Liverpool Performs 2006 - City In Transition - Programme of Events



37Seconds and BBC Big Screen

Through And Far Between: Public Interventions and Spatial narratives

Date: 17 June – 14 July

Time: 5 times daily, times to be announced.

Venue: BBC Big Screen, Liverpool , Clayton Square .

37Seconds and The Bigger Picture present ‘Through and Far Between’, a touring programme of Contemporary Artists’ Film and Video and Interactive Media for the Big Screen Liverpool and Manchester staged to coincide with Architecture Week ’06.

The programme will feature a selection of International, National and Regional artists including FACT’s artist in residence Anu Penannen ( Finland ) David Mozny, Patrik Sedlaczek and Jirí Kotrla (Czech). Manchester based collective TEA and up and coming student artists and architects from CUBE’s ‘Atelier Manchester/Barcelona: Urban Ideals and Deformations’ programme.

For ‘Through and Far Between’ and to mark the launch of the 37seconds programme, artist Rose Butler will be commissioned to create a site-specific, interactive artwork exclusively for The Big Screen Liverpool

Contact information:

Rebecca Lennon

Telephone: 0151 707 4438



Made in Liverpool 06: Beneath the Skin of the City

Liverpool Biennial 16 September - 26 November 2006

Made in Liverpool 06 is a partnership project between Liverpool Biennial, the Liverpool Culture Company and the Scarman Trust that screens locally made films during the Liverpool Biennial. The theme for Made in Liverpool 06 is 'Beneath the Skin of the City' creating an opportunity for local residents to present Liverpool , in their own voices, to the Biennial audience.

As part of the Made in Liverpool programme, artists Joe Lawlor and Christine Molloy, a working partnership known as Desperate Optimists, have been commissioned to make a new film that will celebrate the Creative Communities programme Around the City in 80 Days.

Made in Liverpool will be screened during the Liverpool Biennial and shown in each of the city's neighbourhoods.

For venues and more information please contact:

Renae Belton

Liverpool Biennial

Telephone: 0151 709 7444







Shops Upfront

Date: From May

Venue: Shops 157 to 167a Lodge Lane , Liverpool 8.


The Liverpool Culture Company, South Central Neighbourhood Management Team, Agency Services, Tic Consultants and Liverpool Bienniel joined forces to commission a series of shop fronts on Lodge Lane to be transformed, revived and regenerated. Come down and see the final results for yourselves.

For information about the project please contact:

Sonia Bassey, Tic Consultants

Telephone: 0151 703 2010 or 07813 926 598




Bluecoat Art Centre Presents:

As the Bluecoat goes through its current transformation the Connect and participation projects continue to flourish in their temporary space in Paradise Street .

Pool of Sound 2

Date: 30 May – 2 June

Time: 10:00 – 15:00

Admission free

Venue: Out Of Bluecoat, 51-54 Paradise Street

The Pool of Sound project enabled young people from Merseyside Youth Association to traverse this changing city, recording sounds and creating a sonic collage of Liverpool . In May half term, young people are invited to work with sonic artist Alex Decoupigny to create compositions incorporating sounds recorded during Pool of Sound.

Places are limited to young people aged 12 – 16. We are keen for some participants to be instrumentalists but musical ability or experience is not essential. Please ring or email to book a place.

Sounds of the City in Transition

Date: Friday 3 June

Time: 19:30 – 20:30

Admission Free

Venue: Out Of Bluecoat, 51-54 Paradise Street

An informal presentation of work from the Pool of Sound 2 project. Featuring local young people with input from German composer musicians Alex Decoupigny, Frieder Berger and Frakture’s own acoustic ecologist Phil Morton.


Date: Saturday 17 June

Time: 11:00 – 15:00 (drop in at any time)

Admission Free

Venue: Out Of Bluecoat, 51-54 Paradise Street

This year Liverpool Reads has been encouraging local people to read Millions by local author Frank Cottrell Boyce, the story of Damian, a boy who is obsessed with Saints. In Millions Damian builds himself a hermitage and during Architecture Week we invite you to join us in building some of our own.

Please just turn up. Families are particularly welcome as the activity will be suitable for accompanied children aged 7+ and smaller children are welcome.


All events are at Out of the Bluecoat, 51-54 Paradise Street . Unfortunately, there are no accessible toilets in the building (5 steps to climb).

Contact and booking information:

Bec Jones, Participation Manager, Bluecoat Arts Centre

Telephone: 0151 703 9248




City Centre Model

Date: May - August

Time: 7 days a week, 9:00 – 19:00

Venue: Liverpool Daily Post & Echo HQ , Old Hall Street .

Admission Free

The city centre model, originally created in the 1970’s, has now been fully restored and regularly updated to illustrate the rapid ch ange s in the cities redevelopment. Measuring 4m by 5m this beautifully impressive model is on public display at the Liverpool Daily Post & Echo HQ in Old Hall Street .

Contact info:

Pam Carroll

Liverpool Vision

Telephone: 0151 703 2726





Four Corners Exhibition

Date: 9 & 10 June

Time: 10.00 – 17.00

Venue: Fourth floor Lewis Building

An exhibition to celebrate the seven projects delivered in the Liverpool neighbourhoods with seven city centre arts organisations. The arts projects have worked with community groups to deliver work that reflects the ch ange s and key issues effecting their neighbourhoods.

Contact information: Tel: 0151 233 6394


The University of Liverpool ’s School of Architecture Degree Show : Transition 2006

Date: 8 – 16 June

Time: 9:00 – 16:30

Venue: School of Architecture , Abercromby Square

Free admission

June Transition 2006 is a culmination of work by students from the BA (Hons) and BAarch courses with particular emphasis on the work of the 150 graduating students. A varied and diverse r ange of projects and designs will be on display in the department’s studio.

Contact Information:

Tel: 0151 764 2606



Good Diversions

Liverpool Culture Company in partnership with Bluecoat Arts Centre, curated by Alan Dunn

Date: 3 – 16 July

Venue: Various City Centre and Polish T Gallery, 85-89 Duke Street

Opening times: Monday – Sunday 12:00-17:00


Three groups of artists have been invited to create a set of ‘Good Diversions’, artist interventions and performances to re-route our senses away from everyday life amidst the shifting sand of the city centre.

An exhibition and information hub at Polish T gallery will be open throughout the two weeks for the public to access information on the artists and projects as they evolve.

For more information on the projects please contact Bluecoat Arts Centre on 0151 709 5297 or see:


ARTIST: Mandy Romero

Dates: Throughout July

Venues: To be confirmed at Polish T Gallery

Live Artist Mandy Romero takes up residence in Paradise in July to explore the nature of the city's transformation through shop-front actions, unconventional appearances and the accumulation of tell-tale traces of change. Venues and times to be confirmed.

ARTISTS: Leila Romaya and Paul McCann

Date: 3 – 16 July

Location: 051 Building, Brownlow Hill

Photographers Leila Romaya and Paul McCann present three digital images capturing the essence of Liverpool 's architectural transition. Installed as a changing trilogy on the central rotating billboard on the 051 building.


ARTISTS: Foreign Investment

Date: 5 – 6 July

Location: City Centre

International artists’ group Foreign Investment present a new 2-day 4-hour composition on 5 and 6 July entitled Tuning-in – opus 3. Working closely with street musicians and a local horse and cart company, they will draw sonic attention to well-known areas around the city centre.


Brouhaha International Festival – 22 July to 6 August


9 June – 14 July – Dreamspace

Venue: Behind Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral

In the run-up to the Brouhaha International Festival will be exhibiting Dreamspace - a large scale inflatable public art installation a labyrinth of colour and sound for the public to explore. This exhibition has toured the world and during its stay in Liverpool it will be the venue for a number of workshops and performances. See


July 22 – Crossing Waters

The regions largest multicultural carnival parade takes over the streets with over 2000 costumed participants and 200 international performers. The parade will lead into The World in Princes Park . A two-day family festival involving performances by local and international groups, the Liverpool Mela, a celebration of South East Asian Arts and Culture, children’s workshops and food stalls.


29 – 30 July - Bollywood Steps

Venue: On the steps of Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral

Bollywood Steps is a large-scale outdoor performance involving dancers, fireworks and fountains developed by Simmi Gupta of Nutkut. Inspired by Bollywood films the performance includes a cast of professional South East Asian dancers, joined by community dancers and international performers from Costa Rica , Turkey , Spain , Trinidad and Cuba .

For full festival details please contact Brouhaha International

T: 0151 709 3334


Unfamiliar Journeys: Photographs by Alan Mckernan

Date: Until 28 July

Time: 12:00 – 16:00

Venue: University of Liverpool Art Gallery , 3 Abercromby Square . Please note that the venue is not fully accessible.

Admission free

The University of Liverpool presents this important series of photographs of the city by local artist Alan Mckernan. Alan has focused on both iconic Liverpool landmarks, such as the Liver Building , and also exposes the residential heart of Liverpool , offering a view which is both honest and stimulating.

Contact info:

University of Liverpool Art Gallery

Telephone: 0151 794 2348, Email:




Architecture Week June 16 – 25. 10 th Anniversary.

Architecture Week is the annual national public celebration of architecture that first started in 1997. The Week explores architecture and the built environment via the arts and culture in an entertaining and informative way. The Week includes walks, talks, tours, maps, events, visits to new buildings and architects' practices, exhibitions, family and children's activities, films and picnics. Architecture Week is an Arts Council England and Royal Institute of British Architects initiative in association with the Architecture Centre Network.

For full listings in your area go to or contact tel: 0151 703 0107


Heritage Open Days 7 – 10 September

Heritage Open Days celebrates England's fantastic architecture and culture by offering free access to properties that are usually closed to the public or normally charge for admission. It is a once-a-year chance to discover hidden architectural treasures and enjoy a wide r ange of tours, events and activities which bring to life local history and culture.

To celebrate City in Transition there will also be a special programme of associated events in Liverpool lasting until 17 September.

For more information contact Eileen Willshaw, Liverpool Culture Company 0151 233 6759

Ian Harvey, Civic Trust 0151 231 6908



Urban Book Night

Date: Wednesday 6 September

Time: 18:00 – 20:00

Venue: RENEW Rooms, The Tea Factory, 82 Wood St

Admission Free

A look at what the world of books has to say about cities in transition – what does it mean for us and what does the future hold? A chance to review some of the most recent publication in urban design, architecture and urban policy, learn what the authors think and to put your point of view across too.

Contact info:

Anna Johnson

Telephone: 0151 707 4380



Booking details: Places are limited so please e-mail to reserve your place.

Limited to 75


Liverpool Cycle Show 2006

Date: Saturday 24 June

Time: 10:00 – 16:00

Location: Williamson Square , City Centre

To celebrate National Bike Week, the Liverpool Cycle Show is a free event for everyone to find out about the benefits of cycling. Amongst the many events there will be the opportunity to find out more about the many cycle routes a maps available in the city.

Contact information:

Jennifer Coy and Katherine Jenkinson

Telephone: 0151 233 2784



European Car Free Day

Date: 22 September

Time: 10:00 – 16:00

Location: Street closure to be announced

European Car Free Day promotes the use of sustainable forms of transport and shows us how we can reduce congestion levels and health problems. During Car Free Day the city centre is closed so a festival of entertainment, activities and information stalls can take over the streets.

Contact information:

See Liverpool Cycle Show 2006

Jennifer Coy and Katherine Jenkinson

Telephone: 0151 233 2784