London Irish Centre St. Patrick's Day Special
From 4pm on March 17th, The London Irish Centre(LIC)will stream a special virtual St. Patrick’s Day event to celebrate the very best of Irish culture and community in London. The event is free and will be available on the LIC’s website and social media.
The theme for the event is‘London Le Chéile’, which is the Irish for #LondonTogether, which captures the spirit of collaboration, creativity, and community shown by the Irish in London through Covid challenges.
The stream starts at 4pm with three hours ofIrish culture and heritage, featuring storytelling, film, music, dance, language and fun.
From7pm the event goes fully live with presenter Angela Scanlon, who will host conversations with Imelda May, Richard Corrigan, Emma Dabiri, Siobhan McSweeney and more.
Viewers will also meet interesting Irish people from across London and enjoy exclusive performances from artists includingTom Grennan, Orla Gartland and Eva O’Connor.
The event will also feature a powerful tribute toIrish frontline workers, greetings from the Mayor of London and Irish Ambassador, and a unique film from Trafalgar Square, where the festival would usually take place.
The night will close with ‘The London Irish Trad Session’, where the cream of Irish traditional musicians across London will perform an electrifying session from their homes.
Viewers are invited to join the London Irish Centre and iconic London venues in lighting up green for the night.Irish people all over the world will be placing a green candle in the window.
See link below for further details.