With poignant dramatic effect a single lighted candle will illuminate the acapella performance of singer Mike Ryan when he raises his voice in support of education this coming Friday in Kilkenny.
Ryan will be joined by Irish musicians at an event that will see the screening of the groundbreaking new film To Light a Candle which documents the struggles of the Bahá’í community to educate their youth following a government ban on third level education for Bahá’is in Iran.
The Kilkenny event will include an exhibition as well as a display indicating ways in which ordinary Irish people can help to highlight the prejudice which denies an entire population their right to an education.
‘We’ve spoken to schools, teachers, politicians, newspapers as well as our friends and colleagues, and the response has been tremendous,” said Alan Keane, a member of the organising committee. ‘This campaign has generated a lot of support and a lot of excitement in Kilkenny.’
The Kilkenny event will take place in Butler House at 7.30p.m. on Friday, February 27th – all are welcome and admission is free.