Metal: Liverpool Biennial The Unexpected Guest

15 September  – 25 November 2012

Café Valise is METAL’s travelling pop-up  cafe. Having spent time in Peterborough  and Southend-on-Sea it comes to Liverpool  Biennial as a venue for art, food and  conversation at Edge Hill Station with  accompanying events and activities. Café Valise embodies some of the core  ideas of METAL’s work – participation,  hospitality, curiosity, conversation and  debate all within a multi-disciplinary
approach. Events include: LunchA daily lunch and conversation hosted  by different guest artists and curators throughout the Biennial.  No charge but booking essential

John Cooper Clarke

The cult punk poet has created a spoken word soundtrack to entertain and welcome  you on your short train journey to Café  Valise from Liverpool Lime Street to Edge  Hill Station.

Suzanne Lacy

The artist hosts a series of events that give  young people, politicians and community  leaders the chance to speak openly about  the subject of rape and domestic violence.  Oreet Ashery Party for Freedom, a poignant and  humorous examination of populist claims that portray immigration and Islam as a  threat to Western values of freedom.


Thomas Joshua Cooper
The intrepid photographer talks about  travelling to some of the world’s most  extreme and inhospitable places to capture  a single image on a single frame.