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Celebrate the Last Days of Summer with a new, free Waterfront Family Festival

As summer 2024 comes to a close, a new free family festival on Liverpool’s famous waterfront will bring the city together to celebrate. The Last Days of Summer will be held on Saturday 31st August and is organised by Liverpool BID Company, Culture Liverpool, Royal Albert Dock Liverpool and Peel.  The festival will see four...

Renowned artists R.I.P. Germain and Sara Sadik debut powerful exhibitons at FACT Liverpool

FACT Liverpool are hosting two powerful solo exhibitions by renowned artists R.I.P. Germain and Sara Sadik until 13 October 2024. R.I.P. Germain presents “After GOD, Dudus Comes Next!” (2024), a large-scale installation that expands on his first major UK solo exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London in 2023. In this exhibition, R.I.P. Germain...

Commit an Act of Kindness for Mandela Day Liverpool BID and Mandela8 join forces for Thursday 18 July

In celebration of Nelson Mandela International Day, Mandela8 and Liverpool BID Company are encouraging those in Liverpool to celebrate by taking part in Acts of Kindness.  Nelson Mandela International Day, on Thursday 18 July 2024, shines a light on the legacy of a man who changed the 20th century and helped to shape the 21st....

Full Pride in Liverpool weekend programme announced

LCR Pride Foundation are championing LGBT+ voices and asking for them to #BeHeard as they release full plans for the region’s flagship pride festival weekend.  Liverpool City Region’s LGBT+ charity revealed their annual theme ‘Be Heard’ will be at the heart of Pride in Liverpool’s 2024 programme, which will take place on 26, 27 and...

Magnus Hastings’ ‘Queen’ set to sashay into Walker Art Gallery

Local drag artists and international stars at the centre of first-of-its-kind photography exhibition. Known for his internationally-recognised work with drag performers and the LGBTQ+ community, Magnus Hastings has photographed a who’s-who of drag superstars throughout his career as well created numerous icon images of well-known famous faces from Todrick Hall, Boy George to Luke Evans...

The Beatles Story Museum unveils new special exhibition in celebration of 60 years of “A Hard Day’s Night.”

The Beatles Story Museum at Liverpool’s Royal Albert Dock is celebrating 60 years of A Hard Day’s Night with a brand-new special exhibition. “A Hard Day’s Night,” a 1964 musical comedy film starring The Beatles, captures the band’s hectic lifestyle as they navigate a day of chaotic misadventures and the rise of Beatlemania, all set...

Carving Out Truths – A community-led research and intervention display confronting links to slavery, colonialism and empire

The Walker Art Gallery has worked closely with young people from Liverpool’s Black and Global Ethnic Majority communities to research and reinterpret its internationally renowned sculpture collection. Carving Out Truths presents a number of ground-breaking interventions at the Gallery, examining the origins of the collection and focusing on individuals and stories that have previously been...

Jake Shears to headline open-air orchestra concert on Liverpool’s waterfront as part of Pride in Liverpool celebrations

Critically-acclaimed LGBT+ icon Jake Shears has been revealed as the headline act of Pride Classical, which will see a world-class 32-piece orchestra take to the stage to perform the best Pride anthems of the last 50 years for thousands of people at Liverpool’s Pier Head on Friday, 26 July – the eve of Pride in...

Winner of inaugural Liverpool Sculpture Prize is unveiled

Alan Dunn has been unveiled as the winner of the inaugural Liverpool Sculpture Prize. His work, Ascension, takes a component from a famous public artwork in Liverpool and repurposes it to talk about loneliness within society. Glasgow-born artist Alan Dunn has been based in the Liverpool City Region since 1995, the year he co-created the...

National Museums Liverpool unveil new programme for Autumn/Winter 2024

A celebration of LGBTQ+ icon and music legend Holly Johnson, a bedazzling 1920s garment exhibition and an incredible collection of work by Black British women and non-binary artists are among the highlights in National Museums Liverpool’s (NML) Autumn/Winter 2024/25 programme, announced today.    Laura Pye, Director at National Museums Liverpool, said: “We’re delighted to announce our...

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