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Mixed Heritage Mixer

Venue Online
Admission Free, donations welcome
Start Time 18:00
End Time 19:30

Continuing Liverpool Irish Festival’s dual-heritage work in understanding communties, this session airs specific community differences.

The event is free and held online 15 October, 6pm-7.30pm. Booking is essential. You can book here.

Liverpool Irish Festival 2020 begins with a theme of ‘exchange’. Lorraine Maher -artist and founder of IamIrish– hosts a Mixed Heritage Mixer, to which they 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; and
-what the role of culture has in helping you access all sides of your heritage.

This continues their dual-heritage work from 2019, whilst creating an important link between the north and south of England, through which they 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 they 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 they 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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