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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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Lockdown Lights: We Must Create

As part of our Lockdown Lights project, we selected two poems and invited people to record themselves reading them, so we could geneate a film, to share as part of this year’s digtal launch. Active, positive and full of creative hope, Stephen James Smith’s poem We Must Create was selected in counterpoint to Eavann Bolanf’s […]

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Lockdown Lights: A reflection…

Siubhán Macauley – A reflection… Lifting, carrying, hoisting, heaving, we were mid-move when Boris Johnson announced the UK-wide lockdown on account of the coronavirus. Settlers, we made new turf our own, and filled our áít shona nua with colour, kindness, curries. There is no one good word for my community. It hasn’t filled the corners […]

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