Event cancellation notice
We are sorry to advise that all the #LIF2021 The Mersey Mash events have had to be postponed until 2022. This means the community conversations, and recording sessions, can no longer run as part of this year’s Festival.
We remain committed to collecting these stories, and creating the film, but life-circumstances for the project’s owners means we are not able to run the events in October as originally planned. Please stay tuned for further sessions, most likely to be scheduled for 2022’s Festival.
Across the Festival, Doug Devaney (and his camera man and recordist, Barry) will be collecting your stories.
Why? They will be brought together to create a ‘magazine film’ -called The Mersey Mash– which we’ll present to attendees, at the Liverpool Irish Centre, on 2 Nov. It will form a record of #LIF2021 and give Doug more information for his podcast The Plastic Podcasts (plasticpodcasts.com).
To collect these recordings, Doug et al will run the following drop-ins, which we’re calling Mersey Mash Mixers! You don’t have to sign up, but if you have an interesting or meaningful story to tell about Liverpool, Liverpool Irish or Irish connections, Doug would love to hear from you. You can drop-in to any of the sessions (or more than one if you’ve a few stories and fancy a change of scene) within the times shown. Doug will be there to listen, question and record! Pop along.
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The Mersey Mash: Mixer #2
11am-2pm, Tue 26 Oct. Kuumba Imani Millennium Centre. Free, no booking necessary
“We all come from somewhere else” is the motto of The Plastic Podcasts (Doug’s series of interviews with members of the Irish diaspora). Nowhere is this better reflected than at the Kuumba Imani Millennium Centre (Princes Road, Toxteth). With a plentiful supply of tea and biscuits, Doug and Barry will be there to hear and record your tales; not just on Irishness, but on family, race, mixed heritage and the changing face of the city.
We are proud to state this event is linked with Black History Month and the Cuture Liverpool programme.
Free, just turn up.
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