Liverpool Biennial is a platform for research, commissioning and presenting international art, education and debate. Every two years, the Biennial Exhibition brings an international focus to our work. It is the moment when the world comes to Liverpool to engage with our thinking and when we present art to the world.
Liverpool Biennial 2014, The UK Biennial of Contemporary Art, takes place from 5 July to 26 October 2014.
The 8th Liverpool Biennial Exhibition, A Needle Walks into a Haystack, is curated by Mai Abu ElDahab and Anthony Huberman. It takes place across the city at venues including the former Trade Union Centre, the Bluecoat, FACT and Tate Liverpool. Also featured in Liverpool Biennial 2014 are the John Moores Painting Prize, Bloomberg New Contemporaries and exhibitions at Open Eye Gallery and LJMU’s Exhibition Research Centre. In addition, there will be work by artists and curators in solo and group shows and performances throughout the city.
Since it was founded in 1999 by James Moores, Liverpool Biennial has commissioned 231 new artworks from 364 artists around the world, including 34 collaborative neighbourhood projects in the city. From 2004-2012, Liverpool Biennial has had an economic impact of £98.9m.
Liverpool Biennial 2014: Sharon Lockhart at FACT FACT and Liverpool Biennial are proud to present the first UK solo exhibition by artist Sharon Lockhart. Known for creating film and photography portraying often overlooked subjects in everyday life, Lockhart’s practice is underpinned by a commitment to immersing herself in new environments and building intimate relationships […]
FACT Cinema, Liverpool
UK singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran will be performing at the Manchester Phones 4u Arena on the 27th and 28th October 2014.
Bryan Adams will be performing a set that will honour not only the 30th Anniversary of 'Reckless’ – a deluxe version of which will be released on September 8th– but also his endless catalogue of anthemic hits. Catch the man himself live on Saturday 15th November at the Liverpool Echo Arena!
Echo Arena, Liverpool
James blunt will be playing live at the Liverpool Echo Arena on 26th November 2014. We all think we know about James Blunt, of course. But those who’ve been off-planet, here’s a recap on the story so far. Born in an army hospital in Tidworth, Wiltshire. Educated in Harrow, then Bristol. Signed up for four years in the Army. Ended up serving six, in Canada, Kosovo and then London. Spotted playing at the South by Southwest Music Festival, signed up by Linda Perry to her new label Custard. Recorded an album, Back To Bedlam, with Tom Rockrock in LA. Released it to universal indifference. And then the third single, You’re Beautiful, came out.
Echo Arena, Liverpool
The Human League, one of the most popular and influential electro-pop acts of all time, embark on a UK Tour in 2014! See the 80’s sensation in Manchester on Saturday 29th November at the Apollo.
SLASH featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators announce the European Tour of their latest album‘World On Fire’. Slash and Co will be performing in Birmingham at the LG Arena on Monday 1st December 2014. Don't miss out!
LG Arena, Birmingham
Manic Street Preachers 20 years after the release of the Manic Street Preachers’ third album ‘The Holy Bible’, the band have announced they will be playing at the Albert Hall in Manchester, where they will play the album in its entirety for the very first time. The album has achieved legendary status over the years […]
Following their triumphant Glastonbury headline appearance, Kasabian have announced they will hit the road again this winter and will hit the Phones 4u Arena on Friday 12th December!
Phones 4u Arena
In January 2015, the North’s most spectacular beer event will return to the Velodrome at Manchester’s National Cycling Centre. With over 500 beers, ciders and perries on offer, Manchester Beer & Cider Festival 2015 will be even bigger and better than our début. Expanding on the 2014 event, the festival will take over the whole of the Velodrome including both the floor in the centre of the track and the whole of the concourse area.
The Script will be performing at the Phones 4u Arena on March 6th 2015. Danny O’Donoghue, Mark Sheehan and Glen Power, otherwise known as The Script, will be touring the UK this February, hot on the heels of the release of their fourth album No Sound Without Silence.
Phones 4u Arena