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]


 

Patrick Kielty

Liverpool Irish Festival 15-25 October

Ten days of music, performance and conversation shifts online for 2020 Patrick Kielty spearheads programme exploring theme of “exchange”. Liverpool Irish Festival returns with a virtual programme in 2020, celebrating the connections between Liverpool and Ireland. In a year of change and turbulence, the Festival explores exchange through art, conversation, music and history, how it […]

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Investor pack web

Investor opportunities

The Liverpool Irish Festival has developed a number of ways investors can use the Festival to reach audiences, by providing space online and in our print. You can use our creative network to reach people in the community with your messages. In 2020, we will print and deliver a minimum of 20,000 newspapers to communities […]

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BLM

Black Lives Matter solidarity statement

Introduction On 2 June 2020 Liverpool Irish Festival began sharing #BlackLivesMatter notifications, including anti-fascist solidarity messages from peers about the brutal murder of George Floyd by a member of the Minneapolis Police Force. The Festival believes that the ongoing fight against racial injustice requires everyone’s support. The events between George Floyd’s murder and today have […]

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Stephen James Smith - web edit

Poetry project – ‘Lines from Lockdown’

Working with Writing on the Wall, Liverpool Irish Festival have selected two poems, which we believe hold incredible relevance to the lockdown situation we find ourselves within during 2020. We’ve worked with the Sefton Park Palm House ‘Palm Readers’ group to develop the project you see below. Quarantine, by Eavan Boland, considers an aspect of […]

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It's the Travelling Life project, 2018

Lockdown Lights – we need your stories

Liverpool Irish Festival is proud to announce that the Irish Government’s Emigrant Support Programme has confirmed support of our new project: Lockdown Lights from its Covid-19 emergency Response Fund. This involves you! We need your stories, 2D artworks and archive materials to help us build up a picture of our community. The idea is to […]

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Maz O'Connor by Elly Lucas

Wanted: theatre writer for musical theatre commission

Part of our role at the Liverpool Irish Festival is to support artists. Having been in touch since 2018, Maz O’Connor has performed as one of our ‘Visible Women’ (2019) and we are now supporting her venture into musical theatre composition. Maz has found funding to work with a writer on an incredible project, close […]

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CVS-web

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 by Mon 6 July 2020 (extended from 1 Jun). Work can be drawn from existing collections, but preference is given to work made within the last 2 years. Note: We understand Coronavirus/Covid-19 […]

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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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