The 44th annual Liberties Festival was a great success in 2014. It was a festival of firsts in many ways. We hosted our first international guest, Shane Bitney Crone who joined us from LA, and programmed our first LGBTQ event. We got all fancy using iPads for check-in during our ticketed events. We programmed a diversity of new workshops for all ages, all free of charge, including Liberties In Bloom where young and old together created 150 hanging baskets to enhance the area. Our photographic exhibition, Liberties Inked, received huge acclaim and Nighthawks at the Guinness Storehouse was our best yet!
There were so many moments of happiness and entertainment, facilitated by skilled and generous contributors, workshop organisers and performers. Thank you all.
Thank you, as always, to our wonderful sponsors and to the vibrant local community for your support. Thank you to the fantastic team of volunteers, such an important part of the Festival. Huge thanks to everyone who attended an event in 2014. We’re already looking forward to July 2015!
To view a selection of fun photos from Liberties Festival 2014, please click here to visit our Facebook page.
You can also enjoy Festival TV‘s excellent series of programmes featuring interviews with Festival performers and organisers, and local community members; reports from events; walks around the area; and coverage from workshops to bring back your happy memories or, if you couldn’t be there, to enjoy a taste of Liberties Festival 2014.
The series was first broadcast on UPC throughout the Festival. You can now watch it on YouTube here.