Lifelong Learning Festival 2008

Lifelong Learning Festival 2008The 5th Cork Lifelong Learning Festival takes place from Monday April 7 to Sunday April 13, 2008.

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 fifth 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 mid-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.

The 2008 festival will be even bigger than last year, with many more organisations and individuals involved. 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 – from volleyball to French, painting to rowing – and a whole lot more.

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, O'Callaghan Properties, FAS, CIT, Blackrock Credit Union and the Evening Echo.

Whats On Monday 7th April 2008(333KB) Lifelong Learning Festival List of Events Monday 7th April 2008

Whats On Tuesday 8th April 2008(123KB) Lifelong Learning Programme List of Events Tuesday 8th April 2008

Whats On Wednesday April 9th 2008(261KB) Lifelong Learning Programme List of Events Wednesday April 9th 2008

Whats On Thursday April 10th 2008(260KB) Lifelong Learning Festival List of Events Thursday April 10th 2008

Whats On Friday April 11th 2008(72KB) Lifelong Learning Programme List of Events Friday April 11th 2008

Whats On Saturday April 12th 2008(139KB) Lifelong Learning Programme List of Events Saturday April 12th 2008

Whats On Sunday April 13th 2008(101KB) Lifelong Learning Programme List of Events Sunday April 13th 2008