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Creative commission for Irish led work

Gael Linn and An tUltach and have partnered with the Liverpool Irish Festival to create a one-off, £1,000 creative commission that celebrates Irish language and folklore. The resulting work will form part of Liverpool Irish Festival 2021 (21-31 Oct 2021). Our initial deadline for proposals is 31 Jan 2021. What we want Our focus will […]

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The Boyhood Deeds of Cú Chulainn

The Boyhood Deeds of Cú Chulainn; Setanta Last year, we introduced The Armagh Rhymers to Liverpool who wowed with their ‘mumming’ and folkloric stories shared with families of all ages. Dara Vallely, one of The Armagh Rhymers top-bods, introduced us to Réamonn Ó Ciaráin, and together we hoped to run events this year, creating new […]

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Irish Film London launches podcast

Irish Film London launches Podcast Series and extends Irish Film From Home Platform. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to push many film festivals to cancel or move temporarily online, Irish Film London (IFL) has chosen a unique direction for autumn 2020. The not-for-profit Irish film organisation, based in London, has already proved that it can […]

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Lockdown Lights: The Simmy

In solitude I came at last on this exhausted ground, Of tarmac, stone and railing Where sandstone pillars bear quiet testament To this abandoned field. Sweet soil, that once gave birth to daffodils and snowdrops To mark each year the hope of spring. Now you lie trampled underfoot and barren To hold on our behalf […]

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Lockdown Lights: A reading list

During lockdown we’ve kept chatting with Sefton Park Palm House, continuing from our fundraiser last year, through #GlobalGreening in March to today. Over that time, the Palm Readers group has taken on new meaning; connecting readers and friends and providing opportunities for people to escape in to other worlds via the book selections they make. […]

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Lockdown Lights: Eavann Boland tribute

Celebrated poet Eavann Boland passed away during 2020. To mark her passing and to the reflect the Coronavirus lockdown reegulations, we selected her poem, Quarantine, as one of two poems we asked people to record themselves reading and send back to us. The followin film was presented and debuted at the Festival’s digital #LIF2020 launch […]

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