In Cork, the City Council, in partnership with African communities, is organising a range of Africa Day events.
On Saturday, 16th May, the Lord Mayor will launch Africa Day at an event with African music and dance, which will take place in the public plaza outside the Central Library in Cork. On the same day, an integrated soccer tournament will start at 10am at The Glen Resource Centre with eight teams participating from a range of nationalities.
An evening of films by African directors will take place in St. John’s College from 6pm on Wednesday, 20th and Thursday, 21st May.
Finally, Africa Day will be celebrated on Saturday, 23rd May, with a parade featuring musicians and dancers from African countries, along with a marching band and céilí dancers. Commencing on Patrick’s Street, the parade will make its way through Winthrop Street and Oliver Plunkett Street, culminating in an outdoor event in Bishop Lucey Park. This free event will take place from 1pm to 6pm with a strong focus on music, dance and celebration.
For more information please contact Tony Power in Cork City Council – Tony_Power@corkcity.ie
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