AROUND THE WORLD IN 7 DAYS

Around the world in 7 days is a great opportunity for Drogheda and its environs to learn and appreciate the different cultures in the community. The most exciting one took place from May to October, 2013. Culture Connect in partnership with Louth Minority Ethnic Consortium (LMEC), Drogheda Community Forum, Drogheda Festival Committee, Louth Travellers Movement, Polish, Lithuania, Brazilian, Ghana, Indian, Nigerian communities and Local Faith group are coming together to  explore, challenge and celebrate the diversity of our town. This programme was a Resource Allocation by EU PEACE III Programme as awarded by the County Louth Peace & Reconciliation Partnership.

Each month brought a world of culture to our great town. Guest speakers from these communities were invited to make presentation on their customs, value system, traditional music, food and dance, followed by Q & A sessions.

The programme featured live bands, cultural food, dances, crafts, artwork and more from the various cultures. The events ran on Saturdays 3pm – 7pm in different locations in Drogheda.

The main aim of the programme was to increase awareness, understanding and knowledge of the different cultures within the community; it also created a forum for different cultural groups, mainstream community groups and the general community to meet share and connect. This project was supported by the European Union’s PEACE III Programme and part financed by the Irish Government under the National Development Plan as awarded by Louth Peace and Reconciliation Partnership.

For more information on the SEUPB please visit www.seupb.eu
To date, Culture Connect prides itself on celebrating and sharing learning from the different cultures in Drogheda and its surrounding every month. Please find below the upcoming free events open to everyone to attend. Save the dates in your calendar and get ready for an experience to remember! If you would like to participate or require further information, please contact Culture Connect on: 041 9865025 / 0871314312 or email cultureconnect@ymail.com

Lined-up events:

March – St. Patrick’s event (Irish History & Culture) Parade and event
encouraging the different cultures to celebrate the day.

April – Brazilian History & other Caribbean cultures

May – Traveller History & Culture

June – Indian & other Asian Cultures

July-August – Summer camp

September – Polish Lithuania & other Eastern European Culture

October – Nigerian & other African Cultures

November – History & Culture of Israel, Bosnia

December – Christmas around the World