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Diversity to be celebrated with free Music Event in the People’s Park

One Waterford, One People posterA family-friendly, free music event will celebrate diversity in Waterford this coming Bank Holiday Monday, May 6th.

The One Waterford, One People event is organised by Waterford Trades Council with support from Waterford City and County Council, and community organisations and agencies including Waterford Area Partnership, Waterford Sports Partnership and Waterford New Communities Network.

The gathering will take place, weather permitting, in the People’s Park from 2pm to 5pm and will feature a global array of talented music acts from Ukraine, Brazil, India, the Philippines, Africa and more, along with a host of Irish musicians including a céilí band and drummers from Waterford Academy of Music and Arts.

David Lane, President of the Waterford Trades Council explains how the event will bring together many different nationalities who call Waterford home. “Celebrating the music and culture of different cultures and nationalities is important, especially as Ireland is now home to an estimated 160 different peoples from across the world.  Waterford has a great tradition of welcoming people and getting people to work together for the betterment of all, and trade unions have been at the heart of that. 

“Music events also help foster and deepen understanding of various ethnic backgrounds.  The event in the People’s Park is exactly that, a gathering to celebrate One Waterford, One People as we all strive to make Ireland an even better place in which to live and work.”

Katherine Collins, Project Manager of Waterford’s Cultural Quarter (WCQ) said, “Waterford City and County Council is pleased to support this free event as it showcases and celebrates Waterford’s cultural diversity.  This event is very much aligned with the goals of WCQ, in making Waterford an open, welcoming, creative, and vibrant place for people of all nationalities to live, work and play.”

The bandstand at the People’s Park will be the focal point for the event and Waterford Sports Partnership will also be providing games for children in the vicinity.

While there will be no food stalls in the park, families are encouraged to bring a picnic, enjoy the music, soak up the atmosphere, and bring home any rubbish generated.

The event, which takes place on Bank Holiday Monday afternoon, is weather dependent and further notices and updates will be provided closer to the date on social media postings.


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