Mixed Heritage Mixer

Irish Festival LBHM

Brought to you by Liverpool Irish Festival
Thursday 15 October 2020, 6pm
Online event. Free to attend. Pre-booking is essential: book your place

#LIF2020 begins today with a theme of ‘exchange’. Following on from the Cultural Connected-ness Exchange session held at 2pm, Lorraine Maher (artist and founder of IamIrish) hosts a Mixed Heritage Mixer, to which we invite people of all dual and/or mixed heritage Irish backgrounds to trade stories about:

  • racial assumptions and exchanges
  • the lived experiences of mixed-race Irish people (at home or abroad)
  • the additional pressures Covid-19 has placed on you as mixed-race individuals or communities
  • what the role of culture has in helping you access all sides of your heritage

This continues our dual-heritage work from 2019, whilst creating an important link between the north and south of England, through which we hope to learn more about the specific challenges posed in our communities. As a seasoned artist and mixed heritage forum host (not to mention IamIrish founder, which celebrates Irish Black lives), Lorraine is well placed to facilitate an active and thought-provoking debate, which will inform future projects we run together. For this reason, the Festival really wants to hear from you about your needs, experiences and hopes for culture here in Liverpool, in a real cultural exchange and we encourage people from all Irish mixed race heritages to be involved.

This is a Black History Month and Writing on the Wall partnered event, developed via Creative Organisations of Liverpool. It is supported by the Mayor’s Fund (Liverpool).

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