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*FREE EVENT* Africa Day 2022

Saturday May 14, 2022
Nigerian-Irish ensemble, Adeniyi Allen-Taylor’s Afrobeat Orchestra will perform at Family Fun Day at An Grianán Theatre as part of Donegal’s Africa Day Celebration
Show Date & Time:
Saturday May 14, 11:00am
Ticket Price:


Running Time:

11am to 6.30pm

Donegal County Council and Donegal Intercultural Platform present a special Africa Day celebration at the Regional Cultural Centre and An Grianán Theatre. All events are FREE of Charge and all are invited to attend and enjoy.



11am An Grianán Theatre
Africa Writes Workshop facilitated by Balume Armstrong Due

12pm to 1pm Workshop 1 Regional Culture Centre
Discussions on African Women on the front line of climate change


1.30pm, Plaza, An Grianán
DJ Thabo – African Roots

4pm, Plaza, An Grianán
Adeniyi Allen-Taylor’s Afrobeat Orchestra

1.30pm-3.30pm, Burrito Loco
Free African food samples by Chef Lara and Burrito Loco

ACTIVITIES – Plaza, An Grianán

1.30pm Games – Bean bag games, Connect 4, Giant Jenga, Skittles, toddler games

1.30pm Photo Booth

1.30pm Arts and Crafts

2pm African Dance: watch & join the crew

2pm Face Painting

2pm Hair braiding – one condro per person

3pm Henna tattoos

4pm Balloon making


6.30pm Auditorium, RCC
Free screening of film A Girl from Mogadishu.

Exhibitions and Talks

The celebration opens at 11.00am with a series of exhibitions, discussions and creative writing workshops, taking place at the Regional Cultural Centre and An Grianán Theatre. The Women On The Front Line of Climate Change photographic exhibition at the Regional Cultural Centre, in association with the Changemakers group, will include a discussion and eye witness accounts of the impacts of the climate crisis on Africa. Similarly, at An Grianán Theatre (Upstairs Foyer), Balume Amstrong Dube will host and facilitate a gathering of African writers and fans of African writing, from 11.00am.

Family Fun Day

The afternoon will see a colourful Family Fun Day taking over An Grianán Theatr’se Plaza from 1.30pm to 6.00pm, with FREE African food tasting – courtesy of Chef Lara and Burrito Loco restaurant – Children’s Games, traditional and contemporary dance displays and workshops, Arts and Crafts, Face Painting, Hair Braiding and Henna Tatoos, as well as Music from all corners of Africa with DJ Thabo and the wonderful Nigerian-Irish ensemble, Adeniyi Allen-Taylor’s Afrobeat Orchestra.

Film Screening

The celebration concludes with a special showing, free of charge, of the award-winning film, A Girl From Mogadishu (15A), at the Regional Cultural Centre at 6.30pm. Based on the true story of Somali woman Ifrah Ahmed, the film is an Irish/Belgian production with a truly international cast of actors from Africa, the US and Ireland, including Aja Naomi King (as Ifrah), acclaimed Somali singer and actress Maryam Mursal, Barkhad Abdi and Martha Canga Antonio, with Irish actors Orla Brady, Stanley Townsend and Niall Buggy (as President Michael D. Higgins).

This Donegal Africa Day celebration is funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs, Irish Aid and Donegal County Council.

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How To Book


We are now using electronic tickets. When you book you will now get a link to an electronic ticket. This can be presented on your phone for scanning on arrival at the venue. Alternately you can choose to download and print your ticket at home. Just be sure to have the QR code clearly visible for scanning.



Our box office is now currently open for in person and phone enquiries from 9.30am to 3.30pm Monday to Friday. Our cafe has now reopened for indoor and outdoor dining. Opening hours are 9.30am to 3.30pm Monday to Friday.


You can book online for most of our events. Just click on the Book Online link for your chosen event and follow the instructions.

There is a €1 booking fee per ticket. These booking fees are non-refundable and cannot be exchanged for credit.

All our online bookings are powered by our partner organisation Ticketsolve.


By Phone

VISA, Mastercard and Laser cards are accepted. Normal box office hours apply. Please direct all calls regarding ticket booking to our box office on 074 912 0777 (dial 1 for box office).

All other queries including info on venue hire, tech specs, etc., should be directed to our admin office on 074 9120777 (dial 2 for admin). Please note the admin office cannot take ticket bookings.

There is a €1 booking fee per ticket. These booking fees are non-refundable and cannot be exchanged for credit.


In Person

Call in to our Box Office during opening hours: 9.30am to 3.30pm Monday to Friday.

On days we have an evening show the box office will be open from 6pm to 8pm.

Closed Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays unless there is a show in which case the box office will be open for two hours before the performance.

There is a €1 booking fee per ticket. These booking fees are non-refundable and cannot be exchanged for credit.


Tickets cannot be refunded.

Tickets may be exchanged for a credit voucher (minus the cost of any booking fees).

Tickets must be exchanged at least 24 hours prior to the performance and within box office opening hours. If you have already collected your tickets you MUST return the tickets to us before you can exchange them.

Credit vouchers remain valid for one year from date of issue.


Terms & Conditions

  • The management reserve the right to refuse admission and to alter the cast of a production due to unforseen circumstances.
  • For safety reasons, buggies or carrycots are not permitted in the auditorium.
  • Cameras or recording devices are not permitted in the auditorium.
  • NB: Mobile phones and pagers must be switched off during performances.

Seating Plan