Citizen ‘brainstorming’ session in Thomond Park for Limerick 2020

Brainstorming: Sheila Deegan, arts and culture officer with the 2020 bid
THOMOND Park will tonight play host to a “citizen brainstorming session” as part of efforts to secure 2020 European Capital of Culture designation for Limerick.

THOMOND Park will tonight play host to a “citizen brainstorming session” as part of efforts to secure 2020 European Capital of Culture designation for Limerick.

Tonight’s session is the latest in a series of events, conversations and activities taking place across the region, which the Limerick 2020 team says will inform the set of values and priorities that will underpin the bid.

“The European Capital of Culture participation programme provides an ideal opportunity for people of all ages and from all backgrounds to have their say on Limerick 2020,” said Sheila Deegan, Arts and Culture Officer with Limerick 2020.

“Limerick 2020 needs everybody’s ideas, passion and enthusiasm to help secure the 2020 European Capital of Culture designation for Limerick.

“The Citizen Brainstorming Session is a family-friendly with facilitators on-hand to keep the ideas flowing, while artists will be working with the children to help them share their ideas too. Tea and coffee will be provided and it is free and open to all.”

Tonight’s event takes place at 7pm and follows on foot of a meeting of experts in Limerick School of Art and Design this Monday to discuss the designation.

A number of European Capital of Culture experts gathered at LSAD to meet with a variety of stakeholders including cultural representatives, academics and business people to discuss their experiences from across Europe and listen to Limerick’s vision for 2020.

Present at the workshop were four international advisers who between them have expertise of working on seven capitals of culture in senior positions.