The main event in Wicklow will take place on 21 May, at Burnaby Park, Greystones from 1pm to 6pm and will embrace African culture and traditions. Members of the Africa Irish Society of Wicklow (AISW) -which brings together members of the local African and Irish community- have prepared a great line up of events that will include African dance and music, educational workshops and exhibitions of various African countries. Gomba Educare will be facilitating cultural programmes through music, drumming, storytelling and entertainment. Justine Nantale will be singing while No Wahala Dance Crew will perform various African dances. DJ Spaqz will entertain the crowd throughout the day, without forgetting About with his beat boxing skills. Irish language will also be facilitated. People will get the chance to learn various phrases within the African context in Irish language. It is a fun, free event suitable for all ages.
Schools have also been invited to celebrate through hosting activities which centre around a positive image of Africa for the week of 23 – 27 May.