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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.…

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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.…

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Join us for Quirky Cabaret: Celtic Crossings

To mark her unveiling as the new Liverpool Irish Festival patron, Liverpool Irish Actor, Eithne Browne launches Quirky Cabaret: Celtic Crossings, a night of music, song and laughter. 

Celebrating her paternal Irish connection -with songs and stories inspired by Ireland- Quirky Cabaret will take place at Sefton Park Palm House on Sun 18 Aug at 7pm (doors 6.30pm).

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Fly The Flag

Fly The Flag is a global project running 24-30 June 2019 to mark the 70th anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights.

Why and how are we involved?

Liverpool Irish Festival is flying the flag in the hope of celebrating universal human rights and positively connecting with Irish diaspora audiences, globally, as well as sister communities across the world.…

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Irish government consults on Diaspora Policy review

The Irish Government released a ground-breaking, world-leading Diaspora Policy (read it here) in 2015.

In short, the Government laid out a strategy to involve Irish diaspora groups in the life of the island of Ireland. It aims to make welcome groups and individuals who have been -or felt- excluded.…

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River Festival 2019

The River Festival returns this summer with a bounty of treasures for landlubbers and seafarers alike.

Liverpool Irish Festival are proud to have been recommissioned by Culture Liverpool to produce events for this showcase. We have a raft of music on board La Malouine, a series of dance delights for the Martin Luther King Jnr stage and other sessions for Salthouse Quays.…

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‘In the Window’ seeks Irish artists for #LIF2019 storytelling display

In past years Liverpool Iirish Festival have worked with the Bluecoat Display Centre to display an Irish artist’s work, for the month of October, in a rolling programme the centre runs called ‘In the Window’. This year, we are collaborating more closely to select an artist in line with the Liverpool Irish Festival‘s theme of ‘unique stories, creatively told’.…

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Vouching for volunteering

Each year, the Liverpool Irish Festival recruits a team of volunteers.

They are the lifeblood of the festival. They help audiences feel welcome, share the story of the festival and build a community that values arts, culture and Irishness. Occasionally, we design roles specifically for someone who comes to us with an area of work they’d like to try out.…

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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!…

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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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