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Vincent Higgins in Green & Blue Kabosh 6-web

Theatre to provoke exchange: Kabosh

Kabosh were introduced to the Festival by the Commission for Victims and Survivors.

Our original intention was to bring a production to Liverpool, but “the best laid schemes o’ mice an’ men, gang aft a-gley”, as Robert Burns famously stated.…

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Lessons of War: Matt McGinn

One of the big lessons I will take away from Lessons of War is the recognition that how I grew up wasn’t exactly normal…

I’m from a small village in Co. Down, in a place sometimes referred to (even by myself) as Ireland, Northern Ireland, the north of Ireland… How I name it depends really on who I’m talking to.…

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Recording session chez Tim March 2017. Photo Tim Mc Inerney (1)-web

The Irish Passport and why Ireland is a conversation

An explosion of podcasts has seen everything from cuddles to unsolved murder cases examined and presented in the audio world. Flying high amongst them is The Irish Passport, an exemplar model of long-form, multi-voiced, thought-provoking documentary, which invites listeners to consider the many voices and experiences of Ireland and the Irish. …

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Oscar Wilde: Art, Culture, Democracy, and Exchange

Across the Festival, we have asked our partners, collaborators and artists to consider “exchange”. It is a means of connecting the programme to provide a cohesive message, whilst also demonstrating the benefits of coming together, even during times when this cannot be physically so.…

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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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A trip here a trip there-a correspondence

Art Arcadia and one of its residents -Gregory McCartney- look back at last year’s #LIF2019 partnership exhibit, sharing the work of Paola Bernadelli and Locky Morris.

Last year, Art Arcadia and the Festival tag-teamed a residency to create Watch me grow/a trip here a trip there, an installation spanning the duration of the Festival from its base at Sefton Park Palm House.…

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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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Black Lives Matter solidarity statement

  1. Introduction

On 2 June 2020 Liverpool Irish Festival began sharing #BlackLivesMatter notifications, including anti-fascist solidarity messages from peers about the brutal murder of George Floyd by a member of the Minneapolis Police Force. The Festival believes that the ongoing fight against racial injustice requires everyone’s support.…

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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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Maz O'Connor by Elly Lucas

Wanted: theatre writer for musical theatre commission

Part of our role at the Liverpool Irish Festival is to support artists. Having been in touch since 2018, Maz O’Connor has performed as one of our ‘Visible Women’ (2019) and we are now supporting her venture into musical theatre composition.…

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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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