Culture in Liverpool

  • 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…

  • LA FERIA – Liverpool's Festival of Latin American Arts and Culture Is Happening This Month

    LA FERIA – Liverpool’s Festival of Latin American Arts and Culture Is Happening This Month

    LA FERIA, a festival of Latin American Arts and Culture is set to take over city centre venues in Liverpool this month. For their 10th Anniversary activities, local arts organisation LUMA Creations are proud to present LA FERIA, an innovative and colourful celebration of Latin American Arts and Culture. The programme of events, featuring an exciting line-up of dance, musical performances and activities, will give audiences the opportunity to experience the diversity of Latin American Arts and Culture at different…

  • 24 Kitchen Street Exhibit Selection of Panels From UK AIDS Memorial Quilt for World AIDS Day 1

    24 Kitchen Street Exhibit Selection of Panels From UK AIDS Memorial Quilt for World AIDS Day

    From World AIDS Day 1 December – 5 December 2021, 24 Kitchen Street in Liverpool will exhibit handmade panels from the UK AIDS Memorial Quilt.  This is the first time in UK History UK AIDS Memorial Quilt has been exhibited inside a nightclub. The Nobel Peace Prize nominated AIDS Quilt commemorates lives lost to the AIDS pandemic during the 1980s and 90s. Traditionally nightclubs were, and still are, a space where most Queer people feel safe…

  • Turner Prize returns to Tate Liverpool

    Turner Prize returns to Tate Liverpool

    Tate Liverpool has announced that it will host the Turner Prize in 2022, marking a return to the city for one of the world’s best-known art prizes for the first time in 15 years. Over the summer of 2022 the gallery will also stage a major exhibition, Radical Landscapes, which will explore our individual and collective connection to the rural landscapes of Britain. Opening in October 2022, the Turner Prize is Tate’s annual celebration of…

  • Free Pop-Up Events Featuring A 72ft Long Bridge Are Coming To Liverpool

    Free Pop-Up Events Featuring A 72ft Long Bridge Are Coming To Liverpool

    Over three days, Culture Liverpool in partnership with Imagineer are set to host a series of free pop-up events and happenings, where Bridge becomes the setting for an extraordinary outdoor performance. Imagined by artists, made by designers and engineers, inspired by you – Bridge  is a project for our time that brings people together in unexpected and joyful ways. Bridge 2021 Trailer Visit Bridge by day and enjoy a series of free events and experiences created in…

  • Almost Liverpool 8 Film To Premiere At Liverpool Philharmonic

    Almost Liverpool 8 Film To Premiere At Liverpool Philharmonic

    Shut Out The Light Films, the team behind the Almost Liverpool 8 documentary film will see their work premiered at the Royal Philharmonic Hall this September. In the early 1970s, acclaimed photojournalist Don McCullin photographed the area of Toxteth in Liverpool, capturing the area during an era of transition and decline. Focusing on one photograph from his collection, a group of filmmakers from the area paint a contemporary portrait of the same postcode through the…

  • In Conversation - Michelle Marshall 2

    In Conversation – Michelle Marshall

    Michelle Marshall is a well known Liverpool photographer who has worked with the likes of Explore Liverpool, Mellowtone Records and the British Music Experience. She has photographed the likes of Mark Radcliffe, Pete Best and Liverpool actress Eithne Brown. We recently caught up with her… Liverpool Noise: What first drew you to the art of photography? Michelle Marshall: I’ve always enjoyed taking photos, capturing moments and memories. However, I’ve only taken it seriously over the…

  • Positive Vibration Festival of Reggae Announce 2021 Lineup 1

    Positive Vibration Festival of Reggae Announce 2021 Lineup

    Dawn Penn to play at this year’s Positive Vibration – Festival of Reggae.  Legendary reggae artist, Dawn Penn, will grace the stage at this year’s Positive Vibration – Festival of Reggae, joining an already stellar line-up, which includes Asian Dub Foundation, Mad Professor, Hollie Cook, Twinkle Brothers, Gentleman’s Dub Club, Zion Train, General Levy, Congo Natty, Mungo’s Hi Fi, Neville Staple, Jah Wobble, Tippa Irie and Benjamin Zephaniah. One of the original queens of reggae…

  • In Conversation - Keith Ainsworth 2

    In Conversation – Keith Ainsworth

    Keith Ainsworth is a Liverpool based photographer specialising in concerts, music festivals and promotional portraits. He has taken images for Bido Lito! Magazine, and has also been published in Mojo, Classic Rock and NME. We recently called up with him….  Liverpool Noise: What first drew you to the art of photography?   Keith Ainsworth: I remember a gallery exhibition of black and white photos I saw abroad. It was mostly images of pebbles on a sea…

  • Female maestros take the stage for Milap's latest 'Music for the Mind & Soul' concert 1

    Female maestros take the stage for Milap’s latest ‘Music for the Mind & Soul’ concert

    Milap’s Music for the Mind & Soul concert series is continuing to thrive in its new digital format, with another show lined up this May, featuring two female maestros. In what will be this year’s fourth showcase under the ‘Music for the Mind & Soul’ banner, Milap will present internationally renowned sitarist Mita Nag, accompanied by the Tabla prodigy Rimpa Siva, performing ‘Raag Bhimpalasi’, which is traditionally performed during the late afternoon hours, up to sunset. Mita Nag, daughter…

  • West African Griot, Batch Gueye to headline Africa Oyé's latest online show 1

    West African Griot, Batch Gueye to headline Africa Oyé’s latest online show

    Africa Oyé have revealed the line-up for the sixth episode of their online series of original concerts, interviews, documentaries and DJ sets, Africa Oyé: Nyumbani. This edition of series – which takes its name from the Swahili word for ‘at home’ – will premiere on the Liverpool institution’s Facebook and Youtube pages at 7pm on Friday 28th May, with future episodes airing monthly. Featuring on the show will be an original concert, dance workshop and exclusive interview with West African singer-songwriter, Batch Gueye. Gueye…

  • In Conversation - Mark McNulty 1

    In Conversation – Mark McNulty

    Pictured above: The original Baa Bar signage is carried down Bold Street to it’s home on Fleet Street. In the first of a series on interviews with local photographers, we start with Mark McNulty, the Walton born photographer who for well over 30 years has been at the forefront of documenting Merseyside’s cultural events… Liverpool Noise: What first drew you to the art of photography?   Mark McNulty: It was a hobby at first, from…