Monday April 3 to Sunday April 9
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:
- to celebrate those already participating in learning of all kinds;
- to raise awareness of the huge range of options there are all over the city for others to get involved in learning.
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. It’s part of the City Council’s strategy of making Cork a City of Learning.
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.
Programmes for the 14th festival are available at www.corketb.ie
Daily Programme information: