Galway’s upcoming Africa Day celebrations will run from 25th – 27th May 2018. There will be a number of events over the three days of the festival, including the SONKE Multi-Cultural Choir Workshop, held in the Presbyterian/Methodist Church in Victoria Place on Friday, May 25th from 2.30pm to 4.30pm which will be an interactive music workshop, celebrating African culture and music.
The 11th annual Galway African Film Festival, in the Bank of Ireland Theatre in NUIG will run from Saturday 9th to Monday 11th June and will highlight the diversity and range of life experiences on the African continent.
Our main Africa Day event in Doughiska on Saturday, May 26th from 2pm to 6pm will welcome people from the community of all ages and nationalities. A large number of community groups will be involved in the event and look forward to showcasing African culture and society.
Finally, we will be facilitating a schools’ football event in conjunction with the FAI, which will involve children from 8 primary schools across Galway encouraging engagement with African history as well as participation in the “Show Racism the Red Card” programme. This will take place on Friday, May 25th from 10am to 2pm.
Please visit Galway City Council’s website or www.africaday.ie for more information.