Blacknight Sponsor 10th Annual Cork Lifelong Learning Festival
Leading domain registrar continues commitment to local education
March 4, 2013 – Carlow, Ireland – Ireland’s leading domain registrar and hosting company Blacknight proudly announce sponsorship of the 10th Cork Lifelong Learning Festival.
On Friday March 8, Festival Patron the Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr John Buttimer, will announce the programme for the 2013 event, which runs from Monday March 18 through Sunday March 24. The festival’s events, which will take place all over Cork, promote and celebrate learning of all kinds across all age groups, abilities and interests, from preschool to post retirement.
The festival’s motto, “Investigate – Participate – Celebrate!” places an emphasis on the idea that learning is fun – and how it can make life more fulfilling and enjoyable.
Damien Mulley (http://www.mulley.ie) will be returning to the festival this year and will be running two social media training sessions.
Michele Neylon of Blacknight states: “Blacknight has been involved in the Lifelong Learning Festival for several years. We are proud to sponsor the festival and love the message that education does not end when one leaves school, rather it evolves over a person’s life to incorporate and mean many different things.”
Through hundreds of events, all free, the festival demonstrates the many opportunities for learning there are throughout Cork City and surrounding areas. Events include tours, demonstrations, performances, displays, taster sessions, workshops, and lots more. They are organised by people all over the city, who get together to run events, many in their local neighbourhoods, opening up their premises to the public to come in and discover the opportunities for learning available.
This year, to mark the festival’s tenth anniversary, a Seminar and a Debate have been organised. The seminar, entitled Cities of the Future, with guest speaker Peter Kearns from Australia, is designed as a catalyst for ideas that will focus on an International Exchange in September, where cities around the globe will come to Cork to share good practice and learn from each other.
The debate, which takes place at CityNorth College of Further Education/Terence McSwiney Community College, Knocknaheeny, explores Equality of Access to education & training in a time of change. Speakers include Kathleen Lynch, Professor of Equality Studies, UCD; Mary Liz Trant, Director, National Access Office , Higher Education Authority; with guest Brian Lister, OBE, from Scotland.
For more information on the Cork Lifelong Learning Festival, please visit http://www.corkcity.ie/learningfestival – the festival programme will be online from March 12.
For more information on Blacknight’s many programmes and products please visit http://www.blacknight.com
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