Lovehistory’s Irish Liverpool: Revealing the History of Irish Migration 2013.
“My wife and I are on a visit from Canada, my wife’s grandmother was born in Cork in Ireland and this play carried so much weight it moved us to tears”. (Geoff and Lynne- Canada)
“Fantastic contribution by the Lovehistory Team!” (Liverpool Irish Festival)
Lovehistory were proud to present this stunning promenade performance: Irish Liverpool. This theatrical production was performed in and around the grounds of St Luke’s Church, beginning at the Memorial statue erected in commemoration of all those who lost their lives in the Great Famine of the 1840s.This thoughtful and captivating dramatisation takes the audience on a journey through the passages of Liverpool’s Irish ancestry.
The stories included an account from one Irish immigrant woman who described her heart breaking journey from Ireland, a Liverpool merchant debating the problem of the Irish and an activist who fought for better living conditions for those escaping the famine that destroyed thousands of lives.
The performance also looked at how Irish migration impacted on Liverpool life and culture and how those legacies live on today.
All of the stories are historically accurate and have been researched by Lovehistory and the students from Liverpool University History department.