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.
In place of the recording, on board the Pride of Sefton, we have organised four boat tours for the same day, whcih document the hostory of the docks including limited sections on slavery and the Black experience. These are free, but must be booked, which you can do using the event links below:
Associated events (please note these may have passed)
Pride of Sefton dock tours -11 am, Fri 29 Oct
Pride of Sefton dock tours -12.30pm, Fri 29 Oct
Pride of Sefton dock tours – 2pm, Fri 29 Oct
Pride of Sefton dock tours -3.30pm, Fri 29 Oct
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.
Image © timajo
The Mersey Mash: Mixer #5
12pm-5pm, Fri 29 Oct. Onboard the Pride Of Sefton, moored at Albert/Salthouse dock. Free, no booking necessary
Liverpool is famously married to the sea, so this series of story-swaps wouldn’t be complete without spending some time on a boat. We’re finishing our series of drop-ins, bobbing up and down on the water, courtesy of the Pride Of Sefton (a canal barge), taking in the glories of Liverpool’s industrial and maritime history. We’d like to hear what you have to say about Liverpool’s past and its future, so bring your stories -and sea legs- to this historic boat, dock and waterway.
We are proud to state this event is linked with Black History Month and the Cuture Liverpool programme.
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