I’m also a member of the committee that manages Cork Lifelong Learning Festival.
I love this festival and have been involved with it for years. I think the message that learning is about so much more than just sitting in a classroom is a really important one.
Learning is a lifelong and life-wide journey, every day that you learn something new is a good day.
I’m really looking forward to attending as many of the free events as I can during this year’s festival. One of the amazing features of the Lifelong Learning Festival is that every single event is free, so from April 7 to 14 you can try out hundreds of new and interesting things without spending a cent! I love trying my hand at something new, there’s no shortage of experiences to pick from in this year’s brochure and for the first time ever we have a searchable website featuring the full programme of events at corklearning festival.ie I instantly fell in love with Cork city and all that it offers when I arrived here 15 years ago. No matter what you are looking for, Cork has it! The people are so friendly, although I must admit, the accent took me a bit of time to fully understand!
I’m a sucker for a good musical as well, so I love when productions come to the Opera House or to CIT Cork School of Music.
During the Lifelong Learning Festival I’m looking forward to catching up with some friends midweek too. I’m planning on getting a few friends together to try out some fun activities during festival week, including In-Line skating on Centre Park Road and Kung Fu in St Fin Barre’s Cathedral Hall.
Personally I love Arthur Mayne’s for a cheeseboard or some tapas or Soho for wings. Nothing beats Market Lane for a special meal, all local ingredients from the English Market and local suppliers.
For more on the Cork Lifelong Learning Festival see https://cork learningfestival.ie