Cork's Lifelong Learning Festival promotes and celebrates learning of all kinds, across all ages, interests and abilities. The festival's motto is Investigate, Participate, Celebrate, and the public can do that by watching demonstrations, trying out skills, and seeing others, from the young to the old, show off what they are learning. Since it started in 2004, it has grown from 65 to almost 400 different events.
During the festival all events are free and accessible to everyone.
Learning is promoted as fun with events including performances, debates, taster sessions, tours, displays and demonstrations. They take place right across Cork in a variety of venues indoors and out, including on water, and in shopping centres, libraries, museums, resource and community centres, parks, sportsgrounds and on the streets. Attractive free programmes are widely distributed and the full programme appears on-line at both www.corkcity.ie/learningfestival and www.corkvec.ie.