Culture in Liverpool

  • The Reader Booshelf 24-25 Theme of Wonder

    The Reader’s 5th Annual Bookshelf Reveals Theme of ‘Wonder’

    Liverpool-based national charity The Reader has launched its fifth annual Bookshelf 2024/5 and the new theme is ‘Wonder’. This annual collection of 24 novels, plays, poetry and non-fiction for adults, young people and children is a carefully curated list exploring a different theme each year. It is designed to inspire people to discover a diverse range of literature, old and new, including through Shared Reading. Highlights of this year’s recommended list include Jonathan Swift’s 18th…

  • The Reader - Credit - Ollie Gyte Photography

    Artwork Responds To New Research Into The History of The Mansion House in Calderstone’s Park

    This February, The Reader will present a painting by artist and illustrator Sumuyya Khader which responds to new research into the history of the Mansion House in Liverpool’s Calderstones Park where the charity is based.   Now We Sit With It will be permanently displayed at the Mansion House from 29 February 2024 and was created as part of Making Meaning at Calderstones – The Reader’s two-year project to uncover and celebrate the unique stories…

  • Collective Phenomena, 1990s © the artist’s estate courtesy of BADA

    Work of International Artist Who Made Liverpool Her Home Spotlighted In New Exhibition

    An exhibition by an artist once deemed “the wrong sex” is on display at Liverpool University’s Victoria Gallery & Museum ahead of International Women’s Day. Abstract Thinking: Fanchon Fröhlich & Her Contemporaries explores the work of Liverpool-based artist and intellectual, Fanchon Fröhlich (1927 – 2016) alongside British abstract artists of the 20th century. The free exhibition features 11 of her paintings and prints from The British Art and Design Association (BADA) archives, showing her strongly gestural and spontaneous…

  • © Liverpool ONE - TreeStory Exhibition

    Liverpool ONE Showcases The City’s History Through Trees With ‘TreeStory’ Outdoor Exhibition

    A new pop-up exhibition at Liverpool ONE tells the history of the Liverpool City Region, its people and green spaces through trees and calls on locals to share their own pictures and stories.  A 20-metre-long art display on School Lane and multiple tree integrated displays on Paradise Street have been unveiled showcasing photographs, stories and poems about trees submitted by residents across the region.  The images and stories have been submitted via Tree Story, a…

  • Growing Sudley - Ploughing the field

    Delving Into The Past: Growing Sudley Is Looking For Stories And Memories About The Greenspaces At Sudley Estate

    Growing Sudley is gathering stories and memories from the local community in Liverpool to bring the past to life as part of a major heritage project to discover the hidden history of the walled garden. As well as the stories, they are looking for 12 history detectives to help delve into the history of the walled garden, changing rooms and greenspace at Sudley Estate. Growing Sudley CIC is a not-for-profit community business using nature to support…

  • Is Taylor Swift-Style Ticket Fever Taking Over Liverpool's Theatres? - Taylor Swift During 1989 World Tour

    Is Taylor Swift-Style Ticket Fever Taking Over Liverpool’s Theatres?

    Since when did ticket-buying become The Hunger Games? Watching Taylor Swift fans fight tooth and nail over tickets to Anfield gave me second-hand anxiety. Like any good old-fashioned Northern busybody, it’s the kids I felt sorry for. Or, more precisely, their parents. What do you do when you’ve got two or more ‘Swifties’ on your hands in a cost of living crisis? Watching Miss Americana for the umpteenth time doesn’t really cut it! Even those…

  • The Cultural Tapestry of Liverpool - A Kaleidoscope Of Things To Do And See

    The Cultural Tapestry of Liverpool: A Kaleidoscope Of Things To Do And See

    Liverpool is a bustling city with a fascinating cultural and historical background. Both locals and guests can enjoy a wide variety of entertaining activities there. The city has many attractions, from its vibrant cultural scene to its lengthy musical past. This article analyses Liverpool’s rich cultural past and showcases its top tourist destinations, innovative projects, and intriguing events. Historic landmarks and architectural marvels Liverpool’s skyline boasts a mesmerizing blend of architectural styles that showcase its…

  • Bold Place Crowdfunder

    Bold Place Launch Crowdfunder To Renovate Community Space

    Bold Place is a new female led creative business and community space in the heart of Liverpool. Last week, they launched their first Crowdfunder campaign to renovate Bold Place and open their doors to the community. Bold Place is a grass roots project, focussed on empowering women creatives. They want to provide a place for exploration, learning and escape, in a society where such opportunities are few and far between. Their vision is to create a…

  • Liverpool And Its Love of Egypt

    Liverpool And Its Love of Egypt

    Over the decades, Egypt has seldom been known for emigration. Today, there are large populations of Egyptians in the US and Gulf nations, but the Egyptian diaspora didn’t spread to the UK in a major way. Even so, Great Britain and Egypt have long held ties, particularly in the fields of archaeology, with interest in the nation certainly being at its prime in the city of Liverpool. Given that data from ONS only finds that…

  • Co-Working Spaces In Liverpool

    Top 10 Co-Working Spaces In Liverpool

    Since the Covid pandemic we have seen a massive shift in how people and organisations work. With hybrid working becoming more and more popular, there’s been an increase in co-working spaces in Liverpool. However, deciding on a co-working space can be tough. Which ones have the best location, facilities and working environments? Let’s find out! Co-working space essentials Firstly, it’s worth bearing in mind what kind of facilities and equipment you’ll need access to. A…

  • Olayka McKay (OJUNI)

    Meet The Creator of OJUNI, The Lifestyle Brand Centred Around Video Game Culture

    OJUNI is a new brand initiative that is the brainchild of Liverpool-based creative Olayka McKay. It is a lifestyle brand centred on video game culture. With two main strands, it is both commercial, in that there will be physical merchandise, and community-led, with an aim to bring together gamers into a safe and inclusive space. OJUNI was originally created as a support network for trauma survivors, but has since expanded to include gamers of all…

  • shado X Amnesty International present: Comfort’s Angels Short Film

    shado X Amnesty International present: Comfort’s Angels Short Film

    Join shado and Comfort’s Anglels for a celebration of the power of football, the power of women, and the strength of community action. In collaboration with Amnesty International and This Fan Girl, shado has created a documentary short about Comfort’s Angels – the football team bringing inclusion and integration for refugees and people seeking asylum in Liverpool. Join them at The Baltic Hotel on Jamaica Street for the premiere, on Saturday 26 March, where they will…

  • Don’t You Forget About Me Exhibition at the British Music Experience 4

    Don’t You Forget About Me Exhibition at the British Music Experience

    British Music Experience to Host Temporary Exhibition Celebrating Scottish Rock and Pop. The British Music Experience (BME) is looking north for the inspiration behind its new exhibition. The massive contribution to British Rock and Pop made by Scottish artists will be the focus of the Don’t You Forget About Me exhibition which launches on March 4 at the British Music Experience, Liverpool. The BME has worked in collaboration with Scottish pop expert, Ronnie Gurr, to…

  • The Good Business Festival Kick-Starts Change For Good With 2022 Programme

    The Good Business Festival Kick-Starts Change For Good With 2022 Programme

    Powerful ideas and practical advice to help businesses better address consumer and employee demand are central to the programme at The Good Business Festival, which has confirmed its speaker line-up today. The three-day global summit was commissioned by Liverpool City Region Mayor Steve Rotheram and will be held in venues across Liverpool city centre from 22 to 24 March. Leaders such as Emilie Stephenson, Force for Good at Innocent Drinks and Hannah Cockcroft MBE, Paralympian…

  • Liverpool's LGBTQ+ Legends 6

    Liverpool’s LGBTQ+ Legends

    Liverpool has a diverse history and many iconic activists, artists and celebrities in the LGBTQ+ community are from Liverpool. February is LGBTQ+ History Month, so here are some of Liverpool’s LGBTQ+ legends, who deserve celebration.   Frankie Goes to Hollywood Back in the 80s, Frankie Goes to Hollywood were a huge deal, with two openly gay band members and music that has become huge in the gay community. Formed in Liverpool, the band went against…

  • Celebrate Chinese New Year 2022 in Liverpool 4

    Celebrate Chinese New Year 2022 in Liverpool

    Chinese New Year events in Liverpool are always extravagant, exciting and unique, and the Year of the Tiger celebrations promises the same. Liverpool’s Chinatown boasts the largest Chinese Ceremonial Archway in Europe, and is the entrance to many of the wonderful celebrations. On Sunday 6 February, the main events will take place and Chinese lanterns will decorate Chinatown, with buildings lit up red. Returning this year after 2021’s virtual event, the in-person spectacular will celebrate…

  • New Campaign Shines Spotlight on Liverpool’s Culture Club

    New Campaign Shines Spotlight on Liverpool’s Culture Club

    For the first time, Liverpool’s arts organisations have come together in a brand new campaign promoting Liverpool’s impressive cultural credentials. The Everyman and Playhouse Theatres, Katumba, Bluecoat, Liverpool Philharmonic, Metal Culture, Homotopia, FACT, DaDaFest, The Comedy Trust and Liverpool Arab Arts Festival are just some of around 50 names forming part of the Culture Collective campaign which proudly highlights the city’s vast and diverse culture offer.  Billboards and advertising hoardings across Liverpool and Manchester will…

  • Discover What's Happening During Knowsley Borough of Culture 2022 1

    Discover What’s Happening During Knowsley Borough of Culture 2022

    This year there will be a huge range of arts and cultural events to celebrate Knowsley Borough of Culture. Knowsley’s theme for its year as Liverpool City Region’s Borough of Culture is Storytelling and central to the theme is the opportunity to capture and bring to life the stories of the borough’s people and places. The storytelling will include everything from local folk tales, traditions and heritage that are unique to Knowsley to exploring people’s…

  • An Immersive Art Installation 'Space The Universe and Everything' Coming To Liverpool Cathedral 1

    An Immersive Art Installation ‘Space The Universe and Everything’ Coming To Liverpool Cathedral

    Immerse yourself in the art installation Space, The Universe and Everything at Liverpool Cathedral in 2022. Space, The Universe and Everything is a light and sound show like no other. In just one night, travel through space, light and time – from the first step on the Moon to the edge of the Universe then back again, without leaving the inside of Liverpool Cathedral. While you ponder our relationship with planet Earth and beyond, artwork…

  • Black History Month - What’s On in Liverpool 1

    Black History Month – What’s On in Liverpool

    Black History Month has been recognised in the UK since October 1987. It is a prominent celebration of the contributions of black communities to the cultural, political and economic life in the UK, as well as a way of remembering the struggles and experiences of black people throughout history. In the year that Liverpool elects Mayor Joanne Anderson, the first ever black female UK mayor, the city’s arts, cultural and academic organisations and businesses have…