A world first for UL

first_imgNewsA world first for ULBy John Keogh – May 1, 2013 876 No vaccines in Limerick yet Twitter Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April WhatsApp Linkedin Email Advertisementcenter_img #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ TAGSfeaturedfull-imageMasters in Festive ArtsMinister Jimy DeenihanMusic LimerickUniversity of Limerick Print THE world’s first Masters in Festive Arts was launched at the University of Limerick’s Irish World Academy of Music by Arts Minister Jimmy Deenihan on Monday last.The one year, full-time programme includes practical, scholarly and performance-based aspects of festival studies.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Students can apprentice with a festival to gain festival coordination and design skills, as well as being introduced to the study of festival, a survey of global festivity, and festival management and curatorship.Describing the programme as a “global first” Professor Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin said it was the university’s gift to the city of Limerick as it prepared for its City of Culture status.“It will intersect with the City of Culture initiative, and will serve as one of the important legacy projects of the City of Culture 2014 year. Graduates will work on a practical level with festivals – and perhaps specifically with a new international arts festival proposed by the Irish World Academy as a further legacy project for the City of Culture year 2014.”A feasibility study for a major international festival was commissioned by the Irish World Academy in 2010 and copies of this study were made available at the launch.Minister Deenihan said the course was “an excitingly unique post graduate programme” which is sure to attract graduate students from around the world.“In offering a programme that will encourage new ways of viewing the design and organisation of festivals, it will without doubt increase the international attractiveness of our many festivals already in existence. I have every confidence that this innovative programme will also ultimately lead to new festivals of a globally significant nature”, he added.Currently, over 25 per cent of postgraduate students at the UL Irish World Academy are from outside the EU.via A world first for UL (289 with pic) | Limerick Post Newswrite. #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleLIT honours Grand Slam’s leading ladiesNext articleMayday celebration recalls the Limerick Soviet John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Facebooklast_img read more

Nigeria Heart Foundation Charity Golf Tourney Gets September 1 Date

first_imgIn his remarks, the director general, NIMASA, Dr. Dakuku Peterside, represented by Isichei Osamgbi, said NIMASA is partnering NFF as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility focus.“We are delighted to be working with the foundation in its drive towards raising awareness on heart-related diseases as it affects all gender, ages and cut across all socio-economic and geographical lines,” Peterside said.Meanwhile, the Captain of the Port Harcourt Golf Course, Chris Allagoa expressed his delight at partnering with the NHF, saying the tournament would create awareness and Nigerians would be the biggest beneficiaries.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram This year’s Nigeria Heart Foundation annual charity golf tournament, which is the 20th edition will kick-off on September 1 at the Port Harcourt Golf course.  At a press conference held at the Nigeria Heart Foundation headquarters in Ikoyi on Thursday to herald the start of the tourney, the executive director of the foundation, Dr. Kingsley Akinroye, said the foundation has in past organised charity golf tournaments in Abuja, Lagos, Jos, Ibadan, Kano, Ada in Osun State and other golf courses around the country to encourage participation in lifestyle activities which is beneficial to the development of healthy hearts as well as development of cardiovascular disease.According to him, “we are expecting about a hundred professionals and amateur golfers from all around the country to participate at the event and the foundation in its bid to reduce and prevent cardiovascular-related diseases in our population and plans to raise one hundred million from the tournament.”last_img read more