The Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival will be held from Monday 28th September to Sunday 4th October 2020 with the theme ‘Celebrating and Building Learning Communities’. The festival is now in its 10th year and for the first time will be a virtual one this year! It will also celebrate Limerick as a UNESCO Learning City-Region. The festival marks a celebration of lifelong learning and promotes learning in Limerick through a wide variety of creative, enjoyable and informative events. This year will include using live streamed and interactive webinar workshops and event activities. The festival provides a timely opportunity to reflect on the many contexts in which we are learning – in the home with friends and neighbours, in formal educational settings, in the workplace etc; as well as exploring new ways and opportunities for learning.
The first Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival was held in 2011. Since then, this event has gone from strength to strength and now, in its 9th year, is a visible testament to the multiple forms of learning that are happening in every part of the Limerick region. For 2019, the festival introduced a flagship Learning Cities-Regions Seminar event as part of the week. This event has now become an annual feature; involving international speakers and builds on Limerick’s participation in the UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities. Next year in 2020, the festival will celebrate 10 years, and will have an extra-special programme to celebrate this milestone!
“Had a very positive experience and was very proud to be part of the Lifelong Learning week.”
“… dovetailed well with activities that were on-going in the centre allowing us to finish with a showcase event.”
“Learning Limerick and Lifelong Learning Festival… has given fresh ideas, new contacts. Our learners attended a lot of other events.”
“Lifelong Learning Festival is a useful additional stimulus which gives weight to our event.”
“Such a great event for meeting people, both old acquaintances and new folks, share my skills and exchange joy.”
“Lifelong Learning week is a very positive showcase of the many and varied types of learning experiences are in place in Limerick.”
“We academics should be striving to be able to explain our work to a general audience”
“A key education event in Limerick”
“‘Great initiative and very happy to be part of it… Linked up with some new partners on future possibilities for provision.”