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Liverpool Biennial opens 12th edition ‘Umoya: The Sacred Return of Lost Things’

On Saturday 10 June, Liverpool Biennial opens its 12th edition, titled ‘uMoya: The Sacred Return of Lost Things’, unveiling a series of exhibitions and outdoor artworks across the city. A dynamic programme of free exhibitions, performances, screenings, community and learning activities and fringe events unfolds over 14 weeks, shining a light on the city’s vibrant...

The Big Guitar In

St George’s Hall has chord-ially invited 600 guitarists to play together in one of the biggest musical performances ever to take place in the venue. The special concert, which takes place on Wednesday 14 June, will raise money for local charity, The Florrie which has organised the event. The Florrie has been at the heart...

Shaping the Future of Modern Music Cities Eurovision Legacy Conference Lands in Liverpool

After the record-breaking success of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, hosted by the UK city of Liverpool, on behalf of last year’s winners, Ukraine, a new one-day event, Modern Music Cities (A Eurovision Legacy Conference), has been announced. On Friday 14 July, this seminal event will ask what contemporary music cities look like presently and...

Eurovision Team to Receive Inaugural Liverpool UNESCO City of Music Award

The team which helped bring one of the biggest ever music events to Liverpool is to receive an inaugural music award. On Wednesday (14 June) the Eurovision Song Contest host broadcaster, the BBC, and event owners, the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), will be awarded the first ever Liverpool UNESCO City of Music Award – an...

Africa Oyé announces full line-up for 2023 Festival in Sefton Park

The Africa Oyé Festival in Liverpool has announced its final wave of live acts for its 31st annual celebration of music and culture this June. Acts representing Ghana, D.R Congo, Cuba, and Colombia are included in the reveal. On 17th and 18th June 2023, thousands in Sefton Park will celebrate the music and culture of...

Eurovision may have left the city, but Liverpool’s European communities are here to stay

While the majority of visitors have returned home following the most successful Eurovision Song Contest ever, for those who have made Liverpool their home, the party has only just begun. The inaugural Liverpool European Festival – the brainchild of Founder and Director of Merseyside Polonia Gosia McKane – is hoped to keep the Eurovision spirit...

Liverpool gets ready to raise the curtain on 80th Battle of Atlantic Commemorations

A packed programme of events will take place across the city, 26-28 May Merchant and Naval ships and will sail into Liverpool next week (26 – 28 May) to begin three days of commemorations and celebrations marking the Battle of the Atlantic. The vessels, led by Royal Navy destroyer HMS Defender, are due to arrive...

Eurovision in Liverpool smashed visitor targets

AS the final sequins are getting swept up from the Pier Head, Liverpool City Council has announced early indications that the Eurovision Song Contest has smashed visitor targets. Although the economic impact and full evaluation will not be known for a few weeks, early footfall data and figures from Merseyside Police suggest that, over the...

Musical stairs and showstopping projections to take over Museum of Liverpool for Eurovision

In the coming days, the Museum of Liverpool will be transforming its steps and terraces, along with its iconic façade, to transport passers-by into fantastical, undiscovered worlds and immerse themselves in the musical spirit of Eurovision. From Monday 8 May, the magnificent south end of the museum, looking towards the city’s Royal Albert Dock and...

Disco fever sweeps Liverpool ahead of Eurovision

Ukrainian and Liverpool singers, artists and cooks will come together in a series of Solidarity Disco Banquets in the run up to the Eurovision Song Contest. Commissioned by Liverpool City Council’s Culture Liverpool as part of the host city’s EuroStreet programme, the Solidarity Disco Banquets are a joyful celebration of unity devised by award-winning arts...

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