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New short film by Caroline Smith creatively explores St Helens high street and its...

https://youtu.be/uf2rX6WLtPA A film, Running On Fumes, by Caroline Smith in collaboration with ten young people and set...

Artists commissions at the heart of new Bluecoat Hub

Harold Offeh. Image credit Alex O’Brien Harold Offeh, Babak Ganjei and Sumuyya Khader are among artists selected to...

Threshold Festival back for one last time this weekend

Ahead of the final Threshold Festival of Music & Arts, organisers have released the full line-up for the hybrid event taking place on...

Young creatives take over billboards across Liverpool with Tate Collective

YOUNG CREATIVES TAKE OVER BILLBOARDS ACROSS LIVERPOOL WITH TATE COLLECTIVE From 7 April, Tate...

Culture Commons launch the Creative Workforce Pledge ahead of May’s Metro Mayoral Elections

Culture Commons launch the Creative Workforce Pledge ahead of May’s Metro Mayoral Elections Culture...

LightNight presses ‘Play’ for 2021, with #LoveLightNight crowdfunder

Liverpool’s LightNight presses ‘Play’ for 2021  Open Culture launches crowdfunder to support arts festival return

Artists Union England & Independents Biennial launch a new survey on work models for...

Following a year where artists and freelancers have been left behind in the frantic grabbing of emergency...

BlackFest to shine the spotlight on powerhouse women of Liverpool in ‘HerStory’

Liverpool's Black Arts organisation, BlackFest, will be showcasing oral histories and accounts from Merseyside's 'powerhouse women' who have a 'HerStory' to share.

AND Festival resurfaces for 2021

AND Festival resurfaces for 2021, taking you on an extraordinary journey responding to the Manchester Ship Canal and River Mersey. The programme...

New Walker Art Gallery exhibition showcases creative talent of North West makers

Claire Curneen - Baroque and Berserk, hand-built of porcelain 45cm wide x 145cm long x 50cm high. Photo © Dewi Tannatt Lloyd

Artist Hosts get to work on presenting the inner workings of northern culture

Independents Biennial has commissioned four Artist Hosts to work on new ways of documenting festival outcomes, and festival methods. The project aims...

Independents Biennial launches on Saturday – FULL programme here

Independents Biennial20 March - 6 June 2021www.independentsbiennial.com Montse Mosqeura, Film Still from Too Foreign, 2021

Plans for first statue of a black woman to be installed in St George’s...

Plans for first statue of a black woman to be installed in city gem Mary Seacole, c. Mary...

How Irish Language Shaped Scouse

How Irish Language Shaped Scouse “‘Ter rar wack’ is usually regarded as a rather...

AND Festival Resurfaces for 2021

ABANDON NORMAL DEVICES FESTIVAL 2021Festival of new cinema, digital culture and artThu 27 May – Sun 11 July 2021 Manchester Ship Canal &...

Bluecoat to explore colonial legacies in new arts project with local young people

Bluecoat’s mercantile maritime origins and colonial legacies to be explored in new arts project involving local young people

John Moores Painting Prize shortlist announced

John Moores Painting Prize shortlist announced  Five extraordinary paintings are in with a chance of winning the coveted £25,000 first prize  Paintings by Robbie Bushe, Michele Fletcher, Steph Goodger, Stephen...

BlackFest open applications for range of multi-arts projects inc. playwriting, hip-hop and more

Liverpool's Black Arts organisation, BlackFest, have launched a host of new and exciting projects and courses with the aim of supporting learning and encouraging dialogue...

Open Calls: Historic England, Picturing England’s High Streets, Chester

Chester has been selected as one of six sites to participate in Historic England’s three-year project ‘Picturing England’s High Street’. 

Liverpool Arts Bar Website Launch Week Programme

Liverpool Arts Bar Website Launch Week Announced Inspiring creative hotspot announces week of programming for new website from 7th...

Liverpool City Region schools to benefit from University’s partnership with arts initiative

Liverpool City Region schools to benefit from University’s partnership with arts initiative Edge Hill University has joined forces with...

Bluecoat to be redeveloped in major new scheme

Liverpool’s oldest city centre building to be redeveloped in major new scheme.  Images Courtesy of Architectural Emporium

Threshold announce final festival outing with FREE hybrid event

Threshold Festival returns with a free hybrid event for their final outing – Threshold X.The team at Threshold Festival have released the...

National Museums Liverpool has announced a project to transform the city’s waterfront as part...

National Museums Liverpool (NML) has announced a project to transform the city’s waterfront as part of plans for a ‘decade of change'

House of Memories to launch first UK community-curated dual-language digital collection for Liverpool-Yemeni community

National Museums Liverpool (NML) has secured funding to deliver an intergenerational project in the Yemeni community of Liverpool to help young people support their parents and grandparents to connect with their cultural heritage. 

From film noir to filing your taxes: University of Liverpool announce brand new line-up...

The University of Liverpool Continuing Education (CE) team are delighted to announce a new programme of short courses, seminars and workshops starting this month.

Bluecoat premiers new film by Kiara Mohamed

Kiara Mohamed’s new film The Lives We Lead (2020), commissioned by Bluecoat as part of a new ongoing programme focused on Liverpool City Region...

Williamson Art Gallery & Museum introduces a newly commissioned film from Brigitte Jurack, Concentration

Williamson Art Gallery & Museum introduces a newly commissioned film from Brigitte Jurack, Concentration https://youtu.be/73P4RQmvHtQ

Famous Pre-Raphaelite paintings return to Lady Lever Art Gallery (a picture story)

Three famous Pre-Raphaelite paintings have returned home to the Lady Lever Art Gallery in Port Sunlight, after being on temporary loan to...

Liverpool Biennial & Culture Liverpool Announce New Public Artwork by Nathan Coley

Installation view: From Here, 2020, by Nathan Coley, St George’s Dock Pumping Station, Mann Island, Liverpool © Photography by Mark McNulty.

Tell it Like it is: Interview with Laura Robertson & Ian Clegg

Tell it Like it isInterview with Laura Robertson & Ian Clegg L- A City Through its People opens 2nd...

Independents Biennial announce programme dates, and first wave of artists for 2021

Independents Biennial20 March - 6 June 2021 The Independents Biennial will return in 2021, celebrating the art and artists...

Bluecoat to host Liverpool-based artists’ exhibition programme, opening with Josie Jenkins and Kiara Mohamed

Bluecoat to host Liverpool-based artists’ exhibition programme, opening with Josie Jenkins and Kiara Mohamed Bluecoat is delighted to launch...

Undo Things Done: Wales in Venice artist Sean Edwards opens next month at Bluecoat

This winter, Bluecoat brings 2020 Turner Bursary artist Sean Edwards’ Wales in Venice solo show Undo Things Done to Liverpool. The artist’s...

The Story of Liverpool Through Its Trees – Get Involved!

The Story of Liverpool Through Its Trees – Get Involved! dot-art & Open Eye Gallery & Liverpool City Council...

New Film Shows Bluecoat from a Bee’s Eye View

New Film Shows Bluecoat from a Bee’s Eye View In a brand new film, Andrea Ku Bluecoat’s Gardener in...

Thirteen visual arts organisations join Plus Tate Network

THIRTEEN VISUAL ARTS ORGANISATIONS JOIN PLUS TATE NETWORK, WITH FOCUS ON COMMUNITY, INNOVATION AND INTERNATIONALISM  The Plus Tate Network...

Refractive Pool THE BOOK. Help make it happen

Refractive Pool is a project exploring contemporary painting in the Liverpool area through events, exhibitions, print, and an...

Baltic Creative CIC & Transform Lives Company join forces to help secure new jobs...

Baltic Creative CIC & Transform Lives Company join forces to help secure new jobs for the creative and digital sector