Festival Review 2019 has arrived

Clicking the Issuu link above will allow you to scroll through an oline magazine version of the Review. If you prefer, you can download a PDF of Festival Review 2019, here.

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 2019 we connected with over 35,000 people and 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’ve managed a press reach of over 20m for two years – how?

Front covers of Festival Reviews

Front covers of Festival Reviews

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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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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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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Gradam Ceoil TG4 at LIF

Last year TG4 joined us as a sponsor. We had so much fun with them that this year we decided to amp up the work and collaborate on two specific music events: Visible Women and Gradam Ceoil (Music Awards), both taking place at the Liverpool Philharmonic Music Room. Showcasing some of the most outstanding talent […]

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A Day in the Life of the Liverpool Irish Centre

Each year the Liverpool Irish Festival takes work to the Liverpool Irish Centre; which we believe should be the spiritual home Liverpool’s Irish community. They are –and have always been- a significant partner of the Festival, providing a valuable social and civic centre and making people welcome year-round. We know the Centre runs a number […]

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The history of the Ferguson School of Irish Dance

George Ferguson is a linchpin of the Liverpool Irish community, known to many Liverpool Irish families -across recent decades- for his work with hundreds (maybe thousands) of dancers. His school turns 40 years old in 2019 and in honour of this, we asked George to think about his journey to founding the dance school and […]

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Irish roots – a daughter’s tale

Eithne Browne is a Liverpool success story; star of stage and screen. Who better then, as a Liverpool-Irish orator, to act as an ambassador for the Liverpool Irish Festival? When we approached Eithne earlier this year, we were thrilled when she accepted the title of ‘Patron’ and came on board to offer her services to […]

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“What I love about the Liverpool Irish Festival”…

October approaches quickly every year, but here at HQ (in early September), we are looking forward to delivering all of our incredible events. Out of the blue, we were reminded -by local filmmaker John Ramsden- of the great work he did for us, collecting audience memories on why people love the Liverpool Irish Festival and […]

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Philosophy by postcard

Philosophy by Postcard is a project that marks the centenary of the birth of Iris Murdoch. It is an international public philosophy event to mark Iris Murdoch’s centenary. Irish postal services An Post have issued a commemorative stamp to honour the Dublin-born, Booker Prize winning writer and philosopher. They are working with UK-based philosophers -Dr […]

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Place your advert with the Liverpool Irish Festival

The Liverpool Irish Festival brings Liverpool and Ireland closer together using arts and culture. You can use this creative outlet to place your company advert. We print and place 14,000 newspapers in communities who are interested in Liverpool, Liverpool Irish and Irish people, business, history, tourism, and culture. Our newsaper is also broadcast online to […]

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