Join the St Brigid’s Day Craic with Luton Irish Forum
Luton Irish Forum (LIF) invites you to celebrate St Brigid’s Day with Irish Women in Comedy from the comfort of your own home.
LIF is marking Lá Fhéile Bríde 2021 (St Brigid’s Day) by hosting its fifth annual Afternoon Tea event on 30 January from 12pm to 1.30pm and everyone is invited. The FREE entertainment kicks off with a welcome from Ambassador of Ireland, Adrian O’Neill, followed by well-known Irish comedians and those of Irish descent featuring video clips that are sure to leave you laughing. There will also be plenty of chat and time to catch up with friends online.
This invitation comes with an optional Irish Afternoon Tea at £10 per person. These specially made teas from Jack Berr Caterers, with produce sourced locally from Gerry Taylor Irish Butcher, will be delivered to Luton addresses or can be collected from a local address by arrangement on event day.
Elleesa Rushby, Trustee and Steering Group member at Luton Irish Forum said: “Right now, we need laughter and connection with our friends and community, more than ever. We’ve had great fun compiling the footage and hope that everyone who attends online will feel lifted. St Brigid’s Day is a wonderful opportunity to bring people together and celebrate diverse and talented Irish female comedians.”
A souvenir e-booklet of St Brigid's Day 2021 will be available after the event; view last year’s here.
Book online via Eventbrite for this free event at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/st-brigids-day-afternoon-tea-2020-tickets-131447859085. If you can't join the live celebrations, DVD recordings of the event can be requested from LIF via firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01582 720 447.
St Brigid is one of Ireland's patron saints, along with Patrick and Columba. Born in Dundalk in 450 AD, she was the founder of the first monastery in County Kildare, Ireland. Her father was a pagan chieftain of Leinster and her mother was a Christian. St Patrick inspired her to deepen her father and spread the word of God.
St Brigid’s Feast Day on 1st February was originally a pagan festival called Imbolc, marking the beginning of spring. After a long dark winter, St Brigid’s Day celebrates the arrival of longer, warmer days and the early signs of spring. In the pagan tradition, this day also celebrates Brigid’s divine femininity.
Following the successful launch of the St Brigid’s Day celebration at the Irish Embassy in London in 2018, events are being held across the UK this year.
Luton Irish Forum (LIF) is a registered charity and limited company formed in 1997, with some 400 members and a fully accessible centre close to Luton Town Centre. LIF supports local communities in Luton to reach their full potential by providing welfare advice, social, cultural and volunteering opportunities.