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Irish in Britain

Brian Dalton is the CEO of Irish in Britain, a membership agency representing Irish communities across the country, at local and national level. In recent months, our organisational exchanges have been based on shared advocacy, cultural collaboration and having Irishness understood properly within the context of policy, funding and BAME.…

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Thriving after The Troubles

Exchanges begin with introductions.

A chance meeting at a funding session led the Festival to be introduced to the Commission for Victims and Survivors, who -interested in the Festival’s work with dual heritage Irish lives, women and other marginalised groups- opened complex discussions about trauma and reconciliation.…

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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.

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BLM

Black Lives Matter solidarity statement

Progress update (June 2021)

Commitment

The Liverpool Irish Festival is an anti-racist organisation, striving to ensure inclusion across our programme. By understanding that #BlackLivesMatter, we recognise that we must continue to challenge assumptions. We must make representation and work to eliminate oppression based on race.…

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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.…

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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.…

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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 that are available for those affected.…

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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), Irish Community Care, Irish Community Care Manchester, Liverpool Irish Centre, Mersey Harps and Shenanigans.…

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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?
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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 Year!…

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Film

“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 we though we ought to share this with you all (you might be in it!).…

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