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Eurovision Afterglow Lights Up Liverpool

Eurovision magic will be sprinkled across this year’s River of Light with installations dedicated to reliving those unforgettable two weeks in May. Globally acclaimed designer Julio Himede – the man responsible for the Eurovision 2023 stage design – has joined the artist line-up with a world premiere artwork, along with Ukrainian creatives Tais Poda and...

BBC releases new pictures of Jodie Whittaker, Tamara Lawrance, Bella Ramsey, Siobhan Finnerann and Sophie Willan in Time series two

The BBC and BritBox North America have released a selection of new images from the second series of Jimmy McGovern’s multi award-winning hit drama Time, produced by BBC Studios’ Drama Unit. The brand new pictures show Jodie Whittaker as Orla, Tamara Lawrance as Abi, Bella Ramsay as Kelsey, seen in the late stages of her pregnancy, Siobhan Finneran as prison chaplain Marie-Louise and Sophie Willan as inmate Maeve Riley....

Shakespeare’s First Folio to be exhibited at Shakespeare North Playhouse as part of Shakespeare North’s ‘Shakespeare’s First Folio: 400 Years On’ exhibition

The British Library’s Treasures on Tour programme resumes this autumn with the loan of Shakespeare’s First Folio (1623) to Shakespeare North Playhouse for their exhibition ‘Shakespeare’s First Folio: 400 Years On’ coinciding with the European premiere production of The Book of Will (19 Oct-11 Nov 23). This year marks the 400th anniversary of the First...

2023 John Moores Painting Prize Winner Announced – Graham Crowley Wins British Painting’s Biggest Prize

The Walker Art Gallery has announced Graham Crowley as the winner of the John Moores Painting Prize 2023 with his work Light Industry, a painting inspired by a visit to a motorcycle dealership.  2023 marks the tenth occasion that Graham Crowley has entered the prize – his first entry being in 1976 – however this...

A Place of Our Own – Exploring local stories of people across Walton, Prescot and Chester

An exhibition bringing together socially engaged projects reflecting local views of the high street and shifting environments through regeneration and development. The exhibition opens 29 September to 23 December 2023. Launch Night: Thursday 28 September 5.30pm – 8pm (RSVP) Open Eye Gallery is delighted to present A Place of Our Own, a group exhibition which...

Black History Month 2023. A time to inspire, reflect and celebrate

ARTS and community organisations across Liverpool will be coming together throughout October to mark this year’s Black History Month with a programme themed around ‘the power of words through storytelling and shared histories.’ Driven by Writing on the Wall (WoW), Creative Organisations of Liverpool (COoL) and supported by Culture Liverpool, Liverpool City Halls and libraries...

dot-art Schools highlights the key role creativity will play in future jobs

Liverpool-based dot-art Schools are working in partnership with Edge Hill University to launch their 12th annual art competition to boost creativity in schools. dot-art Schools has been inspiring, celebrating and championing creativity since 2012. With creativity now recognised as one of the most vital skills for young people’s future employment, the importance of programmes like...

Look who’s back at the Everyman for Cinderella

This year’s iconic rock ‘n’ roll panto sees the welcome return of Aminita Francis, Adam Keast, Rebecca Levy and Ben Welch in Cinderella, at the Liverpool Everyman from 17 November to 20 January. Panto favourite Adam joins for his 21st Everyman show with Aminita, Rebecca and Ben returning after appearing in last year’s Red Riding...

How Liverpool Cha Cha Changed Eurovision

A day dedicated to exploring what is being hailed as one of the most successful Eurovision host city programmes ever is taking place in Liverpool next month. On 26 October Liverpool Calling will take over ACC Liverpool, bringing together for the first time many of the teams that curated and delivered those unforgettable two weeks...

Liverpool looking to define next chapter for its world-famous waterfront

Liverpool’s world-famous waterfront is to be the subject of an ambitious new masterplan to ensure its continued growth as a global destination and major economic engine. A report to Liverpool City Council’s Cabinet next Tuesday (September 19th) is seeking approval to launch the search for a team of planning and placemaking specialists, to prepare a...

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