University of Liverpool and the Institute of Irish Studies have today announced five-day programme of cultural events. Commencing Mon 11 May, the programme focusses on film, drama, music and poetry.
This is our programme overview, complete with LIF‘s recommended highlights (*). Use the links to navigate direct to the events as they are published:
Mon 11 May 2020
- 10am – A Museum for Me. A great options for adults and children, imagine a museum made for you, by you…*
- 11am – Gerald Barry discusses his opera for Wilde’s Salome from his LA base
- 1pm – Roisin Walters gives an exclusion violin performance, for Culture Unconfined
- 4pm – Red Fox Theatre‘s radio documentary about debut production: Catch of the Day.
Tues 12 May 2020
- 1 pm – The story of sean-nós song, from Sligo to Pennsylvania, from Deirdre Ní Chonghaile
- 4pm – Spanner in the Works Theatre presents What If… , a play about a mother’s loss following the Shankill Road bombing (not for under 14s)
- 7pm – Ian Prowse (Pele, Amsterdam and former LIF Board member) performance*.
Wed 13 May 2020
- 1pm – Lunchtime concert from Jamie Kenny, Associate Principle double bass with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
- 4pm – DoubleBand Films present Maradonna: Kicking the Habit
- 7pm – MakeyUppers present ‘Alternative Bedtime Stories’ (suitable for 14+)*.
Thurs 14 May
- 1pm – Live discussoin with composers of Absolute Kinship composition (Ryan Molloy and Martin Dyar), including screening of Damselfly Trio performance
- 4pm – DoubleBand Films present To Be Frank Carson, featuring comedian Dan Gordon as Frank Carson
- 7pm – Green Tangerines give a jazz fusion and nu jazz scene performance*.
Fri 15 May 2020
- 11am – DoubleBand FIlms present The Man Who Shot the War, a film about Belfast man George Hackney on the front lines of WWI
- 1pm – Loris and the Lion weave gentle tales of love and loss using sonic-scapes and layered storytelling*
- 4pm – Poetry with Rita Ann Higgins, including poetry relating to Covid-19
- 7pm – Nuala Honan discusses and presents a number of her post punk songs.
We hope this gives you the arts and culture nourishment you need during lockdown and look forward to sharing LIF’s events in the not too distant future.