Liverpool Irish Festival returns with a programme of culture, pilule performance, film, music and talks.

Commemorating a centenary since the Easter Rising, this year has also seen a profound shift in the way we understand Great Britain and its relationship with Ireland (and Europe). Post-Brexit, the festival’s consideration of Irish culture’s long-held tension between new and old is of the zeitgeist.

This year’s festival focus is conviviality and is an opportunity to explore contemporary and traditional elements of Irish culture and often the tension arising between the two.

Through collaboration, cross-discipline and partnerships with arts organisations, cultural institutions and social centres across Liverpool and Ireland, the festival explores what being Irish means at home and abroad.

The festival includes a rich programme of plays, exhibitions, tours, talks and traditional Irish music sessions at various venues in the city. The festival’s popular family events return including the full family day at Museum of Liverpool and the family ceili.

To see the full programme visit: www.liverpoolirishfestival.com