Call: Go Green for St Patrick’s Day

Light the way in celebration!

Marking the great influence Ireland has had on our city – and honouring its significance – the Liverpool Irish Festival are asking friends across Liverpool and the city region to ‘Green the City’ in honour of the the Emerald Isle! Connected to an international programme of Global Greening (which has historically involved the Great Wall of China, the White House and the Sydney Opera House) turning green demonstrates our recognition of Ireland’s importance to Liverpool, reminding us why we celebrate its music, literature, dance, film, art, heritage, businesses, communities and more besides. At a time when ‘backstop’ agreements and division fill our daily news programme, this show of support, respect and unity offers light in the dark.

Call to action

If your organisation is able, we would ask you to contribute to ‘Global Greening’ by throwing green light on to your building, from sunset (18:17) on Sat 16 Mar 2019 until sunrise (06:20) on Mon 18 Mar 2019 and sharing the hashtags (below). We completely understand turning the coloured lighting off during daylight hours on Sun 17 Mar 2019, but would greatly value them being relit from 18:19 that day.

If going green is more than you are able to do, but you would like to take part, you can still follow the social media activity (see ourvideo for all the details).

If you intend to take part, please confirm by email no later than Mon 25 Feb 2019 so we can include you in our social media campaigns, which will call for audiences to support the ‘Global Greening’ with their likes, images and comments. Email [email protected] and use the following hashtags  #LIF2019 #GlobalGreening to link and drive support.

Promotional film (above)

We will update this video nearer the weekend of St Patrick’s Day to include your organisation/monument on the list and your logo (preferably in green), etc – but we can only do this if we know. PLEASE TELL US!

This is Liverpool Irish Festival‘s only dedicated city-wide St Patrick’s Day activity. Your help shows we are a connected city that celebrates its diversity, heritage and long-serving friendship. If you can, please join in and ask your audiences to help us get this connection trending around the world.

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