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.
Psycho | with live Orchestra | Liverpool Philharmonic Hall The sinister motel, that strange young man, the raw terror that lurks behind the shower-curtain – there’s never been a thriller quite as terrifying as Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho… and there’s never been a film score quite like Bernard Herrmann’s: those stabbing violins have been the soundtrack […]
Liverpool, Philharmonic Hall
Northern Quarter Makers Market | Sun 6 November 2016 The Makers Market brings together top creatives from Manchester, Cheshire and North Wales with award winning food and drink, art, modern craft and vintage and live music. The market takes place on Stevensons Square in the Northern Quarter every second sunday of each month. The […]
Stevenson Square, Northern Quarter
MCM Comic Con // Birmingham // 19-20 November Comic Con will return to Birmingham in November 2016. The Multi-genre entertainment and comic convention will feature panels, seminars and workshops with comic book professionals and feature-length previews of upcoming films. Not to be be missed!
Lightwaves 2016 | Salford Quays | 9-18 December Returning to Salford Quays / MediaCityUK for a second successful year, Lightwaves 2016 is expected to be even bigger and better, and yes, it will of course be completely free to visit. Lightwaves is an outdoor digital arts festival featuring exciting new light displays from emerging artists, […]
Salford Quays, Manchester
Red Hot Chili Peppers | Manchester Arena | 14th and 15th December 2016 Returning for their first UK tour in 5 years, the Red Hot Chili Peppers will perform two massive shows at the Manchester Arena on Wednesday 14th and Thursday 15th December 2016. The Grammy Award-winning rock band formed in Los Angeles back in […]
Drake | Manchester MEN Arena | 11 & 12 February 2017 The man of the moment (AKA the big dog) has announced he will be performing at the Manchester MEN Arena on the 11th and 12th February 2017, tickets will be available to purchase on Friday 14th October at 9am. Grammy Award […]
MEN Arena, Manchester
Olly Murs | Liverpool Echo Arena | 18 March 2017 Former X Factor contestant and all round cheeky-chappie Olly Murs has announced he will be taking the stage at the Liverpool Echo Arena on Thursday 16th March 2017. His latest album ’24 Hours’ – his follow-up to the million selling album ‘Never Been Better’ will […]
Echo Arena, Liverpool
Craig David | Liverpool Echo Arena | 18th March 2017 In one of the most eagerly anticipated comebacks in modern music history, Craig David will be gracing the city of Liverpool on Saturday 18th March ahead of his latest album release ‘Following My Intuition’. The Southampton-born music sensation shot to fame in 1999 after appearing […]
Echo Arena, Liverpool
Premier League Darts | Manchester | 23 March 2017 One…Hundred…and EIGHTY! Planet Earths best darts players will battle it out at the MEN Arena in Premier League Darts Manchester style on Thursday 23rd March 2017. Dutch superstar Michael van Gerwen will be looking to retain his 2016 title while Stoke legend – Phil ‘the power’ Taylor will […]
MEN Arena, Manchester