Celebrate Africa Day 2014 Nationwide this week!
Clients, Community, Events | 19th May 2014
This year’s Africa Day activities have kicked off! The annual celebration of Africa’s unity takes place right around the globe, and here in Ireland, Irish Aid is the driving force behind celebrations which aim to celebrate African culture and community.
Africa Day celebrations are taking place nationwide this week with the national Africa Day flagship family festival taking place in Farmleigh Estate, Phoenix Park, Dublin 15, on Sunday 25th May from 11am to 6pm and is free of charge.
The theme for this year’s celebrations is ‘Partners for Growth’ and the events aim to shine a light on the opportunities that exist between Ireland and the continent of Africa for developing partnerships and collaboration. Follow Africa Day on Facebook and Twitter #AfricaDay, and for more information visit www.africaday.ie.
Here’s more on the jam-packed nationwide programme of events:
- Africa Day activities in Waterford will have a strong focus on local schools. The City Council is working with the Waterford One World Centre and the Garter Lane Arts Centre to offer an education programme for local primary-school pupils featuring the film ‘Felix’ followed by workshops addressing human rights, peace and conflict, as well as positive images of Africa. The film and workshops will take place in Garter Lane Arts Centre for 5th and 6th class pupils.An evening cultural programme will begin on Sunday 25th May with a free reception featuring performances from the Waterford African Drummers, African Dancers and the African Gospel Choir on the steps of the Garter Lane Arts Centre O’Connell Street from 5.30pm to 7.30pm. This will be followed by a screening of the film ‘A Long Walk to Freedom’, based on Nelson Mandela’s life story.In addition, the Pan African Organisation Waterford will celebrate Africa Day on Sunday 1st June, with celebrations taking place from 12pm in the Community Development Project Centre Hall, Ballybeg.