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Monday March 23rd to Sunday March 29th www.corkcity.ie/learningfestival • Tel 021 492 4527

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Monday March 23rd to Sunday March 29th www.corkcity.ie/learningfestival • Tel 021 492 4527

Welcome to the 12h Cork Lifelong Learning Festival.

Fáilte chuig an 12ú Féile Foghlamtha Feadh an tSaoil Chorcaí

The festival offers a great variety of events across the city, all free, and all highlighting and celebrating the hundreds of opportunities there are for learning, whatever your age, interest or ability.

Cuireann an fhéile réimse leathan imeachtaí ar fáil fud fad na cathrach, iad uile saor in aisce agus ag leagan béime agus ag déanamh ceiliúrtha ar na céadta deiseanna atá ann don fhoghlaim, beag beann ar d’aois, d’ábhar suime nó do chumas.

As well as its partnership with Féile an Phobail in Belfast & with the Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival, our festival is reaching out internationally.

Mar aon lena chomhpháirtíocht le Féile an Phobail i mBéal Feirste agus le Féile Foghlamtha Feadh an tSaoil Luimní, tá ár bhféile ag cothú naisc go hidirnáisiúnta.

In April last year Cork City Council voted to adopt the UNESCO Beijing Declaration on Building Learning Cities: Lifelong Learning for All: Promoting Inclusion, Prosperity and Sustainability in Cities - the first and, so far, the only city authority in Ireland to do so. Since then, Cork has been chosen by UNESCO as one of only three in Europe, and 15 worldwide, to be used as a case study for its new Global Network of Learning Cities. This happened because of Cork’s Lifelong Learning Festival - the first in Ireland, and the only one of its kind in Europe.

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We will be welcoming Raul Valdes Cotera, Director of the UNESCO Institute of Lifelong Learning (UIL), to Cork for an event on Tuesday March 24, where he will be joined by other guests from overseas. They will hear from local representatives about a range of initiatives across Cork in Learning, Health, Environment, Economic Development & Social Inclusion which have contributed to its selection by UNESCO.

Developing Cork as a learning city is aimed at improving the lives of our citizens, by reducing inequality and social exclusion. It is also about encouraging investment into the city and its region, and therefore increasing employment. The festival could not happen without the support of the event organisers and generous sponsors, supported by a huge voluntary effort.

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I mí Aibreáin anuraidh, vótáil Comhairle Chathair Chorcaí glacadh le Dearbhú Bhéising UNESCO um Thógáil Cathracha Foghlamtha: Foghlaim Feadh an tSaoil don Uile Dhuine: Cur Chun Cinn an Chuimsithe, an Rathúnais agus na hInbhuanaitheachta i gCathracha – an chéad údarás cathrach in Éirinn a rinne é seo, agus, go dtí seo, an chéad cheann san Eoraip. Ó shin, tá Corcaigh roghnaithe ag UNESCO mar cheann de thrí san Eoraip, agus 15 ar fud na cruinne, chun bheith páirteach i staidéar cáis ar mhaithe lena Ghréasán Domhanda um Chathracha Foghlamtha nua. Tharla sé seo mar thoradh ar Fhéile Foghlamtha Feadh an tSaoil Chorcaí- an chéad cheann in Éirinn, agus an t-aon cheann dá leithéid san Eoraip. Beimid ag cur fáilte roimh Raul Valdes Cotera, Stiúrthóir Institiúid UNESCO um Fhoghlaim Feadh an tSaoil (UIL), go Corcaigh le haghaidh imeachta ar an Mháirt, 24 Márta, agus aíonna eile ó thar lear ina theannta. Cloisfidh siad ó ionadaithe áitiúla faoi réimse tionscnamh i gCorcaigh atá bainteach leis an Fhoghlaim, an Comhshaol, an Fhorbairt Eacnamaíoch agus an Cuimsiú Sóisialta, tionscnaimh a chabhraigh le roghnú na cathrach ag UNESCO. Tá forbairt Chorcaí mar chathair fhoghlamtha dírithe ar shaol ár saoránach a fheabhsú, trí éagothroime agus eisiamh sóisialta a laghdú. Tá sí ag iarraidh freisin infheistiú a mhealladh isteach sa chathair agus a réigiún, agus cur le fostaíocht dá bharr sin. Ní fhéadfadh féile mar seo tarlú gan tacaíocht ó lucht eagraithe agus ó urraithe flaithiúla an imeachta, agus sár-iarracht dheonach ag tacú leo.

On behalf of the people of Cork, I wish to formally acknowledge the contribution made by every Thar cheann mhuintir Chorcaí, ba mhaith liom single person, every group and every organisation, aitheantas a thabhairt don saothar atá déanta ag year after year. gach uile dhuine, grúpa agus eagraíocht, bliain i ndiaidh bliana. Cllr Mary Shields Lord Mayor of Cork, Festival Patron An Comhairleoir Mary Shields Ard Mhéara Chorcaí, Éarlamh na Féile


A chairde,

A chairde,

It is with great pleasure and pride that I welcome you to this year’s Lifelong Learning Festival in Cork. It is the 12th since it began, and, as we have come to realise, this is a unique event, one that has captured the imagination of people both in the city and beyond and continues to grow and develop.

Is le pléisiúr agus bród a chuirim fáilte romhaibh chuig Féile Foghlamtha Feadh an tSaoil na bliana seo i gCorcaigh. Seo an 12ú féile ó thosaigh sí. Mar a thuigimid níos fearr anois, imeacht uathúil atá anseo, ceann atá dulta i bhfeidhm ar shamhlaíocht na ndaoine, sa chathair féin agus níos faide i gcéin. Leanann sí ag fás agus ag forbairt.

The recognition that the festival has gained for the city from international organisations including UNESCO and PASCAL is a particular source of pride, and we welcome honoured guests from these organisations to Cork again this year. Such recognition improves the prospects of our city to compete in a global economy and as a result to improve the employment and education opportunities for all our citizens and in particular our young people. In reflecting on these achievements it is important to acknowledge the role of Cork City Council, lead partners with the Cork ETB in the establishment and delivery of the festival since the outset. The festival is an expression of the commitment to becoming a Learning City. This has taken many forms over the years but can trace its origins to the City Development Plan of 2002, and in the past year included the formal adoption by Cork City Council of the UNESCO Beijing Declaration on Building Learning Cities – the first Irish city to do so. The festival has always prided itself on being inclusive, giving everyone involved in all forms of learning in the city the opportunity to celebrate and to showcase their activities, and to encourage others to take part and go further in their learning. I commend the festival for its focus on including those who may find themselves disconnected from learning and to encourage the continuation of efforts to do so – in particular through the Community Education Networks.

Tá an t-aitheantas atá bainte amach ag an bhféile ó eagraíochtaí idirnáisiúnta, UNESCO agus PASCAL san áireamh, mar chúis ar leith bróid, agus cuirimid fáilte arís i mbliana roimh aíonna clúiteacha ó na heagraíochtaí seo. Cabhraíonn aitheantas mar seo le hionchas ár gcathair dul san iomaíocht sa gheilleagar domhanda, agus, mar thoradh air sin, na deiseanna fostaíochta agus oideachais a fheabhsú d’ár saoránaigh uile, agus ár ndaoine óga, go háirithe. Agus muid ag déanamh machnaimh ar na héachtaí seo, ní mór ról Chomhairle Chathair Chorcaí a aithint, agus í mar chomhpháirtí tosaigh ón tús in éineacht le Bord Oiliúna agus Oideachais (ETB) Chorcaí i bhforbairt agus seachadadh na féile seo. Tá an fhéile mar léiriú ar an tiomantas Cathair Fhoghlamtha a bhaint amach. Tá sé seo léirithe i mbealaí éagsúla thar na blianta, ach is féidir a bhunús a lorg i bPlean Forbartha na Cathrach in 2002. Anuraidh, léiríodh é nuair a ghlac Comhairle Chathair Chorcaí go foirmiúil le Dearbhú Bhéising UNESCO um Thógáil Cathracha Foghlamtha- an chéad chathair Éireannach a rinne amhlaidh. Tá an cuimsiú ina chúis bhróid i gcónaí ag an bhféile, agus í ag cur deiseanna ar fáil do gach éinne sa chathair atá páirteach san fhoghlaim a ngníomhaíochtaí agus a éachtaí a cheiliúradh agus a léiriú, agus daoine eile a spreagadh chun páirt a ghlacadh agus cur lena bhfoghlaim. Molaim an fhéile as díriú orthusan atá dínasctha ón bhfoghlaim, agus molaim go leanfaí leis na hiarrachtaí seo - go háirithe trí na Gréasáin Oideachais Pobail.

We hope the festival will continue to encourage people of all ages to investigate the many opportunities available to them to make learning an integrated part of their everyday lives.

Tá súil againn go leanfaidh an fhéile ag spreagadh daoine ó gach aoisghrúpa scrúdú a dhéanamh ar an iliomad deiseanna atá ar fáil dóibh an fhoghlaim a chur isteach mar bhun chuid ina saol laethúil.

I want to thank the organising committee, in particular Willie McAuliffe, a founder member of the festival committee and chair since 2007, and all the people from the voluntary, community, state and private sectors who contribute to the ongoing success of the festival in so many ways.

Ba mhaith liom buíochas a ghabháil leis an gcoiste eagraithe, go háirithe Willie McAuliffe, ball bunaidh de choiste na féile agus é mar chathaoirleach air ó 2007. Gabhaim buíochas freisin leis na daoine uile ó na hearnálacha deonach, pobail, stáit agus príobháideach a chabhraíonn i mórán slite le rath leanúnach na féile. Comhghairdeas.

Comhghairdeachas.

Ted Owens CEO, Cork Education & Training Board, and Chair of Cork City Learning Forum

Ted Owens Príomh Fheidhmeannach, Bord Oideachais agus Oiliúna Chorcaí agus Cathaoirleach Fhóram Foghlamtha Chathair Chorcaí

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The festival promotes and celebrates learning in all its forms and encourages take up among all age groups, particularly those who may not usually participate in learning. Déanann an Fhéile seo foghlaim i ngach cruth a chothú agus a cheiliúradh agus spreagann sé rannpháirtíocht i ngach aoisghrúpa, go mór mhór iad san nach nglacann páirt go h-iondúil i ndeiseanna foghlaime

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MAX symbol Maximum number indicated where spaces limited. Events listed by starting time. l Use the prefix 021 if phoning from outside the Cork area.

Get connected with Cork Lifelong Learning Festival online! Féile Buanfhoghlama Chorcaí

Follow us on Twitter – www.twitter.com/learning_fest Like us on Facebook – www.facebook.com/corklifelongfestival Special thanks to Christine Nolan, Access Office, CIT, for managing the festival’s Social Media & providing other supports.

All details correct at time of going to press. The organisers cannot accept any responsibility for losses incurred due to cancellation or alteration of events. A contact phone number or email appears with each event to allow you to check or to book if requested to do so. You can also use it after the festival to enquire about learning opportunities year round.

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A MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIRPERSON Cork Lifelong Learning Festival started 12 years ago with humble beginnings with about 60 events taking place across the city over a two day period. Now over 500 events throughout the week will showcase examples of learning in a city that prides itself on voluntary effort. The fact that all events are free reflects the willingness of participants to share their passion for learning in all its forms. I would like to thank those organisations, community groups, schools and colleges who have supported the Festival over the years and hope they have gained from partaking in the festival as much as the organising committee have in co-ordinating events. I would also like to thank Tina Neylon who has been a dedicated and hard-working Co-ordinator since its inception. Cork is just one of three cities in Europe to form part of the UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities. This is a very exciting time for integration and strategic planning of learning in Cork. Cork has also been a member of PASCAL International Exchanges (PIE) since 2011, joining other learning cities world-wide, the first Irish city to do so. The Festival has managed to keep costs at a low base. However, the continued support of faithful sponsors has enabled the organising committee to deliver a quality festival for the people of Cork. I would also like to express my gratitude to the voluntary committee, drawn from all areas of learning in the city, who give of their time to regularly meet and organise each Festival despite busy schedules of their own. It is this spirit which manifests itself in the Festival, a spirit of passion, and willingness to share wonderful learning opportunities in Cork. Investigate, Participate and Celebrate learning throughout this year’s festival. William McAuliffe is Chairperson of the Festival Organising Committee & Co-chair with Pat Ledwidge, the Director of Strategic Planning & Economic Development at Cork City Council, of the recently established Steering Group, set up to advance the UNESCO Declaration on Building Learning Cities.

One Book One Community One Book, One Community is a Family Reading Project which promotes & encourages reading in DEIS schools in Cork City. Now in its sixth year, it involves over 1,500 families, with parents reading the chosen book along with their children. Activities associated with the book are organised by the Home/School/Community Liaison Co-ordinators (HSCL) & teachers in the schools & parents and the local community are encouraged to participate in them. Copies of the book chosen are bought by the HSCL Co-ordinators and distributed free to the children to take home to read with their families. Look out this week for activities organised as part of the One Book, One Community Initiative.

This year the books are: In Farranree: Stay Where You Are and Then Leave by John Boyne – the theme is World War I. In Shandon/Cathedral/Blackpool: 2000 Leagues Under the Sea by French author Jules Verne. The book has great historic links to the North Mon. Clareman James Holland, the inventor of Verne’s nautical vessel, the submarine, was a brother at the school where he developed early prototypes. In Knocknaheeny/Hollyhill: Gangsta Granny by David Walliams, best known for Little Britain & Britain’s Got Talent. In Mayfield Irish Authors, One Community is this year’s theme, and the books read: Wilderness by Roddy Doyle, The Ark of Dun Ruah by Maire Burke, City of Fate by Nicola Pierce and Alice & Megan Forever by Judi Curtin.

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Monday March 23 To Friday March 27

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BUILDSKILLS WORKSHOPS FOR SCHOOLS & LEARNING GROUPS During the festival CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory (CIT BCO) in collaboration with Qualcomm is offering second level students in Cork City DEIS schools and learning groups in Cork City RAPID communities an opportunity to learn new engineering, physics, and electronics skills. Workshops can be booked between 9am – 5pm.

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BuildSkills is a two hour workshop where participants between the ages of 15 and 17 learn the skills required to build their own electronic circuit demonstrating key physical phenomena. During the workshop skilled instructors from CIT BCO and Qualcomm guide participants in assembling microcontroller based electronic circuits. This collaboration between Qualcomm & CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory offering free BuildSkills workshops runs for the week of the festival only.

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Places are limited, so booking is essential. Maximum of 15 participants per workshop. (BuildSkills can be booked outside these times for a fee) CIT BCO can travel to a Cork City learning group or you can book your free BuildSkills workshop to take place at CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory. Contact: CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory Tel: 432 6120 Email: info@bco.ie www.bco.ie


Bishopstown Library, Wilton Shopping Centre All day

Curraheen Family Centre Exhibition Painting & Stitching, Arts & Crafts, featuring the work of artists from the Curraheen Family Centre. Display includes paintings in oils & watercolours, framed works of embroidery, tapestry & black work. Until end of March.

Rita Lynch Exhibition The life & times of the Macroom-born soprano. Tel: 492 4950

STUDENT EXHIBITIONS: PERCEPTIONS & INTO THE WOODS Perceptions is an exhibition of current work by Level 6 Art students. It showcases an exciting & original collection of ceramics, prints, paintings & mixed media work.

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9am – 5pm Coláiste Stiofáin Naofa, Tramore Rd

Into the Woods is an exhibition of sculptural pieces, textile illustrations & mixed media work by Art 1 students at CSN. The display is a representation of the symbolism & metaphors in classic fairytales by the Grimm Brothers and others. The Art Department at CSN offers a wide range of FETAC Level 5 and 6 courses in Art & Design for the school leaver & adult learner, to facilitate portfolio preparation or develop new skills for employment. Many students progress to Third Level. Info, Email: j.monks@csn.ie Both exhibitions continue until Friday.

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BUILDSKILLS WORKSHOPS Daily until Friday – see previous pages for details.

POP UP PRINT WORKSHOP The public is invited to make a dry point print in a workshop hosted by Level 6 Print students. A lovely introduction to printmaking, allowing participants to take home an original print. Booking preferred. Contact Debbie Godsell Tel: 206 7641 Email d.godsell@csn.ie

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Meet at the green on Connaught Avenue, Off Donovan’s Road, near UCC

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CYCLE SKILLS FOR ADULTS

10am – Noon School of the Divine Child Lavanagh Centre,Ballintemple

MAKING THE MOST OF MULTIMEDIA Welcome to an art exhibition featuring classwork & individual art pieces prepared by students attending the school. It’s a once off exhibition, curated & guided by senior students. Park off site in Ballintemple, or take bus 202. Please do not park in school grounds. Booking necessary, call Pauline Meade Tel: 429 1804 to book your slot. Web: www.lavanagh.ie

For people who can cycle, but want to learn about the safest techniques in traffic & correct bad habits. It includes practising emergency stops, looking behind while keeping a straight line, etc. Takes place on roads with some traffic & covers topics including: positioning yourself on the road, where & when to look; how & when to signal; turning on & off main roads. It’s a shortened version of a course that takes 6 hours, delivered over three sessions. An all weather event (bar extreme weather). You need to bring your own bike (in good working order) & rain gear. Presented by Cork City Council/Cork Cycling Campaign/Cork Community Bikes. Info: corkcyclingcampaign@yahoo.ie http://www.corkcyclingcampaign.com Event repeated on Thursday at 1.30pm Booking essential, call Miro Tel: 086 342 7823

Repeated Tuesday 10am

10am – 1pm & 2pm – 4pm Knocknaheeny Community Building Foyle Ave

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EXHIBITION OF ART, PHOTOS, CRAFTS BY LOCALS Come & see work by talented local people. The display includes photographs, paintings, knitting & crochet, work produced through regular classes & the Community Craft Initiative. Organised by Cork City Partnership Knocknaheeny Outreach Office. Call Noreen O’Regan Tel: 087 196 2026 or Norma Kenny Tel: 439 9503 Continues today from 2pm – 4pm & daily until Friday.

10am – 3pm Mary Ryan Meeting Room,O’Rahilly Building, University College Cork

HOMELESSNESS & SOCIAL EXCLUSION: LESSONS FOR IRELAND This conference will be addressed by international policy & practitioner experts from Denmark, Scotland, England & Ireland. It will focus on key drivers of homelessness & housing exclusion, on the effectiveness of policies - prevention, emergency responses, accommodation and on responses to these drivers. Hosted by the School of Applied Social Studies UCC in association with ACE UCC and Cork ETB under the auspices of EcCoWell. Refreshments & light lunch provided. Please register your interest in attending by email to: ace@ucc.ie

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11am – 2.30pm

The Lantern Community Project, 14 George’s Quay (red door)

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Before 5 Family Centre, Churchfield

LITTLE ONES LEARN ABOUT FARMING

MEDITATION & WELLBEING WORKSHOP Sile O’Conor facilitates an interactive session exploring & experiencing the gift of meditation, leading to peace, harmony & joy of being. The first of a series of events presented by SHEP - the Social & Health Education Project - during the festival. Info from SHEP Tel: 466 6180 Email: socialandhealth@eircom.net or the Lantern Project Tel: 086 023 6442 Email: norma@lanternproject.ie

Sandra Schmid visits the Before 5 Family Centre this morning, bringing her placid Clydesdale horse Henry & a lot of vintage farm equipment. Her visit is organised by the Churchfield Gurranabraher Community Education Network. Children attending local childcare facilities will enjoy interacting with Henry & learning about farming practices in the past. To book Sandra Schmid for your organisation, call 087 938 9867

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10.30am – 1pm

Info on this event, call June Hamill at Before 5 Family Centre 430 3561

Booking essential, places limited, call Geraldine Flanagan Tel: 466 6180

Noon – 1pm

SHEP is an Irish, not-forprofit, community based training & development organisation established more than 40 years ago.

CONVERSATIONAL IRISH

Eason’s Hill Community Centre, Shandon Welcome to a regular meeting where Seamus O Suilleabhain teaches a light hearted, informal class in conversational Irish. Light refreshments. The Centre is next to St Ann’s Shandon. Presented by HSE Health Action Zone. Info Martin Aherne: Tel: 086 787 2372 Email: martin.aherne@hse.ie Noon – 3pm Bruac Eile, Good Shepherd Services, Redemption Road

OPEN DAY AT BRUAC EILE 11am – 12.30pm

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St Luke’s Nursing Home, Castle Rd, Mahon

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LEARN ABOUT MUSIC DURING WWII A volunteer at St Luke’s, Brian Lenihan (Lt Col ret’d), gives a presentation of music from the World War II era & its context within the period, from both an Allied & Axis perspective. The event would normally be for residents only, but it’s open to the public for the festival. Parking available. Booking necessary, Tel: 435 9444 Email: www.stlukeshome.ie

Minister Simon Coveney officially opens Bruac Eile’s new garden project. Staff & learners show visitors around; work by learners on display; staff available to answer questions & help potential learners fill out application forms. All welcome. Bruac Eile is a training and education unit for female early school leavers who need a supportive environment. It offers QQI (FETAC) modules including Communications, Childcare, Horticulture, Personal Development. An individual learning plan is put in place for each learner, setting goals & targets to meet her needs. Info Charlotte O’Donovan 439 7314 or 085 730 9380 email: codonovan@ gsscork.ie www.goodshepherdservices.ie

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12.30pm – 1.30pm

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Family Resource Centre, Mahon

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TRY MAKING JEWELLERY Come along to a regular class & learn how to make different types of jewellery. If you’re interested in joining, ask. Places limited this morning, booking necessary. Call Maeve or Elsa, Tel: 435 8866 or Email: info@frcentre.ie

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2pm – 4pm The Lantern Community Project, 14 George’s Quay (red door)

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CREATE A PAPER SCULPTURE Come to a fun, hands on workshop, making sculptures with paper & card, adding your own creations, painting or decorating them. No skills are needed & all material is provided. Unfortunately the building is not wheelchair accessible. Booking essential by March 20. Call Norma Roche Tel: 086 023 6442 Email: norma@lanternproject.ie Web: www.lanternproject.ie

Coláiste Stiofáin Naofa, Tramore Rd

OFFICIAL OPENING Official Opening of the exhibitions & events at the college during festival week.All welcome. 1pm – 2pm Foyer, Civic Offices, City Hall

LAUNCH OF ART BY YOUNG TRAVELLERS This Art Programme, organised by the Interagency Traveller Education Group, aims to raise the hopes & ambitions of young travellers. ‘I Dream in Colour’ features work by artist Leanne McDonagh with students from the following schools: Terence McSwiney, North Presentation Secondary, St. Aidan’s and Nagle Community College. Contact Leanne McDonagh at leannemcdonaghart@gmail .com

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1.30pm Alliance Française de Cork, Enterprise House, 36 Mary Street, Off George’s Quay

LUNCHTIME TALK From the Galerie to the Grand Magasin: a brief history of shopping in 19th century Paris, with Niamh Sweeney. All welcome. The first of a series of events here during festival week. Tel: 431 0677 Email: info@alliancefrancaisecork.com Web: www.alliancefrancaisecork.com

SHOP & LEARN 2pm – 4.30pm Merchants Quay Shopping Centre

ALCOHOL INFO POD Come up to the stand & say hello, learn the myths & facts about alcohol, take part in a quiz. Organised by the Cork City Partnership Community Outreach Drug Awareness Project & the TVG Drug & Alcohol Support Project. If you’d like to book the stand for your group, call Mella Magee 087 196 2022 email: mmagee@partnershipcork.ie Returns here Wednesday from 2pm.

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Room 104, Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, College Road

2pm – 3pm

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THE FREE UNIVERSITY: ACE AT UCC PUBLIC LECTURE PROGRAMME

DRAWING THE GEORGE BOOLE 200 TREE George Boole, Father of Computing, is the case study used for this lecture on how to create your family tree. Lorna Moloney, George Boole 200 project genealogist, details the finer points required to research, cross check & to ensure all information is correct as you prepare your own family tree. She provides strategies & useful advice on where to start, how to proceed, using both online sources & traditional searches. Booking essential, call number below. 3pm - 4pm

GEORGE BOOLE: FOOD & DINING IN VICTORIAN CORK Regina Sexton, Food Historian, explores the food & dining cultures of Cork City in the Victorian period as experienced by George Boole. He arrived in Cork in the late 1840s, just after the Great Famine, appointed as the first Professor of Mathematics at Queen’s College, Cork – now UCC. His observations about the cultural mores of Cork in letters he wrote to his mother & sister, Maryann, provide us with glimpses of the city’s food & culinary culture. These letters together with a number of 19th century manuscript recipe collections from Cork serve as a backdrop to a discussion of culinary practices in the Victorian city. Booking essential, call number below. These are the first in a series of talks showcasing the activities of Adult Continuing Education at UCC with a sample of lectures from Diploma, Certificate & Short Courses, continuing until Thursday. For information email ace@ucc.ie www.ucc.ie/en/ study/ace Brookfield Health Sciences Complex is on College Road, just beyond the Bons Secours Hospital & before the Brookfield Leisure Centre. Bus 205 & 208 from city centre. Visitor parking at Perrott’s Avenue & Perrot’s Inch - http://www.ucc.ie/en/build/ commuting/maps/ As places limited, booking essential, call 490 4700

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40 Cork City & County Archives Service, Seamus Murphy Building, 32 Great William O’Brien Street, Blackpool LEARN ABOUT CORK’S HISTORY & HERITAGE Daily until Friday during festival week there’s a talk on an aspect of Cork’s local history & heritage by a distinguished scholar or local historian. The first today is Tom Spalding on Architecture & Buildings in Cork during the Great War Period. Booking preferred as places limited. Email: archivist@corkcity.ie Tel: 450 5876 Map on: www.corkarchives.ie/visitus

3pm – 4pm Alliance Française de Cork, Enterprise House, 36 Mary Street, Off George’s Quay

BORDEAUX – A VIRTUAL VISIT Resident Bordelais tutor Matthieu Nivard takes you on a virtual guided tour through the highlights, the essential sites, and the curiosities off the beaten track of one of France’s most beautiful cities. Tel: 431 0677 Email info@alliancefrancaisecork.com

3pm University College Cork

GEORGE BOOLE WALKING TOUR OF UCC

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In 2015 UCC is celebrating the bicentenary of George Boole, forefather of the Information Age & first Professor of Mathematics at the university. Hear Boole explain why he came to Cork, talk about his time here & his impact on not only the university but also on the worldwide scientific community. The tour takes in a visit to the Aula Maxima, the Ogham Stone Corridor, the Honan Chapel & the Crawford Observatory. The tour is in English and lasts approximately 75 minutes. Tour runs all year, offered free during the festival. Meet at Visitors’ Centre, Main Quad. No need to book. Tel: 490 1876 Email: visitorscentre@ucc.ie Repeated daily until Friday at same time & at noon on Saturday.

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Family Resource Centre, Mahon

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LEARN TO MAKE JEWELLERY Join the regular class here & learn how to make different types of jewellery. Afterwards, if you wish to join the class, you may – subject to places. Parking available. Booking essential – call Maeve or Elsa, Tel: 435 8866 or Email: info@frcentre.ie


The Spanish Studies Centre, 19 St Patrick’s Hill

LEARN A LITTLE PORTUGUESE Join a class for beginners in Portuguese and also learn a little about the culture of Portugal. The Spanish Studies Centre Cork offers language courses throughout the year, daytime & evenings; part-time & intensive courses for adults, Junior/ Leaving Cert & Third Level, kids’ classes & DELE Exam preparation. As well as Spanish & Portuguese it also offers courses in Chinese, Russian & English. Classes are delivered by native, qualified teachers in a convivial atmosphere, ensuring students make progress quickly & easily.

6pm – 7pm The Music Room, Camden Palace Hotel, Community Arts Centre, Camden Quay

TRY A BRAZILIAN PERCUSSION CLASS

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5pm – 6.30pm

Learn some of the basics of Brazilian Percussion & how instruments intertwine in ensembles such as Bloco Rebeldia, an Afro-Brazilian percussion group based in Cork. They play rhythms from all over Brazil, with their main focus on Maracatu, Coco de Roda, Afoxe & Samba-Reggae. Bloco Rebeldia always welcome new members to learn, play & share their passion. They offer classes here every Monday - no musical experience necessary. Tel: 087 171 2394 Email: Paulo.Curioso@gmail.com Taster class repeated on Wednesday at 7pm.

6.30pm – 8pm

TRY A BEGINNER’S CLASS IN SPANISH Experience a class for beginners in Spanish & find out about all the courses available here.

7pm – 8pm

Booking advised for both classes, call Rosario Gomez Mendes, Tel: 086 311 1193 or Email: spanishstudiescork@gmail.com Web: www.spanishstudiescentrecork.com

AN INTRODUCTION TO CAPOEIRA

The Dance Studio, Camden Palace Hotel

Try a different & fun way to get fit & learn mastery over your body. Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian artform combining music, dance, acrobatics & martial arts. It was developed by the African slaves in Brazil. At this taster class you’ll be introduced to the music & learn some of the basic movements. Capoeira Camará Cork holds classes every Tuesday & Thursday at Flava Floors Hip-Hop Studio. Beginners at different fitness levels always welcome. Tel: 087 171 2394 Email: Paulo.Curioso@gmail.com Taster class repeated here on Wednesday at 6pm.

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monday march 23

Cork College of Commerce, Morrison’s Island 7pm – 8pm 5pm – 6pm

EVENTS MADE EASY Get some tips on what it takes to run a successful event. David Tyrrell highlights the key issues that need to be addressed when organising any type of event. They include tips on how to plan, market, produce & evaluate a successful event. Organised specially for the festival.

AN INTRODUCTION TO PROGRAMMING In this practical class, you will be given a hands-on introduction to programming, using VB.NET. As places limited, you must book by calling the number below. MAX 15

5pm – 6pm

7pm – 8pm

A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO PUBLIC RELATIONS

TOWARDS UNDERSTANDING AUTISM

Topics covered include an introduction to PR; the different types of PR programmes; the key decisions that PR practitioners make when creating plans; the most common tools used; and the importance of measuring results.

Helen Carey, teacher of Special Needs Assisting & Course Director of Level 6 in Childcare in the college, leads a discussion on developing an understanding of children with Autism.

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7pm – 8.30pm 16 5pm – 6.30pm

LEARN ABOUT PHOTOSHOP CS Féile Buanfhoghlama Chorcaí

John Quinlan, who teaches in the college, gives an overview of Photoshop CS, explaining the document window & file browser interface. He shows how to work with images – resizing, cropping, rotating, retouching & repairing, as well as working with layers, selections and applying filters. Limited places, book by calling number below.

6pm – 7pm

INTERNET SAFETY

Parents, teachers & guardians are invited to an illustrated talk on Internet Safety, including online dangers, including cyber-bullying; simple & practical advice & safety tips; the Internet is not all bad - and who is Trend Micro? Plenty of time for questions. Volunteers from Trend Micro regularly give presentations in primary schools around Cork, as a way of giving back to the community. All welcome, no need to book.

SPRINGCLEAN YOUR FINANCES As Easter approaches it’s an ideal time to do some spring-cleaning of your finances. Find out the basics of budgeting & how to use your computer to get the best value out there, whether you are looking for insurance or electricity.

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Tel: 422 2100 Email: queries@ccoc.ie Web:www.corkcollegeofcommerce.ie


Alexander Technique Studio, The Lough

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7pm – 8pm Canon Horgan Youth Centre, Ballinlough Rd

LEARN ABOUT THE ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE

KARATE KIDS: TRY A FREE CLASS

Are you creating your own tension? Join this regular Monday class where Véronique Druesne, Alexander Teacher, shows you how to sit, stand & move in a more co-ordinated & balanced way. Relieving some of day-to-day tension can free movement & improve posture & wellbeing. Booking essential as places limited. Call Véronique,

Children aged 5+ can join the regular class here & try Karate. Founded by Sensei Barry O'Regan (6th DAN JKA) the Rising Sun School of Karate helps children & adults learn the ancient art in a safe & nurturing environment. Building fitness levels and agility, Karate also gives children increased self-confidence & teaches them discipline while having fun. With regular gradings students gain a sense of achievement as they move from each level to the next on their way to the much coveted Black Belt. Free parking. The Youth Centre is next to the Tennis Club. Info Barry,

Tel: 087 976 1668 Email: vdruesne@gmail.com Web: www.alextechstudio.com

7pm Aula Maxima, University College Cork

PUBLIC SEMINAR ON GEORGE BOOLE Lord Mayor of Cork Cllr Mary Shields, Festival Patron, is special guest at this event about George Boole, whose life is being celebrated by UCC this year. He was a man who, against the odds, achieved great things which we all benefit from today. The event is introduced by Patrick Fitzpatrick, Emeritus Professor of Mathematics, UCC, speaking about George Boole’s legacy in computing & in software & hardware. Olivia Frawley, Genealogy Project Manager for the George Boole 200 programme, delves into his remarkable life, providing a fascinating insight into his family’s accomplishments. This seminar is for anyone who likes to hear a good story about a complex man. Info Olivia Frawley, Tel: 490 3785 or 086 8318 218 Email: o.frawley@ucc.ie Booking recommended by email georgeboole200@ucc.ie Parking available at Perrott’s Inch & Perrott’s Avenue.

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7pm – 8pm

Tel: 086 722 2779 Email: barry@risingsun.ie Web: www.risingsun.ie See free classes in different locations Tuesday to Friday this week.

7pm – 9pm Mahon Youth Centre, The Portacabins, Mahon Drive

OPEN ART STUDIO Members of Mahon Men’s Art Group open their studio & invite you to see a display of their work, and to find out about their activities, including their mural painting in Cork & Belfast. All welcome. Info Mahon CDP Tel: 435 9070 Repeated Tues, Wed & Thurs.

7.30pm Turner’s Cross Community Centre

GROWING UP IN THE MARSH Local historian Liam O hUigín gives an account of growing up in the Marsh Area of Cork in the 1940s, 50s & 60s. All welcome. Parking may be available. Check Facebook/ Twitter page (TurnersCrossCA) or call Joe on 086 259 1362. Event presented by Turner’s Cross Community Association. The Centre is opposite the funeral home, beside the Credit Union, close to the church.

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RITA LYNCH EXHIBITION

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The life & times of the Macroom-born soprano. Tel: 492 4950

Central Library, Grand Parade 1.30pm – 3pm

INTERNET SAFETY & PRIVACY Damien Mulley shows you how to stay safe online – see separate entry. Sponsored by Blacknight Solutions.

Frank O’Connor Library, Mayfield 11.30am – 12.30pm

ONE BOOK, ONE COMMUNITY PROJECT CELEBRATION See separate entry – all welcome. 2pm – 3pm

3pm – 4pm

OPEN AFTERNOON

TRACING YOUR ANCESTORS

Literacy groups very welcome to visit & tour the library’s facilities. To book please phone, Tel: 492 4935

Find out how to research your family history, with Helen Sisk, a member of the Cork Genealogical Society – see separate entry. 7pm

OPEN HOUSE

Féile Buanfhoghlama Chorcaí

Cork City Library & Altrusa Literacy Scheme present Open House this evening. All welcome to listen to readings & music & to tour the library’s facilities. Free refreshments. Tel: 492 4900

Blackpool Library, Redforge Rd 10am - 1pm & 2pm - 5.30pm

EXHIBITION OF COMMUNITY ART Cork City Partnership Community Art Exhibition - displaying art pieces from communities across the northside of the city. Tel: 492 4933

Bishopstown Library, Wilton Shopping Centre 11am – 1pm

LEARN ABOUT THE VIKINGS

Tory Top Library, Ballyphehane

Presented by the Brook Day Centre, Brothers of Charity. See separate entry.

2pm

All day

CURRAHEEN FAMILY CENTRE EXHIBITION Painting & Stitching, Arts & Crafts. See Monday for details. Continues until end of March.

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LEARN TO CROCHET Watch & learn to crochet with Ballyphehane/Togher Arts & Crafts Initiative. All welcome. Tel: 492 4934


Douglas Library, Douglas Village Shopping Centre 10am – 1pm Find out how to download books & magazines from Cork City Library’s website & to manage your library account online using the new Library App. Bring your device with you & staff will be available to help. Tel: 492 4932

9am – 5pm Coláiste Stiofáin Naofa, Tramore Rd

STUDENT EXHIBITIONS: PERCEPTIONS & INTO THE WOODS

9.30am – 11.30am Room 206 (Hairdressing Salon) , St. John’s Central College, Sawmill Street

HAIRDRESSING AS A CAREER

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LAUNCH OF NEW LIBRARY APP

All welcome to a Question & Answer session, an opportunity to discuss the latest Hair & Beauty education available at St John’s. This is the first of a series of events at the college this week – see panel at 4pm today & others daily until Friday. St John’s offers full & part-time day & evening courses in a range of disciplines – see www.stjohnscollege.ie for details or call 425 5500. Last September the city centre college welcomed new Principal Mary Leahy.

Continue until Friday. See Monday for details. 9am – 5pm Foyer, Civic Offices, City Hall

ART BY YOUNG TRAVELLERS Continues all week – see Monday for details.

max 9am – 11am Room 119, Colaiste Stiofain Naofa

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AN INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER NUMERIC CONTROL Join the Furniture Designer class at CSN for an introductory workshop with Fergus Somers in Computer Numeric Control, the technology that is transforming design & manufacture across the world. Students demonstrate the fabrication of furniture components & introduce the software that makes the whole process possible. Knowledge of CAD preferable but not required. Free parking at college. Booking essential as places limited – call Lucy Phelan Tel: 206 7641

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9.30am - 1pm Triskel Christchurch

INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR & DISCUSSION FORUM GROWING LIFELONG LEARNING IN CORK An EcCoWeLL Cork initiative featuring the UNESCO Institute of Lifelong Learning & PASCAL Learning Cities 2020 Network. Cork was recently selected by UNESCO as a case study City of Lifelong Learning, one of only three in Europe and 15 worldwide. This exciting development is a recognition of the work of the Lifelong Learning Festival & complements the range of projects across all sectors that are making Cork a better place in which to live & to learn. Come along & hear about a range of initiatives across Cork in Learning, Health, Environment, Economic Development & Social Inclusion that have contributed to its selection by UNESCO.

Tea/coffee on arrival. Light lunch after event. Info: Denis Barrett, Tel: 490 7100 Email: denis.barrett@corketb.ie Web: www.eccowellcork.com Participating organisations: Cork City Council, Cork Education & Training Board, HSE, Cork Environmental Forum, CIT, UCC, Cork Opera House. Please register by contacting: Christine Nolan, Access Office, CIT Tel: 433 5138 Email: christine.nolan@cit.ie

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by Yvonne Lane, Festival Co-ordinator

Féile Buanfhoghlama Chorcaí

Local representatives are joined by international guest speakers, who

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include: • Raul Valdes Cotera, Director of the UNESCO Institute of Lifelong Learning (UIL); • Norman Longworth, consultant to UIL & the Global Network of Learning Cities (GNLC); • Mike Osborne, Co-Director of PASCAL & Professor of Lifelong Learning at Glasgow University – a member of the international EcCoWeLL Cities Network under the Learning Cities 2020 Network (LCN) initiative.

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BUILDING A CULTURE OF LEARNING IN CORK Great news for Cork – the city has been chosen by UNESCO as one of only 15 worldwide to serve as a case study for its new Global Network of Learning Cities (GNLC). It joins Cork’s twin city Swansea in Wales and Epsoo, Finland’s second city, in representing Europe on GNLC.

Cork City Council’s decision to work towards becoming a learning city, first expressed over a decade ago, is aimed at improving the lives of its citizens, by reducing inequality and social exclusion. It is also about encouraging investment into the city and its region, and therefore increasing employment.

This came about because Cork has been a pioneer in organising a festival devoted to Lifelong Learning - the first in Ireland, and the only one of its kind in Europe. It involves all levels and types of learning from pre-school to Third Level, formal and informal, and uniquely, participation from the State, community, voluntary and private sectors.

The Lifelong Learning Festival is inclusive, encouraging the involvement of those who may not usually participate in learning. They include those who live in the most disadvantaged areas of the city, or who belong to often marginalised communities - among them the disabled, Travellers, new communities – not only to participate by attending events but also to organise their own.

Back in 2002 Cork City Council adopted the Cork City Development Board’s Strategy Imagine Our Future, committing itself to work towards making Cork a City of Learning. The Lifelong Learning Festival has proved to be a powerful means of implementing that aspiration. On April 28 last Cork City Council took another important step when it voted to adopt the UNESCO Beijing Declaration on Building Learning Cities: Lifelong Learning for All: Promoting Inclusion, Prosperity and Sustainability in Cities the first and, so far, the only city authority in Ireland to do so. Councillor Lorraine Kingston, then Deputy Lord Mayor of Cork, and Tina Neylon, Co-ordinator of the Lifelong Learning Festival, had been guests of UNESCO at its first International Conference on Learning Cities in Beijing, China, in October 2013, where the Declaration was discussed and adopted. The Declaration affirms the vital importance of education for the future of all human communities. It concluded with a ‘Call to Action’ - urging UNESCO to establish a global network of learning cities to support and accelerate the practice of lifelong learning in the world’s communities.

Unlike many learning festivals elsewhere, it is not just about adults, it is about the lifelong experience – showcasing and celebrating learning opportunities from the cradle to the grave. It includes formal, informal and non-formal learning, all celebrated, recognised and presented equally. Any official designation as a Learning City is an acknowledgement of the work already done by many to develop a culture of lifelong learning in Cork and an encouragement to drive to develop it further. It also contributes to the positive profile of the city already achieved with the designation of Cork as a WHO Healthy City. Since becoming involved with EcCoWell, the approach to Cork becoming a Lifelong Learning City has broadened to become holistic, with the involvement of health, the environment, economic development, with all sectors working together towards greater equality, social inclusion and a better quality of life for everyone. The festival has challenged people’s own perceptions about learning. It has helped individuals and institutions to

www.corkcity.ie/learningfestival email: learningfestival@corkcity.ie

re-imagine the place of learning in diverse activities, in disparate organisations, and to reposition lifelong learning as a core activity, central to the human experience and central to life in the city. The Steering Group recently set up to advance the UNESCO Declaration on Building Learning Cities is co-chaired by William McAuliffe, Chair of the Festival Organising Committee, and Pat Ledwidge, the Director of Strategic Planning & Economic Development at Cork City Council. See http://learningcities.uil.unesco.org/home EcCoWell = Ecology & Economy; Community & Culture; Well-being & Lifelong Learning. See www.eccowellcork.com

What is a Learning City? The UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning defines a learning city as follows:

A Learning City is a city which effectively mobilises its resources in every sector to: • promote inclusive learning from basic to higher education; • re-vitalise learning in families and communities; • facilitate learning for and in the workplace; • extend the use of modern learning technologies; • enhance quality and excellence in learning; and • foster a culture of learning throughout life. In so doing it will create and reinforce individual empowerment and social cohesion, economic and cultural prosperity, and sustainable development.


HELP FOR THE UNEMPLOYED

Citywide Network members: Active Pulse Theatre Group, Adult Guidance Service of Cork Education & Training Board, Altrusa Adult Literacy Service, The Carers Association, Cork City Libraries, Disability Education Network, Good Shepherd Services, NASC – The Irish Immigrant Support Centre, the Retired People’s Network, Simon Community, Social & Health Education Network, Sophia Housing, Welcome English Centre, The Lantern Community Project.

max 9.45am – 10.45am Yogaworx, East Village, Douglas

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ONE BOOK, ONE COMMUNITY INTER SCHOOLS QUIZ First Years in Terence MacSwiney Secondary school compete with 5th class students from local primary schools St Mary’s on the Hill, Scoil Padre Pio, Sunday’s Well BNS & GNS along with their parents in this Inter Schools Table Quiz. It’s based on the book Gangsta Granny, written by the increasingly popular children’s author David Walliams of Little Britain fame. Part of the annual One Book, One Community Family Reading Initiative in Knocknaheeny. Parking off Hollyhill Lane behind the PE Hall at the back of the school. Info Ann Neff Tel: 086 010 6412

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The Citywide Community Education Network has a stand in the dole office this morning & tomorrow morning, where you can talk to them about courses & other services available across the city. The Network is supported by the Cork Education & Training Board. Info: Eamonn Kirwan Tel: 492 4922

School Library, Terence MacSwiney Secondary School, Knocknaheeny

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10am – 11am

9.30am – 12.30pm Social Protection Office, Hanover St

Organised by Home School Community Liaison in Terence MacSwiney Secondary School, St.Mary’s on the Hill Primary, Scoil Padre Pio Primary, Sunday’s Well BNS & GNS - members of the Knocknaheeny/ Hollyhill Community Education Network. Info Ann Neff Tel: 086 010 6412

TRY A GENTLE PILATES CLASS Experience all the benefits of Pilates by joining a regular class with Pilates People Cork: postural alignment, strength, flexibility, balance, relaxation. Booking essential, as places limited. Call Jaconel Janssen Tel: 085 161 3505 Email: info@pilatespeoplecork.com Web: www.pilatespeoplecork.com 10am Lifetime Lab, Lee Rd

LEARN ABOUT FOOD WASTE & COMPOSTING Workshop & demonstration on preventing food waste & composting food & garden waste at the Cork City Council Stop Food Waste demo site with trainer Donal O’Leary. This session for school groups, must book – call 494 1500 or email: lifetimelab@ corkcity.ie At noon there’s a session open to the public. Two sessions daily until Friday.

10am – 11am School of the Divine Child, Lavanagh Centre, Ballintemple

MUSICAL PERFORMANCE Students at the school demonstrate their skills, performing on a variety of technologies & instruments. The concert is a result of the collaboration between SoundOUT & Music Generation; three music tutors visit the School of the Divine Child every Tuesday. Park offsite in Ballintemple, or take bus 202. Book to attend by calling Pauline Meade Tel: 429 1804 www.lavanagh.ie

10am – Noon School of the Divine Child, Lavanagh Centre, Ballintemple

MAKING THE MOST OF MULTIMEDIA For details see Monday 10am. Booking necessary.

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10am – 11.30am Meeting Room, 1st Floor, Student Centre, CIT

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10.30am

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Community Building, Knocknaheeny

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PRESENTATION & TOUR Come to an Information Session on the Higher Certificate in Business Studies for Mature Students in CIT. Learn about the course, how to apply, the supports available for mature students, hear the first-hand experience of a mature student at CIT. Tea/coffee served. Parking limited on campus, so allow extra time or use the bus.

FLOWER ARRANGING DEMONSTRATION Discover how easy flower arranging can be. Classes take place during the year. Info from Norma Kenny 439 9503 – call her to book your place this morning. Organised by Cork City Partnership Knocknaheeny Outreach Office.

Tel: 433 5138/433 5109 Email: maturestudent@cit.ie Web: www.cit.ie/maturestudent Places limited, book by emailing Christine Nolan christine.nolan@cit.ie

max 10am – 1pm & 2pm –4pm Knocknaheeny Community Building

EXHIBITION OF ART, PHOTOS, CRAFTS BY LOCALS

Féile Buanfhoghlama Chorcaí

See Monday for details. Continues until Friday.

10am – Noon Cork College of Commerce, Morrison’s Island

ENJOY A SHORT TREATMENT Meet with students in their classroom & avail of a short treatment in Reflexology or Back Massage. Book your slot, call Geraldine Kingston Tel: 422 38 44 Tel: 422 2100 Email: queries@ccoc.ie Web: www.corkcollegeofcommerce.ie

10.30am – 2pm

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North Presentation Secondary School, Farranree

LEARN ABOUT WORLD WAR TWO You are invited to a History Conference, a morning of talks on aspects of World War Two given by guest speaker Gerry White, North Presentation Adult Education students and the Transition Year group. Topics include: The Irishmen involved in D Day; The Battle of Stalingrad; female secret agents; other key figures involved. Come & join in what promises to be a fascinating look back. The event is hosted by the regular Tuesday Adult Education History group. Light refreshments at 10.30am. Limited parking in school car park, and on main road. Bus 203 stops outside school. Supported by North Presentation Secondary School & Home School Community Liasion. See also Thursday at 11am, continuing theme of North Pres Remembers World War Two. Please book your place, call Joanne Twomey Tel: 085 815 4328

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Noon – 5pm

11am – 1pm Bishopstown Library, Wilton

LEARN ABOUT THE VIKINGS

Noon

COMPUTERS FOR THE PETRIFIED Take the first steps towards becoming a silver surfer. Meet coach Michael O’Connor & you’ll see how easy it is. Find out about the other activities at this award-winning centre. Free refreshments. Call Roger Coughlan Tel: 434 8595 M 086 386 6975 Email: bishopstownseniors@gmail.com. Repeated Wed & Thurs.

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Join Jarls, Karls and Thralls as a group of actors re-enact a typical day in the life of a Viking. Exhibition of the Brook Day Centre service users’ research on Viking life. Free parking available in Wilton car park & free refreshments at 11am. Organised by the Brook Day Centre, Donnybrook, Douglas Tel: 489 1940 Email: CarolMcAuliffe- 27hotmail.com

Bishopstown Senior Social Centre, Wilton Park House

Lifetime Lab, Lee Rd

LEARN ABOUT FOOD WASTE & COMPOSTING See 10am for details.

1pm Triskel

COMMUNITY EDUCATION PRIORITIES – DOCUMENT LAUNCH

Noon – 1pm Cork College of Commerce, Morrison’s Island

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LEARN HOW TO COPE WITH STRESS Are you too busy? Never have enough time? Stressed out? Understand the psychology of stress & how to manage it. Places limited, book by calling 422 2100

Find out what are the priorities for Community Education over the next five years from those who organise & deliver it on the ground. Community Education in Cork City is vibrant & thriving with over 100 organisations delivering classes & programmes to learners in community settings. They are organised locally in 10 networks, each represented on the Cork City Community Education Network Forum. Today the Forum launches its new document setting out its priorities for the next five years. Info from Forum Chairperson Liz O’Halloran, Tel: 450 8528 Email: mayfieldcalp@eircom.net The Community Education Networks, supported by Cork Education & Training Board (Cork ETB), are: Knocknaheeny, Churchfield/Gurranabraher, Farranree, Cathedral/Shandon/Blackpool, The Glen, Mayfield, Mahon, Ballyphehane/ Togher, Bishopstown/Glasheen, Traveller Education, Disability Education & Citycentre/Citywide.

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1.10pm – 2pm

2pm – 5pm

Foyer, CIT Cork School of Music

Blackpool Library

LUNCHTIME CONCERT – TRADITIONAL MUSIC

EXHIBITION OF COMMUNITY ART

Solo & ensemble performances by CITCSM’s undergraduate & postgraduate students of Irish Traditional Music, lecturer Johnny McCarthy.

Display of work from Cork City Partnership supported Community Arts initiatives in Gurranabraher, Knocknaheeny, The Glen / Mayfield & Fairhill. Works include photographs, paintings, crafts & much more. Come along & view the broad range of work. Opportunities for people to get involved in these and similar community arts projects. Info Cork City Partnership 430 2310 or Margo Hayes 087 196 2023. Continues until 1pm Friday.

Some seating, wheelchair accessible, onstreet parking, Bistro on-site. Info Edel Sullivan 087 234 4669

2.15pm – 3pm 1.30pm – 3pm

Community Centre, Hollyhill

Central Library, Grand Parade

LEARN ABOUT LAMH

LEARN HOW TO STAY SAFE ONLINE

Féile Buanfhoghlama Chorcaí

Damien Mulley of Mulley Communications, who teaches organisations how to communicate amongst themselves & with the world, shows you how to stay safe online when using websites & email, good browsers, how to stop spyware. He teaches you how to lock down your Facebook account to protect your privacy, and how to spot scam. Especially organised for the festival. Sponsored by Blacknight Solutions. Booking essential as spaces limited. Call 492 4900 Blacknight is a 100% Irish owned ICANN accredited domain registrar & hosting company, based in Carlow. Recipient of several awards for its revolutionary use of social media, it’s one of Europe’s cutting edge Internet companies, serving clients in 130 countries. In 2014 it opened its own eco-friendly datacentre.

Come to a talk by Sian Walsh about Lamh, the hand signing system for people with intellectual disabilities. Signing demonstration by Rita Murphy & Sandra Twomey. Organised by Cope Foundation, call Mary Keating 085 210 1646 email keatingm@cope-foundation.ie

THE FREE UNIVERSITY: ACE AT UCC PUBLIC LECTURE PROGRAMME Boole 5, UCC

2pm – 3pm

IRELAND’S PART IN WORLD WAR I In August 1914 the United Kingdom of Great Britain & Ireland declared war on Germany. There were already 16 regiments in the army proclaiming themselves Irish

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Bishopstown Senior Social CentreWilton Park House

LEARN TO PLAY CARDS

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Join this regular session – and, if you’re a beginner, learn to play 45 with coach Haulie Lynch. Free refreshments. Discover other activities at this award-winning centre. Info Roger Coughlan, Tel: 434 8595 – 086 386 6975

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2.30pm – 5pm & wearing either a harp or shamrock as their badge. In 1914 they were joined by tens of thousands of volunteers. The survivors returned to a country transforming in a new struggle. John Ware examines the war from Ireland’s perspective & tells the story of Irish soldiers: from the Indian veterans who hung up their red coats in 1914, to the young men in gas masks who fought on the most savage battlefields ever known. 3pm – 4pm

GLOBAL JUSTICE & HUMAN RIGHTS Mark Kernan explores the role of human rights in the global quest for social & economic justice. He asks what it means for a country or society to economically & socially develop. As an illustration he uses a brief case study of the potential negative impact of industrial globalisation on one particular country, community or society. He suggests how the combined concepts of global justice & human rights might work to both highlight the injustices caused & the remedies open to the marginalised. 4pm – 5pm

THE DRIVE FOR EQUALITY: WOMEN, FEMINISM & DEVELOPMENT Michael Blayney discusses how women went from being ‘equal’ members of hunter-gatherer societies to ‘secondary’ to men following the Neolithic Revolution. His illustrated talk looks at patriarchy & the rise of Feminist movements in the west that challenged its dominance. He examines modern matriarchal societies & their similarities & differences with Ireland & what the future holds for women’s drive for recognition and equality.

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Cork City & County Archives Service, Seamus Murphy Building, 32 Great William O’Brien Street, Blackpool

LEARN ABOUT CORK’S HISTORY & HERITAGE Second in series of talks during festival week is UCC historian Gabriel Doherty on Cork and the Death of O’Donovan Rossa in 1915: Newspaper Evidence. Booking preferred as places limited. Email: archivist@corkcity.ie Tel: 450 5876 Map on: www.corkarchives.ie/visitus

Bus 205 and 208. Visitor parking at Perrott’s Avenue and Perrot’s Inch http:// www.ucc.ie/en/build/commuting/maps/ To book your place, please ring 490 4700.

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tuesday 2.30pm – 4pm Cork City Childcare, Dundanion House, Blackrock Road

OPEN AFTERNOON AT CORK CITY CHILDCARE

Féile Buanfhoghlama Chorcaí

Parents, childcare workers & childminders are invited to Cork City Childcare’s offices, to find out about childcare provision in Cork City & about government funded childcare schemes. There’s also a Careers in Childcare Information Service available to anyone interested in pursuing a rewarding career. Parking available. Travelling from the city on the main Blackrock Road, Dundanion House is second left after the Topaz Garage, opposite the junction with Church Rd. Contact: Ruth or Elizabeth Tel: 435 7500 Email: ruth@corkcitychidlcare.ie Web: www.corkcitychildcare.ie

STARTING YOUR FAMILY TREE Hear from Helen Sisk of the Cork Genealogical Society how to start researching your family. All welcome. Cork Genealogical Society meets regularly, provides information on sources & a discussion forum for members, it costs only €15 to join for a year. See www.corkgenealogicalsociety.com Look for other sessions in your local library this week.

3pm – 3.45pm Alliance Française de Cork, Enterprise House, 36 Mary Street, off George’s Quay

LEARN ABOUT LORRAINE

3pm University College Cork

Hear from Clare Issartel about the historically fascinating & culturally diverse region of the Lorraine, located in the north-east of France bordering Belgium, Luxembourg & Germany. All welcome.

GEORGE BOOLE WALKING TOUR OF UCC

Tel: 431 0677 Email: info@alliancefrancaisecork.com

See Monday for details.

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3pm – 4pm Central Library, Grand Parade


tuesday

5pm – 6pm max Room 412, Main Building 24

3D PRINTING: AN INTRODUCTION

Sawmill Street

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Antonio Ianni, educator & designer, introduces you to 3D printing & 3D scanner technologies through a demonstration & an exhibition of 3D printed models. A special event for the festival. See www.stjohnscollege. ie/courses-2/art-and-design/design3d-print/ for courses available. Booking required, as places limited - call Antonio Tel: 087 983 3762 Email: aianni@stjohnscollege.ie

St. John’s Central College

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Boardroom/Lecture Hall

HEALTHY FAMILY NUTRITION Come to a short talk on healthy nutrition, looking at the effects of high sugar consumption. Are we eating food with zero nutritional value? What are processed foods doing to us? How can we make positive changes to improve our family’s long term health? Booking required, as places limited - Tel: 087 223 9557 or Email: bchambers@stjohnscollege.ie

5.45pm – 7.15pm Lecture Theatre

GOSPEL CHOIR OPEN REHEARSAL St. John’s Gospel Choir performs every Tuesday @ 5.45pm. It’s a fun, energetic choir, looking for new members! So come along & listen - you may want to join. Email: Gospelchoir@stjohnscollege.ie See www.stjohnscollege.ie for courses, information & map, or call 425 5500

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tuesday

6pm – 7pm Room G05, Western Gateway Building, Western Rd, UCC

PUBLIC LECTURE: NEW FRONTIERS OF PHYSICS

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As part of the George Boole 200 celebrations, UCC welcomes Professor Séamus Davis, the JG White Distinguished Professor of Physical Sciences at Cornell University, New York, for a lecture & discussion. He will introduce the most exciting & fundamental challenges Physics faces today & discuss the approaches being taken to solve these mysteries. 6pm-7pm

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Tel: 420 5558 Email georgeboole200@ucc.ie

LEARN ABOUT PART-TIME BUSINESS COURSES Come to a presentation on the parttime courses offered at CIT’s School of Business, including undergraduate degree & Masters programmes in Business, Accounting & Human Resource Management. Plenty of time for questions. Free refreshments. Booking essential- Tel: 433 5900 or 433 5902 or Email: adulted@cit.ie Web: www.cit.ie/prospectus

6pm – 7pm Room 11, SMA Community Centre, Wilton

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Féile Buanfhoghlama Chorcaí

TAKE A QIGONG LESSON Master Mark van Dam has developed courses balancing Tai Chi, Chi Gung, Meditation, Yoga, the Alexander Method & other self-healing exercises. Drawing from over 25 years of experience, he combines them into a simple 15 minute routine. It’s good for your general health & for a number of conditions. Lesson for beginners here on Tuesdays – check www.markvandam.com for other venues in Cork City & County. Booking essential as places limited - Tel: 023 885 7370 or 086 159 1881

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Family Resource Centre, Mahon

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6pm – 7pm

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TRY ZUMBA

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Zumba is a combination of dance & aerobics & works intensely on parts of the body. It includes hip-hop, salsa, mambo and samba.  If you’re thinking of getting on the fitness bandwagon, Zumba should be high on your priority list. It decreases stress, improves flexibility & is a fun way to lose weight. Join the regular class here and try it. If you want to join, you can. Parking available. Booking necessary as places limited. Call Maeve or Elsa 435 8866 or email info@frcentre.ie

6.30pm – 9pm The Lantern Community Project, 14 George’s Quay (red door)

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PALESTINE - A DEVELOPMENT EDUCATION PERSPECTIVE SHEP guest speaker Dr Kathy GlavanisGrantham, retired lecturer in Sociology at UCC, examines the issue of the Palestine Question through the lens of Development Education. She taught in Palestine for 9 years at the Birzeit University near Ramallah.

6.30pm – 7.30pm LG51, Cavanagh Pharmacy Building, UCC

MURDER & ETHICS IN RECENT ITALIAN CRIME FICTION

Presented by the Social & Health Education Project in association with Irish Aid & the Lantern Community Project. Info SHEP 466 6180 or the Lantern Project 086 023 6442 Booking essential, as places limited. Call Geraldine Flanagan 466 6180

Dr Mark Chu, Senior Lecturer in Italian, UCC, continues his discussion of Italian crime fiction from previous festivals with two recent novels: Florentine writer Marco Vichi’s fifth Inspector Bordelli novel, Death in the Tuscan Hills (La forza del destino, 2011) & the latest in the Guido Guerrieri series by Gianrico Carofiglio, La regola dell’equilibrio (The Rule of Balance’). All welcome. Info: 490 2335/2486 email:italian@ucc.ie The venue is on the lower ground floor of the Cavanagh building – entrance opposite AIB on College Road.

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St Anthony’s Sports Hall, Ballinlough

KARATE KIDS – TRY A FREE CLASS Children aged 5+ can join the regular class here & try Karate. See Monday for details. More free classes in different locations Wed, Thurs & Friday.

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7pm – 8pm 6pm – 7pm

iPAD – KNOW HOW? At this informal session Joseph Henchin, one of the college’s computer teachers, shows you how to get the most from your iPad. Event is for those not familiar with iPads or thinking of buying one. He’ll also answer questions on apps & accessories.

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HERBS FOR HOME REMEDIES Carol Neenan talks about herbs & how they can be used as home remedies & to improve health. She explains which herbs should be used for certain conditions, including colds & flu, wounds, sore throats, fatigue, recovery from illness, and many others. She’ll give out samples so hopes you will book, so she has enough to distribute. Call number below. 6.30pm – 7.30pm

TACKLING CHILDHOOD OBESITY

Féile Buanfhoghlama Chorcaí

Niamh Gaine, tutor in Childcare at the college & author of Child Health and Wellbeing, gives a short talk on childhood obesity. She explores the extent & causes of Ireland’s problem with it & offers practical tips & solutions.

Cork College of Commerce Morrison’s Island

6pm – 6.45pm

LEARN ABOUT THE STOCK EXCHANGE Interested in stocks & shares? Want to understand how the Stock Exchange works? This event is for you. The college offers An Introduction to the Stock Exchange short course each term.

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6.30pm – 9pm

HOW TO START A SMALL BUSINESS Every thought of starting a business? Sit in on a class & experience this night course in small business set-up. The college offers the course in Autumn & Spring. If coming, please leave a message on 422 2100 so there’s a seat for you.


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SOCIOLOGY – AN INTRODUCTION

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OPEN ART STUDIO Members of Mahon Men’s Art Group invite you to see a display of their work. Details see Monday. Repeated Wed & Thurs.

7pm – 8pm

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Gain an insight into our interaction within society and how this is analysed through different methods of research, with this overview of Sociology/Social Studies. Places limited, book by calling number below.

Mahon Youth Centre, The Portacabins, Mahon Drive

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7pm – 9pm 7pm – 8pm

INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY OF LAW Paul Cotter, a teacher at the college, gives a presentation designed to equip the lifelong learner with an understanding of what’s involved in the study of Law. An informal session, plenty of time for questions. 7pm – 8.30pm

INTERNET SAFETY – AN ILLUSTRATED TALK See Monday for details.

7pm – 9pm Camden Palace Hotel Community Arts Centre, Camden Quay

7pm – 9.30pm

A TASTE OF MARKETING & SALES Interested in Marketing & Sales? Take this opportunity to sit in on a class & learn what attending the course is like. Night course offered in Autumn & Spring. Please call number below, so there’s a seat for you.

LEARN ABOUT THE ARABIC LANGUAGE Enjoy an introduction to the history of the Arabic language with Mrs Omhanin Eltaib. You’ll also learn about the Arabic alphabet, the basics of its grammar, forming of words & sentences. With her you’ll take a brief look at the love poem in Arabic. Arabic lessons here every Tuesday. All welcome. Ethnic tea offered. Info Kamal Eltaib, Tel: 086 333 6847 Email: kamaleltaib@hotmail.com or the Camden Palace Hotel Tel: 455 2383

Tel: 422 2100 Email:queries@ccoc.ie Web: www.corkcollegeofcommerce.ie

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COLOUR MADE EASY – A WORKSHOP

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A fascinating exploration of Colour Theory, used as a critical tool by artists. The workshop with Visions School of Art begins with an introduction to the Colour Wheel; examines the difference between coloured light & materials or pigments & how they relate to one another; then explores how different hues work together. A taught workshop, with practical examples. This is part one of a two part workshop offered every few months. Visions School of Art also offers weekly Painting in Acrylics classes here. Info Andrew Carroll 087 149 9615 email and. carroll@gmail.com www.artclass.ie

7.30pm – 9pm Family Resource Centre, Mahon

7.30pm – 9pm Welcome English Centre, Convent Place, off Proby’s Quay

OPEN CHOIR REHEARSAL Come and join in an open rehearsal of the World as One Multicultural Choir. The choir was formed in 2008 & its repertoire is joyful & upbeat. Members come from different countries including Lithuania, Spain, Ethiopia, Ecuador, Poland, China, and of course Ireland! Come to listen & sing & you may be tempted to join. All welcome. The choir meets weekly here. Convent Place is off Proby’s Quay, turn right before La Dolce Vita restaurant. Info Ann Bracken, Tel: 087 238 5527 Email: apmbracken@hotmail.com

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TRY A YOGA CLASS Join the regular yoga class & learn its benefits. Yoga reduces stress, develops inner calm, increases strength, conditioning & overall energy, improves posture, helps your weight management, your sleep improves, so does your hormonal balance. After trying a class, you are welcome to join.

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Booking essential, call Maeve or Elsa, Tel: 435 8866 Email: info@frcentre.ie See Thursday at 11.30am for daytime class.

8pm St Columba’s Hall, Douglas

SENIOR DANCING COMPETITION Take your partners for the Young at Heart Senior Dancing Competition – the eighth year of this event in association with the festival. Whether you dance as a couple or two ladies together, you’re very welcome, so get your dancing shoes out! You’ll be competing for the Douglas Village Perpetual Trophy, and for gold, silver and bronze medals. For information about this event & Young at Heart’s activities all year round, call Phil Goodman 087 298 7161

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8pm – 9.30pm Groundfloor Concourse, CIT Cork School of Music

Enjoy an entertaining & eclectic mix of vocal & instrumental music, representing some of the many aspects of musical lifelong learning in Cork. •

The Cope Foundation (Hollyhill) Travelling Show presented by The Amazing Team – director Mary Keating

The Glen Flute Group (CITCSM Outreach Programme) & CAFÉ (Cork Adult Flute Ensemble) director Caoimhe Conlon

CIT (Bishopstown) Staff Choir – directed by Val Flannery

The Voices Choir – directed by Mary Pedder Daly

Cello Soloist – Ilse de Ziah

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FESTIVAL CONCERT

Wheelchair accessible, on-street parking. No need to book but seating limited - so arrive a bit early as first come, first served. Info Edel Sullivan Tel: 087 234 4669 Organisations involved: CIT Cork School of Music & Bishopstown Campus; CAFÉ (Cork Adult Flute Ensemble) & Cope Foundation (Hollyhill)

Glen Flute Club

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LEARN ABOUT THE VIKINGS Exhibition of research by service users at the Brook Day Centre. Until Friday, for details see Tuesday.

Tory Top Road Library, Ballyphehane Central Library, Grand Parade

10am

7pm

ART DEMONSTRATION

LAUNCH OF CD

Join the Wednesday Library Painters & you could be tempted to join them - all welcome.

Singer songwriter Dave Burke launches his CD “Fulfil the Wish.” All welcome. Tel: 492 4900

2.15pm

LEARN SOME BEAD WORK The Library, Douglas Village Shopping Centre 11.30am - 12.30pm

All are welcome to an Introduction to Bead Work presented by Bead Wizards.Tel: 492 4934

STARTING YOUR FAMILY TREE

Blackpool Library, Redforge Rd

Hear from James Quain of the Cork Genealogical Society how to start researching your family. All welcome. Tel: 492 4932

10am

CELEBRATION OF ONE BOOK ONE COMMUNITY See separate entry.

Bishopstown Library, Wilton Shopping Centre 11.30am

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THE BATTLE OF KINSALE Local historian Pat Gunn gives a talk about Spanish intervention in Ireland in 1601-2. All welcome.

2.30pm - 3.30pm

STARTING YOUR FAMILY TREE Hear from Ann Marie Coghlan of the Cork Genealogical Society how to start researching your family. All welcome. See www. corkgenealogicalsociety.com 10am - 1pm & 2pm - 5.30pm

All day

EXHIBITION OF COMMUNITY ART

CURRAHEEN FAMILY CENTRE EXHIBITION

A display of art from communities across the northside of the city. See separate entry. Tel: 492 4933

See Monday for details. Continues until end of March.

RITA LYNCH EXHIBITION

Frank O’Connor Library, Mayfield

The life & times of the Macroom-born soprano. Tel: 492 4950

10am - 1pm

A CELEBRATION OF LOCAL LEARNING See separate entry. All welcome. Tel: 492 4935

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Continue until Friday - see Monday for details. 9am – 5pm Foyer, Civic Offices, City Hall Continues until Friday – see Monday for details.

9.30am – 11am St John’s Central College, Sawmill St

EXPERIENCE LEARNING IN THE MAYFIELD COMMUNITY – INVESTIGATE, PARTICIPATE CELEBRATE! The Mayfield Community Education Network hosts a morning of free participative workshops & displays from local community groups & schools. It’s a vibrant morning of dance performances such as Salsa, Irish, Ballroom etc, with the option of just watching - or maybe joining in! Displays of art, crafts, demonstrations of beauty & make-up, cross stitch & flower arranging also for you to enjoy, together with music, local choirs & schools performing. Refreshments provided free. All are welcome.

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ART BY YOUNG TRAVELLERS

Frank O’Connor Library, Old Youghal Rd, Mayfield

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9am – 5pm Coláiste Stiofáin Naofa, Tramore Rd 10am – 1pm

HOLIDAY HELPDESK Students on the Tourism & e-Travel courses at St John’s provide a free service to people with queries about holidays. They source information, so you are well prepared before heading to a travel agent to book. Info email: dglavin@stjohnscollege.ie or visit www. stjohscollege.ie for details of courses or call 425 5500 .Repeated Thursday at 2pm. 9.30am – 12.30pm

The Mayfield Community Education Network (CEN) is a group of adult/ community education providers in the Mayfield area. The network brings together Mayfield Community Adult Learning Project, Mayfield Arts, Lotamore Family Resource Centre, Home School Community Liaison teachers from Mayfield Community School, St. Patrick’s Schools, Scoil Mhuire Banrion & St. John the Apostle B.N.S., Health Action Zone & Mayfield Write-On Adult Basic Education Service.

Social Protection Office, Hanover St

HELP FOR THE UNEMPLOYED The Citywide Community Education Network has a stand in the dole office this morning & tomorrow morning, where you can talk to them about courses & other services available across the city. The Network is supported by the Cork Education & Training Board. Info: Eamonn Kirwan 492 4922 For more details see Tuesday. 10am

Further information about the event or the network, call 450 8562

10am – 1pm & 2pm – 4pm Knocknaheeny Community Building

EXHIBITION OF ART, PHOTOS, CRAFTS BY LOCALS See Monday for details.

Lifetime Lab, Lee Rd

LEARN ABOUT FOOD WASTE & COMPOSTING See Tuesday for details.

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10am – 1pm

10am – 5pm

Blackpool Library

Blackpool Library

ONE BOOK, ONE COMMUNITY A CELEBRATION

EXHIBITION OF COMMUNITY ART

Join students from Blarney Street CBS, North Presentation Primary, St Vincent’s Primary, Scoil Muire Fatima & North Monastery Secondary schools, as they celebrate their involvement in the One Book, One Community project, which encourages reading at both school & at home.

Until Friday, see Tuesday for details.

This year’s chosen book 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne, the science fiction classic, inspired the artwork on display. Pupils are also performing Event organised by the Shandon/ Cathedral/Blackpool Community Education Network

10.30am – 12.30pm Knocknaheeny Community Building

COOKERY DEMONSTRATION Learn some quick & easy nutritional dishes to make in your own kitchen. Regular classes here on Tuesday mornings. Organised by Cork City Partnership Knocknaheeny Outreach Office. Places limited, to book call Norma Kenny, Tel: 439 9503

Info Liam Buckley, Blarney St CBS Tel: 086 263 0078

10am – 5pm NLN Training Centre, Hollymount Industrial Estate, Hollyhill (across the road from Apple) 10am – 4.30pm 1st Floor, CCAD Sullivan’s Quay Campus (old tax office)

Féile Buanfhoghlama Chorcaí

TRAIN IN CREATIVITY & CHANGE Creativity & Change training is for those involved in youth work, adult education & community development. Today’s training will help to develop creative skills & tools to engage participants/ learners with ideas around participation, global citizenship & change. A day of creativity & reflection that will stimulate & motivate. Training delivered by CIT Crawford College of Art & Design in conjunction with the Lantern Project with support from EcCoWell. Booking essential, please book your place by Thurs March 19 to avoid disappointment.

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Contact Norma Roche Tel: 086 023 6442 Email norma@lanternproject.ie Web: www.lanternproject.ie

10am – 3pm

OPEN DAY WITH ACTIVITIES Find out about the full time certified training programmes on offer at the National Learning Network (NLN) training centres here at Hollyhill & at Model Farm Road. The employment & developmental programmes cater for adults who need additional supports & different approaches because of a health condition, injury, illness, mild or specific learning difficulty, mental health problem etc. NLN aims to provide students with the skills & aptitudes to progress on to employment, further training or education or other outcomes appropriate to each individual. Short briefings at 10am, 11am, Noon, 1pm & 2pm - or come at any time today to meet instructors & students & learn about the programmes at FETAC levels 3 to 5.


10.30am – Noon & 1.30pm – 3pm

10am – 2pm

INTRODUCTION TO CAPACITAR WELLNESS PRACTICES

TAKE A WALK ON THE WILDSIDE

Noon – 1pm

AN INTRODUCTION TO IRISH SIGN LANGUAGE Learn basic phrases in Irish Sign Language (ISL), to spell your name etc.

CRAFT WORKSHOPS 11am – 12.30pm

BASIC MONOPRINTING Using photocopying or hand drawn images, create an original & surprisingly effective print. 1.30pm – 3pm

BASIC HAND BUILDING POTTERY Have fun using a variety of possible techniques like coil building, pinch pots & slab building to make pieces in clay that you can take home later. 11.30am – 1pm

CAKE DECORATING WORKSHOP Watch a demonstration on cake decorating & then decorate your own cupcakes using a variety of tools & techniques. Places limited at workshops, book yours in advance.

The Exotic Animal Roadshow showcases learning about environmental issues. Today the focus is on wildlife, both domestic & foreign. There’s a static display/ mini zoo, paint on animal tattoos plus wild art & crafts. Booking only required for groups. 11am – 12.30pm

INTRODUCTION TO WRAP The Wellness Recovery Action Plan, or WRAP, is an evidence based practice used world-wide by people who are dealing with mental health challenges as well as medical conditions. Diabetes, weight gain, pain management, addictions, smoking, redundancy, significant transitions & trauma are some of the many challenges that can benefit. This introduction shows how WRAP works & how simple it is. Places limited, book yours.

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NLN instructor Bernadette Nolan delivers two sessions on Capacitar Wellness Practices. Capacitar means to empower & to encourage. Training teaches simple healing practices that restore balance in the energy system, developing skills to manage stress, anxiety & trauma. Places limited, book yours.

2.30pm – 5pm

LIFE AFTER LEAVING CERT FOR STUDENTS WITH ASD Psychologist Seamus Feehan, Kieran Kennedy of Shine, a representative from Aspect, and others, outline what’s there now, what the deficits are & what might be coming on stream in the next 2-4 years for students leaving school. Representatives from organisations providing services to school leavers on the Autistic Spectrum also on hand to chat to individuals. A valuable session for parents, teachers, guidance councillors & others interested in students with ASD who will soon be leaving second level education. Booking not required but preferred. Organisations involved today: National Learning Network, The Animal Roadshow, Aspect, Shine. Parking available on site, tea/coffee/scones provided, 202 bus stops outside centre, top of Harbour View Road, across from Apple. Booking only required for groups, except where places are limited. Maximum number for group visit is 20. To book: phone Alice or Maria 434 1028 or Kay 430 0144 or email hollyhill@nln.ie or modelfarmroad@nln.ie.

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10.30am

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Curraheen Family Centre, Meeting Room, Church of the Real Presence, Curraheen Rd

Douglas Community School

CORK HARBOUR THROUGH TIME - ILLUSTRATED TALK Local historian Councillor Kieran McCarthy will take you on a fascinating journey, through the medium of postcards from 100 years ago, to give a now and then look at Cork Harbour, the second largest natural harbour in the world. All welcome. Free refreshments served. Queries: Irene Higgins Tel 454 1583

INTERGENERATIONAL QUIZ Members of Young at Heart & students from Douglas Community School join forces to pitch their skills & knowledge against each other. Each team is made up of two seniors & two students, and they compete to win the Douglas Credit Union Perpetual Trophy. All welcome. For information about Young at Heart’s activities & the quiz call Phil Goodman 087 298 7161.

The Curraheen Family Centre is a social & education centre, founded 26 years ago & run by a voluntary committee. It’s a place where people can meet in a friendly atmosphere & provides classes & activities. It enjoys the support of the Cork Education & Training Board through some tutor hours, plus one Community Employment placement. New members always welcome. The Curraheen Family Centre is a member of the Bishopstown Glasheen Community Education Network. It’s on bus routes 205 & 208. 11am – noon ICA Hall, Douglas

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PILATES FOR OLDER ADULTS

10.30am – noon

Féile Buanfhoghlama Chorcaí

James Barry Exhibition Centre, CIT

MY EDUCATION, MY FUTURE EXHIBITION LAUNCH The CIT Access Service together with the CIT Arts Office invited students from Access Linked Schools to take part in this year’s competition where aspiring young artists submit an art piece on the theme of My Education, My Future. All art work submitted from participating schools is on display in the James Barry Exhibition Centre in Cork Institute of Technology during the festival. This morning the student artists are invited with their families, friends, teachers and principals to a formal Exhibition Launch. For Information contact the CIT Access Service: Tel: 433 5138 or Email: linkedschools@cit.ie Exhibition continues 9am - 6pm until Friday.

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Come along to the regular Wednesday morning class in chair-based Pilates for older adults with Pilates People Cork. Experience all the benefits of a regular Pilates class: postural alignment, strength, flexibility, balance, relaxation. The ICA Hall is opposite the community park in Douglas, near St Columba’s Church. Booking essential, as places limited. Call Jaconel Janssen, Tel: 085 161 3505 Email: info@pilatespeoplecork.com Web: www.pilatespeoplecork.com


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Cork Opera House

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MUSIC GENERATION CORK CITY CONCERT PARTY Join the music & fun at the annual Music Generation Cork City Concert. It features performances by some of the children & young people who are learning & creating music throughout the city, and celebrates Music Generation Cork City’s partnerships with musicians & music organisations year round. Music Generation Cork City is part of Ireland’s national music education programme, initiated by Music Network, co-funded by U2, The Ireland Funds & The Department of Education, in partnership with Cork City Council, Cork ETB, the HSE, CIT, UCC and Cork City Partnership. For information on Music Generation Cork City, Tel: 4907186 or Email: aida.whooley@corketb.ie Organisations participating: Music Generation Cork City, SoundOUT, Cork Academy of Music, Barrack Street Band, ARTlifeCULTURE, Creative Tradition, MIC / Music in Community, Ballyphehane Youth Project, Club Ceoil, Cork Community Project / Voices of Cork, GMC Beats Workshops, Youth Work Ireland Cork (The Hut) Limited number of free seats (50) for the concert available for the public. To book call Cork Opera House Box Office 427 0022 or email Box Office Manager: Heather Murphy hmurphy@ corkoperahouse.ie or Irene Harte iharte@ corkoperahouse.ie

11am – 3pm Meelagh CDP for Travellers, Next to St Michael’s FC, Mahon

LAUNCH OF TRAVELLER ART PROJECT Join the Meelagh Young Traveller Girls Group as they launch their art project exploring issues around body image, entitled “Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder.” It’s the result of a collaboration between them, artist Leanne McDonagh & Rebecca Loveridge, support worker. Meelagh Young Traveller Girls meet her every Wednesday from 6pm-8pm, and it’s open to all young female Travellers. Event organised by Cork Traveller Women’s Network. For more information call the Meelagh Centre 451 5187 or Mary Hogan 087 953 8507 email: maryhcorktravellerwomen@gmail.com The project is supported by the Healthy Minds Mental Health Project of the HSE, The Traveller Health Unit at the HSE & Cork City Council.

11.15am – 12.30pm PE Hall, Cope Foundation, Hollyhill

MY OWN TWO HANDS All welcome to an exhibition of artwork on theme of citizenship. Lamh signing. Talk by Sile Divane & Sian Walsh. Signing & posters by the literacy group. Dance "My own two hands" performed by the Sunny Oak Dance Ensemble, director Mary Keating. Info 085 210 1646 Email: keatingm@cope-foundation.ie

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11.30am – 12.30pm

Noon – 5pm

Frank O Connor Library, Mayfield

Bishopstown Senior Social Centre, Wilton Park House

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COMMUNITY READING PROJECT CLOSING CEREMONY Irish Authors, One Community is the theme of this year’s community reading project. Schools in the Mayfield community read the following books at school and in the home: Wilderness by Roddy Doyle, The Ark of Dun Ruah by Maire Burke, City of Fate by Nicola Pierce and Alice & Megan Forever by Judi Curtin. The closing ceremony celebrates by launching a booklet which outlines how the students & their families engaged with the reading project. Also Gary from GMC Beats will be present to give students the opportunity to use the stories from the books to develop song writing skills to create songs & raps based on what they have read.

1.10pm – 2pm Foyer, CIT Cork School of Music

LUNCHTIME CONCERT - MUSIC TECHNOLOGY

The Community Reading Project is organised by Home School Community Liaison Coordinators involving: Mayfield Community School; St. Patrick’s G.N.S./B.N.S./Infants; St Patrick’s College; Scoil Mhuire Banrion; St John the Apostle B.N.S; St. Brendan’s G.N.S; St. Mark’s B.N.S. Members of the Mayfield Community Education Network. All welcome – especially parents & family members of the students involved. For more information, Email: admin@mayfieldcs.com

2pm – 2.45pm

Greenmount National School

SQUASH & SQUEEZE - A PERFORMANCE

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See Tuesday for details.

Come hear the timbres & textures being created by the Music Technology students of CITCSM under the guidance of lecturer Hugh McCarthy. CITCSM offers a Masters Programme in Music Technology & a range of undergraduate modules on their B.Mus and BA in Popular Music courses. Some seating, wheelchair accessible, on-street parking, Bistro on-site. Info Edel Sullivan 087 234 4669

11.30am – 12.30pm

Celebration of the collaboration between Greenmount school & clients of John Bermingham Centre at Cope Foundation with a one off performance for pre-school & Junior Infants. It’s inspired by Squash & Squeeze, the book chosen by the Greenmount Cope Book Project. To attend, book by calling Principal, Tel: 464 3503 Noon Lifetime Lab, Lee Rd

LEARN ABOUT FOOD WASTE & COMPOSTING See Tuesday for details.

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COMPUTERS FOR THE PETRIFIED

Youth Development Project, Togher Opposite Togher Church

LEARN ABOUT COMPOSTING Watch demonstrations by three trained Master Composters on site. Learn about various methods of composting, food waste prevention - and how to save water. See the garden, which is being developed by local Foroige Youth Projects in conjunction with Cork City Council’s Community Warden. A special event for the festival organised by TACT Project in conjunction with Geraldine Sutton, Cork City Council’s Community Warden. Booking not essential but appreciated. Contact Pat Conway Foroige 087 941 6995 email: pat.conway@ foroige.ie or Geraldine Sutton 086 796 8944 email: geraldine_sutton@corkcity. ieRepeated at 3.15pm today.


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SHOP & LEARN

WORKSHOP IN DIGITAL MEDIA

2pm – 4pm

Spend an hour with the Digital Media Course in Room 221 at CSN & create a 3D model of your own head! Bring a digital camera or camera phone. Workshop facilitated by Andrea and John Halpin. Email: a.halpin @csn.ie

‘SIZE MATTERS’ ALCOHOL AWARENESS Come up to the stand & say hello, learn the myths & facts about alcohol, take part in a quiz. Organised by the Cork City Partnership Community Outreach Drug Awareness Project & the TVG Drug & Alcohol Support Project. If you’d like to book the stand for your group, call Mella Magee Tel: 087 196 2022 Email: mmagee@partnershipcork.ie Returns here Wednesday from 2pm.

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Booking essential as places limited. Call Andrea to book 087 797 2586

Main Shopping Mall, Blackpool Shopping Centre

2pm – 4.30pm Merchants Quay Shopping Centre

ALCOHOL INFO POD See Monday for details.

2pm – 4pm The Darkroom, Camden Palace Hotel Community Arts Centre, Camden Quay

EXPERIENCE THE CREATIVE DARKROOM 2pm – 3pm 8 Knockrea Drive, Ballinlough

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LEARN ABOUT THE ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE Rosemary Moone, Alexander teacher for over 21 years, talks about how the Alexander Technique is a most effective way of making the changes that enhance your life. She will share some tips that participants can put into practice immediately. This is a regular weekly class. See www.alexanderteacher.ie Park on street, on bus route 215.

Drop in & spend half an hour making photograms, the perfect introduction to this traditional craft. No photographic experience required. Grab a hot drink at the Camden Café & browse the photobook library. The Darkroom has regular screenings, events & workshops - check www.darkroomcork.com Please book your slot, call Naomi Tel: 086 024 1947 or Email naomi@darkroomcork.com Repeated Thursday.

Booking necessary, as places limited. Call Rosemary 431 1411

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2pm – 4pm Education & Rights Resource Centre, 5 Churchfield Ave

OPEN DAY AT EDUCATION CENTRE Cork Anti Poverty Resource Network Ltd. hosts an Open Day showcasing the work of: Write Together Adult Literacy Scheme; Women Supporting Women Project; Cork City North Mature Women’s Group; Páisti @ No. 3 Childcare Facility. Also Write Together presents a collection of stories from learners participating in adult learning groups. Parking available. Refreshments served. All welcome. Info Catherine O’Brien, Tel: 430 7969 2pm – 5pm

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The Granary, Bessboro, Blackrock

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ADVOCACY - HOW DOES IT WORK?

THE FREE UNIVERSITY: ACE AT UCC PUBLIC LECTURE PROGRAMME Room G04, Brookfield Health Sciences Complex 2pm – 3pm

MIND READING & CONTROL: DO WE THINK LIKE WE THINK WE DO? In this dynamic & interactive presentation, UCC doctoral researcher & mind reader, Scotty Walsh, demonstrates the subtleties of perception & persuasion, explores the fragility & power of the human memory, and helps you unlock the vast potential of the human mind.

Advocacy can be defined in many ways - from speaking up for ourselves to lobbying on behalf of marginalised groups or communities. Deirdre Lillis, Advocacy Development Worker with SHEP leads this interactive workshop. Participants explore different models of advocacy & learn how it can make a difference. Info from the Social & Health Education Project email: socialandhealth@eircom.net www. socialandhealth.com

Féile Buanfhoghlama Chorcaí

Booking essential, call Geraldine Flanagan 466 6180

3pm – 4pm

WOMEN’S EXPERIENCE OF MIGRATION & INTEGRATION IN IRELAND Ciara Burke focuses on women’s migratory journeys & experiences of the asylum system in Ireland in this illustrated lecture. She discusses the issues that migrant women are faced within their home countries, their reasons for leaving & how life in direct provision affects their daily lives. Their integration into Irish society is also explored.

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Dr Séamus Ó Tuama looks at some of the recent history of road bowling in the Cork region, highlighting some of its main characters, events & developments. His illustrated presentation includes some references to the international aspects of road bowling today.

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INFORMATION ON THE PHARMACY ASSISTANT COURSE

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Brookfield Health Sciences Complex is on College Road, just beyond the Bons Secours Hospital & before the Brookfield Leisure Centre. Bus 205 and 208. Visitor parking at Perrott’s Avenue & Perrot’s Inch http://www.ucc.ie/en/build/commuting/ maps/ As places limited, booking essential, call 490 4700

Room 415, St John’s Central College, Sawmill St

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Hear about the course structure, modules, work placement, followed by a Q & A session. Email: modriscoll@stjohnscollege.ie Web: www.stjohnscollege.ie

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Cork City & County Archives Service, Seamus Murphy Building, 32 Great William O’Brien Street, Blackpool

LEARN ABOUT CORK’S HISTORY & HERITAGE Third in series of talks during festival week is Dr David Butler of UCC on Freemasonry in Cork City & County: its Halls, Artefacts & Heritage. Booking preferred as places limited. Email archivist@corkcity.ie or call 450 5876 Map on www.corkarchives.ie/visitus

5.30pm Alliance Française de Cork, Enterprise House, 36 Mary Street, Off George’s Quay

IMPROVE YOUR FRENCH PRONUNCIATION Preparing for exams at second or third level? Or just want to work on your accent? Valérie David will take you through key techniques & give you tips to improve your pronunciation in French. Tel: 431 0677 Email: info@alliancefrancaisecork.com

3pm University College Cork

GEORGE BOOLE WALKING TOUR OF UCC For details see Monday. 3.15pm – 4pm Youth Development Project, Togher Opposite Togher Church

LEARN ABOUT COMPOSTING For details see 2pm today.

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5.30pm – 6.30pm

7pm – 8pm

Cork City Childcare, Dundanion House, Blackrock Road

The Music Room, Camden Palace Hotel Community Arts Centre

DISCOVER THE ASSOCIATION OF CHILDHOOD PROFESSIONALS

TRY A BRAZILIAN PERCUSSION CLASS For details see Monday at 6pm.

The Association of Childhood Professionals is the body representing workers in Early Years Care & Education and School Age Childcare. Find out more about the importance of early childhood care and education & the work of the childhood professional in supporting children & families at the foundation stage of development. Parking available. Further info Marian Quinn 086 272 4013 email: info@ acpireland.com www.acpireland.com 6pm – 7pm GAA Club, Douglas

KARATE KIDS - TRY A FREE CLASS Children aged 5+ can join the regular class here & try Karate. See Monday for details. More free classes in different locations Thurs & Friday.

7pm – 8.30pm

6pm – 8pm

School Hall, Scoil Aiséirí Chríost, Farranree

The Spanish Studies Centre, 19, St Patrick’s Hill

TRY A SPANISH CLASS Féile Buanfhoghlama Chorcaí

Join the class for beginners in Spanish, which includes a lecture on Spanish culture. See 5pm Monday for more information about the Centre. Booking advised call Rosario Gomez Mendes 086 311 1193 or email spanishstudiescork@ gmail.com www.spanishstudiescentrecork. com 6pm – 7pm The Dance Studio, Camden Palace Hotel Community Arts Centre, Camden Quay

AN INTRODUCTION TO CAPOEIRA For details see Monday at 7pm

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CELEBRATION OF ONE BOOK, ONE COMMUNITY READING PROJECT Parents & others from the local community are welcome to join pupils from Scoil Aiséirí Chríost, Scoil Iosagáin & North Presentation Secondary as the celebrate their participation in this year’s One Book, One Community project. The book they’ve read is Stay Where You Are & Then Leave by John Boyne, an account of a boy & his father during World War I. It includes an exhibition of artworks by the pupils. Organised by Farranree Community Education Network. Info Avril Donoghue 421 0677


7pm – 9pm Togher Community Centre

YOUTH CAFÉS – A DISPLAY & PERFORMANCE

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All welcome to see a display of artwork produced by young people from Youth Cafés across the city, with Rapping performances from them to entertain you. Refreshments, tea, coffee nibbles served. Organised by the Youth Café Network Cork City. Info: Yvonne Quilligan, Cork City Partnership Ltd 430 2310 7pm – 9pm Mahon Youth Centre, The Portacabins, Mahon Drive

OPEN ART STUDIO Members of Mahon Men’s Art Group invite you to see a display of their work. Details see Monday. Repeated Thurs. 7.30pm Gresham Metropole Hotel, McCurtain St

TRY TANGO Experience the passion of Tango in an introductory class taught by Argentinian teachers, Hernan Tarilla Catvin & Enrique Lora Ringa. No need to book.The Cork Argentine Tango Society offers classes here every Wednesday: Beginners at 7.30pm; Intermediate & Advanced at 8.30pm & 9.30pm.

7pm – 9.30pm St Patrick’s National School, Gardiner’s Hill

Tel: 087 262 7887 Email: tangocork@yahoo.ie Web:www.corktango.com See Sunday for another free class.

JOIN A COMMUNITY CHOIR

7.30pm – 8.30pm

All welcome to a rehearsal & performance by Voices of Cork, the community based choir celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. It meets here every Wednesday. Join in & learn some new songs. Over the last year the choir participated in key events in Cork, including: the Lord Mayor’s Christmas & Heritage concerts, the Choral & Fringe festivals, and it supported the Harlem Gospel Choir at the Everyman Palace. Info Carol McAuliffe 087 687 0006

Cork City College, The Arch, Drinan St, Off Sullivan’s Quay

LEARN A LITTLE SPANISH Join Cork Spanish Circle’s regular class for beginners & hear how much students have progressed in a few months. No need to book, all welcome. To learn about classes & other activities of Cork Spanish Circle, Call: 496 3828 Email: corkspanishcirclegmail.com

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7.30pm Turner’s Cross Community Centre

5pm – 5.45pm

MINDFULNESS & POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY – AN INTRODUCTION

A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO DIGITAL MARKETING

Enjoy an introductory workshop on Mindfulness & Positive Psychology, given by Judy Phelan. Mindfulness is a spiritual or psychological faculty that, according to the teaching of the Buddha, is considered to be of great importance in the path to enlightenment. All welcome. Parking may be available. Check Facebook/Twitter page (TurnersCrossCA) or call Joe on 086 259 1362. Event presented by Turner’s Cross Community Association. The Centre is opposite the funeral home, beside the Credit Union, close to the church.

Katie O’Driscoll, tutor in Digital Marketing, explores the following: Social Media for business (LinkedIn, Facebook, Pinterest); Cyber Celebrities – examining the online personalities who have reached cult status online (YouTube & Word Press); Online advertising & why not to be afraid; Etools: their strengths & weaknesses. The FETAC Level 5 course in Digital Marketing is available at the college in September. 5pm – 6pm

WORKPLACE HEALTH & SAFETY Ray Barrett & Denis Scully, Safety Reps at the college, give a brief talk on Health & Safety in the workplace.

Cork College of Commerce Morrison’s Island

5pm – 5.45pm

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College teacher Ann-Marie Murphy shows how to use free language resources on the internet to improve skills in English. Participants get the opportunity to try websites in one of the college’s language laboratories. As places limited, please book by calling number below.

6pm – 7pm

PERSONAL SAFETY FOR WOMEN Ben Coy, a retired Garda & teacher in the college, leads an informal discussion on personal safety for women. Take this opportunity to ask questions. 7pm – 8.30pm

INTERNET SAFETY – AN ILLUSTRATED TALK See Monday for details.

Tel:422 2100 Email: queries@ccoc.ie Web: www.corkcollegeofcommerce.ie

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CURRAHEEN FAMILY CENTRE EXHIBITION Painting & Stitching, Arts & Crafts. See Monday for details. Continues until end of March.

Central Library, Grand Parade 10.15am – Noon

WRITE A SONG Enjoy an introduction to song-writing with singer/songwriter Dave Burke. Booking essential, call 492 4900

Noon

LEARN ABOUT THE VIKINGS Exhibition of research by service users at the Brook Day Centre. Until Friday, for details see Tuesday.

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CORK NON-FICTION WRITERS

Liam Ronayne, Cork City Librarian,  launches “Collected Works”, a booklet published by the Cork Non-Fiction Writers Group (CNFWG) in conjunction with the Cercle d’Ecriture of Alliance Française. The CNFWG also encourages you to participate in a small-scale writing competition, taking place today at 2.30pm in the library as part of the festival. This is your opportunity to register on the spot, write your item in 20 minutes & read it to the group (or have someone else read it). The jury will select a winner today. The best entries will be posted on the CNFWG blog & on the Writing Room website of Cork City Library. All participants get a small prize. Tel: 492 4900

Bishopstown Library, Wilton Shopping Centre 6.30pm

CAINT IS COMHRÁ:OICHE FAILTE

RITA LYNCH EXHIBITION The life & times of the Macroom-born soprano. Tel: 492 4950

Blackpool Library, Redforge Rd 10am – 1pm

IN STITCHES OPEN MORNING Take this opportunity to drop in & see the beautiful work done by this crochet group, which meets here every week. All welcome. 10am – 1pm & 2pm – 5.30pm

EXHIBITION OF COMMUNITY ART A display of art from communities across the northside of the city. See separate entry. Tel: 492 4933

Buail isteach agus bain trail as do chuid Ghaeilge. Failte roimh cách

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ToryTop Rd Library, Ballyphehane

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THE ART OF QUILTING Drop in to watch & learn the art of quilting with the Tory Top Quilting Group. All welcome. Tel: 492 4946

9am – 5pm Coláiste Stiofáin Naofa, Tramore Rd

STUDENT EXHIBITIONS: PERCEPTIONS & INTO THE WOODS Continue until Friday. See Monday for details. 9am – 5pm Foyer, Civic Offices, City Hall

ART BY YOUNG TRAVELLERS Continues all week – see Monday for details. 9am – 6pm James Barry Exhibition Centre, CIT

MY EDUCATION, MY FUTURE EXHIBITION Until Friday, see Wednesday for details.

Douglas Library, Douglas Village Shopping Centre 7pm – 9.30pm

VERNON MOUNT LECTURE

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Grange Frankfield Partnership in association with Douglas Library presents the Fourth of the Vernon Mount Lecture series. Dr Finola O’Kane, architect & author, speaks on ‘The influence of the Irish Big House and its demesne on perceptions of landscape and beauty in the 18th and 19th centuries.’ Doors open at 6:30pm. Tel: 492 4932

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Colaiste Stiofain Naofa, Tramore Rd

JOIN A DRAWING CLASS You are invited to join students on the Art, Craft & Design Level 5 course at their regular Thursday morning drawing class. Some provided, but bring basic drawing materials. Free parking at college. Places very limited, so booking essential. Call Lucy Phelan, Course Director, 206 7641 or email:l.phelan@csn.ie

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10am Lifetime Lab, Lee Rd

LEARN ABOUT FOOD WASTE & COMPOSTING

9.30am – 2pm Cork Institute of Technology

See Tuesday for details.

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A CIT STUDENT

Free refreshments. Booking essential as places limited. Contact Louise O’Callaghan or Elaine Dennehy, Tel: 433 5138 Email: linkedschools@cit.ie Web: www.cit.ie 10am – 1pm

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The Lantern Community Project, 14 George’s Quay (red door)

DEALING WITH STRESS IN OUR DAILY LIVES Noreen Leahy, one of SHEP’s Community Tutors, leads this interactive workshop. Stress is a leading cause of ill health, widespread in these times of recession. Participants learn how to be pro-active in reducing its effects. Presented by the Social & Health Education Project (SHEP) & the Lantern Community Project. Info from SHEP 466 6180 or Norma at the Lantern 086 023 6442 Booking essential, call Geraldine 466 6180

FEAST OF MUSIC, SONG & DANCE All welcome to a celebration of talent with plenty of performances of music, song & dance by a variety of local groups & schools.

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This event is aimed at second level students from Cork City & County who are interested in finding out what life as a CIT is like. They will experience a lecture, tour the campus & get to quiz students about CIT life. Pupils can speak with the Access Team about any queries or concerns they have about admission & other aspects of study in CIT.

10am – noon Knocknaheeny Hollyhill Youth Project, Hollyhill Shopping Centre

Among them performances by Sunday’s Well Boys’ School Band & children aged 9-13 from Sunday’s Well Girls’ School playing various instruments – both schools are involved with Music Generation Cork City, which provides music lessons across the city. Also features the Sunny Oak Dance Ensemble from Cope Foundation, Hollyhill, with My Own Two Hands & Lucia O’Neill & Charmaine Mabunda with Past the Point of Rescue; director Mary Keating. Morning organised by Cllr Tony Fitzgerald, Secretary, Knocknaheeny Youth Project 087 654 7142 or 430 3902 email: knocknaheenyyouth@eircom.net 10am – 1pm & 2pm –4pm Knocknaheeny Community Building

EXHIBITION OF ART, PHOTOS, CRAFTS BY LOCALS See Monday for details. Continues until Friday

10am Mahon Community Centre

TAKE A WALK Join the local Walking Group this morning for a stroll in the area. The group meets here every week - new members are always welcome. Afterwards, join them for a tea or coffee. Info Mahon CDP 435 9070

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10am – 4pm

QDS Cope Foundation, Vicars Rd

6pm – 6.45pm

TOGHER/BALLYPHEHANE COMMUNITY EDUCATION NETWORK CELEBRATES THE INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF LIGHT All welcome to an Open Morning with performances, demonstrations, information talks, activities & information/ exhibition stands. As 2015 is the International Year of Light Togher Ballyphehane Community Education Network chose light as their theme for this year’s festival. The Network is delighted to be joined by CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory for its event today. The Star Dome Portable Planetarium is its outreach astronomy tool & is available for groups to visit.

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Community education provides many “lightbulb” moments, which are explored today. Light Entertainment is provided by local school & community groups. Workshops take light as their focus & include Lantern Making & Silhoutte/ Shadow Puppetry. Light Refreshments are available. Groups of 35 can be accommodated in the Star Dome. A limited amount of slots for visiting the Dome are available to groups outside the Togher/Ballyphehane Community Education Network, but bookings must be made in advance. For Star Dome Bookings call Siobhán, Tel: 431 9085 Email: siobhan@btcdp.ie

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Togher Ballyphehane Community Education Network has members from Home School Community Links in Maria Assumpta NS, Morning Star NS & Gaelscoil an Teaglaigh Naofa, Greenmount NS & St Marie’s of the Isle NS, Togher Girls NS, QDS- Cope Foundation, Read Write Now Adult Basic Education Service, Togher Family Centre, Ballyphehane Togher Community Development Project. Contact: Siobhán O’Dowd Network Chair, Tel: 431 9085 Email: siobhan@btcdp.ie The Network acknowledges the support of CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory this year.


Curraheen Family Centre, Meeting Room, Church of the Real Presence, Curraheen Rd

DISPLAY OF NEEDLEWORK Join the busy needle workers at the Centre as they demonstrate & display the many strands of needlecraft they enjoy. They’ll happily share their talents in embroidery, tapestry, black work, quilting, knitting, crochet & others. All welcome. Free refreshments. New members always welcome. Info: Irene Higgins Tel: 454 1583 10.30am – 11.45am Knocknaheeny Community Building, Foyle Ave

AN INTRODUCTION TO CONTAINER PLANTING

Learn about small scale growing & planting, using containers. Classes take place during the year, organised by Cork City Partnership Outreach Office. Booking necessary for this morning’s event, call Norma Kenny 439 9503

The Curraheen Family Centre is a member of the Bishopstown Glasheen Community Education Network.

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11am – 1pm CityNorth College of Further Education, Hollyhill, Knocknaheeny

OPEN MORNING CityNorth College invites interested students to an Open Morning, where they’ll find out about the courses offered & be given a tour of the college. All welcome. The college is opposite the church & Hollyhill shopping centre Info: Neil Creedon 439 1782 or 086 048 8601 email info@northcollege.ie www.citynorthcollege.ie

10.30am - Noon

11am – 3pm

Bishopstown Senior Social Centre Wilton Park House

Terence MacSwiney Community College, Knocknaheeny

LEARN ABOUT MEN’S SHEDS

OPEN DAY

Come along & meet the men already involved in Bishopstown Senior Social Centre Men’s Shed, at their weekly woodworking class. New members always welcome.

Visit the college following its recent refurbishment. See the new Home Economics Room & new Lecture Theatre. There’s also a new Hairdressing Salon in CityNorth College of Further Education on the same campus.

The Men’s Sheds movement started in Australia & has become popular in Ireland & worldwide. It provides a friendly environment where men, from all walks of life, meet & take part in projects which benefit their community. A group drawn from the Bishopstown Senior Social Centre is currently involved in enhancing the neighbourhood by cleaning up the Glasheen River & making benches for use nearby. Come along to find out more. Info Roger 086 386 6975

Tel: 439 7740 Email: terencemacswineycc@eircom.net Web: www.corketb.ie & search under Schools

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AND EVERYONE SANG Enjoy a morning of songs, stories & poems, remembering the Big Band Era, the great female singers of the 1940s & 1950s, plus the female writers of the era. Event part of the local Secondary School’s overall theme for lifelong learning: North Pres Remembers World War Two. Guest musician Liam Hutchinson will be accompanied by Adult Education students from the English literature classes. It will have you humming and jitterbugging! Light refreshments available 10.30am – 10.45am. Limited parking on road. Bus 203 stops across road from church. The Family Centre is behind church. Booking essential – call Joanne Twomey 085 815 4328 or Margaret Cahill at Family Centre, mornings only, 430 1030.

11.30am – 12.30pm Traveller Culture Exhibit, Cork Public Museum, Fitzgerald's Park

LAUNCH OF DOCUMENTARIES ON TRAVELLER CULTURE Everyone is welcome to the launch of documentaries on Traveller Culture to be screened at the museum during 2015. The Traveller Culture Exhibit is a permanent exhibition developed between Cork Traveller Women's Network (CTWN) & Cork Public Museum. It celebrates the culture & heritage of the Irish Traveller community & includes a full sized barrel top wagon, copper craft, quilts, and old & contemporary photographs. The new audio visual display was developed through CTWN in partnership with Cork Public Museum & funded through a Cork City Council Heritage Grant. Tel: 086 385 0136 Email: corktravellerwomen@hotmail.com 11.30am – 1pm

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Glen Resource and Sports Centre, The Glen

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TRY A YOGA CLASS Join the regular yoga class & learn its benefits. See Tuesday 7.30pm for more details. After trying a class, you are welcome to join. Booking essential, call Maeve or Elsa Tel: 435 8866 Email: info@frcentre.ie

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Enjoy a taster workshop with Brenda Ratcliffe, Dip Holistic dietetics, Dip Ki Massage, M.I.H.C.A. in healthy eating, gentle exercise, stress management techniques, relaxation & yoga. This is an on-going course which participants can register for afterwards. Info & to book, call Linda McKernan Tel: 087 196 2025 or Email: lmckernan@partnershipcork.ie Organised by Cork City Partnership.


Noon Terence MacSwiney Community College, Knocknaheeny

DANCE PERFORMANCE

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Enjoy watching students from Colaiste Stiofain Naofa’s Performing Arts Dance course. All welcome. You are promised a wonderful show from the talented students, performing under the direction of Jane Kellaghan. Info 439 7740 or email: terencemacswineycc@eircom.net Noon Lifetime Lab, Lee Rd

LEARN ABOUT FOOD WASTE & COMPOSTING See Tuesday for details. Noon – 12.30pm Room 312, CIT Cork School of Music, Union Quay

CORK COMMUNITY MUSIC NETWORK – INFO SESSION Learn about Cork Community Music Network (CCMN), whose members are involved in a variety of activities including Music Education, Music in Health & Social Care settings, Community Choirs & Orchestras, Music for specific groups (eg Early Years & Tots, youth groups, the elderly, people with disabilities). Hear about the new Community Music Ireland website, featuring profiles of organisations & individual musicians, and the Facebook group, open to all. Call Paul Facey Hunter, Tel: 466 3103 or 086 175 5917 Email: paulfh22@hotmail.com

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Assistive Technology Service, Ground Floor, Student Centre, CIT

ASSISTANCE & SUPPORT FOR CIT STUDENTS The Learning Support Officer & the Assistive Technology Officer explain their roles with students, focusing on study skills & techniques that promote a lifelong learning culture plus technologies that enhance this process. Useful for all students & parents, not only those with learning differences; gain an understanding how learning needs are met through Learning Support & Assistive Technology. More info 432 6744 Places limited, book by March 23, only by email: christine.nolan@cit.ie When booking ask about parking. Noon – 2pm Family Resource Centre, Mahon

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FELTING WORKSHOP Noon Central Library, Grand Parade

LAUNCH - COLLECTED WORKS Liam Ronayne, Cork City Librarian, launches a booklet called Collected Works, published by the Cork Non-Fiction Writers Group in conjunction with the Cercle d’Ecriture of the Alliance Française of Cork. Info 431 0677 email info@alliancefrancaisecork.com

Felting is an age-old craft. The technique is basic, requires very little experience or tools, and “mistakes” may well lead to interesting results. You work from the fiber (most often sheep’s wool) to make a felted fabric or product using soap & water; there is no spinning, knitting, crocheting or weaving involved. This is a regular Textiles class here on Monday mornings. After attending this workshop, you are welcome to join the class. Parking available. Booking necessary, as places limited, call Maeve or Elsa 435 8866 or e-mail: info@frcentre.ie

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Noon – 5pm

12.30pm – 1.30pm

Bishopstown Senior Social Centre, Wilton Park House

St Mark’s Boys’ National School, The Glen

COMPUTERS FOR THE PETRIFIED Details see Tuesday. 12.30pm – 2pm

1pm – 2pm

CONCERT BY CORK ACADEMY OF MUSIC

St. Brendan’s Girls’ National School, The Glen

The students & members of the Cork Academy of Music showcase their music & singing in a concert suitable for people of all ages. All welcome. Find out about courses offered by Cork Academy of Music.

12.30pm – 2pm Welcome English Language Centre, Convent Place, off Proby’s Quay, Crosses Green

LEARN FROM OTHER CULTURES Come to the Welcome English Language Centre to meet some of its students & teachers. Learn about the culture, food, music of some faraway places, including an exhibition & food tasting from the countries featured.

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All welcome to see a display of crafts, an exhibition of science projects & to enjoy performances of mime and song. No need to book. Organised in association with the HSE Health Action Zone. Info 450 6225

Cork Vision Centre @ St Peter’s, North Main St

Info from Vision Centre, Tel: 427 9925 Email: visioncentre@eircom.net Web: www.corkvisioncentre.co

Welcome English is a voluntary community organisation, co-ordinated by the Sisters of Mercy. It was set up to provide English classes for those seeking asylum & for refugees, who come from over 50 different countries worldwide. This is a regular festival event, enjoyed by many. All welcome. Turn right off Proby’s Quay, before La Dolce Vita Restaurant. Tel: 431 6537 Email: welcomeenglish@hotmail.com Web: www.welcomeenglish.ie

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CONCERT BY SCHOOL BAND All the students from 3rd to 6th class at St. Brendan’s School are in its band. Once a week normal schoolwork is put aside for music lessons with a variety of tutors. The students receive tuition in recorder, flute, trumpet, guitar & percussion & regularly perform in various locations around the city. Once finished in primary school the students are each given a place in an after school programme to continue with their music lessons, an option many of the students choose to take through secondary school & college. Event presented by St Brendan’s NS/CIT Cork School of Music. Please book your place, call Caoimhe Conlon 086 3209442 Email: caoimhe.conlon@cit.ie


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Meet at the green on Connaught Avenue, Off Donovan’s Road, near UCC

CYCLE SKILLS FOR ADULTS See Monday at 10am for details. 1.30pm – 4.30pm CityNorth College of Further Education, Hollyhill, Knocknaheeny 1pm – 5pm The Teaching Rooms, Sidney Place, Wellington Rd

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INTRODUCTION TO SHIATSU This practical workshop introduces you to the basic techniques of this unique bodywork form. Learn to give a simple, relaxing treatment to family & friends. Also includes are acupoints for First Aid, stretching & relaxation techniques to develop your energy using Qi kung & Do-in. This is a stand alone class, but can be the start of further training. Parking is 2 hour disc on street. Tea/coffee available. Bring loose, comfortable clothing to change into. Booking essential as places limited. Call Mirabel 087 674 3954. Workshop repeated on Sunday morning. 1.10pm – 2pm

OPEN AFTERNOON & WORKSHOP All welcome to a presentation on free part-time courses at CityNorth College; an opportunity to get information on the Back to Education Initiative. The presentation starts at 1.30pm. At 2.30pm there’s a workshop called Photo Manipulation the Basics. Learn the tricks to combine elements of different photographs & how to enhance them & leave with the essential skills to start creating your own digital art using free software. Spaces are limited for the workshop, so booking is advised.

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1.30pm– 4.30pm

Tel: 439 1782 or 086 108 9899 Email: info@citynorthcollege.ie Web: www.citynorthcollege.ie CityNorth is opposite the church/Hollyhill Shopping Centre.

Foyer, CIT Cork School of Music

LUNCHTIME CONCERT GUITAR PLUS Guitars Plus is a 12 member orchestra of classical guitarists, senior students & graduates of the CIT Cork School of Music. Their director is Jerry Creedon & their programme promises a real feast of great music. Some seating, wheelchair accessible, park on street, Bistro on site. Info Edel Sullivan 087 234 4669

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Triskel Arts Centre, Triskel Christchurch

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The Darkroom, Camden Palace Hotel Community Arts Centre, Camden Quay

GUIDED TOUR OF TRISKEL CHRISTCHURCH

EXPERIENCE THE CREATIVE DARKROOM

The tour includes an introduction to the newly renovated building, the medieval and early modern history of the church, the building’s distinctive features, its historical characters, the graveyard and the crypt. Meet by the reception desk at Tobin Street entrance to Triskel. Booking preferred. Contact David Ryan 427 2022 e-mail David@triskelartscentre.ie www.triskelartscentre.ie

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Coláiste Chríost Rí, Capwell Rd, Turner’s Cross

LEARN ABOUT A SCHOOL HORTICULTURE PROJECT Staff & pupils involved in the Coláiste Chríost Rí Horticulture Project take you on a tour of their garden & describe associated activities. They’ll explain how the project has developed as a crosscurricular learning activity. Marking 2015 UN International Year of Soils, you’ll hear from Jan van Soest on the importance of healthy soils in growing healthy food. Event organised by Coláiste Chríost Rí Secondary School & Cork Food Policy Council.

2pm – 4pm Room 106, Colaiste Stiofain Naofa, Tramore Rd

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PET PRINT WORKSHOP You are invited to a pop up pet print workshop hosted by the college’s community arts practice students. Bring along a photo of your pet & make an original dry point print. Participants will learn this simple & exciting technique & take home a fabulous portrait of their beloved pet. Booking preferred, as places limited. Tel: 206 7641 Email: d.godsell@csn.ie

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Booking essential – call Bernie Connolly 023 883 9700 or 083 146 8064 or email: bernadette@cef.ie School is behind Christ the King Church. Park in school grounds; enter by lower gate on Capwell Road - drive slowly! 2pm – 3.30pm St John’s Central College, Sawmill St

2pm – 2.45pm

HOLIDAY HELPDESK

Alliance Française de Cork, Enterprise House, 36 Mary Street, Off George’s Quay

See Wednesday at 9.30am for details.

TRY A BEGINNER’S FRENCH CLASS Brush up on the basics or try French for the first time with Marie José O’Sullivan at this taster class. Info 431 0677 email info@ alliancefrancaisecork.com

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THE FREE UNIVERSITY: ACE AT UCC PUBLIC LECTURE PROGRAMME

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2pm – 3pm

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Room 102, Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, UCC

THE FEMINISATION OF POVERTY IN IRELAND Liz Madden’s presentation looks at the growing trend of poverty amongst female-led households. In Ireland single mothers are increasingly affected by poverty, with one-parent families experiencing the highest deprivation rates (56%). Welfare dependency, low-levels of education & lack of childcare all contribute towards the feminisation of poverty. Invisible factors like stigmatisation & ingrained attitudes have a huge impact on the lives of single mothers, causing women to experience low confidence, which prevents them from accessing opportunities.  3pm – 4pm

FEAR OF CRIME: THE ROLE OF THE MEDIA “Fearful people are more dependant, more easily manipulated and controlled, more susceptible to deceptively simple, strong, tough measures and hard-line postures…they may accept and welcome repression if it promises to relieve their insecurities and other anxieties.” Reiner. Clíodhna O’Callaghan examines the link between various criminological theories and the fear of crime. It focuses on the role played by the media, for example: Is the media increasing the instance of crime? Does the media influence the opinion of the public & politicians on criminal justice issues? 4pm – 5pm

FROM SLAVERY TO PRESIDENCY: AMERICA’S BATTLE WITH RACISM Anthony Angelini explores the issue of race through the prism of the antislavery movement in America in the 19th century. He also discusses the Civil Rights movement in the 1960s & the election & re-election of Barack Obama. He looks at the social situation & the impact of literature, art & film in breaking down the barriers between black and white.

For details of venue & parking see Monday. Booking essential, call 490 4700 For more information email ace@ucc.ie www.ucc.ie/en/study/ace

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The Spanish Studies Centre 19 St Patrick’s Hill

LEARN ABOUT CORK’S HISTORY & HERITAGE An Illustrated History of Cork is the title of today’s talk by Liam Ó hUigín, continuing the series during festival week. Places limited, booking preferred. Email archivist@corkcity.ie Tel: 450 5876 Map on www.corkarchives.ie/visitus 2pm – 3.30pm

LEARN ABOUT A SCHOOL HORTICULTURE PROJECT

LEARN A LITTLE RUSSIAN Try a class for beginners in Russian & also gain an insight into Russian culture. For more details see Monday. Booking advised, call Elena Morets Tel: 086 311 1193 Email: spanishstudiescork@gmail.com Web: www.spanishstudiescentrecork.com 6pm – 8pm Beer Garden, The Franciscan Well, North Mall

COMIC WORKSHOP/ DRINK & DRAW

Are you interested in learning how to write & draw a comic & meet lots of like-minded creative folks from around Cork? Come to this free workshop hosted by both Cork 3pm Comic Creators & Cork Drink & Draw. Explore the aspects of creating comic University College Cork books, from writing, character design & GEORGE BOOLE to inking & lettering. You’ll get WALKING TOUR OF UCC storytelling insights from professional comic artists & For details see Monday. writers, and afterwards hang out & scribble max & doodle with other artists at the Drink & Draw. Bring your own art supplies. No skill 4pm - 4.30pm & 4.30pm - 5pm 16 level required, everyone over 18 welcome. The Glen Resource & Sports Centre Contact: drinkanddrawcork@gmail.com Change email for bookings – from info@ cef.ie to bernadette@cef.ie

TRY SNOW TUBING

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Sit in an inflatable Snow Tube and slide down Munster’s only Ski Slope. Great for families; suitable for adults and children over 4. www.skicork.ie

Cork Comic Creators meet monthly on a Monday - see Facebook corkcomiccreators. Cork Drink & Draw meet at Franciscan Well twice a month see Facebook drinkdrawcork.

Booking essential – max 16 per half hour session. Call 455 0511

6.45pm – 7.45pm St Anthony’s Sports Hall, Ballinlough

KARATE KIDS – TRY A FREE CLASS Children aged 5+ can join the regular class here & try Karate. See Monday for details. Free class in Carrigaline on Friday.

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THE HONAN CHAPEL & ITS MOSAIC FLOOR Enjoy a guided talk with James Cronin, School of History & Adult Continuing Education at UCC. He discusses the artists Lehmann James Oppenheimer (1868-1916) & his son, Eric Newton (1893-1965), the designers of the mosaic floor in the Honan Chapel built between May 1915 and November 1916, at the zenith of the Irish Arts & Crafts Movement. He describes the Honan commission as an artistic experiment in which a new Irish identity was forged through engagement with an imagined Celtic past on the eve of national independence.

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7pm – 9pm Honan Chapel, University College Cork

8pm – 9pm

CÓR CÚIL AODHA - A PERFORMANCE The famous Cór Cúil Aodha, founded by Seán Ó Riada, sings in the Honan Chapel. This is the first visit by this all men’s choir to UCC’s historic chapel. These two events are part of the showcasing of Adult Continuing Education at UCC (ACE) during the festival. Tel: 490 4700 Email: ace@ucc.ie Web: www.ucc.ie/study/ace

7pm – 9pm Mahon Youth Centre, The Portacabins, Mahon Drive

OPEN ART STUDIO Members of Mahon Men’s Art Group invite you to see a display of their work. Details see Monday.

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Curtis Auditorium, CIT Cork School of Music, Union Quay

Bowen Room, Gresham Metropole Hotel, MacCurtain St

SENIOR RECITAL COMPETITION FINAL

JAMES CONNOLLY - LECTURE & DISCUSSION

The Final of the Senior Recital Competition showcases some of the most talented students at CIT Cork School of Music. It features 4-5 students aged under 19 who each perform a programme 20-25 minutes long. Expect to hear a variety of instruments. The finalists were chosen during the preliminary rounds last weekend. All welcome, no need to book. Info Noranne Elliott, Tel: 480 7310 Email: noranne.elliott@cit.ie

On 8th April 1916, just before the Easter Rising, the Irish Citizen Army raised the green flag over Liberty Hall. Connolly declared: "The cause of labour is the cause of Ireland, the cause of Ireland is the cause of labour. They cannot be dissevered.” In his lecture Diarmaid Ó Cadhla of thefuture Initiative argues that Connolly was proud to raise the green flag of Ireland & that today, dogmatists & sham socialists criticise Connolly, they deny a common national interest & claim that there are only class interests. Booking appreciated. Thefuture Initiative is an association of individuals investigating topics of Irish history & contemporary developments, producing analysis of current affairs & politics. The association is non-party political, it facilitates discussion on major issues in modern Ireland. Tel: 242 8310 or 086 3805005 Email: info@thefuture.ie

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Grainne O’Driscoll & Martin Forest discuss the importance of taking care of ourselves, exploring the practical tools such as movement, meditation & breathing work.  Book by calling Grainne 087 900 8654. Parking may be available. Check Facebook/Twitter page (TurnersCrossCA) or call Joe on 086 259 1362. Event presented by Turner’s Cross Community Association. The Centre is opposite the funeral home, beside the Credit Union, close to the church. 8pm - midnight Beer Garden, The Franciscan Well, North Mall

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Tory Top Rd Library, Ballyphehane 11am

STARTING YOUR FAMILY TREE

Central Library, Grand Parade

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Hear from Olive Coleman of the Cork Genealogical Society how to start researching your family. All welcome.

DOWN MEMORY LANE

10.30am

CATERPILLAR INTERACTIVE SHOW

Take a nostalgic trip down “Pana” in the 1950s & 1960s with local historian Liam OhUigin. All welcome. Tel: 492 4934

See separate entry. 11am – noon

Frank O’Connor Library, Mayfield

GRAMOPHONE RECITAL

All welcome to a recital with Willie Hennessy. 11.30am – 1pm

ESERVICES INFORMATION SESSION Learn how to download books and magazines from Cork City Library’s website and manage your library account online using the new library App. Bring your device and staff will be available to help you. Tel: 492 4900

Douglas Library, Douglas Village Shopping Centre

2.30pm

STARTING YOUR FAMILY TREE Learn from Ann Marie Coughlan, a member of Cork Genealogical Society, how to start researching your family’s past.

Blackpool Library, Redforge Rd 10am – Noon

COMMUNITY ART Last chance to see the Cork City Partnership Community Art Exhibition - displaying work from communities across the northside of the city. See Tuesday for details. Tel: 492 4933

Bishopstown Library, Wilton Shopping Centre

11.30am – 1pm

All day

DID YOU KNOW?

CURRAHEEN FAMILY CENTRE EXHIBITION

Helen Roche of the Citizens Information Outreach Service gives a talk & information session covering pensions, wills & succession, entitlements.

Painting & Stitching, Arts & Crafts. See Monday for details. Continues until end of March.

Includes a questions & answers session.Tel: 4024932

The life & times of the Macroom-born soprano.

RITA LYNCH EXHIBITION Tel: 492 4950

LEARN ABOUT THE VIKINGS Exhibition of research by service users at the Brook Day Centre. Ends today, for details see Tuesday.

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9am – 5pm 9am – Noon Coláiste Stiofáin Naofa, Tramore Rd Room 412, St John’s Central College,

STUDENT EXHIBITIONS: PERCEPTIONS & INTO THE WOODS Ends today. See Monday for details.

SUSTAINABLE TECHNOLOGY All are welcome to an Information Session about the course in Sustainable Technology available at St John’s. Enquiries email: elynch@stjohnscollege.ie Visit the website www.stjohnscollege.ie to see all the courses & to apply online or call 425 5500

9am – 5pm Foyer, Civic Offices, City Hall

ART BY YOUNG TRAVELLERS See Monday for details.

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LEARN ABOUT AROMATHERAPY At this class, specially organised for the festival, you’ll learn how to use aromatic plant extracts & essential oils for healing & cosmetic purposes. They enhance the mood & feeling of wellbeing; reduce pain; encourage restful sleep; improve digestion & circulation. If you enjoy it, you can join the regular Monday morning class. Parking available. Please book, as places limited. Call Maeve or Elsa, Tel: 435 8866 or Email: info@frcentre.ie 10am – 1pm & 2pm –4pm Knocknaheeny Community Building

9am – 6pm

EXHIBITION OF ART, PHOTOS, CRAFTS BY LOCALS

James Barry Exhibition Centre, CIT

Ends today, see Monday for details.

MY EDUCATION, MY FUTURE EXHIBITION

10am

Ends today, see Wednesday for details.

Lifetime Lab, Lee Rd

LEARN ABOUT FOOD WASTE & COMPOSTING See Tuesday for details.

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Lifetime Lab, Lee Rd

LEARN ABOUT FOOD WASTE & COMPOSTING See Tuesday for details. 12.30pm – 2.30pm

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CATERPILLAR SHOW FOR TODDLERS This show is for the under fours, with their parents or childminders, and presented by Cork City Childcare. The Caterpillar Show is about a little boy who is fascinated by the way caterpillars transform into butterflies. He goes on a journey of learning that change is good throughout life when handled with patience, courage and acceptance. During the interactive show, children will learn about acceptance, collaboration, patience & the courage to be themselves. It’s brought to Cork by the Abracadabra School for Creative Kids, which tours the country - see www. abracadabracreativeschool.net or call Irina Negrila 085 1890191 Booking essential for this morning’s show. Call Ruth, Cork City Childcare, Tel: 435 7500 or Email ruth@corkcitychildcare.ie Show for 4-9 year olds at 3pm Saturday. 10.30am Curraheen Family Centre, Meeting Room, Church of the Real Presence, Curraheen Rd

SILK PAINTING WORKSHOP Gifted artist & dress designer Ann Kearns leads a workshop in silk painting & demonstrates this very accessible art form, showing you how to create your own silk scarf, wall hanging or picture. All welcome. Free refreshments. Irene Higgins Tel: 454 1583 The Curraheen Family Centre is a member of the Bishopstown Glasheen Community Education Network.

Learn to make different types of bread, by experiencing a regular class held 5 weeks at a time throughout the year. If you are interested in joining the class, you are welcome. Parking available. Places limited, booking necessary, call Maeve or Elsa 435 8866 e-mail: info@frcentre.ie 1pm – 2pm Cork Vision Centre @ St Peter’s , North Main Street

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LEARN SOME BASIC PHOTOGRAPHY John Finn, member of the Cork Camera Group, gives a talk & demonstration of basic photography, coinciding with the group’s exhibition on show here during March. Booking recommended - Call Finola Horgan Tel: 427 9925 or Email: visioncentre@eircom.net 1.10pm – 2pm Foyer, CIT Cork School of Music, Union Quay

LUNCHTIME CONCERT - SONGS ON THE QUAY Enjoy a showcase of original songs by students of the CITCSM BA in Popular Music & B.Mus degrees, songwriting lecturer Chris Ahern. Some seating, wheelchair accessible, park on street, Bistro on site. Info Edel Sullivan 087 234 4669

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3pm University College Cork

GEORGE BOOLE WALKING TOUR OF UCC march 27

See Monday for details. Final tour tomorrow at noon. 3pm – 4pm Alliance Française de Cork, Enterprise House, 36 Mary Street, Off George’s Quay

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2pm – 4pm The Lantern Project, Georges Quay (corner of Dunbar Street)

THE GAP GREENER LIVING PROGRAMME

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Come to this interactive overview of the GAP Greener Living Programme – waste, water, energy, transport & consumerism. It’s an opportunity to examine some of the products & appliances which conserve resources in your home. Bring along your old magazines to make a bowl or a coaster. Cork Environmental Forum regularly runs Global Action Plan Greener Living programmes; this event allows you to get an overview of the training & create a useful item. Booking necessary. Contact Bernie Connolly, Tel: 023 8839700 or 083 1468064 Email: bernadette@cef.ie

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Cork City & County Archives Service, Seamus Murphy Building, 32 Great William O’Brien Street, Blackpool

LEARN ABOUT CORK’S HISTORY & HERITAGE The last in the series of talks here during festival week is Stories from the Archives: Cork in the 1920s & 1930s by Councillor & local historian Kieran McCarthy. Places limited, booking preferred. Tel: 450 5876 Email: archivist@corkcity.ie Map on www.corkarchives.ie/visitus

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Cultural co-ordinator and native Venetian, Susanna Fabris, takes you on a fascinating virtual tour of one of the most famous cities in the world - Bella Venezia! All welcome. Tel: 431 0677 Email: info@alliancefrancaisecork.com

3.30pm – 4.30pm Knocknaheeny Community Building, Foyle Ave

GUITAR CLASS PERFORMS Enjoy a performance by up & coming musicians who attend the weekly guitar class here. Organised by Cork City Partnership Knocknaheeny Outreach Office. Booking necessary, call Norma Kenny 439 9503


6.30pm – 9.30pm CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory

MOON WATCH

6.30pm – 8pm The Spanish Studies Centre, 19 St Patrick’s Hill

TRY A SPANISH CLASS Join a class for beginners in Spanish & also enjoy an introduction to the culture of Spain. A variety of courses in Portuguese, Chinese, Russian & English are also available here. For details see Monday. Booking advised, call Rosario Gomez Mendes 086 311 1193

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Join astronomers from CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory & Cork Astronomy Club in the courtyard at Blackrock Castle for a guided observing evening under the First Quarter Moon. The moon is a spectacular sight when seen through a telescope. Dark, flat plains called maria, deep craters & bright rays of ejected material pepper the rugged surface. Although we see the moon all the time, many of us do not take time to consider our planet’s only satellite. All welcome, no need to book. Note that this event is weather dependant! Info: CIT BCO 432 6120 Email: info@bco.ie

7pm-9pm The Learning Room, Camden Palace Hotel

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Welcome to the weekly meeting of the Sewing Club, organised by Anthemcorset Couture. It’s a place to share ideas & skills. Come along with your sewing project to finish it in good company; bring your own fabric/thread & tools. Email: catherinecoutin@yahoo.co.uk or call Camden Palace Tel: 455 2383

WORKSHOP FOR PARENTS Tutors from SHEP, the Social & Health Education Project, Margaret Whelan & Margaret Bray, lead this interactive workshop on Family Communication. Topics covered will include: the ‘good enough’ parent, listening, self-esteem, setting limits, concerns related to Social Media & bullying. Info: 466 6180 or Email: socialandhealth@eircom.net Booking essential, call Geraldine Flanagan 466 6180

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7.30 –9.30pm Spailpín Fánach, South Main St , Opposite Beamish & Crawford

SCRIBES Writers read from their works & discuss what inspired them in an event inspired by Féile an Phobail, our festival partner. Chaired by Seamus Hosey. Seamus Hosey retired after 30 years as a Producer in the Features & Arts Department at RTE Radio 1, where he produced many programmes including The Arts Show, The Poetry Programme, The Book on One, Speaking Volumes. He also organised & produced the annual Francis MacManus Short Story Competition which continues to provide a platform for emerging Irish writers. He chronicled tours by the Abbey & Gate Theatres to Broadway, Russia & Israel in a series of acclaimed documentaries. He is a member of the Literary Advisory Committee for Listowel Writers Week.

Seamus Hosey

Danny Morrison is a writer who lives in West Belfast. He’s secretary of the Bobby Sands Trust & until last year was chairperson of Féile an Phobail. He was the national director of publicity for Sinn Fein in the 1980s, served time as an IRA prisoner, and is a wellknown political commentator in newspapers, on TV & radio. Since the mid 90s he has concentrated on writing & reviewing. Among his books are the novels On the Back of the Swallow, The Wrong Man; All the Dead Voices, a memoir, & Rebel Columns, a collection of articles. Rudi: in the Shadow of Knulp, inspired by Hermann Hesse’s 1915 novel, was published last year.

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Twenty-five years ago Mercier Press, Cork, published Danny’s first novel, West Belfast. However, the writer never actually got to formally launch it until 2015 because he was arrested & sentenced to eight years in jail shortly after the release of the book.

Danny Morrison

Now re-issued (including new re-writes) the novel tells the story of the nationalist community, alienated & resentful, and covers the struggle for civil rights, the emergence of the IRA after the Belfast pogroms in August 1969 & the arguments within the O’Neill family over the IRA campaign when their son John becomes involved. Cónal Creedon is a novelist, playwright and documentary film-maker. Cónal’s work has been translated into German, Bulgarian, Italian and Chinese. His books include: Pancho & Lefty Ride Out [1995], Passion Play [1999], Second City Trilogy [2007] and his latest The Immortal Deed of Michael O’Leary [2015].

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His stage plays include The Trial of Jesus [2000]. Glory Be To the Father [2001], & the Second City Trilogy [2005] – After Luke[2005], When I was God [2005], The Cure [2005] – produced at home & internationally; receiving high critical acclaim in China during World Expo 2010, in Smart Shanghai Magazine, Shanghai Today magazine and the Shanghai Daily newspaper. The production was also well received in the US by reviewers at the New York Times, The Village Magazine & Metro Media. Creedon’s stage plays picked up a number of awards at the 2009 & 2013 New York Theatre Awards, including: Nominated Best Playwright [2013], Awarded Best Director [2009] and Best Actor [2013]. Cónal’s film documentaries have been screened by RTE TV, and have had numerous public screenings, including at the Irish Pavilion in Shanghai China, during World Expo 2010. Cónal has written over 60 hours of radio drama, his work has been broadcast on RTÉ, BBC, Radio 4 & The World Service. Martina Devlin is an Omagh-born author & journalist. Her literary prizes include a Hennessy Literary Award & the Royal Society of Literature’s VS Pritchett Prize. A current affairs commentator for the Irish Independent, she has been named columnist of the year by the National Newspapers of Ireland. Her books include Ship of Dreams about the Titanic disaster, while her latest novel is The House Where It Happened, a ghost story inspired by Ireland’s only mass witchcraft trial in 1711. She is a director of the Irish Writers Centre.

Martina Devlin Leanne O’Sullivan comes from the Beara peninsula in West Cork and has published three collections with Bloodaxe Books: Waiting for My Clothes (2004), Cailleach: The Hag of Beara (2009), winner of the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature in 2010, and The Mining Road (2013). She was given the Ireland Chair of Poetry Bursary Award in 2009 and the Lawrence O’Shaughnessy Award for Irish Poetry in 2011, and received a UCC Alumni Award in 2012. She is currenty Writer-in-Residence at UCC. Cross border & cross community initiatives are supported by the festival, Féile an Phobail, Co-operation Ireland’s Cork branch & Cork City Council. All welcome. Info: Tina 086 603 5552

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11am – 1pm CIT GAA Stadium, behind Leisureworld, Bishopstown

TRAIN WITH YOUR SPORTING HEROES

Central Library, Grand Parade 3pm

CATERPILLAR INTERACTIVE SHOW See separate entry.

Bishopstown Library, Wilton Shopping Centre 2pm

MINDFULNESS WORKSHOP To enquire about this workshop with Bernard Crowley call 492 4950.

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Fergal Desmond and Darragh Broderick, Douglas CIT’s Access Service and Marketing Unit together with the GAA Officer, Athletics, Soccer & Rugby Clubs in CIT, host a sports event for young people. Cork’s Sporting Heroes will be on hand to train & teach youngsters skills in a range of sports which include hurling/camogie, football, athletics, soccer and rugby.

All day

CURRAHEEN FAMILY CENTRE EXHIBITION Painting & Stitching, Arts & Crafts. See Monday for details. Continues until end of March. All day

RITA LYNCH EXHIBITION The life & times of the Macroom-born soprano. Tel: 492 4950

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Grace Nagle, Mallow, Maeve O'Leary, Douglas and Lily Carey-Murphy, Ballincollig with Jimmy Barrry Murphy For age group – 8 to 12 year olds. Bring hurleys, helmets, gumshields on the day if possible. Tracksuits/shorts/runners/boots essential! Bookings on first come, first served basis. Book by logging on to www.events.cit.ie Groups please email Christine.Nolan@cit.ie


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LEARN TO DEAL WITH LOSS & CHANGE

Colin McCarthy, Miles Rothwell, Jane O'Callaghan, Cathal McCarthy, Dylan Twomey, Michael O'Callaghan, Darragh Broderick, Shane Lynch, Zach Lynch, Tom McGrath

Kay O’Mahony, tutor with the Social & Health Education Project (SHEP), leads this interactive workshop for people experiencing loss & change, through bereavement, separation, ill health, redundancy, or other cause, in a safe space where issues can be explored. Booking essential, as places limited. Call Geraldine at SHEP 466 6180 & ask for directions to venue.

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10am – 1pm

11am Meet at the Monument, Grand Parade

CORK WALK - CITY CENTRE ISLAND

Marian Heffernan with Robbie Walsh, Ballincollig, Sean Lyons, Ballincollig, Laura O'Flynn, Carrigaline, Liam Lyons, Ballinora and Daniel O'Flynn, Carrigaline

Author of books about Cork, Antoin O’Callaghan guides you on this walk which traces the development of the city centre island following the in-filling of river channels that ran between a series of marshy islands. Along the way you’ll see many buildings of interest & the bridges spanning the north & south channels of the River Lee, all playing crucial roles in Cork’s story. Info: Tina 086 603 5552 Self-guided walks were introduced by Cork City Council in recent years – this is the orange route, you can enjoy Shandon (red) & South Parish (blue) on Sunday.

11am – 12.30pm The Spanish Studies Centre, 19 St Patrick’s Hill

TRY A CHINESE CLASS Sean Horgan, Fairhill, Alan Nagle, Churchfield, Jack Lynch, Gurranbraher, Darragh Clarke, Shanakiel and PJ Lee Reynolds

Join a class for beginners in Chinese & also enjoy an introduction to the culture of China. A variety of courses in Portuguese, Spanish, Russian & English also available here. For details see Monday. Booking advised, call Cheery Lim 086 311 1193

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Noon University College Cork

GEORGE BOOLE WALKING TOUR OF UCC For details see Monday.

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2pm – 3.30pm The Learning Room, Camden Palace Hotel, Camden Quay

LEARN TO FACEPAINT Ever been stuck for your kid’s birthday party or Hallowe’en? Anyone can facepaint. Learn how in this workshop with Niamh Leonard, with easy, amazing tips. For adults & accompanied children. No paints required. Booking essential as places limited. Call Niamh 087 756 8530 or email niamhnotnuala@hotmail.com

11.30am – 2.30pm Shandon Community Green Garden, Shandon St

VISIT NEW SHANDON COMMUNITY GREEN GARDEN

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The Shandon Community Green Garden is a new urban green space for locals to get involved in, to learn from, to showcase sustainability, and to promote community pride & development. Today’s event includes a guided tour & discussion, nature talk & information table & an opportunity for the public to get involved by ‘planting in’ a new veggie bed & flowers. If anyone would like to contribute seeds, plants, shrubs, berry bushes, please bring them along - they’ll find a home! All welcome. Child friendly. Parking on-street only. Garden is on the original site of St Anne’s Shandon, its gate is on the right of the Post Office on Shandon Street. The garden is behind the car park of the Pope’s Quay Court apartments. Those involved aim to meet weekly but can be weather & volunteer dependent. They communicate opening times via email, txt & Facebook. Contact Shandon Area Renewal Association, Tel: 086 204 6357 Email: shandonarea@gmail.com Web: www.facebook.com/shandonarea

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OPEN AFTERNOON AT BLACKPOOL COMMUNITY CENTRE

Presented by Cork City Childcare, today’s show is for children aged 4 - 9 with their parents & childminders. The Caterpillar Show is performed by Abracadabra School for Creative Kids, which tours the country see www.abracadabracreativeschool.net Booking essential - call Ruth, Cork City Childcare at 435 7500 or email ruth@corkcitychildcare.ie For more details of the show see Friday at 10.30am

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All welcome to an Open Afternoon at the Centre, to learn about all the courses being run here, including Introduction to Computers & Digital Photography. Contributions from local groups celebrate the artistic & creative energy of the locality - including the Butter Exchange Band performing at Blackpool Plaza during the afternoon. Also there’s a Local History presentation on the origins of Blackpool. Teas/coffees & biscuits served. Organisations involved include Blackpool Community Centre, Butter Exchange Band & Artlink.

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Alliance Française de Cork, Enterprise House, 36 Mary St, Off George’s Quay

FRENCH FOR KIDS Introduce your children to French at this fun introductory class with Alliance Française tutor Hélène Bouvier. Booking necessary, as places very limited, call 431 0677 or email info@alliancefrancaisecork. com 7.30pm – 10pm Vertigo Suite, County Hall

EARTH HOUR

2.30pm & 3.30pm Cork Butter Museum, Shandon

TOUR CORK’S BUTTER MUSEUM Free admission & guided tour of this unique museum, which tells the story of Ireland’s most important food export & the world’s largest butter market. Come early. Tel: 430 0600 Email: info@corkbutter.museum Web: www.corkbutter.museum More tours Sunday morning.

Join Cork Environmental Forum, CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory, Cork Astronomy Club & the Nimbus Centre to celebrate the global EarthHour event & the International Year of Light 2015. Event includes the screening of Losing the Light, a short film; speakers on the theme of light pollution; an exploration of alternative light sources. See the lights of Cork City from this amazing vantage point. Event supported by Cork County Council. Booking essential only through Cork Environmental Forum’s website www.cef.ie Eventbrite booking is under What’s New Section on Home Page.

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11am Meet at Car Park next to Blackrock Castle

DISCOVER THE MURALS ON THE BLACKROCK WALKWAY Join a guided stroll along the Blackrock Walkway to see the murals created by Mahon CDP’s Men’s Art Group working under the guidance of visiting mural artists from Belfast. It’s one of the cross-border & crosscommunity projects which are the result of the twinning of Cork Lifelong Learning Festival with Féile an Phobail in Belfast. You’ll hear from the young men involved in the project about the other murals they have created in Cork and Belfast, and what their participation has meant to them. Later this year Belfast mural artist Frank Quigley returns to work with them again. Contact Mr Viv Sadd at Mahon CDP Tel: 435 9070 The Mural Project is supported by Cooperation Ireland’s Cork branch & Cork City Council.

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INTRODUCTION TO SHIATSU This practical workshop introduces you to the basic techniques of this unique bodywork form. For more details see Thursday at 1pm. Tea/coffee available, bring lunch if you wish. Booking essential as places limited. Call Diana Tel: 487 2324 or 087 2070132 Email: shiatsuireland@yahoo.com

11am & Noon Cork Butter Museum, Shandon

TOUR CORK’S BUTTER MUSEUM For details see Saturday

Noon Meet outside Ford’s Pub, South Gate Bridge

CORK WALKS - EXPLORE SOUTH PARISH Féile Buanfhoghlama Chorcaí

Local historian Ronnie Herlihy guides you through South Parish, one of the oldest & historically significant parts of Cork. The walk shows the development of the city from watery beginnings to industry, including mills & breweries. Info: Tina 086 603 5552 Self-guided Cork Walks were introduced in recent years by Cork City Council - you can enjoy the Shandon (red) route at 2.30pm.

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2.30pm Meet Daunt’s Square, St Patrick’s St

CORK WALKS - EXPLORE SHANDON Peter Foynes, Curator of the Cork Butter Museum, brings you on an historical journey through Shandon, using the City Council’s red walking tour. Walk the streets of what was once the centre of international trading in this city of merchants. The political history of Cork is revealed through the naming & renaming of its streets. Info: Tina 086 603 5552

7pm Montenotte Hotel, St Luke’s

2.15pm – 4.45pm

TRY TANGO

Fitzgeralds Park, The Mardyke

Experience Tango in an introductory class taught by members of Cork Argentine Tango Society. Come and experience the dance, the music & the passion! Try it for yourself or just observe. Class followed by regular Milonga. Classes every Wednesday at the Gresham Metropole.

FAMILY FUN IN FITZGERALD’S PARK Bring the family to Fitzgerald’s Park for an afternoon of fun. It’s a great way to bring the festival week to a close. Enjoy all the park has to offer after its magnificent makeover, with lots of entertainment. In the natural surroundings listen to music provided by the renowned Barrack Street Band and friends, and sample family entertainment, with surprise attractions. Boat rides on the river with Meitheal Mara (weather permitting). Why not bring a picnic?

Tel: 087 2627887 Email: tangocork@yahoo.ie Web: www.corktango.com

Info: Billy O’Callaghan 086 8378367

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FRINGE EVENTS TUESDAY APRIL 8 2pm – 4.30pm

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SHEP Project Centre, Above the Library, Ballincollig

CELEBRATING THE OLDER ADULT Join Rose Crowley & Dolores McCashin, SHEP facilitators, to explore some of the challenges & opportunities faced when getting older in Ireland today. This interactive workshop, which aims to be both informative & fun, may be of special interest to the over 55s but all ages are welcome. SHEP is an Irish, not-for-profit, community based training & development organisation established more than 40 years ago. Booking essential as places limited. Call Geraldine Flanagan 466 6180 email: socialandhealth@eircom net Ask for directions to venue.

TUESDAY MARCH 24 11am – 1pm Ballincollig Family Resource Centre, Village Centre, Station Rd, Ballincollig

ADULT & COMMUNITY EDUCATION INFORMATION MORNING All providers of adult and community education in the area have information stands on the various courses and programmes they deliver throughout Ballincollig in the Family Resource Centre this morning. All welcome, do drop in. Tea/coffee provided. Info 487 6295

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The Family Resource Centre is next to the Ballincollig Library

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WEDNESDAY MARCH 25

FRIDAY MARCH 27

11am – 1.30pm

6pm – 7pm Carrigaline Court Hotel

East Cork Music Project, 12-14 Ballinacurra Business Park, Whitegate Road, Midleton

MUSIC WORKSHOPS & PERFORMANCES All welcome to an Open Morning at East Cork Music Project. Information stalls, interactive workshops, performances by participants. Info Clare Seymour 087 2626110 email: eastcorkmusicproject@gmail.com

KARATE KIDS – TRY A FREE CLASS Children aged 5+ can join the regular class here & try Karate. Founded by Sensei Barry O’Regan (6th DAN JKA) the Rising Sun School of Karate helps children & adults learn the ancient art in a safe & nurturing environment. Building fitness levels and agility, Karate also gives children increased self-confidence & teaches them discipline while having fun. With regular gradings students gain a sense of achievement as they move from each level to the next on their way to the much coveted Black Belt. Free parking. Info Barry 086 722 2779 Email: barry@risingsun.ie www.risingsun.ie

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SPONSORS

ORGANISING COMMITTEE

Thanks to our sponsors, without whose support the festival could not take place.

Chair: William McAuliffe, National Association of Principals & Deputy Principals

Cork Education & Training Board Cork City Council Health Service Executive Cork Institute of Technology University College Cork Adult Continuing Education, UCC National Association of Principals & Deputy Principals Higher Education Authority – Access Office Ballyphehane Credit Union Blacknight Internet Solutions Co-operation Ireland – Cork branch The River Lee Hotel City Councillors: Tim Brosnan, Henry Cremin, Mick Finn, Nicholas O’Keeffe who have contributed from their Ward Funds.

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Media Sponsors: The Evening Echo & 96fm Partner: Féile an Phobail Friends: Hume City Council & Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival

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Denis Barrett, Community Education Facilitator, Cork Education & Training Board Peggy Barrett, Executive Librarian, Cork City Libraries Sandra Brett, Traveller Adult & Community Education, Cork ETB Deirdre Creedon, Access Officer, Cork Institute of Technology Brendan Goggin, Former Registrar, Cork Institute of Technology Con O’Donnell, Cork City Development Board Ann O’Sullivan, Former CEO, Cork City Partnership Patricia O’Hare, Primary Education sector Seamus O’Tuama, Acting Director, Adult Continuing Education, UCC Marcela Whelan Kelly, Development Worker, Cork City Learning Forum Festival Co-ordinator: Tina Neylon


MIX YOUR MODE Attending a festival event? Why not consider walking, cycling, catching a bus or taking the train. Mix Your Mode, a Transport and Mobility Forum Cork initiative, aims to promote more sustainable ways of travel by encouraging people to mix their method of transport during festival week, and all year round. Why not use a combination of options such as the Park & Ride, the Bike Rental Scheme or hiring a GoCar? Make getting around to festival activities a more positive & healthier experience. By using more sustainable modes of travel you will help to reduce CO2 and make Cork a cleaner city with less traffic congestion. More information at www. transportandmobilityforum.com

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Investigate, Participate, Celebrate! Imscrúdaigh, Glac Páirt agus Ceiliúraidh Festival Patron: The Right Honourable Lord Mayor of Cork, Councillor Mary Shields Pátrún an Fhéile: An Ró-Onórach Ardmhéara Chorcaí, Comhairleor Máire Ní Shiail Financially supported by/ Le tacaíocht airgeadais Ó: Bord Oideachais agus Oiliúna Chorcaí Chorcaí, Cork Training and Education Board & Cork City Council/ Comhairle Cathrach Chorcaí; the HSE, CIT, Adult Continuing Education at UCC, NAPD, HEA, Ballyphehane Credit Union, Blacknight Internet Solutions, The River Lee Hotel, Co-operation Ireland – Cork branch.

www.corkcity.ie/learningfestival Tel 021 492 4527 Find us on www.facebook.com/corklifelonglearningfestival and on Twitter www.twitter.com/learning_fest Media partners:

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If you are interested in participating in future festivals, contact: Tina Neylon, Festival Co-ordinator T. 021 492 4527 M 086 603 5552 email: learningfestival@corkcity.ie


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