News: Glass Bicycles Take to the Air for the Tour of...

Over 25 bicycles and numerous parts have been turned into a huge sculpture for Tatton Park to welcome the race.

Eight-days-a-week: Beatles poster artist, Tony Booth, holds his first ever exhibition

He will be designing the anniversary poster in the same size and in the same style as the original poster he hand-painted for The Grand Opening of the club on 16th January 1957.
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Liverpool: City of Producers

This film was produced as much to celebrate everything that is already happening, as much as to promote new ideas bringing themselves to the end of the M62.

Open Eye appoints new writer in residence: Pauline Rowe

Open Eye Gallery is delighted to appoint Liverpool based poet Pauline Rowe as our first Writer in Residence. Over the next five months Pauline...

Hugging the Canal: Two artists set off to walk the 127...

Atists Simon Woolham and Jennifer Reid are walking the 127 miles of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, expecting to complete their journey in Liverpool on Friday 12 August 2016.

Amadou and Mariam to Headline DaDaFest International 2016

We are really excited and cannot wait to be returning to the UK in December to perform at DaDaFest!

Lime Street regeneration approved by Court of Appeal

THE £39 million regeneration of Lime Street in Liverpool is set to go-ahead after the Court of Appeal comprehensively rejected a bid by SAVE Britain’s Heritage
Littlewoods Building Murals, Liverpool, May 2016. Photo c. artinliverpool

Record breaking year for filming in Liverpool

Record breaking year for filming in Liverpool A RECORD number of film and TV productions were made on location in Liverpool last year. A report going...

Liverpool Pride 2016: Saturday’s march route confirmed throughout the city centre

Excitement is mounting and the countdown is on as the city prepares to celebrate the all new Liverpool Pride Festival 2016 this weekend.
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Bluecoat secures £150,000 Arts Council funding

“Our programmes make a huge difference to the lives of primary school children, people with learning disabilities, families and the many other groups that make up our diverse and wonderful city. This funding will help us to create a sustainable organisation that will continue to do that for decades to come."

Two Week Countdown to Liverpool Loves Festival

Liverpool Loves 2016 has officially been launched and the two-week countdown is now underway until the event returns to Pier Head Liverpool.

Galkoff’s Butchers: Local Heritage Project Gains Support

With its rich history and culture Liverpool is never short of a potential research project. In this instance Liverpool School for Tropical Medicine (LSTM) and National Museums Liverpool, have come together to investigate the history of court housing and the former Galkoff’s butchers shop.

SkyArts: Merseyside has the best art detectives

70% of respondents have identified fakes among a collection of animal paintings at Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool and 59% have correctly identified the fake English Portrait at Lady Lever Art Gallery in Port Sunlight, Wirral

Liverpool Pride: City’s Iconic Buildings set to come out of the...

Some of Liverpool’s most iconic buildings and venues will be lit up in the colours of the iconic Rainbow Flag as part of Liverpool Pride 2016.

Calderstones Beach returns

After a successful first year, the urban beach is coming back to Calderstones Park again for the summer holidays.
Carter Preston exhibition Winner 2016, Lanty Ball

Carter Preston Prize Exhibition Winner announced at Bluecoat Display Centre

Bluecoat Display Centre are very pleased to announce the winner of the inaugural Carter Preston Exhibition Prize 2016 is ceramic artist Lanty Ball.
Liverpool Biennial Launch, photo by Tony Knox

Liverpool Biennial 2016, a first impression

Forty-four artists, twenty-two sites, six episodes and eleven dedicated curators present the ninth Liverpool Biennial opening this Saturday announced the Biennial Director Sally Tallant at the opening conference in Tate Liverpool.
Squint (19), 2015, Michael Simpson

Michael Simpson Wins the John Moores Painting Prize 2016

The winner of the John Moores Painting Prize 2016 is artist Michael Simpson with his painting Squint (19). He receives the £25,000 first prize for his work,
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Liverpool Biennial 2016

From Saturday 9 July to Sunday 16 October 2016 Liverpool Biennial once again takes over the city, with free exhibitions, performances and events by international artists presented across more than 20 locations.

Cunard Building to Celebrate 100 Years – Sat 2 July 2016

Saturday 2 July 2016 marks the centenary of the Cunard Building, and there are plans in place to make sure it is a very happy birthday for the iconic venue.
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FACT Announces New Chair of the Board

The UK’s leading media arts centre FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology), based in Liverpool, has announced technology leader Rachel Higham as new Chair of the Board, taking over from Sarah Fisher.
Hato and Childwall Sports & Science Academy, Hello Future Me, 2016. Commissioned by Liverpool Biennial in partnership with Arriva. Photo: Gareth Jones

Liverpool Biennial ‘Space Bus’ Launched

Designed by pupils from Childwall Sports & Science Academy, with artists and designers Hato, the bus features coded messages from outer space for the future of Liverpool, to be interpreted by its citizens.

Shortlist Announced for the John Moores Painting Prize 2016

The Walker Art Gallery has revealed the names of the five artists shortlisted for the prestigious John Moores Painting Prize 2016. Of the five artists, one will be awarded the £25,000 first prize, with the other shortlisted prizewinners each receiving £2,500.
Flyover Festival 2016

The Flyover Summer Takeover

Over six days from June to September, a summer festival welcomes artists, musicians, dancers, walkers, rider and food makers for a festival of culture and community on the urban flyover.
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CERN and FACT International Award Winner Announced in Liverpool

The winner of the COLLIDE International Award – a new collaboration between CERN and FACT – was granted today to South Korean artist, Yunchul Kim.
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Tickle The Ivories in Liverpool ONE 2016

From Friday 1 July - Sunday 4 September 2016 six pianos will once more take centre stage for the world's only official street piano busking festival, organised in partnership with Liverpool ONE.
Story of the War at Lyceum

Stories from the Somme Transform Liverpool Lyceum Building

The giant commemorative artwork, which also reflects the pivotal role letters had on the morale on the Western Front, will animate the Grade II* listed former post office for at least the next nine months.

Winner of FACT+Liverpool Hope Production Residency Award announced

FACT is pleased to announce Fine Art student from Liverpool Hope University Amy Worsley as this year’s winner of the Graduate Production Residency Award between FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) and Liverpool Hope University.
Mayor Joe Anderson with Professor Phil Redmond

Phil Redmond to Chair New Cultural Partnership

Professor Phil Redmond CBE has been appointed to drive forward a new partnership aimed at making Liverpool City Region the cultural and creative powerhouse of the north.
Golden Tamarin by Nyah Boorman. dot-art Schools at St George's Hall 2016

Merseyside’s Best Young Artists Crowned at St George’s Hall

Nyah Boorman, 14, from St Hilda’s Church of England High School and Aidan Owen from St Bede’s Catholic Junior School, Widnes, were crowned the overall winners of Dot-Art Schools competition at a special prize-giving ceremony at St George’s Hall on Thursday (26 May 2016).
Manuel Cuevas in Liverpool

Exhibition Celebrating the Man who Clothed The Beatles Comes to Liverpool...

An exciting new exhibition celebrating the Mexican man who clothed some of the most iconic music stars of all time - from The Beatles to Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan to Jack White and The Killers - is coming to Liverpool this autumn. St George’s Hall Saturday 10 September - Sunday 16 October 2016.
Sea Odyssey Giants 2012. Photo c. artinliverpool

Eighteen for 18 – The Giants May Return to Liverpool in...

THE MAYOR of Liverpool has announced his ambitions to create a major year-long cultural programme to mark ten years since the city was European Capital of Culture. Joe Anderson has revealed that work is underway on Eighteen for 18 - a series of internationally significant events, exhibitions, seasons and performances
Littlewoods Building Murals, Liverpool, May 2016. Photo c. artinliverpool

Giant Murals on Iconic Littlewoods Building Unveiled

The final piece in the UK’s largest multi-city street art project, in support of the @GetItRight campaign, has been unveiled today in Liverpool with a giant design that celebrates Liverpool’s dynamic creative and digital industries. Fittingly adorning two 20m x 20m walls of the art deco former Littlewoods building, which is undergoing a £25m transformation into new state of the art film and television studios.

Liverpool Independent Art School Launches with ‘Festival of Drawing’

Liverpool Independent Art School is an independently run school, pioneered by artists and creative professionals who teach what they believe is important. The workshops and courses will happen at various exciting and independent locations across the city until the whisperings of a permanent venue become a reality.
Pre-Raphaelites: Beauty and Rebellion at the Walker Art Gallery

Pre-Raphaelites Exhibition at the Walker Ends Soon

More than 43,000 visitors have seen the Walker Art Gallery’s blockbuster exhibition, Pre-Raphaelites: Beauty and Rebellion, which closes on 5 June 2016. The popular exhibition showcases more than 120 paintings by leading Pre-Raphaelite artists.

Liverpool Central Library to Host Book Art Exhibition for Shakespeare Anniversary

Over 40 international artists will exhibit a series of artists’ books at Liverpool Central Library from 4 June to mark Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary. Intriguing work will travel from Australia, Russia, Netherlands, Germany, USA and Lithuania with materials including handmade paper, driftwood, pebbles, textiles, cotton, seaglass and seaweed paper.
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The Jam’s New Interactive Exhibition Premieres in Liverpool from 1 July

A NEW interactive exhibition charting the rise and influence of The Jam - one of the most important British bands of the last forty years - opens in Liverpool this summer. About the Young Idea will be the most comprehensive exploration of the music, background, political and social impact of the band who were the voice of a generation.

Liverpool Summer Arts Market Returns to St George’s Hall 25/26 June...

Summer Arts Market to return to St George’s Hall with over 130 artists, designers and makers. Sat/Sun 25/26 June 2016. 10.00 - 17.00. Over 130 artists, designers and makers. Children’s workshops. Vintage Fair in the Concert Room. Café

Bluecoat Appoint New Head of Development

Bluecoat, Liverpool’s centre for the contemporary arts, has appointed Andrew Evans as Head of Development. An experienced fundraiser, Andrew’s remit includes securing funding from a wide range of sources to ensure that the organisation remains free and accessible for all.
Dave Sinclair. Youth Training Scheme Protest, Liverpool, 25 April 1985 © Dave Sinclair

Liverpool Biennial Call Out For Participants of 1985 School Students Strike

School students strike of 1985 to be recreated for a new film as part of Liverpool Biennial 2016. Call out for those involved in the 1985 strike, their children, and students to take part in the recreation on Sunday 5 June 2016 at St. George’s Hall from 1pm