It looks like this is going to be one of the best summers yet – and not just because of the weather! Liverpool is celebrating 10 years since it was crowned European Capital of Culture in 2008 with an exciting line up of cultural events.
Check out our suggestions for what not-to-miss this summer:
Liverpool Pride 2018
28 – 29 July 2018, St George’s Hall & St John’s Gardens, Liverpool, Merseyside, L1 1JJ
Building on the last nine years, Liverpool Pride presents #AllTogetherNow, a festival of inclusion, involving all corners of the LGBTQ+ and wider community.
Visit their website to find out more: https://liverpoolpride.co.uk/
Liverpool International Music Festival (LIMF) 2018
21 – 22 July 2018, Sefton Park, Liverpool
Performing at the festival this year is classically soulful Ray BLK, Australian rising star Jordan Rakei, along with Merseyside born and chart topping DJ James Hype. UK breakthrough artists Tom Zanetti & K.O Kane, Joel Culpepper, Laoise and more are also joining the exciting line up.
This year LIMF will be exploring the theme of ‘Co-Exist and Connection’ with an eclectic selection of artists performing across three stages and a dedicated dance tent as well as activities for all the family to enjoy.
Visit their website to find out more: http://www.limfestival.com/
14 July 2018, across Liverpool City centre
Brazilica is a unique festival in the UK celebrating Brazilian arts and culture. Over 800 performers take part in the night time carnival parade through the city centre with glittering costumes, floats and the irresistible sounds of samba.
Throughout the day, bands perform on the city centre mainstage and in the Brazilian marketplace you can sample food and drink from across the country.
Visit their website to find out more: http://brazilicafestival.co.uk/
Liverpool Biennial: Beautiful world, where are you?
14 July 2018 – 28 October 2018, at various locations around Liverpool
Liverpool Biennial is the UK biennial of contemporary art. Taking place over 15 weeks across the city in public spaces, galleries, museums and online, Liverpool Biennial commissions artists from around the world to make and present work in the context of Liverpool.
This year more than 40 artists from 22 countries will come together to participate in 2018’s edition of the Liverpool Biennial. The programme invites artists and audiences to reflect on a world in social, political and economic turmoil.
Visit their website to find out more: http://www.biennial.com/2018
11 – 12 August 2018, various locations across the Liverpool City Region
Members of the public – individuals and community groups – are being urged to get involved in the event which will see six extraordinary structures made of cardboard, tape and community spirit be created in each borough this summer in what is a cultural first for Liverpool City Region.
The locations are: Williamson Square (Liverpool), Knowsley Safari Park, Norton Priory Museum (Halton), Ashton Park, West Kirby (Wirral), North Park, Bootle (Sefton) and Victoria Square, near the Town Hall (St Helens).
Find out more on their website: https://www.lostcastles.co.uk/