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As Independents Biennial closes, it publishes a new book marking Covid year

Independents Biennial 2021, An Evaluation [of Sorts], tells the story of the festival, moved from 2020 because of the Covid pandemic, which then took place mainly online. The structure departs from usual evaluations, allowing artists to reflect without censorship on the work of their peers, the disruption of lockdowns, and the heightened strains on work and life posed by motherhood during a pandemic.

Liverpool University’s Victoria Gallery & Museum reopens 15th June with three new exhibitions

The University’s Victoria Gallery & Museum reopens to the public on Tuesday 15th June with three new exhibitions The ...

Gazooky Studios, Immersive Interactive & Music in Mind create new visitor experience at St...

Work has been taking place behind the scenes on a brand-new visitor experience, which will open later this year at an iconic...

Liverpool-born artist, Tony Phillips, launches new exhibition at the Bluecoat exploring human desires and...

Tony Phillips: 12 Decades9 June - 29 August As part of a new exhibition, Tony Phillips is presenting his etching...

Art hits Liverpool Billboards for Pride Month

The late British artist Duggie Fields is part of an exhibition taking place exclusively on digital billboards across Liverpool as part of...

Independents Biennial shares eleven weeks of artists’ work in one weekend

Independents Biennial 2021 comes to an end on Sunday 6th June, with events from Pierce Starre, writing from Matt Retallick, Harriet Burns,...

Tate Liverpool to present display by the iconic Louise Bourgeois this summer

Louise Bourgeois (1911-2010) is widely recognized as one of the most important figures in modern and contemporary art. Her career spanned most...

Audiences are being welcomed back to Liverpool theatres for a ten day arts festival...

The Angel Field Festival, organised by Liverpool Hope University, launches Thursday June 24th and runs to Saturday July 3rd.  Headline...

Peace Doves opens at Liverpool Cathedral

18,000 paper doves are hanging from the ceiling of Liverpool Cathedral, in a mass participation art installation, created by renowned sculptor and...

Stroke survivors improved ability to communicate and use non-dominant hands by creating art

Stroke survivors from Liverpool improved ability to communicate and use non-dominant hands by creating art while listening to British Library sound archive 

Arts Council England publishes guidance for £42 million Cultural Investment Fund package

Arts Council England today, 24 May 2021, publishes the guidance for the three investment funds that collectively form the Cultural Investment Fund; the...

Tate Liverpool to host North West’s first Lucian Freud exhibition in over 30 years

This summer, Tate Liverpool will stage a significant presentation of Lucian Freud (1922 - 2011) artworks, the first in the North West...

Metal Liverpool announce 2021-22 environmental programme

Today marks the UK’s Overshoot Day - the point where if the world consumed as much as we currently do, it would...

The UK’s only international physical theatre festival returns to Liverpool this June

PHYSICAL FEST 2021Liverpool, Various Venues25th June- 2nd JulyThe UK's only international physical theatre festival returns to Liverpool this June for an 8-day extravaganza of...

AND Festival announces full 2021 programme, launching 27th May

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

FACT announces film screenings in hidden locations across Liverpool

Launching this summer, FACT Liverpool presents Cinema in The City, a brand new film programme of weekend screenings in hidden locations across...

World Cultures gallery at Liverpool’s World Museum to reopen with stunning new look at...

What would a museum object say if it could tell you about the journeys it had made and the worlds it encountered before arriving at the museum?      “I,...

1940s art-deco Garden Theatre revived to make ‘Sounds in the Park’ at Calderstones this...

1940s art-deco Garden Theatre revived to make ‘Sounds in the Park’ at Calderstones this Summer  Bringing the Garden Theatre stage bursting into life...

Tate Liverpool reopens next week with new and extended exhibitions

Tate Liverpool today announced it will reopen on 18 May 2021. The gallery reopens with two exhibitions which received great acclaim from...

National Museums Liverpool venues to reopen

AI: More than Human at World MuseumJohn Moores Painting Prize at Walker Art GalleryThe Last Bohemian: Augustus John at Lady Lever Art...

The Bluecoat reopens to the public on Wednesday 19 May

The Bluecoat is reopening to the public on Wednesday 19th May 2021 with an exciting summer programme for families and art lovers...

Heavy Gardening Art Trail to Launch on LightNight

Heavy Gardening is a trail of seven art works, running from the back of FACT on Fleet Street, along the Baltic Corridor...

FACT to reopen with 3 new exhibitions & unique film programme

FACT Liverpool will reopen from Wednesday 19 May and is welcoming visitors back into the city with the launch of three new...

dot-art announce sweep of summer art classes

dot-art have announced their spring / summer programme of creative courses in a range of iconic arts venues across Merseyside, all of...

Art project reveals Wirral stories in only FOUR WORDS

Art project reveals Wirral stories in only FOUR WORDS www.fourwordswirral.com Some of Wirral’s contemporary folklore and...

Everyman Underground series to host experimental new digital performance work

Digital selection of shows launches new Everyman Underground series The Everyman theatre will host digital performances from four artists,...

Liverpool’s grassroots Black arts festival, BlackFest seeking new Directors

Liverpool's grassroots Black arts festival, BlackFest is seeking four new Directors for their Board. The non-profit organisation, who work with Black artists...

Support Liverpool’s free, one-night arts festival

Support Liverpool’s free, one-night arts festival, LightNight and the team of creatives that make it happen, year on year.- -

Pop-up Museum & Library presents temporary one-stop shop for heritage and culture in town...

Warrington Museum & Library is set to enjoy a temporary new base in the heart of the community while essential maintenance work...

Lady Lever to reopen with new exhibition: ‘The Last Bohemian: Augustus John’

As soon as government restrictions are lifted, National Museums Liverpool will reopen the doors of Lady Lever Art Gallery with a brand-new...

Liverpool’s LightNight unveils seven new commissions

Liverpool’s LightNight unveils seven new commissions Open Culture’s arts festival hits 56% of its crowdfunder target

Cast Your Vote to Help Find the Region’s Top Young Artists

Cast Your Vote to Help Find the Region’s Top Young Artists  An online public vote to find Liverpool City Region’s best young artists opened on Friday 16th April...

Liverpool Biennial 2021 plans to launch exhibitions across the city from 19 May in...

Liverpool Biennial 2021 opens the second ‘inside’ chapter of exhibitions across the city on 19 May, bringing together the complete presentation of...

Artist Studio Network releases first report: State of the Studios, 2021

Read the full report here Liverpool’s artist studios, home to almost 500 artists, could...

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