12th Cork Lifelong Learning Festival
Apr 23 2015 - Apr 29 2015
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The 12th Cork Lifelong Learning Festival highlights the huge range of learning opportunities available for all ages with 500 free events for everyone to enjoy.
The 12th Cork Lifelong Learning Festival highlights the huge range of learning opportunities available for all ages with 500 free events for everyone to enjoy. The festival shows that learning is fun. Lifelong learning is not only about adult and continuing education, and is more than acquiring skills and qualifications – it's a process which lasts throughout our lives, and includes all kinds of learning – from crafts, IT, languages, to the arts, sports, cookery, history, heritage, genealogy and a whole lot more - and the festival reflects that with its range of events.
Events take place all over the city as organisations throw open their doors to welcome the public. Some events take place on the streets, others in libraries, in family and community centres, schools, colleges, shopping centres, sports grounds, theatres, galleries, on the river. They include performances, taster classes, demonstrations, talks, tours, debates and more.
The festival has grown from 65 events in 2004 to over 500 over its 11 years. From the beginning it has been inclusive, encouraging participation from everyone. Although aimed primarily at the people of Cork, the festival also welcomes visitors to the city.