LAOIS AFRICA DAY 2019

St Peter & Paul Parish Centre 1st June

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  • 30.05.2019. 10:00 AM
  • Dunamaiuse art centre, Portlaoise

As part of the AFRICA DAY celebration, LAOIS AFRICAN SUPPORT GROUP and DUNAMAISE ART CENTRE Portlaoise have come together to screen an african movie called (QUEEN OF KATWE) the film depicts the life of Phiona Mutesi, a Ugandan girl living in a slum in Katwe. She learns to play chess and becomes a Woman Candidate Master after her victories at World Chess Olympiads.[6]

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  • 31.05.2019. 09:00 AM
  • Laois, Ireland

As part of the AFRICA DAY 2019, Laois African Support Group will also be visitng schools, Talking and educating the kids about the Values, Ways and culture of africa, We also have a workshop planned with AVNEL FITNESS with the kids

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  • 01.06.2019. 12:00 PM - 01.06.2019. 06:00 PM
  • Parish centre, Portlaoise, County Laois, Ireland

The ‘Africa Day Laois’ event is taking place in St Peter & Paul Parish Centre Portlaoise Co. Laois on Saturday, 1st June 2019. Africa’s rich culture was showcased through family-friendly activities, along with music, performances, sport and educational elements, please see pictures from last year on gallery

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  • 15.04.2019. 11:00 AM - 26.04.2019. 03:00 PM
  • Portlaoise, County Laois, Ireland

We Build CONFIDENCE FITNESS SELF ESTEEM RESPECT NON-STOP FUN KINDNESS FRIENDSHIP HONESTY COURAGE DATE: 15TH - 26TH APRIL 2019... COMMUNITY CENTRES ACROSS CO. LAOIS IRELAND...

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  • 30.06.2018. 12:00 PM - 30.06.2018. 03:00 PM
  • Main Street, Portlaoise, County Laois, Ireland

‘Africa Day Laois’ event took place in Kavanagh Park on Saturday, 30th June. Africa’s rich culture was showcased through family-friendly activities, along with music, performances, sport and educational elements, please attached pictures on the gallery section.

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EDUCATION


In addition to celebrating African unity, diversity and the cultural and economic potential, Laois African Support Group aims to increase public awareness of our African culture and Heritage.
This is our second year of celebrating the African culture and Heritage in Loais, we decided to engage school kids and teach them about our Culture and Heritage by going into different schools in Co Laois.

We also engage in workshops for schools interested in learning our African cultural instruments, African Arts,culture and heritage.
  • Primary School
  • Secondary School Workshops
  • Culture Development Education
  • African Literature
Our FREE workshops for schools can takes place at different schools across Co. Laois. To book, please contact 0873880688/0851337338 or email us: info@laoisafrica.com.

There will be a 2 hours Lecture on African Literature, History, Culture and Heritage taking place in Portlaoise on the week of the Flagship event.
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Feel the Taste of Africa in Laois

Get-Involved


Volunteers

Get Involved in Laois Africa Day 2019!

Are you a Development NGO who wishes to take part in Africa Day 2019? We are looking for NGOs to showcase their work at this year’s Africa Day celebration in Portlaoise! We’re looking for NGO’s who will provide activities relevant to Africa and who will contribute to the overall colour and atmosphere of Africa Day. If this sounds like you then we would love for you to apply!

The application form is available here: Laois Africa Day Volunteer Application 2019.doc

Applications must be submitted before 5pm Wednesday, 15th May 2019.

 Late applications will not be considered.

Laois Africa Day’s 2019 is taking place on Saturday, 1st June, from 12pm to 5pm, in the Parish Centre, Portlaoise Co. Laois.

For more information, please contact the Laois African Support team.

Performers

Get Involved in Laois Africa Day 2019!

Are you interested in performing at Laois Africa Day 2019? This year we’re looking for musicians, singers, dancers, theatrical performers, storytellers, spoken word performers, carnival acts such as stilt walkers and jugglers and so on, to help us celebrate Africa Day! We’re looking for acts and performances with particular relevance to Africa and/or acts and performances that will add to the overall colour and atmosphere of Laois Africa Day. If this sounds like you then we’d love for you to apply!

The application form is available here: Laois Africa Day Performers Application 2019.doc

Applications must be submitted before 5pm Wednesday, 15th May 2019.

 Late applications will not be considered.

Laois Africa Day’s 2019 is taking place on Saturday, 1st June, from 12pm to 5pm, in the Parish Centre, Portlaoise Co. Laois.

 For more information, please contact the Laois African Support team..

NGOs

Get Involved in Laois Africa Day 2019!

Are you a Development NGO who wishes to take part in Africa Day 2019? We are looking for NGOs to showcase their work at this year’s Africa Day celebration in Portlaoise! We’re looking for NGO’s who will provide activities relevant to Africa and who will contribute to the overall colour and atmosphere of Africa Day. If this sounds like you then we would love for you to apply!

The application form is available here: Laois Africa Day NGO Application 2019.doc

Applications must be submitted before 5pm Wednesday, 15th May 2019.

 Late applications will not be considered.

Laois Africa Day’s 2019 is taking place on Saturday, 1st June, from 12pm to 5pm, in the Parish Centre, Portlaoise Co. Laois.

For more information, please contact the Laois African Support team..

Community Groups

Get Involved in Laois Africa Day 2019!

Are you a community group interested in participating in Laois Africa Day 2019? We are looking for community groups to take part in our Laois Africa Day Event, showcasing specific cultural items, activities or other displays relevant to Laois Africa Day.

The application form is available here: Laois Africa Day Community Group Application 2019.doc

Applications must be submitted before 5pm Wednesday, 15th May 2019.

 Late applications will not be considered.

Laois Africa Day’s 2019 is taking place on Saturday, 1st June, from 12pm to 5pm, in the Parish Centre, Portlaoise Co. Laois.

For more information, please contact the Laois African Support team..


Traders

Get Involved in Laois Africa Day 2019!

Are you interested in selling goods and services at Laois Africa Day 2018? We’re looking for groups that are interested in setting up a non-food/beverages (with the exception of pre-packaged dry food products, such as sweets and dried fruits) concession at this year’s Laois event!

The application form is available here: Laois Africa Day Traders Application 2019.doc

Applications must be submitted before 5pm Wednesday, 15th May 2019.

 Late applications will not be considered.

Laois Africa Day’s 2019 is taking place on Saturday, 1st June, from 12pm to 5pm, in the Parish Centre, Portlaoise Co. Laois.

For more information, please contact the Laois African Support team..


Acts


Royal Vessels

Gospel Choir

Our focus is Jesus. We are His vessels. We have been commissioned for His Glory and we strongly believe it's always and only about Him.

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Deejay Matt

MUSIC DJ

Bringing us the best of Afrobeatz

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Joe S Music

Musician

JOhn S is a sensational anti-folks artist from Co Laois who has been performing his own original and unique acoustic music across Ireland since 2012.

One Voice with God

Choreography

How about you come experience our choreography, dance group drama and poetic dance.

VOMI Queens Traditional Dance

Dance Group

VOMI is a group of migrants focusing on promoting positive well-being. VOMI queens will perform a traditional dance, NOT TO BE MISSED.

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D.J Demo

Mix of Old school and Raggae

DJ Explicit

If you are ready to party, This DJ will take you to the next level......

Savannah

Musician

Savannah is a 17years old music act who have years of experience singing and dancing with the Voice of God group, she is still a member and also looking to go solo for the Africa Day, you can see some of her music on YouTube also....

Triple 3

Dance group

For those of you at the Africa Day 2018, you will remember this amazing upcoming stairs, well you can only imagine what they have in plan for you this year.

Vanessa

Hair Braiding

When it comes to African Hair Braiding in Co Laois, Vanessa is your go to person, Very friendly and will bring out the Hidden african in you....Why not drop over to her kiosk on AFRICA DAY

Sound of Worship

Musician

The sound of Worship is a Pan African group based in Portloiase, they are spiritual and evangelical with incredible voices.....

Glory Anumudu

Spoken Word Artist

Glory Anumudu is an 18 year old spoken word artist. Much of her work is about the different aspects of inequality and her experience.

Graciously Ashu

Musician/ Music writer

Graciously Ashu is a music/writer, she started singing at a very young age as part of a choir. She released her first album Dec 2018 called (God my peace maker) We look forward to hearing her glorious voice on the day.

zuzanna tuszynska

Irish Dancer

She is a 17 year old student from scoil chriost ri, she plays football and camogie for portlaoise and also has an interest in Irish dancing and have danced for several schools including lawless dance academy and Farrell Caffrey school of dance , she has participated in a number of competitions through out her dancing years and we re proud to have her on stage come Africa Day Laois entertaining us with her dance.

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NOVA

Musician

Irish rock band formed in Stradbally, Co. Laois in August 2018 by Fionn Marum on lead vocals and rhythm guitar and Matthew Carroll on lead guitar. Joshua Brennan joined on bass in November 2018 following a radio interview he heard featuring the band. Since their formation, Nova have played various shows and festivals such as People Power and Spring Fling Festival in between releases. More releases are to follow throughout 2019. Debut EP 'Electric Waves' out now, featuring the singles 'Slip Away' and 'Up To Fate'

Jamie Murphy

Irish Musician

JAMIE is one of the most talented young and upcoming Irish talents in the country with an amazing and great guitar control. Jamie Murphy performed at the People Power Charity Concert in the Dunamaise Arts Centre in March 2019. For you to realise how talented Jamie is you need to come out on the #africaday2019 in #parishcentre to see for yourself he's definitely got an awesome future in front of him.

ACTIVITIES


DANCE

Dancing is a big part of the African tradition, Come experience variety of moves and feel the joy of dancing free

SLAM POETRY

Slam Poetry is the answer to a real manifest of the national federations and associations promoting slam poetry in Africa. There will be performances of slam poetry by the youth from our county Laois.

SINGING

Music is a big part of life and there would be no festival without live music. So come get entertained with some of our African Music. Music is love to the soul.

DRAMA

All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women are merely players: they have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts, his acts being seven ages. We are looking forward to see drama from variety of groups across Ireland. some of which are from our own home Co. Loais, some from Dublin, Cork, Galway and Limerick. There is so much Africa drama heritage to get us all inspired.

AFRICAN FASHION SHOW

There will be a fashion show catwalk with one of Ireland's very best African Aduni Alaso-oke designer entertaining us with her fashion show. she is known for designing an African Apparel called Aso-oke

FOOD TASTING

If you are coming for the Laois Africa Day Festival, be ready to be treated to special african taste of food, inlcuding Jollof rice, fried rice, Festac suya etc

HAIR BRAIDING

Hair braiding is an essential part of African woman and their hair styles, its now a trend all over the world, you are invited to come have a feel of braiding and turn on your inner Africa

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Team


Bolaji Adeyanju

Chairperson

Sia Fayiah

Secretary

Sandra Adeyanju

Public Admin

Samson Osumah

Resource Manager

William Adeyemi

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Testimonials


This was a great family experience and one every family should part take in. A great day out lots to see and do every child should have this experience."

William Jones

This weekend Ava and I went to Portlaoise for the day to attend Laois Africa day flagship celebration which took place in the Kavanagh Park. This annual event in Portlaoise is a free family friendly event . Africa Day is a celebration of the continents unity and is the annual commemoration of the foundation of the Organisation of African Unity on May 25, 1963. It is celebrated in various African countries, as well as around the world. Overall the event is a really great family day out with lots of family-focused activities, including children’s games. It was very accessible with We had a super day and will definitely be back next year for Africa Day 2019! Thanks for reading"

Trish Travelers blog

Opinion: I was a vulnerable girl when I came to Ireland, and I’m forever grateful to the loving friends I met through Africa Day."

Justine singer