South Parish shines a light on its Lifelong Learners The Lantern Project is delighted to have our crochet ladies images on display in the front plaza
Douglas Street. Veronica (Tutor)and participants Sheila, Margaret, Anne and Theresa photos are part of #FacesOfLearning in South Parish learning neighbourhood. Anne Edelstein, member of The Lantern Community Project's Crochet Group marvels at her wonderful portrait, now on show at Nano Nagle Place as part of the South Parish Learning Neighbourhood 'Faces of Learning' Exhibition. Picture: Clare Keogh.
The residents of one of the oldest parishes in Cork, South Parish, are celebrating local lifelong learners through the launch of a photographic exhibition. South Parish Learning Neighbourhood, as part of Cork Learning City, will launch Faces of Learning a photographic exhibition consisting of a series of striking black and white portraits by photographer Eddie Hennessy, on Thursday 13th May.
These are portraits of local learners who recognise South Parish as their own ‘Learning Neighbourhood.’ The exhibition features an inclusive mix of people who have embraced the idea of lifelong learning and have participated in courses and learning events locally.
Everyone is invited to view the exhibition at a range of public venues throughout South Parish over the coming weeks and months.
Posters will appear on Notes to Cork billboards and in shop windows on the street, and Nano Nagle Place will host an exhibition of The Lantern Community Project’s ‘Crochet Ladies’ across their front windows facing onto Douglas Street.
Paula Mc Carthy, principal of St Johns Central College and chair of South Parish Learning neighbourhood said “South Parish Learning Neighbourhood is one of Cork’s newest learning Neighbourhoods and we are delighted to be launching our new Faces of Learning Exhibition. This exhibition celebrates lifelong learners of all ages and abilities from our neighbourhood. The people featured all have a learning story to tell and these stories combined have a powerful inspirational impact for others.”
The organisations involved in the South Parish Learning Neighbourhood include St John’s Central College, Cork Flower Studio, Cork City Council, UCC, An Garda Siochána, Cork City Partership Clg., The Everyman Theatre Cork, Cork Education and Training Board Cork, Altrusa Literacy Scheme, The Lantern Project Cork, Notes to Cork, MTU Cork, and Nano Nagle Place.
Cork is an UNESCO Learning City, which means the city fosters and celebrates lifelong learning and social inclusion. The Learning Neighbourhoods Programme is integral to making Cork a Learning City and there are currently five areas in Cork that identify as Learning Neighbourhoods: South Parish, Mayfield, Ballyphehane, Knocknaheeney and The Glen . Each neighbourhood has an ongoing commitment to learning, providing inclusive and diverse learning opportunities for whole communities through partnership and collaboration. The programme is a collaboration between Cork City Council, UCC, MTU Cork and Cork Education and Training Board (CETB).
South Parish Learning Neighbourhood is one of Cork’s newest learning Neighbourhoods. Situated in a historic part of Cork’s city centre the neighbourhood benefits from having lots of great learning locations including Cork City Library, MTU Cork Crawford College of Art & Design, Gael-Taca, Meitheal Mara Teoranta, O’Sho, Nano Nagle Place, The Lantern Community Project, Cork Migrant Centre, Cork Centre for Architectural Education, Notes to Cork, Munster Literature Centre, Sean Carroll & Sons Silversmiths, Cork Flower Studio, Altrusa Literacy Scheme, Food Forest and St John’s Central College.
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