14th Cork Lifelong Learning Festival
Monday April 3 to Sunday April 9, 2017
See our new website Lifelong Learning Festival 2017 http://corklearningcity.ie/
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Cork’s Lifelong Learning Festival promotes and celebrates learning of all kinds across all age groups, abilities and interests, from preschool to post retirement.
The festival’s motto is Investigate – Participate – Celebrate!
Its aims are:
Through a huge number of events, all free, the festival demonstrates the many opportunities for learning there are throughout Cork City & surrounding areas. It promotes the idea that learning is fun and is not necessarily about gaining a qualification, although it can be, but is also about making life more fulfilling and enjoyable.
More than 600 events of all kinds and all free will be offered during festival week in 2017. They include workshops & talks, tours & walks, visits to factories, training centres, boat trips, exhibitions, performances, outdoor & indoor activities … the list goes on.
The festival is organised by a steering committee which brings together all the learning stakeholders in the city.
Its success was recognised by UNESCO when Cork was one of the first 12 cities in the world to receive a Learning City Award in 2015.
Cork has been chosen by UNESCO to host its 3rd International Conference of Learning Cities in September this year. Quite a coup for such a small city – as the previous conferences were held in Beijing & Mexico City.
For more information contact Tina Neylon, Festival Co-ordinator, on 086 603 5552 or 021 492 4527 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks to our sponsors, without whose support the festival could not take place.
City Councillors: Tim Brosnan, Henry Cremin & Mick Finn for contributions from their Ward Funds.
Media Sponsors: The Evening Echo & 96fm
Partner: Féile an Phobail
Friends: Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival; Hume City Council & Wyndham Festival of Learning, both in Australia