Free Events at GROW Offices for Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival

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GROW’s offices in Henry Street in Limerick will be a hub of activity as it hosts three events this week as part of Limerick’s Lifelong Learning FestivalImage result for limerick lifelong learning festival

The 8th Lifelong Learning Festival, with an exciting line up of over 200 events across Limerick City and County, commenced on Monday, March 19th and continues until Sunday, March 25th.

This year’s festival centres on ‘Limerick Reaching Out for Equitable and Inclusive Learning’ and builds on last year’s theme of ‘Communities, Connecting and Learning’.

As part of the festival, three exciting, free events will take place in GROW’s offices at 33 Henry Street. On Thursday, March 22nd, a lunchtime ‘limerick’ poetry-writing workshop will take place from 12.30 to 2pm.

The “limerick” writing workshop is being run by Dominic Taylor from Limerick Writers’ Centre. Participants will be encouraged to compose their own limerick with a mental health theme.

This would be of interest to adults who have an interest or hidden talent for creative writing or poetry and who may also have an interest in mental health.Image result for Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival

For more information or to book a place, contact Rob Stephen on 086 0625765 or the GROW Office on 061-318813. Alternatively, you can email the [email protected]

On Friday, March 23rd, a free event titled ‘The Art of Positive Living’ will take place from 11am to 1pm in GROW’s offices. It is being run by Bernie Quillinan, co-founder of UL Engage, which supports university/community collaboration,  and will look at ways of promoting mental health in everyday living.

Bernie will explore how to be in relationships whilst in recovery, with an emphasis on relationships in peer support groups. This would be of interest to adults who have an interest in mental health and wellbeing.

For more information or to book a place, contact Mary Purcell on 086-8231624 or the GROW Office on 061-318813. Alternatively, email [email protected]

Meanwhile, from 2 to 3.30pm on Friday, March 23rd, a Easter-themed creative workshop will be held at 33 Henry Street. This will be facilitated by Frances and Sharon and will include art and craft and flower arranging for beginners and experts alike.

Materials, tea, coffee, chat and a friendly atmosphere will be provided. Participants can take away their completed work.

This would be of interest to adults wishing to develop a therapeutic new hobby, especially those who might want to find out a bit more about how GROW’s mental health support groups work.

For details on this workshop, contact Sharon Ni Chonghaile on 085-8665485 or the GROW Office on 061-318813. You can also email [email protected].