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Event: Cork Lifelong Learning Festival 2010

Sunday, 28 March 2010

The Cork Lifelong Learning Festival, which runs from the 22nd - 28th March, promotes and celebrates learning of all kinds and is organised by the Learning Forum, set up under the Cork City Development Board to address the key theme of Cork as a City of Learning . Please click here for more details.

CIT Events:

   Monday
22nd March   

10am–12.30pm  and  2pm-4.30pm
Meeting Room 1, Student Centre, CIT Bishopstown Campus.
Access & Supports for Disabled Students
Hear from Carmel Hennessy (Assistive Technology Outreach Co-ordinator) how to overcome challenges faced by disabled students. Watch demonstrations of helpful technologies. Laura O’Rourke (Disability Support Officer) explains the DARE (Disability Access to Education) scheme, and other supports available and how to access them. Current CIT students talk about their experiences and the support they receive. Refreshments served. Session repeated this afternoon.
Numbers limited, booking essential: Laura T:4335107 – M:0871776755; Carmel T: 4335137 – M: 0874163752


Mon; Tues; Wed; Thurs; Fri ;Sat; Sun. 2pm–3pm
CIT's Blackrock Castle Observatory
Learn about a new planet – workshop for adults
Discover a strange new planet in this light-hearted workshop, which outlines how we have studied & explored our solar system. Ample free parking. Booking essential. Call Frances McCarthy 435 7917 or email info@bco.ie
Repeated daily all week.
2.30pm – 3.30pm
Meeting Room 1, Student Centre, CIT Bishopstown Campus
Learn about Science & Health

The Access Service Science for Life Project Officer Dr Sharon Lawton tells you about microbiology, health, hygiene & the human defence system, with particular emphasis on Swine Flu. Includes an interactive session on disease transmission.
Reserve your place & parking, call Sharon: T: 4335108 or M: 0879564937 or email: sharon.lawton@cit.ie
8.30pm –9.30pm
Room G45, CIT Cork School of Music, Union Quay
Try a little Samba

Everyone is welcome to an open rehearsal with CIT Carnival Samba. The group performs regularly at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, at concerts in venues such as City Hall & here and at outdoor events around the city. Feel free to join in playing some exciting Brazilian percussion music. No previous experience necessary. Info: Director Stephen Kelly M: 0860648363

   Tuesday
23rd March

9.30am – 1pm
Mahon visit to CIT
The Mahon Community Education Network has organised a visit to CIT. All adults from the area are welcome, with free transport provided. At CIT they will tour its facilities, and get lots of information. Booking essential.
Info: Deirdre Creedon, Access Officer, CIT T:433 5140; to book call Rena Hennessy M: 0872819903


10am – 1pm
Cork Institute of Technology
Open morning for Mature Students

Thinking of going to college? Then come along to see what’s on offer at CIT for mature students. Tea/coffee on arrival, followed by a choice of ‘taster’ lectures. Tour of the campus, information on student supports, fees, grants. Booking required, as numbers limited. Organised by Access Office.
Info: Sinéad O’Neill, Mature Student Officer T: 4335109 or Deirdre Creedon, Access Officer T:4335140
2pm–3pm > See Monday for details
CIT's Blackrock Castle Observatory
Tuesday, Wednesday Thursday at 1.10pm
CIT Cork School of Music, Union Quay
Free lunchtime concert

Degree course students perform in the Concourse.

 Wednesday
24th March

2pm–3pm > See Monday for details
CIT's Blackrock Castle Observatory
Learn about a new planet – workshop for adults
 
CIT Cork School of Music, Union Quay at 1.10pm
Free lunchtime concert

Degree course students perform in the Concourse.

 Thursday 25th March

SHOP & LEARN > 10am - all day
Mahon Point Shopping Centre
There’s a course for you at CIT, whatever your talents. They include 60 degree courses from Business, Engineering, Science, Computing to Humanities. CIT also offers Adult Education courses, evening & part-time options – ranging from Tourism & Hospitality, Science & Computing, to Business. As well as courses on the Bishopstown Campus, CIT’s constituent colleges – the Crawford College of Art & Design, Cork School of Music & the National Maritime College – offer plenty of choices, whatever your age.
Info: Deirdre Creedon, Access Officer, T: 4335140


Thursday and Friday > 10am–1pm
Meeting Room 1, Student Centre, CIT Bishopstown Campus.
You Get What You Give
CIT’s Access Service enlisted the expertise of Graffiti Theatre Company to deliver this drama workshop for Transition Year. It asks students to look into the opportunities available to them and how, in order to take advantage of them, they must make choices which suit their abilities & interests. The workshop is offered to the linked secondary schools in the city.
Info: Deirdre or Louise, Access Office: T: 433 5140 or 433 5139.
2pm–3pm > See Monday for details
CIT's Blackrock Castle Observatory
Learn about a new planet – workshop for adults 
6.30pm
CIT Crawford College of Art & Design
Sharman Crawford St
Opening of Visual Education Exhibition
This evening come to the opening of an exhibition of work produced by students on evening courses at the college. It includes life drawing, photography, stained glass, textiles, ceramics. Exhibition continues 9am – 5pm daily until April 1.
Info: Ed Kuczaj T: 4335246

  Friday
26th March

CIT Cork School of Music at 1.10pm
Free lunchtime concert
Deaf-blind pianist Orla O’Sullivan gives a recital in the Concourse. Info: Cork Deaf Association 450 5944 or email: mail@corkdeaf.ie


2pm–3pm > See Monday for details
CIT's Blackrock Castle Observatory
Learn about a new planet – workshop for adults
 
1.30pm – 4pm
CIT Crawford College of Art & Design, Sharman Crawford St
Learn about Courses & Careers

The Department of Art Therapy & Continuing Visual Education invites you to an open afternoon at the college, to find out about courses available, with presentations on working as an Art Therapist & Arts Facilitator. Courses: Arts in Group Facilitation, Arts in Participation, Principles & Theory of Art Therapy (Foundation), MA in Art Therapy.
Info: Ed Kuczaj T: 4335246 – M: 0879967718

  Saturday
27th March

 

11am -12.30pm and 3pm - 4.30pm
Central Library, Grand Parade
Unravelling DNA – a workshop

CIT presents a workshop for those who find DNA a mystery. Dr Siobhán O’Sullivan explores the story of DNA, how it was discovered, what it looks like, the quantity we have and the information it contains. She examines the genetic basis of diseases such as cystic fibrosis and hemochromatosis. She also explores genetic fingerprinting used in crime detection and paternity testing. Workshop repeated this afternoon. Booking essential as places limited.
Contact Sharon Lawton T: 433 5108 or email Sharon.lawton@cit.ie


2pm–3pm > See Monday for details
CIT's Blackrock Castle Observatory
Learn about a new planet – workshop for adults
 
8pm
Curtis Auditorium, CIT Cork School of Music, Union Quay.
Festival Gala Concert
Presented by Dr Evelyn Grant of Cork Music Works, Cork Pops Orchestra & RTÉ Lyric FM. A feast of music, song & dance - with the Barrack Street Band (Conductor: Captain Brian Prendergast); The Voices of Cork; Knocknaheeny Youth Music Project; Prizewinning instrumentalists from CIT Cork School of Music; Dance from Coláiste Stiofáin Naofa; ‘Rob the Nation’ (Ballyphehane Youth Group); and more. Admission free – Tickets available from Reception at City Council Offices, Angelsea St. Info: T: 492 4596

 Sunday
28th March

2pm–3pm > See Monday for details
CIT's Blackrock Castle Observatory
Learn about a new planet – workshop for adults
 


4pm
Stack Theatre, CIT Cork School of Music, Union Quay.
Crossbones - Jazz in the Stack

Lovers of jazz are invited to celebrate the recent CD release by the acclaimed trombone duo Crossbones, featuring Eoghan Kelly and Paul Frost on trombones, with rhythm section – Phil Collins (keyboard), Deirdre Frost (bass) & Steve Kelly (drums). www.crossbonesjazz.com


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