Irish Mancunian Film and Culture host two festival events

Manchester Irish Festival 2017

Irish Mancunian Film & Culture are continuing their spring programme with two events during the festival:

- a Ken Loach double bill at Chorlton Irish Club on March 5th featuring "Jimmy's Hall" and "I, Daniel Blake".

- a St Patrick's Day dinner celebration at the Koffee Pot in the Northern Quarter, featuring music from Angela Durcan and Fiona Browne.

Irish Mancunian aims to foster a positive identity and an awareness of our history amongst the Irish community in Manchester. Since its inception in April last year, it has organised a wide range of events, principally films, talks and social occasions. These have included anniversary events on the men and women of the Irish revolution; second generation Irish musicians including The Smiths and Oasis; and the story of the Manchester Martyrs.

Irish Mancunian also produces print publications. "Manchester's Irish Story" is an accessible history of the evolution of the Irish community in Manchester over the last 200 years, while "The Great Hunger in Manchester", to be published shortly, tells the tragic story of refugees of the Irish Famine who reached this city only to encounter disease, starvation and death.

Further events planned in partnership with Chorlton Irish Club include:

"We Only Want The Earth" - readings, poetry and songs about the life of James Connolly - April 30th .

Irish football films and lecture on FA Cup Final day - May 27th.

A film and lecture on the Irish Famine - September 10th.

"Edward and Eliza" - a new play on the Manchester Martyrs - October 8th.

A commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Manchester Martyrs - November 19th.

For more information please contact mancirishfilm@gmail.com or see facebook.com/mancirishfilm and twitter.com/mancirishfilm.