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This is Shanghai, is a FREE Art Exhibition that explores and celebrates the relationship between Liverpool and its twin city in China with some of the leading and emerging contemporary artists within Shanghai.

Don’t miss the Finale with various participatory performances at Mann Island on Friday 7 September – Find out more here.

This is Shanghai

There are numerous pieces exhibiting across Liverpool’s iconic Waterfront at;

Cunard Building

Mann Island

Pier Head

Presented in partnership with Open Eye Gallery, this project has been developed to explore and reimagine Shanghai’s everyday reality within the city of Liverpool to reflect urban and cultural evolution and transformation.

This is Shanghai is the second chapter of China Dream in Partnership with University of Liverpool, a 9 month festival celebrating Chinese contemporary art and culture which was inspired by the arrival of the Terracotta Warriors to the city – the first time in a generation they are being exhibited on UK soil.

This is Shanghai Gallery – Cunard Building

This is Shanghai Gallery – Cunard Building

This FREE exhibition of Chinese contemporary art features 10 of Shanghai's leading visual artists, curated
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Mann Island

Mann Island

One of China's most prominent contemporary artists, Xu Zhen is exhibiting his own miniature version
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Pier Head

Pier Head

Experience a journey of Shanghai Sharing the Losing is a 2-part piece happening at Mersey
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Shanghai Nights – Participatory Performance Finale

Shanghai Nights – Participatory Performance Finale

As ‘This is Shanghai’ draws to a close, a series of unique performance pieces will
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Plan Your Visit

Events are happening all round the city – whether you Get There By Train, or by Bus – Plan Your Journey!

Stagecoach, an Official Supporter of China Dream offer a Megarider option – pay once and travel all week! Whether you’re spending the afternoon at the Terracotta Warriors on Saturday, or meeting a friend at This is Shanghai on Wednesday, the more you travel the more you save!

Merseyrail run regular rail services to 68 stations across Merseyside with return tickets from just £1.95 – Use Merseyrail’s Journey Planner on our dedicated Travel Page.