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#LIF2018; the inside scoop – a volunteer’s eye view

Here at #LIF2018 HQ we are so involved in delivering the festival, it can be difficult to understand what it means to others and how it is being received.

Fortunately, this year, we have the inimitable Beth Stevens on our volunteer team, who has written an in depth feature for her Blog – All the World’s A Stage – on exactly that.…

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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 engage in across the Museum, the day is fun, entertaining and informative.…

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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.…

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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 experiencesBBC World Review

Softly spoken off stage and complete lunatics on it, Kíla have torn up the rulebook with their wantonly eclectic mix of styles, Brilliant!

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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 to Shoot Irishmen) interview, a pull-out festival guide and much more besides.…

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Deborah Frances-White and The Guilty Feminist

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 where it is competing in the Welsh Feature Film category.

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It’s the Travelling Life: A new exhibition of Liverpool’s Irish Traveller community

A new exhibition, curated by American artist Jona Frank, provides a rarely seen glimpse into the lives of women in Liverpool’s Irish Traveller communities today as well as snapshot of Irish Traveller culture from 25 years ago. The photographs, taken by Irish Traveller women and their children, provide an insight into a community – often on the receiving end of many assumptions and outside perspectives – showing a life of family and domesticity, captured during summer 2018.  

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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!

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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 new play by Lizzie Nunnery.

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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 allows the government to legislate for abortion and grants new body autonomy to people in Ireland.

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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.…

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Sue Rynhart singing on board La Malouine with Skipper Roy Kerr and technician from Adlib

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.…

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