Talks & Tours

Image features Lisa McInerney portrait and Sally Rooney portrait, the latter by Jonny I Davies 20Oct

New Voices with Alex Clark

Alex Clark presents authors Sally Rooney, Lisa McInerney and Anthony Joseph who have have enjoyed considerable critical success and are clearly writers to watch in future.

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Greg Quiery leads tour in 2016 20Oct

Scotland Road Walk

Exploring Liverpool’s world famous dockland district, its Irish traditions, connections to the Easter Rising and forgotten graveyards and tunnels. #LIF2018

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Deborah Frances-White and The Guilty Feminist 20Oct

The Guilty Feminist – Liverpool Irish Festival special

Presenting a special Liverpool Irish Festival programme, The Guilty Feminist considers the noble goals of 21st centurty feminists and the paradoxes and insecurities which undermine them. This is their first time in Liverpool!

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Sebastian Barry portrait 20Oct

Sebastian Barry in conversation with Professor Roy Foster

Two stalwarts of Irish literature – Sebastian Barry and Professor Roy Foster – in conversation as part of the Liverpool Literary Festival at #LIF2018.

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Greg Quiery leads tour in 2016 21Oct

Irish Heritage Walk

This local history walk features Irish journalists, Italian craftsmen, Lancashire slavers, Polish Impressionists and Liverpool pirates in an exploration of arts and politics.

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Liverpool Literary Festival banner with Liver Bird 21Oct

Eamonn Hughes -‘The Train and the River’- Van Morrison’s Belfast

Drawing on his work with Van Morrison, Hughes examines Morrison’s representation of Belfast as an alternative to images of it as a city of conflict.

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22Oct

Architectural Migrations

Dr Claire Kinsella (Staffordshire University) considers the tensions and contradictions between Irish identity, migration and the high-rise built form.

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22Oct

Féile Voices : 30 years of Féile an Phobail

Marking 30 years of Belfast’s Féile an Phobail and the book release of Féile Voices at 30, telling the story of a significant cultural and political festival.

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23Oct

The James Connolly Reader: A Rebel for Today

The James Connolly Reader looks at a leading figure in Ireland’s 1916 anti-British rule campaigns and socialist philisophy.

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25Oct

Responding to Robert Tressel: A Panel

The panel will consider Robert Tressell’s work The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists, lorded internationally as a seminal text for socialists.

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25Oct

Kitty

A play commemorating the significant influence Kitty played in Liverpool by helping to turn the tide on an epidemic spreading through the city; cholera.

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26Oct

Countess Markievicz…

First wave Irish feminism had one goal; get votes for women. The battle of complex political issues, nationalism and unionism are explored in this talk.

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Greg Quiery leads tour in 2016 27Oct

South Liverpool Heritage Walk

Walk though Liverpool’s historic Rodney and Hope Street areas, discovering colourful characters and long-lost histories.

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27Oct

Migration Panel

Focussing on the key theme of this year’s festival, this event welcomes an esteemed panel of experts discuss the cause, effect and lasting influence of Irish migration.

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