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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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Three Christmas presents in white paper, tied with spruce decorations.

Nollaig Shona

Nollaig Shona agus Athbhliain faoi Mhaise Duit! A Merry Christmas to you and Happy New Year! We sincerely hope that 2020 brings you a few steps closer to achieving your dreams! ⛄ Beannachtaí na féile!/Seasons greetings! ⛄ May your hearth be warm; your table full and your heart filled with joy this Yuletide and New […]

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1919 Liverpool Race Riots – a film

During the #LIF2019 In:Visible Women week, we created interesting discussion and activities about race, working with a number of partners. The Liverpool 1919 Race Riots served as a starting point for these. Our dual-heritage day encouraged and supported people of mixed-Irish heritage to share stories about their experiences of growing up or living in Liverpool, […]

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Nights at LIF

Every year the Liverpool Irish Festival works with tens -if not hundreds- of artists, musicians and performers to bring audiences from Liverpool, the northwest, nationally and internationally a flavour of what Irish creativity like like and considers. With work from across art forms, generations, class-systems and the diaspora, it entertains, enthralls, moves and challenges us. […]

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Lynx Landscape

Behind the scenes at ‘Rebels and Friends’

During #LIF2018 Liverpool Hope University Associate Professor Sonja Tiernan presented a brilliantly received talk at the International Slavery Museum about the life and activism of Countess Markievicz, one of the better-understood Irish suffragists, though still widely unrecognised in Great Britain today. This year, Lynx Theatre and Poetry widens the story about her and her life […]

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