The Irish Cultural Centre has been established since 1995 and is acclaimed for providing one of the most exciting and adventurous weekly programmes in the UK, featuring Ireland’s best traditional and contemporary musicians, an Irish film programme, Irish literary events, Theatre and art exhibitions and more.
Committed to the Community of London
We are committed to sharing our culture and we actively work with our neighbours in London's diverse community, to achieve deeper appreciation of the value of intercultural exchange and understanding which we believe plays a significant part in building a stronger society.
Throughout the academic year, we offer an extensive education programme delivered by a committed team of high calibre tutors and available to people of all ages, generations, backgrounds, and cultures who want to share, enjoy and participate in quality Irish arts and cultural activities. We are proud of our 'Open Door' policy and we set out to make Irish arts, culture and education accessible to everyone.
The subjects offered include Irish Multi Instruments, History, Art History Literature, Storytelling, Celtic Shamanism, Irish Language, Film, Songs and Singing, Cultural Studies and a wide variety of Irish Music and Dance classes. The Centre is affiliated to Thames Valley University and London College of Music and it is the only centre in the UK to offer official examination grades in the learning of Irish Traditional Music.
Our education programme is supported by an excellent library featuring an extensive range of Irish interest publications. The library is also open to those who are not participating in the education programme and enjoy the rich tradition of the written word that is so integral to our wonderful heritage.
The Children's Programme is well developed and well attended and features Irish dance, drama and musical instruments. We run 'Culture Camps' aimed at children from the age of 5 to 14 which run during the Summer holidays, mid term breaks and Easter holidays with the aim of expanding the children's cultural awareness of the range of expressions of Irish culture and also exploring other cultures.
Our Elder's programme is another active and integral part of the Centre and our reminiscence groups, drama group for women, book-reading groups, film club and twice -monthly 'Pensioners' Tea Dances' are very popular with the older community.