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Nathan Powell Announced as Creative Director for Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse Theatres

Nathan Powell will be the new Creative Director for two of Merseyside’s most iconic venues – Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse theatres. With a rich background in theatre making, arts leadership and a deep-rooted connection to Liverpool, he brings a wealth of experience and a commitment to creative collaboration, diversity and inclusion, and artist development. On...

A pioneering partnership for Liverpool City Region’s tourism sector

In a new era for the visitor destination sector, the Liverpool City Region’s six councils and the Combined Authority are joining forces in a landmark approach to promote the region’s unique cultural offer. This pioneering partnership will be chaired by Tony Hall CBE, Lord Hall of Birkenhead, and will position the region as one of...

His Majesty King Charles III announced as patron of Royal Liverpool Philharmonic

Buckingham Palace has this week announced that His Majesty The King has accepted the patronage of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Society, Orchestra, and Choir.  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic is honoured to receive the patronage of King Charles III, who has been a lifelong supporter of the arts and classical music. The news follows a recent review...

With Love From Me To You – John Lennon’s copy of ‘Rock Island Line’ permanently on show at Liverpool’s British Music Experience

The British Music Experience is delighted to have permanently acquired John Lennon’s personal copy of ‘Rock Island Line’ by Lonnie Donegan from fellow Quarryman Rod Davis. As far as influential records go, Lonnie Donegan’s ‘Rock Island Line’ is hard to beat. The anthem of the British skiffle movement caught the popular imagination of an entire...

Liverpool Celebrates Mathew Street Festival announces family day partnership

Liverpool Celebrates Mathew Street Festival has announced it will welcome families to the final day (Monday 26th August) of the bumper event at the Pier Head to aid a complete refurbishment at Ronald McDonald House Alder Hey.  Children’s tickets will be priced at £5 – with 0-5 year olds free – and go on sale from Friday 10th May...

Irish Ambassadors join forces with Liverpool Irish Famine Trail for 165km+ Strokestown-Liverpool fundraising Walk

At the height of An Gorta Mór (The Great Hunger), 1,490 men, women and children set out from Strokestown (Co. Roscommon, Ireland) bound for Canada. Guided by a landlord’s land agent, the walk would see half of them perish, evicted from their original homes. This route is now The National Famine Way. 177-years on 12+...

Eurovision Mersey Magic Returns!

There’s just over a week to go until Eurovision magic captivates Liverpool City Centre all over again! One year on from the city hosting THE most successful Eurovision Song Contest of all time, Liverpool is donning its sequins once again for another musical extravaganza. On Saturday 11 May, Liverpool Loves Eurovision will see a series...

Pride in Liverpool Announces Additional Festival Day with Pride Classical

A world-class 32-piece orchestra will take to the Liverpool Waterfront adding an additional day to the Pride festival. A new dazzling event, Pride Classical will see an ensemble of star LGBT+ artists and an orchestra take to the stage to perform the best Pride anthems of the last 50 years on Friday, 26 July. The...

Unity Theatre welcomes Elinor Randle as Interim Artistic Director

Unity Theatre proudly welcomes the award winning Elinor Randle to its executive leadership team, as Interim Artistic Director, from the 25th March – a role recognised as bringing significant support to Interim CEO, Matthew Brown and Executive Director, Eleanor Mason-Sawko, in the delivery of strategic Theatre recovery plan, following well documented challenges of COVID19 and wider arts industry...

The Warder is set to capture Liverpool’s imagination

Visitors to St George’s Hall will be able to walk in the footsteps of a Victorian prison guard from next week. The iconic hall’s popular visitor experience The History Whisperer has been reimagined and will now also feature a new character – The Warder – as part of an immersive exhibition. Using augmented reality technology,...

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