City Limits: Sky Arts Artichoke Salon Series with Tate

City Limits

Are large-scale public events nothing more than a waste of resources and a drain on the public purse? Or does creating a shared and special history by galvanizing a community far outweigh the disruption and cost?

Artichoke, producers of live events such as La Machine and Antony Gormley’s One & Other, are collaborating with Sky Arts and Tate to mount a series of public conversations about the nature and use of public space.

In the wake of Liverpool ‘08 (European Capital of Culture) and as the 6th Liverpool Biennial’s International exhibition, Touched explores the impact of art on a city, join us for this public conversation to consider the true legacy of the programme of events that transformed Liverpool.

The event will be chaired by the curator and broadcaster Tim Marlow, who will invite the audience to quiz a  provocative panel of commentators. Join us in the mysterious underground kingdom of the Williamson Tunnels to examine whether a city can still produce events of the kind seen in Liverpool during 2008, particularly during these
straitened times during a recession. After booking your place, you will be invited to submit a question to ask our panel during the discussion.

The panel includes Lewis Biggs, Artistic Director, Liverpool Biennial; The Right Reverend James Jones, Bishop of Liverpool; Helen King, Assistant Chief Constable, Merseyside Police; Helen Marriage, Co-Director, Artichoke.

Thursday 7 October, 6.45pm
Williamson Tunnels Heritage Centre
Smithdown Lane, Liverpool L7 3EE
Tickets £7 (£4 concessions)

To book, visit
or phone 0151 702 7400
Tunnel viewings available on the night. Visit to find out more.


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