Thursday 6 – Saturday 8 August 2015 at Pier Head, Liverpool
Liverpool’s vibrant and diverse world culture will be celebrated as part of the new three-day Liverpool Loves festival.
The Liverpool Loves Festival has 4 main strands: Business, Culture, Food and WellBeing. Here we focus in the Cultural strand. You can see more details on the Liverpool Loves Website
The fun starts at 10.00 when visitors are invited to the iconic setting of Pier Head Liverpool – part of the city’s UNESCO World Heritage Site – for a full 12 hours of activities, workshops and entertainment.
The family friendly programme will span across zoned areas covering music, the arts, dance, food and drink and health and well-being– creating a real festival atmosphere at the heart of the waterfront.
Liverpool’s fascinating culture will feature traditional dance, music and art from the communities represented. Liverpool Loves is a free festival.
Play your part in the Liverpool Loves community art piece, Love Art UK. Help spread the word of love by writing a message on The Love Wall about what love means.
Shopping and fashion are part of Liverpool’s exciting culture. For those who love a bit of vintage shopping, then Capstan’s Bazaar will be on hand throughout the day with a range of stalls offering the ultimate vintage finds when it comes to trinkets, arts and crafts.
After those vintage discoveries have been made, take a trip to the Button Boutique workshop where visitors can make their own fascinator or for a bit of Liverpool fun, create a Scouse puppet.
To celebrate their Chinese heritage in Liverpool, China Pearl will host a parade of traditional stunning Chinese costumes. The parade will start from the festival’s main entrance – located on Canada Boulevard between the Royal Liver Building and the Cunard Building – and will make its way through the festival site to the Big Top. China Pearl will also perform Chinese music and dance, as well as inviting festivalgoers to participate in the grandeur of a Chinese Tea Ceremony.
Visitors can try their hand at the traditional art of Chinese painting and origami with HuaYun Arts, who will also be performing excerpts from the Huanhmei Opera and showcasing the majestic Chinese harp.
The Indian community will celebrate through dance, with RuShee Dance Group performing a number of spectacular Bollywood and Bangra dance routines.
Liverpool Arabic Arts Festival presents a wonderful selection of music and dance celebrating the Arab culture, which always proves to be popular during their annual festival.
Brazilian samba drum ensemble Katumba will entertain visitors with their unique sound, colourful look and high impact choreography.
Early birds are invited to start their day at Liverpool Loves with a morning rave from Morning Gloryville – the perfect way to shake away that sleepy head with dance, relaxing massages and fruit smoothies.
Sing Me Merseyside Choir’s live performances are certain to be a highlight of the day, including live renditions of famous Liverpool songs. So get that voice warmed up as audience participation is a must!
Martin O’Shea from Bold Management is curating the soundtrack to the day, which will feature a live music programme across four stages throughout the day and evening, including Liverpool Loves New Music; Dovedale Social; Merseyrail Sound Station and Liverpool Loves Allstars.
Dance music fans will not want to miss Portuguese producer and DJ Rui Da Silva who closes the Big Top Stage, famous for the anthemTouch Me which went to number 1 in the UK charts in 2001.
While the live music is on the outdoor stages, those looking for an alternative can try the Shush Silent Disco. Great for all ages – and plenty of fun guaranteed.
The cultural programme will run alongside a dedicated children’s activity area hosting arts, crafts and dance workshops. This includes circus skills from the Free Fall Circus from The Florrie, who will be offering tasters in hula hooping, the unicycle, juggling and Diablo and poi.
The North West Fund are headline sponsors of Liverpool Loves Business. They join Campanile Hotels UK, part of Louvre Hotels Europe, who are also supporting the event. Liverpool Loves is also supported by the city’s Mayor Joe Anderson.
Keep up to date with the latest announcements at www.liverpoolloves.co.uk
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