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The Commission for Victims and Survivors strategy survey

Since the resitting of Stormont, work has begun moving on areas of Northern Irish politics that may have seemed dormant. Prior to Covid-19, the Festival had begun discussions with the Commission for Victims and Survivors (or CVS), about their work and the Forum they hold, to discuss the legacy of The Troubles and the services […]

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Culture Unconfined

Culture Unconfined – programme announcements

University of Liverpool and the Institute of Irish Studies have today announced five-day programme of cultural events. Commencing Mon 11 May, the programme focusses on film, drama, music and poetry. To read the full news piece, click here. You can also find the programme, here. This is our programme overview, complete with LIF‘s recommended highlights […]

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CARA

CARA – a united response to Covid-19

Liverpool Irish Festival, in partnership with Irish community groups in the North West, has launched an important new programme named CARA to support our communities to stay safe, well and connected through Covid-19. Our partners include: Brian Boru Club, Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, GAA (John Mitchels and Wolfe Tones), Institute of Irish Studies (University of Liverpool), […]

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Catherine Keenan's 'Eye Candy ' a set of 3 colourful glass sculptures

Call for Irish artists and makers

Irish artists/makers are sought for In the Window art/craft exhibit at the Bluecoat Display Centre, linked to #LIF2020 theme “exchange”. Submit product/exhibition ideas for 1 Jun 2020. Note: We understand Coronavirus/Covid-19 *may* affect dates and timings for this exhibit, but presetnly we are living in the hope that lock-downs will have passed for October. Consequently, […]

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#GlobalGreening 2020

Tourism Ireland’s #GlobalGreening has taken place for 10 years. 2020 is its eleventh celebration and marks LIF‘s third year of consecutive involvement. We work with city partners to organise it and thank each of them for their support. What’s LIF got to do with it? We are the key driver of the event in Liverpool. […]

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Mr and Mrs Kwok Fong (c) The Sound Agents

Liverpool Family Ties: The Irish Connection -see the film

A new documentary style short film featuring Liverpool’s Irish dual-heritage women was shown at Bluecoat to celebrate St Brigid’s Day (1 Feb 2020, click here for event link). Bridging 2019’s Festival theme of “unique stories, creatively told” and 2020’s theme “exchange”, the documentary asks interviewees to consider their heritage, Irish migration and lived-experience of Liverpool. […]

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