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FACT at 20: An anniversary year of exciting exhibitions and immersive art experiences

An interactive retro-futuristic arcade; an installation and online game inspired by a 1980s horror film sequel; the UK’s largest festival of contemporary art; a VR Acid House rave; an exhibition exploring a speculative space age, and the culmination of five years of FACT’s work with the justice system are among the highlights of the 2023-2024...

Artist Shines a Light on Energy Consumption

Coalescence, created by Paul Cocksedge, is a visual representation of the amount of coal required to power a single light bulb for a year. The installation, which is free to view, runs from 9 February-12 March. Thousands of pieces of coal are suspended from the ceiling at Liverpool Cathedral as part of a monumental artwork,...

Fiesta of Fire launches at the dock offering free, family-friendly entertainment

This February, visitors to Royal Albert Dock Liverpool can light up their 2023 with the dock’s brand new campaign, Fiesta of Fire. Taking place across three weekends from 4-19th February with some additional elements for Valentine’s Day and half-term, Fiesta of Fire will brighten up the dark winter nights offering a line-up of free, family-friendly...

Eurovision Needs You!

With just over three months until one of the biggest music competitions in the world takes over Liverpool – the Eurovision host city team wants YOU to get involved. The volunteering programme has officially opened, giving people the chance to be at the heart of this iconic event. Around 500 roles have been created to...

New exhibition explores British Chinese communities

A free display at Liverpool Central Library explores the history, culture and heritage of British Chinese communities. Running until Friday 31 March, the exhibition draws on personal stories and moments of national significance and asks what it means to be Chinese and British. From the first recorded individuals arriving from China in the late 1600s...

Artists, Creatives and Dreamers – this is Liverpool Calling…

The first plans for a major cultural festival to take place alongside Eurovision have been announced and artists and creatives from all competing nations are encouraged to get involved. It’s a little over a month since Liverpool was named as the 2023 host city for the Eurovision Song Contest, staging the global event on behalf...

Holly Johnson to present this year’s Turner Prize in Liverpool

The winner of Turner Prize 2022 will be announced by singer and artist Holly Johnson at a ceremony at St George’s Hall, Liverpool on 7 December. Turner Prize 2022, with work by the four nominated artists: Heather Phillipson, Ingrid Pollard, Veronica Ryan and Sin Wai Kin, is currently on show at Tate Liverpool until 19...

River of Light hailed a shining success

The afterglow of Liverpool’s River of Light is burning bright with the event once again boosting the local economy. Across 17 nights, more than 250,000 people – a record number to visit the trail – headed to the city centre to enjoy the free outdoor trail which was organised by Liverpool City Council’s award-winning Culture...

Winners of the 2022 Music Cities Awards announced

The winners for the third global edition of the Music Cities Awards were announced during the live ceremony on 4 November 2022 as part of the Tulsa Music Cities Convention. This past 4th of November more than 400 global music cities professionals attended the 3rd edition of the Music Cities Awards Ceremony. After two successful...

New Partnership with Digital Theatre+ Announced by Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse

As part of a commitment to digital innovation, Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse Theatres today announced a new partnership with Digital Theatre+. The agreement, to digitally capture and distribute at least one piece of new writing annually, is for Digital Theatre’s Education Platform. The first production of ‘Our Town Needs A Nandos’ by Samantha O’Rourke, is now...

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