2015

2015 was a great year for us, building on the successes of our debut year in 2014! We worked with more partners, volunteers and local organisations, and extended the reach of the festival. 2015’s festival included our first big artist commissions, alongside a whole host of cultural and social events.

Listen to Festival Co-ordinator Karen Wynne and FESTIVAL 31 artist Reagan Tesfemariam chatting to BBC’s Ngunan Adamu….

Commissioned artists working in the studio 2015:

 Kids event and exhibition at Liverpool Central Library:


Launch event at the Brink Liverpool:

THE LEAVING AT THE BOMBED OUT CHURCH: 

  THE GRAPES COMMUNITY CAFE EVENT:

FOOTPRINTS AT CENTRAL LIBRARY EVENT:

ARTISTS WORK AT THE BOMBED OUT, ROTUNDA AND THE WELL:

REVOLUTION IN ROJAVA EVENT:

OTHER EVENTS: makers market, workshops, flashmob

FESTIVAL 31 TWEET POETRY
just a handful of poems created by ESOL students
2 poems by Ioan Bejan
Sunny Day
Sunshine
In the morning
Takes you not to be boring
It makes you feel alive and shine
It’s light

Loneliness
I’m looking ahead
See no light and where it takes
Fear become a friend

A poem by Sofian Eswayah
Spring (Full poem)
Spring is coming
I’m the happiest person
Fresh air, cool weather
The sun will be very bright
The clouds are gone
The beautiful birds
Green grassy lands all the way
That is amazing
Large trees in the park
Surrounded with fresh flowers
Spring
Spring V2 (for Twitter)
Fresh air, cool weather
The sun will be very bright
The clouds are gone

3 poems by Max & Tess
Love is a peace and
The name of peace it is life
Vows and promises

Life feel
Dream incomplete
Some thoughts, few memories
Some love, fondest, few paths unwatched
Long for

Talk have
A taste but so
Words’ve lost effectiveness
All is this deceit as ups and downs
But fact

MANY THANKS TO ALL OUR PARTNERS, SPONSORS, COLLABORATORS, ARTISTS AND PARTICIPANTS IN THIS YEARS FESTIVAL 31! 

FESTIVAL 31 Video 2014

Documentation from Festival 31, 2014 edition! The creation of the video was made possible by support from Merseyside Expanding Horizons, and the work of videographer Nzimah Akpan.

See below for interviews with Bay TV, Up For Arts & BBC Radio Merseyside’s Upfront show for the 2015 programme.

If you wanna get involved with Festival 31’s 2018 edition in any way, get in touch!

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