Celebrations of culture, learning and community at Tipperary ETB
Tipperary ETB have had a busy few months running a number of events from art exhibitions to mental health festivals.
Listen: Broadcast on RTE Radio 1 Extra on 9th October, ‘A Tale Untold’ celebrates in the achievements accomplished by those in our society who take on the monumental challenge that is overcoming Adult Literacy, and features one of Tipperary ETB Adult Learning Scheme's students, Mary. Listen back here.
Tipp hurling legend Liam Cahill talks Mental Health:
Listen: As part of ‘South Tipp Positive Mental Health Festival’, Tipperary Adult Literacy Service held a walk around Clonmel led by ALO Mary Roche Cleary and special guest, Tipp hurling legend and Waterford hurling manager Liam Cahill. Listen to the piece here.
Huge show of support for first ‘Strong Women in the Community’ exhibition
Tipperary ETB was proud to be involved in a showcase of self-portraits by local artists entitled ‘Strong Women in the Community’. The launch of the exhibition coincided with Culture Night and as such there was a huge turn-out at the opening of the show and a great sense of achievement by all involved.
This self-portrait exhibition was the first of its kind for the community education service and it incorporated a range of self-portrait pieces created by 10 women who have come together to develop this project with their Tutor Melissa Sommerville Ryan. At their most basic these self-portraits pieces are a likeness of the artist themselves, but they also encapsulate a meaningful expression of the artist’s creative journey from blank canvas to their creative expression of ‘self’.
Work from the exhibition can be viewed at here.
Tasty treats dished up for ‘A Taste of Home’ evening
Cahir was one of three towns that formed part of a pilot programme run by the not-for-profit Together Ireland initiative set up in August 2018. The aim of this new integration initiative is to promote and enable greater integration in Irish towns and communities through positive local action.
Cahir Social Club International was set up, and weekly cooking classes with Irish and international themes supported by Tipperary Education & Training Board’s (TETB) Community Education Programme. Veronica Crowe, Community Education Facilitator with TETB became involved in the pilot as one of the primary purposes of Community Education is to foster community empowerment through adult education.
TETB Community Education programme supported “A Taste of Home” evening cookery classes, facilitated by Cookery Tutor Carmel Phillips. Participants focused on various countries traditional meals, learned how to cook them and got to enjoy tasting foods from different countries.
Read more here.