The 6th Cork Lifelong Learning Festival takes place from Monday March 30 to Sunday April 5, 2009.
The festival is the only one of its kind in Ireland – highlighting the variety of learning opportunities available in Cork City across all age groups, interests and abilities.
Its motto is Investigate, Participate, Celebrate, and the public can do that by watching demonstrations, trying out skills, and seeing others, from the young to the old, show off what they are learning.
The sixth Cork Lifelong Learning Festival will build on the success of previous years, with over 200 free events taking place across the city in a variety of venues among them shopping centres, libraries, colleges, community and resource centres, schools, sports grounds, parks and museums. All festival events are free.
Colourful free festival programmes will be available in late-March from this site as well as libraries, shops and all the organisations involved. In the run up to festival week and during it there is an information kiosk on St Patrick’s Street.
Events include demonstrations, exhibitions, tours, introductory classes, information sessions, seminars, workshops, talks.
The emphasis is on fun and on taking learning out among the public as much as possible. There are displays and performances in shopping centres and on the streets. Also, there are plenty of opportunities for the public not just to watch but also to join in and try out a skill.
The festival promotes and celebrates learning of all kinds and is organised by the Learning Forum, set up under the Cork City Development Board to address the key theme of Cork as a City of Learning.
The Festival is supported financially by the City of Cork VEC, Cork City Council, FETAC (Further Education and Training Awards Council), Ballyphehane Credit Union, Bishopstown Credit Union, O'Callaghan Properties, FAS, CIT and media partners The Evening Echo & 96FM.Introduction to the Lifelong Learning Festival 2009(908KB) Lifelong Learning Festival - Monday 30th March to 5th April 2009