes Exhibition

  • VENUE: The Cuisle Cancer Support Centre, Portlaoise. Co.Laois
  • TIMES: 11am-2pm
  • PRICE: FREE

Daily Origami Exhibitions

  • VENUES: The Pantry Café & Restaurant, Portlaoise. Co.Laois
    Nook & Cranny Gift Shop, Portlaoise. Co.Laois
    The Old Shaw’s Department Store, Main Street, Portlaoise. Co.Laois
  • PRICE: FREE

Monday, August 28th

Daily 1000 Paper Cranes Exhibition

  • VENUE: The Cuisle Cancer Support Centre, Portlaoise. Co.Laois
  • TIMES: 11am-2pm
  • PRICE: FREE

Daily Origami Exhibitions

  • VENUES: The Pantry Café & Restaurant, Portlaoise. Co.Laois
    Nook & Cranny Gift Shop, Portlaoise. Co.Laois
    The Old Shaw’s Department Store, Main Street, Portlaoise. Co.Laois
  • PRICE: FREE

Tuesday, August 29th

Blintz Base Street Murals Workshop & Display

  • VENUE: Methodist Church Community Hall, Portlaoise. Co.Laois
  • TIMES: 11am-4pm
  • PRICE: Adults – €12 / U12 – €8

Daily 1000 Paper Cranes Exhibition

  • VENUE: The Cuisle Cancer Support Centre, Portlaoise. Co.Laois
  • TIMES: 11am-2pm
  • PRICE: FREE

Daily Origami Exhibitions

  • VENUES: The Pantry Café & Restaurant, Portlaoise. Co.Laois
    Nook & Cranny Gift Shop, Portlaoise. Co.Laois
    The Old Shaw’s Department Store, Main Street, Portlaoise. Co.Laois
  • PRICE: FREE

Wednesday, August 30th

Yoga & Origami

  • VENUE: 4 Hynds Square, Portlaoise, Co.Laois
  • TIMES: 3.30pm-5pm
  • PRICE: Adults – €15 / U12 – €10

Origami Workshop

  • VENUE: Portlaoise Public Library, Portlaoise. Co.Laois
  • TIMES: 11am–12pm
  • PRICE: FREE

Daily 1000 Paper Cranes Exhibition

  • VENUE: The Cuisle Cancer Support Centre, Portlaoise. Co.Laois
  • TIMES: 11am-2pm
  • PRICE: FREE

Daily Origami Exhibitions

  • VENUES: The Pantry Café & Restaurant, Portlaoise. Co.Laois
    Nook & Cranny Gift Shop, Portlaoise. Co.Laois
    The Old Shaw’s Department Store, Main Street, Portlaoise. Co.Laois
  • PRICE: FREE

Thursday, August 31st

Origami Window Displays

  • VENUE: Various Locations On Main Street, Portlaoise, Co.Laois
  • TIMES: 9am-5pm
  • PRICE: FREE

Origami Workshops

  • VENUE: Methodist Church Community Hall, Portlaoise. Co.Laois
  • TIMES: 11am-12pm & 2pm-3pm
  • PRICE: Adults – €12 / U12 – €8

Daily 1000 Paper Cranes Exhibition

  • VENUE: The Cuisle Cancer Support Centre, Portlaoise. Co.Laois
  • TIMES: 11am-2pm
  • PRICE: FREE

Daily Origami Exhibitions

  • VENUES: The Pantry Café & Restaurant, Portlaoise. Co.Laois
    Nook & Cranny Gift Shop, Portlaoise. Co.Laois
    The Old Shaw’s Department Store, Main Street, Portlaoise. Co.Laois
  • PRICE: FREE

Friday, September 1st

Origami Workshops

  • VENUE: Methodist Church Community Hall, Portlaoise. Co.Laois
  • TIMES: 11am-12pm & 2pm-3pm
  • PRICE: Adults – €12 / U12 – €8

Origami Window Displays

  • VENUE: Various Locations On Main Street, Portlaoise, Co.Laois
  • TIMES: 9am-5pm
  • PRICE: FREE

Daily 1000 Paper Cranes Exhibition

  • VENUE: The Cuisle Cancer Support Centre, Portlaoise. Co.Laois
  • TIMES: 11am-2pm
  • PRICE: FREE

Daily Origami Exhibitions

  • VENUES: The Pantry Café & Restaurant, Portlaoise. Co.Laois
    Nook & Cranny Gift Shop, Portlaoise. Co.Laois
    The Old Shaw’s Department Store, Main Street, Portlaoise. Co.Laois
  • PRICE: FREE

Saturday, September 2nd

Origami Workshops

  • VENUE: Methodist Church Community Hall, Portlaoise. Co.Laois
  • TIMES: 11am-4pm
  • PRICE: Adults – €12 / U12 – €8

Origami Window Displays

  • VENUE: Various Locations On Main Street, Portlaoise, Co.Laois
  • TIMES: 9am-5pm
  • PRICE: FREE

Daily 1000 Paper Cranes Exhibition

  • VENUE: The Cuisle Cancer Support Centre, Portlaoise. Co.Laois
  • TIMES: 11am-2pm
  • PRICE: FREE

Daily Origami Exhibitions

  • VENUES: The Pantry Café & Restaurant, Portlaoise. Co.Laois
    Nook & Cranny Gift Shop, Portlaoise. Co.Laois
    The Old Shaw’s Department Store, Main Street, Portlaoise. Co.Laois
  • PRICE: FREE

We look forward to seeing you all there.