Liverpool’s centre for the contemporary arts, Bluecoat showcases talent across visual art, music, dance, live art and literature.

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Internal view of the Bluecoat Display Centre

Bluecoat Display Centre

Stylish contemporary craft and design gallery, promoting and selling artworks and presenting exhibitions.

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International Slavery Museum, the Anthony Walker Education Centre

Opened at the Mersey Maritime Museum in August 2005, the Anthony Walker Centre (at the International Slavery Museum) honours the 18 year old, killed in McGoldrick Park, Huyton in July 2005.

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John Mitchel’s Pitch

John Mitchel’s Liverpool is one of the oldest GAA club in the UK and outside Ireland dating back to 1904, with a pitch at Greenbank Lane.

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Liverpool Arts Club and Hope Street Theatre

Nestled in the midst of Liverpool’s cultural quarter (near to the Metropolitan Cathedral and opposite the iconic Everyman Theatre), The Hope Street Theatre is the newest theatrical venue for the city. 

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An Atrium view (looking up) of Liverpool Central Library, taken in January 2013

Liverpool Central Library

Central Library is a beautifully remodelled building, with wifi access thoughout, 150 computers and iPads and a games area with free to use Xbox 360

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Everyman and Playouhse logo (e&p in a circle)

Liverpool Everyman

An exceptional theatre, production house and city resource, Everyman’s Street Café is the perfect place to soak up the creative atmosphere or simply relax.

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Liverpool Irish Centre logo

Liverpool Irish Centre (formerly ‘St Michael’s’)

The Liverpool Irish Centre is a unique and wonderful place. Anybody who walks through the door will be guaranteed a warm welcome.

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Liverpool Philharmonic Dining Rooms

The Philharmonic Dining Rooms is a unique pub in Liverpool (UK) steeped in history and known as the ‘most ornate pub in Britain’.

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Liverpool Philharmonic's Music Room, is use for a music event

Liverpool Philharmonic, the Music Room

Liverpool Philharmonic Hall is the home of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Society and is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II listed building

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Liverpool Royal Court Studio

Royal Court Liverpool is the friendliest theatre in the city. With pre-show dining and a range of drinks served before and after the show, a trip to The Court is night of great entertainment.

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Movema logo and strapline: Dancing around the world

Movema World Dance Studios

Movema are a multi-award winning company specialising in dances from around the world and long-time collaborators with the Festival.

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View of the Museum of Liverpool

Museum of Liverpool

The Museum of Liverpool is the newest addition to the National Museums Liverpool group, having opened in 2011 replacing the former Museum of Liverpool Life.

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Liverpool Irish Festival online event details will be sent to bookers, usually within two days of an event taking place.

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Trad session at Peter Kavanagh's

Peter Kavanagh’s

A fantastic, people friendly, real ale, authentically retro pub. The best insult laden late night quiz on a Thursday and music on Tuesdays and Saturdays

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Photo f the front of the Rendall Building at University of Liverpool

Rendall Building, University of Liverpool

The Rendall Building is a University of Liverpool buiding, not far from Catharine Street.

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Sefon Park Palm House, lit green for #GlobalGreening - a St Patrick's Day event

Sefton Park Palm House

Orginally built in 1896, Sefton Park Palm House is a jewel in the crown of Liverpool’s parks. Free to enter day-to-day, the Palm House also provides a range of activities around the year for people to engage in.

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Shakespeare North Playhouse

Shakespeare North Playhouse brings people together to participate in a unique programme of performance, activities and conversations.

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St Luke’s (Bombed-Out) Church

Most Liverpool Irish Festival events begin at the Irish Famine Memorial (Leece Street side of the Church building); please meet there.

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The Brink

Since opening in 2011, the UK’s first ever “dry-bar”, The Brink has been a safe space, a life-changing place – a recovery space.

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The Fashion Hub (at The Tapestry)

Part of the emerging Fabric District, The Tapestry and Fashion Hub are spaces for craft, work and play.

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The Pride of Sefton

The Pride of Sefton is a widebeam canal boat, which will be moored in the Royal Albert Dock (in front of Tate Liverpool) for each of its festival commitments.

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The Reader

The Reader brings people together and books to life in Shared Reading groups.

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The Williamson Art Gallery

Opened to the public in 1928, The Williamson Art Gallery displays include artworks, ceramics, sculptures and maritime history.

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Ullet Road Unitarian Church logo of candle burning

Ullet Road Unitarian Church

A wonderful Grade I listed building consisting of vestibule, church, library, cloisters and hall.

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Venue to be confirmed

Depending on the event, the start point may need to be confirmed with you at the point of booking

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UOL corporate image of VG&M and Foundation Building - taken on OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Victoria Gallery and Museum (VG&M)

The Victoria Gallery and Museum -or VG&M- is a statement University of Liverpool building, designed by John Waterhouse and giving the world the term ‘Red Brick University’.

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