LightNight, Liverpool’s one-night arts festival, returns on Friday 13 May 2016. Now in its seventh year, the festival sees tens of thousands of visitors descend on Liverpool city centre to experience and celebrate the city’s world-class arts and culture late into the night.
The Chinese New Year festivities will take place in spectacular style on Sunday 7 February 2016 with a series of street performances, parades and the popular Chinese market on Great George Street selling gifts, souvenirs and mouth-watering food.
Liverpool Biennial, in partnership with New York based Independent Curators International (ICI) and Cactus Gallery have announced a major new initiative, which aims to support artists based in the North of England to develop their careers internationally.
Here's a video from Culture Liverpool of just a few of Liverpool's cultural highlights in 2015.
The gardens and woodlands will be transformed into an extraordinary and strange luminous landscape, where what is usually hidden beneath the lake beds and forest floors creep, crawl and belch up to the surface, astonishing, challenging, delighting and horrifying audiences.
Deadline Thursday 31 March 2016. Arts organisation Metal have announced their latest round of 14 ’Time and Space’ artist residencies, residencies that are almost too good to be true. Successful artists are given time to reflect on their practice and development, and are provided with advice and support (should they so desire) from Metal’s team of practitioners
This video is of FOUR WORDS curated by Alan Dunn, Liverpool Media Wall, 3.00-4.00pm on Wednesday 20th January 2016
The shortlisted artists for the inaugural Julia Carter Preston Prize have now been announced. They are Lanty Ball, Yasmin Lennon-Chong, Jane King, Susan Nemeth, Malene Hartmann Rasmussen, and Jo Taylor.
Over the past five months artists Sian Hughes and Sarah Jane Richards have been working with people from across Sefton to create six sculptures celebrating the cultural, historical and natural diversity of the stunning Sefton Coast.
Bluecoat, Liverpool’s centre for the contemporary arts, is to make two new appointments after being awarded £47,346 by the Heritage Lottery Fund to develop a project charting its 300-year history.
In January 2016 Metal Liverpool in partnership with 67projects are curating Liverpool Provocations, a series of four new public realm art works based in and around the city centre. Liverpool Provocations is a series of interruptions that urge the public to stop and ponder questions surrounding consumption, money, value and exchange.
At FACT, visitors now have the opportunity to hear a selection of the phone calls taken from the four-day long performance, and listen to the moment callers from all over the world who tried to form a connection to the collective.
Two new senior appointments have been announced by Liverpool Biennial. Kitty Scott will be Co-curator of Liverpool Biennial 2018. Julie Lomax will join Liverpool Biennial as Director of Development, starting in March 2016.
To celebrate and archive the creative community that has surrounded the Kazimier since 2007 they created a mass collaboration and recorded a Christmas song 'This Is The Time' for a charity appeal in Nepal.
The Landing is The Atkinson’s new Gallery space, which offers a different approach to viewing exhibitions to its other spaces. The new Gallery opens in February with an exhibition from Birkdale resident Derek Culley who has had his work exhibited internationally as well as all over the UK.
Threshold Festival takes place from 1st-3rd April, 2016 across numerous venues in Liverpool's Baltic Triangle. Threshold organisers have revealed the first six acts set to light up the Baltic Triangle's stages in April 2016.
Major restoration work is currently underway at St George's Hall Liverpool to restore specific areas of the stunning tiled Minton floor back to their full glory.
The International Slavery Museum has announced its first acquisition following a funding boost from the Heritage Lottery Fund. It is a copper engraving by the famous British caricaturist James Gillray, published in 1851, depicting an infamous scene of cruelty described during a parliamentary motion for the abolition of the slave trade.
From 11.00 GMT on 10 December 2015, #TOUCHMYSOUL by LaBeouf, Rönkkö & Turner will commence at FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology), 88 Wood Street, Liverpool
Property Developers Capital&Centric commissioned world-renowned street artists, the Nomad Clan, to create an original artwork on the back of their newly refurbished Tempest building in...
The Reader at Calderstones will be opening their newly created children’s literature space The Storybarn on Monday February 8 2016 alongside an exciting new interactive exhibition, ‘Once There was…The Wonderful World of Oliver Jeffers’.
'Victim, no resurrection' is a powerful symbol that 'enough is enough' and that people in power and authority have to do more in Paris, Syria and everywhere as to the plight of victims of conflict. It is in Coventry Cathedral to mark the 75th anniversary of the Coventry blitz.
The website contains a directory for the Liverpool area under the headings of: Artists' Studios, Art Organisations, Groups and Collectives, Art Galleries and Exhibition Venues
A unique archive of Liverpool’s music, club and fashion sub-cultures and the intersections with local LGBT and BAME history will be saved, shared and made accessible to thousands across the North West
A label exploring the physicality of performance and experience, the artefact, consumerism, celebrity, documentation and collecting whilst navigating financial disaster.
The Winter Arts Market, Merseyside’s largest arts and design market, 5 & 6 December 2015. Open from 10am – 5pm on both days, it’s the best independent shopping experience in the city and the perfect place to pick up beautiful, unique Christmas gifts.
People interested in the Poppies or learning more about the city and the war are being encouraged to take part in one of the many activities taking place as part of the participation programme.
Open Culture are inviting artists and arts, culture and heritage organisations of all sizes to put forward special events to be part of the 2016 festival.
Founded by analogue collage artist Low Coney, from his loft art studio, culture website Coney’s features band sessions, a culture publication and shop selling carefully curated art and premium vintage clothing.
FACT's very first crowdfunding campaign is to raise the final 10% of critically acclaimed visual artist and electronic composer Ryoichi Kurokawa’s new artwork which will be exhibited at FACT in Spring 2016.
The first series of products are available for pre-order now from the Granby Workshop. Design collective Assemble have been nominated for the prestigious Turner Prize for their work regenerating the Granby Four Streets alongside local residents.
The Liverpool Snowflake Trail 2015 has been launched by Jack Frost with 12 2.5m snowflakes dotted around the city centre, all decorated by artists from around the UK.
Liverpool's media arts centre FACT is delighted to announce its new-look board, with ten new members bringing an enhanced breadth and depth of experience across commercial, cultural and academic sectors.
Liverpool Artists Network would like to invite all artists, arts organisations, art venues, collectives and groups to join its mailing list and forum.
The Walker Art Gallery invites visitors to enjoy its current exhibition, REALITY: Modern and Contemporary British Painting, before it closes on 29 November 2015. Since opening in July 2015, this vibrant exhibition has been seen by almost 60,000 visitors.
Over the 14 weeks, the Liverpool Biennial festival of contemporary art will unfold through the landscape of the city. It will be organised as a story narrated in several episodes: fictional worlds sited in galleries, museums, pubs, unused spaces, stations, hotels, parking lots, shops and supermarkets.
The Snowflake Trail, which runs until Sunday, 3 January, is a free event and a key highlight of Liverpool’s One Magical City campaign, which launches on Friday, November 13.
National Museums Liverpool has announced its exhibition programme for 2016, across its eight museums and galleries.
It's Glam Up North is an exhibition and public auction curated by Rankin that features a wide cross range of film makers, fashion and graphic designers. Auction 21 November - Bid Online.
The SEN Powerful Together Awards recognise the Liverpool City Region's most innovative social enterprises, for attributes such as creativity, growth and social advocacy.