I already briefly mentioned Africa Day on the blog but I wanted to give a bit more detail about it. Despite being called Africa Day, there are actually events running all week, and not just in Dublin but throughout the country.
There is an impressive array of events on this weekend, mainly around the CHQ/George's Dock area of the city. These include:
African Bazaar selling African made goods and food samples
Representatives from various embassies
Exhibitions (inside the CHQ - making great use of the vacant space)
Live music (running on two stages)
A number of charities and NGOs will be present showcasing the work they do in Africa
There's also an all day geographer's conference in the Royal Irish Academy tomorrow on Environment, Society and Space.
On Saturday night, the Clarence Hotel hosts a fashion show. "From Africa with Love" will feature 5 different African designers' work, with live music. Tickets are €10 for this event.
Finally, I'll be speaking to Salome Mbugua on Artbeat later on this evening about Africa Day.