2021 Lowell City of Learning Festival

Landscapes of Memory: Celebrating the Merrimack River and the River Lee An ocean separated the River Lee in Ireland from the Merrimack River in the northeastern United States. But the rivers take on a similar shape as they make their way to the sea. This webinar, a Cork/Lowell Learning City event, explored these rivers through […]

2021 Lowell City of Learning Festival

Contradictory Place: Cotton Mills Alongside Anti-Slavery Efforts in Lowell UMass Lowell Professor Robert Forrant and Maritza Grooms This 40-minute documentary discusses the extraordinary anti-slavery efforts that took place in mid-nineteenth century Lowell. Streaming at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HdJWHgtrbX0

2021 Lowell City of Learning Festival

Cooking with Sitto Yvette Yvette Ansara was born in a village in Lebanon. When she married her husband Andrew, she immigrated to Lowell and brought with her the art of cooking amazing Lebanese food. All her life, she cooked for family, friends, and for her church. After an illness in 2015, her children decided to […]

2021 Lowell City of Learning Festival

Instrument Petting Zoo at Hawk Valley Farm Lowell Parks & Conservation Trust and Lowell Learns Join the Lowell Parks & Conservation Trust and musicians from Lowell Learns for our first ever Instrument Petting Zoo at Hawk Valley Farm. Several types of instruments will be available to "pet" (practice playing), such as the ukulele and various […]

2021 Lowell City of Learning Festival

How to find and develop a personal story Lowell Storytelling A 60-minute workshop to help you find and tell a personal story from your life. We will share brainstorming activities, how to craft a story, what to avoid, and more! Attendees are encouraged to bring a laptop/tablet, or pen and paper, so they can take […]

2021 Lowell City of Learning Festival

Richard and Nancy Donahue Academic Arts Center, 240 Central Street

Lowell Chamber Orchestra Discovery Series - Shostakovich's Chamber Symphony No. 8 Dmitri Shostakovich's life was not an easy one; he lived through terribly uncertain times and he suffered in many ways under the hand of the Soviet authorities. His compositions, which made him a very famous composer, were coded messages for his audience and, in […]