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 #4
2pm-4pm (not 11am-2pm as in some listings), Thurs 28 Oct. Pagoda Chinese Community Centre. Free, no booking necessary
No man is an island, and the Liverpool Irish Festival isn’t just about coming from ‘over the water’. Doug and Barry are particularly delighted to have been invited to hold the fourth of the drop-ins at the Pagoda Chinese Community Centre (Henry Street), courtesy of Pagoda Arts.
The Chinese and the Irish communities have been significant and historic influencers in shaping the nature of the city, as individual and shared communities. If you’ve got anything to say about how they’re similar, or how they’re different; where they meet or diverge or if you’ve got a tale that you think needs to be heard, you’ll find a pair of open ears ready to receive you.
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