Front covers of Festival Reviews

Front covers of Festival Reviews

Since 2016, the Liverpool Irish Festival has written an in depth review of the year before (an annual report, if you will). The review focusses on the reach, range and experience its work provides. This is a critical document for understanding our work, who we reach and where our weak points are. Whilst we are extremely proud of the work we do, we know there is always more to learn. This helps us do that.

For instance, in 2018, we reached 32 of 40 residential post codes in Liverpool. Which are the eight missing and how can we address this? Why do we attract more women than men and is this bad thing? We managed a press reach of 26m – how?

Below you will find links to the reviews we have written, complete with feedback from audiences. We use these documents with our funders, stakeholders and partners. They show the range of information we collect and work we undertake to understand you and impact our work has.

If you would like to discuss anything from any of our Festival Reviews, please contact us on [email protected]


 

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Family fun for half term

It’s half term in Liverpool, and there’s plenty of family friendly activity to look forward to at Liverpool Irish Festival. This Saturday join us at Museum of Liverpool for our annual Family Day. With craft activities, plays, monologues, music and dance; tours of Irish artefacts; screenings, talks; storytelling and a raft of fun things to […]

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Treading the boards

Theatre is a huge part of Liverpool Irish Festival, especially with so many stories to be told and incredible Liverpool and Irish writers to tell them. There’s compelling tales of history, of 1916 and The Troubles, of laughter, surrealism, of strong women and gamechangers, and, of course, a play inspired by Stephen Nolan. Liverpool and […]

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Kíla to play only UK Autumn gig at #LIF2018

Celebrating their 30th year in 2018, one of Ireland’s biggest acts, Kíla, play their only Autumn UK event at Liverpool Irish Festival.  “One of the most beautifully euphoric live experiences” BBC World Review “Softly spoken off stage and complete lunatics on it, Kíla have torn up the rulebook with their wantonly eclectic mix of styles, […]

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Festival newspaper being released

LIF2018 HQ are excited to announce that our festival newspaper is soon to drop! It is due to land in venues week commencing Mon 8 Oct 2018. With updates to the brochure – including schedule updates, the addition of our TG4 Liverpool Irish Live Playalongs and editorial corrections – plus a Lizzie Nunnery (To Have […]

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The Guilty Feminist lineup at #LIF2018

DEBORAH FRANCES-WHITE’S FILM “SAY MY NAME” INCLUDED IN PRESTIGIOUS CARDIFF FILM FESTIVAL. Say My Name is the movie written by Guilty Feminist host Deborah Frances-White. It was filmed in Wales by Jay Stern and produced by Lisa Brenner for Electric Entertainment last year and has been selected for inclusion by the prestigious Cardiff Film Festival […]

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#LIF2018 brochure revealed

Liverpool Irish Festival’s annual brochure is here. Physical copies are available in all the usual places around Liverpool. We hope you enjoy browsing our programme. We know you have been patient. We know you want to buy your tickets early… and now you can! We have been working all year to mount this programme, develop […]

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Liverpool Irish Festival 2018: celebrating the breadth of Irish culture

Liverpool’s cultural ties with Ireland come to the fore once again as the Liverpool Irish Festival returns, this year with special performances by The Guilty Feminist (in a dedicated festival podcast) and Kíla. We also celebrate a new partnership with Liverpool Literary Festival, the return of the Celtic Animation Film Festival and IndieCork and a […]

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Exhibition call for work about Ireland’s Eighth Amendment

Call to artists for work responding to Ireland’s Repeal the Eighth movement and historic referendum vote, leading to 2018 exhibition at OUTPUT gallery. Liverpool Irish Festival (LIF) and OUTPUT gallery have partnered this year to commission an artist to respond to the successful repeal of The 8th Amendment of the Constitution of Ireland, which now […]

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Lizzie Nunnery: A decade of creative friendship

To Have to Shoot Irishmen, a play written by Lizzie Nunnery -and produced by her company Almanac Arts– will feature as part of #LIF2018. It will be the fourth siginificant piece of Lizzie’s work that LIF has shown in 10 years. So where did it all begin, where might it go and what has changed? […]

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La Malouine – an ode sung with real Rynhart

This a migration story about Sue Rynhart’s song La Malouine; written by an Irish women, about a French ship for a Liverpool performance on the #LIF2018 Three Festivals Tall Ships Regatta Ship Stage… Sue Rynhart (SR) has been in Liverpool before. Her friend Ailís Ní Ríain suggested Sue contact the Liverpool Irish Festival (LIF), following […]

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