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Competition alert!

It’s competition time! Liverpool Irish Festival and Liverpool Year of Writing seek unique and incredible stories about and by Irish people and Ireland’s influence and impact on Liverpool. We’re looking for stories that connect with this year’s Festival theme, ‘exchange‘. We want no more than 250 words and you can submit memoir, Flash Fiction, poetry, […]

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National Lottery Heritage Fund granted

Liverpool Irish Festival is proud to announce receipt of funding that will revive Liverpool’s historic Irish Famine Trail. After two years of preparation, the Festival has been awarded National Lottery Heritage Funds to start reviving the city’s historic Irish Famine Trail. In the coming years, the Trail’s restoration will involve local communities. It will provide […]

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In the Window

In the Window 2021 – a craft and design call

This is an exciting opportunity for an Irish maker (emerging or established) to display their work, for one month In the Window at the Bluecoat Display Centre as part of Liverpool Irish Festival 2021 (aka #LIF2020). This is a real opportunity to sell your work in to private collections, for which the Bluecoat Display Centre […]

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MP strives for HM Government to acknowledge forced repatriations

In Liverpool, many of us are aware of the forced repatriation of hundreds of Chinese seaman in the 1940s. We have stumbled over community stories of families left behind. We have shaken our heads at the inconcievable and overt injustice of a governmental act that denied people their fathers, husbands and friends and we have […]

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#BlackLivesMatter: a collective reflection

Context Liverpool Arts Regeneration Consortium (LARC) and Creative Organisations of Liverpool (COoL*) together represent over 30 cultural organisations in the City Region. Both groups are committed to racial justice and to making meaningful change within their member organisations and in the work they do. Reflecting on the past year, we are now issuing the following […]

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#GlobalGreening 2021 and St Patrick’s Day

Each year, the Liverpool Irish Festival seeks the support of city centre and regional landmarks to turn emerald in honour of St Patrick’s Day. #GlobalGreening was set up by Tourism Ireland and operates internationally. International sites have included: Sydney, Venice, Milan, Hong Kong and Washington DC -and many more- celebrating Irish communities across the world. […]

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