Galway’s Africa Day celebrations saw a mix of young and old working together to pay tribute to African lifestyle and history.
In 2015 Galway celebrated the 8th Annual African Film Festival in the Huston School of Film & Digital Media at NUI Galway from 22nd to 24th May and screened a number of shorts, feature films, and documentaries.
Galway City Partnership provided educational school initiatives to coincide with Africa Day. The ARD Family Resource Centre ran an Africa Day event on Saturday, 23rd May at Doughiska, showcasing art, dance, music, poetry and food from a range of African countries. Africa Day Doughiska aimed to celebrate the rich diversity of African culture in the Doughiska area on the East side of Galway city, where approximately 20% of the Doughiska Roscam and Ardaun population are of African descent according to the last Census.
The FAI and Show Racism the Red Card hosted coaching sessions for 4 primary schools in Galway City on the 20th and 21st of May, that concluded with a competition on the 25th. Each school identified themselves with a country in Africa and designed a placard highlighting the country’s history and culture, as a class project in the lead up to the main events.
For further information please contact Peter Salmon in Galway City Council – firstname.lastname@example.org
Below is a video from Africa Day Galway 2014