A Festival-staple and must-see; we invite you to pop-in (or spend the day) with us at the Museum of Liverpool (Pier Head).
We’ll have all manner of family activities to entertain and engage kids of all ages (sometimes with a spooky, Samhain twist).
Inimitable mummers, The Armagh Rhymers treat us to a 2022 Liver Bird story exclusive, whilst the George Ferguson and Bolger-Cunningham schools for Irish dance run exciting demonstrations in the Atrium, where there’s something new to see on-the-hour, every hour (last act at 4pm), including music and performances. More detail will follow as we approach the day.
We’ll have Samhain cross (11am-2pm) and Samhain mask (11am-1pm, 2p-4pm) workshops running in the Museum’s education spaces. At 2.30pm there’s a fascinating talk on the Festival’s new project -and book- Liverpool Irish Famine Trail: Revive, delivered by the Festival’s History Research Group. Revealing the deep research undertaken to revive the 1990s Trail, they share how they have uncovered stories and heritage, during the last year of this National Lottery Heritage Funded project.
The day puts the Irish of Liverpool at the heart of everything – the programme, the museum building and the city. You can also link up with the Pride of Sefton dock tours; go on the self-guided Irish trail (around the Museum) or simply sit and watch as the fun unfolds in the Atrium.
11:00 Bolger Cunningham Dance School
12:00 The Armagh Rhymers
13:00 Melody Makers
14:00 The Armagh Rhymers
15:00 George Ferguson Dance School
16:00 The Armagh Rhymers
The Family Day is sponsored by Tourism Ireland and held in partnership with National Museums Liverpool. As part of the Family programme, you might also like the Samhain Céilí (Sun 30 Oct).
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