From Dancing to Eating: Irish Families in London
Moving your family to a new country can be tough and they can often feel like they are parting with their culture. However, that doesn’t need to always be the case. Ireland’s ties and proximity to England make it easy for Ireland-related events to take place in English territory, especially in big and multicultural cities such as London. There are plenty of activities children can engage in that will allow them to connect with their Irish roots.
A fun activity to enroll them in is Irish dancing. London-based Irish dance school, Maguire O’Shea Academy, is one of the best of its kind. In fact, some of their alumni have even performed with Riverdance and Lord of the Dance. The academy is so prestigious, in fact, that they are often invited to perform at important events at different venues. They offer classes for adults, as well, so if you want to connect with your Irish roots, too, you can enroll as well.
However, if you’re not too keen on actually engaging in a physical activity, you can still enjoy a plethora of Irish-related things in London. Through the London Irish Centre you will find a wide selection of activities, such as the London Irish Short Play Festival, where you will be able to enjoy six short plays from October 20th to the 23rd, where London-based Irish playwrights and artists will showcase their talent in theatre. Your family can also enjoy Sharon Shannon & Band in concert in November.
With the year coming to an end soon, the London Irish Centre will be celebrating a Christmas Party & Dance suited for the whole family, which will include a two-course lunch, a Christmas raffle, live music and more.