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Get Ready for the Weekend in Liverpool

Get Ready for the Weekend in Liverpool

Irish festival’s packed programme, big literary names and more


FESTIVAL | Liverpool Irish Festival brings packed programme

The annual Liverpool Irish Festival is underway with its first weekend of events and entertainment taking place across the city.

From one of Ireland’s biggest musical acts, Kíla marking their 30th year with a gig at Arts Club tonight (19 October), to an Irish Craft Beer Festival at Handyman Supermarket across the weekend, there’s something for everyone in the packed programme.

CULTURE | Big literary names heading to the city

Sir Tony Robinson, best-selling crime author Val McDermid and 2018 Man Booker Prize nominee Sally Rooney are among the line-up at this weekend’s Liverpool Literary Festival (19-21).

A three-day programme of ticketed events at venues including University of Liverpool buildings and Tate Liverpool also includes a family event with Frank Cottrell-Boyce and a recording of ‘BBC Radio 4 Book Club’.

> Read YM Liverpool’s interview with Sir Tony Robinson

SPORT | STIHL TIMBERSPORTS World Championship makes UK debut

See some of the world’s best logger sports athletes in action as the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS World Championship heads to Liverpool for its first time in the UK.

The 19-20 October event at Echo Arena Liverpool will see competitors from more than 20 nations battle it out in a series of woodchopping challenges utilising axes and saws.

> Related | YM Liverpool tries out the ‘original extreme sport’


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