Events Programme for Social Inclusion Week

Dublin City Council will officially launch its Programme of Events for Social Inclusion Week on Monday, 26th September.
 
The City Council is committed to creating a city that is socially inclusive and Social Inclusion Week helps to promote an understanding of Social Inclusion and raise awareness about a number of issues including; integration of our new migrant communities, creation of an age friendly society in response to population aging, mental health, LGBT rights, people with disabilities and homelessness.

 
The Launch will feature entertainment and performances by a variety of artists including; the Visionaries School of Music, a small but extremely enthusiastic group of visually impaired musicians who make up one of Ireland’s most unique music schools. Originally formed in June 2015 with the support of Dublin City Council by Fighting Blindness an Irish Charity dedicated to funding and enabling research into treatments and cures for blindness, the Visionary Choir plays a key role in empowering and supporting visually impaired individuals.


High Hopes Choir, Ireland’s first homeless choir will also perform at the launch. Founded in 2014, the choir are a powerful voice for Homelessness Awareness. They have performed in venues as diverse as Áras an Uactharáin and Electric Picnic where they have played alongside artists like Florence and the Machine and Christy Moore.

 

The Doyle/Halpin School of Irish Dancing, an Irish dance school based in Ballyfermot/ Cherry Orchard will perform for guests on the night too. The school which teaches Irish dancing to children and seniors is based on an ethos of inclusivity and volunteerism. They have worked with numerous charities, performing regularly at events such as the Cherry Orchard Hospital Annual Christmas Party and The Marie Keating Breast Cancer Charity’s Annual Fashion.

 
What:           Launch of Dublin City Council’s Events Programme for Social Inclusion Week.  
 

When:           Monday, 26th September from 6.00pm – 8pm

 
Where:         OakRoom, Mansion House, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

 

Photo opportunities:
 
·       High Hopes Choir

·       Musicians from Visionaries School of Music

·       The Doyle/Halpin School of Irish Dancing

·       Declan Wallace, Assistant Chief Executive, Culture, Recreation & Economic Services Dublin City Council

·       Jane Williams, Chair of Dublin City Age Friendly Alliance

 
To view full programme of events, see http://bit.ly/2cxBX6J  

 
Photos will be syndicated to picture desks by Fennell Photography

 
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