Café Valise is METAL’s travelling pop-up cafe. Having spent time in Peterborough and Southend-on-Sea it comes to Liverpool Biennial as a venue for art, food and conversation at Edge Hill Station with accompanying events and activities. Café Valise embodies some of the core ideas of METAL’s work – participation, hospitality, curiosity, conversation and debate all within a multi-disciplinary
approach. Events include: LunchA daily lunch and conversation hosted by different guest artists and curators throughout the Biennial. No charge but booking essential
John Cooper Clarke
The cult punk poet has created a spoken word soundtrack to entertain and welcome you on your short train journey to Café Valise from Liverpool Lime Street to Edge Hill Station.
The artist hosts a series of events that give young people, politicians and community leaders the chance to speak openly about the subject of rape and domestic violence. Oreet Ashery Party for Freedom, a poignant and humorous examination of populist claims that portray immigration and Islam as a threat to Western values of freedom.
Thomas Joshua Cooper
The intrepid photographer talks about travelling to some of the world’s most extreme and inhospitable places to capture a single image on a single frame.