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June 15, 2009

Multicultural Family Fun Day - 27th June

FREE! Kildare Local Authorities celebrating Cultural Diversity Multicultural Family Fun Day
Saturday, 27th June 2009

Multicultural Family Fun Day - Aras Chill Dara, Naas, Co. Kildare. 12pm - 4pm

Aras Chill Dara, Naas

Programme of Events:

12.30pm Official launch by Mayor of Kildare and raising of the Local Authorities Multicultural flag.

2-3pm Workshop exploring experiences of Multiculturalism in Co. Kildare facilitated by James Connaughton, IPA. Tel: 045-980531 for details.

Concern and Suas present The “1000 Families: The Family Album of Planet Earth” photographic exhibition will take place in the grounds of Aras Chill Dara from 27th June - 31st July 2009.

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Meet your local Fireman, Librarian, Garda and staff from other countywide services, or hop onto the Road Safety Bus, Fire Engine and Mobile Library.

Embrace the atmosphere – come along in your traditional dress, have your face painted or hair braided.

Mmmm!! Sample ethnic foods from around the world.

Music & Dance
Enjoy traditional music and dance from Spain, Hungary, Nepal, Latvia and Ireland.

A series of short films on the theme of ‘difference’ will be screened, including ‘Changes’, Dir: Lorcan Finnegan (2005) Ire, ‘The Boy With the Ever Open Jaw’, Dir: Maeve Clancy & Jamie Hannigan (2005) Ire, ‘Rockin and a Rollin’, Dir: Daniel Greaves & Richard Jack (2001) UK, ‘Yu Ming is Ainm Dom’, Dir: Daniel O’Hara (2003) Ire, ‘JCB Song for Nizlopi’ Dir: Monkeehub Productions (2005) UK, ‘Fallen Art’, Dir: Tomek Baginski (2004) Poland.

Childrens Workshops

Travel across the continents through story with Julie Duane.

Arts & Crafts Workshops
Using the Multi cultural flag as inspiration, make your own colourful flag; Design, make and model a Celtic brooch, Experiment with willow, or try some paper flower making and lots more.

Join Niall Delahan in a traditional African percussion workshop – no experience required !!

Enjoy physical games and activities for children.

Led by Niall Delahan, a percussion parade, with flags will make its way through the Aras building.

KFM Radio
The KFM roadcaster will broadcast live from the Aras from 11am-2pm.

All events are free of charge

To co-incide with the Multi Cultural Fun Day, Kildare County Council Library Service continues the celebration of Cultural Diversity throughout the month of July. Contact libraries for event details.

Leixlip Library Tel: 01-6060050; Email:
Naas Library Tel: 045-879111; Email:
Newbridge Library Tel: 045-448353; Email:
Athy Library Tel: 059-8631144; Email:
Tel: 045-980531 Email: