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.
Friday Live Sessions | Hold Fast | Manchester Live Acoustic Sessions at Hold Fast, kicking off from 7pm, followed by our resident DJs from 10pm.
Hold Fast Bar, Manchester
Free Walking Tour // Manchester // Every Tues, Fri, Sat & Sun. This free tour is the perfect introduction to this incredible city for students, tourists and locals alike. Through the tour, we will tell the story of two Manchester’s.Industrial Manchester was a city of firsts: the first canal and the first railway station; the […]
Alan Turing Statue, Manchester
Bazza Ranks & MC Kwasi // Sunday May 29th 2016 One half of Dublin’s Dancehall maestro’s Dirty Dubsters and Mancunian favourite Kwasi return to the Northern Quarter to bring you a 6 hr mash up of Hiphop, Reggae, Dancehall, Funk, Breaks, Disco to Jungle. Line up: Bazza Ranks (Dirty Dubsters / Irish Moss Records) MC […]
Hold Fast Bar, Manchester
Elton John | Liverpool | Tuesday 14th June Music legend Elton John has added Liverpool to his ‘Wonder Crazy Tour’ and will be his first time in Merseyside for 8 years. With a career spanning more than 50 years, the Briton has won multiple Grammys, BRITs and even an Oscar. Tickets go on sale from […]
Echo Arena, Liverpool
AC/DC live in Manchester // June 2016 Australian rockers, AC/DC, will be performing live at Manchester’s Etihad Stadium on Thursday 9th June 2016 as part of the European leg of their ‘Rock or Bust’ tour. Selling over 200 million records worldwide over their impressive career, the Aussie band formed in 1973 and consist of Brian […]
Etihad Stadium, Manchester
Africa Oyé // 18th and 19th July // 2016 Attracting over 50,000, the UK’s largest celebration of African music is back in Liverpool’s Sefton Park on the 18th and 19th July 2016. Admission is free and the festivities will begin from 12:30 until 21:30 on both days. How to get there From the city […]
Sefton Park, Liverpool
Manchester Day // Sunday 19th June 2016 The day when the whole city comes together to celebrate everything that is great about Manchester. It is the one day in the calendar for residents and visitors to get together and celebrate all things Mancunian that have made the city one of the world’s most iconic cities.
City Centre, Manchester
Manchester // Comic Con // 30-31 July 2016 Calling all sci-fi fans, gamers, comic collectors, movie buffs and anime enthusiasts – this July MCM Comic Con returns to Manchester! UK’s largest and most popular Comic Con pop culture events and Memorabilia Collectors shows. Manchester Comic Con. MCM events provide unique access and amazing personal experiences for […]