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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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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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